Archive: Strikeforce

Oct 25, 2012 8:46 am

Cyborg: Ronda Rousey Used My Name To Get Famous | MMA NEWS

“Ronda gained fame using me as a stepping stone and turned the good girl of the story. I could not accept this, I was wrong, and I paid a high price, but I have learned so much. I have God in my heart and 200 million supporters (Brazil population), that will help me to give...

Oct 24, 2012 10:15 am

This Week on BJPenn.com Radio: Liz Carmouche, Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann

On the final Sunday episode before BJPenn.com Radio officially moves to Wednesday nights in November, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will close out the week with a bang! Our lineup so far includes top Strikeforce and Invicta FC bantamweight Liz Carmouche and UFC welterweight contenders Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann. A former United States...

Oct 24, 2012 9:00 am

Dana White Confident Ronda Rousey Is UFC Bound | MMA NEWS

UFC President Dana White has certainly changed his tune in regards to Women’s Mixed Martial Arts (WMMA). At one point in time, not so far in our past, the UFC boss was completely against brining in a female division to the UFC. However, one superstar full of marketing potential in the form of Strikeforce bantamweight...

Oct 23, 2012 6:58 pm

Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario set for TUF 16 Finale | UFC News

A heavyweight match-up between Pat Barry (7-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) and Shane Del Rosario (11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been scheduled for the TUF 16 Finale on December the 15th. Both fighters are looking to rebound from devastating stoppage defeats. Pat Barry in particular finds himself in desperate need of a win. This after losing...

Oct 13, 2012 10:33 am

An Upset Cormier Wishes Someone At Strikeforce Would Have Told Him | MMA NEWS

Yesterday the world of MMA took yet another blow. Strikeforce officials took to the media circuit yesterday to announce it would be cancelling its second straight show scheduled to air on Showtime. After losing the Melendez vs. Healy card, Strikeforce was unable to secure an opponent on Nov. 3 for Strikeforce HW Grand Prix champion,...

Oct 13, 2012 10:31 am

Strikeforce Cancels Second Consecutive Show On Showtime | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce announced yesterday it is planning its next card set to air live on Showtime in January 2013. Further information on the fight card and location will be announced shortly. Strikeforce also announced the cancellation of its Nov. 3 event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., due to injuries sustained by main...

Oct 9, 2012 3:32 pm

Former Strikeforce Champ Feijao Denied Suspension appeal By CSAC | MMA NEWS

  California State Athletic Commissionvoted unanimously to deny the appeal of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante.   A series of testimonies, rebuttals, questions and answers along with Cavalcante’s denial of ever taking steroids.  Manager Ed Soares, lawyer and Cavalante himself argued this particular case stemmed from a mishandling of the sample taken from...

Oct 6, 2012 11:52 am

Rousey vs. Cyborg Getting Closer To A Reality Confirms Dana White | MMA NEWS

With all the recent talks of Anderson Silva vs. Every Other Champion In the UFC, one super-fight that actually has a better shot at transpiring is the Ronda Rousey vs. Cris “Cyborg” bout. The hang up in this fight is the weight-class. Ronda Rousey currently holds Strikeforce gold at 135 pounds. “Cyborg” on the other...

Oct 4, 2012 11:57 am

Exclusive: Brett Rogers: ‘I Want Fighters To Hesitate And Ask For More Money When They See My Name, I’m Not To Be F*cked With" | MMA NEWS

When BJPenn.com caught up with Brett “Da Grim” Rogers this week, the Bellator heavyweight wanted to make one thing abundantly clear: Brett Rogers is back, and he’s “not to be f-cked with.” Yes, a conversation with Rogers may be littered with F bombs and double negatives, but it’s also refreshingly candid and lacking in pretense....

Oct 3, 2012 6:03 am

#9 BJPENN.COM RADIO:Ralek Gracie, Lorenz Larkin & Miguel Torres

  BJPenn.Com Radio returns on Sunday night at 6:30pm eastern with a trio of great guests who are sure to entertain the masses. Joining hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick first will be Ralek Gracie the son of legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu professor Rorion Gracie. Ralek is also the nephew of former UFC Champion Royce Gracie...

Oct 2, 2012 12:05 pm

Brian Rogers Joins the Fund A Fighter Team

FundaFighter has announced the newest addition to their family. Bellator middleweight Brian Rogers is the latest fighter to join the innovative company. Rogers is 28-years-old and has a career record of 9-4 and hails from Kent, Ohio. Rogers has made it to the Bellator middleweight tournament semi-finals two years in a row. In 2011 he...

Sep 29, 2012 11:31 am

Strikeforce Contender Pat Healy Ready To Wait For Melendez Recovery | MMA NEWS

Just a few short weeks ago, life was good for Strikeforce lightweight contender Pat Healy. With a good training camp behind him that included time in Hawaii with MMA legend BJ Penn and former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson, Healy was ready to shock the world and end the Melendez Hype. As we all now know,...

Sep 28, 2012 7:34 am

Reminder: BJPenn.Com Radio Returns Sunday with Four Great Guests Including UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson

  Just eight days removed from winning the inaugural UFC flyweight championship, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson joins BJPenn.com Radio hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick live this Sunday to put his incredible victory into perspective. In addition to speaking with the newly crowned 125-lbs champion, the guys will also interview three more exciting guests in...

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 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 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 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...

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 23, 2012 11:37 am

Podcast: #7 BJPenn.com Radio| Tyson Nam, Pat Healy and Josh Thomson

Tonight, the boys are back in town for another exhilarating episode of BJPenn.com Radio fresh off the heels of an action packed UFC 152 from Toronto. As usual the show is jam-packed with exciting guests in the MMA community including bantamweight prospect Tyson Nam, #1 contender to the Strikeforce lightweight title Pat Healy and former...

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 19, 2012 5:01 pm

BJPenn.com Radio: Tyson Nam, Pat Healy and Josh Thomson

This Sunday, the boys are back in town for another exhilarating episode of BJPenn.com Radio. As usual the show is jam-packed with exciting guests in the MMA community including bantamweight prospect Tyson Nam, #1 contender to the Strikeforce lightweight title Pat Healy and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson. Nam went from being...

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...