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Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dana White Says No Interim Belts for Lightweight or Heavyweight Division

UFC President Dana White (above) said there will be no interim championships for either the lightweight or heavyweight division: despite both champions having undergone recent surgeries, White says that their returns are certain.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC lightweight and heavyweight champions, Anthony Pettis and Cain Velasquez, respectively, have undergone recent surgeries.  Pettis injured...

Dec 16, 2013 11:08 am

With GSP Out, Ronda Rousey Joins UFC’s Top-Ten Pound-For-Pound List

Following Georges St-Pierre’s recent announcement that he has vacated the UFC welterweight championship and briefly retire from the sport of mixed martial arts, the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings have undergone some changes.  Most notable of these is the addition of women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at number 10 – adding another historic accolade to her name....

Dec 16, 2013 11:07 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 1 (Full Fight)

In anticipation of next week’s UFC 168 event the UFC has opened its video vault and released the first bout between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman that took place at UFC 162. If you missed the moment where Weidman shocked the world, hit play above and check it out.

Dec 16, 2013 10:57 am

Dana White Defends UFC 168 Price Increase : ‘It’s $5, get a couple more friends’

“It’s five bucks,” UFC President Dana White said about the announced price increase for the upcoming UFC 168 card.  “Get a couple more friends and have them come over.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship will end the calendar year with a card that features two very highly anticipated rematches; and UFC...

Dec 16, 2013 10:37 am

Dana White on Nick Diaz: ‘You either want to fight, or you don’t’

“I said (to Nick Diaz), ‘What do you think about this fight [against Condit]?’ He goes, ‘I don’t like it.’ I said, ‘Well, that was quick. That was an easy conversation. You either want to fight, or you don’t want to fight. If you don’t want to fight, you can’t force a guy. There’s guys...

Dec 16, 2013 10:26 am

POLL RESULTS: Who Wins In Potential Superfight, Rousey or Cyborg?

Just like with every Monday, BJPENN.COM is bringing you the results from last week’s MMA Poll. Every week the most popular polling system in our sport brings fans together to touch on some of the hottest topics in MMA. Casting votes and getting popular opinion set in stone is a great way to help shape...

Dec 16, 2013 10:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Faber Shares Friendly Text Exchange Prior to UFC on FOX 9

Prior to last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 9 co-main event between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald the two fighters shared a friendship. While their time together, prior to their bout, may have been limited, it still didn’t stop the friendly exchanges come fight night. Urijah was able to continue his win streak with a second...

Dec 16, 2013 10:04 am

Condit vs. Ellenberger 2? Jake Says ‘He’s In’

Back in 2009, top UFC welterweight, Jake Ellenberger made his UFC debut against a rising Carlos Condit. The result? A split-decision defeat for Jake. With the recent welterweight shift caused by the title relinquishing Georges St-Pierre, the UFC is scrambling to put back together the top-tier of their 170 pound division. In that picture is...

Dec 16, 2013 9:37 am

Boxing Beat: Adrien Broner Humps Opponent In Last Weekend’s Main Event (Video)

In the latest showing of poor sportsmanship, previously unbeaten Adrien Broner was seen humping his opponent, Marcos Maidana, during their main event last weekend in the sport of boxing’s big event. Despite this poor display of sportsmanship, Maidana, unfazed,  was able to walk away with the WBA welterweight title with a unanimous decision win over Broner....

Dec 16, 2013 9:18 am

Dana White: ‘Urijah Faber’s In The Vitor Belfort Zone’

Like a fine wine… Urijah Faber has been involved with the sport of Mixed Martial Arts for over a decade. The longest reigning WEC champion and perennial UFC bantamweight contender, Faber has been impressing audiences for years. On that list of impressed spectators is UFC President Dana White, who during the UFC on FOX 9...

Dec 16, 2013 9:07 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC on FOX 9 Fighters React To Their Wins/Losses

UFC on FOX 9 took place this past Saturday from Sacrament’s Sleep Train Arena. The decision heavy card was capped off with two amazing finishes in the main and co-main events. Urijah Faber was able to submit Michael McDonald in the second round and Demetrious Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez in the first. Check out...

Dec 16, 2013 8:58 am

UFC Signs Top Middleweight Prospect

The UFC middleweight division will see a new prospect enter its ranks, as former Ultimate Fighter 17 contestant Andy Enz has just signed with the company. The Raven Post has the video announcement from Andy himself. An Alaskan native training out of Gracie Barra Alaska, there’s not much footage out there of Andy in action (other...

Dec 16, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Christy Mack Accuses War Machine Of Domestic Violence

If Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson have taught us anything it’s that fighters and porn stars do not mix. Proving this concept true yet again is popular adult film actress Christy Mack and War Machine (pictured). The two have made their personal lives very public over the years through social media and recently Mack went...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 16, 2013 8:12 am

California Athletic Commission passes White’s test

  After having stormy feelings about the Nevada State Athletic Commission in the aftermath of UFC 167, UFC president Dana White couldn’t have been happier about its California counterpart. Saturday’s UFC on Fox 9 was held in Sacramento, Cali., and at the end of the night, White spoke to the media about how smooth operation...

Dec 16, 2013 7:59 am

Due To Low Ratings UFC Pulls ‘Primetime’ Series

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has seen its share of ratings struggles in 2013. The switch from SPIKE TV to the FOX network has not been without its casualties to the promotion. Last week, following the UFC on FOX 9 event, UFC President Dana White informed the media that because of low ratings the UFC’s Primetime...

Dec 16, 2013 7:24 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s Post UFC on FOX 9 Media Scrum

UFC president Dana White discusses Demetrious Johnson’s win over Joseph Benavidez, Georges St-Pierre’s indefinite leave of absence, whether Nick Diaz turned down a fight against Carlos Condit, Cody McKenzie’s UFC on FOX 9 fight attire, and much more.

Dec 14, 2013 10:50 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Salary Report: Johnson Bags $250k For Title Defense

The California State Athletic Commission has released the UFC on FOX 9 disclosed salaries. Of the $1.1 million total pay-out, the UFC dished UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson a cool quarter-mill for his successful title defense and paid ‘The California Kid’ $200k for his second round submission over McDonald. The Full disclosed salaries are as follows:...

Dec 14, 2013 9:49 pm

Dana White Clears Up “Stupidity” Over Why GSP Was Turned Away At Press Conference

Yesterday we reported on the UFC’s perceived stonewalling of Georges St-Pierre, when it came to him attending the UFC 167 post-fight press conference. “Rush” insisted that a UFC official told him he was not welcomed at the conference. St-Pierre entered anyway, and was met with what appeared to be a room full of shocked faces....