By Fightlinker on January 17, 2012
Lookit that, Rousimar Palhares has his own internet meme. My favorites after the jump. A bunch more at MMA.tv.
Personally I love seeing a guy jump on submissions the way he does. Not many can do it. But does it have to be the one that ends careers?
This dude is so f’ing awesome. If I was a tall skinny middleweight with long legs, I’d shat my pants if I had to fight him.
learning to stop one was mine he he
^nice. one of the better PH history related ones.
I think he is autistic… that is not meant as a joke.
^^ He may be a savant, but I really think he’s just a country boy with little in the way of social skills, and probably no formal education. I haven’t heard anything about schooling, and it seems like he’s been working manual labor since he could walk. His coach even said that his “over-enthusiasm” (my words) stem from his desperation to provide for his enormous family, and to never be forced back into a situation like the one he came up in. They hired a therapist for him so he can work through his issues and realize that no matter what, he’s out of the ghetto for good.
Here’s a piece ESPN did on him before the first UFC Rio – http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/6881815/poverty-professional-powerful-rousimar-palhares. More of the same stories, but with some added detail. I didn’t know he was married.
speaking of autism, this bit had me fucking rolling – http://www.theonion.com/video/autistic-reporter-michael-falk-enchanted-by-prison,26712/
Fuck, I thought I’d never say this, but it seems like Paul Harris is on his way to become a star! For long I thought he’d never amount to anything more than a Brazilian wacko with an unpronounceable name, doomed for the fat middle of the roster. His Hulk personality and physique, and tendency to tear peoples’ legs off is growing on fans though.
Looking forward to your new book. Site looks good might be a ltltie smoother if links were live . Right now I think they are cut and paste. I know, it’s minor. Get back to your writing hungry fans are waiting.