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May 4, 2013 10:50 am

Chael Sonnen’s UFC Legacy

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Sonnen has been called “The most legendary talker in UFC history” with a quick tongue and the ability to hype a fight that hasn’t been seen since the likes of Muhammad Ali, lets face it, Chael Sonnen is the best promoter in the world. When you hear the name Chael Sonnen...

May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...

May 3, 2013 8:40 am

Roy Nelson Says He Will Fight Cormier, But Only As A 205 Title Eliminator

“You know, I think in our sport, there’s a couple guys that get to fight everybody like three or four times, and I’m one of those guys, I guess, that get’s to fight everybody once. Like, I’ve been trying to fight Big Nog since after the Junior dos Santos fight, and that was two years...

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

May 1, 2013 4:09 pm

TUNE IN ALERT: BJPENN.COM RADIO GOES LIVE AT 5:00 WITH WATSON, SAFFIEDINE, HEALY AND GASTELUM

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC’s Burt Watson, Tarec Saffiedine, Pat Healy and Kelvin Gastelum. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed its broadcasting platform, so to our regular listeners, disregard our...

May 1, 2013 3:33 pm

UPDATE: Kongo Leaves UFC On Own Terms, Will Continue Fighting Outside The Octagon

As it turns out, Cheick Kongo has decided to leave the UFC on his own terms. After a seven year, 18 fight stint in the organization, the veteran heavyweight has fulfilled the last fight on his current contract, and will not look to renew. According to a report by MMAFighting, Kongo’s long-time manager Anthony McGann...

May 1, 2013 11:59 am

BURT WATSON JOINS BJPENN.COM RADIO TONIGHT (WED. 5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the UFC’s personal hype man Burt Watson. Burt is kind of like the glue that holds the entire UFC promotion together and in the unprecedented interview we...

May 1, 2013 11:59 am

UFC 159 WINNER PAT HEALY JOINS BJPENN.COM RADIO TONIGHT (WED. 5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC 159 main card winner, Pat Healy. Healy is coming off a submission victory over Jim Miller last weekend in his UFC debut. Having finally broke into...

May 1, 2013 11:58 am

TAREC SAFFIEDINE JOINS BJPENN.COM RADIO TONIGHT (WED. 5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the last reigning Strikeforce champion to discuss his UFC debut and more. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed its broadcasting platform, so to our regular listeners,...

May 1, 2013 11:58 am

TUF 17 CHAMP KELVIN GASTELUM JOINS BJPENN.COM RADIO TONIGHT (WED. 5:00 PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum. Kelvin made waves during his time on the most recent season of the UFC’s reality series and we will...

May 1, 2013 9:42 am

Roy Nelson Management Not Interested In Cormier Booking

Following last weekend’s UFC 159 event, UFC President, Dana White announced that Roy Nelson will likely get a fight against Mark Hunt or Daniel Cormier. Hunt is set up on a collision course with JDS and Cormier is coming off his UFC debut win over Frank Mir. “Hey @danawhite ur right,” tweeted Cormier, shortly after...

Apr 30, 2013 10:44 am

UFC Boss: Fedor’s Manager Must F!@#$ Himself To Sleep At Night

There is a long documented history of failed negotiations between the UFC promotion and the Fedor Emelianenko camp. Prior to his stint with the now defunct Strikeforce banner, Fedor Emelianenko was widely considered the most dominant Mixed Martial Artist in history. With the UFC’s eyes set on Russian territory, the talks of a Russian talent influx...

Apr 30, 2013 8:58 am

Greg Jackson Ready To Prep Jones For Anyone The UFC Wants

“It doesn’t matter to me. It’s whatever the UFC says. As long as we have enough time to prepare, we’re going to have to fight them all anyway. We’re going to have to fight Machida again, we’re going to have to fight Gustafsson, whoever else they put in front of us. It’s just a matter...

Apr 30, 2013 8:51 am

Luke Rockhold: “I’m more of a man” Than Vitor Belfort

“I think my advantages is everywhere really. Vitor will always have fast hands, he has good power, but I pose a lot of problems myself. I’m a longer fighter, I have better kicks than him. I believe my advantages are on the ground, in wrestling, in the distance in the stand up. I have plenty...

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

The New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter purse info, so the below salary data is NOT OFFICIAL.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. MMA-manifesto.com estimated the  pay breakdown for the 22 fighters at UFC 159. Please note, this is only...

Apr 29, 2013 6:41 pm

Greg Jackson: Jon Jones At Heavyweight Would Be Fun For Me

With his victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 this past weekend, Jon “Bones” Jones has once again solidified his position as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. His wins over fellow light heavyweights Rashad Evans, Quinton Jackson, Shogun Rua and Lyoto Machida were so dominant that middleweights like Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen invaded his division...

Apr 29, 2013 6:00 pm

Marc Ratner To Make Formal Request To Change Unified Rules At Summer ABC Convention

This past weekend at UFC 159 we saw light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux get his eyes accidentally gouged by opponent Gian Villante which led referee Kevin Mulhall to halt and call an end to the fight. Immediately following the event, UFC President Dana White discussed his desire to reassess the rules: “What needs to happen...

Apr 29, 2013 11:05 am

Jon Jones: “Anderson Silva is #1 P4P”

MMA fans love to argue about who they think is the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. José Aldo, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are names usually at the top of that debate. When asked whom he thought was the best fighter in the world at the UFC 159 post...

Apr 29, 2013 10:42 am

Tito Ortiz wants to unretire to stop Jon Jones from breaking his record

This past Saturday night at UFC 159, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) tied the record of five consecutive successful light heavyweight title defenses set by Tito Ortiz back in 2002, by defeating challenger Chael Sonnen via TKO in the very first round. Since then, the now retired former champ,...

Apr 26, 2013 9:56 am

Jason High replaces John Hathaway, faces Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10

UFC officials announced yesterday that welterweight John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC on FUEL TV 10 bout with Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC). Hathaway took to Twitter to explain the situation and said he’s suffering from ulcerative colitis, a form of colitis, which attacks...

Apr 26, 2013 9:42 am

Nelson Believes That Even With a Loss He Can Be Granted Title Shot

  UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (18-7) will battle Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) tomorrow night at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Nelson will be looking for his third straight win and if things go his way, his third straight by knockout. Even with a loss, however, Nelson believes that a title shot could still be around...

Apr 26, 2013 9:31 am

UFC 159’s Phil Davis Accused Of Domestic Violence

Before I run this report, it should be known, that anyone can be accused of anything, and just like in a court-of-law, people should be treated as innocent until proven guilty. However, there have been files charged and TMZ got the scoop. According to legal docs — obtained by TMZ — Vantris Patterson claims Davis...

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...