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Jun 14, 2013 6:09 am

Jones: Gustafsson Not My Toughest Fight

“Ultimately, it was Dana’s decision to match me up with Gustafsson and not Machida, but I did mention to Dana that I had already defeated Lyoto, and the UFC 140 pay-per-view numbers were pretty terrible. If you have a perfectly healthy, young contender who is on a rampage, why not keep new opponents, new excitement...

Jun 13, 2013 3:46 pm

Robert Drysdale Says He Has No Respect for Anderson Silva

In an interview conducted by Pro MMA Now and transcribed by MMAMania.com, UFC light-heavyweight, Robert Drysdale stated some serious discourse for UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva: “I don’t know the guy, to be honest. I don’t know where his animosity toward me comes from. I don’t think about it very much, I don’t care. I...

Jun 13, 2013 3:01 pm

Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Targeted for UFC 166 Main Event in Houston

  The third in a trilogy of exciting heavyweight title fights is now targeted for the main event of UFC 166 as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (12-1) defends his title for the second time against former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos (16-2). Dana White told members of the media during a scrum for UFC...

Jun 13, 2013 2:03 pm

Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks Scheduled for Unannounced Fall Event

  UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre (24-2) has been scheduled to defend his title against Johny Hendricks (15-1) at an unconfirmed event in the fall of this year most likely at an arena in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news during a conversation with the media while promoting UFC 161. St-Pierre last...

Jun 13, 2013 1:45 pm

Ronda Rousey promises to hit Miesha Tate’s ‘big target’ nose for Cat Zingano

As you probably know, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) isn’t much of a Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) fan, even after badly damaging her arm with an armbar and taking her title more than a year ago in the now-defunct Strikeforce promotion. Rousey recently engaged in a Twitter conversation...

Jun 13, 2013 1:06 pm

Pat Barry: Steroids not a factor

UFC heavyweight Pat Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) is set to square off with Shawn Jordan (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at this Saturday’s UFC 161 pay-per-view event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Barry is one of the UFC’s ‘smaller’ heavyweights, normally giving up a considerable size advantage to his octagon opponents. Barry recently watched one of...

Jun 13, 2013 10:44 am

PRESS RELEASE: JOSH THOMSON RESPONDS TO CONTROVERSIAL HEADLINES

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2013 – Yesterday top UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson used social media to poll fans with what turned out to be a controversial and thought provoking topic. The subject of gay rights, including gay marriage, is sensitive for many people and Mr. Thomson fully supports equality for all human beings....

Jun 13, 2013 8:56 am

Faber: Old Man Cruz Could Learn How To Finish Fights From Yuri

“I’ve got mixed feelings. It’s huge to be on the new channel for the first fight, but the opponent is someone nobody really knows about. I don’t choose my fights. If someone asks me to fight in the Octagon, I have a hard time turning down fights. “Who am I to say he doesn’t deserve...

Jun 13, 2013 8:51 am

Jose Aldo Plans On Making Pettis Regret Drop To Featherweight

“I will prove that he should have stayed at lightweight and not drop down. After the fight, he will regret having fallen down to featherweight. I’m adapted, I always fought here. We have to respect, but here is our world and we will show who we are.” In a recent interview with, Brazilian Media outlet...

Jun 13, 2013 1:50 am

Jon Jones to Defend Title Against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) now has an opponent to defend his title against as rising UFC star, Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) has apparently been scheduled to face Jones. If Jones wins this bout, he will break Tito Ortiz’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC light-heavyweight history which now stands at five....

Jun 12, 2013 4:47 pm

James Krause is No Warm-Up Fight at UFC 161

  Through all the injury shuffling that took place for this weekend’s UFC 161 main card, there are still plenty of reasons to purchase the PPV. Two former MMA champions do battle while two intriguing heavyweight fights take place. While some fans are understandably opting out of the PPV bill for this particular event and...

Jun 12, 2013 2:57 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH THIAGO SILVA & URIJAH FABER (WED 5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by top UFC bantamweight and fan favorite Urijah Faber to discuss multiple topics in the world of the Team Alpha Male founder. Also joining the show tonight will...

Jun 12, 2013 2:28 pm

Jon Jones Strongly Hints at Next Opponent

  UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones hinted via his twitter today that his next opponent would be a younger one. Jones could be referring to 26-year old fellow 205-pounder, Alexander Gustafsson who has been long rumored to be Jones’ next opponent.  Gustafsson is only 5 months and 4 days older than Jones and both will be...

Jun 12, 2013 6:21 am

Quick Twitt | Overeem Eyes Worlds Largest Horse As Amazing Meal

Alistair Overeem has been known to eat some horse meat from time to time, we all know this. He credits his overly large physique to this special diet even in the wake of his failed testosterone test. It appears as if the Reem has a sense of humor on the subject too, check out the...

Jun 12, 2013 6:17 am

Dana White Eyes October For GSP vs. Hendricks

The return of GSP has been on the mind of fans for many months now. With his next opponent already hand selected in Johny Hendricks all we have been waiting for is a date for the fight to go down. According to UFC President Dana White that date looks to be in the works for...

Jun 12, 2013 6:11 am

Shields Responds To Woodley: ‘He doesn’t hit harder than Hendo’

“I definitely think I could withstand his (Woodley’s) punches. I mean, anything is possible, there could be a flash knockout with those little gloves, so of course anyone can be knocked out, but I think I could take it. I’ve taken Henderson’s biggest right hand he could throw. I think Woodley hits hard, but I...

Jun 12, 2013 6:08 am

Sonnen Clarifies Jon Jones Set Up Comments

Earlier this week Chael Sonnen hit the airwaves stating that at UFC 151 Dan Henderson and himself set up Jon Jones for the last-minute switch in opponent that ultimately cancelled the entire event. If it was truly a set up it did not go down as planned. Nonetheless, Sonnen clarified those same comments during his...

Jun 12, 2013 6:02 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick UFC 161

Some of MMA’s most popular figures weigh in on this weekends UFC 161 event. To see who they favor in the nights marquee match ups tune into the video above.

Jun 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Vitor Belfort opens up about his use of TRT

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) is nothing less than a legend in the sport of mixed martial arts. He has provided fight fans with some of the most memorable knockouts in MMA’s history. But, with all that said, Vitor has been under a lot of public scrutiny lately in regards to his...

Jun 11, 2013 11:13 am

Paul Daley vs. Lukasz Chlewicki to headline Cage Warriors 57

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Bellator fighter Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has signed a one fight contract with Cage Warriors to fight against fellow welterweight Lukasz Chlewicki in the main event. Cage Warriors 57 takes place in Daley’s native country of England, Liverpool specifically. “I’m looking forward to a fantastic main event in Liverpool on July...

Jun 11, 2013 6:48 am

Roy Nelson Thinks He ‘Saved’ UFC 161 After String of Injuries

  When injury struck UFC 161, we first lost an interim title bout that headlined the card. Then, our new co-main event event that featured Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced off the card, leaving a shell of what was once a highly-anticipated card. With the injury bug wreaking havoc on the main...