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Sep 12, 2016 5:45 pm

Anastasia Yankova calls out “online weirdos” and Ilima MacFarlane

Up-and-coming Bellator standout Anastasia Yankova has the sexual attention of a fellow female fighter as well as throngs of online ‘weirdos’, all of which both bemuses and bewilders the Russian flyweight. Yankova, (3-0), was the object of affection from fellow Bellator woman’s flyweight Ilima MacFarlane in an interview MacFarlane gave in July, and now appears to be...

Sep 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Fighters react to CM Punks $500k UFC 203 payday

CM Punk cashed out big time for his debut fight in the UFC. Punk brought home $500,000 in disclosed pay, not including Reebok sponsorship money. In contrast, his opponent Mickey Gall, who beat Punk by first round submission, took home an earnest $30,000 ($15k to show, $15k to win). Many fighters took exception to Punk’s...

Sep 12, 2016 4:09 pm

Mickey Gall Says He Had Diarrhea All Through Fight Week

On the main card of UFC 203, Mickey Gall did what the world expected and spoiled the UFC debut of WWE star CM Punk with a first-round rear-naked choke. The 24-year-old welterweight made it look easy. As it turns out, however, the days leading up to Gall’s hyped fight with Punk were not so easy....


Sep 12, 2016 2:46 pm

King Mo says CM Punk is a Fighter, Invites him to Join Bellator Roster

The world is still abuzz from the failed UFC debut of former WWE star CM Punk, who was abruptly tapped out by the young Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203. In the days following Punk’s Octagon slip, many of the game’s top fighters have offered up their thoughts on the whole ordeal....

Sep 12, 2016 1:07 pm

UFC 203 medical suspensions include Stipe Miocic, Alistair Overeem, and CM Punk

UFC 203 had a bit of everything. The event was wild, weird, and definitely entertaining. From a back and forth heavyweight title fight that ended up with a knockout delivered by the champion Stipe Miocic to a kick thrown by former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum on his opponent’s coach after the fight was over. UFC...

Sep 12, 2016 10:35 am

Report: Fedor Emelianenko Offered $2 Million to Fight at Rizin End of Year Show, Possibly Against Wanderlei Silva

Once widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist on the planet, Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko has fallen off pretty severely over the last few years. First, he experienced three consecutive losses under the Strikeforce banner, falling to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and Dan Henderson. Next, he scored three wins over less than stellar competition, before...

Sep 12, 2016 8:19 am

VIDEO | Did the WWE just mock CM Punk’s UFC debut?

On Saturday night, former WWE star CM Punk’s MMA dreams came crashing down, as he was defeated by 24-year-old prospect Mickey Gall in his long-awaited UFC debut. The fight was a quick one – 2:14 long to be exact. It began with Punk charging bravely, if recklessly, across the ring to trade strikes with Gall....

Sep 12, 2016 7:17 am

Jon Jones interested in potential superfight with Stipe Miocic

Jon Jones may be dealing with a potential two-year USADA suspension for two failed tests leading into UFC 200, but that hasn’t stopped the 28-year-old light heavyweight kingpin from thinking big. Like, heavyweight big. Jones commented on a potential superfight with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who just knocked out Alistair Overeem on Saturday at UFC...

Sep 12, 2016 7:12 am

Homeless Man Offers Thanks to Joanne Calderwood

Last weekend, in the opening bout of UFC 203‘s main card, Scottish strawweight Joanne Calderwood was submitted by dangerous Brazilian Jessica Andrade. Despite the loss, however, the Scotswoman’s visit to Cleveland was not entirely negative. A few days prior to the fight, Calderwood and her training partner UFC flyweight Zach Makovsky were walking down the...

Sep 12, 2016 6:46 am

Miocic Responds to Overeem’s Tap Claim: The Submission Attempt “Was Terrible”

In the main event of UFC 203, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic clobbered challenger Alistair Overeem for a first-round knockout win – but not before surviving an early knockdown and guillotine choke attempt. In the moments after Miocic’s victory, the vanquished Overeem – surely still dazed from his knockout loss – told UFC color commentator Joe...

Sep 12, 2016 6:39 am

Jon Jones says he won’t be fighting at UFC 205 in native New York

Upstate New York native Jon Jones won’t be able to fight in time for the UFC’s debut event in the Empire State, according to a twitter exchange with a fan on Sunday. @JonnyBones is MSG still on the radar? — Black Bart Simpson (@BlackBartSon) September 12, 2016 No https://t.co/8rnZENlG0R — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September...

Sep 12, 2016 5:59 am

Mickey Gall on CM Punk Fight: “I Was Fighting an Amateur”

CM Punk’s long-awaited, long-debated jump from pro wrestling to MMA has come and gone, and it did not go the way he planned. The former pro wrestler, who had no real martial arts experience prior to signing with the UFC, was abruptly submitted by a much more experienced fighter in Mickey Gall on the main...

Sep 12, 2016 5:47 am

Luke Rockhold Reacts to “Jacare” Booking

For awhile there, it looked as though it could be some time before we saw former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold back in the UFC’s Octagon. He’d expressed some serious disappointment with the money the UFC was offering him, and seemed to be focused on his burgeoning modelling career. Luckily, however, the UFC has found a...

Sep 11, 2016 6:01 pm

Fabricio Werdum explains why he kicked Edmond Tarverdyan after his fight at UFC 203

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum turned heads on two occasions during last night’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. Werdum’s first jaw dropping moment came when he started his co-main event bout with Travis Browne by throwing a flying side kick that connected. Unfortunately for fight fans, the rest of the Werdum vs. Browne...

Sep 11, 2016 4:45 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum fought Travis Browne with a fractured foot

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum scored a unanimous decision victory over Hawaiian Travis Browne in the co-headliner of yesterday’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. The victory marked the second time that Werdum had defeated Browne via decision in the past 30 months, having previously scored a victory over “Hapa” in April of 2014....

Sep 11, 2016 12:14 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum’s flying side kick from UFC 203

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum scored a unanimous decision victory over Travis Browne at last night’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. The win marked the second time that Werdum had defeated Browne in the past 30 months, having scored a decision victory over “Hapa” previously in April of 2014. While the fight itself...

Sep 11, 2016 11:48 am

UFC 203 Reebok Payouts: Miocic and Overeem take home the biggest paydays

UFC 203, which went down in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night, is now in the rear-view. While fighter purses for the event have not yet been disclosed, we do now know how much each fighter took home through the UFC’s Athlete Outfitting Program  – the result of the organization’s oft-criticized partnership with sports apparel giant...

Sep 11, 2016 11:42 am

Ben Rothwell slams “unprofessional” Fabricio Werdum

UFC heavyweight contender “Big” Ben Rothwell was supposed to square off with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at last night’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately for fight fans, Rothwell suffered an injury just weeks ahead of the scheduled bout and was forced to pull out of the contest. Rothwell was replaced by...

Sep 11, 2016 11:10 am

Ouch: Jimmie Rivera Sustains Crack Behind Retina After Urijah Faber Eye-Poke

On the main card of UFC 203, Jimmie Rivera earned a unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber, becoming the first bantamweight to defeat the long-time contender in a three-round, non-title fight. The decision win goes down as the biggest of the 27-year-old prospect’s career, and is likely to have earned him a spot deep inside...

Sep 11, 2016 11:04 am

Big John McCarthy: Werdum vs. Browne Should Have Been Stopped

UFC 203, which emanated from Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena, produced a number of strange moments. The majority of these moments were shoehorned into the evening’s co-main event, during which former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum took a unanimous decision from Hawaii’s Travis Browne, who stepped up on short notice to replace an injured Ben Rothwell.   One...

Sep 11, 2016 10:46 am

Joe Rogan: CM Punk’s Attempt to Fight in the UFC Was Delusional

Last night, former WWE star CM Punk finally made the jump to MMA, taking on Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203. This jump did not go as the pro wrestler planned. Seconds into the fight, he was effortlessly taken down by his young foe. From there, he was absolutely mauled on the...

Sep 11, 2016 10:36 am

VIDEO | Donald Cerrone: A Piece of Me Died When Robbie Lawler Fight Fell Through

The recent announcement that former lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler would be fighting at UFC 205 this November sent the MMA community into a mass celebration. The announcement that this bout had been cancelled just days after it had been booked, meanwhile, drove the fight world into the pits of...

Sep 11, 2016 9:28 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor reacts to CM Punk’s UFC 203 loss

TMZ Sports caught up with current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor shortly after the conclusion of yesterday’s UFC 203 event and asked the brash Irish star what he thought of CM Punk’s UFC debut. Conor, who has verbally attacked current WWE stars in recent weeks, had this to say about Punk’s first-round submission loss to...

Sep 11, 2016 8:37 am

UFC 203 Bonus Report

Last night’s UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio, delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at yesterday’s UFC 203 post-fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC 203’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Yancy Medeiros earned...

Sep 11, 2016 8:19 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 203 event recap

UFC President Dana White discusses all of the results from last night’s UFC 203 pay-per-view event in Cleveland, Ohio, in the above video. In the evening’s main event, UFC heavyweight champion and Cleveland native Stipe Miocic successfully defended his title for the first time by scoring a first-round knockout victory over dangerous striker Alistair Overeem....