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Jul 12, 2013 10:26 pm

UFC 164 Update: TJ Grant Injured, Anthony Pettis in to Rematch Benson Henderson

In a fight fans have wanted for quite some time, Anthony Pettis will fill in for the injured TJ Grant to challenge Benson Henderson’s lightweight championship at UFC 164.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot, and rematch, against current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson.  Pettis will...

Jul 12, 2013 6:27 pm

Hendricks Agrees To GSP’s Challenge; Will Participate In VADA Testing

Last week UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre publicly challenged Johny “Big Rig” Hendricks to participate in a VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency) drug testing regiment leading up to their clash for the welterweight strap in November at UFC 167 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. GSP told SportNet’s Showdown Joe Ferraro, “I...

Jul 12, 2013 4:44 pm

UFC 162 Drug Tests All Come Back Clean

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 162 took place last Saturday, July 6th, in Las Veg, Nevada and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission released its report for the post-fight drug tests submitted by the event’s competitors. The NSAC confirmed that that all 22 fighters who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at at UFC 162 in Las...

Jul 12, 2013 9:53 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Bobby Green, Most Swag In The UFC?

BJPENN.COM’S Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio team caught up with UFC lightweight fighter, Bobby Green this past weekend and while his fight with Castillo is cancelled, Green still has a lot to say! You can catch Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on BJPENN.COM Every Sunday night! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 12, 2013 9:50 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Danny Castillo On Making Money Outside Of The Cage

UFC lightweight fighter, Danny Castillo was in Las Vegas last weekend supporting his Team Alpha Male crew at the MMA Draft Combine. While his UFC on FOX 8 with Bobby Green is off, this surging lightweight still had much to discuss about his life in and out of the cage. You can catch Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio...

Jul 12, 2013 9:02 am

Josh Thomson Issues Warning To Pettis, Threatens Removal From Title Picture

Josh Thomson and Anthony Pettis have started to heat up their exchanges through social media. The potential lightweight matchup would solidify one of them as the true number one contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, but for whatever reason, this fight has yet to be booked. Check out their exchange of words, including Thomsons Warning...

Jul 12, 2013 8:55 am

Nevada Authorities Deny $1 Million Investigation Rumors

The rumors of a $1 million bet being placed on Weidman prior to his UFC 162 upset victory over Anderson Silva are apparently false. This is according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board chief of enforcement Jerry Markling, who has not only gone on record to about not investigating such a wager, but he...

Jul 12, 2013 8:43 am

Liddell Would Be Shocked If Jones Can Stay On Glover Teixeira

“He’s a tough kid. If you shoot on him, you better watch out, his submissions are legit. I got even more confidence watching Jones fight Chael, when he started getting hit a little bit and he decided to shoot. If he does that to Glover, he’s going to be in a lot of trouble. I...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 11, 2013 2:50 pm

“THE” Brian Stann: An Editorial on A Fighter, A Father, A Hero

In January of 2006, less than a year after Operation Matador pitted 42 marines in a 360-degree firefight, a 25-year old Marine Captain stepped in to his first professional MMA match. Three-minutes and fourteen-seconds, later, that Marine had his first MMA victory. The next five fights held the same result. 6-0 in his first six,...

Jul 11, 2013 1:48 pm

Marloes Coenen Says Fight with Cyborg is Way More Interesting than Bout with Rousey

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This Saturday two of the world’s best female MMA competitors will go to war for the inaugural Invicta FC featherweight tile as Marloes Coenen takes on Cris “Cyborg” Santos. The fight card is filled with intriguing fights from top to bottom but the main event title fight is one of the most...

Jul 11, 2013 12:23 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn torn between retiring and UFC comeback

UFC legend BJ Penn spoke with Ariel Helwani about his potential retirement from competing inside the Octagon. Penn talks about fighting for his family, his tough loss to Rory MacDonald and much more. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 11, 2013 12:19 pm

Sonnen Think His fight With Jon Jones May Have Been Stopped Too Early

“I do think it was stopped too early. I was surprised when they stopped the fight. Anytime you’re in that type of competition, whether you agree with it or you don’t agree with it, you get up and you walk out because those are the rules. I’ve won plenty of fights where they stopped them...

Jul 11, 2013 12:05 pm

GUEST BLOG: The Ace Up Bruce Buffer’s Sleeve

During a mixed martial arts fighter’s walk-in, the buzz within the grand hotel casino’s arena grows in anticipation as the fighter walks towards the UFC prep point. As both competitors separately enter the famed octagon, the crowd goes frantic while vehemently cheering on their favored fighter or violently jeering for a despised antagonist. A split-second...

Jul 11, 2013 11:48 am

‘The Ultimate Fighter: China’ Set to Debut in November

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC will debut the Chinese version of its hit, reality television show, “The Ultimate Fighter” this November.  TUF: China is the first step in a new broadcast deal that promises UFC events to air regularly in Asia. UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Asia, Mark Fischer,...

Jul 11, 2013 11:46 am

UFC Boss Looking At Cowboy Stadium For Weidman vs. Silva II

If a rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman comes to fruition, it is the UFC’s opinion that it will be the biggest fight in the promotions history. With such a major event, it should come as no surprise that the UFC boss is looking for a large venue to host the middleweight title clash....

Jul 11, 2013 11:24 am

Mitrione vs. Schaub Removed From UFC on FOX 8 Card

A UFC heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub has been removed from the UFC on FOX 8 card due to an undisclosed injury suffered by Mitrione in training. Instead of finding a replacement opponent for Schaub it would appear is if the UFC has opted to shift the fight to another date. UFC...