Archive: Josh Barnett

Jan 13, 2014 6:36 am

Silva Says Accident, Not Chris Weidman To Blame For UFC 168 Loss

“I believe that, if you pay attention to these technical details, you will see that (checking the kick) was instinct, not something that he trained to do. “No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight.” In a recent interview...

Jan 10, 2014 10:42 am

VIDEO | Rousey Glad To Put Tate Rivalry Behind Her

UFC female bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, closed out 2013 with a bang. Featured as a co-main event on the year’s biggest fight card, she successfully defended her title with her signature arm bar to close out her rivalry with Miesha Tate. Now Ronda looks forward to the 2014 season and up first on her hit...

Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Jan 8, 2014 5:31 pm

Travis Browne Waiting on New UFC Contract Before Werdum Fight

While all signs point to a heavyweight title elimination fight between Travis Browne (above) and Fabricio Werdum, it seems the bout hinges on a renewed contract between Browne and the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following his impressive first-round KO over Josh Barnett at UFC 168, Travis Browne was all but confirmed as the...

Jan 7, 2014 6:17 am

Weidman Coach Serra Explains ‘Fu** Him’ Comment Heard After Silva Leg Break

Following last year’s UFC 168 main event Chris Weidman found himself under a bit of fire. Truly though, it was his corner who appeared to cross the line of sportsmanship when an audible recording clearly revealed the corner say ‘good, fuck him’ shortly after Anderson Silva hit the mat in pain with a broken leg....

Jan 7, 2014 5:55 am

Report: UFC 168 Final Gate Total = $6.2 Million For Second All-Time Gate

UFC 168, which took place Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. did a live gate of $6,238,792.50, which is the second best in the promotion’s history. The people in attendance filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, Chris Weidman looked to defend his title against one of the all-time-greats in the...

Jan 6, 2014 3:33 pm

QUICK TWITT | Anderson Silva Shares Photo Of Rehab

Earlier today Anderson Silva took to his personal Instagram to give an update on his condition and send a message to his fans. The former UFC middleweight champion suffered a severe and possible career ending leg break in the main event of UFC 168 during his bout against Chris Weidman. As a result the man...

Jan 6, 2014 10:05 am

Brandao Admits To Threatening Poirier With Stabbing

Following December’s epic UFC 168 event we learned that featherweight fighter, Diego Brandao, may have crossed the line with his opponent, Dustin Poirier. After their bout Poirier told us that the Greg Jackson trained fighter threatened to stab him at the weigh-ins. After getting demolished in their bout, Brandao went silent, that is until today,...

Jan 6, 2014 6:02 am

Manager: ‘Trust me, Anderson will be back’

“Trust me, he will be back. He had his second X-ray [Thursday] and everything looks great. It was a clean break so the nerves are okay. He’s already started physical therapy and he’s moving his toes.” TMZ recently caught up with Anderson Silva’s manager, Jorge Guimaraes, to discuss the former middleweight champion’s future as a...

Jan 6, 2014 5:52 am

QUICK TWITT | Miesha Tate Agrees To Help Cris Cyborg Train

At the request of Tito Ortiz, former UFC title challenger, Miesha Tate has agreed to help Invicta featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, train for her next opponent. Check it: @titoortiz @criscyborg anytime! — Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) January 4, 2014 Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jan 6, 2014 5:46 am

Pedro Rizzo: Anderson Silva Told Me ‘He’ll be back’

“At the hospital, Anderson told me ‘I will be back, master. I will be back. I told him ‘yeah, you’ll be back home to recover and rest’. And he said ‘I will be back, master.’ He’s a fighter. He has six months to recover, heal and then decide what he’s going to do next. “He...

Jan 3, 2014 6:47 pm

Din Thomas Starting MMA Scouting Company

Din Thomas made his MMA debut in 1998, and fought for 16 years before deciding to retire on Jan. 2. Now, he is giving back to the sport that he made his career in and is starting an MMA scouting company to search for new talent. “We started a project called MMA Scouting Report,” Thomas...

Jan 3, 2014 12:17 pm

VIDEO | Jones Consoles Anderson Silva Bedside After Leg Break

“Never upset because you have to understand that God does all things for a reason. That would be something that would be under his control. Anderson was prepared the best he could. Weidman is just a stronger guy and was getting the advantage. It don’t mean Weidman was going to win, but it was looking...

Jan 3, 2014 6:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Superstar Justin Timberlake And Anderson Silva Discuss Leg Break

When it comes to celebrity fans in MMA, Anderson Silva probably garners the most respect. Which is why it should come as no surprise that ‘The Spider’ and Justin Timberlake are boys. Check it: Thank you to send good energy man I received thanks you [email protected]: That slow-mo replay though… I have no words. #UFC168”...

Jan 3, 2014 6:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Pop Star Bruno Mars Consoles Anderson Silva

Pop singing sensation, Bruno Mars, is apparently a UFC fan. Not only is the Hawaiin born Mars a UFC fan, but the pop singer is also an Anderson Silva fan. Check out the exchange between the two: Thanks man I will [email protected]: Wishing Anderson Silva a speedy recovery” — Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) January 2, 2014...

Jan 1, 2014 12:26 pm

Silva’s Surgeon Says Injury Could Have Led To Leg Amputation

“The minute I saw it and recognized it, I knew it was fixable. We are not even 48 hours from the surgery, and tibia fractures, though we can get them to heal, can have slower healing. So in general, my prognosis would be a fracture healing somewhere in the nature of three to six months....

Jan 1, 2014 12:19 pm

Corey Hill Discusses Anderson Silva’s Leg Break

Last weekend in the UFC 168 main event fans witnessed a horrific accident when Anderson Silva broke his leg on a checked kick. As bad as his injury is, Silva’s break wasn’t the first such occurrence under the bright lights of the UFC. Before Silva, there was TUF contestant Corey Hill (pictured). Hill, who recovered from...

Jan 1, 2014 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Ronda Rousey’s UFC 168 Armbar Over Tate

Without questions, UFC 168 was one of the craziest pay-per-view shows in UFC history. In this breakdown, Ryron and Rener discuss everything from Jim Millers slick gogoplata/armbar finish to Anderson Silva’s fractured leg, to Ronda Rousey’s choice not to shake Tate’s hand (and Ronda’s submission of course). Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jan 1, 2014 12:01 pm

.gif | Chris Weidman Wipes Nose On American Flag & Fans Don’t Like It

The most sensitive of patriots are fuming mad over Chris Weidman’s desecration of our American flag. I actually didn’t even realize this happened, but my good bud Zeus over at gave us the heads up and provided the .gif below. I’m not so sure there is anything wrong occurring here, but check it out...

Jan 1, 2014 11:13 am

Ratings Report: UFC 168 Prelims Deliver Record Viewership On FOX Sports 1

The UFC 168 PRELIMS on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday night (8:00-10:00 PM ET) averaged 1,554,000 viewers, making it the most-watched UFC PRELIMS to date on the channel. The event was up 56% over the previous mark set on Nov. 16 (998,000), and ranks as the fifth most-watched show on the network since launch. In...

Dec 31, 2013 12:57 pm

11 Shifts To Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Following UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of action capped off by a devastatingly sad injury to former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Below are our updated rankings that reflect the outcome of the bouts that took place. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top...

Dec 31, 2013 12:30 pm

Ronda’s Mom: ‘She Took 0 Chances’ In Tate Fight

Under the expert guidance of her world champion mother, Ronda Rousey has climbed to the pinnacle of Martial Arts. As an Olympic Bronze medalist and the first female UFC champion, Ronda Rousey is a role model for all female fighters looking to reach greatness. Her mother recently took to her personal blog to breakdown Ronda’s...