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Feb 20, 2014 11:16 am

Watch Today’s UFC 170 Pre-Fight Presser Live on BJPENN.COM (1 PM PT)

Today from Las Vegas, the UFC and BJPENN.COM will be providing fight fans with a live stream of the UFC 170 pre-fight presser. Expected to attend are UFC President Dana White, Ronda Rousey, Sarah McMann and other fighters from Saturday’s pay-per-view event. Use the player below to tune in at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00...

Feb 20, 2014 11:13 am

Popeyes Chicken Almost Halted D.C.’s UFC 170 Participation

“I hear I’m not fighting on Wednesday and I’m all sad. The only thing that can make a Louisiana boy feel better is Popeyes. It was bad, it was horrible. I had four pieces of chicken and cajun rice, it was so good. I was laying on the ground I felt so bad because I...

Feb 20, 2014 11:01 am

Julianna Pena picks Sara McMann over Ronda Rousey at UFC 170

The first ever women’s Ultimate Fighter Winner Julianna Pena is picking challenger Sara McMann to defeat rating UFC champion Ronda Rousey at this weekend’s UFC 170 event. Pena announced her main event pick in a recent interview with MMAFighting.com: “‘Wrestling beats Judo every singe time.’ I think if there’s a wrestler out there to do it Sara McMann is the one...


Feb 20, 2014 10:55 am

PHOTO | Ken Shamrock Protects ‘Fergie’ While In Vegas

Well fight fans, we can now add pop-sensation, Fergie, to the list of clients assigned to former UFC champ, Ken Shamrock. After leading a very controversial life outside of the cage, ‘Sham’ has taken up body-guard duty for some of the world’s biggest stars. Like 50 Cent for example. Here’s the proof: KEN SHAMROCK taking...

Feb 20, 2014 10:50 am

Wand says Vitor Belfort is a Lion when hitting, but that he can’t take a punch

“The Axe Murderer” is hoping that fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort will emerge victorious against Chris Weidman at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is not because Wanderlei and Belfort are best friends, but because Silva wants to be the first guy to challenge “The Phenom” for the 185-pound strap, this after he defeats...

Feb 20, 2014 10:48 am

Ronda Rousey Credits Gina Carano’s Success As Inspiration To Pursue MMA

Before Ronda Rousey was the face of women’s MMA there was another. And apparently Gina Carano (pictured) was a huge driving force in influencing the current champ to strive for a career in the cage. No matter how unlikely it seemed at the time. Judo Olympian and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey took some...

Feb 20, 2014 10:46 am

Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal Bout Added To Cincinnati’s May 10th UFC Event

Another fight has been added to the UFC’s Cincinnati card. Middleweights Ed Herman and Rafael Natal will square off during the UFC’s return to Cincinnati on Fox Sports 1, which will take place May 10th and emanate from the U.S. Bank Arena. UFC officials announced the addition to the card on Wednesday. Ed Herman will be looking to bounce...

Feb 20, 2014 10:41 am

VIDEO | Countdown To ‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ (Full Replay)

Women’s bantamweight champion has conquered everything the UFC has thrown her way. But she now faces her stiffest test to date against former Olympic wrestler Sara McMann. McMann has the credentials but will she be the one to stop Rousey’s armbar? Here’s the rest of the countdown: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 20, 2014 10:36 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey’s Official UFC 170 Walkout T Collection

Are you a Ronda Rousey fan? If so, her official UFC 170 UFC gear is up and ready for purchase. The UFC bantamweight champion faces Sarah McMann this weekend at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Want to up your T-shirt game? Visit the UFC’s store and get your Rousey T ordered...

Feb 20, 2014 10:28 am

Cummins on Cormier bout: “9 days is perfect”

By Evan Stoumbelis Daniel Cormier’s new opponent for this Saturday’s UFC 170, Pat Cummins spoke to Fox Sports 1 media members at UFC 170’s open workouts on Wednesday about his 9 day long training camp, and how prepared he is for the biggest fight of his career. “Overthinking a situation is a big deal, especially...

Feb 20, 2014 10:18 am

Ronda Rousey influenced by Floyd Mayweather both in and out of the cage

Ronda Rousey is currently undefeated in her mixed martial arts career and has recently been praised by UFC president Dana White as the biggest star that the UFC has ever had. Ronda was quick to credit some of her savvy, both business wise and in the cage, to one of the biggest stars in another...

Feb 20, 2014 10:12 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Open Media Workout

Full UFC 170 Rousey vs. McMann MMA video highlights. Ronda Rousey works out ahead of her clash with Sara McMann. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 20, 2014 8:42 am

Ronda Rousey ‘Concerned’ About UFC 170 PPV Buys

  Ronda Rousey is concerned.   Sure, she’s the biggest thing to hit the UFC since Kimbo Slice’d bread.  Sure, the fans love to love her, or love to hate her. But too much of a good thing isn’t always a good thing.   “I get concerned,” Rousey said during the open workouts for UFC 170, which will...

Feb 20, 2014 8:42 am

Pat Cummins The Code-Breaker: ‘I Don’t Know What The Wrestling Code Is’

  Patrick Cummins broke the wrestling code. At least, that’s what Daniel Cormier keeps telling him.   It seems that – according to Cormier – wrestlers have an unspoken code of conduct, which apparently revolves around not telling people when wrestlers cry.   Seems legit. Cummins, however, is having none of it.   “I don’t...

Feb 19, 2014 8:02 pm

Matt Hughes & Matt Serra Agree To Fight?

Back in 2009 Matt Hughes and Matt Serra engaged in a ‘Fight of the Night’ earning battle. The two former champions fought to a very close decision that swung the way of Hughes. Now both retired, the two took to twitter recently and after a back-and-forth appear to have agreed to fight. Will Dana and...

Feb 19, 2014 7:40 pm

PHOTO | Joe Rogan – Then & Now

Left Photo: UFC 12, Feb. 1997  |  Right Photo: UFC 169, Feb. 2014 UfC commentator, Joe Rogan started his career with the UFC back at UFC 12, in 1997. Fast forward 17 years and Joe has long stepped away from fighter interviews backstage and is now known as one of the best fight callers in...

Feb 19, 2014 7:11 pm

Ronda Rousey On The Time She Lost Her Olympic Medal At A Bar

So, an Olympic Medalist walks into a bar… “I lost my medal like seven times. I really did. After the Olympics I was like ‘I never get to drink,’ so I was like, ‘maybe I’ll get free drinks if I go out with my medal.’ There were so many times I woke up the next...

Feb 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Cormier Admits Lack Of Discipline To Blame For 2008 Olympic Withdrawal

In 2008 Daniel Cormier was one of the front-runners to walk away with Olympic gold. After struggling to make weight, the MMA Star was forced to back out of the competition for health reasons. This cloud of disappointment has followed him ever since. With his light-heavyweight debut taking place this weekend, D.C. touched on what...

Feb 19, 2014 6:40 pm

PHOTO | NFL’s Ray Lewis Training With Belfort & The Blackzilians

Yesterday, through his official Instagram, UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort, showed off the latest resident over at the Blackzilian’s camp in South Florida. In the photo, the retired Baltimore Raven, Ray Lewis, is seen with Belfort and the Blackzilian coaching staff. Check it: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 19, 2014 6:32 pm

UFC 170’s Ronda Rousey: “I’m willing to die in there”

“On paper, she’s an amazing athlete, and athletically you could say we’re very close to equals, and that’s why people are so excited about this fight. But I think that I’m more of a fighter than she is. I can tell that this title is not as important to her as it is to me....

Feb 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Belfort Wants Weidman To Be Fair And Undergo Blood Testing Too

“I don’t believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support. And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp.” In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz, ‘The Phenom’ Vitor Belfort, touched on his upcoming...

Feb 19, 2014 4:52 pm

Ratings Report: Machida Proves He Can Draw On Fox Sports 1

Despite a fairly slow night of fights, which saw 10 different bouts go to a judge’s decision, UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi pulled in very strong ratings. According to MMA Payout, the event had an average viewership of 1.4 million viewers. This is the highest average for a UFC Fight Night Card since UFC...

Feb 19, 2014 4:45 pm

Lyoto Machida on TRT: “I would do.”

File this one under surprising. Apparently UFC middleweight Lyoto Machida has no qualms about testosterone replacement therapy and its use in his sport. Machida has been all over the media after his unanimous decision win over Gregard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 36. He spoke to Brazilian website Lance!Net about his thoughts on the upcoming...