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Oct 2, 2014 3:59 am

UFC Boss Confirms Random Testing For All 500 UFC Fighters

“Well, actually it’s becoming less of a problem, because we have really stepped up our game as far as testing. So for these athletes there’s nowhere to hide. The first step was working with the various athletic commissions to make sure we had testing for the night of the fight, for every fighter on the...

Oct 2, 2014 3:52 am

UFC Officials Release New Details & Extended Punishment For Cung Le

UFC officials have released the following statement regarding the recent positive HGH findings of middleweight fighter, Cung Le. Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released an updated statement regarding the suspension of UFC middleweight Cung Le: After review by UFC Senior Management, an error was discovered regarding the length of Cung Le’s suspension...

Oct 2, 2014 3:49 am

GSP Shuts Down Return Rumors

Sorry fight fans, GSP is in no “Rush” to get back inside the Octagon. Earlier this week, rumors started circulating about a move back to fighting, which prompted the UFC’s former welterweight champion to shut down the rumors, stating he has no plans of returning anytime soon. Fox Sports 1 reporter, Ariel Helwani received the...

Oct 2, 2014 3:42 am

Bisping: ‘Cung Le Tried To Cheat Me Out Of Victory’

“Fortunately, I won the fight. If I lost, I would be outraged and would have more to say. I don’t want to kick a man while he’s down. He has to explain this to his kids. Hopefully, this will be a lesson for him and everyone: this is not a road one should take. In...

Oct 2, 2014 3:28 am

QUICK TWITT | Fighters React To McGregors Fat UFC Salary

When the Nevada State Athletic Commission disclosed Conor McGregor’s UFC 178 Salary, a few UFC veterans were shocked at the amount. It took the Irishman just 1:46 to finish Dustin Poirier in a bout that shattered any doubts about Conor’s abilities. For that near two-minutes, McGregor earned a base UFC salary of $150,000.00 ($75k to...

Oct 2, 2014 1:17 am

PHOTO | Alan Patrick’s Broken Jaw – EXTREMELY GRAPHIC

Holy shit. I feel so bad for Alan Patrick who suffered a broken jaw to rule him out of @ufc 179 pic.twitter.com/HWD7Gid7u0 — Andy Ogle (@thelittleaxe) September 30, 2014 Earlier this week BJPENN.COM learned that UFC 179 fighter, Alan Patrick, was forced out of his fight due to a broken jaw. Now we have photographic...

Oct 1, 2014 11:21 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Cung Le’s Positive PED Test

Earlier this week, we learned that UFC middleweight fighter, Cung Le, had been suspended nine-months for the illegal use of Human Growth Hormone during active competition. As such, the MMA world reacted. It didn't pay to cheat for once, good start to the day. — Brian Stann (@BrianStann) August 23, 2014 @DEVOURED85 unfortunately yes. —...

Oct 1, 2014 4:07 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine makes his Octagon debut against Korea’s rising star Hyun Gyu Lim. Watch Saffiedine battle Rory MacDonald in the main event at UFC Fight Night Halifax.

Oct 1, 2014 3:47 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: MacDonald vs. Maia

Looking to bounce back from a loss, top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald stays focused on his opponent, Demian Maia, at UFC 170. See MacDonald fight Tarec Saffiedine in the main event at UFC Fight Night Halifax.

Oct 1, 2014 12:03 pm

White Takes Blame For Romero/Kennedy Controversy

“There was also a language barrier. But I saw the guys from the commission. They were yelling, ‘Get the hell out of there!’ I don’t care what language you speak — you know what get the hell out of there means. You know what time you’re supposed to be out of the octagon. It was...

Oct 1, 2014 11:56 am

Suspension Report: Kennedy Out With Facial Blowout

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the list of Mandatory medical suspensions for UFC 178 fighters. UFC 178 took place last weekend from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. The full list of suspensions is as follows: Eddie Alvarez: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days Dustin Poirier: suspended 45...

Oct 1, 2014 11:26 am

Evans Asks UFC Boss To Give Him Gustafsson Fight

“I’ve been very impressed with how his development has gone,” Evans said on FOX Sports 1’s post-UFC 178 show. “I would definitely like to fight him when I return. Definitely. When I left, I was at the top and Alexander Gustafsson has been getting better with every single fight. Dana (White), set it up.” With...

Oct 1, 2014 9:58 am

Fury vs. Cowboy?

Undefeated UFC lightweight Myles “Fury” Jury (15-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has apparently been offered a fight with surging 155-pound contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. “Fury” gave fans the inside scoop earlier today: I’m getting asked non-stop when I’m fighting next and if it’ll be against Donald Cerrone. Just to let you all have a little inside...

Oct 1, 2014 8:57 am

Cung Le tests positive for HGH following UFC Fight Night 48

Prior to his headlining bout with Michael Bisping at August’s ‘UFC Fight Night 48’ event in Macau, former Strikeforce champion Cung Le (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) fell under heavy scrutiny/suspicion for his abnormally “jacked” physique. Apparently, that suspicion was well warranted, as UFC officials announced on Tuesday that Le tested positive for excess levels of...

Sep 30, 2014 5:07 am

PHOTO | Cat Zingano’s Son Surprises Her At Airport

Cat Zingano stated after her UFC 178 win over Amanda Nunes that she couldn’t wait to go home and see her son after the win. ‘Alpha’ got her wish, and was surprised at the airport by her son. My homecoming surprise at the airport!!! @ufc #UFC178 pic.twitter.com/bLsyhE9WHG — Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) September 28, 2014

Sep 30, 2014 5:06 am

Conor McGregor Reacts To One Of His Suits Being ‘Borrowed’

Following his dominant win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Conor McGregor went out to celebrate with friends, teammates and family. McGregor was shown a photo of his longtime coach John Kavanagh wearing one of his custom suits. The following video is McGregor’s reaction to being shown the picture.

Sep 30, 2014 5:05 am

Nogueira Brothers Barely Escaped Hostage Situation

Antonio Nogueira and his brother were staying at the Saint Peter Hotel in Brasilia, Brazi. The UFC fighters were evacuated from the hotel along with the rest of the guests for what was being initially reported as a gas leak. Globo is reporting that the story turned out to be a cover to keep guests...

Sep 30, 2014 5:04 am

Renzo Gracie Eyeing UFC Return After Sakuraba Match At Metamoris

JiuJitsu legend Renzo Gracie is eyeing a return to the UFC after he has his grappling match against Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5 in November. Sakuraba broke Renzo’s arm when the two first faced off under the PRIDE FC banner in 2000. Renzo spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his desire to...

Sep 30, 2014 5:03 am

Rory MacDonald Set To Make Metamoris Debut

UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald is set to face Tarec Saffiedine this Saturday at UFC Fight Night Halifax, however he already has another match lined up after that. MacDonald will be making his Metamoris debut on November 22nd on the promotions 5th JiuJitsu PPV. 1 day ago We’re looking forward to seeing Rory MacDonald face J.T....

Sep 30, 2014 5:02 am

Niklas Backstrom Explains Why He Doesn’t Want His Family At Fight Night 53

Niklas Backstrom is set to return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night Stockholm this Saturday in his home country of Sweden. Backstrom is teammates with Alexander Gustafsson, and was one of his teammates featured in the UFC’s mini documentary, which you can watch HERE. He spoke to MMAJunkie about why he doesn’t like his...

Sep 30, 2014 5:01 am

Neil Seery Set To Fight Richie Vaculik At FN 55

Neil Seery is set to return to the Octagon for his third bout with the UFC, against Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney Australia on November 8th. Seery stepped into the bout for Ray Borg, who was injured and forced to withdraw from the bout. Seery is coming off a unanimous decision...

Sep 29, 2014 8:17 pm

BJPENN.com Radio Recap With Kenny Monday, And Jim Ross

This past Sunday BJPENN.com returned with another amazing episode, that informed our listeners about an incredible upcoming MMA event. BattleGrounds MMA is holding a ‘one night tournament’ which will be held on Friday October 3rd. The show was kicked off by BattleGrounds MMA President Kenny Monday who spoke about his roots as an Olympic Gold...

Sep 29, 2014 7:14 pm

TUF 20 Finale Set For December 12 In Vegas

UFC officials announced today that the TUF 20 Finale will take place on December 12 live from The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which will crown the UFC’s first ever women’s strawweight champion, is set to air on FOX Sports 1. The live finale is expected to feature most if not all of the competitors from Season...

Sep 29, 2014 7:01 pm

Mark Hunt: I’m Not Rich, I Just Bank A Lot

Current UFC heavyweight contender Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt recently made New Zealand’s 20 highest paid athletes list, this according to the New Zealand Herald: #17. Mark Hunt (UFC) – $890,000 Mark Hunt is New Zealand’s biggest name involved in the world’s fastest growing sport. Hunt recently signed a new six-fight deal with UFC worth...

Sep 29, 2014 4:27 pm

Luke Rockhold Signs With Adidas

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold has officially signed a deal with Adidas for their Combat Sports line of MMA and performance gear. Rockhold spoke to Forbes about the opportunity: “Ever since Run DMC came out with their shell toes and Adidas track suits, I was hooked. I can’t imagine a better brand to represent. I’m looking...

Sep 29, 2014 4:15 pm

Weidman Slams Belfort: “I’m Going To Embarrass Him”

Chris Weidman was forced out of his UFC 181 fight against Vitor Belfort with a broken hand, however Vitor Belfor began saying the UFC needs to have an interim belt until Weidman returns, which is believed to be February, just 2 months after their scheduled fight at UFC 181. Weidman spoke on The MMA Hour:...