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Apr 19, 2013 10:11 am

Dana White: Dan Hardy Is In Denial Over Condition Of The Heart

“Lorenzo and I called Dan Hardy a couple weeks ago and got him set up with the best cardiologist in the country. He didn’t want to go. He’s in serious denial right now. Either denial or just afraid to hear from somebody that that’s the truth and that’s what’s going on. So after he turned...

Apr 19, 2013 10:04 am

UFC Boss Closes Door on MMA in NY For 2013

“I’d pretty much call it done, yeah. They didn’t even put it in the budget. Anything can happen, (but) I’m not as optimistic as I was a few weeks ago.” “The (New York) commission is 100-percent behind it. Everybody wants it there except the Culinary Union. Every time we try to move forward and progress...

Apr 19, 2013 9:53 am

Bellator’s motion to dismiss Alvarez’s claims denied

A motion filed by Bellator MMA in March to dismiss two counts of fighter Eddie Alvarez’s counterclaim against the promotion was denied on Wednesday in U.S. District Court. According to Sports Illustrated, Judge Jose L. Linares ruled that the court couldn’t dismiss Alvarez’s claims of tortious interference and breach of contract against Bellator based on...

Apr 18, 2013 5:50 pm

Chael Sonnen Says “My UFC contract expired about four months ago…”

In an odd turn of events, the headlining fight of UFC 159 is going to go on without any sort of contractual agreement, according to UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has recently gone on former WWE Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin’s “The Steve Austin Show” and stated that he has been without a UFC...

Apr 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Dana White talks Mitrione and Fallon Fox at Pre-UFC on FOX media session!

When the UFC President talked to the media today at the pre-UFC on FOX media session he updated everyone on the Matt Mitrione and Fallon Fox issue. He said he has talked to Mitrione and assured everyone he is not upset with him any longer. That’s great news for Mitrione’s future in the UFC, but...

Apr 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Nate Diaz says return to welterweight likely after UFC on FOX 7 Bout

Saturday could be the final go-around at lightweight for Nate Diaz. Diaz, a staple of the 155-pound division, is slated to take on Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 7. Diaz has fought 13 times at lightweight, posting a 9-4 record along the way. His most recent fight ended in a decision loss to division...

Apr 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Vladimir Matyushenko Signs Deal With Bellator MMA

  After a streaky few years and two disappointing, consecutive losses in the UFC, Vladimir Matyushenko has sought a new stage to perform. He has now found that stage after signing a deal with Bellator MMA. Matyushenko was cut along with a slew of other fighters earlier this year. His last UFC outing saw him...

Apr 18, 2013 5:18 pm

German Stem Cell Surgery Cures Dana White’s Meniere’s Disease

  During a guest spot on Jay Mohr Sports on Fox Sports Radio, UFC president Dana White announced that an innovative stem cell procedure had cured him 100% of Meniere’s. White explained what exactly this disease was and how it affected his lifestyle. White’s lifestyle is one filled with constant travel and seemingly endless work...

Apr 18, 2013 11:08 am

Gastleum’s Win over Hall Likely Better Outcome for the UFC

This past Saturday we saw the close of one of the best, most entertaining seasons of The Ultimate Fighter take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the TUF 17 Finale. On that card we saw several things that would excite fight fans in the moment and for the future. For example, we saw Cat Zingano...

Apr 18, 2013 9:57 am

Jon Jones Apologizes for Sonnen Steroid Comments

The dynamic between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen is not a clear one. At times, the competitors seemed to be courteous on the Ultimate Fighter. But recently Jones has had enough of being cordial with Sonnen who has done his signature job of using his words to excite people for his fight. Jones let his...

Apr 18, 2013 9:47 am

Cormier doesn’t believe that Mir is a ‘step up’

Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett, Frank Mir. Through Daniel Cormier’s eyes, those three heavyweights are pretty even-Steven. Cormier (11-0) makes his UFC debut against Mir (16-6) on Saturday in the UFC on Fox 7 co-main event in San Jose, California. Mir, a two-time UFC heavyweight champion, is being billed as Cormier’s toughest bout to date. Cormier...

Apr 18, 2013 9:47 am

Julie Kedzie and Germaine de Randamie set to fight on July 27

A fight that was once scheduled and then canceled for Strikeforce will happen in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Julie Kedzie (16-11) will take on Germaine de Randamie (3-2) in a women’s bantamweight bout at UFC on Fox 8 at Key Arena in Seattle on July 27. UFC officials announced the fight yesterday at FOXsports.com. This...

Apr 18, 2013 8:54 am

Jon Jones Reveals Signature Nike Shoes And Shirts, Available For Purchase Soon

Nike is set to release the first pair of signature Jon “Bones” Jones shoes. Earlier, Jones tweeted a picture of his new Nike “Bones” shoes and shirt. Since being signed by Nike, Jones has sported the swoosh on his shorts in the cage, and has worn the “Bones Knows” t-shirt almost out. Nike partnering with...

Apr 18, 2013 8:52 am

VIDEO | TUF 18 Female Tryouts Highlights

Tryouts for the first ever female season of “The Ultimate Fighter’ went down earlier this week and it was a phenomenal showing of the top female fighters from around the world. Some faces you may recognize, and some you may not, but the women showed up in full force to try to get that UFC...

Apr 18, 2013 8:44 am

Gilbert Melendez: ‘I’m going to make this a fight”

“I think I have the advantage in a couple of areas. I won’t go too much into detail. I’ve been in a lot of wars and I’ve been in a lot of battles. My chin has been tested and I like to test people’s chins as well. I’m a fighter. Maybe I wasn’t the most...

Apr 18, 2013 8:40 am

Miesha Tate: Ref Freaked Out Because Of The Blood

“Can’t help my nose bleeds a lot still frustrated at the stoppage, think the ref freaked because of blood when she should have been focusing on the fact that I was still perfectly coherent and shooting for a takedown after two solid knees landed. I was still in the fight and up on the score...

Apr 18, 2013 8:38 am

Cormier: Jon Jones Is The Best Fighter In MMA

“I think really Cain, but just so it’s not like I’m picking my teammate, I think the best guy right now honestly is Jon Jones. He’s the best right now, and he’s gotten better because he’s learned to fight with his length. Complement that with his cardio and physical gifts, and he’s the best guy.”...

Apr 18, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | Gegard Mousasi Hints At Shift To Middleweight

Fresh off his UFC debut victory in Sweden, former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi took to twitter to poll the fans on their thoughts of a move to middleweight. Mousasi made his name in the 185 pound division before jumping up to 205. Most notably, he won the DREAM middleweight grand prix which included a fighting...

Apr 17, 2013 1:31 pm

Veteran Ref Rosenthal Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges In California

Raise your hand if you saw this one coming? Longtime UFC official Josh Rosenthal plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute and will be in U.S. District Court on May 17, 2013. There’s more from MMA Junkie: “One year ago, federal agents raided an Oakland, Calif., warehouse...

Apr 17, 2013 11:47 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH KENNY FLORIAN (WED. 5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by fighting legend, UFC Tonight Host and UFC commentator Kenny Florian to discuss all the latest happenings in the MMA world. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show kicks off every...

Apr 17, 2013 11:45 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH JON ANIK (WED. 5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by Ultimate Insider Host and UFC commentator, Jon Anik. The crew anticipates great dialogue with Anik while covering all things UFC & MMA Related. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show...