Archive: mma

Nov 4, 2013 12:02 pm

POLL | Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

Last Saturday the Bellator promotion put their best foot forward with a triple-header title fight event. After making the shift from pay-per-view to live TV, removing notable stars like Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo the show went on with three title fights. In front of a near empty Arena the combatants squared off in a...

Nov 4, 2013 11:54 am

Jones claims UFC gave Gustafsson easy fight with Lil Nog to protect rematch

  By Evan Stoumbelis UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones sounded off to MMAFighting about the situation involving the UFC’s matchmaking decision to have Alexander Gustafsson fight Antonio ‘Lil Nog’ Nogueira. Jones described his reaction to hearing the matchup to MMAFighting in an interview: “I was like ‘Really? You want him to have the rematch that...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Lyoto Machida Back Under UFC Contract With Signing Of New Deal

Unbeknownst to many, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida completed the last bout on his contract when he knocked out Mark Munoz in the first round of their recent fight. I even have it on good authority that he toyed with free agency and took offers from other popular MMA promotions. In a recent tweet...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Medical Suspensions: Bellator 106’s Alvarez & Chandler Among 22 Suspended Fighters

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place this Saturday in Long Beach California during which Eddie Alvarez avenged his loss to the formerly undefeated Michael Chandler to win the lightweight belt, Emmanuel Newton defeated King Mo to win the interim light-heavyweight belt, Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran to win the featherweight belt, and Joe Riggs...

Nov 4, 2013 10:38 am

‘Cage Rust’ Not A Concern For Dominick Cruz

“I feel that cage rust is something that’s brought up to give odds makers something to bet on. I think you can work it completely out of your system as long as you’re in training camp and training correctly. The biggest part about ring rust is the mental part. I think a lot of that...

Nov 4, 2013 10:32 am

Renan Barao Looking Forward To Unification Bout With Cruz

“We’re finally getting in there to do the fight that everybody wants to see and find out who’s the real champion. I always wanted it and rooted for his (Cruz’s) recovery. I feel I’m the champion. Being in there and doing my work, I’m a champion already. He’s also the champion, but I am too....

Nov 4, 2013 10:06 am

Wanderlei Silva: I’ll make Chael Sonnen pay in the Octagon

By Evan Stoumbelis The feud between Chael Sonnen and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva continues. Sonnen and Silva have exchanged words over Twitter and through various media sources over the last several months, with their most recent confrontation taking place when Silva confronted Sonnen at a Mr. Olympia event in September. (see video here)...

Nov 2, 2013 10:47 am

Jon Jones Looking For February Or March Return

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been enjoying some well deserved time off since his last title defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC’s youngest title holder has gone through a ‘murderers row’ of contenders in route to becoming one of the sports pound-for-pound wrecking machines. Now set to fight Glover Teixeira, the only thing left...

Nov 1, 2013 2:21 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Top 10 Rankings Updated For All Divisions

By Evan Stoumbelis This past week the rankings section of our site was revamped and updated. Many changes have been made in the UFC recently in regards to fighters changing weight classes, champions getting dethroned and top 10 fighters falling off . The official BJPENN.COM rankings will be updated after every major MMA event with...

Nov 1, 2013 11:25 am

Sonnen: I can beat Rashad Evans, but I don’t know how

“You know, I’m on the card and I’m a huge fan, but outside of my fight and (George) St-Pierre’s, I don’t know who else is fighting that night. The card as a whole has not been promoted. I think when you have Georges St. Pierre on a card, then at times they view that as...

Nov 1, 2013 11:04 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Goes On Major Tirade Over ‘Lil Nog’ Fight Cancellation

Last night we learned that ‘Lil Nog’ was forced out of his bout opposite Alexander Gustafsson with a back injury. For the light-heavyweight Nogueira brother this is becoming par for the course. After several missed dates inside the UFC’s Octagon due to injury, Chael Sonnen has long been putting Nogueira on blast for what Sonnen...

Nov 1, 2013 10:54 am

Uriah Hall Discusses Recent Altercation With Mayhem Miller

“Initially, I saw a big bald-headed dude. Then it hit me that it was Mayhem Miller. I was a little star struck, at first. He was yelling at me though, and wanted to talk to the girl. I guess it was his ex. I tried to stay calm and just diffuse things. I was still...

Oct 31, 2013 1:51 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov, Khabib Agrees

  The bay area fighters are at odds once again. After a storied rivalry between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson, the UFC’s former title challenger, Gilbert Melendez has a new AKA fighter on his radar, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The former Strikeforce champ spoke on the potential matchup in a recent interview with FOX LA. “I know...

Oct 31, 2013 1:25 pm

QUICK TWITT | TUF Fighter Who Missed Weight Gets Six-Figure Contract Out Of WSOF

Last night it was revealed on The Ultimate Fighter season 18 that Team Tate’s top male pick had missed weight in his quarter-final bout and was ejected from the show, house and tournament by a very irate UFC President. Having likely squashed all hopes of being a UFC fighter, Cody Bollinger was fortunate enough to...

Oct 31, 2013 12:50 pm

Erick Silva Calls Out Fellow Brazilian Demian Maia

  Rising UFC welterweight Erick Silva is trying to take a move out of Chael Sonnen’s playbook and has called out a Brazilian fighter in the form of Demian Maia. If booked the UFC’s welterweight division will be poised for a barn burner fit to headline or co-headline any Fight Night type event. The younger...

Oct 31, 2013 12:42 pm

Vitor Belfort Wants To Keep Fighting Into His 40’s

“I believe in joy. When I step into the octagon and I don’t feel the pleasure and I don’t feel the adrenaline and the purpose, I think it will be time to stop. “I made a plan to go into my 40s, so that’s kind of the plan. So I like to plan things. I...