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MMAWeekly.com: NSAC withholds Sobral’s win bonus but declines to suspend

A day after it was announced that Renato “Babalu” Sobral would no longer be fighting for the UFC, the beleaguered Brazilian appeared in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Friday morning.

According to MMAWeekly.com, the commission elected not to suspend Sobral but did not rule out a fine and will continue to withhold his $25,000 win bonus that he was due to receive following his win over David Heath at UFC 74 this past Saturday.

Richard Wilner, Sobral’s manager addressed the commission at length but Sobral also attended and spoke to the commission as well:

“When he tapped, I didn’t feel it. I then looked to the referee, and he shook my shoulder, and then I let him go. I didn’t understand why this whole thing happened. I’m kind of surprised that it happened, the crowd booing me and stuff like that. I don’t know, maybe it was from the blood. I don’t know. I would like to say sorry to David Heath and the UFC for bringing trouble to my sport that I love a lot. There’s one thing that I know how to do in my life is be a professional fighter. I don’t have like a regular job.”

You can get the full scoop at MMAWeekly.com by clicking here.