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Oct 21, 2013 11:48 am

Melendez Steals Contender Slot From T.J. Grant With UFC 166 Performance

Few fights have ever, or will ever live up to what was UFC 166’s Melendez vs. Sanchez fight. The two lightweight fighters threw down for 15-minutes straight until the eventual winner, Gilbert Melendez, got his hand raised. UFC President Dana White is putting Melendez right back up in the contender chair and as he told...

Oct 21, 2013 11:00 am

Ricardo Lamas Not Getting Hopes Up for Aldo Fight Just Yet

  Reports have surfaced about a potential featherweight title fight between Ricardo Lamas (pictured) and UFC champion Jose Aldo at UFC 169, the UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend event.  For the challenger Lamas, he won’t get excited until he signs the contract.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Last week, reports surfaced of a featherweight title...


Oct 21, 2013 10:50 am

UFC Announces ’20 Days To UFC 167′ Nationwide Tour

  In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Ultimate Fighting Championship  announced today that its top stars will be visiting different cities across North America for 20 days leading up to UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.  The tour will begin in Denver, Colo., the site of UFC 1, on Oct. 28, and make...

Oct 19, 2013 11:53 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC 166 Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

Immediately following tonight’s ‘UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III’ pay-per-view card, fight fans are invited here to catch the live broadcast of the evening’s post-fight press conference. Get the immediate reactions from tonight’s fighters and UFC President Dana White by tuning in right here at the conclusion of the main event. Use the player...

Oct 18, 2013 12:24 pm

POLL RESULTS: In The Case Of Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

For the past week the MMA world has been buzzing over the dismissal or Rousimar Palhares. Figures like Renzo Gracie and the Nogueira brothers have spoken out in support of their fellow Brazilian, while Dana White, Mike Pierce and others have spoken against him. Truth is, what’s done is done. I doubt Dana White and...

Oct 18, 2013 12:01 pm

Report: Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas Potential for Super Bowl Weekend

  In the days leading up to UFC 166, UFC President Dana White talked to the media about what lies ahead for the UFC.  One of those plans includes booking Ricardo Lamas against UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (pictured), for the UFC card on Super Bowl Weekend.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana...

Oct 18, 2013 11:44 am

UFC Boss: Everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn’t want to fight

MMA fans seem to love nothing more than a good Nick Diaz fight. The Stockton based Cesar Gracie fighter has long captured the hearts of fans around the world. Which is why talks of a potential return to action against Michael Bisping had the world talking. Dana White put out those flames yesterday during a...

Oct 18, 2013 9:41 am

Houston, no problem: UFC 166 already declared a sellout

The Toyota Center in Houston will be swollen to capacity on Saturday night for UFC 166. The event, which features the highly-anticipated third meeting between current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former champ Junior dos Santos, has already been declared a sellout by UFC officials. When speaking with the media on Thursday, UFC Dana...

Oct 15, 2013 10:06 am

QUICK TWITT | Stefan Struve Returned To Sparring

3 UFC heavyweight fighter, Stefan Struve, has been cleared by doctors to return to sparring practice following a heart condition many thought would end his career as an athlete. “I honestly don’t think he ever will [fight again],” said UFC president Dana White. “He’s got a rip in his heart. And you know, it’s one...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Jon Jones Says UFC 169 Was Too Soon, Thinks March is Appropriate For Glover Bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not face Glover Teixeira at UFC 169 as originally thought.  Instead, the two will meet at a later card in March, a date Jones prefers over the February card, which he described as ‘just a little too close.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Since the announcement of...

Oct 14, 2013 10:41 am

Yushin Okami Picked Up By World Series Of Fighting

  On Sunday night, World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo confirmed what many had speculated. With the click of his Twitter account, Sefo welcomed Yusin Okami to the WSOF. “Welcome to the team @OkamiYushin great to have you as part of #WSOF,” Sefo tweeted. After an 18-fight (13-5) run with the UFC, Okami was...

Oct 11, 2013 9:41 am

UFC Issues Statement On Release Of Rousimar Palhares

  Rousimar Palhares has been making headlines this week for all the wrong reasons. The former UFC middleweight turned welterweight made his 170 pound debut in Brazil on Wednesday, secured a submission in 31-seconds and lost his job the next day for cranking the hold long after his opponent, Mike Pierce, tapped out. The UFC...

Oct 10, 2013 4:29 pm

POLL | In The Case Of Rousimar Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

UFC President Dana White came out today and announced that he was releasing Rousimar Palhares from the UFC following his 31-second submission victory over Mike Pierce during last night’s UFC Fight Night 29 event. Palhares held on tight to an ankle lock, long after his opponent tapped and the referee’s halt of the bout. If...

Oct 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Report: Bellator Will Release Ben Askren if Given Immediate UFC Title Shot

  Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has placed an impossible condition on his release of welterweight champion Ben Askren to the UFC.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This summer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren became a free agent.  It was expected that the UFC would pick him up, and it was also expected that...

Oct 8, 2013 2:24 pm

Silva Fails to Make Weight in Allotted Time, Fined 25%, Loses Bonus Potential

Earlier today UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, missed weight for his UFC Fight Night 29 bout against Matt Hamill.  The UFC announced afterward that Silva will be fined 25% of his purse, and that the fighter will be ineligible for any finish bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When everything was said and...

Oct 8, 2013 11:43 am

Michael Bisping Not A Good Used Car Salesman

“I heard that he was having these problems with his eye. And I care about Michael Bisping, a lot. I called him up, and I could just tell by the conversation that he was trying to fast-talk me. I felt like I was talking to a used car salesman, basically telling me that he could...

Oct 8, 2013 11:32 am

Chael Sonnen: How To Be A UFC Star

“You never know. If you were to ask me, ‘Hey Chael, what’s it take to be a star in the UFC?’ I could give you a pretty good guess, but that’s all it would be. I don’t really know. Every year there’s something called a Fighter Summit. And the very first one we went to,...

Oct 8, 2013 10:36 am

UFC Looks to Implement Time-Limit for Stripping Titles from Injured Champions

Despite not fighting for 2 years because of a torn ACL, Dominick Cruz (left) still holds the UFC bantamweight title.  Meanwhile, Renan Barao has defended his interim bantamweight title twice since earning the belt in July of 2012.  According to UFC President Dana White, the UFC may be implementing a time limit so situations like...

Oct 7, 2013 3:52 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set for March Event, Not UFC 169

After what appears to be a minor mishap by a trigger-happy UFC PR team, the news that Jon Jones (19-1) will defend his light-heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira (22-2) is false. UFC president Dana White revealed today that it was in fact a mistake that his PR team announced the bout for that date and...

Oct 3, 2013 12:09 pm

Jessamyn Duke Says Team Tate’s Bullying on TUF ‘Turned Her Stomach’

Jessamyn Duke, women’s bantamweight contestant on this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ spoke out against the opposing team’s bullying of Edmond Tarverdyan.  Duke called the attack ‘unwarranted,’ ‘hurtful,’ and ‘a horrible example.’  The incident follows an altercation between Tarverdyan and Team Tate coach, Dennis Hallman, which illustrated the tension between this season’s head coaches (pictured...

Oct 3, 2013 9:46 am

B.J. Penn Talks Edgar Trilogy, Making 145 Pounds And More

Yesterday, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC), stopped by “UFC Tonight” to discuss his upcoming trilogy fight with Frankie Edgar (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC). Even though their first two meetings took place at 155-pounds, the trilogy bout will reportedly take place in the featherweight division (145lbs). If the fight does take place at...