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Dec 15, 2014 4:53 pm

Robbie Lawler eyeing spring return to the Octagon

After losing to Johny Hendricks for the vacant UFC championship earlier this year, Robbie Lawler showed the world why his nickname is Ruthless as he bounced back to defeat Jake Ellenberger, Matt Brown, and most recently Johny Hendricks to claim the welterweight championship. He spoke about when he would be ready to return to the...

Dec 15, 2014 4:42 pm

Shamrock on CM Punk signing: “It’s a great move on the UFC’s part”

Many people have criticized the UFC recently for their signing of former WWE champion CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks. With zero amateur MMA experience, or collegiate wrestling experience, many are questioning the legitimacy of Brooks future MMA career. MMA veteran Ken Shamrock sounded off on the recent signing of Brooks with a surprising view....

Dec 15, 2014 3:35 pm

‘I will not fight anymore in the bantamweight division’

Today the hopes of a potential superfight between Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg took a significant step back as Cris Cyborg stated that she will no longer attempt to fight at bantamweight. After an ankle injury forced her out of a bantamweight debut that would eventually lead to hopes of a potential superfight with Ronda...

Dec 15, 2014 3:29 pm

Askren wants GSP at Metamoris: “Let’s make it fun”

Ben Askren is widely believed to be one of the greatest MMA fighters currently not signed to the UFC. In addition, The ONE FC champion is an elite level grappler, who boasts some of the best wrestling credentials in MMA. He spoke recently about the possibility of fighting WSOF champion, JiuJitsu ace Rousimar Palhares. “I’m...

Dec 15, 2014 3:22 pm

Gagnon ‘Can’t wait’ for Brazilian fan’s chants

As Mitch Gagnon gears up for his UFC Fight Night Brazil bout against Renan Barao this weekend, one thing is certain, the Canadian will likely by on the wrong end of some pretty harsh chants, much like Conor McGregor was recently when a hostile Brazilian crowd chanted ‘You’re going to die’ at the Irish superstar....

Dec 15, 2014 12:48 pm

TUF 20 Finale salaries: New champ Carla Esparza nets $50,000

Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza picked up a disclosed payday of $50,000 for her tournament-final title win this past weekend at “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today: The total disclosed payroll for the event was...

Dec 15, 2014 9:41 am

“I saw a man afraid”

Conor McGregor has said for some time now that it is easy for him to detect fear on a man, and he can even smell the stench of fear (See that HERE). McGregor spoke recently about the controversial signing of Phil Brooks, also known as CM Punk, and why he believes CM Punk is afraid...

Dec 15, 2014 9:31 am

After retiring, Jamie Varner focused on creating fighters union

This past weekend at UFC on FOX 13, Jamie Varner retired after an unusual knockout. Now, with his career behind him, Varner says he’s focused on creating a fighters union for the current, and next generation of fighters. “I would love to start some type of union for fighters. mean, the sport is growing, and...

Dec 15, 2014 8:50 am

Booking Roundup: UFC books several bouts for upcoming events

The UFC has been especially busy this past week booking fights for upcoming shows. Catch up on all the matchmaking happenings below with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Neil Magny vs. Kiichi Kunimoto at UFC Fight Night 60 on February 14th in Colorado. Magny will come into the bout after going a perfect...

Dec 15, 2014 8:21 am

Mentally Disabled Fighter Gets KO’d In WI Bout

In a heartbreaking story that has combat sports fans up in arms, 31 year old mentally disabled Jessie Roach was knocked out by the event’s promoter, Jesse Rowell in an unsanctioned kickboxing bout. Rowell is also a trainer, and has fought in both kickboxing, and MMA events for over 10 years. Roach admitted to the...

Dec 15, 2014 8:03 am

Evans considering move to middleweight

Former UFC champion Rashad Evans has spent some time away from the Octagon while healing from knee surgery. ‘Suga’ has stated that he plans to return in early 2015, however no date, or opponent have been set. He joined Chael Sonnen on his podcast, ‘You’re Welcome! With Chael Sonnen’ to discuss the possibility of dropping...

Dec 15, 2014 5:07 am

QUICK TWITT: Fear The Fighter brand threatening to sue Gegard Mousasi

MMA veteran, and UFC middleweight, Gegard Mousasi has recently been speaking out against the brand ‘Fear The Fighter’ for allegedly not paying him sponsorship money. Mousasi has consistently spoken out against the company on Twitter, encouraging other fighters who have yet to be paid, to speak out against the brand. Mousasi Tweeted this past weekend...

Dec 15, 2014 5:04 am

Frank Shamrock: ‘Mickey Rourke is obsessed with fighting’

Recently, famed actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring where he scored a controversial TKO in a bout that many believed was staged. Rourke’s camp has maintained that the bout was in fact real, and even MMA legend Frank Shamrock is saying that Rourke trained long and hard for the bout. He spoke to...

Dec 15, 2014 5:01 am

Palhares to undergo surgery after submitting Fitch at WSOF 16

WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares quickly defeated Jon Fitch this past weekend after WSOF 16 in just 90 seconds with a slick kneebar. Palters revealed after the bout that he would need to undergo major surgery on his left knee, as well as possibly surgery for his shoulder. “I had some injuries. In fact, I...

Dec 14, 2014 6:50 pm

Frank Mir nearly retired after loss to Overeem

After a very one-sided loss to Alistair Overeem earlier this year, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir nearly retired. The 35 year-old has suffered losses in his last 4 Octagon appearances, with his losses coming to Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier, and Junior Dos Santos, respectively. Mir will look to get back in the win...