Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 25, 2014 6:10 pm

Hendo/Shogun Draw Big For Fox Sports 1 On Sunday

For the first time in history, the UFC pulled off a Sunday Night card on FOX Sports 1. With a big headliner in place and a sold out Arena in Natal, Brazil, the UFC’s gamble paid off. As always, ratings guru, Dave Meltzer breaks it down: (via mmafighting.com) The experiment of airing UFC on a...

Mar 25, 2014 5:55 pm

Anderson Silva Gives Huge Edge To Cyborg In Rousey Fight

I don’t think there’s a fight fan on the planet that doesn’t want to see Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg throw-down inside the Octagon. While Cyborg may not be signed to the UFC, she is hoping a drop in weight, outside of the promotion, will get her foot in the door. In the meantime, everyone...

Mar 25, 2014 5:43 pm

Jacare Wants Bisping vs. Kennedy Winner

“Whoever wins, I want to fight one of them to get to the title as soon as possible.I believe I’ll be 100 percent ready to fight in August to show that the best ‘Jacare’ has yet to come. They are both great athletes. Bisping has good movement, he’s a dangerous guy, and Kennedy is strong,...

Mar 25, 2014 5:01 pm

Nick Newell Booked For WSOF Title Shot In July

Popular WSOF lightweight fighter, Nick Newell (pictured), has been pegged for a shot at the promotion’s lightweight title, currently held by Justin Gaethje. Gaethje vs. Newell will go down at a yet to be announced venue and date, but BJPENN.COM confirmed earlier today that the bout will go down this July. Newell is an undefeated...


Mar 25, 2014 4:47 pm

PHOTO | Anderson Spends Time With Sick Children With Cancer

MMA News is usually gossip, gossip, drama, gossip, drama, rinse and repeat. It’s nice to get something different. Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, took time out of his rehab and recovery schedule to do something good in the community and helped bring  some joy to children and families in desperate need. During a recent...

Mar 25, 2014 12:34 pm

NSAC Pulls Two WSOF 9 Bouts, Fighters Still Get Paid

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has pulled two bouts that were planned for Saturday’s WSOF 9. The fights were pulled from the event’s preliminary card. The scratched bouts were bantamweights Jimmy Jones (4-2) vs. Rudy Morales and (2-0) lightweights Tanner Cowan (0-0) vs. A.J. Williams (0-0). “World Series of Fighting is committed to putting on as...

Mar 25, 2014 10:18 am

‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Cast Revealed

Former UFC champions BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar will fight for a third time later this year, but before they do, you can catch them as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 19. The official cast for the upcoming season was announced by the UFC recently, with a start date of Wednesday, April 10 set for...

Mar 25, 2014 6:14 am

Formiga on Jorgensen Finish: “I don’t think it was a head-butt”

While Jussier Formiga was able to return to his winning ways this last Sunday, with a win over Scott Jorgensen, his victory was marred by what appeared to be an illegal headbutt rocking Jorgensen. And while some, including Jorgensen himself, believe that a head–butt directly influenced the outcome of the fight, Formiga claims that there...

Mar 25, 2014 6:12 am

Catching Up With The Quick Mike Swick In Thailand

A member of The Underground (mixedmartialarts.com) recently asked Mike Swick if he had retired. A fair question I suppose, considering we haven’t seen “Quick” Swick in action since his loss to Matt Brown at the end of last year. In fact, the last time Swick was in the headlines, it was due to a motorcycle...

Mar 25, 2014 6:12 am

Dan Henderson Wants To Step In Against Lyoto Machida At UFC 173

Well…. that escalated quickly. Fresh off of his TKO win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC Fight Night 39 this weekend, “Hendo” has suggested that he take Weidman’s place in the main event at UFC 173. Now, we obviously know that the Lyoto vs. Weidman fight has been pushed back to July… but how many...

Mar 24, 2014 7:22 pm

Carano “Very Open” To MMA Return

After taking a hiatus from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, Hollywood starlet Gina Carano, admits that she is still open to a return to fighting. The female former face of the sport told FOX Sports, “I don’t mind it at all. I’ve never retired. I’ve never officially said that,” Carano said. “For some reason...

Mar 24, 2014 7:15 pm

Sonnen Explains How Easy It Is To Manipulate Wanderlei

“He is so stupid, I’m ashamed of him. He is a checkers player. In checkers you play one move at a time. If you are a chess player, you have to guess what I’m going to do and plan your next move, you have to be three or four moves ahead. He is so stupid,...

Mar 24, 2014 6:41 pm

‘Shogun’ Going In For Surgery To Repair Broken Nose

After opening up last night’s main event with two dominant rounds against Dan Henderson, ‘Shogun’ Rua, suffered one of the most brutal losses in his career when an ‘H-Bomb’ landed on his face in the third. The result? A broken nose (Pictured) and another defeat on his record. In a recent report coming out of...

Mar 24, 2014 6:34 pm

POLL | Which UFC Champion Is Most Likely To Retire With The Belt?

Rarely in combat sports does a champion go out on top. Often, champions of old become stepping-stones for new up-and-coming talent. Sometimes though, athletes the likes of, Georges St-Pierre, walk away while still a champ. In looking at the UFC’s current championship roster, who do you think has the best shot at attaining this rare...

Mar 24, 2014 6:34 pm

Report: Fighter Says Coach Illegally Forged Contract

Lightweight Lowen Tynanes, out of Hawaii, had an impressive streak of four wins in under six months. But due to a contract dispute that is based on an allegation of forgery, he hasn’t competed since May, 2013. King of the Cage says it has a three-year contract with the fighter, but Tynanes said he never...

Mar 24, 2014 6:23 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs. Henderson II’ Medical Suspensions Report

Last night’s UFC Fight Night 38 event delivered all the fireworks one could expect from a Fight Night in Brazil. But it wasn’t without its casualties. Several fighter’s from the night’s card will be forced to serve medical suspensions for various injuries suffered during competition. Most notably, ‘Shogun’ Rua, could be out for up to...

Mar 24, 2014 5:24 pm

Phil Davis: ‘If my opponents use PED’s, I’ve already won’

“I have a whole philosophy on PEDs,” he said. “Guys who use PEDs have to first admit one thing to themselves, [which is] ‘I’m not good enough to win on my own, therefore I need to take something.’ And that’s all the mental edge I need. You’re not good enough to hang in there with...

Mar 24, 2014 5:10 pm

Pawlak vs. Sobotta Booked For UFC Fight Night 41 In Berlin

A welterweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC event set for May in Germany. Pawel Pawlak vs. Peter Sobotta is the latest addition to the card. ‘UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ is set to go down on May 31 from the O2 World Berlin in Germany. In the main event Mark...

Mar 24, 2014 11:27 am

Dana White: “UFC is worth $3.5 Billion, some would say more”

How much is the UFC actually worth? That’s the ‘Billion’ dollar question. With the never-ending expansion of the world’s MMA leader it’s safe to say that the Fertitta’s small $2 million investment in the 90’s has paid off for them. But how much? In a recent sit-down in London with Lucy Kellaway, columnist for The...

Mar 24, 2014 11:11 am

Paulo Thiago vs. Gasan Umalatov Booked For May 31 Event In Brazil

An interesting welterweight bout has been added to the UFC’s May 31 event in Brazil. According to UFC officials, Paulo Thiago and Gasan Umalatov have agreed to face off on the ‘Sonnen vs. Silva’ fight card in Sao Paulo. Thiago last saw action in a losing effort to Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night 32....

Mar 24, 2014 11:00 am

Jon Jones On Hendo’s Win: ‘Oh Give Me A Break’

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, is notoriously becoming a twitter re-thinker. He posts statuses, then deletes them. Such is the case with his post-UFC Fight Night 38 reaction when an inquiring fan thought Hendo vs. Jones made sense. Here’s Jon’s reaction:

Mar 24, 2014 10:56 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Eyeing Bader or Cavalcante For Cormier’s Next Bout

Daniel Cormier is hoping for a fast-track to Jon Jones. His cancelled bout against Rashad Evans would have likely landed him there if he had won, but that didn’t happen. Instead he got Pat Cummins, a last-minute replacement that he dispatched easily, making his stock sit stagnant while the UFC’s light-heavyweight division moves on. BJPENN.COM...