2916 Search Results for mixed martial arts

May 23, 2013 11:14 am

Gambler’s Odds: UFC 160 Heavyweight Edition

Gambling itself is risky; however, gambling on mixed martial arts is one of the most dangerous ways to wager your hard earned money. Before bets are placed, a bettor should look at every single fact that is available. Having a gut feeling and believing something unlikely could happen will not make it happen… you need...

May 23, 2013 10:12 am

Quick Twitt | John Cholish Claims UFC Not Paid His Purse From FX 8 Card

Retired UFC fighter, John Cholish, has been on an anti-ufc rant as of late and he isn’t a week removed from the companies employ. Earlier this week he went on the MMA Hour with the following statement: “Before you even step to the ring, your original purse is gone,” Cholish claimed. “And that’s before factoring...

May 22, 2013 11:19 am

Former UFC Champ Matt Serra Hints At Retirement After Health Scare

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra, has apparently decided to hang up his gloves and retire. We heard weeks ago that Serra was put in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment, and now in an interview with the local press he has come out and pretty much announced his retirement from the sport of Mixed...

May 21, 2013 6:00 am

Two MMA Promoters Are Missing in Mexico, Suspected to be Kidnapped

News is starting to circulate that American Craig Silva and Canadian Diego Hernandez, both MMA promoters, are missing following their promotion of an event in Mexico in early May. The two are said to have last been seen around 5 pm on May 8th in Puerto Vallarta driving a 2003 black Chevy Trailblazer. Vancouver’s Vivian...

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 17, 2013 9:59 am

Quick Twitt | Kenny Florian Joins The Great Weed Debate

We hardly make it through a week without a fighter getting suspended for the use of Marijuana. As the cannabis movement stretches across the country, more and more people are seeking legal use of a once illegal narcotic. While several states in our country now allow the use of marijuana either recreationally or for medical...

May 16, 2013 1:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Abel Trujillo on UFC 160 Fight Against Khabib Nurmagomedov: “I just want to finish this guy.” | BJPENN.COM Radio

UFC Lightweight contender Abel “Killa” Trujillo joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, May 15 to discuss a number of topics, including his upcoming fight at UFC 160 next Saturday, May 25 against Combat Sambo world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ranked as the #10 lightweight in the world, Khabib’s hype has been growing since his UFC debut....

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...

May 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: The UFC Has Made 70 Millionaires

“We’ve created, literally, nearly 70 millionaires since we took this thing over, and some of them multimillionaires.” That is what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta claims the promotion has accomplished in the combat sports world since UFC parent company Zuffa LLC acquired the show over a decade ago at the turn of the millennia. Both Lorenza Fertitta...

May 15, 2013 9:24 am

Wrestling Looking to MMA for A New Image

Pushed against the proverbial cage, wrestling is now fighting to keep its place in the Olympic Games.  Literally fighting.  With the International Olympic Committee’s decision to place wrestling on a chopping block, supporters of the sport are looking to the rapid and successful growth of mixed martial arts for ways to rebrand and rejuvenate the...

May 14, 2013 3:38 pm

CSAC confirms Nick Diaz fight promotion plans

Nick Diaz retired from MMA for the 2nd time after his UFC 158 loss to Georges St. Pierre, however he may have not step away from the cage for good. As we reported yesterday the Stockton based fighter is looking to start his own War Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion in his hometown of Stockton....

May 14, 2013 12:10 pm

FUEL TV May Be No More; FOX Sports 2 Likely Its Replacement

By Jake Chastain | News is circulating that News Corp.’s FOX Sports is not only getting ready to launch its newest sports station, FOX Sports 1, on August 17th but now we’re getting word that the company is looking to launch 2 new stations, maybe even on the same day. Insiders working on the plan...

May 14, 2013 9:39 am

A look inside a UFC fighter’s contract

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is usually quiet about their contract negotiations. Bleacher Report sat down with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, president Dana White and general counsel Lawrence Epstein and discussed the contract that Zuffa has with it’s fighters. “People want to compare us to other sports, and in some sense that’s fair to do,” Fertitta told...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...

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...

May 13, 2013 10:22 am

GSP says he is motivated by fear as he enters the cage

Georges St. Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) is the long-time UFC welterweight champion, the biggest draw in the promotion, and has millions of fans. During a recent interview with Inside MMA, the welterweight champ was asked how he normally feels when walking to the cage, about to face off with someone else that wants to...

May 11, 2013 12:07 pm

Bjorn Rebney: Eddie Alvarez’ statements are completely untrue

For the past week the Bellator promotion has been under fire. In the highly publicized contract dispute between themselves and Eddie Alvarez, the promotion hasn’t looked to good in the eyes of the public. According to Alvarez, his legal team took the gloves off and let him go on this wild campaign of full disclosure....