Archive: mma

Aug 22, 2013 4:13 pm

Ben Rothwell, Frank Mir Both Get TRT Exemptions For UFC 164

According to reports, a new face has hit the controversial TRT button and received an exemption for the therapeutic use of Testosterone in competition. That face belongs to UFC heavyweight fighter, Ben Rothwell. Rothwell actively sought and received an exemption from the state of Wisconsin to use the controversial therapy in advance of his UFC...

Aug 22, 2013 4:02 pm

Report: UFC 161 & 163 Ratings Flop, Do Under 200k 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...

Aug 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Wanderlei Silva Won’t Fight Sonnen Without PPV Points, Dana White Not Happy

We recently discovered that UFC President Dana White had plans for Sonnen vs. Silva to go down at UFC 167. Wanderlei Silva is apparently down for the scrap, but only if he receives additional compensation in the form of pay-per-view buy points. “[Silva] said he won’t fight him unless he gets PPV [points]” White told...


Aug 22, 2013 11:04 am

QUICK TWITT | Ben Askren Asks Dana White For GSP

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has recently opened up on the market as a free agent. His boss at Bellator, Bjorn Rebney, has stated he’s not all that interested in re-signing his champion and instead will help him pursue his dreams of fighting GSP. Whether true or not,  Askren isn’t hesitating and almost instantly threw...

Aug 22, 2013 11:00 am

Training Like A Champion: Knowing Your Supplements (PART 3)

  Welcome to BJPenn.com’s third installment of “Training Like a Champion: Knowing Your Supplements.” In today’s sporting age there are a million different supplements on the market and it can get very confusing when trying to figure out where to start a healthy and beneficial diet and supplement routine. This column is going to highlight...

Aug 22, 2013 10:49 am

World Series of Fighting 5 Features Three Gracies: Rolles, Gregor and Neiman

The First Family of Mixed Martial Arts will leave a significant imprint on World Series of Fighting’s next event as three different members of the Gracie clan will appear on the eagerly anticipated Sept. 14 card at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. In addition to a recently announced heavyweight contest between Rolles Gracie...

Aug 22, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Dana White Defends A-Rod On Fox Sports 1 Interview Last Night

“I’m a friend of A-Rod’s. I was diagnosed a couple years ago with Meniere’s disease, which is damage to the nerve, and A-Rod called me and said, ‘I went to this place in Dusseldorf, Germany. Kobe Bryant sent me there.’ You know, you look at the list of athletes and people, Pope John Paul went...

Aug 22, 2013 10:31 am

UFC Fight Night 30: Barnatt vs. Graig And Kuiper vs. Scott Added

Two middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 30 card on October 26.  Luke Barnatt will face Andrew Craig (pictured) and Michael Kuiper will take on Brad Scott.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added two middleweight bouts to the UFC Fight Night 30 card.  Luke Barnatt will take on...

Aug 22, 2013 10:22 am

Waylon Lowe vs. Georgi Karakhanyan Added To WSOF 5 On Sept. 14

A featherweight contest between Millennia MMA standout Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (21-3-1) and American Top Team product Waylon Lowe (14-4) completes the NBC Sports Network-televised main card for next month’s “World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle” event. Tickets for WSOF 5 are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at (800)...

Aug 22, 2013 10:13 am

Amateurs, Here’s How to give the “Company Man” interview

Interviews seem easy. They’re just a simple Q & A right. Look up “worst interviews ever” on Youtube and then tell me they’re easy. A whole lot of fighters give generic interviews when asked about opponents, the company, and other questions about upcoming fights for good reason. BJPenn.com breaks down the lingo and teaches you...

Aug 22, 2013 10:08 am

Boston Bans Minors From Attending MMA Events- White and UFC Respond

The Boston City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday that bans children under 16 years of age from attending any MMA event- professional or amateur- without adult supervision.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Just days after the UFC held its second live event in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, city council members unanimously voted a...

Aug 22, 2013 9:10 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Dos Anjos vs. Sotiropoulos

Aussie lightweight George Sotiropoulos seemed headed toward title contendership when he met BJJ black belt Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 132. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 22, 2013 7:00 am

VIDEO | UFC 164: Guida vs. Mendes Preview

Power meets power at 145 pounds as top-ranked Chad Mendes meets the hyper-energetic fan favorite Clay Guida at UFC 164. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Aug 21, 2013 12:13 pm

Wilson Reis In For Injured Bedford, Will Meet Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28

Bantamweight fighter, Wilson Reis, will make his UFC debut against Hugo Viana at UFC Fight Night 28 as he steps in to replace the injured Johnny Bedford.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC Fight Night 28 will see another last-minute change as Wilson Reis is set to make his UFC debut in place of an...

Aug 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Conor McGregor Knee Injury Just A Sprain, No Surgery Needed

Featherweight fighter, Conor McGregor, recently defeated Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26.  The fight, however, left the Irish fighter with a sprain to the ligaments in his knee.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rising Irish MMA star, Conor McGregor, injured his knee when he fought Max Holloway to a unanimous decision victory at UFC...

Aug 21, 2013 11:55 am

Sonnen On The Art Of The Interview: ‘If you want a fight, ask for it’

“You’ve got to understand everybody comes from Billy Graham. So I think my answer was going to be Len Denton, but I’m sure if Len told the truth, he got inspired by Billy too. Billy Graham actually put a Facebook post out. I had paid homage to him after a fight some time ago, and...