- The first installment of "Embedded" ahead of Saturday's UFC 203 card has been released, and CM Punk is featured. Punk makes his Octagon debut against Mickey Gall from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The episode features more footage of Punk training at Roufusport ahead of the fight, along with Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne getting in some non-MMA activities.
- Saturday's card has suffered a loss, as the planned UFC Fight Pass opener for UFC 203 has been moved. The bout between lightweights Damir Hadzovic and Yukawa Kazuya will now take place at UFC Fight Night 97 from the Philippines later this year.
Both Hadzovic and Kazuya are 0-1 in their respective UFC career. Hadzovic, a 30-year-old from Bosnia, announced the news on Facebook:
"I AM NO LONGER ON THE UFC 203 CARD, BUT INSTEAD I WILL BE FIGHTING AT UFC FN 97 IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES ON OCT. 15 AGAINST THE SAME OPPONENT," Hadzovic wrote. "I feel bad for the fans who planned to see me in the US, and I feel bad for my opponent, and of course I am very disappointed that I do not get to fight right now when I am so ready and have been working so hard! The change of date is due to visa problems, I am approved for the visa but unfortunately because of delay I can not get my printed visa documents in time for my flight on Monday, therefor the UFC have moved the fight to another event."
No word if the UFC will add a bout to the lineup this late in the game or leave the fight card as is.
- Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate became a hero in the eyes of a six-year-old girl recently, carrying her down a mountain after she suffered a broken arm. The family of the injured girl explained the ordeal on Instagram recently.
Such a crazy labor day weekend for our family but ended in such an amazing and beautiful way. My poor Kai broke her arm at the top of the Mary Jane Falls hike at Mt Charleston. So @mommapook and I basically had to carry her down miles ahead. To our rescue and assistance came the amazing @mieshatate the UFC fighter. She offered to help us carry her down the mountain. Such an amazing and humble person to have met. Our family cant thank you enough for all the help. You saved us easily hours of hiking and helped us get her to the hospital sooner. Thank you again ???????????????????????? #mieshatate
damien demento contributed to this article.