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Nov 2, 2014 4:38 pm

MMA Legends Discuss When It’s Time To Retire

It’s one of the hardest things for an MMA fighter to do after a long and successful career, but it has to happen at some point. Retirement. The word that MMA fighters despise hearing. MMAFighting caught up with some of the greatest fighters of all time, Randy Couture, Royce Gracie, and Ken Shamrock to discuss...

Oct 27, 2014 10:18 am

PHOTOS | Fedor Emelianenko Holds MMA Seminar

Widely believed to be one of, if not the greatest MMA fighters of all time, Fedor Emelianenko retired from MMA several years ago, but can be seen spreading his knowledge in these photos from an MMA seminar hosted recently. Images courtesy of UnderGround user ‘touch‘.

Oct 23, 2014 10:41 am

Crazy Stuff Has Happened Since Cain’s Last Fight

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has not fought since his TKO win over Junior dos Santos, in October of 2013. And while that’s only been a year, a lot has happened in the company since the UFC’s most inactive champion stepped inside the cage. Having only fought five-times since 2010, Velasquez will now spend the...

Oct 21, 2014 3:32 pm

Chael Sonnen Wants “To Regain The Trust And The Respect of The Public”

“What Chael’s hoping for is to regain the trust and the respect of the public. He’s not concerned about his paycheck. He’s a hard-working guy. He’s capable. “What he wants to do is be a part of the industry that he loves and that he helped build to a large degree. He’s been a focal...


Oct 21, 2014 1:51 pm

Coach: Vitor Belfort Looks Brilliant Post-TRT

“[Belfort’s] doing brilliantly right now. He’s ready. He could fight within four weeks if he had to. This is a man who makes sacrifices to be at his very best. I love the fact that he’s off the TRT program just to get that out of his conversation, but the diet, the meal plan, it...

Oct 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Stephan Bonnar Losing Money In The Stock Market As A Result Of Tito Ortiz

Multiple time steroid abuser, Stephan Bonnar was released from his UFC contract earlier this summer, and was signed by Bellator, with the sole intention of fighting Tito Ortiz. The first time the pair met in the cage for a staredown, things got heated (Read about that HERE). Bonnar spoke with Submission Radio to discuss his...

Oct 14, 2014 7:40 pm

Wanderlei Silva Hints At MMA Return: “The monopoly is coming to an end”

Retired UFC middleweight, Wanderlei Silva is about as disgruntled as they come. In a recent posting to his facebook, the Brazilian MMA legend hinted at an MMA resurgence. “The best of all time! Soon enough the great promotions will be back to bring back the glamour and the respect to the sport. I’ll come back...

Oct 12, 2014 8:04 am

Goldberg In As NFL Play-By-Play Guy Today On FOX

UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg will be stepping in the booth to call a football game today between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions. Goldberg will be joined in the booth by retired NFL veteran linebacker, Brendon Ayanbadejo, who will be the analyst for the game. The game will be broadcast on FOX throughout the...

Oct 6, 2014 5:30 pm

Enson Inoue Retires From MMA

MMA pioneer Enson Inoue officially retired from MMA earlier today, posting a message on the UnderGround. Inoue hadn’t fought since 2010, where he defeated Antz Nansen, but never officially announced his retirement. A pioneer of MMA, Inoue fought in several of the biggest MMA promotions in the world including Shooto where he was a champion,...

Oct 3, 2014 10:32 am

Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Possible For Metamoris Event

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva were originally scheduled to fight under the UFC banner earlier this year, however after Wanderlei Silva evaded NSAC drug-testing officials, he was put on the sidelines, and Chael Sonnen was paired with Vitor Belfort. Leading up to Sonnen and Vitor’s fight at UFC 175, Sonnen failed a pair of drug...

Oct 2, 2014 6:43 pm

Battleground O.N.E. Weigh-In Results

All eight fighters made weight and drew their quarterfinal stage matchups one day before the highly-anticipated, one-night BattleGrounds MMA welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award its winner a grand prize of $50,000 live on pay-per-view from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, October 3. The official weigh-in was co-hosted by WWE Hall...

Sep 28, 2014 1:00 pm

BJPENN.com Radio Tonight At 7 P.M. PST With Kenny Monday, JT Taylor, & Jim Ross

LISTEN LIVE HERE Listen to BJPenn.com Radio tonight as BJPenn.com Radio is taken over by BattleGrounds MMA. The show is kicked off by Kenny Monday, Kenny is an Olympic gold medalist and three-time All-American wrestler from Oklahoma State University. Kenny also is the President of BattleGrounds MMA. We will discuss how Kenny got involved in...

Sep 27, 2014 1:50 pm

BJPENN.com Radio Tomorrow Night At 7 P.M. PST With Kenny Monday, JT Taylor, & Jim Ross

Popular Sports Internet Radio with BJPenncom Radio on BlogTalkRadio Listen to BJPenn.com Radio tomorrow night as BJPenn.com Radio is taken over by BattleGrounds MMA. The show is kicked off by Kenny Monday, Kenny is an Olympic gold medalist and three-time All-American wrestler from Oklahoma State University. Kenny also is the President of BattleGrounds MMA. We...

Sep 27, 2014 10:03 am

Dana Fires Back At Wanderlei, Says he’s Made $9.7 Million

Wanderlei Silva retired from MMA last month, citing that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him, and saying that they didn’t pay him enough to live. The NSAC has since banned the former PRIDE champion for life, and fined him $70,000, however UFC President Dana White took a recent opportunity to defend his...

Sep 27, 2014 9:13 am

Sonnen Forgives Wanderlei

Chael Sonnen has officially retired from MMA, and after a match against Andre Galvao in Metamoris, Sonnen is preparing to step into the booth to call the Battlegrounds fights on October 3rd. Prior to a pair of failed drug tests that led to his retirement, Sonnen was scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva, who also failed...

Sep 27, 2014 5:03 am

Wanderlei Admits Producers Told Him To “Heat Things Up” On TUF

Recently retired Wanderlei Silva is continuing to speak out against the UFC, saying that the production team may have pointed him towards starting a brawl against Chael Sonnen. Wanderlei spoke with Band Television about the incident. “A producer said to me: ‘Look, we reached the seventh episode and things got cold. You could heat things...

Sep 26, 2014 7:09 am

Dana White: No HOF induction for Wand

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Shortly after announcing his retiremnt, “The Axe Murderer” stated that he would not be interested in receiving a Hall of Fame...

Sep 26, 2014 6:21 am

Wand names his greatest fights

Former PRIDE middleweight champion and MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva, retired from the sport of mixed martial arts just six days ago. “The Axe Murderer” recently did an interview with Brazil’s Combate, where he detailed the greatest fights of his illustrious career. Take a look: Greatest Fight “My great fight was against Liddell,” said Wand. “I...

Sep 24, 2014 11:30 am

Like it or not, Wanderlei Silva should still go down as a legend

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA) recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this due to apparent grievances he had with both his employer (The UFC) and the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission). Yesterday, the NSAC announced that “The Axe Murderer” had been indefinitely suspended, meaning he will never be able to fight in the...

Sep 23, 2014 11:43 am

Wanderlei Silva Punished By NAC With Lifetime Ban, $70,000 Fine

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier weren’t the only MMA Fighters punished at today’s Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting. Wanderlei Silva, despite his efforts of protest, was slapped with a lifetime ban and a $70,000 fine. Though he just retired from competition (replay HERE), a ban from Nevada means “The Axe” Murderer’s career is likely over,...

Sep 19, 2014 4:53 pm

Wanderlei Silva Retires From MMA, Slams The UFC

Wanderlei Silva has officially retired from MMA, saying that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him. Here is the video Silva released via YouTube: By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 17, 2014 10:50 am

MMA Veteran Retires Following Tragic Death Of Mother

MMA veteran Jorge Gurgel has retired from MMA after losing his mother to a tragic accident last month. On August 29th at 2 p.m. Gurgel’s mother departed the Apple store with her newly resotred iPad and headed home to finish packing her suitcases and head to the airport to head to Ireland, where she would...

Sep 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Rin Nakai: Miesha Tate is ‘beautiful and sexy’

Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi recently did an interview with undefeated female Japanese fighter Rin Nakai (16-0 MMA) for MMASucka.com. During the interview, Modafferi learns that 27-year-old Rin Nakai has participated in combat sports nearly her entire life, starting with Judo at age 3. Nakai chose gymnastics over Judo in middle school, but her parents reversed...

Sep 16, 2014 4:29 pm

PHOTO | Sonnen With The Troops

Current SEAL class on base in San Diego. #truewarriors http://t.co/HgtGx0HlkL pic.twitter.com/ZHzJ4DmfqV — chael sonnen (@sonnench) September 15, 2014 Retired UFC fighter, Chael Sonnen spent some time on base in San Diego recently. Chael Sonnen retired after going just 3-4 in his last seven bouts. However, three of those losses were in title fights, two to...

Sep 16, 2014 12:16 pm

Jesse Taylor Finalizes 1 Night, 8 Man Welterweight Tournament

Submission ace Jesse “JT Money” Taylor (27-10) and red-hot finisher Joe Ray (11-3) have entered the highly-anticipated BattleGrounds MMA one-night, eight-man, welterweight (170 pounds) tournament that will award its winner a grand prize of $50,000, live on pay-per-view from BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Friday, October 3. Taylor and Ray will replace Dennis Hallman...

Sep 15, 2014 11:32 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva Taking Flying Classes

Watch out Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva is taking flying lessons to get his pilots license. Silva captured the moment on his official Instagram page, along with the caption: Today I make my first class to pilot!! Hoje fiz minha primeira aula de pilotagem muito interessante adorei,aí só vai faltar comprar o avião!!! Kkkk Silva hasn’t...

Sep 4, 2014 1:57 pm

HE’S BACK! Sonnen Books New Broadcasting Gig Alongside WWE Legend

Two consummate performers in WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and recently retired UFC superstar Chael Sonnen have teamed up to form what is bound to be one of the most memorable commentary teams in sports entertainment history, and will call the world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) action on the LIVE pay-per-view telecast of BattleGrounds...

Aug 30, 2014 1:36 pm

Bonnar Intentionally Released By Dana White To Go Beat Up Ortiz In Bellator

Earlier this week we reported that Stephan Bonnar was packing up and heading back to SPIKE TV under the Bellator MMA banner. Now we have a statement from the UFC boss, explaining why he allowed his contracted Hall-Of-Fame fighter to jump the promotional ship, and it’s all about his longtime nemesis in Tito Ortiz. Via...