Lesser known MMA fighters who could be ready for the WWE

When it comes to discussing MMA fighters who would likely make great pro wrestlers, there are several obvious folks who come to mind. Outspoken household names like Tito Ortiz, Chael Sonnen and Rampage Jackson are all clear-cut choices who have already dabbled in the world of professional wrestling. However, I thought it might be fun to try and go beyond the obvious and find a few...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
September 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Rousimar Palhares gets KO’d by Emil Meek in 45 seconds at Venator FC 3

There is no bigger villain in the sport of MMA than Rousimar Palhares. He’s been banned from the UFC and WSOF. Professional fighters and promoters have gone on record saying that the man deserves a lifetime ban for holding onto submissions for too long on multiple occasions and delivering intentional eye pokes to his opponents. So why would a promoter like Venator FC’s Frank...
Via Fight Booth
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Suspended Two Years For Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Rousimar Palhares perceived ‘dirty’ tactics inside the cage have once again landed him in trouble as he’s just been hit with a two year ban from the sport. Despite having being widely criticized and punished in the past for not letting go of submissions holds after a fighter taps out or the referee calls an end to the fight, Palhares proceeded to do just that in his last fight...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Gets 2 Year Ban For Dirty Tactics

Rousimar Palhares’ (pictured) temporary suspension just got a lot more permanent. During Thursday’s Nevada Athletic Commission hearing, the controversial welterweight was banned two years and docked $40,000 for holding a fight-ending kimura too long after opponent Jake Shields submitted in their August 1 bout at WSOF 22.After Palhares caught Shields in a kimura in the third round...
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares stripped of title; MMA fighters call for lifetime ban

Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares was stripped of his World Series of Fighting welterweight title over the weekend after he held a kimura submission too long while defeating his opponent. The video below shows Palhares making a nice move while on the ground to put Jake Shields in a kimura, but he held onto the submission well after the referee intervened and called the fight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WSOF: Palhares Suspended, Stripped Of Title

The dirty antics of Rousimar Palhares have cost him again. The World Series of Fighting (WSOF) President Rey Sefo announced today Palhares would be stripped of his newly defended welterweight title and suspended indefinitely. The news comes after the events at last Saturday’s WSOF 22. In the third round, Palhares executed a kimura submission that prompted Shields to tap out nine...
Via BadCulture
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Officially Stripped Of WSOF Title; Suspended Indefinitely

World Series Of Fighting President Ray Sefo announced today that welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares has been officially stripped of his title after holding on to a submission hold against Jake Shields on Saturday night long after his opponent had tapped out. According to the official medical report Shields now faces up to six months on a sidelines due to a suspected shoulder...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Should Be Banished From MMA Following WSOF 22 Controversy

All signs appear to be pointing to the fact that World Series Of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares could well be stripped of his title later this week after his latest controversial victory against Jake Shields on Saturday night. As we reported yesterday, Palhares was up to his old tricks at WSOF 22 as he held on to a fight-ending kimura submission against Shields...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares’ Legacy Tarnished Despite Winning WSOF Title

Rousimar Palhares moments after submitting Steve Carl for the WSOF welterweight title. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel/ Rousimar Palhares finally captured an MMA title this past Saturday as he beat Steve Carl in the first round at WSOF 9, winning the WSOF welterweight title. Palhares won the fight the way he always wins, with the heel hook. Some say Palhares held the...
Via The Sports Journal
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Palhares, Moraes, Capture WSOF Titles

LAS VEGAS, NV - All photo credit to: Lucas Noonan/WSOF – Additional photos below  Brazilian submission master Rousimar Palhares (17-6) needed just 69 seconds to take the World Series of Fighting welterweight title away from former champ Steve Carl (21-4). MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHT VIDEO  UNDERCARD HIGHLIGHT VIDEO FULL FIGHT VIDEOS PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT VIDEO  And it was his signature...
Via BadCulture
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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