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Oct 11, 2011 10:55 am

Bellator 53 Ratings Hit All Time Low With Just 103,000 Viewers

Last weekend’s Bellator 53 event was another ratings failure for the Mixed Martial Arts promotion on MTV2. Scoring an average audience of just 103,000 the event marks the lowest viewed show in the Bellator series. The week prior, Bellator 52 bounced back with the promotions second most viewed event, however, last weekend’s ratings indicate that...

Oct 11, 2011 9:35 am

Frank Mir Looking To Keep It Standing Against Nogueira At UFC 140

“Nogueira is still a very tough guy. A lot of people are on two sides of the extreme. They either think the first fight was a fluke or that he should retire. I see someone who is going to be extremely motivated who wants to get revenge, so I don’t look to overlook him at...

Oct 11, 2011 9:29 am

A 5 Minute Interview With Martial Arts Teacher Tom Callos

Tom Callos is martial arts teacher and business consultant known for his innovative work in martial arts curriculum design, school management, marketing, and teaching concepts. He resides between Hilo, Hawaii and Placerville, California. This interview was conducted on-line, by Dan Sikkens, for Aim High Martial Arts. Aim High Martial Arts: It’s a pleasure to chat...

Oct 11, 2011 9:16 am

Machida Knows What It Takes To Beat Jon Jones

“It’s hard to say what the perfect style is to stop Jones. I have a lot of trust in my skills against any fighter. I won’t change what people have seen, and I’d rather show them in the Octagon instead of talking about it beforehand. Jones wasn’t my problem until the UFC booked the fight....

Oct 11, 2011 8:00 am

Hayes out, Santos in for Semi-Finals of Bellator Heavyweight Tournament

Thiago Santos, on the heels of an impressive performance and first-round submission win last Saturday night, will step in for the injured Mike “300” Hayes and enter the semifinals of Bellator’s Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament. The red-hot Brazilian, who has won his last three fights, will take on Blagoi Ivanov at Bellator 56 on Saturday,...

Oct 11, 2011 8:00 am

Dana White Responds To Rampage Jacksons Desire To Leave MMA For Boxing

“He’s under contract. He’s not boxing until… I mean, if he wants to box when his contract is up, that’s up to him…Rampage thought that the movie business was the answer to all his (expletive) dreams. That didn’t work out too good. The pay over there wasn’t what he thought it was. The pay over...

Oct 11, 2011 7:45 am

Fans Invited To Tomorrows UFC 140 Press Conference In Toronto

UFC officials are taking flight to Toronto tomorrow to promote and December’s UFC 140 event and UFC fans in the area are invited to attend the pre-fight press conference. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. A light-heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon Jones...

Oct 11, 2011 6:49 am

Chael Sonnen:The greatest fighters in the world are named Chael Sonnen

“I got tunnel vision. I’m after the belt. Period. I’m not making any apologies or qualms about it. And the rest of the cowards in the back that just want to get their faces on TV and don’t want to carry any heavy water, I’ve got no time for those guys. All of them. Every...

Oct 10, 2011 2:39 pm

Five Fighters Medically Suspended Following UFC 136

Five UFC 136 competitors have been medically suspended for injuries suffered during last weekend’s UFC 136 event in Houston, Texas. The lengthiest of which was handed to down to main event participant Gray Maynard, who will be out 60 days for his knockout loss to UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar. UFC 136 took place Saturday,...

Oct 10, 2011 12:47 pm

Anderson Silva’s Camp Responds To Chael Sonnen Challenge

“First the guy gets in trouble for fraud, then he tests positive for steroids, and now he wants to kick in someone’s door and slap their wife in the ass? This guy should be in jail; he shouldn’t be fighting. Chael is not the person that’s going to determine when [Silva] is going to take...

Oct 10, 2011 12:29 pm

Florian: "You have not seen the last of Ken-Flo"

Authentic Sports Management today issued the following statement from Kenny “Ken-Flo” Florian: “First, I’d like to thank Jose Aldo for giving me the opportunity to compete for the featherweight title last Saturday. I gave the fight my all, but Jose won that night. I would also like to thank the UFC, Dana White and Lorenzo...

Oct 10, 2011 9:25 am

Rashad Evans Will Not Sit Out And Wait For Title Shot

“I told him that, ‘you’re the unluckiest guy I ever met.’ Depending on the timing and how all this shit works out he will fight again. He wants to. He was like ‘I’m not gonna sit around and wait again.’ So he probably will (fight). We’ll see how this whole thing goes down, we’ll see...

Oct 10, 2011 9:20 am

UFC 140 Main Card Set, Tickets For Event On Sale Thursday

UFC officials have put together a five-fight main card for their Dec. 10 pay-per-view event in Toronto Canada and tickets for it go on sale this week. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. A light-heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon Jones and former...

Oct 10, 2011 8:31 am

PHOTO: Anderson Silva Graces UFC Undisputed 3 Video Game Cover

UFC president Dana White announced this past weekend at the UFC Fan Expo that middleweight champion, Anderson Silva will be the latest cover boy for the UFC’s video game, “UFC Undisputed”. After months of voting from fans, Anderson Silva was able to edge out Frankie Edgar, Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez and GSP for the coveted...

Oct 9, 2011 9:23 am

UFC 136 earns $2.23 million at the gate, 16,164 in attendance with complete sellout

Last night’s UFC 136 event drew in a crowd of 16,164 Mixed Martial Arts fans for a live gate total of $2.23 million. UFC president Dana White confirmed these figures with the media who attended the post-fight press conference following the evening’s main card. UFC 136 took place Saturday, October 8 from the Toyota Center...

Oct 9, 2011 8:46 am

Results From Last Nights Bellator 53

There were eight at the start but after Bellator 53 in Miami, OK, just two men remain in the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. Ben “Killa B” Saunders and Douglas Lima will advance to the welterweight finals after finishing each of their opponents in front of a sold out crowd inside the Buffalo Run Casino...

Oct 8, 2011 9:01 pm

UFC 136 Results: Lauzon, Edgar, Phan & Garcia Take Home 75K Fight Night Bonus

MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view) Champ Frankie Edgar def. Gray Maynard via TKO (punches) – Round 4, 3:54 – retains lightweight title * KO Of The Night Champ Jose Aldo def. Kenny Florian via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – retains featherweight title Chael Sonnen def. Brian Stann via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:51 Nam...

Oct 8, 2011 10:29 am

Watch the UFC 136 Pre -Fight Press ConferenceToday on BJPENN.COM

The UFC will be holding the UFC 136 post-fight press conference tonight following the UFC pay-per-view featuring a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. Dana White and winners from the evenings main card are expected to be in attendance. We will be broadcasting the conference as soon as the footage is...