UFC: CM Punk banks $500K in MMA debut

UFC: CM Punk banks $500K in MMA debut-report CM Punk’s octagon debut may not have gone the way he planned, but he still collected a hefty pay envelope in the process. Despite not having any martial arts background or amateur MMA fights under his belt, the 37-year-old former WWE superstar stepped inside the cage against

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Dillashaw vs. Cruz about more than trash talk drama

Sunday night UFC fans will be treated to one of the most highly anticipated match-ups in bantamweight history, when T.J. Dillashaw defends his title against the the first bantamweight king, Dominick Cruz. Cruz lost his belt to injury and has only fought once in the past four years, but he has done plenty of damage to the division from

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Demetrious Johnson’s only move is to bantamweight

Demetrious Johnson dominated John Dodson in their second meeting for the flyweight title at UFC 191. Johnson pressured Dodson, controlling him against the cage in the clinch, which totally sapped Dodson’s energy. His control and striking should have given Johnson unanimous 50-45 scorecards. Dodson’s performance left more to be desired. Dodson rarely threw more than one or two

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‘He’s a fighter. And he’s f*cking good’: Get to know Olivier Aubin-Mercier, ‘The Quebec Kid’

Less than four months after submitting David Michaud at UFC 186, Olivier Aubin-Mercier returns to the Octagon Sunday to face Tony Sims at UFC Fight Night 74. While it’s only Aubin-Mercier’s fourth match in the UFC, his fight roots are deep, set firmly in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec. I first met Olivier in 2013, not a

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Anticipating Jose Aldo’s move to lightweight

For nearly six years Jose Aldo has ruled the UFC’s featherweight division. Before the merger, Aldo was the WEC champion, and collected major wins in Brazilian jiujitsu competitions. Aldo has been nigh unstoppable for a long, long time. Now, due to circumstances outside of the cage, fans and pundits alike are betting against the veteran. Since fellow featherweight Conor McGregor burst onto the scene,

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What Dillashaw-Barao II means for the UFC bantamweight division

T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao fought an anticipated rematch in Chicago last Saturday, and their thrilling performance had interesting implications for the future of the bantamweight division. Overall, the UFC’s trip to Chicago yielded a great main card of fights with some impressive finishes, but the rematch between Dillashaw and Barao was what we all tuned in to see.

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