Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 5, 2013 5:53 pm

UFC 162 Weigh-In Results: All Competitors Make Weight

Every fighter slated to compete Saturday night at UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman have made their respective fight weight, and are ready to end Fight Week Las Vegas with a bang! Of course, the main event of the evening will feature the much anticipated title fight with UFC middleweight champ and pound-for-pound kingpin Anderson ‘The Spider’...

Jul 5, 2013 12:16 pm

UFC gives back on community day 2013

A lot of MMA fighters do things for charity and it never makes it’s rounds on the news sites, well here is a good story about how the UFC and fighters are giving back to the community. When it comes to MMA it get’s no bigger than the UFC as far as most people are...

Jul 5, 2013 11:43 am

Dana White: Fabricio Werdum wants Daniel Cormier

If you heard of one of the latest rumors floating around about a potential Werdum vs. Cormier matchup, UFC President Dana White might know where they originated. “Werdum was in my office two days ago,” White said on Thursday. “That’s probably where the rumor came from. That’s who he wants to fight, but we’ll see...


Jul 5, 2013 10:33 am

Watch Today’s UFC 162 Weigh-ins Live on BJPENN.COM (7pm ET)

Today’s official UFC 162 weigh-ins is set to take place from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of this year’s UFC Fan Expo. If you are not in LAs Vegas to enjoy the festivities tune in below to catch the BJPENN.COM live stream of the event.

Jul 5, 2013 10:30 am

UFC Boss Goes Off On Fighter Pay Issue

“That might sound f— mean and harsh and [mocking tone of voice] ‘why should somebody not matter, everybody matters.’ We’re getting to where we are in a society now where, everyone wins a trophy. No, everyone doesn’t win a f— trophy. The guys who stand out and the guys who make it exciting, the guys...

Jul 5, 2013 10:27 am

White Ranks Hendo Above Belfort For Anderson Silva Rematch

“So when you go back to Anderson Silva, who is in the twilight of his career, and you say to a guy like Anderson, what about Vitor? ‘I annihilated Vitor. I got other fights that I wanna fight.’ You talk about his legacy and his this and his that. Those are tough fights to make....

Jul 5, 2013 10:22 am

White: GSP Doesn’t Want A Superfight Against Anderson Silva

“I’ve been working hard to try to make those fights. Georges St-Pierre would not even think about this fight because Anderson Silva’s going to (lose), according to Georges St-Pierre.” “At the end of the day, he weighs 170 pounds. Any guy who’s going to fight up in weight – ‘I’m the man here at 170....

Jul 4, 2013 2:17 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva “Does Things Other People Can’t Do”

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main event fighters sat down to talk with the media and discuss their upcoming fights. UFC president Dana White also joined the discussion and talked about several things ranging from live gate,...

Jul 4, 2013 1:38 pm

Anderson Silva UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the fighters sounded off for the media attending the event. UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will be defending his strap on Saturday (July 6th) against the surging 9-0 Chris Weidman. Silva fielded a...

Jul 4, 2013 12:31 pm

Chris Weidman UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main-event title challenger was just like he’s been the entire time leading up to this fight; confident. During the conference Chris Weidman answered a few questions about the upcoming fight...

Jul 4, 2013 11:52 am

UFC 162 Betting Odds and Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | For those of you looking to make a little money over the fourth of July weekend, look no further for help. BJPenn.com has the betting odds for this weekend’s UFC 162 fight card and these numbers may help you decide which way to bet on each fight. Las Vegas has been...

Jul 4, 2013 9:54 am

Watch Today’s UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM (2pm ET)

The UFC is holding the UFC 162 pre-fight press conference today from the main lobby at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Expected to appear are UFC President Dana White, evening headliners Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman and other fighters from the main card. If you are not in Vegas to catch the...

Jul 4, 2013 9:45 am

VIDEO | Sonnen Interviews Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva dropped in to chat with UFC Tonight analysts Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian before his big fight at UFC 162. Silva talks Chris Weidman, retirement, and much more.

Jul 3, 2013 3:45 pm

Thiago Alves out at UFC on FS1 1, Mike Pyle Steps in to Face Matt Brown

By JAKE CHASTAIN | News just broke that UFC welterweight Thiago “Pitbull” Alves has been pulled from the upcoming August 17th UFC on FOX Sports1: 1 card in Boston. Alves was slated to take on Matt Brown on the main card of that event but has been removed due to injury. The news broke via...

Jul 3, 2013 7:17 am

An ‘Honored’ Jon Jones Tweets That He Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Though it is still too early to really talk about a match-up between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, that fact has certainly not stopped either man from predicting how that super fight would end.  Surprisingly, both fighters seem to favor the younger Jones....

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Dave Herman Passes Drug Test, Is Cleared for UFC 162

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC heavyweight fighter Dave Herman has passed a mandatory pre-fight drug test through the Nevada Athletic Commission, clearing him for his UFC 162 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga this Saturday.   MMAjunkie.com confirmed with the commission’s director, Keith Kizer, that Herman passed a 10-part test for a number of banned...

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion to our three part series looking at some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Enjoy! Matt Hughes TKO’s Royce Gracie at UFC 60 Then reigning welterweight pound for pound king Matt Hughes agreed to fight one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu fighters of all time in Royce Gracie....

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Michael Bisping and Costa Philippou Possible for Fall Fight in Manchester

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It was announced Tuesday night on Fuel TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ that the camps of Michael Bisping and Constantinos Philippou are both interested in making a fight happen between the two middleweight fighters in Manchest, England this fall.   A number of 185-lb. fighters have expressed interest in welcoming Bisping...

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Mousasi calls Belfort a ‘hypocrite’ for blowing off fight request

Gegard Mousasi has made it known that he wants Vitor Belfort next. But in a recent interview Belfort, said Mousasi hadn’t earned the right. “If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it,” said Belfort. “It’s just like if you want to play someone in the quarter or semi finals – you...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Dana White Defends Stephan Bonnar Induction to Hall of Fame

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Last month, Stephan Bonnar was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame alongside fellow cast member of The Ultimate Fighter’s premier season and former light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin.  Though many would question this decision, UFC president Dana White vehemently defended his stance in a discussion with Kevin Iole...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Referee Josh Rosenthal Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Earlier today, mixed martial arts referee Josh Rosenthal received a 37-month prison sentence with three years of probation and a $100 fee for pleading guilty to several drug charges.   Rosenthal was arrested in 2012 when federal agents raided a warehouse in Oakland, California.  There was reported to be...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Belfort makes case to White for Silva, Weidman winner

Vitor Belfort has thrown his hat into the ring, offering to be the next challenger for the middleweight strap. While UFC president Dana White indicated earlier this week that  if Anderson Silva were to lose his UFC championship to Chris Weidman at Saturday’s UFC 162, Silva would be given an immediate rematch. And if Silva...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Rousey vs. Tate II Set For UFC 168 In December

UFC President Dana White announced Monday that the biggest rematch in WMMA history will take place at the promotions end of the year event in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 168 is set to take place December 28th at a venue that has yet to be determined. What is presumed to be the main event, a...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Anderson Silva is ‘not scared of Jon Jones’

After telling reporters that he did not think he could beat Jon Jones, Anderson Silva made another statement on “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday. “My opinion is this: I’ll fight Jon Jones, all the guys from my class, all the guys that work in the UFC – all the fighters,” Silva said on “UFC Tonight.” “I...