Archive: MMA NEWS

May 16, 2013 12:37 pm


Last night BJPENN.COM RADIO returned with another top notch panel of guests. UFC lightweight fighter Abel Trujillo joined the crew to discuss his UFC 160 match up against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Top UFC light-heavyweight, Thiago Silva, was the second guest of the evening and he discussed the switch from ATT to the Blackzilians and his fight...

May 16, 2013 12:12 pm

VIDEO | Ellenberger Picks Belfort Over Rockhold

From our good friend Rick J Lee: Jake Ellenberger Breaks down a middleweight bout between the MMA veteran Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and promotional newcomer Luke Rockhold Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 16, 2013 11:59 am

PHOTO | JDS Official UFC 160 Nike Walkout T’s

Mover over Jon Jones. Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, will be sporting these fresh T’s on the way to the Octagon at UFC 160 next weekend! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 16, 2013 11:20 am

Nick Diaz’s Promotion ‘War MMA’ Looks for June 22 Debut

  The last few days have seen a tantalizing rumor develop into a prospective reality.  Former UFC welterweight contender, Nick Diaz, is looking to start his own MMA promotion; more than that, he has already applied for a temporary promoter’s license in hopes of launching “War MMA” as soon as June 22. reached...

May 16, 2013 11:16 am

Caraway Throws Salt On Wound: Happy To Take Healy’s Bonus, Hates Marijuana

The same guy who went on twitter threatening, UFC female champion, Ronda Rousey with physical violence is back throwing out more classless comments for the world to pick up on. Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something to be said for being humble in times when you are rewarded for something you didn’t really deserve....

May 16, 2013 10:12 am

GSP Coach Roach: ‘Hendricks isn’t hard to figure out’

“His next opponent, Hendricks, is a southpaw with a good punch. I have tape on Hendricks and we’re working to nullify what he does. We got the gameplan pretty much down already. We’re working on it. He’s always looking for that big shot. He’s a veteran wrestler, of course, a good wrestler, but he doesn’t...

May 16, 2013 10:07 am

PHOTO | Belfort & Rockhold Staredown At Today’s Press Conference

If you missed today’s UFC on FX 8 pre-fight press-conference, it’s probably because it took place at 7:30am PT. Kind of early on the west coast for fight business. It was however culminated with an intense staredown between the two main event fighters, Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold. We will post the full replay for...

May 15, 2013 4:00 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: The UFC Has Made 70 Millionaires

“We’ve created, literally, nearly 70 millionaires since we took this thing over, and some of them multimillionaires.” That is what UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta claims the promotion has accomplished in the combat sports world since UFC parent company Zuffa LLC acquired the show over a decade ago at the turn of the millennia. Both Lorenza Fertitta...

May 15, 2013 1:57 pm


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 The Ultimate Fighter veteran and proud ATT loyalist, Cole Miller, who is coming off a much needed win over Bart Palaszewski. Use the player below to catch...

May 15, 2013 1:49 pm


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 former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk. Sean has been traveling the globe and finally after a pitstop back home will join us to catch everyone up on...

May 15, 2013 1:45 pm


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 the always entertaining Thiago Silva. Silva is set to face Rafael Cavalcante at UFC on FUEL TV 10 next month. Use the player below to catch the...

May 15, 2013 1:40 pm


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 the ultra-talented Abel Trujilo who is set to face top lightweight prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov. Use the player below to catch the live broadcast at 5:00 p.m. PT...

May 15, 2013 1:21 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Tells How The Nogueira Brothers Kept Him Fighting

Anderson “The Spider” Silva, the UFC Middleweight Champion, opened up to Karyn Bryant on FUEL TV’s “From All Angles”. Silva explains how the Nogueira brothers convinced him to keep fighting, his warrior spirit and his family. “The Nogueira brothers are part of my family. I love these buys because me stay together with my dream,...

May 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Bellator Confirms Opening Round of Heavyweight Tourney Kicks Off on June 19th Card in Oklahoma

By Jake Chastain |Bellator officials confirmed today that its six-fight, three-hour summer series kickoff will now feature the opening round of the upcoming heavyweight tournament on June 19th. The four-man heavyweight bracket will feature Vinicius Queiroz, Richard Hale, Ron Sparks and the undefeated Vitaly Minakov. The opening round, which in turn is the semi-final of the...

May 15, 2013 11:05 am

Cain Velasquez Bringing Whole New Strategy Into ‘Bigfoot’ Rematch

“This is a whole new fight. Obviously, we saw what Bigfoot can do in his past two fights. I can’t take him lightly. He’s a special competitor and is really dangerous in the Octagon. I don’t see this as anything less than a hard, grueling fight… I’m fine with rematches. As far as motivation, I’m...

May 15, 2013 10:48 am

Free Fight Video | Justin Buchholz Dominates Gordon Bell

Former UFC lightweight fighter and Team Alpha Male member, Justin Buchholz, returned to action recently at Showdown Fights 11 to defend his title against Gordon Bell. The fight ended in dramatic fashion! Enjoy. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

May 15, 2013 10:29 am

VIDEO | Bruce Buffer Details Elevator Fight With Frank Trigg

“With all respect to Frank because he’s an awesome fighter, he’s been one of the top welterweights in MMA, Frank and I basically were friends, we are friends, and we went into an elevator in the Hard Rock Hotel on the tenth floor and Dana White happened to be in the elevator. As soon as...

May 15, 2013 9:24 am

Wrestling Looking to MMA for A New Image

Pushed against the proverbial cage, wrestling is now fighting to keep its place in the Olympic Games.  Literally fighting.  With the International Olympic Committee’s decision to place wrestling on a chopping block, supporters of the sport are looking to the rapid and successful growth of mixed martial arts for ways to rebrand and rejuvenate the...

May 15, 2013 8:52 am

The UFC signs two European Heavyweights; one is an undefeated prospect!

  The UFC Heavyweight division just got a much-needed upgrade in depth with the signing of two European fighters. Polish fighter Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1 MMA) is currently riding an 11-fight win streak. The other fighter signed is a 20-year-old Ukrainian prospect that already holds a record of 14-0. The UFC Heavyweight division was starting to...