Archive: mma

Jun 25, 2015 11:54 am

BAMMA USA 16’s Chris Saunders: UFC Veteran Who Has Found His New Home

  By Keith Harmon UFC and Bellator veteran Chris Saunders will step into the cage against Brandon Morris in a lightweight title eliminator bout tomorrow, Friday, June 26 that will also serve as the main event at BAMMA USA: Badbeat 16. The bout is a quick turnaround from Saunders’ fight in April, and forces him to miss...

Dec 12, 2014 3:22 pm

John Moraga Talks About Staying Ready And Fighting In His Hometown-Exclusive

UFC flyweight John Moraga, who fights Saturday at UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix, Arizona, was a guest on the most recent episode of BJPENN.COM Radio. Moraga spoke about staying in the gym, fighting in his hometown and plenty of other great topics. Check out a few of the highlights below and make sure you...

Dec 5, 2014 11:37 am

Francisco Rivera Thinks Fight With Uriah Faber Could Be Life Changing- Exclusive

  Who’s ready for UFC 181? UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera is. He spoke with BJPENN.COM Radio this past Sunday about his upcoming fight with “The California Kid”, Uriah Faber. Checkout some of the highlights below, then go listen to the episode for the full interview, HERE. “Huge fight, looking forward to it, I can’t wait,”...

Dec 2, 2014 4:52 pm

Pat Barry Speaks Openly About Dennis Munson Jr.’s Death and Rofusport- Exclusive

Back in March of this year, amateur kick-boxer Dennis Munson Jr. died hours after his debut fight in Milwaukee. Since his death, a select few have come forward to speak out about the situation and about his team, Roufusport, led by Duke Roufus. Those few being current TUF contestant Rose Namajunas and her fiancé, former...

Nov 21, 2014 1:16 pm

Werdum accepts Jones superfight: “I would fight him for sure”

Earlier this week, following the ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference, Jon Jones sparred Anderson Silva at the UFC gym (See that HERE). Following the sparring session, Jones stated that if he defeats Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and Anthony Johnson, he believes the light heavyweight division has been cleared out, and that he would...

Nov 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Pettis defends Roufus: “When you attack one of us you attack all of us”

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has found his longtime friend, and coach, Duke Roufus under fire from critics for his training methods in the wake of Dennis Munson Jr’s death. Pettis spoke to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to defend his coach in an interview transcribed by MMAFighting. “The thing that gets to me is that...

Nov 21, 2014 12:53 pm

QUICK TWITT: War Machine details life in prison

War Machine is currently incarcerated during the course of an ongoing trial as a result of numerous charges from his assault on Christy Mack in August. During his prison time War Machine has released several extended Tweets, detailing his time in prison. Below is the most recent message released by the former Bellator MMA star....

Nov 20, 2014 12:50 pm

Luke Barnatt looking for quick finish of Roger Navaraez

Luke Barnatt is currently gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 57 bout against Roger Navaraez this Saturday in Austin Texas. Leading up to the bout, Barnatt has been training at Alliance MMA, and living on a yacht along with teammate Kelvin Gastellum. Barnatt, who has gone 3-1 after the Ultimate Fighter, will be looking...

Nov 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Leslie Smith update on injured ear: “My days as an ear model are over”

In one of the most gruesome injures in UFC history, Leslie Smith had her cauliflower ear exploded by Jessica Eye at UFC 180 last weekend (See that HERE). After the bout, a gruesome image surfaced of the ear (See that HERE). Smith spoke to ESPN about the injury, and her hopes to return to the...

Nov 20, 2014 11:05 am

Bobby Green on training with Diaz brothers: “It changed my life”

UFC lightweight standout Bobby ‘King’ Green is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 57 bout against Edson Barboza this Saturday. Leading up to the bout, Green traveled to Stockton California to train with the Diaz brothers and Gilbert Melendez. Green reflected on his time training with the Diaz brothers in an interview with Fox...

Nov 20, 2014 10:44 am

Michael McDonald targeting spring 2015 comeback

Michael McDonald is targeting a spring 2015 return to the UFC after undergoing successful wrist surgery earlier this year. McDonald was on the cusp of a title shot at the end of last year, but was stopped in his tracks by Urijah Faber, who secured a dominant second round submission win over ‘Mayday’ to earn...

Nov 20, 2014 10:27 am

Rogan on Rousey: ‘She’s a once ever athlete’

UFC President Dana White has stated that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey single handidly changed his mind regarding women fighters in the UFC. It’s no secret that Rousey is one of the UFC’s biggest stars. With a bronze medal in the Olympics in Judo, a 10-0 professoinal record, and a 4-0 record in the...

Nov 20, 2014 9:57 am

REPLAY! Edgar KO’s Maynard in trilogy bout (Full fight)

This Saturday, Frankie Edgar is set to face Cub Swanson in the main event of UFC Fight Night Austin. To get fight fans hyped for the bout, take a look back at Edgar’s trilogy bout against Gray Maynard in 2011, where Edgar landed a highlight reel KO.

Nov 20, 2014 9:53 am

If Swanson loses to Edgar, Poirier wants rematch

Coming off a quick TKO loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 177, Dustin Poirier once against found himself among the middle of a stacked featherweight division. Poirier, who fought Cub Swanson to a decision at UFC on Fuel TV back in February of 2013, would like a rematch with Swanson, if Cub loses to Frankie...

Nov 20, 2014 9:43 am

McGregor on Siver: “He’s a weird looking, deformed looking guy”

Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver are gearing up for their UFC Fight Night Boston bout in January. Leading up to the event, the pair visited Boston to promote the fight with a press conference. Unsurprisingly, McGregor continued his trash talk, mocking Siver for failing a drug test. (via MMAFighting) “He’s muscular but he’s really small....

Nov 20, 2014 9:36 am

UFC 181 set to show in Theaters

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II, which features a co-main event bout between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez will be shown in movie theaters across America on December 6th. The UFC released this promotional trailer for the event.

Nov 20, 2014 6:27 am

Uriah Hall goes on ride along with LAPD

Knockout artist Uriah Hall with the LAPD for a ride along recently through the mean streets of Los Angeles where gang activity and crime is the norm. Hall had the ride along recorded, and the footage was uploaded to YouTube. Hall was also a guest speaker at the Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy about his childhood,...

Nov 20, 2014 5:59 am

REPLAY! Swanson vs. Siver (Full fight)

Leading up to this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Edgar event, take a look at Swanson’s TKO win over Dennis Siver from UFC 162 in 2013. Swanson takes on former champion Frankie Edgar this Saturday, and has been promised a title shot against Jose Aldo if he is able to defeat the former champ....

Nov 20, 2014 5:56 am

Dana White: “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator”

Over the last year, Bellator MMA has signed several former UFC fighters, including Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, and Rampage Jackson. One fighter White isn’t worried about joining Bellator is former champion Brock Lesnar. White spoke to TSN’s ‘On The Record’ to discuss why Lesnar wouldn’t sign with Bellator. “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator. Brock...

Nov 20, 2014 5:43 am

REPLAY! Randa Markos submits Felice Herrig in the first round

Last night on The Ultimate Fighter Randa Markos submitted Felice Herrig in the 1st round of their semi-final bout. Markos worked into side control and used a keylock to secure the armbar and submit Herrig. Check out this highlights below:

Nov 20, 2014 5:38 am

Cormier and Florian predict Swanson vs. Edgar

Leading up to UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson this Saturday, UFC Tonight hosts Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian discussed their predictions for who will become the #1 contender this Saturday night.

Nov 20, 2014 5:20 am

Swanson on title shot: “There’s no denying me after this”

Cub Swanson is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night bout against Frankie Edgar this Saturday on Fox Sports 1. Leading up to the bout, Swanson has been promised a title shot if he defeats the former champ in their #1 contender bout. Swanson joined the crew on UFC Tonight to discuss the bout. “No...

Nov 20, 2014 5:08 am

Dillashaw wants Cruz bout in February or March

Good news for fight fans, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw underwent successful surgery on his elbow for bursitis, and is gunning for a return to the UFC in February or March to defend his bantamweight strap against Dominick Cruz. Dillashaw’s manager spoke on UFC Tonight about Dillashaw’s surgery, saying that Dillashaw underwent surgery on October...

Nov 20, 2014 5:07 am

Bethe Correia eyes spring return following successful eye surgery

With no pun intended, Bethe Correia will be looking to return to the UFC in March or April after recovering from surgery to repair a detached retina. Correia caught criticism from MMA fans after turning down a bout with Miesha Tate following a bitter Twitter feud. At that point, Correia’s injury was unbeknownst to the...

Nov 20, 2014 5:06 am

Dana White on Brock Lesnar return: “The door is open for him”

UFC President Dana White recently said that Brock Lesnar is interested in fighting again (Read that HERE). Despite not fighting in nearly 3-years, the former champion is teasing a return, and according to Dana White, the door is open for Lesnar. White spoke on TSN’s ‘On the Record’ program about a possible return. “When Brock...

Nov 20, 2014 5:05 am

Rockhold signs 8-fight deal, promised ‘Big Fight’

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold is coming off a 2nd round submission win over Michael Bisping earlier this month in Sydney. Rockhold revealed on UFC Tonight that he just signed a new 8-fight win streak with the UFC, and has been promised a “big fight” for his next bout. Rockhold is ranked #5 on the UFC’s...

Nov 20, 2014 5:04 am

QUICK TWITT: Duke Roufus bars journalist from Anthony Pettis press conference

Recently Duke Roufus has caught backlash in the MMA community from former students, fighters who once trained under him, and former instructors for his training methods following the death of Dennis Munson Jr. John Diedrich of the Milwaukee Sentinel wrote a very thorough article regarding Munson’s death, which has prompted Roufus to bar the journalist...