Archive: mma

Jan 1, 2014 12:26 pm

Silva’s Surgeon Says Injury Could Have Led To Leg Amputation

“The minute I saw it and recognized it, I knew it was fixable. We are not even 48 hours from the surgery, and tibia fractures, though we can get them to heal, can have slower healing. So in general, my prognosis would be a fracture healing somewhere in the nature of three to six months....

Jan 1, 2014 12:19 pm

Corey Hill Discusses Anderson Silva’s Leg Break

Last weekend in the UFC 168 main event fans witnessed a horrific accident when Anderson Silva broke his leg on a checked kick. As bad as his injury is, Silva’s break wasn’t the first such occurrence under the bright lights of the UFC. Before Silva, there was TUF contestant Corey Hill (pictured). Hill, who recovered from...

Jan 1, 2014 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Ronda Rousey’s UFC 168 Armbar Over Tate

Without questions, UFC 168 was one of the craziest pay-per-view shows in UFC history. In this breakdown, Ryron and Rener discuss everything from Jim Millers slick gogoplata/armbar finish to Anderson Silva’s fractured leg, to Ronda Rousey’s choice not to shake Tate’s hand (and Ronda’s submission of course).

Jan 1, 2014 12:01 pm

.gif | Chris Weidman Wipes Nose On American Flag & Fans Don’t Like It

The most sensitive of patriots are fuming mad over Chris Weidman’s desecration of our American flag. I actually didn’t even realize this happened, but my good bud Zeus over at Middleeasy.com gave us the heads up and provided the .gif below. I’m not so sure there is anything wrong occurring here, but check it out...

Jan 1, 2014 11:48 am

Green Out, Varner Steps In To Face Trujillo At UFC 169

The UFC 169 main card has received an adjustment following news that rising lightweight fighter, Bobby Green was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Abel Trujillo. In for Green comes former WEC champ, Jamie Varner. UFC officials did not cite the cause for Green’s exodus, the promotion only announced his removal and replacement....

Jan 1, 2014 11:26 am

Twelve Bouts Official For UFC on FOX 10

2014’s first event on FOX goes down this month from Chicago. The January 25th event is now set with 12-official bouts, four of which will serve as the main televised portion of the evening. The event, which features an intriguing lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson in the headlong slot, goes down from...

Jan 1, 2014 11:13 am

Ratings Report: UFC 168 Prelims Deliver Record Viewership On FOX Sports 1

The UFC 168 PRELIMS on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday night (8:00-10:00 PM ET) averaged 1,554,000 viewers, making it the most-watched UFC PRELIMS to date on the channel. The event was up 56% over the previous mark set on Nov. 16 (998,000), and ranks as the fifth most-watched show on the network since launch. In...

Jan 1, 2014 11:11 am

WSOF Picks Up Four New Fighters For 2014

The Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion continues to keep an eye on the future, and the organization is happy to announce the signing of four talented new names to its roster. The group includes women’s contenders Ashlee Evans-Smith and Emi Fujino, as well as two male counterparts in welterweight Tyler Stinson and light...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 12:57 pm

11 Shifts To Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Following UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of action capped off by a devastatingly sad injury to former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Below are our updated rankings that reflect the outcome of the bouts that took place. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Chris Leben’s Trainer Says “The Crippler” Still Unsure About Retirement

Chris Leben is old school. Like the primordial UFC warriors who relied almost entirely on heart and toughness to get their hands raised, Leben’s typical game plan seems to consist mainly of wading through punches and delivering bombs to his opponent’s face. “The Crippler” has found a good amount of success with that game plan,...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 31, 2013 12:30 pm

Ronda’s Mom: ‘She Took 0 Chances’ In Tate Fight

Under the expert guidance of her world champion mother, Ronda Rousey has climbed to the pinnacle of Martial Arts. As an Olympic Bronze medalist and the first female UFC champion, Ronda Rousey is a role model for all female fighters looking to reach greatness. Her mother recently took to her personal blog to breakdown Ronda’s...

Dec 31, 2013 11:38 am

VIDEO | UFC 168 Mystery Farter Exposed: Camera Man #4 To Blame For Broadcast Incident

Breaking news coming out of the UFC offices today. With the 2013 year winding down to a close, the mystery of the UFC 168 farter has been solved. The man responsible the the pay-per-view flatchulence is non-other than camera man number 4. UFC President Dana White solved the mystery. Dana White: @DanaWhite “OMFG fart of...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

VIDEO | Weidman Corner Exposed: ‘Good F*K Him’ Heard After Silva Leg Break

Chris Weidman found himself under fire after his K.O. of Anderson Silva in their first bout. Then, the UFC middleweight champ was heard saying, ‘Disrespectful piece of $hit’, while he made his victory lap around the cage. Now new footage which we got from UFC 168 has been lifted from the fight night coverage and...

Dec 31, 2013 11:00 am

Six Bouts Set For UFC Fight Night 35 Main Card

The UFC’s return trip to the ‘Dirty South’ is set for January 15 when ‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ hits the Atlanta, Georgia suburbs of Gwinnett County. In the main event top middleweights Luke Rockhold and Constantinos Philippou will face off in an attempt to inch the winner one-step closer to Chris Weidman’s...

Dec 31, 2013 10:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Tim Kennedy Creates, Signs And Sends Out Contract To Fight Bisping

For the past few months Tim Kennedy (pictured) has been calling out Michael Bisping using any means necessary. Now we have a tweet coming from the Army Combat Ranger, where he created, signed and sent a contract to UFC President Dana White. Check it: Dear @danawhite Here is my signed bout agreement for @bisping Any...

Dec 31, 2013 10:45 am

McMann Ready For Title Fight Against Rousey

Immediately following her successful title defense against Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey learned that her next opponent would be fellow Olympic medalist, Sarah McMann (pictured). The UFC even went as far as to reveal their fight poster last Saturday during the UFC 168 post-fight press conference. The two female fighters will face off in the UFC...

Dec 31, 2013 10:23 am

Bryan Caraway vs. Lucas Martins to square off at UFC 170

By Evan Stoumbelis February’s UFC 170 card looks to be taking shape. The UFC announced today that bantamweights Bryan Caraway (Pictured alongside Miesha Tate) and Lucas Martins will square off on the already stacked card. Ironically, headlining the card will be Caraway’s nemesis, Ronda Rousey. The two also saw eachother on TUF 18 when Caraway...

Dec 31, 2013 9:50 am

After Seeing Silva’s Leg Break Jon Jones Will Still Throw Leg Kicks

Anderson Silva’s broken leg was about as cringe-worthy as anything we have ever seen in the history of MMA. The current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick from Silva, causing a brutal break on Silva’s left leg. The break sent waves through the MMA community, with many analysts and other fighters...

Dec 31, 2013 9:45 am

Girl Fight!: Jessica Eye Vs. Alexis Davis Set For UFC 170

Another huge women’s fight has been added to UFC 170. According to the UFC’s twitter, a fight between number five ranked Jessica Eye and number three ranked Alexis Davis will be added to the UFC 170 card, which is headlined by a championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann. UFC 170 gets another huge...

Dec 31, 2013 9:31 am

0-3 Bobby Voelker Will Not Be Released Says UFC Boss

Bobby Voelker (pictured, right), who has now gone 0-3 inside the octagon, will apparently get another chance to snatch his first elusive UFC victory. After going 4-1 in the Strikeforce promotion, Voelker moved to the UFC and lost to Patrick Cote, Robbie Lawler and William Macario. Voelker fought Macario last weekend at UFC 168, and...

Dec 31, 2013 9:25 am

PHOTO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Poster

After Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title last Saturday at UFC 168 against Miesha Tate, it was announced that her next opponent would be Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann. This is unfortunate news for Cat Zingano, who was promised a title shot against the champion after her recovery from a knee injury....

Dec 30, 2013 11:13 am

Anderson Silva Releases Message To His Fans

Two days ago the world was left in shock after Anderson Silva lost his second straight fight. It wasn’t the fact that he lost his rematch against Chris Weidman, but rather how he lost the bout. In the second round Anderson Silva received what could be a career ending injury when Chris Weidman checked a...

Dec 30, 2013 11:04 am

UFC Releases Official Statement On Anderson Silva’s Tragic Injury

Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, released the following statement to BJPENN.COM regarding Anderson Silva’s injury. “Following Saturday evening’s UFC 168 main event, former champion Anderson Silva was taken to a local Las Vegas hospital where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left leg. The successful surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Sanders,...

Dec 30, 2013 10:58 am

POLL | Will Anderson Silva Be Back?

Last weekend in the UFC 168 main event we saw a legend fall in a terrible accident. Anderson Silva went to kick the leg of UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, only to have it checked, which resulted in a nasty leg break that left the ‘GOAT’ with a limp and dangling lower portion of his...