Archive: MMA NEWS

Jul 8, 2012 6:46 pm

EDITORIAL | In Depth: The Dynamic past of Amateur MMA part 1

Amateur MMA is the hottest it has ever been. Fighters young and old are stepping in to the cage to test themselves every weekend in front of hundreds of people. Blood work, ringside physicians, sanctioning, and the regulation of events have become the standard for most, if not all events today. It wasn’t always this...

Jul 8, 2012 11:18 am

Exclusive | BJ Penn Willing To Sponsor UFC Friendly Drug Testing | UFC NEWS

Disclaimer: “In no way are we implying that Rory MacDonald is going to fail his drug testing, we are only trying to insure that the fight happens” – BJ Penn. We announced here on BJPENN.COM a few weeks ago that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn was set to be the first UFC...

Jul 8, 2012 7:40 am

UFC 148: Ortiz and Griffin; Silva snag $75K bonuses each

The Ultimate Fighting Championship handed out $75,000 fighter bonuses for in-Octagon performances following UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II on Saturday. Middleweight champion Anderson Silva, Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz took home bonus checks. Source:

Jul 7, 2012 2:56 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Renzo Gracie on Sonnen call; Griffin vs. Ortiz | UFC NEWS

Renzo Gracie is a legend. He is also one of the smartest MMA fighters I have met. He has affected so many fighters and athletes in a positive way throughout his career. The latest fighter to get advice from Renzo was UFC main eventer Chael Sonnen. Gracie opened up about Chael and what he said...

Jul 6, 2012 11:51 pm

Jimy Hettes vs. Marcus Brimage Added to UFC 152 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister A Featherweight bout has been added to the UFC 152 card. Jimy Hettes has agreed to face Marcus Brimage UFC officials announced the news on Friday. In his last bout Hettes put on an impressive display defeating Nam Phan taking the unanimous decision and moving to a perfect (10-0) and (2-0) UFC....

Jul 6, 2012 3:26 am

Video | Preview Frankie Edgar 155 ‘Reasons’ Documentary | UFC NEWS

Gaspari TV presents 155 Reasons, Frankie Edgar’s Return to the Cage Full Trailer. Follow the former UFC lightweight champion throughout his training camp in NJ and NY as he prepares for his upcoming rematch with Ben Henderson on August 11th, 2012 at UFC 150 in Denver. To view the episodes when they arrive make sure...

Jul 6, 2012 2:54 am

Video | Seagal vs. Feijao At UFC 148 Open Workouts | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante may not have had the best year in 2012 after being suspended for one year for testing positive for a banned substance. However it may have just got worse for the Former Strikeforce Light-Heavyweight Champion as he was defeated at the UFC 148 open workouts by Sensei Segal via...

Jul 6, 2012 2:17 am

Video | Chael Sonnen: Up Close And Personal | UFC News

Paula Sack probes Chael Sonnen on his training, who he wants to face next in the Octagon, and who the real Chael Sonnen is. Watch Sonnen face Anderson Silva once again at UFC® 148: Silva vs Sonnen II, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday, July 7th at 10PM/7PM.

Jul 6, 2012 2:12 am

Video | UFC 148: Open Workout Highlights | UFC News

Power, technique, creativity – the stars of the UFC 148 main card show their stuff at open workouts in Las Vegas. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Jul 5, 2012 2:03 pm

Wanderlei Wants Anderson To Beat Sonnen Slowly And Make Him Suffer | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Wanderlei Silva comments to TATAME. Chael Sonnen has insulted Wanderlei and Brazil on numerous occasions over the past two years. Wanderlei now hopes that Sonnen will pay for his mistakes and be ‘punished’ at UFC 148. “I hope Anderson does a great job representing us and I actually wish he doesn’t knock...

Jul 5, 2012 7:05 am

Cormier Talks Velasquez vs. Dos Santos And Says He Has No Opponent Yet | Strikeforce News

By Jamie McAllister Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Tournament Champion Daniel Cormier in an interview with TATAME. In his last bout Cormier defeated Josh Barnett via a unanimous decision to become the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Champion. However now Cormier finds himself left with one fight on his Strikeforce contact with no opponent as of yet. “That’s all...

Jul 5, 2012 2:05 am

Oddsmakers Have Anderson As Steady Favorite Over Sonnen At -285 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC 148 is just around the corner and all the talking will stop when Silva faces Sonnen for the second time. The Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is fired up more than ever before. He stated that he plans to send Sonnen to the emergency room and break his face and teeth. Silva...

Jul 5, 2012 1:17 am

Vinny Magalhães Says Sonnen “Can Submit Anderson This Time” | MMA News

By Jamie McAllister Vinny Magalhães in an an interview with TATAME. The ADCC Champion was recruited by Chael Sonnen in order to develop Sonnen’s Jiu-Jitsu skills for the rematch with Anderson Silva at UFC 148. Magalhães admits he has received a lot of criticism from his fellow Brazilians for helping Sonnen. He also said in...