915 Search Results for controversial

Dec 7, 2016 8:39 am

The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale medical suspensions

This past weekend in Las Vegas, the UFC hosted the Ultimate Fighter season 24 Finale, which was headlined by a flyweight title fight between flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, and TUF 24 winner Tim Elliot. In the first round, Elliot left fight fans stunned as he nearly pulled off what arguably could have been the biggest...

Dec 5, 2016 7:51 am

Henry Cejudo on loss to Benavidez: Everybody keeps telling me I won

Last Saturday, the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The card was headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and unsung challenger Tim Elliott. The co-main event, meanwhile, pitted top-ranked flyweights and recent Mighty Mouse victims Joseph Benavidez...

Nov 30, 2016 5:02 pm

Gabi Garcia didn’t want fight against 52-year-old opponent but will fight her nonetheless

It is Gabi Garcia’s most controversial matchup thus far in her 3-0 professional mixed martial arts career. The female Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt world champion that fights at light heavyweight will be fighting the 52-year-old Japanese judoka, pro wrestler, and MMA fighter Shinobu Kandori at RIZIN 4 on December 31. Kandori who is now a...


Nov 30, 2016 5:58 am

Kelvin Gastelum dodges suspension, will fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 206

Good news for fight fans in Toronto. Despite being dealt a sizeable suspension by the New York State Athletic Commission, Kelvin Gastelum is good to go for UFC 206. The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner will return to the middleweight division to take on Tim Kennedy on the December 10 event’s main card. This news was...

Nov 28, 2016 5:26 pm

VIDEO | Frightening moment occurs as fighter held in choke for too long

Being a referee in a mixed martial arts competition is not an easy job that comes with a lot of criticism. Refs often get scrutinized if they stop a fight in what some may view as either too early or too late. Under certain circumstances, it is tough for the referee to make the best...

Nov 27, 2016 10:36 am

VIDEO | Lorenzo Fertitta’s son delivers crushing hit for Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  Notre Dame's Nicco Fertitta just flattened a human being…..😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/LMxt5rs4yZ — Jack McGuire (@TailgateHeisman) November 26, 2016 At BJPenn.com, we don’t generally cover football – unless we’re talking about football players making the jump to mixed martial arts, or ex-NFL players taking on MMA legends. Today, however, we’re making an exception for a young...

Nov 26, 2016 11:58 am

Tim Kennedy offered to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 206

This week, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his UFC 206 main event scrap against Anthony Johnson with a groin injury. While Cormier was forced out of the fight, it was revealed shortly after that he intended to return to the Octagon in March. With Cormier’s...

Nov 23, 2016 7:52 am

VIDEO | Watch Fedor Emelianenko’s wild slobber-knocker with Fabio Maldonado

Last weekend, during the Bellator 165 broadcast, we learned that heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had signed with the promotion. The Russian great will debut at Bellator 172 on February 18 in San Jose. He’ll make this Bellator debut against dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. By the time Fedor makes his Bellator debut, it’ll have been eight...

Nov 22, 2016 5:52 am

Chris Weidman’s coach on Yoel Romero: He has “a lack of respect for the rules”

There is no denying the monstrous talent of Yoel Romero. The Cuban wrestler is one of the best middleweights in the world, and when he fights Michael Bisping for the belt in early 2017, he could would establish himself as the best outright. Unfortunately, Romero has developed a bit of a reputation for his tendency...

Nov 19, 2016 7:51 pm

BREAKING! Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione set for Bellator 172

Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage on February 18 in San Jose, California when he squares off with Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172. Bellator officials just announced the news. THE EMPEROR HAS ARRIVED! #Bellator172: Fedor vs @mattmitrione | FEB 18 live & free on @spike 9/8c pic.twitter.com/lSlMuwE48x — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 20, 2016...

Nov 18, 2016 10:29 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan does hilarious imitation of Yoel Romero

The next UFC middleweight fight could be a matchup between the champion Michael Bisping and freshly updated #1 UFC ranked contender, Yoel Romero. Following Romero’s destruction of Chris Weidman at UFC 205 in New York this past weekend, the two possible opponents shared a moment during Romero’s post-fight Octagon interview. Joe Rogan was there to...

Nov 18, 2016 10:10 am

Michael Bisping opens up on gym altercation with Uriah Hall

Several months ago, popular UFC middleweight Uriah Hall controversially stated in an interview before UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping’s first title defense against Dan Henderson at UFC 204 that he kicked the champ’s ass in training. Bisping, who of course went on to successfully defend his title against Dan Henderson, remained quiet regarding the situation...

Nov 9, 2016 3:43 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy rescheduled

After unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC 205 has lost a highly anticipated middleweight showdown between Rashad Evans & Tim Kennedy, fight fans will be pleased to hear that the fight has been rescheduled. Earlier this week when it was announced that Evans had pulled out of the fight, it was not immediately revealed...

Nov 8, 2016 12:43 pm

BREAKING | UFC 205’s Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy Bout Is Reportedly Off

UFC 200, which occured in July of this year, was supposed to be a great card. Unfortunately, its lineup was torn asunder by injuries and PED busts, until it stood out as more of good card. We’ve been much more lucky in the case of UFC 205, the mammoth card that marks the UFC’s debut...

Nov 3, 2016 12:46 pm

Jacare Souza’s manager fires back at Michael Bisping for “running”

Several weeks ago, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping made headlines when he and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre seemed poised for a fight at UFC 206 in Toronto. Unfortunately, as the story developed, St-Pierre took to social media to reveal that negotiations between he and the UFC didn’t go well, and he would be...

Nov 2, 2016 2:10 pm

Eddie Alvarez: The sport needs guys like Conor McGregor

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is certainly a polarizing figure in the MMA community. While some applaud McGregor for his ability to talk trash to his opponents on the microphone and generate an enormous audience for his fights, others simply aren’t fans of McGregor’s brash persona. While his trash talk certainly doesn’t usually go over...

Nov 2, 2016 7:33 am

Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson Promoted to Main Event of UFC Melbourne

Earlier this week, the UFC’s November 26 trip to Melbourne, Australia took a significant blow, as former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was forced out of his planned bout with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza with an injury. When this unfortunate news broke, there was speculation that the UFC might scramble to find a replacement opponent for Jacare....

Oct 31, 2016 6:50 am

PHOTO | Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Tim Kennedy Pose for Picture with Donald Trump

Some people prefer to keep their political opinions to themselves, while others are proud to bare their political allegiances on the table. Fighters, of course, are no exception to this rule. In some cases it’s a complete mystery as to which way a fighter might vote. In other cases, fighter’s political leanings can be clear as...

Oct 29, 2016 8:42 pm

Bisping says he’s training again starting on Monday… Could it be for UFC 206?

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is set to resume training on Monday for what could be a slot on UFC 206 in Toronto, following a revealing tweet and Instagram photo. Bisping tweeted a simple but direct: I'll be back on Monday! https://t.co/VWDf3bMozf — michael (@bisping) October 30, 2016 The link is of a photo of...

Oct 29, 2016 3:12 pm

Bellator targeting Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione for early 2017

Russian heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko appears to be set to make his Bellator debut in early 2017, and an opponent is already under consideration. Former Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt “Meathead” Mitrione looks to be Emelianenko’s next foe and his first fight under the Bellator banner. As reported by FloCombate, the fight desk is nearing...

Oct 29, 2016 8:39 am

TJ Dillashaw rips Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt fight

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is coming off a big win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 back in July, which returned him to the win column after dropping a controversial split decision to Dominick Cruz back in January of 2016 to lose the bantamweight championship. Following Dillashaw’s win over Assuncao, there was talk...

Oct 29, 2016 6:57 am

PHOTO | TJ Dillashaw suffers gruesome cut in training

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is coming off a dominant performance against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 back in July, avenging his 2013 split decision loss to Assuncao as he cemented his place at the top of the bantamweight division. Following the win over Assuncao, which returned Dillashaw to the win column after he...

Oct 28, 2016 1:14 pm

VIDEO | Lorenz Larkin teaches pornstars MMA techniques

#8 ranked UFC lightweight Lorenz Larkin has been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division lately as he has won 4 of his last 5 fights, going 4-1 over the course of the past two years. Most recently, Larkin picked up a spectacular first round TKO win over Neil Magny in the first round...

Oct 28, 2016 11:31 am

For Johny Hendricks, retirement potentially right around the corner

Several years ago, NCAA Division I All-American Johny Hendricks was considered to be one of the best fighters on the planet. After dropping a controversial split decision to Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 167 back in 2013, Hendricks went on to win the vacant welterweight championship by defeating Robbie Lawler at UFC...

Oct 27, 2016 12:23 pm

Teammate Diego Sanchez weighs-in on Carlos Condit’s future in MMA

MMA veteran Carlos Condit has been competing in MMA professionally for nearly 15 years now. The former interim UFC welterweight champion unfortunately is in the midst of a 2-fight losing streak that saw him drop a controversial split decision to Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 195 in a performance that many thought...