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Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Jan 8, 2014 5:31 pm

Travis Browne Waiting on New UFC Contract Before Werdum Fight

While all signs point to a heavyweight title elimination fight between Travis Browne (above) and Fabricio Werdum, it seems the bout hinges on a renewed contract between Browne and the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following his impressive first-round KO over Josh Barnett at UFC 168, Travis Browne was all but confirmed as the...

Jan 7, 2014 5:55 am

Report: UFC 168 Final Gate Total = $6.2 Million For Second All-Time Gate

UFC 168, which took place Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. did a live gate of $6,238,792.50, which is the second best in the promotion’s history. The people in attendance filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, Chris Weidman looked to defend his title against one of the all-time-greats in the...

Jan 6, 2014 7:49 am

Bisping: Vitor Has Been ‘Massively Successful Since He’s Been On TRT’

Perennial middleweight contender, Michael “The Count” Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC), recently spoke with Bloodyelbow, where he shared his thoughts on Vitor Belfort fighting for the UFC’s 185-pound title in Las Vegas. Here is what “The Count” had to say: I don’t really know what the commission bases those exemptions on, so I don’t know if that...

Jan 3, 2014 6:47 pm

Din Thomas Starting MMA Scouting Company

Din Thomas made his MMA debut in 1998, and fought for 16 years before deciding to retire on Jan. 2. Now, he is giving back to the sport that he made his career in and is starting an MMA scouting company to search for new talent. “We started a project called MMA Scouting Report,” Thomas...

Jan 3, 2014 7:13 am

Former UFC fighter Din Thomas retires from MMA

After 15 years of competing professionally in mixed martial arts, former UFC fighter Din Thomas (26-9 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has decided to call it a career and hang up the gloves. A longtime member of American Top Team, Thomas first fought for the UFC in June of 2001 against future UFC lightweight and welterweight champion...

Jan 3, 2014 6:15 am

Travis Browne: “I’m that guy who works his ass off”

“I’m that guy who works his ass off, who shows the guys sitting on the couch that he should go do what he loves. I’m an average person, I just decided to work hard and dedicate myself to something. That’s the only thing that separates people like me from people sitting on the couch. I...

Dec 31, 2013 12:57 pm

11 Shifts To Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Following UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of action capped off by a devastatingly sad injury to former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Below are our updated rankings that reflect the outcome of the bouts that took place. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top...

Dec 31, 2013 9:49 am

‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ Medical Suspensions Report

It’s no surprise that Anderson Silva is at the top of the list for medical suspensions following UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2. The event took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV last Saturday, December 28. Medical suspensions were released Monday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. After snapping his...

Dec 30, 2013 10:37 am

Salary Report: Weidman Earns $400k, Silva $600k For UFC 168

UFC 168 was a costly night in more ways than one for the organization with $1,872,000 in payroll dished out. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva and Josh Barnett were among the top earners at the Dec. 28th event. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reported that the total disclosed payroll was $1,872,000. Silva suffered...

Dec 28, 2013 11:10 pm

UFC 168 Bonus Winners: Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Travis Browne

Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Rousey and Tate had the crowd on their feet before the fight even began. Ronda Rousey proved to the world that she is not all hype as she dominated Tate from the start. Despite taking some serious punishment, Tate kept pressing...

Dec 28, 2013 10:05 am

‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’ Main Card Play-By-Play and Live Results

Tonight on pay-per-view the UFC brings us their annual year-end blockbuster with ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II’. In typical fashion, BJPENN.COM will be bringing fight fans live and up-to-the-minute updates from the evenings action. If you cannot make the pay-per-view broadcast just follow along with us here for your blow-by-blow and round-by-round updates. (Looking...

Dec 27, 2013 5:11 pm

PHOTO | Weidman And Silva Staredown At Today’s Weigh-ins

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman and former champ Anderson Silva squared off for fans at today’s ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ weigh-ins event. The two will face off tomorrow night in the UFC’s main event. UFC 168 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs live on pay-per-view. Ronda Rousey...

Dec 27, 2013 4:32 pm

‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ Weigh-In Results: One Fighter 8lbs Over

Earlier today BJPENN.COM aired a live stream of the official ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ weigh-ins event. Today’s weigh-ins took place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. If you missed the broadcast here are the official results: MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. PT) Chris Weidman (184) vs. Anderson Silva (185) –...

Dec 27, 2013 9:59 am

White Want Werdum to Stay Active During Velasquez Recovery

While Fabricio Werdum was supposed to have a shot at the Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez all but cinched up, Dana White appears to have other plans for him. With Cain now potentially out until late 2014, White wants him to stay active. Werdum (17-5-1, 5-2 UFC), has not fought since a June victory over Antonio...

Dec 27, 2013 9:10 am

VIDEO | Travis Browne believes UFC 168 drug testing was unfair

Travis Browne talks about his UFC 168 showdown against Josh Barnett, his “regal beard,” his last fight against Alistair Overeem, whether he thinks Barnett has evolved as a fighter, why he thought the extra drug testing he had to do prior to this fight was not fair, and more.

Dec 26, 2013 3:51 pm

PHOTO | Silva And Weidman Staredown At Today’s Presser

This Saturday Anderson Silva gets his shot at redemption in the UFC 168 main event when he faces off with Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in Las Vegas. Today the two squared off for cameras at the official UFC 168 Press-Conference. Miss the presser? Watch the replay right here. Rousey and Tate Staredown is HERE....

Dec 26, 2013 10:48 am

Travis Browne Fights To Provide His Children The Opportunities He Never Had

Motivation. Determination. A will to win. Most professional fighters have all of the above. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have made it to the professional level. When you’re faced with a tough training session, or months of isolation from your family and friends, or you’re in the middle of a grueling battle inside of the cage,...

Dec 26, 2013 9:01 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 168 (Full Replay)

Chris Weidman shocked the world when he knocked out then-champion Anderson Silva for the middleweight title at UFC 162. While Weidman attempts to validate his first win, Silva looks to regain the respect he had before losing the belt. Tate vs. Rousey: Browne vs. Barnett:

Dec 19, 2013 11:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Travis Browne K.O.’s Overeem

Earlier this year at Fight Night 26, Travis Browne shocked the world in his come-from-behind victory over Alistair Overeem. Browne fights Josh Barnett next week at UFC 168 and if victorious he may likely contend for a UFC belt. Enjoy the fight!

Dec 16, 2013 12:21 pm

UFC Will Delay Mexico Card Until Cain Velasquez is Healthy

Originally slated for sometime in early 2014, the UFC still intends to debut in the country of Mexico – but Dana White says that they’ll most likely wait for the UFC’s first Mexican-American champion Cain Velasquez to recover from surgery first (shown above).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following a successful shoulder surgery, Cain Velasquez...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Nov 21, 2013 11:07 am

Shane del Rosario injured, out of UFC 168

Shane del Rosario will be backing out of UFC 168 due to a rib injury. The 11-2 heavyweight has had a recent set of struggles after moving into the UFC and was hoping for a shot at redemption on December 28th against Guto Inocente. His last fight was December 15, 2012 during the Ultimate Fighter...

Nov 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Travis Browne will also undergo random drug tests prior to UFC 168

This past week we learned that Josh Barnett will undergo random drug testing leading up to his bout with Travis Browne at UFC 168. The testing will be funded by the UFC, and we now know that Barnett’s opponent will also undergo the random testing. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne will participate in the same testing...

Nov 4, 2013 11:25 am

A Quick Thought on the Dominant Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez

It’s been a few weeks since UFC 166 where Cain Velasquez put a stamp on his trilogy with Junior dos Santos and set himself far and away from the contenders in his division. The dust has pretty much settled. UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez proved beyond a reasonable doubt that the once parallel career that...

Nov 2, 2013 10:37 am

EXCLUSIVE | Two Epic Hours With Bas Rutten Part 1 | Late Night Cage Side Radio

When MMA fans discuss the pioneers of our beloved sport, the term ‘legend’ is typically used when describing the athletes who paved the way for todays champions. For most, these names include the likes of Royce Gracie, Frank Shamrock, and Sakuraba just to name a few, but one individual should stand out among these greats for...

Oct 7, 2013 1:01 pm

Peralta vs. Payan Added To UFC 168

A featherweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s year-end show in the form of Robert Peralta (pictured) versus Estevan Payan. UFC officials announced the pairing this afternoon. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event plays host to two title...