Archive: mma

Dec 4, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Signs Three New Fighters To Its Roster

The UFC is continuing its march towards global domination, as three new prospects have been signed to the roster. Now, I’ll be first to admit that whenever we have a list of newly signed UFC fighters, it can sometimes read more like a “who’s that” list, rather than a “who’s who” list. But this time...

Dec 4, 2013 11:26 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Prepping For Latest DJ Gig In Australia

DJ Michael Bisping is a master on the ‘one’s and two’s’. His spinning prowess is so high-level that if ‘The Count’ should want to give up cage fighting for a worldwide tour of dominance in the area of night-club DJ’ing, he could do it with ease. If you have never seen Bisping entertaining crowds, check out...

Dec 4, 2013 10:31 am

Despite UFC 167, UFC Ranks Rory MacDonald Above Robbie Lawler

UFC 167 saw a sizeable upset when Robbie Lawler (left) defeated Rory MacDonald (right).  Coming into the fight, Lawler was ranked 9th in the welterweight contenders and MacDonald 3rd.  Weeks after the fight, you’d expect Lawler to have assumed MacDonald’s spot amongst the top three welterweight contenders, but the UFC rankings have MacDonald 3rd and...

Dec 4, 2013 9:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Chris Weidman Draws Motivation From Anderson Silva Poster

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, draws inspiration for his pending date with Anderson Silva by hanging a poster of his opponent as a reminder to stay focused. Check it out: One of the posters hanging around the house during this camp. #refusetolose http://t.co/iTqRi9ItPM — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) December 3, 2013


Dec 4, 2013 9:40 am

TUF: Nations Cast Announced – Show To Feature Welterweights, Middleweights

In an apparent plan for global domination that would leave Pinky and The Brain fuming with jealousy, The UFC is set to unleash yet another iteration of its reality tv show, “The Ultimate Fighter”, on the general public. As reported by MMASun, we will see welterweights and middleweights featured on the show, with Canada taking on Australia. Kyle Noke will...

Dec 4, 2013 8:22 am

WSOF Boss Ray Sefo Issues Warning To Rousimar Palhares

“I will not tolerate any of that nonsense that happened before. I’m pretty sure if he does it here, he won’t have somewhere else to go. I was one of the people that said the same thing, that I wasn’t interested. I don’t want to see someone get hurt … because of some silliness. Nogueira gave...

Dec 3, 2013 11:49 am

UFC on FOX 9’s Matt Brown Recounts Heroin Overdose That Lead To Near Death

“Back in the younger days when I was addicted to drugs and partying all the time,” said top-ten ranked UFC welterweight Matt Brown on the premier episode of UFC Road to the Octagon, “all I did was take that to the extreme.  Now I take something positive and take it to the extreme.  I’m still...

Dec 3, 2013 9:30 am

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov In The Works For UFC 170

An intriguing lightweight matchup is reportedly in the works between Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) and Rustam Khabilov for February’s UFC 170 event. This announcement comes by way of FOXSports.com, but UFC officials have yet to announce the bout. UFC 170 is set to go down in the UFC’s backyard of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event...

Dec 3, 2013 8:48 am

Three MMA Fighters Make Yahoo’s ‘Most Searched Athletes Of 2013’

Well… color me surprised – it seems that people are still interested in Tito Ortiz. A total of three MMA fighters made the list for Yahoo’s 10 most-searched athletes in 2013: Tito Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, and Gina Carano (yes, she’s apparently still an athlete). Ronda (ranked 5th) was the highest-placed fighter to make the top 10, with...

Dec 3, 2013 8:13 am

Despite Reports Dana White Denies Apologizing To Georges St. Pierre

And the saga continues. UFC President Dana White, who had harsh words for Georges St. Pierre after St. Pierre decided he would take some time away from the sport, now denies ever having apologized to the champion for his comments. St. Pierre’s long time mentor Krostof Midoux claimed that after the comments, White called St....

Dec 3, 2013 8:09 am

Herb Dean Draws Referee Assignment For Silva Vs. Weidman II

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn the referee assignment in the UFC 168 main event, a rematch between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and current champion Chris Weidman. In their first match, Weidman shocked the world when he knocked the dominant champion Silva out cold in the second round. Herb Dean was the referee...

Dec 3, 2013 7:58 am

Wanderlei Silva Promises A Safe Brazil For Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has never been Brazil’s favorite fighter. With Sonnen’s constant berating of Brazilian MMA Legends Anderson Silva, the Nogueira brothers, and Wanderlei Silva, saying he is disliked by Brazilian fans is an understatement. Since it was announced that Sonnen would be coaching on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, many thought he...

Dec 3, 2013 7:49 am

Frankie Edgar Reveals TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who coaches opposite former lightweight champion BJ Penn on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 show, has revealed to Bloody Elbow who his coaches were this season. “I brought the guys I work with every day and believe in. I brought in Mark Henry, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Anderson Franca, and some...

Dec 3, 2013 7:43 am

Forrest Griffin Says ‘Biased’ Ex-Fighters Should Not Be Judges

Judging has always been a major problem in MMA, and many in the community have called for ex-fighters to be judges, as they have competed in the sport, and know how fights should be judged. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, on the other hand, thinks it is a bad idea. Griffin Spoke to...

Dec 3, 2013 7:38 am

Ben Saunders Released By Bellator

The former UFC fighter, and three-time Bellator tournament competitor has been released by Bellator. MMAMania.com confirmed the news via Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, who said “I’ve been a ‘Killa B’ fan for years, and Ben’s given 100 percent of his heart every single time he’s stepped into the Bellator cage.” “After competing in three Bellator...

Dec 3, 2013 7:28 am

Kedzie Vs. Correia Replaces Caceras Vs. Gagnon on UFC Fight Night 33 Main Card

Since the Alex Caceras vs Mitch Gagnon fight was scrapped due to Gagnon’s visa issues, A women’s fight between UFC newcomer Bethe Correia and WMMA veteran Julie Kedzie has been bumped up to a main card slot. Julie Kedzie has been a staple of women’s MMA, a veteran who started her career in 2004. Kedzie...

Dec 3, 2013 7:25 am

Mike Kogan: Diaz’s Salary Dropped Because “I Suck As A Manager, Lol”

Many were confused when the The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale salary list came out, and saw that Nate Diaz’s payout had dropped to $15,000 to show, and $15,000 to win. The strangest part, was the man Diaz beat, Gray Maynard, made $45,000 just to show up. Cage Potato reached out to Diaz’s manager Mike...

Dec 3, 2013 7:13 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Akira Tops List Of 8 Fighter Suspensions

Akira Corassani, who won via disqualification due to an illegal knee against Maximo Blanco at The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale has now been sidelined for up to six months. Corassani had his nose broken in five places due to the knee, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has decided to medically suspend the The...

Dec 2, 2013 7:49 pm

Late Night Cage Side Radio Episode 33 Replay With Lance Palmer and Raquel Pennington

Another great episode from the crew of Late Night Cage Side Radio powered by BJPENN.com is in the books. Lance Palmer joined the show to discuss his upcoming bout with Georgi Karakhanyan for the inaugural featherweight title this Saturday at WSOF 7 in Vancouver. A confident Palmer gave listeners his background as a martial artist,...

Dec 2, 2013 11:41 am

REPORT | Del Rosario Taken Off Life Support, Showing Signs Of Improvement

Last week it looked like all hope was lost in regards to UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario. The Heavyweight prospect and former world champion kickboxer has been hospitalized since last Tuesday and multiple reports that his passing was eminent were all around the web. Today we have a new hope. In a report coming out...

Dec 2, 2013 11:41 am

MMA World Reacts To Tragic Passing Of Paul Walker

In a time where we are dealing with the unfortunate circumstances surrounding our own Shane Del Rosario it’s hard to imagine or have room in our heart for another tragic event. Unfortunately, that has happened but outside the world of Mixed Martial Arts. Film star Paul Walker was announced dead this past weekend following a...

Dec 2, 2013 11:39 am

Firas Zahabi Says St-Pierre’s Return is 50/50

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he will be taking some time off from the sport of mixed martial arts after his most recent title defense against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.  The announcement left many fans – along with Hendricks and UFC President Dana White – confused and demanding that St-Pierre fight Hendricks...

Dec 2, 2013 11:29 am

POLL RESULTS: Do You Think GSP Should Retire?

In last week’s BJPENN.COM Poll we were still hung up on the GSP vs. Johny Hendricks aftermath. Today we still have no clear indication of what UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre plans for his future are, but we now know what MMA fans think he should do. 32% of you who voted believe he will retire...

Dec 2, 2013 11:20 am

Would Ben Askren Compete on TUF? He Says ‘Not a Chance’

Still in the limbo known as free agency since Bellator chose not to renew his contract this past summer, Ben Askren had his hopes set on joining the UFC’s ranks.  Does that mean the Bellator welterweight champion would be willing to compete in the UFC’s reality-television series, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ for a shot at a...

Dec 2, 2013 9:24 am

UFC Fight Night 34 Set To Launch UFC’s Digital Online Network

By Evan Stoumbelis With the UFC making it’s first trip to Singapore for UFC Fight Night 34 Saffiedine vs. Lim on January 4th fans have been unsure of how they will be able to watch the event go down. The UFC has announced a global expansion with many cards being held in Europe. In addition...