Archive: mma

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 2, 2013 10:38 am

UFC signs former BJJ World Champ Antonio Braga Neto

The UFC has signed Brazilian grappling specialist Antonio Braga Neto, as reported by Sportv.com. The 25-year-old is a former two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champions who currently competes in the middleweight division. He has reached the top of the “BJJ” sport both under and over the 100 kilograms weight class, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Braga...

Apr 2, 2013 10:36 am

Cruz: “I’ll Give You my Return Date when I Have It”

  It’s been exactly one year and a half since the MMA world has last seen Dominick Cruz fight. After getting a unanimous decision victory over current flyweight title holder Demetrious Johnson, the UFC bantamweight champion underwent two straight surgeries to repair his torn ACL suffered during the preparations to fight Urijah Faber as part...


Apr 1, 2013 11:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Cella sets sites on Sweden for UFC debut against Tor

A week before most of his “The Ultimate Fighter 17” cast mates pair off, Adam Cella will get the first stab at life inside the UFC cage. Cella is slated to take on fellow “TUF 17” cast member Tor Troeng on the undercard of UFC on FUEL TV 9. UFC on FUEL TV 9 takes...

Apr 1, 2013 11:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jocelyn Lybarger Talks WMMA, Training at The LAB, and More | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

Jocelyn Lybarger, one-half of the first pair of twin, professional female fighters, joined Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to join the night’s Women’s MMA Roundup.  During the show, she discussed her introduction to MMA, her training in Arizona, that state of women’s MMA today and plenty more.   For Jocelyn, the competitive drive and athleticism to...

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...

Apr 1, 2013 12:05 am

‘Late Night Cageside’ Radio Show Debuts Tonight With Lamas, Garcia, and Palelei

We have an amazing inaugural show planned for “Late Night Cageside” powered by BJPENN.com radio on Monday April 1st starting at 10/9 CT. We will be interviewing UFC fighters Ricardo Lamas, Leonard Garcia, and Soa Palelei. Our first guest will be one of the top contenders in the Featherweight division; Ricardo Lamas (13-2MMA, 4-0 UFC)....

Mar 30, 2013 8:59 am

Diaz’s lawyer reveals texts from UFC 158 officials | UFC NEWS

  The Diaz camp has provided more information in regards to their claims on what is now being called, “Decimal-gate.” It all started when a video clip surfaced after UFC 158 of UFC Senior VP of Business and Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel Michael Mersch disclosing to the Nick Diaz camp that for his...

Mar 29, 2013 11:23 am

UFC headed back to Boston on August 17th to help launch FOX SPORTS 1 | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White tweeted today announcing that the UFC is headed back to Boston on August 17th to help launch the new FOX SPORTS 1 channel. The show will be the first major live event on the debut week of FOX’s new all-sports channel. “We are FINALLY going back to Boston at the TD...

Mar 29, 2013 11:21 am

UFC Signs Undefeated Jumabieke Tuerxun to its Bantamweight Ranks | UFC NEWS

  In an anticipated move, the UFC has signed Chinese phenom Jumabieke Tuerxun.  The bantamweight known as “The Wild Wolf” is the UFC’s second Chinese fighter.   Tuerxun (14-0) is one of China’s top MMA athletes, formerly holding the Legend FC belt and most recently competing in RUFF.  He turned down a chance to fight...

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.