2611 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Nov 30, 2016 6:34 pm

Conor McGregor gets boxing license in the state of California

With the big announcement of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association on Wednesday, another very interesting bit of news broke late Wednesday surrounding the UFC’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor. MMA journalists Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto tweeted news late Wednesday that Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California. Helwani...

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 6:57 am

VIDEO | Take a trip back in time and watch some of Conor McGregor’s earliest fights

  Today, Conor McGregor stands out as the biggest star that mixed martial arts has ever produced. With a bottomless bank account and unprecedented international fame, he now whips around in a white Lamborghini, and attends press conferences decked out in Gucci mink. Yet the Irish star comes from humble beginnings. Like most fighters do,...


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 28, 2016 8:38 am

Big John McCarthy says MMA officiating career “won’t go on much longer”

Veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy made his first Octagon appearance all the way back at UFC 2 in the year 1994. As such, he and his trademark “let’s get it on” fight-staring line are as much a symbol of the UFC as Bruce Buffer, Joe Rogan, and the Octagon itself. Of course, Big John’s officiating...

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 23, 2016 10:02 pm

Report: Ronda Rousey likely to appear in WWE ring again

Earlier today, we reported that Conor McGregor’s team said that they would be willing to entertain offers from WWE. If the Irishman were to accept an offer from the pro wrestling organization and step into the ring, he’d be following in the footsteps of another massive MMA star in Ronda Rousey. Rousey made her foray...

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 6:41 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor scores a 4-second knockout victory over Patrick Doherty

Irish superstar Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA) has taken over the sport of mixed martial arts by becoming the first ever fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously. “Mystic Mac” earned his second title, the UFC lightweight championship, earlier this month in the main event of UFC 205 in New York when he...

Nov 22, 2016 3:48 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor sparks celebrities to do Vince McMahon’s power walk

Conor McGregor isn’t the first one to do it, but he has surely lit the fire to bring it to a lot of people’s attention. WWE boss, Vince McMahon was the one to make the “power walk” famous and “The Notorious” has taken it with him right into the Octagon. Back in his rematch against...

Nov 22, 2016 12:26 pm

Top 10 Head-Kick KOs in UFC History | Part 1

In mixed martial arts, there are few paths to victory as emphatic as the head-kick knockout. A twist of the hips, a swing of the leg, and bang, that’s it. Though head-kick knockouts are certainly rare, we’ve witnessed dozens throughout the long and spectacular history of The Ultimate Fighting Championship. To celebrate this jaw-dropping and...

Nov 21, 2016 9:13 am

Stephen Thompson on Possible Woodley Rematch: We Have to Settle This

One of the most memorable moments of UFC 205 was the co-main event, which saw welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and surging challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson pummel one another to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley retained his title – though the identity of the world’s best welterweight is somewhat murky as a result. The draw,...

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 18, 2016 7:38 pm

Bare Knuckle Fighting a safer combat sport than MMA and boxing?

By Dennis Taylor It’s dark and chilly in the underground, where authentic bare knuckle fighters have been bloodying each other’s noses for decades, even centuries. They’ve been fighting in barns, warehouses, box cars, auto body shops and parking garages — anywhere they might avoid law-enforcement. In 1881, bare knuckle legend John L. Sullivan fought John...

Nov 17, 2016 4:04 pm

VIDEO | UFC 205 knocks out NFL Super Bowl with remarkable social media statistic

There is no denying how much interest there is in mixed martial arts. With the UFC having its first event in New York since MMA was legalized in the state back in March, UFC 205 broke nearly every record in the company’s history. With the help of UFC superstar Conor McGregor headlining the UFC 205...

Nov 16, 2016 4:55 pm

VIDEO | UFC 205: The Thrill and The Agony Preview

Following her decision loss to Raquel Pennington at this past Saturday’s historic UFC 205 event in New York, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate shocked the world by announcing her retirement from mixed martial arts. In the above video, “The Thrill and The Agony Preview”, Miesha Tate announces to her boyfriend Bryan Caraway that...

Nov 15, 2016 11:44 am

VIDEO | Fight breaks out amongst fans as Conor McGregor makes his way to the Octagon

UFC 205 was a massive event held at New York’s historic Madison Square Garden over the weekend and UFC President Dana White claims that UFC 205 broke every UFC record. “Sitting here tonight we broke every record in UFC history tonight,” White said to the media at the post-fight presser. “Every record. The only one...

Nov 15, 2016 11:18 am

Brendan Schaub: Miesha Tate is the Best Female Analyst in the Game

One of the big stories to emerge from Saturday night’s UFC 205 – a card that was particularly rich in big stories – was the retirement of female mixed martial arts trailblazer Miesha Tate. Tate’s retirement followed a decision defeat to the streaking Raquel Pennington, who she coached on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter....

Nov 15, 2016 10:32 am

Could Cris Cyborg be the face of Women’s Bare Knuckle Fighting?

By Dennis Taylor Psst … somebody’s been flirting with Cris Cyborg, and the world’s most-feared female fighter apparently just winked back. The Brazilian mixed martial arts superstar is coyly hinting about her attraction to a sexy new player in the world of international combat sports, Bare Knuckle Fighting (BKF), which, for the uninitiated, is precisely...

Nov 15, 2016 8:25 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan says Dos Anjos Passed Out for 3 Minutes Before Alvarez Bout

Joe Rogan says RDA passed out for 3 mins before his fight with Eddie Alvarez. This cutting a ton of weight needs to be stopped. You think? pic.twitter.com/FwZIgBtXv5 — MMA Bible (@TheMMABible) November 15, 2016 Weight-cutting is a hot button issue in the sport of mixed martial arts. All too often, fighters attempt extreme weight...

Nov 12, 2016 7:46 pm

BREAKING! Miesha Tate announces her retirement

Following her UFC 205 unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at tonight’s UFC 205 event in New York, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate announced her retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. Tate, who had won the UFC women’s bantamweight champion at UFC 196 this past March by submitting Holly Holm, was...