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CLEVELAND -- CM Punk could have used a folding chair or a tag-team partner. Cheap MLB Jerseys .Out of pro wrestlings scripted ring, his first trip into the octagon didnt last long.Punk, who was one of WWEs biggest stars when he left it two years ago to try his hand in ultimate fighting, tapped out just 2:14 into the first round after he was pummeled and choked by Mickey Gall on the UFC 203 undercard Saturday night.The 38-year-old Punk was on his back less than 10 seconds into the fight. Pinned up against the octagons cage, he was unable to get out from under Gall, who landed numerous blows to both sides of Punks head.Looking confident and mugging for the sellout crowd, Punk, whose debut had been delayed by injuries, entered Quicken Loans Arena to Cult of Personality by Living Colour, the song he used for years on the WWE circuit.After stepping into the eight-sided arena for the first time, Punk smiled as he looked across at Gall, an up-and-coming welterweight from New Jersey who had called out the famous wrestler and pledged to destroy him.Gall made good on his promise, quickly shooting a double-legged takedown on Punk, who seemed in shock as he laid flat on his back. With Punk lying prone, Gall smashed a right hand into his temple and then kneeled on top of him and swung both arms like a pendulum, connecting with one hard shot after another.Punk nearly got free, but Gall regained a dominant position and squeezed his opponents head like he wanted to snap it off. Punk had no choice but to tap his hand on the mat, ending the fight the way many inside UFC predicted.Yeah you know in life you go big or you go home, Punk said afterward. I just like to take challenges. It was a hell of a climb, I didnt get to the summit tonight but it doesnt mean Im going to give up it doesnt mean Im going anywhere, it doesnt mean Im going to stop.Punks first foray into mixed martial arts was on the undercard of heavyweight Stipe Miocics title defense against Alistair Overeem, who will have to battle both the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder Clevelander and a sellout crowd of more than 20,000 rooting against him. Cheap Astros Jerseys Authentic . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . Hey!" 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ESPNs planned five-hour College GameDay extravaganza from Columbus would have needed a sad trombone soundtrack.But both teams stayed alive in the College Football Playoff chase. It was survive and advance, Big Ten football style. And now we can finally look ahead to a potentially epic confrontation.Its going to be intense, Ohio State defensive end Jalyn Holmes said. The Game of the Century.Well, The Game of the Decade, perhaps. The 2006 meeting, when the Buckeyes and Wolverines were 1-2 in the rankings, will be hard to top. This years version also brings back memories of 1997, when both teams ranked in the top four, and a do-it-all defensive back (Charles Woodson) led Michigan to a national title en route to winning the Heisman Trophy.This will be the first time in a decade that Big Ten and national championship stakes ride on this rivalry. It feels like weve been headed for this since Jim Harbaugh was hired on Dec. 30, 2014. Two days later, Ohio State beat Alabama on its way to a national title.For all the hoopla and hard-earned success Harbaugh has already brought to Ann Arbor, he ultimately will be judged on whether he can beat Ohio State. His first time around didnt go so well, as the Buckeyes won 42-13 last year in the Big House. Michigan has lost 11 of the last 12 in this series.But Harbaugh has the maize and blue back on more equal footing with the Buckeyes. One of the best Big Ten parlor games this year has been comparing scores between the two superpowers. Michigan beat Wisconsin by seven at home. Ohio State needed overtime to beat Wisconsin by seven on the road. The Wolverines trounced Rutgers 78-0, one week after the Buckeyes stomped the Scarlet Knights 58-0. Ohio State hammered Maryland 62-3, exactly three points better than Michigans results against the same Terrapins a week earlier.Now these teams can finally measure up against each other. In the waning moments against Indiana, the Big House crowd starting chanting, Beat Ohio! (At least something remains from the Brady Hoke era.)Ohio State and Michigan, the greatest rivalry in sports, how can it not be in the back of your mind from right after the day you played last year? Michigan senior defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow said. Cheap Astros Jerseys China. I wouldnt hesitate to say thats the biggest game we play in every year.Its awesome when [the Big Ten title and playoff] comes down to that. It puts a little oomph in it.Neither team aced the playoff eyeball test on Saturday while playing about 70 miles apart. But November weather emphatically arrived in the state of Michigan, bringing wet, blustery conditions best-suited for old-school football. In East Lansing, 30 mph wind gusts made bubble-screen lobs float like bubbles.Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer ran J.T. Barrett 24 times into the teeth of a defense that knew what was coming, while Ohio State mustered just 86 passing yards.Well lose next week if we play like that, Meyer said.The Buckeyes have had some passing game issues this season and must find ways to throw against the nations top pass defense, led by All-American cornerback Jourdan Lewis. Then again, Michigan must deal with an Ohio State defense that grabbed two more interceptions on Saturday (17 for the season) and another pick that didnt officially count, on Michigan States two-point try. The Wolverines may again be without injured quarterback Wilton Speight; John OKorn started against Indiana and struggled to connect with his receivers through snow flurries.There are plenty of compelling storylines to go around. The Big Tens most versatile offensive player (Ohio State H-back Curtis Samuel) goes against its most versatile all-around player (Michigans do-everything LB?Jabrill Peppers, who modeled his game on Woodson). OSU redshirt freshman RB?Mike Weber, whose recruiting battle between the teams sparked Harbaughs infamous tangled web we weave tweet, makes his debut in the rivalry. The Big Tens East Division could be decided on the field, or both teams could stay home and watch Penn State go to Indianapolis.Add it all up, and the usual craziness that already is Michigan-Ohio State week will be ratcheted up to an 11 out of 10.Ive never been in a top-five Michigan game, Holmes said. But we could either both be in the top five or we could both be 0-11. Its still going to be intense.Saturdays struggles will be relegated to a mere footnote if Michigan and Ohio State stage a thriller next week in the Horseshoe. The Game weve all been waiting for is almost here.Its officially rivalry week, Meyer said. Our eyes are forward, and lets go. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '