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Sep 8, 2014 8:46 pm

BJPENN.com Radio Recap With Johnny Case And Emanuel Newton

In case you missed BJPENN.com Radio this past Sunday night, you can catch up on the interviews with Johnny Case, and Bellator MMA champion Emanuel Newton right here! First up on the show was Johnny Case, who was scheduled to make his UFC debut earlier this year at UFC Fight Night 44, but was unfortunately...

Sep 7, 2014 10:59 am

Scott Coker Reacts To Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar Brawl

While many people have speculated that the shoving match between Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz was staged, Bellator MMA boss Scott Coker says that it was in fact very real. After the two UFC Hall of Famers took to the Bellator cage, Bonnar trash talked Tito, and unveiled that the masked man next to him...

Sep 5, 2014 4:59 am

Souza Offered Aid To Opponent Ahead Of Tonight’s Main Event

“In Japan, I helped him to cut weight and after that I fought Mousasi on the same day. That’s part of the sport. If he needs help this fight cutting weight, I will help him again no problem. We are friends out of the Octagon and we fight inside the Octagon. That’s part of the...


Aug 11, 2014 6:15 pm

Wanderlei Silva Confident He Won’t Be Suspended By The NSAC

The saga with Wanderlei Silva continues. This time with the former PRIDE FC champion stating that he is confident he won’t be suspended by the NSAC for evading a testing despite Dana White stating Silva would be “in big trouble”. He spoke with Ag. Fight: already preparing my defense,” Silva told Ag. Fight. “There’s not...

Aug 8, 2014 1:38 pm

Hunt Blames Unemployment Tweets On Hunger

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt confused fans earlier this week when he said he was officially unemployed on twitter. UFC President Dana White was forced to then come out and deny that claim, which has now lead to the following: Looking forward to japan sept 20 troops sorry about unemployment tweet I was hungry no carbs...

Jul 18, 2014 5:30 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni plans to put “The Heat” on Ice at Bellator 122 (Video)

Former UFC and PRIDE veteran, Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni, returns to the cage next Friday (July 25) to face Karo “The Heat” Parisyan on the main card of Bellator 122 in Temecula, California. Baroni has been out of action ever since May of 2013, when he suffered a gruesome leg injury (dislocated ankle and...

Jul 17, 2014 2:45 pm

QUICK TWITT | Miesha Tate Says She’ll Take Care Of Holly Holm “In Due Time”

Next to Ronda Rousey, former Strikeforce champ Miesha Tate is probably the UFC’s most popular female athlete. Actually, there’s no probably about it. With a current date to face Rin Nakai in Japan, Tate isn’t letting all the talk of the UFC’s new females drown her out. In a reaction to the recent signing of...

Jul 16, 2014 12:32 pm

Overeem Not Looking Past Rothwell, Wants JDS Next

“I wanted to actually fight on the Japan card. I thought that was a nice idea because I’m kind of popular there, so I thought that would be good. But that card was already full and they said, ‘Can you fight Sept. 5th?’ So, yeah, well sure. They had Stipe [Miocic], but he was banged...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 7, 2014 3:26 pm

Camozzi Apologizes To Fans, Calls Out Akiyama

Chris Camozzi dropped a decision loss to Bruno Santos this past Saturday at the UFC 175 prelims. Camozzi was outwrestled by Santos, who repeatedly took Camozzi down and won the fight by ‘laying and praying’. Camozzi apologized to the fans after the fight in an interview with MMAJunkie saying: “I feel like the fans got...

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 3, 2014 8:53 am

Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury Added To Fight Night 52

FOXSports.com has reported that UFC Fight Night 52, which will serve as the UFC’s return to Japan, will now play host to Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury, however no contracts have been signed. Myles Jury had been making a strong play to get a fight with Nate Diaz, however when Diaz didn’t go for it,...

Jun 30, 2014 2:26 pm

Bas Rutten: ‘Wanderlei Silva Has Forever Tarnished His Legacy’

“What is happening lately to him, it’s a shame. This is going to be a tarnish on his career. I talked about it on ‘Inside MMA’ last Friday with Dana White, I was at the offices, at the UFC offices, and you know it’s true. With the athletic commission, once you walk out while you...

Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am

PHOTO | Roy Nelson Trains With Sumo Wrestlers

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson is taking in the arts while in Japan. The Caption Reads, How [email protected] for#UFCFightNight in Japan? By training alongside Japanese sumo wrestlers, of course! #UFCJapan

Jun 21, 2014 11:33 am

White: Wanderlei And Sonnen Are ‘Basically Ruined’ After Drug Testing Fiasco

“You’re basically ruined. Chael Sonnen had to retire. You know how much money he could have made in MMA and UFC?” “I’m pretty confident they’re going to bury him deep. I don’t know what else you could do to him, other than stone them and beat them with sticks. Financially, they’ll be destroyed with sponsors,...

Jun 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Jacare Souza Wants Title Fight After Mousasi Rematch

Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza first squared off in Japan in the DREAM middleweight tournament final. Mousasi was able to finish the fight after an up-kick halted the attack of Souza, ending the fight in its tracks. With a new fight set between the two, Jacare is not only eyeing a chance at redemption, but...

Jun 19, 2014 3:00 pm

Promotion Opens Up 300lb. Weight Class For Tim Sylvia

New England Fights Mixed Martial Arts (NEF MMA), the Northeast’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, returns to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine on September 6, 2014 with a bell time of 7:00 pm. The main event of the evening will feature former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac”...

Jun 18, 2014 9:52 am

Rampage Jackson Hints At Retirement

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and action movie star, Rampage Jackson is hinting at retirement. The MMA superstar took to his instagram to vent his frustrations with the sport: “The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night....

Jun 16, 2014 12:01 pm

Ray Sefo Plans Global Expansion For WSOF

Former Kickboxer and now President of World Series of Fighting ‘Sugar’ Ray Sefo joined a media conference call to discuss the future of his promotion. During the call MMAmania.com asked Sefo about global expansions for WSOF. “From day one, we said we were going to go globally. We have done that already. The August event...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 16, 2014 10:30 am

BATTLE OF THE BELLIES – Hunt Favors Roy Nelson As Next Opponent

Mark Hunt said that he’s ready to go and he’s already eyeing another big, bad, heavyweight. Last week on UFC Tonight, the idea that Mark Hunt could be facing Roy “Big Country” Nelson in Japan was put out, suggesting that everyone was just waiting on a clear bill of health from both fighters (both are...

May 16, 2014 10:27 am

Tito Ortiz Supports Idea of Union for Fighters

The words “Tito Ortiz” and “soft spoken” are rarely ever in a sentence together, and as you can guess (especially with a new fight just on the horizon) he has a lot to say to the media about the UFC and the sport. Tito took time out this week to speak with Middle Easy about...

Apr 28, 2014 10:45 am

PHOTO | Gomi & Vallie-Flagg Pose Post-Fight

Japanese MMA Legend, Takanori Gomi returned to action last Saturday during the UFC 172 preliminary card. Live on FOX Sports 1, the two lightweights engaged in what would be the ‘Fight of the Night’ earning bout that saw Gomi get his hand raised via unanimous decision. After the fight, Vallie Flagg sent out the following:...

Apr 10, 2014 7:59 am

Big Nog Calls His Pride Days the ‘Apex’ of His Career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is one of the biggest legends in the sport of MMA. He’s a talented striker with an intimidating ground game and an admirable sense of sportsmanship. At 37 years old, Big Nog is coming towards the close of a long and lucrative fighting career, but he holds fond memories of his days...

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...