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May 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Dana White: ‘Jacaré’ Souza’s Next Opponent Will Be Yushin Okami

Following his impressive UFC debut last week at UFC on FX 8 over Chris Camozzi, former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza left the MMA world eager to see what the world renowned grappler’s next challenge in the octagon would be. There was talk of Vitor Belfort potentially being Souza’s next opponent, but “Jacaré” was quick to...

May 22, 2013 10:42 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FX 8 Draws 1.3 Million Viewers

UFC and FX officials should be pleased with the reported viewership numbers floating around the TV industry in regards to last weekend’s UFC on Fx 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold event. UFC on FX 8 took place at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The event was capped off with a spectacular main event where,...


May 17, 2013 10:27 am

Anderson Silva: “I Don’t Like to Fight Brazilians”

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained his dislike for fighting fellow Brazilians in an interview with Fuel TV’s Karyn Bryant.   Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) has been vocal about his aversion to fighting Brazilians before, with open refusal to fight his teammates.  Though he has fought at 205 lbs, he has stated he will...

May 15, 2013 8:30 am

The UFC returns to Toronto on September 21 for UFC 165

UFC officials announced Tuesday night that the organziation will return to Toronto in September for a pay-per-view event that will serve as UFC 165. UFC 165 will mark the fourth event held in Toronto, the most recent being UFC 152 which took place at the Air Canada Centre on September 22, 2012. UFC 152 was...

May 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Cormier Issues One Warning For Teammate Rockhold’s UFC Debut

“I told him to expect everything to be a little different. The nerves and everything surrounding the fight is going to get to you more than the actual fight.” … “It’s everything that happens outside the cage that affects you. And it may affect you a little bit when you step in there because you...

May 2, 2013 9:30 am

Beflort: “I Deserve A Title Shot”

“Let me be clear, I am not looking for a rematch with anyone. What I want is the belt. It doesn’t matter who has it. I feel that I am starting my career right now. I feel young enough to keep fighting for a bunch more fights. I have been fighting and winning all the...

Apr 30, 2013 10:35 am

Rich Franklin Has No Intentions To Retire

Rich Franklin was the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion until he lost the belt to the current champion Anderson Silva in 2006. “Ace” tried to win the belt back in 2007, but didn’t succeed. Although the 38-year-old was knocked out by Cung Le in the first round at UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs....

Apr 29, 2013 6:41 pm

Greg Jackson: Jon Jones At Heavyweight Would Be Fun For Me

With his victory over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 this past weekend, Jon “Bones” Jones has once again solidified his position as UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. His wins over fellow light heavyweights Rashad Evans, Quinton Jackson, Shogun Rua and Lyoto Machida were so dominant that middleweights like Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen invaded his division...

Apr 22, 2013 10:04 am

Benoist Out, Prazeres in against Paulo Thiago at UFC on FX 8

With less than one month to his 10th appearance inside the UFC’s Octagon, Paulo Thiago has been forced to prepare for a different opponent. Lance Benoist, his original foe, has withdrawn from the bout with an undisclosed injury, being replaced by newcomer Michel “Trator” dos Prazeres at UFC on FX 8, as first reported by...

Apr 2, 2013 10:42 am

Silva says UFC is asking him to step in against Mousasi

While the rumors continue to swirl around the severity of Alexander Gustafsson’s injury and if he will be medically cleared to fight Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden, none other than Wanderlei Silva has chimed in saying he has been asked to step in. According to a recent Tweet by Silva, the...

Mar 21, 2013 10:26 am

Martins, Larsen expect to be added to UFC on FX 8 | UFC News

May’s UFC on FX 8 event just added another matchup. Brazil’s Lucas Martins will face Jeremy Larsen in a lightweight showdown, several sources are reporting. UFC executives have yet to make an official announcement, but the proposed bout represents the 13th contest for the fight card. Ataquetotal.com first reported the contest and Tatame.com has since...

Mar 20, 2013 10:10 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Dolce On the Principles of “The Dolce Diet” | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Mike Dolce had plenty to say during his interview with BJPENN.COM Radio last Wednesday, March 13, ranging from his thoughts on Johnny Hendricks’ preparation for his upcoming bout with Carlos Condit to his dealings with Cris “Cyborg” Santos and even his belief that Chael Sonnen will “beat the piss out of Jon Jones” in their...

Mar 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Cesar Gracie reacts to Nick Diaz’s loss and possible retirement | UFC News

During a Monday interview with the folks at The MMA Hour, Diaz’s manager Cesar Gracie stated that the demands of managing have him considering pulling out of that responsibility, as long as he can find capable hands to guide the careers of his fighters. Gracie, who is a longtime trainer/manager/father figure type for Diaz, isn’t...

Mar 18, 2013 7:32 am

Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso set for UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC News

A flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga (14-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Chris Cariaso (14-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil. Formiga (previously known as Jussier da Silva), fights for the first time since his UFC debut in October of last year. There, he suffered a...

Mar 15, 2013 8:10 pm

Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso Added to UFC on FX 8 | UFC NEWS

The UFC has added a flyweight fight between Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso to the UFC on FX 8 card slated for May 18 in Brazil.  The UFC has not officially announced the match up, but Tatame.com broke the news earlier today.   Formiga (14-2), who until recently went under the name of Jussier Da...

Mar 12, 2013 9:24 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Liborio On the Growth of Martial Arts | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

One of the most widely respected coaches, and people, in the world of mixed martial arts Ricardo Liborio, founder of American Top Team, joined Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio on BJPenn.com this past Sunday to talk about the evolution of martial arts, which has grown into the sport of MMA that is so prominent today. Liborio started his...

Mar 8, 2013 9:55 am

Michael Bisping lands 2-year analyst deal with FUEL TV | UFC NEWS

FUEL TV wants more of “The Count.” Michael Bisping (23-5) has recently been added as an analyst for FUEL TV. They landed a deal with the middleweight Ultimate Fighting Championship star – who is known to say exactly how he feels – to be an analyst on the weigh-in shows, pre and post fight shows....

Mar 4, 2013 1:12 pm

C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC News

It was announced today that a middleweight bout between Cezar “Mutant” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and C.B. Dollaway (13-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FX 8 card set for May. Ferreira most recently won “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” in 2012, where he scored a decision victory over Sergio Moraes...

Mar 1, 2013 2:30 pm

Thiago, Benoist added to UFC on FX 8 in Brazil | UFC NEWS

UFC on FX 8 in Brazil just added two welterweights with plenty to gain. Paulo Thiago (14-5) and Lance Benoist (6-2) are the latest additions to UFC on FX 8, according to several published reports. And both welterweights could be fighting for their UFC lives. Thiago is 1-4 in his past five outings. He started...

Mar 1, 2013 10:43 am

Wanderlei Silva: Don’t Doubt his Chin | Editorial | UFC News

  Saturday night (Sunday, noon in Japan), Wanderlei Silva takes on the heavy-handed former Marine, Brian Stann in the same arena that former Pride middleweight champion, Silva, made a name for himself, Saitama Super Arena. The two are expected to exchange heavy shots and from most media predictions, you will find that an all out...