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“Murilo always told me to wait until the referee stops the fight. He had problems with [fake taps] in the past and Anderson almost had the same problem in his last fight. Its not that I want to hurt anyone but I am trying to be fast with my submissions so the referee needs to be fast as well, to stop the fight. My opinion is that the referee in my last fight was too far away and took too long to stop the fight. If he had been closer then he could have stopped it right away and then we would not even be having this conversation at all!”
Rousimar Palhares has faced criticism since his heel hook win over Tomasz Drwal at UFC 111 where he was accused of holding the submission for too long after his opponent tapped. “Toquinho” makes it clear that he doesn’t want to hurt anyone, just to finish the fights and states that it’s up to the referee to stop the bout right away after the hit is all set. Palhares squares off Nate Marquardt at UFC Fight Night 22 to look for his fourth win in a row. Do you agree with him or do you blame him for holding the subs too long?