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Rousimar Palhares still dizzy, fearing blackouts following 'illegal elbows' that crushed him in Venator

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Rousimar Palhares, who ran out of places to compete in the United States, returned to mixed martial arts (MMA) action last weekend (Sat., May 21, 2016) for Italy's Venator FC in Milan.

Watch the video here.

Palhares was stopped just 45 seconds into the opening round, but "Toquinho" is not ready to accept his loss to Emil Weber Meek and move on. That's because the Brazilian was clobbered with "illegal elbows" to the back of his head, according to his recent conversation with MMA Fighting.

His words:

"What went wrong in the fight is that I was hit with illegal elbows in the back of the head and couldn't see anything next. I didn't say anything (after the fight) because I was off, but my coaches saw and complained, but nobody did anything. They just sent me to the hospital for observation, to make sure everything was alright with my brain. I'm not 100 percent yet. Let me get the MRI done first. I don't want to cause harm to anyone, I just want to be healthy. I was afraid, but I know I can walk now. It would be devastating to become paralyzed because of an infraction like that. I feel dizzy sometimes, but I'm happy I'm walking. I'm afraid of this MRI results. About getting the fight overturned, honestly, I'm not worried right now. I just want to be as healthy as I was when I got there. We'll think about it later. I will only know my next step after I get the MRI done because sometimes I feel I'm going to black out. I feel dizzy when I look down. I'm not used to getting hit in the back of the head. I don't blame the guy that fought me, but the referee shouldn't let it continue. I'm strong, you know, and I still went out. Imagine if it's someone else, someone not well prepared as I am? People could die."

I'm sure he won't be getting any sympathy from these folks.

After getting tossed from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for unsportsmanlike conduct (details), World Series of Fighting (WSOF) went and gave him a new lease on his MMA life -- only to eventually suspend him for (wait for it) ... UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT.

I guess it beats murder.

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