Archive: mma

Jul 19, 2013 9:54 am

Quick Twitt | Cormier & Nelson Draft Up Their Own Contract For UFC 166 Fight

Taking things into their owns hands, Both Roy Nelson and Daniel Cormier have drafted and executed a bout agreement for UFC 166. Check it out: @dc_mma What are you waiting for uncle @danawhite permisssion because I am ready!! #FB — Roy Nelson (@roynelsonmma) July 18, 2013 Here you go @roynelsonmma , u get the idea....

Jul 19, 2013 9:29 am

Sonnen: ‘Shogun is legend I admire’

“You know what, Rua seems like a really great guy. He’s one of the few legends that are still fighting, and anytime you get old and you retire from the sport there’s been an instant assignment of legend status. He truly is a legend; I admire him, I admire what he’s done in the ring....

Jul 19, 2013 9:18 am

Matt Hughes: ‘How Can These Guys Complain About Their Pay’

“You go back to when I first started. These guys are making as much now as I did when I won the belt,” Hughes said. “How can these guys complain about their pay? I don’t understand it. I really don’t. Most of the guys that complain are guys who have been kicked out of the...

Jul 18, 2013 1:30 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO REPLAY: CESAR GRACIE, JOE RIGGS & SCOTT KENT

If you missed last night’s episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO, now is your chance to catch all the action. We had Cesar Gracie, Joe Riggs and Lion Fight President Scott Kent on the show and while it is full of interesting news breaks and insightful commentary, the Riggs interview comes with a strong NSFW warning! Enjoy!

Jul 18, 2013 1:24 pm

Dana White Explains the Importance of the Staredown

“The two things I love the most in the fight business are the staredown and the fight itself,” UFC president Dana White explained recently at the UFC Fan Expo.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   In many ways, the UFC has revolutionized how MMA operates.  A strong example of this is the weigh-in.  What had...

Jul 18, 2013 11:00 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Riggs Dishes On Other Fighters ‘Members’: Who Has The Smallest? Find Out Here!! | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Many MMA fans will recognize Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs on Bellator’s new reality-television series, ‘Fight Master.’  He is a long-time MMA veteran with 8 UFC fights in his 54 professional fights.  This wealth of experience made him, among the other ‘Fight Master’ competitors, the story-teller.  Talking with BJPenn.com Radio earlier tonight, Riggs shared one such story...

Jul 18, 2013 10:26 am

VIDEO | Dana White Goes Off On SI’s Recent Roundtable Discussion About UFC Fight Fixing

“That reminds me speaking of morons. When we talk about… Sports Illustrated had this group of people together and they… SPORTS ILLUSTRATED talked about, had this panel saying, “yeah, so I heard over the weekend, you know this fight might have been fixed.” First of all these people looked like they covered tennis, not fighting,...

Jul 18, 2013 10:23 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Phil Davis Ready To Start His Legacy Off Machida Win

“What makes me so confident in this run for the title? I know what I’m willing to do to make it happen. Machida was next in line for a title shot. Wining against him will put me up in the contender race. What makes Lyoto Machida so unique is that he is quite effective at...

Jul 18, 2013 9:53 am

Dan Hardy Chimes In On Fighter Compensation And Why Fighters Are Devalued

“Well, fighter pay is really a strange situation, because there’s such a vast difference in the guys that are on the first three fights of a card and the guys on the last three fights of a card. The guys on the lower end are seeing what the main card guys are doing and thinking,...

Jul 17, 2013 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell: “Tito Didn’t Want To Fight Me”

UFC legend “The Iceman” Chuck Liddell took the UFC by storm, becoming a fan favorite knock out artist. “Fighter’s Cut” gets “The Iceman” to open up about his greatest battles inside the Octagon and his rivalry with Tito Ortiz. “Fighter’s Cut” airs 7/16 at 10/7P ET/PT on FUEL TV.

Jul 17, 2013 11:53 am

Quick Twitt | War Machine Exposes and Blasts Sponsor For Non Payment

It seems to be a problem that plagues Mixed Martial Arts fighters. They book a sponsor, deliver their end of the bargain but fail to receive payment from upstart apparel and nutrition companies promising them big bucks. War Machine is the latest victim of this kind of business practice, but he isn’t taking it lying...

Jul 17, 2013 11:46 am

UFC’s October Event In Manchester Still In The Works, Not Yet Official

A bout between Michael Bisping and Mark Munoz is expected to headline the UFC’s return to UK in October. However, according to a recent Facebook post made by the UFC’s Official UK Page, this event is still in the works. Here is their release: UFC fans! We are aware that a large number of you...

Jul 17, 2013 11:41 am

Report: Drysdale Out Of UFC Debut With Staph

Undefeated MMA prospect and three-time world BJJ and ADCC submission grappling champion, Robert Drysdale, is reportedly out of his scheduled UFC debut against Ednaldo Oliveria due to a staph infection. While the UFC has yet to make an official announcement, the Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting it as fact. Drysdale and Oliveria were scheduled...

Jul 17, 2013 11:34 am

Jake Ellenberger Goes Off On Rory MacDonald During Yesterday’s Media Call

“I haven’t said anything that wasn’t true and my message to Rory is pretty clear: start tasting some flavors of baby food and find one you like and stock up because this isn’t a Tears for Fears lookalike contest. All I said is for him to prepare for some horizontal television time, and I meant...

Jul 17, 2013 11:15 am

Dana White: Fighter Bonuses Here to Stay

In the past several weeks the topic of fighter compensation really heated up. So much so that the UFC boss threatened to get rid of their bonus structure in order to offset expenses and pay the lower tiered fighters more money. That’s apparently not going to happen. “At the last press conference, I talked to...

Jul 17, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Ross Talks Muay Thai and Lion Fight

Kevin Ross, world-champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai fighter, will be taking on Canadian phenom, Matt Embree, at Lion Fight 10 Friday July 26 in Las Vegas.  The fights will air live on AXS TV beginning at 10pm ET/7pm PT.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   World champion and 3-time national champion Muay Thai...

Jul 17, 2013 11:08 am

Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim Reportedly In The Works For October Event

The Brazilian media is reporting that a welterweight bout between Brazil’s top prospect, Erick Silva and Dong Hyun Kim is in the works for what is likely a Fox Sports 1 event in early October. Silva last saw action at UFC on FUEL TV 10 with his ‘Submission of the Night’ victory over Jason High....

Jul 17, 2013 10:43 am

Chad ‘Savage’ George comeback promo video

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan MMA fans may have seen Occupation: Fighter on Netflix. A well known documentary following California MMA star Chad ‘Savage’ George leading up to his fight against Antonio Banuelos in 2010. Shortly after the documentary was filmed Chad underwent back surgery to replace a disk that had blown out in his...

Jul 16, 2013 11:21 pm

Dana White Assesses Ellenberger V. MacDonald

  Number 3 and 4 contenders in the UFC’s welterweight division, Jake Ellenberger (pictured) and Rory MacDonald, are set to square off July 27 at UFC on FOX 8.  UFC President Dana White said that the winner of this fight will be very close to a title shot.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   As...

Jul 16, 2013 10:55 pm

UFC 164 Update: Al Iaquinta Replaces Injured Quinn Mulhern to Face Ryan Couture

  TUF 15 Finalist, Al Iaquinta, will be filling in for the injured Quinn Mulhern to face Ryan Couture at UFC 164 on August 31.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Ryan Couture will now be facing “The Ultimate Fighter 15” finalist Al Iaquinta at UFC 164, as a fractured hand forced his original opponent,...

Jul 16, 2013 10:37 pm

James Krause Describes Near-Paranoia Waiting for UFC 161 Drug Test Results

  Winner of UFC 161’s Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses, James Krause, can rest a little easier knowing that he has passed his post-fight drug test and the final obstacle between him and his $100,000 bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When it was announced that all fighters on...

Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm

UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, Dan Hendo not granted TRT exemption

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Drug tests from June’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson card have returned and all fighter’s tests came back negative. MMAJunkie confirmed the results with Marc Ratner the UFC’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Dan Henderson, who has received TUEs (Testosterone Use Exemption) giving him the ability to...

Jul 16, 2013 11:27 am

Constantinos Philippou wants Vitor Belfort, but ‘Not in Brazil’

“Belfort sounds good to me,” said Costas Philippou, though he was quick to add, “NOT in Brazil.” By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight fighter, Constantinos Philippou, has had a strong start to his career in the Octagon, winning his last five fights with two KO’s.  Now, the New York-based fighter has his eyes set on...

Jul 16, 2013 11:13 am

Dominick Cruz Says He’s Not Thinking About the Belt Anymore

UFC bantamweight champion, Dominick Cruz, says he is focused on recovery from his second ACL surgery, not on whether the belt will remain in his hands or be relinquished to current interim champion, Renan Barao. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been almost two full years since Dominick Cruz last stepped foot in the Octagon,...