Archive: mma

Jan 29, 2014 1:18 pm

UFC Executives Join Senators John McCain & Harry Reid In Support Of Brain Health Research

In an unprecedented move, fierce competitors in the Octagon will put aside their long-standing rivalries to ensure research continues in a landmark study for professional fighters. Cleveland Clinic will announce it has received ongoing support to continue its Professional Fighters Brain Health Study from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with other boxing and mixed...

Jan 29, 2014 12:58 pm

UFC Lightweight T.J. Grant Eyeing October Return To Action

We’re still a long way off from October, but that’s when the UFC’s top lightweight contender and Canadian resident, T.J. Grant, is looking to get back inside the Octagon. Grant earned his shot at the UFC’s lightweight title back when Benson Henderson was champ. But due to injury, the Canadian born fighter hasn’t seen action...

Jan 29, 2014 12:36 pm

VIDEO | UFC Canada: 2014 Event Press Conference (Full Replay)

Earlier today, the UFC and BJPENN.COm streamed a live press-conference from Quebec City, Canada. We’re currently working on getting the plethora of announcements from today’s media event up on the home page, but why wait? Hit play above and get caught up on the UFC’s busy plans for the country of Canada.

Jan 29, 2014 12:26 pm

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Joe Lauzon 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 Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Joe on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?


Jan 29, 2014 6:40 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: The BJ Penn Connection

During their intense training camp, bantamweight champ Renan Barao and featherweight champ Jose Aldo were paid a visit by none other than two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, who has been in Brazil for the past few weeks training for his own battle. Hear how Penn has been helping the two champs prepare for their upcoming...

Jan 29, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Officials Expecting GSP To Return, But Ready To Move Forward Without Him

“I’m a huge Georges St-Pierre fan. I think all Canadians are. We’re really looking forward to see him back. I think he will come back. He may even come back in 2014, who knows? But one of the reasons we’re having this press conference and talking about the different things that we’re doing is because...

Jan 29, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White: ‘There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5 Million.’

“It’s the rush and excitement of all rushes. What would you do if you put a $50,000 hand up there and you have to split ‘em? There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5,000,000.” “I’m like, are you serious? We’re going to get killed (Hauling that kind of money out of a casino). They don’t...

Jan 29, 2014 6:16 am

Watch Today’s UFC Canadian News Conference Live on BJPENN.COM (9 a.m. PT)

Today, from Quebec City in the province of Quebec in Canada, the UFC and BJPENN.COM will be providing a live streaming new conference starting at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. It is unknown what the nature of this conference is, but the announcement of the TUF Nations finale event mixed with the 2014...

Jan 29, 2014 6:09 am

Will 2014 Be The Year Of MMA Legalization In New York?

ALBANY – Supporters of mixed martial arts began fighting a new fight, this past Tuesday. Or rather, a new battle in a war that’s been raging on for quite some time. A contingent of Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, officials and fans traveled to Albany, hoping to coerce lawmakers to authorize the sport which has been...

Jan 29, 2014 6:08 am

UFC has big plans for Canada in 2014

As Canada continues to be one of the biggest hotbeds for Mixed Martial Arts, the UFC is looking to increase its presence there in 2014. In an interview with OCanada, UFC director of Canadian operations Tom Wright revealed plans for both a publicity tour and at least 4 live fight cards this year. A press...

Jan 29, 2014 6:06 am

VIDEO | UFC 169: Jose Aldo’s Roots

Facing almost impossible odds, hear how Jose Aldo rose through the ranks from his humble beginnings to becoming the UFC world featherweight champion. Catch Aldo as he defends his belt against Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169: Barao vs Faber, live on Pay-Per-View.

Jan 28, 2014 7:55 pm

Pat Barry Says Goodbye to MMA, Released from UFC Contract

It looks like UFC heavyweight and fan favorite Pat Barry will be leaving the octagon. Barry (8-7 MMA, 5-7 UFC) announced his indefinite leave from the sport in a statement released via Brian Butler, Barry’s manager. Full Statement: After long discussions with our client Pat Barry over the recent weeks, he has come to the...

Jan 28, 2014 12:44 pm

White Confirms Return To Abu Dhabi in 2014 Among Global Expansion Plans

The UFC has not returned to the UAE since their inaugural Abu Dhabi event in 2010. I remember it just like it was yesterday. UFC 112 was the event BJ Penn lost his UFC lightweight title and the first time we saw Anderson Silva act a little weird in a title defense. (Silva vs. Maia)...

Jan 28, 2014 12:27 pm

10 Bout Lineup Official For UFC Fight-Pass Only ‘Fight Night 37’ Event

If you haven’t signed up for UFC Fight-Pass yet, you might want to do so before the UFC’s March 8 event in London. Set to be headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa, UFC Fight Night 37 goes down from the 02 Arena in London, England. The event, will be free...

Jan 28, 2014 12:15 pm

UFC 169’s Frank Mir Says Win Or Lose, Retirement Not An Option

If former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, drops his UFC 169 contest to Alistair Overeem this weekend, many will likely call for his retirement. The former champion has dropped his last three fights and pretty much put all hopes of a title run in the far off distance. But for Mir, he still wants to...

Jan 28, 2014 12:06 pm

Bryan Caraway Forced Out Of UFC 170 With Injury

The injury bug is back and this time it’s taken Bryan Caraway off of next month’s UFC 170 fight card. Caraway was scheduled to fight Lucas Martins in a bantamweight bout. UFC 170 goes down on February 22nd from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view main event features a female...

Jan 28, 2014 11:10 am

The UFC Will Not Go To Mexico Without A Healed Up Cain Velasquez

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has not seen the inside of a cage since his October TKO stoppage over career nemesis, Junior dos Santos. Now sidelined with a shoulder injury, the UFC’s heavyweight division is on hold, but not just that. The UFC’s planned trip, south of the border, into Mexico is also on hold,...

Jan 28, 2014 11:00 am

Johnson Says Guillard More Dangerous Than Khabib

As a replacement for Ross Pearson, UFC lightweight fighter, Michael Johnson will look to continue his rise through the UFC ranks with a UFC Fight Night 37 booking against Melvin Guillard. Johnson was hoping for a top-10 opponent the likes of, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but will settle in for his former Blackzilian teammate, Guillard, instead. Guillard,...