2171 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Apr 1, 2015 2:00 am

Judge Dismisses UFC’s Lawsuit Against New York

Judge Kimba Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled on UFC and other Plaintiffs’ claim that New York’s mixed martial arts (MMA) law is so vaguely written that reasonable people could not understand what it prohibited. While avoiding ruling on the legality of New York’s MMA statute...

Apr 1, 2015 1:59 am

WSOF 19 Medical Suspensions Report — AZ Recommends Retirement For One Fighter

The Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission is recommending the retirement of one fighter, following last week’s WSJ 19 event, and that’s not all. The commission has suspended twelve fighters overall, including main event fighters Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino. Undercard fighter Eric Regan received a “safety recommendation to stop competing,” a rarity for a fighter...

Mar 28, 2015 8:31 pm

WSOF 19 Results: Silva Loses to BIG Underdog, Gaethje Retains Title

Holder Upset Silva and Advances to Finals of Tournament… Teddy Holder def. Thiago Silva by way of TKO (Strikes) 2:00 of Round 1 Holder pulled off the upset of all upsets tonight by knocking Silva out in the first round. The fight was made so late there were no official odds, but I can guarantee...

Mar 28, 2015 1:23 pm

Coach Pederneiras: MMA without PEDs won’t be as spectacular

Andre Pederneiras is one of the greatest coaches in the sport of mixed martial arts. The founder of Nova Uniao has instructed some of the sports biggest stars including Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Junior dos Santos, Pedro Rizzo and of course BJ Penn. Pederneiras recently spoke to Portal do Vale Tudo (as translated by Lucas...

Mar 28, 2015 1:21 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘Cocky’ fighters like Conor McGregor ‘can’t cross the line’

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been travelling around the world in order to promote his July title fight with “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. The Brazilian standout and brash Irishman have been at each other’s throats for most of the World Tour and will finally get to settle their beef at the UFC 189 pay-per-view...

Mar 27, 2015 8:18 pm

Bellator 135 Results: NEW CHAMPION! Galvao Dethrones Warren!

Bellator 135 took place Friday night in Thackerville, Oklahoma and we saw the crowning of a new king in the bantamweight division! Marcos Galvao trapped Joe Warren in a kneebar and torqued hard enough to make the champion scream, which is a verbal submission in mixed martial arts. Check out the rest of the results...

Mar 27, 2015 2:56 am

GLORY CEO Jon Franklin: We’d Love To Work With Paul Daley- EXCLUSIVE

In an exclusive interview with BJPENN.COM, GLORY CEO Jon Franklin expressed great interest in signing powerhouse Paul Daley to his organization. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter: MMAJonny When Paul Daley punched his way out of the octagon at UFC 113, fans could not wait to see which mixed martial arts organization he would land in....

Mar 25, 2015 12:22 pm

Aldo: “This is the hugest fight of all time”

“It’s great to have a joker like him that calls the attention of all the public to the division. So yeah, this is one of the things that I admire on him. I try not to get close to him, because he’s not a friend of mine. But this is my job. But especially with...

Mar 20, 2015 5:23 pm

Nate Diaz — ‘You guys are made of glass’

Mixed Martial Arts is a rough sport. It’s commonplace for injuries to occur both in the cage, and in training. Such is the case with both the men involved in last weekend’s UFC 185 main event. Anthony Pettis is out six-weeks with a broken orbital bone, and dos Anjos has a broken nose and torn...

Mar 11, 2015 11:43 am

Mark Munoz Explains Decision To Retire

“I’ve been doing Mixed Martial Arts for about 8 years, in the UFC for about 7, and this should be my last fight. My son came up to me, he said ‘dad, I really want to be a champion in wrestling.’ For me, like all Filipinos, I want to be there for my family. I’m...

Mar 10, 2015 11:22 am

WSOF Signs Khabib’s Lil Bro

  The World Series Of Fighting Mixed Martial Arts promotion has just signed top UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov’s younger brother. The 24-year old 9-1 pro fighter, Abubakar Nurmagomedov has finished all nine of his wins, six by knockout. A welterweight prospect, the Russian fighter has been a professional since 2011. MMAFighting broke news of the...

Mar 10, 2015 8:57 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks his Pro Wrestling debut

Former UFC and PRIDE veteran, Phil Baroni, recently made his pro wrestling debut for Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) in Tokyo, Japan. The “New York Bad Ass” sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor to talk about his first experience in pro wrestling (see his match HERE) and how this new endeavour will impact his mixed martial...

Mar 8, 2015 10:47 am

Miocic: ‘I’ll bring a pillow to Mark Hunt Fight’

“You know it’s business man. I understand he wants to get the win, so do I. I mean he’s going to do whatever he’s going to do and I’m going to do whatever I’m going to do to win. So like I said, I’ll bring a pillow if he wants me to, I mean it’s...

Mar 6, 2015 9:39 am

Jones Wants This — #OneDay

UFC light-heavyweight champion, and proud New Yorker Jon “Bones” Jones took this photo outside of New York’s Madison Square Garden. Like many New York based fighters, Jones is hoping to one day fight in his hometown. Check it: #OneDay pic.twitter.com/GYkwZAQs4T — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 5, 2015 Currently, there is a ban on Mixed...

Mar 5, 2015 9:21 am

The Ultimate Fighter Season 22 Tryouts Set For March 29, In Vegas

Following the 10-year anniversary of its successful reality series, The Ultimate Fighter, the UFCannounces tryouts for the next season. Tryouts are open to 155 and 170-pound men with a winning professional record. The winner of this season of The Ultimate Fighter will win a lucrative contract with the UFC. This season of The Ultimate Fighter will...

Mar 4, 2015 9:18 am

Ronda’s Mom Blogs: ‘She’s staying at 135’ — Here’s Why!

Should she, could she, would Ronda fight a man and win? Could she fight a Gorilla? Could she take on a bear? These are all very valid questions Momma Rousey addresses in her latest blog. Enjoy: Why 135 is a good number http://t.co/A7gB1Zfdg0 — DrAnnMaria (@DrAnnMaria) March 4, 2015 “For some people, success is like...

Mar 4, 2015 8:32 am

Melbourne Adopts Cage, UFC Debut Set

The UFC today applauded the State of Victoria Labor Government for executing a ministerial directive designed to increase safety within the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) by allowing the sport to be conducted in a much safer fenced-in enclosure. The directive was announced this morning at a press conference held by The Honourable John...

Mar 3, 2015 2:24 pm

Kendall Grove To Fight For Bellator Middleweight Strap

Undefeated Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon “Bull” Halsey (8-0) looks to defend his belt for the first time when he takes on towering Hawaiian scrapper Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove (21-14). The contest serves as the headlining bout of “Bellator: Halsey vs. Grove,” which takes place on Friday, May 15, at Pechanga Resort & Casino...

Feb 27, 2015 10:38 pm

INVICTA FC 11 Event Recap: Cyborg & Grasso Win Big

“Invicta FC 11” saw an action packed night of fights take place live from Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California! There was a total of four stoppages and it was a shame the card aired on UFC Fight Pass because it was an event that even a casual mixed martial arts fan would have enjoyed....

Feb 27, 2015 9:25 pm

Bellator 134 Results: McGeary Dethrones Newton, Earns Decision Win!

The first round was one of the most exciting first rounds mixed martial arts fans have seen all year. It looked as if Newton had the upperhand when he decided to take the fight to the ground, but McGeary trapped him in a triangle choke. Newton’s arm was out of place so he could not...

Feb 22, 2015 7:10 am

French Judo Federation Bans Coaches From Teaching MMA

In a shocking move, the French Judo Federation has banned any Judo coach, or competitor, from teaching MMA, which is currently illegal in France. The French Judo Federation President, Jean-Luc Rouge, spoke to L’Equipe Rouge in French, which has been translated by BloodyElbow. “Anyone (in judo) caught teaching MMA (Mixed martial arts), will be removed...

Feb 18, 2015 9:22 am

Cummins Challenges OSP To Random Drug Testing

UFC light heavyweight Patrick Cummins wants to help clean up the sport of mixed martial arts. Cummins is currently riding a 3-fight win streak, which he will put on the line this Arpil when he squares off with Ovince Saint Preux at the UFC on FOX 15 event in Newark. Cummins recently spoke with MMAFighting.com,...

Feb 16, 2015 4:18 pm

Lawler, And Rockhold, Land Major Deals With Adidas

Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, and top ranked UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold have both signed landmark deals with Adidas Combat Sports USA. Both fighters were already signed to Adidas, however both men renewed their contracts. Adidas Combat Sports sent out a press release, which BJPENN.com received. New York, NY and Portland, OR – Robbie Lawler and...

Feb 16, 2015 7:27 am

Royce Gracie: ‘Failed Drug Tests Show The System Is Working’

With the recent string of PED busts, inside and outside of the UFC, many fans, and fighters, are saying the the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, has a massive drug problem that needs to be fixed. With two of the UFC’s pound for pound kings, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, failing drug tests in the...

Feb 10, 2015 1:09 pm

TJ Dillashaw Talks, And You Should Listen

Reigning and defending UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw was featured on the most recent edition of “Team Alpha Male Radio” and proved to be just as entertaining behind the microphone as he is on the canvas. Even though fans and media alike have been praising Dillashaw for his striking inside the octagon, TJ reminded us...

Feb 9, 2015 1:50 pm

Anderson Silva Pulled From ‘TUF Brazil’ Coaching Slot

Just moments ago the UFC announced that Anderson Silva will no longer be a coach on TUF Brazil 4 following his recent failed drug test. Silva has yet to appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but will do so on February 17th. The UFC sent the following press release regarding the situation: The UFC®...

Feb 9, 2015 7:45 am

GSP: ‘Silva vs. Diaz Should Have Been Cancelled, PED’s Are Weapons’

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has always been vocal about his stance on PEDs, saying they have no place in the sport, and even going as far as to cite the PED problems in MMA for one of the reasons for his retirement. Following Anderson Silva’s failed drug test for 2 PED’s, Georges...

Feb 7, 2015 10:50 am

GSP ‘surprised’ by Anderson Silva’s failed UFC 183 drug test

Just about everyone in the mixed martial arts community was shocked to learn that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva had tested positive for 2 types of banned substances (steroids) following his UFC 183 victory over Nick Diaz. Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, recently spoke with La Presse (via Yahoo) where he gave...