Archive: mma

Oct 8, 2013 10:36 am

UFC Looks to Implement Time-Limit for Stripping Titles from Injured Champions

Despite not fighting for 2 years because of a torn ACL, Dominick Cruz (left) still holds the UFC bantamweight title.  Meanwhile, Renan Barao has defended his interim bantamweight title twice since earning the belt in July of 2012.  According to UFC President Dana White, the UFC may be implementing a time limit so situations like...

Oct 8, 2013 10:36 am

Alex Garcia and Andreas Stah To Debut Against One Another at UFC Fight Night 33

Two UFC rookies are set to face one another at UFC Fight Night 33, as undefeated Andreas Stahl looks to fight Alex Garcia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added a welterweight bout to its UFC Fight Night 33 card in December featuring two newcomers to the organization. Andreas Stahl (9-0) of Sweden...

Oct 8, 2013 10:24 am

Machida Took Bout With Training Partner To Keep The UFC Happy

“I thought for a while about it (when UFC offered the change), but I didn’t want to disappoint and frustrate the UFC. The date wasn’t that bad. I was already training hard for my fight, so I decided to take it. They were both main events, but this is a better one because Mark Munoz...

Oct 7, 2013 4:07 pm

Frank Mir Would Likely Retire If Cut By The UFC

“I think it just depends on how much we are able to draw. I’ve always tried to help in that argument. When people ask for certain explanations on why certain guys get title shots and some guys don’t, I’ve always told people this is a business. It isn’t so much who has a 30-0 record,...

Oct 7, 2013 3:58 pm

Ryan Couture: No Regrets In Handling Of Dana White and Father’s Fued

“I don’t regret the approach we took. I still don’t feel a need to be on anyone’s s— list,” Ryan says with a chuckle.“Besides, with dad’s schedule and how often he has to be out of town, even the country, there’s no guarantee he would have been able to make my fights anyway. So, it...

Oct 7, 2013 3:50 pm

Quick Twitt | Dana White: Demian Maia Could Get Title Shot With Win Over Shields

This Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 Demian Maia and Jake Shields face off in a pivotal welterweight clash. To make things more dramatic come fight night, UFC President Dana White just confirmed that if Maia should obtain victory in this week’s main event he could face the winner of GSP vs. Hendricks. The UK’s Gareth...

Oct 7, 2013 3:31 pm

‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PT as NCM Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS to the big screen. Fight fans will get a front-row view of all the pulse-pounding action when longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre...

Oct 7, 2013 1:07 pm

Mike Dolce Releases Statement On Working With BJ Penn, Heading To Hawaii

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Mike Dolce sporting some Team Penn attire in the near future. The famed dietitian has now committed to assisting with the nutrition needs of BJ Penn as he ascends weight classes from welterweight to featherweight for his upcoming fight against Frankie Edgar. Here is what Dolce released to...

Oct 7, 2013 1:01 pm

Peralta vs. Payan Added To UFC 168

A featherweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s year-end show in the form of Robert Peralta (pictured) versus Estevan Payan. UFC officials announced the pairing this afternoon. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event plays host to two title...

Oct 7, 2013 11:34 am

Fabio Maldonado: I Will ‘Hurt and Knock Out’ Joey Beltran at UFC Fight Night 29

  Citing the fans as his motivation, UFC light heavyweight fighter Fabio Maldonado talked about his fight this Wednesday against Joey Beltran at UFC Fight Night 29.  As fight night draws nearer, Maldonado’s confidence in defeating Beltran only grows.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC light heavyweight fighter, Fabio Maldonado (19-6), will be taking...

Oct 7, 2013 11:27 am

Renzo Gracie Answers Dana White on Why He Wants to Fight

  “Last time I checked I didn’t have wrinkles,” MMA Legend Renzo Gracie said in reference to his desire to fight at 46 years of age.  “Not even on my nut sack.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It has been a back-and-forth between one of MMA’s living legends and the President of the UFC,...

Oct 7, 2013 11:26 am

UFC Featherweight Cole Miller Talks of Sponsorship Woes

Raking in cash as a pro fighter isn’t as easy as one would think. Look no further than UFC featherweight Cole Miller. While fighter salaries has been a hot button topic throughout 2013, Miller sheds a little light on a subject not often brought up; sponsorships. Miller has fought 14 times in the UFC and...

Oct 7, 2013 10:53 am

VIDEO | JDS: “When I Hit People, They Go Down”

“I see things better than I did before. When I hit people, they go down.” No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos discusses his rubber match with Cain Velasquez and his plans to knock the champion out…again.

Oct 7, 2013 10:37 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Demian Maia vs. Chael Sonnen

Before his drop to the UFC’s welterweight division Demian Maia was a middleweight who tore through the division in route to a title shot against Anderson Silva. During his climb to the top he faced off with Chael Sonnen and we have the video (above). Demain Maia now faces Jake Shields in the UFC Fight...

Oct 7, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | TUF18: Episode 6 Preview

Fighters enjoy a Hooters-catered pool party while Muay Thai specialist Jessamyn Duke prepares for her long awaited battle against brawler Raquel Pennington.

Oct 7, 2013 10:05 am

Series: Ask a BJJ Black Belt: Reactions to No Gi Rant and Response

BJPenn.com friend and Carlson Gracie Jr Black Belt Brian Jones finally responded after 2000 plus views, some harsh feedback, and lots of support for his now infamous Epic No Gi Rant video. In that video Brian laid out why no-gi systems should have not have a belt and much, much, more. Some 10th Planet students...

Oct 7, 2013 9:54 am

Trainer: Machida Should Get Title Shot With Win Over Munoz

“I think if Lyoto wins he gets the title shot but also you have Jacare, he did a great job in his last fight. I think he deserves the opportunity to fight for the belt. It doesn’t matter who is the champion. In my opinion everybody wants the belt, everybody fights for the belt. It’s...

Oct 5, 2013 12:39 pm

Jon Jones The GOAT at Light Heavyweight? Dana White Says ‘YES’

For over a decade the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light-heavyweight division has been the promotions marquee weight class. Having cultivated stars the likes of Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Rampage Jackson and Chuck Liddell, the 205 pound king is often considered the sports biggest star. The man who currently wears the crown is a young phenom who,...

Oct 5, 2013 12:18 pm

Free Fight Video: Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Top Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama levels the playing field by dropping to welterweight to take on Jake Shields, one of the sport’s best ground fighters and a top contender in the division.

Oct 5, 2013 11:53 am

Bellator Results & Video Highlights: Kongo Gets Second Round TKO, Lavar Johnson Loses

The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from California’s Visalia Convention Center. The event was headlined by the Bellator Heavyweight Semifinals with Cheick Kong defeating Mark Godbeer and Vinicius Spartan finishing Lavar Johnson to advance to the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final. The Bellator Middleweight Tournament continued with Brennan Ward defeating Joe Pacheco...

Oct 5, 2013 11:23 am

VIDEO: King Mo calls Newton’s spinning backfist ‘feminine’

In anticipation of their first ever pay-per-view event, the Bellator Fighting Championship has had their biggest star, Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, recount his devastating knockout loss at the hands of his upcoming opponent, Emanuel Newton. The two light-heavyweight fighters are set on a collision course for Bellator 106 on November 2.

Oct 5, 2013 11:13 am

Team Gustafsson Deny Change of Camp Rumors

Earlier in the week Swedish MMA fighter and former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger, Alexander Gustafsson, proclaimed his independence from his American MMA family at Alliance MMA in San Diego, California. The man many people think bested Jon Jones in his latest outing stated in an interview that he was “coming home” and will no longer...

Oct 4, 2013 5:38 pm

Heads Up Vegas, Official BJ Penn Booth Featured At Pure Aloha Festival Oct. 4-6

The BJ Penn Team and family are hitting Vegas this weekend at the Pure Aloha Festival at the Rio Hotel and Casino. Locate this year’s booth at the festival and mention you heard about it through BJPENN.COM to get 10% off all your official Team Penn and BJ Penn gear and apparel. The festivities kick...