Archive: mma

Nov 13, 2013 12:18 pm

Hendricks Says He Hasn’t Had To “Showcase” His Whole Skillset Until Now

“It’s a feeling,” Johny Hendricks said when asked why he thinks he’ll be the man to dethrone UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre this Saturday.  “It’s that desire, that want.  It’s something inside of me that you can’t explain.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If there is one consistency in MMA, it is the regularity with...

Nov 13, 2013 11:07 am

UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre’s Potential Record Breaking Weekend

Long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (left) will face Johny Hendricks (right) this Saturday at UFC 167.  With a win, GSP will break several records in the UFC, surpassing some of the sport’s legends like Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre steps into the...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 167 Video Blog

Dana’s UFC 167 vlog is a look behind the scenes of the past weeks Fights. UFC Fight for the Troops and UFC on FS1 : Belfort vs Hendo. UFC 167: GSP vs Hendricks Live on PPV this SAT

Nov 13, 2013 9:31 am

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Fires Back At Gilbert Melendez, Says K.O. In his Future

Fresh off their fight of the decade performance, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez continue the fight, but without a cage they are using their words to punish one-another. It wasn’t long ago that Melendez said a rematch against Sanchez would be easy money. And now that word has gotten back to Diego he warns his...

Nov 13, 2013 9:25 am

‘World’s Tallest Featherweight’ Added To UFC Roster

At a staggering 6-foot-4, the UFC’s newest addition to the featherweight division, Will Chope has been signed and given his first contractual UFC obligation. A fight with fellow newcomer Bekbulat Magomedov. The two UFC rookies will square off at UFC Fight Night 34, the event which serves as the UFC debut in Singapore set to...

Nov 13, 2013 7:58 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White: Many Brazilian TUF Hopefuls Want Sonnen As Coach

One would think that at this point Chael Sonnen is the sworn enemy of all Brazilian citizens. From bashing their fighters to insulting their education and technology, Sonnen has been digging his own Brazilian grave for years. Now slated to coach TUF Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, he apparently has more support than anyone could have...

Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Manny Gamburyan on TUF 18 & Ronda’s Public Image Hit

Yesterday we released part 1 of Manny Gamburyan’s BJPENN.COM Radio Exclusive Interview where he addressed the ongoing saga with former opponent Cole Miller. In today’s part 2 ‘The Anvil” discussed all things Ronda Rousey and The Ultimate Fighter season 18. As part of Rousey’s coaching staff, Gamburyan was privy to all the happenings in the...

Nov 12, 2013 12:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Cat Zingano on Alexis Davis: “I Really Don’t Find Her a Threat”

“The idea got thrown out there for Alexis to come up and take that spot,” Cat Zingano told Radio about possible UFC women’s bantamweight contender Alexis Davis, “but realistically I haven’t heard that’s going to be the case.”  Following Davis’ impressive win over Liz Carmouche, there has been talk that the injured Zingano may...

Nov 12, 2013 12:50 pm

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Discusses Loss To Emmanuel Newton at Bellator 106

“I felt like I pushed the action, I felt like I had the bigger shots.  I was never hurt in the fight,” Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal said about his most recent loss to Emmanuel Newton at Bellator 106.  “I felt like my style was more effective damage-wise, and I felt that I won the fight,...

Nov 12, 2013 12:29 pm

3 Career Fighters Who Made a Comeback takes a look at three career fighters who turned their careers around and are currently relevant despite a long career. 3. Robbie Lawler I think most of the MMA community would say that the “Ruthless” in Robbie Lawler never left. Despite leaving the UFC and having mixed success outside the Octagon, Lawler did eventually...

Nov 12, 2013 12:21 pm

GSP’s Mentor Told Him To Retire in the Cage Saturday Night

“I told him, ‘After this one, it’s over!  Shine on that night.  Finish that dude in front of everyone.  Shut your detractors up.  If you finish that guy, if you knock him out, then you’ll be free, you’ll be happy to take the microphone and to say that you’re done.  To say that you are...

Nov 12, 2013 12:16 pm

Rick Story Gives Advice to GSP on Defeating Hendricks: ‘Take The Fight To Him’

“Johny has everyone backing up, and then if someone tries to get him to go backwards, Johny will take them down,” explained Rick Story, the only man to defeat UFC welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks (both shown above).  “I took the fight to Johny, that’s the only difference.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was...

Nov 12, 2013 12:12 pm

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler: “I Come to Beat People Up and Have a Good Time”

“I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready,” said UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who takes on fellow top contender in Rory MacDonald this weekend at UFC 167.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Robbie Lawler’s...

Nov 12, 2013 10:54 am

Evans says Sonnen’s distractions will come back to haunt him

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is slated to fight Chael Sonnen this Saturday at UFC 167. Evans spoke on The MMA Hour to host Ariel Helwani about the distractions Sonnen is facing going into the bout, mainly his consistent presence on Fox Sports 1’s UFC tonight. “I definitely...

Nov 12, 2013 10:02 am

Thiago Tavares Plans a Drop to 145 Following Recent Win

After securing an impressive rear-naked choke in the very first frame of the fight over Justin Salas (after an accidental cut caused during his warmup almost halted the scheduled bout), it looks as though Thiago Tavares will look to make a new home at 145 lbs. Tavares has always shown amazing potential in the UFC’s...

Nov 12, 2013 9:31 am

Keith Kizer Discusses Protocol Needed For Belfort NSAC Licensing

After showing improvements in his striking ability and diversity (evident by three straight knockouts via head kick), Vitor Belfort has seemingly positioned himself at the front of the line for the next crack at the UFC middleweight title after Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman settle their business in the octagon. However, a problem arises in...

Nov 12, 2013 8:38 am

VIDEO | Matt Mitrione Flips Our After Losing NAGA Grappling Match

Who likes to lose? No one likes to lose, but we can add Matt Mitrione to the list of people who just flat out lose their cool when defeated in competition. In the video UFC the UFC heavyweight fighter is seen getting really ticked off about a match that didn’t go his way at a...

Nov 12, 2013 8:19 am

Rony Jason suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following Fight Night 32 incident

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF: Brazil winner Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano picked up the first loss of his career last Saturday to Jeremy Stephens. However it was what happened after the fight that put Rony in the media spotlight. After the fight, a devastated Rony smashed a door with his elbow in the locker room which required...

Nov 12, 2013 7:58 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans Punches Radio Host Jim Norton

Former light-heavyweight champion, ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans was a recent guest on the Opie and Andy show where he punched Jim Norton. Evans fights Chael Sonnen this weekend in the UFC 167 co-main event.

Nov 12, 2013 7:19 am

Jon Jones Details ‘Beef’ With Daniel Cormier

“The whole story behind me and him is just so silly. I met him, and I came up to him with a big smile on my face. He’s another black guy in the sport, and I felt the need to say hello to him, and I was just like ‘hey man, I hear you’re a...

Nov 11, 2013 4:27 pm

UFC Fight Night 32 Medical Suspensions Report

16 fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 32 event have been medically suspended following their respective bouts inside the Octagon. Two of those men have been put on six-month suspension. The Brazilian Athletic Commission has released their mandates and the terms will put both Brandon Thatch and Rony Jason among the rosters most lengthy suspension...