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Nov 22, 2013 6:57 am

Thiago Silva Out of Fight Against St. Preux At UFC Fight Night 35

It appears as though Murphy’s Law was quick in effect with the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 35. Within a mere 24 hours of the official announcement of a co-main event consisting of hard-hitting light heavyweights Thiago Silva and Ovince St. Preux, the former has been forced to withdraw from the fight due to reasons undisclosed. While many are discouraged...

Nov 21, 2013 11:07 am

Shane del Rosario injured, out of UFC 168

Shane del Rosario will be backing out of UFC 168 due to a rib injury. The 11-2 heavyweight has had a recent set of struggles after moving into the UFC and was hoping for a shot at redemption on December 28th against Guto Inocente. His last fight was December 15, 2012 during the Ultimate Fighter...

Nov 20, 2013 9:46 am

Opinion: NSAC and UFC Share Blame for Bad Judging

The result of this past weekend’s UFC 167 main event between George St-Pierre (25-2, 19-2 UFC) and Johny Hendricks (15-2, 10-2 UFC) has been one of the most contentious decisions in the recent history of the sport. Most believe that Hendricks should have won the fight via a 48-47 score, and many believe that the...

Nov 20, 2013 8:31 am

Vitor Belfort Confirms Low Testosterone Levels Present In Fight With Hendo

Ten days ago, fans witnessed Vitor Belfort’s destruction of Pride Fighting Championships two division champion Dan Henderson, and contrary to many fans beliefs, Testosterone Replacement Treatment will not be a factor. The annihilation of Henderson, took a mere 77 seconds, a match-up being the first of its kind where both fighters had obtained TRT exemptions. The knock...


Nov 20, 2013 7:37 am

All UFC Fight Night 32 Fighters Pass Their Drug Tests

It seems no one will be punished for a failed drug test this time, as all of the fighters who fought on Nov. 9’s UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil passed their tests. This includes the main event competitors, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Dan “Hendo” Henderson. Belfort and Henderson were both granted a...

Nov 13, 2013 5:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Akira Corassani: Its Easy to Fall Into The TRT Category With Age

In a recent bjpenn.com radio interview, we spoke to TUF: Bisping vs. Miller contestant, Akira Corassani. Corassani has recently suffered a string of injuries and illnesses that ranged from most of his time on The Ultimate Fighter, well into his last UFC fight on April 6th, 2013 against Robbie Peralta. He spoke this time about...

Nov 12, 2013 8:04 am

Kelvin Gastelum Injured – UFC Looks For New Opponent For Court McGee

An undisclosed injury has taken Kelvin Gastelum out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 9 welterweight showdown with fellow “Ultimate Fighter” winner, Court McGee. A UFC official has confirmed the change, and noted that the promotion is keeping Court McGee on the card – so long as they find him an opponent. This isn’t the first...

Nov 11, 2013 9:26 am

UFC Boss Not Ready To Guarantee Belfort A Title Shot

“Vitor Belfort’s next. Or – I don’t know. You never know what happens here. That Weidman-Silva fight happens, somebody gets hurt and they’re sidelined for. You just never know what’s going to happen. … Anything could happen, but there’s nothing but big fights for Vitor. Imagine if we do Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort again....

Nov 8, 2013 11:07 am

Vitor Belfort: ‘I don’t care what people think or say’

“I deserve it (the title shot). I want the winner[of Silva vs. Weidman II]. I don’t care what people think, talk or say. It doesn’t take my focus away. I do want to fight for and win the UFC title, but I don’t need to keep talking about it over and over. The critics are...

Nov 8, 2013 9:45 am

Henderson: I Don’t Care What [Belfort’s] On, I’m Going To Beat Him Up

As I spoke about in an earlier article, Belfort and Henderson will be on an even TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) playing field for their upcoming showdown, at Ultimate Fight Night 32.  How they arrived at that field, however, is up for debate. “Hendo” believes that Belfort is using TRT because of prior steroid use, not...

Nov 8, 2013 7:33 am

Sergio Pettis has a new UFC 167 opponent

On Tuesday, UFC officials announced the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) had been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bantamweight fight with Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at next week’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Yesterday evening, it was announced that a replacement for Lee had been found, as veteran Will...

Nov 7, 2013 10:13 am

EXCLUSIVE | ‘The Fight Doctor’ Jon Gelber, M.D. Discusses Dangers of TRT, Weight Cuts

Fight Doctor Jon Gelber, M.D. (founder of FightMedicine.net) has focused his career around two points; medicine and MMA. Even with the internet, finding the truths of medicine through the abundance of false info can certainly be difficult for someone outside the field of medical occupations. Being a martial arts practitioner, a fight fan, and a doctor has given Dr. Gelber a perspective that very...

Nov 7, 2013 10:11 am

TRT Exemptions Issued To Belfort/Hendo For UFC Fight Night 32

Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will be fighting on even ground when it comes to their testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), this Saturday night. Both Fighters have been approved for the use of the controversial therapy by Brazil’s governing body. Whether or not they are on even ground with the rest of the UFC roster is...

Nov 7, 2013 8:44 am

Dana White Says Tim Kennedy Will ‘Fight a Big Name Next’

“Tonight was a big win,” UFC President Dana White said of Tim Kennedy’s (pictured) KO victory over Rafael Natal Wednesday night at the third UFC Fight for the Troops.  “So, yeah, his next fight will be a very important fight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight fighter Tim Kennedy has earned himself a fight...

Nov 5, 2013 8:21 am

Hendo Feels Pressure To Win But Won’t Retire With Loss To Belfort

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA and UFC legends Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort will square off for the second time this Saturday. However this time it will be under the UFC banner, the last time these two warriors met was back in 2006 at Pride 32 where Dan Henderson won via unanimous decision. News surfaced this...

Nov 4, 2013 5:14 pm

Tim Kennedy Has Harsh Words for Vitor Belfort

Tim Kennedy, who fights Rafael Natal this Wednesday Nov. 6 on UFC Fight for the Troops 3, seems to already be setting his sights on a possible match-up with Vitor Belfort in the future. Kennedy had harsh words for Belfort’s testosterone replacement therapy use, as reported by Bloody Elbow. “Oh yeah, I will always want...

Nov 4, 2013 3:13 pm

Dan Henderson’s Vitor Belfort Fight Is Last Fight On Contract

The stakes are high for Dan “Hendo” Henderson in his rematch with Vitor Belfort on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil this Saturday Nov. 9. As reported by Josh Gross, this is the last fight on Henderson’s contract. Hendo said this is the last fight on his UFC contract. UFC wants to wait...

Nov 1, 2013 9:39 am

Vitor Belfort would stop TRT for a title shot if necessary

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has been under a lot of scrutiny for his use of TRT (Testosterone replacement therapy.) The 35-year-old former UFC champion, Belfort, has looked spectacular in his past two octagon appearances, earning headkick knockout wins over perennial contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. Belfort recently stated that should...

Oct 29, 2013 1:35 pm

POLL | Did Bellator Make The Right Call By Canceling PPV & Thinning Down Card?

  Last Friday we learned that Tito Ortiz was pulling out of his main event fight against Rampage Jackson in what was to serve as the Bellator promotions pay-per-view debut. Instead of opting to book a replacement opponent on just one-weeks notice, the good folks over at Bellator decided to thin down the card and...

Oct 29, 2013 11:03 am

Robert Drysdale Denied a License to Fight at UFC 167 Due To Elevated Testosterone Levels

It seems that Robert Drysdale’s much-anticipated UFC debut will again have to wait. The former jiu-jitsu world champion Drysdale was set to fight Cody Donovan on the Nov. 16 UFC 167 card, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission has denied him a license to fight. Drysdale took an out-of-competition drug test, and was flagged for...

Oct 28, 2013 11:51 am

Bellator’s Best Efforts Continue To Fail: Cheick Kongo’s Opponent, Out With Knee Injury

This weekend has been rough on Bellator, as two fighters scheduled to headline upcoming events have pulled out of their respective bouts due to injury.  The most recent of these is Vinicius ‘Spartan’ Queiroz, finalist of Bellator’s Heavyweight tournament who was set to face Cheick Kongo (shown above) on November 8.   By Christopher Murphy...

Oct 24, 2013 12:07 pm

Rousey vs. Tate on TUF Almost Got Nixed By Ronda’s Legal Team

Last night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter was a recap show filled with commentary and narration from the UFC boss Dana White and TUF coaches Ronda and Miesha. The Majority of the episode gave first hand recounts of the action thus far in the house and TUF tournament, but a small portion went to explaining...

Oct 18, 2013 11:28 am

Dana White: Brandon Vera ‘Probably’ Not Cut From UFC

  Long-time UFC fighter, Brandon Vera, still has a job fighting in the heavyweight division.  According to UFC President Dana White, “if he hasn’t been cut yet, he’s probably not getting cut.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Despite winning just one of his last six fights, Brandon Vera will live to fight another day in...

Oct 8, 2013 10:24 am

Machida Took Bout With Training Partner To Keep The UFC Happy

“I thought for a while about it (when UFC offered the change), but I didn’t want to disappoint and frustrate the UFC. The date wasn’t that bad. I was already training hard for my fight, so I decided to take it. They were both main events, but this is a better one because Mark Munoz...