Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 19, 2013 1:36 pm

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

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com 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

BJPenn.com 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 BJPenn.com 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

BJPENN.COM RADIO REPLAY: CESAR GRACIE, JOE RIGGS & SCOTT KENT

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. TMZ.com 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...

Jul 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Dana White Explains the Importance of the Staredown

“The two things I love the most in the fight business are the staredown and the fight itself,” UFC president Dana White explained recently at the UFC Fan Expo.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   In many ways, the UFC has revolutionized how MMA operates.  A strong example of this is the weigh-in.  What had...

Jul 18, 2013 11:00 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Riggs Dishes On Other Fighters ‘Members’: Who Has The Smallest? Find Out Here!! | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Many MMA fans will recognize Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs on Bellator’s new reality-television series, ‘Fight Master.’  He is a long-time MMA veteran with 8 UFC fights in his 54 professional fights.  This wealth of experience made him, among the other ‘Fight Master’ competitors, the story-teller.  Talking with BJPenn.com Radio earlier tonight, Riggs shared one such story...

Jul 18, 2013 10:26 am

VIDEO | Dana White Goes Off On SI’s Recent Roundtable Discussion About UFC Fight Fixing

“That reminds me speaking of morons. When we talk about… Sports Illustrated had this group of people together and they… SPORTS ILLUSTRATED talked about, had this panel saying, “yeah, so I heard over the weekend, you know this fight might have been fixed.” First of all these people looked like they covered tennis, not fighting,...

Jul 18, 2013 10:23 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Phil Davis Ready To Start His Legacy Off Machida Win

“What makes me so confident in this run for the title? I know what I’m willing to do to make it happen. Machida was next in line for a title shot. Wining against him will put me up in the contender race. What makes Lyoto Machida so unique is that he is quite effective at...

Jul 18, 2013 9:53 am

Dan Hardy Chimes In On Fighter Compensation And Why Fighters Are Devalued

“Well, fighter pay is really a strange situation, because there’s such a vast difference in the guys that are on the first three fights of a card and the guys on the last three fights of a card. The guys on the lower end are seeing what the main card guys are doing and thinking,...

Jul 18, 2013 9:16 am

Uriah Hall will now face John Howard at UFC Fight Night 26

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran John Howard is making his return to the UFC. He will go up against middleweight Uriah Hall (7-3) at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen at Boston’s TD Garden. The Boston Herald first reported the new match up and UFC officials confirmed the change. Howard (20-8) replaced Josh Samman who...

Jul 17, 2013 8:19 pm

Exclusive: Cesar Gracie Confirms Nick Diaz Has Been Offered a Fight By UFC

Earlier tonight, Cesar Gracie was a featured guest on BJPENN.com Radio and broke the news that Nick Diaz has been offered a fight by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “As far as his fighting and everything. He’s been in Vegas, he just got back a couple of days ago. There is an offer on the table,...