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Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath, UFC on FOX 8 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This is the first installment of BJPenn.com’s Monday Morning Aftermath column, which will consist of breaking down the previous weekend’s top news and touching on what fans can expect to look for the following week as aftermath from that action. This column will also give the fans a head’s up on anything MMA...

Jul 29, 2013 11:27 am

Paul Daley Responds to Dana White’s Doubts, Expresses Interest in UFC Return

Former UFC welterweight contender, Paul Daley, was cut from the UFC following a post-fight incident where he threw a blatant punch at opponent Josh Koscheck.  Now, having been released from Bellator FC for legal reasons, Daley seems to be making his case for a return to the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following...

Jul 29, 2013 10:35 am

Mayhem Miller Calls For Ban On UFC, Says Dana White Has Ruined The Sport

Dana White has killed the sport that you and i love. The refusal to build stars. The reward for standing and wanging. THE UNIFIED RULES, have all killed the sport of mixed martial arts. I come to you humbly, as a student and teacher of the mixed martial arts. A man that has never tapped...

Jul 24, 2013 1:21 pm

Stann to replace Rogan in the UFC 163 booth

UFC 163 will have a different flavor to it. Recently retired Brian Stann will replace regular analyst Joe Rogan for the event. UFC 163 will be held Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janerio. Stann, a former UFC middleweight who retired in early July, will team with Mike Goldberg for the call. The...

Jul 24, 2013 9:23 am

Roy “Big Country” Nelson Signs New Nine Fight Contract with the UFC

Detractors of one of MMA’s most recognizable fighters, both for his prominence inside the cage and unique look outside of it, will seemingly have a lot more to complain about in the immediate- and distant- future. Roy “Big Country” Nelson has just signed a reported nine-fight deal with the UFC, as told to MMA Junkie...

Jul 24, 2013 7:07 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch Targeted For UFC 166

A middleweight clash between Luke Rockhold and Tim Boetsch is reportedly set for UFC 166 according to ESPN.com Both fighters are coming off of losses and will use this fight as a jumping-off point to re-enter the stacked middleweight rankings in an attempt to gain contender status. Rockhold last fought Vitor Belfort in May, losing...

Jul 22, 2013 11:55 am

Jorge Masvidal Ecstatic With UFC Fight Schedule

“When my manager called and said that I was getting [Michael] Chiesa, I felt like a kid again. I was like, ‘Man, I’m getting so many fights. This is awesome!’ I haven’t had that back-to-back, staying busy in a while and I was just ecstatic. I want to thank God and [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva...

Jul 22, 2013 8:07 am

Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Slated for Lightweight Scrap at UFC 165 in Toronto

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC has added and exciting bout to its upcoming event in Toronto as lightweights Pat Healy (29-16) and undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0) are slated to meet on September 21st at UFC 165.  The news was made official by the UFC today as they confirmed the booking between the two brawling lightweights....

Jul 19, 2013 11:05 am

Gegard Mousasi Calls Out Vitor Belfort; Wants Fight at UFC 168

While Vitor Belfort has been calling for title rematches across two divisions for several months, it seems as though the list of potential challengers for “The Phenom” continues to expand. Gegard Mousasi, the former DREAM Middleweight & Light Heavyweight Champion and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, has taken to calling out Belfort recently noting that...

Jul 18, 2013 5:22 pm

Clearing the Air: Cesar Gracie Tells Us That Nick Diaz was Offered a Fight by the UFC

BJPenn.com wants to clear the air about the news that is currently circulating about the fight offer that Nick Diaz did or did not receive from the UFC. Last night on BJPenn.com Radio Nick Diaz’s trainer and longtime mentor, Cesar Gracie, talked with our boys Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews about Diaz’s future with the...

Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

With Robert Drysdale Out, UFC Newcomer Francimar Barroso Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Jiu-jitsu ace and UFC newcomer Robert Drysdale was recently forced out of his UFC 163 bout with Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) with a staph infection. Now, his former opponent, Ednaldo Oliveira, has been given a new challenger to face on August 3rd. That new challenger, like Drysdale, is also promotional newcomer as Francimar Barroso (15-3)...

Jul 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC

Earlier tonight, Cesar Gracie was a featured guest on BJPENN.com Radio and broke the news that Nick Diaz has been offered a fight by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table,...

Jul 15, 2013 12:11 pm

UFC Spends Second Most of Any Major Sporting Company in Lobbying Efforts in 2012

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When you’re fighting for the right things it  never seems like spending too much is a concern of high regard. Take it from the UFC’s recent spending this past year on Capitol Hill. The world’s number one MMA promotion spent a hefty $620,000 dollars in lobbying efforts in 2012 while they tried...

Jul 13, 2013 12:29 pm

Ferguson vs. Rio Set for UFC 166 in Houston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News broke Friday night (July 12th) that a lightweight battle between two TUF competitors is set to go down this fall in Houston, Texas. UFC officials have announced that TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will be going to war with TUF 15 contestant Mike Rio at UFC 166 on October 19th, 2013...

Jul 12, 2013 4:44 pm

UFC 162 Drug Tests All Come Back Clean

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 162 took place last Saturday, July 6th, in Las Veg, Nevada and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission released its report for the post-fight drug tests submitted by the event’s competitors. The NSAC confirmed that that all 22 fighters who were tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at at UFC 162 in Las...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 11, 2013 10:58 am

Siyar Bahadurzada Out, Bobby Voelker In Against Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

In a piece of potentially upsetting news for fight fans, Siyar Bahadurzada has been injured and forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated bout with Robbie Lawler in a fight that would prompted an obligatory ‘don’t blink’ from UFC color commentators. But, the UFC has done well to keep the fireworks a very likely happening....