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May 15, 2012 7:01 am

Cesar Gracie Issues Official Statement On Nick Diaz No-Show

By Jamie McAllister Cesar Gracie issues official statement on Nick Diaz no show. Gracie details the facts behind the situation in a statement to GracieFighter.com In early April I got the call from Junior asking what I thought of a Braulio Estima vs Nick Diaz matchup. I had heard of Braulio and knew he was...

May 15, 2012 6:46 am

Junior Dos Santos: I Have Never Taken Anything, I'm The Real Champ

On a recent edition of “The MMA Hour”, UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos opened up more about his champion status, fighting clean fighters, and never using PEDs. “I don’t know exactly what happened with Alistair Overeem, but I don’t care about that. It’s between him and the athletic commission. I think he has to...


May 15, 2012 6:42 am

International Scene | CWFC Fight Night 6: Ling v Carlos Booked

THE card for CWFC Fight Night 6 in Manama, Bahrain on Thursday, May 24 is now complete, with the addition of the middleweight clash of Mike Ling (pictured) and Alan Carlos. Ling (9-3-0), of Gym 01 in Portsmouth, will be making his third Cage Warriors appearance and will aim to build on his impressive second-round...

May 15, 2012 6:39 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva UFC 147 Blog #3 | UFC NEWS

Another chapter in the video blog series for Wanderlei Silva shows a determined fighter who is motivated to take to the Octagon and defeat his opposing coach on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil and avenge a loss that is all too memorable. Wanderlei also fits some relaxation into his schedule as he heads to the beach...

May 15, 2012 6:31 am

Erick Silva Would Like Yamasaki To Referee His Next Bout | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Erick SIlva in an interview with TATAME. Silva comments on fighting abroad. “I am sure those things won’t get to me. I’m going there to put on a great show. When we’re focused, it does not change one bit.” Silva comments on his next opponent Charlie Brenneman. “He’s a wrestler who likes...

May 15, 2012 6:29 am

Braulio Estima Challenges Nick Diaz To An MMA Fight

By Jamie McAllister Braulio Estima in an interview with TATAME. Estima comments on challenging Nick Diaz to an MMA bout. “(The challenge) It was for real. I fight him next week if he’s up to it. But I guess he would run away” Estima claims he saw Nick on the day of the expo. “I...

May 14, 2012 2:23 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 3: Weigh-In Results

Today all UFC on FUEL TV competitors hit the scales and made their bouts official for tomorrow night’s fight card. Below are the results: MAIN CARD: (FUEL TV) Dustin Poirier (145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (145) Jorge Lopez (171) vs. Amir Sadollah (171) Donald Cerrone (155) vs. Jeremy Stephens (155) Jeff Hougland (135) vs. Yves...

May 14, 2012 9:40 am

MMA POLL | Are You Still A Nick Diaz Fan Following Latest No-Show?

This past weekend Nick Diaz failed to deliver on a promised grappling match for charity. The stage was set in Long Beach, an on-line PPV was put in place to help raise funds and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion agreed to take on the Stockton bad boy in a BJJ super fight for a...

May 14, 2012 9:33 am

Frank Mir Planning On Standing With Dos Santos

Frank Mir has been counted out of his upcoming fight with Junior Dos Santos before the fight even starts. Here, Frank describes a small part of his game plan in that, he actually plans to stand with arguably the best striker in the division. Sure, Every fight starts feet but working it into your strategy...

May 14, 2012 9:01 am

Watch today’s UFC on FUEL 3 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (4pm ET)

The UFC on FUEL TV 3 weigh-ins are set to go down today and you can catch all the action live here on BJPENN.COM. The event takes place from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. and the first fighter is expected to hit the scale at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT). Use the YouTube...

May 14, 2012 8:40 am

Video | Chael Sonnen Enlists Stone Cold Steve Austin For Training | UFC NEWS

Chael Sonnen admits training with former WWE star Stone Cold Steve Austin for  his last 3 fights which was against Michael Bisping, Brain Stann and Anderson Silva. “Part of my arrangement with Mr. Austin is that I don’t get too into it. But look, this isn’t anything new. I’ve worked with him for the last...

May 14, 2012 8:27 am

Mark Hunt | "The blood will fall whether it is mine or his."

By Jamie McAllister Mark Hunt in an interview with TATAME. Hunt comments on training at American Top Team. “The importance of training at a top team, the benefits of making your game stronger, and having the top guys pushing you all the time. It’s such a blessing for me to have training partners like Bigfoot...

May 14, 2012 8:21 am

Dana White Is Not Shocked at Diaz's No Show | UFC NEWS

Nick Diaz failed to show up to yet another scheduled appearance over the weekend and Dana White is not surprised. After Diaz failed to show up for his supermatch against Braulio Estima at the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo on Saturday, the early speculation on the Internet was that UFC president Dana White forced Diaz to withdraw...

May 14, 2012 8:06 am

UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch Sold Out | UFC NEWS

The UFC’s first trip to Calgary, Alberta, Canada is officially a sell-out. Headlined by a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Erik Koch, the event dubbed “UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch” will mark the UFC’s first trip to Canadian territory of Calgary and in typical Canadian fashion it took no time to sell every...

May 14, 2012 7:48 am

The Ultimate Fighter Winner Retires | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis: TUF season 9 winner James Wilks announced his retirement on Twitter a few days ago following speculation as to when his next fight would be. “A few of you have been asking when my next fight is, Unfortunately, I have had to retire due to injury. Now coaching at Lightning MMA” Following...

May 14, 2012 7:44 am

Melendez On Thompson | "I want to destroy this guy." | MMA NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Gilbert Melendez in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio. Melendez comments on how he felt when he was initially matched with Josh Thompson as well as his goals in the sport. “Initially, I wasn’t the most thrilled about it, but it is what it is. I’m cool with it. Now that I accepted...

May 14, 2012 7:34 am

Edson Barboza On Varner | "He’s got to bring it. This fight is going to be a war"

By Jamie McAllister Edson Barboza in an interview with TATAME. Barboza comments on his opponent being changed. “They changed my opponent but I am still focused. It doesn’t matter if he’s shorter, taller, a good wrestler or boxer. To me, what matters is doing a good job. I’m focused on my game and my stategy....

May 14, 2012 7:30 am

Bigfoot Silva Compliments Dos Santos BJJ Skills

By Jamie McAllister Antonio Silva in an interview with TATAME. Bigfoot comments on Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir & compliments Junior’s Jiu-Jitsu skills. “It’s complicated. (Nogueira and Mir) fought twice and unfortunately Mir won them both, but he shouldn’t take it personally because when you put your emotions in there it’s when you get...

May 14, 2012 7:28 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 8 Recap | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode of TUF Brazil Team Wanderlei claimed their first victory of the season when Rony Jason defeated his friend Gasparzinho via armbar in the first round. This weeks episode picked up where we left off last week with Wanderlei & Belfort in a heated argument about Belfort matching up...

May 13, 2012 8:56 am

Nick Diaz No Shows For His BJJ Super-Fight With Braulio Estima

Continuing a long pattern throughout his career, Nick Diaz decided to no show last night, for his BJJ superfight with Braulio Estima. The match had been finalized for weeks, and with the event broadcasting live via web stream from the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo, BJJ and MMA fans from around the world were very excited for...