Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 30, 2014 5:41 am

Big Nog vs. Roy Nelson In The Works

A highly anticipated heavyweight fight is expected to be booked in the near future between ‘Big Nog’ and ‘Big Country’. The duo is expected to appear during the UFC”s return trip to Abu Dhabi, though UFC officials haven’t named the bout as official. We only just learned of the UFC’s intentions to return to the...

Jan 30, 2014 5:29 am

‘ONE FC: War of Nations’ fight card complete with 10 bouts

The first ONE FC event of the 2014 year, “ONE FC: War of Nations“, is now complete with 10 exciting fights we can look forward to watching. The much anticipated fight card, which goes down March 14 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is headlined by a bout between Brock Larson and Nobutatsu Suzuki, who will square...

Jan 29, 2014 4:40 pm

Chris Weidman: Belfort could take whatever he wants and just cycle off without a TUE

Chris Weidman is set to defend his UFC Middleweight Championship against Vitor Belfort. Dana White recently announced that the match will take place on either the Memorial Day weekend card or the July 4th weekend card. There is no doubt that Vitor Belfort has evolved immensely since his younger days. As a competitor who has...

Jan 29, 2014 3:13 pm

‘TUF 18’ winner Julianna Pena Suffers Severe Injury, Pulled from UFC 171 Bout

Julianna Pena has been forced out of her bout against Jessica Andrade after suffering a knee injury. Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie is reporting that the injury was a ‘very severe knee injury’. Julianna Pena suffered the injury close to two days ago and she is on her way to Los Angeles, California to undergo surgery....

Jan 29, 2014 2:08 pm

PHOTO | Vitor Belfort Then And Now, 17 Years Inside The Cage

Vitor Belfort has been at the top of the MMA Game for a very long time. He won his first UFC strap back in 1997 and he’s going up for the middleweight title against Chris Weidman later this year. ‘The Phenom’ recently took to his instagram to share the following: “On The Left with 19...

Jan 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Pettis Using FOX 10 Bonus Money To Pay For Much Needed Surgery

“He’s been wearing contacts into the cage. They get knocked out early in the fight, so what happens is he stands there squinting in front of his opponents. That’s what’s caused him to get hit so much in his last two fights. It’s easier for him to look at them if he stays still in...

Jan 29, 2014 1:18 pm

UFC Executives Join Senators John McCain & Harry Reid In Support Of Brain Health Research

In an unprecedented move, fierce competitors in the Octagon will put aside their long-standing rivalries to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters. Cleveland Clinic will announce it has received ongoing support to continue its Professional Fighters Brain Health Study from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with other boxing and mixed...

Jan 29, 2014 12:58 pm

UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant Eyeing October Return To Action

We’re still a long way off from October, but that’s when the UFC’s top lightweight contender and Canadian resident, T.J. Grant, is looking to get back inside the Octagon. Grant earned his shot at the UFC’s lightweight title back when Benson Henderson was champ. But due to injury, the Canadian born fighter hasn’t seen action...

Jan 29, 2014 12:36 pm

VIDEO | UFC Canada: 2014 Event Press Conference (Full Replay)

Earlier today, the UFC and BJPENN.COm streamed a live press-conference from Quebec City, Canada. We’re currently working on getting the plethora of announcements from today’s media event up on the home page, but why wait? Hit play above and get caught up on the UFC’s busy plans for the country of Canada.

Jan 29, 2014 12:26 pm

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Joe Lauzon 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 Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Joe on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 29, 2014 8:50 am

ONE FC signs former Legend FC Champ Ji Xian

ONE FC, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, has inked former Legend FC bantamweight champion Ji Xian (11-2 MMA). ONE FC CEO, Victor Cui, announced the news via twitter yesterday evening: @victoronefc: NEWS ALERT: Legend FC Champion Ji Xian, the best MMA fighter in China in his weight category, has officially signed with #ONEFC #MMA...

Jan 29, 2014 6:40 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: The BJ Penn Connection

During their intense training camp, bantamweight champ Renan Barao and featherweight champ Jose Aldo were paid a visit by none other than two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, who has been in Brazil for the past few weeks training for his own battle. Hear how Penn has been helping the two champs prepare for their upcoming...

Jan 29, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Officials Expecting GSP To Return, But Ready To Move Forward Without Him

“I’m a huge Georges St-Pierre fan. I think all Canadians are. We’re really looking forward to see him back. I think he will come back. He may even come back in 2014, who knows? But one of the reasons we’re having this press conference and talking about the different things that we’re doing is because...

Jan 29, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White: ‘There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5 Million.’

“It’s the rush and excitement of all rushes. What would you do if you put a $50,000 hand up there and you have to split ‘em? There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5,000,000.” “I’m like, are you serious? We’re going to get killed (Hauling that kind of money out of a casino). They don’t...

Jan 29, 2014 6:16 am

Watch Today’s UFC Canadian News Conference Live on BJPENN.COM (9 a.m. PT)

Today, from Quebec City in the province of Quebec in Canada, the UFC and BJPENN.COM will be providing a live streaming new conference starting at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. It is unknown what the nature of this conference is, but the announcement of the TUF Nations finale event mixed with the 2014...

Jan 29, 2014 6:06 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Jose Aldo’s Roots

Facing almost impossible odds, hear how Jose Aldo rose through the ranks from his humble beginnings to becoming the UFC world featherweight champion. Catch Aldo as he defends his belt against Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169: Barao vs Faber, live on Pay-Per-View.

Jan 28, 2014 7:55 pm

Pat Barry Says Goodbye to MMA, Released from UFC Contract

It looks like UFC heavyweight and fan favorite Pat Barry will be leaving the octagon. Barry (8-7 MMA, 5-7 UFC) announced his indefinite leave from the sport in a statement released via Brian Butler, Barry’s manager. Full Statement: After long discussions with our client Pat Barry over the recent weeks, he has come to the...

Jan 28, 2014 12:44 pm

White Confirms Return To Abu Dhabi in 2014 Among Global Expansion Plans

The UFC has not returned to the UAE since their inaugural Abu Dhabi event in 2010. I remember it just like it was yesterday. UFC 112 was the event BJ Penn lost his UFC lightweight title and the first time we saw Anderson Silva act a little weird in a title defense. (Silva vs. Maia)...