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Even Rousimar Palhares’ Coach Thinks He Acted Like An Idiot Against Nate Marquardt

("Stop it? My naughtiness, I thought you said, ‘Snap it.’"

When Rousimar Palhares inexplicably stopped to tell the ref that he thought Nate Marquardt‘s leg felt greasy in their Ultimate Fight Night 22 bout Wednesday night, armchair fighters, referees and coaches alike collectively yelled, "What the hell are you doing?" at their television screens.

It turns out, they weren’t the only ones yelling.

Palhares’ longtime Brazilian Top Team trainer and coach, Murilo Bustamante told Tatame that he too was screaming from the sidelines for his charge not to let up and says that they have learned from the rookire mistake that may have cost Rousimar a title shot in the near future.

“We’ve talked about it a lot, he knows what he did wrong. I guarantee it won’t happen again, he learned the lesson on the worst possible way, paying for his distraction and lack of naughtiness," Bustamante explained. "Maybe the other fighter could stop to see what it was about, but Nate kept on going and didn’t do anything illegal. It was a lesson learned. It happens.”

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that the word "naughtiness" was somehow lost in translation and that Busta said "lack of discipline" or "lack of control," but if we’ve learned anything from Paulo Filho, it’s that nothing those zany Brazilians do should come as a surprise.

Anyway, Murilo goes on to infer that Marquardt should have stopped to ask Palhares, "What’t the problem, guy?" which is somewhat silly when you think about it as Rousimar could have seized the opportunity to finish him when Nate dropped his guard and capitalized on his "lack of naughtiness."

The last instruction the referee gives the fighters before telling them to touch gloves is,"Protect yourselves at all times." Nate followed the directive and, for whatever reason, whether it was because he didn’t understand it or because he thought he would get the DQ, Rousimar didn’t, which, in my opinion is his own fault, plain and simple.

Bustamante concurs.

“He thought that the guy had vaseline and made the mistake to try to complain about it to the referee on the wrong moment. He was naïve at that moment, he should have complained during the break and he’d check it," Said Bustamante. "The guy didn’t do anything illegal, he took advantage of the lack of naughtiness of Rousimar. The Commission checked and they said there was no grease on his ankle. It’s over now, let’s move on. We learn from our mistakes."

Marquardt has admitted that he warmed up a little more vigorously before the fight to make himself more slippery, but that is far from being against the rules. He didn’t feel like getting his ankle Tomasz Drwal‘d and I can’t say that I blame him considering that he was facing Rousimar "Snap, Crackle, Pop" Palhares.

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cecils_pupils- September 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm
@Turd Furgy - That's cool - the name change just threw me off for a minute, thanks for clarifying. Occasionally I will pop in a few comments under another name, purely for the comedy.

I am sure Palhares will do well, he'll prolly rip through another 2 or 3 opponents and get a title shot. There is always drama in the MW Division so we will all get to enjoy seeing how many more limbs he can (i)destroy...
Brock SMASH puny human odour- September 20, 2010 at 1:56 pm
Palhares always came across a bit slow. Even with the language thing aside. So the "nautiness" thing is understandable.
Brock SMASH puny human odour- September 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm
@ Turd

I hear ya. But you'll always be exactly half the man idestroy was. Unless you have a third account, in which case you'd be a third etc... and so forth...
Turd Furgeson- September 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

No ban hammer sir. I just get bored easily I guess. I was originally exes.for.iballs, then iDestroy. I just went for a name I thought everyone here would
appreciate what with all the old pop culture references that pop up on regular basis, and "more cow bell" was just too obvious. Sorry to have caused and confusion and/or annoyance I might have caused.
Peetee- September 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm
You don't need to protect yourself at all times if you suffer from lack of naughtiness. And you definitely don't need lubrication either, not to mention the rubber guard...

Kimbos Bread- September 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Bustamante and Busta Rhymes should get together and make an album. Call it, Your Haughtiness, My Naughtiness.
cecils_pupils- September 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm
^^true. Thanks for commenting - the reality is you are the only one I know of who has been a die-hard fan/promoter of his from the jump so I was curious to see your reaction.

I agree it was a big mistake of his - but don't let that sway you as a fan. Through your promotion and Palhares' action in the ring I have become a fan, too. He is a complete beast and he'll never make that same mistake again.

Curious, though... why the name change? Did you get the ban-hammer?
ReX13- September 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm
Turd >> Werd. We knew you'd man up.
b-ill- September 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Idestroy is Turd Furgeson, Turd Furgeson is Idestroy.. Idestroy is a man!!
BrutusBox- September 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm
top five greasers- 5. Nate "the Great" Marquardt this sneaky bastard goes and "legally" greases up with sweat. 4. GSP- after the BJ fight they scraped off his chest and fried up some froglegs in the excess grease. 3.Akiyama- come on, this guy has actually greased a gi for a judo tournament, no punchline needed. 2. Scott Coker- he looks like Jabba the Hutt and Porky Pig had a baby and baptized it in lard, he sweats in his sleep. 1. Ed Soares- this guy is a straight greaseball, like some kind of creature that crawled out from the bottom of a white castle fryer.
Mr_Misanthropy- September 20, 2010 at 11:56 am
@ CagePotato

Nice use of the word "zany".
Mofo- September 20, 2010 at 11:47 am
I was gonna say it must have been translated by Google, but Google has "falta maldade" as "no evil".


So: "he took advantage of the lack of no evil of Rousimar."

Take out the double negative and it's "he took advantage of the evil of Rousimar."

That's so much cooler.

Rousimar does look pretty evil. Well, when he isn't looking like a ruhTARD.
Turd Furgeson- September 20, 2010 at 11:18 am
@ Cecil and ReX

I've commented on this fight in 2 previous threads. I am the commentor formerly known as iDestroy. I guess I just commented too late and you guys had already moved on to other threads. I was severely disappointed by Palhares in this fight. His mental laps made me look like a bit of an idiot after I had talked him up so much. I never thought I'd see him or any other fighter pull something so stupid, especially in a fight that had contender implications. I was really angry when he pulled this crap. Had he just been knocked out because Marquardt is a better fighter or whatever I would have understood, but this was just sheer idiocy. I hope he goes on another tear through the middle weight division, works his way back up, and shows everyone why I was "on his nuts".
Chiggs- September 20, 2010 at 11:15 am
agentsmith Says:
Mon, 09/20/2010 - 13:10

I bet I know who's suffering from a lack of naughtiness lately... Arianny. And it makes me sad.

Well I could help her out if ya wanna go ahead an get it all set up for me...I'd let her be naughty to me all day long...however the wifey might not. Worth finding out...Yes :D
cecils_pupils- September 20, 2010 at 11:07 am
Hi Japan!

**waves, get's caught in rear-naked choke**
eperim- September 20, 2010 at 10:59 am
As a Brazilian I can tell you that "lack of naughtiness" was lost in the translation. Fact is when a guy act in a very naive way we say in Brazil that "falta maldade" which in a word by word translation could end up as "lacks naughtiness", but it really just means naivety.
This kind of mistake is quite common in Tatame's translations, they tend to translate some cultural expressions word by word and thus ends making no sense at all.
RwilsonR- September 20, 2010 at 10:43 am
Actually, "lack of naughtiness" was the reason cited by Randy Couture in his divorce from Kim.
k-onda- September 20, 2010 at 10:25 am
The coach is like "it happens," let's move on. Really? I'm trying to think of other times this, or something like this has happened. I remember some idiot waving to his mom and getting choked for it. Are there others? If so, CP should do a column, a top 10 or something, of dudes getting distracted and subsequently pummeled.
And Palhares forgot this is a fight competition, not a damn debate. You have to have a least a minimally operational brain for this sport.
b-ill- September 20, 2010 at 10:19 am
Rousimar said "why are you so shiny?" to which Nate replied " It's vaseline, it squishes between my toes."
Tai-Pan- September 20, 2010 at 10:17 am
I had no idea so many other's were waiting for iDestroy's explanation either.
agentsmith- September 20, 2010 at 10:10 am
I bet I know who's suffering from a lack of naughtiness lately... Arianny. And it makes me sad.
ReX13- September 20, 2010 at 10:09 am
cecils_pupils Says:

Also, iDestroy has been suspiciously silent on this issue. Where u at homie?


knucklesamitch- September 20, 2010 at 10:07 am
so does this mean Palhares with be the UFC's Aoki? If we thought he held on to subs long before, he's never letting go now.
cecils_pupils- September 20, 2010 at 10:01 am
Also, iDestroy has been suspiciously silent on this issue. Where u at homie?
cecils_pupils- September 20, 2010 at 9:59 am