Archive: MMA NEWS

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...

Nov 16, 2013 9:49 am

UFC on Fox 10 tabs Elkins vs. Stephens

Two featherweights were picked as the first official fight for the upcoming UFC on Fox 10. Darren Elkins (16-3) will meet face Jeremy Stephens (22-9) at UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago, FoxSports.com reported on Friday. Stephens is coming of a show-stopping performance in Brazil. He won for the second straight time since dropping down...

Nov 16, 2013 6:00 am

VIDEO | Watch Rampage K.O. Beltran Right Here

Last night in Atlantic City, Rampage Jackson returned to action with a first round knockout over UFC veteran, Joey Beltran. If you missed it, here’s the replay.


Nov 15, 2013 12:33 pm

Dana White Announces Addition of New Women’s UFC 115-Pound Division

  UFC President Dana White (shown above with UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey) announced Friday the plans to add a women’s flyweight division to the UFC.  White said the division, whose weight limit is 115 pounds, will be crucial to the promotion’s expansion internationally.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana White announced...

Nov 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Dana White Says There Will be No Interim Title During Pettis Absence

  While another UFC champion is sidelined for a number of months due to injury, UFC President Dana White says there will be no interim champion.  The lightweight division will simply have to wait for Anthony Pettis to recovery and defend his title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the recent news that Anthony Pettis...

Nov 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Dana White Thinks Dominick Cruz ‘Has Kind of Been Stalling’ His Fight With Barao

“I shouldn’t say this,” Dana White told reporters, “I think that Cruz has kind of been stalling.  I think Cruz has dragged this out longer than needed to be.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Dominick Cruz last fought in October 2011 at UFC Live, where he successfully defended his UFC bantamweight championship for the...

Nov 15, 2013 9:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC 167’s Brian Ebersole Breaks Down Fight With Rick Story

Going into a much-anticipated showdown with Rick Story this Saturday, UFC 167’s Brian Ebersole is more than ready. Since his debut, in which he upset highly touted UFC veteran Chris Lytle, Ebersole has displayed great prowess as well as wacky antics (such as wheel kicks and chest hair patterns). It’s safe to say that there is no shortage of entertainment coming from...

Nov 15, 2013 9:29 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Dana White Talks GSP Rumors, NSAC Issues and More

UFC president Dana White talks about the 20th anniversary of the UFC, how he is honoring the former ownership, Georges St-Pierre’s retirement rumors, his issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Sonnen vs. Evans, the pressure on Rory MacDonald, Anthony Pettis’ knee injury, Cain Velasquez’s shoulder injury, Nick Diaz, Miesha Tate’s growing popularity, Dan Henderson’s...

Nov 15, 2013 8:43 am

Anthony Pettis injures knee in training. Could be out for 8 months says Dana White

After finally claiming his title from Benson Henderson at UFC 164, Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was set to defend his title for the first time against Josh Thomas at UFC on Fox 9 in December that is until a recent knee injury has put him out of commission. It was released last week that...

Nov 15, 2013 8:39 am

Dana White Is Not Guaranteeing GSP An Immediate Title Shot With Loss To Hendricks

Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, UFC welterweight champion, may not receive an immediate title shot rematch if he loses against hard-hitting southpaw Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks. St. Pierre, The heavy favorite coming into Saturday’s main event, has all but cleaned out the welterweight division before standouts Hendricks and Rory “Ares” MacDonald rose up the ranks. In...

Nov 15, 2013 8:36 am

Beltran wants it all, including light heavyweight title

A refreshed and rejuvenated Joey Beltran wants it to be known loud and clear that this isn’t the beginning of the end. Beltran will step into the cage Friday night to fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11) at Bellator 108 in Atlantic City, N.J. Though he has gone 4-6 over the last three years, Beltran sees...

Nov 15, 2013 8:36 am

Dana White Thinks MacDonald Will Leave Tristar To Fight GSP

It has been a recurring theme among MMA fans when they speak of the UFC welterweight division. Will Rory “Ares” MacDonald, training partner of Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, ever fight the long-standing champion if he gets a title shot? St. Pierre and MacDonald have both been adamant in the past that this was an impossibility,...

Nov 15, 2013 8:34 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Johny Hendicks on Dealing With Buzz, Drug-Testing Drama

Johny Hendricks talks about the buzz leading up to his UFC 167 welterweight title fight against Georges St-Pierre, the GSP retirement talk heading into the fight, the drug-testing drama heading into this fight, getting burnt during the UFC 167 commercial shoot, and more.

Nov 15, 2013 8:33 am

Dana White Gives His Thoughts On Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito, the NFL Miami Dolphins Offensive Guard, has come under fire recently for racial comments that he had left on Dolpin’s Offensive Tackle Jonathan Martin’s voicemail, and has been accused of bullying in the media. Just like everyone else in the mainstream sports media, Dana White had an opinion, saying the whole situation “makes...

Nov 15, 2013 7:02 am

Ben Askren Responds To Dana White’s Disinterest In Signing Him

UFC President Dana White has showed a disinterest in signing Bellator welterweight champion “Funky” Ben Askren, saying “As far as [Ben Askren], as far as the level he’s on? He barely beat Jay Hieron, you know? He’s got some work to do, he can fight in another organization and work his way up and go...

Nov 15, 2013 7:01 am

Dana White: Georges St. Pierre Has The Bank Account To Retire Comfortably

Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, the long-standing welterweight champion of the UFC, has undoubtedly earned a sizable fortune throughout his mixed martial arts career. Sizable enough, it seems, that Dana White believes that St. Pierre has enough money to retire after his fight against Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and live comfortably. Rumors have been circulating throughout...

Nov 15, 2013 6:59 am

Dana White Has No Interest In Signing “Funky” Ben Askren

“Funky” Ben Askren, the undefeated and dominant Bellator welterweight champion recently ran the course of his Bellator contract, and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has shown no interest in resigning the champion, calling him a “completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension.” “We’ve relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign...

Nov 15, 2013 6:55 am

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Claims He Feels Like The Quinton From Pride

  Bellator 106 was supposed to be Bellator’s first PPV event, but an injury to Tito “The People’s Champion” Ortiz called off the main event fight between Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and ended Bellator’s PPV plans. Bellator 106 ended up on Spike TV as a free event, but Jackson was still disconcerted with the...

Nov 15, 2013 6:53 am

TUF China Cast Revealed

  It was announced some time ago that there would be an Ultimate Fighter: China. We now know that UFC middleweight Cung Le will serve as the Dana White figure on the show. The coaches have yet to be announced, but the fighters who will participate in the show’s inaugural season have. It’s a safe...

Nov 15, 2013 6:52 am

Dan Hardy Says Thai Boxing In His Future If MMA Is Not

Former UFC Welterweight number one contender Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy hasn’t been seen in the cage for almost a year after he was diagnosed with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, better known as “Wolf Heart” which is a heart defect that causes an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart. This condition can often lead to...

Nov 14, 2013 8:16 pm

Jon Jones Pulls Out Of UFC 170 Main Event Against Glover Teixeria

There is not much information at this point as to why Jon “Bones” Jones will not be defending his title against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 170 as announced yesterday by Dana White. Today Dana White announced Jon Jones would not be fighting on Feb 22nd against Teixeira. “I told you yesterday...

Nov 14, 2013 4:16 pm

‘Bellator: Rampage vs. Beltran’ Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from The Social bar inside the Revel casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s November 15th event, which will showcase MMA icon, Rampage Jackson’s Bellator debut, the Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight and the Bellator Featherweight Finals. Bellator MMA will take place from Revel on Thursday, November 15th with...

Nov 14, 2013 4:12 pm

1 Days Left! Shadowbox For A Chance To Win A Free Trip To Hawaii

With the BJPENN.COM shadowboxing contest drawing to a close, I wanted to give some props to the current top 5 participants and remind hopefuls it’s not too late to win. Contest entry is going to remain open until the sound of the final bell on the 15th. And the fans vote for the winner, so...

Nov 14, 2013 11:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Raquel Pennington’s Official TUF Episode 11 Blog For BJPENN.COM

Where to even begin with this episode!! So obviously the tension with team Tate got a little crazy and having two teammates fight one another was just an emotional wreck with the two fighters! They both wanted the coaches attention, which is fair but makes it hard when there is just that one main coach! It...