2531 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Apr 20, 2012 1:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | John Alessio, "I'm going to make Mark Bocek work for everything"

By Sean McClure: John Alessio has been on a roller coaster ride since his mixed martial arts career started back in 1998. He has competed in the UFC, WEC, PRIDE, KOTC, MFC and DREAM organizations. Allesio has pieced together a very impressive overall record of 34 wins and 14 losses. While his attempts in the...

Apr 20, 2012 9:06 am

Stop Fitching and Fitchery in MMA Now!

By Lewis Mckeever: This is not an article set out to condemn UFC welterweight grinder Jon Fitch, but rather, a tool to vent my growing frustration and concerns with Fitch’s widespread smothering fighting style, otherwise known as “Fitching”. Jon Fitch is renowned for his grapple heavy, “take no risks” approach to mixed martial arts. Jon...

Apr 19, 2012 3:14 pm

Breaking down Jon Jones Vs. Rashad Evans

By Lewis Mckeever: The hour is nearly upon us. It has been billed as one of the most personal affairs to ever grace the octagon. A confrontational feud that has been brewing and escalating for over 12 months is almost set for conclusion. Saturday evening’s superstars; Jon Jones and Rashad Evans have almost exhausted the...

Apr 19, 2012 1:44 pm

Just Scrap Radio | BJ Penn Talks About His Genesis as a Fighter

By Lynn Mitchell: A segment of the Just Scrap Radio Show was BJ Penn recollecting memories of his father insisting he show up just one time to Tom Callos’ class.  BJ was more into boxing at that time and was not interested in jiu jitsu telling his father it wasn’t for him.  BJ’ father then...


Apr 19, 2012 10:42 am

Georges St. Pierre Undecided On Rashad Evans/Jon Jones winner

By Lewis Mckeever: Canadian mixed martial arts icon Georges St. Pierre took to twitter to share his brief thoughts on this Saturday’s main attraction. A scholar under Greg Jackson’s tutelage himself, and having trained with both Jones and Evans, it’s no surprise to see Georges’ remain neutral with his fight pick: So, @UFC 145’s main...

Apr 18, 2012 7:18 pm

UFC on FOX 3 Going Head-To-Head With Major Boxing Event Does Not Worry ZUFFA Boss

By Jason Kindschy: In an interview with MMAfighting.com yesterday, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta discussed the concerns about going head-to-head with a big boxing match. UFC on FOX 3 is set to air on May 5th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The headliner being Nate Diaz taking on Jim Miller for the...

Apr 18, 2012 7:09 pm

Jon Jones | The past, the present, the future

By Lewis Mckeever: It all started with YouTube. A young, ambitious adolescent learning how to punch and kick in his bedroom through studying instructional videos on the internet to becoming one of the most influential figures in Mixed Martial Arts today. One thing is certain; Jon “Bones” Jones is no ordinary athlete, Jon Jones is...

Apr 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Bisping says he would've stopped Sonnen had their fight been five rounds

By Evan Stoumbelis: Middleweight Michael ‘the count’ Bisping said the following in a recent interview: “I think Chael will out-wrestle Anderson and beat him this time, and then I’ll get the rematch with Chael considering how close our fight was. If I had Chael over five rounds, I’d definitely beat him. In that last fight,...

Apr 17, 2012 5:27 pm

Greg Jackson Creates Belt Ranking System for MMA

By Lynn Mitchell: Martial arts are extensive systems of codified practices and traditions of combat that are practiced for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, as well as mental, physical and spiritual development.  Evidence show that martial arts have roots in prehistory, the earliest evidence of systematic training in specific martial...

Apr 17, 2012 3:16 pm

Editorial Spotlight | There's No Such Thing as a Teammate in MMA

By Josh Long: In just over two weeks Jon “Bones” Jones will defend his light heavyweight championship against “Suga” Rashad Evans. This fight will surely live up to its hype, as the former training partners/teammates at Gregg Jackson’s gym will square off inside the octagon. Teammates? Dictionary.com defines a teammate as a member of the...

Apr 17, 2012 6:26 am

VIDEO | Dan Henderson Talks About Fighting JDS For The UFC HW Crown

By Lynn Mitchell: The bustling hoopla has started again with another big name fighter to step up to say he will accept a fight with UFC Heavyweight Champ Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This has all been a bit messy with the recent succession of heavyweight contender...

Apr 16, 2012 12:03 pm

Rashad Evans is the underdog against Jones | But is he underrated?

By Lorenzo Luciano: Let us put aside for this fight analysis, all of the former teammate issues that have been headlining the upcoming fight between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and number one contender Rashad Evans. Jon Jones is without a doubt one of the hottest and most talented fighters to come into...

Apr 16, 2012 11:19 am

All Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champions Weigh-In On Jones vs. Evans

Some of the greatest names in the sport’s pantheon have held and fought for the UFC’s 205lbs title since its inception in 1997, including Hall of Famers Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell and iconic fighters including Vitor Belfort, Tito Ortiz and “Rampage” Jackson.   The light heavyweight title – which was called the middleweight title...

Apr 15, 2012 4:52 pm

Tito Says He Is The Muhammed Ali And Hulk Hogan Of MMA, But Is He?

By Mark Carrillo: Throughout Tito Ortiz’s 15 year career in the UFC, he has managed to make himself one of the most loved, and hated athletes in the sport. MMA fans seem to either be cheering for Ortiz at the top of their lungs, or screaming for his opponent to knock his head into the...

Apr 14, 2012 11:29 am

"UFC on FUEL TV 2: Gustafsson vs. Silva" Preliminary Card Results & Recap

The UFC on FUEL TV 2 preliminary card delivered on entertainment and finished fights. If you missed the facebook live stream have no fear we have a brief recap and results for you below. Jason Young vs. Eric Wisely: In the first bout of the evening Jason Young was able to outpoint Eric Wisely in...

Apr 13, 2012 1:33 pm

Announcement | BJPENN.COM Commits To Covering Canada's Premier MMA Promotion MFC

By Lynn Mitchell: We are pleased to announce as part of our continued evolution in covering the sport of Mixed Martial Arts around that world that BJPenn.com will now be bringing you all the latest news on Canada’s top MMA promotion – Maximum Fighting Championships. Canada’s undisputed leader in mixed martial arts, proudly announced it...

Apr 13, 2012 10:46 am

Frank Mir Will Be Angry If Passed Up For Title Shot In Overeem's Absence

By Lorenzo Luciano: Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir is set to fight another former UFC Heavyweight Champion in Cain Velasquez at UFC 146 on May 26th, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Main Card at this event was set to be made up of all heavyweight fights for...

Apr 13, 2012 7:47 am

Georges St. Pierre teams up with video game publishing giants Square Enix

By Lewis Mckeever: Down but not out. Sitting on the sidelines rehabilitating injuries has not stopped the French Candian from staying out of the headlines. As well as showing off his best poker face through recently partnering up with 888 poker, GSP has also managed to secure a deal with infamous video game studio Square...

Apr 12, 2012 2:11 pm

Tito Ortiz | Love Him Or Hate Him, MMA Will Miss Him Following Retirement

By Chase Raymond: When Tito Ortiz steps into the octagon at UFC 148 on July 7th 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, expect to hear no boo’s, no silence, and see no one in their seats. The one time “Huntington Beach bad boy” and now self proclaimed “Peoples Champ” will be...

Apr 12, 2012 9:42 am

California Assembly Bill Threatens UFC Contracts And Could Give Fighters New Rights

By Micah Hinchliffe: Recent developments in the Assembly Bill 2100 could have devastating effects on current Zuffa contracts should it be passed, the issue has arisen at a difficult time as it is during a year which the UFC has already faced allegations about their pay and treatment of fighters. The ESPN documentary on the...

Apr 12, 2012 9:30 am

Food For Thought | Why Don't Bellator Fighters Fail Drug Tests?

By Giovanni Burns: On the brink of trying to scramble for a possible replacement for UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem after a failed drug test, questions remain about the fact that UFC fighters are failing drug tests at alarming rates, as opposed to the second largest MMA promotion Bellator and other “B level” mixed martial...

Apr 11, 2012 3:36 pm

With GSP And Zahabi’s Support, MacDonald Poised To Inherit Crown In Two Years

By Micah Hinchliffe: During last night’s airing of Ultimate Insider we got to take a peak into the renowned Tristar camp and hear from some of it’s most successful fighters as they prepare for UFC 145 in Atlanta, April 21st. Among these fighters was welterweight contender Rory “Ares” Macdonald, whom many believe to be the...

Apr 11, 2012 9:56 am

The Blackzilians Add BJJ Champion Braulio Estima

By Lynn Mitchell: Grappling sensation Braulio Estima has joined the elite team at Blackzilians in Florida.  Braulio also stated in a previous interview – he plans to make his long awaited MMA debut in July of 2012. It is apparent that high level BJJ black belts have an impact on the MMA game. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

Apr 11, 2012 9:43 am

One Fighting Championship to host historic Asian MMA Summit

By Wilvic Dado: One FC announced an invitation only Asian Summit, gathering the most influential figures in Eastern Mixed Martial Arts. The summit will feature presentations by industry leaders, TV broadcasters, international sponsors, leading gym owners, MMA media influencers and international MMA stars. It will be held at the Marina Bay Sands- one of the...

Apr 10, 2012 1:47 pm

Brock Lesnar: Believe It Or Not A Success In The World Of MMA

By Josh Long: “The anomaly has returned to Monday Night Raw,” these were the words used by WWE play-by-play man Michael Cole as the former UFC & WWE champion Brock Lesnar made his return to the WWE after rumors of his return had been circulating throughout the internet. It was later announced by many pro...

Apr 10, 2012 11:02 am

VIDEO | What's The Hype About? Just Scrap Radio Trailer

What’s The Hype About? We are pleased to announce that a project long in the works is finally upon us and ready for release. The BJPENN.COM “Just Scrap” radio show is set to be the biggest Mixed Martial Arts Radio show on the market today. Hosted by a secret personality, that we want to leave...

Apr 9, 2012 5:52 pm

The rally for Mark Hunt – A true underdog story

By Lewis Mckeever: Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few days, I’m sure you’re currently aware of the Mark Hunt situation; the rally for Mark Hunt and his quest for UFC gold. Hunt has been trending on twitter, building an online army of dedicated troops, smashing through Facebook polls and...