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Two more bouts have been added to the UFC on Fox 31 lineup, as Bobby Green will face Drakkar Klose at lightweight, while Jack Hermansson will meet Gerald Meerschaert at middleweight.
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A suspect has been arrested by police in connection with the recent attacks against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Anthony Pettis, who was twice victimized by car bandits at his Milwaukee residence.
The surprising part? The perpetrator is just 13 years old.
“It`s scary to see where the youth is at,” Pettis told FOX 6 Now. “I feel there has to be some changes and I think I`m in a position where I can make some changes so it`s up to me to go out there. Instead of how do I replace my belongs, how do I make it right for everybody else?”
Not long after his cars were set on fire (see the video here), Pettis had to watch his Range Rover get robbed in broad daylight. Probably not the kind of thing anyone needs to be dealing with in the weeks leading up to an interim title fight.
The recent arrest stems from last month’s theft (watch it).
Pettis battles fellow 145-pound contender Max Holloway at the upcoming UFC 206 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (Dec. 10, 2016) inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
For much more on that fight click here.
CM Punk is pulling out all the stops as he starts his MMA career.
The former WWE star has moved to Milwaukee, so he can be closer to the Roufusport gym where he’s training in preparation for his UFC debut, Ariel Helwani reported Wednesday on UFC Tonight. Punk still owns a home in Chicago, but he’s renting in Milwaukee to cut down on his commute time every day.
Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, told Helwani that his training is going very well. He just sparred five rounds Monday and felt great afterward. His coach Duke Roufus told Helwani that Punk’s training is going great, but there is still no timetable for his debut. They’re taking it day by day.
Punk, 36, got a lot of criticism when he signed with the UFC last December, given that he had no competition experience in MMA or any kind of martial art. But reports of his hard work at Roufusport have come from multiple well-regarded fighters, including Ben Askren, who was skeptical of Punk signing with the UFC at the start.
UFC president Dana White said recently that Punk and Roufus will let him know when they’re ready to book a fight. Punk said on the Anik and Florian Podcast last week that he wouldn’t even be upset if his first bout was in 2016.