Archive: mma

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Nov 1, 2013 11:25 am

Sonnen: I can beat Rashad Evans, but I don’t know how

“You know, I’m on the card and I’m a huge fan, but outside of my fight and (George) St-Pierre’s, I don’t know who else is fighting that night. The card as a whole has not been promoted. I think when you have Georges St. Pierre on a card, then at times they view that as...


Nov 1, 2013 11:04 am

QUICK TWITT | Chael Sonnen Goes On Major Tirade Over ‘Lil Nog’ Fight Cancellation

Last night we learned that ‘Lil Nog’ was forced out of his bout opposite Alexander Gustafsson with a back injury. For the light-heavyweight Nogueira brother this is becoming par for the course. After several missed dates inside the UFC’s Octagon due to injury, Chael Sonnen has long been putting Nogueira on blast for what Sonnen...

Nov 1, 2013 10:54 am

Uriah Hall Discusses Recent Altercation With Mayhem Miller

“Initially, I saw a big bald-headed dude. Then it hit me that it was Mayhem Miller. I was a little star struck, at first. He was yelling at me though, and wanted to talk to the girl. I guess it was his ex. I tried to stay calm and just diffuse things. I was still...

Oct 31, 2013 2:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Luke Rockhold: ‘I got caught, but I feel I’m better than Belfort’

  BJPenn.com spoke with UFC Middleweight Luke Rockhold last week about his loss to Vitor Belfort, a recent knee injury, and how soon we can expect him back in the cage. BJPenn.com’s Shawn McClure asked Rockhold about his UFC debut saying “It seemed like you got into the UFC and they said ‘Hey, Luke Rockhold,...

Oct 31, 2013 1:52 pm

Rafael dos Anjos Says No to Henderson, Wants TJ Grant in Singapore

Sorry, “Bendo”, Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) has other fighters on his mind while swimming upstream in the UFC’s Lightweight division. And why wouldn’t he? Recently, the well-stocked pool of contenders has seen some new faces make waves, ousting former mainstays in the process. Dos Anjos’ most recent win against the once-indestructible Donald...

Oct 31, 2013 1:51 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov, Khabib Agrees

  The bay area fighters are at odds once again. After a storied rivalry between Gilbert Melendez and Josh Thomson, the UFC’s former title challenger, Gilbert Melendez has a new AKA fighter on his radar, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The former Strikeforce champ spoke on the potential matchup in a recent interview with FOX LA. “I know...

Oct 31, 2013 1:31 pm

Machida Camp Believes Vitor Will Turn Down Challenge Because He Knows He Will Lose

It seems as though the Machida camp believes that Vitor Belfort is going to continue his “difficult” self-matchmaking and not accept a middleweight bout against Lyoto. Machida’s manager Jorge Guimaraes told Ariel Helwani on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Belfort would turn down a future matchup with Lyoto Machida due to an “unfavorable...

Oct 31, 2013 1:25 pm

QUICK TWITT | TUF Fighter Who Missed Weight Gets Six-Figure Contract Out Of WSOF

Last night it was revealed on The Ultimate Fighter season 18 that Team Tate’s top male pick had missed weight in his quarter-final bout and was ejected from the show, house and tournament by a very irate UFC President. Having likely squashed all hopes of being a UFC fighter, Cody Bollinger was fortunate enough to...

Oct 31, 2013 12:50 pm

Erick Silva Calls Out Fellow Brazilian Demian Maia

  Rising UFC welterweight Erick Silva is trying to take a move out of Chael Sonnen’s playbook and has called out a Brazilian fighter in the form of Demian Maia. If booked the UFC’s welterweight division will be poised for a barn burner fit to headline or co-headline any Fight Night type event. The younger...

Oct 31, 2013 12:42 pm

Vitor Belfort Wants To Keep Fighting Into His 40’s

“I believe in joy. When I step into the octagon and I don’t feel the pleasure and I don’t feel the adrenaline and the purpose, I think it will be time to stop. “I made a plan to go into my 40s, so that’s kind of the plan. So I like to plan things. I...