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Nov 23, 2013 11:32 am

Rich Franklin says his next fight will be his last

It’s been a little over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) last saw action inside the octagon. Franklin’s last fight served as the headlining bout of the UFC’s debut in China and saw him pitted against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le. Unfortunately for “Ace,” Le was...

Nov 23, 2013 11:22 am

Johny Hendricks Has VERY Harsh Words For Georges St. Pierre

Even though a week has passed since Georges St. Pierre defended his title against Johny Hendricks in a controversial split decision victory, fans and Hendricks alike are still reeling from the decision. UFC President Dana White had harsh words for the judges who scored the fight, and said he is “f***** scared to come back...

Nov 23, 2013 10:59 am

Josh Thomson Says Benson Henderson Is A Tougher Fight Than Anthony Pettis

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson, who made an emphatic statement in his knockout of UFC lightweight Nate Diaz, claimed former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson is a tougher fight than current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Thomson will face Henderson Jan. 25 at UFC on FOX 10, and said “for me...

Nov 23, 2013 10:56 am

Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin Added To UFC Fight Night 35

Strikeforce veteran Lorenz Larkin gets a chance to improve his UFC record to 2-1 when he fights UFC veteran Brad Tavares at UFC Fight Night 35. Tavares currently holds a four fight winning streak in the UFC. Tavares, who competed on season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter, has fought seven times in the UFC, and...

Nov 23, 2013 10:54 am

‘Cro Cop’ Is Back, Signs With Leading Kickboxing Promotion Glory

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, once one of the most feared heavyweights in all of Mixed Martial Arts, has now signed with the leading kickboxing promotion in the world, Glory. After putting his MMA career on the sideburner, Filipovic had returned to his kickboxing roots, going 6-0 and winning the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 championship...

Nov 23, 2013 10:53 am

UFC 167 Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

According to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, all of the athletes at UFC 167 were drug tested, and all came back negative for performance enhancing substances and substances of abuse. UFC 167 featured a headlining fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, with St. Pierre coming out victorious...

Nov 23, 2013 10:51 am

UFC Meeting With Ben Askren Monday, Dana White Still Uninterested

Ben Askren, the undefeated former Bellator welterweight champion just can’t seem to pique UFC president Dana White’s interest. Luckily for Askren, UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has agreed to sit down with the dominant wrestler, but it still seems unlikely that Askren and the UFC will be able to work out a deal. “We’re...

Nov 23, 2013 10:45 am

UFC 167 Pulls In Second Best U.S. Gate Of All Time

Georges St. Pierre has always been at the top of the list of PPV draws, so it was no surprise that a live event featuring St. Pierre against Johny Hendricks, arguably his greatest challenge to date, would pull in a large crowd. UFC 167 in Las Vegas ended up being the second largest U.S. UFC...

Nov 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Bellator Results: Shlemenko Retains Title With First Round Stoppage of Marshall

The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from Pennsylvania’s Sands Event Center. The night showcased the Bellator Middleweight World Championship with Alexander Shlemenko defending his belt against Doug Marshall with a first round knockout. The event also featured the Bellator Welterweight and Lightweight Tournament Finals with Rick Hawn finishing Ron Keslar to...

Nov 22, 2013 6:59 pm


BJPENN.COM Radio returned tonight with German fighter Benjamin Brinsa. Benjamin Brinsa is the former UFC welterweight who has alleged ties to the Neo Nazi’s in Germany. The undefeated German prospect was released from the UFC before making his debut with the promotion and we discussed these allegations with him for the first time in-depth since...

Nov 22, 2013 9:45 am

EXCLUSIVE | Alexis Davis Wants Title Shot, Says She’ll Capitalize On Ronda Mistakes

“I want that title shot.  I don’t care if it’s Ronda, I don’t care if it’s Miesha, that’s what I’m looking for.” Following a dominant unanimous-decision victory over top-ranked fighter Liz Carmouche, UFC women’s bantamweight star Alexis Davis sits amongst the division’s top fighters; and she has her eyes set on the UFC gold for...

Nov 22, 2013 9:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kedzie Talks Drama Surrounding Teammate GSP

Late Night Cageside met up with Female MMA veteran Julie Kedzie. Kedzie is scheduled to fight Brazilian Bethe Correia in Australia at UFC FIght Night 33 scheduled December 6, 2013. Julie wasn’t shy to voice her opinion concerning all of the criticism and slack that UFC Welterweight Champion George St. Pierre has been having to...

Nov 22, 2013 9:21 am

To Prove A Point TUF Coach Rousey Shed 17 Pounds In 1 Day

This season of the UFC”s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality show has been highlighted by two-fighters who missed their contracted weight. These actions resulted in two disqualifications and two fighters being ejected from the TUF competition. As part of her coaching duties, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey felt the need to show her fighters that cutting...

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen: ‘Anthony Pettis Would Smash GSP’

UFC mouthpiece Chael Sonnen is a loyal,outspoken ambassador, not only for his employer, but also for his management team MMA Inc. Part of that same MMA Inc. roster is UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The two fighters bonded when Wanderlei Silva tried to jump Sonnen at a public signing. It was then that, Anthony Pettis...

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

Johny Hendricks Blames Hand Wraps For Lack Of Power Against GSP

We’ve seen it over and over again. When fighters lose a fight – especially a close decision – they start extrapolating every little nuance of the fight. They meticulously comb over every detail, and turn the tiniest deviation from their usual routine into the catalyst of their defeat. This has turned us cynical, for better...

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 22, 2013 8:54 am

VIDEO | The UFC’s Three Kings Of The K.O.

There have been hundreds of Knockouts inside the UFC’s Octagon, but three men stand above the rest when it comes to the K.O. victory. Find out who in the video above.

Nov 22, 2013 8:49 am

Lorenzo Fertitta says he believes its “tough to be GSP somedays”

Lorenzo Fertitta met up with Ariel Helwani after a press conference in New York and discussed the rumors flying around concerning the UFC Welterweight champion and helped shed some light on the situation after GSP’s controversial split decision victory over Johnny Hendricks. After GSP’s title defense, the Champion had some interesting things to say about a...

Nov 22, 2013 8:46 am

QUICK TWITT | Rousey Women Fireback At Fans For Backlash

Ronda Rousey and her mother (pictured) are apparently growing tired of the constant public backlash spawning from Ronda’s TUF coaching stint. Yesterday we featured a clip of Ronda where she once again flashed her favorite finger (the middle one) towards Miesha Tate while proceeding to cuss her out during their TUF 18 coaches challenge. MMA fans...

Nov 22, 2013 8:45 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: 54 UFC Events on Tap for 2014

Yesterday during a UFC presser in New York, UFC CEO and chairman Lorenzo Fertitta discussed a wide range of topics. Amidst these topics was the UFC’s 2014 event schedule, which had an abundance of 54 total events in store for the promotion’s 21st year of action. Fertitta explains the company’s intent to expand the product that is the UFC’s...

Nov 22, 2013 8:41 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: Dana Was Misunderstood, GSP Owes The UFC Nothing

“GSP doesn’t owe us anything,” Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said about the UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following a storm of media attention on UFC President Dana White’s (pictured above) response to St-Pierre’s talk of retiring.  “If he chooses to retire, then so be it, he’ll retire and become someone that people will always look...

Nov 22, 2013 8:27 am

VIDEO | Randy Couture Chokes Out Chris Angel

Criss Angel BeLIEve Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture shows us that he still has what it takes to choke a man out during his recent sit down with magician, Chris Angel.

Nov 22, 2013 7:54 am

Kelvin Gastelum: I’m working towards being a champ

21-year-old, Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), was the surprise winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 17,” upsetting tournament favorite, Uriah Hall, in the season’s live finale, thus becoming the show’s middleweight winner. After his victory over Hall, Gastelum promptly dropped to the welterweight division (170 pounds) and earned an impressive first-round submission finish of Brian...