Archive: MMA NEWS

May 12, 2012 12:25 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 4 | The Lighter Weights Set to Deliver Late Fireworks | UFC NEWS

The lighter weights shine as three great match-ups have been added to the UFC on Fuel TV 4 card for July 11th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Look for three pivotal fights in the careers of 6 incredible athletes this summer. Three fantastic fights have been added to July’s UFC on FUEL...

May 8, 2012 7:24 am

Penn Discusses Melendez Fight Offer; Return to Octagon

By Adam Conklin: BJ Penn has been on the fence lately about returning to the UFC and has most recently expressed interest in joining the 170 pound weight division if he was to return at all. Here, in an interview with The MMA Hour, and brought to us by MMAmania.com, Penn talks about his discussions...

May 4, 2012 2:49 pm

The BJPENN.COM Best Of MMA 2012 (So Far) Awards!

By :Jonathan Kirschner Everybody likes awards. Whether it is best of the best or worst of the worst, it is always important to identify what one event stood above the rest. 2011 was a memorable year for many reasons. Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua easily had the best fight of the year with their five...

May 1, 2012 8:47 am

State of Nevada Rebuts Nick Diaz Lawsuit | UFC NEWS

By Adam Conklin: Since his suspension following a positive drug test that showed cannabis metabolites in his blood, Nick Diaz has been in a legal battle with the state of Nevada to clear his name and eliminate, or at least shorten his one year suspension. Most recently, the state of Nevada answered back to a...

Apr 30, 2012 1:32 pm

MMA POLL | Should "UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller" Winner Get A Title Shot?

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. This Saturday on FOX, Nate Diaz and Jim Miller square off in the UFC on FOX 3 main event. The two both want a shot at gold, however Frankie Edgar is next up for a crack at the newly crowned champ Benson Henderson....

Apr 30, 2012 6:15 am

MMA in the Olympics | Will It Happen? | MMA NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis: I saw a story yesterday about why MMA would never be in the Olympics.  Saddened, I thought about why MMA couldn’t be in the Olympics and what would have to be done in order for MMA to get their. After counteracting as many arguments as possible, I realized that MMA has come...

Apr 29, 2012 12:54 pm

Dan Henderson: Heir to the Throne? | UFC NEWS

By Adam Conklin: Just minutes after Jon Jones defeated Rashad Evans to retain his light heavyweight belt, 41-year old Dan Henderson was announced as the next person to challenge the 24-year old phenom for his title. Henderson (29-8) will be coming off his latest victory and fight of the year performance against Mauricio Rua back...

Apr 29, 2012 11:58 am

The Humble Will Thrive

Sports and humility do not often go together so well.  We’re more used to seeing an athlete pretend to rip off his shirt like he’s Superman or refer to himself in the third person than we are to see anything resembling humility.  But MMA is different.  At its core, MMA is a sport that will humble you.  MMA is...

Apr 29, 2012 11:27 am

Wanderlei Silva: Beating Down the Criticism

I have had it up to here with people calling Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1-1) the underdog in his upcoming fight with Vitor Belfort (21-9), and because you’re reading this, you’ll have to take my word that my hand was high up when I said that first statement. Sure, Wanderlei is in the latter stages of his...

Apr 26, 2012 2:08 pm

VIDEO | GSP And His Road Back To The Octagon | UFC NEWS

By Adam Conklin: Georges St. Pierre discusses his long, challenging recovery as he prepares to return to the Octagon later this year to face Carlos Condit to unify the welterweight title. Georges has been out since mid-2011 with his last fight being a unanimous decision victory over Jake Shields. As he prepared for his title...

Apr 26, 2012 9:39 am

UFC Vet Ricardo Almeida Selected For UFC Judge For Fox 3 Card | UFC NEWS

UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida has been announced as one of the judges for the UFC’s upcoming event in New Jersey for UFC on FOX 3. This move breaths new life into the world of MMA judging. Almeida is an accomplished jiu-jitsu player and has been in the Octagon before. He knows what goes on in...

Apr 26, 2012 9:10 am

UFC on FUEL TV 2 Drug Tests Come Back Clean

By Adam Cronklin: A fantastic card is made better as every drug test from the UFC on Fuel TV 2 event from Sweden, came back clean. All 24 fighters were tested under an election conducted by the Swedish MMA Federation. This was a good move for Sweden especially in a time where so many athletes...

Apr 23, 2012 8:56 am

MMA POLL – Who is better, Jones or Silva?

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. After last weekend’s UFC 145 event many analysts and MMA fans have opened the debate for who is the best fighter alive today. This designation has long been considered to go to the UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, however Jon Jones is slowly...

Apr 20, 2012 8:00 am

PREVIEW | MacDonald vs. Mills: UFC 145 Co-Main Event

By Adam Conklin: Main events usually cast a shadow that covers most of the main card. However, this shadow should not block the talent on the undercard. This is unfortunately the case with this weekends UFC 145 event, headlined, of course, by Jon Jones defending his title against Rashad Evans. Before I travel to far...

Apr 19, 2012 7:55 am

Rumor | Silva vs. Sonnen II Might Get Moved To Vegas

By Adam Conklin: BJPENN.COM recently reported that the UFC 147 date and/or location is in jeopardy of being changed due to the United Nations convention, Rio +20. Although these are just rumors for the time being, Anderson Silva has already expressed his displeasure towards the situation in saying that the fight must take place in...

Apr 17, 2012 5:22 pm

UFC On Fuel TV 2 Ratings Report

By Evan Stoumbelis: 197,000 people tuned in this past weekend to UFC on Fuel TV 2, where among others, Dennis Siver, Brian Stann, and Alexander Gustafsson emerged victorious. This is similar to the 217,000 viewers that watched UFC on Fuel TV 1, which set an all time prime time rating record for Fuel TV. This...

Apr 16, 2012 11:02 am

POLL | Who will you root for this weekend, Jones or Evans?

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. This is it, UFC 145 is upon us. This weekend in Atlanta Rashad Evans will look to dethrone Jon Jones in one of the heatest MMA rivals in history. But who are you rooting for? Cast your vote now!

Apr 15, 2012 1:04 pm

Dana White Breaks Silence On Overeem | Too Mad To Discuss Details

By Evan Stoumbelis: After Alistair Overeem failed his random screening for PED’s last week with elevated testosterone levels of 14:1 which exceeds the maximum ratio of 6:1 everyone has put forth their opinion, and there has been talk of who will be Overeem’s replacement should the NSAC not allow him to fight. The one man...

Apr 14, 2012 1:29 pm

Dennis Siver Emerges Victorious In Featherweight Debut Over Diego Nunes

By Evan Stoumbelis: Cutting 10 pounds, missing weight, and #9 ranked featherweight Diego Nunes couldn’t hinder Dennis Siver in his debut bout at the 145 pound division. In round 1 Siver comes out and establishes octagon control, as Nunes circles around the outside, they get within striking range as both men throw head kicks that...

Apr 13, 2012 2:22 pm

The Right Time | Tomorrow's UFC on FUEL TV 2 Ends Long UFC Dryspell

By Adam Conklin: Tomorrow Night, UFC fans will finally get their live fix as Fuel TV puts on a stacked card headlined by Alexander Gustafsson and Thiago Silva in what will surely be a fantastic fight. But with such a packed schedule to start the year leading into this month long break, what is the...

Apr 11, 2012 5:11 pm

Why Aren't People Tuning In And Watching The Ultimate Fighter Live On FX?

By Jay Sanders: People are not watching The Ultimate Fighter anymore. At least not as much as they once did. The UFC has season one to thank for much of its success. But since that time there have been format changes, rules changes and, most recently, a network change. Still the numbers are down. Here...

Apr 10, 2012 12:37 pm

Anderson Silva Sides With Wanderlei Silva Over Vitor Belfort

By Evan Stoumbelis: UFC Middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva took some time recently to give his thoughts on the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva and Vitor “the Phenom” Belfort. The coaches are set to square off at UFC 147 in Brazil, where Anderson Silva will be defending his...

Apr 9, 2012 2:16 pm

Belfort On Silva | He Is Going To Lose And He Knows It

By Adam Conklin: Vitor Belfort will soon face off with fellow TUF: Brazil Coach, Wanderlei Silva. Here Vitor is explaining his fight with Wanderlei Silva, his training camp, Silva vs. Sonnen 2, and the things the base of his motivation. You are in the business since the beginning. You fought in the first editions of...

Apr 9, 2012 9:47 am

If Removed, Who Should Replace Overeem at UFC 146?

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. A lot has been speculated on in regards to Alistair Overeem’s failed drug testing. One of which is, who will replace him if he is officially removed from the card? We compiled a short list of fighters based on the most popular consensus...

Mar 26, 2012 11:53 am

MMA POLL – Who is the better fighter, Cyborg or Rousey?

Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. When you think of Women’s MMA two names really stand out above the rest and that’s Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Ronda made her name fighting at featherweight, the same division “Cyborg” reigned over before testing positive for steroids and losing her...