Rousimar Palhares Banned From The UFC

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After another incident of holding the submission too long, it appears Rousimar Palhares days as a UFC competitor are now over.

Palhares defeated Mike Pierce in the first round of this week’s UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil but did not let go of a locked in heel hook after Pierce tapped or as the ref tried to separate the fighters.

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann tweeted that UFC President Dana White has informed him that it will be the last time it happens in the UFC cage as Palhares has been banned for life by the company.