- A few hours removed from making his MMA debut, the emotions finally caught up to CM Punk after he lost to Mickey Gall via first round submission at UFC 203 this past Saturday. As noted, the former WWE superstar got emotional during the post-fight press conference when talking about being disappointed in himself, and admitted that he's really hard on himself. He was asked what wife AJ Lee said to him after the fight and he got more emotional, composed himself and then said that AJ just said that she was proud of him. The UFC on FOX YouTube channel posted video of Punk's emotional moment, as seen above.
- The UFC's return to Australia later this year as a headline act, as former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold takes on Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza in a title-eliminator. The card, UFC Fight Night 101, takes place November 27 from the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne and airs on FOX Sports 1.
Rockhold (15-3) suffered his first loss in three years when he was knocked out by Michael Bisping in June. The defeat cost Rockhold, a former Strikeforce champion, the UFC belt.
Souza (23-4) will be getting his rematch with Rockhold, as the two met in 2011 when the Brazilian held the Strikeforce middleweight title. After the decision loss, Souza reeled off eight straight wins before a decision defeat to Yoel Romero. He rebounded in May by finishing Vitor Belfort.
- Next up for the Octagon is a trip to Hidalgo, Texas for UFC Fight Night 94. The FOX Sports 1 main card features lightweight Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson, along with a middleweight clash between Uriah Hall and Derek Brunson.
Other planned fights are Evan Dunham-Rick Glenn, Albert Morales-Alejandro Perez, Roan Carneiro-Kenny Robertson and Islam Makhachev-Chris Wade.