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May 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Exclusive | Showtime Pettis "I want to fight Nate Diaz!" | UFC NEWS

By: Chris Taylor I was fortunate enough to catch up with UFC lightweight top contender Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis this weekend. Pettis, who is coming off a big victory over Joe Lauzon at UFC 144, is looking to prove that he is the real #1 contender in the lightweight division. Here is our conversation: Chris: Hey...

May 21, 2012 1:20 pm

Exclusive | Kingsbury potentially eyeing a middleweight run | UFC NEWS

Kyle Kingsbury feels at home in the UFC light heavyweight division. His size and strength afford him a luxury most light heavyweights don’t have, and that’s the ability to power out of things most fighters at the weight can’t. It wasn’t always the case for Kyle who was a heavyweight before the UFC came calling....

May 21, 2012 9:30 am

UFC Champ Jones Addresses DUI Arrest, Issues Apology on Facebook | UFC NEWS

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones took to Facebook this morning to address his recent DUI arrest. Jones’ spokesperson had previously issued a statement, but this is Jones’ first time to address his arrest directly. From Bones’ Facebook page: “Man I haven’t added anyone new to my Facebook page in like three years and...

May 21, 2012 7:45 am

Struve Weighs In On New Booking Against Lavar Johnson At UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve blogs for MMA Fighting about his sudden change in opponent from Mark Hunt to Lavar johnson, and what he thinks of both new and old match-ups. Struve will fight on the all Heavyweight card next Saturday at UFC 146. Here Struve discusses the brief notice and opponent change: “The news arrived...

May 21, 2012 7:35 am

Opposing View | Why Josh Thomson Beat Gilbert Melendez

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday, fans saw Gilbert Melendez defend his Lightweight belt in a split-decision victory against Josh Thomson. This fight served as the rubber match for the two men, who split victories in their prior meetings. The decision however, was a controversial one, with fans booing Melendez after he was declared...

May 21, 2012 7:30 am

UFC Fighter Eliot Marshall Confirms Retirement | UFC NEWS

UFC Light-heavyweight, Eliot Marshall has officially announced his retirement. Marshall is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Brandon Vera last October, ending his career with a record of 10-4. The 31-year old New Jersey Native gave an honest and frank excuse for his departure from competition: “I’m retired. There’s a point of diminishing...

May 21, 2012 7:00 am

UFC GYM SAYS ALOHA HAWAII WITH PARTNER BJ PENN

UFC GYM announces that the much anticipated UFC GYM BJ Penn Hawaii will officially open its doors for workouts on Monday, May 21st. The massive 37,000 square foot facility located in the Kaka’ako community is the first-ever signature club. In partnership with BJ Penn, Hawaii-native and two-division UFC® champion, residents of all ages are invited...

May 21, 2012 6:10 am

Gamburyan Meets Omigawa At UFC on FOX 4 | UFC NEWS

Manny Gamburyan has one more chance to prove himself in the UFC. His opponent comes calling at UFC on FOX 4, by means of Michihiro Omigawa, the Japanese slugger. Gamburyan is coming off of three consecutive losses, two in the UFC(one in WEC), one to Tyson Griffin and the other to Diego Nunes, both via...

May 21, 2012 2:56 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 9 Recap | UFC News

Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode Middleweights took centre stage with Thiago Bodao defeating Francisco Massaranduba. Team Belfort took back control of the competition and increased their lead to (6-1). This weeks episode starts off by laying out some facts, Team Belfort has six spots in the four upcoming semifinal match-ups in comparison Team Wanderlei...

May 20, 2012 11:09 am

UFC President Dana White Receives Death Threats from Fighter Dan Quinn | UFC NEWS

“I’m gonna shoot you right in the f-cking head motherf-cker.” This and other expletive-laced messages were left on the private work voicemail of Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White recently, according to TMZ. White has received a number of threatening voicemails over the past week from Dan Quinn (5-8 MMA). Quinn has never fought in...

May 18, 2012 2:46 pm

A Depressed Mark Hunt Releases Statement on Injury | UFC NEWS

“I am so gutted about this. I never pulled out of any fight, this is the first time ever in my whole career that I actually pulled out of a fight because of an injury. I’ve never been injured before. I put so much work into this fight, you know? I trained hard, it’s just...

May 18, 2012 1:13 pm

Book Review: ‘Voice of Reason’ Shows the Many Sides of Chael Sonnen | UFC NEWS

President Richard M. Nixon, of the Watergate era, “ran with a bit of a rough crowd.” The Earth is getting warmer, “but it’s called summer, and it’s not your fault.” Actor Christian Bale’s famed on-set Terminator Salvation rant “made the world a better place.” And every great president from George Washington to Dwight D. Eisenhower...

May 18, 2012 8:10 am

Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva: Fight Breakdown | UFC NEWS

Through all the shifting that the UFC 146 card has gone through, its good to see that the co-main event is still intact and now features two men who will come together to make a very intriguing matchup before the Heavyweight title fight as former UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez will take on UFC newcomer...

May 18, 2012 8:08 am

UFC 146 Conference Call Highlights | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy “..I think anytime you go in as the underdog it gives you motivation because you’re more driven to win when people you expect you to,” stated Frank Mir in yesterdays conference call for UFC 146. The conference call featured competitors from the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, and former...

May 18, 2012 7:15 am

POLL RESULTS | Are You Still A Nick Diaz Fan Following Latest No-Show?

In our latest polling here at BJPENN.COM we focused in on last weekend’s BJJ Expo no-show and how that impacted the fan support of popular MMA fighter Nick Diaz. A lot of work and energy went into last weekend’s Expo in Long Beach, California and it was supposed to cap off with a super-fight main...

May 18, 2012 6:37 am

Interview With TUF Quarterfinalists | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis Heading into the second half of the quarterfinal fights, reporters had a chance to catch up with fighters Andy Ogle, Vince Pichel, Al Iaquinta, and Chris Saunders. After being pent up and cut off from the rest of the world for a very long time, the light at the end of the...

May 17, 2012 6:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE | DellaGrotte Talks Coaching TUF Live, New Movie with Kevin James

BJPenn.com: This is George Deutsch with BJPenn.com and I’m honored to be joined today by legendary Muay Thai trainer and Sityodtong gym owner Mark DellaGrotte out of Boston. Welcome, Mark. Mark DellaGrotte: What’s up guys? AKA DellaGrotte karate! What’s happening? What’s going on, George, man? It’s good to be on with you. I’ve been looking...