Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 24, 2014 11:07 am

Jon Jones: ‘I Only Went 80% Against Gustafsson’

“I went 80-percent,” Jones said about the Gustafsson fight. “I’m not making any excuses, Gustafsson did a great job in the fight, but I know I had a lot more in me. I did some of the cardio tests that I normally do and my numbers weren’t the same. “Me knowing that, I still went...

Apr 24, 2014 11:01 am

Dana White: The UFC Has Been Cleaned Of PED’s

Fresh off the suspension of Dennis Siver for banned substances and the UFC is already crying, VICTORY! With the war on Performance Enhancers waged, UFC President Dana White told ESPN yesterday that his company has been cleaned of this problem, proclaiming victory in the war on PED’s. Check it: “You know, PEDs have been cleaned...

Apr 24, 2014 10:54 am

Dennis Siver Fined, Suspended Following Failed Drug Test

Top UFC featherweight, Dennis Siver, was recently popped for having a banned substance in his body. The former lightweight blamed hCG drops and an hCG diet on the failed test, but rules are rules. Today in Nevada the NSAC heard the case of Siver and didn’t buy his story. They suspended him for nine months...

Apr 24, 2014 10:46 am

Coach: Khabib Nurmagomedov Deserves No. 1 Contender Fight

“Well, it would be advantageous, in his position, with as many wins as he’s had in the UFC that he has a No. 1 contender’s spot in his next fight. I think it’s only logical, I think the fans would want to see it. And I think Joe Rogan said that he and Anthony Pettis,...

Apr 24, 2014 7:53 am

Josh Barnett Injury-Free And Ready To Return To The Octagon

It looks like “The Baby-Faced Assa…” er, “The Warmaster” is ready for his return to the cage. After being put on the sidelines in February due to an unspecific knee injury (first reported by Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight), Josh Barnett has undergone the necessary rehabilitation and is ready to get back into the hunt...

Apr 24, 2014 7:43 am

Tim Boetsch: ‘Expectations for Rockhold set a little bit too high’

Tim Boetsch is set to face off against former Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold this weekend at UFC 172. And while Rockhold has been known to mix it up on the feet, Boetsch believes that his power will cause Rockhold to look for the takedown, not wanting to risk another highlight-reel finish to a hard-hitting opponent...

Apr 23, 2014 9:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 2 Blog

  Fresh off the second episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on tonight’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following...

Apr 23, 2014 9:23 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 2 Recap – Team Penn Takes Early Lead

The second episode of UFC reality show, The Ultimate Fighter: Season 19  begins with the fighters entering the TUF house for the first time. Aside from the typical room picking, several of the fighters talk about how excited they are to be there. Last episode, with the first fight-pick in hand, Head Coach, BJ Penn...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Dana White: If Vitor Can Get Licensed In Nevada He Gets Title Shot

The UFC’s top middleweight contender, Vitor Belfort was forced out of his earned title shot when the ban on Testosterone Replacement Therapy went into action. Forced to sit on the sidelines due to a doctor prescribed treatment, Belfort agreed to get off the controversial therapy in order to continue the pursuit of his dreams. Now,...

Apr 23, 2014 8:49 pm

VIDEO | TUF Winner Pena Discusses Injury & Dana White’s Reaction

“I think I’m a girl. I was a block away from the hospital, [in] my gym. I shouldn’t have had the phone in my hand when I was screaming in an intense amount of pain. I think that just explaining things in the heat of the moment … was just super overwhelming for both me...

Apr 23, 2014 8:41 pm

Velasquez Not Yet Cleared To Train, Eyeing TUF Coaching Slot

In a report coming out of today’s ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has still not received full clearance from doctors to train. The UFC was hoping to bring their show down to Mexico this November, but have insisted they will not make the leap down south unless they can...

Apr 23, 2014 6:20 pm

Lombard: Nick Diaz is ‘running’ from me

Hector Lombard is looking for a fight and by the looks of things, there aren’t many takers. Lombard is the only healthy fighter ranked within the UFC’s welterweight division’s top-eight with nothing on the docket. It was reported that earlier this month the UFC tried to pair Lombard against the mercurial Nick Diaz. But that...

Apr 23, 2014 5:38 pm

Glover Would Be ‘Shocked’ If Jones Dominates Him

“In my fights and in my training people already know that this is very hard to happen. I have fought with “Rampage” Jackson and I took him down easily. Honestly, I scored six takedowns effortlessly. I have fought Ryan Bader and I took him down too. None of them did this to me. I train...

Apr 23, 2014 5:27 pm

Edson Barboza: ‘Cerrone Got Lucky, Give Me A Rematch’

Excuses are like… A punch was thrown. A punch landed. Edson Barboza lost to Donald Cerrone. But for the Brazilian, Cerrone’s perfectly timed strike was all just a bit of luck. “I just want to fight again as soon as possible. If UFC gives me a rematch, I will be there. I want to keep...

Apr 23, 2014 4:17 pm

Jones Tired Of Chuck Liddell Talk, Invites Him To Super Fight To Settle Beef

Jon Jones is tired of Chuck Liddell talking smack and invites him to back up the talk, inside the cage. This all happened during tonight’s UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1: “You gotta expect Chuck to have his boy’s back. That’s what he’s doing. He has been coming out and saying a lot of other...

Apr 23, 2014 1:21 pm

VIDEO | Machida Goes ‘Karate Kid’ On The Tightrope

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida is back at it in this video, recently posted to his instagram. We first saw the former light-heavyweight champion’s balancing skills in THIS clip, and now we have more. Enjoy! Here’s another:

Apr 23, 2014 12:45 pm

Vitor Belfort Responds To Rockhold’s Criticism

Yesterday we ran a quote from former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. Still bitter about his defeat against Belfort, Rockhold blasted the former UFC champ for having a ‘Shady’ life, citing Karma as a reason for his ultimate demise. (Read that Here). Now, Belfort has taken to his instragram with a response. The photo reads:This...

Apr 23, 2014 12:11 pm

Hendo vs. Cormier Official For UFC 173, Dana White Breaks It Down

We reported last month that Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier was in the works for an upcoming UFC event, and today that scrap got confirmed. Today, while on ESPN (below), Dana White, the UFC President, confirmed the matchup between the two light-heavyweights and their co-main event status on UFC 173. UFC 173 was originally slated...

Apr 23, 2014 11:45 am

UFC Champ Barao: ‘My opponents make more than me’

“I’m very happy being an UFC champion. But i would like to improve my contract. Actually, an example: i know that Faber is a much older guy on the UFC, but he’s not even the champion and has a much better purse than mine” “It is what it is, we’re working for it to improve....

Apr 23, 2014 11:07 am

Dana Lectures Sonnen And Silva For Brawl, Kicks Dida Off TUF Show

Last week, we watched Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen come to blows on the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil set. And no matter how you feel about the confrontation, or who was to blame for it, we all knew that Dana White would have a thing or two to say about the melee. And – being the...

Apr 23, 2014 9:10 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Flashback: Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson

UFC Fight Flashback: Jones vs. Gustafsson is an enhanced replay of the one of the best title fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art, specialty cameras, and exclusive new sound captured from all corners. Beginning with their arrivals at the arena, inside the locker rooms, into the Octagon, through the epic fight, and...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 am

UFC Vet Gerald Harris Retires From MMA

After 27 MMA fights, UFC Veteran, Gerald Harris announced his retirement yesterday afternoon on Facebook. “Thanks so much for the opportunity but I have a family to take care of so I’m going to have to walk away. I am retiring from Mixed Martial Arts today. @AliAbdelaziz00 @SugarRaySefo @MMAWorldSeries”

Apr 23, 2014 8:31 am

Jon Jones: ‘I am arrogant’

Jon Jones is arrogant.   Now, before all of his rabid fanboys start calling for my head, I’d like to clarify that this is not my personal opinion. It’s actually a quote, from a UFC champion.   And that champion? Well, he’s none other than Jon Jones.   In an interview (courtesy of Fox Sports), Jones...