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Feb 5, 2014 6:49 am

‘The Frank Mir Curse’: Is Overeem Next?

Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem met in the octagon this past Saturday at UFC 169 in what was sure to be an exciting heavyweight bout. As Mir walked into the cage, he looked to be in amazing shape but that proved to be irrelevant. Mir proved to be durable as he ate shots and kept...

Feb 1, 2014 11:05 am

‘UFC 169’ Gambler’s Odds: Alistair Overeem (-350) vs. Frank Mir (+290)

By Jonathan Kirschner | @MMAKirschner This Saturday night, two heavyweights will duke it out in the octagon to try and get back to their winning ways. Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir are the last non-title fight of the night, but their bout may have the biggest implication of all. With a combined record of five...

Jan 30, 2014 12:50 pm

Browne vs. Werdum Set For UFC on FOX 11 Main Event

A heavyweight title-eliminator-bout between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne has been signed, sealed and will surely deliver in the headlining slot of UFC on FOX 11. UFC president, Dana White, announced the bout during today’s media event for UFC 169. UFC on FOX 11 is set to go down on April 19 from the Amway...

Jan 21, 2014 6:27 am

Travis Browne: (Josh Barnett) is an entertainer before he is a fighter.”

Josh Barnett was handed one of the most devastating losses of his extensive career by the hands (or elbows rather) of Travis Browne at UFC 168 last December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Browne finished Barnett via knockout in the very first round. After the loss, Barnett seemed to be more focused on his own mistakes...


Jan 17, 2014 4:41 pm

JDS Eyeing Spring Return, Wants Fight With Overeem

“He took some time off and is now back to training. We’re thinking about a fight around May or June, but there’s nothing set yet. The UFC has great athletes, the best, but a fight that we wanted to see is against Overeem. It was expected to happen before and didn’t. But they have great...

Jan 16, 2014 4:28 pm

With Win Over Faber, Renan Barao Tops White’s P4P List

With Anderson Silva and GSP out of the mix there aren’t many UFC fighters deserving of the pound-for-pound accolade. Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez come to mind as suitable replacements, but the UFC boss is leaning towards his bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Outside of his professional debut, Barao hasn’t lost a bout in 32 straight...

Jan 14, 2014 10:08 am

Josh Barnett’s 12-step program to become “The Warmaster” once again.

Josh Barnett returned to the Octagon recently. However, his second go around is not going nearly as well as his first. This past December, Barnett faced off against the up-and-coming force that is Travis Browne. Josh became the victim of some of Browne’s most vicious elbows to date at UFC 168. (Here is the video...

Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Jan 4, 2014 11:22 am

AKA’s ‘Crazy’ Bob Cook Says Teenage Aaron Pico the Hottest MMA Prospect Alive

“This is someone in a different world,” Bob Cook said of American wrestling phenom, Aaron Pico.  Cook, who has trained and managed some of MMA’s best fighters like B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Frank Shamrock and others at American Kickboxing Academy, said Pico is the greatest MMA prospect he’s seen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Jan 3, 2014 6:15 am

Travis Browne: “I’m that guy who works his ass off”

“I’m that guy who works his ass off, who shows the guys sitting on the couch that he should go do what he loves. I’m an average person, I just decided to work hard and dedicate myself to something. That’s the only thing that separates people like me from people sitting on the couch. I...

Dec 31, 2013 12:01 pm

2013 Year In Review: The Fights That Made You a Fan

2013 was packed with spectacular fights that did absolutely nothing short of top last year’s unparalleled excitement. This was certainly a great way to announce to the world that it was the UFC’s 20th anniversary and that things were only going to get bigger from here. As a fight fan for almost 4 years, I...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

Brock Lesnar Is Set To Make His Return – Just Not In The UFC.

Brock Lesnar will not be returning to the UFC. After days of speculation, unanswered questions and rumors circulating around the MMA community, it appears that most of it was just a publicity stunt used to get Lesnar’s name in the media, prior to his return to World Wrestling Entertainment at tonight’s live Monday Night RAW...

Dec 27, 2013 10:08 am

Lesnar Returning To UFC? White Does Not Deny Rumors

As if there is not enough going on this weekend at UFC 168? Rumors and reports have been circulating and swirling over the possible return of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. In this video, UFC president Dana White, with a sly grin, says that he “honestly” doesn’t know why Lesnar is in Vegas this...

Dec 26, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC Wants Barnett vs Browne Winner To Face Werdum

The UFC has plans to set up a fight for next year for a title elimination due to UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez being injured. UFC President Dana White stated today that the winner of Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) will face off against the extremely dangerous...

Dec 26, 2013 10:48 am

Travis Browne Fights To Provide His Children The Opportunities He Never Had

Motivation. Determination. A will to win. Most professional fighters have all of the above. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have made it to the professional level. When you’re faced with a tough training session, or months of isolation from your family and friends, or you’re in the middle of a grueling battle inside of the cage,...

Dec 21, 2013 11:20 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Leonard Garcia on the Mexican Fighting Spirit

Leonard Garcia is well-known as one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts.  He has fought in a number of Fight of the Night performances – most notably with Roger Huerta, Chan Sung Jung and Nam Phan – where he took and gave incredible damage for 15 minutes.  Garcia credits his style of fighting...

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

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 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

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 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 13, 2013 8:12 am

Dana White: Fabricio Werdum Will Fight Winner Of Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett Fight

Following the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White shed some light on the future of the UFC heavyweight division. Fabricio Werdum has stated that he would wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovered from his shoulder surgery, but it seems as though White thinks that will not be the...

Dec 12, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC wants Werdum to face the winner of Browne vs. Barnett

Since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has gone 3-0, with impressive wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and most recently ‘Big Nog.’ In late October, UFC president Dana White stated that the 36-year-old Brazilian, Werdum, would be the next man to challenge rating UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 11, 2013 9:10 am

Junior Dos Santos Expects To Fight Josh Barnett Or Travis Browne Next

Junior dos Santos, after facing his second defeat at the hands of UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, is confident his next fight will be against a big name. The two men he has in mind, Josh Barnett and Travis Browne, are set to face off this month at UFC 168. “I believe it would [make...

Dec 10, 2013 7:41 am

Daniel Cormier On Fighting His Friend Rashad Evans: I Have To Hurt Him

Daniel Cormier, the former Olympic wrestler and current MMA phenom has finally made the decision to go down to light heavyweight after compiling a 13-0 record in the heavyweight division. Unfortunately for him, his first test will be against his friend and former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans. The fight will take place...