Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 13, 2013 11:33 am

UFC 162 adds Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell to already stacked line-up!

Two tough welterweights are set to meet at UFC 162 on July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mike Pierce (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will try to keep his win streak going when he faces David Mitchell (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC). Pierce had been campaigning for either Ellenberger or Lawler but both of those...

Apr 13, 2013 11:32 am

Tate on Rousey: I want her to be scared after Saturday night

When fans think of WMMA the first fighter that comes to mind is usually Ronda Rousey. However, before Ronda held Strikeforce gold, it was Miesha Tate who was on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Now, just a few hours removed from her UFC debut, the former Strikeforce Queen, lets the UFC production crew know that...

Apr 13, 2013 11:25 am

UFC Champ, Rousey Believes Fallon Fox Holds Unfair Advantage Over Female Combatants

UFC Female Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey, took to the airwaves to give her thoughts on one of the most controversial topics in MMA today, Fallon Fox. In her interview with AXS TV the female champ gives her take on whether or not the transgendered fighter has an advantage in the cage. “In Fallon Fox’s case,...

Apr 13, 2013 11:18 am

Belcher: Belfort Cannot Win Big Fights Without TRT Use

“The Talent” Alan Belcher has been making waves in the media while leading up to his showdown with Michael Bisping at UFC 159. In his latest interview he not only does his best to promote his fight, but he also takes some jabs at a legend of the sport, Vitor Belfort. Belfort was forced to...

Apr 12, 2013 4:16 pm

TUF 17 Finale: Faber vs. Jorgensen Weigh-In Results

The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 is nearly over. With just one more tournament fight between Kelvin Gastelum and Urijah Hall to determine the winner of the reality shows latest installment. Today the UFC hit The Mandalay Bay Events center in Las Vegas for the TUF 17 Finale weigh-ins and all but one man made their...

Apr 12, 2013 10:07 am

Watch Today’s TUF 17 Finale Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (6pm ET)

Today fighters scheduled for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’ event will hit the scales at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in LAs Vegas and make their bouts official for tomorrow nights card. If you cannot make the event live this afternoon, have no fear. As always BJPENN.COM will be streaming the weigh-ins live and free...

Apr 12, 2013 10:02 am

Swedish Commission Releases Statement On The Removal Of Alexander Gustafsson

On Saturday the 30th of March a SMMAF doctor examined Mr. Alexander Gustafsson and forwarded images of the injury, pre and post sutures, to two other SMMAF doctors. Together they made the assessment that Gustafsson’s injury was of such a nature that he would not be able to compete nor partake in full–contact sparring for...

Apr 12, 2013 9:59 am

GSP Has Some News For Hendricks: “I’m Already Training”

“I’m already training. I train all the time. I heard Hendricks say ‘Oh, when he’s doing the movie, I’ll be training.’ Well, I have some news for him, I’m already training now. I trained two, three days after the (Nick Diaz) fight, I was in the gym training. The movie has nothing to to with...

Apr 12, 2013 9:24 am

Hendricks Hitting Weights To Bulk Up For GSP Fight

“I’m just going to work on things that I could have done better. I’m actually going to lift during this camp, during this off-season. Last off-season I didn’t, so I’m actually going to start lifting again, trying to get up a little more power for this next fight.” UFC welterweight number one contender, Johny Hendricks,...

Apr 12, 2013 9:21 am

VIDEO | Pat Barry Tries A Flying Armbar

His girl did it last week in Bellator, and now UFC heavyweight fighter, Pat Barry takes to the training room to try to duplicate the move.

Apr 12, 2013 9:19 am

VIDEO | The SHOOT! – Miesha Tate

TheShoot! featuring Meisha Tate as she prepares for her fight with Cat Zingano on April 13th, at the TUF 17 Finale in Las Vegas.

Apr 12, 2013 9:18 am

GSP admits he believes he weighed in at 170.4 at UFC 158 vs. Diaz!

The UFC 158 Welterweight Championship fight between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre is starting to seem like the fight that will not end. Armed with video footage evidence Nick Diaz and his camp demanded additional information claiming GSP received preferential treatment by the commission based on the fighters home province. Nick Diaz was told...

Apr 11, 2013 1:02 pm

Silva: Jones will ‘toy’ with Sonnen

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will never be golfing buddies. The two UFC veterans have been verbal sparring partners for years now. So when Silva sat down with Sherdog and talked about many things, including the upcoming UFC title tilt, it should be no surprise who he thinks will win. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones...

Apr 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Gustafsson Wants Title Shot or Lyoto Machida

In an interesting turn of events it seems that highly ranked UFC light heavyweight striker Alexander Gustafsson thinks he still gets to call the shots on who he gets next. News has broken that “The Mauler” is calling for a shot against number one ranked contender Lyoto Machida…that is IF he can’t get an immediate...

Apr 11, 2013 11:43 am

UFC on FOX 8 Adds Robbie Lawler Against Tarec Saffiendene

UFC on FOX 8 will now host a match-up of talented welterweights as UFC veteran and former Strikeforce champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is set to square off with fellow former Strikeforce champ, Tarec Seffiedine. As announced by the promotion this afternoon, Lawler and Saffiedene are to meet on July 27th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington....

Apr 11, 2013 11:39 am

Dana White Says UFC Will Fight For Olympic Wrestling

UFC President Dana White announced yesterday on the media call to promote UFC on FOX 7 that the UFC will be stepping up to help save Olympic Wrestling.   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared in February that it decided to exclude wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games.  The decision is not final, as the...

Apr 11, 2013 10:37 am

Cesar Gracie Comments on Split from Diaz

  The recent split between Nate Diaz and longtime trainer and manager, Cesar Gracie has been in the spotlight for a few days now as the media and fans alike seek answers. Yet what has been widely overlooked is the fact that Gracie has only split from Diaz as his manager and apparently remains his...

Apr 11, 2013 10:32 am

Bobby Green vs Danny Castillo Set For UFC On Fox 8 In July

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today via Twitter that lightweights Bobby Green and Danny Castillo will fight on UFC on Fox 8 in Seattle. 3 new July fights! Del Rosario/Dave Herman at UFC 162; Saffiedine/Lawler and Danny Castillo/Bobby Green at @ufconfox Seattle — UFC (@ufc) April 11, 2013 Strikeforce lightweight import Bobby Green (20-5) is...

Apr 11, 2013 10:30 am

Anderson Silva Nearly Got Into Street Fight With Jose Landi-Jons In Brazil

Anderson “The Spider” Silva almost fought Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons (27-15) in Curitiba, Brazil. In a recent article of the Portal Do Vale Tudo website, it appears that Landi-Jons and the UFC middleweight champion nearly scrapped in the middle of the street of Curitiba due to some beef that they held for years. Sherdog translated the...

Apr 11, 2013 8:57 am

Jones: ‘I have a pretty clear understanding of who Chael is’

  Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen’s chummy relationship has pretty much come to an end as we get closer to UFC 159. While the two were filming the Ultimate Fighter 17, Sonnen (notorious for playing head games with his verbal sparring) was cordial, helpful and very positive. Now that the taping is over, Sonnen is...

Apr 11, 2013 8:52 am

Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger set for UFC on FOX 8

After an injury layoff, UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald will next face Jake Ellenberger at Seattle’s upcoming Fox card. Carlos Condit was set to rematch MacDonald (14-1, 5-1 UFC), but the Canadian welterweight pulled out with a neck injury. MacDonald’s last fight was a dominant unanimous decision victory over former champion BJ Penn. Ellenberger (29-6, 8-2...

Apr 10, 2013 1:34 pm

Frank Mir to Daniel Cormier: “I Put People in the Hospital”

We are now just a little less than two weeks outside of the UFC on FOX 7 card which takes place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on April 20th. The card is loaded with amazing match-ups,  notably the new kids on the block (Strikeforce transfers) taking on the UFC vets. One of the...

Apr 10, 2013 11:51 am

VIDEO | Mazzagatti Admits His Bad Call Caused Fighter A Loss

“It looked to me like he got hit with an uppercut. He went back, grabbed his face and hit the ground. Later on, we found out it was clear as day an eye poke. We didn’t have the instant replay at the time…so one of those losses on Anthony’s career was due to my bad...