Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 12, 2013 12:21 pm

GSP’s Mentor Told Him To Retire in the Cage Saturday Night

“I told him, ‘After this one, it’s over!  Shine on that night.  Finish that dude in front of everyone.  Shut your detractors up.  If you finish that guy, if you knock him out, then you’ll be free, you’ll be happy to take the microphone and to say that you’re done.  To say that you are...

Nov 12, 2013 12:16 pm

Rick Story Gives Advice to GSP on Defeating Hendricks: ‘Take The Fight To Him’

“Johny has everyone backing up, and then if someone tries to get him to go backwards, Johny will take them down,” explained Rick Story, the only man to defeat UFC welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks (both shown above).  “I took the fight to Johny, that’s the only difference.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was...

Nov 12, 2013 12:12 pm

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler: “I Come to Beat People Up and Have a Good Time”

“I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready,” said UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who takes on fellow top contender in Rory MacDonald this weekend at UFC 167.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Robbie Lawler’s...

Nov 12, 2013 10:02 am

Thiago Tavares Plans a Drop to 145 Following Recent Win

After securing an impressive rear-naked choke in the very first frame of the fight over Justin Salas (after an accidental cut caused during his warmup almost halted the scheduled bout), it looks as though Thiago Tavares will look to make a new home at 145 lbs. Tavares has always shown amazing potential in the UFC’s...

Nov 12, 2013 9:31 am

Keith Kizer Discusses Protocol Needed For Belfort NSAC Licensing

After showing improvements in his striking ability and diversity (evident by three straight knockouts via head kick), Vitor Belfort has seemingly positioned himself at the front of the line for the next crack at the UFC middleweight title after Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman settle their business in the octagon. However, a problem arises in...

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 8:25 am

Coach: Pettis never fully healed from title fight knee injury

  When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson in August to win the UFC lightweight championship, it came at a price. A kick Henderson delivered to Pettis’ knee caused significant damage that he never quite healed from, his trainer Duke Roufus told MMA Junkie. “Anthony had been nursing it and trying to heal up, and he...

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...

Nov 11, 2013 11:48 am

VETERANS DAY VIDEO | Female and Male Soldiers Fight Each other In Full Rules Bout

During down time, the Army was holding Friday Night Fights for any troops wanting to release some tension. This female soldier thought she could whoop any Infantry Marine and challenged one to a fight. It didn’t go so well for her. BJPENN.COM would like to thank all of the troops for keeping us safe and...

Nov 11, 2013 11:40 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Spars With Gegard Mousasi

Female bantamweight champion has caused a big commotion about her ability to beat UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. So while we ponder that possibility for a minute, why not take a look at how she faired in sparring against top UFC middleweight fighter, Gegard Mousasi. *Props to BJ Penn FB follower Ben Mason for the...

Nov 11, 2013 11:28 am

Nick Diaz Wants Big Fight and $3-5 per PPV Buy in Return to UFC

“I am a pretty big draw,” UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz said when discussing a potential return to the Octagon.  “We would have to negotiate a pretty decent amount of pay and a pretty decent amount from the pay-per-view.  I’m talking like three to five dollars [per buy].”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s been...

Nov 11, 2013 11:12 am

Anderson Silva: ‘Vitor Deserves A Title Shot’

“I believe he (Vitor Belfort) deserves to fight for the title, even because he has been doing his part (to earn a title shot), just like other fighters like Ronaldo Jacare and Lyoto Machida, who just dropped to 185… I saw the fight [against Hendo], he fought really well.Vitor has been doing great, showing why...

Nov 11, 2013 10:57 am

Kenny Florian Not A Fan Of TRT, But Belfort Criticism Getting Old

Former two-division title challenger, turned Fox Sports analyst, Kenny Florian has had enough of the TRT talk when it comes to Vitor Belfort. The popular retired UFC fighter recently took to twitter with the following message for fans: Not a fan of TRT but criticizing Belfort is getting old. Don't forget that Hendo & Vitor...

Nov 11, 2013 10:43 am

White Offers Diaz UFC Fight – Says Nick Is ‘Still Retired’

Dana White answered a plethora of questions following UFC Fight Night 32 on Fox Sports 1. And while the majority of those questions revolved around Vitor Belfort’s win over Dan Henderson (the first KO loss of Henderson’s career), one reporter went a bit off-topic and queried Mr. White on the whereabouts of “The Stockton Bad Boy”, Nick Diaz....

Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Backlash Towards Rousey: ‘She’s The Reason Women Fight in UFC’

“Hate her or not,” UFC President Dana White said about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, “the reason all these girls fight in the UFC is because of her.”  White responded to the criticism Rousey has received after her coaching role on the latest season of the UFC’s realitiy-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’   By Christopher...

Nov 11, 2013 10:31 am

VIDEO | Bisping & Kennedy Trade Barbs On Inside MMA

UFC middleweights Tim Kennedy and Michael Bisping have set themselves up on a collision course to face off inside the eight-sided cage. Recent stints on Inside MMA only fueled this budding rivalry even further.

Nov 11, 2013 10:10 am

Renzo Gracie Says Chris Weidman Will Submit Anderson Silva

“I do believe [Chris Weidman’s] going to submit him, yes,” Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie said of his student, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (right).  “He’s getting better every day.  If Anderson doesn’t improve his ground game, he will be in trouble this time.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This December, the...

Nov 11, 2013 9:48 am

Diaz vs. Maynard III tabbed as new TUF 18 Finale main event

With the recent shakeup of headlining bouts there will be a new main event for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The UFC announced Sunday that a knee injury has forced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to withdraw from his first title defense against Josh Thomson. To fill that void, the UFC put in a flyweight title...

Nov 11, 2013 9:40 am

Vitor Belfort Ready To Be First To Win UFC Gold In Three Weight Classes

Since his return to the UFC in 2009, Vitor Belfort has been on an absolute tear. Outside of his defeats to Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, the Brazilian ‘Phenom’ has only let one opponent (Michael Bisping) out of the first round of action. With his recent destruction of Dan Henderson (See Video), Vitor is ready...

Nov 11, 2013 9:33 am

Dan Henderson Post-Fight: ‘My body feels good and able to continue.”

Video: UFC Fight Night: Henderson gets KO’d vs. Belfort “You know, I just got caught; I got caught with a nice little uppercut. I felt like I was still aware of what was going on. I know that he threw a head kick and I was definitely dazed for sure, but I would have liked...

Nov 11, 2013 9:26 am

UFC Boss Not Ready To Guarantee Belfort A Title Shot

“Vitor Belfort’s next. Or – I don’t know. You never know what happens here. That Weidman-Silva fight happens, somebody gets hurt and they’re sidelined for. You just never know what’s going to happen. … Anything could happen, but there’s nothing but big fights for Vitor. Imagine if we do Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort again....

Nov 11, 2013 9:11 am

Dana Admits The UFC Announced Gust vs. Nog Prior To Lil Nog’s Acceptance Of Bout

UFC President Dana White admitted recently that he prematurely announced the Alexander Gustafsson versus ‘Lil Nog’ bout, which is why they had to cancel it and give Gustafsson Jimi Manuwa instead. As a result the younger Noguiera brother received a hefty public backlash from Chael Sonnen, who stated, ‘He fight’s less than Ghandi,’ among several...