Rousimar Palhares Cut

Coming off a win against Mike Pierce, the UFC has decided to cut Rousimar Palhares in reaction to Palhares cranking the leg of his opponent far after the referee had stopped the fight. Watch the GIF below to see the infraction, and the pain exhibited by Pierce while Palhares continued to crank the leg.

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Dana White and the UFC made it clear at the post fight press conference that there would be a penalty, but did not specify what it would be. Tonight on ESPN, White spoke with Jeremy Schaap and made it clear that Palhares would be cut from the organization

Where Palhares will end up remains unknown as he was released so recently, but it is likely he will end up in either Bellator FC or the World Series of Fighting. Dana White made it clear on air that Palhares, along with Paul Daley would not ever be welcomed back to the UFC

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