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Nov 6, 2013 7:05 am

Dana White: Vitor Belfort still No. 1 contender, but must beat Hendo to keep status

It’s safe to say that Dana White and Vitor Belfort don’t exactly see eye to eye on most things, but, the one thing the pair can agree on is that “The Phenom” is the middleweight division’s No. 1 contender. The UFC president repeated that sentiment on Tuesday, stating on a conference call that Belfort “definitely”...

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 3:25 pm

Bellator 106 Was Free For The Fans- But What Will It End Up Costing The Company?

This past Saturday night, we were to be given a Pay-Per-View quality show, free on Spike TV. A show which included a main-event rematch of the biggest fight that Bellator has ever put on, three title fights, and the crowning of the first ever Fight Master, Bellator 106 promised to be an epic night of fights for...

Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...

Nov 4, 2013 10:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | Two Epic Hours With Bas Rutten Part 2 | Late Night Cage Side Radio

In our second installment of the incredible interview with Bas Rutten on Late Night Cage Side Radio, we focus solely on MMA and we continue to extract what we can, like a sponge, from the well of knowledge that is “El’ Guapo.” Bas is famously known for brining popularity to the phrase “liver shot,” and...

Nov 4, 2013 10:06 am

Wanderlei Silva: I’ll make Chael Sonnen pay in the Octagon

By Evan Stoumbelis The feud between Chael Sonnen and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva continues. Sonnen and Silva have exchanged words over Twitter and through various media sources over the last several months, with their most recent confrontation taking place when Silva confronted Sonnen at a Mr. Olympia event in September. (see video here)...

Oct 31, 2013 11:21 am

Barnett Licensed For UFC 168 Pending UFC Sponsored WADA Testing

Heavyweight contender Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has been cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to compete at UFC 168 taking place December 28, on the condition that he undergoes stringent WADA testing in order to remain eligible. Officials overseeing the event today ordered the 35-year-old to submit to random tests leading up...

Oct 21, 2013 12:03 pm

The UFC and The Center Join Forces For HIV Awareness

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (“The Center”) have announced a dynamic new partnership, designed to raise awareness of the realities of HIV among young individuals under 30.  In the 1990s, there were major breakthroughs in both the treatment of and education about the HIV pandemic. Because of...

Oct 17, 2013 11:14 am

Miesha Tate Calls Ronda Rousey Emotionally Unstable and Fragile

UFC women’s bantamweight title contender, Miesha Tate (right), has been coaching on the UFC’s reality-television show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ opposite current champion Ronda Rousey.  As this season of TUF continues, Tate expressed her pride in women’s MMA and her disappointment in Rousey as the women’s champion.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Miesha Tate, current...

Oct 16, 2013 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Sidelined With Injury Brandon Vera Focuses On Teaching / Seminar At Alliance MMA | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

  While currently sidelined with an injured hand, UFC heavyweight fighter Brandon Vera has continued his involvement with MMA through coaching.  Vera talked with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio about his approach to coaching at Alliance MMA.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Brandon Vera, long-time UFC fighter, has been out with a broken hand.  The injury...

Oct 16, 2013 6:10 am

Diego Sanchez: I love the way I match-up with Anthony Pettis

Diego Sanchez (24-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) made his lightweight debut in February of 2009, this after a 6-2 run in the UFC’s welterweight division. “The Dream” scored back-to-back wins over Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, which earned him a lightweight title shot against then-champion, B.J. Penn. Unfortunately for fans of “The Dream,” Sanchez was dominated...

Sep 19, 2013 9:58 am

Uriah Hall vs. Chris Leben set for UFC 168 in Las Vegas

This morning, UFC officials announced that a middleweight bout between Chris Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC) and Uriah Hall (7-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has been added to December’s UFC 168 in Las Vegas. “The Crippler” finds himself in desperate need of a win, as he has lost 3 consecutive bouts and four of his last five overall....

Sep 18, 2013 8:01 am

Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig added to UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout featuring Joe Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Mac Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC on FOX 9 event scheduled for December 14 in Sacramento. UFC lightweight veteran, Joe Lauzon, is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his octagon...

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Sep 10, 2013 9:13 am

Renzo Gracie Hoping For UFC Fight In Near Future

“Believe it, there’s nothing that I want to do more than to be back in the cage, to be back fighting. I just love doing that. Life has been pushing me everywhere but in that direction, but now I’m getting so tired and frustrated with everything else that I’m going to just bury myself into...

Sep 2, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE: TUF 18’s Louis Fisette Talks This Season’s Show, His Weekly BJPENN.COM Blog and More

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight standout has reeled off six straight victories, with all six wins coming by form of stoppage. Fisette, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was most recently seen in action at the “AFC 16 – Uprising” event in March. The “WAMMA”...

Aug 30, 2013 9:51 am

The 7 most intimidating MMA Fighters of All Time

BJPenn.com takes a look at the most intimidating fighters in MMA history. Some are current and some are from days gone by, but all deserve to be on this list. 7. Bob Sapp It doesn’t matter that his record is terrible or he crumbles like a cookie when he gets hit nowadays. What matters about...

Aug 27, 2013 11:17 am

Vitor Belfort: “It’s Good To Have Two Guys On TRT Fight”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It is no secret at this point that Vitor Belfort is using TRT (testosterone replacement therapy). It is also no secret that he is under the microscope of many fans and MMA analysts who believe that Belfort is somehow cheating, even though his use for TRT has been approved for each of...

Aug 27, 2013 10:25 am

GLORY 10 Los Angeles Full Card Announced

GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the full fight card for Glory 10 Los Angeles, featuring a one-night, four-man, Middleweight World Championship Tournament, live from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Saturday, September 28th. GLORY’s Middleweight World Championship Tournament pits #1 ranked contender Artem “The Lion” Levin (45-3-1, 33 KOs)...

Aug 26, 2013 9:55 am

Barnett Ready To Defend ‘His’ UFC Title Against Frank Mir

“When I walk in the ring, in my mind, I’m making my first title defense. That’s the way I see it. We’ve always been in different places, even when he was fighting for titles. No one ever took my belt from me, so I don’t know what belt they were swinging around, but that wasn’t...

Aug 22, 2013 10:16 pm

Belfort vs Henderson on Shaky Ground After WADA Lab Suspension

On November 9th, Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson are set to collide once again. After meeting almost seven years ago at “PRIDE 32”, when the American recorded a decision victory over the Brazilian, the longtime veterans have agreed to headline  the UFC Fight Night 32, in the city of Goiania, Brazil, in a light heavyweight...

Aug 22, 2013 6:35 am

Dana White: If Wanderlei’s healthy, Sonnen vs. Silva will be UFC 167′s co-main event

As an in-studio guest on Wednesday’s “FOX Sports Live,” UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on a potential fight between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). As you probably recall, “The American Gangster” called out the former PRIDE middleweight champion after earning a first-round submission win...

Aug 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson II Targeted for Nov. 9

The UFC is targeting a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson (pictured) for a November 9 card in Brazil.  Both fighters have verbally agreed, but contracts and fight agreements have yet to be confirmed.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was announced on “UFC Tonight” Tuesday night that the UFC is targeting a bout...