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Dec 16, 2015 10:19 am

Irish fans don’t want ‘brutal and violent’ UFC event in Croke Park

Talk of a potential Conor McGregor fight inside Ireland’s Croke Park have always been something of a fantasy for the UFC and Irish fans. Following McGregor’s win over Jose Aldo at UFC 194, Frankie Edgar stated that he would fight McGregor ‘anywhere’ which resulted in many to believe that McGregor vs. Edgar could go down...

Nov 26, 2015 1:44 pm

On This Day: Jose Aldo begins his climb to pound-for-pound king

Ten years ago today, Jose Aldo tasted defeat for the first time in his professional mixed martial arts career. Going into his eighth professional career fight, “Scarface” was undefeated in his first seven bouts, finishing all of his opponents in the first round. Aldo took on Luciano Azevedo on November 26, 2005, at Jungle Fight...

Aug 31, 2015 5:14 pm

“Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber” Cast Revealed

The contestants for the twenty-second season of “The Ultimate Fighter” have been announced and there are some big names in the mix! Thirty-two UFC hopefuls, sixteen Americans and sixteen Europeans, will duke it out in the octagon for the right to stay in the Ultimate Fighter House. The Europeans will be led by Dublin’s own...

Jul 27, 2015 8:25 am

“UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia” Finalized with 13 Fights!

This weekend’s UFC 190 pay-per-view lineup is set with 13 bouts! The event is headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight featuring current champion Ronda Rousey (11-0 MMA) taking on undefeated challenger Bethe Correia (9-0 MMA). “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey returns to the cage for the first time since UFC 184 in February, where she defeated...

Jul 23, 2015 10:54 am

Khabib’s Father Explains Childhood Bear Wrestling

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was outed last year as the young boy in an old video showing him wrestling a bear cub. The video made its rounds on the internet with some admiring the tough Dagestani who trained with bears at a young age and others casting shame and displeasure with something like that...

Mar 17, 2015 2:16 pm

CM Punk Wants Brock Lesnar Back In The UFC

“He kind of made the blueprint. He made it possible for Dana to look at somebody like me and even make me the offer. I’m thankful for that, for sure. I asked him what the hardest thing for him to do was; he’s a super freak athlete, but something had to be difficult for him....

Mar 2, 2015 7:24 am

New Details Emerge After Lesnar Storms Off ‘Raw’ Set Mid-Event

Fans watching UFC 184 couldn’t help but notice former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in attendance at the fights. Leans was seated directly behind UFC President Dana White at cage side, leaving many to wonder if a Lesnar-UFC return is imminent. According to reporter Dave Meltzer, this comes on the heels of Lesnar, and WWE...

Jan 4, 2015 1:19 pm

BOOKING ROUNDUP: UFC Books 5 Bouts For Upcoming Events

This week, as always, the UFC has been busy booking several bouts for upcoming events in the new year. Catch up with all of the latest happenings in the UFC matchmaking realm with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have a late opponent change for January 24th’s UFC on FOX 14 in Sweden. Mairbek Taisumov...

Oct 13, 2014 7:57 pm

Fitch Unveils Gameplan For Palhares Bout

Jon Fitch is set to take on WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares in a highly anticipated match that was supposed to go down several months ago, but was forced to withdraw after his mother became ill (Read about that HERE). Now the match is finally set to go down on December 27th at WSOF 16. Fitch...

Oct 7, 2014 2:56 pm

Fight Pass Stats Revealed, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones Biggest Draws

The guys over at UFC Fight Pass have released some key stats from the subscription based UFC platform, regarding viewership and content popularity. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the man lucky enough to open the book, here’s what he found: (Via Yahoo! Sports)   Top 10 most-watched fights: Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson, Sept. 21, 2013,...

Aug 19, 2014 3:28 pm

Josh Barnett Is In No Rush To Fight In The UFC Again

After winning the Metamoris heavyweight championship earlier this month, Josh Barnett says he’s in no rush to respond to Jared Rosholt’s callout and return to the UFC. His words: “It’s unusual for someone to actually call me out for once,” the former UFC heavyweight champion said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “But I...

Aug 14, 2014 5:01 pm

Barnett: ‘I would have crushed 100% Lesnar’

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar didn’t get to leave the sport of Mixed Martial Arts in the same manner that he came in. Many point to his bout with diverticulitis as his reason for decline. Longtime Lesnar rep. Paul Heyman recently came out discussing the potential of what a healthy Lesnar could have been, and...

Aug 6, 2014 5:20 pm

One Month Removed; Penn Breaks his Silence

It’s been exactly one month since we saw The Prodigy “SCRAP” for the last time inside the famed UFC octagon, that same octagon in which he helped build. The fight, Penn’s third battle against fellow former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, was what many are calling his worst performance to-date. And for the first time...

Aug 4, 2014 8:59 am

Siver Disses McGregor: He Doesn’t Belong In The Top 10

Dennis Siver will be making his return to the Octagon after a nine month suspension to face Robert Whiteford in October. Leading up to his return, he spoke about the state of the top 10 in the featherweight division, including the addition of Conor McGregor, as well as Frankie Edgar’s placement in the top 10....

Jul 8, 2014 7:50 pm

Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov Targeted For End Of Summer

Ben Rothwell vs. Ruslan Magomedov is being targeted for an end of summer event, possibly UFC 177. MMABoxing.ru broke the news that the bout was slated for UFC 177, however MMAJunkie got a report from a source close to the event that it wasn’t official yet. Ben Rothwell hasn’t seen Octagon action since August of...

Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via UFC.com : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...

Jul 7, 2014 1:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To BJ Penn’s Retirement

Things didn’t go BJ Penn’s way against Frankie Edgar, who stopped Penn in the third round via strikes during TUF 19 finale main event. After the fight, during the in-cage interview, Penn alluded to his retirement from the sport. Here’s just a few of the reactions from the MMA world via Twitter. I tell everyone...

Jun 26, 2014 2:40 pm

Schaub Not In EA UFC Game, Says Creators Can Suck A D***

“I don’t know if it’s contract negotiations or what. When I was at the Joe Rogan show, one of the creators came up to me and said, ‘listen man, we’ve seen the outcries, we know we’re going to figure it out and we’re going to put you in the game.’ So, I’m waiting for that....

Nov 16, 2013 10:22 am

100 UFCs Ago | Revisiting UFC 67: Anderson Silva vs. Travis Lutter

Six years ago, Georges St. Pierre defeated Matt Hughes to become the UFC Welterweight Champion. His first championship defense was originally scheduled to be against Matt Serra at UFC 67, but St. Pierre was forced to withdraw from the bout and their title match was rescheduled for UFC 69. Serra would go on to beat...

Oct 8, 2013 11:08 am

Gustafsson: Jon Jones Knows I will Get The Belt

“People can say that I won the fight or that I didn’t win the fight, that I won the scorecards or anything. It’s all up to the judges. I didn’t do enough to win the fight and that’s enough for me. That’s enough for me, I don’t need to know anymore. It will just make...

Jun 25, 2013 1:17 pm

UFC 162 Conference Call Highlights

Today, the UFC held it’s conference call for UFC 162 which features a middleweight title fight between longtime champion, Anderson Silva (33-4) and Chris Weidman (9-0). The call was mostly directed the the middleweight champion, Silva as he fielded questions that ranged from his legacy in the sport, a fight with Roy Jones Jr. and...

Mar 23, 2013 3:23 pm

World Series of Fighting 2: Preliminary Card Play-By-Play and Results | MMA News

  The World Series of Fighting takes place at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 23rd. The main event features a clash of two dangerous strikers, former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski and former UFC welterweight, Anthony Johnson. The preliminary card starts at 6:30 ET, while the main event begins...

Mar 1, 2013 10:43 am

Wanderlei Silva: Don’t Doubt his Chin | Editorial | UFC News

  Saturday night (Sunday, noon in Japan), Wanderlei Silva takes on the heavy-handed former Marine, Brian Stann in the same arena that former Pride middleweight champion, Silva, made a name for himself, Saitama Super Arena. The two are expected to exchange heavy shots and from most media predictions, you will find that an all out...

Jan 7, 2013 5:25 am

Feud Ignited Between Boxer Fury And Michael Bisping | UFC NEWS

Last week we blasted out a tweet from British Boxer Tyson Fury. It was an attempt to call out UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. The comments ignited the following feud between him and Michael Bisping: “Everyone just ignore that excuse of a man, Tyson something. He’s trying to get hype, I’d never heard of him...