Archive: MMA NEWS

Jun 9, 2014 5:00 am

Countdown to UFC 174: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov

UFC Countdown takes you behind the scenes before UFC 174 as six stars try to redefine their divisions on Saturday, June 14. Undefeated at flyweight, Demetrious Johnson makes his fourth title defense against surging Russian Ali Bagautinov.

Jun 9, 2014 5:00 am

Jackson giving Caraway Benefit Of The Doubt In Fish Hooking Incident

“Oh, that’s not good. Fishhook? Well, you have to give Bryan the benefit of the doubt. I hope he didn’t do that on purpose, but things happen I guess. The bottom line in ‘Goyito’ made a mistake, and he learned from that mistake I hope. We won’t be shooting from across the cage again.” “He...

Jun 8, 2014 3:17 pm

Anthony Pettis & Khabib Nurmagomedov Engage In Twitter Beef

Anthony Pettis is sure to come under fire from time-to-time due to his inactivity, and last night was no different. Following Benson Henderson’s win over Rustam, the lightweight champ tweeted the following: Three peat??? — Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) June 8, 2014 That one comment was all Khbabib Nurmagomedov needed to get things going: @Showtimepettis I'm...


Jun 8, 2014 3:11 pm

Cormier: ‘Jon Jones Isn’t Afraid Of Anyone’

“As hopeful as I was, as excited as I was, I’m still a realist. I knew the chances of it happening weren’t very big. Everything is what you make it. If I’m going to be down in the dumps, sad, disappointed, it’s going to have an overall effect in my life. It will have an...

Jun 8, 2014 3:04 pm

Benson Henderson Wants All The Contenders During Lengthy Pettis Absence

Former UFC lightweight champion, Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson is ready for another shot at the belt, but in the interim he’s ready to take on all-comers. Benson Henderson on if he felt pressure taking a fight with a fighter ranked lower than him: “I never felt it.  I understood it was a low reward, high risk fight,...

Jun 8, 2014 2:55 pm

Dominick Cruz: Henderson “Broke” Khabilov

Former UFC bantamweight champ, Dominick Cruz broke down last night’s main event on FOX Sports 1. “It was a competitive fight from the start. You could see Henderson was making it awkward for Khabilov. Benson knew he had to stay composed and got back to his feet every time he was taken down by Khabilov....

Jun 8, 2014 2:42 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Henderson’s Submission Victory Over Khabilov

Last night on FOX Sports 1, Benson Henderson earned his first stoppage victory since entering the UFC. BJPENN.COM has compiled the reactions of several notable pro-fighters and MMA insiders so you can get a glimpse of Saturday’s Hangover. Ben Henderson is cooler than a fan in the octagon ! #sorelaxed #UFCFightNight — Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA)...

Jun 8, 2014 2:27 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Pearson vs. Sanchez Decision

Last night the world erupted with controversy following a bad judges decision in favor of Diego Sanchez. BJPENN.COM has compiled the reactions of several notable pro-fighters and MMA insiders so you can get a glimpse of Saturday’s Hangover. Check it: I think Ross Pearson just crushed that fight — Louis Smolka (@LASTSAMURAIMMA) June 8, 2014...

Jun 8, 2014 1:55 pm

Following Crazy Pearson Win, Sanchez Calls Out Nate Diaz (Again)

“With that victory, I want to put a challenge out to Nate Diaz. Diaz-Diego, let’s do this in Mexico. Stop being a crybaby crying about not getting enough money. Be a real fighter and fight because you love to fight. Fight me. See if you can hang with this. Come on, Dana (White), make it...

Jun 8, 2014 1:51 pm

‘Bendo’ Fed Up With Media Games, Does His Talking In The Cage

“I do my talking inside the octagon. A lot of times, your guys’ job is to tell a story and say this and say that, and you want us to say this and say that. … ‘Hey, Piotr Hallman, say this.’ You give your questions a certain way. “I’m on to your guys’ tricks. Don’t...

Jun 8, 2014 9:21 am

PHOTO | Anthony Pettis Sits Cageside With Legend Mel Gibson

Two-time Oscar winner Mel Gibson is apparently a UFC fan and as such, he watches fights in good company. As seen in the photo, Mel Gibson and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, enjoyed some time last night at UFC Fight Night 42.

Jun 8, 2014 9:15 am

UFC’s Jason High Facing Disciplinary Action For Shoving Ref Inside Cage

Emotional after getting stopped by Rafael dos Anjos, ATT’s Jason High took his frustrations out on the in-cage official. As seen on the FOX Sports 1 broadcast, High shoved the referee halfway across the cage for stopping the fight. UFC Executive, Dave Sholler commented on the incident during the evening’s post-fight press conference: “Ultimately, that...

Jun 7, 2014 8:22 pm

‘UFC FN 42’ Results: Dos Anjos Drops High In Round 2, Picks Up TKO Win

Despite his opponent being a BJJ Champion, Jason High took the fight to the ground early and implemented his ground-and-pound game. Every time Dos Anjos would try to set up a submission, High postured up and moved out of the way just in time. Once they returned to their feet, you could see High was...

Jun 7, 2014 7:59 pm

‘UFC FN 42’ Results: Hallmann Earns Submission Victory in Round 3 Against Edwards

Piotr Hallmann pushed through a tough first round to dominate in the second and third rounds. Yves Edwards’ footwork seemed to have confused Hallmann in the opening five minutes, which halted Hallmann from taking the fight to the ground. Edwards then proceeded to abandon his footwork in favor of power-punches which left him susceptible to...

Jun 7, 2014 7:28 pm

‘UFC FN 42’ Results: Caraway Forces Perez to Submit in Round 2

Erik Perez did an amazing job at picking Bryan Caraway apart with his boxing skills in the first round. Despite finding success with his hands, Perez often tried to land head kicks to score a flashy knockout win. Most of them missed and it left him Bryan Caraway walked to the middle of the octagon...

Jun 7, 2014 6:59 pm

‘UFC FN 42’ Results: Pettis Earns Decision Win Against Meza

The fans are used to more exciting performances from the Pettis Family, but tonight was still impressive for Sergio Pettis. He was able to take minimal punishment while landing what he needed to win. It may not have been the most exciting victory, but it was very strategic. Even though the first round did not...

Jun 7, 2014 6:33 pm

‘UFC FN 42’ Results: Benoist Picks Up First Win Since 2011 Against Voelker

Prior to this evening, neither Lance Benoist or Bobby Voelker had won since 2011. Benoist has been on a hiatus since 2012 and signed up for his first fight in two years tonight. Voelker suffered three consecutive UFC losses in 2013 and was looking to pick up a win. Ring rust was a factor for...