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May 24, 2013 10:39 am

Journalist’s Facebook post gets UFC Select to change its policy

As the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. An annoyed MMA journalist’s complaint has led to a changing in the policy of the UFC’s new Youtube ‘Select’ service. Bloodyelbow’s KJ Gould fired off a complaint on Facebook about the channel’s policy of having past fights uploaded for just a week. Gould’s post read:...


May 24, 2013 10:36 am

Watch Today’s UFC 160 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (7:00 pm ET)

In anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC 160 pay-per-view event the UFC 160 weigh-ins ceremony goes down today in Las Vegas from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. If you aren’t in Vegas to make the event have no fear, BJPENN.COM will be broadcasting the UFC 160 weigh-ins live right here in this thread using the player below....

May 24, 2013 10:30 am

VIDEO | Dana White Does Pull Up Challenge

Earlier this week UFC President Dana White stated during an interview on FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight that he can do 15 pull ups. Apparently some forum members over at the infamous Underground forums doubted the UFC bosses ability to live up to that number and Dana White accepted the challenge!

May 24, 2013 10:20 am

Dana White Says He’s ‘Fed Up With Bull****’ Fighter Conduct

In the UFC 160 pre-fight media scrum Thursday, UFC President Dana White spoke on the issue that has recently been afflicting the organization: fighters breaking the code of conduct. In 2013 alone, a number of cases have disrupted the otherwise smoothly-ran events.  Several fighters have faced suspension and mandatory rehab following failed drug tests, Matt...

May 24, 2013 9:51 am

UFC says Belfort vs. Silva-Weidman winner ‘makes sense’, could happen in Las Vegas

During Thursday’s pre-UFC 160 media day, UFC President Dana White stated that the promotion currently has no plans in regards to Vitor Belfort’s next fight. However, Mr. White did add that ‘The Phenom’s” next bout could be a middleweight title shot – and that it could happen in Las Vegas: “There’s no plans right now...

May 24, 2013 9:42 am

Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier Set For UFC 164

Erik Koch and Dustin Poirier are set to duke it out at UFC 164 in August. Sources close to the fight confirmed with MMAWeekly that the bout will take place when the UFC makes its return to Milwaukee. Both Koch and Poirier will be looking to rebound from recent losses. Erik Koch (13-2) experienced his...

May 24, 2013 9:42 am

VIDEO | Dana White Pre-UFC 160 Interview

UFC President Dana White takes time in this one-on-one interview to discuss all the current and relevant topics in Mixed Martial Arts prior to this weekend’s UFC 160 event.

May 24, 2013 8:45 am

Roy Nelson on His Chance of UFC Title Shot: ‘I am Barry Sanders’ of MMA

UFC fighter, Roy “Big Country” Nelson spoke with Bloody Elbow Tuesday night about his progression in the UFC’s heavyweight division.   Nelson (19-7) has been on a hot streak, winning his last three fights via first round T/KO in the past twelve months alone.  It was announced that he will be fighting Stipe Miocic at...

May 24, 2013 8:44 am

Gustafsson says he is fighting Jon Jones

Yesterday, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) started tweeting about his experiences thus far in Moscow, Russia: @JonnyBones: Ummm……. Am I the Oooonly black person in Russia???? Lol @JonnyBones: Moscow makes New York City look like a small town. there are people everywhere and I mean everywhere! #stillnoblacks @JonnyBones: Absolutely...

May 24, 2013 8:44 am

White said Jones could be out six weeks or six months

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is usually very active when he fights. Unfortunately for Jones, he may be inactive in the octagon for a while. Jones (18-1) injured his toe when he defended his belt against Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen in April. Although he won via technical...

May 24, 2013 8:41 am

Thales Leites Returns to the UFC after Almost Four Years

The UFC’s latest addition to its middleweight division is no stranger to the world’s most famous octagon. After almost four years, former title contender Thales Leites is back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as reported by Sportv.com.  According to Leites, the contract has already been signed, but the first bout of his return to the...

May 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Dana White: ‘Jacaré’ Souza’s Next Opponent Will Be Yushin Okami

Following his impressive UFC debut last week at UFC on FX 8 over Chris Camozzi, former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza left the MMA world eager to see what the world renowned grappler’s next challenge in the octagon would be. There was talk of Vitor Belfort potentially being Souza’s next opponent, but “Jacaré” was quick to...

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at BJPenn.com Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...

May 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Roy Nelson Says Belfort ‘Should Never Get a License in Las Vegas’

In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com, Roy Nelson talked about UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort. Belfort is coming off a huge KO win over former Strikeforce middleweight champion in Luke Rockhold with a spinning back-kick in the first round.  Leading up to the fight, both Rockhold and Belfort had a lot to say about the...

May 23, 2013 11:22 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO 5/22/13: JAVIER MENDEZ, MIKE PYLE, KJ NOONS (FULL REPLAY)

Last Night BJPENN.COM RADIO returned to the airwaves with a ‘all UFC 160’ guest panel. First up was AKA boss Javier Mendez. Mendez has three fighters on this weekend’s UFC 160 fight card including evening headliner Cain Velasquez. Second up was UFC 160 welterweight Mike Pyle who gave the guys the dirt on fight week...