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May 26, 2014 5:07 am

UFC Boss: ‘Ellenberger has a lot of word to do’

“Listen, there’s guys that pull the triggers when it’s time to step up, and there’s guys who don’t pull the trigger. This is two times where he was in the spotlight and had big opportunities and he didn’t pull the trigger. When you’re in a big fight like that, and you’re down two rounds, you...

May 26, 2014 5:06 am

White Says Lawler #1 Guy – Deserves Title Shot

“How could you deny him the fight? The fight with (Johnny) Hendricks was awesome. With his performance before the Hendricks fight, there’s no doubt he’s the No. 1 guy in the world.” UFC President Dana White confirmed Saturday night that Robbie Lawler is the man on top of the welterweight ladder. And while Dana told...

May 26, 2014 5:04 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 7

On episode #7 of the 7-part series, UFC Embedded, Dana White gives an impassioned speech to the assembled UFC 173 fighters. Just a few hours before their co-main event clash, Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson follow very different routines that will lead them to the same place, inside the Octagon facing each other. UFC Embedded...

May 26, 2014 5:03 am

White: Jones In Contract Negotiations, Gustafsson Bout Not A Done Deal

Last weekend rumors were swirling about a possible Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight planned for August 30. During the UFC 173 post-fight press conference UFC President Dana White confirmed that they got Alexander Gustafsson under a new contract and he signed a bout agreement to fight Jon Jones on August 30th. “We didn’t announce...

May 26, 2014 5:02 am

PHOTO | Cage Side Doc Steps On Varner’s Broken Foot

Jamie Varner has received a ton of praise following Saturday’s gutsy performance on the UFC 173 pay-per-view card. He broke two-bones and tore some ligaments and still fought on through the first frame of action. At the end of the bout, the cage side doctor stepped on his foot. Check it:

May 26, 2014 5:00 am

Barao Teammate Calls UFC Crooks For Making Him Fight So Soon

Unfortunately for Renan Barao, he lost his UFC bantamweight title last Saturday. Fortunately for TJ Dillashaw, he beat him. While Team Alpha Males is likely still celebrating their first UFC title, Team Nova Uniao is not in high spirits. Marlon Sandro, teammate of Barao took to Instagram with the following: “I’m sure you will come...

May 24, 2014 8:57 pm

UFC 173 Results: Cormier Chokes Henderson Out In Round 3, Calls Out Jon Jones After Win

Daniel Cormier put on a masterful performance against Dan Henderson and made a good case for being the next challenger to Jon Jones’ UFC Light Heavyweight Title. It wasn’t even a minute before Daniel Cormier slammed Dan Henderson to the ground after executing a beautiful hip toss. Cormier landed right in side control and it...

May 24, 2014 8:23 pm

UFC 173 Results: Lawler Sends Ellenberger to the Ground with Knee, Wins in Round 3

Robbie Lawler proved to the world why he is ranked number one in the welterweight division. He cracked Jake Ellenberger with a couple high kicks that sent Ellenberger stumbling back a few steps. Even though Ellenberger blocked them, they still hurt and he went into full defense mode. Ellenberger landed maybe two or three shots...

May 24, 2014 7:55 pm

UFC 173 Results: Mizugaki Extends Win Streak to 5 with Decision Win Over Rivera

Takeya Mizugaki and Francisco Rivera set the pace for an exciting fight after a scrappy first round. Mizugaki dropped Rivera with a huge shot in the middle of the first round but did not go in for the kill. This allowed Rivera to recover and gain some momentum of his own by landing some takedowns...

May 24, 2014 7:27 pm

UFC 173 Results: Varner Breaks Ankle in Round 1, Krause Picks up TKO Win

Jamie Varner and James Krause kicked off the main card of “UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw” and it was cut short due to an unfortunate injury. In the first minute of the bout, Varner landed awkwardly on his left ankle and apparently broke it. He continued to push through the pain for the remaining four...

May 24, 2014 6:47 pm

UFC 173 Results: Chiesa Dominates Trinaldo for Fifteen Minutes

Michael Chiesa and Francisco Trinaldo headlined the Fox Sports 1 preliminary portion of the card and it was a one-sided affair. Michael Chiesa walked into some trouble taking Francisco Trinaldo down at the beginning of the first round, but once he got him there it was one sided. Chiesa was able to take him down...

May 24, 2014 6:09 pm

UFC 173 Results: Ferguson Sends Kikuno Crashing to the Mat, Earns KO Win

Katsunori Kikuno’s hands hung low the entire fight and it was only a matter of time before Tony Ferguson sent him crashing to the ground. Katsunori Kikuno’s style of fighting, while unorthodox, usually paid off for him. It tends to confuse fighters so much that he can attack from different angles and sneak devastating punches...

May 24, 2014 5:52 pm

UFC 173 Results: Holdsworth Smothers Camus, Earns Unanimous Decision Win

Chris Holdsworth is the real deal. Most of the fight took place on the ground where Holdsworth smothered Camus, leaving him little room to work with. Whenever Camus would try to escape, he would either fail or be successful only to let Holdsworth take another dominant position seconds later. Even though Chris Holdsworth’s statistics for...

May 24, 2014 4:57 pm

UFC 173 Results: Pichel Takes Njokuani Down 9 Times en route to Decision Victory

Anthony Njokuani and Vinc Pichel headlined the UFC Fight Pass preliminaries, but the fight almost ended seconds into the first round. Vinc Pichel tried to set a good distance between him and Anthony Njokuani by extending his hand and fingers, but he accidentally poked him in the eye. Njokuani walked back to a neutral corner...

May 24, 2014 4:26 pm

UFC 173 Results: Sicilia Picks Up Win After Going the Distance with Phillips

Aaron Phillips and Sam Sicilia put on an exciting featherweight bout on the UFC Fight Pass Preliminary portion of tonight’s event. Aaron Phillips caught Sam Sicilia off guard a few times by switching levels, attacking the head and body evenly. Sicilia was dropped by a knee to the body and almost walked into a guillotine,...

May 24, 2014 4:04 pm

UFC 173 Results: Li Defeats Michaud by way of Split Decision

Jingliang Li and David Michaud made their UFC debuts tonight and kicked off the fights on the UFC Fight Pass portion of ‘UFC 173’. Michaud was undefeated walking into the octagon, but he walked out tasting defeat for the first time in his career. Jingliang Li and David Michaud put on an impressive performance, all...

May 24, 2014 2:09 pm

‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ Live Results Thread

Tonight on pay-per-view, Renan Barao will attempt to retain his bantamweight world title against Team Alpha Male’s TJ Dillashaw. You can follow along with the results in real-time right here in this thread. MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. ET) T.J. Dillashaw def. Renan Barao via TKO (punches) – Round 5, 2:26 – wins bantamweight title...

May 24, 2014 2:00 pm

Watch Tonight’s UFC 173 Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

Shortly after tonight’s ‘UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw’ main event, fight fans are invited back here for the BJPENN.COM Live Press Conference feed. The post-fight event will feature UFC President Dana White and several participants from tonight’s fight card. Enjoy:

May 24, 2014 1:49 pm

Weidman: ‘Forget Vitor’

“I’m fighting Lyoto Machida,” Weidman said at Friday’s UFC 175 press conference. “Forget Vitor.” Middleweight champion Chris Weidman made a stern point at yesterday’s press conference: he’s tired of hearing about Vitor Belfort. The 29-year-old undefeated champ was slated to defend his title against Belfort, but after a whole back and forth series of events...

May 24, 2014 11:00 am

UFC 173 “Barao Vs. Dillashaw” Ramblings

Who else is looking forward to Chris Weidman defending his UFC middleweight championship this weekend against Vitor Belfort? Wait, I mean Lyoto Machida? What? Weidman and Machida are no longer fighting at UFC 173 this Memorial Day weekend? Ok, how about seeing former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos against up-and-coming contender Stipe Miocic? That...

May 24, 2014 9:03 am

UFC 173 Gambler’s Odds: Can TJ Dillashaw Really Win You Big Money?

Renan Barao will be stepping into the octagon for the eighth time this Saturday as he defends his UFC Bantamweight Championship against another Team Alpha Male challenger. TJ Dillashaw earned a shot at the title after dominating Mike Easton at ‘UFC Fight Night 35’. Dillashaw controlled every aspect of the bout and when all was...

May 24, 2014 6:51 am

BJ Penn: ‘Just remember me, I was here.’

  The UFC held a special press conference featuring fighters from UFC 175 and TUF 19. The media and some fans had the opportunity to asks the likes of Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva, Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey, Alexis Davis, Lyoto Machida and BJ Penn questions. During the press conference Penn answered questions ranging from his...

May 24, 2014 6:46 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 6

On episode #6 of the 7-part fight week series, UFC Embedded, it’s the day before UFC 173, and Dana White meets with a slew of Hall of Famers and current champions before the weigh-ins. Former heavyweight Daniel Cormier suffers through the final hours of his weight cut to 205, as his opponent, one-time middleweight Dan...

May 24, 2014 6:40 am

Renzo Gracie Court Battle For Assault Postponed, Felony Charges Likely

Yesterday (May 23, 2014) , Gracie Jiu Jitsu legend and UFC welterweight fighter, Renzo Gracie showed up to criminal court to address his assault charges from the night club brawl that occurred at 1OAK in Manhattan. While Gracie is still maintaining that the entire incident is just “a misunderstanding,” prosecutors are adamant that this was...

May 23, 2014 7:56 pm

BJ Penn On The Cover Of UFC Magazine

BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has returned to the cover of UFC Magazine. We last saw Penn on the Cover of UFC Magazine Australia in September of 2011. ‘The Prodigy’ his faces career nemesis Frankie Edgar on July 7th this year. By fight night he will have been 19-months removed from active competition.