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September 17, 2010, 12:56 AM
Is Rousimar Palhares a sore loser or does he have a valid claim? Was Marquardt greasing?
September 17, 2010  04:31 AM ET

If the members of the Athletic Commission say he wasn't, who are we to say he was?

September 17, 2010  08:33 AM ET

Ref checked him and a rep from the athletic commision checked him, both said he was clean. Palhares was lazy and just didn't hold onto the leg tight. Got his punk a** beat for it too!!!

September 17, 2010  08:41 AM ET
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If the members of the Athletic Commission say he wasn't, who are we to say he was?

He did run to his corner right after the TKO, and before the ringside physician and Herb Dean could check him out.

Palhares is now saying that he doesn't think that Nate was greasing, but I am still a little suspect.

You know what that position is like, it is very tough to just slide out like that. You can explode out, or methodically pull your leg out, but it usually doesn't just pop out without much effort the way it did that night.

September 17, 2010  09:20 AM ET
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He did run to his corner right after the TKO, and before the ringside physician and Herb Dean could check him out.Palhares is now saying that he doesn't think that Nate was greasing, but I am still a little suspect. You know what that position is like, it is very tough to just slide out like that. You can explode out, or methodically pull your leg out, but it usually doesn't just pop out without much effort the way it did that night.

It's certainly no easy task getting out of that submission, but it's not impossible. If you're really sweaty it helps and... hey, you can get out if you accept that you're going to break or tear something while getting out.

But Palhares shouldn't have stopped the way he did. The fight was still his to win.

I hope he sticks around.

September 17, 2010  10:11 AM ET

It does look a little suspect. It's not like he started complaining right after he lost. He looked to the ref right after Nate pulled out of the hold. His mistake was he didn't keep his guard up in the mean time.

September 17, 2010  10:58 AM ET

In any way you see, he was not a sore loser.
He already issued a statement saying he was sorry and that he doesn't think (now) that nate was greased up.

I do think it was suspect that Nate didn't stop and it is possible that he wiped it out in his corner. But there's no real reason to suspect he did. Nate, as far as I know, is a good guy who's never been accused of wrongdoing.

but this is a critical time for him, where a loss would take a huge tool on his standings. So all in all, I don't think he was cheating, but I think he didn't stop the fight because of the pressure to win.

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September 17, 2010  12:16 PM ET
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He was a sore loser when it happened, but after having time to think about it and actually apologizing made him a bigger man.

why is it?
he didn't cry or complaint.
it is OBVIOUS that he lost not because nate was the better fighter but because he stopped fighting.
Sore loser would be doing a forrest griffin and run out.
he never made a show of it. Even in the cage he complimented Nate after they raised his arm.

he was obviously disappointed the way things worked out, but wouldn't you?

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September 17, 2010  12:46 PM ET
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.But Palhares shouldn't have stopped the way he did. The fight was still his to win.I hope he sticks around.

I agree. He reminds me a little of Ricardo Arona. Big, strong guy who is a lot bigger than most in his weight class with good takedowns and an incredible top game. Of course, he doesn't have the no-gi credentials that Arona does, but I really think he has a very, very bright future in the UFC.

By the way, on the subject we were discussing the other day, did you see the really tight north/south choke that Palhares had locked at one point? We didn't get a replay of that and he was against the fence so I couldn't see if he had the hands locked and had it real tight, but for a second there I thought Nate was going to tap or nap.

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September 17, 2010  05:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

In any way you see, he was not a sore loser. He already issued a statement saying he was sorry and that he doesn't think (now) that nate was greased up.I do think it was suspect that Nate didn't stop and it is possible that he wiped it out in his corner. But there's no real reason to suspect he did. Nate, as far as I know, is a good guy who's never been accused of wrongdoing.but this is a critical time for him, where a loss would take a huge tool on his standings. So all in all, I don't think he was cheating, but I think he didn't stop the fight because of the pressure to win.

even if his corner wiped it off, you would still be able to tell if there had been some kind of greasing material.

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September 17, 2010  05:30 PM ET
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So, when the fight ended, Palhares walked over to Nate, and pointed at his ankle, than Herb Dean grabbed Nate to look. I made sure I got every little detail when I watched it again.

then this is just an unfortunate incident.
Palhares learned a lesson and Nate got an undeserving win.

But I would LOVE for a rematch.

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September 17, 2010  05:54 PM ET

Jim greases during his Throwdowns....

 
September 17, 2010  06:02 PM ET
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Of course, he doesn't have the no-gi credentials that Arona does

Few do!

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