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Apr 30, 2015 11:36 am

BALL DROPPED! UFC Pushes Thomson To The Side, Books Makdessi vs. Cerrone

Despite all the buzz surrounding Josh Thomson being a possible replacement for the injured Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC officials have chosen to go a different route. John “The Bull” Makdessi will be stepping into the octagon to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 187, ESPN reports. Makdessi just fought this past weekend at UFC 186 where he...

Apr 29, 2015 10:29 pm

Lightweight Shake Up! Thomson Wants in Vs. Cerrone!

With Khabib Nurmagomedov possibly out of UFC 187, fighters are pulling a “Cowboy” by offering to fight Donald Cerrone on short notice. Josh Thomson recently stated that he’s just waiting on a response… Just waiting on a response…… — Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) April 30, 2015 Even though Josh Thomson is riding a two fight losing...

Apr 28, 2015 6:00 am

Belfort Is Looking RIPPED Off TRT — SHIRTLESS VITOR!

Vitor Belfort has been spotted sparring on the beach and he is looking to be in phenomenal shape! Belfort will be stepping into the octagon at UFC 187 to challenge Chris Weidman for his UFC Middleweight Championship OFF of testosterone replacement therapy. Check out how he is looking in the pic below! “Me and coach...

Apr 26, 2015 6:34 pm

Ryan Bader Wants In If Jones Is Out

Amid the rumors and facts about the Jon Jones incident that took place on Sunday afternoon, it is still unclear if moving forward Jones will be fighting at UFC 187 against Anthony Johnson. Well, if he’s out then one UFC light-heavyweight is already throwing his name in the hat as a replacement. Ryan Bader took...

Apr 24, 2015 2:06 am

The “New” Vitor Belfort Looks the Same as the Old— JACKED!

Ever since Vitor Belfort has been off testosterone replacement therapy, it almost seems as if he has been hiding from the cameras. Did he not want the world to know what he really looked like off TRT? Was he hiding how beastly he was looking from Chris Weidman so he could catch him off guard...

Apr 23, 2015 2:44 pm

Belfort Looking Big, Strong Ahead Of Weidman Bout

Vitor Belfort is back! Belfort is looking strong in the gym as he prepares himself to take on UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman at UFC 187. Belfort and Weidman were originally scheduled to fight at UFC 173, but the commission’s ban of testosterone replacement therapy forced Belfort to pull out of the fight. Again, the...

Apr 23, 2015 10:57 am

“Dan Henderson Was Juiced to the Gills When We Fought at UFC 100”

“I would love to fight Dan Henderson again. When I said that he’s washed up and old and decrepit, I stand by that. Listen, he’s had a legendary career—absolutely. One hundred percent. But that doesn’t mean I care for the guy, particularly on a personal level…” “Throughout his entire career, he was a steroid cheat....

Apr 12, 2015 9:28 am

Rampage Jackson Out, Steve Bosse In Against Fabio Maldonado

The UFC have officially pulled Rampage Jackson from his bout with Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186. Rampage is dealing with legal issues stemming from him leaving Bellator to go back to the UFC. After a judge’s ruling, the UFC had no choice but to pull Rampage and find a replacement. They have done just that...

Mar 30, 2015 6:01 pm

Thiago Silva’s Ex-Wife On His KO Loss: ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’

      Thiago Silva has had his leg trouble in the past, including trouble between himself and his ex-wife Thaysa Kamiji. She reported domestic violence and death threats. Silva attempted to make his comeback at WSOF 19, but instead got knocked out by last-minute replacement Teddy Holder. Now, a report from ultimmato says that...

Mar 27, 2015 2:48 am

McGregor says he almost fought Diego Sanchez in Mexico

Over the last few days, and over the next few more, UFC star Conor McGregor, and his upcoming opponent Jose Aldo, have been touring the globe to promote July’s UFC 189 event. During the constant media frenzy, McGregor touched on an old topic, from Dec. 2014, of when Norman Parke bailed on his Mexico City...

Mar 17, 2015 11:34 am

Tito Ortiz On Anderson Silva’s PED Test — “How could you?”

“It made me scratch my head a couple times. Anderson, how could you do that? I’m a huge fan of Anderson. That was just too bad. I don’t know what kind of thoughts he’s getting from his training partners or from his trainers, but things like that, you shouldn’t do.” “I’ve had major surgeries. I’ve...

Mar 11, 2015 11:54 am

Mark Coleman Seeking Fan Support For Medical Bills

  UFC Hall-Of-Famer, Mark Coleman is running out of options. The original UFC heavyweight champion is struggling with his health, and his pocket book, and has set up a GoFundMe account, with the following message: “First UFC Heavyweight Champion, Hall of Famer and “The God Father of Ground and Pound” Mark “The Hammer” Coleman’s retirement...

Mar 7, 2015 10:58 am

Saunders Forced Out Of Silva Bout With Injury

The injury bug strikes again. UFC welterweight Ben Saunders has been forced out of his scheduled bout in Brazil, opposite Erick Silva, due to injury. The two welterweights were scheduled to square off at UFC Fight Night 62, on March 21. UFC Fight Night 62 goes down from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium, in Rio de Janeiro....

Feb 25, 2015 2:30 pm

Coach: Vitor Belfort Looked Stronger on TRT

Ahead of UFC 187 in May, where Vitor Belfort is expected to challenge Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship, there has been much speculation as to how Vitor Belfort will look, and fight, without the aid of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). A photo recently emerged of Belfort off TRT, which you can see HERE....

Feb 24, 2015 2:31 pm

Lyoto Machida: ‘Anderson Silva is a victim’ in PED scandal

“I’m very surprised, but I think [Silva’s] a victim. I think he’s a story. I prefer not to talk about that because it’s a very difficult situation. I have a lot of confidence in Anderson. I know that maybe he doesn’t use that. I’m in camp. He’s in America now. I haven’t talked to him...

Feb 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Invicta FC President Confident Cyborg Will Pass All Drug Tests

Since Cris Cyborg failed a drug test for anabolic steroids in 2011, there has been a black mark next to her name, one that has even led UFC President Dana White to say she will never fight for the UFC. Ahead of Cyborg’s Invicta FC title defense on Friday against Charmaine Tweet, Invicta FC President...

Feb 16, 2015 6:46 am

Frank Mir: ‘TRT Just Put A Band-Aid On The Problem’

As Frank Mir gears up to fight Bigfoot Silva on Sunday in Brazil, many fans have taken note that this will be Mir’s first Octagon appearance since the ban of TRT, almost a year ago to date. Mir was one of the fighters who was given a TUE (Testosterone Use Exemption) which allowed him to...

Feb 16, 2015 5:00 am

BOOKING ROUNDUP: UFC Books 10 Bouts For Upcoming Events

The UFC has been especially busy this past week booking matchups for upcoming fights. Catch up with all of the latest matchmaking happenings with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have 3 additions to “UFC Fight Night 62” on March 21st in Rio De Janeiro. The first being Katsunori Kikuno vs. Kevin Souza. Kikuno is...

Feb 6, 2015 8:34 pm

Years Ago, Penn Warned Of MMA’s PED Problem

  Ever since the UFC decided to make out-of-competition drug testing “a thing”, they’ve had to endure some serious ramifications. Jon Jones was the first mega-bust, but this week we learned that the man many consider the greatest fighter of all time, Anderson Silva, was also found to have Performance Enhancing Drugs in his system....

Feb 5, 2015 6:53 pm

Bendo ‘surprised’ that “Cowboy” gets so many short-notice fights

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson will make his welterweight debut on short-notice at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colorado. “Bendo” will headline the event opposite rising welterweight star Brandon Thatch. Henderson recently sat down with Duane Finley of Bleacher Report where he talked about finally getting a short-notice fight,...

Feb 5, 2015 9:06 am

Get to know Brandon Thatch

Brandon ‘RUKUS’ Thatch welcomes in replacement fighter Benson ‘SMOOTH’ Henderson for the Main Event at UFC Fight Night 60. Taking place in Bloomfield, Colorado; Thatch is excited to have the opportunity to be in the headlining fight in front of his hometown fans, friends, and family. Benson (21-5), fresh off of two straight losses, bumps...

Jan 30, 2015 4:39 pm

‘Wonderboy” forced out of UFC FIght Night 60 headliner with Brandon Thatch

The injury bug has struck again! This time it’s UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson who has been forced of his scheduled UFC Fight Night 60 headliner with Brandon Thatch. No details on “Wonderboy’s” injury have been released at this time. UFC Fight Night 60 takes place February 14 live from the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado....

Jan 15, 2015 1:26 pm

Details Of New UFC Uniform Policy Revealed

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released the details of their new Uniform policy, which goes into effect this July. Check it: (Via The Bleacher Report) 1. Ranked fighters will get to pick their color scheme first, with the higher ranked fighter getting first selection if he/she faces another ranked opponent. Same colors can not be used....

Jan 12, 2015 9:10 pm

Matt Brown: ‘I’ve Paid My Dues, I Deserve Someone In The Top 10’

UFC welterweight fan-favorite, Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown is currently still without an opponent for UFC Fight Night Colorado on February 14th after Tarec Saffiedine was forced out of the bout with an injury. Brown, who is ranked #6 in the stacked welterweight division in the UFC’s official rankings, feels he deserves nothing less than a...

Jan 11, 2015 3:20 pm

Uriah Hall Left Without Opponent 1 Week Before UFC Fight Night Boston

Just 7 days ahead of UFC Fight Night Boston, Louis Taylor has been forced to withdraw from his main-card bout against Uriah Hall. Taylor spoke to MMA H.E.A.T. about the bout, citing a pulled back muscle for his withdrawal. “Bad news. Pulled a muscle in my back can’t fight next Sunday. Would’ve like to say...

Jan 11, 2015 9:06 am

Benson Henderson Puts Move To 170 On Hold

Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson is coming off a KO loss to Rafael Dos Anjos back in August, and is looking to get back in the win column Sunday January 18th at UFC Fight Night Boston when he faces late-replacement opponent Donald Cerrone. Following his loss to Dos Anjos, Henderson said he would have one...

Jan 1, 2015 10:51 am

INJURED! Saffiedine Forced Out Of Matt Brown Fight

The UFC Fight Night 60 headliner between Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine just got scrapped, due to another Saffiedine injury. Saffiedine, the last Strikeforce welterweight champion, has only fought twice in the UFC over the course of his two-year tenure with the promotion. Multiple injuries are widely responsible for the former prospects massive amount of...

Jan 1, 2015 10:43 am

Philippou Out Of Hall Bout With Injury

Costas Philippou will not be able to make his scheduled UFC Fight Night 59 bout, and will instead spend that time recovering from a new injury. Costas was set to fight popular TUF finalist, Uriah Hall. UFC Fight Night 59 takes place on the 18th, featuring a main event between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver....