Archive: mma

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,...

Jan 28, 2014 6:45 am

UFC Boss Supports TRT Ban

“The doctors came out and said they want to ban it? Well, that’s the answer. It’s legal in the sport. The commissions let you do it. You get an exemption, and you have to be monitored and all the stuff that’s going on, but if they’re going to do away with it? There you go....

Jan 28, 2014 6:41 am

Aldo Could Earn Shot At Pettis With UFC 169 Win

“I agree with you (Aldo’s done everything at featherweight). It’s tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo’s weight, it might not be a bad idea for...

Jan 28, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White Calls Roy Nelson a F—— Moron For Applying to NSAC

But, Dana, tell us what you really think.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC heavyweight fighter Roy Nelson made headlines Monday by announcing his application to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Now it’s UFC President Dana White’s turn. At a media event on Monday, White weighed in on Nelson’s chance of landing the Executive Director position...

Jan 28, 2014 6:24 am

Chris Leben Admits “Spending All The Money” He Made on Drugs

  “The bottom line is,” retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben explains, “especially with all the illegal drugs, I was spending all the money I was making anyways.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It is no secret that Chris Leben has had his share of problems outside the ring.  From financial issues to a number of...