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Jan 17, 2014 10:01 am

Former Champ Sylvia Sides With GSP, Blames Dana White For His Leave Too

We rarely hear from the former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia, these days. In fact, the ‘Sylvia era’ is rarely even discussed among MMA fans and commentators. With the ever-growing strain in relationship between GSP and the UFC, Tim Sylvia took to twitter to back up the former welterweight champ. Check it:

Jan 17, 2014 9:48 am

Trainer Says Lesnar’s Retirement Mostly Mental Not Physical

“I think mentally, the diverticulitis, that was the big thing [that led to his retirement]… If he came back and he was 100-percent mentally in the game, knowing that he could take whatever it meant to take, he could push himself, he could get hit, he could whatever – that was the big thing. When...


Jan 17, 2014 9:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Mike Swick Back In Hospital Following Motorcycle Accident

Some guys just can’t catch a break. According to his twitter feed, the UFC’s, Mike Swick, is back in the hospital following an unfortunate motorcycle accident that really looks like it hurt. Here’s word from Mike: Slow down Swick, you’re moving too ‘Quick’.  

Jan 17, 2014 9:10 am

Hendo Blasts Belfort: ‘No Way He Beats Weidman In The U.S.’

“No (he doesn’t beat Weidman). Vitor is very capable of beating anybody in those first few minutes of the fight because he is dangerous and he hits hard. But, I don’t see it happening, especially if the fight is in the U.S. I don’t know, I’m not going to point fingers and say things I...

Jan 17, 2014 8:58 am

Conor McGregor Talks Nice On Diego Sanchez, Hoping For Dublin Bout

“Honestly, it doesn’t matter who I meet because everyone in that division is in trouble in my eyes. I move differently from all of them. My mind is different than everyone. Diego Sanchez, we’ve had some issues. He’s been in the UFC a long time and he has a big fan base and he’s been...

Jan 17, 2014 8:49 am

Stefan Struve: “I’m coming back”

Stefan Struve hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since getting his jaw broken by the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt back in March of 2013. Prior to that the seven footer was on a four-fight winning streak. Struve was then diagnosed with a heart condition as he was recovering after his defeat. However, it seems as...

Jan 17, 2014 8:48 am

So you want a job? Check out the listing for Keith Kizer’s Replacement

Have you ever dreamed of fixing the mess that is the Nevada State Athletic Commission? Well, here is your chance! Keith Kizer’s position as executive director of the NSAC is up for grabs after he suddenly quit. The job offers an annual salary of $97,901 plus benefits, not a bad gig if you ask me....

Jan 17, 2014 8:43 am

Dana White and UFC plan on extending UFC Fight Pass fight library by March

Recently, the UFC announced their exciting new digital network UFC Fight Pass. The package is expected to be what every fight fan dreams of with loads of exclusive content such as a huge library of fights. They have also had their first online only event with UFC Fight Night 34 that aired January 4. The...

Jan 17, 2014 8:43 am

Felice Herrig On Repeatedly Sending Dana White To Voicemail

Women’s MMA fighter Felice Herrig recently told Combat Lifestyle the story of how she snuffed UFC President Dana White’s phone calls, because she didn’t know who was calling, and sending him to voicemail. She eventually just handed the number down to her manager who tracked the unknown number back to White. “It was Dana White,...

Jan 16, 2014 8:53 pm

CALL TO ACTION | Fund To Help the Zingano Family

Donations are being accepted online to help the Zingano family cover expenses after Mauricio Zingano, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt and husband to UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano (above), committed suicide Monday night.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA BJPENN.COM wants to call on all the members of Penn Nation to help out UFC fighter,...

Jan 16, 2014 8:52 pm

PPV Buy Estimates Put UFC 168 Among UFC’s Most Successful Events

Estimates show UFC 168 selling over 1 million Pay-Per-View buys, making it one of the most lucrative events in the organization’s history. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC certainly closed out 2013 with a bang.  Early estimates indicate that UFC 168 sold somewhere in the ballpark of 1,025,000 pay-per-view buys.  The UFC increased the price...

Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm

Scott Jorgensen vs. Jussier Formiga Aimed for March UFC Fight Night in Brazil

Reports have surfaced that flyweight fighters Scott Jorgensen (above) and Jussier Formiga are set to fight on a UFC Fight Night card that will take place this March.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though still not officially announced, the UFC Fight Night that will be held in Brazil this coming March has begun to build...

Jan 16, 2014 7:38 pm

Donald Cerrone: “I’m Broke…I Have No Idea What Saving Money Is”

  Top Lightweight Fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone recently talked to Majority Draw Radio about his upcoming fight with Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist Adriano Martins. When asked if this was the fight that he wanted, Cerrone admitted: “I don’t give a shit either way. Whether I want or don’t want, or say ‘yeah’ …they tell me.”...

Jan 16, 2014 6:34 pm

UFC Boss: GSP Wanted To Disappear, Now He Won’t Go Away

In a surprising turn of events, former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, is quickly becoming enemy number 1 for the UFC. Following his exodus from the sport, the UFC, and it’s executives, promised to give their top drawing fighter his space to work out his ‘personal issues’. But now that space is growing larger and...

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Former Champ Rich Franklin Says You Can’t Retire On UFC Money

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding fighter’s salaries and the inequality involved in it regarding how much certain fighters make over others. UFC veteran Rich Franklin however, preaches to the complainers in the group stating that is ultimately their responsibility to negotiate their contract. There have of course always been those who feel...

Jan 16, 2014 5:58 pm

UFC Fight Night 35 Salary Report: Rockhold Tops List With $80k

After Luke Rockhold’s complete domination over Constantinos Philippou he went hope with a pretty penny to show for it as he walked away with a purse of $80,000. Cole Miller’s performance earned him $56,000, making the two the top earners for UFC Fight Night 35 that took place on Wednesday. BJPenn.com received the list of...

Jan 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Dana White: Renegotiating Nate Diaz Contract Makes No Sense

“I don’t dislike the kid, I like the kid very much. You’ve won one of your last three fights and you’re looking for a contract renegotiation? The kid makes money, the kid makes very good money, and to ask for more money to fight makes no sense. Or he wants a title fight … makes...

Jan 16, 2014 5:30 pm

Johny Hendricks: A Hyrbid of Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture?

“I looked up to Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture. Two wrestlers who made it work for them. They were two completely different fighters. One was a stand-up guy, one was a control-type fighter. What I learned, if you can mesh the two, you can be an amazing fighter. Control, but have the Chuck Liddell mantra...

Jan 16, 2014 4:28 pm

With Win Over Faber, Renan Barao Tops White’s P4P List

With Anderson Silva and GSP out of the mix there aren’t many UFC fighters deserving of the pound-for-pound accolade. Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez come to mind as suitable replacements, but the UFC boss is leaning towards his bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Outside of his professional debut, Barao hasn’t lost a bout in 32 straight...

Jan 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Rockhold: Bisping needs to pay for past comments

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night fans got to see Luke Rockhold live up to the promise and hype we expected as he dropped Costas Phillippou with a liver kick in the first round. Rockhold spoke to Jon Anik after the fight and called out Vitor Belfort, saying he wants a rematch. Later, Rockhold went on...

Jan 16, 2014 7:17 am

Date Still Up in the Air for Weidman vs. Belfort

  We know the who, we know the what, and we have a pretty good idea of the where.   When it comes to the UFC middleweight title clash between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, all we’re waiting on is the when.   UFC President Dana White has confirmed that the organization still hasn’t...

Jan 16, 2014 6:41 am

Dana White: ‘Me and Brock Talk, Return Possible’

“Me and Brock talk. I said recently Brock feels like … he said he has some regrets with MMA because he wasn’t healthy. He was going through those stomach problems the whole time he was here. So he has regrets.” “It’s interesting. He became champion with diverticulitis. What would he have done without it? From...

Jan 16, 2014 6:29 am

Yoel Romero Denies ‘$hitty’ Rumors From UFC Fight Night

In one of the more immature running around our sport, fans seem to believe that UFC middleweight, Yoel Romero, ‘sharted’ in his fight shorts during last night’s UFC Fight Night 35 event. This rumor isn’t to be confused with the recent camera man number 4 farting scandal, but is as equally preposterous for me to...