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Jan 1, 2015 11:14 am

Training CM Punk For UFC Debut An “Exciting Challenge” For Roufus

“I am excited to work with him. There are a bunch naysayers out there. I love it. I’d been saying for years in the WEC that Anthony Pettis was going to be something special. Well look at him now. He just submitted two guys [Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez] that hadn’t been submitted before. “I’m...

Dec 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Booking Roundup: UFC Books 7 Bouts For Upcoming Events

The UFC has been busy this week, as always, booking bouts for upcoming events. Catch up with all of the latest matchmaking happenings with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Derrick Lewis vs. Ruan Potts, which is set to go down at UFC 184 on February 28th at the Staples Center. Lewis is coming...

Dec 14, 2014 7:23 pm

UFC on FOX 13 viewership up significantly with 2.27 million average viewers

On Saturday night, fight fans saw an incredible night of fights topped off by a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic (See that HERE). The main card, which aired on FOX, drew in an incredible 2.27 million viewers according to TV By The Numbers. While this is just a preliminary figure, it...

Dec 10, 2014 10:53 am

MMA’s Top Managers Discuss UFC’s Reebok Deal

Several of MMA’s top managers have growing concerns for the UFC’s new uniform policy, that will eventually lead to the elimination of in-cage sponsors for fighters. MMAFighting.com‘s Marc Ramimondi had six leading managers weigh-in on the topic. Check it:   Malki Kawa (pictured), First Round Management, (Jon Jones, Benson Henderson) “Until we see the actual...

Dec 8, 2014 7:14 pm

Johnny Case vs. Francisco Trevino set for UFC Fight Night Boston

Johnny Case will no longer be facing Paul Felder January 18th at UFC Fight Night Boston, but will instead be fighting Francisco Trevino. Felder has opted to face Danny Castillo at UFC 182, rather than wait to fight Case at UFC Fight Night Boston. Case is coming into the fight on a 9-fight win streak...

Dec 7, 2014 8:51 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Anthony Pettis at post-fight press conference

At the UFC 181 post-fight press conference last night. Undefeated fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov was in attendance, where he called out lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. “Nobody had finished Meldendez before, and now, the UFC needs to give me my title shot. Benson Henderson lost, Eddie Alvarez lost, Pettis beat Donald Cerrone, Pettis beat Melendez, (and) I...

Dec 6, 2014 8:25 am

Rustam Khabilov Out of UFC 182 with visa issues

Rustam Khabilov has been forced out of his UFC 182 bout against Danny Castillo of Team Alpha Male, in early 2015. MMAJunkie broke the story, which stated that due to visa issues, Khabilov would be unable to compete on the card, and the UFC would be seeking a replacement. Khabilov’s last outing came as a...

Nov 11, 2014 6:44 pm

Dos Anjos: ‘Nate Diaz doesn’t deserve this fight’

  “I think people started talking more about me after that fight [against Benson Henderson], but I think my big dream is still coming. I have a fight against a top guy, Nathan Diaz, on Dec. 13. My focus is on that fight right now, and I’m looking forward beating him and getting my title...

Nov 10, 2014 3:34 pm

Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez Set For UFC Fight Night Boston

UFC Fight Night Boston, which takes place on January 18th, and features a featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver has picked up another bout to an already stacked lineup. Boston Herald reported earlier today that Tateki Matsuda will face Joby Sanchez on the card. Matsuda will be looking to bounce back after suffering...

Nov 10, 2014 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants To “Beat All Americans” For US Sanctions On Russia

Khabib Nurmagomedov made his MMA broadcasting debut recently in Novosibirsk where he was asked about a possible matchup against Alexander Sarnavsky, who came up through the MMA ranks in Russia as an undefeated fighter, much like Nurmagomedov. “When I was in Russia and Alexander was in Russia, we were both undefeated,” said Khabib. “There were...

Nov 3, 2014 12:08 pm

Lorenz Larkin vs. John Howard added to UFC Fight Night 59

A welterweight scrap between Lorenz Larkin and John Howard is the latest addition to January’s UFC Fight Night 59 event in Boston. UFC officials announced the bout on Monday morning. John Howard (22-10 MMA, 6-5 UFC) will be looking to rebound from a 2-fight losing skid when he battles Larkin this January in his hometown...

Oct 31, 2014 2:49 pm

Booking Roundup: UFC Confirms 12 New Bouts

The UFC’s matchmaking department has been on overdrive this week, matching at least 13 new fights to upcoming events. In addition to the new fight announcements, changes have also come down the pipe to already existing fight cards, and bouts. As previously reported, a bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano has been...

Oct 31, 2014 5:04 am

‘Pettis A Paper Champ, I Can Smash Him And Nate Diaz’

“I like being undefeated, and if the UFC gives me a title shot, the UFC has next year an undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion. I’m 23-0. I think it’s very good for the UFC. First is Gilbert Melendez, and I am after him. I’m second. Cerrone lost a lot of times in the UFC –...

Oct 26, 2014 11:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Jose Aldo’s Win Over Chad Mendes In FOTY Candidate

Last night at UFC 179, fight fans saw a potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate when Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes stepped into the Octagon to fight for a second time. The bout went the distance in what was an incredible slug-fest that saw both fighters rock one another multiple times throughout the event (Watch...

Oct 7, 2014 2:56 pm

Fight Pass Stats Revealed, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones Biggest Draws

The guys over at UFC Fight Pass have released some key stats from the subscription based UFC platform, regarding viewership and content popularity. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports was the man lucky enough to open the book, here’s what he found: (Via Yahoo! Sports)   Top 10 most-watched fights: Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson, Sept. 21, 2013,...

Oct 6, 2014 10:46 am

FAIL! Fighter Attempting Showtime Punch Gets Up Kicked

Ever since Anthony Pettis performed his legendary ‘Showtime Kick’ on Benson Henderson in the third round of their WEC title fight, many have been trying to replicate the kick. Jose Aldo began doing the ‘Showtime Punch’, throwing a superman punch off the cage, and kids even began doing it on their siblings (See it HERE)...

Sep 26, 2014 11:16 am

Khabib ‘Cowboy Can Shut Up, I Am The Next Lightweight Contender’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a strong case for why he deserves to be the next person to fight for the lightweight title belt after Gilbert Melenedez challenges Anthony Pettis for the belt in December at UFC 181. Nurmagomedov made his case to FOX Sports. “Nate Diaz smashed him, Rafael dos Anjos smashed him, Benson Henderson,...

Sep 23, 2014 3:33 pm

Nate Diaz returns, meets Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this December! UFC officials announced today that the Stockton slugger will square off with perennial contender Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13. Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will fight for the first time since November of 2013, where he scored a...

Sep 23, 2014 1:56 pm

Bobby Green Engages In Twitter Beef With Russian Lightweights

Bobby Green took a page out of Benson Henderson’s book recently when he got his two lightweight peers from Russian mixed up. A slew on insults followed. Check it: @RustamTheTiger @ufc @arielhelwani @danawhite Wow thought u were on the injured list lol anytime u that bro it's nothing — Bobby King Green (@BobbyKGreen) September 23,...

Sep 21, 2014 6:20 pm

PHOTO | Rafael Dos Anjos Training With Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement last week, but that didn’t stop him from hitting the gym and training with top ranked lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos. Muito prazer em poder ter treinado com essa lenda @wandfc. O legado que voce deixou ninguem pode tirar, como voce disse, “eu ajudei a construir esse esporte” sem duvidas foi...