WSOF strips Toquinho of welterweight belt for eye-gouging and delay to release lock

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summer promoIt seems Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares is destined to attract controversies to his MMA career.

After being fired from the UFC in 2013 for having cranked a heel hook for too long after Mike Pierce had tapped, the Brazilian fighter has done it again.

Last Saturday, he defeated Jake Shields by submission on the 3rd round with a kimura lock in the main event of WSOF 22.

The problem came when Toquinho cranked the kimura further more for a few seconds after Shields tapped and the referee stepped in to stop the fight.

He was also accused of eye-gouging Shields during the three rounds.

Today, the WSOF released its decision of stripping Toquinho of his welterweight belt and suspending him.

In the past two days, many fighters reacted in social media to the images of the fight and some of them asked for a life-ban on Toquinho, arguing he is a repeat offender in cases like that.

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