UFCThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books.
UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.
The link I posted is in Portuguese but I Google transalted the main part of the artical.
"The stage is not even good for Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares. Dismissed by Ultimate Last week, the athlete of Team Nogueira is out of ADCC, which takes place this weekend in Beijing, China. This is because, the organization decided to cut the seat fighter after the incident at UFC Barueri, on the 9th of October, according to information collected by tatami, on Tuesday (15)."
"I fear no man, but Jim Harrison and Mike Stone are the two last men that I would wish to meet in an alley fight. Jim Harrison's fighting style is not flamboyant or spectacular, it's just simple and deadly!" - Bruce Lee sakurabushidokan.homestead.com
All articles I've read on this say he was only removed from the roster because he didn't return their calls after the Pierce fight. He told them he would take part based on how his fight went, but then never let them know.