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Renato “Babalu” Sobral was fined $25,000 on Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for excessively maintaining a submission hold on opponent David Heath at UFC 74, Keith Kizer, executive director for the NSAC, told MMAWeekly.com. Sobral was not suspended.

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Post #1   9/25/07 7:47:57AM   

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Dude, yeah he held for a while, i remember the fight tho. That was definitely not worth 25,000$. You know usually i go by the lil' saying: Stern, stern but fair... lol but yeah not this man, thats way too harsh. Babalu rocks and that shit's waaaack

Post #2   9/25/07 8:12:53AM   

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So this is an extra 25 grand along with what Dana docked from his prize money? That blows. What blows even more is that he is no longer in the UFC, is a great LHW and fun to watch.

Post #3   9/25/07 10:18:35AM   

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i think it fits 100%. now that he was fined so much young fighters are going look at that and be like ''no way im doing that'' so i think its great

Post #4   9/25/07 11:25:39AM   

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Someone should watcht he penn/pulver fight and time how long penn held onto that choke after pulver tapped. I'd like to know how much longer, if longer, than babalu held onto his. I'm a fan of both fighters but I dont think this punishment is fair. The punishment was obviously this harsh to make a point - dont hold the choke - but its unfair to babalu that when someone more popular does it, he looks hardcore, when he does it, he gets fined his entire purse and kicked out of the ufc. I think a 1 year suspension would've been more fitting.

Post #5   9/25/07 11:53:08AM   

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**** dana white, bitch ass pussy ************. Babalu should beat the **** out of him then throw him in an anaconda choke hold.

Post #6   9/25/07 2:08:58PM   

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I don't think it's the choke itself that got Babalu in trouble, it's the way he acted after the fight, i.e. verbally putting his opponent down. That made Babalu look as if he really hung on to that choke for dear life.

Post #7   9/25/07 4:07:50PM   

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Not an extra, cause Dana didn't actually fine him, NSAC had yet to hold the hearing, the article is saying that the fine is going to be infact taken from Babalu. Dana fired him.

Post #8   9/25/07 4:51:14PM   

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Bring Babalu back..... and put Shogun against him after surgery.

Post #9   9/27/07 7:51:02PM