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Aug 22, 2013 10:49 am

World Series of Fighting 5 Features Three Gracies: Rolles, Gregor and Neiman

The First Family of Mixed Martial Arts will leave a significant imprint on World Series of Fighting’s next event as three different members of the Gracie clan will appear on the eagerly anticipated Sept. 14 card at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. In addition to a recently announced heavyweight contest between Rolles Gracie...

Aug 22, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Dana White Defends A-Rod On Fox Sports 1 Interview Last Night

“I’m a friend of A-Rod’s. I was diagnosed a couple years ago with Meniere’s disease, which is damage to the nerve, and A-Rod called me and said, ‘I went to this place in Dusseldorf, Germany. Kobe Bryant sent me there.’ You know, you look at the list of athletes and people, Pope John Paul went...

Aug 22, 2013 10:39 am

QUICK TWITT | Machida Accepts Sonnen’s Challenge For Parking Lot Brawl

Following his win over ‘Shogun’ Rua, Chael Sonnen proclaimed at the UFC Fight Night 26 post-fight press conference that he would take out Vitor Belfort, Wanderlei Silva and Lyoto Machida all in the same night. One on the way out to the cage, one in the cage and one in the parking lot on the...

Aug 22, 2013 10:31 am

UFC Fight Night 30: Barnatt vs. Graig And Kuiper vs. Scott Added

Two middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 30 card on October 26.  Luke Barnatt will face Andrew Craig (pictured) and Michael Kuiper will take on Brad Scott.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added two middleweight bouts to the UFC Fight Night 30 card.  Luke Barnatt will take on...


Aug 22, 2013 10:22 am

Waylon Lowe vs. Georgi Karakhanyan Added To WSOF 5 On Sept. 14

A featherweight contest between Millennia MMA standout Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (21-3-1) and American Top Team product Waylon Lowe (14-4) completes the NBC Sports Network-televised main card for next month’s “World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle” event. Tickets for WSOF 5 are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at (800)...

Aug 22, 2013 10:13 am

Amateurs, Here’s How to give the “Company Man” interview

Interviews seem easy. They’re just a simple Q & A right. Look up “worst interviews ever” on Youtube and then tell me they’re easy. A whole lot of fighters give generic interviews when asked about opponents, the company, and other questions about upcoming fights for good reason. BJPenn.com breaks down the lingo and teaches you...

Aug 22, 2013 10:08 am

Boston Bans Minors From Attending MMA Events- White and UFC Respond

The Boston City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday that bans children under 16 years of age from attending any MMA event- professional or amateur- without adult supervision.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Just days after the UFC held its second live event in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, city council members unanimously voted a...

Aug 22, 2013 9:31 am

Frank Mir not ready to give up championship dream

Despite losing two straight fights inside the Octagon, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) isn’t ready to throw in the towel on his championship dream. Mir’s most recent octagon effort resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC on FOX: Melendez vs. Henderson event....

Aug 22, 2013 6:59 am

‘Korean Zombie’ likely out one year following surgeries

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) may have to wait a bit longer than originally expected to get back into the UFC featherweight title hunt, as his manager Brian Rhee informed MMAFighting.com that “TKZ” could be out of action for up to a full year while he recovers from surgeries he had to repair his seperated...

Aug 22, 2013 6:35 am

Dana White: If Wanderlei’s healthy, Sonnen vs. Silva will be UFC 167′s co-main event

As an in-studio guest on Wednesday’s “FOX Sports Live,” UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on a potential fight between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). As you probably recall, “The American Gangster” called out the former PRIDE middleweight champion after earning a first-round submission win...

Aug 22, 2013 6:05 am

Lyoto Machida drops to 185, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will make his middleweight debut this November when he takes on military hero Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the UFC’s third “Fight for the Troops” show. UFC President Dana White announced the fight late Wednesday evening on “FOX Sports Live.” Machida...

Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Aug 21, 2013 12:13 pm

Wilson Reis In For Injured Bedford, Will Meet Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28

Bantamweight fighter, Wilson Reis, will make his UFC debut against Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28 as he steps in to replace the injured Johnny Bedford.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Fight Night 28 will see another last-minute change as Wilson Reis is set to make his UFC debut in place of an...

Aug 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Conor McGregor Knee Injury Just A Sprain, No Surgery Needed

Featherweight fighter, Conor McGregor, recently defeated Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26.  The fight, however, left the Irish fighter with a sprain to the ligaments in his knee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rising Irish MMA star, Conor McGregor, injured his knee when he fought Max Holloway to a unanimous decision victory at UFC...

Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Askren: ‘I’m OK in MMA, I’m not that good, but neither are the guys I’m beating’ | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio invited Bellator Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren, onto the air to talk about all the things going on in Milwaukee with him and his team at Roufusport. Askren is a highly decorated wrestler and is currently holding an undefeated MMA record of 12-0 to back up his Bellator welterweight...

Aug 21, 2013 11:55 am

Sonnen On The Art Of The Interview: ‘If you want a fight, ask for it’

“You’ve got to understand everybody comes from Billy Graham. So I think my answer was going to be Len Denton, but I’m sure if Len told the truth, he got inspired by Billy too. Billy Graham actually put a Facebook post out. I had paid homage to him after a fight some time ago, and...

Aug 21, 2013 11:43 am

Donald Cerrone charged with third-degree assault in Colorado ‘boat rage’ incident

UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone has reportedly been charged with a Misdemeanor Assault in a Colorado boating incident that escalated out of control. Cagepotato.com was the first to report the incident. Cerrone is scheduled for the UFC Fight Night 27 co-main event next week against Rafael dos Anjos. The fan favorite is known for his ‘life-on-the-edge’...

Aug 21, 2013 11:23 am

QUICK TWITT | Belfort Says Sonnen Is Relieved He Doesn’t Have To Fight Him

Following Chael Sonnen’s first round submission over ‘Shogun’ Rua last weekend, Vitor Belfort took to twitter to call out the ‘Oregon Gangster’ and request a fight. That didn’t work out and now Belfort is linked to a bout against Dan Henderson in a rematch scheduled for November 9. With the news of his latest booking,...

Aug 21, 2013 10:54 am

Phoenix International Raceway to sponsor Benson Henderson at UFC 164

Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today that PIR will be sponsoring UFC® lightweight champion Benson Henderson during his Aug. 31 pay-per-view bout against Anthony Pettis . Working in conjunction with Niner Sports Marketing President and Founder Craig Conley, PIR’s logo will be prominently displayed on Henderson’s walkout shirt and fight banner during...

Aug 21, 2013 10:43 am

Stefan Struve’s Career in Danger After Enlarged Heart Diagnosis

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve’s life and career has taken a sudden and sharp turn. According to Tuesday’s UFC Tonight, Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve, as well as an enlarged heart that is leaving his fighting career in jeopardy. It was reported that Struve was in the hospital late last month. He...