1135 Search Results for jiu jitsu

Aug 5, 2013 12:28 pm

Pettis Denies Aldo Coaches Claims Of Fake Injury To Avoid Title Fight

Over the weekend Nova Uniao founder and Jose Aldo head coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian radio show and pretty much dissed top UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, for backing out of what should have been the main event last weekend. “In my opinion, [Pettis] never got hurt,” Pederneiras stated. “He realized he’d never...

Aug 3, 2013 1:01 pm

UFC 163 Preliminary Card Play By Play and Live Results

Tonight the UFC returns to Brazilian territory with UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie. The event goes down from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena and airs live on pay-per-view. The UFC Preliminary card starts on Facebook.com at 3:30PM PT and shifts to FX after the first two bouts have streamed. Tune in right here for...

Jul 25, 2013 9:52 am

Ian McCall: “I’ve Kind of Blown My UFC Career So Far”

“I’m in a much better place. You know, I’ve kind of blown my UFC career so far, but now it’s time to earn what’s rightfully mine. I’ve always been physically ready. Every fight, I’ve always been in shape. I’ve always been there. Just for me it’s a mental thing because I can be a head...

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 2, 2013 9:26 am

Chris Weidman Confident He Will Expose Anderson Silva

“The only reason I got into this sport was to be number one and right away I had to envision beating this guy if I was gonna do it. I believed I could beat Anderson Silva from day one. I believe I have the skill set to do it, I have the wrestling — which...

Jun 19, 2013 9:55 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Pre-Fight Interview: ‘Weidman needs to work on his striking’

“Weidman got good jiu-jitsu and great wrestling, but he needs work with his stand-up. “Every fighter commits mistakes. I just have to look for the right opportunity to capitalize on his mistakes. Everyone has their strong points. Everyone has their weak points.” Every fighter has weak points and every fighter makes mistakes. At UFC 162,...

Jun 15, 2013 12:28 pm

UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson Main Card Play-By-Play And Live Results

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is making its debut inside Winnepeg territory tonight with UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson live from the MTS Centre. The main card is scheduled for a pay-per-view only broadcast and will be headlined by a light-heavyweight fight between Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. If you can’t make the broadcasts for these...

Jun 4, 2013 10:33 am

VIDEO | Benson Henderson Earns his BJJ Blackbelt

Benson Henderson is now a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt! This video was put together by Ben’s head coach, John Crouch, and features congratulations from several big names, including Shaquielle O’Neal, Larry Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Fertitta, Ben’s Highschool and College wrestling coaches, Ariel Helwani, Mike Goldberg, Jon Jones, Royce Gracie, and Ben’s mom.

May 30, 2013 2:49 pm

VIDEO | Mendes Brothers RVCA Advocates

From RVCA.COM: GUILHERME AND RAFAEL MENDES WERE BORN IN RIO CLARO, A CITY IN THE STATE OF SAO PAULO, BRAZIL AND WERE INTRODUCED TO JIU-JITSU BY A FAMILY MEMBER WHEN THEY WERE 12 AND 11 YEARS OLD.THEY PICKED UP THE SPORT VERY QUICKLY AND SOON BEGAN TO TAKE A MORE SERIOUS APPROACH WITH THEIR TRAINING....

May 23, 2013 9:49 am

Tim Kennedy Believes He Is Just Like Chael Sonnen, But Better

“I need to be considered one of the best athletes in the world in my division and that I can finish a fight anywhere. I’ve got a lot to prove. I would love to go out there and … not to go out there and give it my best shot. That’s what losers say. I...

May 22, 2013 11:19 am

Former UFC Champ Matt Serra Hints At Retirement After Health Scare

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra, has apparently decided to hang up his gloves and retire. We heard weeks ago that Serra was put in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment, and now in an interview with the local press he has come out and pretty much announced his retirement from the sport of Mixed...

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...

May 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Exclusive | Part 2: Ian McCall on Chuck Liddell and more

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Here is part 2 of my exclusive BJPENN.com interview with Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, as always Ian’s response is italicized. ES: If you could go back and change anything would you? “I’d change a lot, everyone says that you know ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’, fuck yeah I would, I screwed...

May 15, 2013 3:19 pm

Florida mayors to fight in MMA bout

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Instead of using their words to fight eachother, two Florida mayors have decided to let fists fly in the spirit of charity. Miami Lakes mayor Michael Pizzi and Hialeah mayor Carlos Hernandez have decided to solve a disagreement in the cage. “This is what happens when two middle-aged men meet and...

May 8, 2013 8:49 am

VIDEO | Shields Not Happy With Just Winning, Wants KO Or Submission Over Woodley

“I think Tyron, he’s a tough guy, but I have a lot more experience. Great wrestler, All-American wrestler, heavy hands. He’s a tough guy but I think I have a lot more experience and just advantages everywhere. Wrestling is pretty even but I think striking I can beat him, I can beat him on the...

May 1, 2013 9:57 am

‘Shogun’ Rua Fully Prepared to Fight Nogueira

  Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is set to take in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a rematch from a classic 2005 bout that saw Rua walk away with a decision win. Now, eight years later, Rua says that with a renewed staff, extensive training, and drive to once again defeat ‘Lil Nog’ he...

Apr 26, 2013 9:24 am

Jon Jones: Fight With Anderson Silva Will Happen For Sure

“I definitely want to end this fight in a devastating fashion. My kickboxing coach has been working on some pretty nasty tricks that we believe will fall right into Chael’s tendencies, landing on his chin of course knocking him out. My jiu-jitsu coach is actually having me work on some things that are pretty extensive....

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 23, 2013 8:12 am

Bisping: No One Is Going To Give A S#!t About Belcher After This Fight

“Alan Belcher, he’s trying to take a page out of my book or he’s trying to be Chael Sonnen. He’s being someone very, very different for this fight. I’m not quite sure I understand it. He’s trying to be all vocal, making video blogs and doing this and that, and he’s trying to convince himself...

Apr 8, 2013 3:23 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chad George Talks Recovery From Surgery, Returning to MMA To Be A Champion

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with Chad “Savage” George on his renowned documentary Occupation Fighter, his injury, and his return to Mixed Martial Arts competition. Chad’s responses are italicized. “How did Occupation Fighter Start” “It was a random thing actually, I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend and my...