Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

VIDEO | More Pro’s Pick Silva vs. Weidman

The talk of the MMA landscape is this weekend’s UFC 162 main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. See what the latest batch of pro’s have to say about the fight in the video above.

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

Anderson Silva Will Get Immediate Rematch if He Loses to Weidman, Says Dana White

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC president Dana White announced to media on Monday that middleweight champion, and long-standing pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva would be granted an immediate rematch if he loses to Chris Weidman.  Weidman is set to challenge for Silva’s belt this Saturday at UFC 162. Since winning the UFC middleweight belt in 2006,...

Jul 2, 2013 10:14 am

Quick Twitt | Mayhem Miller Attacks Dana White

First of all, I’d like to point out that we are big fans of Mayhem Miller on BJPENN.COM. That being said, the former UFC middleweight fighter has been coming back into the spotlight with a vengeance. Most notably attacking UFC President Dana White whenever he gets a chance. His latest body of work is as...

Jul 2, 2013 10:10 am

Quick Twitt | Chael Sonnen Gets Married

Congratulations to Chael & Brittany Sonnen for getting hitched over the weekend! We hope for a long and prosperous marriage for both of them. — Brittany Sonnen (@BrittanySonnen) June 30, 2013 — Brittany Sonnen (@BrittanySonnen) June 30, 2013

Jul 2, 2013 10:06 am

Leben Talks Leaving Hawaii & Moving To A ‘Real Team’ For UFC 162 Prep

“I’m here in San Diego, training at Alliance and I didn’t realize what I’m missing. It has been so many years since I was a member of a hardcore training team like this. In Hawaii, I was a little bit of a lone wolf. “No ‘yes men’ here. If I wasn’t doing that great, maybe...

Jul 2, 2013 9:59 am

PHOTO | How Chris Weidman Stays Motivated

Undefeated middleweight title challenger, Chris Weidman uses the image listed above to help him stay motivated for this weekend’s UFC 162 main event against Anderson Silva.

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

Jul 2, 2013 9:26 am

Chris Weidman Confident He Will Expose Anderson Silva

“The only reason I got into this sport was to be number one and right away I had to envision beating this guy if I was gonna do it. I believed I could beat Anderson Silva from day one. I believe I have the skill set to do it, I have the wrestling — which...

Jul 2, 2013 8:46 am

Dana White: Alvarez should fight for Bellator, but get paid what he’s worth

After months of legal battles, UFC President Dana White now believes that the best path for Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA) may be to return to Bellator MMA, this despite the 29-year-olds voiced desire to fight under the UFC banner. This follows the announcement that, barring a settlement, Alvarez will not even appear in court to...

Jul 1, 2013 1:14 pm

Nick Ring Out, Josh Sammon In Against Uriah Hall at UFC on FS1: 1 in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Word just broke that Nick Ring has once again been forced to withdraw from an upcoming UFC fight. This time Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will be pulled from the UFC on FS1: 1 card slated for August 17th in Boston. Ring was supposed to take on TUF 17 runner-up Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1...

Jul 1, 2013 11:27 am

Rousey Pulling For Silva Over Weidman

“I think that Anderson Silva is pound-for-pound the best fighter of all time, and I really do believe that Chris Weidman is the worst style match-up for him. But if anyone can overcome the worst style match-up, it’s Anderson Silva,” “Being that Anderson is, I think, towards the end of his career, I’m going to...

Jul 1, 2013 11:10 am

PHOTO | Update on Mark Hunts Grotesque Staph Infection

Warning: Not for the squeamish. Mark Hunt has sent out another photo of his gnarly staph infection. This time, it would appear as if it is starting to heal, however, it’s still pretty gross. Here it is:

Jul 1, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Veteran Gilbert Yvel Announces Retirement

Veteran light-heavyweight mixed martial artist Gilbert Yvel (38-16-1) has announced his retirement from MMA after a 16 year career competing in organizations such as the UFC, PRIDE, K-1, Affliction, RINGS, M-1 Challenge, and Cage Rage. Yvel told of his retirement after a series of fight postponements and cancellations, as well as a kidney issue....

Jul 1, 2013 11:04 am

Hendricks ‘knows exactly what GSP brings to the table’

“I know exactly what Georges is. He’s a jab guy and a takedown guy, he’s going to lay on top of you as long as he can, he’s going to try and control the clock, he’s going to try and get you as tired as he can as quickly as possible. That’s Georges. Me, on...

Jul 1, 2013 10:59 am

Chael Sonnen Opens As Slight Betting Favorite Over ‘Shogun’ Rua

The mouth of the UFC, Chael Sonnen, not only walked into another high-profile fight as a light-heavyweight, but now oddsmakers are picking him as the favorite to beat Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the UFC on FS 1 inaugural event in Boston. The two fighters will face off in the main event set for August 17...

Jul 1, 2013 10:49 am

PHOTO: Anderson Silva’s Official UFC 162 Walkout Tee By Nike

A lot was made about the Jon Jones Nike signing, but UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva has been with the popular sports apparel company for years. In the image below we get a glimpse of Silva’s official, Nike sponsored UFC 162 walkout tee.

Jul 1, 2013 10:43 am

Rousey Says Emotions Not Sex Fueling TUF Mix-Gender Season

“The talent is great. I’m really impressed with the kind of people that we saw on the show this season for the girls and the guys. All of the fights have been really exciting. Really, it has exceeded my expectations. Surprisingly, it is much more professional than you would have thought. I wouldn’t say it’s...

Jul 1, 2013 10:35 am

White: Issues In Boston All Cleared Up, UFC on FS 1 Event Will Go On As Planned

“You know, when it gets down to the fact, do you want to change the card? You know, do you want to move fights around and switch fights?. When that starts happening, it’s like ‘Yeah, maybe we can’t do the fight here.’ But, you know, we figured it out… No. We ended up getting everything...

Jul 1, 2013 10:30 am

Grove, Lashley & Davis Among Weekend Winners At ‘British Invasion’

Saturday night, the U.K. invaded the U.S. at Global Warrior Challenge’s “British Invasion” PPV, which took place at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. It was an entertaining night of fights that saw everything from slick submissions, to comeback wins, to vicious knockouts, to hard=fought decisions. In short, it was what every fight fan...

Jul 1, 2013 10:25 am

Vitor: Mousasi Hasn’t Earned The Right To Fight Me

“If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it. It’s just like if you want to play someone in the quarter or semi finals – you cannot just because you won something a long time ago. No, you have to earn your spot. “I don’t like it how people are using Twitter...

Jun 29, 2013 12:37 pm

Quick Twitt: Mark Munoz makes dramatic weight cut from 261 pounds for UFC 162

Injury and depression are a fighters worst enemy. In a sport where you must make a weight limit, an extended layoff from training can cause your body to morph into a bigger version of yourself. Such is the story of Mark Munoz. Check out the twitter post below: @Mark_Munoz Before and After pics #BackOnTrack...

Jun 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 2

Here is part 2 of 3 of listing some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Part 1 can be viewed by clicking here BJ Penn puts a stamp on and ends the Matt Hughes trilogy at UFC 123 BJ Penn has been a UFC champion in two different weight classes. He was...

Jun 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Rousey: ‘I would live to beat the sh*t our of Caraway’

If somehow over the past two-years you missed the feud between Ronda Rousey and as she calls him, ‘Mr. Tate’, than I am sorry for not giving you the entire background story. However, for those fortunate enough to have followed this story since inception, what we have here is a snip from the UFC female...

Jun 28, 2013 5:19 pm

Travis Browne Bashes Fighters That Complain About Pay

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | The last couple of weeks we’ve seen several reports of fighters coming out and bashing the pay-scale that they receive for doing their jobs in the UFC. Among that group was Rampage Jackson, Jon Fitch, Jacob Volkmann, and most recently, Tim Kennedy. It’s not secrete that the fighters put their bodies and minds through...