Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 30, 2013 11:16 am

UFC On FOX 8 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Top Earner

The disclosed pay from last weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 event is in. Surprisingly, main card fighter, Robbie Lawler’s pay towered over every single other fighter on last Saturday night’s roster. He was the only fighter to break into six figures on the night. The Washington State Department of Licensing released the following figures this...

Jul 30, 2013 10:55 am

Free Fight Video | Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch

Phil ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Davis sprinkles some powerful leg kicks in with his signature wrestling skills to send yet another opponent down to a new weight division.

Jul 30, 2013 10:21 am

Watch Today’s UFC World Tour Stop In L.A. Live On BJPENN.COM (11:00am PT)

Today the UFC hits the second spot on their world tour this week in Los Angeles, California. A Press conference featuring UFC President Dana White; UFC 165 headliners Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, UFC 166 headliners Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos; UFC 167 headliners Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks; and UFC 168 co-headliners Ronda...


Jul 30, 2013 10:11 am

12 Fight Lineup Official For ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeira vs. Bader’

UFC officials have announced the official bout order and twelve fight lineup for ‘UFC Fight Night 28: Teixeiria vs. Bader.’ UFC Fight Night 28 is set to go down from the Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil on September 4. The event will air live and free on Fox Sports 1....

Jul 30, 2013 10:04 am

VIDEO | Backstage Pass: UFC on FOX 8 Edition

What you didn’t see on FOX: The fans and fighters inside KeyArena brace for an exceptional flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga.

Jul 29, 2013 1:01 pm

No New Women’s Divisions Anytime Soon for the UFC, Says Dana White

By JAKE CHASTAIN | After rumors started swirling that the UFC was in the process of looking to expand it’s women’s divisions within the organization by adding weight classes UFC President Dana White smashed those talks following last weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 event in Seattle, Washington. The event featured two very exciting female bouts from...

Jul 29, 2013 12:05 pm

Machida Comfortable With Wrestling Ability Of Phil Davis

“I feel very comfortable with striking. I’ve fought many wrestlers; I know how to deal with them. So I feel very confident my striking will be the difference in this fight.” This weekend former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, faces wrestling standout, Phil Davis in the co-main event of UFC 163. As he tells it...

Jul 29, 2013 11:55 am

UFC Lightweight Aaron Riley Retires After 45 Professional Fights

Aaron Riley, 32, announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts following a split decision loss to Justin Salas at UFC on FOX 8.  Riley boasted a professional record of 30-14, with one draw.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC lightweight fighter, Aaron Riley, announced his retirement from MMA Saturday night following...

Jul 29, 2013 11:55 am

Trevor Smith Broke His Hand in Fight of the Night Loss to Ed Herman

By JAKE CHASTAIN | To add a little more sting to his already tough defeat this past weekend we’re catching news that UFC middleweight Trevor Smith suffered a broken hand in his UFC on FOX 8 Fight of the Night performance against Ed Herman. The two men went to war on the preliminary card in one...

Jul 29, 2013 11:51 am

Luke Rockhold Discusses Possible Boetsch Fight Next, Eventually Wants Bisping

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC Middleweight and former Strikeforce Champion Luke Rockhold recently talked with MMA Underground’s Jack Brown about many of the topics currently swirling around his career. He touched on his most recent loss to Vitor Belfort, what he learned from that experience, and what the fans can expect from him next inside the...

Jul 29, 2013 11:39 am

Aldo Focused on TKZ, Not Potential Title Shot At 155

“I want to focus on my fight, then we’ll worry about a potential move. I don’t want to take too big of a step. I respect my opponent. I was already in the groove. I was prepared and I had to make a few adjustments, but I feel fine,” Aldo stated when asked about how the...

Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath, UFC on FOX 8 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This is the first installment of BJPenn.com’s Monday Morning Aftermath column, which will consist of breaking down the previous weekend’s top news and touching on what fans can expect to look for the following week as aftermath from that action. This column will also give the fans a head’s up on anything MMA...

Jul 29, 2013 11:27 am

Paul Daley Responds to Dana White’s Doubts, Expresses Interest in UFC Return

Former UFC welterweight contender, Paul Daley, was cut from the UFC following a post-fight incident where he threw a blatant punch at opponent Josh Koscheck.  Now, having been released from Bellator FC for legal reasons, Daley seems to be making his case for a return to the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following...

Jul 29, 2013 11:24 am

GSP Defends Boring Performance Of Teammate Rory MacDonald

Last Saturday Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger fought and did not live up to their hype. The two welterweight fighters received more boo’s than cheers following their co-main event which was billed as a potential title eliminator. In the aftermath, MacDonald teammate, GSP took to Canada’s TSN to defend his pupil and support Rory’s game...

Jul 29, 2013 10:41 am

Dana White Unimpressed With Bellator’s PPV Plans For Roy Jones vs. Rampage

“They have no f— clue what they’re doing. When they’re in this business, right, and things are going well, you start grabbing for anything. You have a bunch of guys who don’t know anything about fighting at the network. Networks acquire content. They don’t become promoters. Nobody wants to watch them on free TV. They’re...

Jul 29, 2013 10:35 am

Mayhem Miller Calls For Ban On UFC, Says Dana White Has Ruined The Sport

Dana White has killed the sport that you and i love. The refusal to build stars. The reward for standing and wanging. THE UNIFIED RULES, have all killed the sport of mixed martial arts. I come to you humbly, as a student and teacher of the mixed martial arts. A man that has never tapped...