Paul Harris is notorious for holding submissions too long, and for the second time in his career he’s been suspended by a state athletic commission for it.
Back in August during his WSOF Welterweight title defense, after a bombarding of eye gouges, Palhares locked in a deep kimura against the always tough Jake Shields. Staying true to form he held on way too long. Today the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Palhares (18-6) for two years and fined him $40,000 for the ordeal.
Days after the fight, WSOF stripped Palhares of the title and indefinitely suspended.
In 2010, the New Jersey Athletic Control Board suspended Palhares 90 days for holding a heel hook too long against Tomas Drwal in the UFC. The UFC released Palhares in 2013, after it happened again in a fight against Mike Pierce.
UFC fighter and all around good guy, Joe Lauzon talks about this below. Definitely worth the watch.
So what do you think? Is the suspension & fine justified? We think so, he may even be getting off easy.