Archive: MMA NEWS

May 23, 2013 9:55 am

Standing With Hunt Too Dangerous For Junior dos Santos

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, has made a career out of knocking people out in cage fights. His stand up has been such a dominant force for him that, outside of a good sprawl, we rarely see any other aspects of his MMA game. UFC commentator Kenny Florian believes, that for JDS, it’s...

May 23, 2013 9:49 am

Tim Kennedy Believes He Is Just Like Chael Sonnen, But Better

“I need to be considered one of the best athletes in the world in my division and that I can finish a fight anywhere. I’ve got a lot to prove. I would love to go out there and … not to go out there and give it my best shot. That’s what losers say. I...

May 23, 2013 9:41 am

Dana White: Silva vs. Jones Could Happen This Year

Everyone wants a real super fight, a champion vs. champion UFC event has not happened since BJ Penn vs. GSP 2 at UFC 94. UFC President Dana White recently went on record with CBS in Atlanta and stated that if Anderson Silva get past Chris Weidman in his next fight it’s very likely he will...

May 22, 2013 4:19 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO IS LIVE AT 5:00 PM PT WITH COACH MENDEZ, PYLE AND NOONS

BJPENN.COM RADIO IS SET TO GO LIVE AT 5:00 PM PT TONIGHT WITH AN ALL UFC 160 GUEST PANEL. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by AKA head coach, Javier Mendez, UFC welterweight Mike Pyle and debuting UFC lightweight, KJ Noons. Tune in here at 5:00 to catch the live...


May 22, 2013 4:16 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC 160’s KJ NOONS

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC lightweight fighter, KJ Noons, who is set to make his UFC debut this weekend at UFC 160 against, Donald Cerrone. Use the player below to catch...

May 22, 2013 4:14 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC 160’s MIKE PYLE

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC 160 fighter, Mike Pyle. Pyle is set to face Rick Story this Saturday after, his original opponent, Gunnar Nelson was forced out due to injury. Use...

May 22, 2013 4:12 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH CAIN VELASQUEZ COACH, JAVIER MENDEZ

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by head coach over at the American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez. Mendez has two fighters on this weekends UFC 160 card, one of which is UFC heavyweight champion,...

May 22, 2013 1:47 pm

Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne set for UFC on FOX Sports 1

Alistair Overeem will face Travis Browne on UFC on FOX Sports 1 at TD Garden in Boston on Aug. 17. Overeem (36-12-1) was previously scheduled to fight at UFC 164 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Aug. 31. UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com that the fight will be a part of the main...

May 22, 2013 11:28 am

VIDEO | The Most Embarrassing Dana White Interview Ever

UFC President Dana White gives an uncharacteristically off-beat interview with UFC Tonight’s Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian. Discover the odd quirks and hilarious stories that make Dana the most interesting man in sports.

May 22, 2013 11:19 am

Former UFC Champ Matt Serra Hints At Retirement After Health Scare

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra, has apparently decided to hang up his gloves and retire. We heard weeks ago that Serra was put in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment, and now in an interview with the local press he has come out and pretty much announced his retirement from the sport of Mixed...

May 22, 2013 11:12 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 160 (Full Replay)

This Saturday in Las Vegas the UFC returns to PPV action with UFC 160: Velasquez vs. “Bigfoot”. In typical UFC fashion, the promotion put together a special “Countdown to UFC 160” program to help hype this weekends event. If you missed the show on television you can watch the full episode below:

May 22, 2013 11:02 am

Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida Likely For UFC 164

On Tuesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that sources say the UFC is looking to match featherweight fighters Chad Mendes and Clay Guida against one another at UFC 164. The UFC has not officially announced the fight, and sources say that it is not 100% finalized. Chad “Money” Mendes (14-1) and Clay...

May 22, 2013 10:44 am

Association of Boxing Commissions Considering WADA Marijuana Reform

Following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s announcement of a new policy that increases the threshold for marijuana in an athlete’s system, the Association of Boxing Commissions’ medical committee will meet next week to discuss and possibly redraft their own policy toward marijuana. In an interview with Sherdog.com, Dr. Sherry Wulkan, the ABC’s medical chairperson, said that...

May 22, 2013 10:42 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FX 8 Draws 1.3 Million Viewers

UFC and FX officials should be pleased with the reported viewership numbers floating around the TV industry in regards to last weekend’s UFC on Fx 8: Belfort vs. Rockhold event. UFC on FX 8 took place at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The event was capped off with a spectacular main event where,...

May 22, 2013 10:30 am

VIDEO | Uriah Hall Not A Celebrity, ‘Just a regular guy’

“A lot of people ask me, ‘Did you gain anything from this (TUF experience) or any of that stuff?’ For me, personally, I think generally I am the same person. The publicity is there. The fame is somewhat there. But, I don’t think I’m anywhere close to that. People call me a celebrity and I’m...

May 22, 2013 10:24 am

Bitter Jacob Volkmann Plans On “Exposing” UFC For What They Are

“Very bitter. They always claim that they treat the fighters so well. Yeah, they treat the top five percent of the fighters well – the ones that are on the main card all the time. They don’t treat the rest of them very well. The healthcare plan is horrible, with a $1,500 deductible per injury...

May 22, 2013 10:17 am

Gegard Mousasi Eye’s Middleweight Fight Against Vitor Belfort

“There’s a big chance that I will go to middleweight. It all depends on the fights that I’m going to get. If I’m going to get a big name at middleweight, I’ll probably go down. It’s all about match ups. Let’s say they’re going to give me somebody like Vitor Belfort, that’s maybe a contender....

May 22, 2013 9:53 am

Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett Returns To UFC With Multi-Fight Deal

Josh Barnett’s fight career has been in a sort of limbo after the demise of Strikeforce. After initial negotiations with the Ultimate Fighting Championship couldn’t be agreed upon, the MMA world was left wondering what’s next for “The Warmaster”. However, USA Today Sports/MMA Junkie has confirmed Tuesday with promotion officials that the former UFC heavyweight...

May 22, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Adds Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic To Improve UFC 161 After Main Event Cancelation

After the original UFC 161 main event featuring interim champion Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland was canceled due to an injury suffered by Barao, the UFC officially announced Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans as the new main event. The organization didn’t stop there, however, as they decided to beef up the card with the addition...

May 21, 2013 11:50 am

How Can MMA Judging Improve?

MMA judging can be maddening, laughable, and bewildering all at the same time. There is no real method to the madness that is standardized across the board. Do attempted submissions count, or are they the same as missed punches. Is controlling someone’s back without really coming close to finishing them worth more than a well-timed...

May 21, 2013 11:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Final Word From Nate Diaz

Last week Nate Diaz was fined and suspended by his employer, the UFC, for tweeting out remarks that the promotion deemed inappropriate. We all know the story, we’ve all seen the twitter posts, but here’s an update from Diaz himself in what can only be assumed as a response and sound off to Bryan Caraway...

May 21, 2013 10:52 am

Noons Not Buying Stand Up War With Cerrone: Anticipates ‘Cowboy’ Takedowns

“I thought right away it’s a great matchup, great fireworks. I’ve got a lot of respect for the guy as a fighter … . He’s very well versed. He’s a very well-rounded fighter. He likes to stand and bang, and he can mix it up anywhere… I’m not making excuses for my losses, but the...

May 21, 2013 10:33 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve Full Replay

Mark Hunt earned his shot at ex-Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos by demolishing Stefan Struve at UFC On FUEL TV 8. Watch the full Hunt vs Struve fight and then catch “The Super Samoan” in action as he takes on JDS at UFC 160, this Saturday May 25th @10/7P ET on PPV.