Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 19, 2013 7:34 am

Kenny Florian: UFC 167 Controversy Taking Away From A Classic Fight

Former three-time title contender and UFC color commentator Kenny Florian is among the minority in the MMA media who believes that UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre deserved to go home with the belt after his controversial title defense against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. “Everyone’s been saying I’m crazy and I’m biased. Now, I...

Nov 19, 2013 7:33 am

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has been under fire recently from MMA personalities such as referee John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White. After Georges St. Pierre’s controversial title victory over Johny Hendricks, which left White and many other media members fuming, Kizer still think there is no real issue with the...

Nov 19, 2013 7:30 am

Dana White On Why Hendricks Deserves Title Shot And Gustafsson Didn’t

After UFC 167’s controversial title match between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, there were many media members and fans believing that it was quite similar to a recent title match, that of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. In that fight, many thought Gustafsson won, and deserved an immediate title shot, and many believe Hendricks...

Nov 19, 2013 7:26 am

Ben Askren Will Fight Rory MacDonald For Free, Retire If He Loses

Ben Askren, the free agent and former Bellator welterweight champion, is now up for grabs for the various MMA promotions, but Askren would prefer if he could fight in the UFC. Askren has consistently pestered UFC President Dana White since being released by Bellator, but White has been against signing the former champion. “As far...


Nov 19, 2013 7:24 am

Dana White Confirms Jon Jones UFC 170 Cancellation Due To Injury

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones fought a tough and controversial fight against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, and many fans and media members though that Gustafsson did enough to win the title. Apparently, Jones’ fight against Gustafsson hurt more than his pride, and he has now had to pull out of his scheduled UFC...

Nov 19, 2013 7:21 am

Lyoto Machida Noncommittal To Fighting Teammate Anderson Silva

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has put himself in the spotlight and reinvigorated his career after a headkick knockout of his friend and contender Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz, putting himself at the shortlist of possible contenders to the middleweight crown. Recently, Machida talked to Sherdog about the possibility of...

Nov 19, 2013 7:19 am

Dana White Says Koscheck Retirement Talk “Premature”

Former UFC Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck was knocked out this Saturday by Tyron Woodley, and after the fight, sent a text to UFC President Dana White that to White, “sounded a little bit like retirement.” Koscheck is now on a three-fight losing streak, and two of those three have come by first round knockout. White...

Nov 19, 2013 7:17 am

Chael Sonnen To Coach Brazilians on TUF Brazil 3

The heated rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva heats up even more, as it has been confirmed that Sonnen will coach Brazilian fighters in the upcoming Ultimate Figher Brazil season. Many people thought it would be a Brazil vs. United States season, but it seems that Sonnen will be training fighters from the country...

Nov 19, 2013 7:15 am

Nevada State Athletic Commission To Hold Judging Workshop Dec. 2

Because of the many controversial decisions that have taken place recently in Las Vegas, including Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley, Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks, and a strange scorecard in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Canelo Alvarez fight Where judge C.J. Ross scored the fight a draw. Many media members have recently been adamant...

Nov 18, 2013 2:34 pm

Dana White Confident GSP Is Not Retiring, Will Be Back

  The confusion surrounding Georges “Rush” St. Pierre saying he was taking some time off after his controversial split decision title defense over Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks left UFC President Dana White irate at the post-fight press conference. After the press conference, White reportedly sat down with St. Pierre, and came in to the post-fight...

Nov 18, 2013 2:14 pm

Mayhem Miller Apologizes to Uriah Hall for his ‘Ghetto’ Behavior

The media seems to only cover Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller when he’s doing something wrong. I actually find it troubling that the banished UFC fighter’s public apology to Uriah HAll has yet to be picked up by anyone other than us here at BJPENN.COM. Sure, Mayhem has done his fair share of damage to his public...

Nov 18, 2013 10:12 am

Georges St-Pierre on Time Off: “I’m Going Crazy”

  “I can’t sleep at night, man, I’m going crazy,” UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre said following his victory at UFC 167 (shown above).  “I have issues and I need to get out for a while.  I don’t know what I’m going to do.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’e...

Nov 18, 2013 10:03 am

POLL RESULTS: Does Vitor Belfort Deserve A Title Shot?

In last week’s BJPENN.COM Poll we asked the fans if Vitor Belfort deserves a title shot following his first round K.O. over Dan Henderson. His only loss at middleweight since returning to the UFC was in a title fight against Anderson Silva. And with his recent dispatching of Bisping, Rockhold and Dan Henderson the fans...

Nov 18, 2013 9:04 am

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler Wants Hendricks for Interim Title if GSP Takes Time off

  “I think [what] we should probably do if Georges takes off for half a year or a year, [is] Hendricks and I fight for an interim title, and when Georges comes back, I’ll beat him up too,” said Robbie Lawler (pictured) at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference Saturday night.   By Christopher Murphy...

Nov 18, 2013 9:03 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos Philippou To Headline UFC Fight Night 35 in Georgia

  Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (above) will take on Constantinos Philippou in a five-round main event bout that will headline the UFC’s January card in Duluth, Georgia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana White announced Saturday night the addition of a middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Constantinos Philippou to UFC...

Nov 18, 2013 8:42 am

UFC 171 Announced for March 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

  The UFC is heading back to Dallas, Texas for UFC 171.  The March 15 card marks the first time in nearly five years that the UFC has held an event in the city.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana White announced Saturday night at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference that the...

Nov 18, 2013 8:41 am

Tiequan Zhang and Ao Hailin Confrimed As ‘TUF China’ Coaches

Details have been scarce since UFC announced that China would host an edition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. While Cung Le stated he would be involved in the season somehow, he did not know what his role would be. It was eventually revealed that he would be playing the authority figure, similar to Dana White’s role...

Nov 18, 2013 7:58 am

VIDEO | Revisiting Glory: ‘GLORY 3’ Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Davit Kiria

GLORY 12 is live from the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City this Saturday night. This stacked card features a one-night lightweight tournament that will decide who will be GLORY’s first lightweight champion. Giorgio Petrosyan will be making his USA debut against Andy Ristie in the semi-final, and on the other side of...

Nov 16, 2013 11:58 pm

Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson: UFC on FOX 10 main event | UFC NEWS

With lightweight champion Anthony Pettis out due to an injury, the man he was set to face off against will now fight the former champion. Josh Thomson will fight Benson Henderson in the headlining fight of  UFC on Fox 10. Henderson is coming off of his lost to Pettis back in August, where he was...

Nov 16, 2013 9:47 pm

UFC 167 Results: GSP Retains Title, Defeats Hendricks By Way of Split Decision

We saw action from the get-go in the first round. Hendricks threw a hook that St. Pierre saw coming from a mile away and he countered it by ducking down and successfully landing a takedown. Later on in the round, Hendricks knew St. Pierre would duck under so he followed his hook with an uppercut...

Nov 16, 2013 8:54 pm

UFC 167 Results: Evans Earns TKO Victory, Finishes Sonnen In First Round

Chael Sonnen and Rashad Evans are two experienced wrestlers, so it wasn’t a surprise when Sonnen shot for a takedown almost immediately. Evans defended intelligently and after jockeying for position, he was able to take Sonnen down himself. That’s where things began to get interesting. Rashad Evans postured up over Chael Sonnen and slammed his...

Nov 16, 2013 7:56 pm

UFC 167 Results: Woodley Brutally KOs Koscheck in Round 1

Tyron Woodley has a dangerous right hand, and he reminded Josh Koscheck of that in the opening strike of the fight. Koscheck took a brutal right hand that sent him stumbling back, and Woodley followed and connected with an uppercut that caused Koscheck to attempt a takedown, just so the fight didn’t get finished. Minutes...

Nov 16, 2013 7:43 pm

UFC 167 Results: Bagautinov Outworks Elliot, Earns Unanimous Decision

Both men fought hard, but Bagautinov simply outworked Elliot and earned this decision. Tim Elliot’s stance was quite unique. He started the bout with his hands down and head forward— a stance that is usually a recipe for disaster. Elliot can take a punch, however, and he ate many tonight. Elliot’s odd stance favored Bagautinov...

Nov 16, 2013 10:21 am

Bjorn Rebney Blasts UFC on Lack of Interest in Askren

  Despite Ben Askren’s newfound status as an unrestricted free agent, UFC president Dana White seems to not be interested in making him an offer just yet, claiming that “He’s got some work to do, he can fight in another organization and work his way up and go from there.” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has...