Archive: mma

Nov 15, 2013 7:01 am

Dana White: Georges St. Pierre Has The Bank Account To Retire Comfortably

Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, the long-standing welterweight champion of the UFC, has undoubtedly earned a sizable fortune throughout his mixed martial arts career. Sizable enough, it seems, that Dana White believes that St. Pierre has enough money to retire after his fight against Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and live comfortably. Rumors have been circulating throughout...

Nov 15, 2013 6:59 am

Dana White Has No Interest In Signing “Funky” Ben Askren

“Funky” Ben Askren, the undefeated and dominant Bellator welterweight champion recently ran the course of his Bellator contract, and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has shown no interest in resigning the champion, calling him a “completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension.” “We’ve relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign...

Nov 15, 2013 6:55 am

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Claims He Feels Like The Quinton From Pride

  Bellator 106 was supposed to be Bellator’s first PPV event, but an injury to Tito “The People’s Champion” Ortiz called off the main event fight between Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and ended Bellator’s PPV plans. Bellator 106 ended up on Spike TV as a free event, but Jackson was still disconcerted with the...

Nov 15, 2013 6:53 am

TUF China Cast Revealed

  It was announced some time ago that there would be an Ultimate Fighter: China. We now know that UFC middleweight Cung Le will serve as the Dana White figure on the show. The coaches have yet to be announced, but the fighters who will participate in the show’s inaugural season have. It’s a safe...


Nov 15, 2013 6:52 am

Dan Hardy Says Thai Boxing In His Future If MMA Is Not

Former UFC Welterweight number one contender Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy hasn’t been seen in the cage for almost a year after he was diagnosed with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome, better known as “Wolf Heart” which is a heart defect that causes an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart. This condition can often lead to...

Nov 14, 2013 8:16 pm

Jon Jones Pulls Out Of UFC 170 Main Event Against Glover Teixeria

There is not much information at this point as to why Jon “Bones” Jones will not be defending his title against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 170 as announced yesterday by Dana White. Today Dana White announced Jon Jones would not be fighting on Feb 22nd against Teixeira. “I told you yesterday...

Nov 14, 2013 4:16 pm

‘Bellator: Rampage vs. Beltran’ Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from The Social bar inside the Revel casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s November 15th event, which will showcase MMA icon, Rampage Jackson’s Bellator debut, the Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight and the Bellator Featherweight Finals. Bellator MMA will take place from Revel on Thursday, November 15th with...

Nov 14, 2013 11:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Raquel Pennington’s Official TUF Episode 11 Blog For BJPENN.COM

Where to even begin with this episode!! So obviously the tension with team Tate got a little crazy and having two teammates fight one another was just an emotional wreck with the two fighters! They both wanted the coaches attention, which is fair but makes it hard when there is just that one main coach! It...

Nov 14, 2013 10:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Newton Rematch, His Fighting Persona and Future

In part two of our interview, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal focuses on MMA. Host: Transitioning to MMA here: what do you think went wrong against Emanuel Newton a couple of weekends ago at Bellator 106? Lawal: Personally, I thought I won. I thought I won rounds one, four and five. He landed that neck kick...

Nov 14, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Cat Zingano Gives Her Take On Fighting Cain Velasquez

“I may get my butt kicked,” UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Cat Zingano said about fighting UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, “but he’d definitely remember we got in a fight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was a passing comment that became an internet sensation when UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey told reporters that she...

Nov 14, 2013 10:39 am

3 Questions to Ask Yourself about GSP vs. Hendricks

This weekend’s UFC 167’s main event features a marquee match-up in Johny Hendricks vs. current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. Johny is being described as the only real challenger left with the potential to beat GSP. What do you think his chances are? I would recommend asking yourself the following three questions before you...

Nov 14, 2013 10:14 am

Johny Wants To Make GSP’s Eyes Roll Back

“What I don’t have respect for is implying that I’m on steroids when he knows nothing about me,” said Hendricks. “Has anyone accused me of steroids? Has anyone accused me of being on growth. Hell no… I’ve been clean my whole entire life. And here all of a sudden, some dude who doesn’t know me...

Nov 14, 2013 9:47 am

QUICK TWITT | Pettis Fires Back: Nate Diaz you have a “lissssp”, lost 2 last fights

Rivalry alert! Something is brewing between Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz and I don’t seeing it ending here. This whole thing started when Nate was a guest on BJPENN.COM Radio and blasted Pettis prior to him beating Benson Henderson. Two days ago we covered Nate Diaz’s recent attack towards Anthony Pettis and his seemingly never-ending...

Nov 14, 2013 9:29 am

Gamblers Corner: The Latest UFC 167 Odds And Betting Lines

UFC 167, GSP vs. Hendricks is just two short days away. And while we may not facilitate of even condone sports betting here at BJPENN.COM, we acknowledge that some of our fans do. Probably one of the better places to shop odds is at BestFightOdds.com, check the money action below: Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m....

Nov 14, 2013 9:15 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | GSP vs. Carlos Condit

After taking more than a year off following a torn ACL, Georges St-Pierre returned to face interim champion Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit at UFC 154. Condit exceeded expectations but still did not do enough to unseat the two-time champion.

Nov 14, 2013 8:58 am

Royce Gracie wants ‘no gloves, no time limit, and no rules’ back in the UFC

Royce Gracie, UFC 1 champion and Brazilian jujitsu legend, recently gave his thoughts on the UFC’s popularity and how it has grown since its creation. Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) spoke Wednesday, during UFC 167’s media workouts. “It became mainstream. I know because little kids now, when I travel – I’m on the road about...

Nov 14, 2013 8:46 am

Matt Riddle out Of Bellator 109 Bout

It would seem that Matt Riddle’s Bellator debut is yet again postponed. According to his opponent Nathan Coy, Riddle has pulled out of next week’s Bellator 109 card for unknown reasons. Coy, understandably, is not happy about the bout’s cancellation. “This is my livelihood. I’m supporting my family by doing this. I needed this opportunity...

Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...

Nov 13, 2013 5:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Pro Wrestling Progression, Diamond Dallas Page Yoga & More

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal recently sat down with Late Night Cageside Radio, and discussed pro wrestling, his relationship with former pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, and his new gluten-free diet. In part two of the interview, Lawal spoke about his rematch fight with Emanuel Newton, his future in Bellator, and the state of MMA. Host:...

Nov 13, 2013 4:41 pm

Great UFC quotes Part 1

There have been some memorable things said in the UFC and some of them stick out in our minds as noteworthy. These are some of the ones I remember off the top of my head that really had an impact at the time they were said, but blooper type statements (Tito Ortiz-isms) were not included....

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...