Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 28, 2013 11:22 pm

White: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann to Headline UFC 170

Ronda Rousey is coming fresh off a victory against her rival Miesha Tate at UFC 168. The bout won Fight of the Night honors and Rousey earned an extra $75,000 for ending the fight with the most impressive submission of the night, which was an armbar (of course). Not even two hours after her hand...

Dec 28, 2013 11:10 pm

UFC 168 Bonus Winners: Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Travis Browne

Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Rousey and Tate had the crowd on their feet before the fight even began. Ronda Rousey proved to the world that she is not all hype as she dominated Tate from the start. Despite taking some serious punishment, Tate kept pressing...

Dec 28, 2013 9:26 am

Live On BJPENN.COM: UFC Special Press Conference Tonight 3PM PT

The UFC announced today that it will be holding a special press conference prior to UFC 168 on Saturday, December 28 at 6:00pm/3:00pm ETPT. UFC 168 features two rematches between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva and between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.  The first preliminary bout is set to begin...

Dec 28, 2013 9:19 am

Anderson Silva Fights For His Legacy

Fedor Emelianenko was, at one time, the best fighter competing in the sport of MMA. He had over thirty wins with no real defeats, and the manner in which he won his fights made him seem like something out of a comic book, rather than a regular old mortal man. Case in point: When he...

Dec 28, 2013 8:29 am

Anderson Silva’s Coaches Claim A Lack Of Motivation Caused Chris Weidman Loss

Anderson Silva, who faces UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman tonight, can prove a lot tomorrow night. Was the first fight a fluke? Is he still at the top of his game? Does he have the motivation to stay at the top level? Silva’s coaches believe the latter may be the biggest issue. According to Diogenes...

Dec 28, 2013 8:28 am

Dana White: Tate Beating Rousey Will Be Second Biggest Upset Ever

What is the biggest upset in MMA history? Fabricio Werdum baiting Fedor Emelianenko into a triangle to end his ten-year reign? Chris Wiedman knocking out Anderson Silva? Or could it be coming tonight, in the co-main event of UFC 168? If Miesha Tate defeats Ronda Rousey, will that be the biggest upset of all time?...

Dec 28, 2013 8:26 am

Ronda Rousey: I Spent My Whole Life Being The Bad Guy

Ronda Rousey, who faces Miesha Tate in a rematch tonight at UFC 168 recently spoke with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani in an illuminating interview where Rousey explained why she doesn’t mind being the bad guy. “I spent my entire life being the bad guy. If I hear some boos, I mean, I’ve had some of the...

Dec 28, 2013 8:23 am

Rousey And Tate Booked Neighboring Rooms At MGM Grand Before UFC 168

What could possibly fuel the rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate before they compete tonight at UFC 168? Well, inadvertently booking their hotel rooms right next to each other at the MGM Grand right before their rematch is something that may work. Especially while they are both cutting weight, their trainers are getting them...

Dec 28, 2013 8:21 am

Urijah Hall Responds To Internet Trolls: I Will Show You How Great I Am

168 UFC all you trolls gana bow when I whoop him ima show you how great I am #hallway pic.twitter.com/QhBrClPuXV — U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) December 23, 2013 Not so long ago, Urijah Hall was one of the most talked-about, hyped, and feared fighters in the UFC’s middleweight division....

Dec 28, 2013 8:18 am

The Evolution Of Miesha Tate In Photo’s

Miesha Tate, who faces her bitter rival Ronda Rousey tonight at UFC 168, sure has changed in the eyes of the fans. After The Ultimate Fighter Season 18, she has become much more popular in the eyes of MMA fans. In this Fan Post by MMAmania.com one fan believes something else may attribute to her...

Dec 28, 2013 8:12 am

.gif | Jon Jones Can’t Jump (really at all)

One thing is certain. Jon Jones is one of the most talented athletes on the planet. Coming from a family with two other professional football as brothers, Jones was always primed for athletic prowess. Apparently, even with all of his talent, the 6″4′ Jones can’t dunk. Now, with this new valuable information, how will this...

Dec 27, 2013 5:20 pm

Weidman Coach Expects Silva to Taunt Just as Much at UFC 168 Rematch

  “I expect him to do all that stuff again,” UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman said about his opponent Anderson Silva.  Weidman earned the title by knocking out Silva while the former champion had his hands down, taunting the challenger and lazily ducking punches.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was a fight that shocked...

Dec 27, 2013 10:08 am

Lesnar Returning To UFC? White Does Not Deny Rumors

As if there is not enough going on this weekend at UFC 168? Rumors and reports have been circulating and swirling over the possible return of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. In this video, UFC president Dana White, with a sly grin, says that he “honestly” doesn’t know why Lesnar is in Vegas this...

Dec 27, 2013 9:59 am

White Want Werdum to Stay Active During Velasquez Recovery

While Fabricio Werdum was supposed to have a shot at the Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez all but cinched up, Dana White appears to have other plans for him. With Cain now potentially out until late 2014, White wants him to stay active. Werdum (17-5-1, 5-2 UFC), has not fought since a June victory over Antonio...

Dec 27, 2013 9:41 am

Sold Out UFC 168 Second Largest US Gate in UFC History

The biggest UFC event of the year is almost upon us and the excitement is becoming palpable. The year-ending Middleweight rematch between Anderson Silva and current Champion Chris Weidman, as well as the co-main event title defense for women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate has definitely been the most anticipated and hyped event...

Dec 27, 2013 8:43 am

VIDEO | Dana White UFC 168 Pre-Fight Media Scrum

As he regularly does, UFC President Dana White sat down with media members before UFC 168 to discuss the upcoming card, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva’s failed drug test, among other topics. He also teased that he would be making some announcements about the future of the UFC on Saturday night.  

Dec 27, 2013 8:40 am

Anderson Silva Say’s There’s A ‘Great Chance’ He Stops Fighting

Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who faces Chris Weidman this Saturday at UFC 168 have met before. In their first battle that took place six months ago at UFC 162, Silva, who is touted by many as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, taunted and mocked Weidman before being knocked unconscious by a left...

Dec 27, 2013 8:37 am

Dana White: Cat Zingano Is Still The Number One Contender

It could have been Cat Zingano stepping into the cage this Saturday against UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at the biggest card of the year, UFC 168. Unfortunately for her, after her TKO victory over Miesha Tate at the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 Finale early this year, she injured her knee. Due to this,...

Dec 27, 2013 8:36 am

Josh Barnett On Travis Browne Match Up: This Won’t Be A Long Fight

This weekend at UFC 168, in a fight that has been overshadowed by two title rematches, Travis Browne will face Josh Barnett and the winner will get a chance at a number-one contender fight against Fabricio Werdum. Barnett recently went on Sherdog’s “Beatdown” radio show to discuss the upcoming match, and to detail his thoughts...

Dec 27, 2013 8:34 am

Dana White: Bigfoot’s TRT Failure Ruined The Fight For Me, It Destroyed Everything’

Testosterone replacement therapy. Quite possibly the most controversial and taboo subject in all of high level mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, TRT use is becoming more and more prevalent. When news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone in his fight-of-the-year candidate bout against Mark Hunt, many were questioning if...

Dec 26, 2013 12:18 pm

Betting Odds: Silva, Rousey, Barnett tabbed favorites at UFC 168

Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey, and Josh Barnett are the oddsmakers’ favorites heading into Saturday’s UFC 168. Other notable favorites include: Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier and Uriah Hall. Betting on MMA appears harder than it is. The folks at mixedmartialarts.com explain it like this: Unlike a spread on a football game where one team is getting...

Dec 26, 2013 10:48 am

Travis Browne Fights To Provide His Children The Opportunities He Never Had

Motivation. Determination. A will to win. Most professional fighters have all of the above. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have made it to the professional level. When you’re faced with a tough training session, or months of isolation from your family and friends, or you’re in the middle of a grueling battle inside of the cage,...

Dec 26, 2013 10:16 am

UFC Signs Top Flyweight Prospect

The UFC’s Flyweight division continues to grow, as it welcomes newcomer Louis Smolka (6-0, 0-0 UFC). The UFC announced the signing on twitter, where they also announced that his first opponent would be Alptekin Ozkilic (9-1, 1-1 UFC), another recent addition to its 125 pound roster. The two will be fighting at UFC Fight Fight:...

Dec 26, 2013 9:50 am

Tyron Woodley Wants Nick Diaz Removed From The Rankings

“The guy is retired. His return might be pending, but according to me, he’s still retired. I don’t believe he should be in the rankings. If you say you’re retired, you should come out of the rankings. Until you’re back in there competing, I don’t think it’s fair to ask people like myself, who’s been...

Dec 26, 2013 9:08 am

Ozkilic to face newcomer Smolka at UFC Fight Night 35

After making his UFC debut earlier this month, flyweight Alp Ozkilic is wasting no time getting back into the octagon. Ozkilic will take on Louis Smolka on Jan. 15 at UFC Fight Night 35. It will be Smolka’s organizational debut. Held in Daluth, Ga., UFC Fight Night 35 is headlined by Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos...

Dec 26, 2013 8:53 am

QUICK TWITT | The MMA World’s Christmas On Twitter

Yesterday we celebrated the year-end holiday of Christmas. Even I got into the spirit this year and enjoyed an exchange of gifts with family and friends. Much like everyone, the MMA world’s most popular faces got in on the action yesterday and sent out their photo’s and best wishes through twitter. Check it: Merry Christmas...

Dec 26, 2013 8:21 am

Thomson Breaks Down ‘Chess Match’ Against Benson Henderson

“With Pettis I felt like I had a good game plan for the first four or five weeks of my camp, and I felt that there’s a lot more room in his game that I can exploit and win. Benson is more of a chess match. I have to play chess, and it’s a who...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

Dec 26, 2013 7:52 am

PHOTO | Dana White Imports Snow To Vegas For Christmas

The rich, the powerful, the famous… UFC President Dana White is a man of many things and provider for his family is one of them. The UFC boss, according to his twitter, imported fresh snow in this year to his Las Vegas Home so he and family could enjoy a white Christmas and sled down...

Dec 25, 2013 9:00 am

BJPENN.COM’s Christmas 2013 Guide

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire crew at BJPENN.COM. On Dec. 25 we will be closed for business, but don’t let that stop you from getting in your MMA Fix for the day. Use this very handy Christmas day guide to browse our most popular sections and get caught up on all the...