Disgraced former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares returning in November

Booted from the UFC after ignoring a tapout, Rousimar Palhares will fight in the second-annual World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in November.
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This whole thing might have been scripted, but judging by White's nervous leg twitch and Sonnen's flustered expression, it seemed like a real moment. It's not earth-shattering news, and no more details were dished, except for one that will make Sonnen's wife sleep a bit more easily, knowing that her man is reviled in Brazil after disrespecting the culture during the buildup to his two Anderson Silva bouts and knowing the enmity between Chael and Wanderlei. Said White, "You will have a ton of security down there."

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