D-Bag internet sensations, The Paul Brothers, start calling out UFC fighters

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It’s 2018 and internet sensations that you may have never heard of are more famous than your favorite actors. Having a 16-year-old son myself, I’ve learned that there are a handful of superstars with an enormous social media following. Most of these internet celebrities are uber famous among kids and they use that fame as a platform to do good in the world act like an asshole, every chance they get.

Two of the most famous (and most hated) are Jake and Logan Paul. Currently, the brothers are beefing with other internet celebrities and are set to have a boxing match this month. Odds are that this will get more views than Mayweather/McGregor and I’m not even kidding. Even the UFC have been promoting their fights.

Speaking of the UFC, the Paul brothers seem to want to transition to the Octagon. They called out CM Punk and Conor McGregor for fights. In this day and age, I wouldn’t be shocked if it happened. Despite the brothers doing a boxing match, they both have wrestled their entire life. This alone makes the odds much higher in favor of us seeing them in the UFC.

I wish I was joking, but if CM Punk is allowed to fight in the UFC…

UFC 225 looks to have done roughly 250,000 PPV buys

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The 250,000 number for that show, would be considered a disappointment UFC 225 was absolutely stacked, and the UFC had to be hoping for some serious interest resulting in a lot of PPV buys. The show had two big main events, Holly Holm and of course CM Punk. Google search reports of the show indicate … Read moreUFC 225 looks to have done roughly 250,000 PPV buys

Al Iaquinta goes off on Dana White regarding weigh ins, handling of fighters etc.

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Al Iaquinta had a ton to say about Dana White on the MMA Hour Al Iaquinta certainly earned his nickname “Ragin’ Al.” He pulls no punches and definitely says what is on his mind, no matter what. Yesterday he was a guest on Ariel Helwani‘s MMA Hour program and he was not shy about his thoughts … Read moreAl Iaquinta goes off on Dana White regarding weigh ins, handling of fighters etc.

What determines a main card fighter vs. a preliminary fighter?

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Lately, there’s been a lot of debate about who should fight on main cards When you’re putting an event together with more than a dozen fights, it’s important to decide who goes to the main card and who should fight on the prelims. For the fighters it’s not just about status, it directly affects their … Read moreWhat determines a main card fighter vs. a preliminary fighter?

Mike Jackson speaks on CM Punk and the ass kicking he dished out

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We all saw Mike Jackson beat the brakes off of CM Punk at UFC 225. The common consensus after the fight was that Jackson did what he had to do and Punk should find another line of work. A lot of people feel that ‘Hey, at least he’s trying’, which is admirable. However, Jackson dished out such a one-sided beating on Punk that he’s receiving criticism for it. Personally, I don’t understand why.

Jackson achieved what he set out to do and that should have been the end of it. It was not. He received the ire of Dana White and fans who felt he showboated and didn’t finish when he could have. He beat Punk from pillar to post and ended his dream of being a fighter. What else is the guy supposed to do?

Dana White not thrilled with “Complete Idiot” Mike Jackson

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Dana White called Mike Jackson a “Complete Idiot.” The CM Punk experiment came to a lackluster finish Saturday night in his hometown of Chicago. He did manage to go the distance but it was only because his opponent was either uninterested or hits like a 90-year-old lady. Could be a little bit of column A and … Read moreDana White not thrilled with “Complete Idiot” Mike Jackson

CM Punk sits down with Ariel Helwani in a special 1-on-1 interview

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CM Punk said it best when he says that sitting down with Ariel Helwani was special. Punk doesn’t normally like to do interviews via Skype or phone etc. So every time the UFC comes to Chicago, Ariel tries to get a 1-on-1 unique sit down with Punk. This time is a lot more special because Punk is competing for the first time ever in MMA in his home city.

Punk goes into great detail about the defamation lawsuit that he just won and how it’s a huge weight lifted off of his shoulders. The highlight of this interview is definitely how he relates MMA and pro wrestling. In the WWE, no one was better at manufacturing fake beef than Punk. In MMA and real life, it’s totally the opposite. He feels no need to hype his fight and pretend that he hates his opponent.

For you wrestling fans, will he ever come back to wrestling? His answer of ‘maybe’ is a lot more promising than the word, ‘no’.

CM Punk wins civil lawsuit against WWE Dr. Chris Amann in Chicago

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CM Punk will fight in the UFC Octagon Saturday, but today he was in court. CM Punk probably didn’t want to be in a Chicago courtroom today, after all, he has a cage fight in four days, but that’s the way it goes. He had been sued in civil court by the WWE’s Dr. Chris … Read moreCM Punk wins civil lawsuit against WWE Dr. Chris Amann in Chicago

Jimmy Smith breaks down CM Punk versus Mike Jackson

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CM Punk and Mike Jackson will clash at UFC 225 this weekend.

This Saturday night, UFC 225 will take place, and the card is absolutely stacked. Like mega stacked with a side of stacked. Just to help put the event in perspective; Rashad Evans, Joe Benavidez, Sergio Pettis and Clay Guida will all be fighting on the Fight Pass prelim portion of the card. Amazing. However, a lot of people are a little upset at the fact that a pair of 0-1 fighters is on the PPV. CM Punk meets Mike Jackson in a battle of winless fighters who have only competed professionally once.

You can understand why fans might be a bit miffed. Fighters are even more upset about it. That said, CM Punk was a star already when he came to the UFC and he will sell tickets and PPV buys, so he finds himself on the PPV. It’s not supernatural, but it’s also not entirely popular. Evan Shoman wrote about the subject earlier this month and stated, it’s what’s best for business.

Whether we like it or not, it’s going to happen and Jimmy Smith takes us into their camps and breaks down the fight very well. Take a look for yourself.

Let’s Get Ready to Rematch: Whittaker vs. Romero

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UFC 225 pits Australian, Robert Whittaker, against Cuban, Yoel Romero, in the middleweight title bout. Whittaker intends to defend his title and also happens to be the first UFC champion from Australia or New Zealand. Since moving up in weight class from the welterweight division, he boasts a seven-match win streak as a middleweight, which … Read moreLet’s Get Ready to Rematch: Whittaker vs. Romero

No matter what, CM Punk on the UFC 225 main card is best for business

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While I know all MMA fans are pure of heart and want things to be a certain way, it just isn’t. In fact, our opinion doesn’t really matter at all. All that matters to the UFC is money. Also, money. Lastly, money. By the way, that isn’t a dig at the UFC. The goal of a business is to generate the most dollars as you possibly can. The UFC is a business and their bottom line is more important than what MMA purists want.

We’ve seen this with the UFC’s handling of the UFC 225 card. In my mind, it was never a question that CM Punk would be on the main card. However, fans got into a tizzy when they saw that Punk and Mike Jackson were on the main card with a combined record of 0-2. Fans might not understand, but Punk gets it. He said he’d fight on Fight Pass if he could. The thing is, an entire audience will be buying UFC 225 from CM Punk alone and THAT is why he’s on the main card. In fact, his name recognition is why he’s in the UFC at all.

Curtis Blaydes and Alistair Overeem get it, too. They know that the UFC, first and foremost, is a business. In fact, the only people who don’t seem to ‘get it’ are fans and journalists. People were saying that Overeem and Blaydes were ‘demoted’ to the undercard. In usual Dana White fashion, his retort at the press conference this weekend was priceless.

“Listen, when Alistair Overeem sells as many pay-per-views as CM Punk does, we can argue.”

Yep, that’ll do it.

It should also be noted that the former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, is on the Fight Pass prelims. His fight will be seen by about 70 people.

CM Punk says if it were up to him, he’d be first fight on Fight Pass

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People are upset that CM Punk is on the PPV aspect of the fight card. CM Punk seems to not sweat the small stuff. He knows that people are scoffing at the notion that he and another 0-1 fighter are on the PPV part of the card. I mean, let’s be honest, Holly Holm is … Read moreCM Punk says if it were up to him, he’d be first fight on Fight Pass

Mike Jackson not lacking in the confidence department

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If there is one thing Mke Jackson isn’t lacking in the confidence department, it’s faith in himself. CM Punk’s next opponent is getting out there and letting people know that this isn’t about Punk. Rather, it’s the Mike ‘The Truth’ Jackson Show.

“If you bring in someone else, it’ll get buzz, but it’s not going to get this type of buzz; and it’s getting this type of buzz because it’s me. I was the guy from the jump, but you have to have a dope storyline and this is a storyline that even Vince McMahon couldn’t write.”

Forget ‘The Truth’…

Mike ‘Headstrong and Cocksure’ Jackson.

It’s official, CM Punk will meet Michael Jackson at UFC 225

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CM Punk will fight in his hometown of Chicago on June 9th This is an interesting world we’re living in. Former WWE champion and superstar CM Punk is making his second walk to the Octagon in June to face Michael Jackson. What makes this fight so interesting is that the UFC is often advertised as … Read moreIt’s official, CM Punk will meet Michael Jackson at UFC 225

WWE’s ‘The Miz’ totally backs and supports CM Punk in his fight career

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When CM Punk fought for the first time in the UFC it was against newcomer, Mickey Gall. The horn sounded and Punk threw a punch that was ducked by Gall who then took him down. Punk never got up, as he received a beating and then got choked out. On the WWE PPV on the very next night, the Miz and fellow WWE superstar, Dolph Ziggler, re-enacted Punk’s Octagon debut.

This mockery may have been a tribute and no mockery at all. It could also have been the WWE brass, who were scorned by Punk when he left, exacting some low-key revenge. Whatever the case was, The Miz is on board with Punk’s chosen career path.

“The guy was going after a dream. Whenever you go after a dream, why smash on it? He’s going to do his best and I imagine he’s training his heart out to do well in the Octagon. I hope he does well.”