Archive: featured

Nov 17, 2014 4:06 pm

Diaz on GSP: ‘He’s scared to fight Anderson Silva’

During the UFC’s special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference earlier today, Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz joined a star studded UFC cast for a live Q&A with fans and media members. A media member asked Nick Diaz what he thought of Georges St. Pierre’s comments regarding Nick’s decision to fight Anderson Silva at...

Nov 17, 2014 3:59 pm

Brown vs. Saffiedine set for February 14th

Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine will square off February 14th as the main event for UFC Fight Night Colorado. The UFC announced the bout earlier today during their special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference. Brown is coming off a 5-round war against Robbie Lawler that saw ‘The Immortal’ lose a unanimous decision, and...

Nov 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Dana White on UFC’s big announcement: “We didn’t get it done in time”

The UFC held their special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference earlier today. During the press conference the UFC revealed their entire 2015 calendar, and planned on making a special announcement. Right off the bat a reporter asked UFC President Dana White what the special announcement was. To which Dana White replied: “That’s the...

Nov 17, 2014 3:26 pm

Duke Roufus responds to criticism of training methods

Renowned striking coach Duke Roufus is taking the offensive against former pupils, and coaches who claim his training methods were unjustifiably harsh. Roufus spoke to MMAJunkie about the criticism, saying: “You know, when I see Rose and (former UFC fighter) Pat Barry, they don’t seem disgruntled. They’re very nice to me. Pat asked me advice...


Nov 17, 2014 2:44 pm

BJPENN.com Radio Replay with Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie

Last night, BJPENN.com Radio was joined by Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie. Ralek discussed his JiuJitsu promotion, Metamoris, and how Renzo was signed to fight Kazushi Sakuraba at Metamoris 5. Ralek also broke down how the famous ‘Secret match’ came to be, and why it’s so tricky for both opponents to compete in. Renzo Gracie...

Nov 17, 2014 12:18 pm

Rose Namajunas discusses Roufusport’s training methods

TUF 20 competitor Rose Namajunas, and former Roufusport teammate L-Dogg told their stories about training at Roufusport, and discussing the death of Dennis Munson Jr. Karyn Bryant of MMAHeat spoke to both Namajunas and L-Dogg via Skype.

Nov 17, 2014 12:05 pm

Fighters speak out against Duke Roufus following fighter’s death

Following the death of Roufusport fighter Dennis Munson Jr earlier this year, several former fighters, and trainers from the gym have began to speak out against head trainer Duke Roufus for his actions in training against his fighters. ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas took to Instagram with a screenshot from a message from a former teammate who...

Nov 17, 2014 11:35 am

GSP on return: “I just don’t know”

Former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since defending his welterweight strap against Johny Hendricks. Since then there has been a lot of talk about whether we will ever see St. Pierre in the Octagon again. Recently, St. Pierre returned to training, which sparked a lot of discussion pointing towards St....

Nov 17, 2014 11:11 am

Fighter dies following poor protocol in Muay Thai bout

In one of the most heartbreaking tales in combat sports, Roufusport fighter Dennis Munson Jr died following his Muay Thai debut, after a tragic timeline of events that took place on March 28th, which have just been revealed after a police investigation. Munson was competing in his first amateur, and unsanctioned, Muay Thai bout, and...

Nov 17, 2014 9:54 am

Michael Chandler on bizarre Bellator 131 loss: “I don’t remember much”

Michael Chandler was on the receiving end of one of the most bizarre knockouts in MMA history this past Saturday when he was KO’d by Will Brooks (See that HERE). Following the bout, Chandler spoke to Sherdog to discuss the strange KO. “It’s a loss, it was a hard one to take. I showed up...

Nov 17, 2014 9:43 am

Tim Bradley and Virgil Hunter break down Pacquiao vs. Algieri

Boxing fans are getting ready to watch Manny Pacquiao fight Chris Algieri this Saturday. To get ready for the bout, Timothy Bradley, who fought Pacquiao twice, and legendary boxing trainer, Virgil Hunter, break down the difference between Pacquiao before and after being knocked out, as well as his opponent, Chris Algieri. Check it out:

Nov 17, 2014 9:09 am

Watch ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ special broadcast at 2 p.m. PT LIVE on BJPENN.com

Today the UFC is holding a special press conference at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) where they will reveal their entire 2015 schedule, and make a special announcement. On hand for the event will be several superstar fighters, who will all be fighting in early 2015, including: Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway, who will...

Nov 17, 2014 8:54 am

Rockhold: “I’ve gotta be Jon Jones”

Luke Rockhold is fresh off his win over Michael Bisping earlier this month at UFC Fight Night Sydney, however that doesn’t mean he’s ready to take it easy. Rockhold revealed to MMAJunkie that he is in the process of “packing on some pounds” to mimic UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones for his teammate, Daniel...

Nov 17, 2014 8:45 am

TWITTER BEEF: Lamas and McGregor trade shots

After defeating Dennis Bermudez this past weekend at UFC 180, Ricardo Lamas revealed to media members that he would like to fight Conor McGregor next. McGregor, who is booked to fight Dennis Siver in January, took note of Lamas’ comments, and took to Twitter to diss ‘The Bully’. Hard luck Dennis Bermudez. You wore my...

Nov 17, 2014 8:36 am

Holm optimistic despite neck injury: ‘I feel 100% better already’

Holly Holm is widely regarded to be one of the best prospects signed by the UFC this year, with many fans speculating that she may be the woman to pose the biggest threat to reigning champion Ronda Rousey. Holm spoke to the crew on Inside MMA that despite having a herniated disc, she hopes to...

Nov 17, 2014 5:05 am

Cung Le: “The boys are back in town”

Cung Le and Scott Coker go way back. Le fought his first professional bout under the Strikeforce banner, which Coker was the President of. Le went on to fight for Strikeforce 8 times before being signed by the UFC. With the recent drama between Le and the UFC, with the UFC suspending, and then un-suspending...

Nov 17, 2014 5:03 am

Dana White gives props to “warrior” Leslie Smith

UFC President Dana White took to Twitter to show respect to UFC 180 fighter Leslie Smith, who demanded to continue fighting, despite having her ear ruptured by Jessica Eye. What a warrior!!! Her cauliflower ear busted open and she still demanded to fight. Much respect. @… http://t.co/CyIzHZ1BNq — Dana White (@danawhite) November 16, 2014 You...

Nov 17, 2014 5:02 am

Sefo: ‘XFC President falsified documents’

WSOF President Ray Sefo is currently under fire from XFC President Myron Molotky, who refuse to back off their lawsuit, claiming that Kalindra Faria is under contract with XFC. Sefo won’t fold easy however, and believes the lawsuit is nothing more than a ploy to extort money from the WSOF. Sefo spoke about the lawsuit,...

Nov 17, 2014 5:01 am

Bellator unveils four title fights in early 2015

After a successful Bellator 131 event last night, Bellator is looking to keep the momentum rolling as the year draws to a close. Bellator revealed four title fights in early 2015 via a press release, which was obtained by MMAMania. To kick off the new year Bellator will hold Bellator 132 on January 16th, which...

Nov 16, 2014 5:39 pm

BOOKING ROUNDUP: UFC books 7 bouts for upcoming events

The UFC has been busy recently, as always, making matchups for upcoming events. Catch up on all of the latest matchmaking decisions from this past week below! First we have Darren Elkins vs. Hacaran Dias at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil on December 20th. Elkins is coming off a split-decision win over Lucas Martins,...

Nov 16, 2014 5:16 pm

Bellator signs 18 year old Wrestling standout

Bellator MMA has signed Wrestling phenom Aaron Pico to a “long term contract” according to an announcement made Saturday night. The announcement was obtained by MMAFighting. “When it comes to any big decision I make, I sit down with my family, my management team at Zinkin and the people that are around me that I...

Nov 16, 2014 5:05 pm

Tito Ortiz fined for flipping off Stephan Bonnar post-fight

Last night at Bellator 131 Tito Ortiz defeated Stephan Bonnar via decision. Many thought this would have put an end to the bitter rivalry between the two, however Ortiz had further plans. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” threw water on Bonnar after the bout, and flipped “The American Psycho” off (See that HERE). Now, according...

Nov 16, 2014 4:59 pm

War Machine laughs at Christy Mack’s emotional testimony

Last week we brought you news that former Bellator MMA fighter War Machine laughed at Christy Mack while she gave an emotional testimony in court. Now we have the accompanying video of the event. Check it out: 8 News NOW

Nov 16, 2014 4:53 pm

Hunt: “My gas was starting to get to me”

Last night at UFC 180, Mark Hunt was KO’d by Fabricio Werdum. The KO came as a shock to many, especially after Hunt posted an outstanding 1st round where he stuffed Werdum’s takedowns with ease, and had Werdum noticeably hesitant to throw strikes. Hunt admitted to Ariel Helwani on the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show...