Joe Lauzon may be a man well-versed in the fighting arts, and particularly in the use of submissions, but he’s also a man of logic and science. After all, he was a computer geek before donning the 4-ounce gloves full time. So, it is with that keen and rational mind that Lauzon has examined the handiwork of Rousimar Palhares, who came under fire this past weekend for cranking a Kimura a bit too long on Jake Shields in the World Series of Fighting’s main event on Saturday night.
Examining a sample of his own fights, and timing how long he held the submission after the referee stepped in, Lauzon broke down an average release time – then he compared that average with a sample of Palhares’ fights.
The conclusion: Palhares holds submissions way too long, and is therefore a turd.