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Aug 26, 2014 12:07 pm

Rickson Gracie: ‘Steven Seagal Is Legit’

“Definitely. [Seagal] has – based on his training – a deep understand off the concepts. How good he is in real life, how he will display his effectiveness, I’m not sure. His philosophy is based on proven realities. He believes in technique, and the concepts within Martial Arts. “I cannot say that Bruce Lee is...

Aug 26, 2014 12:01 pm

King Mo: ‘MMA isn’t a true sport like pro-wrestling’

“Pro Wrestling is harder than MMA. Here’s the reason why, in MMA I can avoid damage. I can circle, I can pull guard, I can take you down, I can push you to the cage, hell I can tap, I can verbally give up. In Pro Wrestling I’ve seen guys tear their ACL and continue...


Aug 26, 2014 11:53 am

Rockhold Blasts Fans Who Support Fighters Like Vitor Belfort

“I’m not a cheater and Vitor has been caught multiple times so I’ve got no respect for him.” “His fans that want to say that I’m bitching, well I’m not complaining because I lost. I think the loss is the best thing that ever happened to me. It is what it is, but it’s the...

Aug 26, 2014 11:46 am

Woodley Wants “The Immortal” One In Next Octagon Tilt

“A fight against Matt Brown seems most interesting. Fans want it. He has a ton of heart and is tough as nails. Really looking at the landscape of the division, this fight stood out first. Granted it’s one of the toughest fights, but it’s a good match-up, people love him, he was a fight away...

Aug 26, 2014 7:12 am

Breaking: Korean Zombie injured, forced out of UFC Fight Night 53

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been forced out of his scheduled “UFC Fight Night 53” co-main event bout with Akira Corassani (12-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC), this according to his agent Brian Rhee. Rhee told BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor that “shoulder issues” were to blame for KZ’s decision to withdraw from the...

Aug 26, 2014 7:00 am

UFC 177 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 1

On episode #1 of UFC 177 Embedded, new bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw and former belt-holder Renan Barao prepare in dramatically different ways for their highly-anticipated title rematch. Dillashaw’s fight week begins with news of a major shakeup, as Northern California endures its strongest earthquake in 25 years, centered just an hour away from his Sacramento...

Aug 26, 2014 5:06 am

Joe Riggs Details Near Death Experience After Being Shot

Joe Riggs was expected to make his long awaited return to the UFC in September against Paulo Thiago, however a gun accident left Riggs with several gruesome injuries to his hand and leg that forced him off of the UFC Fight Night 51 card and left him hospitalized. Not only was Riggs hospitalized, he needed...

Aug 26, 2014 5:05 am

Soares: Silva Motivated To Be Champion Again

Anderson Silva is set to make his long awaited MMA return against none other than Stockton’s bad boy, Nick Diaz. The bout is scheduled for UFC 183, which takes place next year, giving both men plenty of time to train. The Spider’s manager, Ed Soares spoke about Anderson’s desire to be the world champion again,...

Aug 26, 2014 5:04 am

Werdum Believes Spending Time With Velasquez On TUF Was ‘A Nice Thing’

Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez just finished wrapping up the filming of the first season of TUF Latin America. While normally there is some understandable tension between the two coaches, who fight at the end of the season, Werdum says the time spent filming with Velasquez was a nice thing. “We’re promoting the fight on...

Aug 26, 2014 5:02 am

UFC 177 Weigh Ins Set For Friday, Pettis And Faber To Host Q&A

UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao takes place this Saturday August 30th from Sacramento California at the Sleep Train Arena. Weigh Ins for the event however will be held on Saturday. They will also be held at the Sleep Train Arena, and will be open to the public. The doors to the arena open at 1:30...

Aug 26, 2014 4:00 am

Lentz: I Was a Complete Waste of Talent Before Joining American Top Team

At UFC Fight Night 50, Nik Lentz is suiting up to square off against Charles Oliveira. This is not the first time these two have squared off in the UFC, however, and Lentz claims he was “wasted talent” the first time they fought in 2011. In a recent interview with MMAJunkie‘s Ben Fowlkes, Lentz professed...

Aug 25, 2014 4:59 pm

Chris Leben Admits To Being Blackout Drunk Before Weigh Ins

Chris Leben, the original TUF bad boy, went through his fair share of trials and tribulations in his personal life throughout his UFC career, including multiple battles with drug addiction. Thankfully, The Crippler is clean now, and enjoying life while training fighters at his gym. Leben revealed in an interview with Submission Radio that he...

Aug 25, 2014 4:55 pm

PHOTO | Ian McCall Undergoes Hand Surgery

Ian McCall is fresh off a dominant win over Brad Pickett at UFC Dublin last month. During his post fight octagon speech, he mentioned that he would have to undergo hand surgery to fix a nagging injury that was preventing him from training at 100% with it. McCall had the surgery, and snapped a picture...

Aug 25, 2014 4:16 pm

Bobby Green Claims Donald Cerrone Groped Women At UFC Fan Expo

“He was groping every woman in his line to do his signing,” Green said. “He’s groping these women. They’ve got husbands, they’ve got fiancees, they’ve got boyfriends, I’m like, that’s messed up man, just because this guy’s a nerd and he can’t do anything to you, you’re going to do this to him. Girlfriend’s cute,...

Aug 25, 2014 4:10 pm

Bobby Green Slams Donald Cerrone, Claims Cowboy Is A Racist

Bobby Green has some harsh accusations for Donald Cerrone, including that Cerrone was making racist comments towards Green at the UFC Fan Expo, and that Cowboy was groping women at the Expo. He spoke about the incident on The MMA Hour saying: “He just said some racist stuff,” Green said. “He said stuff like, random...

Aug 25, 2014 3:49 pm

Luke Rockhold: I’ll Finish Michael Bisping In One Round

Now that Michael Bisping has put Cung Le down, he can finally set his sights on Luke Rockhold. Rockhold has made it a point to bring up Bisping’s name in a negative manner any chance he gets. If there is not a microphone and camera in front of him, Rockhold will utilize Twitter to call...

Aug 25, 2014 2:56 pm

Gilbert Melendez On Pettis Rivalry: We Don’t Talk S***

Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis just finished up the taping of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion. Melendez spoke with MMAJunkie about the season of TUF saying: “I hope people aren’t too disappointed, but there’s not much interaction between us,” Melendez said. “We’re kind of guys who don’t talk too...

Aug 25, 2014 2:41 pm

Ben Saunders: Highlight Of UFC Return Was CM Punk’s Tweet

Following his return to the UFC, Ben Saunders, who won his bout via submission, became the first person to win a fight with an omoplata. If that wasn’t enough, he was awarded $50,000 for a performance of the night bonus. The highlight of Saunders night however? Getting a Tweet from WWE superstar CM Punk. Saunders...

Aug 25, 2014 2:27 pm

Ernie Reyes Jr. Answers Our ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Nomination

Earlier this month, we nominated Ernie Reyes Jr, actor, stuntman and martial artist, for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Yesterday he came through and posted a video of himself doing the challenge, barely changing his expression as a cooler of ice water was dumped on him.

Aug 25, 2014 10:02 am

Exclusive: Shinya Aoki’s loyalty to ONE FC cannot be swayed

ONE FC Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki (35-6 MMA) will make his first title defense this upcoming weekend in Dubai when he takes on Kamal Shalorus (9-3-2 MMA) in the main event of “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions.” BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor recently caught up with Aoki to discuss his upcoming fight, as well as his...

Aug 25, 2014 10:02 am

Exclusive: Askren plans to dominate Suzuki on the ground; unsure if he will ever fight for UFC

Former Bellator title holder Ben Askren (13-0 MMA) will attempt to dethrone current ONE FC welterweight champion Nobutatsu Suzuki (11-1-2) at this weekends “ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions” event in Dubai. The welterweight showdown is a true clash of styles, pitting Askren’s elite grappling abilities against Suzuki’s high-level Karate striking. The former US Olympian and undefeated MMA fighter recently spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor about his...

Aug 25, 2014 9:52 am

Rousey Slams Haters Who Want Her To Grapple: Pay Me Like The UFC Does

Ronda Rousey had said that she can beat any female grappler our there in gi or no-gi BJJ. That statement sparked some controversy, which was then followed up by much criticism for the 135 pound champion, who people said should back up the statement and compete in grappling matches. Rousey spoke with BloodyElbow about a...