Archive: mma

Apr 3, 2013 10:34 am

VIDEO | Ilir Latifi Pre-Fight Interview for UFC On FUEL TV 9

Ilir Latifi has been thrust into the spotlight, headlining a UFC event in his hometown against Gegard Mousasi in his promotional debut. This is the first released pre-fight interview of the man tasked to fill the void left by the injured Alexander Gustafsson.

Apr 3, 2013 9:56 am

Gegard Mousasi Issues Statement on New Opponent

After a last second fight week switch in opponent, Gegard Mousasi will now be facing Ilir Latifi in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 9. Alexander Gustafsson had to pull out of the bout with a cut over his left eye. With the past few days having been a confusing time for Mousasi...

Apr 3, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO: Gustafsson Releases Image of Damaged Eye

Alexander Gustafsson has released images of his damaged eye that will prevent him from competing in this weekend’s main event against Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9. The cut reportedly required three-stitches.

Apr 3, 2013 9:37 am

TUF 17, Episode 11 Results: Uriah Hall and Josh Samman move on

The Ultimate Fighter semi-finals are set. The reality series returned to FX on Tuesday night, with the 11th episode of the season – Vicious – narrowing the field of middleweight competitors down to four. Josh Samman of Tallahassee, Florida and New Yorker Uriah Hall won their quarterfinal bouts, successfully securing spots in the final four...

Apr 2, 2013 2:13 pm

VIDEO | Cari Cox Submits His/Her Audition For The Ultimate Fighter, Female Version

This satirical video shows trans-gendered fighter, Cari Cox, submitting his audition for “The Ultimate Fighter 18”. The first season to feature female fighters. Disclaimer: BJPENN.COM is in no way condoning the message in this video. The topic of trans-gendered fighters has been pushed to the forefront of Mixed Martial Arts News and as a result...

Apr 2, 2013 10:40 am

Betting Odds: Diaz Opens As -185 Favorite Over Thomson

Nate Diaz is in the right camp to prepare for his next opponent. “The Punk” Josh Thomson, a former Strikeforce lightweight contender will face Nate Diaz (16-8, 11-6 UFC) in a lightweight matchup at the upcoming UFC on FOX 7 April 20 at the HP Pavilion. And while Thomson (19-5) reviews tape on Diaz to...

Apr 2, 2013 10:39 am

Cormier on Mir Fight: “I’m Going To Make Him Check Out”

Frank Mir is eager to provide Daniel Cormier with a warm UFC welcome. After hearing Mir (16-6, 14-6 UFC) firing shots towards him about not being able to finish fights without help from the referee (in an interview with MMA Fight Corner), UFC Heavyweight Daniel “DC” Cormier responded strongly. The longtime UFC veteran, Mir welcomes...

Apr 1, 2013 11:37 am

Zahabi: If GSP Fights Silva It Will Likely Be His Last

“If he fights Hendricks, I think (GSP) could fight for longer. He could have more fights after that. If he fights Anderson Silva, I could really see that being his last fight. He’ll retire after that because there won’t be a bigger fight for him to do, I think, anymore in his career.” “Win or...

Apr 1, 2013 11:27 am

VIDEO | Ellenberger: If I was GSP I’d Fight Silva Then Retire

“A lot of people like to talk negatively about GSP, but to be able to do what he does against the top guys, consistently, it’s extremely hard. For him it’s like, he’s in a position where he can only lose, it can only get worse. If I was him, I would look to fight Anderson...

Apr 1, 2013 11:22 am

Javier Mendez: BJ Penn Was Incredible To Teach

“B.J. got introduced to me through Bobby Southworth, who was friends with B.J. when B.J. started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Ralph Gracie’s in Mountain View. But, he came to me to train because he knew I trained Frank Shamrock. B.J. was incredible to teach. Everything I taught him, he picked it up as though he...

Mar 29, 2013 9:40 am

Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver Added to UFC 162 | UFC NEWS

Two UFC featherweight stand outs will come together, in what should make an exciting stand up battle, when Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver meet at UFC 162. Swanson, on a four fight win streak, and most recently coming off a very impressive victory over Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier, is on the hunt for UFC gold...

Mar 28, 2013 3:14 pm

Firas Zahabi Responds To Diaz Camp’s Complaint: GSP made weight | UFC NEWS

Firas Zahabi, head trainer at Tristar Gym in Montreal, Quebec Canada, recently responded to accusations made against Georges St Pierre from the Diaz camp. It seems as though just prior to weigh-ins, the Quebec Athletic Commission notified the two camps that their fighters were allowed to weigh in over the 170 pound limit, as long...

Mar 28, 2013 1:45 pm

Rodrigo Damm vs. Mizuto Hirota added to UFC on Fuel TV 10 | UFC NEWS

A new featherweight bout has been added to the June 8 Fuel TV card likely to take place in Brazil. Rodrigo Damm (10-6, 1-1 UFC) faces Mizuto Hirota (14-6-1, 0-1 UFC). The fight has not yet been made official by the UFC, but was first reported by Tatame.com. Damm could very well be fighting for...

Mar 28, 2013 10:23 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO 3/27/13 – JOSH THOMSON, KING MO (FULL ARCHIVE)

Last night the BJPENN.COM RADIO crew returned to action with UFC on fOX 7 fighter Josh Thomson and Bellator light-heavyweight, King Mo. If you missed the live show you can use the player above to catch the full archived audio. You can also check out the full archive from the great BJPENN.COM RADIO CHANNEL RIGHT...

Mar 28, 2013 10:18 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz Wants Rousey vs. Cyborg On NYE | UFC NEWS

“Cris has shown in Strikeforce, why she’s so dominant, why women are afraid of her. She has three fights with Invicta, she will be the world champion and she will walk away a world champion. Like I said, New Year’s Eve, let’s make a super fight. Forget the title. Champion vs. champion, who cares about...

Mar 28, 2013 10:16 am

“Bigfoot” On TRT: It doesn’t win fights | UFC NEWS

“If they’re going to allow him (Overeem) to use it, what are you going to do? For sure I’m going to be angry. Because it happens, this test that he did with his testosterone, yes? It was a low level, right? You know why? Because he stops taking these things. So then he did the...

Mar 28, 2013 10:07 am

VIDEO | Ortiz Coaching Cyborg on Ground And Pound | MMA NEWS

Tito Ortiz takes the credit for creating the ground-and-pound style of fighting in Mixed Martial Arts. Now that he is retired from competition he has taken on the role of managing Cris Cyborg. Apparently management also entails teaching his fighter some vicious elbow strikes from top position.