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May 8, 2012 6:54 am

VIDEO | With Cruz Out Urijah Faber Wants Interim Title Shot

By Jamie McAllister Urijah Faber comments on Cruz injury. “I’m sure everyone has heard the terrible news that Dominick Cruz tore his ACL. There’s a lot of rumors rolling around about the whole situation, possibly that Ronda Rousey is the one who made it happen. It sucks for everybody, especially myself and Dominick. I wish...

May 8, 2012 6:49 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen Breaks Down The Alien Dilemma

Chael Sonnen is talking again.  But this time it has nothing to do with Anderson Silva or Brazil.  No, this time Chael Sonnen is talking about, you guessed it, aliens.  Sonnen’s new book, The Voice of Reason: A VIP Pass to Enlightenment is due out on May 15.  To help promote the book, Sonnen has...

May 8, 2012 6:38 am

MMA in NY? Not In 2012 – Bill Fails To Pass

Madison Square Garden is arguably one of the most historic and renowned venues in the United States. Unfortunately any type of MMA action in the historic building will have to wait yet another year. The New York Assembly Democratic Conference recently spoke about the MMA sanctioning bill. It was brought to light this week and...

May 8, 2012 6:33 am

Frank Mir Wants Everyone To Know He Is Confident Not Arrogant

“I guess they say it because I’m so self-confident. Sometimes I think people rather see a fighter saying ‘oh Jesus, I’m so glad, I can’t believe I won, I’ve never been that good, I’m not that good.’ I’ve never had that kinda thought, especially because I was always so focused in getting into the Octagon...


May 8, 2012 6:28 am

VIDEO | Marcus Davis Falls Short, Gets Knocked Out Cold

By: Edward Fernandez: The 38-year-old UFC veteran Marcus Davis gets KO’d during a kickboxing match in Dublin, Ireland. Davis took on Mark Casserly for an ISKA championship fight with K-1 rules. Davis, a former pro boxer, tried standing with Casserly, closing the distance and using his hands. Casserly gets some distance and lands a huge...

May 8, 2012 6:16 am

Jon Jones vs Dan Henderson In The Works For Labor Day Weekend

By: Chris Taylor: Yesterday, UFC president Dana White confirmed that the organization was targeting an early September date for the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion’s next title defense, likely on Labor Day weekend (September 1st). With UFC 150 set for August 11th at the Pepsi Center in Denver and UFC 152 slated for September 22nd in...

May 7, 2012 8:47 pm

Just Scrap Radio Returns With Majorly Stacked Guest List Live At 1p.m. ET

We are rolling right along with the newest offering here at BJPENN.COM. “Just Scrap Radio” Episode 4 is set to air Tuesday at 1p.m. ET with your hosts Jens and Abel Pulver. Stopping by the show will be 10th planet Jiu Jitsu master Eddie Bravo, the always fun and talented Joey “Karate” Diaz and Teenage...

May 7, 2012 4:38 pm

Maquardt And Woodley Set To Throw Down For Strikeforce Title

Nate Marquardt is back in the good graces of the zuffa organization. Although not fighting back in the UFC, Marquardt will make his Strikeforce debut in the main event of the banner’s July event against top welterweight contender Tyron Woodley. The fight will be for the now vacant Strikeforce welterweight title. Nate Marquardt is coming...

May 7, 2012 4:05 pm

Sorry U.K. Fans, The MMA Show Live In Birmingham Is Cancelled

The MMA Show Live scheduled for Birmingham, England this weekend has been cancelled. Boasting an impressive roster of UFC champions, former UFC champions and UFC contenders, The MMA Show Live was marketed as one of the absolute biggest MMA gatherings the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, just 5-days prior to the show the company announced...

May 7, 2012 12:55 pm

Dominick Cruz Injured, Out of UFC 148 Co-Main

By Ryan Busuttil UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz has suffered an ACL injury and is out his UFC 148 title defense against rival Urijah Faber. The news was first broken by PhyteGurus.com and has been confirmed by UFC President, Dana White. White tweeted “It’s true Cruz blew his ACL. Stay tuned for more info” Cruz-Faber...

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...