It’s been almost five years since middleweight veteran Rousimar Palhares last fought in the UFC, and the controversial leglock specialist’s most recent fight saw him get brutally and quickly knocked out on a Fight Nights Global card this past March. I think it’s safe to say his best days in MMA are firmly behind him.
The Brazilian is scheduled to grapple Craig Jones at KASAI Pro 3 on August 18th, but at this point we’re all just going to marvel at how Palhares, who was always a sturdy figure throughout his prime years in the UFC, has developed into an even freakier physical freak.
The picture you see was from fellow former UFC fighter Richardson Moreira’s Instagram stories, and this is one hell of a story to share.
Can you believe Palhares used to fight at welterweight? Whatever he weighs now, it sure as hell isn’t “can easily cut to welterweight or middleweight.”