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Jul 4, 2014 5:04 am

BJ Penn Reacts To Dana’s Talk Of Retirement

UFC legend BJ Penn, who is headlining the TUF 19 finale against Frankie Edgar is in a do or die situation this Sunday. Leading up to the event, UFC President Dana White said if Penn loses he will push for the two-division champ to retire. Today ‘The Prodigy’ agreed with Dana’s comments saying: “That makes...

Jul 3, 2014 3:01 pm

UFC Will Have $175 Million Impact On Las Vegas This Week

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports today to talk about the current state of the UFC. During the discussion, talks shifted to the upcoming weekend of fights which features UFC 175 where Chris Weidman will defend his middleweight strap against Lyoto Machida, and Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight strap against Alexis Davis....

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 3, 2014 5:04 am

First Women’s Strawweight Fight Bumped To Fight Pass

The first ever women’s UFC strawweight fight between Claudia Gadelha vs. Tina Lahdemaki has been bumped from Fox Sports 1 to the online prelim’s on UFC Fight Pass. With the upcoming season of TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion, the UFC will be looking to market the women’s strawweight division in...

Jul 2, 2014 3:05 pm

Robert Drysdale Explains Drug Test Failure

Robert Drysdale, a Jiu-Jitsu world champion, was set to make his UFC debut at UFC 167 against Cody Donovan. Before the fight could happen however, Drysdale failed a drug test with a 19.4-to-1 Testosterone to Epitestosterone level, over three times the limit allowed by the commission at the time. Now Drysdale will face Keith Berish...

Jul 2, 2014 2:35 pm

Hendricks Potentially Interested In Weidman Fight

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks joined Majority Draw Radio to talk about the welterweight division and his desire to eventually move up to middleweight after clearing out the 170 pound division. “Here’s the difference between me and Georges,” the Texas-based champ told Majority Draw Radio, “That if I do clear out the division and Dana...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jul 1, 2014 9:05 am

Gamburyan drops to 135-pounds, wants to ‘kick Bryan Caraway’s ass’ in Japan

Manny Gamburyan (13-9 MMA, 4-7 UFC) is ready to make yet another change in weight classes, as the former lightweight turned featherweight fighter is now eyeing a drop to the UFC’s bantamweight division. “Manvil” already has an opponent in mind for his 135-pound debut, and it’s none other than Bryan Caraway, a man he has...

Jul 1, 2014 8:48 am

‘Stone Cold’ Would Love To See Jon Jones Get His A$$ Kicked

“I mean, you here a little stuff on the side, about his lifestyle. I mean, his lifestyle is a little bit different than what he preaches. But, as a fighter, premiere. And, God, in the light heavyweight division! And Gustafsson really handed him his ass and took him in the deepest water that he’s ever...

Jul 1, 2014 7:53 am

Myles Jury Pens A Long Letter To Nate Diaz About Fighter Pay And Making Money

Rising UFC lightweight, Myles ‘Fury’ Jury is trying his best to draw Nathan Diaz off the sidelines in Stockton and into a cage to fight. It’s not working. So in an attempt to reason with Nate (I think), Jury has taken to Facebook with a long-winded post targeting Nate’s pay gripes. Check it: My take...

Jun 30, 2014 1:49 pm

UFC Fight Night 46 lineup finalized

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Irleand on July 19 for the newly finalized “UFC Fight Night 46” event, which takes place at Dublin’s O2 Arena. The card is headlined by a featherweight tilt featuring hometown hero Conor McGregor (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) taking on TUF 14 winner Diego Brandao (18-9 MMA, 4-2 UFC)....

Jun 30, 2014 6:35 am

Jury agrees to fight Diaz, Nate still waiting for his money

Surging UFC lightweight contender Myles Jury (14-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is looking for a fight that will boost him into title contention. Apparently, the UFC has offered “Fury” a match against former lightweight title contender Nate Diaz. However, the Stockton Slugger has yet to sign on the dotted line. With that said, Jury took to his twitter yesterday...

Jun 29, 2014 11:49 am

Betting Odds: Edgar Sits At 10-1 Favorite Over Penn

On July 7th in Las Vegas, BJ Penn will make his return to the octagon for the first time since 2012 against Frankie Edgar. Edgar and Penn have clashed twice in the past, with Edgar coming out as the victor on both occasions. As you could imagine, that would certainly tip the betting odds a...

Jun 27, 2014 6:13 pm

Rousey: ‘New 115lb UFC Girls Take The Pressure Off Of Me’

“One-fifteen is a stacked division, It’s an interesting division and I’m looking forward to it. I’m glad it already has a lot of depth, it’s not like they have to build it, and it definitely takes a lot of pressure off of me having another women’s champion that they can really get behind and then...

Jun 26, 2014 7:05 pm

New BJ Penn-RVCA Feature: ‘Return of the Prodigy’

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight world champion and RVCA Advocate BJ Penn talks about his upcoming fight with Frankie Edgar for the TUF 19 Finale event on July 6th. Shot and Edited by Change for Balance. Song Blues Festival by Sic Alps.

Jun 25, 2014 10:07 am

UFC’s VanZant Credits Ken Shamrock For Early MMA Development

“He was there the whole time. He was our head coach so it was really awesome. I had a few boxing fights before I did MMA and he went to all of them. He was a really, really big support for the first part of my career. I am still in touch with his family....

Jun 25, 2014 6:43 am

Edgar: ‘I’m supposed to win, but it’s still BJ Penn’

“It’s been a year (since last fight), so that alone gets the juices flowing. But I just don’t want to lose the third time out. The first two times, I wasn’t supposed to win. Now I’m supposed to win and I definitely don’t want to lose now.” “I think he knows this is his last...

Jun 24, 2014 10:10 am

Kim On Woodley Fight: ‘I Will Drive Forward And Go Crazy’

It was announced today that Korean UFC star Dong Hyun Kim would no longer be facing Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 48 in Maine. Instead, ‘The Stun Gun’ would be facing off with #4 ranked Tyron Woodley. Kim spoke through a translator to MMA-in-Asia.com to talk about the sudden change of opponents, and how...

Jun 24, 2014 5:03 am

Barnett Fires Back At Bigfoot, F*** Him

Josh Barnett joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour today to talk about Antonio Bigfoot Silva calling him out and how he isn’t willing to give Bigfoot the privilege of being in the cage with him. “I don’t really care (about Silva),” Barnett explained. “Here’s the thing, if you really didn’t like somebody, most people...

Jun 24, 2014 5:02 am

Swanson Wasn’t Pleased With Stephens Matchup

Cub Swanson joined MMAJunkie radio to talk about his upcoming matchup this Saturday with Jeremy Stephens and how he initially wasn’t thrilled with the matchup because he wanted a fighter ranked higher on the featherweight ladder. “At first, it was a little bit hard just because I feel like I knew right away the fans...

Jun 23, 2014 3:52 pm

WSOF 10 Salaries: Branch and Aguilar Top Payroll

World Series of Fighting 10 happened this past Saturday, and MMAJunkie got the official salaries from the NSAC. WSOF 10 was headlined by TUF Alumni Jesse Taylor, who was defeated by David Branch for the inaugural middleweight championship. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $231,000. The full WSOF 10 payouts included: David Branch:...

Jun 21, 2014 10:30 am

Gaudinot Says He’s Innocent In Drug Testing Failure

We recently learned that TUF veteran and top UFC flyweight Louis Gaudinot had tested positive for banned substances. With a six-month suspension in place, the fighter sent out a statement, explaining his side. His words: “I have great respect for the UFC, the sport of MMA, and my opponent. I would never do anything to...

Jun 21, 2014 8:52 am

One Of These Fighters Has Green Hair And Failed A Drug Test, But Who?

Another one of UFC’s finest has failed a drug test. This time it’s, TUF 14 competitor Louis Gaudinot, who was recently revealed to have had his latest 76 second submission-win overturned. The flyweight fighter tested positive for diuretics and has been suspended for six-months by the UFC, who acted as the bouts governing body in...

Jun 21, 2014 8:16 am

Nam Phan Released By UFC

TUF 12 veteran Nam Phan has been quietly released from the UFC. The fan-friendly featherweight holds wins over Cole Miller and Leonard Garcia, but that’s pretty much it as far as UFC performances go. Phan not only lost his last three bouts for the promotion, but overall he only went 2-6 inside the UFC’s Octagon....