Archive: featured

Sep 8, 2011 8:50 am

VIDEO: Matt Kaplowitz: documentary looks at NY MMA community post-9/11

Presented By “The Fight Nerd”: This Sunday marks the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The way America looked at itself was altered immensely on that date, and a decade later the world is a very different place. Memories of panic and uncertainty are still present, but the urge to keep...

Sep 7, 2011 2:34 pm

Cesar Gracie Goes In-Depth On Nick Diaz Absence

“I don’t blame Dana White on this at all. This is a professional company, and Nick is a 28-year-old man. I’ve stuck up for Nick, even when he was wrong before. But he’s let a lot of people down. He’s let his team down. We all bought plane tickets to Vegas. We got hotel rooms...


Sep 7, 2011 2:08 pm

Diaz Out, Condit in against GSP

A crazy turn of events at today’s UFC 137 pre-fight press conference has changed the scheduling of four welterweight stand-outs. As we reported yesterday, Nick Diaz failed to show for the Toronto leg of the UFC 137 media tour and he followed suit this afternoon when he skipped out on a reported three different flights...

Sep 7, 2011 12:37 pm

Jackson: “I’m not worried about Jon’s punches or kicks”

“I’m not worried about his punches or his kicks. I’ll walk right through it, I don’t care about it. He ain’t showing me a whole lot of power, especially with the way he stands. His stance is all wrong to even generate power. The guy can’t bust a grape. I’m confident that I have him...

Sep 7, 2011 12:18 pm

Overeem's Crazy For Making His UFC Debut Says Lesnar Coach

“I think it’ll be good for Brock. Overeem is a guy who has heavy hands, he’ll try to keep the fight up, but when he goes to the ground he has a good foundation. It’ll be an exciting fight, between two big guys, what brings much appeal to the fans. Overeem must be crazy to...

Sep 7, 2011 9:00 am

Watch the UFC 137 Pre -Fight Press Conference live Today on BJPENN.COM (1p.m. PT)

The UFC will be holding a special pre-fight press conference today at 1 p.m. PT to promote the upcoming UFC 137 card featuring a welterweight title fight between champion, GSP and challenger Nick Diaz. Dana White and both main event fighters are expected to be in attendance. We will be broadcasting the conference live today...

Sep 7, 2011 8:45 am

Overeem Turned Down UFC Title Fight, Opted For Quicker Debut

“I got offered to fight for the championship belt but that would mean I had to wait, because of course (Junior) dos Santos is fighting (Cain) Velasquez Nov. 12, it’s going to be a great fight, then probably these guys are going to need some healing time, relaxing time, so November plus six months, that...

Sep 7, 2011 8:36 am

Dan Henderson Still Hoping For UFC/Strikeforce Title Unification Bout

“I think the biggest fight that the UFC would make money on and the fans would want to see, I would think, would be me against the winner of Jones and Rampage. That would be a fight to unify the titles with Strikeforce and UFC, I think that would be a good move. … I’m...

Sep 6, 2011 4:11 pm

Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck Official For UFC 135

With the ever so common injury bug taking hold of its latest victim in Diego Sanchez, the UFC has now booked a suitable replacement for the return of Matt Hughes at UFC 135. In the place of Sanchez comes AKA welterweight fighter, Josh Koscheck, who takes the fight on just two weeks notice. “UFC 135:...

Sep 6, 2011 2:29 pm

Rory MacDonald Books Brian Ebersole At UFC 140

UFC officials are working on filling up the UFC 140 card set for December 10 and have just announced the booking of a welterweight match between top prospects Rory MacDonald and Brian Ebersole. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. The bout between MacDonald and...

Sep 6, 2011 2:11 pm

Henderson vs. Guida Plus Yamamoto vs. Uyenoyama Added To UFC on Fox

The first ever UFC on Fox event has booked two more bouts for the inaugural card. Lightweight contenders Benson Henderson and Clay Guida as well as bantamweight fighters “Kid” Yamamoto and Darren Uyenoyama have agreed to face off on the historic card. UFC on Fox 1 is set to take place on November 12 from...

Sep 6, 2011 12:28 pm

Brock Lesnar Returns Dec. 30 Against Alistair Overeem

A two-for-one major announcement was just made by UFC officials moments ago. First of which is that former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, is healed up from his most recent bout with diverticulitis and ready to return to action. The second announcement is that the UFC has apparently secured former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion,...

Sep 6, 2011 11:28 am

BELLATOR UNDERCARD FIGHTS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON SPIKE.COM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 10

Spike.com, a leading destination for men on the web, will stream LIVE undercard fights throughout the 12-week season of Bellator Fighting Championship that begins Saturday, September 10. It was jointly announced today by Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney and Erik Flannigan, Executive Vice President, Digital Entertainment, MTV Networks Entertainment Group. This marks the first...

Sep 6, 2011 9:46 am

Koshcheck: “If Matt Hughes is man enough, he’ll take the fight”

“He wants big-name fighters. He’s getting near the end of his career. I think he’ll take the fight because it’s good for the sport and good for the UFC. I’m a big-name fighter, so he can take that and run with it. I put it out there. I told UFC I’d do it, and if...

Sep 6, 2011 9:39 am

Sanchez Heartbroken Over UFC 135 Withdrawal

“I am heartbroken that I have to inform MMA fans that I cannot fight Matt Hughes at UFC 135 later this month. I have never physically felt more prepared to compete than I felt for this fight, which makes this even more painful for me. While I do not know right now when I will...

Sep 6, 2011 9:12 am

Saitama Super Arena To Host UFC’s Return To Japan On Feb. 26, 2012

The long rumored return to Japan has been booked and confirmed by UFC officials. The news was released by the UFC via twitter overnight. No bouts have been announced to coincide with the organizations return to Japan, however, the UFC currently holds native stand-outs such as Yushin Okami, Hatsu Hioki, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and...

Sep 5, 2011 5:15 pm

Josh Koscheck Accepts Short Notice Fight Against Matt Hughes

“Oh ya 19 days then or something like that!!!! Either way it looks like I am in to fight matt Hugh if he takes it????” Josh Koscheck has posted via his Twitter that he’s accepted the fight against Matt Hughes at UFC 135 in place of Diego Sanchez, after Sanchez was forced to pull out...

Sep 5, 2011 3:13 pm

Gegard Mousasi Expected To Return For December Strikeforce Event

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi is staying busy both stateside and internationally, as he’s being targeted for a December return to the Strikeforce cage.  The news was confirmed by a source to MMAJunkie.com earlier today. Gegard Mousasi last competed for Strikeforce in April where he fought to a majority draw against UFC veteran...