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Jan 12, 2015 6:56 pm

Rory MacDonald Calls For Changes To Process Of Awarding Title Shots

Rory MacDonald was admittedly “heartbroken” when he found out he had been passed up for a title shot again, in order for a trilogy match between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks to take place. The process of awarding title shots is a very inconsistent one, which is something that has been long-discussed in the MMA...

Jan 12, 2015 6:10 pm

Jon Jones Coach Recounts Story Of Jones Revealing He Failed Drug Test

By now it is well known that UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones failed a random, pre-fight drug test prior to his UFC 182 showdown against Daniel Cormier. What wasn’t known however, was that Jones own coaches didn’t know that he had failed the drug test. His head striking coach Brandon Gibson talks about how...

Jan 12, 2015 4:40 pm

Rory MacDonald “Heartbroken” After Announcement Of Lawler-Hendricks Trilogy Bout

Going in to UFC 181: Lawler vs. Hendricks, it was believed Rory MacDonald would be fighting the winner of the bout for the UFC welterweight title. Things didn’t play out that way however. A split decision win that saw Robbie Lawler awarded the UFC welterweight championship was not decisive enough in the eyes of many,...

Jan 12, 2015 3:53 pm

Anderson Silva Feared Painkiller Addiction Following Broken Leg

As Anderson Silva prepares to return to the Octagon to face Nick Diaz at UFC 183 on January 31st, he appeared at an NSAC hearing earlier today to get licensing to fight. The NSAC requires all fighters over 35 to speak at the hearing in order to get licensed, and as Silva is 39, he...

Jan 12, 2015 3:46 pm

Siver: ‘Smashing McGregor Beats Getting A Title Shot’

Ahead of UFC Fight Night Boston on Sunday, Dennis Siver has had enough of Conor McGregor’s trash talk, and is now speaking out. Siver has been silent so far over the past few months, but now is speaking out against ‘Notorious’, and saying the UFC is unrightfully hyping him. He spoke to GroundAndPound.de to discuss...

Jan 12, 2015 3:22 pm

Anderson Silva Unanimously Approved For License To Fight At UFC 183

Earlier today, the NSAC held a hearing, on the agenda was former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who was required to appear in front of the commission as he is over 35 years of age, and applying for a license to fight. Silva was unanimously approved for a license by all 5 members of the...

Jan 12, 2015 3:16 pm

Referee And Judging Assignments Revealed For Diaz vs. Silva

Coming up on January 31st, both Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon for an epic superfight which will go down in the main event of UFC 183. Earlier today during a NSAC hearing it was revealed that ‘Big’ John McCarthy would be the referee for the bout, and Sal D’Amato, Marcos...

Jan 12, 2015 3:07 pm

Shields Says Failed Drug Test From 2012 Due To Diuretic

During a Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing earlier today to receive a license to fight at WSOF 17 this Saturday against Brian Foster in the main event. Shields is 36 years old, and the commission requires all fighters applying for a license over 35 to appear in front of the commission. Shields was granted...

Jan 12, 2015 2:05 pm

Officials cancel UFC Fight Night event planned for March 7

A UFC Fight Night event tentatively planned for March 7 is no longer taking place. MMAjunkie recently confirmed the news with UFC officials that the event, tentatively labeled “UFC Fight Night 62”, has been scratched from the 2015 schedule. Windsor, Ontario, Canada had been rumored to be the host city for the UFC Fight Night 62 event,...

Jan 12, 2015 1:39 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Nick Diaz 2? Dana White would ‘love to see it’

Current UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (25-10 MMA) has only suffered one knockout loss in his 35 professional mixed martial arts fights. That knockout loss came over 10 years ago at UFC 47 to Nick Diaz, who sent Lawler crashing to the canvas early in the second-round of their 2004 battle. Many fans and...

Jan 12, 2015 10:42 am

Lorenzo Fertitta Explains Why The UFC Booked Fight Night Boston On A Sunday

UFC fans may have scratched their heads when they saw UFC Fight Night McGregor vs. Siver was booked for a Sunday, and understandably so as the UFC has never held an event on a Sunday. To make matters even stranger, the UFC booked the event in Boston, just a short drive from Gillette stadium, where...

Jan 12, 2015 10:29 am

BJPENN.com Radio Replay With Daniel Straus, Jake Shields, And Johnny Case

Last night BJPENN.com Radio returned for another stellar episode as always. First up we were joined by former Bellator MMA champion, Daniel Straus, who will be fighting for the featherweight title once again, against Patiricio Freire this Friday. Next up we were joined by former UFC fighter, Jake Shields, who will be fighting for the...

Jan 12, 2015 10:03 am

Winkeljohn Talks Jon Jones Failed Drug Test: ‘We Still Stand Behind Jon’

Following UFC 182, news broke that UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones had failed a pre-fight random drug test for the primary metabolite in cocaine, Benzoylecgonine. Jones entered a rehab facility in New Mexico following the news of the drug test results surfacing, and no action has been taken by the commission due to the...

Jan 12, 2015 9:33 am

Paul Redmond Steps In On Short Notice For UFC on FOX 14

Irish standout Paul Redmond has stepped in on short notice to face Mirsad Bektic on January 24th at UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Redmond is stepping in for an injured Alan Omer who announced via Facebook he injured himself in training. Post by Alan Omer. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE) Translated: ‘So my dear friends...

Jan 12, 2015 9:10 am

Tavares: ‘Siver Will Defeat McGregor’

UFC veteran Thiago Tavares is expecting an upset of major proportions on Sunday in the main event of UFC Fight Night Boston where Conor McGregor will face Dennis Siver. Leading up to the bout, UFC President Dana White stated that if McGregor defeats Siver, he will go on to fight Jose Aldo for the UFC...

Jan 12, 2015 8:57 am

Pettis: ‘I’ll Finish Dos Anjos In The First Round’

Anthony Pettis is known for finishing his opponents quickly, and plans more of the same when he faces Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185 in March. Pettis quickly dispatched of Gilbert Melendez in December when he scored a 2nd round submission win over the veteran fighter. He spoke to MMAFighting to discuss his plans to...

Jan 12, 2015 8:43 am

Siver: ‘When I Finish McGregor On Sunday, I’ll Laugh’

Ahead of UFC Fight Night Boston, which goes down Sunday January 18th, Dennis Siver has done little to verbally counter the trash talk of Conor McGregor. Because of his lack of speaking out, many are counting Siver out of the fight, and unrightfully so. He spoke to GroundAndPound.de to discuss why he believes he will...

Jan 12, 2015 5:04 am

Brian Foster: ‘Palhares Is Easier Opponent Than Shields’

Ahead of his WSOF 17 main-event bout against Jake Shields, Brian Foster revealed that he believes Jake Shields is a harder test than Rousimar Palhares. Foster has talked quite a bit of trash towards Shields leading up to the fight, but says that Shields is a his ‘championship fight’. He spoke to MMAMania: Jake is...

Jan 12, 2015 5:03 am

BOOKING ROUNDUP! UFC Books 4 Bouts For Upcoming Events

As always, the UFC has been busy recently booking several bouts for upcoming events, and they made a big shift to an upcoming card. Now’s your chance to get caught up with the recent happenings in the match-making world, get caught up with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Jessica Andrade vs. Marion Reneau,...