CM Punk

September 12th, 2016
Matty

Count me as one of CM Punk’s biggest fans, but his bout against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on Saturday was an embarrassment to everyone involved. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto just wrote about how the UFC shouldn’t promote a second CM Punk fight, and I couldn’t agree more. Punk’s real name is Phil Brooks, and that’s…

September 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week the MMA Analysis kicks off with one of the truly great intro songs in the history of all things ever created. Cleveland deserves no less, since the city is sure to befall some horrible tragedies after an unexpectedly good summer. Will the first of those tragedies be Stipe Miocic dropping his UFC heavyweight…

September 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Mickey Gall (2-0) discusses his upcoming fight against CM Punk (Phil Brooks 0-0) at UFC 203 on September 10th  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Mickey also talks about his successful UFC debut back in February and his training camp for this fight.

September 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Next weekend, the UFC heads to Cleveland, Ohio for an event that hasn’t happened in the city in a very long time. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will defend his world title against Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 203. Miocic captured the title by heading down to Curitiba and knocking out Fabricio…

August 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 202 Fight Video Highlights: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz     UFC 202 Fight Video Highlights: Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story   UFC 202 Fight Video Highlights: Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki   “Baby Slice” off Bellator 160 due to injury Kevin Ferguson, Jr’s professional MMA debut will have to wait as “Baby Slice”…

June 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall set for UFC 203 Per MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani (and later on UFC Unfiltered) CM Punk announced that he will be facing Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on Sept. 10 in Cleveland. Punk (0-0) whose real name is Phil Brooks, mentioned that just cleared by doctors this week after a back injury has sidelined him…

February 11th, 2016
James Lynch

Phil Brooks (CM Punk) debut delayed due to back surgery According to MMAFighting.com, former WWE champion CM Punk underwent back surgery on Wednesday in Chicago, meaning his upcoming UFC debut against Mickey Gall will be delayed. The reason for surgery was apparently due to a herniated disc. Punk released a statement in the report. “My back has…

February 9th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) isn’t holding any events this weekend, there are still plenty of huge fights taking place in the next few months. UFC Fight Night 86 will occur on April 10th, and features the heavyweight slugfest between former champion Junior dos Santos and the surging Ben Rothwell. Dos Santos most recently lost via second…

January 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Mickey Gall (1-0) who was featured on Dana White’s “Lookin for a Fight” reality series discusses his callout of CM Punk during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Mickey also talks about the overwhelming response he’s had since that episode aired, how he got into MMA, the influence the Miller brothers have had on…

January 7th, 2016
Gabe Killian

On the latest episode of the Anik & Flo Podcast with UFC commentators/analysts Jon Anik and Kenny Florian, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis made some interesting revealations about his Roufusport teammate and former WWE superstar CM Punk’s Octagon debut. “Everyday, he’s getting closer,” said Pettis. Punk announced his signing with the UFC in…

October 6th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

I had a difficult time determining what news was more “noteworthy” for today, but I decided to lead with the guy who is actually a fighter. Michael Page finally has his next bout with Bellator booked. His fight is scheduled to take place on October 23rd at Bellator 144, so his opponent Charlie Ontiveros only…

June 19th, 2015
James Lynch

Former WWE star Daniel Puder is one of the few professional wrestlers who successfully made the transition to MMA, going a perfect 8-0 in his career. The 33-year old retired from the sport in 2011 and shifted his focus to helping others. The Strikeforce veteran spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 109 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” and discussed a…

May 26th, 2015
James Lynch

CES welterweight champion Chuck O’Neil makes the second defence of his title June 12 when he takes on Bellator veteran Dominique Steele in the main event of CES MMA 29 in Lincoin, Rhode Island. Most people remember O’Neil for competing on Season 13 of The Ultimate Fighter and since his UFC release in 2011, he’s…

April 4th, 2014
Stevie J

The Road to WrestleMania is finally coming to an end. For fans of the confines of the squared circle, this moment only comes once every twelve months, but it is the culmination of the dreams and hopes of millions. At times I get lost in the excitement of it all – and that’s because I’ve…

January 26th, 2014
Stevie J

It’s that time of the year where we all start talking about “The Road to WrestleMania” and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for the 2014 Royal Rumble! Last month at WWE TLC we saw Randy Orton defeat John Cena to unify the WWE and World Heavyweight Titles, but it did not settle…

December 14th, 2013
Stevie J

The annual WWE TLC PPV takes place Sunday, December 15th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Last month at Survivor Series, both John Cena and Randy Orton retained their respective world titles, leading Cena to hold up his belt in Orton’s face as the pay per view went off the air. The next night…

November 23rd, 2013
Stevie J

WWE’s annual Survivor Series Pay-Per-View takes place tomorrow night (Nov. 24, 2013) at the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. Last month at Hell in a Cell, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton finally brought their feud to a close – but only because special guest referee Shawn Michaels took matters into his own hands. Despite…

October 27th, 2013
Stevie J

WWE’s annual Hell in a Cell PPV takes place tonight (Oct. 27, 2013) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Three weeks earlier at Battleground, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton fought for the right to crown a new WWE champion, only for Big Show to come to the ring and remove the referee. When…

October 6th, 2013
Stevie J

The inaugural WWE Battleground PPV takes place October 6th at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Three weeks earlier at Night of Champions, Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton to become WWE Champion for the second time, only to have COO Triple H strip him of the title the next night on Raw, claiming…