2281 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Oct 3, 2013 10:28 am

WSOF Purchases Agression FC, Expands into Canada

With a new global partnership with IMG Media now in place, the Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion is ready to step outside the U.S. World Series of Fighting has acquired Canada’s top MMA promotion, Aggression Fighting Championship, and will launch World Series of Fighting Canada beginning with a Dec. 7 event at Vancouver’s...

Oct 3, 2013 9:46 am

B.J. Penn Talks Edgar Trilogy, Making 145 Pounds And More

Yesterday, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC), stopped by “UFC Tonight” to discuss his upcoming trilogy fight with Frankie Edgar (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC). Even though their first two meetings took place at 155-pounds, the trilogy bout will reportedly take place in the featherweight division (145lbs). If the fight does take place at...

Oct 2, 2013 10:32 am

‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim Says His Wrestling Would Shock GSP

  UFC welterweight fighter, Dong Hyun Kim, will be fighting Erick Silva next week in a clash of two rising stars in the 170-lb. division.  According to the Korean fighter best known by his moniker, ‘Stun Gun,’ his superior grappling will not only help him defeat Silva at UFC Fight Night 29, it will even...


Oct 2, 2013 7:55 am

Weidman: Anderson Silva knockout punch wasn’t lucky because I meant to throw it

Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, recently participated in a Q & A session (via Fight Hub TV) where he was asked to comment on the combination, thrown by Chris Weidman, that put him down at UFC 162 in July: “Lucky, definitely lucky.” Stated the former champ. So, you would think the “All...

Sep 30, 2013 11:52 am

Dana White on Possible Renzo Gracie Return: ‘I have to ask why’

  Renzo Gracie, 46, recently stated his intention to return to the Octagon and fight under the UFC banner.  That talk left UFC President Dana White wanting to talk with Renzo and ask the legend of the sport why.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Renzo Gracie is looking at another comeback in the sport of...

Sep 30, 2013 10:19 am

Dana White: We will do 13 MMA events in Brazil in 2014

UFC President Dana White told the mixed martial arts media during yesterday’s presser scrum that fans can expect 13 separate events in Brazil next year (2014): “We’ll do 13 next year, and not only continue to grow this market, but create more talent here. There’s just so much talent in Brazil. The fact that we...

Sep 25, 2013 10:31 am

Fox Sports Latin America Inks Bellator Deal, UFC President Responds

  As the competition heats up between America’s two best known MMA promotions, so do the opportunities abroad. In a recent move, FOX Sports Latin America, opted to go with a broadcast deal with Bellator instead of the UFC, who is pushing the FOX market in the United States. In a press release the folks...

Sep 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Opposing View | Why Jon Jones Beat Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 165, we witnessed one of the greatest title fights in the history of the sport. Jon Jones stepped into the octagon ready to defend his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but “Bones” did not expect the challenge that was about to cross his path to victory. Alexander Gustafsson left his all in the octagon...

Sep 18, 2013 11:52 am

EXCLUSIVE | Roland Delorme talks UFC 165 bout with Alex Caceres and more

UFC bantamweight Roland Delorme (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will return to the cage this weekend at UFC 165 in Toronto, when he faces Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres (8-5 MMA- 3-3 UFC). A cast member from season 14 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Delorme has gone a perfect 3-0 inside the UFC’s prestigious octagon. In his UFC...

Sep 17, 2013 10:35 am

Royce Gracie Urges Family To Get Back To Their Roots And Train Pure Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu jitsu is enough. I’ve trained boxing in the past to learn the distance, trained wrestling to understand how he would take me down, but I won’t get there to fight my opponent’s game. The (new) guys (from the Gracie) family want to complement their game, like if jiu-jitsu was incomplete. I guess they forgot...

Sep 13, 2013 10:18 am

Knees and Kicks to a Downed Fighter Rule Reinterpreted by Athletic Commissions

How athletic commissions interpret the rule about knees and kicks to a downed fighter and how referees enforce the rule has changed. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Marc Ratner appeared on a recent edition of “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday and explained the new interpretation...

Sep 12, 2013 10:20 am

TUF 18’s Shayna Baszler: I Don’t Like Julianna Pena

Last night on the Ultimate Fighter, MMA veteran and house favorite, Shayna Baszler, was removed from the tournament after an upset defeat at the hands of Team Tate’s Julianna Pena. Baszler has been a leader in women’s Mixed Martial Arts, having fought the biggest names in the sport for the past 10-years. In her TUF...

Sep 11, 2013 12:29 pm

Boxer Adrien Broner on MMA: ‘I really don’t look at it as a real sport’

WBA Welterweight Champion Adrien Broner was asked about mixed martial arts during a recent interview with FightHype.com, and the undefeated boxer didn’t exactly have nice things to say about the popular combat sport: “I’m really not too big on MMA,” said Broner. “I really don’t look at it as a real sport because anybody can come...

Sep 11, 2013 11:55 am

‘Shogun’ Rua vs. James Te Huna set for ‘UFC Fight Night 33’ in Australia

UFC officials announced today that a light heavyweight bout featuring former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-8 MMA, 5-6 UFC) and James Te Huna (16-6 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will serve as the co-main event of the evening when the UFC returns to Australia this December for UFC Fight Night 33. “Shogun” Rua is...

Sep 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Poll reveals that 76% of MMA fighters are in favor of a union

In the September 16 edition of ESPN the Magazine, “MMA Confidential” unveiled the results of a quiz that was taken by 38 mixed martial artists, most of whom fight under the UFC banner, on a variety of hot topics. Here are the results: 51 percent believe fighters are taking some form of performance-enhancing drugs 47 percent are convinced that abstinence will benefit them...

Sep 10, 2013 10:59 am

Anderson Silva: Chael Sonnen ‘Will Be the Next President of the United States”

Despite holding two exciting and decisive victories over Chael Sonnen, former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, does concede that Sonnen is more capable in some aspects.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen is one of those fighters who never need an introduction.  He has become a recognizable face of mixed martial...

Sep 10, 2013 10:58 am

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Reportedly Arrested Monday

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, former MMA and UFC fighter, was arrested Monday in Orange County, CA, reported Mike Chiappetta of FOX Sports.  Miller has dealt with his share of legal trouble in the past few months.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Jason Miller, known in the mixed martial arts community best as ‘Mayhem,’ was arrested in...

Sep 10, 2013 6:33 am

Matthew Riddle announces retirement from MMA

Matthew Riddle (7-3 MMA) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday night. The 27-year-old, Riddle, was slated to fight Luis Melo (29-11 MMA) at next weeks Bellator 100 event, which features the opening round of the promotions Season 9 welterweight tournament. However,  Riddle apparently suffered a cracked rib in training and thus has decided...

Sep 7, 2013 11:42 am

Joe Rogan: ‘We have a problem’ with the judging in MMA

“Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges’, proclaimed UFC President Dana White on multiple occasions. But why? Why would the face and president of MMA’s most successful franchise always remind his fighters to keep their fight out of the hands of the three ringside officials? It’s because they are terrible at their jobs...

Sep 4, 2013 12:12 pm

EA Sports UFC Video Game To Add Female Fighters

With the UFC’s backing, professional female fighters not only get their time under the bright lights, they are also getting supporting roles in the upcoming EA Sports UFC video game. Starting next Spring, players will “Feel the Fight” in the Octagon and experience the crippling power of Rousey’s signature armbar, the ferocious intensity of Tate’s...

Sep 3, 2013 12:03 pm

Does the UFC’s Ranking System Make Sense? (Part 1)

When it comes to pro sports, there has always existed a system to decide who is the best. In leagues such as the NFL and the NHL, there are rankings within the conferences that decide who gets to enter the playoffs. When you move on to collegiate sports like football and basketball, one external party...

Sep 2, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE: TUF 18’s Louis Fisette Talks This Season’s Show, His Weekly BJPENN.COM Blog and More

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight standout has reeled off six straight victories, with all six wins coming by form of stoppage. Fisette, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba, was most recently seen in action at the “AFC 16 – Uprising” event in March. The “WAMMA”...

Aug 30, 2013 11:09 am

UFC Officials Still Hopeful For MMA In The Olympics

“Yes we do believe that MMA should be in the Olympics given its prominence as a sport all over the world,” Fischer told Reuters in Singapore after announcing that the first UFC show in the city-state would take place on January 4 “Mixed martial arts, under the global leadership of UFC and us really inspiring...

Aug 29, 2013 9:20 am

UFC purchases 24 acres for $7.8 million in Vegas to build new headquarters

As the premiere mixed martial arts organization in the world, the UFC has grown exponentially in the past few years. Now seen in nearly 150 countries and heard in 30 languages, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is at a point where it needs more space to conduct business: To accommodate its continued growth and put its...

Aug 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Cheick Kongo Signs With Bellator, Will Compete In Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament

Bellator has been trying their hardest to gather momentum in the mixed martial arts world. After announcing their plans to embark in the pay per view market, it was confirmed that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson would headline the promotion’s first PPV card. Bellator officials dropped another major announcement today as they revealed Cheick Kongo...