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Jul 29, 2013 1:01 pm

No New Women’s Divisions Anytime Soon for the UFC, Says Dana White

By JAKE CHASTAIN | After rumors started swirling that the UFC was in the process of looking to expand it’s women’s divisions within the organization by adding weight classes UFC President Dana White smashed those talks following last weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 event in Seattle, Washington. The event featured two very exciting female bouts from...

Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath, UFC on FOX 8 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This is the first installment of BJPenn.com’s Monday Morning Aftermath column, which will consist of breaking down the previous weekend’s top news and touching on what fans can expect to look for the following week as aftermath from that action. This column will also give the fans a head’s up on anything MMA...

Jul 25, 2013 9:52 am

Ian McCall: “I’ve Kind of Blown My UFC Career So Far”

“I’m in a much better place. You know, I’ve kind of blown my UFC career so far, but now it’s time to earn what’s rightfully mine. I’ve always been physically ready. Every fight, I’ve always been in shape. I’ve always been there. Just for me it’s a mental thing because I can be a head...

Jul 22, 2013 11:02 am

UFC Announces World Tour 2013

  Four world champions and four title challengers will visit 11 cities in six days promoting the final four championship Pay-Per-View events of this historic year.  The UFC 2013 World Tour will include UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. The World Tour...


Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

With Robert Drysdale Out, UFC Newcomer Francimar Barroso Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Jiu-jitsu ace and UFC newcomer Robert Drysdale was recently forced out of his UFC 163 bout with Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) with a staph infection. Now, his former opponent, Ednaldo Oliveira, has been given a new challenger to face on August 3rd. That new challenger, like Drysdale, is also promotional newcomer as Francimar Barroso (15-3)...

Jul 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC

Earlier tonight, Cesar Gracie was a featured guest on BJPENN.com Radio and broke the news that Nick Diaz has been offered a fight by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table,...

Jul 17, 2013 11:41 am

Report: Drysdale Out Of UFC Debut With Staph

Undefeated MMA prospect and three-time world BJJ and ADCC submission grappling champion, Robert Drysdale, is reportedly out of his scheduled UFC debut against Ednaldo Oliveria due to a staph infection. While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting it as fact. Drysdale and Oliveria were scheduled...

Jul 12, 2013 10:26 pm

UFC 164 Update: TJ Grant Injured, Anthony Pettis in to Rematch Benson Henderson

In a fight fans have wanted for quite some time, Anthony Pettis will fill in for the injured TJ Grant to challenge Benson Henderson’s lightweight championship at UFC 164.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Anthony Pettis will finally get his UFC title shot, and rematch, against current UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson.  Pettis will...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...

Jun 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Benson Henderson Willing To Fight Pettis If UFC Wants It

Benson Henderson is currently set to defend his lightweight strap against the fast-rising wrecking machine TJ Grant at UFC 164 in Milwaukee this August, and with the news of Anthony Pettis lobbying for a spot on the UFC 164 card, the champ recently addressed the possiblility of Grant being replaced by “Showtime” Pettis. UFC 164...

Jun 14, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Interim-Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Says He’s Ready to Fight

The UFC’s bantamweight division hasn’t had a legitimate champion at the head of its division since 2011 when Dominick Cruz last fought and defended his title against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. With Cruz’s return left without an official timeline, the UFC filled his spot temporarily. In his spot, the UFC crowned Renan Barao the...

Jun 5, 2013 5:20 am

BJJ ace Robert Drysdale signs with the UFC

Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz Robert Drysdale has joined the UFC light heavyweight roster. Drysdale, who has won a world grappling title, will make his organizational debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro. The 32-year-old Drysdale is one of the top instructors in the world and has helped corner UFC...

May 24, 2013 8:41 am

Thales Leites Returns to the UFC after Almost Four Years

The UFC’s latest addition to its middleweight division is no stranger to the world’s most famous octagon. After almost four years, former title contender Thales Leites is back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as reported by Sportv.com.  According to Leites, the contract has already been signed, but the first bout of his return to the...

Apr 22, 2013 1:51 pm

Quick Tweet: Diaz: ‘UFC more weight classes ASAP’

UFC’s Nate Diaz, days after his loss to Josh Thompson on UFC on Fox 7, sent out this Tweet Monday afternoon: @ufc more weight classes ASAP ?? 163,178,193 More super fights more champion vs champion ,closer to weight better fights more potential … Diaz had bandied about the idea of returning to welterweight after Saturday’s...

Mar 29, 2013 11:23 am

UFC headed back to Boston on August 17th to help launch FOX SPORTS 1 | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White tweeted today announcing that the UFC is headed back to Boston on August 17th to help launch the new FOX SPORTS 1 channel. The show will be the first major live event on the debut week of FOX’s new all-sports channel. “We are FINALLY going back to Boston at the TD...

Mar 11, 2013 1:05 pm

Arlovski foresees return trip to UFC, title run | MMA NEWS

  At 34-years-old, Andrei Arlovski feels there is plenty left in his heavyweight tank. Alovski is a former UFC heavyweight champion who hasn’t fought for that organization since 2008. The ‘Pitbull’ said he and ZUFFA, the parent company of the UFC, are on good terms and he believes a return trip back to Octagon isn’t...

Dec 4, 2012 6:58 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 5: Sneak Peak Of Show Opener | UFC NEWS

The UFC returns to Seattle for an epic night of free fights, headlined by a lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz. Plus a light heavyweight showdown between Shogun Rua and Alexander Gustafsson and BJ Penn returns to the Octagon to face rising star Rory MacDonald

Dec 4, 2012 6:49 am

Overeem: I’ve Never Actually Dealt With Dana White | UFC NEWS

“I never really dealt with Dana. Just hello and goodbye, we never really spoke really. Of course there’s a respect from my side and his side, a mutual respect but when this happened, the show has to go on. The show didn’t go on and I took responsibility for it but we didn’t speak. I...

Dec 4, 2012 6:45 am

The Ultimate Fighter Reality Series Moves To Tuesday’s On FX | UFC NEWS

Officially, we have yet to get confirmation from the UFC or FX officials about the new date and time for the upcoming season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. Unofficially however, the UFC ran an ad in the latest issue of “UFC 360” magazine with a Tuesday release. While it is safe to say this...

Dec 4, 2012 6:38 am

Steven Seagal: I’d Fight Randy Couture No Rules | UFC NEWS

“I have to wonder what his intentions may have been in saying that. I always thought that Randy was my friend and a gentleman. I’m kind of confused why he would say that, but I’m here, anybody can find me any time and any place. If Randy really wants to fight me, he can fight...

Dec 3, 2012 11:45 am

Luke Rockhold to Bisping: “See you in the UFC” | UFC NEWS

Last week Michael Bisping went on the record and called himself the “unofficial” Strikeforce middleweight champion. This proclamation came after he reportedly got the better of Rockhold in a training session. With Luke now forced on the shelf to to a nagging wrist injury the Strikeforce champion took to twitter to respond to Bisping’s claim: