Today UFC president Dana White announced that Renato “Babalu” Sobral has been released from his UFC contract due to his behavior during his fight with David Heath.
During his fight at UFC 74: Respect, Sobral choked out David Heath and when referee Steve Mazzagatti attempted to stop the fight Sobral refused to left go of the choke saying afterwards, “I just thought that I needed to teach him respect after he showed me so much disrespect.” The Nevada State Athletic Commission withheld half of Sobral’s pay pending a review of his actions during the fight with Heath.
After the fight Dana White went on the record saying…
“I am not happy about it. If you have an arm or leg of somebody in a submission where somebody seriously injures somebody, you’ll never be back in UFC again.”
Babalu and his management will be speaking in front of the NSAC Friday.