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Oct 8, 2014 5:05 am

Report: Lab Used In Cung Le Test Did Not Meet WADA Criteria

Since the announcement of Cung Le’s positive drug test, the Le camp has remained steadfast in his innocence. Now, in a recent report coming out of MMAJunkie.com, it looks like their argument might hold water. Check it: (Via MMAjunkie.com) Following the Aug. 23 event, a phlebotomist hired by the UFC took blood samples from headliners...

Oct 8, 2014 5:03 am

Al Iaquinta Confident In Stand Up Against Ross Pearson

“I think I have an advantage on the feet. I see it starting on the feet and ending on the feet. If it ends up going to the ground, I’ll be more than happy to go to the ground. I’ve been working with Matt Serra and just getting better and better on the ground every...

Oct 8, 2014 5:02 am

Assuncao Says No To Faber Bout, Wants Better Opportunity

“That would be a good fight, but I just feel that right now, I should be sitting back and waiting for a better opportunity, like say a championship fight. Urijah had his chance like four or five times in front of me, you know? But I can’t deny that it makes sense, so be it,...

Oct 8, 2014 5:01 am

WSOF VP: ‘November’s Card Bigger Than UFC’

“I think it is going to be a bigger card than UFC and Bellator because it’s going to be free on NBC Sports and it’s going to have three title fights. I can guarantee you that fans are going to be very happy with it. I think it will be very intriguing for them.” In...


Oct 8, 2014 5:00 am

Bendo Flips His Way To Better Athleticism

Loading Working on staying and getting more athletic, learning how to do a backflip at 30yrs young, ;-D…#TeamMateFit #Dethrone #OnePercentBetter…post-workout workout… #TheOnceAndFutureKing View on Instagram Former UFC lightweight champ, Benson “Smooth” Henderson shows off his athletic skill. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 7, 2014 4:17 pm

Forbes Values UFC At $1.65 Billion

Popular money publication, Forbes Magazine, has just introduced the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) into their Fab 40 club (sporting edition) with an estimated company worth of around $1.65 Billion. From their report: UFC is a new member of the Fab 40. The estimated value of the mixed martial arts promotion company is $1.65 billion (15...

Oct 7, 2014 4:07 pm

Donations Needed To Attend UFC Debut For This Fighter

Signing on to make your UFC debut is only half the battle for promotional newcomers. For some, the need to cover travel expenses, food, and accommodations might be a hard financial task to handle. Nina Ansaroff, has found a solution, and it requires your support! You can learn more at her GoFundMe page, while she...

Oct 7, 2014 3:55 pm

WWE Legend Jim Ross Explains Chael Sonnen Match Up – Exclusive

  Fan’s who purchased the BattleGrounds MMA pay-per-view last Friday were treated to quite a night of commentary. Not only did you get to watch an old school one-night tournament, but you got to listen to play-by-play from Chael Sonnen and legendary pro wrestling announcer Jim Ross. It was different from the normal MMA commentary...

Oct 7, 2014 3:50 pm

Comprehensive List Of UFC Fighter Drug Test Failures

With the number of fighters failing drug tests on the rise, BJPENN.COM’s Jon Kirschner put together a comprehensive list of the UFC’s violators over the years. Let us know who we missed: Josh Barnett 4/22/2002 UFC 36 Boldenone, Nandrolone, and Fluoxymesterone Tim Sylvia 10/7/2003 UFC 44 Stanozolol Kimo 8/16/2004 UFC 48 Stanozolol Nate Marquardt 8/15/2005...

Oct 7, 2014 3:18 pm

Travis Browne Opens Up About His Loss To Fabricio Werdum- Exclusive

  UFC heavyweight Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne  spoke with the crew over at BJPENN.COM Radio and discussed a vast array of topics. The Hawaiian born fighter spoke openly about his upcoming fight, changing training camps and his loss to number 1 contender Fabricio Werdum. Browne held nothing back when talking about the loss and the mental anguish that...

Oct 7, 2014 3:15 pm

Booking Roundup! Several Bouts Added To Upcoming UFC Events

In the latest round of fight bookings, made by the UFC’s matchmaking department, several bouts taking place in various corners of the world, have been added to upcoming fight cards. Last week we learned that Jeremy Stephens will be facing Charles Oliveira in the TUF 20 Finale co-main event. The two featherweights hope to ascend...

Oct 7, 2014 2:56 pm

Fight Pass Stats Revealed, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones Biggest Draws

The guys over at UFC Fight Pass have released some key stats from the subscription based UFC platform, regarding viewership and content popularity. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the man lucky enough to open the book, here’s what he found: (Via Yahoo! Sports)   Top 10 most-watched fights: Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson, Sept. 21, 2013,...

Oct 7, 2014 2:19 pm

Trainer: Vitor Just As Strong, Just Lost Water Weight Off TRT

“From my point of view, Vitor was and still is the hardest working guy in the gym. I worked with him after he got off the TRT and his strength level didn’t change. He was very strong. He’s still a strong guy. His physique did change quite a bit, but I think that was water...

Oct 7, 2014 2:13 pm

BJJ World Champ Cris Cyborg Says She Can Submit Ronda Rousey

“I like the stand up, you know. I cannot say ‘Oh I’ll take her down,’ no. I like the stand up and I think it’s more exciting. I like to knock people out, I like to punch people, I like to be standing. People think ‘Ah, she doesn’t have Jiu Jitsu.’ Man I compete Jiu...

Oct 7, 2014 2:09 pm

Manager: McGregor Top P4P

Conor McGregor’s manager is just as confident in his clients abilities as his client, Conor McGregor. In this clip, Audie Attar discusses Conor’s skills and star power. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Oct 7, 2014 2:05 pm

QUICK TWITT | Hector Lombard Calls Out Rory MacDonald

Top UFC welterweight Hector Lombard has gotten over his obsession with Matt Brown, and set his sights on a new top 5 opponent in Rory MacDonald. Currently booked to face the returning, Josh Burkman, Lombard’s hoping for a number-one contender slot next. Check it: ‘Rory after I’m done with burkman fight me for the number...

Oct 7, 2014 1:25 pm

Grant Gives ‘No Timetable’ For Octagon Return

“It’s definitely difficult. The whole year’s been difficult. Being a professional fighter, you need to be at another level and I’m optimistic going forward that I’ll get better.” “I could fight tomorrow – I just know it wouldn’t be good for my long-term health. Physically, I can do everything I need to, it’s just my...

Oct 7, 2014 1:07 pm

Former UFC Champ Hopes Barack Obama Gets Ebola

Politics… Former UFC middleweight champion, and UFC hall-of-famer, Pat Militech took aim at U.S. President Barack Obama. Check it: Ebola lands in D.C. and we can only hope a White House intern came into contact so as to deliver it to the belly of the beast.#NoFlyZone — Pat Miletich (@patmiletich) October 6, 2014 @AustinCleveland Considering...

Oct 7, 2014 1:02 pm

Wanderlei Wants To Lift MMA Up Like The NFL

“You put the guy on a contract. You need to take care of this guy. When the guys open their eyes, that’s going to be better for the sport. Because When the fighters have more money, the guys can have better trainers, eat better, can train better. When the fight is better, you’re gonna make the...

Oct 7, 2014 12:47 pm

Brawling UFC Fighter Thinks Job Is Secure

“This guy was being a typical kind of bro and started saying some stuff to me. At first, I told him I did not want to fight, two or three times. He was definitely egging on the situation, and then he started to irritate me. Then I told him who I was, which was probably...

Oct 7, 2014 12:40 pm

Mendes: ‘I think I would kill McGregor’

“The guy’s got a huge hype train, he’s got a lot of publicity behind him. But honestly, if the UFC is smart, if Dana is smart, they will not put him in with a guy like me. There are multiple guys who will beat this guy in the division. I think I would kill him....

Oct 7, 2014 12:10 pm

Ronda: ‘Cyborg is an embarrassment to women, the sport, and her country’

“I’m the champion. I fight whoever comes up. She’s the one who has options, not me. I’m exactly where I was when she left and she can come back and give it a try anytime. She’ll get what she deserves. She really embarrassed not just women’s MMA and the sport, she embarrassed her country, as...

Oct 7, 2014 11:19 am

Nick Diaz: “I’m so disappointed in Michael Phelps”

The often outspoken Stockton resident, Nick Diaz is hot over the recent DUI arrest of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. And as such, the UFC fan favorite took to twitter with the following: I'm so disappointed in Michael phelps — nick diaz (@nickdiaz209) October 7, 2014 Diaz, has had two DUI arrests in the last 12-months...

Oct 7, 2014 11:11 am

CAUGHT ON TAPE – UFC Fighter Gets In Bar Brawl, Loses

This UFC fighter can’t boast street-cred like the recently incarcerated War Machine, but he’s still down for bar brawls apparently. In the video, UFC fighter Cody Gibson gets punched repeatedly in the face by bar goers. Surprised? Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit