Archive: MMA NEWS

Sep 29, 2012 12:00 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 5: Results and Discussion Thread | UFC NEWS

UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic is set for today from the Capotal FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Follow along with all the preliminary and main card action going down today in this thread and discuss the results or cast your predictions with the rest of our BJPENN.COM community. MAIN CARD: (FUEL TV,...

Sep 29, 2012 11:44 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 3 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighter Fridays episode three – “What We Do” – aired on FX on Friday evening and saw Team Nelson draw even in the competition. Tucson, Ariz. native Joey “Boom Boom” Rivera, 7-1 in his mixed martial arts career, defeated “Smile ‘N” Sam Alvey, 19-4, of Murieta, Calif. by a majority decision. Rivera, a...

Sep 29, 2012 11:40 am

Lyoto Machida: Jon Jones no black belt, has big holes in his game | UFC NEWS

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, took it to Jon Jones in a recent interview with Brazil’s globoesporte.globo.com. After seeing the near defeat at the hands of a Vitor Belfort armbar at last weekends UFC 152 event, “The Dragon” is more convinced than ever that the man holding his divisional title has...

Sep 29, 2012 11:36 am

Dana White: I thought Brian Stann won | UFC NEWS

Earlier in the week UFC 152 main card participant Brian Stann told the media that he thought he beat Michael Bisping and that UFC president Dana White shared the same opinion. Now, UFC president Dana White has confirmed Stann’s comments with some commentary of his own. “I had it one and one, and I thought...

Sep 29, 2012 11:31 am

Strikeforce Contender Pat Healy Ready To Wait For Melendez Recovery | MMA NEWS

Just a few short weeks ago, life was good for Strikeforce lightweight contender Pat Healy. With a good training camp behind him that included time in Hawaii with MMA legend BJ Penn and former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson, Healy was ready to shock the world and end the Melendez Hype. As we all now know,...

Sep 22, 2012 10:56 am

UFC President Snaps Back At Jones: "Jones Knew UFC 151 Would Get Canceled" | UFC NEWS

Yesterday during our UFC 152 pre-fight press conference coverage we shared a statement from UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. In the statement the champion stated clearly that the UFC brass did not notify him of the UFC 151 cancellation and while the champ admits, it may not have made a difference in his decision process,...

Sep 22, 2012 10:56 am

Video | UFC President Dana White's UFC 152 Blog | UFC NEWS

It isn’t UFC fight week without a video blog from the UFC boss, Dana White. In the latest installment from the UFC president, he takes off for Toronto and gives viewers behind the scenes access of the UFC’s last event. UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort goes down tonight on PPV.

Sep 22, 2012 10:55 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS EPISODE 2 RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

The Ultimate Fighter Fridays episode two – “What We Do” – aired on FX on Friday evening and saw Team Carwin win the inaugural fight of the competition, as Neil Magny claimed a unanimous decision victory over Las Vegas native Cameron Diffley. Magny said: “Winning was a big relief. To be able to get that...

Sep 15, 2012 10:27 am

St-Pierre Open To Random Drug Testing For Condit Fight? | UFC NEWS

Apparently Rory MacDonald’s induction into the VADA program has inspired TriStar Gym’s head coach, Firas Zahabi, who recently told Canadian media outlet Sportsnet.ca that he wants UFC welterweight champion GSP to enter into the program as well. “If Rory can do it, then why not Georges? Why not, let’s do it,” said Zahabi. For their...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Dana White: Machida Is Fighting Dan Henderson Next | UFC NEWS

With all the injuries, cancellations and switching of opponents in the past several months, headlines have shifted to everything from he/said-she/said to who-is-fighting-who and so on. Up until now what we have failed to get a grasp on who will Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida, men who are simultaneous #1 contenders, fight next now that...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Bisping Goes After Team Alpha Male | UFC NEWS

As we all have learned over the past several years, British middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping rarely has a filter. As such, while in attendance at the UFC 152 pre-fight press-conference, “The Count” told onlookers that he felt his fight with Brain Stann should be placed higher than the flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez...

Sep 15, 2012 9:46 am

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FRIDAYS PREMIERE RECAP AND RESULTS | UFC NEWS

Welcome to the End of the Weak. The 16th season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization’s famed reality television show kicked off Friday evening on FX, as 16 of the most talented unsigned welterweight (170 lbs) fighters took their first step towards achieving their dream of receiving a six-figure contract with the UFC. In the...

Sep 8, 2012 11:09 am

How Fast Is Vitor? Faster Than A Lightweight Says Trainer

On September 22nd Vitor Belfort comes up a weight-division to face the champion, Jon Jones on just 4-weeks notice. “The Phenom” is promising his best, and his coach, Mike Dolce, tells UFC.com where they think he has the advantage in the bout. “The Monday before the fight he’ll probably weigh between 210 and 212. Our...

Sep 8, 2012 11:08 am

Coach: Rousey beating world class boxers in the gym | MMA NEWS

Much has been discussed when it comes to the striking prowess of Strikeforce female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. With very little cage time to critique and the grappling ability that has kept her undefeated in route to the world’s most coveted female title, Ronda Rousey’s striking capabilities are still an unknown factor in her MMA...

Sep 8, 2012 11:07 am

VIDEO | UFC 152: Jon Jones Pre-Fight Interview

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says his UFC 152 opponent Vitor Belfort lacks versatility, but is a proven winner. Watch UFC 152 to witness what Jones says will be a “magnificent display of martial arts.”

Sep 1, 2012 1:41 pm

Anderson Silva Pulling For Belfort Over Jones | UFC NEWS

Anderson Silva is rooting for his hometown guy, and he is doing so admittedly against someone he calls a friend. In a recent interview with Brazil’s SportTV, the UFC’s middleweight champion proclaimed that against all odds, he will be rooting for Vitor Belfort to upset Jon jones at UFC 152 later this month. Check out...

Sep 1, 2012 1:41 pm

INVICTA FC 3:Pro Boxer & Undefeated MMA Fighter Kim Connor-Hamby In Against Leslie Smith | MMA NEWs

Professional boxer and undefeated MMA upstart Kim Connor-Hamby (4-0) of Stuttgart, Ark. will collide in a bantamweight (135 pounds) bout with fellow prolific striker Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith (3-2-1) of Pleasant Hill, Calif. at the highly-anticipated Invicta FC 3: Penne vs. Sugiyama, women’s world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Memorial Hall in Kansas...

Aug 25, 2012 9:42 am

Chael Sonnen Takes Dig At Jones Once Again, This Time On Facebook | UFC NEWS

I am no longer permitted to speak ill of the former champion Jon Jones as we have come to an agreement. I will stop tearing him down verbally and in exchange he has relinquished his belt to me. I would like to read a prepared statement from the former Champion. Mr Sonnen, In every mans...

Aug 25, 2012 9:41 am

Dan Henderson's Camp Expects Title Match Upon Return To Action | UFC NEWS

With all the confusion, controversy and hurt feelings over UFC 151 being cancelled, it’s been easy to overlook what the future holds for the UFC’s number 1 light-heavyweight contender, Dan Henderson. His coach, Daniel Woirin, took time with Fighters Only Magazine to explain how Dan’s injury took place and what they expect from his return....

Aug 25, 2012 9:41 am

Vitor Belfort Joins "Blackzilians" In Preparation For Jon Jones At UFC 152 | UFC NEWS

Glenn Robinson, President, Authentic Sports Management today announced that Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort is now a Blackzilian with ASM, the highly respected and fastest growing agency in the sport of mixed martial arts. “As one of the early champions in the UFC and one of the most popular fighters in the world today, it is...