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Jan 29, 2014 2:51 pm

Nevada Athletic Commission Doc Says Belfort Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Use TRT

“If we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that someone has used PED’s in the past, they will not get an exemption,” said Dr. Timothy Trainor concerning the licensing of Vitor Belfort (above).  “No, no way.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort has a fight lined up, which means that the MMA world...

Jan 29, 2014 2:45 pm

Patrick Cote vs. Kyle Noke set for ‘TUF Nations: Finale’ in Quebec City

“TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia” coaches Patrick Cote (19-8 MMA, 6-8 UFC) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will slug it out at the ‘TUF Nations: Finale’ in Quebec City on April 16, 2014. UFC executive Tom Wright announced the events headliner during today’s UFC press conference in Quebec City. The former middleweight title...

Jan 29, 2014 2:14 pm

CM Punk Leaves WWE, Could Begin MMA Career

Professional wrestler CM Punk (above) reportedly left the World Wrestling Entertainment this week, which some think may kick-start his MMA career.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA While many have been speculating on former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s return to MMA and the UFC, it seems that another candidate has emerged to potentially make the...

Jan 29, 2014 2:09 pm

Aljamain Sterling Makes UFC Debut, Replaces Bryan Caraway at UFC 170

Aljamain Sterling will step in for the injured Bryan Caraway (above) to face Lucas Martins at UFC 170 on February 22.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced on Wednesday that promotional newcomer Aljamain Sterling will replace the recently injured Bryan Caraway to face Lucas Martins at UFC 170 in February. It was announced...

Jan 29, 2014 2:08 pm

PHOTO | Vitor Belfort Then And Now, 17 Years Inside The Cage

Vitor Belfort has been at the top of the MMA Game for a very long time. He won his first UFC strap back in 1997 and he’s going up for the middleweight title against Chris Weidman later this year. ‘The Phenom’ recently took to his instagram to share the following: “On The Left with 19...

Jan 29, 2014 1:56 pm

Sam Stout vs. K.J. Noons set for the “TUF Nations: Finale” in Quebec City

During today’s UFC news conference in Quebec City, UFC executive Tom Wright announced that a lightweight bout featuring hard hitting strikers Sam Stout (20-9-1 MA, 9-8 UFC) and K.J. Noons (12-7 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the “TUF Nations: Finale” event set for April 16 in Quebec City, Canada. Sam “Hands of...

Jan 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Pettis Using FOX 10 Bonus Money To Pay For Much Needed Surgery

“He’s been wearing contacts into the cage. They get knocked out early in the fight, so what happens is he stands there squinting in front of his opponents. That’s what’s caused him to get hit so much in his last two fights. It’s easier for him to look at them if he stays still in...

Jan 29, 2014 1:18 pm

UFC Executives Join Senators John McCain & Harry Reid In Support Of Brain Health Research

In an unprecedented move, fierce competitors in the Octagon will put aside their long-standing rivalries to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters. Cleveland Clinic will announce it has received ongoing support to continue its Professional Fighters Brain Health Study from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with other boxing and mixed...

Jan 29, 2014 1:16 pm

Frank Mir receives TRT exemption for UFC 169 bout with Alistair Overeem

According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been granted a TRT exemption for his UFC 169 bout opposite “The Reem.” The former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, is trying to escape from a three-fight losing skid. His most recent effort saw him lose to Josh Barnett at UFC 164...

Jan 29, 2014 1:08 pm

Bellator 110 Fight Card Finalized With 12 Bouts

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV in explosive fashion as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm EST/PST. The event features MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former World Champion Christian M’Pumbu, while King Mo Lawal returns to face Russian submission ace Mikhail...

Jan 29, 2014 12:58 pm

UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant Eyeing October Return To Action

We’re still a long way off from October, but that’s when the UFC’s top lightweight contender and Canadian resident, T.J. Grant, is looking to get back inside the Octagon. Grant earned his shot at the UFC’s lightweight title back when Benson Henderson was champ. But due to injury, the Canadian born fighter hasn’t seen action...

Jan 29, 2014 12:36 pm

VIDEO | UFC Canada: 2014 Event Press Conference (Full Replay)

Earlier today, the UFC and BJPENN.COm streamed a live press-conference from Quebec City, Canada. We’re currently working on getting the plethora of announcements from today’s media event up on the home page, but why wait? Hit play above and get caught up on the UFC’s busy plans for the country of Canada.

Jan 29, 2014 12:26 pm

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Joe Lauzon In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Joe on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 29, 2014 8:50 am

ONE FC signs former Legend FC Champ Ji Xian

ONE FC, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, has inked former Legend FC bantamweight champion Ji Xian (11-2 MMA). ONE FC CEO, Victor Cui, announced the news via twitter yesterday evening: @victoronefc: NEWS ALERT: Legend FC Champion Ji Xian, the best MMA fighter in China in his weight category, has officially signed with #ONEFC #MMA...

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Jan 29, 2014 6:40 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: The BJ Penn Connection

During their intense training camp, bantamweight champ Renan Barao and featherweight champ Jose Aldo were paid a visit by none other than two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, who has been in Brazil for the past few weeks training for his own battle. Hear how Penn has been helping the two champs prepare for their upcoming...

Jan 29, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Officials Expecting GSP To Return, But Ready To Move Forward Without Him

“I’m a huge Georges St-Pierre fan. I think all Canadians are. We’re really looking forward to see him back. I think he will come back. He may even come back in 2014, who knows? But one of the reasons we’re having this press conference and talking about the different things that we’re doing is because...

Jan 29, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White: ‘There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5 Million.’

“It’s the rush and excitement of all rushes. What would you do if you put a $50,000 hand up there and you have to split ‘em? There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5,000,000.” “I’m like, are you serious? We’re going to get killed (Hauling that kind of money out of a casino). They don’t...

Jan 29, 2014 6:20 am

VIDEO | Johny Hendricks Stars In New Reebok Commercial

Football star Knowshon Moreno, Gold Medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman and MMA powerhouse Johny Hendricks show the world how “Unnaturally Quick” they are in their Reebok ZQUICK running shoes. Check out Reebok.com for more info. #ReebokZQUICK #ZRated

Jan 29, 2014 6:16 am

Watch Today’s UFC Canadian News Conference Live on BJPENN.COM (9 a.m. PT)

Today, from Quebec City in the province of Quebec in Canada, the UFC and BJPENN.COM will be providing a live streaming new conference starting at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. It is unknown what the nature of this conference is, but the announcement of the TUF Nations finale event mixed with the 2014...

Jan 29, 2014 6:09 am

Will 2014 Be The Year Of MMA Legalization In New York?

ALBANY – Supporters of mixed martial arts began fighting a new fight, this past Tuesday. Or rather, a new battle in a war that’s been raging on for quite some time. A contingent of Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, officials and fans traveled to Albany, hoping to coerce lawmakers to authorize the sport which has been...

Jan 29, 2014 6:08 am

UFC has big plans for Canada in 2014

As Canada continues to be one of the biggest hotbeds for Mixed Martial Arts, the UFC is looking to increase its presence there in 2014. In an interview with OCanada, UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright revealed plans for both a publicity tour and at least 4 live fight cards this year. A press...

Jan 29, 2014 6:07 am

Hendrick’s Favoring Woodley Over Condit At UFC 171

“I like them both. Condit’s a great guy, but I’ve known Woodley since my sophomore year in college. Great guy. I like the guy, I like his family, so, I got to go with, I’m sorry, Condit, but I pull for the wrestlers and I pull for Tyrone because I’ve known him for so long....