Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 17, 2013 4:29 pm

Penn Brings in Nova Uniao Founder Andre Pederneiras as Part of TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Famed Brazilian coach and leader of Brazil’s talent rich Nova Uniao team, Andre Pederneiras, has been brought in by BJ Penn to assist in the coaching responsibilities of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ reality series. “I am honored to have Andre as part of the team,” Penn told BJPENN.COM.  Andre Pederneiras currently coaches 11...

Sep 17, 2013 1:53 pm

Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne Set For December Clash

A heavyweight fight of mammoth proportion has been booked for the UFC’s 168 event in the form of Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Chris Weidman will make his first middleweight title...

Sep 17, 2013 11:29 am

With Jason Injured, Jeremy Stephens Pulls Out Of UFC Fight Night 29

That injury bug… He’s back and he’s forced two withdrawals from UFC Fight Night 29. Rony Jason and Jeremy Stephens were both scheduled for a clash in the UFC’s featherweight division, however, BJPENN.COM learned yesterday that Jason withdrew his bid on the card due to a lumbar hernia. While at the time, it was unclear...

Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am

QUICK TWITT | Three Former UFC Champs & Legends Attack UFC/Dana White Over Fighter Pay

Recently three former UFC champions took to twitter and held a virtual rally over the UFC’s business practices and poor fighter pay. Prompted by a video (below), the three encouraged each other until one started to attack the UFC boss directly. Check it out: @JayTWarsh @titoortiz @ShamrockKen @frankshamrock @sonnench seems pretty straight forward to me...

Sep 17, 2013 11:16 am

Pre Fight Talk That Ended Badly Part 2

Ken Shamrock before his historic fight with Tito Ortiz at UFC 40 “I hope to God you come ready. Because if you don’t…I am going to beat you in to a living death” Outcome: Ken Shamrock did not answer the bell after the third round   Chris Leben before his fight with Anderson Silva. This...

Sep 17, 2013 11:01 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones Spanks Sonnen During In-Depth Fox Interview

Former rivals and competitors, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen have put the beef behind them and in this latest interview the two exchanged several friendly words and gestures while promoting this weekend’s UFC 165 event. None more so than when Jones decided to spank Sonnen in the butt. The interview is good too so check...

Sep 17, 2013 10:56 am

Pettis: ‘I know what Thomson brings to the fight’

Last night we learned that top lightweight contender T.J. Grant was forced out of his second scheduled title shot with an injury. This revelation lead to a new title fight being booked between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Through his Jiu Jitsu coach, Diego Moraes, the UFC champ released the following statement...

Sep 17, 2013 10:47 am

Jon Jones Dismissive About Both Cormier And Teixeira Threats

Should he get past Alexander Gustafsson this weekend in the UFC 165 main event, Jon Jones and the UFC will have to find the next suitable title challenger. Right now, the UFC has stated that Glover Teixeira is next and UFC President Dana White also hinted that Daniel Cormier may be able to jump the...

Sep 17, 2013 10:35 am

Royce Gracie Urges Family To Get Back To Their Roots And Train Pure Jiu Jitsu

“Jiu jitsu is enough. I’ve trained boxing in the past to learn the distance, trained wrestling to understand how he would take me down, but I won’t get there to fight my opponent’s game. The (new) guys (from the Gracie) family want to complement their game, like if jiu-jitsu was incomplete. I guess they forgot...

Sep 17, 2013 10:15 am

UFC Announces 7 City Press Tour For Weidman vs. Silva 2

Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva will visit seven cities in seven days to promote their Pay-Per-View rematch at UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2 go on...

Sep 17, 2013 10:12 am

PHOTO | Weidman vs. Silva 2 Poster

On December 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anderson Silva will get a chance to avenge his only UFC loss and regain his middleweight championship belt in the process. All he has to do is get past Chris Weidman. UFC officials have released this first look at the event they...

Sep 17, 2013 10:02 am

UFC Champ Jones Encouraged By Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Pay

“[FMJ’s pay is] ridiculous, in a good way. His swagger, his work ethic shined through. It’s great to see a champion show his heart and his winning ways. It’s great to see a champion get what he deserves. That really, really encourages me. Boxing has been around over 100 years. The foundation is set and...

Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am

Aldo on McGregor: He has to back up all the talk now

“The Irish guy? I’m always watching every featherweight that fights in the UFC because we can eventually fight in the future. He’s a great fighter… He’s starting now, but he is already saying some polemical things. It’s part of the business. The (talking) put him on the map, so now he will have to show...

Sep 16, 2013 12:50 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his title this weekend against top contender, Alexander Gustafsson. Before he was champ, he faced of with Ryan Bader and earned his shot at UFC gold that at the time was held by Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. Relive one of the defining moments of the UFC champ’s career in the...

Sep 16, 2013 12:41 pm

Rony Jason Injured, Leaves Jeremy Stephens Without Opponent

UFC featherweight fighter, Rony Jason has been pulled from his scheduled date with Jeremy Stephens following a reported lumbar hernia. The two were originally slated to face off next month at UFC Fight Night 29 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jeremy Stephens recently made the shift to the UFC’s 145 pound division after dropping three...