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Dec 9, 2014 9:39 am

Anthony Pettis: “My hand is fine”

Before the MMA world gets too caught up with his six-month medical suspension, UFC lightweight champion, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis confirmed that he will not be out of action for the next half-year. His words: My hand is fine! — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) December 9, 2014

Dec 9, 2014 9:31 am

AKA, Cesar Gracie, And ATT All Want Some CM Punk

With the UFC’s recent signing of WWE super-star, CM Punk, the MMA world wants a piece of the action. Three of the sports most sought after teams are ally vying for a chance to train CM Punk. Check it: I will formally invite @CMPunk to come train with us. Seems like the right fit. @ufc...

Dec 8, 2014 8:22 pm

UFC 181 medical suspensions: Pettis out up to 6 months

Fight fans saw an incredible night of fights this past Saturday at UFC 181 where Robbie Lawler was crowned the welterweight champion and Anthony Pettis became the first person to submit Gilbert Melendez as he defended his lightweight title. The UFC 181 medical suspensions are in from the NSAC, which were obtained by Sherdog. Fighters...


Dec 8, 2014 8:05 pm

Fabricio Werdum gets hero’s welcome in Brazil with championship belt

Fabricio Werdum returned to Brazil to promote an upcoming UFC card with his UFC championship in hand. Upon arriving, Werdum was greeted with a hero’s welcome of fans, music, and even a fire truck with a banner of Werdum on it. Check it out: Obrigado a @geraldogremiop10! Chegada emocionante em Porto Alegre #somostodosportoalegre #geralsempreapoiando #ufcPoa...

Dec 8, 2014 7:28 pm

Gracie Breakdown of UFC 181

Following a submission-packed night of fights at UFC 181, including the first ever two bulldog choke event, and Gilbert Melendez being submitted by Anthony Pettis, Rener Gracie as well as personal trainer and Gracie JiuJitsu brown belt Mike Saffaie broke down the chokes.

Dec 8, 2014 7:21 pm

Askren on CM Punk signing: ‘It was a shock’

Ben Askren is never one to shy away from speaking his mind, and when the UFC announced the signing of CM Punk at UFC 181 Askren quickly took to Twitter to speak out against the UFC’s newest fighter (See that HERE). Askren continued to discuss the signing this week, speaking to MMAJunkie. His words: “Everyone...

Dec 8, 2014 7:14 pm

Johnny Case vs. Francisco Trevino set for UFC Fight Night Boston

Johnny Case will no longer be facing Paul Felder January 18th at UFC Fight Night Boston, but will instead be fighting Francisco Trevino. Felder has opted to face Danny Castillo at UFC 182, rather than wait to fight Case at UFC Fight Night Boston. Case is coming into the fight on a 9-fight win streak...

Dec 8, 2014 7:06 pm

Overeem on Struve: “I’m really not that impressed by him”

As Alistair Overeem prepares for a potential win or be cut situation this Saturday when he faces Stefan Struve, he is planning on knocking out The Skyscraper in the first 30 seconds of the bout. “I’m really not that impressed by him. I’m a striker, and I like to knock people out. I’m going to...

Dec 8, 2014 6:56 pm

Joe Rogan warns Brendan Schaub of potential brain damage live on podcast

On Monday evening Brendan Schaub invited Joe Rogan to be a special guest on his ‘The Fighter & The Kid’ podcast to discuss his UFC 181 loss to Travis Browne. It is also worth mentioning that Schaub is a frequent guest on Rogan’s podcast. Rogan was brutally honest with Schaub on the podcast, which a...

Dec 8, 2014 5:48 pm

Anderson Silva discusses being bullied as a child

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva opened up in a recent interview. In the interview, The Spider talked about growing up with his aunt and uncle in Curitiba, doing ballet as a child, his views on racism, and more in this incredible interview. “I have been a dancer. Not anymore,” “Man, what a phase. At...

Dec 8, 2014 5:20 pm

Jake Shields returns to action at WSOF 17 in January

Former UFC fighter Jake Shields will return to MMA on January 17th at WSOF 17 under the WSOF banner to fight Brian Foster for the #1 contender spot to fight the winner of this Saturday’s Jon Fitch vs. Rousimar Palhares welterweight title fight. Shields is coming off a win in his WSOF debut over Ryan...

Dec 8, 2014 5:07 pm

Hughes: ‘Hendricks was trying to win rounds’

At UFC 181, Johny Hendricks noticeably faded in the 4th and 5th rounds of the fight, clinching Robbie Lawler against the cage and stalling several times. While Hendricks attributed his performance in the final few rounds to a tough weight cut, former welterweight champion Matt Hughes believes it’s because Hendricks was trying to fight to...

Dec 8, 2014 4:18 pm

UFC Exec. “Pretty confident” GSP will return in 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a huge year for the UFC, arguably the biggest in UFC history. With several high profile bouts to kick off the new year, and several champion fighters returning from injury, the UFC can potentially have a massive year. Fight fans are still wondering however whether or not former welterweight...

Dec 8, 2014 4:13 pm

Watch Lyoto Machida get the taste smacked out of his mouth by Antonio Inoki

In this throwback video we see a very young Lyoto Machida getting brutally smacked multiple times by Antonio Inoki following a unanimous decision win over Kengo Watanabe in his MMA debut. In Japan being smacked by Inoki is a great honor, and is sort of a ‘good luck’ charm that means the fighter will be...

Dec 8, 2014 4:01 pm

PHOTO | CM Punk training with Roy Nelson, King Mo, and Rener Gracie

When CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, announced at UFC 181 that he would be making his UFC debut in the future, he also revealed that he was still looking for a training camp, but was looking at several high profile gyms. Here we can see Brooks alongside top ranked Bellator light heavyweight King Mo,...

Dec 8, 2014 3:53 pm

BJPENN.com Radio Replay with Ricardo Lamas, John Moraga, and Lance Palmer

BJPENN.com Radio was back this week with another star studded lineup. We kicked off the show with former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas who discussed his win over Dennis Bermudez at UFC 180 in Mexico, as well as his desire to fight Conor McGregor if Dennis Siver withdraws from their bout. Next up we...

Dec 8, 2014 3:35 pm

Faber on Rivera rematch: “I don’t really make those decisions”

In the main event of the preliminary card for UFC 181, Urijah Faber scored a submission win over Francisco Rivera. The choke came after an unintentional eye poke, that many are unfairly calling intentional. After the bout Rivera revealed that he is planning to appeal the loss, and had already asked for a rematch. Faber...

Dec 8, 2014 3:00 pm

Duffee: ‘I saw blood and was happy to be in a fight’

Todd Duffee returned to the UFC this past weekend at UFC 181 after a 2-year long layoff. For Duffee however, the moment he recalls from the fight was not when he KO’d his opponent in just 33 seconds, it was when he saw both men had blood on them. He spoke to MMAJunkie Radio: “The...

Dec 8, 2014 2:52 pm

Robbie Lawler tops UFC 181 payroll with $220,000

The UFC 181 payroll is in, and unsurprisingly Robbie Lawler, who left the evening as the champion, was the highest paid fighter on the card, followed by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez, who were both tied with $200,000. MMAJunkie obtained the payroll from the NSAC. The list is as follows: * indicates $50,000 ‘Performance of...

Dec 8, 2014 11:27 am

BREAK THE INTERNET! Faber Responds To Kim Kardashian (NSFW)

Last month, Kim Kardashian ‘broke the internet’ when she did a magazine photoshoot featuring her rear-end. Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male have responded with this legendary photo. Post by Team Alpha Male. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE)

Dec 8, 2014 10:59 am

QUICK TWITT: Jones reacts to UFC 182 promo

During UFC 181, the UFC aired a promotional video for UFC 182, which used footage from the Jones-Cormier brawl, as well as from the heated exchange between the two men which occurred while they thought they were off air. Jon Jones took to Twitter yesterday to react to the promo video. I'm confused, was the...

Dec 8, 2014 10:47 am

Conor McGregor promises to K.O. Siver within 2 minutes

Ahead of his UFC Fight Night Boston bout on January 18th, Conor McGregor is promising to KO Dennis Siver within 2 minutes. McGregor took to Facebook with his message. Post by Conor McGregor. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE)

Dec 8, 2014 10:02 am

PHOTO | Raquel Pennington shows off nasty injury courtesy of Ashlee Evans-Smith

Prior to submitting Ashlee Evans-Smith at the last second of the 1st round at UFC 181, Raquel Pennington ate a nasty knee from Evans-Smith that opened up a cut on her forehead. Nobody knew how bad the cut was until after the bout, when this image was posted on Twitter. Raquel Pennington got an awesome...

Dec 8, 2014 9:58 am

QUICK TWITT: Hughes considers putting belt on Lawler one of his greatest memories

At UFC 181, when announcer Bruce Buffer read the judges decision for the main event between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks that declared Lawler the winner, and champion, former champions Matt Hughes and Pat Miletich joined Lawler and his team in the Octagon to celebrate. Unlike other championship bouts, where UFC President Dana White puts...

Dec 8, 2014 9:31 am

Mike Kogan: ‘There’s a subtle movement to get rid of managers’

Mike Kogan, the former manager of Nate Diaz, is never one to shy away from speaking his mind, and has even found himself at odds with UFC President Dana White in the past; That came when Kogan’s former client, Nate Diaz was in contract disputes with the UFC some time ago. Kogan spoke recently about...