Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 14, 2013 10:14 am

Johny Wants To Make GSP’s Eyes Roll Back

“What I don’t have respect for is implying that I’m on steroids when he knows nothing about me,” said Hendricks. “Has anyone accused me of steroids? Has anyone accused me of being on growth. Hell no… I’ve been clean my whole entire life. And here all of a sudden, some dude who doesn’t know me...

Nov 14, 2013 9:47 am

QUICK TWITT | Pettis Fires Back: Nate Diaz you have a “lissssp”, lost 2 last fights

Rivalry alert! Something is brewing between Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz and I don’t seeing it ending here. This whole thing started when Nate was a guest on BJPENN.COM Radio and blasted Pettis prior to him beating Benson Henderson. Two days ago we covered Nate Diaz’s recent attack towards Anthony Pettis and his seemingly never-ending...

Nov 14, 2013 9:29 am

Gamblers Corner: The Latest UFC 167 Odds And Betting Lines

UFC 167, GSP vs. Hendricks is just two short days away. And while we may not facilitate of even condone sports betting here at BJPENN.COM, we acknowledge that some of our fans do. Probably one of the better places to shop odds is at BestFightOdds.com, check the money action below: Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m....

Nov 14, 2013 9:15 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | GSP vs. Carlos Condit

After taking more than a year off following a torn ACL, Georges St-Pierre returned to face interim champion Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit at UFC 154. Condit exceeded expectations but still did not do enough to unseat the two-time champion.

Nov 14, 2013 8:58 am

Royce Gracie wants ‘no gloves, no time limit, and no rules’ back in the UFC

Royce Gracie, UFC 1 champion and Brazilian jujitsu legend, recently gave his thoughts on the UFC’s popularity and how it has grown since its creation. Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) spoke Wednesday, during UFC 167’s media workouts. “It became mainstream. I know because little kids now, when I travel – I’m on the road about...

Nov 14, 2013 8:46 am

Matt Riddle out Of Bellator 109 Bout

It would seem that Matt Riddle’s Bellator debut is yet again postponed. According to his opponent Nathan Coy, Riddle has pulled out of next week’s Bellator 109 card for unknown reasons. Coy, understandably, is not happy about the bout’s cancellation. “This is my livelihood. I’m supporting my family by doing this. I needed this opportunity...

Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 167 Video Blog

Dana’s UFC 167 vlog is a look behind the scenes of the past weeks Fights. UFC Fight for the Troops and UFC on FS1 : Belfort vs Hendo. UFC 167: GSP vs Hendricks Live on PPV this SAT

Nov 13, 2013 9:31 am

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Fires Back At Gilbert Melendez, Says K.O. In his Future

Fresh off their fight of the decade performance, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez continue the fight, but without a cage they are using their words to punish one-another. It wasn’t long ago that Melendez said a rematch against Sanchez would be easy money. And now that word has gotten back to Diego he warns his...

Nov 13, 2013 9:25 am

‘World’s Tallest Featherweight’ Added To UFC Roster

At a staggering 6-foot-4, the UFC’s newest addition to the featherweight division, Will Chope has been signed and given his first contractual UFC obligation. A fight with fellow newcomer Bekbulat Magomedov. The two UFC rookies will square off at UFC Fight Night 34, the event which serves as the UFC debut in Singapore set to...

Nov 13, 2013 7:58 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White: Many Brazilian TUF Hopefuls Want Sonnen As Coach

One would think that at this point Chael Sonnen is the sworn enemy of all Brazilian citizens. From bashing their fighters to insulting their education and technology, Sonnen has been digging his own Brazilian grave for years. Now slated to coach TUF Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, he apparently has more support than anyone could have...

Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Manny Gamburyan on TUF 18 & Ronda’s Public Image Hit

Yesterday we released part 1 of Manny Gamburyan’s BJPENN.COM Radio Exclusive Interview where he addressed the ongoing saga with former opponent Cole Miller. In today’s part 2 ‘The Anvil” discussed all things Ronda Rousey and The Ultimate Fighter season 18. As part of Rousey’s coaching staff, Gamburyan was privy to all the happenings in the...

Nov 12, 2013 12:38 pm

Dana White: “It Would Be Tough to Not Call Us One of the Major Sports”

“I think we’re starting to get there (mainstream) now.I don’t think we’re mainstream yet. I really don’t. I know people disagree with me when I say that. But I think we’re starting to be looked at as one of the major sports now. If you look at what we’ve done on television, it’s pretty amazing,...

Nov 12, 2013 8:38 am

VIDEO | Matt Mitrione Flips Our After Losing NAGA Grappling Match

Who likes to lose? No one likes to lose, but we can add Matt Mitrione to the list of people who just flat out lose their cool when defeated in competition. In the video UFC the UFC heavyweight fighter is seen getting really ticked off about a match that didn’t go his way at a...

Nov 12, 2013 7:58 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans Punches Radio Host Jim Norton

Former light-heavyweight champion, ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans was a recent guest on the Opie and Andy show where he punched Jim Norton. Evans fights Chael Sonnen this weekend in the UFC 167 co-main event.

Nov 12, 2013 7:19 am

Jon Jones Details ‘Beef’ With Daniel Cormier

“The whole story behind me and him is just so silly. I met him, and I came up to him with a big smile on my face. He’s another black guy in the sport, and I felt the need to say hello to him, and I was just like ‘hey man, I hear you’re a...

Nov 11, 2013 4:27 pm

UFC Fight Night 32 Medical Suspensions Report

16 fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 32 event have been medically suspended following their respective bouts inside the Octagon. Two of those men have been put on six-month suspension. The Brazilian Athletic Commission has released their mandates and the terms will put both Brandon Thatch and Rony Jason among the rosters most lengthy suspension...

Nov 11, 2013 2:29 pm

POLL | Does Vitor Belfort Deserve A Title Shot

With his most recent win over Dan Henderson, the MMA world is abuzz for all things Vitor Belfort. The Brazilian former champion has left behind a path of bodies unmatched by any other fighter in the UFC’s middleweight division. While Dana White seems non-committal about a title shot, what do you, the fans, say about...

Nov 11, 2013 1:07 pm

New Jersey Report Casts Dark Shadow Over Brain Trauma In MMA

In February of last year veteran MMA Fighter Gary Goodridge (pictured) came out to the media about his Dementia pugilistica (DP), a type of neurodegenerative disease or dementia that may affect amateur or professional boxers as well as athletes in other sports who suffer concussions. It was a shocker for MMA fans, fighters and analysts...

Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm

WSOF 7 prelims take shape with addition of Kalib Starnes, Two More Bouts

World Series of Fighting’s first-ever Canadian fight continues to fill out, as three new preliminary contests have been booked for World Series of Fighting 7, including a light heavyweight matchup of Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) vs. Kalib Starnes (15-8-1)(pictured), a featherweight contest of Shawn Albrecht (9-5) vs. Josh Machan (11-4) and welterweights Michael “The Messenger”...

Nov 11, 2013 12:18 pm

POLL RESULTS: Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

On November 2, the Bellator Fighting Championship attempted to enter into the risky business of pay-per-view broadcasting. After removing the main event between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson the promotion went back to their free on SPIKE TV business model and removed several notable bouts from the night’s roster. An epic title fight between Eddie...