Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 6, 2013 7:19 am

UFC Boss Says Mayhem Miller Deserved What Uriah Hall Dished Out

We know that Dana White’s initial reaction to the Hall vs. Mayhem Scuffle wasn’t all that bad for Uriah Hall, who is still under contract with the UFC. For the UFC boss, his dislike for Mayhem Miller and the circumstances surrounding the incident were both reason to look the other way and not invoke any...

Nov 6, 2013 7:09 am

Dana White: ‘We’re just not mainstream’

“It takes a long time. We’ve only been here for 13 years [as owners] and we really didn’t even start kicking until 2005, 2006.” White told a story about sitting with his kids in seats on the 50-yard line at Gillette Stadium over the weekend to watch his New England Patriots play the Pittsburgh Steelers....

Nov 5, 2013 11:39 am

Bellator Shifts Schedule, Middleweight and Heavyweight Title Fights Swap Dates

After a grueling Middleweight Title defense on September 7th, Alexander Shlemenko will now face Doug Marshall on November 22nd from Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In its place, the Heavyweight Title fight between Vitaly Minakov and Alexander Volkov will now be featured on the November 15th fight card from Revel in Atlantic City. Rampage Jackson...

Nov 5, 2013 11:14 am

Rick Glenn and Georgi Karakhanyan fight at World Series of Fighting 7 for inaugural featherweight title

World Series of Fighting will soon crown the second champion in company history as Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn (14-2-1, *pictured) meets Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (22-3-1) for the promotion’s inaugural featherweight title. The two meet at “World Series of Fighting 7: Johnson vs. Kyle,” which takes place Dec. 7 at PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia,...

Nov 5, 2013 9:02 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell Tests Soldiers Body Armor

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell is giving back to the troops this week as part of the UFC Fight for the Troops experience. While on base, Chuck gave a soldier what he asked for, and that was a kick to the body to test his armor. Here it is: https://twitter.com/ChuckLiddell/statuses/397453748047323139

Nov 5, 2013 8:40 am

Michael Bisping wants MMA judges to be held accountable

  How many times do you think Dana White has said the words, “Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges.” The answer is, a lot. During the Ultimate Fighter, during press conferences, in interviews, so on and so on. The phrase has now become essentially an MMA mantra. The sport has seen its...

Nov 5, 2013 8:30 am

QUICK TWITT | The Ever Expanding List Of Team Penn Coaches For TUF 19

For the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, coach BJ Penn has continued to wow fans with the ever-growing list of coaching talent he is bringing in. Latest on the list of all-star mentors and coaches is BJJ world champion Marcus Almeida. Almeida is the 2012/2013 blackbelt absolut and ultra-heavyweight world champion and now, assistant...

Nov 5, 2013 8:03 am

Jon Jones Not Worried About EA Sports Game Cover Curse

Yesterday we learned that Electronic Arts, the gaming company making the latest installment of the UFC video game, have opted to have Jon Jones as part of the new video game cover. There is somewhat of a superstition surrounding being on an EA Sports game cover. For gaming fanatics, EA Sports games have often been...

Nov 5, 2013 7:21 am

Kikuno vs. Mulhern Set For UFC Fight Night 34 In Singapore

A lightweight bout has been added to UFC Fight Night 34 when the promotion heads overseas to Singapore in January. The newly announced contest will put UFC newcomer Katsunori Kikuno opposite Quinn Mulhern in a bout that was announced via twitter by UFC officials. The Fight Night event has yet to take shape and broadcast...

Nov 5, 2013 7:01 am

Renzo Gracie Responds To Royce Criticism

“In order to make a negative comment about the Gracie family, you have to help the Gracie family. You have to actually be producing new champions, putting your time to build new champions. I don’t remember Royce doing that… Each man chooses their path. How can I judge someone if I don’t walk on their...

Nov 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Travis Browne will also undergo random drug tests prior to UFC 168

This past week we learned that Josh Barnett will undergo random drug testing leading up to his bout with Travis Browne at UFC 168. The testing will be funded by the UFC, and we now know that Barnett’s opponent will also undergo the random testing. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne will participate in the same testing...

Nov 4, 2013 12:02 pm

POLL | Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

Last Saturday the Bellator promotion put their best foot forward with a triple-header title fight event. After making the shift from pay-per-view to live TV, removing notable stars like Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo the show went on with three title fights. In front of a near empty Arena the combatants squared off in a...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Lyoto Machida Back Under UFC Contract With Signing Of New Deal

Unbeknownst to many, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida completed the last bout on his contract when he knocked out Mark Munoz in the first round of their recent fight. I even have it on good authority that he toyed with free agency and took offers from other popular MMA promotions. In a recent tweet...

Nov 4, 2013 10:38 am

‘Cage Rust’ Not A Concern For Dominick Cruz

“I feel that cage rust is something that’s brought up to give odds makers something to bet on. I think you can work it completely out of your system as long as you’re in training camp and training correctly. The biggest part about ring rust is the mental part. I think a lot of that...

Nov 4, 2013 10:32 am

Renan Barao Looking Forward To Unification Bout With Cruz

“We’re finally getting in there to do the fight that everybody wants to see and find out who’s the real champion. I always wanted it and rooted for his (Cruz’s) recovery. I feel I’m the champion. Being in there and doing my work, I’m a champion already. He’s also the champion, but I am too....

Nov 4, 2013 7:39 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias Set for UFC Fight Night 34

The UFC’s first trip to Singapore will bring with it the debut of fan favorite, Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) as he battles Hacran Dias (21-2-1). The bout was reported by Asian combat sports outlet, Fight Sport Asia. Kawajiri has recently enjoyed a five-fight win streak with four of those wins coming in his new division, featherweight....

Nov 2, 2013 10:47 am

Jon Jones Looking For February Or March Return

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been enjoying some well deserved time off since his last title defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC’s youngest title holder has gone through a ‘murderers row’ of contenders in route to becoming one of the sports pound-for-pound wrecking machines. Now set to fight Glover Teixeira, the only thing left...

Nov 1, 2013 2:21 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Top 10 Rankings Updated For All Divisions

By Evan Stoumbelis This past week the rankings section of our site was revamped and updated. Many changes have been made in the UFC recently in regards to fighters changing weight classes, champions getting dethroned and top 10 fighters falling off . The official BJPENN.COM rankings will be updated after every major MMA event with...