Archive: featured

Sep 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Carlos Condit: “I’m the best welterweight in the world”

“I’ve always been a big fan of Georges, I’ve admired his style and kinda of the way he carries himself and I’m honored to get in their and challenge him for the belt and step in the cage with him. With all that aside I think that I’m the best welterweight in the world and...

Sep 28, 2011 12:16 pm

James Head Injured, Maquire Now Faces Justin Edwards at UFC 138

James Head is the latest fighter to withdraw from a scheduled UFC appearance with an injury. Originally scheduled to face Mark Scanlon, Head was forced to take a new opponent in Maquire when Mark was forced to back out of the fight due to an injury of his own. Now it would appear as both...

Sep 28, 2011 12:06 pm

UFC 136: Herman vs. Russow Scratched, Phan vs. Garcia II Promoted To Main Card

The injury bug has taken out Dave “Pee Wee” Herman and forced him out of his scheduled bout with Mike Russow at UFC 136. Instead of keeping Russow on the televised portion of the card the UFC has opted to promote a rematch between Nam Phan and Leonard Garcia in their place. “UFC 138: Munoz...

Sep 28, 2011 7:00 am

Rashad Evans: Jon Jones Thinks He is “Gods gift to the fight game”

“Right now, this dude’s on cloud nine. He thinks that he’s God’s gift to the fight game. I think he’s gonna think that he can just walk right through me. Now that he’s beat ‘Rampage,’ he’s gonna think that there’s nothing I could do. He’s seen my style and he’s gonna think there’s nothing I...

Sep 28, 2011 5:30 am

Fans Encouraged To Attend Tomorrow’s UFC on Versus 6 Press Conference

The UFC is holding a pre-fight press conference tomorrow to promote this weekend’s UFC on Versus 6 card. Fans are invited to attend the public event located at The Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event is set to kick off at 1 p.m. local time and will feature event headliners Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson...

Sep 28, 2011 4:30 am

Belfort eyes December Return, wants Chael Sonnen Bout

“I just don’t want to step in the octagon not (being) 100 percent. I see a lot of guys stepping in there just to make money. I’m not there just to make money. I’m there to win. I’m there to accomplish (something). I’m there for the belt, to make history. I want to fight to...

Sep 28, 2011 4:00 am

Bellator 51 Ratings Up Slightly From Bellator 50

Last weekend’s Bellator event peaked out a little higher than the previous installment which was recorded at an all-time low for the promotion. Bellator 51 drew in 158,000 viewers, up 39% from the last promotional broadcast however the number still reflects poorly on the promotions overall broadcast history. Out of the 17 events aired on...

Sep 27, 2011 4:25 pm

UFC 135 Prelim Special on Spike TV Peaks at 1.73 million viewers

Another sign that UFC 135 was a success is in the viewership rating it received on the Spike Prelim Special. The event drew in a 1.1 household rating and averaged 1.6 million viewers; however the show peaked when 1.73 million people at home tuned in to watch the two-fight, pre-pay-per-view broadcast. These figures make the...

Sep 27, 2011 4:14 pm

Jon Jones Coach: I don’t think Jon Jones is a good fight for Anderson Silva

“You know what, I think with Anderson, Anderson is probably the best as far as the eyes going, watching an opponent and then knowing he can strike a certain time and put them on their ass. That’s what Anderson does and I think Jon’s getting there with his strikes. I think Jon’s much better, way...

Sep 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida Set For UFC 140 (UPDATED)

Lyoto Machida diehards can rest easier knowing the former champion has finally booked a return trip to the Octagon. According to a report coming out of mmaweekly.com, UFC president Dana White recently confirmed with the news outlet that he has booked Machida to face Phil Davis at the upcoming UFC 140 event set for December....

Sep 27, 2011 2:22 pm

Henderson Sounds Off on Upcoming Fight with Shogun: “Im Better in Every Aspect”

With Dan Henderson now ready to make his return to the octagon at UFC 139 on November 19th against former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Shogun Rua, “Hendo” seems thoroughly confident that he is still one of the best fighters in the world. Henderson and Shogun will get down in just over a month and a...

Sep 27, 2011 12:06 pm

UFC 135 A Live Gate and Attendance Success

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Office of Boxing released the official gate and attendance tallies for last weekend’s UFC 135 event and 16,344 UFC fans turned up bringing in a live gate total of $2,089,575.00. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” took place last Saturday, September 24 live on pay-per-view from Denver’s Pepsi Center. The...

Sep 27, 2011 11:57 am

UFC 135 Suspensions: Jones Out Up To Six Months

Sorry about your luck Rashad Evans… Twelve UFC 135 participants have been medically suspended following their efforts at last weekend’s “Jones vs. Rampage” event including the light-heavyweight champion who could be out up to six-months for injuries suffered during the night’s main event. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” took place last Saturday, September 24 live...

Sep 27, 2011 9:41 am

Watch the UFC 139 Pre -Fight Press Conference live Today on BJPENN.COM (4p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding a special pre-fight press conference today at 4 p.m. ET to promote November’s UFC 139 card featuring the UFC return of Dan Henderson as he tries to climb back atop the 205 pound ladder against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Dana White, headliners Dan Henderson and “Shogun, as well as co-headliners Wanderlei...

Sep 27, 2011 9:30 am

Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000 In The Works For 2012

A battle of famed internet street brawlers is being planned for early next year, as Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 have reportedly agreed to square off under MMA rules. The news and details come via TheFightNerd.com. “Florida-based street fighter DADA 5000 went on the Rodolfo Roman show yesterday to announce that he would be fighting for...

Sep 27, 2011 9:28 am

San Diego Rumored To Host December Strikeforce Event

Strikeforce looks to be headed to San Diego, California, as the promotion is gearing up for an event this winter at the Valley View Casino Center.  MMAJunkie.com was the first to report the news. Already slated for the card include a lightweight title fight, as champion Gilbert Melendez will defend against American Top Team product,...

Sep 27, 2011 9:27 am

Zoila Gurgel vs. Carina Damm On Tap For Bellator 57

Bellator 115lbs womens champion, Zoila Gurgel will return to action this November, as she will meet Carina Damm in a non title fight at Bellator 57.  Gurgel was initially set to face Jessica Aguilar, but Aguilar was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.  MMArising.com was the first to report the news. Zoila Gurgel...

Sep 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Mousasi Gives American Trained Fighters Huge Advantage In Preparation

“As far as technology and how they do it, like weight cutting and stuff like that, I’m way behind them because I don’t have those contacts. I don’t have those people around me that can help me with those things. … In the U.S., it’s a lot more professional what the athletes do there. The...

Sep 26, 2011 4:13 pm

Chael Sonnen On Anderson Silva’s Injury Status

“I don’t think that treatment for Anderson’s problems is prohibited by the UFC, even right before a match. Some medications are limited, as you know, but Anderson is in a state of medical legitimacy because I don’t think that Midol is prohibited, nor are chocolate or Gerard Butler movies. I have never personally had to...