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Feb 24, 2015 2:31 pm

Lyoto Machida: ‘Anderson Silva is a victim’ in PED scandal

“I’m very surprised, but I think [Silva’s] a victim. I think he’s a story. I prefer not to talk about that because it’s a very difficult situation. I have a lot of confidence in Anderson. I know that maybe he doesn’t use that. I’m in camp. He’s in America now. I haven’t talked to him...

Feb 23, 2015 4:10 pm

Invicta FC President Confident Cyborg Will Pass All Drug Tests

Since Cris Cyborg failed a drug test for anabolic steroids in 2011, there has been a black mark next to her name, one that has even led UFC President Dana White to say she will never fight for the UFC. Ahead of Cyborg’s Invicta FC title defense on Friday against Charmaine Tweet, Invicta FC President...

Feb 16, 2015 6:46 am

Frank Mir: ‘TRT Just Put A Band-Aid On The Problem’

As Frank Mir gears up to fight Bigfoot Silva on Sunday in Brazil, many fans have taken note that this will be Mir’s first Octagon appearance since the ban of TRT, almost a year ago to date. Mir was one of the fighters who was given a TUE (Testosterone Use Exemption) which allowed him to...

Feb 16, 2015 5:00 am

BOOKING ROUNDUP: UFC Books 10 Bouts For Upcoming Events

The UFC has been especially busy this past week booking matchups for upcoming fights. Catch up with all of the latest matchmaking happenings with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have 3 additions to “UFC Fight Night 62” on March 21st in Rio De Janeiro. The first being Katsunori Kikuno vs. Kevin Souza. Kikuno is...

Feb 6, 2015 8:34 pm

Years Ago, Penn Warned Of MMA’s PED Problem

  Ever since the UFC decided to make out-of-competition drug testing “a thing”, they’ve had to endure some serious ramifications. Jon Jones was the first mega-bust, but this week we learned that the man many consider the greatest fighter of all time, Anderson Silva, was also found to have Performance Enhancing Drugs in his system....

Feb 5, 2015 6:53 pm

Bendo ‘surprised’ that “Cowboy” gets so many short-notice fights

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson will make his welterweight debut on short-notice at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60 event in Broomfield, Colorado. “Bendo” will headline the event opposite rising welterweight star Brandon Thatch. Henderson recently sat down with Duane Finley of Bleacher Report where he talked about finally getting a short-notice fight,...

Feb 5, 2015 9:06 am

Get to know Brandon Thatch

Brandon ‘RUKUS’ Thatch welcomes in replacement fighter Benson ‘SMOOTH’ Henderson for the Main Event at UFC Fight Night 60. Taking place in Bloomfield, Colorado; Thatch is excited to have the opportunity to be in the headlining fight in front of his hometown fans, friends, and family. Benson (21-5), fresh off of two straight losses, bumps...

Jan 30, 2015 4:39 pm

‘Wonderboy” forced out of UFC FIght Night 60 headliner with Brandon Thatch

The injury bug has struck again! This time it’s UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson who has been forced of his scheduled UFC Fight Night 60 headliner with Brandon Thatch. No details on “Wonderboy’s” injury have been released at this time. UFC Fight Night 60 takes place February 14 live from the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado....

Jan 15, 2015 1:26 pm

Details Of New UFC Uniform Policy Revealed

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has released the details of their new Uniform policy, which goes into effect this July. Check it: (Via The Bleacher Report) 1. Ranked fighters will get to pick their color scheme first, with the higher ranked fighter getting first selection if he/she faces another ranked opponent. Same colors can not be used....

Jan 12, 2015 9:10 pm

Matt Brown: ‘I’ve Paid My Dues, I Deserve Someone In The Top 10’

UFC welterweight fan-favorite, Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown is currently still without an opponent for UFC Fight Night Colorado on February 14th after Tarec Saffiedine was forced out of the bout with an injury. Brown, who is ranked #6 in the stacked welterweight division in the UFC’s official rankings, feels he deserves nothing less than a...

Jan 11, 2015 3:20 pm

Uriah Hall Left Without Opponent 1 Week Before UFC Fight Night Boston

Just 7 days ahead of UFC Fight Night Boston, Louis Taylor has been forced to withdraw from his main-card bout against Uriah Hall. Taylor spoke to MMA H.E.A.T. about the bout, citing a pulled back muscle for his withdrawal. “Bad news. Pulled a muscle in my back can’t fight next Sunday. Would’ve like to say...

Jan 11, 2015 9:06 am

Benson Henderson Puts Move To 170 On Hold

Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson is coming off a KO loss to Rafael Dos Anjos back in August, and is looking to get back in the win column Sunday January 18th at UFC Fight Night Boston when he faces late-replacement opponent Donald Cerrone. Following his loss to Dos Anjos, Henderson said he would have one...

Jan 1, 2015 10:51 am

INJURED! Saffiedine Forced Out Of Matt Brown Fight

The UFC Fight Night 60 headliner between Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine just got scrapped, due to another Saffiedine injury. Saffiedine, the last Strikeforce welterweight champion, has only fought twice in the UFC over the course of his two-year tenure with the promotion. Multiple injuries are widely responsible for the former prospects massive amount of...

Jan 1, 2015 10:43 am

Philippou Out Of Hall Bout With Injury

Costas Philippou will not be able to make his scheduled UFC Fight Night 59 bout, and will instead spend that time recovering from a new injury. Costas was set to fight popular TUF finalist, Uriah Hall. UFC Fight Night 59 takes place on the 18th, featuring a main event between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver....

Dec 15, 2014 8:50 am

Booking Roundup: UFC books several bouts for upcoming events

The UFC has been especially busy this past week booking fights for upcoming shows. Catch up on all the matchmaking happenings below with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Neil Magny vs. Kiichi Kunimoto at UFC Fight Night 60 on February 14th in Colorado. Magny will come into the bout after going a perfect...

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 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...

Dec 2, 2014 9:59 am

REPLAY! Stipe Miocic vs. Fabio Maldonado (Full Fight)

Top heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic headlines against late replacement Fabio Maldonado at Fight Night Sao Paulo. Watch Miocic take on dangerous heavyweight Junior Dos Santos in the main event at UFC Fight Night Phoenix.

Nov 28, 2014 5:35 pm

Ben Rothwell On Drug Testing Problems And Beating TRT

At this time last year, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell was undergoing what he now calls the “lowest point” of his career. The veteran heavyweight was using testosterone replacement therapy at the time, which had been prescribed to him by his doctors. After defeating Brandon Vera in dramatic fashion at UFC 164 in August of 2013,...

Nov 20, 2014 12:50 pm

Luke Barnatt looking for quick finish of Roger Navaraez

Luke Barnatt is currently gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 57 bout against Roger Navaraez this Saturday in Austin Texas. Leading up to the bout, Barnatt has been training at Alliance MMA, and living on a yacht along with teammate Kelvin Gastellum. Barnatt, who has gone 3-1 after the Ultimate Fighter, will be looking...

Nov 19, 2014 9:33 am

King Mo and Tito Ortiz Engage in Twitter Beef

Following Tito Ortiz win over Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 this past weekend, Ortiz was asked about the possibility of fighting Rampage Jcakson, something Tito wasn’t opposed to. At the post-fight press conference however, King Mo spoke up about his desire to fight Tito (Read that HERE), with Tito telling King Mo to “Get in...

Nov 10, 2014 8:36 pm

Hunt Looking At Werdum Bout As #1 Contender Bout

Mark Hunt is gearing up for arguably the biggest fight of his historic MMA career this Saturday when he fights Fabricio Werdum for the interim UFC heavyweight championship. Hunt spoke to MMAJunkie to give his thoughts on the bout, as well as why he believes this is only a #1 contender bout. “The only champion...

Nov 8, 2014 12:35 pm

“CANCELLED”

A flyweight title eliminator fight between Ian McCall and John Lineker has been cancelled. The bout was scheduled for tonight’s “UFC Fight Night 56″ Shogun vs. St. Preux” co-main event. UFC President Dana White was the first to leak the news, via twitter, late last night. Looking like Ian McCall is sick and might not be...

Oct 30, 2014 11:52 am

AXED! Grace Tourinho Leaving UFC Brazil Offices

UFC Brazil’s managing director is currently serving her last days in office. According to reports, Grace Tourinho (pictured), who was put in executive office by the promotion last year, will be leaving the UFC at the culmination of this month, just twelve-months after enlisting. No replacement has been named, but a search is currently underway.

Oct 29, 2014 1:20 pm

Bisping: “Vitor’s gonna be weaker, slower, not as strong” Off TRT

“Vitor is the No. 1 contender. What were my feelings when he got put back [in that spot]? My feelings were this: That is a huge benefit for Chris Weidman, simply because Vitor was on testosterone replacement therapy for a long time, and that does have an impact on your body and the amount of...

Oct 24, 2014 11:48 am

NIGHTMARE! Sanchez Joins Velasquez, Lauzon On UFC 180 Sidelines

Earlier this week it was revealed that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of his UFC 180 main event bout against Fabricio Werdum. Prior to that, main-card fighter Joe Lauzon was forced out of his bout against Diego Sanchez with a knee injury, leaving his opponent, Diego Sanchez without an opponent. Now it...

Oct 22, 2014 4:36 pm

REPORT: Lauzon Joins Velasquez On UFC 180 Sidelines, Out Of Diego Sanchez Bout

If reports hold true, UFC fan favorite Joe Lauzon has become the latest fighter to pull out of the UFC’s Mexico debut card of UFC 180. Lauzon was originally slated to fight Diego Sanchez on the night’s main card, and came in as a replacement opponent for Norman Parke. The reason behind Lauzon’s withdrawal is...

Oct 20, 2014 5:02 am

Soa Palelei Set To Fight Walt Harris At Fight Night 55

Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei is set to step into the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 55 on November 8th which takes place Sydney Australia to face Walt Harris, who will be making his return to the promotion. Walt Harris is a replacement for Daniel Omielanczuk, who was forced off the card. Harris will be making...

Sep 29, 2014 3:40 pm

Alan Patrick Out Of UFC 179 With Fractured Jaw

Alan Patrick has been forced out of his UFC 179 bout against Beneil Dariush on the main card of UFC 179 after fracturing his jaw in training. Patrick’s manager, D’Angelo Vidal spoke with MMAFighting about his client’s injury. “He was scheduled to compete in an ADCC match in Manaus on Sunday, but he had a...

Sep 29, 2014 10:27 am

Commission Explains Why Taylor Lapilus Was Denied Licensing To Fight

Earlier today it was reported that Taylor Lapilus had been removed from this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Stockholm card in his bout against Dennis Siver. The only reason given as to why Lapilus was removed from the card was that the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation felt he wasn’t a suitable opponent for Siver. Charles...