Archive: mma

Jul 4, 2013 9:45 am

VIDEO | Sonnen Interviews Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva dropped in to chat with UFC Tonight analysts Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian before his big fight at UFC 162. Silva talks Chris Weidman, retirement, and much more.

Jul 3, 2013 2:15 pm

Edgar: I will defeat Charles Oliviera

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Frankie Edgar spoke to UFC.com recently on his upcoming fight with Charles Oliviera which will be the co-main event at UFC 162 Weidman vs. Silva. “It’s a blessing in disguise, I feel like, coming back to a three-round fight. It’s going to make me get out of the gun early...

Jul 3, 2013 7:17 am

An ‘Honored’ Jon Jones Tweets That He Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Though it is still too early to really talk about a match-up between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, that fact has certainly not stopped either man from predicting how that super fight would end.  Surprisingly, both fighters seem to favor the younger Jones....

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Dave Herman Passes Drug Test, Is Cleared for UFC 162

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC heavyweight fighter Dave Herman has passed a mandatory pre-fight drug test through the Nevada Athletic Commission, clearing him for his UFC 162 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga this Saturday.   MMAjunkie.com confirmed with the commission’s director, Keith Kizer, that Herman passed a 10-part test for a number of banned...

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion to our three part series looking at some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Enjoy! Matt Hughes TKO’s Royce Gracie at UFC 60 Then reigning welterweight pound for pound king Matt Hughes agreed to fight one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu fighters of all time in Royce Gracie....

Jul 3, 2013 6:42 am

Chris Weidman: Silva ‘going to have to go through hell to beat me’

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Nearly 5 years ago Chris Weidman’s MMA journey began, on his living room couch in the summer of 2008 when Weidman saw Silva fight. Weidman analyzed Silva and came to the conclusion that he could beat the champion. It almost sounds like something out of a movie, and yet, 5...

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Michael Bisping and Costa Philippou Possible for Fall Fight in Manchester

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It was announced Tuesday night on Fuel TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ that the camps of Michael Bisping and Constantinos Philippou are both interested in making a fight happen between the two middleweight fighters in Manchest, England this fall.   A number of 185-lb. fighters have expressed interest in welcoming Bisping...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Dana White Defends Stephan Bonnar Induction to Hall of Fame

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Last month, Stephan Bonnar was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame alongside fellow cast member of The Ultimate Fighter’s premier season and former light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin.  Though many would question this decision, UFC president Dana White vehemently defended his stance in a discussion with Kevin Iole...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Referee Josh Rosenthal Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Earlier today, mixed martial arts referee Josh Rosenthal received a 37-month prison sentence with three years of probation and a $100 fee for pleading guilty to several drug charges.   Rosenthal was arrested in 2012 when federal agents raided a warehouse in Oakland, California.  There was reported to be...

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

VIDEO | More Pro’s Pick Silva vs. Weidman

The talk of the MMA landscape is this weekend’s UFC 162 main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. See what the latest batch of pro’s have to say about the fight in the video above.

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

Anderson Silva Will Get Immediate Rematch if He Loses to Weidman, Says Dana White

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC president Dana White announced to media on Monday that middleweight champion, and long-standing pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva would be granted an immediate rematch if he loses to Chris Weidman.  Weidman is set to challenge for Silva’s belt this Saturday at UFC 162. Since winning the UFC middleweight belt in 2006,...

Jul 2, 2013 10:14 am

Quick Twitt | Mayhem Miller Attacks Dana White

First of all, I’d like to point out that we are big fans of Mayhem Miller on BJPENN.COM. That being said, the former UFC middleweight fighter has been coming back into the spotlight with a vengeance. Most notably attacking UFC President Dana White whenever he gets a chance. His latest body of work is as...

Jul 2, 2013 10:10 am

Quick Twitt | Chael Sonnen Gets Married

Congratulations to Chael & Brittany Sonnen for getting hitched over the weekend! We hope for a long and prosperous marriage for both of them. pic.twitter.com/CNa5MiXeWx — Brittany Sonnen (@BrittanySonnen) June 30, 2013 pic.twitter.com/CNa5MiXeWx — Brittany Sonnen (@BrittanySonnen) June 30, 2013

Jul 2, 2013 10:06 am

Leben Talks Leaving Hawaii & Moving To A ‘Real Team’ For UFC 162 Prep

“I’m here in San Diego, training at Alliance and I didn’t realize what I’m missing. It has been so many years since I was a member of a hardcore training team like this. In Hawaii, I was a little bit of a lone wolf. “No ‘yes men’ here. If I wasn’t doing that great, maybe...

Jul 2, 2013 9:59 am

PHOTO | How Chris Weidman Stays Motivated

Undefeated middleweight title challenger, Chris Weidman uses the image listed above to help him stay motivated for this weekend’s UFC 162 main event against Anderson Silva.

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

Jul 2, 2013 9:26 am

Chris Weidman Confident He Will Expose Anderson Silva

“The only reason I got into this sport was to be number one and right away I had to envision beating this guy if I was gonna do it. I believed I could beat Anderson Silva from day one. I believe I have the skill set to do it, I have the wrestling — which...

Jul 1, 2013 11:27 am

Rousey Pulling For Silva Over Weidman

“I think that Anderson Silva is pound-for-pound the best fighter of all time, and I really do believe that Chris Weidman is the worst style match-up for him. But if anyone can overcome the worst style match-up, it’s Anderson Silva,” “Being that Anderson is, I think, towards the end of his career, I’m going to...

Jul 1, 2013 11:10 am

PHOTO | Update on Mark Hunts Grotesque Staph Infection

Warning: Not for the squeamish. Mark Hunt has sent out another photo of his gnarly staph infection. This time, it would appear as if it is starting to heal, however, it’s still pretty gross. Here it is:

Jul 1, 2013 11:04 am

Hendricks ‘knows exactly what GSP brings to the table’

“I know exactly what Georges is. He’s a jab guy and a takedown guy, he’s going to lay on top of you as long as he can, he’s going to try and control the clock, he’s going to try and get you as tired as he can as quickly as possible. That’s Georges. Me, on...

Jul 1, 2013 10:59 am

Chael Sonnen Opens As Slight Betting Favorite Over ‘Shogun’ Rua

The mouth of the UFC, Chael Sonnen, not only walked into another high-profile fight as a light-heavyweight, but now oddsmakers are picking him as the favorite to beat Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua in the UFC on FS 1 inaugural event in Boston. The two fighters will face off in the main event set for August 17...

Jul 1, 2013 10:49 am

PHOTO: Anderson Silva’s Official UFC 162 Walkout Tee By Nike

A lot was made about the Jon Jones Nike signing, but UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva has been with the popular sports apparel company for years. In the image below we get a glimpse of Silva’s official, Nike sponsored UFC 162 walkout tee.

Jul 1, 2013 10:43 am

Rousey Says Emotions Not Sex Fueling TUF Mix-Gender Season

“The talent is great. I’m really impressed with the kind of people that we saw on the show this season for the girls and the guys. All of the fights have been really exciting. Really, it has exceeded my expectations. Surprisingly, it is much more professional than you would have thought. I wouldn’t say it’s...