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Bellator doesn't want Rousimar Palhares either

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney makes it clear that he won't be making an offer to the Brazilian heel hook specialist.

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Former UFC Welterweight Rousimar Palhares got cut from the organization and suspended by the Brazilian commission for 120 days for holding a heel hook on Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29 after the ref tapped him to stop. Now Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney weighs in, telling TMZ he won't sign Palhares and going on to elaborate:

"Risks already exist for the courageous, world class fighters who enter the Bellator cage; without adding further unnecessary risks into the mix.

"Fighter safety is paramount to me and my team."

Palhares' odd inability to control his actions has seemingly destroyed his MMA career. World Series of Fighting and One FC are the only other big promotions out there, we'll see if either one of them is interested in the popular but much feared submission specialist.

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