Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 23, 2014 7:53 am

Liddell Believes He Would Have K.O.’d Jon Jones During His Fighting Prime.

UFC legend Chuck Liddell is a fan of Jon Jones’ overall skill set except for one area; punching power. Liddell told FoxSports that in his prime, he would have taken care of business against the current light heavyweight champ. “I think I would have been a horrible matchup for him,” Liddell said. “I would have...

Apr 22, 2014 4:53 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | BJ Penn: ‘Edgar Fight Means More Than Title’

During a recent appearance at the UFC GYM BJ Penn Grand Opening in Waipahu, Hawaii, the popular franchises second Hawaii location, Former UFC Multiple Time champion and TUF 19 coach, BJ Penn spoke to BJPENN.COM’s Lynn Mitchell about his stint as head coach on TUF 19, his fighting future as a featherweight and what it...

Apr 22, 2014 4:35 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Matt Hughes on Retirement & Desire To Still Compete

During a recent appearance at the UFC GYM BJ Penn Grand Opening in Waipahu, Hawaii, the popular franchises second Hawaii location, former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes spoke to BJPENN.COM’s Lynn Mitchell about his life now that he’s retired and his desire to still compete. And ya, that’s BJ’s oldest daughter!!

Apr 22, 2014 4:21 pm

WSOF Outbids UFC For Holly Holm?

“Holly’s there, she will beat Ronda Rousey if Ronda’s still champ after Holly’s been in the UFC for a couple of fights. I want a couple more tune up fights. Holly’s on the fact track working on her grappling, she’s getting very good at it, but I want the confidence for Holly to be there...

Apr 22, 2014 4:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva: ‘Chael Sonnen Is A Racist’

Chael Sonnen has definitely made some questionable statements about Brazil during fight promotions and Wanderlei Silva doesn’t want his fans to forget that fact. ‘The Axe Murderer’ recently went as far as to call his upcoming opponent a ‘racist’ on his official instagram account. “This guy is a racist and he doesn’t deserve our respect....

Apr 22, 2014 3:57 pm

QUICK TWITT | Bisping/Rockhold Engage In Twitter Beef

We learned earlier today that Michael Bisping wants to fight right away. ‘The Count’ returned to action recently in a fight against Tim Kennedy that did not go his way. It was his first fight in over a year following several eye surgeries. Frustrated with his defeat, Bisping, who is often called out by every...

Apr 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Bellator Boss: Tito Will Have A 35 Pound Weight Advantage Over Shlemenko

“It’s 20 pounds on paper, but legitimately, Shlemenko walks around at 190.” Rebney told “He’s a guy who cuts four pounds, who stops eating big meals a day and a half before the fight to cut four pounds of water weight to make 185. He’s a typical Eastern European fighter who’s not interested in...

Apr 22, 2014 1:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Coach Jason Parillo Talks TUF 19, Episode 1

  Famed MMA Boxing coach, Jason Parillo, has embarked on his first season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter, lending a hand on Team Penn. The first episode of season 19 showcased two head coaches, Penn and Edgar, that were able to get along and be cordial to each other. This was a big change considering that...

Apr 22, 2014 12:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Not Retiring, Wants to Fight in July

Despite his initial statements that he was heavily considering retirement, UFC Lightweight contender Josh ‘The Punk’ Thomson has altered course. “I’m hoping to fight July 26 in San Jose,” Thomson told San Jose would make sense for Thomson, since he was born and raised there, and has fought at home numerous times.  He explained...

Apr 22, 2014 12:24 pm

Jon Jones Hints At ‘Surprise’ Walkout Song For UFC 172

When light heavyweight champion Jon Jones makes his walk to the cage, he typically does so while 50 Cent’s “God Gave Me Style” plays in the arena. But this Saturday, he has something different in store for the fans. UFC 172 will be taking place this coming weekend at the Baltimore Arena, and will see...

Apr 22, 2014 12:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Close Up: UFC’s Vaughan Lee

In this exclusive feature with BJPENN.COM affiliate, Whoa TV, UFC fighter, Vaughan Lee looks back on his epic battle against Nam Phan and discusses who he’d like to fight next.

Apr 22, 2014 12:14 pm

Khabib Puts 155 On Notice: ‘Learn Wrestling If You Want To Compete With Me’

Russian born Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t slowed down since his start in the sport of MMA. After mastering the Russian art of Combat Sambo, he transitioned into the world of Mixed Martial Arts and has gone on a rarely matched 22-0 run against the world’s best fighters. Many believe he’s the biggest threat to UFC champion,...

Apr 22, 2014 11:56 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Royce Gracie In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Joe Lauzon, Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Scott Jorgensen, Cub Swanson, Ronda Rousey, Robbie Lawler, Miesha Tate,  Chael Sonnen and Nate...

Apr 22, 2014 11:49 am

Rockhold Blasts ‘Shady’ Vitor, Says ‘Karma Might Be Coming Back’

“I don’t give a shit. I’ll go back down to Brazil and fight Vitor on steroids. He’s not going to land that kick again. I will overcome Vitor Belfort. No matter what, steroids or not, doesn’t matter to me. Lightning will not strike twice.” “There’s some fishy things going on. The highs and lows of...

Apr 22, 2014 11:27 am

Rousey Thinks The UFC Should Have A Zero Tolerance Policy For PED Users

You use, you’re out! That’s what UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey would like to see from the governing bodies who sanction the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and her employer, the UFC. In a recent interview with YahooSports!, Rousey compared her experience as an Olympic medalist and wants to see the UFC elevate themselves to...

Apr 22, 2014 11:21 am

Cormier Coach: ‘We’re Planning For Dan Henderson’s H-Bomb’

“That’s what we’re planning for. Going against the H-bomb…. I would think that maybe you’d (Dan Henderson) want a little more time off. But you know what, maybe his thought process is, ‘I’m in shape now. I’m older, it’s harder to stay in shape. Why don’t I just take care of it now since I’m...

Apr 22, 2014 11:13 am

Chuck Liddell Predicts Glover Will Finish Jones Within 3 Rounds

Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell, isn’t just a UFC executive and former light-heavyweight champion. He’s also one of the main reasons why, his student and protegé, Glover Teixeira is fighting for the title this weekend. So itt shouldn’t surprise anyone that he stands firmly behind Glover in the lead up to this weekend’s UFC 172 main...

Apr 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Khabib Wants Title Shot, Will Settle On Cerrone, Grant Or Diaz

“If they do not announce me as the next challenger for the title, then my next fight will likely take place in the autumn… I do not know who my opponent will be. I will eventually get them all. If the situation will develop in this way, then I would gladly take a fight against...

Apr 21, 2014 8:10 pm

Phil Davis: ‘I Will Destroy Jon Jones’

“My thing is I don’t like to say what people don’t deserve or say someone’s not good in order to build myself up. That doesn’t make me any better of a fighter if I say ‘oh Jones sucks’. Absolutely not.” “Jones is young, he’s incredibly talented, he works hard and he’s a champion. I have...

Apr 21, 2014 8:02 pm

Rumble: ‘I don’t think Phil Davis is taking me too seriously’

“I don’t think Phil’s dumb, I think he’s just preparing himself for what could come up next. That’s not a bad thing. I don’t think he’s overlooking me, but at same time I think he doesn’t take me too seriously. I think he doubts me just a smidge and that’s all I need.” Anthony “Rumble”...