just plain good old fashion entertainment.
Paul Harris is a beast!
paul harris proves that mma has NOT evolved and is still effective in it's raw state
Closest thing to fighting with a wild chimpanzee with leg attacks you will get. Probably stronger than most chimps.
Imagine having him in the old NHB/vale tudo days with no rules or time limits, or in closed door challenge matches? Oh fuck.
BTT would dominate. Old Pride rules he would kick ass also, vale tudo, NHB, no one would touch him.
Reminds me of this. Cuz Paul Harris is crazy.
WTF with the UH all star player?
I don't care who you are or what your resume is like. Fighting a guy like Paul Harris will test your manhood because you know he's in it till death or until something breaks off.
A great article from Palhares' manager:
Alex Davis: Latest round of Rousimar Palhares criticism unfounded
By: Alex Davis December 17, 2014 6:50 pm
As I have sat back and listened to the fallout from Rousimar Palhares’ WSOF title defense against Jon Fitch, I can’t help but reflect at how much people still do not understand about this sport. So let’s look at the facts here:
In Rousimar’s last three fights, he took fractions of a second to let go after the referee stepped in to stop the fight. In all three of those instances, I was present when the referee told Rousimar in the locker room before the fight, specifically, that he was not to let go before he stepped in to stop the fight.
Now, these submissions hyperextend the appendage on which they are applied – in this specific case, the ankle or leg. I am a black belt in both judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. When I train and I get caught in something like that, I submit or tap before that happens. But in an MMA fight, it does not happen like that. Typically, a fighter does not want to lose, and he will only tap once the hyperextension and, consequently, the injury occurs.
And I will expand here and enlighten the ignorant – the majority of the submissions we see on TV cause injuries because of this hesitation; they are just not as graphically impressive! The injuries caused by Rousimar’s submissions have already occurred when the referee steps in. The same thing happens with chokes. Anybody here notice how many times chokes put guys to sleep? It’s the very same phenomenon!
These are facts of this sport. They are facts which the casual fans – and I will include the majority of the journalists who have turned into specialists in only a few months in this category – do not understand!
To see Rousimar crank on someone’s leg and hyperextend it is not pretty – not even to me. It is disturbing, to say the least. This man is extremely powerful; he is built like a vice. He is also extremely precise in his technique. But he is doing nothing wrong. He is going out there to win the fight, just like anyone else. He is not malicious or a monster, like some here would have us believe. He is a unique athlete with a unique ability that is just downright scary. But he is supposed to go in there and not get the submission?
What would you have him do? Slap a leg lock on, and just hold it there? It does not work like that. The opponent will not tap until it’s too late! And in Rousiamr’s case, it’s a hyperextension of the leg, which everyone can see clearly as the leg gets turned in to the wrong angles – and we are horrified! But since most cannot define what has horrified them, they thinks it’s because Rousimar held on too long, which simply has not been the case.
This is a sport based on causing damage to one’s opponent. It’s the reality of the sport, and the guys that go in there to fight are perfectly aware of this. Broken noses, broken jaws and huge gashes are also part of MMA, along with hyperextensions. And to tell Rousimar to go easy on his submissions is like telling Mark Hunt to go softer on his knockouts
Now, Jon Fitch, Bob Cook and the guys at AKA are my friends. They are people I have known for many years, and they are people I like and respect – and I am the last person in the world that wants to see Jon, or anyone else for that matter, hurt. But when he took that fight, he was perfectly aware of the danger he was in. During the fight, when Rousimar slapped the sub on his leg, he was perfectly aware of the danger he was in. He is a long-time professional, one of the best in the business.
My point here is to explain and enlighten. Rousimar is doing nothing wrong. He has been victim of the fact that he looks like something out of a horror movie and cannot speak English, which turns him into a prime target for people out there looking to increase traffic on their websites. Everyone wants to read about how evil Rousimar Palhares is: He is so bad that he got cut from the UFC because his badness went viral!
Now, we have people saying on a national platform that he is ‘this close’ from being banned from the sport. If you ban Rousimar, you must ban so many fighters who go there and fight with the abandon he fights with, guys who punch a knocked-out opponent multiple times. But that does not seem to bother any of us now, does it?
Or maybe we should ban Ronda Rousey, as well? She sure as hell takes her subs and hyperextends the girls’ arms, doesn’t she? Or when a guy has his opponent in a choke, and even as he feels the guy go limp, still waits for the referee to let go? Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the same thing.
I will give all the fruit cakes out there voicing their feelings on Rousimar and his submissions this: They are not pretty. But they are part of the sport, as are all the other harmful and brutal techniques used in MMA! As I said before, this is a sport based on inflicting damage to your opponent. And if you cannot deal with that, you should be watching something else.
the sport needs to be banned from america
Most journalists are romos. And yes, this country is becoming soft in this arena.
They need to stop calling it a sport. It is a fight. Athletes compete in sports, fighters fight. Athletes don't have the stomach for a fight nor the will to rip someones leg off. Fighters do...fuck the faggots and the commission and let the fighters fight. Paul Harris will take all the athletes out of MMA!
Bunch of whiny bishes! Bring back vale tudo style!
fnunderful - They need to stop calling it a sport. It is a fight. Athletes compete in sports, fighters fight. Athletes don't have the stomach for a fight nor the will to rip someones leg off. Fighters do...fuck the faggots and the commission and let the fighters fight. Paul Harris will take all the athletes out of MMA!
fucking nailed it