184 Search Results for retired fighters

May 19, 2014 6:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Nick Diaz Breaks Silence For Tito Ortiz Victory

Nick Diaz is one of the most recluse MMA fighters on the UFC’s roster. Currently sitting idle on the sidelines, retired and waiting for the right payday to return, the Stockton based fighter broke his streak of silence after watching Tito Ortiz chock Shlemenko out. Check it: That was clean @titoortiz — nick diaz (@nickdiaz209)...

Apr 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Brian Stann: Lack Of Drug Testing ‘Major Part’ Of Retirement Decision

Performance Enhancing Drugs has been a sensitive topic in Mixed Martial Arts for several years now. FOX analyst and retired UFC middleweight, Brian Stann recently explained why the sport’s lack of testing ultimately led to his retirement. “It was a major part of me walking away from the sport. Knowing that I wasn’t getting a...

Apr 14, 2014 7:52 pm

Michael Bisping’s UFC Resume Of Wins Does Not Read Like A Who’s Who

Michael Bisping debuted in the UFC at The Ultimate Fighter Finale 3 with a TKO victory over Josh Haynes to capture the title of Ultimate Fighter. Eight years later, and “The Count” is still looking for that signature win to propel him to a title shot. Bisping might get it Wednesday night when he faces...

Apr 11, 2014 7:36 am

Is Nick Diaz Worth $500,000?

By Connor Woodard The Diaz brothers have never been a pair to shy away from asking for what they believe that they’re entitled to, even if those demands are often rather unrealistic. Sometimes these requests are granted, such as the case of Nick Diaz getting a title shot against Georges St-Pierre, despite coming off of...


Apr 7, 2014 9:07 pm

Kedzie Trains With Men, Says They KO Her

“I don’t think you can be world-class fighter without training with good training partners. Whether they’re male or female, I think you just have to have the right training partners. If you have a whole bunch of men, but they suck, then no, you’re not going to be a world-class fighter. If you have a...

Mar 25, 2014 6:12 am

Catching Up With The Quick Mike Swick In Thailand

A member of The Underground (mixedmartialarts.com) recently asked Mike Swick if he had retired. A fair question I suppose, considering we haven’t seen “Quick” Swick in action since his loss to Matt Brown at the end of last year. In fact, the last time Swick was in the headlines, it was due to a motorcycle...

Mar 20, 2014 7:53 am

Tyrone Woodley Would be “Furious” at Nick Diaz Title Shot

With the number one contender spot in the UFC Welterweight division still up for grabs, Tyrone Woodley, who most recently defeated Carlos Condit, took to the MMA Hour to make his case for the next title shot. While he acknowledges that other fighters in the division all have at least a somewhat valid claim to...

Mar 5, 2014 7:25 am

TUF Winner Mac Danzig Retires From MMA

Mac Danzig has retired from the sport of mixed martial arts. The 34-year-old (former) UFC lightweight began his UFC career by winning “The Ultimate Fighter 6”, and will finish up his career with an MMA record of 21-12-1 (5-8 in the UFC). Mac Danzig spoke with MMAJunkie.com about his plans for the future, as well as how...

Feb 18, 2014 9:31 am

Matt Serra Says He Would Make A UFC Return For Hughes Rematch

Matt Serra has had his ups and down in his career, but his ups have stuck around in fight fan’s memories. Namely, the first round knock out of Georges St-Pierre back at UFC 69. And though Serra is now retired and spending his time very wisely as he runs his jiujitsu school and aides in...

Jan 31, 2014 5:43 am

Chris Leben Never Paid Taxes On UFC Earnings

‘Uncle Sam’ is a worthy opponent for anyone who has stepped inside the cage, even Chris Leben. With the way the UFC pay’s their fighters, it is each athletes responsibility to pay their own taxes. The UFC isn’t taking out withholding’s for these guys like a salaried employee, which is why it’s important to pay...

Jan 21, 2014 12:47 pm

The UFC’s Good Guys: Former Champs who play nice

The UFC is sort of like teen-heart throb Justin Beiber. Some people (13-year-old girls) love the guy, while others (everyone else) find him rather obnoxious. The UFC and its main man Dana White have made their fair share of enemies over the years, whether it be disgruntled fighters, outraged fans or rival promotions. The most...

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...