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Jan 18, 2015 1:55 pm

BOOKING ROUNDUP – UFC Books 9 Bouts For Upcoming Events

As always, the UFC has been incredibly busy creating matchups for upcoming cards, as well as re-arranging bouts due to injuries. Catch up with all of the latest matchmaking happenings with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup First up we have Brandon Thatch vs. Stephen Thompson, which will now headline UFC Fight Night Colorado on February 14th. Thatch...

Jan 12, 2015 11:12 am

Randy Couture On Jon Jones Drug Test: ‘It Raises A Whole Bunch Of Questions’

Recently it was revealed that Jon Jones tested positive for Benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, in a pre-fight drug test. Following the announcement, many UFC fighters, fans, former fighters, and celebrities, began to give their thoughts on the situation. Randy Couture offered his thoughts on the situation in an interview with Submission Radio: “Well...

Jan 12, 2015 9:33 am

Paul Redmond Steps In On Short Notice For UFC on FOX 14

Irish standout Paul Redmond has stepped in on short notice to face Mirsad Bektic on January 24th at UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Redmond is stepping in for an injured Alan Omer who announced via Facebook he injured himself in training. Post by Alan Omer. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE) Translated: ‘So my dear friends...


Jan 6, 2015 3:07 pm

Medical Suspensions Report: ‘UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier’ Edition

Thirteen UFC 182 fighters have been served with mandatory suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for injuries sustained while in combat. Topping the list is a set of four athletes who could be out up to six-months for various ailments. Nate Marquardt,Louis Gaudinot, Paul Felder, and Cody Garbrandt will need medical clearance to return...

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...

Dec 29, 2014 5:55 pm

Rampage Puts Division On Notice: “I’m Ready To Fight The Best Fighters”

Former UFC champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has spoken briefly about his return to the UFC, but has recently opened up about his return, and why he went on a three fight losing streak before his departure from the UFC. Rampage plans to take the division by storm when he returns, despite having nearly 50 professional...

Dec 18, 2014 5:03 am

Dollaway Hoping For Contention With Machida Win

“It’s the kind of fight I wanted. I wanted to be in a five round fight. I wanted to be in there with a guy that’s going to get me into a title fight. I’ve suffered injuries in my career and I know how hard they are to come back from and I just feel...

Dec 15, 2014 5:01 am

Palhares to undergo surgery after submitting Fitch at WSOF 16

WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares quickly defeated Jon Fitch this past weekend after WSOF 16 in just 90 seconds with a slick kneebar. Palters revealed after the bout that he would need to undergo major surgery on his left knee, as well as possibly surgery for his shoulder. “I had some injuries. In fact, I...

Dec 14, 2014 1:04 pm

PHOTO | Nate’s post-fight message (NSFW)

Following a very one-sided loss to Rafael Dos Anjos last night at UFC on FOX 13, Nate Diaz revealed that he had been nursing several injuries going into the fight (See that HERE). Diaz then posted the following photo to his Instagram with a very vague caption of “P.O.W”. Given the Diaz brothers advocacy of...

Dec 6, 2014 12:13 pm

Coach: Hendricks vs. Lawler II To See A ‘Whole Different Johny’

As fight fans get ready for UFC 181 tonight, Johny Hendricks coach says they will see a “Whole different Johny,” in the rematch with Robbie Lawler. “You can’t really deny Robbie, you know. He iced [Jake] Ellenberger and dominated Matt Brown. I think he deserves that spot. I don’t think there’s anyone more deserving than...

Dec 4, 2014 8:52 am

Pettis wants a good 2015 to elevate status

Ahead of UFC 181 tonight, many critics have put UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis under fire for his lack of fighting. Pettis hasn’t fought since defeating Ben Henderson for the belt in August of 2013, over a year ago. Pettis outlined his plans for 2015, and what he wants to accomplish in the new year....

Nov 30, 2014 4:23 pm

After successful return to the UFC, Matt Wiman plans to continue fighting

Matt Wiman took nearly a two-year long hiatus from the UFC after his loss to TJ Grant at UFC on Fox in January of 2013. Earlier this month Wiman returned from his hiatus and defeated Issac Vallie-Flagg via unanimous decision. Following the quick disappearance, and sudden reappearance of Wiman, fans had questions regarding whether or...

Nov 30, 2014 3:01 pm

Vera on UFC: “The respect the fighters are not given is a big deal”

Brandon Vera, a UFC veteran of 16 fights, who was recently signed by ONE FC, will be stepping back into the cage this weekend in the Philippines at ONE FC: Warrior’s Way. Ahead of the bout, Vera spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss his departure from the UFC, and why he believes fighters should be respected...

Nov 30, 2014 2:49 pm

Hendricks on injury: “Being inactive doesn’t bother me”

Johny Hendricks is currently gearing up for his UFC 181 rematch against Robbie Lawler this coming Saturday. Since capturing the vacant welterweight championship nearly a year ago, Hendricks hasn’t fought in the UFC, whereas Robbie Lawler has fought twice, going 2-0 in the past 9 months. Hendricks spoke to MMAJunkie about the rematch, and what...

Nov 22, 2014 7:54 am

Rickson Gracie denies potential return to MMA or JiuJitsu

MMA veteran and JiuJitsu legend Rickson Gracie who maintains that he is undefeated, and has never lost an MMA bout, grappling match, or ever been submitted in the gym, has ruled out a potential return to competition. The soon to be 56 year old has been retired for some time, and revealed to MMAFighting that...

Nov 20, 2014 5:02 am

S&P drops Zuffa rating outlook by 10%

The Standard and Poor (S&P) initially estimated that Zuffa’s earnings would be down 30% this year. This week they released another report, which estimated Zuffa’s earnings 10% lower than their original report, having them down a total of 40% from last year. Fight fans need not fear however, the S&P attributed the drop in earning...

Nov 19, 2014 8:42 am

GSP On Rory’s Title Shot, And His Personal MMA Future

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has been noncommittal regarding his return to MMA. ‘Rush’ spoke to MMACanada, to discuss his potential return, his teammate Rory MacDonald, who will likely get a title shot in his next fight, and avoiding injuries in training. Check it out:

Nov 19, 2014 8:03 am

Silva Says No Worries With Health Ahead Of Nick Diaz Bout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) says there should be no worries regarding his health heading in to his January 31st showdown with Nick Diaz at UFC 183. “The Spider” was hospitalized due to apparent back pain earlier this month in Brazil. However, after a quick observation from doctors, Silva was...

Nov 17, 2014 3:26 pm

Duke Roufus responds to criticism of training methods

Renowned striking coach Duke Roufus is taking the offensive against former pupils, and coaches who claim his training methods were unjustifiably harsh. Roufus spoke to MMAJunkie about the criticism, saying: “You know, when I see Rose and (former UFC fighter) Pat Barry, they don’t seem disgruntled. They’re very nice to me. Pat asked me advice...

Nov 14, 2014 11:41 am

My Training Became A Retirmement Joke For Forrest Griffin

“Almost everybody at the UFC level can fight through an injury. We’re all hurt by the time the fight comes. I’m starting camps off with the injuries that I haven’t properly addressed and that’s affecting the way I train, movements we’re using and what we can do on a certain day. I’ve got Forrest Griffin...

Nov 13, 2014 5:30 pm

White: Fighters need to start ‘reeling it back a bit’ in training

  UFC President Dana White has been dealing with fight canceling injuries, at an alarming rate. This weekend’s UFC 180 event is the perfect example. Norman Parke, Joe Lauzon, Diego Sanchez, and Cain Velasquez have all been forced to withdraw from the event, making the promotion’s debut in Mexico a shell of its former self....

Nov 7, 2014 11:38 am

Shogun Ready For “Lay and Pray” From St. Preux

“He always tries to go for the ground and pound, but I trained for every situation. He may try to lay and pray, hold me on the ground, but I have trained this with my team. We have a lot of great fighters at the gym, I had a sparring (partner) who fights exactly like...

Nov 5, 2014 4:20 pm

Report: Lesnar Leveraging WWE Against a Possible UFC Return

With the WWE’s money stream dwindling, many are pointing to a Brock Lesnar return to the cage. As in, the WWE may not be able to afford the hefty salary of their champion, and the UFC, most certainly can. Popular pro-wrestling blog, Cageside Seats breaks it down: Lesnar, though he may not look it, is...

Nov 2, 2014 8:37 am

PHOTOS | Tom DeBlass Suffers Nasty Cut, Out Of Bellator 131 King Mo Bout

Former UFC fighter Tom DeBlass suffered a gruesome cut while training, and as a result is out of his Bellator 131 bout against King Mo, and by the looks of things according to his Tweet, may not fight again. DeBlass apologized to King Mo for having to withdraw from their bout in an extended Tweet:...

Nov 1, 2014 2:11 pm

Brain Injury Lawsuit Hits Pro-Wrestling

William Haynes aka Billy Jack Haynes, a former professional wrestler, filed a lawsuit earlier this week in US Federal Court against the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). The lawsuit follows a similar model to the NFL brain injury class action, namely allegations that the WWE fraudulently covered up the true medical toll of the sport from...