Archive: Michael Johnson

Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Diaz and Melendez at same time

By Evan Stoumbelis Khabib Nurmagomedov might dress up with his comedic wig at weigh ins, but he is no joke once in the cage. The 25 year old Soviet native is 21-0 in his MMA career, and 5-0 in his UFC career, with 14 of his 21 wins coming by stoppage. We last saw Nurmagomedov...

Jan 15, 2014 6:24 am

Nurmagomedov Says Johnson Needs To Work His Way Up

This past weekend, UFC President Dana White took to twitter and started a whole mess of controversy when he stated that he was unable to find an opponent for dangerous Russian newcomer Khabib Nurmagomedov. He then further stirred the pot by saying that former lightweight title runner Nate Diaz turned down an opportunity to fight...

Jan 13, 2014 6:47 am

Michael Johnson says he’ll take fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White has been having trouble finding an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov who is on a 5-0 win streak since his debut at UFC on FX 1 back in January of 2012. Nurmagomedov was originally set to face off against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, however Melendez...

Jan 2, 2014 9:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Michael Johnson Request Fight With Nate Diaz

With an official UFC record of 6-4 and a current two-fight winning streak, TUF runner-up Michael Johnson is ready for the next level of competition. The surging lightweight recently proclaimed himself a contender to the Pettis throne and now the Blackzilian has taken to twitter to request a bout with Nate Diaz. Check it: Trying...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Dana White Calls UFC 168 ‘The Biggest Fight We’ve Ever Done’

‘I think it’s going to be the biggest fight we’ve ever done,’ UFC President Dana White said about UFC 168, the last card of 2013.  Though the fight is months away, and the organization has yet to commence its marketing for the fight, White can’t help but be excited.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Sep 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Michael Johnson vs. Gleison Tibau Added to UFC 168

Michael Johnson (pictured) and Gleison Tibau are set to face off in a lightweight bout at UFC 168, officials announced Wednesday night.  The card will take place December 28 in Las Vegas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced Wednesday night that lightweight fighters, Michael Johnson and Gleison Tibau, are se to fight at...

Sep 18, 2013 8:01 am

Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig added to UFC on FOX 9

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout featuring Joe Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Mac Danzig (21-11-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC on FOX 9 event scheduled for December 14 in Sacramento. UFC lightweight veteran, Joe Lauzon, is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his octagon...

Aug 16, 2013 11:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Lauzon Gives His Fight Night Predictions | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Joe Lauzon, winner of 12 UFC bonuses- including two Fight of the Night performances that were later named Fight of the Year- will take on Michael Johnson on the UFC’s debut event for the new sports television network, FOX Sports .   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Joe Lauzon spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night, just...

Aug 16, 2013 10:57 am

FOX Sports 1 Picked Up By Every Major Distributor

Despite some last-minute negotiations between FOX and various television distributors, the network’s new sports station will be available to approximately 90 million homes.  FOX announced that every major distributor has picked up the new station; something fight fans can all celebrate as the UFC will help debut the network with UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun...

Jul 26, 2013 9:58 am

UFC lightweight Reza Madadi Facing Potential 6 Years In Prison

One of Sweden’s most popular fighters, Reza Madadi (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC), was placed under arrest on Friday, suspected of grand theft by Swedish authorities following the burglary of a high-end store in Stockholm. Details from the original article from Expressen have been translated by a Bloody Elbow community member. Translators note: As this is...

Jun 11, 2013 2:34 pm

Joe Lauzon Wants to “Out Do” His Last Performance at The Garden in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Joe Lauzon (22-8 MMA) will be making his 2nd appearance back in his home state under the UFC banner when he fights in Boston on August 17th for the debut event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 against Michael Johnson. Lauzon dominated Gabe Rudiger in that fight, submitting him in two...

May 29, 2013 1:00 pm

Jon Anik to Join Joe Rogan in Calling UFC on FOX Sports 1 Event

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It was made public today that UFC voice Mike Goldberg will not be joining his longtime partner, Joe Rogan, in the booth for the UFC’s debut show and launch of FOX Sports 1. Instead, Jon Anik will be taking the spot of Goldberg to call the fights on August 17th in...

May 13, 2013 12:51 pm

Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson Added to UFC Debut on FOX Sports 1

  The UFC will debut on Fox Sports 1 on August 17 with a night of fights live from Boston’s TD Bank Garden.  The fight card for UFC on FS1 1 continues to take shape, as it has been revealed through a number of sources that Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson will face off in...

Oct 25, 2012 9:37 am

Michael Johnson vs. Myles Jury added to UFC 155 | UFC News

A lightweight showdown between Michael Johnson (12-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Myles Jury (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been added to the UFC’s year-end card in Las Vegas, Nevada. Johnson has won three straight fights, this after starting his UFC career by going 1-2. His latest win came over Danny Castillo at UFC on FX 5...

Aug 22, 2012 6:31 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Returns This Sunday With An All-Alchemist Line-Up

On the third episode of BJPenn.Com Radio hosts Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will preview UFC 151 and talk to a trio of Alchemist Managements finest. Calling in will be Strikeforce light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux who is coming off a one punch knockout of TJ Cook during last week’s SF event. TUF 14 competitor...

Aug 13, 2012 6:28 pm

Listen To Recorded Debut Of BJPenn.com Radio

If you missed last night’s live debut of BJPenn.com Radio, fear not because you can listen to the entire two hour broadcast in its entirety via the link below. Hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli successfully launched episode one with a stacked lineup of guests including Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp, UFC lightweight Michael Johnson...

Aug 12, 2012 8:41 am

Reminder: BJPENN.COM Radio Set To Debut Tonight With Star Studded Panel

Join Mitch Ciccarelli & Bryan Levick as they launch the debut of the official radio show of BJPenn.Com with four fantastic guests. Joining us at 6:40 pm EST will be Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp, 7pm will be TUF season 12 finalist Michael “The Menace” Johnson, and at 7:30pm UFC welterweight Stephon “Wonderboy” Thompson and...

Aug 8, 2012 9:19 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO SET TO DEBUT THIS SUNDAY WITH STAR STUDDED PANEL

Join Mitch Ciccarelli & Bryan Levick as they launch the debut of the official radio show of BJPenn.Com with four fantastic guests. Joining us at 6:40 pm EST will be Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp, 7pm will be TUF season 12 finalist Michael “The Menace” Johnson, and at 7:30pm UFC welterweight Stephon “Wonderboy” Thompson and...