146 Search Results for retired fighters

Sep 15, 2014 11:32 am

PHOTO | Wanderlei Silva Taking Flying Classes

Watch out Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva is taking flying lessons to get his pilots license. Silva captured the moment on his official Instagram page, along with the caption: Today I make my first class to pilot!! Hoje fiz minha primeira aula de pilotagem muito interessante adorei,aí só vai faltar comprar o avião!!! Kkkk Silva hasn’t...

Aug 11, 2014 8:29 am

Bocek: ‘You Deserve To Lose If You’re Not On PEDs’

Recently retired Mark Bocek is taking quite the opposite stance on PEDs from most of his peers. While Bocek retired because he didn’t want to do PEDs, he says that without them, one deserves to lose. His words: “I’m a realistic person, and I look at it like I could do all the PEDs on...

Aug 7, 2014 6:36 am

Mark Bocek Credits MMA’s PED Problem For Retirement

After a record-breaking year of failed drug tests in the UFC, the recently retired UFC veteran Mark Bocek released a statement through UFC Tonight explaining his retirement. Check it: “I’ve gone through a lot of injuries. The sport is highly evolved and I’m not interested in competing against fighters on PED’s any longer,” Mark retired...

Aug 6, 2014 5:20 pm

One Month Removed; Penn Breaks his Silence

It’s been exactly one month since we saw The Prodigy “SCRAP” for the last time inside the famed UFC octagon, that same octagon in which he helped build. The fight, Penn’s third battle against fellow former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, was what many are calling his worst performance to-date. And for the first time...

Aug 6, 2014 9:16 am

Roger Gracie: ‘The UFC has monopolized everything’

Multiple-time world BJJ champion, Strikeforce vet, and UFC vet Roger Gracie was on the verge of retirement recently when he received an offer from a yet-to-be-named MMA organization. When speaking with the Brazilian outlet Opovo about his future in fighting, he explained his reasons for leaving the UFC and the qualms he has with the...

Aug 4, 2014 7:56 am

Bisping Believes Losses To Belfort, Sonnen And Silva Weren’t Clean

Michael Bisping has always been on the cusp of a title shot, but has never been able to win that one more fight and separate himself from the pack to earn a title shot. Bisping, who has hop scotched wins and losses going back to his win over Jason Mayhem Miller in 2011 is currently...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 11, 2014 10:19 am

Chris Lytle Replaces Chael Sonnen As UFC on FOX Analyst

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing the Octagon back to Atlantic City for a clash of top-10 ranked lightweights at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CERRONE vs. MILLER live on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, July 16 (9:00 PM ET), headlined by No. 6-ranked Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone against No. 7-ranked and New Jersey’s own Jim Miller. UFC...

Jul 8, 2014 9:19 am

NSAC Amends Complaint Against Sonnen, Faces $250,000 Fine

Chael Sonnen retired last month following a failed drug test for drugs that helped him transition off TRT. After Sonnen’s retirement it was announced that he had failed another drug test prior to the one that was announced. There was an NSAC hearing for several fighters, including Wanderlei Silva, during which Sonnen was suspended until...

Jul 7, 2014 1:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To BJ Penn’s Retirement

Things didn’t go BJ Penn’s way against Frankie Edgar, who stopped Penn in the third round via strikes during TUF 19 finale main event. After the fight, during the in-cage interview, Penn alluded to his retirement from the sport. Here’s just a few of the reactions from the MMA world via Twitter. I tell everyone...

Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

Forrest Griffin On TRT: It Was Worth Shortening Your Life

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin spoke to BostonHerald.com to talk about the side effects from using Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and how in his mind it was all worth it. “I did it, I think it’s great. When it started, I had two problems with steroids. One, they’re illegal and I’m doing illegal drugs....

Jun 19, 2014 6:00 am

Sonnen Responds To NSAC Suspension, Says He’s Definitely Done Fighting

Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a failed drug test for banned substances. Sonnen had already retired from competition, so the suspension is of no real consequence, however, he still took to his day job at UFC Tonight to react to the news. “I’m retired. But there is...

Jun 18, 2014 5:01 am

Chael Sonnen Temporarily Suspended By NSAC

Earlier today the NSAC held a hearing for several fighters and boxers, among the fighters that were addressed at the hearing were the UFC’s own Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Chael Sonnen was suspended pending a formal hearing where the fighter will file a response, but there is no news as to whether or not...

May 19, 2014 6:22 am

Bob Sapp Retires After Stacking Up $10 Million

“Towards the end of my career what ended up happening is I had some large medical bills at that time for being a professional fighter our medical bills we had to get carried by our self which means we are unable to get medical insurance so we had to pay everything in cash so if...

May 19, 2014 6:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Nick Diaz Breaks Silence For Tito Ortiz Victory

Nick Diaz is one of the most recluse MMA fighters on the UFC’s roster. Currently sitting idle on the sidelines, retired and waiting for the right payday to return, the Stockton based fighter broke his streak of silence after watching Tito Ortiz chock Shlemenko out. Check it: That was clean @titoortiz — nick diaz (@nickdiaz209)...

Apr 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Brian Stann: Lack Of Drug Testing ‘Major Part’ Of Retirement Decision

Performance Enhancing Drugs has been a sensitive topic in Mixed Martial Arts for several years now. FOX analyst and retired UFC middleweight, Brian Stann recently explained why the sport’s lack of testing ultimately led to his retirement. “It was a major part of me walking away from the sport. Knowing that I wasn’t getting a...

Apr 14, 2014 7:52 pm

Michael Bisping’s UFC Resume Of Wins Does Not Read Like A Who’s Who

Michael Bisping debuted in the UFC at The Ultimate Fighter Finale 3 with a TKO victory over Josh Haynes to capture the title of Ultimate Fighter. Eight years later, and “The Count” is still looking for that signature win to propel him to a title shot. Bisping might get it Wednesday night when he faces...

Apr 11, 2014 7:36 am

Is Nick Diaz Worth $500,000?

By Connor Woodard The Diaz brothers have never been a pair to shy away from asking for what they believe that they’re entitled to, even if those demands are often rather unrealistic. Sometimes these requests are granted, such as the case of Nick Diaz getting a title shot against Georges St-Pierre, despite coming off of...

Apr 7, 2014 9:07 pm

Kedzie Trains With Men, Says They KO Her

“I don’t think you can be world-class fighter without training with good training partners. Whether they’re male or female, I think you just have to have the right training partners. If you have a whole bunch of men, but they suck, then no, you’re not going to be a world-class fighter. If you have a...

Mar 25, 2014 6:12 am

Catching Up With The Quick Mike Swick In Thailand

A member of The Underground (mixedmartialarts.com) recently asked Mike Swick if he had retired. A fair question I suppose, considering we haven’t seen “Quick” Swick in action since his loss to Matt Brown at the end of last year. In fact, the last time Swick was in the headlines, it was due to a motorcycle...

Mar 20, 2014 7:53 am

Tyrone Woodley Would be “Furious” at Nick Diaz Title Shot

With the number one contender spot in the UFC Welterweight division still up for grabs, Tyrone Woodley, who most recently defeated Carlos Condit, took to the MMA Hour to make his case for the next title shot. While he acknowledges that other fighters in the division all have at least a somewhat valid claim to...

Mar 5, 2014 7:25 am

TUF Winner Mac Danzig Retires From MMA

Mac Danzig has retired from the sport of mixed martial arts. The 34-year-old (former) UFC lightweight began his UFC career by winning “The Ultimate Fighter 6”, and will finish up his career with an MMA record of 21-12-1 (5-8 in the UFC). Mac Danzig spoke with MMAJunkie.com about his plans for the future, as well as how...

Feb 18, 2014 9:31 am

Matt Serra Says He Would Make A UFC Return For Hughes Rematch

Matt Serra has had his ups and down in his career, but his ups have stuck around in fight fan’s memories. Namely, the first round knock out of Georges St-Pierre back at UFC 69. And though Serra is now retired and spending his time very wisely as he runs his jiujitsu school and aides in...

Jan 31, 2014 5:43 am

Chris Leben Never Paid Taxes On UFC Earnings

‘Uncle Sam’ is a worthy opponent for anyone who has stepped inside the cage, even Chris Leben. With the way the UFC pay’s their fighters, it is each athletes responsibility to pay their own taxes. The UFC isn’t taking out withholding’s for these guys like a salaried employee, which is why it’s important to pay...

Jan 21, 2014 12:47 pm

The UFC’s Good Guys: Former Champs who play nice

The UFC is sort of like teen-heart throb Justin Beiber. Some people (13-year-old girls) love the guy, while others (everyone else) find him rather obnoxious. The UFC and its main man Dana White have made their fair share of enemies over the years, whether it be disgruntled fighters, outraged fans or rival promotions. The most...

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Former Champ Rich Franklin Says You Can’t Retire On UFC Money

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding fighter’s salaries and the inequality involved in it regarding how much certain fighters make over others. UFC veteran Rich Franklin however, preaches to the complainers in the group stating that is ultimately their responsibility to negotiate their contract. There have of course always been those who feel...

Jan 6, 2014 9:21 am

Quinn Mulhern Retires From MMA Following UFC Fight Night 34 Defeat

How many fighters can you think of, off the top of your head, that remained in the game a little too long for their own good? Quite a few, I’m sure. Professional fighting, like most sports, is a hard career to simply walk away from. It’s not like retiring from an office job, where you...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 19, 2013 12:04 pm

Tarec Saffiedine Thinks the 170 Division Will Now Have More Excitement

“He has nothing else to prove. He’s the champion for so long, he’s at the top. I understand that he needs to some time off, I guess, for whatever reason he claims. He was a great champion and now it’s going to be even more exciting for the welterweight division, for all the guys that...