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Jun 19, 2014 6:00 am

Sonnen Responds To NSAC Suspension, Says He’s Definitely Done Fighting

Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a failed drug test for banned substances. Sonnen had already retired from competition, so the suspension is of no real consequence, however, he still took to his day job at UFC Tonight to react to the news. “I’m retired. But there is...

Jun 19, 2014 5:59 am

Scott Coker Lays Out Plans For Big Fights Under Bellator Banner

“My plan is to go from a tournament format to a more traditional format, to more of a superfight format,” said Coker, in his first day at his new job after what he described was a very quick negotiation period. “We will do tournaments when the situation makes sense. I think a tournament can make...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Condit Still Six-Months From Training Clearance, Wants Woodley Rematch

“Everything is going well so far. It’s a long, slow process. It’s six months from surgery until I can start doing light stuff in the MMA gym. I’m making progress. I want to get that rematch with Tyron Woodley and I want the rematch with Johny Hendricks. I want to be in the title picture...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

QUICK TWITT: Tito Ortiz Pissed He’s Not In UFC Game

Tito Ortiz Tweeted the UFC to ‘thank’ them for replacing him with Bruce Lee in the UFC’s new video game EA Sports UFC. Check out the Tweet below. I am honored to be replaced by Bruce Lee in the new @EASPORTS @UFC video game. Thanks @UFC — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) June 15, 2014 \\

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Pearson Discusses Controversial Sanchez Fight: ‘I was conviced I won’

“I was convinced I won that fight pretty easily and it was going to the judges’ decision with Bruce Buffer calling the victory for me. When they called it out, I felt like I was hit by Brazil all over again.”   Pearson on if getting the win bonus takes the sting off losing: “Without a...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Luke Rockhold: ‘I Want Vitor. Bisping’s Easy Money’

“I don’t want to wait that long. I want Vitor. I thought me and Jacare had a close fight, but he’s ranked above me now so I want to rectify that situation. There aren’t that many fights for me right now. How long is Vitor going to be out, that’s the question for me?”  ...

Jun 19, 2014 5:30 am

Uriah Hall Inspires

The powerful story of UFC middleweight Uriah Hallmaking an impact, as at-risk youth in Los Angeles seek a new lease on life.

Jun 19, 2014 5:10 am

Lifting The Ban, More Bellator Coverage Coming To BJPENN.COM

In case any of you missed the news earlier, here’s a recap of what went down with Bellator MMA. Goodbye Bjorn Rebney, hello Scott Coker. Yes,Viacom, the huge media company that owns the majority of Bellator, has parted ways with founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. The now former CEO of Bellator released a statement about...

Jun 19, 2014 5:05 am

Rep Says Alvarez May Stay At Bellator, Happy With New Direction

“Eddie is happy about the shakeup. He wasn’t happy with the way things were being run. I don’t think that’s any secret, so Eddie was very happy to hear there’s been a change in management. Eddie respects Viacom very much, and he’s always told me that.” … “Everything we requested (from the former management team)...

Jun 19, 2014 5:01 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens K.O.’s Marcus Davis

Jeremy Stephens displays his one-punch knockout power against Marcus Davis at UFC 125. “Lil Heathen” will put his three-fight win streak on the line in the Fight Night San Antonio main event vs. Cub Swanson.

Jun 19, 2014 5:00 am

Condit Tattoo Removed From EA UFC Game

If you picked up the new EA UFC video game, don’t be surprised when you see a cleaned up Carlos Condit. According to a report over at The Wall Street Journal a history of legal issues is to blame. Here’s their breakdown: Phoenix-based tattoo artist Chris Escobedo took an intellectual property rights training course and...

Jun 19, 2014 4:59 am

Damaged ACL Repaired, Big Nog Wants 2015 Return To Action

According to reports coming out of Brazil, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira underwent successful knee surgery to repair a damaged ACL. The longtime heavyweight staple, at 38-years old, still has a desire to compete, and Brazilian Commissioner Marcio Tannure told Combate.com that everything’s a go for ‘Big Nog’s’ return to competition: “The procedure was a success, now...

Jun 19, 2014 4:58 am

Refs Selected For Weidman-Machida, Rousey-Davis Bouts

Herb Dean (Pictured) and Yves Lavigne have been selected by The Nevada State Athletic Commission to officiate July’s UFC 175 main and co-main event. UFC 175 takes place live on pay-per-view, July 5 from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In the main event, Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title against...

Jun 18, 2014 6:14 pm

LEAKED! – Rebney’s Scripted Hype Video That Viacom Threw Away

Our good friends over at Middleeasy have got their hands on this video that Bjorn Rebney tried to push on SPIKE TV. Zeus, of Middleeasy shares the story: The story behind this promo is Bjorn Rebney wanted to show the media how great of a rapport he had with his staff and fighters. In order...

Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator Announces Scott Coker As New President, Getting Rid of Tournament Format & Seasons

Following a full day or reports, rumors and speculation, the Bellator promotion has announced that Scott Coker will take over as the company’s president. Coker is a well-respected martial arts promoter who founded the popular Strikeforce promotion back in 1985. The company managed to operate successfully as the number-two MMA Promotion in the world under...

Jun 18, 2014 5:43 pm

WSOF Exec: Rebney’s Release Is Freedom From Slavery, A Victory For MMA

“Today is victory for all of MMA – for me, for you, for all the fighters. Today should be (named) MMA Independence Day. Freedom from slavery, freedom from abuse, freedom from shadiness – this guy left. I don’t want to say his name – just MMA fans should be happy, and I’m very sure a...