Rousimar Palhares Explains Controversial Finish: “I Will Continue to Chase My Dream” (video)

Rousimar Palhares UFC 84-110x77Rousimar Palhares has come under a firestorm of controversy since finishing Mike Pierce with a heel hook at UFC Fight Night 29 on Wednesday night in Brazil.

Many believe that he maintained the dangerous submission well beyond a point that was considered sportsmanlike. As a result, he has lost his job with the UFC and been suspended for 120 days by the Brazilian Athletic Commission.

On Saturday, Palhares posted a video explaining his side of the situation, and declaring that he will continue to chase his dreams.