Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Rousimar Palhares, who ran out of places to compete in the United States, returned to mixed martial arts (MMA) action last weekend (Sat., May 21, 2016) for Italy’s Venator FC in Milan.
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Palhares was stopped just 45 seconds into the opening round, but “Toquinho” is not ready to accept his loss to Emil Weber Meek and move on. That’s because the Brazilian was clobbered with “illegal elbows” to the back of his head, according to his recent conversation with MMA Fighting.
“What went wrong in the fight is that I was hit with illegal elbows in the back of the head and couldn’t see anything next. I didn’t say anything (after the fight) because I was off, but my coaches saw and complained, but nobody did anything. They just sent me to the hospital for observation, to make sure everything was alright with my brain. I’m not 100 percent yet. Let me get the MRI done first. I don’t want to cause harm to anyone, I just want to be healthy. I was afraid, but I know I can walk now. It would be devastating to become paralyzed because of an infraction like that. I feel dizzy sometimes, but I’m happy I’m walking. I’m afraid of this MRI results. About getting the fight overturned, honestly, I’m not worried right now. I just want to be as healthy as I was when I got there. We’ll think about it later. I will only know my next step after I get the MRI done because sometimes I feel I’m going to black out. I feel dizzy when I look down. I’m not used to getting hit in the back of the head. I don’t ….View full article
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