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Mar 26, 2014 6:47 am

UFC 173 Ticket Sales Postponed While Hunt For Main Event Continues

Tickets for the upcoming UFC 173 fight card were supposed to go on sale today, but that’s not happening. UFC officials have opted to hold off on sales while they search for a new main event. Originally UFC 173 was to be headlined by Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort. The TRT ban nixed that fight...

Mar 26, 2014 6:31 am

Josh Koscheck Wants At Least Two More Fights In The UFC

“I have two more fights on my contract, and I plan on fighting those out and seeing if I want to continue. I’m obligated to two more fights with the UFC.” “I’ve been training my whole life. I’ve never had a break. I feel like I need to get away and take some time off...

Mar 26, 2014 6:26 am

Palhares: ‘NSAC can test me whenever they want’

“I think it’s a good opportunity to prove I’m completely clean. I’m actually happy about that. It takes a whole lot of trouble out of my way. I’m clean – they can test me whenever they want, and nothing’s going to happen.” “I’m not upset at all. There’s positive and negatives. I get to adapt...

Mar 26, 2014 6:10 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Further Explains How Jon Jones Is Avoiding Him

“If I look at Jones’ perspective I don’t think that’s strange, because he tries to avoid me. Everyone can see that. I can see that. He does what it takes to not fight me. For myself, it doesn’t make any sense. I think DC is a great fighter. I respect him and I think he’s...

Mar 25, 2014 9:08 pm

WSOF 9: Carl unfazed by Palhares’ drug testing woes

The World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares event takes place this Saturday night, but the main event is still under question. It was just a few weeks back that former UFC ‘bad boy’ Rousimar Palhares was asked to take a random drug test for the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). “Toquinho” was forced...

Mar 25, 2014 8:42 pm

Luke Barnatt vs. Sean Strickland set for UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin

UFC officials announced today that undefeated middleweights Luke Barnatt (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Sean Strickland (14-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will square off at May’s “UFC Fight Night 41” event in Berlin. Luke Barnatt was last seen in action earlier this month when he defeated Mats Nilsson at the ‘UFC Fight Night 37’ in London....

Mar 25, 2014 6:52 pm

Magomedov: ‘Dana White will regret signing Russian fighters’

The recent influx of Russian talent signed to the UFC cannot be denied. Furthermore, those guys are good. Really good. It’s that exact reason that newly signed UFC heavyweight, Rusian Magomedov, warns that once his countrymen swallow the UFC’s roster whole, the brass running the show will regret it. Check it: (via combatbear.com – Props: MMA.tv) “Soon...

Mar 25, 2014 6:40 pm

Association Of Ringside Physicians Move For Major Weigh-In Reform

In a release dated yesterday, The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), ‘released a consensus statement on weight management in professional combat sports.’ They want to reform the way the various combat athletes make their weight. Here are the guidelines they want to have the various Athletic Commissions consider: The ARP recommends standardized weigh-in policies in...

Mar 25, 2014 6:26 pm

Gustafsson: ‘Jones is doing everything he can to not fight me’

“It took me a while, actually, to get over it,” Gustafsson said. “The physical part of it was very easy. I wasn’t that banged up. I was back in training after two weeks. But it was the mental things, the motivation, and I was so disappointed over everything. So it took a while. But when...

Mar 25, 2014 6:10 pm

Hendo/Shogun Draw Big For Fox Sports 1 On Sunday

For the first time in history, the UFC pulled off a Sunday Night card on FOX Sports 1. With a big headliner in place and a sold out Arena in Natal, Brazil, the UFC’s gamble paid off. As always, ratings guru, Dave Meltzer breaks it down: (via mmafighting.com) The experiment of airing UFC on a...

Mar 25, 2014 5:55 pm

Anderson Silva Gives Huge Edge To Cyborg In Rousey Fight

I don’t think there’s a fight fan on the planet that doesn’t want to see Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg throw-down inside the Octagon. While Cyborg may not be signed to the UFC, she is hoping a drop in weight, outside of the promotion, will get her foot in the door. In the meantime, everyone...

Mar 25, 2014 5:43 pm

Jacare Wants Bisping vs. Kennedy Winner

“Whoever wins, I want to fight one of them to get to the title as soon as possible.I believe I’ll be 100 percent ready to fight in August to show that the best ‘Jacare’ has yet to come. They are both great athletes. Bisping has good movement, he’s a dangerous guy, and Kennedy is strong,...

Mar 25, 2014 5:01 pm

Nick Newell Booked For WSOF Title Shot In July

Popular WSOF lightweight fighter, Nick Newell (pictured), has been pegged for a shot at the promotion’s lightweight title, currently held by Justin Gaethje. Gaethje vs. Newell will go down at a yet to be announced venue and date, but BJPENN.COM confirmed earlier today that the bout will go down this July. Newell is an undefeated...

Mar 25, 2014 4:47 pm

PHOTO | Anderson Spends Time With Sick Children With Cancer

MMA News is usually gossip, gossip, drama, gossip, drama, rinse and repeat. It’s nice to get something different. Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, took time out of his rehab and recovery schedule to do something good in the community and helped bring  some joy to children and families in desperate need. During a recent...

Mar 25, 2014 6:20 am

QUICK TWITT | After Fan Poll, Nate Calls For Diaz vs. Hendricks

We take our polling system on BJPENN.COM very seriously. With such a popular destination for your MMA news, we have built the most active polling account in MMA today. In our latest poll results, we released that the fans overwhelmingly favor a Diaz vs. Hendricks bout next in the UFC’s welterweight title picture. Nate Diaz...

Mar 24, 2014 7:22 pm

Carano “Very Open” To MMA Return

After taking a hiatus from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, Hollywood starlet Gina Carano, admits that she is still open to a return to fighting. The female former face of the sport told FOX Sports, “I don’t mind it at all. I’ve never retired. I’ve never officially said that,” Carano said. “For some reason...

Mar 24, 2014 7:15 pm

Sonnen Explains How Easy It Is To Manipulate Wanderlei

“He is so stupid, I’m ashamed of him. He is a checkers player. In checkers you play one move at a time. If you are a chess player, you have to guess what I’m going to do and plan your next move, you have to be three or four moves ahead. He is so stupid,...

Mar 24, 2014 6:41 pm

‘Shogun’ Going In For Surgery To Repair Broken Nose

After opening up last night’s main event with two dominant rounds against Dan Henderson, ‘Shogun’ Rua, suffered one of the most brutal losses in his career when an ‘H-Bomb’ landed on his face in the third. The result? A broken nose (Pictured) and another defeat on his record. In a recent report coming out of...

Mar 24, 2014 6:34 pm

POLL | Which UFC Champion Is Most Likely To Retire With The Belt?

Rarely in combat sports does a champion go out on top. Often, champions of old become stepping-stones for new up-and-coming talent. Sometimes though, athletes the likes of, Georges St-Pierre, walk away while still a champ. In looking at the UFC’s current championship roster, who do you think has the best shot at attaining this rare...