Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 4, 2013 10:36 am

Machida: Glover Teixeira Can Beat Jon Jones

“I believe Glover is the next champion. I don’t see anyone in the light heavyweight division to stop Glover Teixeira. Not even Jon Jones. We train together for a long time. To do well against him, you really, really need to know what you’re doing. He’s too strong for this division. He’s a heavyweight, and...

Sep 3, 2013 12:46 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader’ Weigh-in Results

Today’s 22-fighter weigh-ins ceremony for tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night 28 event went on without a hitch, as all fighters made their contracted weight for the UFC’s third trip to Fox Sports 1. The official UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader weigh-ins took place from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Tomorrow...

Sep 3, 2013 12:39 pm

Ronda Rousey: I wouldn’t do TUF again for $10,000,000

“I think it was very good for the women’s division, and I think it definitely needed to happen. But you couldn’t pay me $10 million to do it again. How could people possibly know who you are from a couple of clips of a video that people are seeing out of context? That’s no way...

Sep 3, 2013 12:21 pm

VIDEO | UFC Insider: The Ultimate Fighter Casting

Go behind the scenes at the open casting call for season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter as a group of men and women attempt to fight their way into the UFC. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 3, 2013 12:05 pm

‘UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson’ Bout Order Finalized

The lineup is set September’s UFC 165. The event includes bouts on pay-per-view, FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. UFC 165 will be held Sept. 21 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and the 13-bout lineup includes a pair of championship fights. In the main event, light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) takes on Alexander Gustafsson (14-1). In...

Sep 3, 2013 12:03 pm

Does the UFC’s Ranking System Make Sense? (Part 1)

When it comes to pro sports, there has always existed a system to decide who is the best. In leagues such as the NFL and the NHL, there are rankings within the conferences that decide who gets to enter the playoffs. When you move on to collegiate sports like football and basketball, one external party...

Sep 3, 2013 11:59 am

Joe Riggs Hurt, Bellator ‘Fight Master’ Finale Postponed Indefinitely

  Joe Riggs, the heavy favorite in Bellator’s new reality series, ‘Fight Master,’ has suffered an injury that will delay the show’s finale scheduled for this coming Saturday.  Riggs partially fractured his orbital bone and suffered a retina detachment in training.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Bellator’s new reality television series, ‘Fight Master,’ has suffered...

Sep 3, 2013 11:56 am

Daniel Cormier Looks to Tame Roy Nelson’s Beard for UFC 166

Before heavyweight fighter, Daniel Cormier, faces Roy Nelson at UFC 166, the former Olympic wrestler will be looking to make some changes about his opponent’s appearance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The MMA world was thrilled to hear the announcement that Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier would be fighting one another at UFC 166.  The...

Sep 3, 2013 10:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Nate Diaz Spotted Training With Duane Ludwig & Team Alpha Male

Former UFC lightweight title challenger and younger half of the Diaz brothers clan, Nate Diaz, was recently down in Sacramento getting some training in with the world-renowned Team Alpha Male and their new head coach, Duane Ludwig. Nate Diaz has not seen action since his defeat to Josh Thomson back in April. The defeat marked...

Sep 3, 2013 10:51 am

Watch Today’s UFC Fight Night 28 Weigh-ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3PM ET)

UFC Fight Night 28: Glover vs. Bader goes down tomorrow from the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The same venue plays host to today’s official weigh-ins ceremony and you can catch the action right here on BJPENN.COM at noon PT / 3:00 p.m. ET. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 3, 2013 10:45 am

Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck Added to UFC Fight Night 30

UFC officials announced Monday that Norman Parke (pictured) and Jon Tuck are set to fight on the card of UFC Fight Night 30, which takes place October 26 in Manchester, England.  Parke and Tuck were originally set to fight back in April.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters, Norman Parke and Jon Tuck, are...

Sep 3, 2013 10:44 am

Current MMA Lightweight Top 10

A look at the top ten Lightweights after Benson Henderson was dethroned as the 155 pound king by Anthony Pettis. Melendez should get the next shot after TJ Grant at Pettis if Gil can win his next bout, and Gray Maynard versus Josh Thomson makes sense should they both win their next fight (even though...

Sep 3, 2013 10:38 am

VIDEO | Go Backstage With Anthony Pettis During His UFC 164 Title Win

Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez rides in the Harley-Davidson parade, Milwaukee fans take in a tailgate party and hometown hero Anthony Pettis dethrones reigning champion Benson Henderson – go behind the scenes of this big day. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 2, 2013 8:19 pm

Sean Sherk officially retires from MMA

Former UFC lightweight champion Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk (36-4-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) announced his retirement from mixed martials arts today, as first reported on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour. In an interview with BJ Penn Radio earlier this year, Sherk discussed what he would need to get back into the cage, and what is keeping him out. “Many, many...

Sep 2, 2013 12:58 pm

Jose Aldo Says Dana White’s Promises Are Only Thing Holding Up Pettis Fight

It didn’t take much time after Anthony Pettis’  first-round submission victory over former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, for the world to begin clamoring for a super fight between Pettis and UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (Pictured).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following UFC 164, the MMA world was focused on one fight.  It wasn’t...

Sep 2, 2013 12:11 pm

T.J. Grant Wants Pettis: ‘I feel like I’ve earned it’

T.J. Grant watched from the sidelines this past weekend a title fight in which he was supposed to be.  Though an injury forced the lightweight out of the fight against Henderson at UFC 164, Grant believes he has earned himself the next shot at the new champion, Anthony Pettis.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC...

Sep 2, 2013 12:10 pm

Chad Mendes Wants Title Shot vs. Jose Aldo Following TKO Over Clay Guida

Chad Mendes scored his fourth straight victory via T/KO this past weekend with a TKO win over Clay Guida in the third round of their UFC 164.  Already ranked the number one featherweight contender coming into this fight, Mendes believes the next thing for him is the belt.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It...

Sep 2, 2013 12:09 pm

QUICK TWITT | Dana White And Tito Ortiz Engage In Twitter Beef

Tito Ortiz and Dana White have a history that spans over a decade. Having used to manage the former UFC champion as well as emply him, Dana White, probably owns a plethora of stories about one of his biggest rivals in the sport. Now signed to Bellator, Ortiz has taken the gloves off and is...

Sep 2, 2013 11:48 am

Dana White: Ryan Couture Didn’t Get His Chin From Father Randy

UFC lightweight fighter, Ryan Couture, has yet to find success inside the UFC’s Octagon. Pushed to the facebook prelims last weekend, the son of UFC/MMA Legend and multiple time two-division champion, Randy Couture, fell short in his second Octagon appearance. The younger Couture showed amazing heart and determination in his bout against TUF runner-up, Al...

Sep 2, 2013 11:40 am

QUICK TWITT | Mendes, Lamas & Swanson Jockey For #1 Contender Slot

There are three viable contenders sitting right behind Jose Aldo waiting for a crack at the UFC’s featherweight champion. Those men are Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson. All three have a legit claim to challenge for the title and as such they took to twitter and discussed their case amongst each other. Check...

Sep 2, 2013 11:18 am

QUICK TWITT | Rothwell Calls Out Travis Browne And Gets ‘LOL’ Response

During his post-fight victory speech last Saturday night, UFC 164 winner Ben Rothwell took to his time on the mic to call out one of the heavyweight divisions top contenders, Travis Browne. Here’s what he said: “I have to do this because I’m a fighter in this division. If you want to be the best,...

Sep 2, 2013 11:13 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s Full UFC 164 Post-Fight Media Scrum

Following UFC 164, UFC president Dana White discusses what fans threw into the Octagon after the main event, why Josh Barnett has “more tools” than Frank Mir, Brandon Vera’s performance, Hyun Gyu Lim, the “embarrassing” fight between Soa Palelei and Nikita Krylov, and more. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit