Archive: Rory MacDonald

Nov 19, 2012 9:46 am

VIDEO | First UFC on FOX 5 Promo | UFC NEWS

Main Card: Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz (Lightweight title bout) Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick Preliminary Card: Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin Mike Easton vs. Bryan Caraway Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert Ramsey Nijem vs....


Nov 14, 2012 10:37 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Airs Tonight with Five Great Guests

  After last week’s ground breaking Wednesday night debut featuring Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, his dad/head coach Ray, Ronda Rousey, Matt Hughes and the man himself, BJ Penn, the boys are back with another outstanding line-up. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will welcome two UFC 154 middleweights and Alchemist Management teammates Alessio Sakara and Costa Philippou....

Nov 12, 2012 9:46 am

This Week on BJPenn.Com Radio Michael Schiavello, Costa Philippou, Alessio Sakara, Mike Ricci & Lex McMahon

  After last week’s ground breaking Wednesday night debut featuring Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, his dad/head coach Ray, Ronda Rousey, Matt Hughes and the man himself, BJ Penn, the boys are back with another outstanding line-up. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will welcome two UFC 154 middleweights and Alchemist Management teammates Alessio Sakara and Costa Philippou....

Nov 10, 2012 9:02 pm

Exclusive: Matt Hughes Part 2: GSP vs. Condit, GSP vs. Silva and BJ vs. Rory MacDonald

  The welterweight division has had its share of dominant champions, Hughes included. Georges St. Pierre is the latest champion who has defeated everyone the UFC has put in front of him. After suffering through a dry spell where there weren’t many legitimate contenders it looks as though the division is on a huge upswing...

Nov 6, 2012 8:47 am

Rory MacDonald “Annoyed” With VADA Testing | UFC NEWS

“It already started. My first test was last week.” … I got a random knock on the door. They did the test. So from here to the fight, it’s just random testing.” “It’s pretty annoying. I don’t like getting woken up in the morning. It threw my routine off. I didn’t expect it. I forget...

Oct 29, 2012 10:15 am

UFC on FOX 5 Official With 13 Scheduled Bouts | UFC NEWS

UFC officials have tied down December’s UFC on FOX 5 card with 13 fights. UFC on FOX 5 is set to take place at Seattle’s KeyArena on December 8. In the main event UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his title against Nate Diaz. BJ Penn also makes his return from retirement on the...

Sep 25, 2012 10:04 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Pat Healy on BJ Penn, Josh Thomson, Chael Sonnen and Strikeforce

  Pat Healy joined us on BJPenn.Com Radio this past Sunday night to talk about his bout with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. Literally three hours after we spoke to Pat Strikeforce sent out a press release informing everyone that Melendez was injured and the card was going to be canceled. The majority of our...

Sep 24, 2012 7:03 am

Gilbert Melendez Injured: Showtime Cancels Entire Strikeforce Event

For the second time in a month Zuffa has seen an injury force the cancellation of one of their events. We are all very well aware what happened with UFC 151. Now Strikeforce has been hit because their lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez was injured causing him to bow out of his title defense against Pat...

Aug 29, 2012 6:28 am

Fights to Look Forward to Part II

Yesterday I detailed a few fights that we as MMA fans have to look forward to beginning with UFC 152 and ending with UFC 155. Today I will go over the other UFC cards including UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic, UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot, UFC on Fuel TV 6 which will...

Aug 23, 2012 6:41 am

If You Missed This Past Sunday’s Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio Listen To It Now!!!

This week on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli spoke with four huge guests. Fomer UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia who will face Andrei Arlovski for the fourth time at One FC on August 31 was the first one on the line.. UFC featherweight Evan Dunham who will face TJ Grant at UFC...

Aug 22, 2012 10:16 am

UFC on FOX 5 opening betting odds | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor MMA Bookmaker has set the opening betting lines for the three bouts scheduled to take place at UFC on FOX 5, December 8th. Current lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson opens as the favorite over challenger Nate Diaz. Henderson at -150 and Diaz at +120 Henderson headlined month’s UFC 150 event and successfully defended his...

Aug 16, 2012 7:49 am

UFC and Fox Put Together A Year End Event Sure to Satisfy the Masses

The UFC and Fox certainly hit a homerun with the three blockbuster bouts they have booked for their year-end card scheduled for December 8th. The first year of this historic partnership has certainly had its share of growing pains, but it looks as though the duo is finally starting to understand what fights the fans...

Aug 16, 2012 5:33 am

BJ Penn, "They knew they were going to lose on September 22nd"

A recent Sherdog interview with UFC legend BJ Penn revealed his thoughts on why Rory MacDonald really pulled out of their fight. Shortly after Dana White made the announcement Rory Tweeted this picture and it started circulating like wildfire. BJ’s immediate response was silence, but not long after hearing the news he suggested they meet...

Aug 15, 2012 10:18 am

Stacked card announced for UFC on FOX 5 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It was announced today that the UFC lightweight championship will be defended live on network television, as Benson Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will defend his title against Nate Diaz (16-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) at UFC on Fox 5 on December 8th. Henderson headlined this past weekend’s UFC 150 event and successfully...

Aug 13, 2012 7:34 am

Matchmaking 101: Potential Match-Ups for the UFC 150 Main Card Fighters

10 fighters participated on the UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II card this past Saturday night. Five of them won and five of them lost. All of them will more than likely be back inside the Octagon sometime within the next four months or so. We already know who Benson Henderson will be facing as...

Jul 24, 2012 2:39 pm

Rory MacDonald Says He Will Hurt BJ Penn

By Evan Stoumbelis Today the UFC held the press conference for UFC 152, which will take place on September 22nd in Toronto. The event will serve as BJ Penn‘s comeback fight, where he hopes to defeat the up and coming Canadian Rory MacDonald. During the course of the press conference Rory went on record as...

Jul 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Evan Dunham vs T.J. Grant slated for UFC 152 in Toronto | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC officials announced today that lightweights Evan Dunham (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and T.J. Grant (18-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) are set to throw down September 22nd at UFC 152 in Toronto. Dunham is riding a current two-fight win streak, earning impressive victories over Nik Lentz and Shamar Bailey. Dunham was expected to...