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May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

May 14, 2013 8:25 am

Ronda Rousey Spars with Boxing Chmapion Vic Darchinyan

  UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey (7-0) has a pretty good hold of her ground skills and looks, like any sensible MMA fighter, to round out her style. Here, she is shown sparring with boxing champion Vic Darchinyan (courtesy of FightHubTV.com):   [springboard type=”video” id=”722841″ player=”bjpn001″ width=”480″ height=”400″ ]   Rousey is known for...

May 9, 2013 9:10 am

Chuck Liddell Urges Fighters to Finish Fights

  In a time where it seems that any loss in the UFC could mean your last fight in the Octagon, fighters have a justifiable reason to be tentative during a fight, if it means that they can coast to a victory. Some notable cuts as of late have been Jon Fitch, who had arguably...

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...

May 6, 2013 9:21 am

Todd Duffee Calls Life Outside the UFC ‘A Nightmare’

  In an interview given to AboveandBeyondMMA.com, UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee dexcribed life outside of the UFC and used a few choice words to dexscribe how much worse he felt after he was released: “It was a nightmare every day. It was sickening. It was very depressing. It was a giant … oh, I need...

May 6, 2013 8:51 am

Robbie Reralta Makes Statement on Failed Drug Test

  In a statement given to Sherdog.com, UFC featherweight, Robbie Peralta apologized for his recent failed drug test after a post-fight screening came back positive for marijuana metabolites. Peralta most recently fought Akira Corassani at UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi. Peralta dropped a unanimous decision to Corassani, his first loss in four...

May 1, 2013 9:57 am

‘Shogun’ Rua Fully Prepared to Fight Nogueira

  Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is set to take in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in a rematch from a classic 2005 bout that saw Rua walk away with a decision win. Now, eight years later, Rua says that with a renewed staff, extensive training, and drive to once again defeat ‘Lil Nog’ he...

Apr 30, 2013 5:46 pm

Diego Sanchez Official for UFC 164

  UFC lightweight, Diego Sanchez has made it official that his next fight will take place on August 31st, at UFC 164 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: “I talked to Joe Silva yesterday, and he penciled me in for Aug. 31,” No opponent has been signed to face Sanchez  who is coming off of...

Apr 26, 2013 9:42 am

Nelson Believes That Even With a Loss He Can Be Granted Title Shot

  UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (18-7) will battle Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) tomorrow night at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Nelson will be looking for his third straight win and if things go his way, his third straight by knockout. Even with a loss, however, Nelson believes that a title shot could still be around...

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

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 22, 2013 9:04 am

Judge Who Scored Fight for Melendez Trains Under Cesar Gracie

  This past Saturday, at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson brought yet another title fight into the championship rounds, winning a razor-thin split decision victory that could have justifiably gone either way. When it was all said and done, it seemed like a typical Benson Henderson fight with a typical decision...

Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

Dana White Reaches Out To Victims Of Boston Bombings

  UFC President and former resident of Massachusetts, Dana White recently stated at the UFC on FOX 7 post-fight press conference that he plans on heading to Boston to in a show of support to some of the victims of last week’s horrific bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. White still remains unclear...

Apr 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Vladimir Matyushenko Signs Deal With Bellator MMA

  After a streaky few years and two disappointing, consecutive losses in the UFC, Vladimir Matyushenko has sought a new stage to perform. He has now found that stage after signing a deal with Bellator MMA. Matyushenko was cut along with a slew of other fighters earlier this year. His last UFC outing saw him...

Apr 18, 2013 5:18 pm

German Stem Cell Surgery Cures Dana White’s Meniere’s Disease

  During a guest spot on Jay Mohr Sports on Fox Sports Radio, UFC president Dana White announced that an innovative stem cell procedure had cured him 100% of Meniere’s. White explained what exactly this disease was and how it affected his lifestyle. White’s lifestyle is one filled with constant travel and seemingly endless work...

Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am

Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him

  Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama. Sawayama Tarou is in custody for taking advantage of...

Apr 13, 2013 4:59 pm

Myles Jury joins BJPENN.COM’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 185 April 14th, 2013

Our last guest on this week’s episode of BJPenn.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio is undefeated and making a splash inside the stacked UFC 155 lb. weight class. Myles “Fury” Jury is dropping in on the show and ready to talk about his upcoming match up with Ramsey Nijem. Myles is set to face off with Ramsey at...

Apr 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Gustafsson Wants Title Shot or Lyoto Machida

In an interesting turn of events it seems that highly ranked UFC light heavyweight striker Alexander Gustafsson thinks he still gets to call the shots on who he gets next. News has broken that “The Mauler” is calling for a shot against number one ranked contender Lyoto Machida…that is IF he can’t get an immediate...

Apr 11, 2013 10:37 am

Cesar Gracie Comments on Split from Diaz

  The recent split between Nate Diaz and longtime trainer and manager, Cesar Gracie has been in the spotlight for a few days now as the media and fans alike seek answers. Yet what has been widely overlooked is the fact that Gracie has only split from Diaz as his manager and apparently remains his...

Apr 9, 2013 10:41 am

Tito Ortiz Calls UFC 148 Loss “Fishy”; Hints at Foul-Play

  UFC Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz fought in what is supposedly his last MMA out of his storied career. In this fight, Tito fought Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148, dropping a close unanimous decision. Boos rained down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena as Griffin took the mic and made...