World Series of Fighting welterweights Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields were handed temporary suspensions by the Nevada Athletic Commission for unsportsmanlike conduct. Both fighters were suspended for their actions during and after their fight at World Series of Fighting 22. Palhares won the fight by submission in the 3rd round. Palhares held the kimura submission long after Shield tapped out, an action that has seen him previously suspended in 2010.
Shields received the temporary suspension for punching Palhares in retaliation after the fight had been stopped by referee Steve Mazzagatti.
WSOF president Ray Sefo announced last week that Palhares would be stripped of the WSOF Welterweight Championship and be suspended indefinitely for his actions in the fight. Sefo acknowledged that Palhares held onto the submission for too long, as well continually eye gouged Jake Shields.
Both welterweight fighters were unable to attend Thursday's NAC hearing and will likely face further discipline at the next meeting in mid-September.
UFC Fighter Caio Magalhaes was also given a temporary suspension during the meeting. Magalhaes was given the suspension after spitting of opponent Josh Samman and ref John McCarthy following their fight at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale.