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Sep 18, 2013 9:23 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Super Fights are perfect bull$#!t’

“My opinion – the people always say ‘superfight, superfight’ but where are the chances for the new guys to come? “I’m ready for fight for Jon Jones, Georges St Pierre but in my academy, Minatouro, Glover and the other fighters in this class for Jon Jones. George St Pierre is a different class. I have...

Sep 18, 2013 8:01 am

Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig added to UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout featuring Joe Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Mac Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC on FOX 9 event scheduled for December 14 in Sacramento. UFC lightweight veteran, Joe Lauzon, is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his octagon...

Sep 18, 2013 7:26 am

Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, faces Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9

Former UFC/WEC bantamweight title challenger, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen (14-7 MMA, 3-3 UFC), has decided to make the drop to Flyweight and will be welcomed to the division by Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall (12-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) this December at the UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. UFC officials announced the match-up on...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 17, 2013 4:29 pm

Penn Brings in Nova Uniao Founder Andre Pederneiras as Part of TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Famed Brazilian coach and leader of Brazil’s talent rich Nova Uniao team, Andre Pederneiras, has been brought in by BJ Penn to assist in the coaching responsibilities of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ reality series. “I am honored to have Andre as part of the team,” Penn told BJPENN.COM.  Andre Pederneiras currently coaches 11...

Sep 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne Set For December Clash

A heavyweight fight of mammoth proportion has been booked for the UFC’s 168 event in the form of Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Chris Weidman will make his first middleweight title...

Sep 17, 2013 12:19 pm

Frankie Edgar Happy To ‘Give Penn A Chance’

History lesson… When BJ Penn was the UFC lightweight champion, he cleared out the division, finishing all the top contenders in route to cementing his place as one of the sports most dominant champions in history. With little to no challenges left, an unranked Frankie Edgar got the call to be the latest victim of...

Sep 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a bantamweight bout between Erik Perez (13-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Edwin Figueroa (9-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is the latest addition to November’s UFC 167 event. Erik Perez is coming off his first defeat inside the octagon, which he suffered at the hands of Takeya Mizugaki at the “UFC Fight...

Sep 17, 2013 11:29 am

With Jason Injured, Jeremy Stephens Pulls Out Of UFC Fight Night 29

That injury bug… He’s back and he’s forced two withdrawals from UFC Fight Night 29. Rony Jason and Jeremy Stephens were both scheduled for a clash in the UFC’s featherweight division, however, BJPENN.COM learned yesterday that Jason withdrew his bid on the card due to a lumbar hernia. While at the time, it was unclear...

Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am

QUICK TWITT | Three Former UFC Champs & Legends Attack UFC/Dana White Over Fighter Pay

Recently three former UFC champions took to twitter and held a virtual rally over the UFC’s business practices and poor fighter pay. Prompted by a video (below), the three encouraged each other until one started to attack the UFC boss directly. Check it out: @JayTWarsh @titoortiz @ShamrockKen @frankshamrock @sonnench seems pretty straight forward to me...

Sep 17, 2013 11:01 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones Spanks Sonnen During In-Depth Fox Interview

Former rivals and competitors, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen have put the beef behind them and in this latest interview the two exchanged several friendly words and gestures while promoting this weekend’s UFC 165 event. None more so than when Jones decided to spank Sonnen in the butt. The interview is good too so check...

Sep 17, 2013 10:56 am

Pettis: ‘I know what Thomson brings to the fight’

Last night we learned that top lightweight contender T.J. Grant was forced out of his second scheduled title shot with an injury. This revelation lead to a new title fight being booked between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Through his Jiu Jitsu coach, Diego Moraes, the UFC champ released the following statement...

Sep 17, 2013 10:47 am

Jon Jones Dismissive About Both Cormier And Teixeira Threats

Should he get past Alexander Gustafsson this weekend in the UFC 165 main event, Jon Jones and the UFC will have to find the next suitable title challenger. Right now, the UFC has stated that Glover Teixeira is next and UFC President Dana White also hinted that Daniel Cormier may be able to jump the...

Sep 17, 2013 10:35 am

Royce Gracie Urges Family To Get Back To Their Roots And Train Pure Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu jitsu is enough. I’ve trained boxing in the past to learn the distance, trained wrestling to understand how he would take me down, but I won’t get there to fight my opponent’s game. The (new) guys (from the Gracie) family want to complement their game, like if jiu-jitsu was incomplete. I guess they forgot...

Sep 17, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Announces 7 City Press Tour For Weidman vs. Silva 2

Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva will visit seven cities in seven days to promote their Pay-Per-View rematch at UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 go on...

Sep 17, 2013 10:12 am

PHOTO | Weidman vs. Silva 2 Poster

On December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anderson Silva will get a chance to avenge his only UFC loss and regain his middleweight championship belt in the process. All he has to do is get past Chris Weidman. UFC officials have released this first look at the event they...

Sep 17, 2013 10:02 am

UFC Champ Jones Encouraged By Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Pay

“[FMJ’s pay is] ridiculous, in a good way. His swagger, his work ethic shined through. It’s great to see a champion show his heart and his winning ways. It’s great to see a champion get what he deserves. That really, really encourages me. Boxing has been around over 100 years. The foundation is set and...

Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am

Aldo on McGregor: He has to back up all the talk now

“The Irish guy? I’m always watching every featherweight that fights in the UFC because we can eventually fight in the future. He’s a great fighter… He’s starting now, but he is already saying some polemical things. It’s part of the business. The (talking) put him on the map, so now he will have to show...

Sep 17, 2013 9:34 am

Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia

A middleweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 17” teammates Dylan Andrews (17-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to the “UFC Fight Night 33” event set for December 7 in Brisbane, Australia. A member of Team Jones on “TUF 17,” Dylan Andrews made it to the semi-finals of the...

Sep 17, 2013 6:30 am

Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson set for UFC on FOX 9 headliner

Yesterday, UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) announced via twitter that he is still not 100% and will not be able to compete against Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at this December’s UFC on FOX 9 event in Sacramento, California. With Grant unable to compete, the UFC has given former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Josh Thomson,...

Sep 16, 2013 8:00 pm

TJ Grant Withdraws From Title Bout with Anthony Pettis

TJ Grant was recently placed back on his title hunt which was first derailed in the weeks leading up to his scheduled fight with former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, dropping out of the fight due to a concussion sustained in training camp. Anthony Pettis stepped in for Grant at UFC 164 and defeated Henderson...

Sep 16, 2013 12:50 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his title this weekend against top contender, Alexander Gustafsson. Before he was champ, he faced of with Ryan Bader and earned his shot at UFC gold that at the time was held by Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. Relive one of the defining moments of the UFC champ’s career in the...

Sep 16, 2013 12:41 pm

Rony Jason Injured, Leaves Jeremy Stephens Without Opponent

UFC featherweight fighter, Rony Jason has been pulled from his scheduled date with Jeremy Stephens following a reported lumbar hernia. The two were originally slated to face off next month at UFC Fight Night 29 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jeremy Stephens recently made the shift to the UFC’s 145 pound division after dropping three...

Sep 16, 2013 12:33 pm

Sicilia vs. Pepey Booked For UFC Fight Night 32

While not yet announced by the promotion, a featherweight bout between Sam Sicilia and Godofredo Pepey is expected to go down this November in Brazil at Fight Night 32. Fight Night 32 takes place at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil on November 9. In the main event Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will...

Sep 16, 2013 12:11 pm

VIDEO | Mayweather vs. Canelo Full Fight Highlights

Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his undefeated record intact with a pretty decisive performance over Canelo Alvarez. If you missed the bout, check out the full highlights right here!

Sep 16, 2013 11:57 am

Jon Jones Says Superfight With Anderson Silva Still Possible

“All Anderson has to do is win his next fight decisively and there’s the interest right there. It’s still on, the superfight. I’ve never really been overly anxious to face Anderson Silva though to be honest. I knew the fight could happen but I never had any desire to be the one to beat him...