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Nov 27, 2013 2:06 pm

UFC Heavyweight Del Rosario Hospitalized After Catastrophic Cardiovascular Collapse

Top heavyweight prospect, Shane Del Rosario is in the hospital today after suffering from a near fatal heart attack Tuesday morning. The Strikeforce import was recently announced injured and out of his UFC 168 contest against Guto Inocente with a rib injury. Now things have gotten worse. Jason House of Iridum Sports released the following...

Nov 26, 2013 8:46 am

Shinya Aoki turns down UFC offer, teammate Leandro Brodinho signs

Former Dream champion, Shinya Aoki (34-6 MMA), has reportedly turned down a contract offer from the UFC. According to ‘Evolve MMA’ founder, Chatri Sityodtong, the UFC offered contracts to 3 fighters on the Evolve Fight Team including Shinya Aoki, Eddie Ng and Leandro Brodinho. Here is what the Evolve MMA chairman had to say via...

Nov 26, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Teammates Lobby UFC To Sign Ben Askren

Not only do our readers on BJPENN.COM think the UFC should sign top welterweight prospect, Ben Askren, but so do his teammates. The Roufus Sports fight team, which holds many notable fighters on its roster, including UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has taken to twitter in support of Ben. Ben and company met with UFC officials yesterday afternoon...

Nov 22, 2013 8:41 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: Dana Was Misunderstood, GSP Owes The UFC Nothing

“GSP doesn’t owe us anything,” Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said about the UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following a storm of media attention on UFC President Dana White’s (pictured above) response to St-Pierre’s talk of retiring.  “If he chooses to retire, then so be it, he’ll retire and become someone that people will always look...

Nov 20, 2013 9:20 am

Dana White’s Post UFC 167 GSP Comments Prompts Media Backlash

After Georges St. Pierre won a controversial split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks and promptly said he was going to step away from the sport, an irate Dana White showed his displeasure with the champion at the post-fight press conference. “He said ‘I’m going to take some time off,’ White said. “No…You don’t just say ‘I’ll...

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Nov 16, 2013 7:43 pm

UFC 167 Results: Bagautinov Outworks Elliot, Earns Unanimous Decision

Both men fought hard, but Bagautinov simply outworked Elliot and earned this decision. Tim Elliot’s stance was quite unique. He started the bout with his hands down and head forward— a stance that is usually a recipe for disaster. Elliot can take a punch, however, and he ate many tonight. Elliot’s odd stance favored Bagautinov...

Nov 11, 2013 11:28 am

Nick Diaz Wants Big Fight and $3-5 per PPV Buy in Return to UFC

“I am a pretty big draw,” UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz said when discussing a potential return to the Octagon.  “We would have to negotiate a pretty decent amount of pay and a pretty decent amount from the pay-per-view.  I’m talking like three to five dollars [per buy].”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s been...

Nov 11, 2013 10:43 am

White Offers Diaz UFC Fight – Says Nick Is ‘Still Retired’

Dana White answered a plethora of questions following UFC Fight Night 32 on Fox Sports 1. And while the majority of those questions revolved around Vitor Belfort’s win over Dan Henderson (the first KO loss of Henderson’s career), one reporter went a bit off-topic and queried Mr. White on the whereabouts of “The Stockton Bad Boy”, Nick Diaz....

Nov 8, 2013 7:33 am

Sergio Pettis has a new UFC 167 opponent

On Tuesday, UFC officials announced the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) had been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bantamweight fight with Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at next week’s UFC 167 event in Las Vegas. Yesterday evening, it was announced that a replacement for Lee had been found, as veteran Will...

Nov 5, 2013 2:09 pm

Vaughan Lee out of UFC 167, UFC seeks replacement for Sergio Pettis

Today, UFC officials annoucned the unfortunate news that Vaughan Lee (13-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 167 bout opposite promotional newcomer, Sergio Pettis (9-0 MMA), due to an injury. According to UFC officials, the promotion is actively seeking a replacement for Lee, however, a new opponent for Pettis has yet to...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Nov 4, 2013 7:39 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias Set for UFC Fight Night 34

The UFC’s first trip to Singapore will bring with it the debut of fan favorite, Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) as he battles Hacran Dias (21-2-1). The bout was reported by Asian combat sports outlet, Fight Sport Asia. Kawajiri has recently enjoyed a five-fight win streak with four of those wins coming in his new division, featherweight....

Oct 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Johny Hendricks Suffers Second-Degree Burns While Filming UFC Promo

  Johnny Hendricks just starred in a smoking-hot commercial for UFC 167. Literally. The UFC welterweight number one contender suffered second-degree burns to his back and shoulder, on the set of a video he had been filming for his much-anticipated meeting with longtime champion (and betting favorite), Georges St-Pierre.  Lights that were used to film...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Oct 22, 2013 10:26 am

Korean Zombie Asks UFC to Ban ‘Rising Sun’ Logo

Chan Sung Jung, the UFC featherweight fighter popularly known as ‘The Korean Zombie,’ took to Facebook in March to inform UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre of the social implications behind the ‘Rising Sun’ symbol that decorated a gi he wore at UFC 158.  After seeing the symbol worn by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey...

Oct 16, 2013 11:00 am

UFC Executive Defends MMA’s 10-Point Must System

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Marc Ratner, is one of the world’s most respected combat sports regulators. The former Executive Director for Nevada has seen it all. In a sport where the only rules used to be no biting or eye gauging, he, with the assistance of the UFC, has...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Jon Jones Says UFC 169 Was Too Soon, Thinks March is Appropriate For Glover Bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not face Glover Teixeira at UFC 169 as originally thought.  Instead, the two will meet at a later card in March, a date Jones prefers over the February card, which he described as ‘just a little too close.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Since the announcement of...

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

Oct 7, 2013 3:52 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set for March Event, Not UFC 169

After what appears to be a minor mishap by a trigger-happy UFC PR team, the news that Jon Jones (19-1) will defend his light-heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira (22-2) is false. UFC president Dana White revealed today that it was in fact a mistake that his PR team announced the bout for that date and...

Oct 7, 2013 11:26 am

UFC Featherweight Cole Miller Talks of Sponsorship Woes

Raking in cash as a pro fighter isn’t as easy as one would think. Look no further than UFC featherweight Cole Miller. While fighter salaries has been a hot button topic throughout 2013, Miller sheds a little light on a subject not often brought up; sponsorships. Miller has fought 14 times in the UFC and...