Archive: championship

Sep 29, 2014 9:29 am

McGregor Open To Moving Up To Lightweight Eventually

Following his dominant win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Conor McGregor attended the post-fight press conference complete with an “ivory elephant trunk suit” to continue his verbal assault on the featherweight division. (Read about it HERE). McGregor also informed media members that he would be open to fighting at lightweight, but not until after...

Mar 15, 2014 10:42 am

VIDEO | Cain Velasquez Media Scrum

Yesterday in Dallas, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was on scene to field questions from the media. See what he had to say by clicking play above. Enjoy!

Dec 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Pros React To GSP Relinquishing Title

The MMA world has been abuzz today after Georges St. Pierre announced he would be taking time away from the sport and will be relinquishing his title. See what the pros have to say about this stunning news: Spoke with #GSP & I couldn't be happier for him. He's in a great place right now....

Dec 13, 2013 9:56 am

LIVE ON BJPENN.COM: GSP & Dana White Conference Call (11:20 a.m. PT)

UFC President Dana White and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre are hosting a special conference call with the media today to clear the air about the future of GSP. It is unknown at this time what will be discussed on the call, but BJPENN.COM will give fight fans a live stream of the event starting...

Nov 27, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO | GSP Back Training At Tri-Star

These days many are trying to get a grasp on the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. After a week-long rumor mill that put the champ in the midst of baby momma drama, an ailing parent and a pending retirement, GSP is back at his home gym in Montreal, Quebec, Canada teaching Jiu Jitsu...

Nov 26, 2013 10:06 am

Johny Hendricks: I Will Finish GSP Next Time

Johny Hendricks, who came out with the short end of the stick in a controversial split decision loss to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, is now past his loss, and is looking forward to his next fight. As Hendricks told Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, “I’m over it, I’m looking forward to the...

Aug 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Leites: Silva didn't not finish me on purpose

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC Middleweight Thales Leites responded to Anderson Silva‘s comments today that the Middleweight Champ took it easy on Leites in their title fight because of their friendship. “First, I want to say that Anderson never attended the New Union, never seen him there, we were never friends or acquaintances besides our...

Aug 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Measuring the Puncher’s Chance in Jones vs. Henderson | EDITORIAL

  At UFC 151, longtime mixed martial arts veteran Dan Henderson will look to complete his collection of championship straps as he faces off against Jon Jones for his UFC light heavyweight crown. Many opponents have fallen victim at the hands of the man dubbed ‘Bones,’ as he has repeatedly silenced the critics by decisively...

May 21, 2012 1:07 pm

Opposing View | Why Gilbert Melendez Beat Josh Thomson | MMA NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner The mixed martial arts community has been in an uproar ever since it was announced that Gilbert Melendez retained his title in a win over Josh Thomson by way of split decision. Whether people are defending the fact that the judges made the right call or arguing that Thomson should have won...

May 10, 2012 8:03 am

Cruz explains ACL Injury Denies Rousey Rumors

You may have heard that the UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominic Cruz is out of UFC 148 with a blown ACL. Cruz was set to face rival Urijah Faber for the 135-pound strap on the same card as Sonnen vs Silva II in Las Vegas. With the UFC scrambling to find Faber another opponent for July...