Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 30, 2013 9:36 am

POLL RESULTS: Did The UFC Deliver in 2013?

In our weekly MMA poll last week BJPENN.COM asked out fans to vote on the UFC’s 2013 season. While we had yet to view UFC 168, the fights put on by the UFC this year were spectacular. Silva vs. Stann, Bigfoot vs. Hunt, Sanchez vs. Melendez and more made 2013 a year to remember. But...

Dec 29, 2013 11:23 am

After Successful Surgery, Anderson Silva Needs 3-6 Months Recovery Time

Anderson Silva suffered a gruesome leg injury during his UFC 168 main-event bout with Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Silva was finding quick success with leg kicks early on in the second round until Weidman perfectly checked one of them. Unfortunately, the check was so effective that it broke Anderson Silva’s leg and made it look...

Dec 28, 2013 11:48 pm

White: Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier Will Co-Main Event UFC 170

BJPENN.COM reported earlier this month that Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier would finally be meeting in the octagon at UFC 170. UFC President Dana White just confirmed at the UFC 168 Post-Fight Press Conference that it will co-main event the pay-per-view. Cormier’s upcoming bout against Rashad Evans will be his first time stepping into the...

Dec 28, 2013 11:31 pm

A Broken ‘Leg’acy

Anderson Silva’s fights have almost always been something special. Whether he’s dancing around like a violent Fred Astaire, curiously refusing to engage a fighter who seemingly poses no threat, or using Matrix-like movements to dodge a punch by millimeters before unleashing a brutal onslaught of strikes, Anderson Silva always gives us something to talk about....

Dec 28, 2013 11:22 pm

White: Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann to Headline UFC 170

Ronda Rousey is coming fresh off a victory against her rival Miesha Tate at UFC 168. The bout won Fight of the Night honors and Rousey earned an extra $75,000 for ending the fight with the most impressive submission of the night, which was an armbar (of course). Not even two hours after her hand...

Dec 28, 2013 11:10 pm

UFC 168 Bonus Winners: Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Travis Browne

Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Rousey and Tate had the crowd on their feet before the fight even began. Ronda Rousey proved to the world that she is not all hype as she dominated Tate from the start. Despite taking some serious punishment, Tate kept pressing...

Dec 28, 2013 9:26 am

Live On BJPENN.COM: UFC Special Press Conference Tonight 3PM PT

The UFC announced today that it will be holding a special press conference prior to UFC 168 on Saturday, December 28 at 6:00pm/3:00pm ETPT. UFC 168 features two rematches between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva and between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.  The first preliminary bout is set to begin...

Dec 28, 2013 9:19 am

Anderson Silva Fights For His Legacy

Fedor Emelianenko was, at one time, the best fighter competing in the sport of MMA. He had over thirty wins with no real defeats, and the manner in which he won his fights made him seem like something out of a comic book, rather than a regular old mortal man. Case in point: When he...

Dec 28, 2013 8:29 am

Anderson Silva’s Coaches Claim A Lack Of Motivation Caused Chris Weidman Loss

Anderson Silva, who faces UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman tonight, can prove a lot tomorrow night. Was the first fight a fluke? Is he still at the top of his game? Does he have the motivation to stay at the top level? Silva’s coaches believe the latter may be the biggest issue. According to Diogenes...

Dec 28, 2013 8:28 am

Dana White: Tate Beating Rousey Will Be Second Biggest Upset Ever

What is the biggest upset in MMA history? Fabricio Werdum baiting Fedor Emelianenko into a triangle to end his ten-year reign? Chris Wiedman knocking out Anderson Silva? Or could it be coming tonight, in the co-main event of UFC 168? If Miesha Tate defeats Ronda Rousey, will that be the biggest upset of all time?...

Dec 28, 2013 8:26 am

Ronda Rousey: I Spent My Whole Life Being The Bad Guy

Ronda Rousey, who faces Miesha Tate in a rematch tonight at UFC 168 recently spoke with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani in an illuminating interview where Rousey explained why she doesn’t mind being the bad guy. “I spent my entire life being the bad guy. If I hear some boos, I mean, I’ve had some of the...

Dec 28, 2013 8:23 am

Rousey And Tate Booked Neighboring Rooms At MGM Grand Before UFC 168

What could possibly fuel the rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate before they compete tonight at UFC 168? Well, inadvertently booking their hotel rooms right next to each other at the MGM Grand right before their rematch is something that may work. Especially while they are both cutting weight, their trainers are getting them...

Dec 28, 2013 8:21 am

Urijah Hall Responds To Internet Trolls: I Will Show You How Great I Am

168 UFC all you trolls gana bow when I whoop him ima show you how great I am #hallway pic.twitter.com/QhBrClPuXV — U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) December 23, 2013 Not so long ago, Urijah Hall was one of the most talked-about, hyped, and feared fighters in the UFC’s middleweight division....

Dec 28, 2013 8:18 am

The Evolution Of Miesha Tate In Photo’s

Miesha Tate, who faces her bitter rival Ronda Rousey tonight at UFC 168, sure has changed in the eyes of the fans. After The Ultimate Fighter Season 18, she has become much more popular in the eyes of MMA fans. In this Fan Post by MMAmania.com one fan believes something else may attribute to her...

Dec 28, 2013 8:12 am

.gif | Jon Jones Can’t Jump (really at all)

One thing is certain. Jon Jones is one of the most talented athletes on the planet. Coming from a family with two other professional football as brothers, Jones was always primed for athletic prowess. Apparently, even with all of his talent, the 6″4′ Jones can’t dunk. Now, with this new valuable information, how will this...

Dec 27, 2013 5:20 pm

Weidman Coach Expects Silva to Taunt Just as Much at UFC 168 Rematch

  “I expect him to do all that stuff again,” UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman said about his opponent Anderson Silva.  Weidman earned the title by knocking out Silva while the former champion had his hands down, taunting the challenger and lazily ducking punches.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was a fight that shocked...

Dec 27, 2013 10:08 am

Lesnar Returning To UFC? White Does Not Deny Rumors

As if there is not enough going on this weekend at UFC 168? Rumors and reports have been circulating and swirling over the possible return of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. In this video, UFC president Dana White, with a sly grin, says that he “honestly” doesn’t know why Lesnar is in Vegas this...

Dec 27, 2013 9:59 am

White Want Werdum to Stay Active During Velasquez Recovery

While Fabricio Werdum was supposed to have a shot at the Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez all but cinched up, Dana White appears to have other plans for him. With Cain now potentially out until late 2014, White wants him to stay active. Werdum (17-5-1, 5-2 UFC), has not fought since a June victory over Antonio...

Dec 27, 2013 9:41 am

Sold Out UFC 168 Second Largest US Gate in UFC History

The biggest UFC event of the year is almost upon us and the excitement is becoming palpable. The year-ending Middleweight rematch between Anderson Silva and current Champion Chris Weidman, as well as the co-main event title defense for women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate has definitely been the most anticipated and hyped event...

Dec 27, 2013 8:43 am

VIDEO | Dana White UFC 168 Pre-Fight Media Scrum

As he regularly does, UFC President Dana White sat down with media members before UFC 168 to discuss the upcoming card, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva’s failed drug test, among other topics. He also teased that he would be making some announcements about the future of the UFC on Saturday night.