Categories for MMA News

Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Promotion Opens Up 300lb. Weight Class For Tim Sylvia

New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA), the Northeast’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on September 6, 2014 with a bell time of 7:00 pm. The main event of the evening will feature former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac”...

Jun 19, 2014 2:53 pm

Wanderlei ‘Relieved’ He Came Clean, Wants Return To Action ASAP

“I am relieved to have solved this problem. We explained to them the circumstances and that I was not using any PEDs. I injured my wrist in February and after that I felt extreme pain in training. So I was prescribed anti-inflammatories and that made my wrist swell up, so then I started taking diuretics...

Jun 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Rumor: UFC 174 PPV Bombs, Earns Less Buys Than Bellator

We thought UFC 173’s numbers looked bad and they were, but if early indicators hold true, UFC 174 set the new standard for bad buy rate. Ratings Guru, Dave Meltzer explains: (Via The Wrestling Observer) UFC 174 was the night that tested what the least amount of interest UFC could garner from a PPV perspective...

Jun 19, 2014 2:40 pm

UFC Fight Pass Airing ‘Fightography: Frank Mir’

A decade removed from one of the most chaotic endings to any championship fight, UFC FIGHT PASS, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s digital streaming service, re-examines the June 19, 2004, Frank Mir vs Tim Sylvia bout in the premiere of the new Fightography series. Available immediately at, Fightography: Frank Mir gives subscribers the opportunity to...

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

Jun 19, 2014 10:04 am

STACKED! | UFC 175 Bout Order Finalized, Faber-Cacares Bumped To Prelims

On July 5th the UFC’s biggest event of the year will take center stage in Las Vegas. The stacked UFC 175 event is set to go down as part of ‘UFC Fight Week 2014’ and features two title fights in the main and co-main event slots on pay-per-view. Chris Weidman will look to defend his...

Jun 19, 2014 9:40 am

GSP Shows Off His Impressive Strength

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre is pretty strong. In the video, the MMA legend is seen doing one armed pull ups. How many could you do?

Jun 19, 2014 6:31 am

Ratings Report: UFC 173 PPV Buys Barely Hit 200K

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Jun 19, 2014 6:19 am

Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai In The Works For Japan

On Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight, a potential UFC Fight Night 52 match up was announced between Women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate and UFC newcomer, 16-0-1 Rin Nakai. UFC Fight Night 52 is slated to take place on September 20th at the Saitama Area in Saitama, Japan. Mark Hunt and Roy “Big Country” Nelson are...

Jun 19, 2014 6:18 am

Josh Barnett Campaigning For JDS Bout

Josh Barnett is a hard-hitting heavyweight with an impressive resume spanning 17 years and a professional record of 33-7. While he’s made a name for himself in K1 MMA, Pride, and Strikeforce, Barnett is still hoping to show what he’s really made of in the UFC heavyweight division. Barnett’s first run through the UFC saw...

Jun 19, 2014 6:08 am

Cormier Prepping For Surgery after UFC Fan Wrestling Expo Match Up

With Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 officially in the books, top light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier has elected to have surgery on his right knee. The former Olympian is suffering from a torn LCL and partially damaged ACL. Undefeated Cormier suffered the injury to his LCL about 10 days out from his UFC 173 bout against...

Jun 19, 2014 6:00 am

Sonnen Responds To NSAC Suspension, Says He’s Definitely Done Fighting

Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a failed drug test for banned substances. Sonnen had already retired from competition, so the suspension is of no real consequence, however, he still took to his day job at UFC Tonight to react to the news. “I’m retired. But there is...

Jun 19, 2014 5:59 am

Scott Coker Lays Out Plans For Big Fights Under Bellator Banner

“My plan is to go from a tournament format to a more traditional format, to more of a superfight format,” said Coker, in his first day at his new job after what he described was a very quick negotiation period. “We will do tournaments when the situation makes sense. I think a tournament can make...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Condit Still Six-Months From Training Clearance, Wants Woodley Rematch

“Everything is going well so far. It’s a long, slow process. It’s six months from surgery until I can start doing light stuff in the MMA gym. I’m making progress. I want to get that rematch with Tyron Woodley and I want the rematch with Johny Hendricks. I want to be in the title picture...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

QUICK TWITT: Tito Ortiz Pissed He’s Not In UFC Game

Tito Ortiz Tweeted the UFC to ‘thank’ them for replacing him with Bruce Lee in the UFC’s new video game EA Sports UFC. Check out the Tweet below. I am honored to be replaced by Bruce Lee in the new @EASPORTS @UFC video game. Thanks @UFC — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) June 15, 2014 \\

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Pearson Discusses Controversial Sanchez Fight: ‘I was conviced I won’

“I was convinced I won that fight pretty easily and it was going to the judges’ decision with Bruce Buffer calling the victory for me. When they called it out, I felt like I was hit by Brazil all over again.”   Pearson on if getting the win bonus takes the sting off losing: “Without a...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Luke Rockhold: ‘I Want Vitor. Bisping’s Easy Money’

“I don’t want to wait that long. I want Vitor. I thought me and Jacare had a close fight, but he’s ranked above me now so I want to rectify that situation. There aren’t that many fights for me right now. How long is Vitor going to be out, that’s the question for me?”  ...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Uriah Hall Inspires

The powerful story of UFC middleweight Uriah Hallmaking an impact, as at-risk youth in Los Angeles seek a new lease on life.

Jun 19, 2014 5:10 am

Lifting The Ban, More Bellator Coverage Coming To BJPENN.COM

In case any of you missed the news earlier, here’s a recap of what went down with Bellator MMA. Goodbye Bjorn Rebney, hello Scott Coker. Yes,Viacom, the huge media company that owns the majority of Bellator, has parted ways with founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. The now former CEO of Bellator released a statement about...

Jun 19, 2014 5:05 am

Rep Says Alvarez May Stay At Bellator, Happy With New Direction

“Eddie is happy about the shakeup. He wasn’t happy with the way things were being run. I don’t think that’s any secret, so Eddie was very happy to hear there’s been a change in management. Eddie respects Viacom very much, and he’s always told me that.” … “Everything we requested (from the former management team)...

Jun 19, 2014 5:01 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens K.O.’s Marcus Davis

Jeremy Stephens displays his one-punch knockout power against Marcus Davis at UFC 125. “Lil Heathen” will put his three-fight win streak on the line in the Fight Night San Antonio main event vs. Cub Swanson.

Jun 19, 2014 5:00 am

Condit Tattoo Removed From EA UFC Game

If you picked up the new EA UFC video game, don’t be surprised when you see a cleaned up Carlos Condit. According to a report over at The Wall Street Journal a history of legal issues is to blame. Here’s their breakdown: Phoenix-based tattoo artist Chris Escobedo took an intellectual property rights training course and...

Jun 19, 2014 4:59 am

Damaged ACL Repaired, Big Nog Wants 2015 Return To Action

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira underwent successful knee surgery to repair a damaged ACL. The longtime heavyweight staple, at 38-years old, still has a desire to compete, and Brazilian Commissioner Marcio Tannure told that everything’s a go for ‘Big Nog’s’ return to competition: “The procedure was a success, now...