Archive: mma

Feb 7, 2014 6:03 am

VIDEO | Herb Dean Talks About Bad Calls Inside The Cage

Herb Dean found himself under fire this week for blowing the UFC 169 main event between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. Now, the man who many consider the best ref in the business, discusses other blown calls he’s made inside the cage.

Feb 7, 2014 5:48 am

UFC Celebrates Black History Month with Events in Cities Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that it will celebrate Black History Month by taking part in a series of events and appearances nationwide throughout the month of February. UFC stars such as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, Uriah Hall, Rashad Evans, Anthony Johnson, Tyron Woodley and Phil Davis will visit multiple cities across the United...

Feb 6, 2014 7:48 pm

UFC GYM Celebrates 100th Gym Opening With Second Official BJ Penn Facility

UFC GYM, known for its TRAIN DIFFERENT approach that combines the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) and fitness, will celebrate the opening of its newest gym in Waikele, HI on Saturday, Feb. 8th. UFC GYM BJ Penn is a partnership with former two-division champion and Season 19 coach of The Ultimate Fighter®, BJ Penn. In addition to being the...

Feb 6, 2014 7:25 pm

Rampage Fed Up With Pro Wrestling Haters

“People don’t understand how tough it is. It hurts. It hurts hitting the ropes. Getting slammed… All that stuff hurts. It’s like being a live stunt man… I saw a guy get hurt. I saw it with my own two eyes. The guy got hurt and he still had to keep going. He got hurt...

Feb 6, 2014 6:12 pm

Thiago Alves Returns After Two-Years For UFC on FOX 11 Bout Against Baczynski

If you thought the UFC’s welterweight division was jammed up with talent before, it just got better. After a lengthy layoff, former title challenger Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves, is set to finally make his return to action during the UFC’s April trip to Florida. UFC on FOX 11 goes down from the Amway Center in Orlando,...

Feb 6, 2014 6:00 pm

“World Series of Fighting Canada: Ford vs. Powell” set for Feb. 21

World Series of Fighting Canada will crown its first Canadian welterweight champion, as one of Canada’s best, Edmonton, Alberta’s own Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (21-4) takes on the KO artist Joel Powell (7-3) of Hamilton, Ontario. The bout headlines “World Series of Fighting Canada: Ford vs. Powell,” which takes place Friday, Feb. 21 at...

Feb 6, 2014 12:27 pm

Josh Thomson Refutes Ben Henderson’s Strength

“Let me just tell you, he’s not strong,” Josh Thomson (right) said of his recent opponent, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “He doesn’t hit hard.  He’s not strong.  He doesn’t kick hard.”   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter   UFC lightweight fighter Josh Thomson opened up on his fight with former champion Benson Henderson...

Feb 6, 2014 12:26 pm

Possible Middleweight Title Shot For Lyoto Machida With A Win Over Gegard Mousasi

    If Lyoto Machida bests Gegard Mousasi in their UFC Fight Night 36 showdown, his next fight could be for UFC gold.   UFC President Dana White announced on Wednesday that – if Machida does in fact win his fight next week against “The Dreamcatcher” – it would make a “strong statement” for Machida being next in line for a...

Feb 6, 2014 12:25 pm

Jon Jones Says He Doesn’t Always “See Eye to Eye” with UFC

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits to some disagreements with the UFC when it comes to marketing him as a fighter; but he is the first to say that everything works out fine.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may be the UFC’s most marketable male fighter who...

Feb 6, 2014 12:23 pm

Junior dos Santos Explains Time at Nova Uniao

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos responds to reports about his training at Nova Uniao, saying that it is simply “evolution… that is necessary.”  Dos Santos also dispelled rumors that he has left Team Nogueira. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter   It didn’t take long for UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos to respond...

Feb 6, 2014 6:25 am

VIDEO | Prebek’s Back: BJ Penn: Quiz Show Prodigy (Part 1)

[WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE] MMA legends Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz and BJ Penn step out of the Octagon and into Rener Gracie’s TV game show. As it turns out, UFC’s “The Prodigy” is also a quiz-show prodigy. Subscribe to The Ultimate Fighting Cartoons YouTube Channel Here.

Feb 6, 2014 6:24 am

Behold The Gif-A-Thon | Gina Carano’s Sexy ‘Almost Human’ Scene

WMMA Pioneer, Gina Carano, hasn’t seen the inside of a cage since that fateful night on CBS against Cris Cyborg many years ago. Instead, Carano now spends her time filming television shows and starring in hit movies. Check out these clips (courtesy Middleeasy) of her recent appearance on the hit television series, ‘Almost Human’.

Feb 6, 2014 6:24 am

Rumble Won’t Fight Teammates For Any Amount Of Money

“I want to focus on 205, but I’ll tell you this, if they try to force me to fight one of my teammates, I’ll just go up in weight. I just don’t believe in fighting your brothers. We train together day in and day out at the gym. Money is important, but family is too....

Feb 6, 2014 6:02 am

White: Mendes vs. Swanson For Featherweight Title Makes Sense

“I’m not making a fight announcement here or anything – but what would make sense is Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes would probably be fighting for that title, and Pettis and Aldo would fight at 155.” During a FOX Sports Live appearance last night, UFC President Dana White discussed what happens if Jose Aldo moves...

Feb 6, 2014 5:58 am

Jessica Eye And The UFC Release Statement On Failed Drug Test

For the first time in UFC history, a female combatant has been suspended for use of a banned substance. Just a probationary suspension, Eye will still be able to compete against Alexis Davis at UFC 170. Here’s what the UFC said: “The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica...

Feb 5, 2014 6:48 pm

Magalhaes Tired Of Fighter Salaries Being Mis-Reported

Former UFC light-heavyweight, Vinny Magalhaes, is at odds with a certain website who puts out theoretical salary reports when a UFC event takes place in a non-disclosure state. They use the most recent reported data to come up with a logical ‘guesstimate’ of what each fighter may have been paid. It’s a cool idea, and...

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...

Feb 5, 2014 4:22 pm

9 Shifts Made To BJPENN.COM’s MMA Rankings Following UFC 169

By Evan Stoumbelis Last Saturday fans saw a somewhat lackluster night of fights at UFC 169 where 10 of the 12 fights went to a judges decision, and one of the two knockouts was rather controversial. Alistair Overeem got a much needed win over Frank Mir. Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas by decision, and Renan...

Feb 5, 2014 4:20 pm

5 Cross-Promotional Events That Will Never Happen

  It’s been about two weeks since Bellator shot down the hopes of MMA fans everywhere by not accepting the challenge served by the World Series of Fighting. Yes its true, none of us honestly expected it to happen, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t want it to Bjorn! That tiny part of our brains...