Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 22, 2013 8:07 am

Pat Healy vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Slated for Lightweight Scrap at UFC 165 in Toronto

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The UFC has added and exciting bout to its upcoming event in Toronto as lightweights Pat Healy (29-16) and undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0) are slated to meet on September 21st at UFC 165.  The news was made official by the UFC today as they confirmed the booking between the two brawling lightweights....

Jul 20, 2013 11:15 am

Chael Sonnen: Mike Tyson’s Opponents Threw Their Fights, Not Anderson Silva

The self-proclaimed ‘Oregon Gangster’ is at it again with another ludicrous statement about the world of combat sports. This time, Chael Sonnen took to a radio show at 98.5FM to discuss the conspiracy theories surrounding the UFC 162 Anderson Silva loss. While doing so he made an odd comparison to the opponents of ‘Iron’ Mike...

Jul 20, 2013 10:57 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo: ‘Of course I will beat the Korean Zombie’

Any fighter at this level is dangerous. You have to respect them all and train very hard. That is what we have been doing for this fight. Because of that, I think things will go well for this fight. Maybe people dont give (Jung) the credit he deserves. But the fact he reached this point...

Jul 20, 2013 10:54 am

Vinny Magalhaes: ‘If I lose this fight I deserve to be cut’

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace, Vinny Magalhaes was one of the sports most promising prospects. An eventual loss to Ryan Bader in the Ultimate Fighter Finale was just a glimpse of the hurdles Vinny would be forced to overcome in the UFC’s famed Octagon. Outside of the UFC he has been able to put together an impressive...

Jul 19, 2013 5:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Frank Shamrock Talks Fight Master, His Favorite Fights, and Working With BJ Penn Years Ago | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | MMA Legend and Bellator Fight Master Coach Frank Shamrock recently joined our team of Chase Raymond and Kinch on’s Late Night Cage Side Radio. The three men talked about several different topics around the MMA circles, including Frank’s time on the new Fight Master reality show on SPIKE TV, his biggest accomplishments,...

Jul 19, 2013 1:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie Talks About the Future of the Diaz Brothers | Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has coached and mentored...

Jul 19, 2013 1:36 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Riggs Gives Gross Recounts Of What You Won’t See On Bellator’s Fight Master Series | Radio

UFC and longtime MMA veteran, Joe “Diesel” Riggs, is starring on Bellator’s new reality TV series on Spike TV, ‘Fight Master.’ By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If you’ve been watching Spike TV’s new reality TV series, “Fight Master,” then you probably noticed long-time MMA fighter, Joe “Diesel” Riggs, fighting under the tutelage of Greg Jackson.  Riggs...

Jul 19, 2013 1:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie On Why Anderson Is Going To Start Losing More, Rousey vs. Tate II, and Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez | Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has...

Jul 19, 2013 1:28 pm

School for Noobs – MMA Lingo 101

MMA lingo is a strange beast. Some of it stays the same over long periods of time like the word “Greenlit”. When someone is Greenlit they are taught a lesson in training. The lesson is usually do not go full speed and force against your sparring partners or a pro boxer will step in and...

Jul 19, 2013 1:27 pm

Dana White Blasts Sports Illustrated: Do Your Homework

After UFC President Dana White blasted Sports Illustrated while appearing on ESPN2’s “Highly Questionable,” he made a Friday appearance on the publication’s own “SI Now,” where he continued his vocal condemnation of their coverage of UFC 162.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC President Dana White has never been one to hold back his...

Jul 19, 2013 1:27 pm

Lineup set for ‘UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2’

The card is for “UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2” has been fleshed out with a main card on FOX Sports 1 and prelims on FOX Sports 2 and Facebook. The event takes place Aug. 28 at Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The headliner is a rematch between Carlos Condit (28-7) and Martin Kampmann...

Jul 19, 2013 11:32 am

Sonnen Forgives LeBron James, No Longer Looking To Beat Him Up

“LeBron is off the hook. LeBron has made it right. He’s off the hook. That’s between LeBron and I, but he did the right thing and I forgive him. I was gonna beat him up and tweet out the photos of it. It wouldn’t have been brutal, he would have gotten out of the hospital....

Jul 19, 2013 11:18 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Mike Pyle

At UFC 133 Mike Pyle and Rory MacDonald squared off in a welterweight clash that put Rory MacDonald on the map inside the cage and promised the young Canadian future high caliber opponents. If you missed the fight hit play above and enjoy!

Jul 19, 2013 11:05 am

Gegard Mousasi Calls Out Vitor Belfort; Wants Fight at UFC 168

While Vitor Belfort has been calling for title rematches across two divisions for several months, it seems as though the list of potential challengers for “The Phenom” continues to expand. Gegard Mousasi, the former DREAM Middleweight & Light Heavyweight Champion and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, has taken to calling out Belfort recently noting that...

Jul 19, 2013 9:54 am

Quick Twitt | Cormier & Nelson Draft Up Their Own Contract For UFC 166 Fight

Taking things into their owns hands, Both Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier have drafted and executed a bout agreement for UFC 166. Check it out: @dc_mma What are you waiting for uncle @danawhite permisssion because I am ready!! #FB — Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) July 18, 2013 Here you go @roynelsonmma , u get the idea....

Jul 19, 2013 9:29 am

Sonnen: ‘Shogun is legend I admire’

“You know what, Rua seems like a really great guy. He’s one of the few legends that are still fighting, and anytime you get old and you retire from the sport there’s been an instant assignment of legend status. He truly is a legend; I admire him, I admire what he’s done in the ring....

Jul 19, 2013 9:18 am

Matt Hughes: ‘How Can These Guys Complain About Their Pay’

“You go back to when I first started. These guys are making as much now as I did when I won the belt,” Hughes said. “How can these guys complain about their pay? I don’t understand it. I really don’t. Most of the guys that complain are guys who have been kicked out of the...

Jul 18, 2013 5:22 pm

Clearing the Air: Cesar Gracie Tells Us That Nick Diaz was Offered a Fight by the UFC wants to clear the air about the news that is currently circulating about the fight offer that Nick Diaz did or did not receive from the UFC. Last night on Radio Nick Diaz’s trainer and longtime mentor, Cesar Gracie, talked with our boys Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews about Diaz’s future with the...

Jul 18, 2013 1:30 pm


If you missed last night’s episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO, now is your chance to catch all the action. We had Cesar Gracie, Joe Riggs and Lion Fight President Scott Kent on the show and while it is full of interesting news breaks and insightful commentary, the Riggs interview comes with a strong NSFW warning! Enjoy!

Jul 18, 2013 1:26 pm

Lesnar’s Eats!! Wracks Up $500 Tab with Tripple Double Chicken Parm & More

It looks like Brock Lesnar’s stomach problems are a thing of the past. is reporting that former UFC Heavyweight champ and WWE champion crushed a massive dinner he shared with his wife. The former UFC heavyweight champion’s MMA career was cut short by his battles with diverticulitis. Lesnar, who is currently back in the...