Archive: MMA NEWS

Apr 4, 2013 11:45 am

Watch The Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson Weigh-in Live on BJPENN.COM (6:30pm ET)

Video streaming by Ustream All 26 fighters participating in Friday’s highly-anticipated Invicta FC 5 women’s world championship doubleheader Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City will weigh in on Thursday. The weigh in is open! to the public, free of charge, and will stream live right here on BJPENN.COM In the...

Apr 4, 2013 11:25 am

Rashad Evans Says 185 In His Future If He Fails Against Hendo

“If I lose my next fight, I would consider dropping down a weight class. If I drop down to 185 and things weren’t going right, then I would think about retiring.” Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, finds himself on the fringe of a place he thought he would never be. After winning The Ultimate...

Apr 4, 2013 11:08 am

Transgender Fox cleared to fight by Florida Commission for CFA | MMA NEWS

  Transgender mixed martial artist Fallon Fox has been cleared to fight. A Florida regulatory agency that oversees the state’s athletic commission found insufficient evidence to prove that Fox committed fraud prior to her most recent bout. An investigation into Fox’s fight license is now closed, according to a ruling today by the Department of...

Apr 4, 2013 8:46 am

VIDEO | Fightland Visits Tristar Gym

Go behind the scenes of coach Firas Zahabi’s legendary Tristar Gym in Montreal, home to UFC champion George St. Pierre, blue-chip prospect Rory MacDonald, and MMA hopefuls like James Polodna and Kajan Johnson.

Apr 3, 2013 11:47 am


The BJPENN.COM RADIO crew is set to return to action tonight in its normal time-slot with a stacked guest list. Joining hosts George Matthews and Pedro Carrasco will be UFC welterweight fighter Dan Hardy, and UFC lightweights Danny Castillo & TJ Grant. The show kicks off at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET and...

Apr 3, 2013 11:46 am

Diaz to retire unless he gets GSP rematch or Silva bout

Unpredictable welterweight Nick Diaz continues to throw around the ‘r’ word. After losing to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre via unanimous decision at UFC 158, Diaz announced his retirement from the sport, something he’s been prone to do after a loss. According to a source close to the Diaz camp, unless the UFC gives...

Apr 3, 2013 11:45 am

Melvin Guillard vs Mac Danzig First Bout Booked For July’s UFC On Fox In Seattle

UFC lightweights Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard and Mac Danzig will square off in the first bout announced for UFC On Fox 8 in Seattle. The UFC’s official Twitter account posted the following: Seattle’s July @ufconfox event has its first bout booked: Verbal agreements are in for Melvin @young__assassin Guillard vs. @macdanzigmma — UFC (@ufc)...

Apr 3, 2013 11:08 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Happy With Career Choices: I’ll Never Call Dana Daddy, I’m Doing My Thing

Though the transition between Mixed Martial Arts and Professional Wrestling is not entirely new (see Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock and Sakuraba, among others), competing in both simultaneously is a rare endeavor.  Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is doing just that, fighting for both the Bellator Fighting Championships and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. Wednesday night, Lawal...

Apr 3, 2013 11:03 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jessica Penne Discusses Winning, and Defending, Invicta FC Title | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Fans were treated to an appearance from Invicta FC Women’s Atomweight champion Jessica Penne on BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio program this past Easter Sunday, March 31st. Penne won her championship this past October via triangle choke, submitting Nago Sugiyama at 2:20 of the second round. In talking about her title win, Penne mentioned that training camp...

Apr 3, 2013 10:53 am

VIDEO | Sonnen: “Jon Jones, beat me, if you can”

I will come on stage, I will sell the tickets. I’m the highest paid fighter in the history of the UFC and I’m the biggest draw this industry has ever seen. So Jon, when I get done, grab your broom and sweep up afterwards. You guys need to know one thing. On 4/27 at 7:00...

Apr 3, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva Addresses Fans For April Fools Prank

I was at home yesterday, I had just got back from a trip. I was someone’s joke on Twitter, since it was April Fools’ Day, so then I realized that it was April Fools’ Day. Then I started thinking about it. Nobody knew what would happen with the Mousasi fight, and a lot of people...

Apr 3, 2013 10:42 am

Opponent commits to May bout with transgendered Fallon Fox | MMA News

Fallon Fox (2-0 MMA) may be the most talked about woman in Mixed Martial Arts, at least over the past month. Fox, a transgendered athlete who was born a male, won her first bout in the CFA tournament last month before the entire situation was revealed. Since then, her story has become national news and...

Apr 3, 2013 10:34 am

VIDEO | Ilir Latifi Pre-Fight Interview for UFC On FUEL TV 9

Ilir Latifi has been thrust into the spotlight, headlining a UFC event in his hometown against Gegard Mousasi in his promotional debut. This is the first released pre-fight interview of the man tasked to fill the void left by the injured Alexander Gustafsson.

Apr 3, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO: Gustafsson Releases Image of Damaged Eye

Alexander Gustafsson has released images of his damaged eye that will prevent him from competing in this weekend’s main event against Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9. The cut reportedly required three-stitches.

Apr 3, 2013 9:37 am

TUF 17, Episode 11 Results: Uriah Hall and Josh Samman move on

The Ultimate Fighter semi-finals are set. The reality series returned to FX on Tuesday night, with the 11th episode of the season – Vicious – narrowing the field of middleweight competitors down to four. Josh Samman of Tallahassee, Florida and New Yorker Uriah Hall won their quarterfinal bouts, successfully securing spots in the final four...

Apr 2, 2013 8:07 pm

Late Night Cageside Radio Show: Ricardo Lamas & Leonard Garcia Full Recap

If you missed Late Night Cageside last night on radio, then you missed a great episode. The show started out with co-host’s Tony Kamps and Chase Raymond discussing TRT in MMA. They discussed their different views on a variety of subjects that surround TRT use and fighter exemptions. Caller’s joined in on the discussions...

Apr 2, 2013 2:13 pm

VIDEO | Cari Cox Submits His/Her Audition For The Ultimate Fighter, Female Version

This satirical video shows trans-gendered fighter, Cari Cox, submitting his audition for “The Ultimate Fighter 18”. The first season to feature female fighters. Disclaimer: BJPENN.COM is in no way condoning the message in this video. The topic of trans-gendered fighters has been pushed to the forefront of Mixed Martial Arts News and as a result...

Apr 2, 2013 2:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Explains The Keys To Beating Nate Diaz | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 27. Currently, Thomson is in training camp at the American Kickboxing Academy for his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz on the UFC on FOX 7 card airing on April 20th. Regarding his preparation and game plan, Thomson was blunt in suggesting...

Apr 2, 2013 12:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva’s Fight for UFC on Fuel 9 An April Fool’s Joke | UFC NEWS

  With Alexander Gustafsson suffering a cut above his eye while training just days before his UFC on Fuel TV 9 fight slated against Gegard Mousasi, Wanderlei Silva tweeted yesterday that the UFC had approached him about filling in for the fight.  Today, he revealed that, while he will not be fighting this Saturday, he...

Apr 2, 2013 10:42 am

Silva says UFC is asking him to step in against Mousasi

While the rumors continue to swirl around the severity of Alexander Gustafsson’s injury and if he will be medically cleared to fight Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden, none other than Wanderlei Silva has chimed in saying he has been asked to step in. According to a recent Tweet by Silva, the...

Apr 2, 2013 10:38 am

UFC signs former BJJ World Champ Antonio Braga Neto

The UFC has signed Brazilian grappling specialist Antonio Braga Neto, as reported by The 25-year-old is a former two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champions who currently competes in the middleweight division. He has reached the top of the “BJJ” sport both under and over the 100 kilograms weight class, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Braga...