Archive: Strikeforce

Jun 21, 2013 10:11 am

Seth Petruzelli announces retirement

Former UFC light heavyweight, Seth Petruzelli (14-8 MMA), has decided to call it a career and hang up the gloves. Petruzelli suffered a one-punch KO loss to former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal this past Wednesday night at Bellator 96, which more than likely helped prompt his decision. “The Silverback” announced his retirement via Facebook:...

Jun 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Vitor Belfort opens up about his use of TRT

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) is nothing less than a legend in the sport of mixed martial arts. He has provided fight fans with some of the most memorable knockouts in MMA’s history. But, with all that said, Vitor has been under a lot of public scrutiny lately in regards to his...

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 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming title...


Jun 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Saffiedine Out, Bahadurzada In Against Lawler at UFC on FOX 8

  As if you wanted to hear more injury news, the UFC announced via their official Twitter account that former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Tarec Saffiedine has been injured and was forced to withdraw from his fight with Robbie Lawler (20-9, 1 NC). Stepping in for the injured Saffiedine is Siyar Bahadurzada (21-5-1). Bahadurzada is returning...

Jun 3, 2013 7:43 am

UFC Fan Expo 2013 Set To Feature Over 30 Fighters, Several Champions Included

The greatest fan experience of all time, The UFC Fan Expo, returns to Las Vegas this July in tandem with UFC 162: SIlva Vs. Weidman, and as always the athletes attending are high profile. This edition of the ‘Fight Week’ festivities will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 5th and 6th,...

Jun 1, 2013 12:56 pm

With Shane Del Rosario Injured, Gabriel Gonzaga Steps In Against Dave Herman

With the way bouts have been crumbling due to injuries, it’s sad that you can expect daily updates on fighter replacements. This time, another injury has effected a heavyweight bout at UFC 162. Late Friday night, UFC’s Twitter account announced that Shane Del Rosario suffered an injury and would be forced out of his bout...

May 29, 2013 9:00 am

EDITORIAL | Thiago Silva’s Rollercoaster Ride

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The MMA world is a violent rollercoaster for most fighters. Just ask Thiago Silva. No other sport produces the polarizing opposites that a career can experience in such a short amount of time on such a consistent basis. The world of mixed martial arts can love you one day and then...

May 25, 2013 12:11 pm

Daniel Cormier Responds to Jon Jones, Ready to Fight Tomorrow

UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier spoke with fans at yesterday’s UFC 160 Q & A, during which he responded to some talk about- and from- the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.   Cormier introduced the topic, saying that he had been on “Twitter and Jon Jones took another shot at me.  He does it all...

May 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Dana White: ‘Jacaré’ Souza’s Next Opponent Will Be Yushin Okami

Following his impressive UFC debut last week at UFC on FX 8 over Chris Camozzi, former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza left the MMA world eager to see what the world renowned grappler’s next challenge in the octagon would be. There was talk of Vitor Belfort potentially being Souza’s next opponent, but “Jacaré” was quick to...

May 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Luke Rockhold: Vitor Needs TRT Because He Is Lacking Something

Former Strikeforce middleweight kingpin Luke Rockhold has remained very vocal on his opinion surrounding the highly controversial issue of Testerone Replacement Therapy, a treatment that his opponent at UFC on FX 8 this weekend has such an exemption for. Since the Therapeutic Use Exemption was enacted last year, several fighters have gone public with their...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...

May 13, 2013 10:47 am

Gegard Mousasi Has Second ACL Surgery

During an interview with mmajunkie.com, Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) acknowledged that he recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Even worse, he confirmed that he tore the same ACL that was previously repaired in March of 2012. The former Strikforce and Dream champion, Mousasi, made his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV...

May 10, 2013 1:15 pm

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks upcoming ONE FC bout with Nobutatsu Suzuki

The New York Bad Ass, Phil Baroni, is set to take on Japanese knockout artist Nobutatsu Suzuki at ONE FC: “Rise To Power” in Manila on May 31st. The bout with Suzuki will mark Baroni’s 3rd with the asian based promotion. Phil’s first fight came at ONE FC’s inaugural show against Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who more or less held...

May 10, 2013 10:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin is Back! Well maybe…

Recently former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin resurfaced after taking some time off from fighting. In an interview with another site he made a few comments about fellow UFC middleweight Michael Bisping, and fans were speculating about if, and when, this fight may take place. Rich found himself bombarded with questions shortly after that...

May 7, 2013 2:58 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fastest Path Back To Title Fight

Following the controversial loss to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez is eager to get back in the cage and mix it up with the best. ‘El’ Nino’ was featured on MMAWeekly’s Knockout Radio where the Cesar Gracie Jujitsu fighter made it clear he wants top contenders on the lightweight ladder. Melendez said, “There’s a lot of...

May 6, 2013 10:02 am

Daniel Cormier: Junior dos Santos Has the Best Chance of Beating Cain

“I think Junior dos Santos has the best chance of beating Cain, but the rest, they’re not beating him. They’re not good enough.” These are strong words for the UFC heavyweight division, and Daniel Cormier has made it clear he feels that the only challenge to his training partner Cain Velasquez’s title is JDS. In a...

May 6, 2013 8:39 am

Chael Sonnen to Buy WWE When he Retires?

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen spoke to TMZ and stated that he wants to buy WWE when he retires from MMA. Chael’s representative told TMZ that he’s not joking and has already met with “big wig friends in the investment world to enact his takeover.” A WWE rep told TMZ, “We are a publicly traded company,...

May 3, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce Welterweight Champion, Tarec Saffiedine, Talks UFC Debut and Title Shot | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Tarec Saffiedine, the last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight belt before the organization’s earlier this year, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about his upcoming UFC debut against fellow Strikeforce alumn, Robbie Lawler. For Saffiedine (14-3), who won the Strikeforce belt with a unanimous decision victory over Nate Marquardt in January, this...

May 3, 2013 9:24 am

Cung Le Wants “Super-Mega Fights”

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn’t ready to hang up the gloves just yet. The 40-year-old Sanshou specialist, Le, put himself into title talks after scoring a November knockout victory over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. At one point, there was even speculation that UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva...

Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am

When should a champ retire?

I have said it time and again. You are only as good as your last opponent. One of the biggest beefs I have with forum dwellers and sports writers is the comments they make when a champion loses. The champion in question probably defeated the best the division had at the time of their reign....

Apr 24, 2013 2:12 am

Jim Miller: “I’m Looking To Fight The Best And Destroy The Best”

UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller is looking forward to making a statement Saturday night against Strikeforce title challenger and recent UFC import Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy. UFC 159 goes down this Saturday on Pay-Per View in Newark, New Jersey; the home state of the tenacious Jim MIller (22-4). The New Jersey native was recently featured on...

Apr 22, 2013 11:20 am

Are the Diaz Brothers on the Chopping Block?

Bad conduct and not performing in The Octagon will end a career quickly these days. Name recognition is no longer a protective shield just ask Josh Neer who was released from the UFC a short time ago thanks to a 1-3 losing skid. The Diaz brothers are as close to the chopping block as they...

Apr 19, 2013 3:06 pm

Finally, Melendez’s Time to Shine: Can He Break the Trend?

Gilbert Melendez feels that he has dished out and taken far too much punishment, mentally and physically, to still have to justify his place amongst the top names in the lightweight division of MMA. His credentials are immaculate (21-2 MMA, 3-time MMA LW Champion), his poise and fluidity inside the cage are almost unmatched, and...

Apr 13, 2013 10:36 am

UFC 161 Betting Odds: Woodley Opens as -185 Favorite over Jake Shields

Former Strikeforce 170 pounders Tyron Woodley and Jake Shields will duke it out at UFC 161 in June. Woodley (11-1, 1-0 UFC) has opened up as a -185 favorite in this fight after coming off an impressive finish of Jay Heiron at UFC 156. The odds from BestFightOdds.com placed Shields at +145 in the upcoming...