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Nov 26, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Teammates Lobby UFC To Sign Ben Askren

Not only do our readers on BJPENN.COM think the UFC should sign top welterweight prospect, Ben Askren, but so do his teammates. The Roufus Sports fight team, which holds many notable fighters on its roster, including UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has taken to twitter in support of Ben. Ben and company met with UFC officials yesterday afternoon...

Nov 26, 2013 8:05 am

Controversial Rousimar Palhares Signs With World Series Of Fighting

Rousimar Palhares, who was recently cast out of the UFC roster, has been signed by the World Series Of Fighting (WSOF). Palhares has seemed to have a problem with holding submissions after his opponents tap. A recent fight against Mike Pierce, where Palhares held an ankle lock after Pierce tapped, made the UFC decide to...

Nov 26, 2013 7:57 am

Men Get No Love; UFC Books All But Two TUF Women For TUF 18 Finale Event

The women on this season of “The Ultimate Fighter” have proven to the UFC brass that they deserve a chance to compete in the highest level of the sport. All eight of the women were slated to fight at the TUF 18 finale, but Sarah Moras and Shayna Baszler were ruled out due to injuries....

Nov 26, 2013 7:51 am

Pascal Krauss vs. Adam Khaliev added to UFC on FOX 10 card

Following an initial report by the Chicago Sun Times, UFC officials announced today that a new bout has been added to the card of UFC on Fox 10: Henderson vs. Thomson. The Russian invasion is ongoing as undefeated Russian kickboxer Adam Khaliev faces off in his UFC debut against Pascal Krauss (pictured). UFC on Fox...

Nov 26, 2013 7:45 am

Jessamyn Duke vs. Peggy Morgan at TUF 18 Season Finale

Two females fighters that were eliminated during the season get another chance to shine at the TUF season 18 Finale taking place November 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Jessamyn Duke and Peggy Morgan, second and third pick of couch Ronda Rousey to win the whole thing, are set to face...

Nov 25, 2013 2:21 pm

POLL | Do You Think GSP Will Retire

Much has been made over the last week about the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. From family problems to secret love children, the speculation of GSP’s future has been exhausting to cover. Now that we are more than a week removed from the GSP vs. Hendricks fight and have had time to take...

Nov 25, 2013 1:40 pm

Bisping To Kennedy: ‘Listen P****, Just Ask The UFC For The Fight’

After Tim Kennedy notched his second octagon victory via knockout over Rafael Natal, he admitted (via his twitter, @TimKennedyMMA) that although he was satisfied with the win, he did not feel deserving of a fight against a top middleweight. However, he voiced his interest in a bout with Michael Bisping within the same tweet, almost as though to indicate...

Nov 25, 2013 1:36 pm

Mark Hunt Almost Turned Down Fight With ‘Bigfoot’

We’ve heard it time and time again: Fighter A doesn’t want to fight Fighter B, because they’re friends / training partners / came from the same neighborhood / part of the same breakdancing team / etc. Some of those fighters stick to their refusal, right or wrong. But some understand that – although it may...

Nov 25, 2013 1:35 pm

Big Nog Eyes Return Opposite Big Country Nelson

By Evan Stoumbelis Minotauro Nogueira hasn’t seen action in the Octagon much lately. The last time we saw him fight was June 8th 2013 when he lost to Fabricio Werdum. Before that was October 13th 2012 when he defeated Dave Herman. Now ‘Big Nog’ plans on making a return to the octagon in 2014, his...

Nov 25, 2013 1:17 pm

GSP vs Gustafsson Vote Off Set For EA Sports UFC Cover

Jon Jones has been chosen by EA Sports developers to grace the cover of the new UFC video game that is due to be released next year. However, ‘Bones’ will have to share the cover with another UFC star as well. EA Sports and the UFC kicked off a vote to let the fans voice...

Nov 25, 2013 11:49 am

PHOTO | UFC On FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez Poster

UFC officials have released the official poster (above) for December’s UFC on FOX 9 event featuring a flyweight title fight between Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson and Joseph Benavidez.

Nov 25, 2013 11:35 am

POLL RESULTS | Did GSP Deserve Win Over Hendricks

In last weeks BJPENN.COM poll, we asked fans who you thought won the UFC 167 main event between GSP and Johny Hendricks. After over 16,000 votes we have the answer. While a fair number of people believe that  the judges got it right on fight night, 60% of voters felt Hendricks is the rightful welterweight...

Nov 25, 2013 11:27 am

QUICK TWITT | Jessica Eye & Sarah Kaufman Go At It On Twitter

Top female bantamweight fighters, Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman already squared off in the cage. The result was a closely contested decision and while Eye was named the victor, according to this recent twitter interaction, there is some unfinished business between the two. @mmasarah honor?honor is to win & lose graciously.ur contemptuous as a person...

Nov 25, 2013 11:20 am

GSP Trainer Says Dana White Apologized For UFC 167 Outburst Towards Welterweight Champ

When UFC welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre was awarded a decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, Dana White wasn’t too thrilled. The UFC president’s emotional outburst after the fight sent the MMA world into a frenzy, particularly the part about GSP (who said he wanted to take a hiatus) owing the fans and...

Nov 25, 2013 11:18 am

Stefan Struve Back To Full Training Schedule, Expects UFC Return In 2014

In August Stefan Struve was diagnosed with a potential career ending heart condition. A rare, enlarged heart caused by a leaking aortic valve threatened the UFC heavyweight fighters career. We’ve been following the story, which has included a very negative outlook from UFC President Dana White, but recently Struve announced he was back in the...

Nov 25, 2013 10:59 am

Kennedy Thinks Bisping Will ‘Chicken Out’ Of Fighting Him

“I’m sure he’s going to try and duck me. A year and a half ago when Zuffa bought Strikeforce and just the prospect of me being able to fight him, I was like ‘Yes! This is awesome!’ I’m looking forward to fighting Michael Bisping. And he’s like, ‘who’s this Tim Kennedy bloke? When that guy...

Nov 25, 2013 10:20 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi

Japanese superstar Takanori Gomi hopes his historic striking power will win this bout with Nate Diaz. Returning to lightweight, Diaz is well aware that if he is to hand the former PRIDE champion a loss, he will have to be on top of his game.

Nov 25, 2013 10:14 am

Kennedy Thinks Zahabi, Not Greg Jackson, Is Making Fighters Boring

As a UFC and MMA fan, when I read articles or watch videos about certain fighters, I always notice that glowing in the comments sections, are the heavy criticisms about a certain fighters style. Since we are currently in the season of talking about GSP, he can be the first example. If you aren’t a...

Nov 25, 2013 10:06 am

UFC Fight Night 35 Adds 3 New Matchups

  The UFC will be returning to the good ol’ state of Georgia for Fight Night 35, and three more fights have been recently added to the card: Welterweights Adlan Amagov and Jason High will square off, as well as middleweights Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith, and lightweights Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem. If you aren’t familiar with these...

Nov 25, 2013 10:02 am

.gif | Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Shows Up At Glory 12 In NY

BJPENN.COM was in attendance during Saturday night’s Glory 12 event in New York. During the kickboxing event none other than boxing great, Floyd Mayweather Jr., turned heads as he walked into the arena to enjoy the epic night of fights. Here’s ‘Money’: (.gif cred goes to Zombie Prophet)

Nov 25, 2013 9:51 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Gray Maynard vs. Dennis Siver

Gray Maynard expected to coast to an easy victory in the first round of this lightweight bout with Dennis Siver, but the Germany-based Russian rebounded and showed incredible heart in a bout that would earn both men Fight of the Night bonuses.

Nov 25, 2013 9:43 am

.gif | Pacquiao vs. Rios Highlights

We have a roll call of Animated .gif’s from Saturday’s pay-per-view boxing event. Last weekend boxing great Manny Pacquiao returned to action against top lightweight prospect Brand Rios. It was a complete, one-sided handling by Pacquiao and if you missed it, check out the .gif highlights below: (.gif cred goes to Zombie Prophet)

Nov 25, 2013 9:21 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Discusses Violent Knockout Game Plaguing American Streets

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez issues a statement regarding the new game plaguing American streets. American youth’s have been terrorizing the streets of the northern east coast with a vicious game that has young men roaming around looking for innocent victims to punch into unconsciousness.

Nov 25, 2013 9:09 am

Vitor Belfort expects to fight for the title in Brazil

By Evan Stoumbelis Vitor Belfort has been on a series of wins recently, going 5-1 since his KO loss to Anderson Silva in 2011 at UFC 126. His only loss since then coming from Jon Jones at UFC 152. In 2013 he defeated Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, and most recently Dan Henderson. All 3 of...

Nov 25, 2013 9:06 am

POLL RESULTS: Should The UFC Sign Ben Askren?

With the world’s top free agent set to sit down with the UFC this afternoon, the MMA world has been wondering if Ben Askren will get signed to MMA’s leading promotion. When Bellator gave their welterweight champion an unconditional release from the promotion, UFC President Dana White expressed zero interest in the acquisition. However, his...