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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,...

Jan 28, 2014 10:42 am

Montague Out, Scoggins In vs. Campuzano At UFC 171

  With UFC Flyweight fighter, Darrel Montague injured, a shift to March’s UFC 171 event has been made. In for Montague comes undefeated prospect, Justin Scoggins, who will now face UFC veteran, Will Campuzano, on the evenings preliminary card. UFC 171 goes down from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In the main event,...

Jan 28, 2014 10:34 am

Bendo’s Trainer: Dana doesn’t like us too much

Benson “Smooth” Henderson recently moved his UFC record to an impressive 8-1 with his ‘UFC on FOX 10’ split-decision victory over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. However, even with an 8-1 record, “Smooth” can’t seem to escape criticism from fans for his lack of finishes inside the octagon. All of Henderson’s 8 wins under...

Jan 28, 2014 10:31 am

Dana White Harassed & Haggled By California Reporter At Media Luncheon

UFC President Dana White was involved in a rather heated back-and-forth conversation with reporter T.J. Simers, who decided to call out the Zuffa fight boss on a variety of different topics during yesterdays UFC 169 media luncheon. MMAWeekly’s  Erik Fontanez was on the scene and basically tweeted a live play-by-play of the comments and questions...

Jan 28, 2014 6:45 am

UFC Boss Supports TRT Ban

“The doctors came out and said they want to ban it? Well, that’s the answer. It’s legal in the sport. The commissions let you do it. You get an exemption, and you have to be monitored and all the stuff that’s going on, but if they’re going to do away with it? There you go....

Jan 28, 2014 6:41 am

Aldo Could Earn Shot At Pettis With UFC 169 Win

“I agree with you (Aldo’s done everything at featherweight). It’s tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo’s weight, it might not be a bad idea for...

Jan 28, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White Calls Roy Nelson a F—— Moron For Applying to NSAC

But, Dana, tell us what you really think.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC heavyweight fighter Roy Nelson made headlines Monday by announcing his application to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Now it’s UFC President Dana White’s turn. At a media event on Monday, White weighed in on Nelson’s chance of landing the Executive Director position...

Jan 28, 2014 6:24 am

Chris Leben Admits “Spending All The Money” He Made on Drugs

  “The bottom line is,” retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben explains, “especially with all the illegal drugs, I was spending all the money I was making anyways.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It is no secret that Chris Leben has had his share of problems outside the ring.  From financial issues to a number of...

Jan 28, 2014 6:23 am

Johny Hendricks Plans On Holding Two UFC Belts

If all goes to plan, Johny Hendricks will finally have UFC gold around his waist in less than two months’ time. He will have climbed the highest peak in professional MMA, obtaining one of the most coveted and hotly-contested belts in the history of the UFC; a belt that hasn’t been around anyone’s waist, save...

Jan 28, 2014 6:23 am

Anderson Silva files defamation claim against disrespectful Twitter fan

If you are thinking of sending any ill-worded messages towards a fighter via social media for whatever reason, you better cross former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva off of your hit list. Apparently “The Spider” is a little more than sensitive in regards to being disrespected by fans, especially if it’s on twitter. As the...

Jan 28, 2014 6:21 am

Gabriel Gonzaga Requires Surgery for Broken Hand

  UFC heavyweight fighter Gabriel Gonzaga suffered a significant break to his hand in his fight against Stipe Miocic Saturday at UFC on FOX 10.  Gonzaga reported Monday that he was going to need surgery.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Gabriel Gonzaga will undergo surgery to fix a significant break to his right hand suffered...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Hendricks on Lawler Fight: ‘I have to make sure I don’t get caught’

“No, (not surprised), he’s got some heavy hands and if you watch his fight, they’re sort of even and then all of a sudden, Robbie catches them. That’s something that I really have to focus on, is making sure that I don’t get caught. There are a couple of things he will do, and then...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Joe Ellenberger Makes His Octagon Debut Against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172

UFC 172’s main event will be Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s light heavyweight championship. It was already announced that another fight on that card, which takes place April 26 in Baltimore, would be Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. On Monday, UFC officials announced a third fight. Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Will Georges St-Pierre be Ambassador of a New Fighters Union?

  Say what? Last week ears began to perk up when rumors started to spread that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be accepting a role as ambassador of a new fighters union. It really started to take off when UFC referee Yves Lavigne started retweeting tweets sent out by @fighters_union, stating that the...

Jan 27, 2014 7:32 pm

VIDEO | Sonnen Discusses Challenges Working With Silva On TUF Set

Chael Sonnen has landed in San Paulo, Brazil, to begin taping of the eagerly-awaited third season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” To no-one’s surprise, the American Gangster already has some choice words for rival coach Wanderlei Silva. This is the first in a series of exclusive original reports, “Six Weeks with Sonnen,” in the build...

Jan 27, 2014 7:28 pm

TUF Brazil 3: Sonnen vs. Silva To Be Screened Exclusively On UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Ultimate Fighter Brasil: Team Wanderlei vs Team Sonnen season will be available exclusively on the organization’s new digital subscription service UFC Fight Pass. The first episode of TUF Brasil will be available, on demand, on UFC Fight Pass from 7pm PT/10pm ET on Sunday,...

Jan 27, 2014 7:21 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Medical Suspensions Report

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation released the medical suspensions list from last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event. The longest of which is due to a highlight head kick K.O. delivered by Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. UFC on FOX 10 took place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In the main event former...

Jan 27, 2014 3:49 pm

Sonnen, Silva Fist Fight on TUF Brazil Set, Coach Jumps In And Sucker Punches Chael

“Wanderlei and Chael fought. Just today. They literally fought. While they were fighting one of Wanderlei’s guys sucker punched Chael. They went crazy, crazy shit happened there. We’re dealing with that right now too. … They literally fought today, it went on for awhile. It’s one of those things, it’s on a reality show, it’s...

Jan 27, 2014 3:40 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: 13 Shifts Following Fox 10 & Fight Night 35

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of fights at UFC on Fox 10, capped off by a controversial decision which saw Ben Henderson defeat Josh Thomson. A couple weeks prior to that fans saw UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou, where Luke Rockhold rose to his hype and...

Jan 27, 2014 1:41 pm

‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung hopes to return to the octagon this summer

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) was last seen in action at UFC 163, where he took on Jose Aldo for the UFC’s featherweight title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After landing some hard punches on the longtime featherweight champion during the first couple of rounds, the “Korean Zombie” eventually would suffer a shoulder...

Jan 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Coach Discusses Ben Henderson’s Reputation for Fighting to Decisions

“I think part of it is he’s fighting the best people in the world,” said John Crouch, longtime coach of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “Those aren’t guys you’re going to blow out.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s a reputation that has persisted throughout Benson Henderson’s tenure in the UFC: he is not...