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Dec 1, 2014 3:15 pm

Pennington considers late opponent change “A little frustrating”

Raquel Pennington had her opponents switched for UFC 181 at the last minute recently when she found herself facing Ashlee Evans-Smith instead of Holly Holm. In addition, Pennington dropped from the main card on Pay-Per View to the preliminary card on Fox Sports 1. She spoke to UFC.com to discuss how the late opponent change...

Dec 1, 2014 3:09 pm

Coker: ‘Bellator wants to pursue Brock Lesnar’

Rumors have been swirling as of late that Brock Lesnar may be making a return to MMA after his WWE contract is up next year. There has been tons of talk regarding Lesnar’s return, and who he would face if he does choose to make a comeback. UFC President Dana White said recently that Lesnar...

Dec 1, 2014 2:49 pm

Dan Hardy breaks down UFC 181 bouts

Ahead of UFC 181 this Saturday, Dan Hardy and John Gooden broke down several of the bouts on the card. Check out their breakdown of the main event, and co-main event bouts below.

Dec 1, 2014 2:42 pm

Alex White quit job to train ahead of UFC 181

Many pro fighters have a day job to support themselves while they pursue a UFC contract. Alex White was one of those fighters up until recently. After being TKO’d by Lucas Martins in July, White quit his job to focus on training full time. He spoke to MMAJunkie about the lifestyle change, and how it...

Dec 1, 2014 10:49 am

Ortiz on “Journeyman” King Mo: ‘He talks like a street hood rat’

The feud continues between Tito Ortiz and King Mo. Following Ortiz win over Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131, and King Mo’s win over Joe Vedepo on the same card, King Mo began calling out Ortiz, saying that he would ‘Django’ Tito (See that HERE). Then the pair took their beef to Twitter, with both men...

Dec 1, 2014 10:34 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones training with Anderson Silva

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is currently doing several seminars in Brazil ahead of his UFC 182 bout against Daniel Cormier in January. The champ posted the following photo on his Instagram of himself rolling with Anderson Silva this past weekend. Check it out: Hope you guys ready to learn something new! Photo credit:...

Dec 1, 2014 9:50 am

BJPenn.com Radio Replay with Ashlee Evans-Smith, and Francisco Rivera

Last night BJPENN.com Radio was back with another star studded episode. First on the show was Ashlee Evans-Smith, who will be making her UFC debut this Saturday at UFC 181 against Raquel Pennington on just two weeks notice. Next up was Francisco Rivera, who will be fighting Urijah Faber in the main event of the...

Dec 1, 2014 9:36 am

Ortiz: ‘Only way Rousey vs. Cyborg happens is at catchweight’

Tito Ortiz had stated a long time ago that Cris Cyborg simply couldn’t safely cut down to 135 to fight Ronda Rousey. Eventually after much back and forth between Cyborg and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Cyborg had a date, and opponent for her bantamweight debut. She would fight December 5th at Invicta 10,...

Dec 1, 2014 9:23 am

UFC releases fighter for competing in Boxing match while under contract

After releasing Dashon Johnson recently, the UFC has revealed there were further circumstances surrounding the termination of his contract than simply his 0-2 skid. The UFC informed 411Mania that Johnson’s release from the promotion came as a result of a breach of contract when he competed in a Boxing match last August. “UFC athletes are...

Dec 1, 2014 9:04 am

Lombard calls for fight with GSP: ‘He’s got no chance with me standing’

Hector Lombard has been on a tear since dropping down to welterweight, going 2-0, with a KO win over Nate Marquardt, and most recently a decision win over Jake Shields. Lombard, who is slated to fight Josh Burkman at UFC 182 on January 3rd 2015, is now calling for a fight against former welterweight kingpin...

Dec 1, 2014 8:55 am

Peters on UFC: “Everybody is underpaid”

Comedian Rusell Peters is no stranger to MMA, and is apparently close friends with many UFC fighters. Because of that, he is speaking out about fighter pay, and believes that if fighters were paid more, that MMA could compete with Boxing. He spoke on The MMA Hour to discuss why Boxing isn’t a dying sport...

Dec 1, 2014 8:44 am

REPLAY! Hendricks-Lawler segment from ‘Countdown to UFC 181’

In case you missed ‘Countdown to UFC 181’ last night on Fox Sports 1 you can rewatch Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler’s segment below. The card goes down this Saturday. Who do you think will take home the welterweight strap this time around?

Dec 1, 2014 8:31 am

Bellator MMA star arrested after assaulting Police Officer

Bellator MMA star Joe Vedepo recently sent a Police Officer to the hospital after headbutting him in the chest hard enough to injure his back. The incident allegedly took place on Friday. According to KCRG’s report, Vedepo was drunk, and attempted to resist officers who were trying to prevent him from going back into a...

Dec 1, 2014 5:05 am

Daniel Cormier updates fans on fight camp: “I can’t wait until January”

Undefeated MMA fighter, and Olympic medalist Daniel Cormier is in the middle of his training camp as he prepares to fight Jon Jones in a highly anticipated matchup for the light heavyweight title in January. Ahead of the bout he has updated his Facebook followers as to his training camp progress, which he says is...

Dec 1, 2014 5:04 am

REPORT: UFC will hold event at 50,000 seat Melbourne stadium in November 2015

Big news for the UFC! With the Labor Party’s candidate in office, and the ban of MMA events in a caged enclosure likely to be revoked, the UFC has set a date for their Melbourne debut, which will reportedly be held in the 50,000 plus seat Etihad Stadium. The original report came from The Daily...

Dec 1, 2014 5:03 am

.GIF | Greatest chin in combat sports?

Check out this incredible .GIF of a fighter eating brutal shots like they’re nothing! Does this man’s chin compare to the likes of Mark Hunt? Iron chin pic.twitter.com/RTSgj6R01S — MMA GIFS (@mma_gifs_) November 30, 2014

Dec 1, 2014 5:02 am

Chris Weidman playfully spars with young nephews on Thanksgiving

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman managed to get some work in on Thanksgiving as he playfully sparred with his nephews, and captured the videos on Instagram. Was getting some work in on thanksgiving getting beaten up by my nephews as usual. A video posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:33am PST...