Archive: featured

Oct 18, 2011 3:14 pm

Nick Diaz: "BJ is my favorite fighter"

http://youtu.be/pozLJlM4xYQ “He’s my favorite fighter. He’s better than they are, he’s better than everybody. I know where he came from. He came from my school, as far as I’m concerned he came from where I came from and that’s why he’s here.” *Click here for the latest UFC 137 coverage provided by BJPENN.COM

Oct 18, 2011 2:42 pm

BJ Penn Reacts To UFC 137 Changes, Happy To Take Main Event Slot

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn was just as shocked as the rest of the world when he found out this afternoon that GSP was injured and subsequently forced to withdraw from his main event bout set for UFC 137. When the news finally caught up to Penn he had this to say…...

Oct 18, 2011 2:24 pm

GSP Injured: UFC 137 Gets Penn vs. Diaz in Main Event Slot

Bad news for GSP fans… In a recent development, welterweight champion, Georges St Pierre has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled appearance in the UFC 137 main event against Carlos Condit. A knee injury suffered in training is the culprit for the removal. UFC President Dana White took to twitter with the announcement moments...

Oct 18, 2011 1:25 pm

Chael Sonnen: "I'll Slap Anderson In The Face"

Chael Sonnen was a guest on Jim Rome’s radio show this afternoon and continued his campaign to book a rematch with Anderson Silva. The entire interview was exactly what we could have expected from Chael when you give him an open platform to express his views and run off at the mouth. Check out the...

Oct 18, 2011 11:02 am

UFC GYM BJ PENN HAWAII ENROLLMENT CENTER TO OPEN TODAY

UFC GYM announces it will begin selling memberships to its newest, and first, location in Honolulu, Hawaii with an enrollment center set to open Tuesday, October 18. Partnering with Hawaii native and two-division UFC champion BJ Penn, this is the first signature gym for the brand. The location, which will open for workouts in early...

Oct 18, 2011 10:57 am

Matt Lindland: Anderson Silva wont make it out of the third round with Chael

“I think the rematch would look just like the first one, except I’ve got a game plan for Chael to finish him before the end of the third round. So, yeah it’ll look similar to their first encounter, but with some additional techniques and strategy, it won’t make it to the championship rounds.” Coach/Friend/Trainer/Sparring partner...

Oct 18, 2011 10:50 am

Danny Castillo vs. Shamar Bailey Set For UFC 139

A lightweight fight has been booked for The UFC’s November trip to San Jose in the form of Danny Castillo vs. Shamar Bailey. UFC officials made the announcement over night. UFC 139 is set to take place on November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. With the original heavyweight title fight headliner...

Oct 18, 2011 10:25 am

Pettis Needs To Win Fights, Will Wrestle His Way Back To The Top

“I just learned that the top position is a huge position to win from. You don’t get beat up. I’m 100-percent healthy. I won the fight. I don’t have injuries. I can go back to train tonight. Top position is important, and I really went back and focused on making that more of a part...

Oct 18, 2011 7:31 am

Quick Quote: Tito Ortiz – "I'm the peoples champ"

“A lot of people didn’t believe in me. A lot of people couldn’t believe that I was still here. I had neck surgery, lower back surgery and a lot of athletes don’t compete after that. I showed that I’m able to compete against the best guys in the world, and I think that will help...

Oct 18, 2011 7:29 am

Lyoto Machida or Jon Jones – Rashad Evans Will Fight them Both

“I want to fight ’em both and I want to fight ’em in the same night. In seriousness, it doesn’t really matter to me. I’m looking to compete against the best and whoever wins is obviously the best. I just want to compete and have fun.”

Oct 18, 2011 7:24 am

ProElite HW Tourny Participants Announced

ProElite has announced the field for its eight-man heavyweight tournament. The bracket, filled with fighters ready for a wider audience, is highlighted by 2009 NCAA wrestling champion Mark Ellis of the University of Missouri. Ellis (1-0) will take on Ryan Martinez (5-1). In another opening-round battle, Richard Odoms of Texas faces Jason Bosler of Illinois....

Oct 18, 2011 7:17 am

PROELITE, INC. ANNOUNCES MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH HDNET

ProElite, Inc., a subsidiary of Stratus Media Group, Inc. today announced it has signed a new, multi-fight, multi-year television deal, unveiled on last night’s LIVE broadcast of “Inside MMA”. The fight promotions company will air LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights: ProElite – Big Guns” on November 5 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL. “After...

Oct 17, 2011 5:40 pm

BJPENN.COM Middleweight Top 10 (Updated 10/17/11)

The world top 10 middleweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC and Strikeforce fighters with the exception of Bellator champion, Hector Lombard. Anderson Silva is the current UFC middleweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. With his years of dominance over the middleweight...

Oct 17, 2011 5:00 pm

Mitrione Feels Dangerous: Ready to take out Kongo in spectacular fashion

“I promise you I’m ready to scrap. I’ve put in so much work. I’m ready, I’m excited, I’m not overtrained. I feel l’m ready to go. I’m going to give a wonderful performance. If Cheick wins, damn good job but I really feel I’m going to give a hell of a run for it. I...

Oct 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Oli Thompson & John Hathaway Injured, off UFC 138 card

Injuries and illness have prompted changes to the November 5 fight card taking place in Birmingham, England. In heavyweight news, Oli Thompson has been forced to withdraw from the event due to injury. Original opponent Phil De Fries has verbally agreed a matchup against fellow Englishman Rob Broughton, who will return to his home country...

Oct 17, 2011 4:30 pm

Hendo Will Be Looking For Knockout In “Shogun” Fight

“I’m hoping it’s an explosive fight. Both have the ability to finish it via knockout, but it’s a five rounds bout, so we don’t have to rush into it. We don’t wanna get into a situation where Dan is tired for not having got his coups right. So, we’ll take our time during this fight....

Oct 17, 2011 4:24 pm

Report: After Consecutive Losses Jorge Santiago Hits The Unemployment Line

Once thought to make waves in the UFC’s middleweight division, former Senguku middleweight champion, Jorge Santiago has been released from the UFC following back-to-back losses. Santiago came into the UFC following an impressive run across multiple promotions, but as luck would have it, the UFC brass put him in against some elite competition right off...

Oct 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Tim Sylvia Books Andreas Kraniotakes as Rizzo Replacement in ProElite II

As we announced earlier today, Pedro Rizzo was forced to withdraw from his scheduled meeting with Tim Sylvia due to an arm injury suffered while training. ProElite officials took little time to book the replacement and have none other than German import Andreas Kraniotakes to fill the main event void. ProElite II is set to...

Oct 17, 2011 3:08 pm

VIDEO: Jon Jones Ready To Beat Machida Worse Than Ever Before

“We’re not fighting the undefeated Lyoto Machida anymore. I’ve watched him lose several rounds now through studying and I just happen to have two coaches that are southpaws now as well so there’s a lot of knowledge in my camp about fighting guys with opposite stances. We feel comfortable, we feel as if there’s been...

Oct 17, 2011 1:07 pm

UFC 137 Prelims Set For Live Facebook Stream

As expected, UFC officials have announced that the five-fight UFC 137 untelevised preliminary card is set to stream live for free on popular social network, facebook.com. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event will feature a...

Oct 17, 2011 1:00 pm

Pedro Rizzo Out Of ProElite II Bout With Tim Sylvia

With just three weeks until fight night, ProElite’s headlining bout has suffered a change. In the scheduled main event, Tim Sylvia was expected to face off with fellow MMA veteran, Pedro Rizzo; however, Rizzo has been forced off the card with an Arm injury. ProElite officials are actively seeking a replacement opponent and hope to...

Oct 17, 2011 12:50 pm

UFC 137 Weigh-Ins Set for October 28th, Frank Mir to Host Q&A

“UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Condit” is now two weeks away and we gained word today that the weigh-ins for the event are set to take place the day before, on Friday, October 28th, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The same venue will also play host to the following night’s pay-per-view...

Oct 17, 2011 11:55 am

Gilbert Melendez Talks About His Friend And Teammate Nick Diaz

“Every time you watch Nick Diaz, you’re about to see a fight and you can’t guarantee that with all these matches. A lot of people treat this as a sparring session or they could be a little boring, but when you see Nick Diaz, he’s there to fight and you’re gonna see a full-on exciting...

Oct 17, 2011 10:28 am

Lindland Thinks Silva will try weasel out of bout with Chael

“Anderson will to find a way to weasel out of that fight. I don’t know what his contractual obligations are as far as who he has to fight as a champion but they’re already laying the ground work… His manager Ed Soares is already making excuses for Anderson to not take that fight so yeah...

Oct 17, 2011 10:02 am

Anthony Pettis Wants To Take The Joe Lauzon Challenge

“I don’t know who my next opponent is but I’m going for that title shot, that title shot run, so anybody who’s a top five guy, I’m ready for them. Joe Lauzon beat Melvin Guillard, I think that would be a great fight for me.” In a recent interview with CageFanatic.com, the last reigning WEC...