Archive: mma

Feb 3, 2014 5:58 pm

Assuncao Loses UFC 170 Opponent, Wants Title Shot Instead

American Top Teams, Raphael Assuncao, has just lost his opponent for this month’s UFC 170 event. Fresh off a win over T.J. Dillashaw, the number 5 ranked bantamweight fighter thinks it’s his turn to fight for the UFC strap. He gave his thoughts to MMAFighting.com earlier today: “I want my shot against Barao. I’m the...

Feb 3, 2014 5:04 pm

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 Win Overturned Due To Drug Test Failure

Jessica Eye’s UFC 166 split-decision win over Sarah Kaufman in Houston has been changed to a no-decision, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While it’s still unclear as to which illegal substance Jessica tested positive for,  BJPENN.COM has learned of an administrative order from Jan. 22, which states that Eye “tested positive for...

Feb 3, 2014 5:02 pm

Belcher Disappoints In Brazil, Gets Tapped Three-Times, Comes Up Winless At Copa Podio

UFC middleweight Alan Belcher recently competed in a BJJ tournament in Brazil and flopped it big time. After announcing his temporary leave from Mixed Martial Arts, the top middleweight fighter, has set his sights on the world of competitive BJJ. He’s called on Metamoris to set up a matchup against Rousimar Palhares and took to...

Feb 3, 2014 8:35 am

VIDEO | UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Preview

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey battles fellow Olympic medalist and currently undefeated Sara McMann for the UFC bantamweight belt. Plus, a showdown between light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. The full UFC 170 fight card is as follows: Main Card: (PPV, 7 p.m. PT) UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann Rashad Evans...

Feb 3, 2014 8:30 am

Texas Commission Overturns Eye vs. Kaufman Decision To A No Contest

Sorry Jessica Eye. It would appear as if Sarah Kaufman might have unjustly had your UFC debut win overturned to a no contest. Wow! Following their UFC 166 bout, Sarah Kaufman, was very vocal about her thoughts on the decision victory awarded to her opponent. She thought the judges got it wrong. Now, for an...

Feb 3, 2014 8:16 am

Ben Henderson: Aldo vs. Pettis Fight Is ‘Horse Manure’

With his return to the win column still fresh on his mind, former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson apparently thought he should get a rematch with Anthony Pettis. But that wouldn’t make all that much sense would it? During the UFC 169 post-fight presser, UFC President Dana White, sitting alongside his featherweight champion, Jose Aldo,...

Feb 3, 2014 8:01 am

Joe Rogan and his use of the “R-Word”

The main event of UFC 169 had its fair share of controversy, particularly with what many believed to be an early stoppage by Herb Dean. However, the oddness did not end there. During the post-fight interview with Urjiah Faber, long-time commentator Joe Rogan suggested that Chad Mendes could have the next shot at the Bantamweight...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

UFC 169 Medical Suspensions: 8 Fighters Receive Indefinite Suspensions

UFC 169 is a wrap and you know what that means…time for medical suspensions. None of the fighters in the two title fights received any, but overall there were 8 fighters who received indefinite suspensions. The New Jersey Athletic Control Board released the full list of medical suspensions from UFC 169. Jamie Varner received a...

Feb 3, 2014 4:48 am

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Official Date Set: May 24 in Las Vegas

  Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort now have an (official) date with destiny.   ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced over the weekend that the two men will square off on May 24th, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas.   “BREAKING: Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title belt vs. Vitor Belfort on May...

Feb 1, 2014 11:57 pm

UFC 169 Breaks Record for Most Decisions in One Night

UFC 169 stood out in at least one way, breaking the record for most decisions on a single UFC card, with a total of 10 decisions. This breaks the previous record of 9, which was held by both UFC 161 and UFC on Fuel TV 7. Dana White wasn’t exactly thrilled with the outcome, saying:...

Feb 1, 2014 11:31 pm

White on Herb Dean: He Made a Mistake Tonight In Faber Stoppage

While Renan Barao looked as dominant as ever in his first-round TKO win over Urijah Faber, many, including Dana White, felt that the stoppage was premature. After getting dropped by Barao multiple times, Faber dove in on one of Barao’s legs and covered up. While most of Barao’s blows appeared to be blocked by Faber’s...

Feb 1, 2014 10:54 am

A ‘Very Confident’ Jon Jones Talks Potential Fights With Velasquez And Weidman

“Yeah for sure [I’d like to fight Cain Velasquez], but right now I’m preparing to go into probably the toughest schedule I’ve had. Any of the next three guys, they’re monsters. That’s what I’m preparing for is getting through Glover, Gus again — and a I know a lot people wouldn’t agree that I got...

Feb 1, 2014 10:11 am

In The UFC or Not, Cole Miller Wants To Scrap Cerrone

Street Fight!! “I saw where he said he was considering dropping down to 145. It’s not like I just called out some dude in a weight class that’s not in mine. He was the one that brought it up, so I was like, ‘oh, that’s a fight.’ That’s a little bit of a personal beef,...

Feb 1, 2014 10:02 am

Dana White Happy With Pat Barry’s Leave From MMA

“I’m happy. Pat Barry is a guy who’s been in wars. He’s fun to watch fight, but it gets to a point where when a guy gets knocked out a few times I would love to see them retire. So many fighters that I’ve had conversations with really, really like Pat Barry, and really care...

Feb 1, 2014 9:13 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Frank Mir In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Joe Lauzon, Chuck Liddell, the Korean Zombie, Forrest Griffin, Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson, Rashad Evans and Chael Sonnen. Is Frank on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency

WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving? By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting,...

Jan 31, 2014 9:25 pm

Former UFC Fighter Involved in Fatal Shooting, Claims Self-Defense

Former UFC fighter Gerald Strebendt was involved in a fatal shooting in Springfield, Oregon Wednesday night, and reports indicate Strebendt acted in self-defense.   By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Police in Springfield, Oregon are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday night.  Involved in the shooting was former UFC fighter Gerald Strebendt. Local news source...