Rousimar Palhares was suspended and fined for unsportsmanlike conduct at the Oct. 29 Nevada Athletic Commission meeting. The stripped former WSOF champion offered a weak defense, especially considering a shaky past that includes multiple previous incidents where he was accused of dangerously holding submission finishes well beyond the referee's attempt to stop the fight.
The hearing included testimony from Steve Mazzagatti, who refereed the Palhares fight in question against Jake Shields, as well as WSOF president Ray Sefo, who had already stripped Palhares of the belt and suspended him from fighting for the promotion, and pioneering MMA referee John McCarthy, who did little to bolster Palhares' defense.
Surprisingly, however, the NAC issued Palhares a much lighter sentence than it's recent five-year suspension of Nick Diaz for multiple drug test positives for marijuana.
http://www.MMAWeekly.com/ was there to capture the full proceedings.
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