Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 26, 2013 8:46 am

Shinya Aoki turns down UFC offer, teammate Leandro Brodinho signs

Former Dream champion, Shinya Aoki (34-6 MMA), has reportedly turned down a contract offer from the UFC. According to ‘Evolve MMA’ founder, Chatri Sityodtong, the UFC offered contracts to 3 fighters on the Evolve Fight Team including Shinya Aoki, Eddie Ng and Leandro Brodinho. Here is what the Evolve MMA chairman had to say via...

Nov 26, 2013 8:35 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Crazy 14 Second Double K.O.

Two men enter, but only one leaves! That’s the way a proper fight should be billed. Unless of course you’re these two guys who wasted no time knocking each other out at the same time.

Nov 26, 2013 8:34 am

Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor Announced for UFC Fight Night 36 | UFC NEWS

Cristiano Marcello (13-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC, *pictured) vs. Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been announced for UFC Fight Night 36. UFC Fight Night 36, takes place on Feb. 15 at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. UFC officials announced the lightweight fight today. It is currently only the third...

Nov 25, 2013 2:21 pm

POLL | Do You Think GSP Will Retire

Much has been made over the last week about the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. From family problems to secret love children, the speculation of GSP’s future has been exhausting to cover. Now that we are more than a week removed from the GSP vs. Hendricks fight and have had time to take...

Nov 25, 2013 11:35 am

POLL RESULTS | Did GSP Deserve Win Over Hendricks

In last weeks BJPENN.COM poll, we asked fans who you thought won the UFC 167 main event between GSP and Johny Hendricks. After over 16,000 votes we have the answer. While a fair number of people believe that  the judges got it right on fight night, 60% of voters felt Hendricks is the rightful welterweight...

Nov 25, 2013 11:27 am

QUICK TWITT | Jessica Eye & Sarah Kaufman Go At It On Twitter

Top female bantamweight fighters, Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman already squared off in the cage. The result was a closely contested decision and while Eye was named the victor, according to this recent twitter interaction, there is some unfinished business between the two. @mmasarah honor?honor is to win & lose graciously.ur contemptuous as a person...

Nov 25, 2013 11:18 am

Stefan Struve Back To Full Training Schedule, Expects UFC Return In 2014

In August Stefan Struve was diagnosed with a potential career ending heart condition. A rare, enlarged heart caused by a leaking aortic valve threatened the UFC heavyweight fighters career. We’ve been following the story, which has included a very negative outlook from UFC President Dana White, but recently Struve announced he was back in the...

Nov 25, 2013 10:59 am

Kennedy Thinks Bisping Will ‘Chicken Out’ Of Fighting Him

“I’m sure he’s going to try and duck me. A year and a half ago when Zuffa bought Strikeforce and just the prospect of me being able to fight him, I was like ‘Yes! This is awesome!’ I’m looking forward to fighting Michael Bisping. And he’s like, ‘who’s this Tim Kennedy bloke? When that guy...

Nov 25, 2013 10:20 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi

Japanese superstar Takanori Gomi hopes his historic striking power will win this bout with Nate Diaz. Returning to lightweight, Diaz is well aware that if he is to hand the former PRIDE champion a loss, he will have to be on top of his game.

Nov 25, 2013 9:51 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Gray Maynard vs. Dennis Siver

Gray Maynard expected to coast to an easy victory in the first round of this lightweight bout with Dennis Siver, but the Germany-based Russian rebounded and showed incredible heart in a bout that would earn both men Fight of the Night bonuses.

Nov 25, 2013 9:21 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Discusses Violent Knockout Game Plaguing American Streets

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez issues a statement regarding the new game plaguing American streets. American youth’s have been terrorizing the streets of the northern east coast with a vicious game that has young men roaming around looking for innocent victims to punch into unconsciousness.

Nov 25, 2013 9:06 am

POLL RESULTS: Should The UFC Sign Ben Askren?

With the world’s top free agent set to sit down with the UFC this afternoon, the MMA world has been wondering if Ben Askren will get signed to MMA’s leading promotion. When Bellator gave their welterweight champion an unconditional release from the promotion, UFC President Dana White expressed zero interest in the acquisition. However, his...

Nov 23, 2013 2:32 pm

Weekend Poll | Should The UFC Sign Ben Askren?

Undefeated welterweight fighter and recently released Bellator champion, Ben Askren finds himself in an odd state of career limbo as of late. Having expressed his desires to fight for the UFC, when finally released from his Bellator obligations, the UFC boss, Dana White said he had no interest. Still, Askren and company are set have a...

Nov 23, 2013 11:32 am

Rich Franklin says his next fight will be his last

It’s been a little over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin (29-7 MMA, 14-6 UFC) last saw action inside the octagon. Franklin’s last fight served as the headlining bout of the UFC’s debut in China and saw him pitted against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le. Unfortunately for “Ace,” Le was...

Nov 22, 2013 6:59 pm

#60 BJPENN.COM RADIO REPLAY

BJPENN.COM Radio returned tonight with German fighter Benjamin Brinsa. Benjamin Brinsa is the former UFC welterweight who has alleged ties to the Neo Nazi’s in Germany. The undefeated German prospect was released from the UFC before making his debut with the promotion and we discussed these allegations with him for the first time in-depth since...

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen: ‘Anthony Pettis Would Smash GSP’

UFC mouthpiece Chael Sonnen is a loyal,outspoken ambassador, not only for his employer, but also for his management team MMA Inc. Part of that same MMA Inc. roster is UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The two fighters bonded when Wanderlei Silva tried to jump Sonnen at a public signing. It was then that, Anthony Pettis...

Nov 22, 2013 8:27 am

VIDEO | Randy Couture Chokes Out Chris Angel

Criss Angel BeLIEve Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture shows us that he still has what it takes to choke a man out during his recent sit down with magician, Chris Angel.

Nov 22, 2013 7:09 am

Broken Pinky Toe Reshapes WSOF 7 Event

The World Series of Fighting 7 light heavyweight showdown between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Mike “MAK” Kyle has been canceled after Kyle suffered a broken toe in training and was forced to withdraw from the contest. The new main event will be a previously announced five-round bout for World Series of Fighting’s inaugural featherweight title...

Nov 21, 2013 11:17 am

PHOTO | A Beardless Johny Hendricks

When UFC welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks hit UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1 last night, something was different. As part of his post-fight ritual, the man many think to have won his main event at UFC 167, shaved off the beard.