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Lesnar Drops His WWE Belt At Summerslam As UFC Run Looms

Brock Lesnar is no longer a WWE champion, making it all the more likely his next appearance will be in the UFC cage.

Brock Lesnar is no longer the WWE Universal champion.

Lesnar lost the belt to Roman Reigns in the main event of WWE’s big Summerslam event from the Barclays Center in New York City, in what many believe is a precursor to his move from pro wrestling back into the UFC.

Those hoping for a more MMA-centric plotline – an appearance from expected opponent and two division UFC champ Daniel Cormier, perhaps – were disappointed to instead see only Braun Strowman appearing ringside in an attempt to cash in his ‘Money in the Bank’ insta-title shot briefcase. Instead, the only thing he got was an ass whupping from Lesnar, who beat Strowman mercilessly with a chair before tossing the briefcase across the arena.

That was enough of a distraction to allow Reigns to catch Lesnar with a spear, pinning him in what was a surprisingly quick main event for a big Summerslam. But as far as MMA fans are concerned, Lesnar has now lost his belt which seemed like an important requirement before he could return to the UFC.

As mentioned, Lesnar is expected to fight Daniel Cormier sometime in early 2019 once he is no longer under suspension from USADA, the drug testing agency that nailed him for clomiphene back in 2016. But according to Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, Lesnar hasn’t signed a bout agreement and is only bound to the UFC insofar as he can’t fight MMA for any other promotion.

That leaves the door open for Lesnar once again using the UFC to pry another big contract out of Vince McMahon and the WWE. But Lesnar’s jaunts back and forth from the UFC are big money and big visibility, a win win win for the UFC, Lesnar, and WWE. So unless another strange pro wrestling plot twist occurs, we can all look forward to seeing Lesnar challenge Cormier for the UFC heavyweight belt in early 2019.

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Watch Ronda Rousey Win A WWE Belt At Summerslam

Rousey becomes just the third person in history to hold both a WWE and UFC title.

Much like her early matches in MMA, Ronda Rousey just tore through her opposition quick to take a championship belt. This time it was the WWE’s RAW Women’s Championship title, which she took off Alexa Bliss in a five minute squash match that ended with (what else?) an armbar.

The whole affair was a bit anti-climactic. Bliss offered no real offense and took three or four bumps before Rousey mangled her arm and forced a tap. The ending had shades of Rousey’s first fight against Miesha Tate, where Ronda snapped Miesha’s arm backwards. We’ll have to get back to you on the time, but I think the celebration actually lasted longer than the match itself.

With the victory, Ronda Rousey joins Ken Shamrock and Brock Lesnar as they only athletes to win titles in both the WWE and UFC.

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Embedded! ‘That Belt Will Start Collecting Dust’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will offer combat fight fans a championship doubleheader later tonight (Sat., Aug. 4, 2018) at UFC 227 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

UFC 227 will be headlined by the bantamweight grudge match between reigning 135-pound kingpin T.J. Dillashaw and ex-champion Cody Garbrandt, while offering a co-main event tilt between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and former title challenger Henry Cejudo.

In preparation for the two title fight rematches, the promotion has released the latest and greatest episode of UFC 227 “Embedded,” which can be seen above in its entirety. This time around, the action focuses on final weight cuts, staredowns, and pre-fight preparations before the action unfolds this evening in L.A.

From the official YouTube description:

On Episode 5 of UFC 227 Embedded, athletes sound off at Ultimate Media Day before squaring off with their opponents: middleweights Kevin Holland and Thiago Santos; strawweights JJ Aldrich and Polyana Viana; flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo; and bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and former champion Cody Garbrandt. Back at the host hotel, Garbrandt gets more celebrity support as Chuck Zito and Russell Peters stop by. Final weight cuts begin Thursday night for the fighters including featherweight foes Renato Moicano and Cub Swanson. Everyone makes weight on Friday morning, and a packed ceremonial weigh-in sets the stage for an incredible event. UFC 227 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title rematches taking place Saturday, August 4th on Pay-Per-View.

To watch episodes one, two, three, and four of UFC 227 “Embedded” click here, here, here, and here.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 227 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FX at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

For much more on UFC 227 click here.

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Colby Covington Meets With President Trump, Gives Him Worthless Interim Belt

Moderately good fighter but dismal trash-talker Colby Covington won the UFC interim welterweight belt, and since he wants to take some time off to catch his breath, the UFC is rendering that belt null and void when real champ Tyron Woodley fights Darren Till. Which is whatever – if you hold stock in an interim belt these days, you’re a fool.

But Covington has managed to make the most of his worthless piece of gold-painted tin and simulated leather: He cashed it on for a photo op with President Donald Trump.

I guess this makes President Trump the interim welterweight champ now?

Dana White Takes UFC Belt to White House for Visit with President Donald Trump

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday to see his old pal, U.S. President Donald Trump, and came bearing a UFC championship belt.
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Colby Covington Wins Interim Belt, Only to Be Stripped of It

Hey, remember back when trash-talker Colby Covington won the interim welterweight belt by defeating Rafael dos Anjos back in UFC 225 in June? Well, homeboy is going to be stripped of his belt in September when actual champ Tyron Woodley faces challenger Darren Till. Because the UFC!

That’s right, folks. The value of that interim belt has now dropped so low it’s comparable to a Big Mac with a bite taken out of it, or maybe scratched DVD of old Home Improvement TV shows. Three months! Covington just won the damn thing last month, and because he wanted to take some time to heal some nagging injuries, he gets to deposit that interim belt in the nearest trash bin.

On the flipside, this is Covington we’re talking about, so… bwahahahahh!

Here’s ESPN:

Tyron Woodley will defend his welterweight title against Darren Till on Sept. 8, UFC president Dana White tells ESPN’s Brett Okomoto.

The highly anticipated 170-lb bout will headline UFC 228 in Dallas.

The UFC had been looking to secure a headline bout for the card for days now. One possibility invovled Woodley fighting interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. However, Covington was unable to fight on that date. Covington, who won the interim title on June 9, had successful surgery on Tuesday to correct a nasal issue, according to sources. Covington said he’d be ready to returnto the octagon for UFC 230 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 3, but the UFC could not afford to wait that long to book the champion vs. champion fight because there were few options available to headline the pay-per-view in September. Covington, who won the interim title by defeating Rafael dos Anjos in June, will be stripped of that title the moment the fight between Woodley and Till starts, White said.

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Report: UFC Looking to Strip Covington of Interim Belt, Book Woodley vs. Till

The Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division has been in a state of flux after divisional prospect Darren Till took to social media on Thursday to claim that interim welterweight champion Colby Covington had pulled out of his highly anticipated title fight against incumbent champ Tyron Woodley. Now more sources confirm that Covington is out and may be stripped of his interim belt.
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Brian Ortega: Vacate the Belt if Max Holloway is Out Indefinitely

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has not provided an official diagnosis on why current featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced to pull out of last Saturday’s co-main event at UFC 226 other than to say the Hawaiian had “concussion-like symptoms.”
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UFC 226 Results: Daniel Cormier KOs Stipe Miocic, Wins Heavyweight Belt

Greatness rarely comes to you, instead you have to pursue it.

Well, in the main event of UFC 226, light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier ran after that thing like it was a runaway ice cream truck, and he made damn sure that greatness was held firmly in his hands by the end of the night.

The pairing of any champs in any two divisions is pretty compelling, but when it’s Stipe Miocic – who won his belt punching dudes the heck out – and Cormier, who ran the table as a heavyweight before coming to the UFC at 205 pounds… that’s pure awesomeness right there.

And so of course, when the fight was underway, it was pretty much a slugfest. Miocic had all the confidence in the world in slinging his giant, meaty fists, and Cormier was happy to oblige him, and they stood in front of each other swinging. The light-heavyweight champ did throw some kicks, and the heavyweight champ did score a takedown, but otherwise, it was a punchfest…

… That Cormier eventually won. That’s right, the winner of the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament clipped the UFC’s heavyweight king, and when Miocic went down, Cormier knocked him out with more punches.

Cormier is now a two-divisional champ, and to spice things up, guess who the UFC brought in to challenge him, WWE-style?

 

Results: Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via KO (Punches) at 4:33, R1

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UFC 226 Results: Daniel Cormier KOs Stipe Miocic, Wins Heavyweight Belt

Greatness rarely comes to you, instead you have to pursue it.

Well, in the main event of UFC 226, light-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier ran after that thing like it was a runaway ice cream truck, and he made damn sure that greatness was held firmly in his hands by the end of the night.

The pairing of any champs in any two divisions is pretty compelling, but when it’s Stipe Miocic – who won his belt punching dudes the heck out – and Cormier, who ran the table as a heavyweight before coming to the UFC at 205 pounds… that’s pure awesomeness right there.

And so of course, when the fight was underway, it was pretty much a slugfest. Miocic had all the confidence in the world in slinging his giant, meaty fists, and Cormier was happy to oblige him, and they stood in front of each other swinging. The light-heavyweight champ did throw some kicks, and the heavyweight champ did score a takedown, but otherwise, it was a punchfest…

… That Cormier eventually won. That’s right, the winner of the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament clipped the UFC’s heavyweight king, and when Miocic went down, Cormier knocked him out with more punches.

Cormier is now a two-divisional champ, and to spice things up, guess who the UFC brought in to challenge him, WWE-style?

 

Results: Daniel Cormier def. Stipe Miocic via KO (Punches) at 4:33, R1

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