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Jan 15, 2014 8:45 am

GSP Calls the UFC a Monopoly

Georges has voiced his distaste for the way that the UFC has handled the improvement of drug testing as of late, saying that it played a big part in his reason for leaving the sport. Recently, Ariel Helwani has posted translations of GSP’s comments including him stating that he he feels that the UFC has...

Jan 15, 2014 7:45 am

Michael Bisping Having Cataract Removed – Must Pass Eye Exam for UFC

Michael Bisping has been on the bench since September due to an eye injury that could be costly to his MMA career. He was set to face off against “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 in October of 2013 in Manchester, England, but the eye injury, a detached retina in...

Jan 15, 2014 6:47 am

‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ Main Card Play-By-Play

Tonight at 7:00 P.M. ET/4:00 P.M. PT the UFC hits FOX Sports 1 with the ‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ main card. If you cannot make the broadcast, or just need to get caught up on results, BJPENN.COM will be giving you blow-by-blow coverage right here in this thread. Enjoy the fights! (Find...

Jan 15, 2014 6:46 am

‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ Live Preliminary Card Results

‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ goes down tonight from Atlanta Georgia. If you cannot make the preliminary card, or don’t have your UFC Fight Pass, just check back here for the results. PRELIMINARY CARD RESULTS: Beneil Dariush defeated Charlie Brennamen by way of Submission (RNC) 1:45 of Round 1 Vinc Pichel defeated Garrett...

Jan 15, 2014 6:41 am

Dana White Doesn’t Need Protection, Chokes Shaq In Vegas

UFC President Dana White had to show Shaq that he’s not the guy to try and steal from! Dana claimed that on Tuesday the former NBA star tried to snatch his bag so he had no other choice than to put the lock down on the big man. Walkin thru the lobby and literally caught...

Jan 15, 2014 6:38 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou Preview

Here we go! It’s fight week once again as we return to the south for the first time since UFC 145 in April of 2012 for another exciting night of mixed martial arts action. This time we have two fighters looking to prove their worthiness within the 185lb devision as Luck Rockhold (10-2 MMA, 0-1...

Jan 15, 2014 6:37 am

UFC Fight Night 35: Tavares vs. Larkin Preview

  Get ready for a throw down when former Strikeforce contender Lorenz Larkin (14-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Brad Tavares (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) meet this tonight  at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA for UFC Fight Night 35. The bout is set as the co-main event of the evening. UFC Fight Night...

Jan 15, 2014 6:24 am

Nurmagomedov Says Johnson Needs To Work His Way Up

This past weekend, UFC President Dana White took to twitter and started a whole mess of controversy when he stated that he was unable to find an opponent for dangerous Russian newcomer Khabib Nurmagomedov. He then further stirred the pot by saying that former lightweight title runner Nate Diaz turned down an opportunity to fight...

Jan 15, 2014 6:24 am

C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira Targeted for UFC Card in March

When the UFC returns to Brazil for a yet-unannounced Fight Night card in March, C.B. Dollaway (above) and Cezar Ferreira will face off in a middleweight bout.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA C.B. Dollaway and Cezar Ferreira will face off at a to-be-announced UFC Night Card on March 23, the Brazilian media outlet Combate reported on Tuesday....

Jan 15, 2014 6:23 am

UFC Newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes Square Off At UFC on FOX 10

Two more fighters will see their dreams realized this month, as UFC newcomers George Sullivan and Mike Rhodes will both compete for the first time under the bright lights of the Octagon. The bout will take place on the UFC on FOX 10 card, January 25th out of the United Center in Chicago. Rhodes, a...

Jan 14, 2014 7:44 pm

Cat Zingano Releases Statement on Husband’s Death

UFC Women’s Bantamweight contender Cat Zingano recently received terrible news, when her long-time husband Mauricio Zingano was found dead in his house on Monday, possibly from a suicide. She recently released a statement to, saying: Late yesterday evening, I learned that my husband and soul mate of seven years, Mauricio Zingano, has passed away....

Jan 14, 2014 7:00 pm

GSP Cites UFC’s Lack Of Support On Drug Testing As Reason For Leaving

Ever since Georges St-Pierre first announced his plans to take a hiatus from the sport of MMA, the tension between the former welterweight champ and the UFC has been exponentially growing. And on Tuesday, GSP added a little more fuel to the fire, admitting that one of the main reasons he decided to vacate his welterweight...

Jan 14, 2014 5:55 pm

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold & Costa Philippou Staredown At Today’s Weigh-Ins

Tomorrow night on Fox Sports 1, Luke Rockhold and Costa Philippou, square off in a very important middleweight bout that will likely propel the winner up the ranks. If you missed our live broadcast of today’s weigh-ins ceremony, here are the main and co-main event staredowns from it. Rockhold vs. Philippou:   Tavares vs. Larkin:...

Jan 14, 2014 2:09 pm

UFC Fight Night 35 Weigh-In Results

Today the UFC hit Atlanta with the UFC Fight Night 35 Weigh-ins event. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, below are the results in full:   MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 7 p.m. ET) Luke Rockhold (185) vs. Constantinos Philippou (185) Lorenz Larkin (185) vs. Brad Tavares (185) T.J. Dillashaw (135) vs....

Jan 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Cat Zingano’s Husband Found Dead at 37, Suicide Likely Cause

Tragic news is just hitting the MMA world today, as we learn of the death of Cat Zingano’s husband, Mauricio Zingano. Zingano was just 37 years old when he was found dead in his Westminster, Colorado home Monday night. There is currently no cause of death determined in the case, but the Jefferson County coroner’s...

Jan 14, 2014 12:43 pm

PHOTO | UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler Poster

UFC officials have released a snack peek poster for the upcoming UFC 171 event in March. UFC 171 features a welterweight title fight in the main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am

Nate Diaz: “I’m not waiting for a title shot. I’ll fight tomorrow”

Just this past weekend UFC President Dana white took to twitter claiming that not only could he not find an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, but Stockon’s tough as nails, Nate Diaz, turned the fight down. Diaz immediately called out Dana saying he’s “full of shit”. Diaz’s Manager, Mike Kogan, was quick to defend...

Jan 14, 2014 10:08 am

Josh Barnett’s 12-step program to become “The Warmaster” once again.

Josh Barnett returned to the Octagon recently. However, his second go around is not going nearly as well as his first. This past December, Barnett faced off against the up-and-coming force that is Travis Browne. Josh became the victim of some of Browne’s most vicious elbows to date at UFC 168. (Here is the video...

Jan 14, 2014 6:40 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night 35 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (1pm PT)

The UFC’s return to the ‘Dirty South’ is underway this afternoon with the UFC Fight Night 35 weigh-ins event taking place live from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, in a town called Duluth. Today’s event kicks off at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET and will stream live on BJPENN.COM using the player below.

Jan 14, 2014 6:27 am

Ronda Rousey: I don’t have a bad thing to say about Sara McMann

After seeing Ronda Rousey flip-off Miesha Tate throughout the recent season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’, it was a nice change of pace to hear the champion say something nice about her upcoming opponent Sara McMann. The two are set to duke it out in the middle of the octagon at UFC 170 for the UFC...

Jan 14, 2014 6:26 am

VIDEO | The Shoot – Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold looks to rebound from his last bout and make a statement that he is back and ready to take on Costas Philippou on UFC Fight Night 35

Jan 14, 2014 6:22 am

Rousey / Cormier Talk Pro Wrestling, Origin of ‘Rowdy’

Fight Hub TV caught up with Ronda Rousey and Daniel Cormier, who both compete at next month’s UFC 170 event, and Rousey explained the origin of her nickname “Rowdy”, and Cormier decides he wants to change his nickname. “You like [Rowdy] Roddy Piper?,” Cormier asked Rousey. “Of course. Obviously. That’s where I got the name...

Jan 14, 2014 6:19 am

Sam Sicilia Talks About His Crazy Bar Fight With TUF Winner Julianna Pena

UFC Fight Night 35 goes down this Wednesday in Duluth, Georgia. One of the fights featured on the main card will be a featherweight bout between UFC veteran Cole Miller and Sam Sicilia. The fight will take place on the main card of Wednesdays event. There is a good chance this fight wont go to...

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Stefan Struve Looks For A Spring 2014 Return, Notes Huge Improvement To Heart Condition

Usually, when a professional fighter is told that he has an enlarged heart and a leaking aortic valve, they are facing the end of their professional career. That’s exactly what UFC heavyweight contender Stefan Struve was confronted with, early last year. And although Struve remained optimistic throughout this ordeal, others – like UFC President Dana...