Archive: mma

Feb 3, 2014 5:04 pm

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 Win Overturned Due To Drug Test Failure

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 split-decision win over Sarah Kaufman in Houston has been changed to a no-decision, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While it’s still unclear as to which illegal substance Jessica tested positive for,  BJPENN.COM has learned of an administrative order from Jan. 22, which states that Eye “tested positive for...

Feb 3, 2014 5:02 pm

Belcher Disappoints In Brazil, Gets Tapped Three-Times, Comes Up Winless At Copa Podio

UFC middleweight Alan Belcher recently competed in a BJJ tournament in Brazil and flopped it big time. After announcing his temporary leave from Mixed Martial Arts, the top middleweight fighter, has set his sights on the world of competitive BJJ. He’s called on Metamoris to set up a matchup against Rousimar Palhares and took to...

Feb 3, 2014 8:35 am

VIDEO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Preview

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey battles fellow Olympic medalist and currently undefeated Sara McMann for the UFC bantamweight belt. Plus, a showdown between light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. The full UFC 170 fight card is as follows: Main Card: (PPV, 7 p.m. PT) UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Rashad Evans...

Feb 3, 2014 8:30 am

Texas Commission Overturns Eye vs. Kaufman Decision To A No Contest

Sorry Jessica Eye. It would appear as if Sarah Kaufman might have unjustly had your UFC debut win overturned to a no contest. Wow! Following their UFC 166 bout, Sarah Kaufman, was very vocal about her thoughts on the decision victory awarded to her opponent. She thought the judges got it wrong. Now, for an...

Feb 3, 2014 8:16 am

Ben Henderson: Aldo vs. Pettis Fight Is ‘Horse Manure’

With his return to the win column still fresh on his mind, former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson apparently thought he should get a rematch with Anthony Pettis. But that wouldn’t make all that much sense would it? During the UFC 169 post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White, sitting alongside his featherweight champion, Jose Aldo,...

Feb 3, 2014 8:01 am

Joe Rogan and his use of the “R-Word”

The main event of UFC 169 had its fair share of controversy, particularly with what many believed to be an early stoppage by Herb Dean. However, the oddness did not end there. During the post-fight interview with Urjiah Faber, long-time commentator Joe Rogan suggested that Chad Mendes could have the next shot at the Bantamweight...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

UFC 169 Medical Suspensions: 8 Fighters Receive Indefinite Suspensions

UFC 169 is a wrap and you know what that means…time for medical suspensions. None of the fighters in the two title fights received any, but overall there were 8 fighters who received indefinite suspensions. The New Jersey Athletic Control Board released the full list of medical suspensions from UFC 169. Jamie Varner received a...

Feb 3, 2014 4:48 am

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Official Date Set: May 24 in Las Vegas

  Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort now have an (official) date with destiny.   ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced over the weekend that the two men will square off on May 24th, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas.   “BREAKING: Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title belt vs. Vitor Belfort on May...

Feb 1, 2014 11:57 pm

UFC 169 Breaks Record for Most Decisions in One Night

UFC 169 stood out in at least one way, breaking the record for most decisions on a single UFC card, with a total of 10 decisions. This breaks the previous record of 9, which was held by both UFC 161 and UFC on Fuel TV 7. Dana White wasn’t exactly thrilled with the outcome, saying:...

Feb 1, 2014 11:31 pm

White on Herb Dean: He Made a Mistake Tonight In Faber Stoppage

While Renan Barao looked as dominant as ever in his first-round TKO win over Urijah Faber, many, including Dana White, felt that the stoppage was premature. After getting dropped by Barao multiple times, Faber dove in on one of Barao’s legs and covered up. While most of Barao’s blows appeared to be blocked by Faber’s...

Feb 1, 2014 10:54 am

A ‘Very Confident’ Jon Jones Talks Potential Fights With Velasquez And Weidman

“Yeah for sure [I’d like to fight Cain Velasquez], but right now I’m preparing to go into probably the toughest schedule I’ve had. Any of the next three guys, they’re monsters. That’s what I’m preparing for is getting through Glover, Gus again — and a I know a lot people wouldn’t agree that I got...

Feb 1, 2014 10:11 am

In The UFC or Not, Cole Miller Wants To Scrap Cerrone

Street Fight!! “I saw where he said he was considering dropping down to 145. It’s not like I just called out some dude in a weight class that’s not in mine. He was the one that brought it up, so I was like, ‘oh, that’s a fight.’ That’s a little bit of a personal beef,...

Feb 1, 2014 10:02 am

Dana White Happy With Pat Barry’s Leave From MMA

“I’m happy. Pat Barry is a guy who’s been in wars. He’s fun to watch fight, but it gets to a point where when a guy gets knocked out a few times I would love to see them retire. So many fighters that I’ve had conversations with really, really like Pat Barry, and really care...

Feb 1, 2014 9:13 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Frank Mir In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Joe Lauzon, Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Frank on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency

WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving? By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting,...

Jan 31, 2014 9:25 pm

Former UFC Fighter Involved in Fatal Shooting, Claims Self-Defense

Former UFC fighter Gerald Strebendt was involved in a fatal shooting in Springfield, Oregon Wednesday night, and reports indicate Strebendt acted in self-defense.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Police in Springfield, Oregon are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday night.  Involved in the shooting was former UFC fighter Gerald Strebendt. Local news source...

Jan 31, 2014 1:38 pm

UFC 169 Weigh-In Results

In anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC 169 event, the UFC hosted a weigh-ins event so that all fighter’s could hit the scales in front of fans and make their bouts official. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, here are the results: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Renan Barao (135) vs. Urijah Faber...

Jan 31, 2014 9:41 am

Pena Teammate Sam Sicilia Sticks Up For Team: “She wasn’t assaulted”

News surfaced this week that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Julianna Pena suffered a horrific injury during training that resulted in the WMMA star tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. Pena spoke on the phone with Dana White shortly after the injury and explained to the UFC President a terrible incident bordering on an...

Jan 31, 2014 6:41 am

Chael vs. Wanderlei Likely To Join Weidman vs. Belfort Event; TUF Brawl Not To Go Unpunished

The date in which Chris Weidman will have his inaugural middleweight title defense (immediate rematches notwithstanding) against Vitor Belfort has yet to be finalized, but the smart money is on the month of May. Weidman previously told UFC President Dana White that he would prefer to have the fight take place prior to the summer months, so that he might have...

Jan 31, 2014 6:16 am

Watch Today’s UFC 169 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (1 p.m. PT)

Live from The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the UFC and BJPENN.COM will be providing a live and free stream of today’s UFC 169 weigh-ins event. To catch the action simply tune in here and use the player below. The show kicks off at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET.

Jan 31, 2014 6:11 am

Watch Today’s Jon Jones Fan Q&A Live on BJPENN.COM (11 a.m. PT)

In anticipation of today’s UFC 169 weigh-ins event, the UFC and Jon Jones alongside BJPENN.COM will be providing a live streaming feed from the UFC champs fan Q&A. You can catch his chat with fans starting at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET using the player below:

Jan 31, 2014 6:05 am

Chris Weidman Offers To Handle Pena’s ‘Assaulting’ Teammate

The world is in shock after learning about the severity of Julianna Pena’s knee injury. Dana White has discussed it freely, stating that he believes her knee was the result of an assault brought on by a former teammate, actually calling it criminal. Now Chris Weidman wants to return the favor! Check it:

Jan 31, 2014 5:59 am

Aldo And Teammate Used To Live Off $100 Per Month

Started from the bottom now he’s here… Jose Aldo started at the bottom, sleeping in his gym and sharing sponsor money with a teammate that added up to a mere $100 a month. Now he’s considered one of MMA’s pound-for-pound greats! In a recent interview with the UFC he broke down his tough and troubling...

Jan 31, 2014 5:54 am

NJ AC Doesn’t Think Banning TRT Is The Answer

The Association of Ringside Physicians released a statement earlier this week calling for the ban of TRT and TUE’s inside the arena of Combat sports. The New Jersey Athletic Commission disagrees as told by Dr. Sherry Wulkan, their lead MMA/kickboxing ringside physician, and Association of Boxing Commissions Medical Committee Co-Chair, via bloodyelbow.com: In my opinion,...

Jan 31, 2014 5:43 am

Chris Leben Never Paid Taxes On UFC Earnings

‘Uncle Sam’ is a worthy opponent for anyone who has stepped inside the cage, even Chris Leben. With the way the UFC pay’s their fighters, it is each athletes responsibility to pay their own taxes. The UFC isn’t taking out withholding’s for these guys like a salaried employee, which is why it’s important to pay...

Jan 31, 2014 5:37 am

PHOTO | GSP Fighting Captain America In Latest Film

Georges St-Pierre may have given up fighting as a profession, but he’s taken up fighting on film. As seen in the photo, GSP, stars in the next Captain America movie as kickboxing expert Baltroc.