Archive: MMA NEWS

Feb 25, 2014 6:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Arianny Celeste Has Something To Say To The Haters

Following yesterday’s statements on Ronda Rousey, UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste received some backlash from the internet. This backlash garnered the following response from the, usually quite, ring-card girl. Here it is: “I have the right to express my opinion about someone, especially after they have publicly attacked and offended me!! First time I talked...

Feb 24, 2014 6:23 pm

UFC 170 Medical Suspensions: MacDonald, Assuncao Could Be Out Until August

No UFC event is without its bangs and bruises. While there are no long-term casualties from UFC 170, five could be out as long as six months. Heading the list of suspended fighters revealed by the  Nevada State Athletic Commission were Rory MacDonald, Raphael Assuncao and Stephen Thompson, all of whom have conditional suspensions for...

Feb 24, 2014 4:07 pm

Melendez: ‘I never wanted to leave the UFC’

gam·ble /ˈgambəl/ verb 1. play games of chance for money; bet. 2. take risky action in the hope of a desired result. That’s right! I totally just started out this story with the definition of ‘gamble’ … Because that’s exactly what Gilbert Melendez did last week and it paid off for him in a major...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

Melendez lands blockbuster deal as UFC matches Bellator

If the reported facts and figures are true, Gilbert Melendez finds himself in a whole new tax bracket. According to MMAFighting.com, the UFC has matched Bellator’s offer sheet to retain the lightweight. Though not officially confirmed, it’s being reported that Melendez’s deal guarantees that at least 75 percent of his fights will be contested on...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

JDS Hoping For Fourth Fight With Cain

If at first you don’t succeed… I mean, ‘If at first you DO succeed, but suffer miserably second and third… Then try, try again’. Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, recently spoke to Tatame.com about his future goals as a UFC heavyweight. After getting dismantled by Cain Velasquez for the second straight time, JDS...

Feb 24, 2014 3:08 pm

Baroni & Green Nearly Come To Blows At UFC 170, Take The Fight To Twitter Instead

Maybe I should start a weekly BJPENN.COM column and call it ‘Baroni Beef’, because I feel like this sort of thing has happened before. Maybe I’m wrong though? (Insert sarcasm) At any rate, what we have here is an escalated twitter dispute between former UFC fighter, Phil Baroni, and current UFC fighter, Bobby Green. Apparently,...

Feb 24, 2014 1:30 pm

Alexander Shlemenko Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Fight Extension With Bellator

When reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko steps into the cage on March 28th, the 29-year-old Russian finisher will not only be looking for his incredible 50th win, but will also be fighting with a new contract in hand as Bellator has announced a long term extension for the man known simply as “Storm”. “Bellator...

Feb 24, 2014 8:11 am

Celeste tells of her one and only street fight

Arianny Celeste, the fawned over UFC ring card girl, was interviewed by MMAJunkie radio, where among the topics discussed was her one and only street fight. “It was after I’d been with the UFC a couple years. I didn’t have any kind of name or anything, but some girl was picking on me and I...

Feb 24, 2014 6:20 am

Melendez Stays!! Booked To Coach TUF Opposite Anthony Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced last night that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will then meet for the...

Feb 24, 2014 6:16 am

White on Rousey vs. Cyborg: ‘Maybe We Can Do It’

“If she goes to 135 pounds she will die. A doctor did this, a doctor did that. Who wants to have her fight first at 135? Not me. There’s a lot of things that would have to happen before we (book that fight.) First we’d have to come to a deal, she’d have to fight...

Feb 24, 2014 6:10 am

PHOTO | Popeyes Chicken Gives Cormier His Just Deserts Following UFC 170 Win

Newly turned light-heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, has never shied away from his love for Popeyes Chicken. His love for that cajun rice almost caused his cancellation of the UFC 170 co-main event, which is why this post seems so sweet for the top ranked D.C. AKA’s Cormier took to twitter following his quick finish of...

Feb 24, 2014 6:05 am

Rousey Wants Zingano Next, Says ‘Cyborg Knows Where’ She’s At’

Who’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey? We have Alexis Davis who is three-wins deep into her UFC career, Cat Zingano who was passed up for a shot when she got injured and Cris Cyborg who recently stated that she was making the trip down to 135-pounds to challenge Ronda for her UFC belt....