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Jul 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Dana White Explains the Importance of the Staredown

“The two things I love the most in the fight business are the staredown and the fight itself,” UFC president Dana White explained recently at the UFC Fan Expo.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   In many ways, the UFC has revolutionized how MMA operates.  A strong example of this is the weigh-in.  What had...

Jul 18, 2013 9:53 am

Dan Hardy Chimes In On Fighter Compensation And Why Fighters Are Devalued

“Well, fighter pay is really a strange situation, because there’s such a vast difference in the guys that are on the first three fights of a card and the guys on the last three fights of a card. The guys on the lower end are seeing what the main card guys are doing and thinking,...

Jul 18, 2013 9:16 am

Uriah Hall will now face John Howard at UFC Fight Night 26

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran John Howard is making his return to the UFC. He will go up against middleweight Uriah Hall (7-3) at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen at Boston’s TD Garden. The Boston Herald first reported the new match up and UFC officials confirmed the change. Howard (20-8) replaced Josh Samman who...


Jul 17, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Ross Talks Muay Thai and Lion Fight

Kevin Ross, world-champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai fighter, will be taking on Canadian phenom, Matt Embree, at Lion Fight 10 Friday July 26 in Las Vegas.  The fights will air live on AXS TV beginning at 10pm ET/7pm PT.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   World champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai...

Jul 16, 2013 10:55 pm

UFC 164 Update: Al Iaquinta Replaces Injured Quinn Mulhern to Face Ryan Couture

  TUF 15 Finalist, Al Iaquinta, will be filling in for the injured Quinn Mulhern to face Ryan Couture at UFC 164 on August 31.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Ryan Couture will now be facing “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finalist Al Iaquinta at UFC 164, as a fractured hand forced his original opponent,...

Jul 16, 2013 9:56 am

TJ Grant Not Promised Title Shot Once Returned From Injury

“I’m not scared to fight anyone,” he said. “If I was healthy and I knew that I could get in shape, I would’ve [tried it.]. It’s a little scary. I wanted to kind of make the best decision for myself.” … “I want to do what’s best for me,” he said. “I want to fight...

Jul 15, 2013 9:50 am

UFC Matchmaking Department Busy With Five New Fight Bookings

With the year half over, the UFC is rounding out the final bookings for the remainder of the 2013 calendar. We’ve seen the next several headlining bouts get booked up in the past week or so, but the UFC keeps adding the supporting casts to these shows at a very rapid pace. Most recently UFC...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Ferguson vs. Rio Set for UFC 166 in Houston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News broke Friday night (July 12th) that a lightweight battle between two TUF competitors is set to go down this fall in Houston, Texas. UFC officials have announced that TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will be going to war with TUF 15 contestant Mike Rio at UFC 166 on October 19th, 2013...

Jul 13, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | Leslie Smith Talks Upcoming Invicta 6 Fight on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This Saturday, MMA fighter Leslie Smith will be fighting Jennifer Maia at Invicta 6 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Before she enters the cage, the Cesar Gracie fighter spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio to talk about her last fight with Sarah Kaufmann, her training for Maia and much more.  ...

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 10, 2013 1:03 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Warren Discusses Bellator’s Fight Master, UFC 162 Aftermath, and His Next Fight | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | BJPenn.com’s Chase Raymond and Kinch, hosts of the weekly radio show Late Night Cage Side, invited Bellator Fight Master coach and former featherweight champion, Joe Warren, onto this week’s episode. Mr. Warren came onto the airwaves and shared some time and thoughts with all the fans here at BJPenn.com as he discussed the new...

Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

Chan Sung Jung Made Big Changes Outside Cage for Aldo Fight

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chan Sung Jung, the fighter popularly known as the Korean Zombie, will be taking on arguably one of the best fighters pound-for-pound in Jose Aldo at UFC 163.  Jung is taking this fight after Anthony Pettis, who was originally slated to challenge Aldo’s title, was forced out with a knee injury....

Jul 9, 2013 5:41 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Invicta President Shannon Knapp Talks Upcoming Invicta 6, Building a Successful MMA Promotion, and Anderson Silva’s Loss at UFC 162 | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Denny and Anton over at BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio invited Invicta FC co-founder and president, Shannon Knapp, onto this week’s show.Knapp, who as of late has been receiving an abundance of praise from everyone in the MMA world, is currently preparing her company for its upcoming event, Invicta 6, which takes place this Saturday, July...

Jul 6, 2013 10:20 am

‘UFC 162: SILVA VS. WEIDMAN’ MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman takes place tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Chris Weidman will attempt to make history by trying to be the first man to put a notch in Anderson Silva’s UFC record. If you didn’t make the...

Jul 6, 2013 10:14 am

‘UFC 162: SILVA VS. WEIDMAN’ PRELIMINARY CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY

By Jake Chastain A stacked evening of fights is upon us and outside of tonight’s main card, not much can rival the UFC 162 preliminary card action. Set to air on both Facebook and FX, the UFC 162 prelims features six highly anticipated match ups and is rounded out with a featured bout with Chris...

Jul 5, 2013 11:43 am

Dana White: Fabricio Werdum wants Daniel Cormier

If you heard of one of the latest rumors floating around about a potential Werdum vs. Cormier matchup, UFC President Dana White might know where they originated. “Werdum was in my office two days ago,” White said on Thursday. “That’s probably where the rumor came from. That’s who he wants to fight, but we’ll see...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Dana White Defends Stephan Bonnar Induction to Hall of Fame

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Last month, Stephan Bonnar was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame alongside fellow cast member of The Ultimate Fighter’s premier season and former light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin.  Though many would question this decision, UFC president Dana White vehemently defended his stance in a discussion with Kevin Iole...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Rousey vs. Tate II Set For UFC 168 In December

UFC President Dana White announced Monday that the biggest rematch in WMMA history will take place at the promotions end of the year event in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 168 is set to take place December 28th at a venue that has yet to be determined. What is presumed to be the main event, a...

Jul 2, 2013 9:25 am

Seagal: Anderson better on paper and in real world

Steven Seagal was a recent guest on ‘The MMA Hour’ with Ariel Helwani and spoke at length about this weekend’s UFC 162 main event between longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) and undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC): Seagal: Where I come from we always say talk is cheap and...

Jul 1, 2013 1:14 pm

Nick Ring Out, Josh Sammon In Against Uriah Hall at UFC on FS1: 1 in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Word just broke that Nick Ring has once again been forced to withdraw from an upcoming UFC fight. This time Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will be pulled from the UFC on FS1: 1 card slated for August 17th in Boston. Ring was supposed to take on TUF 17 runner-up Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1...