Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 24, 2014 4:33 pm

Jake Ellenberger Meets Tarec Saffiedine at UFC 172 in April

Earlier today, Jake Ellenberger made an announcement on his personal website, declaring that his next match-up would be against a man whom he was supposed to face at UFC Fight Night 34 – Tarec Saffiedine. However, just minutes after he made the announcement  – *poof!* – it was gone. is saying that Ellenberger confirmed...

Jan 24, 2014 4:04 pm

VIDEO | Johny Hendricks & Broadcasters Get A Laugh Out Of GSP’s Face

Top UFC welterweight, Johny Hendricks, was a guest today on FOX’s ‘Crowd Goes Wild’ with Regis. The interview is good, they discuss a lot of interesting topics including the GSP fight, the Lawler fight, Johny’s new shoes and GSP’s face after their UFC 167 title clash. Check it out in the player above.

Jan 24, 2014 2:52 pm

PHOTO | Benson Henderson & Josh Thomson Staredown In Chi-Town

Earlier today, the UFC on FOX 10 weigh-ins went down from Chicago. UFC on FOX 10 goes down tomorrow night on FOX. In the main event, Josh Thomson and Benson Henderson (pictured) will throw down in a very important bout with heavy implications for the winner.

Jan 24, 2014 2:37 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Weigh-In Results

UFC on FOX 10 is official, with all fighters weighing in this afternoon from the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX, 5 p.m. PT) Benson Henderson (156) vs. Josh Thomson (155) Gabriel Gonzaga (258) vs. Stipe Miocic (245) Donald Cerrone...

Jan 24, 2014 12:10 pm

Dana White Plays Nice – Has Nothing Bad To Say About The NSAC

“I think the Nevada State Athletic Commission is atrocious. I think the governor needs to step in immediately before these guys destroy this sport like they did boxing.” That’s what, Dana White, said about the NSAC following the controversial GSP vs. Johny Hendricks decision. Fast forward just a few short months, and on the heels...

Jan 24, 2014 11:52 am

Cerrone Admits He Never Heard Of His UFC on FOX 10 Opponent

Tomorrow night on FOX, Donald Cerrone, will enter the cage against a relatively unknown fighter. Since his induction into the UFC, Cerrone, has faced nothing but the lightweight divisions top fighters. Names like Siver, Diaz, Pettis and more come to mind when re-visiting his UFC career. But for Cerrone, the man simply doesn’t care, he...

Jan 24, 2014 6:53 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn Showing Support For Anderson Silva

“I wish you were here in [Brazil] with us, Anderson. I just want to say, a lot of people [are] talking. I just want to tell for you, whatever you decide, I support you. You’re the best. You set the records. Obrigado. I’ll see you when I come back home to the United States. Stay...

Jan 24, 2014 6:42 am

Dana Says Weidman #1 P4P Fighter With Belfort Win

It seems like just a few days ago the UFC boss was praising his bantamweight champion, Renan Barao. Dana even proclaimed him the pound-for-pound best fighter with a UFC 169 stoppage over Faber. Now Dana White is using the same lines when talking about his undefeated middleweight champ, Chris Weidman. Check it: “[If Weidman beats...

Jan 24, 2014 6:26 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Urijah Faber and Team Alpha Male

Sacramento is home to a brotherhood of fighters who call themselves Team Alpha Male. The bond between these fighters is unmistakable and their success lies in their approach to training and recruiting sparring partners who are fully committed to MMA.

Jan 24, 2014 6:13 am

Ross Pearson Out; Michael Johnson In Vs. Melvin Guillard At UFN 37

Unfortunately for the London fans who will be attending UFC Fight Night 37 on March 8, one hometown hero will have to pull out of his fight. Ross Pearson most recently fought Melvin Guillard, in what was a fantastic battle up until the unfortunate illegal knee which caused the fight ending cut on Pearson’s forehead....

Jan 24, 2014 4:19 am

Thomson gets title shot with UFC on Fox win

Josh Thomson is a win away from the title shot he already had. With 13 years in the fight game, Thomson is on a bit of a resurrection. When he turned back Nate Diaz in April with an impressive TKO, he was given a shot at the UFC lightweight title But current lightweight champ Anthony...

Jan 23, 2014 8:25 pm

Dana Chimes In On Bieber’s Arrest: ‘I’d be dead already if I was him’

Earlier today I was browsing CNN and noticed a Justin Bieber headline in my feed, I checked my social media and Bieber was there too. It was a strange day in that regard. Apparently, ‘The Bieb’, got arrested for DUI while drag racing his Lamborghini in Miami. He cussed out some cops,”I ain’t got no...

Jan 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Dana: ‘I used to beat the living $h!t out of Tito Ortiz’

As everyone knows, Dana White and Tito Ortiz, do not get a long and they haven’t for a very long time. This beef goes way back. Back in 2007, the UFC boss and Tito’s rivalry hit an all new height and the two were actually going to fight each other. UFC President Dana White got...

Jan 23, 2014 7:14 pm

White Confirms Weidman vs. Belfort Will Be On July 4th Weekend Or Memorial Day

Earlier today the UFC boss made the media rounds while promoting his new ‘Fighters’ reality show and this weekend’s UFC on FOX 10 event. In an interview with FOX Sports, White, announced that the UFC is narrowing down their options for the highly anticipated Weidman vs. Belfort middleweight title fight. Check it: “Weidman’s pushing for...

Jan 23, 2014 2:39 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | BJ Penn: Nova União Training is ‘Very Intense’

Former two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, has been down in Brazil for the past few weeks at his team’s home base in Rio. With his trip almost over, BJ, took some time this morning to update us all on his trip and his plans for his upcoming rematch against Frankie Edgar. Hit play above and...

Jan 23, 2014 2:39 pm

Dana White: ‘I Wasn’t Good Enough To Be A Fighter’

UFC President Dana White used to dream about becoming a pro boxer. It was his passion. His life’s goal. His calling. Then one day, he woke up, and realized he just wasn’t good enough to get it done. In an ad-hoc interview held directly after a private media screening of  “The Fighters” (a new reality...

Jan 23, 2014 12:45 pm

NSAC Says Belfort License No Problem, But TRT Could Be

With a UFC Middleweight title fight on the horizon, it seems as though Vitor Belfort will attempt to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption for his upcoming fight against Chris Weidman in Las Vegas. And while he should have no issues in applying for a license in Las Vegas despite a previously failed drug test,...

Jan 23, 2014 12:42 pm

History In The Making: Rousey, McMann and Cormier Meet Again

  For the first time in UFC history, three undefeated Olympians enter the Octagon on the same day trying to defend their perfect win streaks. Two-time former Wrestling Olympian, Daniel Cormier, Olympic Freestyle Wrestler, Sara McMann, and Olympic Judoist, Ronda Rousey are all set to battle it out on February 22nd at Mandalay Bay Events...

Jan 23, 2014 8:00 am

Behold The .gif-a-thon! 11 of BJ Penn’s Greatest MMA Moments

  When going through your mental rolodex of top UFC Champions, there are certain fighters that immediately come to everyone’s mind. If BJ Penn isn’t anywhere in your list then you’re probably not reading this! I’ve compiled an assemblage of .gifs showcasing some of The Prodigy’s best K.O. moments. Behold the gif-a-thon! In order to...