Archive: mma

Apr 23, 2014 4:23 pm

Former UFC Title Challenger Hermes Franca Deported Following Prison Sentence

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Hermes Franca (pictured) has been deported back to Brazil earlier today after serving 2 and a half years of a 3 and a half year sentence stemming from sexual abuse charges. Franca was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of...

Apr 23, 2014 4:20 pm

Former UFC Fighter Arrested On Cold Case Murder From 1999

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Homer “The Rock” Moore was arrested Monday for his involvement in the 1999 murder of Karam Hussein Jabar according to Tempe Police. Tempe Police described the case in a press release on Monday. “[Jabbar] was found deceased in the trunk of a vehicle, both hands and feet bound, and...

Apr 23, 2014 4:17 pm

Jones Tired Of Chuck Liddell Talk, Invites Him To Super Fight To Settle Beef

Jon Jones is tired of Chuck Liddell talking smack and invites him to back up the talk, inside the cage. This all happened during tonight’s UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1: “You gotta expect Chuck to have his boy’s back. That’s what he’s doing. He has been coming out and saying a lot of other...

Apr 23, 2014 1:21 pm

VIDEO | Machida Goes ‘Karate Kid’ On The Tightrope

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida is back at it in this video, recently posted to his instagram. We first saw the former light-heavyweight champion’s balancing skills in THIS clip, and now we have more. Enjoy! Here’s another:

Apr 23, 2014 12:45 pm

Vitor Belfort Responds To Rockhold’s Criticism

Yesterday we ran a quote from former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold. Still bitter about his defeat against Belfort, Rockhold blasted the former UFC champ for having a ‘Shady’ life, citing Karma as a reason for his ultimate demise. (Read that Here). Now, Belfort has taken to his instragram with a response. The photo reads:This...

Apr 23, 2014 12:11 pm

Hendo vs. Cormier Official For UFC 173, Dana White Breaks It Down

We reported last month that Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier was in the works for an upcoming UFC event, and today that scrap got confirmed. Today, while on ESPN (below), Dana White, the UFC President, confirmed the matchup between the two light-heavyweights and their co-main event status on UFC 173. UFC 173 was originally slated...

Apr 23, 2014 11:45 am

UFC Champ Barao: ‘My opponents make more than me’

“I’m very happy being an UFC champion. But i would like to improve my contract. Actually, an example: i know that Faber is a much older guy on the UFC, but he’s not even the champion and has a much better purse than mine” “It is what it is, we’re working for it to improve....

Apr 23, 2014 9:10 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Flashback: Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson

UFC Fight Flashback: Jones vs. Gustafsson is an enhanced replay of the one of the best title fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art, specialty cameras, and exclusive new sound captured from all corners. Beginning with their arrivals at the arena, inside the locker rooms, into the Octagon, through the epic fight, and...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 am

UFC Vet Gerald Harris Retires From MMA

After 27 MMA fights, UFC Veteran, Gerald Harris announced his retirement yesterday afternoon on Facebook. “Thanks so much for the opportunity but I have a family to take care of so I’m going to have to walk away. I am retiring from Mixed Martial Arts today. @AliAbdelaziz00 @SugarRaySefo @MMAWorldSeries”

Apr 22, 2014 4:53 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | BJ Penn: ‘Edgar Fight Means More Than Title’

During a recent appearance at the UFC GYM BJ Penn Grand Opening in Waipahu, Hawaii, the popular franchises second Hawaii location, Former UFC Multiple Time champion and TUF 19 coach, BJ Penn spoke to BJPENN.COM’s Lynn Mitchell about his stint as head coach on TUF 19, his fighting future as a featherweight and what it...

Apr 22, 2014 4:35 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Matt Hughes on Retirement & Desire To Still Compete

During a recent appearance at the UFC GYM BJ Penn Grand Opening in Waipahu, Hawaii, the popular franchises second Hawaii location, former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes spoke to BJPENN.COM’s Lynn Mitchell about his life now that he’s retired and his desire to still compete. And ya, that’s BJ’s oldest daughter!!

Apr 22, 2014 4:21 pm

WSOF Outbids UFC For Holly Holm?

“Holly’s there, she will beat Ronda Rousey if Ronda’s still champ after Holly’s been in the UFC for a couple of fights. I want a couple more tune up fights. Holly’s on the fact track working on her grappling, she’s getting very good at it, but I want the confidence for Holly to be there...

Apr 22, 2014 4:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva: ‘Chael Sonnen Is A Racist’

Chael Sonnen has definitely made some questionable statements about Brazil during fight promotions and Wanderlei Silva doesn’t want his fans to forget that fact. ‘The Axe Murderer’ recently went as far as to call his upcoming opponent a ‘racist’ on his official instagram account. “This guy is a racist and he doesn’t deserve our respect....

Apr 22, 2014 3:57 pm

QUICK TWITT | Bisping/Rockhold Engage In Twitter Beef

We learned earlier today that Michael Bisping wants to fight right away. ‘The Count’ returned to action recently in a fight against Tim Kennedy that did not go his way. It was his first fight in over a year following several eye surgeries. Frustrated with his defeat, Bisping, who is often called out by every...

Apr 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Bellator Boss: Tito Will Have A 35 Pound Weight Advantage Over Shlemenko

“It’s 20 pounds on paper, but legitimately, Shlemenko walks around at 190.” Rebney told Sherdog.com. “He’s a guy who cuts four pounds, who stops eating big meals a day and a half before the fight to cut four pounds of water weight to make 185. He’s a typical Eastern European fighter who’s not interested in...

Apr 22, 2014 1:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Coach Jason Parillo Talks TUF 19, Episode 1

  Famed MMA Boxing coach, Jason Parillo, has embarked on his first season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter, lending a hand on Team Penn. The first episode of season 19 showcased two head coaches, Penn and Edgar, that were able to get along and be cordial to each other. This was a big change considering that...

Apr 22, 2014 1:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Phil Davis: ‘He’s Lost His Edge. Jon Jones This Fight Game Is Not For You’

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis joined BJPENN.com radio this week to talk about his upcoming fight with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson at UFC 172 this Saturday. Over the course of the interview Davis talked about his feud with current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Davis had the following to say about the...