Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 27, 2013 8:40 am

Anderson Silva Say’s There’s A ‘Great Chance’ He Stops Fighting

Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who faces Chris Weidman this Saturday at UFC 168 have met before. In their first battle that took place six months ago at UFC 162, Silva, who is touted by many as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, taunted and mocked Weidman before being knocked unconscious by a left...

Dec 27, 2013 8:37 am

Dana White: Cat Zingano Is Still The Number One Contender

It could have been Cat Zingano stepping into the cage this Saturday against UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at the biggest card of the year, UFC 168. Unfortunately for her, after her TKO victory over Miesha Tate at the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 Finale early this year, she injured her knee. Due to this,...

Dec 27, 2013 8:36 am

Josh Barnett On Travis Browne Match Up: This Won’t Be A Long Fight

This weekend at UFC 168, in a fight that has been overshadowed by two title rematches, Travis Browne will face Josh Barnett and the winner will get a chance at a number-one contender fight against Fabricio Werdum. Barnett recently went on Sherdog’s “Beatdown” radio show to discuss the upcoming match, and to detail his thoughts...

Dec 27, 2013 8:34 am

Dana White: Bigfoot’s TRT Failure Ruined The Fight For Me, It Destroyed Everything’

Testosterone replacement therapy. Quite possibly the most controversial and taboo subject in all of high level mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, TRT use is becoming more and more prevalent. When news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone in his fight-of-the-year candidate bout against Mark Hunt, many were questioning if...

Dec 26, 2013 12:18 pm

Betting Odds: Silva, Rousey, Barnett tabbed favorites at UFC 168

Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey, and Josh Barnett are the oddsmakers’ favorites heading into Saturday’s UFC 168. Other notable favorites include: Jim Miller, Dustin Poirier and Uriah Hall. Betting on MMA appears harder than it is. The folks at mixedmartialarts.com explain it like this: Unlike a spread on a football game where one team is getting...

Dec 26, 2013 10:48 am

Travis Browne Fights To Provide His Children The Opportunities He Never Had

Motivation. Determination. A will to win. Most professional fighters have all of the above. Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have made it to the professional level. When you’re faced with a tough training session, or months of isolation from your family and friends, or you’re in the middle of a grueling battle inside of the cage,...

Dec 26, 2013 10:16 am

UFC Signs Top Flyweight Prospect

The UFC’s Flyweight division continues to grow, as it welcomes newcomer Louis Smolka (6-0, 0-0 UFC). The UFC announced the signing on twitter, where they also announced that his first opponent would be Alptekin Ozkilic (9-1, 1-1 UFC), another recent addition to its 125 pound roster. The two will be fighting at UFC Fight Fight:...

Dec 26, 2013 9:50 am

Tyron Woodley Wants Nick Diaz Removed From The Rankings

“The guy is retired. His return might be pending, but according to me, he’s still retired. I don’t believe he should be in the rankings. If you say you’re retired, you should come out of the rankings. Until you’re back in there competing, I don’t think it’s fair to ask people like myself, who’s been...

Dec 26, 2013 9:08 am

Ozkilic to face newcomer Smolka at UFC Fight Night 35

After making his UFC debut earlier this month, flyweight Alp Ozkilic is wasting no time getting back into the octagon. Ozkilic will take on Louis Smolka on Jan. 15 at UFC Fight Night 35. It will be Smolka’s organizational debut. Held in Daluth, Ga., UFC Fight Night 35 is headlined by Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos...

Dec 26, 2013 8:53 am

QUICK TWITT | The MMA World’s Christmas On Twitter

Yesterday we celebrated the year-end holiday of Christmas. Even I got into the spirit this year and enjoyed an exchange of gifts with family and friends. Much like everyone, the MMA world’s most popular faces got in on the action yesterday and sent out their photo’s and best wishes through twitter. Check it: Merry Christmas...

Dec 26, 2013 8:21 am

Thomson Breaks Down ‘Chess Match’ Against Benson Henderson

“With Pettis I felt like I had a good game plan for the first four or five weeks of my camp, and I felt that there’s a lot more room in his game that I can exploit and win. Benson is more of a chess match. I have to play chess, and it’s a who...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

Dec 26, 2013 7:52 am

PHOTO | Dana White Imports Snow To Vegas For Christmas

The rich, the powerful, the famous… UFC President Dana White is a man of many things and provider for his family is one of them. The UFC boss, according to his twitter, imported fresh snow in this year to his Las Vegas Home so he and family could enjoy a white Christmas and sled down...

Dec 25, 2013 9:00 am

BJPENN.COM’s Christmas 2013 Guide

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire crew at BJPENN.COM. On Dec. 25 we will be closed for business, but don’t let that stop you from getting in your MMA Fix for the day. Use this very handy Christmas day guide to browse our most popular sections and get caught up on all the...

Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am

Despite Promises UFC 168 PPV Price Jump May Be Here To Stay

Fans who purchase the UFC’s PPV events were less then thrilled when it was announced that UFC 168 would see a 5 dollar price jump. The normal prices for the events were $44.95 for SD and $54.95 for HD. UFC 168 will be available for $49.95 SD and $59.95 for HD. Is it shocking that...

Dec 24, 2013 9:44 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Says Sure, Give Hm Bantamweight Title Shot

“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done at 125. I need to dominate and clean out the entire division and then I can start thinking about going up to 135. Like I said, I’m happy to be at 125. I love training hard. I love the weight cut and I love fighting...

Dec 24, 2013 9:41 am

Askren: ‘The Bald-Headed Fat Man Won’t Let Me In’ The UFC

“They essentially told my manager, ‘We’re going to get something done,’ and six hours later, when I’m not in the meeting and not in the UFC office, I get a call saying, ‘It’s not going to happen. It is their business, and they can run their business however they want to run their business. But...

Dec 24, 2013 9:24 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey: I Don’t Feel Sorry For Breaking Tate’s Arm In Half

Ronda Rousey is always one to tell it like she sees it. In this video, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Rousey discuss the rivalry between Rousey and her challenger in a rematch, Miesha Tate. Rousey and Tate will compete in the co-main event at UFC 168 this Saturday, Dec. 28...

Dec 24, 2013 9:22 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman And Anderson Silva Watch Their First Fight

Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva recently sat down with Fightland to watch their first fight. The two discussed what they could have done differently in their first meeting, and analyzed their actions in their original fight. UFC 168 takes place Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev., and features two rematches in the main and co-main...