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May 8, 2014 8:50 am

Stefan Struve’s UFC Return Scheduled For UFC 175 – Meets Matt Mitrione

Every once in a while, it’s nice to break away from the cynical, sensational and sometimes judgmental stories that MMA sites typically churn out, and have ourselves a little feelgood story. Well, here it is. Stefan Struve – the freakishly tall heavyweight who had been sidelined by a heart condition – has been cleared to resume his MMA career....

May 8, 2014 8:49 am

Bellator Stars Endorse New Gloves

Eye pokes have been a huge issue for the sport of MMA, but also an issue that’s extremely hard to alleviate. After all, how do you restrict a fighter’s fingers, without negating their ability to grapple? Well, it looks like Bellator and Everlast might have solved the problem. The “Powerlock” glove – a glove with...

May 7, 2014 10:48 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 4 Recap – Lima Ends Team Penn’s Streak

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: The episode opens with Daniel Spohn justifying his performance from the last fight, from episode 3, stressing that he did what he needed to get the win with the...

May 7, 2014 10:28 pm

No Surgery For JDS, Quick Recovery Likely

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was expected to return to action against Stipe Miocic at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. Unfortunately for fight fans, JDS was forced to withdraw from the main event due to a broken hand suffered in training. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Brazilian fighter will not...

May 7, 2014 10:14 pm

White: ‘Matt Brown is looking for respect. “CRAZY” over underdog role’

“Matt Brown is ranked No. 7 and has been looking for respect for forever now. The guy has destroyed everybody he’s fought. He feels like he’s been disrespected for so long. He’s done so much and should have an opportunity to fight for the title soon. And Erick Silva, who’s ranked 14th, I think there’s...

May 7, 2014 10:02 pm

UFC Fight Night 40’s Matt Brown: “There ain’t no luck in this sport”

Tonight, on FOX Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’ Saturday’s headliner, Matt ‘The Imortal’ Brown discussed his role as underdog this weekend against Erick Silva and what he thinks about the fight. Check it: Matt Brown on if Erick Silva deserves to fight him in the main card: “Absolutely, he puts on some exciting fights and brings a...

May 7, 2014 9:35 pm

Sonnen: ‘I think Erick Silva is more talented than Matt Brown’

UFC Tonight Analytst and UFC fighter, Chael Sonnen took to FOX Sports 1 this evening to breakdown Saturday’s main event. “I think Erick Silva (Pictured) is more talented than Matt Brown,” said Sonnen. “When you talk about it in martial arts terms, I believe Silva’s black belt is blacker than Brown’s, but I don’t know...

May 7, 2014 8:30 pm

Dana White Explains Grant and Diaz Ranking Removals

“Everyone is talking about Nate Diaz being removed and so has TJ Grant, for inactivity. Early on we let Dominick Cruz hold the title for as long as we did. But it’s unfair for the guys who are staying active. When you have a guy like TJ Grant and they have an injury, that’s pretty...

May 7, 2014 8:25 pm

UFC Boss: ‘How Long We Going To Play This Game With Diaz’

UFC President Dana White stopped by ‘UFC Tonight’ this evening and cleared the air on several topics in Mixed Martial Arts, including the removal of Nate Diaz from the UFC rankings. White, who explained that inactivity is to blame, is under fire from the media who say that just isn’t so. Dana defends, “You know how...

May 7, 2014 7:49 pm

Retired Lytle in Talks to Box Roy Jones Jr.

First, there was Anderson Silva. Then came Rampage Jackson. Now it appears the retired Chris Lytle is latest UFC veteran to be rumored to a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. According to a report on Wednesday’s new episode of “UFC Tonight,” Lytle is in negotiations to compete with Jones Jr. at 175 pounds. The...

May 7, 2014 4:49 pm

BREAKING: Brock Larson Takes Last Slot In Battleground MMA’s One-Night $50k Tournament

UFC veteran welterweight Brock Larson is the latest to join Battleground MMA’s one-night, eight-man tournament. Sources close to the situation confirmed the latest addition to BJPENN.COM this afternoon. Larson joins an impressive cast of fighters, the likes of Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro, Dennis Hallman, Cody McKenzie, Luigi Fioravanti, Chris Honeycutt, Josh Bryant and David Mitchell. ‘Battleground...

May 7, 2014 3:55 pm

Confirmed – Roan “Jucao” Carneiro Enters One-Night, Eight-Man BattleGrounds MMA Tournament

Earlier this week, BJPENN.COM was first to report on, ATT’s, Roan Jucao Carneiro’s participation in the upcoming Battleground MMA welterweight tournament. Now we’ve been validated. Through a press-release, Battleground MMA confirmed the Brazilians participation, making him the seventh signed fighter to compete in the June 27 event. Check it:   TULSA, OK (May 7, 2014) –...

May 7, 2014 3:54 pm

Following Neck Fracture Bellator Takes Extra Measures To Ensure Safety Of Tito Ortiz

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has gone “above and beyond” to ensure the safety of Tito Ortiz leading up to his Bellator 120 bout with Alexander Schlemenko. Bjorn Rebney spoke back in January on Ortiz’ injury saying: It’s an unsettling conversation to have a specialist in the field of neck injuries to tell...

May 7, 2014 3:46 pm

Blackzilian Says Overeem Got Beat Up Too Much And Left The Team

By Evan Stoumbelis Gilbert Burns, one of the MMA prospects coming out of Blackzilians team in Boca Raton Florida spoke on the Sexto Round Podcast about former Blackzilian teammate Alistair Overeem’s departure from the team. “Overeem got mad because he was getting beat up by a guy with one hand, so he took Guto down...

May 7, 2014 3:37 pm

Cruz Not Asking For Immediate Title Shot

Renan Barao got to the UFC title without going through the real UFC champion, Dominick Cruz. An unfortunate string of injuries made that an impossibility and forced Cruz to give up his belt, without a fight. Close to healed, Cruz tells MMAFighitng.com that he will take any fight the UFC gives him upon return and...

May 7, 2014 3:23 pm

UFC Pirate Pleads For Financial Assistance In $32 Million Lawsuit

Earlier this week we learned of the UFC’s intentions on suing a man (pictured) for alleged piracy of over 100 UFC pay-per-views. The price tag? $32 Million U.S. dollars. Now, in a public statement, the accused explains his side and has set up a donation fund for people to assist him with his court costs. Here...

May 7, 2014 2:55 pm

Werdum on Velasquez: ‘I will break his game’

“He has a good stand up, a complicated game with boxing, muay thai and wrestling. He hits hard and has good takedowns. It’s hard to stop a fighter like that. My physical condition is going to be really important in this fight I will move a lot and avoid the clinch close to the fence....

May 7, 2014 2:35 pm

Belfort Cleared To Fight In Brazil

Top UFC middleweight, Vitor Belfort recently declared he was clean of TRT and ready to fight. CABMMA, Brazil’s athletic commission recently told MMAFighting.com that Belfort was welcome to fight inside their territory and would receive the same treatment and testing as any other MMA fighter. Check it: “He can fight here, no problem, but he...