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Dec 13, 2013 2:20 pm

Jones vs Teixeira moved to UFC 172

Yet again, the fight date for Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira has changed. UFC President Dana White initially announced that the fight would remain as the  UFC 171 headliner in Dallas at today’s conference call, he quickly corrected himself on Twitter, saying: “Sorry I misspoke on the conf call. Hendricks vs Lawler will be main...

Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Announced For Vacant UFC Welterweight Title

Following Georges St-Pierre’s announcement that he will vacate his UFC welterweight title, UFC President Dana White announced the organziations intentions for the championship belt: top-contender Johny Hendricks (above) will face rising welterweight star Robbie Lawler at a March 15 bout in Dallas, Texas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Earlier Friday, long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 11:35 am

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre Vacates Title

During a conference call Friday, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he will vacate his belt.  Following his last fight, a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks that sparked a significant controversy, St-Pierre had announced that he would be taking time off for personal reasons.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Long-standing UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 9:00 am

UFC Imports Another Top Russian Prospect

The UFC is on the hunt for Russian talent and the latest addition to their roster comes by way of Dagestan, Russia in the form of lightweight prospect Rashid Magomedov. Magomedov joins his fellow Dagestani imports,Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rustam Khabilov and Azamat Gashimov in the UFC and according to MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, he will be making...


Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Dec 13, 2013 8:05 am

Lyoto Machida Says Vitor Belfort Is One Big ‘Contradiction’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has taken offense to Vitor Belfort’s supposed contradictions. After Vitor Belfort scored his third consecutive head kick knockout victory over Dan Henderson, Machida said he would be willing to face the resurging Belfort. Belfort, on the other hand, thinks they should not call each other out because they...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 13, 2013 7:33 am

UFC on FOX 9: Mac Danzig shuns sponsors in important fight with Joe Lauzon

Mac Danzig is set to face off against always-dangerous BJJ practitioner Joe Lauzon this weekend during the main card of UFC on FOX 9. However, due to his own choosing, Danzig will not be receiving the usual immediate financial rewards that most fighters receive. Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) and Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC),...

Dec 13, 2013 7:28 am

Ben Askren Is Excited To Fight For ONE FC & Millions Of Asian Fans

Although the UFC decided against signing 13-0 Ben Askren, the former Bellator welterweight champion said he is excited to compete for his new employers, the Singapore based ONE FC promotion. Askren has been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the welterweight division, and many were perplexed as to why the UFC didn’t sign the four-time...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 12, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC wants Werdum to face the winner of Browne vs. Barnett

Since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has gone 3-0, with impressive wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and most recently ‘Big Nog.’ In late October, UFC president Dana White stated that the 36-year-old Brazilian, Werdum, would be the next man to challenge rating UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 12, 2013 3:37 pm

Shane del Rosario’s family will donate his organs, plans to create a foundation

  Shane del Rosario suffered a sudden heart attack on Nov. 26. He fought for nearly two weeks before dying at just 30-years-old The family of the former UFC/Strikeforce fighter released a statement on Tuesday in which it announced that it would honor his wishes by donating his organs. Del Rosario is suspected to have...

Dec 12, 2013 9:08 am

Mark Hunt Doesn’t Want A Rematch – Happy With A Draw

This past weekend at UFC Fight Night 33, Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva fought one of the most memorable heavyweight fights in UFC history. It was a back-and-forth battle, with each man almost being finished on multiple occasions. And at the end of the night, with both men covered in blood, weary from giving us everything...

Dec 12, 2013 8:30 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Back on Heavy Bag 13 Weeks After Surgery

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor was forced out of action with a torn ACL. Surgery in rehab in Southern California have lasted 13-weeks so-far and the UFC’s Irish star is now back with some light training. Back on the heavy bag 13 weeks post ACL. Someone will pay. The clock is ticking https://t.co/NYVT2M2dMS — Conor McGregor...

Dec 12, 2013 7:56 am

Jacare Souza: I Have The Style To Beat Chris Weidman

UFC Fight Night 36 is a big night for the UFC middleweight division. It is a tournament of sorts, where Gegard Mousasi faces Lyoto Machida, and Jacare Souza will look to defeat rising contender Francis Carmont. “Lyoto was the light heavyweight champion and is coming off a big win, Mousasi was the DREAM champion, and...

Dec 11, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Announces Signing Of 11 Female Strawweight’s For All-Female TUF 20

It was just announced by the UFC that they have added a 115 pound straw-weight women’s division. UFC’s twitter account announced big news. First revealing that they had acquired 11 fighter contracts from Invicta, then they tweeted the names of each of those 11 straw-weight fighters. Then came the news that all 11 fighters will...

Dec 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Thomson Knows Better: Says Pettis Could Have Fought Him On Torn PCL

Josh Thomson has a bone to pick with Anthony Pettis. After Pettis was forced out of a scheduled match up with Thomson due to a PCL injury, Thomson decided to go on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to blast Pettis for pulling out of their fight. “I kind of figured that he was going to...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 11, 2013 2:43 pm

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Shoulder Surgery A Success, Champ Currently In Recovery

UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has gone under the knife for a torn labrum. Initially it was thought that the UFC’s personal ‘Brown Pride’ representative would not need surgery, but Cain and his medical team decided that the medical procedure was the right course of action. The champ is no stranger to surgery and the...

Dec 11, 2013 12:15 pm

White Admits To Meltdown Following GSP Fight, Says No Big Announcement Coming Tomorrow

GSP is holding a press-conference tomorrow that the MMA media has billed as an important announcement on the fighting future of the UFC’s welterweight champion. Rumors of retirement, vacation, family issues and more have revolved around the Canadian super-star ever since his split-decision win over Johny Hendricks. With his press-conference set for tomorrow in Canada,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:57 am

Coach Ludwig Predicting A Team Alpha Male Sweep At UFC on FOX 9 This Weekend

Team Alpha Male is showing out this weekend in Sacramento, California. In their hometown, four of the world-renowned team’s fighters will be competing on UFC on FOX 9. Joseph Benavidez is competing in the main event for the UFC flyweight title, Urijah Faber fights for a contender slot against Michael McDonald in the co-main event,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:38 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir & Jon Jones Fight Outside Russian After-Party

Having both attended the Legends Fight show in Russia, UFC fighters Frank Mir and Jon Jones both took to the show’s after-party to engage in some good old-fashioned fun in the streets. In the video we see the two teammates sparring for fun, in public, after what we can only assume to be a fun...

Dec 11, 2013 11:07 am

UFC Signs Two New Welterweights for Upcoming Fight Night Cards

The UFC has added two welterweight fighters to their roster, both of whom will be fighting in upcoming UFC Fight Night bouts early next year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Various sources have confirmed that the UFC has added two welterweight fighters for upcoming appearances at UFC Fight Night bouts. Nate Loughran will be returning...

Dec 11, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 33 Ratings Dropped from TUF 18 Finale

Despite hosting one of the most epic heavyweight bouts in recent history, UFC Fight Night 33 drew average ratings – but it saw significantly less viewers than the previous UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The ratings from last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 33 show a viewership that remains...

Dec 11, 2013 11:04 am

T.J. Waldburger to Fight Mike Pyle at UFC 170

Welterweight fighters T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle (above) are set to face one another this February at UFC 170, UFC officials announced.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle will fight one another at UFC 170, UFC officials announced today through the Las Vegas Sun. UFC 170 will take place on February...

Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Australian Police Commissioner Likens UFC To Caged Animals And Crime Scenes

How many times will uninformed public officials mis-label MMA as a ‘no-rules’ barbaric contest? I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know, it’s happened again, recently on Australian soil. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione took to ‘The Australian‘ to discuss the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the impact...