Archive: mma

Jul 26, 2013 9:42 am

Bellator Cut Paul Daley & Maiquel Falcao Following Legal Issues

Bellator lightened its headache load this week. MMA Fighting got confirmation from Bellator that it unconditionally released often troubled Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao, both of which have dealt with recent legal trouble, though in separate outings. Falcao was involved in a brawl which put his teammate Kaue Mena in a coma. The fight, which...

Jul 26, 2013 9:38 am

Machida Doesn’t Want Daniel Cormier Jumping The Line At 205 Pounds

“I believe that there’s a ranking and it should be followed. There are a lot of guys in line right now in the weight class to fight for a title. I’ve been waiting in line. There’s Glover Teixeira, there’s Phil Davis, so there’s a lot of guys in there in the mix. If he’s going...

Jul 26, 2013 9:35 am

Rashad Evans Wants ‘Shogun’ If He Gets Passed Sonnen

“Rashad has nixed a move to 185, and wants to fight in October or so. He zeroed in on the winner of Sonnen vs. Shogun. He says, ‘I have a lot of respect for Chael, but I’d really like to fight him.” Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, is eyeing another former champ as his...

Jul 26, 2013 9:26 am

Whistleblower Claims MMA Fighters Involved In Biogenesis PED Scandal

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Former Biogenesis of Miami employee Porter Fischer turned boxes of documents over to Miami New Times last year, included in the documents were lists of athletes that Biogenesis supplied performance enhancing drugs to. These athletes come from all walks of sports, and Fischer stated that he and several associates have...

Jul 25, 2013 6:56 pm

Contest: Get An Autographed BJ Penn Tee Courtesy of RVCA Sport & Roots Of Fight

In 2000 BJ Penn  received his black belt after only three and a half years of training. A few weeks later in Rio de Janeiro he defied the odds and became the first non-Brazilian to win a black belt world championship. This limited edition collaboration shirt withRoots of Fight celebrates that defining moment in the career...

Jul 25, 2013 12:01 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO 7/24/13 REPLAY: John Hackleman, Cat Zingano & Ross Pearson

Last night on BJPENN.COM Radio we had a great cast of guests join the show. Legendary coach and leader of ‘The Pit”, John Hackleman, broke down the history of the sport, what made Chuck Liddell such a special fighter and his new top prospect Glover Teixeira. Also on the docket was top female bantamweight fighter,...

Jul 25, 2013 11:25 am

Masvidal Wants To Show Fake Fighters, Myspace & Facebook Fighters What’s Up

“I want to show these make-believe fighters, these Myspace fighters, these Facebook fighters that there are some real fighters out here. There are some fighters who are scared about getting punched in the face. I’m not scared of getting punched in the face or getting tired in a fight. I like fighting. I’m not saying...

Jul 25, 2013 11:20 am

Report: UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Brings In Estimated 550,000 PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Jul 25, 2013 11:06 am

Pettis on Henderson: “little by little he is going to break.”

“I don’t really care if he’s in that rhythm or not, I just know what I have to do. If he’s in his rhythm, keep doing it, because I know what I have to do. Eventually one of my kicks are going to land, then one of my punches are going to land, and little...

Jul 25, 2013 10:46 am

Report: Matt Hamill vs Thiago Silva In The Works

Matt ‘The Hammer’ Hamill is apparently wasting no time diving back into the deep waters at 205 pounds. After a short-lived retirement that saw him return to action late last year,’The Hammer’, is now rumored for a showdown with top contender, Thiago Silva. If rumors hold true the two will face off on October 9th...

Jul 25, 2013 9:52 am

Ian McCall: “I’ve Kind of Blown My UFC Career So Far”

“I’m in a much better place. You know, I’ve kind of blown my UFC career so far, but now it’s time to earn what’s rightfully mine. I’ve always been physically ready. Every fight, I’ve always been in shape. I’ve always been there. Just for me it’s a mental thing because I can be a head...

Jul 25, 2013 9:38 am

Tate Says No More Kim Winslow For Her

“There’s no way in hell I’d let Kim Winslow referee another fight of mine. I think she’s horrible. I think some people who are not fighters and watch that fight and are like cringe cause they don’t have the fighter mentality and can never possibly understand it and that’s why they’re sitting in the stands....

Jul 25, 2013 9:32 am

Anderson Silva: ‘I lost focus, and now I will get better’

“I was so sad with myself, with my lack of control on the moment, that I said some words that weren’t nice. I said that I wouldn’t fight for the title. But after I signed the contract (earlier in the year), Dana told me that he would give [me a rematch if I had lost...

Jul 25, 2013 9:23 am

Noons vs. Sotiropoulos Latest Addition To UFC 166

UFC 166 is shaping up to be one of the most stacked cards of the year and that was before this lightweight bout between K.J. Noons and George Sotiropoulos was announced. UFC 166 is set to go down from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on October 19. In the main event a trilogy match between...

Jul 25, 2013 8:57 am

Shawn Jordan vs. Gabriel Gonzaga Booked For UFC 166

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Heavyweight Shawn Jordan has verbally agreed to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 166: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez III. Jordan is riding a 2 fight win streak against Chicago native Mike Russow and fan favorite Pat ‘HD’ Barry, both wins came via knockout, with his knockout over Barry earning him knockout...

Jul 24, 2013 1:41 pm

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs Korean Zombie Extended Preview

It’s phenom vs. fearless as dynamic champion Jose Aldo faces the nearly-unstoppable “Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung. Plus, light heavyweight legend Lyoto Machida looks to shut down rising force Phil Davis.

Jul 24, 2013 1:30 pm

5 Shocking Facts About The UFC Pay Scale

In the past few weeks the topic of UFC fighter pay has been a huge point of discussion. Personally, I don’t really see anything wrong with the UFC’s model or how they conduct their business. If it wasn’t for the sport’s popularity, that they built, I wouldn’t have this amazing job that I have and...

Jul 24, 2013 11:44 am

VIDEO | UFC Breakthrough: John Moraga’s UFC Debut

The UFC returns to KeyArena with another night of thrilling fights, headlined by the flyweight title bout between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga. In this video you can check out the debut of the UFC’s newest title challenger, John Moraga.

Jul 24, 2013 10:27 am

Suspect Arrested in 2004 Kidnapping of Vitor Belfort’s Sister

In January of 2004, Priscilla Belfort, sister of then-number-1 contender for the UFC light heavyweight belt, disappeared.  Vitor Belfort (pictured) would go on, despite his sister’s disappearance, to fight Randy Couture and win the belt later that month at UFC 46.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have arrested Leonardo...

Jul 24, 2013 10:22 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rory MacDonald vs. Che Mills

While we wait for Rory MacDonald to throw down with Jake Ellenberger this weekend, the UFC is releasing MacDonald video’s as part of the fight week hype. Back at UFC 145, MacDonald faced off with British slugger Che Mills and has been considered a top prospect for contention ever since.