Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 15, 2013 7:02 am

Ben Askren Responds To Dana White’s Disinterest In Signing Him

UFC President Dana White has showed a disinterest in signing Bellator welterweight champion “Funky” Ben Askren, saying “As far as [Ben Askren], as far as the level he’s on? He barely beat Jay Hieron, you know? He’s got some work to do, he can fight in another organization and work his way up and go...

Nov 15, 2013 7:01 am

Dana White: Georges St. Pierre Has The Bank Account To Retire Comfortably

Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, the long-standing welterweight champion of the UFC, has undoubtedly earned a sizable fortune throughout his mixed martial arts career. Sizable enough, it seems, that Dana White believes that St. Pierre has enough money to retire after his fight against Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and live comfortably. Rumors have been circulating throughout...

Nov 15, 2013 6:59 am

Dana White Has No Interest In Signing “Funky” Ben Askren

“Funky” Ben Askren, the undefeated and dominant Bellator welterweight champion recently ran the course of his Bellator contract, and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has shown no interest in resigning the champion, calling him a “completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension.” “We’ve relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign...

Nov 15, 2013 6:55 am

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Claims He Feels Like The Quinton From Pride

  Bellator 106 was supposed to be Bellator’s first PPV event, but an injury to Tito “The People’s Champion” Ortiz called off the main event fight between Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and ended Bellator’s PPV plans. Bellator 106 ended up on Spike TV as a free event, but Jackson was still disconcerted with the...

Nov 15, 2013 6:53 am

TUF China Cast Revealed

  It was announced some time ago that there would be an Ultimate Fighter: China. We now know that UFC middleweight Cung Le will serve as the Dana White figure on the show. The coaches have yet to be announced, but the fighters who will participate in the show’s inaugural season have. It’s a safe...

Nov 15, 2013 6:52 am

Dan Hardy Says Thai Boxing In His Future If MMA Is Not

Former UFC Welterweight number one contender Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy hasn’t been seen in the cage for almost a year after he was diagnosed with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, better known as “Wolf Heart” which is a heart defect that causes an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart. This condition can often lead to...

Nov 14, 2013 8:16 pm

Jon Jones Pulls Out Of UFC 170 Main Event Against Glover Teixeria

There is not much information at this point as to why Jon “Bones” Jones will not be defending his title against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 170 as announced yesterday by Dana White. Today Dana White announced Jon Jones would not be fighting on Feb 22nd against Teixeira. “I told you yesterday...

Nov 14, 2013 4:16 pm

‘Bellator: Rampage vs. Beltran’ Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from The Social bar inside the Revel casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s November 15th event, which will showcase MMA icon, Rampage Jackson’s Bellator debut, the Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight and the Bellator Featherweight Finals. Bellator MMA will take place from Revel on Thursday, November 15th with...

Nov 14, 2013 4:12 pm

1 Days Left! Shadowbox For A Chance To Win A Free Trip To Hawaii

With the BJPENN.COM shadowboxing contest drawing to a close, I wanted to give some props to the current top 5 participants and remind hopefuls it’s not too late to win. Contest entry is going to remain open until the sound of the final bell on the 15th. And the fans vote for the winner, so...

Nov 14, 2013 11:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Raquel Pennington’s Official TUF Episode 11 Blog For BJPENN.COM

Where to even begin with this episode!! So obviously the tension with team Tate got a little crazy and having two teammates fight one another was just an emotional wreck with the two fighters! They both wanted the coaches attention, which is fair but makes it hard when there is just that one main coach! It...

Nov 14, 2013 10:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Newton Rematch, His Fighting Persona and Future

In part two of our interview, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal focuses on MMA. Host: Transitioning to MMA here: what do you think went wrong against Emanuel Newton a couple of weekends ago at Bellator 106? Lawal: Personally, I thought I won. I thought I won rounds one, four and five. He landed that neck kick...

Nov 14, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Cat Zingano Gives Her Take On Fighting Cain Velasquez

“I may get my butt kicked,” UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Cat Zingano said about fighting UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, “but he’d definitely remember we got in a fight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was a passing comment that became an internet sensation when UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told reporters that she...

Nov 14, 2013 10:14 am

Johny Wants To Make GSP’s Eyes Roll Back

“What I don’t have respect for is implying that I’m on steroids when he knows nothing about me,” said Hendricks. “Has anyone accused me of steroids? Has anyone accused me of being on growth. Hell no… I’ve been clean my whole entire life. And here all of a sudden, some dude who doesn’t know me...

Nov 14, 2013 9:47 am

QUICK TWITT | Pettis Fires Back: Nate Diaz you have a “lissssp”, lost 2 last fights

Rivalry alert! Something is brewing between Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz and I don’t seeing it ending here. This whole thing started when Nate was a guest on BJPENN.COM Radio and blasted Pettis prior to him beating Benson Henderson. Two days ago we covered Nate Diaz’s recent attack towards Anthony Pettis and his seemingly never-ending...

Nov 14, 2013 9:29 am

Gamblers Corner: The Latest UFC 167 Odds And Betting Lines

UFC 167, GSP vs. Hendricks is just two short days away. And while we may not facilitate of even condone sports betting here at BJPENN.COM, we acknowledge that some of our fans do. Probably one of the better places to shop odds is at BestFightOdds.com, check the money action below: Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m....

Nov 14, 2013 9:15 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | GSP vs. Carlos Condit

After taking more than a year off following a torn ACL, Georges St-Pierre returned to face interim champion Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit at UFC 154. Condit exceeded expectations but still did not do enough to unseat the two-time champion.