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Sep 19, 2012 11:20 am

With Mir Out, Werdum Ready To Step Up Against Cormier | MMA NEWS

“I talk to my coach Rafael Cordeiro first. I don’t know. But if maybe if they (the UFC) tries to call me and Rafael says it’s okay, I’ll fight for sure.” In an interview with our good buds over at MMAInterviews.tv, UFC heavyweight fighter, Fabricio Werdum is ready to pack up and head back to...

Sep 19, 2012 11:12 am

International Scene | Dutch MMA fighter Hyram Rodriguez becomes first European MMA champion | MMA NEWS

This past Saturday September 15th, 2012. The Dutch fighter Hyram Rodriguez successfully captured the first ever European MMA lightweight title with his Unanimous Decision win over the Danish fighter Kenneth Rosfort-Nees. The Holland based fighter had met his adversary once before, losing in his opponent’s hometown in Copenhagen through a highly controversial decision. In this...

Sep 19, 2012 11:05 am

Brian Stann Explains Move From Greg Jacksons Gym | UFC NEWS

“The shift has gone great. When I’m here in Atlanta, I’ve got an extremely great group of guys – I brought in a great group of guys. There’s a lot of focus, there’s a lot of eyes on every single round I’m putting in. There’s a tremendous focus on drilling and practicing technique every day;...


Sep 19, 2012 10:49 am

Bisping Perfectly Fine With Being Labeled As The "British Bad Boy" | UFC NEWS

“I suppose that’s the way they’re marketing it. In fact, I’m sat in this office in Las Vegas and there’s a piece of paper here that says ‘UFC 152 – Saturday. American Hero versus British Bad Boy’… That’s definitely the route that the marketing is going down but I’ve got no problem with that. The...

Sep 19, 2012 10:42 am

Vitor Belfort Prepared To Take On Jon Jones Five-Minutes At A Time | UFC NEWS

“As far as I know, I’m there to fight five minutes. If, after five minutes, nothing gets done we have another five, then I’ll have a minute’s rest and then another five. One more minute’s rest and then another five… so as far as I know we’re only going for five minutes – and then...

Sep 19, 2012 10:25 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Jake Rosholt Ready to Face Anthony Johnson

  Jake Rosholt is a three-time NCAA National Champion as well as a 4-time All-American. He is also a member of Team Takedown, a camp that consists of Jake, his younger brother Jared, Johny Hendricks and Shane Roller. Not coincidentally all of these fighters also attended Oklahoma State University. Rosholt had a brief run in...

Sep 19, 2012 10:10 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Confused And Dissapointed At Silva vs. Bonnar Booking | UFC NEWS

A dejected Chris Weidman joined UFC Tonight analysts Kenny Florian and Todd Harris to breakdown UFC 153. Weidman was visibly upset by Anderson Silva’s recent actions and is seeking an explanation. Here are some highlights: (Jump to page 2 for the full video interview) “I was a little shocked and confused and a little disappointed....

Sep 19, 2012 10:04 am

Stann "Absolutely 100-Percent" Doesn't Care If Bisping Trash Talks Him | UFC NEWS

“I absolutely 100-percent don’t care (if Bisping talks trash) I really don’t. Me and Mike aren’t friends, merely acquaintances, so he knows nothing about me. So I don’t see how we’d be insulted by anything we’d say to one another. One thing I know about Mike, he’s an intelligent guy. He knows what he’s doing....

Sep 19, 2012 9:45 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 152 (Full Episode) | UFC NEWS

“Countdown to UFC 152” hit FUEL TV this week and if you missed it we have the full episode right here on BJPENN.COM. Follow along with this weekend’s main card participants as they prepare for greatness at UFC 152.

Sep 19, 2012 6:54 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez on Thrift Stores, Being a Champion and Mighty Mouse

  This is the second part of our feature interview with UFC Flyweight Contender Joseph Benavidez. To Check out part one click here. Flyweight is definitely the ideal weight for the 28-year-old Benavidez. Standing just 5’4” tall he was predominately the smaller fighter every time he competed as a bantamweight. The fact that his only...

Sep 19, 2012 6:30 am

Chad Griggs vs. Cyrille Diabate added to UFC 154 in Montreal | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor A light-heavyweight match-up between Chad Griggs (11-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Cyrille Diabate (18-8-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been added to the UFC 154 fight card. Diabate was initially slated to face off against Fabio Maldonado in a UFC on FUEL TV 5 bout. However, Maldonado was pulled from the card in order...

Sep 19, 2012 6:13 am

Frank Mir Injured: Out of His Bout with Daniel Cormier

  And the hits just keep on coming! It has been a real rough month for UFC President Dana White as well as for the fans. For the third time in less than four weeks a main event has lost one of its participants. MMA Junkie broke word last night that Frank Mir’s Strikeforce debut...

Sep 18, 2012 2:55 pm

Masvidal Books Green As Next Opponent For Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce officials have put together an interesting lightweight bout for November’s “Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir” event. Both Jorge Masvidal and Bobby Green have agreed to square off in what will likely be the evening’s main card on Showtime. “Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir” is set to take place from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City...

Sep 18, 2012 1:51 pm

Michael Bisping: "Silva will Decapitate Bonnar" | UFC News

Michael “The Count” Bisping talks to reporters at Morton’s Stakehouse before heading to UFC 152 in Toronto where he faces Brian Stann.  “The Count” straight tells his thoughts on UFC 153 Silva vs Bonnar “Let’s be honest, more than likely, Anderson Silva’s going to decapitate him.  I don’t think I’m saying anything too out there...

Sep 18, 2012 1:10 pm

GSP Talks Dream Fight Vs Jean Claude Van Damme | UFC News

  Top of the heap contenders and elite athletes such as Nick Diaz along with interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit want their shot at George St Pierre.  Talks of a super bout between UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva and GSP looms.  Meanwhile, the welterweight kingpin tells the Vancouver Sun “I would have liked to fight...

Sep 18, 2012 12:58 pm

Stann Not Sold That Bisping Will Stand With Him | UFC NEWS

“I welcome him standing with me and trading shots. That’s an area where it’s always been one of my best opportunities to win fights. But I don’t think that’s exactly what he is going to do. He’ll use his footwork. He’s not a pocket-puncher-type of guy. He’s a stick-and-move-type of guy… I’m not expecting Michael...

Sep 18, 2012 12:51 pm

Jones Jones Believes His Youth Is A Huge Advantage Over Belfort | UFC NEWS

“His hand speed is definitely something that he has, but I believe I’m really fast, too. A lot of people discredit me for a lot of things. A lot of people who are unfamiliar with MMA just blame it on me being long. But, there’s a lot more than being long that has contributed to...

Sep 18, 2012 12:19 pm

Tito Ortiz: "Rousey has fought at 145 time and again" | Strikeforce News

  Retirement for UFC hall of famer & former light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz means owning a clothing line, nutrition supplement company, a training center as well as an amateur MMA fight series in California named Rising Stars and management company Primetime 360.     “It’s going to take a little bit of time as...

Sep 18, 2012 10:58 am

PHOTO GALLERY | TUF "Smashes" Octagon Girls Revealed | UFC NEWS

With the UFC putting it’s efforts into global expansion, it should come as no surprise that the first ever international Octagon Girl Duo has been hired to team up on “The Ultimate Fighter: “Smashes – UK vs. Aus” season. Comprised of models Kristie McKeon and Kahili Blundell this new ZUFFA team is guaranteed not to...

Sep 18, 2012 10:37 am

Bisping: I'll "F'ing" Strangle Benavidez When I See Him | UFC NEWS

First things first… If you missed how this feud between Michael Bisping and Team Alpha Male started click here for your recap. Now that you are up to date, check out the latest from “The Count” as he tells it to mmafighting.com: “They tweet out this video, and Urijah Faber, or ‘Urijah Favor’ as I...

Sep 18, 2012 10:15 am

VIDEO | The UFC Takes Us Through Jon Jones' Journey Through The Ranks | UFC NEWS

On August 9, 2008, no one knew much about Jon Jones. That was the day he graced the UFC Octagon for the first time against Andre Gusmao. Nicknamed “Bones”, Jones was a former junior college national wrestling champion who began fighting professionally to take care of his family. Learn more about his journey moving up...