Archive: mma

Dec 26, 2013 7:36 am

Belfort: ‘That Belt Belongs To Me’

“I don’t care who will win on Saturday, because whoever wins will already be preparing to lose. That belt belongs to me. I conquered my space. I wanted the opportunity to fight for the belt, and here I am. The one thing the fans wanted to see is me getting the title shot. Now I...

Dec 25, 2013 9:00 am

BJPENN.COM’s Christmas 2013 Guide

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the entire crew at BJPENN.COM. On Dec. 25 we will be closed for business, but don’t let that stop you from getting in your MMA Fix for the day. Use this very handy Christmas day guide to browse our most popular sections and get caught up on all the...

Dec 24, 2013 10:38 am

Tate says Rousey is “just a body in the way of my title”

By Evan Stoumbelis This Saturday Miesha ‘Cupcake’ Tate will finally get her chance to avenge her loss to Ronda Rousey. After coaching oppsite each other on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter, Rousey and Tate will do battle this Saturday at the co-main event of UFC 168: Silva vs. Weidman. As fans saw over the...

Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am

Despite Promises UFC 168 PPV Price Jump May Be Here To Stay

Fans who purchase the UFC’s PPV events were less then thrilled when it was announced that UFC 168 would see a 5 dollar price jump. The normal prices for the events were $44.95 for SD and $54.95 for HD. UFC 168 will be available for $49.95 SD and $59.95 for HD. Is it shocking that...

Dec 24, 2013 9:47 am

Anderson Silva Made Major Changes To His Team For UFC 168 Rematch

Paula Sack sits down for an incisive one on one interview with former middleweight champ Anderson Silva as he prepares for his highly anticipated rematch at UFC 168. Catch the biggest event of the year: UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2, live on Pay-Per-View, Saturday, December 28, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “I...

Dec 24, 2013 9:44 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Says Sure, Give Hm Bantamweight Title Shot

“There’s a lot of work that needs to be done at 125. I need to dominate and clean out the entire division and then I can start thinking about going up to 135. Like I said, I’m happy to be at 125. I love training hard. I love the weight cut and I love fighting...

Dec 24, 2013 9:41 am

Askren: ‘The Bald-Headed Fat Man Won’t Let Me In’ The UFC

“They essentially told my manager, ‘We’re going to get something done,’ and six hours later, when I’m not in the meeting and not in the UFC office, I get a call saying, ‘It’s not going to happen. It is their business, and they can run their business however they want to run their business. But...

Dec 24, 2013 9:24 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey: I Don’t Feel Sorry For Breaking Tate’s Arm In Half

Ronda Rousey is always one to tell it like she sees it. In this video, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Rousey discuss the rivalry between Rousey and her challenger in a rematch, Miesha Tate. Rousey and Tate will compete in the co-main event at UFC 168 this Saturday, Dec. 28...

Dec 24, 2013 9:22 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman And Anderson Silva Watch Their First Fight

Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva recently sat down with Fightland to watch their first fight. The two discussed what they could have done differently in their first meeting, and analyzed their actions in their original fight. UFC 168 takes place Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev., and features two rematches in the main and co-main...

Dec 24, 2013 9:02 am

Vitor Belfort Asks for Winner of Weidman vs Silva

  Just in case anyone doubted that Vitor Belfort was interested in the winner of this weekend’s fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, he made it clear on twitter that he believes that he deserves the next title shot. “The Phenom” recently tweeted UFC president Dana White, saying “the fans and me are very...

Dec 24, 2013 8:55 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Flashback Episode One: Chris Weidman Vs. Anderson Silva 1

The debut episode of the UFC’s new show “Fight Flashback” premiered earlier this week, and in the first episode, it gives us an inside scoop on the first Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva bout, before they rematch this weekend at UFC 168. The video goes in-depth with dressing room footage, cage-side highlights, fighter commentary and...

Dec 24, 2013 8:52 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Plays Santa Clause

What gifts would former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva buy for some of the UFC’s biggest stars for Christmas? Happy holidays everyone.

Dec 23, 2013 3:51 pm

EA UFC Reveals Chael Sonnen’s In-Game Character

Electronic Arts, the video game company that is developing the upcoming UFC game, has been releasing pictures of the video game versions of some of the UFC’s biggest stars. Today, they released a picture of Chael Sonnen. Check it: The American Gangster, @SonnenCh in #EASPORTSUFC. High-res here: http://t.co/xHGbRUaI21 pic.twitter.com/dAhmb8r1DJ — EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC) December...

Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am

POLL: Did The UFC Deliver In 2013?

It’s our year-end poll here at BJPENN.COM and what better way to end our polling schedule than to ask fight fans if you are happy with the way things turned out in 2013. We got to see a full schedule of FOX programming, the launch of FOX Sports 1, GSP Retire, Anderson Silva lost his...

Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am

Anderson Silva: UFC 162 Loss Was “A Bad Day at Work”

“Sometimes you have a good day working,” former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained, “sometimes you have a bad day working.  My last fight [at UFC 162] was my bad day.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been one of the most highly anticipated rematches in mixed martial arts, and for plenty of reasons. ...

Dec 23, 2013 11:40 am

Jones Jr. Wins Weekend Bout, Wants Anderson Silva Next

Russian boxing promoter, Vladimir Hryunov, will be traveling to Las Vegas to meet with UFC President Dana White to discuss the potential for a super fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Anderson Silva.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Multi-divisional boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. defeated Zine Eddie Benmakhlouf this past weekend in Moscow, Russia to...

Dec 23, 2013 11:09 am

Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Reported for UFC 170

Both coming off unanimous-decision victories in their last bouts, lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (above) and Khabib Nurmagomedov have reportedly agreed to face one another at UFC 170, which takes place in February.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Lightweight fighters Khabib Numagomedov and Gilbert Melendez are set to face one another at UFC 170 this February,...

Dec 23, 2013 10:57 am

POLL RESULTS: Who Ya Got, Silva or Wiedman?

After a week of votes, it appears as if 74% of fight fans believe that Anderson Silva will get his vengeance this weekend against Chris Weidman to win back his UFC middleweight title. The two fighters face off this weekend in Las Vegas. After more than 5,000 votes in our latest poll here are the...

Dec 23, 2013 10:51 am

VIDEO | Rampage Caught Fighting Outside Hollywood Night Club

Mayhem Miller isn’t the only former UFC employee taking it to the streets. As seen in the above video, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson isn’t scared to tangle outside of the cage either. This altercation didn’t escalate too far, but after learning this man grabbed his girlfriend’s butt, Rampage was ready to tangle. From...

Dec 23, 2013 10:36 am

VIDEO | Connor McGregor: ‘Fastest In The Division, Forever In Shape’

UFC featherweight prospect, Connor McGregor, is making a startling recovery from surgery. Check it: 14 weeks post ACL surgery. 2 days after clearance to bounce. THE FASTEST IN THE DIVISION. FOREVER IN SHAPE. http://t.co/UubNTOyCts — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 22, 2013 You think I'm fucking about. That's 2am work right there post 10 rounds. I...

Dec 23, 2013 10:00 am

Johny Hendricks: “I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite”

“I see myself as a power puncher, but for some reason I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite. Does that make sense? I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself. I know [Lawler] is very talented. I know he has some power in his hands, and that’s what makes this fight exciting....

Dec 23, 2013 9:04 am

Ronda On Tate: ‘ She has a nice a$$, that’s how she got this fight’

“She really has to nitpick to try and find weaknesses in my game. I mean, she has to tell herself something. If you think about it, her best performance ever was against Marloes Coenen to win the Strikeforce belt. Then I beat her very decisively and then she had an embarrassing and bad performance against...

Dec 23, 2013 8:53 am

UFC 168’s Barnett on Browne: ‘It’s just another fight’

“It’s just another fight, man. The ring is still the same. It doesn’t matter if it’s just the two of us in the gym or if the world is watching. I’ve been doing this since I was a high school wrestler in Seattle and we’d get crowds for the meets. It’s nice people are interested...

Dec 23, 2013 8:45 am

Dana White: Everyone Wants Vitor To Get Silva/Weidman Winner

“On Saturday night, if Chris Weidman wins or Anderson Silva wins, the next massive, huge fight that everyone wants to see is Vitor Belfort. That’s what everybody wants to see. Vitor Belfort’s next. Or – I don’t know. You never know what happens here. Anything could happen, but there’s nothing but big fights for Vitor.”