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May 14, 2012 9:33 am

Frank Mir Planning On Standing With Dos Santos

Frank Mir has been counted out of his upcoming fight with Junior Dos Santos before the fight even starts. Here, Frank describes a small part of his game plan in that, he actually plans to stand with arguably the best striker in the division. Sure, Every fight starts feet but working it into your strategy...

May 14, 2012 7:48 am

The Ultimate Fighter Winner Retires | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis: TUF season 9 winner James Wilks announced his retirement on Twitter a few days ago following speculation as to when his next fight would be. “A few of you have been asking when my next fight is, Unfortunately, I have had to retire due to injury. Now coaching at Lightning MMA” Following...

May 12, 2012 12:58 pm

Aldo Comes Out As Heavy Favorite Over Koch

Current featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (21-1), is the heavy favorite in his upcoming bout with Erik Koch (13-1) at odds of around 4 to 1. The two will face off this summer on July 21st at the Scotiabank Saddledome for UFC 148 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This comes as no shock to most fans as...

May 12, 2012 12:25 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 4 | The Lighter Weights Set to Deliver Late Fireworks | UFC NEWS

The lighter weights shine as three great match-ups have been added to the UFC on Fuel TV 4 card for July 11th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Look for three pivotal fights in the careers of 6 incredible athletes this summer. Three fantastic fights have been added to July’s UFC on FUEL...

May 11, 2012 8:46 am

NASCAR Driver Kevin Harvick Will Corner Donald Cerrone

By Evan Stoumbelis: Lightweight UFC fighter Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will be cornered by NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick during his fight against Jeremy Stevens on UFC on Fuel TV 3 this upcoming Tuesday. VFD Sports (Cerrone’s management team) struck a long-term deal with Harvick recently, so fans might catch Cerrone at some of Harvick’s races in...

May 11, 2012 7:23 am

Josh Thomson Suffers Knee Injury | Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Jeopardy

By Evan Stoumbelis According to reports former Strikeforce Lightweight champion Josh Thomson has suffered a torn PCL, (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) which is one of 4 major ligaments in the knee. With the recent news of his injury, his upcoming title fight with Gilbert Melendez is now in question. Below are tweets posted by Guerilla journalist...

May 10, 2012 2:29 pm

MMA Still Illegal in New York | Child Pornography is Legal

By Evan Stoumbelis: Recently the bill to make MMA legal in New York failed, leaving the MMA community angry and confused. However, yesterday the New York Court of Appeals ruled that viewing child pornography is no longer a criminal offense. MMA fans are left to wonder why MMA is illegal, but the viewing of child...

May 10, 2012 7:57 am

VIDEO | Hector Lombard Ready To Blast Through UFC's Middleweight Division

As fans anxiously await the in-octagon debut of former Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard, he made an appearance on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight”. He talked about his recent UFC signing and briefly analyzed his highly anticipated bout with Brian Stann. “It was a very long process but I’m here in the UFC now so that’s...

May 9, 2012 9:04 am

Tito Ortiz To Be Inducted Into California Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame

By Evan Stoumbelis The Huntington Beach Bad Boy Tito Ortiz will be inducted into the California Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on May 20th for his “numerous contributions to the sport throughout the years.” Tito’s next fight will take place at UFC 148 for his rubber match against Forrest Griffin. For Ortiz,...

May 8, 2012 2:32 pm

Rousey vs. Kaufman In The Works For Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Title This August

Ronda Rousey will be looking to continue her winning streak by successfully defending her Strikeforce Bantamweight Title for the first time this summer. After defeating Miesha Tate at a Strikeforce event in March 2012, and with Cyborg Santos sidelined due to suspension, Ronda Rousey is now expected to face top-contender Sarah Kaufman at a Strikeforce...

May 8, 2012 2:11 pm

'Shogun' Talks About His Upcoming Fight with Thiago Silva

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua talks about his upcoming with fellow Brazilian, Thiago Silva at UFC 149, on July 21st in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Rua was rumored to face Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson but has since been confirmed to be fight Silva in what will surely be an explosive matchup. “Actually I’ve always said I don’t like fighting...

May 8, 2012 2:07 pm

Brock Lesnar Quits WWE on Monday Night Raw

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night on Monday Night Raw, Brock Lesnar’s representative Paul Heyman gave Brock’s farewell speech live on air to millions of viewers and fans. “I came back to bring legitimacy to WWE. That’s exactly what I did. And how was I rewarded? With the same corporate BS and politics that led me...

May 8, 2012 7:24 am

Penn Discusses Melendez Fight Offer; Return to Octagon

By Adam Conklin: BJ Penn has been on the fence lately about returning to the UFC and has most recently expressed interest in joining the 170 pound weight division if he was to return at all. Here, in an interview with The MMA Hour, and brought to us by MMAmania.com, Penn talks about his discussions...

May 4, 2012 2:49 pm

The BJPENN.COM Best Of MMA 2012 (So Far) Awards!

By :Jonathan Kirschner Everybody likes awards. Whether it is best of the best or worst of the worst, it is always important to identify what one event stood above the rest. 2011 was a memorable year for many reasons. Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua easily had the best fight of the year with their five...

May 1, 2012 8:47 am

State of Nevada Rebuts Nick Diaz Lawsuit | UFC NEWS

By Adam Conklin: Since his suspension following a positive drug test that showed cannabis metabolites in his blood, Nick Diaz has been in a legal battle with the state of Nevada to clear his name and eliminate, or at least shorten his one year suspension. Most recently, the state of Nevada answered back to a...

Apr 30, 2012 1:32 pm

MMA POLL | Should "UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller" Winner Get A Title Shot?

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. This Saturday on FOX, Nate Diaz and Jim Miller square off in the UFC on FOX 3 main event. The two both want a shot at gold, however Frankie Edgar is next up for a crack at the newly crowned champ Benson Henderson....

Apr 30, 2012 6:15 am

MMA in the Olympics | Will It Happen? | MMA NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis: I saw a story yesterday about why MMA would never be in the Olympics.  Saddened, I thought about why MMA couldn’t be in the Olympics and what would have to be done in order for MMA to get their. After counteracting as many arguments as possible, I realized that MMA has come...

Apr 30, 2012 5:15 am

UFC Flyweight Ian McCall Fields Fan Questions & Here Are The Highlights | UFC NEWS

By Jon Kirschner: After bouncing back from being pronounced dead and then getting released by World Extreme Cagefighting, it was easy to see why Ian McCall took the news of the loss and eventual tie with Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in stride. UFC Flyweight Title contender Ian McCall has made the most of the second...

Apr 30, 2012 4:45 am

Just Scrap XVI Fight Announcement | Junk vs Akau

By Evan Stoumbelis: As announced by Just Scrap president JD Penn, Scott “Punk Haole” Junk will face off against Maui native Adam Akau at “Just Scrap XVI”. This event will take place May 4th at The War Memorial in Maui. Scott “Punk Haole” Junk made his UFC debut in 2007 at UFC 76 where he...

Apr 29, 2012 12:54 pm

Dan Henderson: Heir to the Throne? | UFC NEWS

By Adam Conklin: Just minutes after Jon Jones defeated Rashad Evans to retain his light heavyweight belt, 41-year old Dan Henderson was announced as the next person to challenge the 24-year old phenom for his title. Henderson (29-8) will be coming off his latest victory and fight of the year performance against Mauricio Rua back...

Apr 29, 2012 11:58 am

The Humble Will Thrive

Sports and humility do not often go together so well.  We’re more used to seeing an athlete pretend to rip off his shirt like he’s Superman or refer to himself in the third person than we are to see anything resembling humility.  But MMA is different.  At its core, MMA is a sport that will humble you.  MMA is...

Apr 27, 2012 5:05 pm

Henderson vs Edgar II set for UFC 150

By Evan Stoumbelis: Lightweight champ Ben Henderson now has a date set for his first title defense. His opponent…none other than the man he defeated to win the belt, Frankie Edgar. The rematch doesn’t come as a big surprise to fans, after Ben Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 144 in a thrilling fight, there...

Apr 26, 2012 2:08 pm

VIDEO | GSP And His Road Back To The Octagon | UFC NEWS

By Adam Conklin: Georges St. Pierre discusses his long, challenging recovery as he prepares to return to the Octagon later this year to face Carlos Condit to unify the welterweight title. Georges has been out since mid-2011 with his last fight being a unanimous decision victory over Jake Shields. As he prepared for his title...

Apr 26, 2012 9:39 am

UFC Vet Ricardo Almeida Selected For UFC Judge For Fox 3 Card | UFC NEWS

UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida has been announced as one of the judges for the UFC’s upcoming event in New Jersey for UFC on FOX 3. This move breaths new life into the world of MMA judging. Almeida is an accomplished jiu-jitsu player and has been in the Octagon before. He knows what goes on in...

Apr 26, 2012 9:10 am

UFC on FUEL TV 2 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

By Adam Cronklin: A fantastic card is made better as every drug test from the UFC on Fuel TV 2 event from Sweden, came back clean. All 24 fighters were tested under an election conducted by the Swedish MMA Federation. This was a good move for Sweden especially in a time where so many athletes...