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Dec 15, 2014 12:48 pm

TUF 20 Finale salaries: New champ Carla Esparza nets $50,000

Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza picked up a disclosed payday of $50,000 for her tournament-final title win this past weekend at “The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale” event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today: The total disclosed payroll for the event was...

Dec 15, 2014 11:27 am

Cejudo: Wrestling ‘a lot tougher than MMA,’ but UFC career provides a living

Henry Cejudo (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made his highly anticipated octagon debut at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 13 event in Phoenix. The former Olympic gold-medalist wrestler scored a dominant unanimous decision win over Dustin Kimura (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) that evening. Following his first career UFC victory, Cejudo discussed his wrestling past and...

Dec 15, 2014 10:01 am

Herrig on criticism: ‘I’m just going to keep being who I am’

Felice Herrig has often caught criticism from fans, and fellow fighters. Herring keeps a positive attitude about the criticism, and insists she will simply continue to be who she is. She spoke at the post-fight press conference to discuss her persona, and why she isn’t going to change for anyone. “I’ve always been who I...


Dec 15, 2014 9:41 am

“I saw a man afraid”

Conor McGregor has said for some time now that it is easy for him to detect fear on a man, and he can even smell the stench of fear (See that HERE). McGregor spoke recently about the controversial signing of Phil Brooks, also known as CM Punk, and why he believes CM Punk is afraid...

Dec 15, 2014 9:31 am

After retiring, Jamie Varner focused on creating fighters union

This past weekend at UFC on FOX 13, Jamie Varner retired after an unusual knockout. Now, with his career behind him, Varner says he’s focused on creating a fighters union for the current, and next generation of fighters. “I would love to start some type of union for fighters. mean, the sport is growing, and...

Dec 15, 2014 9:22 am

TWITTER BEEF: Ed Herman and Derek Brunson talk trash after cancelled bout

On Saturday night, Ed Herman was slated to face Derek Brunson at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix, however Brunson fell ill with food poisoning, and was unable to fight. In a mix-up, Ed Herman was not informed until right before his walkout. Brunson apologized on Twitter, however the next day the pair engaged in...

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 15, 2014 8:21 am

Mentally Disabled Fighter Gets KO’d In WI Bout

In a heartbreaking story that has combat sports fans up in arms, 31 year old mentally disabled Jessie Roach was knocked out by the event’s promoter, Jesse Rowell in an unsanctioned kickboxing bout. Rowell is also a trainer, and has fought in both kickboxing, and MMA events for over 10 years. Roach admitted to the...

Dec 15, 2014 8:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Joe Rogan responds to request to fight CM Punk

Since the UFC announced the signing of CM Punk, many fans, and fighters have been requesting to fight the former WWE champion. In a hilarious request, UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon requested that UFC commentator Joe Rogan be the man to fight CM Punk and welcome him to the UFC. It is worth noting that Rogan...

Dec 15, 2014 8:03 am

Evans considering move to middleweight

Former UFC champion Rashad Evans has spent some time away from the Octagon while healing from knee surgery. ‘Suga’ has stated that he plans to return in early 2015, however no date, or opponent have been set. He joined Chael Sonnen on his podcast, ‘You’re Welcome! With Chael Sonnen’ to discuss the possibility of dropping...

Dec 15, 2014 7:55 am

Ricardo Lamas: ‘I Want That Fight Against McGregor’-Exclusive

UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas came on BJPENN.COM Radio this past weekend and opened up about his current two fight win streak and who he wants to fight next. Check out some of the highlights below and make sure to listen to the interview in its entirety HERE. Lamas commented on his current success and life...

Dec 15, 2014 5:07 am

QUICK TWITT: Fear The Fighter brand threatening to sue Gegard Mousasi

MMA veteran, and UFC middleweight, Gegard Mousasi has recently been speaking out against the brand ‘Fear The Fighter’ for allegedly not paying him sponsorship money. Mousasi has consistently spoken out against the company on Twitter, encouraging other fighters who have yet to be paid, to speak out against the brand. Mousasi Tweeted this past weekend...

Dec 15, 2014 5:04 am

Frank Shamrock: ‘Mickey Rourke is obsessed with fighting’

Recently, famed actor Mickey Rourke returned to the boxing ring where he scored a controversial TKO in a bout that many believed was staged. Rourke’s camp has maintained that the bout was in fact real, and even MMA legend Frank Shamrock is saying that Rourke trained long and hard for the bout. He spoke to...

Dec 15, 2014 5:02 am

Junior Dos Santos expects long career despite taking massive damage in recent fights

It is nearly impossible to ignore the recent damage taken to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in his last two fights. In his rubber match against Cain Velasquez, Dos Santos received one of the worst ‘crimson masks’ in the history of the sport (See that HERE), and this past weekend, Dos Santos defeated...

Dec 15, 2014 5:01 am

Palhares to undergo surgery after submitting Fitch at WSOF 16

WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares quickly defeated Jon Fitch this past weekend after WSOF 16 in just 90 seconds with a slick kneebar. Palters revealed after the bout that he would need to undergo major surgery on his left knee, as well as possibly surgery for his shoulder. “I had some injuries. In fact, I...

Dec 14, 2014 7:23 pm

UFC on FOX 13 viewership up significantly with 2.27 million average viewers

On Saturday night, fight fans saw an incredible night of fights topped off by a heavyweight bout between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic (See that HERE). The main card, which aired on FOX, drew in an incredible 2.27 million viewers according to TV By The Numbers. While this is just a preliminary figure, it...

Dec 14, 2014 7:02 pm

Former UFC champ wants in on UFC lawsuit

Former UFC champion Sean Sherk appears to be interested in joining the list of fighters who are filing a class action lawsuit against the UFC. The rumor of a potential lawsuit was investigated and reported by BloodyElbow initially, who found that both current and former fighters will be looking to file a lawsuit against the...

Dec 14, 2014 6:52 pm

Dana White: “I don’t see Junior fighting anytime soon”

Last night in the main event of UFC on FOX 13, fight fans saw Junior Dos Santos earn a very close decision win over Stipe Miocic that some even considered controversial. The fight left the former champion Dos Santos with a swollen eye, cheekbone, and several nasty cuts. UFC President Dana White spoke after the...

Dec 14, 2014 6:50 pm

Frank Mir nearly retired after loss to Overeem

After a very one-sided loss to Alistair Overeem earlier this year, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir nearly retired. The 35 year-old has suffered losses in his last 4 Octagon appearances, with his losses coming to Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett, Daniel Cormier, and Junior Dos Santos, respectively. Mir will look to get back in the win...

Dec 14, 2014 6:41 pm

‘I’m innocent!’

Rousimar Palhares is arguably the greatest leg lock submission artist in the world today. Of Palhares 14 submission wins, 11 of them have come by way of leg lock. One thing Palhares is criticized for however, is that he holds the submission for too long after his opponent submits, something he again was criticized for...

Dec 14, 2014 6:34 pm

Jens Pulver set to return at ONE FC 26

Big news for old school MMA fans! Jens ‘Lil Evil’ Pulver is set to return to the cage on February 14th in Jakarta at ONE FC 26. Pulver hasn’t fought since November of 2013 when he lost via submission at Superior Challenge 9. Pulver will be looking to snap a 2-fight losing streak as he...

Dec 14, 2014 2:43 pm

PHOTOS | Daron Cruickshank undergoes surgery for torn tear duct suffered in Noons bout

At The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale on Friday, Daron Cruickshank was poked in the eye twice. The eye pokes from KJ Noons ultimately forced ringside officials to stop the bout after Cruickshank began bleeding from the eye and insisted he couldn’t see from it. He posted the following images on Twitter, revealing a torn tear...

Dec 14, 2014 2:42 pm

REPORT: Fighters to sue UFC for $100s of millions in class action lawsuit

BloodyElbow.com broke this story after a pair of their writers investigated rumors of a potential class action lawsuit against the UFC from both current fighters, and former fighters. This is what their investigation turned up: The class action lawsuit stems from the fighters believing that the UFC has abused its “market power” to force a...

Dec 14, 2014 2:19 pm

Opponents Be Warned! “He’s a scary guy”

This past weekend at WSOF 17, Rousimar Palhares once again defended his WSOF welterweight championship in impressive fashion as he submitted BJJ black belt Jon Fitch in just 90 seconds with a brutal kneebar (See that HERE). There was some discussion after the fight however as to whether or not Palhares held onto the leg...

Dec 14, 2014 2:18 pm

PHOTO | Gabriel Gonzaga gets harsh text following Mitrione loss

Following his quick KO loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC on FOX 13, Gabriel Gonzaga returned to his locker room, where he found this strange, and harsh text message waiting for him. Based on research from some of Gonzaga’s followers, it appears that the phone number belongs to Daniel Marold, who used to be Gonzaga’s...

Dec 14, 2014 2:13 pm

Shields vs. Foster confirmed for WSOF 17 main event

Former UFC fighter Jake Shields will take on fellow former UFC fighter Brian Foster at WSOF 17 on January 17th. The promotion confirmed the news with MMAJunkie, and also announced that the bout will serve as a title eliminator bout, with the winner facing reigning champion Rousimar Palhares. Shields spoke about his opponent saying: “He’s...

Dec 14, 2014 1:04 pm

PHOTO | Nate’s post-fight message (NSFW)

Following a very one-sided loss to Rafael Dos Anjos last night at UFC on FOX 13, Nate Diaz revealed that he had been nursing several injuries going into the fight (See that HERE). Diaz then posted the following photo to his Instagram with a very vague caption of “P.O.W”. Given the Diaz brothers advocacy of...