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Aug 6, 2013 8:11 pm

Overeem: I still want to be UFC heavyweight champion

When top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) first crossed over from Strikeforce to the UFC, he was offered an immediate heavyweight title fight. The Dutch striker chose to fight immediately instead of waiting for his promised title fight, and went 1-1 in the octagon before being suspended for a positive drug test. Now back and...

Aug 6, 2013 2:04 pm

Paul Daley signs three-fight deal with BAMMA

After a very brief stint as a free agent, MMA veteran Paul Daley (33-12-2) is back with BAMMA. According to his manager Wad Alameddine, Daley signed a three-fight, 12-month deal with the promotion that’s exclusive to the U.K. No date or opponent has been set for Daley’s promotional return, however Daley is set to fight...

Aug 6, 2013 1:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin: “I will not make another title run”

BJPenn.com recently caught up with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin who, despite not having fought since his loss to Cung Le, has remained very busy. “Nutrition has always been a passion of mine”, said Franklin. “I have been laying the groundwork for an organic juice bar, Ze/Lin, to open this fall in LA. My...

Aug 6, 2013 1:15 pm

VIDEO | ‘Rampage’ Jackson: ‘UFC is messing up MMA’

“I met Bjorn and I just felt his energy. You look him in the eyes when you talk to him and you know like, ‘Man, this guy gets it!’ I heard of Bellator, but, I didn’t know how it was. The other shows kind of leave a bad taste in your mouth. Terry Trebilcock from...

Aug 6, 2013 12:51 pm

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC on FOX Sport 1 Blog Part 1

The UFC boss is releasing video blogs early for the promotions debut on the new FOX station, Fox Sports 1. Part 1 takes you behind the scenes of UFC 162, the historical night Anderson Silva lost his middleweight title.

Aug 6, 2013 12:45 pm

Tito Ortiz: The Sport is ‘MMA Not UFC’

“Bellator isn’t about the brand, they’re about making stars and making people as they should be. We go out there and we kill ourselves, practically. You want to be a superstar? You’ve got to put in the time, you’ve got to put in the work and you’ve got to put on good fights. Bellator wants...

Aug 6, 2013 12:30 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #1

BJPenn.com is starting a new series. In this series we will be asking Gracie BJJ Black Belt Brian Jones some questions we want to hear the answers to. Here is the first part in the series with Dr. Brian Jones. What are the main differences between jiu-jitsu for self-defense and jiu-jitsu for MMA? The fundamental...

Aug 6, 2013 12:27 pm

VIDEO | Tito Clowns Rampage Jackson Following Press Event Staredown

The Bellator promotion held a media event yesterday afternoon to promote the upcoming pay-per-view event featuring a headlining bout between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. At the culmination of the event, Ortiz and Rampage engaged in a light-hearted staredown full of jokes and insults. Enjoy!

Aug 6, 2013 12:16 pm

Eddie Alvarez Camp Hoping To Reach Settlement In Bellator Lawsuit

Eddie Alvarez was on the verge of fighting for The Ultimate Fighting Championship following the expiration of his Bellator contract. When the UFC’s offer was matched word for word by the Bellator promotion all hell broke loose and he’s been forced on the sidelines to endure a legal battle ever since. Now the two parties...

Aug 6, 2013 11:47 am

Sara McMann Out of UFC Fight Night 27, Replacement Needed for Kaufman

Sara McMann (pictured) has withdrawn from her upcoming UFC Fight Nigh bout against Sarah Kaufman, leaving Kaufman and the UFC seeking an opponent with only three weeks to fight night.   By Christopher Murphy   Sara McMann has withdrawn from her August UFC Fight Night 27 fight against Sarah Kaufman, it was reported Monday night. ...

Aug 6, 2013 11:25 am

Controversial Fight Cancelled By State Of Florida

Last Saturday in Florida, Garrett Holeve, the 23-year-old fighter with down’s syndrome was supposed to face off with David Steffin. Steffin is a 28-year-old who was looking to compete with cerebral palsy. The fight was set, the two trained for eight-weeks and five minutes before they walked out to the ring the promoter was served...

Aug 6, 2013 11:14 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘I Am The Million Dollar Man’

“My last surgery was 12 weeks ago. I had an ACL replacement,” said Ortiz. I was back at it in a month-and-a-half. In a month-and-a-half, I was back at it, drilling again. My body heals super, super fast. I just feel good. Now I am the million dollar man.” 12 weeks removed from his latest...

Aug 6, 2013 11:03 am

UFC 163 Medical Suspensions: Aldo and Jung Both Out Over 3 Months

  UFC 163 took a toll on its competitors.  Among the 10 fighters on the main card, 4 received suspensions of 90 days or more.  Headliners Chan Sung Jung and featherweight champion Jose Aldo (whose injured foot is pictured above) each received suspensions for injuries apparent to many viewers.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Aug 6, 2013 9:44 am

Manager: Jon Jones is ‘1000 percent’ focused on Gustafsson, not super fights

While Anderson Silva may still be interested in ‘Super Fights’, particularly if he is able to defeat Chris Weidman in their end-of-year rematch at UFC 168, that’s apparently the last thing on the mind of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Jones is currently preparing to take on Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson, whom he...

Aug 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 6, 2013 8:13 am

Bisping: Machida needs to change his style

This past weekend at UFC 163 in Brazil, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) lost a controversial split decision to Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Many people have blamed bad judging for the fights decision, but UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping (24-5...