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  • Sage Northcutt says Mickey Gall has been 'fighting someone's dad'

    Sage Northcutt
    Sage Northcutt fired back verbally at Mickey Gall in a Sage Northcutt kind of way. (Associated Press)

    There aren’t too many fighters who are as nice as Sage Northcutt. He’s usually complimentary to everyone and rarely projects a semblance of anger or annoyance. But when Mickey Gall called him out shortly after defeating CM Punk at UFC 203, the 20-year-old finally showed a few cracks in his nice guy façade.

    Gall made fun of Northcutt’s spiky hair and called the young MMA prodigy “corny” and was more than happy to fight him next. Northcutt told “The MMA Hour” that he watched Gall’s expletive-laced rant and wasn’t impressed at all by Gall’s words or his performance.

    “I think just him going in and fighting two guys that had no fights — I think they were both close to 40 years old, too — it’s almost like fighting someone’s dad that only trained very little for a fight,” Northcutt said. “It was definitely interesting if you think of it that way.”

    For what it’s worth, Mike Jackson is only 31

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  • Cristiane Justino made her UFC debut earlier this year. (Getty)
    Cristiane Justino will have her 2nd UFC fight this weekend. (Getty)

    The ongoing dilemma facing UFC president Dana White is what to do with Cris “Cyborg” Justino. The current Invicta 145-pound champion is the most dominant female in women’s MMA, but she doesn’t have a place in the UFC to call home.

    This weekend, Cyborg will have her second fight in the UFC at a catchweight of 140 pounds against Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia, Brazil. It’s a fight where Cyborg is a heavy favorite at -1200, according to Sportsbook Review.

    Another notch in the win column is probable for the Brasilian, but what Cyborg will do next is still up in the air. White recently spoke to Brazil’s Globo and stated under no uncertain terms that there are “no plans” for the UFC to add a 145- or 125-pound division.

    “As far as a heavier division, no I don’t see that happening,” White said. “I don’t see that happening any time soon, but the 115-pound division continues to get bigger.”

    This puts Cyborg in a

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  • UFC commentator Kenny Florian's younger brother found dead

    Kirk Florian

    In an unfortunate bit of news, the younger brother of UFC commentator Kenny Florian has died at the age of 33.

    Kirk Andrew Florian went missing on Saturday and Kenny took to Twitter on Monday to ask if anyone had information about his brother’s whereabouts and suggested they contact the Dover Police Department in Delaware. He later deleted the message.

    But Kirk had died on Sunday. Kenny confirmed his passing on Instagram.

    “Always loving. Always loved. Always my little brother Kiki. Kirk Andrew Florian 6/22/83-9/11/16,” Florian posted along with a picture of Kirk. “Thank you all for sharing his picture/information. Go tell your loved ones that you love them.”

    There has been no further information regarding the

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  • Olympic gold medalist says he wants to fight in the UFC

    U.S. wrestler Kyle Snyder celebrates after winning gold at the 2016 Olympics. (Reuters)
    U.S. wrestler Kyle Snyder celebrates after winning gold at the 2016 Olympics. (Reuters)

    If a pro wrestler couldn’t get the job done as a UFC fighter, maybe an Olympic gold medalist will fare differently if given the opportunity.

    Twenty-year-old Ohio State University junior Kyle Snyder became the youngest American in history to win a wrestling gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now the highly decorated wrestler has his eye on competing in the UFC and took to Twitter to make his intentions public.

    He would later speak to Fox Sports and expand on the tweet.

    “I want to fight,” Snyder said. “Basically what that tweet means. I love wrestling, I really do. I would want to continue wrestling but I want to do both at the same time. I want to pursue my wrestling career, wrestle in World Championships and the Olympic games, but if the scheduling could work out and I can become an elite fighter, then I want to fight in the

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  • Jon Jones crouches in his corner before facing Ovince Saint Preux in their interim UFC light heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 197 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

    The future of Jon Jones’ MMA career may be up in the air, but the lingering impression is that the former pound-for-pound champion will get a title fight upon his return. Both light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and top contender Anthony Johnson expressed their displeasure with UFC president Dana White’s insinuation – and now you can add the man who pushed Jones to the limit to that list.

    “It wouldn’t be fair, giving him a title shot,” Alexander Gustafsson said on The MMA Hour. “I’m not saying I’m going to get it. I’m just saying, after everything that happened, it’s not fair to other fighters too, who’ve been working their asses off and they’ve been fighting each other. So, not a title shot right away. Just give him a fun fight first and that’s it.”

    Gustafsson gave Jones all he could handle at UFC 165 in 2013. Jones won a unanimous decision but was battered and bloodied by Gustafsson throughout the fight. Since the Jones loss, Gustafsson has gone 2-2 and recently pulled out a

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  • If people were upset before with CM Punk landing a spot on a UFC pay-per-view event with no previous MMA experience, things won’t get any better after learning how much the former WWE superstar made for losing in a two-minute drubbing at the hands of Mickey Gall at UFC 203.

    According to the Ohio Athletic Commission, CM Punk earned $500,000 for his first-round submission loss to Gall. That payout was the third highest of all of the fighters who competed at UFC 203. Main event competitors Alistair Overeem ($800,000) and Stipe Miocic ($600,000) were the only fighters to earn more than the debuting Punk. This was on a card that included tenured fighters such as Urijah Faber ($160,000) and Fabricio Werdum ($375,000).

    As for his opponent, Gall raked in a paltry by comparison $30,000 (includes a $15,000 win bonus) for dominating Punk over the course of the short affair.

    Punk came into that fight as much as a +335 underdog, according to Sportsbook Review. However, the lack of experience and

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  • Fabricio Werdum
    Following his victory over Travis Browne at UFC 203, Fabricio Werdum kicked Browne’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. (AP)

    The heavyweight fight between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne may have been respectful for fifteen minutes. But after the final bell is when the bad blood spilled into the cage and a brawl between corners nearly commenced.

    Werdum, who defeated Browne by unanimous decision, engaged in a heated war of words with Browne’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan (who also trains Ronda Rousey) before Bruce Buffer announced the result. The former heavyweight champion punctuated the argument with a swift front kick to Tarverdyan’s chest. Both corners spilled into the middle of the Octagon, ready for battle, while Werdum went into a fighting stance.

    Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed as both corners were escorted out of

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  • Elevator mishap injures C.B. Dollaway, forces him out of UFC 203

    C. B. Dollaway
    C. B. Dollaway suffered what might be the weirdest MMA injuries ever. (Getty)

    Everything appeared to be on track for UFC 203 to take place in Cleveland after all of the fighters made weight on Friday evening. However, an elevator would have its say and wreak havoc on the card, resulting in one fighter needing to be removed due to an injury.

    C.B. Dollaway was forced out of his scheduled light heavyweight showdown with Francimar Barroso after an accident that took place in a Cleveland hotel after the UFC 203 ceremonial weigh-ins. Dollaway, along with several fighters, were trapped in an elevator at the Wyndham Hotel after it malfunctioned and apparently dropped. Although the other fighters came out unscathed – aside from being startled – Dollaway suffered a back injury that doctors said would take him out of his UFC 203 fight the day before the pay-per-view.

    Other fighters in the elevator included Urijah Faber (who posted video of the incident), Fabricio Werdum, Yancy Medeiros and Brad

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  • 'Cyborg' says showdown with Ronda Rousey needs to happen

    Cristiane Justino made her UFC debut earlier this year. (Getty)
    Cristiane Justino made her UFC debut in May. (Getty)

    The dream showdown between Ronda Rousey and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino seemingly went up in smoke after Holly Holm knocked Rousey out last November. The mere concept of these two dominant forces in women’s MMA meeting was built upon the premise of both being invincible. But with Rousey suffering her first loss and the entire women’s bantamweight division being turned upside down over the past year, the focus has shifted away from bringing the fantasy bout to fruition.

    However, Cyborg still has her sights set on a potential Rousey fight.

    Speaking to MMA Junkie, the Invicta FC featherweight said she still envisions a fight with Rousey.

    “I respect all the girls regardless of who they are,” Justino said. “But I believe there’s a ‘novela’ [Brazilian soap opera] between Ronda and I that we need to finish. I think that’s a fight everyone wants to watch.”

    Cyborg is currently scheduled for her second UFC fight against newcomer Lina Lansberg in

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  • Meisha Tate will take on Amanda Nunes at UFC 200. (Getty Images)
    Miesha Tate lost her bantamweight title at UFC 200. (Getty Images)

    Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is regarded as a kind and giving soul by her peers. Her latest act of kindness is a heartwarming one that finds her as a real-life hero to a 6-year-old girl and her parents during an incident near Mount Charleston in Las Vegas, NV.

    Over the weekend, Tate was hiking at Mary Jane Falls, a hiking trail at Mount Charleston, when 6-year-old Kai broke her arm near the top of the mountain trail. Tate spotted Kai’s mother struggling to carry the little girl down the 2.6-mile trail and decided to help out.

    “I saw her meekly built mother struggling to carry her daughter down the mountain so I offered to carry the little girl to the bottom,” Tate posted on her Facebook. “The mother asked her 6-year-old daughter ‘would you rather have me or her carry you down’ without hesitation (to my surprise) she quickly replied ‘I want HER to carry me.’”

    Images posted by the parents of Kai

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