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Jun 14, 2013 12:19 pm

Don Clift of KICK International Talks Need for Change in MMA Sanctioning

Don Clift is the Task Force Director for the Rules and Regulations Committee working hand-in-hand with the President, Frank Babcock, with the goal of establishing rules and regulations for those areas not yet sanctioned as well as unifying the rules and regulations for amateur MMA in the United States under one Sanctioning body.   Don...

Jun 14, 2013 6:37 am

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez Targeted for Fall Bout

An intriguing lightweight bout between former #1 contender Diego Sanchez (24-5) and former Strikeforce lightweight champion and recent title challenger Gilbert Melendez (21-3) has been rumored and reported by an MMA news outlet. The bout was said to be set on the UFC 164 but is now said to take place later in the year,...

Jun 4, 2013 7:44 pm

Benson Henderson Set to Defend Title Against T.J. Grant at UFC 164

UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson (19-2) is officially schedule to face top contender T.J. Grant (21-5) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. UFC 164 takes place on August 31, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Henderson last fought Gilbert Melendez, winning a close split-decision over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The fight was closely contested...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 28, 2013 9:43 am

EXCLUSIVE | Metamoris 2 Competitor Mackenzie Dern Talks About Superfight

Mackenzie Dern spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night as she closes in on two high-level Brazilian jiu jitsu competitions in the World Jiu Jitsu Championships this Saturday and her superfight with Michelle Nicolini at Metamoris 2 on June 9.   Dern, one of the most highly decorated American women competing in jiu jitsu today,...

May 16, 2013 11:20 am

Nick Diaz’s Promotion ‘War MMA’ Looks for June 22 Debut

  The last few days have seen a tantalizing rumor develop into a prospective reality.  Former UFC welterweight contender, Nick Diaz, is looking to start his own MMA promotion; more than that, he has already applied for a temporary promoter’s license in hopes of launching “War MMA” as soon as June 22.   Sherdog.com reached...

Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am

“Big” John McCarthy Goes In-Depth On NSAC Issues | MMA NEWS

This past Monday, legendary mixed martial arts referee “Big” John McCarthy joined Ariel Helwani live on MMA Fighting’s “The MMA Hour”. Towards the end of his segment, Big John was vocal regarding his exclusion from UFC events taking place in Nevada following a falling out with Keith Keizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “Keith...

Jan 19, 2013 2:19 pm

UFC on FX 7: Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort Main Card Predictions

  The UFC is back in Brazil tonight with an 11 card event featuring a middleweight match-up of Michael Bisping vs. Vitor Belfort as the main event. One fight will stream live on Facebook, Fuel TV will broadcast six preliminary bouts and FX will host the main portion of the card. To be honest while...

Jan 15, 2013 6:30 am

The 7 Most Annoying Things About MMA | MMA NEWS

There are lots of things that suck in MMA. Here are the 7 most annoying things of the bunch. Watching a Legend Lose Badly It sucks. Every time a legend gets pummeled it just makes you feel bad deep down inside. We all know the moment is coming and that it’s only a matter of...

Dec 12, 2012 10:43 am

Exclusive: Liz Carmouche Talks UFC 157 Bout Against Ronda Rousey

  On February 23rd in Anaheim, CA history will be made as two women will fight inside the famed Octagon for the first time in the organizations history. Ronda Rousey the first ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion will defend her title against former Strikeforce/Invicta FC fighter Liz Carmouche. Regardless of the outcome, fifty years from...

Dec 7, 2012 9:07 pm

The Trials and Tribulations of an MMA Fan

  The buildup to tomorrow night’s UFC event has been incredible, it has been a painstaking process, but all of the hard work will culminate at The Key Arena in Seattle, WA at 8pm eastern. For the fighters and their camps all of the long hours working in the gym will be put to the...

Dec 7, 2012 3:27 pm

UFC on Fox 5 Main Card Predictions

  We are a little over 24 hours away from what will truly be a historic night in Seattle as the UFC invades the Key Arena with UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz. The whole card consists of 11 bouts with one airing on Facebook, six on FX and four on Fox. All four...

Oct 30, 2012 10:19 am

World MMA Awards Announces This Years Nominees: VOTE NOW | MMA NEWS

It’s time to roll out the red carpet and get suited and booted, as the 5th Fighters Only World MMA Awards returns to Las Vegas. After 12 months of outstanding action in the world of MMA, the fifth annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards arrives to bestow some of the planet’s best fighters...

Oct 20, 2012 4:13 pm

Vinny Magalhaes: Chael Sonnen will submit Jon Jones off his back | UFC News

After witnessing Vitor Belfort nearly finish Jon Jones by throwing a up a submission attempt from his back at UFC 152, Vinny Magalhaes believes he can properly instruct Chael Sonnen on how to defeat the current UFC light heavyweight champion when the two collide in April of next year. Here is what Vinny had to...

Oct 17, 2012 4:29 pm

FULL Event Quotes & Recap: UFC Media Call with Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen & Dana White

The UFC conducted a conference call today featuring UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, former two-time middleweight contender Chael Sonnen and UFC President Dana White. The purpose of the call was to promote Sonnen and Jones coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter season 17 which will begin in January. The two will meet...

Sep 29, 2012 11:36 am

Dana White: I thought Brian Stann won | UFC NEWS

Earlier in the week UFC 152 main card participant Brian Stann told the media that he thought he beat Michael Bisping and that UFC president Dana White shared the same opinion. Now, UFC president Dana White has confirmed Stann’s comments with some commentary of his own. “I had it one and one, and I thought...

Sep 17, 2012 9:34 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez Interview Part One

Joseph Benavidez is nothing if not persistent. The story of how he drove around looking for Urijah Faber’s gym while on vacation in California is well documented. Thankfully for him as well as the fans his persistence paid off and the two hooked up and have forged a strong bond and working relationship. Faber and...

Aug 13, 2012 9:09 pm

Exclusive: Shannon Knapp says "Karate Hottie" will debut at Invicta FC 3

There isn’t an MMA organization in the world right now, other than the UFC and Strikeforce, with as much momentum and fan appeal as the Invicta Fighting Championships. The promotion, which is focused entirely on female fighters, has only been producing events since April of this year but judging from the amount of viewers they...

Jul 25, 2012 4:37 pm

Trainer Says GSP Still Wants To Fight Nick Diaz | UFC NEWS

“Everywhere we go the fans are asking me for Nick Diaz. They’re always asking me when Georges is going to fight Nick Diaz. And when I tell them, he’s retired they have this crazy look on their face, like that’s crazy they still have to fight. I think Georges wants that fight. I think Diaz...