- Not many people were taking Nate Diaz last December when he stepped inside the Octagon to battle Michael Johnson in a meeting of lightweights. That all changed three rounds later, as Diaz picked apart Johnson, who entered that fight ranked sixth in the division and on the cusp of title contention.
- UFC 203 still has the planned main event between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and top challenger Alistair Overeem. But the card needs a new co-headline bout after MMAjunkie reported that Ben Rothwell has suffered a knee injury and will not be able to face Fabricio Werdum.
Rothwell suffered a torn meniscus and a possible ACL tear in practice, forcing the heavyweight contender out of the September 10 matchup from Cleveland. The report does indicate that the UFC is seeking a replacement that will allow Werdum, a former champion who lost to Miocic earlier this year, to remain on the docket.
- Cris "Cyborg" Justino said that there was no possible way that she could cut to 135 pounds and compete in the UFC's bantamweight division. Now, thanks to the upcoming release of a documentary on her Octagon debut earlier this year, we see just how serious she was.
Justino, who returns to action later this year in her first UFC main event from Brazil, is shown in the documentary preview clip below attempting to cut to 140 pounds for her fight with Leslie Smith. The reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion is in tears and nearly passes out several times, but she did make it to 140.
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