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May 2, 2014 1:08 pm

Fertitta Explains The Cost Difficulties Of Enhanced Drug Testing

After putting Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, Travis Browne and Josh Barnett through enhanced testing, the UFC found one fundamental flaw with their new drug testing practices. COST. It’s expensive. About $45,000 per fight. (Not event, fight.) In other words, to efficiently screen fighters for banned substances it will cost approximately $22,500 per athlete, per fight....

May 1, 2014 2:45 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 3 Blog

Fresh off the third episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on tonight’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following the...

Apr 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Jon Jones: Dana’s no sensei, so whatever

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is set to defend his title against Glover Teixeira tomorrow night at UFC 172 in Baltimore. After a long day full of media obligations, Jones sat down with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani and asked the journalist for some different questions. Helwani obliged, noting that UFC president Dana White had recently made the case that...

Apr 23, 2014 9:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 2 Blog

  Fresh off the second episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on tonight’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following...

Apr 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Brian Stann: Lack Of Drug Testing ‘Major Part’ Of Retirement Decision

Performance Enhancing Drugs has been a sensitive topic in Mixed Martial Arts for several years now. FOX analyst and retired UFC middleweight, Brian Stann recently explained why the sport’s lack of testing ultimately led to his retirement. “It was a major part of me walking away from the sport. Knowing that I wasn’t getting a...

Apr 17, 2014 10:38 am

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 1 Blog

Fresh off the debut episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on last night’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week...

Apr 15, 2014 7:48 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Gambling Odds: Is Tim Kennedy a Good Underdog Bet?

Written by Jon Kirschner | Twitter: @MMAKirschner The Odds (Favorite) Michael Bisping: -195 (Underdog) Tim Kennedy: +180 After what seemed like months of trash talk going back-and-forth between the two, Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy will finally put an end to their feud. The rivalry started back in November 2013 when Kennedy took to Twitter...

Apr 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘Roy Nelson is definitely a household name’

“Everyone wants to fight Nogueira in the UFC because he’s the only one that’s won a Pride belt and a UFC belt. He’s a legend. He’s one of those guys that comes to fight. He’s an old-school guy where he’s going to try to finish the fight regardless in the first round or fifth round....

Apr 4, 2014 8:40 pm

Bellator 115 Results: Minakov Defeats Kongo and Retains Heavyweight Title

The heavyweight championship was hanging in the balance tonight as Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo battled on tonight’s main event. The fight kicked off in controversial fashion as Minakov landed two low-blows on Kongo which ultimately led to a point deduction for the heavyweight champion. Kongo could not take control of the round despite getting...

Apr 4, 2014 3:23 pm

Maryland Commission Releases Statement On Jones/Glover Random Testing

Earlier this week we learned that Jon Jones had requested and been granted random drug testing for himself and his opponent, Glover Teixeira (pictured). The two men face off at UFC 172 later this month. Now, two days removed from these recent discoveries, Patrick Panella, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, has...

Apr 2, 2014 2:31 pm

Paige VanZant Ruled Too Young For TUF 20 House

There are few guarantees when entering the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter House, but drama, pranks and booze (lots of booze), are some of them. The booze aspect is probably the exact reason why, at just 20-years old, newly signed UFC fighter Paige VanZant has been denied access to the UFC’s TUF 20 cast. Paige confirmed with...

Apr 1, 2014 6:44 am

UFC Fight Pass Presents Brock Lesnar Career Anthology

Former UFC heavyweight champion and pro-wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar is back in the public consciousness this week, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization’s digital subscription service UFC FIGHT PASS is premiering a retrospective on the 280-pound beast’s unique legacy as a mixed martial arts fighter. Available immediately on UFC FIGHT PASS, “The Best of the...

Mar 31, 2014 4:48 am

Bisping Responds To Ranger Up Video’s

“They do seem to have a hard on for me. There’s the fact that their product is obviously so s–t that they have to latch onto me, a fighter that’s got nothing to do with their company, but they’ve got to latch onto me and take a bit of my star, a bit of my...

Mar 28, 2014 8:49 pm

McGregor Calls Aldo ‘Basic’, Blasts Sanchez, Swanson, Poirier, More

By Evan Stoumbelis Featherweight Conor McGregor may not have stepped in the Octagon to fight recently, since August to be exact, however that hasn’t stopped him from trying to pick fights outside of the Octagon with his fellow UFC peers. McGregor went on a rant (transcribed by) MMAFighting.com about several of his UFC peers including, featherweight...

Mar 27, 2014 7:27 pm

Who’s The UFC’s Hardest Hitter? Florian & Sonnen Weigh In

Out of the UFC’s 400+ fighters currently signed to the roster, who hits the hardest? That’s essentially like asking, who that hardest trained puncher in the world is, right? At any rate, during last night’s UFC Tonight broadcast, hosts Kenny Florian & Chael Sonnen, discussed this very topic. Some of the fighters mentioned were Dan...

Mar 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Nelson Gives ‘Nog’ Grappling Edge But Says He Hits Harder

Last night on FOX Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’, Roy Nelson, stopped by to discuss his upcoming headliner against Minotauro Nogueira. The two heavyweights face-off on April 11 from Abu Dhabi exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Here’s what ‘Big Country’ told the panel during his stint on last night’s show: Roy Nelson on his training camp...

Mar 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Weidman Injured, Out Of UFC 173 Bout With Machida

UFC 173 is one of those events… After removing Vitor Belfort from his promised title bid due to the ban on Tesosterone Replacement Therapy, the UFC put in an equally intriguing fighter to go opposite Chris Weidman in the form of Lyoto Machida. All was well with UFC 173, until news hit today that, Weidman,...

Mar 18, 2014 8:17 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Wanderlei has no balls’

Eventually Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are going to take their beef to the streets… Oh wait, that already happened. At any rate, there is definitely no love lost between Silva and Sonnen. The two middleweight fighters are fresh off shooting the third season of Brazil’s Ultimate Fighter and are expected to face off inside...

Feb 28, 2014 10:21 am

With TRT Ban In Effect Belfort Removed From Title Fight, Machida In Versus Weidman

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. In light of today’s unexpected ruling issued by the Nevada...

Feb 20, 2014 11:01 am

Julianna Pena picks Sara McMann over Ronda Rousey at UFC 170

The first ever women’s Ultimate Fighter Winner Julianna Pena is picking challenger Sara McMann to defeat rating UFC champion Ronda Rousey at this weekend’s UFC 170 event. Pena announced her main event pick in a recent interview with MMAFighting.com: “‘Wrestling beats Judo every singe time.’ I think if there’s a wrestler out there to do it Sara McMann is the one...

Feb 9, 2014 8:59 am

Julianna Pena: Surgery was a success!

The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 winner Julianna Pena recently tore her ACL, MCL, LCL, Meniscus and hamstring, in what her coach Rick Little said was the most horrific injury he had ever witnessed. The injury forced Pena out of her scheduled bout at UFC 171 and will likely sideline her from action for the better part of 18 months. Pena recently underwent...

Feb 7, 2014 9:10 pm

Pablo Popovitch issues statement regarding Thiago Silva’s arrest

The now former UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, appeared before Florida State Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, one of Thiago’s two alleged...

Feb 7, 2014 6:23 pm

TUF China Finale complete with 10 bouts

The ‘TUF China Finale’ is now complete with 10 exciting bouts rounding up the card. The event, which will crown China’s first-ever Ultimate Fighter winners, is set to go down March 1 live from The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena. UFC officials announced three bouts today, which completed the 10-bout fight card: Undefeated Alberto Mina (10-0 MMA)...

Feb 7, 2014 1:22 pm

UFC releases Thiago Silva; Dana White says “He’ll never fight in the UFC again!”

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Thiago Silva. Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, UFC officials have decided that now is the time to part ways with the Brazilian Slugger and have thus terminated his contract. UFC officals...

Feb 7, 2014 11:30 am

Thiago Silva Held Without Bond Following Hearing – Charges Reduced From Attempted Murder

UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva appeared before Judge John Hurley today to answer for the charges stemming from his arrest yesterday evening (Feb. 6). As you probably already know, Thiago Silva was arrested last night following a police stand-off at his Florida home. As we reported earlier, the UFC light heavyweight fighter is apparently having marital...

Jan 31, 2014 9:41 am

Pena Teammate Sam Sicilia Sticks Up For Team: “She wasn’t assaulted”

News surfaced this week that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Julianna Pena suffered a horrific injury during training that resulted in the WMMA star tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. Pena spoke on the phone with Dana White shortly after the injury and explained to the UFC President a terrible incident bordering on an...