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May 22, 2013 4:14 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC 160’s MIKE PYLE

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 UFC 160 fighter, Mike Pyle. Pyle is set to face Rick Story this Saturday after, his original opponent, Gunnar Nelson was forced out due to injury. Use...

May 22, 2013 4:12 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH CAIN VELASQUEZ COACH, JAVIER MENDEZ

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 head coach over at the American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez. Mendez has two fighters on this weekends UFC 160 card, one of which is UFC heavyweight champion,...

May 22, 2013 11:28 am

VIDEO | The Most Embarrassing Dana White Interview Ever

UFC President Dana White gives an uncharacteristically off-beat interview with UFC Tonight’s Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian. Discover the odd quirks and hilarious stories that make Dana the most interesting man in sports.

May 22, 2013 11:19 am

Former UFC Champ Matt Serra Hints At Retirement After Health Scare

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra, has apparently decided to hang up his gloves and retire. We heard weeks ago that Serra was put in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment, and now in an interview with the local press he has come out and pretty much announced his retirement from the sport of Mixed...

May 22, 2013 11:12 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 160 (Full Replay)

This Saturday in Las Vegas the UFC returns to PPV action with UFC 160: Velasquez vs. “Bigfoot”. In typical UFC fashion, the promotion put together a special “Countdown to UFC 160” program to help hype this weekends event. If you missed the show on television you can watch the full episode below:

May 22, 2013 10:42 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FX 8 Draws 1.3 Million Viewers

UFC and FX officials should be pleased with the reported viewership numbers floating around the TV industry in regards to last weekend’s UFC on Fx 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold event. UFC on FX 8 took place at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The event was capped off with a spectacular main event where,...

May 22, 2013 10:30 am

VIDEO | Uriah Hall Not A Celebrity, ‘Just a regular guy’

“A lot of people ask me, ‘Did you gain anything from this (TUF experience) or any of that stuff?’ For me, personally, I think generally I am the same person. The publicity is there. The fame is somewhat there. But, I don’t think I’m anywhere close to that. People call me a celebrity and I’m...

May 22, 2013 10:24 am

Bitter Jacob Volkmann Plans On “Exposing” UFC For What They Are

“Very bitter. They always claim that they treat the fighters so well. Yeah, they treat the top five percent of the fighters well – the ones that are on the main card all the time. They don’t treat the rest of them very well. The healthcare plan is horrible, with a $1,500 deductible per injury...

May 22, 2013 10:17 am

Gegard Mousasi Eye’s Middleweight Fight Against Vitor Belfort

“There’s a big chance that I will go to middleweight. It all depends on the fights that I’m going to get. If I’m going to get a big name at middleweight, I’ll probably go down. It’s all about match ups. Let’s say they’re going to give me somebody like Vitor Belfort, that’s maybe a contender....

May 22, 2013 9:53 am

Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett Returns To UFC With Multi-Fight Deal

Josh Barnett’s fight career has been in a sort of limbo after the demise of Strikeforce. After initial negotiations with the Ultimate Fighting Championship couldn’t be agreed upon, the MMA world was left wondering what’s next for “The Warmaster”. However, USA Today Sports/MMA Junkie has confirmed Tuesday with promotion officials that the former UFC heavyweight...

May 22, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Adds Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic To Improve UFC 161 After Main Event Cancelation

After the original UFC 161 main event featuring interim champion Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland was canceled due to an injury suffered by Barao, the UFC officially announced Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans as the new main event. The organization didn’t stop there, however, as they decided to beef up the card with the addition...

May 21, 2013 2:17 pm

Debut Footage of ‘EA Sports UFC’ During Xbox One Press Conference

Microsoft revealed their new video gaming system earlier today, entitled “Xbox One.” Among many other details disclosed about the next-generation console, Electronic Arts unveiled their 2013/2014 EA Sports product line: ‘Madden 25’, ‘FIFA 14’, ‘NBA 13’ and last, but definitely not least, ‘EA Sports UFC’. The video shown above is the trailer that aired during...

May 21, 2013 12:50 pm

Evans vs. Henderson Set for New Main Event for UFC 161

  After an injury forced UFC interim champion, Renan Barao, out of his second title defense in the main event of UFC 161 against Eddie Wineland, the UFC started to look for a suitable replacement. Now, as confirmed by the UFC’s official twitter account, the former co-main event will take its place as a bout...

May 21, 2013 11:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Final Word From Nate Diaz

Last week Nate Diaz was fined and suspended by his employer, the UFC, for tweeting out remarks that the promotion deemed inappropriate. We all know the story, we’ve all seen the twitter posts, but here’s an update from Diaz himself in what can only be assumed as a response and sound off to Bryan Caraway...

May 21, 2013 11:05 am

Confirmed: Injury Forces Interim Champ Renan Barao Out of UFC 161

  UFC Interim bantamweight champion, Renan Barao (30-1) has officially been removed from the main event of UFC 161. Dana White confirmed that he had been pulled Barao was scheduled to fight Eddie Wineland (20-8-1) in his second interim title defense. Word of Barao’s injury was revealed earlier this week when the interim champion sustained a...

May 21, 2013 10:52 am

Noons Not Buying Stand Up War With Cerrone: Anticipates ‘Cowboy’ Takedowns

“I thought right away it’s a great matchup, great fireworks. I’ve got a lot of respect for the guy as a fighter … . He’s very well versed. He’s a very well-rounded fighter. He likes to stand and bang, and he can mix it up anywhere… I’m not making excuses for my losses, but the...

May 21, 2013 10:47 am

New UFC Game Revealed Along with New XBOX One

  Today, Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox and with it, a plethora of new games and features. One of the new games revealed at the showcase was the new UFC game. This is the first UFC video game made by sports-simulation powerhouse, EA games. The switch from old developers, THQ, to EA was announced last year at...

May 21, 2013 10:38 am

UFC opens website to expose culinary union

For years now, the Nevada-based Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has failed in its attempts to unionize the Station group of hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. Station Casinos is owned by Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who are also majority owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Although the UFC has nothing to do with culinary workers,...

May 21, 2013 10:33 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve Full Replay

Mark Hunt earned his shot at ex-Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos by demolishing Stefan Struve at UFC On FUEL TV 8. Watch the full Hunt vs Struve fight and then catch “The Super Samoan” in action as he takes on JDS at UFC 160, this Saturday May 25th @10/7P ET on PPV.

May 20, 2013 2:46 pm

John Cholish Retires From MMA, Cites Unfair Pay As Reason

Coming off a submission loss to Gleison tibau at UFC on FX 8, (former) UFC lightweight John Cholish has retired from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, citing unfair payment as the main reason. According to Cholish, the salary lower level fighters make is often not enough to even break even with the cost of...

May 20, 2013 12:43 pm

Bryan Caraway Releases Statement On Zingano Elbow Claim

Unless someone new comes out with a horror story about Bryan Caraway this will probably be the last time we talk about MMA’s newest and most hated figure. UFC female title challenger, Cat Zingano came out last week and said that prior to her fight against Miesha Tate, Caraway elbowed her in the back of...

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...