Archive: MMA NEWS

Dec 19, 2013 1:18 pm

Report: Kelvin Gastelum Cleared to Fight, Wanted Condit, Will Take Story

Kelvin Gastelum, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17, was forced out of a bout at UFC on FOX 9 with a knee injury.  It is reported that he is now cleared to fight, and while Gastelum originally wanted to face Carlos Condit, he says that he’ll take Rick Story.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Dec 19, 2013 1:17 pm

Following UFC Release, Rosi Sexton May Need Neck Surgery

Following her loss to Jessica Andrade (left) at UFC Fight Night 30, the UFC released bantamweight fighter Rosi Sexton.  Now, some eight weeks out of that fight, Sexton is looking at possible neck surgery to treat injuries she sustained while fighting inside the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rosi Sexton had two fights inside...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 19, 2013 12:02 pm

Chael Sonnen Is “Furious” About Colon Surgery Report

Earlier this week, reports came out that Chael Sonnen had emergency colon surgery before his fight against Rashad Evans. Following that report, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer reported that Sonnen did not have surgery. Now, another wrinkle has been added to the story. Michael Landsberg, who initially reported the information, is still...

Dec 19, 2013 11:52 am

Man vs. Woman Fight Sanctioned: No Elbows/Knees Allowed

The fight that made headlines earlier this week, and drew ire from many in the MMA community has been sanctioned, with a couple stipulations. The match will be between Emerson Falcao, who is a male, and Juliana Velasquez, who is a female. The Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Confederation (BMMAC) has apparently sanctioned the fight, but...

Dec 19, 2013 11:28 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Travis Browne K.O.’s Overeem

Earlier this year at Fight Night 26, Travis Browne shocked the world in his come-from-behind victory over Alistair Overeem. Browne fights Josh Barnett next week at UFC 168 and if victorious he may likely contend for a UFC belt. Enjoy the fight!

Dec 19, 2013 11:05 am

Pettis vs. Caceres booked for UFC on FOX 10

Sergio Pettis (10-0) and Alex Caceres (9-5,1 NC) have verbally agreed to a bout at bantamweight for the UFC on FOX 10 card, on Jan. 25 in Chicago. Pettis, along with being UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ younger brother, is coming into this fight undefeated, with a 10 fight win streak. Caceres or “Bruce Leeroy”,...

Dec 19, 2013 10:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Shayna Baszler Compares TUF Winner’s Looks To A Man And Fraggle

MMA bantamweight veteran, Shayna Baszler, recently took to twitter to dis, Juliana Pena, the woman who knocked her out of the TUF 18 tournament in the first elimination bout of the season. Poor sport anyone? Check it: Who is who? pic.twitter.com/9BwaaFNoir — Shayna Baszler (@QoSBaszler) December 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013 10:03 am

Rousey Would Love To Fight Boxing Import Holly Holm

“I’d love to fight Holly Holm. I would absolutely love to fight Holly Holm. I really hope the UFC picks her up and I get to fight her before I retire.” “To retire undefeated is what it is. That is what I am going to do. And my mind is resolved to that. None of...

Dec 19, 2013 9:54 am

Joe Lauzon Averages $12-$25k In Sponsorship Money Per Fight

  Top UFC lightweight, Joe Lauzon has made a name for himself for having exciting, ‘Fight of the Night’ worthy, performances inside the Octagon. The top bonus winner has shared many main card slots with the sport’s top stars and champions. When it comes to gauging the success of a UFC fighter, one could only...

Dec 19, 2013 9:37 am

Report: UFC 167 Brings In Solid 600-650k PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Bigfoot Silva Plans To Sue Doctor After Failed Drug Test

After his five round war with Mark Hunt, news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had elevated levels of testosterone in his system. Silva believes that it was the fault of his doctor, not of his own negligence, that caused him to fail his test. Silva received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy for...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Chael Sonnen: Chris Weidman’s Key To Victory Is The Takedown

Although Chris Weidman stunned the world in his first fight with Anderson Silva by knocking the now former champion out with a left hook, many believe the rematch at UFC 168 will be much different. On Fox Sports 1’s most recent episode of UFC Tonight, hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen shared their keys to...