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Mar 23, 2015 11:05 am

Brazilian Commission Won’t Be Overturning Dober Stoppage

“We can’t change the result. There are three cases where the result can be changed: when the scorecards indicate a different result; when there’s collusion between judges, when they decide who’s going to win, something that happens outside (of Brazil) with betting; and when the failure in the interpretation of the referee that generates a...

Mar 23, 2015 9:58 am

Corruption? Ref Responsible For UFC Rio Blunder Trains With Fortunate Fighter

Last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 62 event is surrounded by controversy, following a very unfortunate circumstance created by the man in the middle (above),Eduardo Herdy. Herdy, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt who halted Saturday’s Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva fight in controversial fashion, has now been linked to Silva, the man who he handed...

Mar 22, 2015 1:31 pm

Brazilian Athletic Commission Chairman On Dober Stoppage: ‘I Can’t Talk Now’

Unfortunately after last nights UFC Fight Night 62 the conversation was less on the actual fights and more on a certain referee’s mind-numbing stoppage. The preliminary fight between UFC lightweights Drew Dober and Leandro Silva ended with a second-round submission because the referee, Eduardo Hendy, believed Dober was unconscious due to being in a guillotine...

Mar 2, 2015 5:47 am

BEEFIN! Rampage And King Mo Trade Shots On Twitter

At Bellator 134 this past Friday, King Mo earned a split decision win over former UFC veteran Cheick Kongo. The win was a controversial one, with many thinking that Kongo won the bout. Rampage Jackson is one of those people, and took to Twitter to support Kongo, taking shots at King Mo in the process....


Feb 12, 2015 10:55 am

Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Rebooked For UFC on FOX 15 Co-main Event

A key middleweight bout featuring Yoel Romero taking on ‘Jacare’ Souza has been re-booked and will now serve as the co-main event for April’s UFC on FOX 15 event. Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. Former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Ronaldo Souza is currently riding...

Feb 12, 2015 4:40 am

Report: Anderson Silva Failed A Second Drug Test

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has seen better days. Following very controversial news that he had failed an out-of-competition drug test for steroids, reports are now coming out that he failed a second test as well. MMAJunkie.com has it: Multiple sources close to the situation on Wednesday confirmed to MMAjunkie that Silva...

Feb 10, 2015 4:06 pm

Eddie Alvarez: ‘Gil like a cheerleader looking to get with the QB’

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez recently challenged former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to a fight inside the UFC’s octagon. “El Nino” also noted that he would like the potential Alvarez fight to take place in Mexico City this June. Alvarez initially responded to Melendez request by politely asking if the fight could take...

Feb 3, 2015 11:05 am

Fallon Fox & Jessica Eye Engage In Twitter Beef

Top UFC bantamweight, Jessica “Evil” Eye, and controversial transgendered MMA Fighter Fallon FOX, recently engaged in some twitter beef. Check it: @FallonFox look you can be upset all you want. I didn't insult you but how dare you tell me what I am and am not aloud to have opinion on — Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye)...

Jan 26, 2015 8:30 pm

Sara McMann’s Title Fight Against Rousey Helped Save Her Father’s Life

Almost a year ago, Sara McMann stepped into the Octagon to face Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight title. McMann lost the bout via TKO after being kneed in the body and the fight was stopped. While the fight was a controversial stoppage in the eyes of many, it helped her father beat cancer....

Jan 25, 2015 6:42 am

Gus — “I wasn’t there, Johnson had me in deep water”

Alexander Gustafsson was stopped last night for the first time in his MMA career when Anthony Johnson landed an overhand right, and continued to pour on the strikes until the referee was forced to stop the bout. The loss was a tough one for Gustafsson to swallow, making it even more difficult was that the...

Jan 24, 2015 8:00 pm

UFC on FOX 14 Bonuses: 4 Fighters Take Home $50K POTN Bonuses

UFC on FOX 14 is in the books and what an amazing event it was. Instead of a Fight of the Night bonus, UFC officials dished out FOUR performance of the night bonuses. Performance of the Night: Makwan Amirkhani Amirkhani made quite the splash with his performance in the octagon tonight. He was able to...

Jan 23, 2015 11:49 am

Dave Herman: ‘The cops treated me like a dog’

Former UFC heavyweight fighter Dave Herman was shot with a taser and then arrested by police early Tuesday morning in Indiana. The heavyweight competitor was released on $7,500 bail later that night. Herman now faces three charges including resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, battery against law enforcement, neglect of a dependent and resisting law...

Jan 22, 2015 10:21 am

Henderson In For Green, Faces Masvidal At Fight Night 63

After suffering a controversial split-decision loss to Donald Cerrone at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson has already booked his next fight. UFC officials announced today the “Bendo” would be stepping in for the injured Bobby Green to face Jorge Masvidal at April’s UFC Fight Night...

Jan 19, 2015 7:17 pm

Tyron Woodley Challenges All MMA Fans To Take 1 Amateur MMA Bout

Last night during “UFC Fight Night Boston”, the judges handed down 2 decisions that many disagreed with. The first was Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer. All 3 judges gave the nod to Pendred, whereas many, including UFC President Dana White, scored the bout for Spencer. The second came in the co-main event, where Donald Cerrone...

Jan 16, 2015 8:25 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Pitbull Retains Title, Makes Straus Tap

Tonight’s bout may go down as one of the most controversial championship fights in Bellator history. There were a handful of low-blows from both men and an eye poke from Straus led to multiple halts in action from referee John McCarthy. Straus was punished with a point deduction in the second round after he landed...

Jan 15, 2015 5:02 am

Thiago Silva Will Fight For World Series Of Fighting

Former UFC light-heavyweight fighter Thiago Silva will get a chance to compete on the big stage once more. According to a report from Ariel Helwani, the controversial Blackzilian slugger will enter a four-man tournament to determine the promotion’s champion. In Helwani’s report (Via MMAFighting.com), he cited Ray Sefo, the promotion’s president, as the source of...

Jan 12, 2015 10:11 pm

Mike Winkeljohn: ‘Cerrone Beats Henderson This Time, No Doubt About It’

When Donald Cerrone stepped up to fight Benson Henderson Sunday at UFC Fight Night Boston on just 14 days notice, the MMA world went nuts. Cerrone had just come off of a decision win over Myles Jury less than 48 hours before stepping in for Eddie Alvarez against Henderson, and to top it off, Cerrone...

Jan 9, 2015 10:00 am

WSOF 18: Moraes vs. Hill Set For February 12

    Reigning World Series of Fighting world bantamweight (135 pounds) champion Marlon Moraes (13-4-1) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. via Nova Friburgo, Brazil will put his coveted Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) title on the line for the first time against undefeated rival Josh Hill (10-0) of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the main event of a...

Jan 1, 2015 4:49 pm

Dana White: Hendricks not MacDonald to get next shot at Lawler

UFC President Dana White confirmed today that the promotion has decided to do a trilogy bout between current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former title holder Johny Hendricks. Prior to their second fight at December’s UFC 181 event, it was thought that the winner of “Hendricks vs. Lawler 2” would face Canadian welterweight standout...

Dec 22, 2014 8:31 am

Bas Rutten To CM Punk: ‘Forget America, Go Train In Holland’

With the recent signing of former WWE champion CM Punk, many fighters, both current and former, have been sounding off on the controversial signing. Legendary MMA fighter, and MMA personality Bas Rutten is now giving his thoughts on the signing, with a very interesting suggestion to the former WWE champion. “This guy with his with...

Dec 21, 2014 2:59 pm

Romero: Tim Kennedy Cheated Too!

When Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy stepped into the Octagon to fight at UFC 178, nobody could have known the bout would become one of the most controversial in modern times. As the second round drew to a close, Kennedy held onto Romero’s glove, and landed some hard shots that left Romero rocked at the...

Dec 19, 2014 12:37 pm

Heun Speaks Out On UFC Sponsor Tax That Cost Him Thousands

  In 2010 ZUFFA LLC implemented a layer of protection for fighters in order to help weed out sponsors who lacked a real ability to pay. It was dubbed “The Sponsor Tax”. Basically, without getting into too much detail, any company wishing to sponsor a fighter inside the Octagon would first have to pay ZUFFA...

Dec 16, 2014 2:26 pm

Nate Diaz Explains UFC Interview Walkout

They asked me the same question 20 times trying to get me to talk sh*t and I wouldn’t so I left and they make me look like an a**hole and beating #3 doesn’t help. I did that 2 other times, same outcome everytime no money.. Why play along when it doesn’t benefit u to and...

Dec 15, 2014 9:41 am

“I saw a man afraid”

Conor McGregor has said for some time now that it is easy for him to detect fear on a man, and he can even smell the stench of fear (See that HERE). McGregor spoke recently about the controversial signing of Phil Brooks, also known as CM Punk, and why he believes CM Punk is afraid...

Dec 15, 2014 8:50 am

Booking Roundup: UFC books several bouts for upcoming events

The UFC has been especially busy this past week booking fights for upcoming shows. Catch up on all the matchmaking happenings below with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Neil Magny vs. Kiichi Kunimoto at UFC Fight Night 60 on February 14th in Colorado. Magny will come into the bout after going a perfect...

Dec 15, 2014 5:04 am

Frank Shamrock: ‘Mickey Rourke is obsessed with fighting’

Recently, famed actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring where he scored a controversial TKO in a bout that many believed was staged. Rourke’s camp has maintained that the bout was in fact real, and even MMA legend Frank Shamrock is saying that Rourke trained long and hard for the bout. He spoke to...

Dec 14, 2014 6:52 pm

Dana White: “I don’t see Junior fighting anytime soon”

Last night in the main event of UFC on FOX 13, fight fans saw Junior Dos Santos earn a very close decision win over Stipe Miocic that some even considered controversial. The fight left the former champion Dos Santos with a swollen eye, cheekbone, and several nasty cuts. UFC President Dana White spoke after the...