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Jan 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Vitor Belfort Dropping TRT For Weidman Title Fight?

“I don’t believe [Vitor will be using TRT for his fight with Weidman]. It’s something that him and I have not discussed. He trains with us, but most of his, because he’s been in the game for so long, everything for him is pretty well set. So Joana (Belfort’s wife) does most of his day-to-day...

Jan 17, 2014 7:26 pm

An Event Timeline Of The Dana White / Georges St-Pierre Fiasco

For a man who is enjoying the simple life of semi-retirement, Georges St-Pierre sure is in the news a lot. Usually a quiet, reserved individual, “GSP” has recently been anything but, performing interview after interview, attempting to disclose his side of this perplexing story. It can get pretty confusing, to be completely honest. There’s been...

Jan 11, 2014 10:38 am

Keith Kizer Resigns As NSAC Director

Keith Kizer, the man who served as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for almost eight years, has decided to step down from his role as the head of one of the most powerful and controversial athletic commission in the United States. “I’ve enjoyed my time with the commission, but it’s...

Jan 10, 2014 11:14 am

Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares are Both Expected to Debut for WSOF in March

Recent WSOF acquisitions, Yushin Okami (above) and Rousimar Palhares, will be expected to make their organizational debuts at the WSOF’s March 29 event.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been months since both Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares signed with the World Series of Fighting following their releases from the UFC; but it seems...


Jan 10, 2014 10:11 am

Revealing Stats for Women’s MMA in 2013

Following recent controversial comments from UFC Welterweight, Matt Brown, regarding the low number of knockouts in Women’s MMA, Wombat Sports gathered up the Women’s Pro fight statistics for 2013. Check out the list below! 415: The number of pro WMMA fights this year. This number is up from 285 from last year; a 46% increase....

Jan 9, 2014 9:59 pm

Matt Brown Issues Apology For Recent Controversy

“I have spoken with the UFC about the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and what is required and expected of me as a professional athlete under the terms of my promotion agreement,” Brown said. “The UFC has a policy of inclusion and respect for all people and I understand the importance of being more aware of...

Jan 7, 2014 9:09 am

Anderson Silva’s Managers Name “GSP” As A Possible Opponent Upon Return

In 2007, we were treated to one of the greatest matches in UFC history –  a clear “Fight of the Year” winner, between Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva. It was the superfight that all fight fans were screaming to see.   When the fight finally happened, both men were in unfamiliar territory...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 27, 2013 8:34 am

Dana White: Bigfoot’s TRT Failure Ruined The Fight For Me, It Destroyed Everything’

Testosterone replacement therapy. Quite possibly the most controversial and taboo subject in all of high level mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, TRT use is becoming more and more prevalent. When news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone in his fight-of-the-year candidate bout against Mark Hunt, many were questioning if...

Dec 26, 2013 6:32 pm

Tate Fighting For All Female Pioneers Not The Ronda ‘WWE Fans’

Before the two face off at UFC 168, Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey obviously have some bad blood. But before The Ultimate Fighter, even before their first bout, Miesha had a consistent distaste for the current UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Tate, to this day, still feels as though Ronda does not deserve her position as...

Dec 21, 2013 10:54 am

Cole Miller vows to never fight again in Massachusetts

Cole “Magrinho” Miller (20-8 MMA, 9-6 UFC) will fight in his home state of Georgia for the first time since 2006, when he takes on Sam Sicilia (12-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at the “UFC Fight Night 35” event on January 15, 2014. The American Top Team product, Miller, is looking to make it two straight...

Dec 20, 2013 8:31 am

UFC On FOX 9 Winners Bobby Green And Abel Trujillo To Face Off At UFC 169

This past Saturday at UFC on FOX9, Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo both picked up important wins on their quest towards title contention. Neither man will get much time to reflect on their victories, however, as they will both return to action at UFC 169 in February. And while they will again be appearing on...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 14, 2013 9:35 pm

White: Nick Diaz Turned Down Carlos Condit Fight, Wants Hendricks/Lawler Winner

Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz is no stranger to controversial headlines. With the retirement of mega-star Georges St. Pierre, the UFC welterweight division’s stacked deck of cards has been shuffled. The fate of the UFC Welterweight Championship has been decided as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will duke it out for the vacated belt...

Dec 14, 2013 7:53 am

GSP Discredits Dana White, Says He Was Asked to Not Attend UFC 167 Presser

To the surprise to the MMA world, Georges St. Pierre has walked away from the sport on the top, and has relinquished his title. After yesterday’s press conference, St. Pierre decided to answer some questions about his future to French-speaking journalists. “I don’t want to say retirement, because it’s not retirement,” St. Pierre said. “I’d...

Dec 14, 2013 7:41 am

UFC Plans On Going In A “New Direction” With Carlos Condit

Carlos Condit, the consistently top ranking UFC welterweight, seems to have gotten the short end of the stick when Georges St. Pierre decided to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport. Although Condit lost a controversial decision to contender Johny Hendricks, and lost a competitive unanimous decision to St. Pierre, many thought Condit...

Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Announced For Vacant UFC Welterweight Title

Following Georges St-Pierre’s announcement that he will vacate his UFC welterweight title, UFC President Dana White announced the organziations intentions for the championship belt: top-contender Johny Hendricks (above) will face rising welterweight star Robbie Lawler at a March 15 bout in Dallas, Texas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Earlier Friday, long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 10, 2013 7:49 am

Georges St-Pierre will announce future plans at Friday press conference

Is this the end? Well fight fans, it appears we will all know one way or the other whether UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, plans on retiring or not. According to TVA Sports, Pierre will hold a press conference in Quebec on Friday (Dec. 13). It’s reported that the champ will address his plans for...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 5, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Conor McGregor Blasts Fighters, Lets Everyone Know How Great He Is

It isn’t a day in MMA without some quotables from Irish fighter, Conor McGregor. The brash and controversial UFC featherweight is ready to take on all-comers and has no problem picking fights with athletes much bigger than him. Here is the latest in the world of Conor’s twitter account: @TheNotoriousMMA nice tattoo, i'm sure that...

Dec 4, 2013 8:53 am

Lombard wants Jake Shields bout next, talks GSP and Alien abductions

Former Bellator middleweight champion and current UFC welterweight contender, Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), recently told Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie  that he’s gunning for a fight with “boring” Jake Shields, this after requests to fight Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann failed to come to fruition: “I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for...

Dec 2, 2013 11:39 am

Firas Zahabi Says St-Pierre’s Return is 50/50

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he will be taking some time off from the sport of mixed martial arts after his most recent title defense against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.  The announcement left many fans – along with Hendricks and UFC President Dana White – confused and demanding that St-Pierre fight Hendricks...

Dec 1, 2013 10:49 am

Akira Corassani’s Nose Broken In Five Places Due to Illegal Knee

Akira Corassani and Maximo Blanco wrapped up last night’s preliminary bouts in controversial fashion. We saw action from the get-go as Blanco quickly took to the middle of the octagon and backed his opponent up against the fence. Blanco took Corassani down and started unloading heavy blows, trying to end the fight quick. Corassani was...

Nov 26, 2013 10:06 am

Johny Hendricks: I Will Finish GSP Next Time

Johny Hendricks, who came out with the short end of the stick in a controversial split decision loss to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, is now past his loss, and is looking forward to his next fight. As Hendricks told Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, “I’m over it, I’m looking forward to the...