Rousimar Palhares Apologies For Nate Marquardt Greasing Allegation


Rousimar Palhares owns up and apologies to Nate Marquardt after accusing him of greasing during last nights UFC Fight Night 22 main event bout,

“I’m very sorry for the accusations I made … Nate Marquardt did not cheat in any way, and I’m very sorry to him and his team for my actions in the fight.” [MMAJunkie]

Palhares verbal protest in the cage gave Marquardt an opening to finish the fight and he took it.

Brazilian Top Team head trainer Murilo Bustamante,

“He should have never stopped…Nate won fair and square and did exactly what he should have. Rousimar knows it’s imperative to protect yourself at all times, and he failed to do that.”

Palhares manager Alex Davis sums up last nights mistake to past experiences and paranoia,

“Rousimar has had to deal with opponents greasing before … I truly believe it’s turned into a paranoia for him. When Nate’s leg slipped out so quickly, Rousimar froze. You could tell he was just thinking, ‘Here we go again.’

“But I looked at Nate’s legs myself. The commission checked them out, too. There was certainly no grease there. It was our error, and we owe Nate an apology, as well as Greg Jackson and the rest of his coaches and team.”


  1. mma clothing

    September 16, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Always a shame when stuff like this is claimed. Glad he has appologised! take the loss on the chin. And defend yourself at all times!!!!!

  2. ironcjb82

    September 17, 2010 at 5:40 am

    he seems like a good guy but then again seems like a bitch. first he holds a leg lock in WAY after the guy taps, gets suspended then apologizes. Accuses someone in the middle of fighting for greasing, which was ridiculous to begin with…gets punched in the face and was falsley accusing. Then apologizes again. This guy can shove his apologies in a sack. they mean nothing after the fact. Really what is he apologizing for anyways ?? he lost the fight..

  3. MW55

    September 17, 2010 at 9:50 am

    what he needs to do is apologize to his coaches for looking stupid out there…Always Defend Yourself!!!!! And I do not give a rat's a$$ if he is somehow paranoid because it happened before….show respect or get no respect. How does that taste? Oh, you thought the ref should step in and intervene for you? just stop out off common courtesy?…yeah. just like you let him intervene and you stopped out of courtesy when you about tore off old boy's arm last time, right? A coward AND a hypocrite. I wish Nate would have broke his nose and/or jaw.

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