Archive: MMA NEWS

May 1, 2013 11:58 am


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 last reigning Strikeforce champion to discuss his UFC debut and more. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed its broadcasting platform, so to our regular listeners,...

May 1, 2013 11:58 am


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 Season 17 winner, Kelvin Gastelum. Kelvin made waves during his time on the most recent season of the UFC’s reality series and we will...

May 1, 2013 11:08 am

Orthopedic Surgeon Says Jon Jones Out For 6-8 Weeks Following Toe Injury

Following Saturdays gruesome ordeal at UFC 159 in which light heavyweight champion Jon Jones mangled his left toe in the midst of dominating Chael Sonnen, the MMA community has been clamoring to know how severely the bones of ‘Bones’ were broken. It appears that his toe wasn’t broken at all. The Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at...

May 1, 2013 10:31 am

VIDEO | The History of WMMA

From Youtube: This video was inspired by that time I hung out with and watched Kedzie & Kaufman get their celebrity on at the UFC 157 Weigh-ins, witnessing in person the historic moment that was Rousey vs Carmouche, Julie Kedzie’s Fightland blog and all of the incredible women fighters I’ve met over the past year....

May 1, 2013 10:29 am

Longtime Heavyweight Cheick Kongo Removed From UFC Roster

After competing under the UFC banner for seven-straight years it looks as if the French-born Cheick Kongo has been released by the promotion following his most recent defeat at the hands of Roy Nelson this past Saturday. Kongo’s profile was recently removed from the active roster at which likely signifies the termination of his contract....

May 1, 2013 10:15 am

Chael Sonnen Calls Out Wanderlei Silva: Wants Revenge For “Dirt Bag” Move

“Wanderlei pulled a real dirt bag move on me one time. We’re in a van together, he mutters something at me, but I can’t understand what he’s saying for the life of me. Truly, I couldn’t understand him. He then puts this video on the Internet, with subtitles, because he knows I can’t understand him...

May 1, 2013 9:48 am

Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas Added to UFC on FOX 8

    The UFC announced Thursday night the addition of a lightweight fight between Aaron Riley and Justin Salas to the card for UFC on FOX 8 slated for July 27.   For Riley (30-13-1) this fight will mark a long-awaited return to action after suffering a broken jaw in the first round of his...

May 1, 2013 9:42 am

Roy Nelson Management Not Interested In Cormier Booking

Following last weekend’s UFC 159 event, UFC President, Dana White announced that Roy Nelson will likely get a fight against Mark Hunt or Daniel Cormier. Hunt is set up on a collision course with JDS and Cormier is coming off his UFC debut win over Frank Mir. “Hey @danawhite ur right,” tweeted Cormier, shortly after...

May 1, 2013 9:24 am

Robbie Peralta Suspended for Marijuana Following UFC on Fuel TV 9

The UFC confirmed Tuesday night that featherweight fighter Robbie Peralta tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his performance on UFC on Fuel TV 9 back in April.   Peralta (16-4) will be suspended 6 months retroactive to April 6, the date of the infraction, and required to pass drug rehabilitation classes and a drug test...

May 1, 2013 9:08 am

Sonnen Not Retiring Eyes Future At 205 Pounds, Won’t Rule Out Return To Middleweight

After last Saturday’s domination of Chael Sonnen at the hands of Jon Jones, many fans and pundits have been wondering if the sports best trash talker would return to action or settle into retirement. During yesterday’s broadcast of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, Chael Sonnen addressed this very issue: “I’ll fight at 205. I’m not...

Apr 30, 2013 10:31 pm

Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 163

A welterweight match-up between Josh Koschek and Demian Maia will be added to UFC 163, confirmed Tuesday night.   The fight will be important for both athletes.  Koscheck (17-7) has lost two straight fights, a split decision loss to current number one welterweight contender, Johnny Hendricks, and more recently a first-round TKO loss to...

Apr 30, 2013 7:15 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Drug Tests Return Clean

All six drug tests submitted to the California State Athletic Commission following the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” returned clean, as publicized by the CSAC yesterday. The Commission required the event’s four headliners and two other randomly chosen athletes to go through the process. Thus, Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez, Daniel Cormier, Frank Mir and...

Apr 30, 2013 7:14 pm

Ellenberger on MacDonald: “He’s not top10” Only Hyped Due to Training with GSP

Training with current UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre come with perks according to Jake Ellenberger as he speaks to MMA Digest about Rory MacDonald. “I’m not really sold on him. In my opinion the only top 10 guy in our division he’s fought he’s lost to, and that’s Carlos Condit. I think he’s definitely...

Apr 30, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Official UFC Poster

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman is set to go down from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. With fight night being just over two-months away the UFC has released the official event poster. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 30, 2013 10:44 am

UFC Boss: Fedor’s Manager Must F!@#$ Himself To Sleep At Night

There is a long documented history of failed negotiations between the UFC promotion and the Fedor Emelianenko camp. Prior to his stint with the now defunct Strikeforce banner, Fedor Emelianenko was widely considered the most dominant Mixed Martial Artist in history. With the UFC’s eyes set on Russian territory, the talks of a Russian talent influx...

Apr 30, 2013 10:35 am

Rich Franklin Has No Intentions To Retire

Rich Franklin was the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion until he lost the belt to the current champion Anderson Silva in 2006. “Ace” tried to win the belt back in 2007, but didn’t succeed. Although the 38-year-old was knocked out by Cung Le in the first round at UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs....

Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am

When should a champ retire?

I have said it time and again. You are only as good as your last opponent. One of the biggest beefs I have with forum dwellers and sports writers is the comments they make when a champion loses. The champion in question probably defeated the best the division had at the time of their reign....

Apr 30, 2013 9:03 am

VIDEO | Fans Brawl In UFC 159 Crowd

As if UFC 159 wasn’t odd enough… Thanks to the amazing technology of cellphone camera’s moments like this rarely go undocumented. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 30, 2013 8:58 am

Greg Jackson Ready To Prep Jones For Anyone The UFC Wants

“It doesn’t matter to me. It’s whatever the UFC says. As long as we have enough time to prepare, we’re going to have to fight them all anyway. We’re going to have to fight Machida again, we’re going to have to fight Gustafsson, whoever else they put in front of us. It’s just a matter...

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

PHOTO | Alan Belcher Gets 8 Stitches Following Bisping Eye Poke

During Alan Belchers co-main event against Michael Bisping, he was stabbed in the eye with a British finger. The eye-poke put a stop to the bout in the third and Belcher ended up losing a technical decision on the judges scorecards. He received 8-stitches in the eye. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva Asked for a Super Fight after UFC 159

Following Jon Jones’ victory over Chael Sonnen last Saturday, UFC president Dana White revealed to the media that Anderson Silva, his middleweight champion since 2006, had called him earlier in that evening asking for a “Super Fight”. White, however, did not disclose what opponent the “Spider” had in mind. Nevertheless, all signs point  to that...