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Dec 18, 2013 11:00 am

Now Ranked, Rousey Hopes To Increase Pound-For-Pound Status

“I was actually really surprised [to be added to the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings]– a friend of mine told me yesterday and I wasn’t really expecting it. I thought that they wouldn’t include me on the top pound one until after I beat Miesha — kinda cool that I got on there a little early it’ll...

Dec 18, 2013 9:54 am

Silva says failed post-fight test ‘not my mistake’

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is pointing the finger when it comes to his suspension for elevated levels of testosterone. After Silva’s epic five-round fight with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33, “Bigfoot,” (even though he was approved for testosterone-replacement therapy in advance) still failed his post-fight drug test. Silva took to Facebook where he blamed his...

Dec 18, 2013 9:52 am

Conor McGregor is the Most Searched Athlete in Ireland in 2013

UFC featherweight Conor “The Notorious” McGregor topped the list for Ireland’s most search athlete on Google in 2013. Considering that he’s coming above local soccer stars is a testament to the rising popularity of the UFC around the world. The article, which was published today by irishnews.com, goes into more detail. “Miley Cyrus was the...

Dec 18, 2013 9:50 am

Ronda Rousey Says Paul Walker Death Reason For Awkward TUF 18 Finale Moments

People have been turned off by Ronda Rousey’s actions as of late, stemming from her confrontational and sometimes downright rude actions on The Ultimate Fighter 18. She’s tossed insult after insult at competing coach Miesha Tate, including middle fingers and all sorts of colorful, bleeped-out names. For her part, Miesha seemed to rise above Ronda’s actions, never really...

Dec 18, 2013 7:14 am

Anderson Silva Declines Chael Sonnen’s Offer To Help Him Coach On TUF

Chael Sonnen, always an instigator, made headlines recently when he requested his rival Anderson Silva to be an assistant coach for his team on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season. Anderson Silva, apparently, wasn’t opposed to the idea, but said it unfortunately could not happen. “It is true – I did get invited,” Silva told...

Dec 18, 2013 7:13 am

Anderson Silva And Ronda Rousey Sympathetic For GSP And His Retirement

Many in the MMA community do not believes Georges St. Pierre should have stepped away from the sport, but two of the brightest stars in the sport today, Ronda Rousey and Anderson Silva, respect and admire his decision to leave. Rousey explained the stressors that accumulate while trying to stay on the top of one...

Dec 17, 2013 2:31 pm

George St. Pierre removed from BJPENN.com official rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis Less than a week ago the MMA community tuned in as Georges St. Pierre made his official announcement regarding his future in MMA. Georges announced via a UFC conference call with media that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from MMA, but may one day return. The 6 year...

Dec 17, 2013 2:28 pm

Shooto Announces Man vs. Woman Fight in Brazil

Andre Pederneiras (pictured, blue), head of team Nova Uniao (think training ground for UFC champions Renan Barao and Jose Aldo) has announced plans for a co-ed fight to take place at Shooto 45 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this upcoming Friday, December 20th. The two fighters involved are Juliana Velasquez (0-0) fighting from Team Nogueira,...

Dec 17, 2013 8:23 am

Weidman Coach: ‘We want to put a stamp on what Chris did the first time’

On December 28, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Chris Weidman will be staring across the octagon at Anderson Silva, a man he had defeated to obtain the Middleweight Championship and possibly the biggest upset ever in the sport of MMA. Silva, considered by many to be the greatest fighter of...

Dec 17, 2013 8:19 am

TriStar coach Firas Zahabi Happy To See ‘GSP Enjoying Life Again’

Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been the same. Not in a long time. Most hardcore fans can see it. Every fight that goes by, GSP seems more and more stressed; more overworked; more on-edge. He’s a perfectionist. Constantly training with the best of the best, in the fields that they excel at. Gymnastics, wrestling, power-lifting, track and...

Dec 17, 2013 7:24 am

UFC on Fox 9 Medical Suspensions Report: Faber Tops List

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his title on Saturday night, with his KO victory over #1 contender Joseph Benavidez in the main event of UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento, California. The December 14 card was packed with entertaining bouts that included some solid finishes. Some of the UFC on FOX 9 fighters,...

Dec 17, 2013 7:23 am

UFC Accidentally Releases ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Cast

Cast members for season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter have been revealed, possibly due to the UFC’s mistake. The UFC released a promotional video for the next season, which features BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar as coaches. Strangely, at one point in the video, it seems as though they accidentally released the names of the...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Johny Hendricks Is Excited To Fight Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are set to compete at UFC 171 for the vacant welterweight title, and that doesn’t bother Hendricks one bit. “[I’m] Super-excited,” he told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour”. “Who wouldn’t be? You’re sitting there and doing stuff and you find out that you’re going to fighting Dallas, your own...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Firas Zahabi: GSP Had Mixed Feelings About Future Before Carlos Condit Fight

Although only making a definitive decision this past week, it seems Georges St. Pierre had thoughts of retirement dating back more than a year ago. Firas Zahabi, St. Pierre’s coach out of Tristar gym, went on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” to discuss St. Pierre’s mindset this last year. “I think before the [Johny] Hendricks...

Dec 17, 2013 7:15 am

Gegard Mousasi Implementing Karate Sparring In Camp For Machida

Gegard Mousasi will try his best to defeat the striking enigma that is Lyoto Machida at UFC Fight Night 36. To train for the Karate master, Mousasi has began implementing Karate sparring in his training camp. “I already know how Machida fights style-wise,” Mousasi told MMAFighting.com, “and I have a training partner that has fought...

Dec 17, 2013 7:13 am

Johny Hendricks: The Belt, Not GSP, Is What Is Important To Me

Even though many people thought Johny Hendricks deserved a victory in his fight against Georges St. Pierre, Hendricks says beating St. Pierre isn’t what is important; getting the belt is all that matters. Although they may fight in the future, Hendricks said on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour “I don’t care about that. Here’s the...

Dec 17, 2013 7:04 am

Doug Marshall fails drug screening after Bellator 109 loss

To add insult to injury, Bellator MMA middleweight Doug “The Rhino” Marshall (18-7 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) has failed his post fight drug screening after being knocked out by Bellator MMA middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko (49-7 MMA, 10-1 BMMA) during Bellator 109 earlier this month. According to Pennsylvania’s athletic commission, the middleweight has been suspended for...

Dec 17, 2013 7:03 am

Julie Kedzie made Matchmaker for Invicta FC

Women’s MMA Veteran Julie Kedzie has already developed plans for what she will do after her recent retirement from Mixed Martial Arts as she has recently taken the job as head matchmaker for the all women’s fight promotion, Invicta Fighting Championship, announced Monday. She will also continue her role as a color commentator for the...

Dec 17, 2013 6:30 am

Johny Hendricks: I Want That Target On My Back

a After the long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre decided to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport for the forseeable future, Dana White and the UFC set up a fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant title, which will take place at UFC 171. Hendricks went on to...

Dec 16, 2013 12:21 pm

UFC Will Delay Mexico Card Until Cain Velasquez is Healthy

Originally slated for sometime in early 2014, the UFC still intends to debut in the country of Mexico – but Dana White says that they’ll most likely wait for the UFC’s first Mexican-American champion Cain Velasquez to recover from surgery first (shown above).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following a successful shoulder surgery, Cain Velasquez...

Dec 16, 2013 11:50 am

UFC Boss Confident GSP Will Return To Fighting

Last Friday the MMA World was caught by surprise when the long reigning UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, announced that he was vacating his world title. During his recent stint on the UFC on FOX 9 post-fight show, UFC President, Dana White touched on the situation and promised MMA fans that GSP will return. “He...

Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dana White Says No Interim Belts for Lightweight or Heavyweight Division

UFC President Dana White (above) said there will be no interim championships for either the lightweight or heavyweight division: despite both champions having undergone recent surgeries, White says that their returns are certain.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC lightweight and heavyweight champions, Anthony Pettis and Cain Velasquez, respectively, have undergone recent surgeries.  Pettis injured...

Dec 16, 2013 11:08 am

With GSP Out, Ronda Rousey Joins UFC’s Top-Ten Pound-For-Pound List

Following Georges St-Pierre’s recent announcement that he has vacated the UFC welterweight championship and briefly retire from the sport of mixed martial arts, the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings have undergone some changes.  Most notable of these is the addition of women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at number 10 – adding another historic accolade to her name....

Dec 16, 2013 10:57 am

Dana White Defends UFC 168 Price Increase : ‘It’s $5, get a couple more friends’

“It’s five bucks,” UFC President Dana White said about the announced price increase for the upcoming UFC 168 card.  “Get a couple more friends and have them come over.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship will end the calendar year with a card that features two very highly anticipated rematches; and UFC...

Dec 16, 2013 10:26 am

POLL RESULTS: Who Wins In Potential Superfight, Rousey or Cyborg?

Just like with every Monday, BJPENN.COM is bringing you the results from last week’s MMA Poll. Every week the most popular polling system in our sport brings fans together to touch on some of the hottest topics in MMA. Casting votes and getting popular opinion set in stone is a great way to help shape...

Dec 16, 2013 10:04 am

Condit vs. Ellenberger 2? Jake Says ‘He’s In’

Back in 2009, top UFC welterweight, Jake Ellenberger made his UFC debut against a rising Carlos Condit. The result? A split-decision defeat for Jake. With the recent welterweight shift caused by the title relinquishing Georges St-Pierre, the UFC is scrambling to put back together the top-tier of their 170 pound division. In that picture is...

Dec 16, 2013 9:37 am

Boxing Beat: Adrien Broner Humps Opponent In Last Weekend’s Main Event (Video)

In the latest showing of poor sportsmanship, previously unbeaten Adrien Broner was seen humping his opponent, Marcos Maidana, during their main event last weekend in the sport of boxing’s big event. Despite this poor display of sportsmanship, Maidana, unfazed,  was able to walk away with the WBA welterweight title with a unanimous decision win over Broner....

Dec 16, 2013 9:07 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC on FOX 9 Fighters React To Their Wins/Losses

UFC on FOX 9 took place this past Saturday from Sacrament’s Sleep Train Arena. The decision heavy card was capped off with two amazing finishes in the main and co-main events. Urijah Faber was able to submit Michael McDonald in the second round and Demetrious Johnson knocked out Joseph Benavidez in the first. Check out...