Archive: featured

Nov 10, 2011 11:53 am

UFC Officially Makes UFC 141 Main Event For Number 1 Contender

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s mission to reclaim the title resumes on FRIDAY, Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he meets one of the best strikers of all-time – international superstar Alistair Overeem. The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that the top heavyweight powerhouses will collide in the...

Nov 10, 2011 9:15 am

GSP Confirms Average Income Of $4-$5 Million Per Fight

Ever wonder why GSP is content with fighting an average of two times per year? Well as he tells it it’s probably due to the fat stacks of cash that go along with his pay-per-view cuts delivered by his employer, the UFC. In a recent interview with the Agence France-Presse, the UFC’s welterweight champion goes...

Nov 10, 2011 9:00 am

Dana White Confirms Chael Sonnen Next For "The Spider"

“It’s the fight that everybody wants to see, people want to see Chael vs. Anderson. Anderson is in this position where he feels like this guy is so disrespectful he doesn’t want to give him a shot, but Anderson will end up fighting Chael Sonnen. The answer is yes [Chael Sonnen is next].” On yesterday’s...


Nov 10, 2011 1:28 am

Brittney Palmer Returns To Ring Girl Duties For the UFC

With so much UFC on Fox talk in the media today, one important detail in the UFC landscape has been slightly overlooked. This evening UFC president Dana White gave his twitter followers a chance to vote and decide if popular ring girl, Brittney Palmer should return to her employment as a UFC ring card girl....

Nov 10, 2011 12:48 am

Brock Lesnar Takes Up Analyst Role For UFC on Fox 1 Velasquez vs. Dos Santos

The UFC and FOX executives have decided to give former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar some time in the spotlight this weekend during the UFC’s inaugural show on FOX TV. With a title eliminator against Alistair Overeem scheduled for the team “DEATHCLUTCH” fighter, and an intimate history with this weekend’s main event fighters, Lesnar will wear...

Nov 10, 2011 12:34 am

Alistair Overeem Files Lawsuit Against Golden Glory

Newly signed UFC heavyweight fighter, Alistair Overeem wants out of his management contract with Golden Glory and he is taking his request to court. The longtime Golden Glory fighter has made a mark in sports combat history. He holds the Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 Grand Prix heavyweight titles and is set to take on Brock...

Nov 10, 2011 12:18 am

Dana White Talks About Old Partner Spike TV And The “Battle” Ahead Between The Two

“You’ll never hear me say anything bad about Spike or about the guys over there. They’re getting into this business, and they’re going to be competitors and everything else. But without Spike, I wouldn’t be sitting on this stage right now and having this conversation. We’re going to battle now, I guess, and I look...

Nov 9, 2011 4:04 pm

UFC On Fox Media Call Notes

The UFC continued its rounds today with another media flurry to promote this weekends historical network television debut, as they held a media conference call earlier with UFC Chairman/CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC President Dana White, along with Fox Sports Media Group Chairman, David Hill, Fox Sports Co-President Eric Shanks, and FUEL TV General Manager, George...

Nov 9, 2011 3:37 pm

Soto replaces Eduardo at UFC 139

We received word today that Johnny Eduardo (25-9 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will have to withdraw from his UFC 139 fight due to a shoulder injury. Replacing him will be the undefeated Alex Soto (6-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making his first UFC appearance as he steps in to take on fellow bantamweight Michael...

Nov 9, 2011 1:29 pm

All Preliminary Fights To Air On Fox Networks Starting In 2012

“Starting next year – every prelim fight will air on a FOX network” During the UFC on Fox press conference call, it was announced that starting in 2012, all preliminary fights will air on a Fox Network. FX will now broadcast the fights that were handled by Spike TV, while FUEL TV will air the...

Nov 9, 2011 1:00 pm

Official Bout Order Released For UFC on Fox 1

And in the televised action the live fight card starts with a heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos. The broadcast also ends with that fight as well. (*smile) In all seriousness, up until late yesterday it was unclear on what the official bout order would be for the 18-man...

Nov 9, 2011 12:00 pm

According to White, UFC loses money with UFC on FOX 1 broadcast

“It’s an investment in the company. In no way, shape or form do we come anywhere close to making our money back. You don’t go on free television and make your money. That’s just not how it works. We’re going to get smashed on this fight, but it’s an investment in the future of the...

Nov 9, 2011 11:00 am

UFC 138 draws 2.1 million viewers on Spike TV

This past weekend’s UFC 138 event was available to approximately 100 million Spike TV subscribers in the US. It drew in a very respectable 1.8 million viewer average with a peak audience of 2.1 million and a 1.2 household rating. Spike TV released the ratings information late yesterday afternoon. “UFC 138: Munoz vs. Leben” went...

Nov 9, 2011 10:00 am

Watch the UFC on FOX Pre Fight Press Conference Today on BJPENN.COM (4 p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding the UFC on FOX pre fight press conference live today from the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles, California. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12. Headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champion, Cain Velasquez and contender, Junior...

Nov 9, 2011 9:15 am

Dana White: Fans can watch history in making this weekend

“One of the great things about being a sports fan is remembering exactly where you where when a moment in history was created. For baseball fans, that day might be Oct. 15, 1988, when an injured Kirk Gibson hit a stunning walk-off homerun off Dennis Eckersley in game one of the World Series. For football...

Nov 9, 2011 9:00 am

Cole Miller Ready To Prove His Worth at 145 Pounds

“I’ve been saying this for a while, but people want to say things all the time and don’t give it a second thought cause things can change and happen, but I’ve been saying for like a year now that I was going to drop to 145. The fight with (Matt) Wiman happened and I had...

Nov 9, 2011 8:10 am

Free Fight Video: Cain Velasquez vs. Minotauro Nogueira

At UFC 110, Cain Velasquez earned his title shot with a dominating win over MMA legend Minotauro Nogueira.. Watch the full fight FOR FREE before Velasquez defends his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Junior Dos Santos by clicking the play button on the image above.

Nov 9, 2011 8:00 am

Thiago Alves: “I will be a world champion”

“I’m definitely a new person with a new mentality. I learn a lot throughout this camp for this fight and I’ve got the right people with me. I’ve got Mike Dolce doing my strength and conditioning as well as my nutrition and I’ve got the best coaches in the business over at American Top Team...

Nov 9, 2011 7:30 am

Overeem vs. Lesnar For Number One Contender Say The Reem: Ready to kick Brocks A$#

“The winner of the fight between me and Brock [Lesnar] will fight the winner of Cain [Velasquez] and [Junior] dos Santos. You know what? I’m going to be bold. I’m going to kick that guy’s (Lesnar’s) ass.” During the latest edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour, Alistair Overeem spoke out about his fight at UFC...

Nov 8, 2011 6:30 pm

Rory MacDonald Injured, Ebersole Now Faces Patrick At UFC 140

Top welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald has been forced out of his UFC 140 meeting with Brian Ebersole due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. UFC officials broke the news this evening. In his place comes his Tri-Star teammate Claude Patrick who was shifted from his spot on the card against Rich Attonito to fill...