21514 Search Results for mmA

Mar 10, 2017 12:30 am

Luke Rockhold predicts Georges St-Pierre will duck contenders if champion

This year, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon on a new multi-fight contract with the UFC which will see him return to the Octagon against middleweight champion Michael Bisping later this year. With Georges St-Pierre now set to return to the Octagon, many are wondering...

Mar 9, 2017 2:38 pm

Rashad Evans gives update on future following Dan Kelly loss

This past weekend, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans stepped into the Octagon on the main card of UFC 209 where he made it his middleweight debut against Olympic Judoka Dan Kelly. Kelly picked up an impressive unanimous decision win over the former champ as he repeatedly landed significant strikes on ‘Suga’, who didn’t...

Mar 9, 2017 2:02 pm

Demian Maia confident he’s a pay-per view draw

This past weekend at UFC 209, welterweights Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch for Woodley’s welterweight title. With Woodley winning the fight via majority decision and retaining his belt for the 2nd time, many expect Demian Maia to get the next welterweight title...

Mar 9, 2017 12:41 pm

UFC 211 adds Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez

On Thursday, the UFC announced another massive fight scheduled for UFC 211. Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will take on rising star Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight bout. Edgar ranked #2 in the official UFC rankings will look to slow down #9 ranked Rodriguez in his rise up in the featherweight division. https://twitter.com/ufc/status/839933820879032320 Edgar...

Mar 9, 2017 12:28 pm

One Championship CEO Victor Cui breaks down upcoming Angela Lee vs. Jenny Huang title fight

This weekend, Singapore’s ONE Championship will touch down in sun-soaked Bangkok, Thailand with their latest show, which is entitled Warrior Kingdom. This card, which is stacked with talent from Thailand, larger Southeast Asia, and even further afield, has got fans of Asian MMA very excited. Of all the features of this latest ONE Championship card,...

Mar 9, 2017 12:07 pm

Joe Rogan questions UFC matchmaking: ‘Why have f**king championships at all?’

The sport vs. money fight matchups will be argued time and time again, especially after bouts such as Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre are announced by the UFC. With contenders climbing their way up the rankings their entire careers only to be leapfrogged by a more popular star that will sell a fight more, UFC...

Mar 9, 2017 12:02 pm

Tony Ferguson unhappy with UFC after being snubbed of full UFC 209 pay

UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson was set to fight undefeated #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight championship at UFC 209. Unfortunately, the day of weigh-ins, reports began to emerge that Nurmagomedov had been hospitalized prior to the weigh-in, and given IV fluids. Ultimately, Nurmagomedov was pulled from the fight, and the fight was scrapped....

Mar 9, 2017 10:58 am

AUDIO | Chael Sonnen: Who is more stupid? Floyd Mayweather or a box of rocks?

The always entertaining Chael Sonnen brings it again, this time talking about boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and the potential boxing match with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Speaking on his latest You’re Welcome podcast, Sonnen questioned Mayweather recently telling McGregor to “sign the paper” so they could get the fight underway. Sonnen was bewildered as...

Mar 9, 2017 9:44 am

PHOTO | Dana White takes a short shot at Floyd Mayweather on social media

UFC President Dana White and undefeated, retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather have had quite a long history together. Before White built up the UFC to be the massive success that it is today, he was running around in the boxing world and was even in Mayweather’s circle at one point. Mayweather said in an interview...

Mar 9, 2017 9:07 am

With Eddie Alvarez fight off the table, Michael Chiesa calls out Tony Ferguson

Seventh-ranked UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa has spent the last few weeks calling for a fight with former champion Eddie Alvarez. Unfortunately, Alvarez “dodged” a fight with Chiesa, and instead signed on for a fight with fellow lightweight talent Dustin Poirier. With this desired Alvarez fight off the table, Chiesa now has his sights set on...

Mar 9, 2017 8:43 am

Chris Weidman reacts to Michael Bisping not fighting Yoel Romero

In 2016, Yoel Romero and Chris Weidman both looked to cement their place at the top of the UFC’s middleweight division as they stepped into the Octagon at UFC 205. With the fight tied at one round each, Romero scored a clutch 3rd round TKO, leaving the former champ on the canvas. Following the win,...

Mar 9, 2017 8:17 am

One Championship CEO Victor Cui on building Asian heroes and promoting the values of the martial arts

Singapore’s One Championship is far and away the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. They broadcast in millions of homes in dozens of countries, and have taken their live product to relatively untapped markets like Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China and even further afield. One Championship’s approach to MMA promotion...

Mar 9, 2017 7:41 am

Georges St-Pierre shoots down potential Johny Hendricks rematch

The last time former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre was in the Octagon, ‘Rush’ was defending his welterweight title for the 9th time as he faced streaking contender Johny Hendricks. St-Pierre ultimately won the fight via split decision, retaining the belt and moving one step closer to the record of 10 title defenses set by...

Mar 9, 2017 7:27 am

Vitor Belfort’s proposition to new UFC owners

With the new WME-IMG UFC owners, fight fans have noticed some changes coming to the promotion since the purchase of the UFC back in 2016. For Vitor Belfort, who has been competing professionally in MMA for 21 years, with 20 of those years spent in the UFC, he has a rather interesting proposition for the...

Mar 9, 2017 6:46 am

VIDEO | Christy Mack testifies at War Machine trial, disturbing 911 call is shared

There is no uglier story in mixed martial arts today than the ongoing story of reviled MMA veteran “War Machine” (born Jonathan Koppenhaver), who brutalized his ex girlfriend Christy Mack (born Christine Mackinday) to the point of hospitalization back in August of 2014. During this attack, War Machine also assaulted Mack’s then boyfriend, Corey Thomas. The...

Mar 8, 2017 1:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 23 // Mark Godbeer | Julia Budd | Victor Cui | Michael Chiesa

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another full lineup of great guests! 8:10PM ET- Kicking things off tonight, Mark Godbeer – @MarkGodbeerUK joins us to recap his victory against Daniel Spitz at UFC 209 over the weekend. Mark gives us a critique of his performance, his thoughts on a second potential booking against...

Mar 8, 2017 12:11 pm

Ben Rothwell releases statement after being flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation

Many fans were surprised when news came out that the UFC was notified that heavyweight Ben Rothwell was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping policy violation. An out-of-competition sample collected on February 6, is what caused USADA to flag Rothwell with the potential violation. Rothwell released the following statement on...

Mar 8, 2017 11:05 am

Kevin Lee explains why he believes Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled out of UFC 209

While Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last-minute withdrawal from UFC 209 was certainly a surprising move, UFC President Dana White was very open about the fact that he believes Nurmagomedov’s team could have saved the fight had they not gone “rogue” when their fighter began feeling ill. Despite that, Nurmagomedov’s manager recently shed light on the matter, saying...

Mar 8, 2017 10:59 am

2 American Animals Episode 32 – Cris Cyborg Joins the Show!

On this episode of American Animals, Erik Apple and TJ De Santis review all of the latest and greatest in MMA news, including the announcement of Georges St-Pierre versus Michael Bisping. Also, Micah Miller stops by give us his opinions on the most recent MMA happenings. Finally, the greatest female MMA fighter on the planet,...

Mar 8, 2017 10:50 am

Tony Ferguson gives demands for Khabib Nurmagomedov rebooking

This past weekend at UFC 209, top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson were set to face off in the co-main event for the interim lightweight title. Unfortunately, the day of weigh-ins, Nurmagomedov was forced to go to the hospital as he was in need of IV fluids. Ultimately, The Eagle was forced out...

Mar 8, 2017 10:45 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley describes touching story on why he is giving his newest UFC belt away

Tyron Woodley had another new UFC welterweight champion belt wrapped around his waist on Saturday night. “The Chosen One” successfully defended his title as judges awarded him a majority decision in his UFC 209 championship bout against Stephen Thompson after five rounds of close competition. Speaking with TMZ, Woodley says he won’t be holding on...

Mar 8, 2017 10:35 am

Derrick Lewis responds to Ben Rothwell’s USADA notification

Derrick Lewis is currently in the midst of a destructive charge through the UFC heavyweight division. The Texas-based big man’s last loss occurred in June of 2015, when he was put down by a second-round Shawn Jordan hook kick. Since then, he has rebounded with six-straight wins, just one of which has seen the judges...

Mar 8, 2017 9:55 am

VIDEO | Watch Elkins’ comeback, Overeem’s KO, and other UFC 209 highlights in slow motion

Last Saturday night, the UFC returned to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. Though this anticipated card was rocked by the last minute cancelation of its Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson interim lightweight title co-main event, and criticized for the insipid performances of Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the...

Mar 8, 2017 9:52 am

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub explains why Michael Bisping was snapping at Eddie Bravo

Last week in Las Vegas after the World MMA Awards, we saw a video of UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a heated argument with Eddie Bravo. It wasn’t clear from the video why Bisping was so upset with Bravo, but Bravo said in the video that he was giving the UFC middleweight champion some...