Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 24, 2013 9:02 am

Vitor Belfort Asks for Winner of Weidman vs Silva

  Just in case anyone doubted that Vitor Belfort was interested in the winner of this weekend’s fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, he made it clear on twitter that he believes that he deserves the next title shot. “The Phenom” recently tweeted UFC president Dana White, saying “the fans and me are very...

Dec 24, 2013 8:55 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Flashback Episode One: Chris Weidman Vs. Anderson Silva 1

The debut episode of the UFC’s new show “Fight Flashback” premiered earlier this week, and in the first episode, it gives us an inside scoop on the first Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva bout, before they rematch this weekend at UFC 168. The video goes in-depth with dressing room footage, cage-side highlights, fighter commentary and...

Dec 24, 2013 8:52 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Plays Santa Clause

What gifts would former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva buy for some of the UFC’s biggest stars for Christmas? Happy holidays everyone.

Dec 23, 2013 3:51 pm

EA UFC Reveals Chael Sonnen’s In-Game Character

Electronic Arts, the video game company that is developing the upcoming UFC game, has been releasing pictures of the video game versions of some of the UFC’s biggest stars. Today, they released a picture of Chael Sonnen. Check it: The American Gangster, @SonnenCh in #EASPORTSUFC. High-res here: http://t.co/xHGbRUaI21 pic.twitter.com/dAhmb8r1DJ — EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC) December...


Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am

POLL: Did The UFC Deliver In 2013?

It’s our year-end poll here at BJPENN.COM and what better way to end our polling schedule than to ask fight fans if you are happy with the way things turned out in 2013. We got to see a full schedule of FOX programming, the launch of FOX Sports 1, GSP Retire, Anderson Silva lost his...

Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am

Anderson Silva: UFC 162 Loss Was “A Bad Day at Work”

“Sometimes you have a good day working,” former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained, “sometimes you have a bad day working.  My last fight [at UFC 162] was my bad day.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been one of the most highly anticipated rematches in mixed martial arts, and for plenty of reasons. ...

Dec 23, 2013 11:40 am

Jones Jr. Wins Weekend Bout, Wants Anderson Silva Next

Russian boxing promoter, Vladimir Hryunov, will be traveling to Las Vegas to meet with UFC President Dana White to discuss the potential for a super fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Anderson Silva.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Multi-divisional boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. defeated Zine Eddie Benmakhlouf this past weekend in Moscow, Russia to...

Dec 23, 2013 11:09 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reported for UFC 170

Both coming off unanimous-decision victories in their last bouts, lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (above) and Khabib Nurmagomedov have reportedly agreed to face one another at UFC 170, which takes place in February.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters Khabib Numagomedov and Gilbert Melendez are set to face one another at UFC 170 this February,...

Dec 23, 2013 10:51 am

VIDEO | Rampage Caught Fighting Outside Hollywood Night Club

Mayhem Miller isn’t the only former UFC employee taking it to the streets. As seen in the above video, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson isn’t scared to tangle outside of the cage either. This altercation didn’t escalate too far, but after learning this man grabbed his girlfriend’s butt, Rampage was ready to tangle. From...

Dec 23, 2013 10:36 am

VIDEO | Connor McGregor: ‘Fastest In The Division, Forever In Shape’

UFC featherweight prospect, Connor McGregor, is making a startling recovery from surgery. Check it: 14 weeks post ACL surgery. 2 days after clearance to bounce. THE FASTEST IN THE DIVISION. FOREVER IN SHAPE. http://t.co/UubNTOyCts — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 22, 2013 You think I'm fucking about. That's 2am work right there post 10 rounds. I...

Dec 23, 2013 10:00 am

Johny Hendricks: “I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite”

“I see myself as a power puncher, but for some reason I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite. Does that make sense? I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself. I know [Lawler] is very talented. I know he has some power in his hands, and that’s what makes this fight exciting....

Dec 23, 2013 9:37 am

‘UFC Fight Pass’ Soon Available For Enthusiasts For Just $9.99/mo.

For diehard MMA fans with a few extra bucks to spend, you can get a new key to the castle. “UFC Fight Pass”, the UFC’s planned digital network, is scheduled to debut later this week with a full launch at the start of 2014. While the finer points of the details are still to be...

Dec 23, 2013 8:24 am

VIDEO | GSP’s Day Off

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre is featured in the TTHS short film.

Dec 21, 2013 11:27 am

White: ‘I can’t stand guys with egos’

A man, who has been accused of having an ego the size of Manhattan, says there is no room for such hubris in MMA. UFC President Dana White spoke with Brazilian media outlet Sexto Round and White said ego has no place in the sport. “I just don’t think there’s anything to have an ego...

Dec 21, 2013 11:20 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Leonard Garcia on the Mexican Fighting Spirit

Leonard Garcia is well-known as one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts.  He has fought in a number of Fight of the Night performances – most notably with Roger Huerta, Chan Sung Jung and Nam Phan – where he took and gave incredible damage for 15 minutes.  Garcia credits his style of fighting...

Dec 21, 2013 9:58 am

Travis Browne On Josh Barnett: He Will Have To Finish Me To Win

All the talk about next week’s UFC 168 card involves two rematches: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman, and Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey. One fight that seems to have been forgotten about, but is destined for fireworks, is a heavyweight match up between two of the best in the world, Josh Barnett and Travis Browne....

Dec 21, 2013 9:57 am

Chris Weidman: I Was Bullied As A Child

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will makes his second stand against Anderson Silva next Saturday at UFC 168 in his quest to prove their first meeting wasn’t a fluke. With this hard of a test in front of him, it is hard to think it might be trivial compared to what he had encountered in...

Dec 21, 2013 9:55 am

Ronda Rousey: It Will Be Nice Not Having To Deal With Miesha Anymore

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looks to defend her UFC title for the second time next Saturday at UFC 168 when she faces her rival Miesha Tate. To Rousey, a victory in this fight will be a relief, as she feels she will no longer have to worry about Tate, who has been a...

Dec 21, 2013 9:54 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey: “Jesus Be A Raindrop”

Ronda Rousey, who looks to defend her title against Miesha Tate next Saturday at UFC 168, is in high enough spirits during a recent interview to imitate Krissychula’s “Jesus Be A Raindrop” Youtube video. Here are the originals:

Dec 21, 2013 8:25 am

Carlos Condit Vs. Tyron Woodley For Co-Main Event At UFC 171

In what has become a welterweight card for the ages, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron Woodley has been placed in the co-main event of UFC 171. Headlining the event will be a welterweight title fight between Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. This card will undoubtedly shake up the welterweight division’s...

Dec 21, 2013 8:24 am

Clint Hester Vs. Andy Enz Added To UFC 169 Lineup

Clint Hester, who competed on the 17th season of The Ultimate Fighter, will look to improve his UFC winning streak to three as he takes on UFC newcomer, and 7-0 undefeated Alaskan native Andy Enz. The Bout against these two upcoming fighters was first reported by FoxSports and then was corroborated by UFC officials. Clint...

Dec 20, 2013 11:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Part 2: Nick “The Tooth” on BJJ, the growth of MMA, and literature

If you thought Nick “The Tooth” Gullo was some hapless schlub who zip lines into Dana White’s pool from time to time, think again. “The Tooth” is far from some Lebowski-esque character in the Gonzo world of the UFC. A gifted photographer, videographer, a noted author and screenwriter, and a former lawyer, Gullo received a...

Dec 20, 2013 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Leonard Garcia Discusses his Current Success at Legacy FC

“To be on a streak again and to be on the winning side of it with no losses, that’s always a great feeling,” said former UFC fighter and current Legacy FC featherweight champion Leonard Garcia on his recent success in the cage.  “All together, man, in general, life is good.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Dec 20, 2013 11:42 am

Serra Brothers Split, Nick Locked Out of BJJ Gyms

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra (above) and his brother Nick have long been Brazilian jiu jitsu teachers in New York, owning and operating a number of academies throughout the state.  News broke Thursday that the two brothers have split their professional ties as Nick will no longer be a part of Serra BJJ.  ...

Dec 20, 2013 11:39 am

Jim Miller: ‘I’d love to have 30 UFC fights under my belt’

Jim Miller is a gym rat. And for good reason. As one of the hardest-working men in the lightweight division – a suffocating grinder with a seemingly never-ending gas tank – he’s always made sure that his training routines are just as demanding as any fight he might find himself in. But now that Miller...

Dec 20, 2013 11:37 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Gets Smashed on Head With Bottles

While enjoying the latest issue of Cat Fancy in the ESPN green room, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman has his toughness tested by former NFL players Darren Woodson and Damien Woody. Weidman will defend his title against Anderson Silva at UFC 168 in a rematch for their July bout.