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May 7, 2012 10:40 am

Exclusive | Rich Franklin talks Le, Anderson, Sonnen, and more

Rich Franklin is an MMA legend there is no doubt about that. He has fought in the UFC for most of his MMA career, and his a former UFC Middleweight Champion. After losing to Anderson Silva twice he made the jump up to the light heavyweight division, but Rich recently made the decision to return...

May 7, 2012 10:34 am

Exclusive | Josh Thomson Not Impressed With Jones vs. Evans

Josh Thomson faces Gilbert Melendez on May  19 in a rubber match for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship. The fight has a lot of hype surrounding it because both fighters are ranked in in the top 10 of all credible MMA polling sources. Thomson has never been one to buy in to the hype of any...

May 7, 2012 10:29 am

Exclusive| Joey "The Mexicutioner" Beltran Talks 205 Debut Wants Back In UFC

Joey “The Mexcutioner” Beltran faced former Strikeforce heavyweight Lavar Johnson on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox:  Evans vs Davis where he lost via KO in the first round. Following the loss, Beltran was released from the promotion.  After being released, Beltran said he will be dropping down to compete in the light heavyweight division division.  He officially...

May 7, 2012 9:21 am

STRIKEFORCE | Jardine vs. Gracie Likely For July | MMA NEWS

After much speculation on where he would land and in which weight class, Roger Gracie is now expected to return to action under his promotional home of Strikeforce as a middleweight. Set to welcome the grappling sensation to the new division is long-time MMA standout Keith Jardine. While not officially announced by Strikeforce officials, many...


May 7, 2012 8:41 am

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Diaz vs. Miller & Belcher vs. Palhares

In this episode, the Gracie Brothers break down the beautiful heel hook defensive strategies used by Alan Belcher to demoralize and defeat Rousimar Palhares, the feared leg lock specialist with 10 submission victories (6 by heel hook), and the slick “power guillotine” used by Nate Diaz to seal the deal against Jim Miller in the...

May 7, 2012 8:34 am

Quick Quote | “Nate had my number” Says Miller | UFC NEWS

“Nate controlled the fight from bell to bell. He kept the momentum and never let me get any significant shots in there. Nate fought a beautiful fight and had my number.” At the post UFC on FOX 3 press conference main event participant Jim Miller gave his comments on his fight to the media in...

May 7, 2012 8:26 am

Video | Dana White calls UFC on FOX 3 'a perfect night' I UFC NEWS

A jubilant UFC President Dana White stopped by to chat with UFC Tonight analyst Ariel Helwani about the fantastic show UFC on FOX proved to be. Dana was very happy with the performances put on by the always entertaining martial artists of the UFC. From the Nate Diaz choke-out of Jim Miller to the huge...

May 7, 2012 8:19 am

Bisping a 'little pissed off' at Lombard's potential title shot | UFC NEWS

“(Hector Lombard getting a title shot if he beats Brian Stann) does piss me off a little bit, you know? I’ve been slugging away in the UFC for six years now, fighting the best guys in the world, and just because Hector Lombard’s been knocking out part-time fighters who probably hold down jobs full-time and...

May 7, 2012 8:15 am

Nogueira On Kongo | "I believe I’m better than him, I have more weapons"

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in an interview with TATAME. Nogueira comments on his return from injury as well as his next opponent Cheick Kongo & appearing on the Brazilian version of ’Dancing With The Stars’ Firstly on his return from injury and does he currently have any physical limitations. “I don’t have any...

May 7, 2012 8:05 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 7 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode of TUF Brazil the Featherweights took center stage with Hugo ‘Wolverine’ of Team Belfort defeating Vina of Team Wanderlei to give team Belfort a 5-0 lead in the competition. This week Gasparzinho took on his friend Rony Jason. This weeks episode opened with Belfort discussing both Gasparzinho &...

May 6, 2012 1:44 pm

VIDEO's | UFC on FOX 3 Post Fight Interviews | UFC NEWS

UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller” took place last night from New Jersey’s IZOD center. In the main event Nate Diaz cemented himself as the newest lightweight title challenger with an impressive second round submission win over Jim Miller. Check out the post-fighter interviews on the following pages! Johny Hendricks: Alan Belcher: Lavar Johnson:...

May 6, 2012 1:12 pm

“UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller” Medical Suspensions Report

Immediately following last night’s UFC on FOX 3 event the New Jersey State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions report which evidenced suspensions for 14 of the 24 fighters on the night’s card. “UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller” took place last night from New Jersey’s IZOD center. In the main event Nate Diaz...

May 5, 2012 8:29 pm

UFC President Says Nate Diaz Will Wait For A Title Shot

During tonight’s UFC on FOX 3 post-fight press conference UFC president Dana White confirmed to the media in attendance that Nate Diaz, who is coming off of one of the biggest wins of his career will wait for the winner of Henderson vs. Edgar II. In the lead up to the fight the UFC president...

May 5, 2012 8:20 pm

UFC Gives $65K Bonuses To Diaz, Johnson, Gaudinot & Lineker | UFC NEWS

Following a phenomenal night of fights on FOX the UFC has named their “Fight Night” Bonus winners. UFC president Dana White announced the winners at tonight’s post-fight press conference. UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller took place tonight at New Jersey’s IZOD Center. In the main event Nick Diaz became the first man to...

May 5, 2012 10:40 am

"UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller" Live Results | UFC NEWS

UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller is set to go down tonight from New Jersey’s IZOD center. In the main event top lightweight contenders Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will each try to make a case for title contention in their bout that is scheduled for five-rounds of action. The night kicks off at...

May 5, 2012 10:22 am

"UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller" Discussion Thread | UFC NEWS

UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs. Miller is set to go down tonight from New Jersey’s IZOD center. In the main event top lightweight contenders Nate Diaz and Jim Miller will each try to make a case for title contention in their bout that is scheduled for five-rounds of action. The night kicks off at...

May 5, 2012 9:43 am

VIDEO | Watch Chandler Knock Out Gono In Under A Minute Last Night | MMA NEWS

Reigning Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler proved once again how dangerous he is in the cage — and this time he needed only 56 seconds to make his point as the undefeated mixed martial artist crushed proven MMA veteran Akihiro Gono with a big right hand and pounced the seasoned Japanese fighter for the...

May 4, 2012 11:43 pm

The Ultimate Fighter Live: Cruz vs. Faber Episode 9 Results, Recap And Post-Fight Quotes

The Ultimate Fighter Live episode 9 – ‘Become That Hero’ – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber nab the final preliminary round win as Newcastle, England’s Andy Ogle submitted Miami’s Mike Rio at 4:19 of the second round. The season now shifts into the quarterfinals, with four of the final eight fighters squaring-off on...

May 4, 2012 2:54 pm

Exclusive | Mike Kyle talks Feijao; Dropping to middleweight to fight Silva

Mike Kyle (19-8-1) is the closest he has ever been to the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship right now. On May 19, Kyle will rematch former Strikeforce champion Rafael Cavalcante also known as “Feijao”. In their first outing Kyle knocked Feijao out in June of 2009. Cavalcante went on to win the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship...

May 4, 2012 2:49 pm

The BJPENN.COM Best Of MMA 2012 (So Far) Awards!

By :Jonathan Kirschner Everybody likes awards. Whether it is best of the best or worst of the worst, it is always important to identify what one event stood above the rest. 2011 was a memorable year for many reasons. Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua easily had the best fight of the year with their five...

May 4, 2012 2:44 pm

"UFC on Fox 3: Diaz vs Miller" Preview and Predictions

By George Deutsch: UFC on Fox 3 is upon us, and though it may lack star power — other than Josh Koscheck — the card promises to be competitive with title implications involved. Here are my thoughts on what you can expect when the UFC rolls into the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey,...