Archive: mma

Oct 31, 2013 2:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Luke Rockhold: ‘I got caught, but I feel I’m better than Belfort’

  BJPenn.com spoke with UFC Middleweight Luke Rockhold last week about his loss to Vitor Belfort, a recent knee injury, and how soon we can expect him back in the cage. BJPenn.com’s Shawn McClure asked Rockhold about his UFC debut saying “It seemed like you got into the UFC and they said ‘Hey, Luke Rockhold,...

Oct 31, 2013 1:52 pm

Rafael dos Anjos Says No to Henderson, Wants TJ Grant in Singapore

Sorry, “Bendo”, Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) has other fighters on his mind while swimming upstream in the UFC’s Lightweight division. And why wouldn’t he? Recently, the well-stocked pool of contenders has seen some new faces make waves, ousting former mainstays in the process. Dos Anjos’ most recent win against the once-indestructible Donald...


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 1:31 pm

Machida Camp Believes Vitor Will Turn Down Challenge Because He Knows He Will Lose

It seems as though the Machida camp believes that Vitor Belfort is going to continue his “difficult” self-matchmaking and not accept a middleweight bout against Lyoto. Machida’s manager Jorge Guimaraes told Ariel Helwani on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Belfort would turn down a future matchup with Lyoto Machida due to an “unfavorable...

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...

Oct 31, 2013 12:13 pm

QUICK TWITT | Embattled Fighter Mayhem Miller Gets Back To Training At Kings MMA

What’s a professional MMA Fighter do when they are forced out of a job and on the sidelines? If you’re Jason “Mayhem” Miller you go on a multi-month tirade of violence and bad press. Which is why, for “Mayhem” fans, it’s probably encouraging to see the former MTV host back in the gym and training...

Oct 31, 2013 11:58 am

Recent MMA Ratings Take a Hit, Cause For Concern?

  The sport of MMA has come so far since its beginning that it’s almost humorous that a recent report from Dave Meltzer showing “low” pay-per-view numbers is causing a discussion. Meltzer’s numbers show that the two most recent UFC PPV’s, UFC 165 Jones vs. Gustafsson and UFC 166 Vasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, each...

Oct 31, 2013 11:51 am

Jessica Eye Discusses The Downside To Being A Fighter: No Boyfriend, Needs Not Met

In an interview with MMA Roasted’s Adam Hunter (which read more like a Craigslist ad, rather than an actual MMA interview), “Evil Eye” discussed a myriad of sexually charged topics, ranging from her troubles finding a boyfriend, to her opinion on random hookups, to whether or not she has a UFC boy “toy”: Eye: “Cleveland knows...

Oct 31, 2013 11:21 am

Barnett Licensed For UFC 168 Pending UFC Sponsored WADA Testing

Heavyweight contender Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has been cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to compete at UFC 168 taking place December 28, on the condition that he undergoes stringent WADA testing in order to remain eligible. Officials overseeing the event today ordered the 35-year-old to submit to random tests leading up...

Oct 31, 2013 11:12 am

Chael Sonnen Thinks JDS Should Fire Cornermen For Taking Years Off His Life

  Everyone’s favorite analyst, hype-man, and opinionated troublemaker Chael Sonnen had some choice words for Junior Dos Santos’ corner man in a recent Q&A in Manchester, England. He expressed a sense of negligence on the part of Cigano’s corner after the October 19th fight against defending Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez. “Junior Dos Santos’ cornerman needs...

Oct 31, 2013 10:59 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre Pre-Fight Interview

“I’m the best in the world. I believe it and I’m going to prove it again to everybody,” said an ultra-confident Georges St-Pierre while discussing his fight against No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks.

Oct 31, 2013 10:28 am

QUICK TWITT | Tito Ortiz Says In Six Weeks He’ll Be Back In The Gym

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz has been blasted in the headlines as of late for his last-minute cancellation of his main event with Rampage Jackson. A fractured neck was the culprit. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy took to twitter to give an update on his health status yesterday and here it is!

Oct 30, 2013 12:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Johny Hendricks: I want the best GSP, no excuses

Three weeks from now the welterweight division could go in one of two different directions. It may witness another title defense from its dominant champion or it could be shaken up by the KO power of the challenger. Georges St-Pierre squares off with number one contender Johny Hendricks for the welterweight championship on Sat. November...

Oct 30, 2013 12:31 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Hector Lombard Wants Condit And Kampmann in Next Fights | BJPENN.COM RADIO

“I think that Carlos Condit is high ranked, right?” said UFC welterweight fighter Hector Lombard when asked about who he wants to fight next.  “OK, I’ll take Carlos Condit then.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC welterweight fighter Hector Lombard spoke to BJPenn.com Radio recently about his MMA career to date and where he...

Oct 30, 2013 12:23 pm

Cain Velasquez Not Suspended 6 Months, Commission Claims Mistake

  Cain Velasquez fans, rejoice!  The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the body who oversaw UFC 166, has retracted its earlier report that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (shown above, left, fighting Junior dos Santos) would be suspended for six months with a broken jaw.  The commission stated that those facts were posted incorrectly....

Oct 30, 2013 12:22 pm

Cole Miller Speaks Out Against Unqualified Judges

Judging in MMA is quite possibly the most debated aspect of mixed martial arts as of today. It’s a subject that instantly sparks the tempers of a lot of people and causes their blood to boil. None more so than the fighters that have to deal with the judging, namely Cole Miller. The American Top Team...