Schaub breaks down Weidman's win (0:45)

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Arlovski: Hope I never fight my friend again (2:11)


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Rumble shops for a Ferrari, Lamborghini (1:19)

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John Dodson returns; will competitive flyweight title bouts do the same?

Ask John Dodson his least favorite event of all time and he's likely to say September's UFC 178 pay-per-view in Las Vegas. Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson headlined the card opposite Chris Cariaso and ultimately earned his fifth title defense in the form of a submission in the fifth round.


Cormier: I'd beat Bader easily

Things got heated at the postfight press conference between new champ Daniel Cormier and contender Ryan Bader. Bader accused DC of dodging him and Cormier said: "They said 'Daniel, what do you want' and I said 'I want the easiest fight in the division. I want Ryan Bader. Just give me my paycheck now.'"


Cormier: I'm a legit champion

After winning the title vacated by Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier said: "You see what's sitting right there? That's a gold belt. That thing is reserved for the UFC champion. I didn't disqualify myself from this competition, Jon [Jones] did."


Cerrone on win streak

Donald Cerrone said he's still trying to figure out the secret to success in his 8-match win streak, but it boils down to something simple: "Let Cowboy be Cowboy."


Weidman: No time to rest

After defending his UFC title again, Chris Weidman said: "I'm confident, but I'm not overconfident. I know there's a lot of guys who want this belt, so I'm ready to get back in that gym and keep getting better."


Cormier takes Johnson for a ride

Daniel Cormier nearly pulled off a full suplex when he lifted Anthony Johnson off the canvas during his title fight victory at UFC 187.

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Cormier wears down Johnson for title

Daniel Cormier took a barrage of kicks and punches from Anthony "Rumble" Johnson -- even in the clinch and from his back. But he pulled Rumble to the ground to eventually cinch in a rear-naked choke for the UFC light heavyweight crown.


Weidman defends title for third time

Chris Weidman took a clean right hook to the temple in stride and ultimately took Vitor Belfort down, defeating him via referee stoppage due to ground strikes.


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Dana White tells me he's not going to press conference tonight, but DID say Donald Cerrone is the next lightweight title contender.

Belfort: He took the victory from me

ESPN's Cary Chow spoke with UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort after the loss to champion Chris Weidman. Said Belfort about being unable to buck the champ: "He was very heavy, very good on the ground."


Weidman: A word from me to them

ESPN reporter Cary Chow spoke with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman on his victory against Vitor Belfort and the message sent to fans that continue to doubt the champ.


Cormier wins title, wants Jones

After winning the light heavyweight title vacated by Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier said in the post-fight interview: "I have a message for one man: Jon Jones, get your [stuff] together! I'm waiting for you!"

Rumble submitted via rear-naked choke

Rumble looked visibly exhausted in the third, the effects of Cormier's ground game clearly taking its toll on the No. 1 contender. It was all Johnson could do to stay in the clinch and, that's when DC slid in behind Rumble for title-winning submission.