The UFC is a money fuelled environment now more than ever. It used to be that fans got to see the best in each division face each other in an orderly fashion. Then, sometime between 2010 and present day, things changed.

Many credit UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for bringing ‘money fights’ to the forefront of the UFC. It’s true that McGregor helped move things forward, but he didn’t pioneer the idea by any means.

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From Lesnar to Punk

Brock Lesnar was arguably the first real cash cow in the UFC. Entering the sport from the world of pro wrestling, the WWE superstar actually did rather well. Lesnar won the UFC heavyweight title during his brief time in the UFC.

His comeback at UFC 200 came during a time when money fights were literally taking over the UFC. CM Punk was the next big experiment, and he fought last night at UFC 203. Unfortunately for Punk, things didn’t go as smoothly.

Sep 10, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; C.M. Punk (red gloves) after his fight against Mickey Gall (blue gloves) during UFC 203 at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

CM Got Punked

Few expected CM Punk to dominate in his first ever UFC fight. The fact it was his first ever MMA fight would tell you that. It was simply another example of the UFC cashing in on the drawing power of a WWE star.

Joe Rogan has reacted to the loss of CM Punk at UFC 203, and his statement was very blunt…

Continue to page 2 for Joe Rogan’s blunt advice for CM Punk…

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