Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 12, 2013 1:29 pm

Quick Twitt: Swanson vs. Siver For Number One Contender? | UFC NEWS

After the UFC 156 main event between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, there is not one clear new title challenger for the UFC’s featherweight crown. Maybe that’s why someone informed Cub Swanson that his upcoming fight against Dennis Siver is for a number one contender seat: The two fight at UFC on FUEL TV 7...

Jan 12, 2013 1:05 pm

Hector Lombard Responds To Palhares Failed Drug Screening | UFC NEWS

In the fantastic sport of Mixed Martial Arts, it is not uncommon to see athletes with a killer instinct and drive. Sometimes the mentality of a cage fighter is that of kill or be killed. In the lead up to the Lombard versus Palhares fight, the leg lock specialist in Rousimar went on record to...

Jan 12, 2013 1:05 pm

Wanderlei Silva: Jon Jones Can Beat Sonnen With Just A Jab | UFC NEWS

It’s no secret, Wanderlei Silva does not like Chael Sonnen. The Brazilian legend, went on record recently over at to cast his opinion on the upcoming Sonnen vs. Jones match up and as expected, he had nothing nice to say about the “Oregon Gangster” “Whatever the boss [UFC President Dana White] says, I sign...

Jan 12, 2013 11:28 am

Quick Twitt: Benson Henderson Inks New 8-Fight Deal With The UFC | UFC NEWS

UFC lightweight champion, Benson “Smooth” Henderson, definitely has something to be excited about this morning. The champ, who was previously one of the lesser paid champions on the UFC’s roster has just inked a new 8-fight contract with his promotional home, the UFC, and it likely includes a substantial pay-increase. Prior to the signing, it...

Jan 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Final Strikeforce Card Predictable, Yet Still Heavily Important | MMA NEWS

This weekend will mark the final showing of the Strikeforce promotion. Although it is a bit of a sad day for the MMA community the final card looks extremely meager and one-sided, to say the least. The promotions original “Champions” card, which fell through even before it was completely formed, has turned in to the...

Jan 11, 2013 3:15 pm

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Weigh-In Results | MMA NEWS

MAIN CARD: (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Nate Marquardt (170) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (170) Daniel Cormier (230) vs. Dion Staring (240) Josh Barnett (249) vs. Nandor Guelmino (229) Mike Kyle (205) vs. Gegard Mousasi (205.5) Ed Herman (193) vs. Ronaldo Souza (193.25) – 194-pound catchweight PRELIMINARY CARD: (Showtime Extreme, 8 p.m. ET) Pat Healy (156)...

Jan 11, 2013 12:15 pm

Joey Beltran Promises Innocence In Drug Testing Failure | UFC NEWS

The latest round of UFC drug testing results came back yesterday with two failed results. UFC light-heavyweight, Joey Beltran and UFC middleweight, Rousimar Palhares both tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. Beltran was the first to respond to the findings and did so through the following twitter posting:

Jan 11, 2013 12:05 pm

Velasquez Responds To Boxer Fury’s Challenge, Talks Overeem & More | UFC NEWS

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez touches on two hot topics surrounding his name. The first of which comes way of the video post above where the champ discusses the PED testing and alleged use by Alistair Overeem. The second comes way of an ESPN article where he responds to the highly publicized challenges coming out...

Jan 11, 2013 11:58 am

Vitor Belfort: I’m like a Navy Seal & The Fight Is My Mission | UFC NEWS

“I’m really focused to fight and it’s more like an outside vision. I’m like a Navy SEAL going to war. I’m not focused on the politics, just give me the mission and let me accomplish it. “When a mission is given to a Navy SEAL, they say turn your back and let me do what...

Jan 11, 2013 11:45 am

At 40-Years Old Cung Le Still Has Drive To Fight | UFC NEWS

“I feel like I’ve still got some fights left in me, so I’m not going to retire right away. I felt like a performance like that – and I know some people were saying I was starting slow, it’s like hello it’s a five-round fight, I’m going to pace myself, but at the same time...

Jan 11, 2013 11:06 am

Gilbert Melendez Happy To Say He “Fights UFC Now” | UFC NEWS

“A lot of mixed emotions with Strikeforce going down. I fought in the very first MMA Strikeforce card, I hold a lot of records there, I’m the champ there and I really appreciate what Scott Coker’s done. But, you know, also a new chapter in my life and it looks like my next fight will...

Jan 11, 2013 10:48 am

Win or Lose, Jacare Souza Guaranteed UFC Shift | UFC NEWS

Last week we reported here on BJPENN.COM that, former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza had signed a five-fight deal with FORZA LLC, which is basically a subsidiary of the UFC and it’s partners. Now his X-Gym coach, Josuel Distak, tells that the grappling sensation is guaranteed a UFC bid regardless of the outcome...

Jan 11, 2013 10:32 am

VIDEO | Dion Staring Discusses Daniel Cormier Bout | MMA NEWS

Tomorrow night Dion Staring comes into his Strikeforce debut against Daniel Cormier in a fight that has him pegged as a historically lopsided underdog. In this interview we get his take on the fight and what the opportunity means to him.

Jan 11, 2013 10:27 am

Palhares / Beltran Fail UFC on FX 6 Drug Tests | UFC NEWS

UFC officials released a statement yesterday regarding the positive test results of Joey Beltran and Rousimar Palhares. The statement reads: “Rousimar Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone and Joey Beltran tested positive for nandrolone, following their respective bouts at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the...

Jan 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Alvarez Contract Details Emerge; UFC Offers Quick Title Shot & PPV Cut

The battle for Eddie Alvarez continues. The UFC and Bellator have continued to feud over who will sign the 28-year-old lightweight standout and former Bellator champion, and this time we have the contractual numbers to compare the two promotions offers. Although both are indeed very similar (almost identical according to Bellator President Bjorn Rebney) and...

Jan 10, 2013 11:38 am

Bisping on Belfort: He has the heart of a chicken | UFC NEWS

“I’m looking forward to going to Brazil. I was there for just a few days before Christmas doing PR for this fight. I shook Vitor’s hand and we had a laugh about how at UFC 152 we were around each other quite a lot and got along great – and now we are fighting. It...

Jan 10, 2013 11:31 am

Ready For Featherweight Debut, Edgar Already Within Weight Range | UFC NEWS

In a recent interview with Las Vegas Weekly, former UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar answered a few key questions about his upcoming opponent, Jose Aldo. You’ve never fought at 145 pounds before. Are you worried about the weight cut? Will you do a test cut to make sure you can make it down without a...

Jan 10, 2013 11:25 am

Mousasi: I think people underestimate me | MMA NEWS

“I see a lot of fighters getting knocked out, but they still, they praise them a lot more than me. I haven’t been beaten badly in any fight. I just lost one fight in, I don’t know how many fights. I think people underestimate me. And I feel like now, with the good training I...

Jan 10, 2013 11:16 am

As a 20-1 Favorite Cormier Unhappy With Disrespectful Odds | MMA NEWS

“It’s very unfair. It’s unfair to him and it’s disrespectful to Dion because of all that he’s done in his career. And it’s a little, it’s kind of unfair, there’s a lot of pressure that comes with that. Because I can go on not even thinking about it, but at some point someone’s going to...

Jan 10, 2013 11:09 am

VIDEO | Dana White On Anderson Silva’s New 10-Fight Contract | UFC NEWS

UFC president Dana White is a happy man, and he’s a happy man with a plan. He says Anderson Silva, at 37 years of age, has got a new 10-fight deal with the UFC, probably 3 or 4 more title defenses at middleweight, and then superfights with the likes of Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones...

Jan 10, 2013 10:56 am

Bisping: Belfort’s A Cheat Who Wins With Punches Behind The Head | UFC NEWS

“I was disappointed Vitor Belfort started talking in tongues when asked about TRT recently. He had a little more to say on Monday when he was asked directly about my concerns that all his recent UFC fights were won by illegal punches to the back of the head. In between lengthy references to the New...

Jan 10, 2013 10:02 am

Exclusive: Firas Zahabi Invites BJ Penn to Come Train at Tri-Star

  There’s never been any love lost between BJ Penn and Tri-Star Gym. From BJ’s battles with current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre to his last go round in the Octagon with Rory MacDonald at UFC on Fox 5 this past December. BJ even mentioned to us on BJPenn.Com Radio in November that one...

Jan 9, 2013 1:12 pm

VIDEO | Before and After With Travis Browne At UFC on FX 5

Fightland follows UFC heavyweight Travis Browne as he prepares for his fight against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in Minneapolis — from the weigh-ins to the warm-ups to the tense walk to the Octagon. Then, we stick around to see what it’s like after the most important fight of your career.

Jan 9, 2013 12:26 pm

Countdown to UFC 156 Debuts on FUEL TV on January 29th

Get ready fight fans; the “Countdown to UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar” is set to debut on FUEL TV starting on Tuesday, January 29th at 11 pm ET (8pm PT). The show will likely center its main focus on the UFC 156 featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo (21-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and former...

Jan 9, 2013 11:13 am

Fans Invited To Next Week’s Bellator Media Workouts | MMA NEWS

In anticipation of Bellator MMA’s highly anticipated Spike debut January 17th from Irvine’s Bren Center, Bellator MMA will be hosting a fighter open workout for media from 1 – 3 p.m. PST on Tuesday, January 15 from HB Ultimate Training Center. The workout will be attended by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney as well as Bellator...