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Feb 27, 2014 10:17 am

Ponzinibbio out, Jordan Mein now faces Hernani Perpetuo at UFC on FOX 11

A cast member from “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2,″ Santiago Ponzinibbio (18-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), has been forced to pull out of his upcoming fight at UFC on FOX 11. The reason behind Ponzinibbio’s scratch remains unknown, but it left Canadian Jordan Mein without an opponent for the April fight card. UFC officials were quick to correct the matter,...

Feb 27, 2014 9:46 am

Sean Soriano Out of UFC on Fox 11 Due to Injury

An injury has knocked Sean Soriano out of UFC on Fox 11 less than a week after his bout with Estevan Payan was announced. Soriano (8-1) will be replaced with Mike Brown (26-9) on April 19th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida., as announced by UFC officials on Wednesday. American Top Team member, Mike...

Feb 26, 2014 2:10 pm

Wineland vs. Eduardo set for UFC FN 40

By Evan Stoumbelis Fan favorite Eddie Wineland is now set to face Brazilian Johnny Eduardo on the main card of UFC Fight Night 40 which takes place May 10th in Cincinnati. Wineland bounced back from his title loss to Renan Barao by knocking out Yves Jabouin on Chicago’s UFC on Fox card. Eduardo on the...

Feb 26, 2014 1:30 pm

Childhood Bullies Nearly Lead To Uriah Halls Suicide

Uriah Hall was bullied as a child and it got pretty bad for the UFC middleweight. It’s hard to believe that one of the UFC’s most skilled strikers could have been pushed by bullies to the point of suicide, but in a recent interview with FOX Sports, Hall expressed just that. It kind of makes...


Feb 26, 2014 12:40 pm

GSP: ‘Rory Deserves Next Title Shot, He Will Be Champion’

“I do believe Rory deserves the next title shot. I think he deserves it, and I do believe Rory will be champion. The loss to Robbie Lawler made Rory a far more experienced and skilled martial artist. He has all the tools to be champion. I think he actually beat Lawler, who is one of...

Feb 26, 2014 9:49 am

Rockhold: Bisping Is Going To Pay For His Comments

“He doesn’t really want to say anything. That was it for me. Say you’re sorry. You had your opportunity, face-to-face, in the first time I’d seen him. He just kind of walked by me and didn’t say anything. Then he saw my friend in the parking lot and he’s like, ‘I hope Luke’s not still...

Feb 26, 2014 8:14 am

Dana White: ‘I Want Every Dime Of That [Bonus Money] To Go Out The Door.’

Dana White is quite the polarizing figure, in the world of mixed martial arts. You either like his style, or you hate his attitude. He can be brash. He can be rude. He can be vulgar, bluntly honest, and vitriolic with his statements, if you get him upset. But this is a man who spent the last decade,...

Feb 26, 2014 8:13 am

Bart Palaszewski Officially Announces Retirement

Bart Palaszewski, 30-year-old former WEC and UFC competitor, has officially announced his retirement. After a 36-17 MMA career spanning a total of 12 years, Palaszewski began dropping hints about his decision to hang up the gloves on twitter. It's about that time! Want to thank @VFDMarketing @ufc @teamcurranmma @SuckerPunchEnt all my fans but I'm officially...

Feb 25, 2014 6:59 pm

Season 10 Bellator Middleweight Tournament Set With Marshall, Cramer, Cooper & Grove

Bellator will host its first four-man middleweight tournament beginning March 28th from Utah’s Maverik Center as Brett Cooper will battle Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove in the semifinal round, while Doug “The Rhino” Marshall will clash with American Top Team’s Dan “Cosmo” Cramer April 4th from the Reno Events Center. Both fights will be featured on...

Feb 25, 2014 6:42 pm

Monster Energy Becomes Bellator’s Official Energy Drink Partner

Bellator MMA, the world’s largest global tournament based mixed martial arts promotion and Monster Energy, the world’s leading energy drink company, announced today a new multi-year relationship making Monster Energy the “Official Energy Drink Partner” of Bellator. On Friday, February 28th, live on Spike TV, the alliance formally kicks off during Bellator’s Season 10 Premiere...

Feb 25, 2014 12:30 pm

Zahabi: ‘GSP Went Too Far’

“I think he went too far, too long, and mentally, it’s not feasible. You go home, you get ready for the next workout, and then it’s back to the gym the next day. There’s no balance in your life, and it’s going to weigh on you mentally. It’s a never-ending life of discipline and rushing....

Feb 25, 2014 6:48 am

Lyoto Machida On The Time He Was Dana White’s Hitman

Recently UFC President Dana White discussed the time Machida beat Tito Ortiz inside the Octagon. It was during that discussion that White admitted to giving Lyoto a special bonus after the win due to White’s special dislike for Ortiz and his happiness at the defeat. The move made Machida feel like a hit man, at...

Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...

Feb 25, 2014 6:14 am

Dana Looks On The Bright Side Regarding Low UFC Gate Numbers

UFC Dana White is eating his words a bit as he announced at the UFC 170 pre-fight presser that he expected a gate of $2 million for the event featuring UFC women’s bantamweight champion Rhonda Rousey as she successfully defended her title against Sara McMann. However, the gate wasn’t quite there capping at $1,558,870 and...

Feb 25, 2014 6:12 am

Jamie Varner vs. James Krause added to UFC 173 card

A new bout has been added to the annual Memorial Day weekend card scheduled for Las Vegas, NV as former WEC champ Jamie Varner ( 21-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) faces off against James Krause (20-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a fight in the lightweight division. The bout was initially reported via Twitter by @FrontRowBrian and later...

Feb 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Melendez: ‘I never wanted to leave the UFC’

gam·ble /ˈgambəl/ verb 1. play games of chance for money; bet. 2. take risky action in the hope of a desired result. That’s right! I totally just started out this story with the definition of ‘gamble’ … Because that’s exactly what Gilbert Melendez did last week and it paid off for him in a major...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

Melendez lands blockbuster deal as UFC matches Bellator

If the reported facts and figures are true, Gilbert Melendez finds himself in a whole new tax bracket. According to MMAFighting.com, the UFC has matched Bellator’s offer sheet to retain the lightweight. Though not officially confirmed, it’s being reported that Melendez’s deal guarantees that at least 75 percent of his fights will be contested on...

Feb 24, 2014 3:08 pm

Baroni & Green Nearly Come To Blows At UFC 170, Take The Fight To Twitter Instead

Maybe I should start a weekly BJPENN.COM column and call it ‘Baroni Beef’, because I feel like this sort of thing has happened before. Maybe I’m wrong though? (Insert sarcasm) At any rate, what we have here is an escalated twitter dispute between former UFC fighter, Phil Baroni, and current UFC fighter, Bobby Green. Apparently,...

Feb 24, 2014 1:30 pm

Alexander Shlemenko Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Fight Extension With Bellator

When reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko steps into the cage on March 28th, the 29-year-old Russian finisher will not only be looking for his incredible 50th win, but will also be fighting with a new contract in hand as Bellator has announced a long term extension for the man known simply as “Storm”. “Bellator...

Feb 24, 2014 8:11 am

Celeste tells of her one and only street fight

Arianny Celeste, the fawned over UFC ring card girl, was interviewed by MMAJunkie radio, where among the topics discussed was her one and only street fight. “It was after I’d been with the UFC a couple years. I didn’t have any kind of name or anything, but some girl was picking on me and I...

Feb 24, 2014 6:18 am

White: CM Punk Just A Fan, We’ve Never Talked About Fighting

CM Punk was seen cage side last weekend at UFC 170 with the UFC boss himself, Dana White. After all the speculatory chatter on his shift to Mixed Martial Arts, UFC President Dana White offered up the following to TMZ when asked if CM’s visit was personal or business. Here’s what Dana said: “He is...