2210 Search Results for The Ultimate Fighter

Jun 1, 2013 11:55 am

UFC Raises Marijuana Testing Threshold, NSAC May Follow

The UFC has decided to take a progressive step towards tolerance when it comes to the use of Marijuana by its fighters. There seems to be a divide among athletes, some of which prescribe heavily to the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and who ultimately pay for that use with hefty fines and suspensions....

May 21, 2013 10:38 am

UFC opens website to expose culinary union

For years now, the Nevada-based Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has failed in its attempts to unionize the Station group of hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. Station Casinos is owned by Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who are also majority owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Although the UFC has nothing to do with culinary workers,...

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 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended 90 Days, Fined $20,000 For Tweets About Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the UFC are keeping busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz did not approve, taking to Twitter to express his thoughts on the situation....

May 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Bjorn Rebney: We will never be a feeder system to the UFC

“We’re in a very, very unique spot in terms of rarified air. We’re in a spot that nobody else has ever occupied in the mixed-martial-arts space other than the UFC, and I think it needs to be made very clear we never have been and we never will be a feeder system for the UFC....

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Matt Mitrione Suspension Lifted, Will Meet Brendan Schaub At UFC On Fox 8

Yet another fight was announced Wednesday evening for July’s UFC on Fox 8 card: A Heavyweight showdown between former professional football players Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. A.J. Perez from Foxsports.com confirmed the bout on Twitter. BREAKING: Matt Mitrione’s suspension lifted, will fight fellow TUF 10 competitor @brendanschaub at @ufconfox 8. Story to follow. —...

Apr 24, 2013 10:00 am

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Play-By-Play and Live Results

This Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, two light-heavyweight fighters will collide for UFC gold. UFC 205lb Champion, Jon Jones, will finally square off with his Ultimate Fighter coaching rival, Chael Sonnen, in the main event on pay-per-view. BJPENN.COM is set to host a live play-by-play of Saturday’s event and will give readers a run down...

Apr 23, 2013 7:35 pm

UFC on Fox 8 Adds Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi

Another addition has been made to UFC on Fox 8 and its lightweight battle between Ultimate Fighter 15 Winner Michael Chiesa and Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi. Chiesa is probably best known for what he can accomplish on the gound seeing as 7 of his 9 wins, in a perfect (9-0) record, have come by way...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 20, 2013 9:42 am

UFC on FOX 7 Preliminary Card Live Play-By-Play

The UFC on FOX 7 Preliminary card kicks off at 4:00 p.m. ET. For those who missed the live broadcast or are unable to catch the action we have this live results and play-by-play for you. Tune in here at 4:00 p.m. to catch all the action on your computer screen or catch up on...

Apr 20, 2013 9:34 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC on FOX 7’s Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to FOX tonight with a star-studded main card featuring many notable faces. In the main event Gilbert Melendez will attempt to capture UFC gold against champion, Benson Henderson. UFC on FOX 7 takes place from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Immediately following tonight’s event viewers can tune in...

Apr 6, 2013 10:11 am

GLORY 6: Daniel Ghita vs. Gokhan Saki Live Results | MMA News

Welcome to BJPENN.com’s coverage of GLORY 6: Istanbul! The card is completed and below you can check out the results, as well as summaries of each fight. Dong Su Kim vs. Naoki Yasuda Dong Su Kim defeated Naoki Yasuda by way of unanimous decision. – This was a bit of a slow fight with not...

Mar 23, 2013 12:13 pm

Is It Time For A Welterweight Interim Title? | UFC NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis After Johny Hendricks defeated Carlos Condit at UFC 158 it looked like he would finally get a crack at the welterweight strap, but it seems that a shot at the title has once again evaded him, this time in the form of an Achilles tendon injury to welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre....

Mar 19, 2013 9:32 am

Brad Tavares: “I want Wanderlei Silva” | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight and Ultimate Fighter season 11 veteran, Brad Tavares has called out his next hopeful opponent. And that would be Wanderlei Silva, who is currently basking in his recent knockout victory over Brian Stann. Tavares has won three straight with a significant display of improvement in his last two wins inside the Octagon, namely...

Mar 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Cesar Gracie reacts to Nick Diaz’s loss and possible retirement | UFC News

During a Monday interview with the folks at The MMA Hour, Diaz’s manager Cesar Gracie stated that the demands of managing have him considering pulling out of that responsibility, as long as he can find capable hands to guide the careers of his fighters. Gracie, who is a longtime trainer/manager/father figure type for Diaz, isn’t...

Mar 16, 2013 3:04 pm

Gambler’s Odds: UFC 158 Main Card | UFC NEWS

UFC 158 is a risky card to wager your money on. The main card is not as stacked as past cards we’ve seen and a few names have proven to be shaky in their last few performances. While I’m not insulting their skillset, there are simply a couple of names that I would not feel...

Mar 13, 2013 9:00 am

Tarec Saffiedine Seeks to Unify Strikeforce and UFC Welterweight Belts | UFC News

  The last welterweight champion in Strikeforce history, Tarec Saffiedine seeks to unify the welterweight belts according to an interview with The Underground. Besides giving predictions for UFC 158 and talking potential first bouts int eh UFC, Saffiedine claims that unifying the belts is his goal in the UFC: “Its definitely my goal, but I...

Mar 7, 2013 3:49 pm

Erick Silva vs. John Hathaway set for UFC on FUEL TV 10 | UFC News

It was announced today that a welterweight match-up between Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been made official for the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event, which will also serve as the finale for the second season of the “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil”. Erick Silva, who was recently...

Mar 4, 2013 10:48 am

VIDEO | Dana White Honorary Patron Speech at Trinity College | UFC NEWS

Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, became an Honorary Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society a few weeks ago. This video shows him addressing the society, and conducting a Q&A with the crowd. The audience brings up a variety of important topics, including international expansion, homosexual fighters, the Randy Couture fiasco, PED...

Feb 28, 2013 9:46 pm

Ronda Rousey Signs With William Morris Endeavor | UFC News

Ronda Rousey has signed with premiere Hollywood talent agency William Morris Endeavor; only a week after making history winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first ever women’s fight. Already en route to becoming a national sensation, this could further increase Rousey’s popularity and public exposure. In fact, rumors have been circulating this week that Rousey was...

Feb 28, 2013 8:47 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan’s Top 8 UFC Debuts Of All-Time | UFC NEWS

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Many fighters have taken advantage of the spotlight and Joe Rogan ranks the best of the best in Ultimate 8. 8. Rustam Khabilov 7. Stephen Thompson 6. Ryan Jimmo 5. Glover Teixeira 4. Todd Duffee 3. Joe Lauzon 2. Junior Dos Santos 1. Anderson Silva

Feb 21, 2013 9:34 am

UFC’s Boisterous Dispensation Has Heavy Implications | UFC NEWS

Yesterday, the UFC sent shockwaves into the MMA community with a massive downsize of a group of fighters. These fighters were well known, and some relatively big names for the promotion. Atop that list was 19 time UFC veteran, Jon Fitch. While the cuts were made for budget reasons (and maybe others that the UFC...