Archive: mma

Jun 7, 2013 9:04 am

VIDEO | Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante Preparing For UFC Debut Against Thiago Silva

Each of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante’s fights has ended with a knockout, and he’s predicting another impressive victory in his UFC debut. Cavalcante faces fellow Brazilian and knockout artist Thiago Silva on UFC on FUEL TV 10, live from Brazil, Saturday, June 8.

Jun 7, 2013 8:49 am

A Confident Connor McGregor Wants Anderson Silva Status By Age 30

“It makes no difference who I fight. It will be the same outcome. First round and it will be over. It’s not going past a minute. My US debut . . . it’s going to be insane. By the time I’m 30, I’ll be the pound-for-pound champion and I’ll be considered in the same light...


Jun 6, 2013 6:14 am

Things Fans Should Know

Things fans should know. In the realm of casual fandom of mixed martial arts there are many misconceptions. Hardcore fans hear them at parties, local restaurants and bars, and even in the comfort of their own homes. BJPenn.com takes a look at some of these misconceptions in the hopes of bringing them to light. The...

Jun 6, 2013 6:12 am

Weidman Explains The Time He Offered To Fight Jon Jones

I’m the type of guy that loves big opportunities. I like when the cards are against me, and people think that I have no chance. I believe in myself, so when that fight came out that it was in jeopardy, I called my manager and asked if there was a possibility that I could get...

Jun 6, 2013 6:07 am

Sonnen: Shogun Beat Up Wanderlei Silva In Practice

“I went after Wanderlei and I was quite candid, I went after Wanderlei because he’s the worst guy I could find, record-wise. He’s the worst fighter in the UFC. I know what you’re thinking. ‘What about ‘Crocop?” You’re right, ‘Croc Cop’ was terrible, but, Wanderlei’s record was actually a bit worse. I couldn’t get Wanderlei,...

Jun 6, 2013 6:05 am

Rampage: Bellator Gets It, UFC Didn’t

“I’m very excited to be a part of this family. You have no idea. This is something I’ve been dreaming about and waiting for years. I’ve been fighting for 12 years. I have a promoter that ‘gets it.’ He’s like one of the fighters. We put our life on the line and we entertain the...

Jun 6, 2013 6:02 am

Forbes releases Top 100 Highest paid athletes list; no MMA fighters make top 100

In the most recent release of the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list there are no MMA fighters on the list of 100 athletes. According to http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/ with the values calculated as of June 2013 the number one earning athlete is Tiger Woods earning $78.1M, $13.1M from salary/winnings and $65M from endorsements. There are...

Jun 6, 2013 5:52 am

Evan Dunham Latest To Call Out BJ Penn

While rumors brought on by UFC Tonight reporter, Ariel Helwani, continue to swirl in regards to the return of the “Prodigy”, fighters continue to throw their name in the hat to welcome the former champ back to the lightweight division. The latest to do so, as seen above, is Evan Dunham.

Jun 5, 2013 12:00 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos to co-headline UFC on FOX Sports 1 2

UFC officials announced that Donald Cerrone (20-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) would be fighting fellow lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos (19-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC on FOX Sports 1 2. The announcement came via the Indianapolis Star. UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 takes place Aug. 28 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...

Jun 5, 2013 11:05 am

Keon Caldwell of TUF 13 Signs with WSOF

  Keon Caldwell, a former cast member of The Ultimate Fighter 13, has signed a multi-fight contract with the World Series of Fighting, reported MMAWeekly.com.   According to Caldwell’s manager, Jason Ellis, Keon will be looking to make his debut for the organization’s lightweight division sometime in late summer or early fall.  No opponent has...

Jun 5, 2013 10:12 am

Raphael Assuncao didn’t know his arm was broken

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan UFC on Fuel TV 10 fighter Raphael Assuncao assumed he tore a muscle as he continued his fight with Mike Easton to a unanimous decision win back at UFC on Fox 7. Assuncao spoke to mmajunkie.com about the fight saying: “It was only after the fight that I realized my...

Jun 5, 2013 10:04 am

Kenny Florian: “Fighters deserve to get paid more”

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Kenny Florian spoke to the New York post recently about how the UFC pays it’s fighters, following comments made by former UFC fighters Jacob Volkmann and John Cholish who recently spoke against the amount of money the UFC actually pays it’s fighters. “I think the fighters do deserve to get...

Jun 5, 2013 6:06 am

Report: B.J. Penn Eyes Potential Return Back At Lightweight

B.J. Penn will go down in history as one of the best and most decorated fighters in history. He cemented this accolade by dominating the world’s lightweight division in Mixed Martial Arts for the better part of a decade. With retirement talks running wild and a failed bid at welterweight, “The Prodigy”, is apparently considering...

Jun 5, 2013 5:55 am

EXLCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Ed O’Neill Talks MMA and His Favorite Fighter, Criticizes Ronda Rousey and Others for Excessive Violence

  Television personality and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Ed O’Neill, spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Show Sunday night about his upcoming role as color-commentator for the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II on June 9.   O’Neill is perhaps best known for his long-standing role as Al Bundy on the U.S. television series, Married…...

Jun 5, 2013 5:50 am

Free Fight Video | Miesha Tate vs Kaitlin Young

Miesha Tate’s Pro Debut was part of the HOOKnSHOOT: Bodog Fight Women’s Tournament which took place on November 24, 2007. Following a controversial decision win over Jan Finney, Miesha was KO’d at :30 sec of the 1st round by a vicious round kick to the face from eventual tournament champion Kaitlin Young. Miesha Tate faces...

Jun 5, 2013 5:45 am

VIDEO | Mike Tyson: “Holyfield’s Ear Tasted Like S***”

Heavyweight Boxing legend and avid UFC fan, Mike Tyson, dropped by UFC Tonight to go through an intense round of Octo-Questions with Ariel Helwani. Tyson talked candidly about Dana White, UFC vs Boxing and even the notorious ear-biting incident with Evander Holyfield.