Archive: MMA NEWS

Aug 8, 2013 5:31 am

Bellator President Rebney takes shot at Sonnen/UFC

Bellator President Bjorn Rebney spoke to the media on Monday and defended the way his company did business in regards to title fights, and at the same time took a shot at Chael Sonnen and the UFC: “Our point of difference is that we’re real sports competition, and when it boils down to world title...

Aug 7, 2013 4:11 pm


The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by former WEC fighter and movie star, Chad George as well as WSOF President and fighter Ray Sefo. Rounding out the show will be UFC 163 ‘FON’ winner...

Aug 7, 2013 10:38 am

Tito Ortiz Selling ‘Charming’ Big Bear Compound For $1.79 Million

Tito Ortiz has put his posh training digs up for sale. For a cool $1.79 million, one can own this five-bedroom, two building property. Among the noteworthy items is an octagon, full gymnasium, indoor hot tub, and steam room. Ortiz purchased the home in 2007 from boxing great Oscar de la Hoya. Ortiz has agreed...

Aug 7, 2013 10:05 am

QUICK TWITT | Dan Henderson: My ‘H-Bomb’ Is Ready To Go, Who’s Next?

MMA Legend, Dan ‘Hendo’ Henderson is ready to get back in the cage, according to his most recent twitter post. Does this give any else goosebumps? Check it: My h-bomb is ready to go, who's next? — Dan Henderson (@danhendo) August 6, 2013 My h-bomb is ready to go, who's next? — Dan...

Aug 7, 2013 9:45 am

Rampage says there’s always been a secret rivalry with Tito Ortiz

Former UFC light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) and Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA) have been friends for over a decade.  They’ve been training partners, and at one time, they said they would never fight each other. Now, times have changed, and although they are still friends, they no longer train together and are...

Aug 6, 2013 2:04 pm

Paul Daley signs three-fight deal with BAMMA

After a very brief stint as a free agent, MMA veteran Paul Daley (33-12-2) is back with BAMMA. According to his manager Wad Alameddine, Daley signed a three-fight, 12-month deal with the promotion that’s exclusive to the U.K. No date or opponent has been set for Daley’s promotional return, however Daley is set to fight...

Aug 6, 2013 1:15 pm

VIDEO | ‘Rampage’ Jackson: ‘UFC is messing up MMA’

“I met Bjorn and I just felt his energy. You look him in the eyes when you talk to him and you know like, ‘Man, this guy gets it!’ I heard of Bellator, but, I didn’t know how it was. The other shows kind of leave a bad taste in your mouth. Terry Trebilcock from...

Aug 6, 2013 12:51 pm

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC on FOX Sport 1 Blog Part 1

The UFC boss is releasing video blogs early for the promotions debut on the new FOX station, Fox Sports 1. Part 1 takes you behind the scenes of UFC 162, the historical night Anderson Silva lost his middleweight title.

Aug 6, 2013 12:45 pm

Tito Ortiz: The Sport is ‘MMA Not UFC’

“Bellator isn’t about the brand, they’re about making stars and making people as they should be. We go out there and we kill ourselves, practically. You want to be a superstar? You’ve got to put in the time, you’ve got to put in the work and you’ve got to put on good fights. Bellator wants...

Aug 6, 2013 12:30 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #1 is starting a new series. In this series we will be asking Gracie BJJ Black Belt Brian Jones some questions we want to hear the answers to. Here is the first part in the series with Dr. Brian Jones. What are the main differences between jiu-jitsu for self-defense and jiu-jitsu for MMA? The fundamental...

Aug 6, 2013 12:27 pm

VIDEO | Tito Clowns Rampage Jackson Following Press Event Staredown

The Bellator promotion held a media event yesterday afternoon to promote the upcoming pay-per-view event featuring a headlining bout between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. At the culmination of the event, Ortiz and Rampage engaged in a light-hearted staredown full of jokes and insults. Enjoy!

Aug 6, 2013 12:16 pm

Eddie Alvarez Camp Hoping To Reach Settlement In Bellator Lawsuit

Eddie Alvarez was on the verge of fighting for The Ultimate Fighting Championship following the expiration of his Bellator contract. When the UFC’s offer was matched word for word by the Bellator promotion all hell broke loose and he’s been forced on the sidelines to endure a legal battle ever since. Now the two parties...

Aug 6, 2013 11:47 am

Sara McMann Out of UFC Fight Night 27, Replacement Needed for Kaufman

Sara McMann (pictured) has withdrawn from her upcoming UFC Fight Nigh bout against Sarah Kaufman, leaving Kaufman and the UFC seeking an opponent with only three weeks to fight night.   By Christopher Murphy   Sara McMann has withdrawn from her August UFC Fight Night 27 fight against Sarah Kaufman, it was reported Monday night. ...

Aug 6, 2013 11:25 am

Controversial Fight Cancelled By State Of Florida

Last Saturday in Florida, Garrett Holeve, the 23-year-old fighter with down’s syndrome was supposed to face off with David Steffin. Steffin is a 28-year-old who was looking to compete with cerebral palsy. The fight was set, the two trained for eight-weeks and five minutes before they walked out to the ring the promoter was served...

Aug 6, 2013 11:14 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘I Am The Million Dollar Man’

“My last surgery was 12 weeks ago. I had an ACL replacement,” said Ortiz. I was back at it in a month-and-a-half. In a month-and-a-half, I was back at it, drilling again. My body heals super, super fast. I just feel good. Now I am the million dollar man.” 12 weeks removed from his latest...

Aug 6, 2013 11:03 am

UFC 163 Medical Suspensions: Aldo and Jung Both Out Over 3 Months

  UFC 163 took a toll on its competitors.  Among the 10 fighters on the main card, 4 received suspensions of 90 days or more.  Headliners Chan Sung Jung and featherweight champion Jose Aldo (whose injured foot is pictured above) each received suspensions for injuries apparent to many viewers.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Aug 6, 2013 7:26 am

Rampage: “When Tito signed, I went, ‘Damn – there goes my Roy Jones fight'”

Prior to Bellator 97, rumors had been swirling that former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) would be making his Bellator debut in a boxing match opposite former multi-division champ Roy Jones Jr. (56-8). When Rampage took to the cage at Bellator 97, many anticipated it would be to announce that he...

Aug 5, 2013 3:42 pm

Late Night Cageside will not be on Tonight, Check out the archived show’s here

Do to prior engagements there will not be a Live Episode of Late Night Cageside powered by tonight at 10pm EST. Kinch and Chase will be back live with a great show next Monday night. Please go to the radio tab or click the following to check out all the archived shows.

Aug 5, 2013 1:20 pm

Silva Wants Chuck Norris & Steven Seagal In His Next Fight Camp

In a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet, , Anderson Silva stated that he still has eyes for super fights against GSP and Jon Jones. The former UFC middleweight champion also touched on bringing in some new coaching talent for his upcoming fight against Chris Weidman in his attempt to regain his championship belt. Check...