Archive: MMA NEWS

Nov 14, 2013 8:58 am

Royce Gracie wants ‘no gloves, no time limit, and no rules’ back in the UFC

Royce Gracie, UFC 1 champion and Brazilian jujitsu legend, recently gave his thoughts on the UFC’s popularity and how it has grown since its creation. Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) spoke Wednesday, during UFC 167’s media workouts. “It became mainstream. I know because little kids now, when I travel – I’m on the road about...

Nov 14, 2013 8:46 am

Matt Riddle out Of Bellator 109 Bout

It would seem that Matt Riddle’s Bellator debut is yet again postponed. According to his opponent Nathan Coy, Riddle has pulled out of next week’s Bellator 109 card for unknown reasons. Coy, understandably, is not happy about the bout’s cancellation. “This is my livelihood. I’m supporting my family by doing this. I needed this opportunity...


Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...

Nov 13, 2013 5:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Gamburyan on TUF, Siver and Cole Miller

Manny Gamburyan, a former challenger to Jose Aldo’s WEC title and an Ultimate Fighter runner-up was on BJPENN.COM radio to talk about a myriad of subjects, including: being a coach on this season’s TUF for Team Rousey, his Dec. 28th fight against Dennis Silver, and his thoughts on his last opponent, Cole Miller’s attempt to...

Nov 13, 2013 12:18 pm

Hendricks Says He Hasn’t Had To “Showcase” His Whole Skillset Until Now

“It’s a feeling,” Johny Hendricks said when asked why he thinks he’ll be the man to dethrone UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre this Saturday.  “It’s that desire, that want.  It’s something inside of me that you can’t explain.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If there is one consistency in MMA, it is the regularity with...

Nov 13, 2013 11:07 am

UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre’s Potential Record Breaking Weekend

Long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (left) will face Johny Hendricks (right) this Saturday at UFC 167.  With a win, GSP will break several records in the UFC, surpassing some of the sport’s legends like Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre steps into the...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 167 Video Blog

Dana’s UFC 167 vlog is a look behind the scenes of the past weeks Fights. UFC Fight for the Troops and UFC on FS1 : Belfort vs Hendo. UFC 167: GSP vs Hendricks Live on PPV this SAT

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

At 2-0, Stephens feels reborn at 145-pounds

Jeremy Stephens feels like a new man at 145-pounds and it shows. Coming off a 40-second dismantling of TUF: Brazil winner Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil earlier this month, Stephens says it’s a rebirth of sorts at featherweight. “I took everything I’ve learned at 155, wins and losses, and I’ve moved...

Nov 13, 2013 9:31 am

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Fires Back At Gilbert Melendez, Says K.O. In his Future

Fresh off their fight of the decade performance, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez continue the fight, but without a cage they are using their words to punish one-another. It wasn’t long ago that Melendez said a rematch against Sanchez would be easy money. And now that word has gotten back to Diego he warns his...

Nov 13, 2013 9:25 am

‘World’s Tallest Featherweight’ Added To UFC Roster

At a staggering 6-foot-4, the UFC’s newest addition to the featherweight division, Will Chope has been signed and given his first contractual UFC obligation. A fight with fellow newcomer Bekbulat Magomedov. The two UFC rookies will square off at UFC Fight Night 34, the event which serves as the UFC debut in Singapore set to...

Nov 13, 2013 7:58 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White: Many Brazilian TUF Hopefuls Want Sonnen As Coach

One would think that at this point Chael Sonnen is the sworn enemy of all Brazilian citizens. From bashing their fighters to insulting their education and technology, Sonnen has been digging his own Brazilian grave for years. Now slated to coach TUF Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, he apparently has more support than anyone could have...

Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Manny Gamburyan on TUF 18 & Ronda’s Public Image Hit

Yesterday we released part 1 of Manny Gamburyan’s BJPENN.COM Radio Exclusive Interview where he addressed the ongoing saga with former opponent Cole Miller. In today’s part 2 ‘The Anvil” discussed all things Ronda Rousey and The Ultimate Fighter season 18. As part of Rousey’s coaching staff, Gamburyan was privy to all the happenings in the...