UFC Notes: ‘Rumble’ suspended, Wanderlei retires

Published on Saturday, 9/20/14, at 1:16 a.m. Eastern.
Updated on Saturday, 9/20/14, at 11:38 a.m. Eastern.

–UFC Japan is underway and Miesha ‘Cupcake’ Tate (pictured) will square off against Rin Nakai as a -320 favorite. UPDATE: Tate won a unanimous decision over Nakai (30-27 twice & 29-28). More UFC Japan results at bottom…

Miesha 'Cupcake' Tate is looking for her second UFC victory today in Japan.

Miesha ‘Cupcake’ Tate beat Rin Nakai for her second UFC victory today in Japan.

–Wanderlei ‘The Axe Murderer’ Silva announced his retirement today in a rambling video in which blasted the UFC for a number of issues, including the lack of fighter pay. If Silva is indeed retired for good, his legendary career ends with an overall mixed martial arts record of 35-12-1-1. He went 4-6 in the UFC. In the last fight of his career, Silva finished Brian Stann by second-round knockout in a thrilling back-and-forth battle on March 3 of last year in Japan.

–The UFC has suspended light heavyweight contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson indefinitely after the mother of his children obtained a protective order against him. She told police he knocked out two of her teeth in 2012. The UFC noted that it has hired a third-party law firm to investigate the allegations against Johnson, which he has denied.

–The UFC released Thiago Silva (again) after his wife posted videos of him with a gun and allegedly high on cocaine. Silva had recently been re-signed after all criminal charges against him were dropped by the state of Florida.

–Matt Mitrione and Gabriel Gonzaga have agreed to face each other in a heavyweight scrap in Phoenix at UFC on Fox 13 in December.

–Mark Hunt beat Roy Nelson by second-round KO in a pick ’em matchup. The ‘over’ (1.5 rounds) was a winner. It was ‘Big Country’s’ first UFC loss by KO. Hunt took home a 50K Performance of the Night bonus.

–In the co-main event, Myles Jury KO’d Japanese legendary lightweight Takanori ‘The Fireball Kid’ Gomi in 92 seconds as a -520 ‘chalk.’

–Yoshihiro Akiyama beat Amir Sadollah by unanimous decision as a -160 ‘chalk.’

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