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Oct 19, 2011 11:48 am

Cancel That, Nick Diaz Shows Up To Conference Call 45-Minutes Late

“I didn’t even know about a call. Nobody called me in the last week or the past couple of days to tell me there was a call. I trained last night, ate went to sleep, woke up and my phone was dead. I didn’t know until my brother told me I was supposed to be...

Oct 19, 2011 11:37 am

Nick Diaz No Shows UFC 137 Pre-Fight Media Call

At this point in time it should come as no surprise that Nick Diaz doesn’t play by the rules. This afternoon is just the most recent example of that. Today the UFC scheduled their typical pre-fight media call and scheduled to appear was BJ Penn, Nick Diaz, Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo. All fighters, except...

Oct 19, 2011 11:16 am

Joe Lauzon: "If they want it to be Anthony Pettis, I’ll fight Pettis"

“I think it would be an exciting fight. It doesn’t matter to me who I fight. Whoever the UFC says they want me to fight, I’ll fight. If they want it to be Anthony Pettis, I’ll fight Pettis. It doesn’t really matter to me that much. I’m up for whoever. I’m not sure why people...

Oct 19, 2011 11:00 am

Rafael Cordeiro Says Fabricio Werdum Is In Talks With The UFC

“He’s back to the trainings, he’s making everybody laugh. He’ll probably fight in December… He’s talking to the UFC, and maybe they come up with something for December.  I like the idea, he deserves it.  In case it actually happens, UFC is the place he should’ve never left. The bests are there, and there’s where...

Oct 19, 2011 10:52 am

Matt Riddle “fan page”

Matthew Frederick Riddle (born January 14, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Riddle made a name for himself by appearing on SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter 7. He is currently under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), fighting in the welterweight division.

Oct 19, 2011 7:08 am

Condit: "A fight with anyone else other than GSP doesn't make sense"

“I want to fight next week. It’s in my heart to fight, but logically, I need to be patient. No matter who the opponent was — right now, a fight against anyone other than Georges wouldn’t make sense. I have some small — I wouldn’t even call them injuries — that come from training day...

Oct 19, 2011 6:56 am

Tavares vs. Jacoby Moved From Prelims To UFC 137 PPV Card

And alas, the UFC has put together next week’s UFC 137 main card. The latest addition to it comes way of Brad Tavares vs. Dustin Jacoby. The two were originally scheduled to meet on the evening’s facebook stream portion of the preliminary card; however, GSP’s bad luck turns into these two middleweights good luck. “UFC...

Oct 19, 2011 6:47 am

Kongo vs. Mitrione Promoted To UFC 137 Co-Main Event

With the news that UFC 137 lost its original main event, the entire card has been reshuffled to accommodate the absence of GSP vs. Condit. First on the list, was filling the main-event slot with Penn vs. Diaz and now the UFC has apparently decided on their co-headliner and it comes in the form of...

Oct 19, 2011 6:38 am

Efrain Escudero vs. Cesar Avila Set For Saturday’s Bellator 55 Event

A last minute bout has been added to this weekend’s Bellator 55 event and it comes in the form of a lightweight contest between TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero and Cesar Avila. Bellator officials announced the bout this morning. Bellator 55 is set to take place from the Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Ariz...

Oct 19, 2011 6:14 am

DK Publishing Releases “UFC Encyclopedia”

The UFC has teamed up with DK Publishing to release its long awaited “UFC Encyclopedia”, which is in stores. The 400-page project, which was lead by editorial director/ book author Thomas Gerbasi, covers the entire 18-year history of the UFC in a unique combination of pictures, fighter bios, and event recaps. In celebration of...

Oct 19, 2011 6:10 am

Straus reflects on win over UFC veteran, looks ahead to Bellator return

Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight contender Daniel Straus (17-4) picked up an impressive win over UFC veteran Jason Dent (21-12) this past weekend to build some momentum for his Bellator return and bounce back from his first loss in over two years. In the October 15 main event of NAAFS: Caged Fury 15 in Cleveland, Ohio,...

Oct 18, 2011 7:40 pm

Carlos Condit Issues Formal Statement About UFC 137 Removal

“I am greatly disappointed, for both myself and UFC fans, that I will no longer be fighting for the Welterweight title at UFC 137, but I also understand that injuries are a part of this business. As a professional fighter, it is my job to be prepared for any and all circumstances, positive and negative,...

Oct 18, 2011 7:35 pm

GSP trainer comments on injury

“After he cooled down, I knew he couldn’t fight anymore. I’ve been around, I’ve seen injuries, and I know that that kind of injury is going to take at least two to five weeks of not standing on it for it to be really good (and) sturdy to fight. I don’t know what the medical...

Oct 18, 2011 3:14 pm

Nick Diaz: "BJ is my favorite fighter" “He’s my favorite fighter. He’s better than they are, he’s better than everybody. I know where he came from. He came from my school, as far as I’m concerned he came from where I came from and that’s why he’s here.” *Click here for the latest UFC 137 coverage provided by BJPENN.COM

Oct 18, 2011 2:42 pm

BJ Penn Reacts To UFC 137 Changes, Happy To Take Main Event Slot

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn was just as shocked as the rest of the world when he found out this afternoon that GSP was injured and subsequently forced to withdraw from his main event bout set for UFC 137. When the news finally caught up to Penn he had this to say…...

Oct 18, 2011 2:24 pm

GSP Injured: UFC 137 Gets Penn vs. Diaz in Main Event Slot

Bad news for GSP fans… In a recent development, welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled appearance in the UFC 137 main event against Carlos Condit. A knee injury suffered in training is the culprit for the removal. UFC President Dana White took to twitter with the announcement moments...

Oct 18, 2011 1:25 pm

Chael Sonnen: "I'll Slap Anderson In The Face"

Chael Sonnen was a guest on Jim Rome’s radio show this afternoon and continued his campaign to book a rematch with Anderson Silva. The entire interview was exactly what we could have expected from Chael when you give him an open platform to express his views and run off at the mouth. Check out the...

Oct 18, 2011 11:02 am


UFC GYM announces it will begin selling memberships to its newest, and first, location in Honolulu, Hawaii with an enrollment center set to open Tuesday, October 18. Partnering with Hawaii native and two-division UFC champion BJ Penn, this is the first signature gym for the brand. The location, which will open for workouts in early...

Oct 18, 2011 10:57 am

Matt Lindland: Anderson Silva wont make it out of the third round with Chael

“I think the rematch would look just like the first one, except I’ve got a game plan for Chael to finish him before the end of the third round. So, yeah it’ll look similar to their first encounter, but with some additional techniques and strategy, it won’t make it to the championship rounds.” Coach/Friend/Trainer/Sparring partner...

Oct 18, 2011 10:50 am

Danny Castillo vs. Shamar Bailey Set For UFC 139

A lightweight fight has been booked for The UFC’s November trip to San Jose in the form of Danny Castillo vs. Shamar Bailey. UFC officials made the announcement over night. UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. With the original heavyweight title fight headliner...

Oct 18, 2011 10:25 am

Pettis Needs To Win Fights, Will Wrestle His Way Back To The Top

“I just learned that the top position is a huge position to win from. You don’t get beat up. I’m 100-percent healthy. I won the fight. I don’t have injuries. I can go back to train tonight. Top position is important, and I really went back and focused on making that more of a part...

Oct 18, 2011 7:31 am

Quick Quote: Tito Ortiz – "I'm the peoples champ"

“A lot of people didn’t believe in me. A lot of people couldn’t believe that I was still here. I had neck surgery, lower back surgery and a lot of athletes don’t compete after that. I showed that I’m able to compete against the best guys in the world, and I think that will help...

Oct 18, 2011 7:29 am

Lyoto Machida or Jon Jones – Rashad Evans Will Fight them Both

“I want to fight ’em both and I want to fight ’em in the same night. In seriousness, it doesn’t really matter to me. I’m looking to compete against the best and whoever wins is obviously the best. I just want to compete and have fun.”

Oct 18, 2011 7:24 am

ProElite HW Tourny Participants Announced

ProElite has announced the field for its eight-man heavyweight tournament. The bracket, filled with fighters ready for a wider audience, is highlighted by 2009 NCAA wrestling champion Mark Ellis of the University of Missouri. Ellis (1-0) will take on Ryan Martinez (5-1). In another opening-round battle, Richard Odoms of Texas faces Jason Bosler of Illinois....