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Feb 6, 2014 6:12 pm

Thiago Alves Returns After Two-Years For UFC on FOX 11 Bout Against Baczynski

If you thought the UFC’s welterweight division was jammed up with talent before, it just got better. After a lengthy layoff, former title challenger Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves, is set to finally make his return to action during the UFC’s April trip to Florida. UFC on FOX 11 goes down from the Amway Center in Orlando,...

Feb 6, 2014 6:00 pm

“World Series of Fighting Canada: Ford vs. Powell” set for Feb. 21

World Series of Fighting Canada will crown its first Canadian welterweight champion, as one of Canada’s best, Edmonton, Alberta’s own Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (21-4) takes on the KO artist Joel Powell (7-3) of Hamilton, Ontario. The bout headlines “World Series of Fighting Canada: Ford vs. Powell,” which takes place Friday, Feb. 21 at...

Feb 6, 2014 6:25 am

VIDEO | Prebek’s Back: BJ Penn: Quiz Show Prodigy (Part 1)

[WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE] MMA legends Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz and BJ Penn step out of the Octagon and into Rener Gracie’s TV game show. As it turns out, UFC’s “The Prodigy” is also a quiz-show prodigy. Subscribe to The Ultimate Fighting Cartoons YouTube Channel Here.

Feb 6, 2014 6:24 am

Rumble Won’t Fight Teammates For Any Amount Of Money

“I want to focus on 205, but I’ll tell you this, if they try to force me to fight one of my teammates, I’ll just go up in weight. I just don’t believe in fighting your brothers. We train together day in and day out at the gym. Money is important, but family is too....

Feb 6, 2014 6:02 am

White: Mendes vs. Swanson For Featherweight Title Makes Sense

“I’m not making a fight announcement here or anything – but what would make sense is Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes would probably be fighting for that title, and Pettis and Aldo would fight at 155.” During a FOX Sports Live appearance last night, UFC President Dana White discussed what happens if Jose Aldo moves...

Feb 6, 2014 5:58 am

Jessica Eye And The UFC Release Statement On Failed Drug Test

For the first time in UFC history, a female combatant has been suspended for use of a banned substance. Just a probationary suspension, Eye will still be able to compete against Alexis Davis at UFC 170. Here’s what the UFC said: “The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica...

Feb 5, 2014 7:46 pm

Weidman Eyeing Trip Up To 205 Division

“Whatever the fans really want to see, and whatever is the toughest challenge for me. Right now, the 185-pound division is exciting. There’s a lot of guys and a lot of matchups that people want to see me against. So those are the fights I’m going to fight. But if it comes to the point...

Feb 5, 2014 7:29 pm

The Green Power Ranger Wants To Welcome CM Punk To MMA

When CM Punk left the WWE last month the MMA world went crazy with speculation. CM himself didn’t rule out a move to Mixed Martial Arts, but, since his WWE departure, we have yet to receive an official word from the man himself. (Although his trainer, Rener Gracie, confirmed his interest) One thing we do...

Feb 5, 2014 7:06 pm

Rapper DMX Booked For George Zimmerman Bout – Promises Masacre

‘The Game’, Jon Jones, and what is likely, countless others, were all pushed aside today when news broke that Celebrity Boxing promoter, Damon Feldman, had booked Rapper DMX to face George Zimmerman. As usual, with this type of thing, TMZ has the scoop: Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells us, DMX was selected out of...

Feb 5, 2014 6:48 pm

Magalhaes Tired Of Fighter Salaries Being Mis-Reported

Former UFC light-heavyweight, Vinny Magalhaes, is at odds with a certain website who puts out theoretical salary reports when a UFC event takes place in a non-disclosure state. They use the most recent reported data to come up with a logical ‘guesstimate’ of what each fighter may have been paid. It’s a cool idea, and...

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...

Feb 5, 2014 4:22 pm

9 Shifts Made To BJPENN.COM’s MMA Rankings Following UFC 169

By Evan Stoumbelis Last Saturday fans saw a somewhat lackluster night of fights at UFC 169 where 10 of the 12 fights went to a judges decision, and one of the two knockouts was rather controversial. Alistair Overeem got a much needed win over Frank Mir. Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas by decision, and Renan...

Feb 5, 2014 4:20 pm

5 Cross-Promotional Events That Will Never Happen

  It’s been about two weeks since Bellator shot down the hopes of MMA fans everywhere by not accepting the challenge served by the World Series of Fighting. Yes its true, none of us honestly expected it to happen, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t want it to Bjorn! That tiny part of our brains...

Feb 5, 2014 2:49 pm

Anthony Johnson on Alistair Overeem: “He’s Team Alistair, that’s it.”

Prior to his fight with Frank Mir at UFC 169 (where he won via unanimous decision), UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem left his teammates at the Blackzilians training camp in Florida in favor of training in Thailand. In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (a member of the Blackzilian’s) had this to say...

Feb 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Nova Uniao coach wants Aldo vs. Pettis at a catchweight

UFC featherweight champion and longtime division ruler, Jose Aldo, appeared to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. last weekend. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at the UFC 169 post-fight press conference: “It’s not only...

Feb 5, 2014 11:44 am

Joe Lauzon: A $15k purse doesn’t leave much money after

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon recently held a Q&A on Reddit, where he explained how a $15k fight-purse doesn’t leave him with much money after expenses. His words: “Lots of variables. Sometimes coaches get paid on a percentage, some are flat fees. Flights vary quite a bit in price… when I fly to Vegas its like...

Feb 5, 2014 9:48 am

Freddie Roach: GSP was suffering migraines, wanted to take two years off

Fight Hub TV founder Marco Villegas recently spoke with legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach about his ‘occasional client’ and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Coach Roach offered some interesting insight regarding St. Pierre’s recent retirement, which Villegas promptly posted on twitter: •Had a quick convo with Freddie Roach, told me some interesting stuff...