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Apr 18, 2012 8:43 am

Cyborg Still Claims Innocence in PED Case

By Lynn Mitchell: The once most domineering force in Women’s MMA – Cyborg Cristaine Justino professes her innocence during the middle of her suspension.  Cristaine was handed a 1 year suspension along with a $2,500 fine due to testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol back in Dec 23, 2011.  Cristaine with a translator tells insideMMA...

Apr 18, 2012 8:36 am

CagePotato Retracts Insulting Caption, Dana White Still Not Happy

By Lewis Mckeever: What was initially intended to be just a bit of banter amongst the MMA community, as CagePotato attempted to inject their own humour into the Jon Jones-UFC sponsorship deal, matters have abruptly developed into a war of legalities. CagePotato recently felt the full wrath of Dana White’s fury, as he demanded them...

Apr 18, 2012 8:29 am

Ed Soares Confirms Silva vs. Sonnen II Contracts Signed for Rio on Original Date

By Lynn Mitchell: Fans around the world will finally get to see the most anticipated rematch of UFC history.   Middleweight, Anderson “the Spider” Silva, the seemingly untouchable UFC Champ will face once again, Chael Sonnen, the only man to beat Anderson for 4 rounds – only to be trapped by the Spider’s triangle. Silva’s long...

Apr 18, 2012 8:24 am

No UFC Bias Shown In Jon Jones' Sponsorship Deal With UFC, Says Manager

By Lorenzo Luciano: At UFC 145 the UFC is planning to sponsor one of the main event’s fighters, that is the light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The UFC logo will be branded all over Jones and his team. Many in the MMA world have been critical of the UFC decision to sponsor one of the...

Apr 18, 2012 8:20 am

VIDEO | Roots of Fight – Mike Tyson

By Red Mattos: Roots of Fight has released a teaser trailer for their short film on Iron Mike Tyson, and the early stages of his pugilistic pursuits. This was back when the closest thing to an MMA fighter was Ryu from “Street Fighter”. The trailer has snippets of some of Tysons earlier fights interspersed with...

Apr 17, 2012 5:56 pm

Jens Pulver Makes Hosting Debut | "Just Scrap" Radio Show Starts with A Little Evil!

By Chris Taylor: The BJPENN.com ‘Just Scrap’ radio show made it’s much anticipated premier this afternoon. The surprise host of the show was none other than former UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens ‘Little Evil’ Pulver. As we already knew, the inaugural guest was 2x UFC Champion BJ Penn. Jens and BJ are no strangers to each...

Apr 17, 2012 5:37 pm

Jon Jones "Training With These Coaches Is Unfair To Rashad"

By Lynn Mitchell: Rashad Evans continues to insist-  it’s what he learned while training with Jones that will give him an edge in the fight.  Jon Jones puts in perspective both Jones and Evans know each other’s game – they’ve trained together.   Jones reminds everyone when Evans left Greg Jackson’s camp – Evans left...

Apr 17, 2012 5:27 pm

Greg Jackson Creates Belt Ranking System for MMA

By Lynn Mitchell: Martial arts are extensive systems of codified practices and traditions of combat that are practiced for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, as well as mental, physical and spiritual development.  Evidence show that martial arts have roots in prehistory, the earliest evidence of systematic training in specific martial...

Apr 17, 2012 5:22 pm

UFC On Fuel TV 2 Ratings Report

By Evan Stoumbelis: 197,000 people tuned in this past weekend to UFC on Fuel TV 2, where among others, Dennis Siver, Brian Stann, and Alexander Gustafsson emerged victorious. This is similar to the 217,000 viewers that watched UFC on Fuel TV 1, which set an all time prime time rating record for Fuel TV. This...

Apr 17, 2012 5:11 pm

Photo | Jon Jones the Warrior?

By Sarah Newman: Your twitter junkie here, Jon Jones did a great job waking up the twitter MMA world today, well with female fans that is. Wearing rolled up shorts that make GSP shorts look long, Jones shows off his thoroughbred legs and his scrumdiddlyumptous abs. Then I remember that the tweet is: “220lb war...

Apr 17, 2012 3:47 pm

Uyenoyama out, Tim Elliott in against John Dodson at UFC on Fox 3

By Micah Hinchliffe: As part of the growing division of the flyweights in 2012, Zuffa has signed top flyweight prospect Tim Elliott according to UFC.com. Elliott who is 8-2-1 in MMA has been picked to replace former bantamweight Darren Uyenoyama against the hard-hitting TUF 14 winner John Dodson. No reason for Uyenoyama’s replacement has been...

Apr 17, 2012 3:45 pm

Clean Sweep For UFC 144 Drug Tests

By Lewis Mckeever: With the Overeem PED saga flipping the MMA cosmos upside down, it’s refreshing to hear some positivity regarding drug testing in the UFC. The results from UFC 144 are back, and to the delight of the fans, all eight examined fighters from the Japanese card are as clean as a whistle. I’m...

Apr 17, 2012 3:16 pm

Editorial Spotlight | There's No Such Thing as a Teammate in MMA

By Josh Long: In just over two weeks Jon “Bones” Jones will defend his light heavyweight championship against “Suga” Rashad Evans. This fight will surely live up to its hype, as the former training partners/teammates at Gregg Jackson’s gym will square off inside the octagon. Teammates? Dictionary.com defines a teammate as a member of the...

Apr 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Controversial Lesnar Interview | "I'm not a superstar, I'm An A$$ Kicker."

“I’m not a superstar, I’m an ass kicker. I am Brock Lesnar, that’s it. I left the WWE, everybody thought, here’s a guy, there’s no way in hell he’s gonna make it in the UFC, but I climbed that mountain and became UFC Heavyweight Champion of the world and I proved everybody wrong. Why did...

Apr 17, 2012 2:11 pm

VIDEO | "Georgia On My Mind" Rashad Evans Trains With Boxing Great Roy Jones Jr

Number one UFC light heavyweight contender “Suga” Rashad Evans has Georgia on his mind as he arrives in Atlanta today for the final countdown to UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans. In five days, fight fans will discover the moment of truth in what has become one of the longest running sagas in the sport of...

Apr 17, 2012 2:04 pm

UFC AND DANA WHITE DEMAND RETRACTION FROM CAGEPOTATO WEBSITE

Zuffa, LLC, dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship, today announced that it served a demand for retraction upon the parent entities and executives of the website CagePotato regarding certain false and defamatory statements attributed to UFC® President, Dana White, in an April 14th website posting. As detailed in the formal demand for a retraction prepared by...

Apr 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Valentijn Overeem unaware of brothers TRT needs

By Lewis Mckeever: Alistair’s brother and fellow MMA fighter, Valentijn Overeem, is bewildered by The Reem’s elevated levels of testosterone. With the recent gossip of Alistair obtaining a TRT exemption from the docs, in an effort to justify his sea biscuit heights of testosterone, brother Valentijn is oblivious to any medical condition his brother may...

Apr 17, 2012 1:29 pm

VIDEO | Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier vs. Zombie(s)

By Roberto Mattos: Remember this date. Well, more specifically, remember 28 days from this date (see what I did there?). On May 15th Dustin “the Diamond” Poirier will take on Chan Sung Jung “the Korean Zombie” in Fairfax, Virginia on UFC on Fuel TV 3. The Diamond is 4 -0 since the WEC/UFC fusion and...

Apr 17, 2012 12:40 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Feels Ready To Fight Jon Jones

By Evan Stoumbelis: After defeating Thiago Silva this past weekend, Light Heavyweight Alex Gustafsson feels he’s ready to face one of the top 5 light heavyweight fighters in the division, and feels “more than ready” to fight for the title should the opportunity present itself.   Gustafsson said that he had no added pressure during...

Apr 17, 2012 12:19 pm

Countdown To UFC 145 Debuts Tonight On Fuel TV

By Jamie McAllister: The UFC’s Countdown to UFC 145 show returns tonight on Fuel TV. The half-hour special airs at 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT) the show will be followed immediately with new episodes of UFC Tonight and UFC Ultimate Insider. UFC 145 takes place this weekend with the Rashad Evans & Jon Jones...

Apr 17, 2012 12:10 pm

Based On The Odds Smart Money Is On Evans, Says Liddell

By Jamie McAllister: “I think that’s ridiculous. 5 to 1, and 6 to 1, I mean, Jon’s been great, he’s doing great, and he’s going to keep getting better, but this is a fight styles wise that’s a tougher fight for him than the ones he’s had,” “He likes to control the distance, control where...

Apr 17, 2012 9:50 am

Watch BJPENN.COM'S "Just Scrap Radio" LIVE Today At 1pm ET Here!

Streaming video by Ustream Use the player provided on this page to tune into the first episode of our weekly Radio show here on BJPENN.COM, “Just Scrap Radio”. We go live at 1:00pm ET with our secret host and first guest, BJ Penn! If you missed the Live show, the archive will be up shortly!