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Mar 18, 2014 8:24 am

Hendo To Reevaluate Career With TRT Ban Now In Place

In all of Mixed Martial Arts, Dan Henderson, is the last fighter who will likely ever receive a Therapeutic Use Exepmtion for Testosterone Replacement Therapy. At least in Brazil. The former Strikeforce and PRIDE FC champion, has been using the controversial therapy for years and as a result has been able to prolong his career...

Mar 17, 2014 6:17 am

Dana White not sure who’s next for Johny Hendricks

Not since 2008 have we had a new UFC welterweight champion, and now that the title has been awarded to a new face, it seems that everyone in the welterweight division is gunning even harder for a shot at UFC gold. However, it appears that finding a worthy opponent for the newly crowned Johny Hendricks...

Mar 14, 2014 7:42 am

Dana White: I know for a fact that GSP will return

By Evan Stoumbelis It has been nearly 5 months since we’ve seen former welterweight kingpin Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in the octagon. After his controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks, GSP decided he would step away from the sport for an indefinite period of time. We didn’t know if GSP would return. He was taking...

Mar 11, 2014 2:07 pm

Diego Sanchez: ‘Reality is going to hit Myles Jury this weekend’

The welterweights aren’t the only guys looking to make noise at this weekend’s UFC 171 event. A lightweight bout putting perennial contender Diego Sanchez up against an undefeated prospect in Myles Jury is also sure to deliver fireworks on Saturday. In a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com, Sanchez explained his thoughts on his opponent’s string of...

Mar 7, 2014 4:19 pm

Sorry Homie! – Dana White Says ‘No’ To Nate’s Request To Be Released

A little over one-week-ago, Nate Diaz took to twitter asking the UFC and Dana White to be released from his UFC contract. It was a simple and short post, that up until today we had yet to get an answer on. During today’s media event in London, the UFC boss talked about Nate’s request: “He...

Mar 7, 2014 11:25 am

Hendricks: Lawler is More Dangerous Than GSP

Johny Hendricks has always been pretty outspoken on former Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Everything from his insistence on drug testing, to his multiple decision outcomes have come under scrutiny from “Bigg Rigg,” but in a recent conference call for UFC 171, Hendricks stacked his impressions of GSP and his UFC 171 opponent Robbie Lawler...

Mar 3, 2014 10:44 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Blasts “Cheating, Scumbag, Hypocrite” Belfort For Cheating On TRT

In the eyes of many, Vitor Belfort has been cheating his way to a title shot while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. However, Belfort’s use of the controversial therapy was completely inline with the rules and regulations. Was the Brazilian getting an edge over his competition? Michael Bisping sounds off on twitter about the subject. Check...

Mar 1, 2014 9:55 am

Bellator Boss Happy With TRT Ban

“I’ve had the same opinion on [TRT], and the same stance on it since the first time I asked the question. I just never felt that the controls were tight enough to be able to allow it to occur. When guys use it it’s an unfair advantage. If you’re going to equalize the playing field,...

Feb 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Brazil Commission Bans TRT Too

The Comissão Atlética Brasileira, the governing body who sanctions MMA down south, has decided to follow in Nevada’s footsteps and ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dan Henderson will be the last athlete to use the treatment in Brazil. It took Brazil’s commission less than 24-hours to render their decision to ban the controversial...

Feb 27, 2014 6:17 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Today’s Ban On TRT

Earlier today the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT from combat sports. It’s a blow for many fighters who use the controversial therapy and many took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: Ban on trt in Nevada? Hell ya haha good job nsac good fuckin job — Cody Bollinger (@CodyBollinger) February 27, 2014 No...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

Feb 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Is White’s Mouth Part of the Problem With MMA legalization in NY?

Love him or hate him, Dana White often speaks his mind in a bold and brash manner. The legalization of MMA in the state of New York seems to be at a standstill and it could partly be due to the UFC president’s choice of words in the press. According to lohud.com, several prominent female...

Feb 26, 2014 8:59 am

ESPN Feature Details UFC’s Troubling Involvement In TRT

Dan Henderson, Frank Mir, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Bigfoot Silva, Ben Rothwell and countless more UFC fighters are all relying on the heavily controversial and easily obtainable, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), while in competition to help them perform inside the cage. Its an epidemic that ESPN is kind of throwing the UFC under the bus...

Feb 25, 2014 6:15 am

Josh Thomson Sick Over Melendez vs. Pettis Booking – Hoping For Aldo Fight

UFC lightweight Josh Thomson was rumored to be on the verge of retirement following his close and somewhat controversial decision loss to former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10. However, it seems like a fire has been lit under the lightweight contender as announcements have been made regarding season...

Feb 25, 2014 6:12 am

Jamie Varner vs. James Krause added to UFC 173 card

A new bout has been added to the annual Memorial Day weekend card scheduled for Las Vegas, NV as former WEC champ Jamie Varner ( 21-9-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) faces off against James Krause (20-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a fight in the lightweight division. The bout was initially reported via Twitter by @FrontRowBrian and later...

Feb 24, 2014 5:57 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Rousey’s First Round Stoppage Of McMann

It’s not uncommon for the MMA world to take to twitter following any major fighting event on the planet. Such is the case with last weekend’s UFC 170 event. BJPENN.COM has compiled a pretty lengthy list from MMA notables, reacting to Ronda Rousey’s controversial first round stoppage over Sarah McMann. Check it: Aaannnndddd we are...

Feb 22, 2014 9:35 am

Dana White Wants TRT Exemptions Gone, But O.K. With Belfort’s Use In Title Fight

It seems that UFC President Dana White is easing up a little bit on the highly controversial use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). However, it appears that his recent lightened view is less about his own personal opinion and more about the shear regulations regarding the subject. It’s no secret that Dana and Vitor have...

Feb 21, 2014 9:57 am

The UFC’s Top 3 Gatekeepers Who Are Forced To Sit At #2

By Evan Stoumbelis It takes a lot to be a UFC champion, few people are ever able to accomplish the task of becoming a world champion. However for each champion, there has always been a rival. Frank Mir to Brock Lesnar, Chael Sonnen to Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz to Chuck Liddell and so on. Many...

Feb 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Dana White Responds To Nate Quarry: ‘I have nothing bad to say’

Seemingly out of nowhere, former UFC middleweight and one-time title challenger Nate Quarry, came out this week and pretty much started bashing the ethics of the UFC. We heard from Lorenzo earlier today and now during his pre-UFC 170 media scrum Dana also touched on Quarry’s beef. Check it: “I like Nate Quarry. Let me...

Feb 20, 2014 10:55 am

PHOTO | Ken Shamrock Protects ‘Fergie’ While In Vegas

Well fight fans, we can now add pop-sensation, Fergie, to the list of clients assigned to former UFC champ, Ken Shamrock. After leading a very controversial life outside of the cage, ‘Sham’ has taken up body-guard duty for some of the world’s biggest stars. Like 50 Cent for example. Here’s the proof: KEN SHAMROCK taking...

Feb 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Belfort Wants Weidman To Be Fair And Undergo Blood Testing Too

“I don’t believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support. And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp.” In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz, ‘The Phenom’ Vitor Belfort, touched on his upcoming...

Feb 15, 2014 8:35 am

GSP: ‘I would fight Anderson Silva, even Brock Lesnar’

Former UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre walked away from the sport of MMA recently after his controversial decision victory over Johnny Hendricks back in November. The former champ took some time with Brazilian Media outlet SportTV.Globo to shed some light on where Georges is at about his possible eventual return to MMA. Georges was asked about...

Feb 12, 2014 9:42 am

‘Shogun’ Says His Team Will Decide If He Needs TRT

“I’m fine. I don’t think about doing TRT, but this is something to my team decide. If my team come to understand that it’s interesting to use, I will do it. But, for now, I’m not thinking about using.” In a recent interview with Lancenet.br, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, made a startling...

Feb 10, 2014 9:37 am

TUF Nations’ Tyler Manawaroa Offers Official Apology For Blatantly Racist Photo On Instagram

Undefeated middleweight Tyler Manawaroa, currently a contestant on this season’s The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, has been receiving some flak regarding a racial image that he had uploaded to his personal Instagram account months prior to him being cast on the show. The 19 year old New Zealand fighter, who is currently representing...

Feb 5, 2014 4:22 pm

9 Shifts Made To BJPENN.COM’s MMA Rankings Following UFC 169

By Evan Stoumbelis Last Saturday fans saw a somewhat lackluster night of fights at UFC 169 where 10 of the 12 fights went to a judges decision, and one of the two knockouts was rather controversial. Alistair Overeem got a much needed win over Frank Mir. Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas by decision, and Renan...

Feb 4, 2014 6:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Jon Jones Says He Wants Celeb Boxing Match With Zimmerman

Move over ‘Game’, you aren’t the only man looking for a piece of George Zimmerman. UFC light-heavyweight champ, Jon Jones, also says he wouldn’t mind getting a crack at the controversial character. If you’re lost with what’s going on, get caught up here. Check what Jones said about the situation, via twitter:

Feb 3, 2014 8:47 am

Urijah Faber Suffered Injury Prior to his Bout at UFC 169, Tore Hamstring During Training Camp

Urijah Faber lost a controversial championship bout against UFC Bantamweight Renan Barao last Saturday at UFC 169. Faber later on admitted he suffered an injury only eight-days into his training camp. MMAWeekly’s Erik Fontanez transcribed the following from the UFC 169 Post Fight Press Conference: “Eight days into this camp I tore my hamstring [and]...

Feb 1, 2014 11:31 pm

White on Herb Dean: He Made a Mistake Tonight In Faber Stoppage

While Renan Barao looked as dominant as ever in his first-round TKO win over Urijah Faber, many, including Dana White, felt that the stoppage was premature. After getting dropped by Barao multiple times, Faber dove in on one of Barao’s legs and covered up. While most of Barao’s blows appeared to be blocked by Faber’s...