Rousimar Palhares Offers Excuse for Why He Wasn't at Full Strength During Fight vs. Alan Belcher

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In a recent interview with TATAME, UFC Middleweight Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares shared that he was not feeling 100% coming into his bout with Alan "The Talent" Belcher.

"I couldn't do anything, I was too sick. I don't really want to talk about it so it doesn't sound like an excuse and I'm not taking anything away from him [Belcher]… I was not strong enough. It wasn't my day, literally. I was dead, I couldn't move," explained the Brazilian.

Although this was "Toquinho's" third loss in his ten Octagon appearances, Palhares guaranteed a performance like that against Belcher will not happen again, as well as promising improvement.

"That [loss] is only going to strengthen me and I'll become a champion… My plan now is to train and never step up on the ring like I did this time."

Rousimar Palhares was KO'd in the initial round of his fight with Alan Belcher at UFC on Fox: Diaz vs Miller, after the leglock specialist stubbornly held onto several heel hook attempts, leaving the Brazilian open to powerful shots from the top by Belcher.

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