UFC Fight Night 29 bonuses: Palhares snubbed for sub awardhttp://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/10/ufc-fight-night-29-bonuses-palhares-snubbed-for-sub-award
– Dong Hyun Kim, Raphael Assuncao and T.J. Dillashaw each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC Fight Night 29 event. But Rousimar Palhares watched $50,000 walk away "due to unsportsmanlike conduct."
Kim earned the "Knockout of the Night" and Assuncao and Dillashaw picked up "Fight of the Night" honors. Palhares, with the only submission on the card, should have won the "Submission of the Night" bonus. But because he continued to hold Mike Pierce's leg in the fight-ending ankle lock, UFC officials elected to not give him the bonus.
UFC officials announced the winners at the night's post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended.
Trainer: Brazilian commission to review Rousimar Palhares stoppage
The submission from Rousimar Palhares that brought a series of hard taps and a scream from UFC welterweight Mike Pierce is under review.
Pierce's trainer, Phil Claud, who is in Brazil with the fighter for tonight's UFC Fight Night 29 event, told MMAjunkie.com via text that the Brazilian MMA commission, Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), is going to look at whether Palhares held on to the submission hold too long. (Watch the Palhares vs. Pierce finish.)
"It's 100 percent lack of professionalism on [Palhares'] part," Claud wrote.
Referee Keith Peterson moved to separate Palhares (15-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) after Pierce (17-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) began tapping to an inverted heel-hook, which Palhares had cinched even before the two hit the mat. Palhares, however, held on to the hold for several seconds after Pierce's tap in the FOX Sports 1-televised bout.
The official time of the stoppage came at the 31-second mark of the first round.
Three years ago, the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board suspended Palhares for 90 days when it was determined he held a heel hook too long against Tomasz Drwal.
Although heel hooks can cause severe damage to the knee, Claud said Pierce's ankle is the joint that was primarily affected by the hold.
"I think he's OK, but we're going to get an MRI," Claud wrote.
And as for a potential rematch?
"We want to fight that motherf---er again!!" he wrote.
Twitter outrage pours in after Rousimar Palhares' submission of Mike Pierce
Brian Stann ✔ @BrianStann
This is a sport of professionals, when someone taps, let go….period. Ridiculous how many times this guy has done this
Mike Brown ✔ @mikebrownmma
Damn, as always toquino held that way to long...
4:49 PM - 9 Oct 2013
Brad Tavares ✔ @BradTavares
In my opinion palhares hangs on to his submissions a little too long, even with the ref trying to pull him off... He could potentially....
4:49 PM - 9 Oct 2013
jimi manuwa ✔ @POSTERBOYJM
“@DeathsquadBris: @POSTERBOYJM don't like him holding on too long when the opponents tapped though” definitely. What's up with him.
Derek Brunson ✔ @DerekBrunsonMMA
Mike Pierce tapped more than every fight combined in UFC history ! #UFCFightNight
Justin Buchholz @jbmma155
Dude that should be a DQ, that was blatant & not his first offense. That's worse then punching after the bell and K.O.'ing someone. #career
Kenny Florian ✔ @kennyflorian
Loved the submission that Toquihno hit on Pierece but don't like the way he held it. Has a history of that. Gets too excited out there.