Rankings Update: Cruz/McGregor enter top 5

This past weekend's UFC 178 featured several key bouts that had an effect on rankings in multiple divisions, most noticeably the bantamweight and featherweight.

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Fighters react to Conor McGregor 150k purse 

MMA suffered a Schizophrenic moment when the official purses for UFC 179 were released, and it was revealed that Conor McGregor was making 75/75.
 

Chael forgives Wand, Vitor forgives Chael 

Chael Sonnen: "It was pretty easy for of us to justify some of our actions by going 'Ah I don't really like that rule.' That's the origin of all sins."
 

Uriah Hall credits crazy training methods for courageous win 

Uriah Hall: “I was training at the Nike headquarters center and we had these glasses that would flash... , I had the noodles coming at me, and I was in a dark room."
 

Cowboy agrees to cut dangerous activities, on fight week 

Donald Cerrone: "[Dana White] was pretty adamant tonight about not - he's just just like 'fight week cut back'. And I can agree with that. For sure. Sure. Yah."
 

Alan Patrick out of UFC 179 with ghastly broken jaw 

Alan Patrick: "I have never been hit by such a knee before. It went right into my chin. Now, I will have to put a titanium plate on my chin."
 

Gym of the Month: Rothwell MMA 

When Ben Rothwell is not tearing up the cage in the UFC he is hard at work running his gym called Rothwell MMA located in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
 

Robin Black breaks down Gunnar Nelson's punishing top game 

 

Couture voted off 'Dancing with the Stars' 

Randy Couture and his professional dance partner, Karina Smirnoff, were voted off “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday night.
 

Weidman: I want to 'make a mockery' of Belfort 

Chris Weidman: "I'm going to embarrass [Vitor Belfort] in that cage. I'm going to make him look like an old man who withered away."
 

Rockhold signs endorsement deal with Adidas 

Today sportswear giant Adidas announced that it has signed UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold to a sponsorship deal, the second addition to their MMA team.
 

Gracie wants UFC return after Metamoris 5 

Renzo GRacie: "Everything is going great and I'm ready to kick some butt. And soon, believe it, after Sakuraba, I'm coming for UFC."
 

Kennedy: McCarthy is the best ref but majorly f@$%ed up 

Tim Kennedy: "For being the best ref in the world, John MCCarthy got owned that night by a bunch of guys doing shady things. He got played by all three of them."
 

McCorkle announces retirement from MMA 

Sean McCorkle stayed active after his UFC release, winning six straight fights, but then lost five of his last six and today announced his retirement from professional MMA.
 

Swedish AC denies UFC fight 

A fight between Dennis Siver and French featherweight Taylor Lapilus was denied by the SMMAF. The UFC then offered Charles Rosa, who was accepted.
 

UFC 178 purses range from 10k to 183k 

UFC 178 purses ranged from low of $10,000 for two fighters on the card, to a high of $183,000 paid out to champion Demetrious Johnson.
 

Hunt named to NZ top 20 sporting rich list, but... 

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt was recently named to the top 20 list of highest paid New Zealand athletes, but he tweeted that UFC pay was "average."
 
 

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