Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 7, 2013 9:09 am

UFC President Dana White responds to ‘delusional’ Jon Fitch & Rampage Jackson

You knew it was only a matter of time before Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White responded to anti-UFC comments made by former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. During the World Series of Fighting: “Fitch vs. Burkman” media call on Thursday, Fitch made it clear that there were more hard feelings between...

Jun 7, 2013 9:04 am

VIDEO | Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante Preparing For UFC Debut Against Thiago Silva

Each of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante’s fights has ended with a knockout, and he’s predicting another impressive victory in his UFC debut. Cavalcante faces fellow Brazilian and knockout artist Thiago Silva on UFC on FUEL TV 10, live from Brazil, Saturday, June 8.

Jun 7, 2013 8:49 am

A Confident Connor McGregor Wants Anderson Silva Status By Age 30

“It makes no difference who I fight. It will be the same outcome. First round and it will be over. It’s not going past a minute. My US debut . . . it’s going to be insane. By the time I’m 30, I’ll be the pound-for-pound champion and I’ll be considered in the same light...

Jun 6, 2013 1:02 pm

Report Of BJ Penn’s Return To The UFC Brought Into Question

  There were headlines aplenty this week when it was reported on ‘UFC Tonight’ that UFC legend B.J. Penn was not only still interested in fighting again but also switching divisions. “The door is still open for B.J. Penn to return to MMA in the future,” Ariel Helwani reported on the most recent edition of...

Jun 6, 2013 12:31 pm

War Machine goes off on Twitter about state of MMA sponsorship

War Machine isn’t happy with how fighters get treated in mixed martial arts. He went off on Twitter and said exactly how he felt. @WarMachine170’s recent twitter posts: “Even the GSP’s/Anderson Silva’s are getting raped, yeah you/they THINK they are getting PAID, but when compared to Mayweather: RAPED!” “90% of professional MMA fighters have ZERO...

Jun 6, 2013 6:14 am

Things Fans Should Know

Things fans should know. In the realm of casual fandom of mixed martial arts there are many misconceptions. Hardcore fans hear them at parties, local restaurants and bars, and even in the comfort of their own homes. BJPenn.com takes a look at some of these misconceptions in the hopes of bringing them to light. The...

Jun 6, 2013 6:12 am

Weidman Explains The Time He Offered To Fight Jon Jones

I’m the type of guy that loves big opportunities. I like when the cards are against me, and people think that I have no chance. I believe in myself, so when that fight came out that it was in jeopardy, I called my manager and asked if there was a possibility that I could get...

Jun 6, 2013 6:07 am

Sonnen: Shogun Beat Up Wanderlei Silva In Practice

“I went after Wanderlei and I was quite candid, I went after Wanderlei because he’s the worst guy I could find, record-wise. He’s the worst fighter in the UFC. I know what you’re thinking. ‘What about ‘Crocop?” You’re right, ‘Croc Cop’ was terrible, but, Wanderlei’s record was actually a bit worse. I couldn’t get Wanderlei,...

Jun 6, 2013 6:05 am

Rampage: Bellator Gets It, UFC Didn’t

“I’m very excited to be a part of this family. You have no idea. This is something I’ve been dreaming about and waiting for years. I’ve been fighting for 12 years. I have a promoter that ‘gets it.’ He’s like one of the fighters. We put our life on the line and we entertain the...

Jun 6, 2013 6:02 am

Forbes releases Top 100 Highest paid athletes list; no MMA fighters make top 100

In the most recent release of the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list there are no MMA fighters on the list of 100 athletes. According to http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/ with the values calculated as of June 2013 the number one earning athlete is Tiger Woods earning $78.1M, $13.1M from salary/winnings and $65M from endorsements. There are...

Jun 6, 2013 5:52 am

Evan Dunham Latest To Call Out BJ Penn

While rumors brought on by UFC Tonight reporter, Ariel Helwani, continue to swirl in regards to the return of the “Prodigy”, fighters continue to throw their name in the hat to welcome the former champ back to the lightweight division. The latest to do so, as seen above, is Evan Dunham.

Jun 5, 2013 1:42 pm

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Says Kongo Not Signed Yet; Hints at UK TV Deal

Today Bellator and TNA Impact Wrestling held a press conference that featured Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, TNA CEO Dixie Carter, and the biggest addition to the Bellator roster to date, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. While BJPENN.com knows you all want to hear what “Rampage” had to say, we want to provide our faithful readers with the...