Archive: MMA NEWS

Feb 1, 2014 12:40 pm

‘UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber’ Live Results Thread

‘UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber’ goes down tonight from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Featuring the first two UFC title-fights of 2014, UFC 169 is guaranteed to deliver. If for whatever reason you cannot make tonight’s pay-per-view event, use this thread to follow along with the live results as they go down. MAIN...

Feb 1, 2014 11:40 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC 169 Post-Fight Presser Live on BJPENN.COM

Shortly after tonight’s UFC 169 main event between Renan Barao and Urijah Faber, BJPENN.COM and the UFC will be providing fight fans with a live streaming broadcast of the evening’s post-fight press conference. Expected to attend tonight’s event are UFC President Dana White and key fighters from tonight’s event in New Jersey. Come back after...

Feb 1, 2014 11:05 am

‘UFC 169’ Gambler’s Odds: Alistair Overeem (-350) vs. Frank Mir (+290)

By Jonathan Kirschner | @MMAKirschner This Saturday night, two heavyweights will duke it out in the octagon to try and get back to their winning ways. Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir are the last non-title fight of the night, but their bout may have the biggest implication of all. With a combined record of five...

Feb 1, 2014 11:03 am

Dana White Says Overeem & Mir Need To Perform Tonight In Order To Keep Job Safe

“Everybody keeps asking me if those guys are done, if one of them is getting cut or loser leaves or whatever,” said White. “What if the fight is a Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva fight? I’ll keep them both. They need to perform on Saturday night.” Tonight on the UFC 169 pay-per-view card Frank Mir...

Feb 1, 2014 10:54 am

A ‘Very Confident’ Jon Jones Talks Potential Fights With Velasquez And Weidman

“Yeah for sure [I’d like to fight Cain Velasquez], but right now I’m preparing to go into probably the toughest schedule I’ve had. Any of the next three guys, they’re monsters. That’s what I’m preparing for is getting through Glover, Gus again — and a I know a lot people wouldn’t agree that I got...

Feb 1, 2014 10:11 am

In The UFC or Not, Cole Miller Wants To Scrap Cerrone

Street Fight!! “I saw where he said he was considering dropping down to 145. It’s not like I just called out some dude in a weight class that’s not in mine. He was the one that brought it up, so I was like, ‘oh, that’s a fight.’ That’s a little bit of a personal beef,...

Feb 1, 2014 10:02 am

Dana White Happy With Pat Barry’s Leave From MMA

“I’m happy. Pat Barry is a guy who’s been in wars. He’s fun to watch fight, but it gets to a point where when a guy gets knocked out a few times I would love to see them retire. So many fighters that I’ve had conversations with really, really like Pat Barry, and really care...

Feb 1, 2014 9:13 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Frank Mir 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 and Chael Sonnen. Is Frank on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency

WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving? By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting,...

Jan 31, 2014 9:25 pm

Former UFC Fighter Involved in Fatal Shooting, Claims Self-Defense

Former UFC fighter Gerald Strebendt was involved in a fatal shooting in Springfield, Oregon Wednesday night, and reports indicate Strebendt acted in self-defense.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Police in Springfield, Oregon are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday night.  Involved in the shooting was former UFC fighter Gerald Strebendt. Local news source...

Jan 31, 2014 8:28 pm

George Zimmerman Will Fight in ‘Celebrity’ Boxing Match

According to a report from TMZ, some lucky individual is going to have the opportunity to kick George Zimmerman’s ass inside of a boxing ring. Yes, you ready correctly, and Zimmerman is claiming he will fight anyone, even an individual of African American descent. After being acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin last July,...

Jan 31, 2014 1:38 pm

UFC 169 Weigh-In Results

In anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC 169 event, the UFC hosted a weigh-ins event so that all fighter’s could hit the scales in front of fans and make their bouts official. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, here are the results: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Renan Barao (135) vs. Urijah Faber...

Jan 31, 2014 6:41 am

Chael vs. Wanderlei Likely To Join Weidman vs. Belfort Event; TUF Brawl Not To Go Unpunished

The date in which Chris Weidman will have his inaugural middleweight title defense (immediate rematches notwithstanding) against Vitor Belfort has yet to be finalized, but the smart money is on the month of May. Weidman previously told UFC President Dana White that he would prefer to have the fight take place prior to the summer months, so that he might have...

Jan 31, 2014 6:16 am

Watch Today’s UFC 169 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (1 p.m. PT)

Live from The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the UFC and BJPENN.COM will be providing a live and free stream of today’s UFC 169 weigh-ins event. To catch the action simply tune in here and use the player below. The show kicks off at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET.

Jan 31, 2014 6:11 am

Watch Today’s Jon Jones Fan Q&A Live on BJPENN.COM (11 a.m. PT)

In anticipation of today’s UFC 169 weigh-ins event, the UFC and Jon Jones alongside BJPENN.COM will be providing a live streaming feed from the UFC champs fan Q&A. You can catch his chat with fans starting at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET using the player below:

Jan 31, 2014 6:05 am

Chris Weidman Offers To Handle Pena’s ‘Assaulting’ Teammate

The world is in shock after learning about the severity of Julianna Pena’s knee injury. Dana White has discussed it freely, stating that he believes her knee was the result of an assault brought on by a former teammate, actually calling it criminal. Now Chris Weidman wants to return the favor! Check it:

Jan 31, 2014 5:59 am

Aldo And Teammate Used To Live Off $100 Per Month

Started from the bottom now he’s here… Jose Aldo started at the bottom, sleeping in his gym and sharing sponsor money with a teammate that added up to a mere $100 a month. Now he’s considered one of MMA’s pound-for-pound greats! In a recent interview with the UFC he broke down his tough and troubling...

Jan 31, 2014 5:54 am

NJ AC Doesn’t Think Banning TRT Is The Answer

The Association of Ringside Physicians released a statement earlier this week calling for the ban of TRT and TUE’s inside the arena of Combat sports. The New Jersey Athletic Commission disagrees as told by Dr. Sherry Wulkan, their lead MMA/kickboxing ringside physician, and Association of Boxing Commissions Medical Committee Co-Chair, via In my opinion,...

Jan 31, 2014 5:43 am

Chris Leben Never Paid Taxes On UFC Earnings

‘Uncle Sam’ is a worthy opponent for anyone who has stepped inside the cage, even Chris Leben. With the way the UFC pay’s their fighters, it is each athletes responsibility to pay their own taxes. The UFC isn’t taking out withholding’s for these guys like a salaried employee, which is why it’s important to pay...

Jan 31, 2014 5:37 am

PHOTO | GSP Fighting Captain America In Latest Film

Georges St-Pierre may have given up fighting as a profession, but he’s taken up fighting on film. As seen in the photo, GSP, stars in the next Captain America movie as kickboxing expert Baltroc.

Jan 30, 2014 7:03 pm

Overeem ‘Actually Likes’ Frank Mir, Says Retirement Not An Option

“No, I’m not going to retire. Not going anywhere. I’m focused on the UFC. It’s the biggest stage.” “Obviously, Frank Mir can strike, but I wouldn’t say he’s at my level. Everyone in the UFC is well-rounded. I just want to play my game. Whether it’s the first round or the last round, just stay...

Jan 30, 2014 6:48 pm

Frank Mir Not Losing Sleep Over Lesnar Or Losing Streak

“Like I said a couple of times before, if I was losing to the number twenty guy that just got into the UFC and he’s had four fights and you know, after he beats me, he can’t win another fight, that would weigh on me. It’d be like ‘wow, I can’t even beat that level...

Jan 30, 2014 5:50 pm

White: Silva will come back, ‘wants that belt back’

Not only does Dana White believe that Anderson Silva will return but that another run to the title could be in the works. Silva broke his leg in his December rematch against Chris Weidman at UFC 168. White  reiterated to MMA Junkie on Thursday that Silva will rehab his way back to fighting. “He’s going to...

Jan 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Dana White: Pena’s Injury Worst In MMA History, Male Teammate Assaulted Her

By now you’ve probably heard about the devastating knee injury TUF champion Julianna Pena suffered during training, in which her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring were torn. What you probably did not hear, however, is what caused it. During the UFC 169 media scrum, Dana White explained what he heard firsthand from Pena, and...

Jan 30, 2014 5:09 pm

VIDEO | Dana White UFC 169 Pre-Fight Scrum

UFC president Dana White discusses UFC 169, TUF: Brazil, Julianna Pena’s knee injury, Michael Bisping’s eye, Big Nog vs. Big Country, TRT, Werdum vs. Browne, CM Punk, and much more on UFC 169 media day Thursday.