ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap tweeted moments ago that UFC President Dana White confirmed to him during a TV show that Brazilian Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares is banned from the UFC.
The measure is a result of Toquinho’s repeated infractions, including last night’s holding for too long the heel hook he used to defeat Mike Pierce on UFC Fight Night 29, in Barueri, Brazil.
Both the UFC and Dana White’s official Twitter accounts retweeted Jeremy Schaap’s tweet.
Last night’s infraction had already cost Toquinho the prize for submission of the night.
Palhares was coming back to the UFC after a 9-month suspension due to a positive drug test for elevated testosterone levels.
Before that, Palhares had already been punished for holding on to a heel hook for too long.
GRACIEMAG is still waiting for an official position from the UFC and Palhares.
Watch the video of Dana talking about Palhares.