Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 26, 2013 9:54 am

Glover Teixeira Gets Next Crack At Jones, Expected To Face Off On Super Bowl Card

As reported by ESPN, citing UFC President Dana White, the light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones (19-1 MMA, 13-1 UFC) will defend his title against Glover Teixeira (22-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) next; possibly at the UFC super bowl weekend card in New Jersey. There have been talks of a rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander...

Sep 25, 2013 2:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Talks Upcoming Title Fight Against Anthony Pettis

Josh Thomson, who is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Nate Diaz, will be facing newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 in December.  When UFC President, Dana White, places the belt on Thomson, the fighter says he won’t be able to contain himself and that he’s ‘going to pick...

Sep 25, 2013 2:15 pm

Dana White Not Concerned About Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

Earlier this week UFC lightweight fighter, Nate Diaz, stated via Twitter that he won’t be attending his upcoming bout.  “Cant make it november [sic] 30th.  ive  gotta high school reunion i have to tend too…” the statement read.  When asked about the unusual announcement from the fighter, UFC President Dana White seemed unconcerned, if not...

Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Dana White Calls UFC 168 ‘The Biggest Fight We’ve Ever Done’

‘I think it’s going to be the biggest fight we’ve ever done,’ UFC President Dana White said about UFC 168, the last card of 2013.  Though the fight is months away, and the organization has yet to commence its marketing for the fight, White can’t help but be excited.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Sep 25, 2013 1:17 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones’ Shocked Reaction To Anderson Silva KO Loss

With a potential superfight against Anderson Silva on the horizon, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was mic’d up Octagonside at UFC 162 anticipating another Silva victory. Witness Jones’ exclusive reaction to the unbelievable upset.

Sep 25, 2013 1:11 pm

PHOTO | UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva Official UFC Poster

UFC officials have released the official ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ poster. ‘UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva’ is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sep 25, 2013 12:48 pm

White: UFC’s $5 Million Man Is Neither Jones Nor Lesnar

The UFC $5 million man is still a mystery but you can cross two potential candidates off the list. UFC president Dana White said that the supposed fighter who earned $5 million after a fight is neither former heavyweight champ Brock Lesner nor current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Last week, during a Google Hangout...

Sep 25, 2013 12:41 pm

QUICK TWITT | Jon Jones’ Face Four Days After UFC 165

Following his UFC 165 title defense against Alexander Gustafsson, Jon Jones was bruised and looked battered and beaten. Four days removed, he put out the following post on his instagram to show his recovery. [instagram url=http://instagram.com/p/eqlW3ksDBk] Almost looks 100% right?

Sep 25, 2013 11:48 am

UFC Fight Night 28 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

The Brazilian Athletic Commission has confirmed that all fighters on the September 4, UFC Fight Night 28 event, were drug tested for performance enhancing drugs and substances of abuse (narcotics). All fighters tested clean. UFC Fight Night 28 took place from the Mineirinho Areno in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The UFC’s Fight Night 28...

Sep 25, 2013 11:02 am

GSP Proclaims Himself A Steroid Free Role Model

“A lot of people have been accusing me that I’m on steroids. In the past, I always feel it was because they feel I have good athleticism so I took it as a compliment, but, when time goes by, I wanted to make it a point, I wanted to prove to the world that you...

Sep 25, 2013 10:39 am

Miesha Tate: ‘Ronda Wishes She Had A Relationship Like Caraway and I’

“I’ve never heard of other fighters being so interested in the love lives of their opponents. I never heard Muhammad Ali go on and on about how Joe Frazier needed a better girlfriend or anything like that. I don’t understand why she’s so fascinated by my relationship with Bryan. I can’t think why she keeps...

Sep 25, 2013 10:31 am

Fox Sports Latin America Inks Bellator Deal, UFC President Responds

  As the competition heats up between America’s two best known MMA promotions, so do the opportunities abroad. In a recent move, FOX Sports Latin America, opted to go with a broadcast deal with Bellator instead of the UFC, who is pushing the FOX market in the United States. In a press release the folks...

Sep 24, 2013 12:34 pm

POLL RESULTS: Who Deserved The Win, Jones or Gustafsson?

16,000 MMA Fans took part in BJPENN.COM’s poll this week to give their opinion on Last Saturday’s UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. It was a record-breaking number of votes cast and the results were considerably one-sided. With only three options for voters to choose from, 65% of the 15,957 votes...

Sep 24, 2013 12:25 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO 9/20/13 REPLAY: BJ PENN & JOSH THOMSON

Last week, BJPENN.COM RADIO returned in its new Friday time slot with lightweight title challenger, Josh Thomson and former two-division champion, BJ Penn. If you missed the show, tune into the player below to catch what you missed.

Sep 24, 2013 12:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva Wants Sonnen In Brazil Or Oregon

“I talked to the boss and said that I can fight Sonnen in Brazil or in Oregon. I want to beat him in front of all his friends. I want them to watch how bad I will destroy him. I’d be down to fight in his backyard. You can call all his friends. I want...

Sep 24, 2013 12:11 pm

Referee John McCarthy Has Choice Words For NSAC Director Keith Kizer

“The truth is, Kieth Kizer is a person that does not know combative sports. He’s never been part of them. He’s never done them. He puts people [in positions] at times that maybe shouldn’t be put. You tell me why C.J. Ross said the Floyd Mayweather fight was a draw. Did you watch it? My...

Sep 24, 2013 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz: ‘I know I can beat Renan Barao’

“I’m a mixed martial artist. I can fight with him anywhere. I look at it as a chess match, literally. Renan Barao plays chess when he’s in there. I play chess when I’m there. The most impressive part about Barao is the way that he mixes things up. He’s constantly shooting, kneeing up the middle,...

Sep 24, 2013 11:27 am

Gustafsson Trainer: ‘Gameplan Was To Stop Jon Jones’

“We were looking to stop Jones. That’s what we were always looking for. We in the camp knew what Alex has, what the rest of the world didn’t know he had. The kid can wrestle. He has the whole game, you know what I mean, and this was his first time up against someone like...