172 Search Results for retired fighters

Jan 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Former Champ Rich Franklin Says You Can’t Retire On UFC Money

There has been a ton of controversy surrounding fighter’s salaries and the inequality involved in it regarding how much certain fighters make over others. UFC veteran Rich Franklin however, preaches to the complainers in the group stating that is ultimately their responsibility to negotiate their contract. There have of course always been those who feel...

Jan 6, 2014 9:21 am

Quinn Mulhern Retires From MMA Following UFC Fight Night 34 Defeat

How many fighters can you think of, off the top of your head, that remained in the game a little too long for their own good? Quite a few, I’m sure. Professional fighting, like most sports, is a hard career to simply walk away from. It’s not like retiring from an office job, where you...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 19, 2013 12:04 pm

Tarec Saffiedine Thinks the 170 Division Will Now Have More Excitement

“He has nothing else to prove. He’s the champion for so long, he’s at the top. I understand that he needs to some time off, I guess, for whatever reason he claims. He was a great champion and now it’s going to be even more exciting for the welterweight division, for all the guys that...


Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 6, 2013 7:46 am

Forrest Griffin: ‘I physically can’t (come back) To MMA’

One of the greatest of all time and possibly the most recognizable name in MMA, Forrest Griffin, retired from Mixed Martial Arts earlier this year. Griffin, known best for his epic three round war with Stephan Bonnar at the TUF Season 1 Finale, and grueling battles with greats like Anderson Silva, “Rampage” Jackson, and “Shogun”...

Nov 22, 2013 8:49 am

Lorenzo Fertitta says he believes its “tough to be GSP somedays”

Lorenzo Fertitta met up with Ariel Helwani after a press conference in New York and discussed the rumors flying around concerning the UFC Welterweight champion and helped shed some light on the situation after GSP’s controversial split decision victory over Johnny Hendricks. After GSP’s title defense, the Champion had some interesting things to say about a...

Nov 22, 2013 8:41 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: Dana Was Misunderstood, GSP Owes The UFC Nothing

“GSP doesn’t owe us anything,” Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said about the UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following a storm of media attention on UFC President Dana White’s (pictured above) response to St-Pierre’s talk of retiring.  “If he chooses to retire, then so be it, he’ll retire and become someone that people will always look...

Nov 11, 2013 1:07 pm

New Jersey Report Casts Dark Shadow Over Brain Trauma In MMA

In February of last year veteran MMA Fighter Gary Goodridge (pictured) came out to the media about his Dementia pugilistica (DP), a type of neurodegenerative disease or dementia that may affect amateur or professional boxers as well as athletes in other sports who suffer concussions. It was a shocker for MMA fans, fighters and analysts...

Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm

WSOF 7 prelims take shape with addition of Kalib Starnes, Two More Bouts

World Series of Fighting’s first-ever Canadian fight continues to fill out, as three new preliminary contests have been booked for World Series of Fighting 7, including a light heavyweight matchup of Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) vs. Kalib Starnes (15-8-1)(pictured), a featherweight contest of Shawn Albrecht (9-5) vs. Josh Machan (11-4) and welterweights Michael “The Messenger”...

Nov 11, 2013 11:28 am

Nick Diaz Wants Big Fight and $3-5 per PPV Buy in Return to UFC

“I am a pretty big draw,” UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz said when discussing a potential return to the Octagon.  “We would have to negotiate a pretty decent amount of pay and a pretty decent amount from the pay-per-view.  I’m talking like three to five dollars [per buy].”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s been...

Oct 21, 2013 11:19 am

Win Over George Sots Saved KJ Noons From Retirement

“It feels awesome, all this hard work. This was must-win. If I would have lost, I would have retired. If you can’t compete at the top, then why do it? It’s tough, I got the new baby. I got a job, too. Online real estate. I was doing that and training. It’s tough to do...

Aug 16, 2013 10:28 am

Dana White Disavows Mayhem Miller: “He’s Not a UFC Fighter”

Dana White has been the center of Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller’s banter for a while now; but following Miller’s recent arrest for domestic violence this week, White had the opportunity to share his opinion on the former fighter.  To no one’s surprise, White is “not a big fan.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Dana White spoke...

Aug 6, 2013 12:45 pm

Tito Ortiz: The Sport is ‘MMA Not UFC’

“Bellator isn’t about the brand, they’re about making stars and making people as they should be. We go out there and we kill ourselves, practically. You want to be a superstar? You’ve got to put in the time, you’ve got to put in the work and you’ve got to put on good fights. Bellator wants...

Jul 19, 2013 5:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Frank Shamrock Talks Fight Master, His Favorite Fights, and Working With BJ Penn Years Ago | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | MMA Legend and Bellator Fight Master Coach Frank Shamrock recently joined our team of Chase Raymond and Kinch on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio. The three men talked about several different topics around the MMA circles, including Frank’s time on the new Fight Master reality show on SPIKE TV, his biggest accomplishments,...

Jul 16, 2013 8:57 pm

Ray Sefo Takes Temporary Leave as WSOF President

With a return to active competition on the horizon, World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo has officially elected to take a temporary leave from his executive role. “I’m looking forward to another chance to step into the cage, but before I do, I felt taking a temporary leave from my executive duties was the...

Jul 11, 2013 2:50 pm

“THE” Brian Stann: An Editorial on A Fighter, A Father, A Hero

In January of 2006, less than a year after Operation Matador pitted 42 marines in a 360-degree firefight, a 25-year old Marine Captain stepped in to his first professional MMA match. Three-minutes and fourteen-seconds, later, that Marine had his first MMA victory. The next five fights held the same result. 6-0 in his first six,...

Jun 15, 2013 1:49 pm

EDITORIAL | The Legend Lives: Dan Henderson Will Forever Be ‘One of a Kind’

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Dan Henderson has become one of the most prolific and accomplished mixed martial artists of all time. His time inside the sport, which began way back in 1997, has spanned over the sports steady, constant evolution and, unlike many fighters that began competing when he did, he is not only still...

May 20, 2013 2:46 pm

John Cholish Retires From MMA, Cites Unfair Pay As Reason

Coming off a submission loss to Gleison tibau at UFC on FX 8, (former) UFC lightweight John Cholish has retired from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, citing unfair payment as the main reason. According to Cholish, the salary lower level fighters make is often not enough to even break even with the cost of...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Chris Lytle Talks Life Outside the UFC | BJPENN.COM RADIO

By Jake Chastain | Last Wednesday night BJPenn.com Radio welcomed on a special guest in UFC veteran Chris “Lights-Out” Lytle. Chris, who is a long time fan favorite and an MMA godfather with 54 professional fights on his resume, decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts after his epic battle with Dan...

Feb 21, 2013 9:31 am

Report: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Proposed for July 6 | UFC NEWS

UFC Middleweight Champion and pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva, will most likely return to the Octagon on July 6 to face Middleweight top contender, Chris Weidman, according to Brazilian news source, TATAME.  This fight has been in discussion for sometime, but nothing has been formally announced because of some other title contenders in the division.  With...

Jan 29, 2013 12:33 pm

With His Foot Out The Door, Jardine Discusses Health Risks Of Fighting | MMA NEWS

“A lot of people have been pushing me to retire, I’ve been a shell of myself these last couple years. I’ve been saying I’m definitely on the shelf, I’m semi-retired, I’m definitely on the shelf right now,” … “…my approach right now is I’m trying to get myself healthy. And then once I feel like...