- As we reported last week, Conor McGregor vs. Rafael dos Anjos and Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate in championship bouts have been booked for UFC 197. The UFC officially announced the fights Tuesday, but had planned to this weekend at halftime during the Green Bay Packers-Washington Redskins game. That announcement was held up due to negotiations with Rafael dos Anjos, which obviously were resolved.
- Good news for Nick Diaz, as his ridiculous five year suspension due to a failed marijuana test was reduced to 18 months by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Nick Diaz's original fine of $165,000 was reduced to $100,000, and Diaz could now fight by August. The commission's ruling of Diaz's third drug test failure offense was criticized heavily by fighters, fans and media.
Diaz failed a drug test in Nevada for the third time for marijuana following his UFC 183 loss to Anderson Silva. The NAC never filed a written decision to Nick Diaz's legal team, which led to the possibility for talks of a settlement.
- CM Punk's early rating of "85 out of 100" hit the internet today, and many fans were furious. The former WWE Champion took to Twitter to continue to troll fans about being so upset over the video game. EA told Kotaku that Punk's stats for the gave haven't actually been finalized.
Hey! This is cool. I hope it makes dummies furious. https://t.co/HpzbGzvX6i— Coach (@CMPunk) January 11, 2016
Not since Samus Aran was revealed to be a woman have dummies been this butt hurt about a video game.— Coach (@CMPunk) January 11, 2016