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Morning Report: Results, recaps and video from a hectic fight weekend

This past weekend in combat sports wasn’t just busy — it was uniquely busy. From the usual, UFC events and regional shows loaded with notable names, to the unusual, supercard Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments and the most dangerous middleweight in the world showing off his pipes, there was really something for everyone. And like always, we’re here to catch you up if you missed out on any of the fun or just plain want to see it all again. So lean back, fill up that morning coffee and let’s get to the goods. 6 MUST-READ STORIES Werdum subs Big Nog. Fabricio Werdum punctuated a record-setting night of submissions by coaxing a verbal tapout from Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with a second-round armbar at UFC on FUEL 10. (Video.) Afterward, Werdum voiced his willingness to wait for a title shot against the winner of JDS-Velasquez III. Silva returns. Thiago Silva needed just four-and-a-half minutes to knock out former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael Cavalcante on the main card of UFC on FUEL 10. Barring any post-fight setbacks, the win is technically Silva’s first since 2009, and earned the Brazilian $100,000 in bonus money. For some reason Antonio Bigfoot Silva subsequently challenged Silva to a heavyweight bout, however the light heavyweight slugger declined. Bowles popped after loss. Former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone following his UFC 160 loss to George Roop. Bowles’ testosterone-to-epitestosterone level exceeded 20-to-1, a level far beyond the 6-to-1 legal limit. Bowles will be suspended and fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Metamoris 2. Kron Gracie defeated ONE FC lightweight champion Shinya Aoki via guillotine choke, while Roberto Cyborg Abreu took a frustrating, bizarre unanimous decision over UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub at BJJ pay-per-view Metamoris 2 on Sunday. Additionally, Royler Gracie vs. Eddie Bravo, a rematch a decade in the making, is slated to headline Metamoris 3. Nunes signs. Former UFC featherweight contender Diego Nunes inked a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. Nunes compiled a 3-3 UFC record over the course of three years, defeating Mike Brown, Manny Gamburyan and Bart Palaszewski, while losing to Kenny Florian, Dennis Siver, and most recently, Nik Lentz. Weekend results. To see the best of the rest, check out results and gifs from KSW 23 and Titan FC 25. MEDIA STEW There was plenty of drama with the whole Brendan Schaub fiasco, most of it during the post-fight presser, but the other notable MMA fighter who competed at Metamoris 2 didn’t disappoint, regardless of the outcome. Cain Velasquez beats Daniel Cormier 100 times out of 100? Yeah, I don’t believe that either. Elsewhere this weekend, former champion strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski took on UFC vet Sean McCorkle in the co-main event of KSW 23. Check it out. And for the night’s main event, Mamed Khalidov — probably the best unsigned middleweight in the world — battled against the one-punch power of Melvin Manhoef. Wild nights in Poland. Anderson Silva singing again? Yep, Anderson Silva singing again. Props to @Intravid for the find. Finally, let’s exit with a trailer to a trailer. (That sentence is morbidly comical to me.) E3 kicks off today, so expect to see more soon from EA’s UFC game. SUBBING THE SUB-MASTER [email protected] has one of the nastiest armbars in the game. ”” Vinny Magalhaes (@VinnyMMA) June 9, 2013 So much for me saying that there won’t be any submission in they main event, haha, wow, really didn’t expect that, that was awesome! ”” Bas Rutten (@BasRuttenMMA) June 9, 2013 Congratulations @fabriciowerdum! Title shot coming your way, well deserved! ”” Krzysztof Soszynski (@KSOSufc) June 9, 2013 REFLECTIONS Thank you so much for all the support and all the messages before and fighter the fight Thanks to my team @blackzilians and all my teammates ”” Thiago Silva (@ThiagoSilva_MMA) June 9, 2013 I can think of better ways to waste 8 weeks of my life. ”” Jason Highwalker(@KCBanditMMA) June 9, 2013 I made a STUPID mistake and got punished for it only me to blame,sorry for the disappointment,new path starts today,thanks for the support!! ”” Mike Wilkinson (@M_WilkinsonMMA) June 9, 2013 Man I wish I fought tonight 🙁 ”” Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) June 9, 2013 LOFTY GOALS Guys, I’m not worried about breaking into the top 10 heavyweights. I just want to break the top 10. Period. @ufc #ufc ”” Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) June 9, 2013 JUST TWO FRIENDLY GUYS Nicest guy ever. I hate to fight him”¦ ”” Sean McCorkle (@BigSexyMcCorkle) June 10, 2013 HOW TO TURN A CROWD AGAINST YOU IN 20 MINUTES Such an honor to compete in metamoris thank u Cyborg & the jiu jitsu community ”” Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 10, 2013 If you weren’t entertained by the match the press conference was interesting 🙂 ”” Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 10, 2013…

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