Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 29, 2013 12:37 pm

Quick Twitt: Mark Munoz makes dramatic weight cut from 261 pounds for UFC 162

Injury and depression are a fighters worst enemy. In a sport where you must make a weight limit, an extended layoff from training can cause your body to morph into a bigger version of yourself. Such is the story of Mark Munoz. Check out the twitter post below: @Mark_Munoz Before and After pics http://t.co/ODpNvkPGxh #BackOnTrack...

Jun 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 2

Here is part 2 of 3 of BJPenn.com listing some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Part 1 can be viewed by clicking here BJ Penn puts a stamp on and ends the Matt Hughes trilogy at UFC 123 BJ Penn has been a UFC champion in two different weight classes. He was...


Jun 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Rousey: ‘I would live to beat the sh*t our of Caraway’

If somehow over the past two-years you missed the feud between Ronda Rousey and as she calls him, ‘Mr. Tate’, than I am sorry for not giving you the entire background story. However, for those fortunate enough to have followed this story since inception, what we have here is a snip from the UFC female...

Jun 28, 2013 5:19 pm

Travis Browne Bashes Fighters That Complain About Pay

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | The last couple of weeks we’ve seen several reports of fighters coming out and bashing the pay-scale that they receive for doing their jobs in the UFC. Among that group was Rampage Jackson, Jon Fitch, Jacob Volkmann, and most recently, Tim Kennedy. It’s not secrete that the fighters put their bodies and minds through...

Jun 28, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Phil Davis Talks Upcoming Fight With Lyoto Machida, Would Fight Teammate Gustafsson For Title

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night, talking about past and upcoming fights for ‘Mr. Wonderful.’ For Davis (11-1), his last appearance in the Octagon was only three months ago, where he defeated jiu jitsu phenom, Vinny Magalhaes, in a unanimous decision victory.  Leading up to...

Jun 28, 2013 10:38 am

VIDEO | Inside The Mind Of Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey breaks down her epic battle with Sarah Kaufman on FUEL TV’s “Fighter’s Cut”. Check out that slick armbar from “Rowdy”!

Jun 28, 2013 10:34 am

Kennedy Issues Apology For Garbage Man vs. UFC Pay Comments

From his official Facebook.com page: “I recently made comments regarding fighter pay. The intent of these statements was to highlight that professional fighters incur significant expense associated with their preparations to fight and that fighter compensation is still not on par with other major sports. While I am fortunate to have various revenue streams associated...

Jun 28, 2013 10:31 am

Marcus Brimage Plans Drop to Bantamweight in 2014

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Big news regarding the future of UFC featherweight and TUF 14 alum Marcus Brimage hit the news circuit today. Brimage, who started out his career in the octagon at 3-0 in the UFC before dropping his first octagon loss in Sweden this past April to Conor McGregor in just under 70 seconds, has been battling...

Jun 28, 2013 10:23 am

Rampage Jackson: The UFC Hated My Guts After Liddell KO

“Dana White really wanted me because I was the last guy Chuck (Liddell) wanted to get his revenge on. Everybody was really nice to me, I’m telling you when I beat up Marvin Eastman, everybody, people behind the scenes at the UFC they’re really like a big family. Chuck was part of the family. They...

Jun 28, 2013 10:02 am

Heads Up Maine, Dana White Working On Event In Bangor

“I’m trying, and working with my team, to bring a UFC event to Bangor. The arena is new, it’s all redone. The [Hollywood] casino is there now, and I’m doing everything in my power to try to bring the UFC here. I think it would be really big for the city to bring the UFC...

Jun 27, 2013 3:59 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO 6/26/13 REPLAY: PHIL DAVIS, SOA PALELEI & DOMINIC CARTER

Last night on BJPENN.COM RADIO we were joined by three-fantastic guests. UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Phil Davis, gave us his thoughts on some future match ups in the UFC and what to expect next week at his MMA Draft event set for the UFC Fan Expo. Soa Palelei discussed his popularity in Australia and his UFC...

Jun 27, 2013 3:32 pm

POLL: Who Takes It, Anderson Silva or Chris Weidman?

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman takes place next week. With the media and fighters divided on their picks, I thought it would be fun to post a poll for the fans. Who do you think will win this middleweight title fight? Cast your vote below:

Jun 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Machida Wants Title Shot With Win Over Phil Davis

“I think with this next victory that I’ll have, I will be the next contender, for sure. I have some keys on how to win Jon Jones. I was very close [to] the victory against Jones. Maybe if somebody gives me a rematch, I can get that.” In a recent interview with sherdog.com, former UFC...

Jun 27, 2013 3:24 pm

King Mo Calls Next Bellator Opponent A B****!!

“I’ll put it like this; they call him the psycho, but I’ve got some Lexapro for his ass. It’s my fist and it’s gonna help him get his mind right. I seen him backstage after we had both lost our fights, and he was crying like a little bitch saying, ‘Man, I just gave up....

Jun 27, 2013 3:17 pm

Anderson Silva Enlists Grappling Expert Galvao In Prep For Weidman

“I came to help Anderson for his fight against Chris Weidman,” said Galvao. “He asked me to help him in his ground game, and he always helped me. I’m helping him and everything is going well… Since Ramon brought me in, I saw an improvement in Anderson’s ground game. He is a black belt, and...

Jun 27, 2013 2:24 pm

“Bones” and “The Spider” Nominated for 2013 ESPY Awards

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s a repeat from last year as once again UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and middleweight champion Anderson Silva were nominated for the “Best Fighter” award for the upcoming 2013 ESPN Espy Awards. The two are joined in the category by boxing nominees Canelo Alvarez, Danny Garcia and, of course, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr....

Jun 27, 2013 1:58 pm

UFC 162’s Andrew Craig: “I’m a More Refined Chris Leben”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Next weekend at UFC 162 in Las Vegas UFC middleweight Andrew Craig (8-1) will make his return to the cage following the first loss of his MMA career. He will be placed opposite of longtime promotional staple and fan-favorite, Chris Leben (22-9). Craig, who is 2-1 inside the UFC with wins...