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Oct 25, 2012 9:37 am

Michael Johnson vs. Myles Jury added to UFC 155 | UFC News

A lightweight showdown between Michael Johnson (12-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Myles Jury (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been added to the UFC’s year-end card in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson has won three straight fights, this after starting his UFC career by going 1-2. His latest win came over Danny Castillo at UFC on FX 5...

Oct 19, 2012 11:57 am

Sonnen Says “The Ultimate Fighter” Is Tougher Than The Olympics | UFC NEWS

“The show is coming up, it’s on FX and it’s coming to a living room near you. I would also like to mention to the media, and I really hope they report this, this show is the single biggest and toughest tournament that we have in this sport. This isn’t a four-man tournament that gets...

Sep 13, 2012 2:04 pm

Belcher vs. Okami II Booked For UFC 155 | UFC NEWS

A middleweight contest between Alan Belcher and Yushin Okami has been booked for the UFC’s year-end-show in Las Vegas. For the two middleweights this bout is a rematch from way back in 2006 where Okami was able to best Belcher via decision at UFC 62. MMAfighting.com was the first to report the match. UFC 155...

Aug 29, 2012 4:59 pm

EDITORIAL | Fights That Educated Fans #1

Sometimes during the course of an MMA bout you might actually learn something. There are times that a fight contains something special, unique to the styles competing inside the Octagon.  When the bout is over you might even feel a little smarter for watching it and have a new word in your UFC vocabulary. They...

Aug 13, 2012 3:05 am

Dana White Confirms Wanderlei Will Compete In UFC Again | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC President Dana White states that former Pride Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva will fight in the UFC again. White has been in talks with ‘The Axe Murderer’ recently and confirmed following the UFC 150 post-fight press conference that Wanderlei will compete again in the UFC. “Yeah, he’s going to fight again,” Following...

Jul 18, 2012 10:04 am

Fertitta Breaks Down The Most Important UFC Battles In History | UFC NEWS

The UFC has its fair share of memorable moments unforgettable icons. But where do these historic fights stack up in the eyes of UFC owner, Lorenzo Fertitta? Dave Deibert of Postmedia News shared his top ten list with Fertitta at UFC 148 to get his opinion on these 10 historic fights that helped define the...

Jul 17, 2012 8:41 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Swick on Silva vs. Sonnen 2 controversy, fighting angry, and more.

Mike Swick is one of the best fighters to come out of the American Kickboxing Academy. Since his appearance on the first The Ultimate Fighter he has proven he belongs in the UFC. Swick has been in big fights and situations where emotions controlled his actions. Perhaps the best example in recent years of this...

Jul 10, 2012 11:52 pm

Mark Munoz Reveals Sonnen Offered To Help Pay For His Elbow Surgery | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC Middleweight contender Mark Munoz in an interview with MMAFighting. Mark Munoz is ready to call out Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva with a win over Chris Weidman at UFC on Fuel TV 4. However back in January Munoz was set to face Chael Sonnen at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis but...

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...

Jun 5, 2012 6:23 pm

Notable fighters who tested positive for Steroids | MMA NEWS

In the ever evolving world of MMA it is imperative that fighters stay healthy and up their game every day. Injuries happen and big fights come up for almost every mixed martial arts athlete. When that stuff happens the temptation to get a little extra kick from banned substances, that edge you need to overcome...

May 16, 2012 2:39 pm

BJPenn.com's Unofficial Guide to MMA Nicknames – The best and worst | UFC NEWS

Fighters have always carried nicknames. Most of them fit their persona, some do not, and some – well they don’t even make sense. Listed below are some notable fighter nicknames, and I will warn you now that a few of them are terrible. The ones identified are classified as Great, Good, and Terrible. The criteria...

May 4, 2012 8:57 am

UFC Standing Behind Ross Pearson And DUI Charges | Cleared To Fight

“I talked to him on the phone the day that he got out, and we’re going to help him through it…He’s got 50 guys out there that he’s training with that he could have called. He’s got money; he could have taken a taxi. It’s just one of those bad choices you make at that...

Apr 29, 2012 7:00 pm

BJ Penn completes the line up for the MMA Show Live in Birmingham, UK

By Chase Raymond: Two time UFC champion and MMA legend BJ Penn will complete the line-up for Europe’s biggest ever MMA fan expo, The MMA Show Live, being held May 12-13 at the NEC in Birmingham. Bj is joining a long list of MMA stars like Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, and...

Apr 29, 2012 11:27 am

Wanderlei Silva: Beating Down the Criticism

I have had it up to here with people calling Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1-1) the underdog in his upcoming fight with Vitor Belfort (21-9), and because you’re reading this, you’ll have to take my word that my hand was high up when I said that first statement. Sure, Wanderlei is in the latter stages of his...

Apr 27, 2012 2:44 pm

Njokuani vs Taylor Booked For UFC on Fuel TV 4

Just coming off a unanimous decision win over John Makdessi, Anthony Njokuani already had his next opponent. The 15-6 (2-2 in the UFC) lightweight will square off against Paul Taylor. UFC on FUEL TV 4 is set to go down in San Jose California on July 11 from the HP Pavillion. The two were originally...

Apr 25, 2012 10:20 am

Where Does Rashad Evans Go From Here?

By Ryan Busuttil: In May 2010, Rashad Evans defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision to become the number one contender to the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. What happened in the next 23 months was a whirlwind of emotions, changes and frustrations for Evans. After the Rampage fight, he didn’t fight again until August 2011...

Apr 25, 2012 5:34 am

Sonnen Calls Out Silva | I insulted your family and you didn't do a damn thing!

“I don’t’ know man, this guy says the craziest things, he is surrounded by such yes men and it’s unbelievable that he actually thinks like that. He talks about his legacy, he is so close to the trees that he can’t see the forest. Come to America and ask people what they think of him....

Apr 12, 2012 1:47 pm

Report | UFC Headed To The UK In September

By Jamie McAllister: “Our expectation is that in September, we will be in the U.K. It won’t be Liverpool,” said Zelaznik, shooting down the rumors about Liverpool before announcing the U.K. return. “We haven’t announced the venue or the location or the date, but we will be back. The fans can rest assured, we will...