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Jan 29, 2014 8:50 am

ONE FC signs former Legend FC Champ Ji Xian

ONE FC, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, has inked former Legend FC bantamweight champion Ji Xian (11-2 MMA). ONE FC CEO, Victor Cui, announced the news via twitter yesterday evening: @victoronefc: NEWS ALERT: Legend FC Champion Ji Xian, the best MMA fighter in China in his weight category, has officially signed with #ONEFC #MMA...

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Jan 29, 2014 6:40 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: The BJ Penn Connection

During their intense training camp, bantamweight champ Renan Barao and featherweight champ Jose Aldo were paid a visit by none other than two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, who has been in Brazil for the past few weeks training for his own battle. Hear how Penn has been helping the two champs prepare for their upcoming...

Jan 29, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Officials Expecting GSP To Return, But Ready To Move Forward Without Him

“I’m a huge Georges St-Pierre fan. I think all Canadians are. We’re really looking forward to see him back. I think he will come back. He may even come back in 2014, who knows? But one of the reasons we’re having this press conference and talking about the different things that we’re doing is because...

Jan 29, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White: ‘There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5 Million.’

“It’s the rush and excitement of all rushes. What would you do if you put a $50,000 hand up there and you have to split ‘em? There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5,000,000.” “I’m like, are you serious? We’re going to get killed (Hauling that kind of money out of a casino). They don’t...

Jan 29, 2014 6:20 am

VIDEO | Johny Hendricks Stars In New Reebok Commercial

Football star Knowshon Moreno, Gold Medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman and MMA powerhouse Johny Hendricks show the world how “Unnaturally Quick” they are in their Reebok ZQUICK running shoes. Check out Reebok.com for more info. #ReebokZQUICK #ZRated

Jan 29, 2014 6:16 am

Watch Today’s UFC Canadian News Conference Live on BJPENN.COM (9 a.m. PT)

Today, from Quebec City in the province of Quebec in Canada, the UFC and BJPENN.COM will be providing a live streaming new conference starting at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. It is unknown what the nature of this conference is, but the announcement of the TUF Nations finale event mixed with the 2014...

Jan 29, 2014 6:07 am

Hendrick’s Favoring Woodley Over Condit At UFC 171

“I like them both. Condit’s a great guy, but I’ve known Woodley since my sophomore year in college. Great guy. I like the guy, I like his family, so, I got to go with, I’m sorry, Condit, but I pull for the wrestlers and I pull for Tyrone because I’ve known him for so long....

Jan 29, 2014 6:06 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Jose Aldo’s Roots

Facing almost impossible odds, hear how Jose Aldo rose through the ranks from his humble beginnings to becoming the UFC world featherweight champion. Catch Aldo as he defends his belt against Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169: Barao vs Faber, live on Pay-Per-View.

Jan 28, 2014 7:55 pm

Pat Barry Says Goodbye to MMA, Released from UFC Contract

It looks like UFC heavyweight and fan favorite Pat Barry will be leaving the octagon. Barry (8-7 MMA, 5-7 UFC) announced his indefinite leave from the sport in a statement released via Brian Butler, Barry’s manager. Full Statement: After long discussions with our client Pat Barry over the recent weeks, he has come to the...

Jan 28, 2014 12:44 pm

White Confirms Return To Abu Dhabi in 2014 Among Global Expansion Plans

The UFC has not returned to the UAE since their inaugural Abu Dhabi event in 2010. I remember it just like it was yesterday. UFC 112 was the event BJ Penn lost his UFC lightweight title and the first time we saw Anderson Silva act a little weird in a title defense. (Silva vs. Maia)...

Jan 28, 2014 12:27 pm

10 Bout Lineup Official For UFC Fight-Pass Only ‘Fight Night 37’ Event

If you haven’t signed up for UFC Fight-Pass yet, you might want to do so before the UFC’s March 8 event in London. Set to be headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, UFC Fight Night 37 goes down from the 02 Arena in London, England. The event, will be free...

Jan 28, 2014 12:15 pm

UFC 169’s Frank Mir Says Win Or Lose, Retirement Not An Option

If former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, drops his UFC 169 contest to Alistair Overeem this weekend, many will likely call for his retirement. The former champion has dropped his last three fights and pretty much put all hopes of a title run in the far off distance. But for Mir, he still wants to...

Jan 28, 2014 12:06 pm

Bryan Caraway Forced Out Of UFC 170 With Injury

The injury bug is back and this time it’s taken Bryan Caraway off of next month’s UFC 170 fight card. Caraway was scheduled to fight Lucas Martins in a bantamweight bout. UFC 170 goes down on February 22nd from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view main event features a female...

Jan 28, 2014 11:59 am

NFL Official Ignorantly Snubs UFC During Super Bowl Media Day

Can’t we all just get along… NO! Earlier this morning, UFC reporter Megan Olivi was in attendance at the Super Bowl media day, where she spent time interviewing NFL stars and having them pose with one of the UFC championship belts. Apparently that did not sit to well with NFL official, Dennis Kayser, who wanted...

Jan 28, 2014 11:20 am

Ross Pearson Injury Update

Ross Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) recently suffered a knee injury in training, forcing him out of his scheduled ‘UFC Fight Night 37’ bout opposite Melvin Guillard. According to a tweet from “The Real Deal,” he had torn his MCL, LCL & meniscus from a leg kick in sparring. At first glance, one would assume...

Jan 28, 2014 11:10 am

The UFC Will Not Go To Mexico Without A Healed Up Cain Velasquez

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has not seen the inside of a cage since his October TKO stoppage over career nemesis, Junior dos Santos. Now sidelined with a shoulder injury, the UFC’s heavyweight division is on hold, but not just that. The UFC’s planned trip, south of the border, into Mexico is also on hold,...

Jan 28, 2014 11:00 am

Johnson Says Guillard More Dangerous Than Khabib

As a replacement for Ross Pearson, UFC lightweight fighter, Michael Johnson will look to continue his rise through the UFC ranks with a UFC Fight Night 37 booking against Melvin Guillard. Johnson was hoping for a top-10 opponent the likes of, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but will settle in for his former Blackzilian teammate, Guillard, instead. Guillard,...