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Jan 12, 2015 10:42 am

Lorenzo Fertitta Explains Why The UFC Booked Fight Night Boston On A Sunday

UFC fans may have scratched their heads when they saw UFC Fight Night McGregor vs. Siver was booked for a Sunday, and understandably so as the UFC has never held an event on a Sunday. To make matters even stranger, the UFC booked the event in Boston, just a short drive from Gillette stadium, where...

Jan 12, 2015 10:03 am

Winkeljohn Talks Jon Jones Failed Drug Test: ‘We Still Stand Behind Jon’

Following UFC 182, news broke that UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones had failed a pre-fight random drug test for the primary metabolite in cocaine, Benzoylecgonine. Jones entered a rehab facility in New Mexico following the news of the drug test results surfacing, and no action has been taken by the commission due to the...

Jan 12, 2015 9:33 am

Paul Redmond Steps In On Short Notice For UFC on FOX 14

Irish standout Paul Redmond has stepped in on short notice to face Mirsad Bektic on January 24th at UFC Fight Night Stockholm. Redmond is stepping in for an injured Alan Omer who announced via Facebook he injured himself in training. Post by Alan Omer. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE) Translated: ‘So my dear friends...

Jan 12, 2015 9:10 am

Tavares: ‘Siver Will Defeat McGregor’

UFC veteran Thiago Tavares is expecting an upset of major proportions on Sunday in the main event of UFC Fight Night Boston where Conor McGregor will face Dennis Siver. Leading up to the bout, UFC President Dana White stated that if McGregor defeats Siver, he will go on to fight Jose Aldo for the UFC...


Jan 12, 2015 8:57 am

Pettis: ‘I’ll Finish Dos Anjos In The First Round’

Anthony Pettis is known for finishing his opponents quickly, and plans more of the same when he faces Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185 in March. Pettis quickly dispatched of Gilbert Melendez in December when he scored a 2nd round submission win over the veteran fighter. He spoke to MMAFighting to discuss his plans to...

Jan 12, 2015 8:43 am

Siver: ‘When I Finish McGregor On Sunday, I’ll Laugh’

Ahead of UFC Fight Night Boston, which goes down Sunday January 18th, Dennis Siver has done little to verbally counter the trash talk of Conor McGregor. Because of his lack of speaking out, many are counting Siver out of the fight, and unrightfully so. He spoke to GroundAndPound.de to discuss why he believes he will...

Jan 12, 2015 8:37 am

‘UFC Rising: Conor McGregor’ Special Premiers tonight

In preparation for Conor McGregor’s showdown against Dennis Siver, Sunday January 18th, Fox Sports 1 will be airing a 30-minute special premiering tonight at 4:30 p.m. PT. The special revolves around Conor McGregor, as he prepares for a fight that could earn him a title shot against reigning champion Jose Aldo, should he win. The...

Jan 12, 2015 8:29 am

PHOTO | Diego Sanchez Stabs Conor McGregor Promo

It’s no secret that Conor McGregor and Diego Sanchez don’t like one another. McGregor has even offered to go up to lightweight just to fight Diego in the past. In this picture Diego Sanchez posted to Twitter, he has stabbed Conor McGregor on a UFC Fight Night Boston promo while at what appears to be...

Jan 12, 2015 5:04 am

Brian Foster: ‘Palhares Is Easier Opponent Than Shields’

Ahead of his WSOF 17 main-event bout against Jake Shields, Brian Foster revealed that he believes Jake Shields is a harder test than Rousimar Palhares. Foster has talked quite a bit of trash towards Shields leading up to the fight, but says that Shields is a his ‘championship fight’. He spoke to MMAMania: Jake is...

Jan 12, 2015 5:03 am

BOOKING ROUNDUP! UFC Books 4 Bouts For Upcoming Events

As always, the UFC has been busy recently booking several bouts for upcoming events, and they made a big shift to an upcoming card. Now’s your chance to get caught up with the recent happenings in the match-making world, get caught up with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Jessica Andrade vs. Marion Reneau,...

Jan 12, 2015 5:02 am

Henderson: ‘Cormier Should Have Wrestled Jones More’

Earlier this month, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier via unanimous decision in a highly anticipated ‘Bad Blood’ match. Prior to fighting Jones however, Cormier met Dan Henderson in the Octagon at UFC 173 where he put on a spectacular performance that consisted of Henderson being rag-dolled. Needless to say, Henderson has...

Jan 12, 2015 5:01 am

John Kavanagh Discusses Aldo vs. McGregor

UFC President Dana White recently announced that if Conor McGregor defeats Dennis Siver, he will be next in line for a title shot against Jose Aldo, and potentially in Ireland. John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s coach at Straight Blast Gym Ireland (SBGi), says he doesn’t care where a potential bout between Aldo vs. McGregor goes down,...

Jan 11, 2015 5:28 pm

Bellator Champion: ‘UFC Reebok Deal Is Bad For UFC Fighters’

Bellator MMA champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire is never one to shy away from speaking his mind, and did so again recently when he was asked about the UFC’s new deal with Reebok. The deal, which the UFC announced at the end of 2014, will see all UFC fighters wearing a uniform in the Octagon, during...

Jan 11, 2015 5:04 pm

Cerrone: “I’ll Get That Belt. This Is The Year”

Donald Cerrone has been on a tear, a tear that Cowboy plans on riding into his UFC Fight Night Boston matchup against Ben Henderson this Sunday, which he took on 10 days notice. Cerrone has already gone to battle against Henderson twice before, both fights coming under the WEC banner. The first fight was in...

Jan 11, 2015 3:42 pm

Teammate: ‘Anderson Silva Has No Mental Block, Kicking Ridiculously Hard’

Anderson Silva’s teammate Rafael Cavalcante is putting to rest the talks of Anderson Silva being afraid to throw leg kicks after having his leg snapped by Chris Weidman at UFC 168 over a year ago. Cavalcante spoke to MMAFighting about Silva’s lack of a mental block, and how it will benefit him against Nick Diaz...

Jan 11, 2015 3:34 pm

Travis Browne Calls For Fight Against Junior Dos Santos

Following his quick dismantling of Brendan Schaub at the end of last year, Travis Browne is looking for a quick turnaround, which he hopes comes against Junior Dos Santos, or filling in for either heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez or interim champion Fabricio Werdum when the pair finally meet. He spoke to MMAFighting prior to UFC...

Jan 11, 2015 3:27 pm

Holm: ‘Rousey Is Beatable’

Holly Holm has yet to make her UFC debut, but is a very highly touted prospect in the women’s bantamweight division. Holm is nearly cleared to fight again after a neck injury forced her out of her UFC debut in 2014. With her UFC debut on the horizon, Holm spoke about Ronda Rousey, and why...

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 3:10 pm

Pettis On CM Punk: “He’s Going To Do Great In The Sport”

CM Punk has been training at Roufusport in Milwaukee for a week now, and everyone is saying great things about the new partnership between Punk and the Roufusport team. Earlier in the week Punk and Roufus appeared on Inside MMA to speak to Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice about how things are going (See that...

Jan 11, 2015 12:19 pm

TWITTER BEEF: Khabib Nurmagomedov And Ben Askren Verbally Spar On Twitter

Khabib Nurmagomedov has continued his verbal onslaught against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis earlier today (See that HERE). Now however, Ben Askren has jumped in to defend his Roufusport teammate, which led to Nurmagomedov posting a meme of what he thinks Askren would look like if he makes his UFC debut. @TeamKhabib @mauroranallo @Showtimepettis @ufc...

Jan 11, 2015 12:10 pm

Wanderlei Questions Athletic Commission Potentially Letting CM Punk Fight

Since the UFC announced the signing of CM Punk, there has been much talk of when Punk, real name Phil Brooks, would fight, who he would fight, and at what weight. Wanderlei Silva is questioning any athletic commission that would let CM Punk fight, saying: Will they license him to fight? Every fighter needs a...

Jan 11, 2015 11:40 am

Faber: ‘I Wouldn’t Fight TJ’

Recently, UFC President Dana White stated that UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and training partner & friend Urijah Faber would be open to fighting each other. Faber however, paints a very different picture, saying that he hasn’t spoke to White about the matchup, and White hasn’t mentioned it to him. He spoke to MMAFighting about...

Jan 11, 2015 11:16 am

Schaub: ‘I Would Send Lesnar Back To Fake Wrestling’

There has been a lot of talk lately about Brock Lesnar making a return to the UFC after his contract expires with the WWE. Along with those talks have come discussions of who Lesnar should face if he chooses to return to the UFC. Brendan Schaub believes he should be the one to welcome Lesnar...

Jan 11, 2015 10:05 am

REPORT: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Could Be Official In 7 To 10 Days

The most highly anticipated Boxing match of our time may be official in the next 7 to 10 days according to a source. A boxing official spoke to the LA Times to discuss the match, and how close it is to being signed and official. The official stated that they were “making progress” in closing...

Jan 11, 2015 9:31 am

Lawler: “I Need A Rest”

Robbie Lawler had an extremely busy 2014. After losing to Johny Hendricks in March for the vacant welterweight title, Lawler went on a 2-0 run, defeating Jake Ellenberger and Matt Brown, before finishing the year by getting his revenge, and defeating Johny Hendricks for the welterweight strap. Following his win over Hendricks, the UFC announced...