Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 5, 2013 8:30 am

QUICK TWITT | The Ever Expanding List Of Team Penn Coaches For TUF 19

For the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, coach BJ Penn has continued to wow fans with the ever-growing list of coaching talent he is bringing in. Latest on the list of all-star mentors and coaches is BJJ world champion Marcus Almeida. Almeida is the 2012/2013 blackbelt absolut and ultra-heavyweight world champion and now, assistant...

Nov 5, 2013 8:12 am

GSP Firm On Not Fighting Teammate Rory MacDonald, But Says “Rory Will Be The Champion”

  There are two people standing between GSP and Rory in the UFC’s welterweight rankings: Johny Hendricks, and Carlos Condit. But it’s GSP and Rory themselves who are standing in the way of these men ever locking horns inside the Octagon. “No. No, I’m not interested,” says St-Pierre, laughing at the notion. MacDonald, mirroring the...

Nov 5, 2013 8:06 am

Despite TRT Issues Drysdale To Still Make UFC Debut

  Despite a bothersome setback in the form of elevated testosterone, it appears as though Robert Drysdale’s UFC debut is still on tap for the future. The renown Brasa Jiu-Jitsu representative has garnered quite the reputation through his skills on the mats and has looked to do the same in the octagon, that is until...

Nov 5, 2013 8:03 am

Jon Jones Not Worried About EA Sports Game Cover Curse

Yesterday we learned that Electronic Arts, the gaming company making the latest installment of the UFC video game, have opted to have Jon Jones as part of the new video game cover. There is somewhat of a superstition surrounding being on an EA Sports game cover. For gaming fanatics, EA Sports games have often been...


Nov 5, 2013 7:21 am

Kikuno vs. Mulhern Set For UFC Fight Night 34 In Singapore

A lightweight bout has been added to UFC Fight Night 34 when the promotion heads overseas to Singapore in January. The newly announced contest will put UFC newcomer Katsunori Kikuno opposite Quinn Mulhern in a bout that was announced via twitter by UFC officials. The Fight Night event has yet to take shape and broadcast...

Nov 5, 2013 7:01 am

Renzo Gracie Responds To Royce Criticism

“In order to make a negative comment about the Gracie family, you have to help the Gracie family. You have to actually be producing new champions, putting your time to build new champions. I don’t remember Royce doing that… Each man chooses their path. How can I judge someone if I don’t walk on their...

Nov 4, 2013 5:14 pm

Tim Kennedy Has Harsh Words for Vitor Belfort

Tim Kennedy, who fights Rafael Natal this Wednesday Nov. 6 on UFC Fight for the Troops 3, seems to already be setting his sights on a possible match-up with Vitor Belfort in the future. Kennedy had harsh words for Belfort’s testosterone replacement therapy use, as reported by Bloody Elbow. “Oh yeah, I will always want...

Nov 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Travis Browne will also undergo random drug tests prior to UFC 168

This past week we learned that Josh Barnett will undergo random drug testing leading up to his bout with Travis Browne at UFC 168. The testing will be funded by the UFC, and we now know that Barnett’s opponent will also undergo the random testing. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne will participate in the same testing...

Nov 4, 2013 3:13 pm

Dan Henderson’s Vitor Belfort Fight Is Last Fight On Contract

The stakes are high for Dan “Hendo” Henderson in his rematch with Vitor Belfort on the UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil this Saturday Nov. 9. As reported by Josh Gross, this is the last fight on Henderson’s contract. Hendo said this is the last fight on his UFC contract. UFC wants to wait...

Nov 4, 2013 12:02 pm

POLL | Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

Last Saturday the Bellator promotion put their best foot forward with a triple-header title fight event. After making the shift from pay-per-view to live TV, removing notable stars like Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo the show went on with three title fights. In front of a near empty Arena the combatants squared off in a...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Lyoto Machida Back Under UFC Contract With Signing Of New Deal

Unbeknownst to many, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida completed the last bout on his contract when he knocked out Mark Munoz in the first round of their recent fight. I even have it on good authority that he toyed with free agency and took offers from other popular MMA promotions. In a recent tweet...

Nov 4, 2013 10:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | Two Epic Hours With Bas Rutten Part 2 | Late Night Cage Side Radio

In our second installment of the incredible interview with Bas Rutten on Late Night Cage Side Radio, we focus solely on MMA and we continue to extract what we can, like a sponge, from the well of knowledge that is “El’ Guapo.” Bas is famously known for brining popularity to the phrase “liver shot,” and...

Nov 4, 2013 10:38 am

‘Cage Rust’ Not A Concern For Dominick Cruz

“I feel that cage rust is something that’s brought up to give odds makers something to bet on. I think you can work it completely out of your system as long as you’re in training camp and training correctly. The biggest part about ring rust is the mental part. I think a lot of that...

Nov 4, 2013 10:32 am

Renan Barao Looking Forward To Unification Bout With Cruz

“We’re finally getting in there to do the fight that everybody wants to see and find out who’s the real champion. I always wanted it and rooted for his (Cruz’s) recovery. I feel I’m the champion. Being in there and doing my work, I’m a champion already. He’s also the champion, but I am too....

Nov 4, 2013 7:39 am

Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias Set for UFC Fight Night 34

The UFC’s first trip to Singapore will bring with it the debut of fan favorite, Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) as he battles Hacran Dias (21-2-1). The bout was reported by Asian combat sports outlet, Fight Sport Asia. Kawajiri has recently enjoyed a five-fight win streak with four of those wins coming in his new division, featherweight....

Nov 2, 2013 10:47 am

Jon Jones Looking For February Or March Return

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been enjoying some well deserved time off since his last title defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC’s youngest title holder has gone through a ‘murderers row’ of contenders in route to becoming one of the sports pound-for-pound wrecking machines. Now set to fight Glover Teixeira, the only thing left...

Nov 1, 2013 5:49 pm

Conor McGregor Believes There Should Be No Judging Or Time Limits In MMA

  Mixed Martial Arts has come a long way from the no-holds-barred fighting of the past, but many problematic issues still exist today, most notably judging. Many analysts and fans have debated endlessly about what can be done to fix the issue, but UFC featherweight “The Notorious” Conor McGregor believes there is a simple solution....

Nov 1, 2013 2:21 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Top 10 Rankings Updated For All Divisions

By Evan Stoumbelis This past week the rankings section of our site was revamped and updated. Many changes have been made in the UFC recently in regards to fighters changing weight classes, champions getting dethroned and top 10 fighters falling off . The official BJPENN.COM rankings will be updated after every major MMA event with...