Archive: MMA NEWS

May 7, 2014 10:28 pm

No Surgery For JDS, Quick Recovery Likely

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos was expected to return to action against Stipe Miocic at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale. Unfortunately for fight fans, JDS was forced to withdraw from the main event due to a broken hand suffered in training. According to a report on UFC Tonight, the Brazilian fighter will not...

May 7, 2014 10:14 pm

White: ‘Matt Brown is looking for respect. “CRAZY” over underdog role’

“Matt Brown is ranked No. 7 and has been looking for respect for forever now. The guy has destroyed everybody he’s fought. He feels like he’s been disrespected for so long. He’s done so much and should have an opportunity to fight for the title soon. And Erick Silva, who’s ranked 14th, I think there’s...

May 7, 2014 10:02 pm

UFC Fight Night 40’s Matt Brown: “There ain’t no luck in this sport”

Tonight, on FOX Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’ Saturday’s headliner, Matt ‘The Imortal’ Brown discussed his role as underdog this weekend against Erick Silva and what he thinks about the fight. Check it: Matt Brown on if Erick Silva deserves to fight him in the main card: “Absolutely, he puts on some exciting fights and brings a...

May 7, 2014 9:35 pm

Sonnen: ‘I think Erick Silva is more talented than Matt Brown’

UFC Tonight Analytst and UFC fighter, Chael Sonnen took to FOX Sports 1 this evening to breakdown Saturday’s main event. “I think Erick Silva (Pictured) is more talented than Matt Brown,” said Sonnen. “When you talk about it in martial arts terms, I believe Silva’s black belt is blacker than Brown’s, but I don’t know...

May 7, 2014 8:30 pm

Dana White Explains Grant and Diaz Ranking Removals

“Everyone is talking about Nate Diaz being removed and so has TJ Grant, for inactivity. Early on we let Dominick Cruz hold the title for as long as we did. But it’s unfair for the guys who are staying active. When you have a guy like TJ Grant and they have an injury, that’s pretty...

May 7, 2014 8:25 pm

UFC Boss: ‘How Long We Going To Play This Game With Diaz’

UFC President Dana White stopped by ‘UFC Tonight’ this evening and cleared the air on several topics in Mixed Martial Arts, including the removal of Nate Diaz from the UFC rankings. White, who explained that inactivity is to blame, is under fire from the media who say that just isn’t so. Dana defends, “You know how...

May 7, 2014 7:49 pm

Retired Lytle in Talks to Box Roy Jones Jr.

First, there was Anderson Silva. Then came Rampage Jackson. Now it appears the retired Chris Lytle is latest UFC veteran to be rumored to a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. According to a report on Wednesday’s new episode of “UFC Tonight,” Lytle is in negotiations to compete with Jones Jr. at 175 pounds. The...

May 7, 2014 4:49 pm

BREAKING: Brock Larson Takes Last Slot In Battleground MMA’s One-Night $50k Tournament

UFC veteran welterweight Brock Larson is the latest to join Battleground MMA’s one-night, eight-man tournament. Sources close to the situation confirmed the latest addition to BJPENN.COM this afternoon. Larson joins an impressive cast of fighters, the likes of Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro, Dennis Hallman, Cody McKenzie, Luigi Fioravanti, Chris Honeycutt, Josh Bryant and David Mitchell. ‘Battleground...

May 7, 2014 3:55 pm

Confirmed – Roan “Jucao” Carneiro Enters One-Night, Eight-Man BattleGrounds MMA Tournament

Earlier this week, BJPENN.COM was first to report on, ATT’s, Roan Jucao Carneiro’s participation in the upcoming Battleground MMA welterweight tournament. Now we’ve been validated. Through a press-release, Battleground MMA confirmed the Brazilians participation, making him the seventh signed fighter to compete in the June 27 event. Check it:   TULSA, OK (May 7, 2014) –...

May 7, 2014 3:37 pm

Cruz Not Asking For Immediate Title Shot

Renan Barao got to the UFC title without going through the real UFC champion, Dominick Cruz. An unfortunate string of injuries made that an impossibility and forced Cruz to give up his belt, without a fight. Close to healed, Cruz tells that he will take any fight the UFC gives him upon return and...

May 7, 2014 3:23 pm

UFC Pirate Pleads For Financial Assistance In $32 Million Lawsuit

Earlier this week we learned of the UFC’s intentions on suing a man (pictured) for alleged piracy of over 100 UFC pay-per-views. The price tag? $32 Million U.S. dollars. Now, in a public statement, the accused explains his side and has set up a donation fund for people to assist him with his court costs. Here...

May 7, 2014 2:55 pm

Werdum on Velasquez: ‘I will break his game’

“He has a good stand up, a complicated game with boxing, muay thai and wrestling. He hits hard and has good takedowns. It’s hard to stop a fighter like that. My physical condition is going to be really important in this fight I will move a lot and avoid the clinch close to the fence....

May 7, 2014 2:35 pm

Belfort Cleared To Fight In Brazil

Top UFC middleweight, Vitor Belfort recently declared he was clean of TRT and ready to fight. CABMMA, Brazil’s athletic commission recently told that Belfort was welcome to fight inside their territory and would receive the same treatment and testing as any other MMA fighter. Check it: “He can fight here, no problem, but he...

May 7, 2014 2:00 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Confirms Return To MMA, Sets Date

Anderson Silva is ready for a fight camp, healthy enough for a fight and ready for a UFC return. Dana White announced his medical clearance earlier this week and now we hear from Anderson on a possible return date. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 7, 2014 1:50 pm

Lorenz Larkin: ‘My last fight sucked’

“I just waited. I just waited way too long. I didn’t pull the trigger. It just sucked, but maybe it was for the best because in my camp we’ve been working on pulling the trigger and not waiting. The biggest thing with that fight was just me not pulling the trigger. I did watch the...

May 7, 2014 1:45 pm

Matt Brown: ‘It makes no sense to be the underdog against Silva’

“Some of my coaches told me, ‘Dude, I should put money on you.’ It does not make any sense to me at all. I looked at his record and his fights and he’s never beat anybody really good. I don’t know how good he really is. That’s what I’m going to find out. He hasn’t...

May 7, 2014 10:45 am

VIDEO | 4 Horsewomen Clinic – “Throws”

May 4, 2014 – Ronda Rousey, Marina Shafir, Shayna Baszler, & Jessamyn Duke held their first annual 4 Horsewomen Clinic at GFC. Ronda Rousey’s proceeds went to benefit Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services and their #EraseTheStigma campaign. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 6, 2014 6:53 pm

UFC Fighter Robbed in Brazil, Loses Earnings

Yan Cabral’s UFC debut victory celebration was short lived. Cabral told MMA Fighting that part of the money he made in his UFC debut was stripped from him. Cabral, a TUF: Brazil 2 vet, earned a decision win over David Mitchell at UFC Fight Night 29. When he returned home in Rio de Janeiro, the...

May 6, 2014 4:19 pm

Fabio Maldonado In For JDS, Faces Miocic In ‘TUF Brazil 3 Finale’ Headliner

Brazilian slugger, Fabio Maldonado has stepped up to save ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Sonnen vs. Silva’ Finale event and will face Stipe Miocic in the evening’s headliner. The Brazilian has agreed to move up to the UFC’s heavyweight division in order to make this bout a go. The TUF Brazil 3 Finale event is set...

May 6, 2014 4:08 pm

Cat Zingano Receives Medical Clearance To Train

Top female bantamweight fighter, Cat Zingano announced today that she has received clearance from her medical team to resume training. Zingano, who made her UFC debut with a brutal stoppage over Miesha Tate, was originally slated to coach ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 18’ opposite Ronda Rousey and promised a title shot for her Tate victory....

May 6, 2014 4:00 pm

Cyborg Joining Bethe Correia’s Campaign Against Rousey’s ‘Horsewomen’?

Bethe Correia might be looking to go all pro wrestling on Shayna Baszler when they meet later this year at UFC 176 in Los Angeles. Correia will be trying to defeat a second member of “The Four Horsewomen,” the name UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir and Baszler gave themselves. The...

May 6, 2014 3:53 pm

Conor McGregor: “Cole, I’m going to break you”

“He opened his mouth, he should’ve kept quiet. There’s a Celtic saying, ‘many a times a man’s mouth broke his nose.’ And this is one more of those sayings. That man opens his mouth, and I’m going to break his nose.””Man, he’s talking about stopping me in the first round?” Miller replied. “I’m going to...

May 6, 2014 3:45 pm

AKA Boss Believes Their Team Could Hold 4 UFC Titles

With UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez already atop the mountain, American Kickboxing Academy head coach, Javier Mendez believes he’s just the start. In a recent interview with’s John S. Nash, Mendez touched on his other prospects, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson and Khabib Nurmagomedov. His words: “I 100% expect Daniel [Cormier] to fight...

May 6, 2014 3:33 pm

PHOTO | Lyoto Machida’s Father At Age 18

Before there was a Lyoto Machida, there was this man, the Master of the Machida fighting system and father to the former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current middleweight title challenger, Yoshizo Machida. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit