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VIDEO | Cris Cyborg sends a message to Ronda Rousey

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Cris Cyborg scored a second-round TKO victory over Lina Lansberg in the main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 card in Brazil.

The win marked Cyborg’s second victory while fighting under the UFC banner, with both of those wins coming by way of technical knockout.

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Long before her arrival in the UFC, fight fans have been craving a potential super-fight between Cris and former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

During her post-fight interview with FOX Sports last night, Cyborg sent the following message to Rousey (watch in the above video):

“I want Ronda to come back,” Cyborg told FOX Sports following he latest victory. “I think she should show people that even when you lose, it is not the end of the world. You cannot give up.”

She continued:

“Come back for your fans and let us make the fight for all the fans, for women’s MMA. I think everybody wants this fight and it would be amazing.”

Ronda Rousey has not competed inside of the octagon since her shocking knockout loss to Holly Holm.

Rumors have been swirling that Ronda Rousey has been offered a title fight with current UFC bantamweight title holder Amanda Nunes for UFC 207 on December 30 in Las Vegas.

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A fight between Cyborg and Rousey would have to take place outside of the UFC’s bantamweight division, as it has been proven that Cris cannot make the 135-pound limit.

Do you think we will ever see a women’s super fight between Cris Cyborg and Ronda Rousey come to fruition. Sound off PENN Nation!

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VIDEO | Roy Nelson explains why he kicked John McCarthy

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UFC heavyweight veteran Roy Nelson added another knockout to his resume at last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 event in Brazil, scoring a second-round finish of former title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Nelson was able to catch Silva with a big uppercut late in round two that sent Antonio crashing to the canvas. “big Country” quickly followed up with some ground and pound which eventually prompted referee Big John McCarthy to step in and call a stop to the contest.

Watch the finish below:

Roy Nelson KO’s Bigfoot Silva with a huge right hand + ground and pound! #UFCBrasilia https://t.co/r5xkSKmH5W

— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) September 25, 2016

Nelson was not very happy with what he considered to be a late stoppage from the official and thus decided to flip-off and then kick referee John McCarthy seconds after scoring the finish.

Check it out:

Bad ass of @roynelsonmma to take a jab at the alleged “best ref in the business” #UFCBrasilia pic.twitter.com/9y09ygKvmd

— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) September 25, 2016

In his post-fight interview Roy explained that Antonio Silva is a friend of his and that he was upset with veteran referee John McCarthy for not calling a stop to the bout earlier, as it forced him to deliver more punches to his already dazed opponent.

Roy Nelson would deliver a short apology to John McCarthy on his instagram following the fight.

Do you think Roy Nelson will be fined or suspended for his post-fight antics at last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 event in Brazil? Sound off PENN Nation!

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PHOTO | Roy Nelson issues an apology to Big John McCarthy

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UFC veteran Roy Nelson added another knockout victory to his resume at last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 event in Brazil, scoring a second-round finish over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

“Big Country” flatted the former UFC heavyweight title challenger (Antonio Silva) with an uppercut late in the fight’s second-round and then promptly followed up with some ground and pound to secure the win.

Check out the finish below:

Roy Nelson KO’s Bigfoot Silva with a huge right hand + ground and pound! #UFCBrasilia https://t.co/r5xkSKmH5W

— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) September 25, 2016

After referee John McCarthy finally stepped in to call a stop the contest, Roy Nelson not only flipped-off the long time official but also gave McCarthy a kick in the butt out of frustration as he felt the bout should have been stopped sooner.

Watch Roy Nelson kick referee “Big” John McCarthy below:

Bad ass of @roynelsonmma to take a jab at the alleged “best ref in the business” #UFCBrasilia pic.twitter.com/9y09ygKvmd

— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) September 25, 2016

Roy Nelson apologized for his actions late yesterday evening sharing the following post on his instagram with the caption: “hurting my friend @bigfootsilva caught in the moment @JohnMcCarthyMMA I apologize #overreact @ufc #norules #tomanypunches”

Roy Nelson has now won two of his last three octagon appearances. He defeated Jared Rosholt in February via decision before surrendering a razor thin and controversial split-decision setback to Derrick Lewis in July.

Roy’s knockout victory over “Bigfoot” served as KO/TKO win number 14 of his storied mixed martial arts career.

Meanwhile, Antonio Silva has now lost three fights in a row and five of his past six bouts overall, with all five of those setbacks coming by form of knockout.

Who would you like to see “Big Country” fight in his next octagon appearance? Do you think Roy Nelson will be fined and or suspended for his post-fight actions at last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 event? Sound off PENN Nation!

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VIDEO | RIZIN Results: Krazy Horse scores a seven-second KO

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“Krazy Horse” Charles Bennett scored a seven-second knockout victory over Minoru Kimura earlier today at RIZIN 2 in Japan.

The fight started and Minoru charged across the ring where he was met by a leaping right punch from “Krazy Horse”.

The wild shot dropped Minoru who quickly covered up as Bennett unleashed some ground and pound strikes which forced the referee to call a stop to the bout.

Check out the finish below:

#RIZINFF Performance of the Night pic.twitter.com/bgv9qMiJ5N

— caposa (@GrabakaHitman) September 25, 2016

Who would you like to see “Krazy Horse” fight in his next RIZIN FF appearance? Sound off PENN Nation!

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Exclusive | Alan Jouban: Luke Rockhold is definitely with the right modeling agency and could make some big money

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Alan Jouban (14-4 MMA) is one of the hottest prospects in the UFC’s stacked welterweight division. “Brahma” has gone 5-2 under the UFC banner and is currently riding a two-fight win streak.

The 33-year-old is currently recovering from surgery, this to repair a broken hand suffered in his latest octagon appearance. With that said, Jouban is already planning his UFC return, as he hopes to compete again this December in Sacramento, possibly against veteran Patrick Cote.

Besides being a budding star inside of the octagon, Jouban is also very accomplished in the world of male modeling.

Alan, who has a deal with top designer brand Versace, was a recent guest on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire where he discussed what it is like being both a fighter and a model and why former UFC champion Luke Rockhold could score big in the industry:

“Luke Rockhold was signed by the same agent who found me. His name is Jason Kanner and he owns Soul Artist Management and he is very very good at what he does. He’s the one, well him and my fight manager, they’re the ones who orchestrated the whole Versace deal.”

“I don’t know what Like has done yet. I haven’t seen anything. He might be shooting stuff right now and maybe it comes out in a year. You know how those things are. So maybe he has shot something and that is what he is referencing. As far as I know, he (Luke) hasn’t landed any major jobs.”

 

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Jouban continued by stating that Luke Rockhold could definitely score a “big deal” due to both his looks and his name:

“Luke does have a pretty big name. He has been the (UFC) champ already. You know, he’s the number 1 or 2 guy and is a former champion. So the possibility is definitely there for him to make some big money. He just has to land some big jobs with major designers and it will come.”

“Luke is definitely lined up with the right agency. Soul Artist Management specializes in working with men and they are the ones who jump-started Channing Tatum. They discovered him and got him to be really popular.”

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As for Alan Jouban’s current deal with Versace…

“My deal with Versace is absolutely the largest payday I’ve had in my career.”

Do you think Luke Rockhold will be able to land a major modeling deal similar to Jouban’s with Versace? Sound off PENN Nation!

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UFC Fighters react to Roy Nelson kicking referee John McCarthy

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UFC heavyweight veteran Roy “Big Country” Nelson scored knockout number 14 of his storied mixed martial arts career at last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 event in Brazil.

Nelson caught his opponent, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio Silva, with a massive uppercut late in round two that sent “Bigfoot” crashing to the canvas. Roy quickly followed Silva to the floor where he unleashed some heavy ground and pound strikes which eventually prompted referee John McCarthy to step in and stop the bout.

Roy Nelson KO’s Bigfoot Silva with a huge right hand + ground and pound! #UFCBrasilia https://t.co/r5xkSKmH5W

— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) September 25, 2016

Following his knockout victory, Nelson was irate and flipped off the veteran referee for what he thought was a late stoppage to the contest. “Big Country” then proceeded to walk over and kick “Big John” in the butt while the referee was checking on the injured “Bigfoot”.

Bad ass of @roynelsonmma to take a jab at the alleged “best ref in the business” #UFCBrasilia pic.twitter.com/9y09ygKvmd

— #Dizz © (@TalkMMA) September 25, 2016

Roy Nelson did send out a short apology to John McCarthy for his post-fight actions following last night’s UFC Fight Night 95 event.

Here is how fellow UFC fighters reacted to Roy Nelson’s post-fight antics:

The only kick Roy Nelson’s ever throw in a fight is against Big John McCarthy #UFCBrasilia

— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) September 25, 2016

You can be upset but not cool for a fighter to hit a ref. Don’t want to hit a fighter more so I’ll hit ref instead? #UFCBrasilia

— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) September 25, 2016

OMG @roynelsonmma 😂😱 Not only KO win but then attacks the ref, you maniac lol pic.twitter.com/qvp97dzNF6

— Big Ben Rothwell (@RothwellFighter) September 25, 2016

I wonder if ppl react to what big country just did like everyone reacted to me last week hmmm????

— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) September 25, 2016

Roy Nelson just kicked Big Dan’s butt, and no I don’t mean Big foot 😂#UFCBrasilia

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 25, 2016

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His knockout victory over Antonio Silva marked Roy Nelson’s second win in his past three octagon appearances. His lone loss in that time was a controversial split-decision setback to Derrick Lewis in July.

Who would you like to see “Big Country” fight next? Do you think the heavyweight will be suspended and fined for his post-fight actions at UFC Fight Night 95? Sound off PENN Nation!

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VIDEO | Cris Cyborg TKO’s Lina Lansberg

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Cris Cyborg getting the job done in Brasilia, Brazil. https://t.co/MYIGnkcUwl

— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 25, 2016

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Brasilia’ Cris Cyborg returned to the Octagon for the second time as she squared off against acclaimed striker Lina Lansberg.

While Cyborg admittedly had a brutal weight cut leading up to the fight, she showed an impressive gas tank as she poured the pressure on Lansberg from start to finish.

It was in the second round however where Cyborg shined. After securing the takedown, she put on a spectacular display of ground and pound to get the TKO win in front of the Brazilian fans.

While the win was an extremely dominant one for Cyborg, Lansberg was praised quite a bit by broadcasters and fans for showing tremendous heart in the fight, and taking quite a considerable amount of damage.

With the win, the Invicta FC featherweight champion’s professional MMA record is now extended to 17-1, with her UFC record currently sitting at 2-0. Unfortunately, while Cyborg has been attempting to get the UFC to create a women’s featherweight division, UFC President Dana White has shot down the idea.

With the way things stand now, Cyborg will likely return to defend her Invicta FC belt until opportunity arises for her to return to the UFC for a superfight.

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