Archive: strikeforce news

Sep 25, 2012 5:46 pm

Strikeforce: ‘Melendez vs Healy’ Fighters – Getting Paid Despite Cancellation

Parent company of Strikeforce, Zuffa canceled the Sept. 29 event when Showtime concluded not to air it following the injury of Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The company plans to compensate all 19 athletes who were left without a fight.  Among the confirmed to have been promised at least partial pay are Pat Healy, Jorge...

Sep 25, 2012 10:59 am

Melendez Says Training Light to Avoid Injuries Is Not The Answer | MMA NEWS

“I’m trying to just get ready for the fight and be prepared as possible [in camp]. You just hope to stay injury free. It’s hard to put that on the fighters: the responsibility of not getting injured. You can’t just spar light and go out there and perform like crap. It’s a tough thing to...

Sep 24, 2012 1:14 pm

Pat Healy on Melendez’s Injury & Fighting Thomson | Strikeforce News

  Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez had to bow out of his title defense due to an injury.   Strikeforce and Showtime axed the rest of the show.   Title contender, Pat Healy, discusses the cancellation with bloody elbow starting with his recollection of Matt Lindland breaking the news to him:   “I was sitting down, I...


Sep 23, 2012 5:15 pm

Video | MMA Inside the Cage Ep. 111 and 112

MMA Inside the Cage is back and we have two episodes for you this week! 111 is on this page and the jump to episode 112 is at the bottom of this page. EPISODE 111 Check out this week’s episode of MMA: Inside the Cage, featuring featuring an all new “Dirty Dozen” of knockout clips...

Sep 20, 2012 4:01 pm

Arlovski Calls Out Cormier | Strikeforce News

Frank Mir’s knee injury early this week sets in motion a hunt for a worthy opponent opposite Daniel Cormier.  There’s been talks of Fabricio Verdum stepping in to take Mir’s place but via twitter yesterday former UFC heavyweight championAndrei Arlovski states: “I’m getting a lot of tweets about fighting (Daniel Cormier).  And if the fans...

Sep 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Tim Kennedy Faces Trevor Smith in Oklahoma City Nov. 3 | Strikeforce News

  Strikeforce officials on Thursday announced Tim Kennedy is booked to face Trevor Smith on Nov. 3.  This match up is taking place in Chesapeake Energy Center Oklahoma City.   The headliner was originally between Daniel Cormier and  former UFC champ Frank Mir.  Earlier this week, Mir suffered a knee injury and was pulled from the...

Sep 18, 2012 2:55 pm

Masvidal Books Green As Next Opponent For Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce officials have put together an interesting lightweight bout for November’s “Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir” event. Both Jorge Masvidal and Bobby Green have agreed to square off in what will likely be the evening’s main card on Showtime. “Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir” is set to take place from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City...

Sep 18, 2012 12:19 pm

Tito Ortiz: "Rousey has fought at 145 time and again" | Strikeforce News

  Retirement for UFC hall of famer & former light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz means owning a clothing line, nutrition supplement company, a training center as well as an amateur MMA fight series in California named Rising Stars and management company Primetime 360.     “It’s going to take a little bit of time as...

Sep 12, 2012 7:27 pm

VIDEO | Where You At? Episode 1 With Sean McClure Featuring Renato Laranja

BJPenn.com has tasked Sean McClure to keep up with the whereabouts of 27-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Renato Laranja. This week Renato is at a top secret location working on a top secret project, but manages to speak with Sean long enough to give his thoughts on BJ Penn and Penn’s fight with Rory...

Sep 7, 2012 4:28 pm

VIDEO | MMA Inside The Cage 110 is Here!

It’s the weekend and that means our friends at MMA Inside the Cage have done it again! More videos, interviews, knockouts, excitement, and more MMA News. For the past few months BJPenn.com has been featuring the popular MMA Inside the Cage videos and we will continue to do so in the future. As the sport...

Sep 6, 2012 7:52 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO| Josh Thomson Interview; Talks BJ, Kyle's KO of Cormier, Future

Josh Thomson is a lot of things. Former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion, former UFC Lightweight standout, AKA team member, and training partner for some of the best elite level fighters in MMA. He has fought on the biggest stages in MMA overseas, and here in the USA. He has fought injured, many times I might add,...

Sep 4, 2012 3:11 pm

Luke Rockhold vs Lorenz Larkin Slated for Nov 3 | Strikeforce News

  Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold has his next challenger scheduled, and it isn’t Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza like most expected.   Rockhold and Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker had publicly discussed the rematch.  Gilberto Faria, Jacare’s manager was unsure why the rematch was ultimately dismissed, informing MMAFighting.com that “Jacare” was 100% healthy and only needed 8-to-10 weeks...

Sep 4, 2012 2:43 pm

Strikeforce Inks Undefeated Olympic Medalist Sara McMann

  Bantamweight, Sara McMann has signed with Strikeforce and is expected to debut on the upcoming fight card in Oklahoma this Nov 3 headlined by Daniel Cormier vs Frank Mir.   McMann is one of the most decorated female freestyle wrestlers in American history.  Her notable accomplishments include a silver medal at the 2004 Summer...

Sep 4, 2012 11:49 am

Frank Mir vs Daniel Cormier Set for November | Strikeforce News

  Former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir and Strikeforce Grand Prix tournament winner Daniel Cormier is scheduled to face each other on Nov. 3 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Cormier reveals to USA today “I am excited to be going back to Oklahoma for this fight because it’s been like my...

Sep 1, 2012 6:10 pm

MMA Inside the Cage 109!

This week our friends at MMA Inside the Cage have put out a great episode. Here’s what they had to say about it. This week’s episode, presented by Combat Sports Insurance, will keep you glued to the screen. We reveal the Russian-based promotion Thrones MMA, and their version of tag team mixed martial arts. It...

Aug 30, 2012 1:23 pm

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy Adds Nah-Shon Burrell vs Yuri Villefort

Welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell vs Yuri Villefort is the latest addition to next month’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy preliminary card.  Nah-Shon Burrell was tagged with his first Strikeforce loss when he suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Chris Spang in May. Prior to the loss, Burrell had a 6 fight win streak that included victories over...

Aug 30, 2012 12:25 pm

ESPN Ranks the Bantamweights; Big Drop for Champion

ESPN released their latest 135 pound rankings. The Bantamweights stack up well against each other overall, but the top three spots continue to be locked down by Urijah Faber, UFC Interim Champion Renan Barao, and Champion Dominick Cruz. One of the biggest drops in the list was Eduardo Dantes who slid from number five down...

Aug 29, 2012 4:59 pm

EDITORIAL | Fights That Educated Fans #1

Sometimes during the course of an MMA bout you might actually learn something. There are times that a fight contains something special, unique to the styles competing inside the Octagon.  When the bout is over you might even feel a little smarter for watching it and have a new word in your UFC vocabulary. They...

Aug 28, 2012 7:08 am

Exclusive | Luke Rockhold talks Anderson, UFC Crossovers, Kennedy, and More | MMA NEWS

Luke Rockhold is currently the king of the middleweight division – in Strikeforce. While he does cherish the title of Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Luke knows that the path to the undisputed global number one is in the UFC. The list of challengers in the Strikeforce 185 pound weight class is short. So short that Keith...

Aug 26, 2012 7:40 pm

Eddie Bravo "MASTERING THE SYSTEM" episode 43 (feat. BJ PENN & VINNY MAGALHAES)

BJPenn.com friend Eddie Bravo’s “MASTERING THE SYSTEM” episode 43 (feat. BJ PENN & VINNY MAGALHAES). Renato Laranja also makes an appearance, several actually, in the latest offering from the master of everything 10th Planet. Eddie Bravo (born Edgar Cano on May 15, 1970) is a Mexican-American practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who holds a second degree...

Aug 24, 2012 6:41 pm

MMA: Inside the Cage #108 – "Armbars and Polish Stars"

Our friends at MMA: Inside the Cage are back! They debate the TOP 5 Pound 4 Pound Femaless of All Time… Rousey and Cyborg are NOT at the top. They preview KSW 20, and of course… 12 new Clip of the Week finalists! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit