Admit it, when Rousimar Palhares grabbed Mike Pierce’s leg at UFC Fight Night 29 and began to torque it like the meaning of life was hidden inside, you absolutely knew the fight was over. We all did. It was the equivalent of The Joker diving into that huge vat of acid in the first Batman movie and expecting him to not emerge with any facial disfigurations.
Last year I made this image of Palhares as a symbolic offering to a guy that inflicts the fear of broken limbs to every 185 lber walking the face of the planet — and other planets. The simple fact is if Toquinho gets a hold of your leg, he will cling to it tighter than the years worth of baked macaroni that has a symbiotic relationship to your thighs. Paul Harris is an abominable manipulator of other people’s limbs and tonight at UFC Fight Night 29, he gave a friendly reminder to the MMA world what he loves to do. Props to Paul Harris on another nightmarish win in the Octagon.