Archive: mma

Dec 12, 2013 7:39 am

John McCarthy Set To Ref UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

“Big” John McCarthy, one of the most well respected and revered referees in the sport, has been assigned to the main event fight of UFC on FOX 9, a flyweight title fight between Joseph Benevidez and Demetrious Johnson. The California State Athletic Commission recently released the assignments. The three judges that are assigned to the...

Dec 11, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Announces Signing Of 11 Female Strawweight’s For All-Female TUF 20

It was just announced by the UFC that they have added a 115 pound straw-weight women’s division. UFC’s twitter account announced big news. First revealing that they had acquired 11 fighter contracts from Invicta, then they tweeted the names of each of those 11 straw-weight fighters. Then came the news that all 11 fighters will...

Dec 11, 2013 4:01 pm

Thomson Knows Better: Says Pettis Could Have Fought Him On Torn PCL

Josh Thomson has a bone to pick with Anthony Pettis. After Pettis was forced out of a scheduled match up with Thomson due to a PCL injury, Thomson decided to go on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to blast Pettis for pulling out of their fight. “I kind of figured that he was going to...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Manuwa Surprised Gustafsson Didn’t Duck Him

After an amazing battle against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, many people thought Alexander Gustafsson deserved an immediate rematch. It wasn’t to be, however, and Gustafsson is now set to face Jimi Manuwa (pictured) after his original opponent, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced out of the fight due to an injury. Manuwa, who has won...

Dec 11, 2013 2:43 pm

QUICK TWITT | Cain Velasquez Shoulder Surgery A Success, Champ Currently In Recovery

UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has gone under the knife for a torn labrum. Initially it was thought that the UFC’s personal ‘Brown Pride’ representative would not need surgery, but Cain and his medical team decided that the medical procedure was the right course of action. The champ is no stranger to surgery and the...

Dec 11, 2013 12:15 pm

White Admits To Meltdown Following GSP Fight, Says No Big Announcement Coming Tomorrow

GSP is holding a press-conference tomorrow that the MMA media has billed as an important announcement on the fighting future of the UFC’s welterweight champion. Rumors of retirement, vacation, family issues and more have revolved around the Canadian super-star ever since his split-decision win over Johny Hendricks. With his press-conference set for tomorrow in Canada,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:57 am

Coach Ludwig Predicting A Team Alpha Male Sweep At UFC on FOX 9 This Weekend

Team Alpha Male is showing out this weekend in Sacramento, California. In their hometown, four of the world-renowned team’s fighters will be competing on UFC on FOX 9. Joseph Benavidez is competing in the main event for the UFC flyweight title, Urijah Faber fights for a contender slot against Michael McDonald in the co-main event,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:38 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir & Jon Jones Fight Outside Russian After-Party

Having both attended the Legends Fight show in Russia, UFC fighters Frank Mir and Jon Jones both took to the show’s after-party to engage in some good old-fashioned fun in the streets. In the video we see the two teammates sparring for fun, in public, after what we can only assume to be a fun...

Dec 11, 2013 11:29 am

VIDEO | MMA Fighter Subdues Knife Wielding Thief In Record Store Heist

Professional cage fighter, Tom “Mate” Anderton makes his living selling records in the day at Tom’s Music Trade in Red Lion, PA. The business owner recently got to put his fighting skills to the test when a thief tried to steal from his store. Anderton was able to disarm the robber and secure a choke,...

Dec 11, 2013 11:16 am

White Nixes Hunt vs. Bigfoot Rematch Talk

Many have called last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 33 main event the best heavyweight fight of all-time, including UFC boss Dana White. However, that accolade will not be enough to guarantee the two participants an immediate rematch to settle their five-round draw. The UFC boss took to an interview on Canadian Television to clear the...

Dec 11, 2013 11:07 am

UFC Signs Two New Welterweights for Upcoming Fight Night Cards

The UFC has added two welterweight fighters to their roster, both of whom will be fighting in upcoming UFC Fight Night bouts early next year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Various sources have confirmed that the UFC has added two welterweight fighters for upcoming appearances at UFC Fight Night bouts. Nate Loughran will be returning...

Dec 11, 2013 11:05 am

UFC Fight Night 33 Ratings Dropped from TUF 18 Finale

Despite hosting one of the most epic heavyweight bouts in recent history, UFC Fight Night 33 drew average ratings – but it saw significantly less viewers than the previous UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The ratings from last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 33 show a viewership that remains...

Dec 11, 2013 11:04 am

T.J. Waldburger to Fight Mike Pyle at UFC 170

Welterweight fighters T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle (above) are set to face one another this February at UFC 170, UFC officials announced.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA T.J. Waldburger and Mike Pyle will fight one another at UFC 170, UFC officials announced today through the Las Vegas Sun. UFC 170 will take place on February...

Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am

Australian Police Commissioner Likens UFC To Caged Animals And Crime Scenes

How many times will uninformed public officials mis-label MMA as a ‘no-rules’ barbaric contest? I don’t have the answer to that, but I do know, it’s happened again, recently on Australian soil. New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione took to ‘The Australian‘ to discuss the growing sport of Mixed Martial Arts and the impact...

Dec 11, 2013 10:30 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Fighting For Security: ‘I Never Want To Work Again’

“I want my son and my wife to have a good life and never have to worry about anything. I wasn’t handed anything in this sport, I’ve never had any easy fights and I’ve just been working hard to get where I am. I’m not going to set my goal to beat Anderson Silva’s title...

Dec 11, 2013 9:15 am

VIDEO | An Animated Urijah Faber Brings Another Fight Story

UFC bantamweight fighter and self-proclaimed connoisseur of awesome fight stories, Urijah Faber, gives us another animated fight story, this time bringing comedian Daryl Wright to tell of a wild day at the Laundromat. And with just a few days before Faber takes on Michael McDonald at UFC on FOX 9 this Saturday in Sacramento, it...

Dec 11, 2013 9:10 am

Junior Dos Santos Expects To Fight Josh Barnett Or Travis Browne Next

Junior dos Santos, after facing his second defeat at the hands of UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, is confident his next fight will be against a big name. The two men he has in mind, Josh Barnett and Travis Browne, are set to face off this month at UFC 168. “I believe it would [make...

Dec 11, 2013 9:07 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort Punishes Unruly Church Goers In North Carolina

Top-ranked UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has long been at the top of the sport, and in recent years he has accumulated some vicious highlight-reel knockouts against the division’s best stars.  In this video, a promotion for the North Carolina Elevation Church, the UFC superstar lends his fighting abilities to maintain good behavior among church-goers....

Dec 11, 2013 8:59 am

John Makdessi Set to Face Alan Patrick at UFC 169 in February

UFC lightweight fighters John Makdessi and Alan Patrick are set to fight at UFC 169, which will take place on February 1 in Newark, New Jersey.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC officials announced Tuesday the addition of a lightweight bout between Canadian John Makdessi and Brazilian Alan Patrick to the UFC 169 card. UFC...

Dec 11, 2013 8:58 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Joe Lauzon Looks to Make Mac Danzig Pay for Last Loss

UFC lightweight fighter Joe Lauzon returns to the Octagon Saturday, leading off the UFC on FOX 9 main card with a three-round fight against Mac Danzig.  Coming into the bout, Lauzon is focused on getting back into the win column.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This Saturday at UFC on FOX 9, fans will see...

Dec 11, 2013 8:56 am

Erick Silva To Face Nate Loughran At Fight Night 36

  Erick Silva will get a chance to bounce back from his devastating (and shocking) knockout loss to Dong Hyun Kim in October, as he is now scheduled to meet Nate Loughran at UFC Fight Night 36. Silva arrived to the UFC with great fanfare but has stumbled on his assumed journey to the top, as he seems...

Dec 10, 2013 11:00 am

Remembering the life and career of Shane Del Rosario

It’s a strange thing, finding out that someone who you don’t know personally, but know from the media has passed away. It’s almost like you’re not sure if you should grieve and be upset. You weren’t family, you weren’t friends; but still you feel that sense of sadness and pain. What should we do? There...

Dec 10, 2013 10:22 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Tragic Passing Of Shane Del Rosario

Yesterday, BJPENN.COM was the first to report on the tragic passing of UFC heavyweight fighter, Shane Del Rosario. Today we have a group of twitter posts from popular MMA Figures expressing their condolences for the loss the MMA world just suffered. Shane Del Rosario passed away after two-weeks of hospitalization, fighting through the final days...

Dec 10, 2013 10:06 am

Rankings Update: Diaz Knocks Maynard Down, Shogun/Hunt Rise Up & More

By Evan Stoumbelis This past weekend fans were fortunate enough to see Hunt vs. Bigfoot as the headline of the UFC Brisbane card. Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fought a great 5 round battle to a decision which ended in a draw. Also on the card we saw PRIDE FC legend Mauricio...

Dec 10, 2013 8:13 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Johnson vs. Benavidez 1

Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez both had success as bantamweights before competing in the new flyweight division tournament. After winning their respective fights, the pair meet here to determine who will the first-ever UFC flyweight champion.