Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 3, 2013 7:58 am

Wanderlei Silva Promises A Safe Brazil For Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has never been Brazil’s favorite fighter. With Sonnen’s constant berating of Brazilian MMA Legends Anderson Silva, the Nogueira brothers, and Wanderlei Silva, saying he is disliked by Brazilian fans is an understatement. Since it was announced that Sonnen would be coaching on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, many thought he...

Dec 3, 2013 7:49 am

Frankie Edgar Reveals TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who coaches opposite former lightweight champion BJ Penn on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 show, has revealed to Bloody Elbow who his coaches were this season. “I brought the guys I work with every day and believe in. I brought in Mark Henry, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Anderson Franca, and some...

Dec 3, 2013 7:43 am

Forrest Griffin Says ‘Biased’ Ex-Fighters Should Not Be Judges

Judging has always been a major problem in MMA, and many in the community have called for ex-fighters to be judges, as they have competed in the sport, and know how fights should be judged. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, on the other hand, thinks it is a bad idea. Griffin Spoke to...

Dec 3, 2013 7:38 am

Ben Saunders Released By Bellator

The former UFC fighter, and three-time Bellator tournament competitor has been released by Bellator. MMAMania.com confirmed the news via Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, who said “I’ve been a ‘Killa B’ fan for years, and Ben’s given 100 percent of his heart every single time he’s stepped into the Bellator cage.” “After competing in three Bellator...


Dec 3, 2013 7:28 am

Kedzie Vs. Correia Replaces Caceras Vs. Gagnon on UFC Fight Night 33 Main Card

Since the Alex Caceras vs Mitch Gagnon fight was scrapped due to Gagnon’s visa issues, A women’s fight between UFC newcomer Bethe Correia and WMMA veteran Julie Kedzie has been bumped up to a main card slot. Julie Kedzie has been a staple of women’s MMA, a veteran who started her career in 2004. Kedzie...

Dec 3, 2013 7:25 am

Mike Kogan: Diaz’s Salary Dropped Because “I Suck As A Manager, Lol”

Many were confused when the The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale salary list came out, and saw that Nate Diaz’s payout had dropped to $15,000 to show, and $15,000 to win. The strangest part, was the man Diaz beat, Gray Maynard, made $45,000 just to show up. Cage Potato reached out to Diaz’s manager Mike...

Dec 3, 2013 7:13 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Akira Tops List Of 8 Fighter Suspensions

Akira Corassani, who won via disqualification due to an illegal knee against Maximo Blanco at The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale has now been sidelined for up to six months. Corassani had his nose broken in five places due to the knee, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has decided to medically suspend the The...

Dec 2, 2013 7:49 pm

Late Night Cage Side Radio Episode 33 Replay With Lance Palmer and Raquel Pennington

Another great episode from the crew of Late Night Cage Side Radio powered by BJPENN.com is in the books. Lance Palmer joined the show to discuss his upcoming bout with Georgi Karakhanyan for the inaugural featherweight title this Saturday at WSOF 7 in Vancouver. A confident Palmer gave listeners his background as a martial artist,...

Dec 2, 2013 11:41 am

REPORT | Del Rosario Taken Off Life Support, Showing Signs Of Improvement

Last week it looked like all hope was lost in regards to UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario. The Heavyweight prospect and former world champion kickboxer has been hospitalized since last Tuesday and multiple reports that his passing was eminent were all around the web. Today we have a new hope. In a report coming out...

Dec 2, 2013 11:41 am

MMA World Reacts To Tragic Passing Of Paul Walker

In a time where we are dealing with the unfortunate circumstances surrounding our own Shane Del Rosario it’s hard to imagine or have room in our heart for another tragic event. Unfortunately, that has happened but outside the world of Mixed Martial Arts. Film star Paul Walker was announced dead this past weekend following a...

Dec 2, 2013 11:39 am

Firas Zahabi Says St-Pierre’s Return is 50/50

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he will be taking some time off from the sport of mixed martial arts after his most recent title defense against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.  The announcement left many fans – along with Hendricks and UFC President Dana White – confused and demanding that St-Pierre fight Hendricks...

Dec 2, 2013 11:29 am

POLL RESULTS: Do You Think GSP Should Retire?

In last week’s BJPENN.COM Poll we were still hung up on the GSP vs. Johny Hendricks aftermath. Today we still have no clear indication of what UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre plans for his future are, but we now know what MMA fans think he should do. 32% of you who voted believe he will retire...

Dec 2, 2013 11:20 am

Would Ben Askren Compete on TUF? He Says ‘Not a Chance’

Still in the limbo known as free agency since Bellator chose not to renew his contract this past summer, Ben Askren had his hopes set on joining the UFC’s ranks.  Does that mean the Bellator welterweight champion would be willing to compete in the UFC’s reality-television series, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ for a shot at a...

Dec 2, 2013 9:45 am

Askren Making Move To Singapore, Rumors Of OneFC Signing

The hottest free-agent on the MMA Market right now has got to be undefeated former Bellator champion, Ben Askren. The man they call ‘Funky’ had hoped to get signed by the UFC but after failed negotiations the future of the former Olympic wrestler has been in doubt. Overnight news spread of his move to Singapore...

Dec 2, 2013 9:20 am

Conor McGregor Up For Welterweight Move To Face Diego Sanchez

Conor McGregor has been spending a lot of time on social media outlets lately. Most of that time seems to be spent trading quips, insults, and challenges with just about everyone on the UFC roster. Not an uncommon occurrence, in the world of “cage fighting”. Recently however, McGregor seems to have honed in on one fighter in-particular:...

Dec 2, 2013 8:41 am

Caceres vs. Gagnon scratched from UFC Fight Night 33 main card

Visa issues have apparently thrown a wrench into Friday’s UFC Fight Night 33 event Down Under. The main event bout between bantamweight’s Mitch Gagnon (10-2) and Alex Caceres (9-5) has been scratched from the card. As reported on MMAjunkie, Gagnon is unable to enter the country due to visa issues. The fight was going to...

Dec 2, 2013 6:56 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Gilbert and I are the best lightweights in the world’

“I think in boxing they start hopping in when they’re taking a lot of punches, or maybe their corner would have threw in the towel, but I wasn’t going to stop. I was just trying to set up a good one to land to finish it off if they weren’t going to stop it. I’m...

Dec 1, 2013 10:49 am

Akira Corassani’s Nose Broken In Five Places Due to Illegal Knee

Akira Corassani and Maximo Blanco wrapped up last night’s preliminary bouts in controversial fashion. We saw action from the get-go as Blanco quickly took to the middle of the octagon and backed his opponent up against the fence. Blanco took Corassani down and started unloading heavy blows, trying to end the fight quick. Corassani was...