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Feb 9, 2015 8:02 am

Nick Diaz Accused Of Stiffing Coach Of Pay

Nick Diaz boxing coach Richard Perez is accusing his pupil of stiffing him on his cut of his payout from the Georges St. Pierre fight, and refusing to give him a contract for the Anderson Silva fight. Perez has been a staple of the Diaz camp for much of Nick, and Nate’s careers, however he...

Feb 9, 2015 7:45 am

GSP: ‘Silva vs. Diaz Should Have Been Cancelled, PED’s Are Weapons’

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has always been vocal about his stance on PEDs, saying they have no place in the sport, and even going as far as to cite the PED problems in MMA for one of the reasons for his retirement. Following Anderson Silva’s failed drug test for 2 PED’s, Georges...

Feb 9, 2015 7:32 am

UFC Denies Withholding Anderson Silva’s payment

Yesterday news surfaced that the UFC had been withholding a $6 Million payment to Anderson Silva in U.S. Dollars as a result of his failed drug test from UFC 183 (See that HERE) This outraged many fans, who felt the UFC should also have withheld Jon Jones earnings from UFC 182, where Jones tested positive...

Feb 9, 2015 7:31 am

Chael Sonnen Explains Theory Behind Silva’s Failed Drug Test

By now, the world knows of Anderson Silva’s failed random pre-fight drug test for 2 anabolic steroids ahead of UFC 183. There are many theories floating around as to why after 18 years in the sport, Silva turned his back on his firmly held belief that PED users have no place in the Octagon. Some...

Feb 9, 2015 7:30 am

Cro Cop On UFC Return: ‘I Didn’t Sign For The Money’

As the MMA world anxiously awaits Mirko Cro Cop’s return to the UFC, which will happen at UFC Krakow on April 11th as he looks to avenge his loss to Gabriel Gonzaga. When Cro Cop joined the UFC roster in 2007, it was Gonzaga who handed the former Pride FC Grand Prix champion his first...

Feb 9, 2015 7:01 am

Carmouche Discusses Problems In The Women’s Bantamweight Division

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche hasn’t fought since April of 2014, when she lost to Miesha Tate. The next time she steps into the Octagon, it will be at “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas” on April 4th, almost a year to date since the last time she was in the Octagon....

Feb 9, 2015 5:01 am

Demetrious Johnson Wants $2 Million To Fight TJ Dillashaw

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is one of the most dominant fighters today. Johnson hasn’t lost since 2011, when he fought Dominick Cruz for the UFC bantamweight championship. Since then, Johnson has gone 7-0-1, winning the inaugural UFC flyweight championship, and defending it 5 times since then. Go up a weight class and you have...

Feb 8, 2015 3:41 pm

Report: UFC Withholding $6 Million Payment To Anderson Silva

Last month Anderson Silva returned to the Octagon after a 13 month layoff to fight Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 183. Silva went the distance with Diaz, ultimately winning by unanimous decision. After the bout however, it was revealed that Silva failed a random, pre-fight drug test ahead of the bout, but...

Feb 8, 2015 3:40 pm

Zahabi: ‘GSP Is The Best Pound For Pound Fighter’

Since Anderson Silva’s recently announced failed drug test for anabolic steroids, there has been much talk regarding his status as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). Many have began calling UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, or Georges St. Pierre the GOAT, whereas others give the title to Fedor Emelianenko. Tristar gym head coach, Firas...

Feb 8, 2015 3:31 pm

Coker On MMA Contracts: “Something Needs To Change”

With the class action lawsuit filed against the UFC at the end of 2014, there has been much talk about the current state of MMA, specifically fighter contracts. Many fans, and a select few fighters, are calling for a change to the segment of contracts that bars fighters from competing in another promotion, and leaves...

Feb 8, 2015 3:22 pm

“UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas” Ticket Info

On Friday, tickets will go on sale for “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas”, which goes down April 4th in Virginia. Ahead of the ticket release the UFC released a preview for the event (See that HERE), and has released the ticket prices for the event. The cheapest ticket is priced at $63.05, whereas floor...

Feb 8, 2015 3:21 pm

Demetrious Johnson Predicting Kyoji Horiguchi As Next Title Challenger

Demetrious Johnson has earned the reputation as one of the most dominant UFC champions out there, and one of the top pound for pound fighters today. Johnson has defended his title 5 times since winning the belt in September of 2012, most recently submitting Chris Cariaso in September of 2014. After the bout, ‘Mighty Mouse’...

Feb 8, 2015 2:52 pm

Spike TV President: Bellator “On An Even Footing” With The UFC

It’s no secret that the UFC is the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC has successfully continued to steamroll it’s promotional competition, including Pride FC, Strikeforce, The WEC, and more. The UFC’s competitor at the present time is Bellator MMA, which has seen a recent spike in ratings stemming from “Bellator 131: Ortiz...

Feb 8, 2015 2:30 pm

Soares: Belfort Fight Was ‘Everything Lyoto Machida Wanted’

Recently news broke that Chris Weidman had been forced out of his UFC 184 main-event title defense against Vitor Belfort. UFC President Dana White recounted the story, explaining that Belfort and his wife began calling the UFC President asking for an interim title fight. White called Lyoto Machida, who is fresh off a TKO win...

Feb 8, 2015 2:19 pm

Firas Zahabi Compares Anderson Silva To Lance Armstrong

Since news broke of Anderson Silva’s failed pre-fight random drug test ahead of UFC 183, there has been much talk of whether or not Silva is still the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). In the eyes of many, including Chael Sonnen, the failed drug test puts Silva’s past record into question, leaving many to wonder...

Feb 8, 2015 10:20 am

Lawler: Jones, Silva Failed Drug Tests A “Black Eye” For The Sport

The UFC has had a bit of a rough start to 2015 when it comes to drug test results. First it was revealed after his UFC 182 scrap against Daniel Cormier that UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones had failed a random pre-fight drug test for the main metabolite in cocaine. Following that, it was...

Feb 8, 2015 9:03 am

Report: UFC Releases 6 Fighters

It appears as if 3 more fighters have been released from the UFC roster, in addition to 3 other fighters who had their UFC profiles pulled from the promotions website. While the UFC has yet to release a statement regarding the releases, typically when a fighter’s profile has been removed from the promotions website, the...

Feb 8, 2015 9:02 am

Mirko Cro Cop Thanks His Fans Ahead Of UFC Return

Recently it was announced that MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic would be returning to the UFC to have a rematch against Gabriel Gonzaga in April. To those unfamiliar with the situation, back in 2007, Pride Grand Prix champion Mirko Cro Cop made his UFC debut, defeating Eddie Sanchez via TKO. In his second UFC...

Feb 8, 2015 9:01 am

Booking Roundup – UFC Books Several High Profile Bouts For Upcoming Events

As always, the UFC has been incredibly busy booking matches for upcoming events. Catch up with all of the latest happenings in the matchmaking world with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare, which will headline “UFC Fight Night 62” in Brazil on March 21st. Maia is coming off a...

Feb 8, 2015 8:54 am

Werdum: Reebok Deal Is Only Good For Top Fighters

Since the UFC announced its new sponsorship deal with Reebok, which will go into effect later this year, many fighters and fans alike have taken note of the way the sponsorship will reward fighters based solely on their ranking. Fabricio Werdum discussed the deal with MMAFighting: “It’s not 100 percent set how it’s going to...