Archive: TUF

Jul 22, 2014 2:18 pm

Overeem Calls For A Title Shot Against Winner Of Velasquez vs. Werdum

Alistair Overeem will be stepping into the Octagon to square off against Ben Rothwell in September, and he hopes a win over Rothwell will get him a title shot against the winner of Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum. Overeem spoke with Submission Radio to talk about the bout. “Well it’s hard to predict because Cain...

Jul 15, 2014 4:58 pm

Dana White On TUF 20: These Are The Baddest Girls In The World

UFC President Dana White caught up with the media during international fight week to talk about the upcoming season of TUF 20 which will feature the first ever all women’s cast, and will eventually crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion. “I think it’s really going to do well. I think we have some really good...

Jul 15, 2014 4:44 pm

Matt Serra Understands How BJ Penn Felt Before Edgar Fight

Former welterweight champion Matt Serra spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about BJ Penn’s retirement and how he understands why the Octagon drew Penn back in for one more fight. “I know why it’s hard to walk away from the game,” Serra told MMAjunkie Radio a few days after cornering UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in his...

Jul 9, 2014 5:01 am

BJ Penn’s Coach Talks About BJ’s Upright Striking Style

BJ Penn’s longtime coach and friend, Jason Parillo spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about BJ’s upright striking style, and why he does not advocate that style. “I would never in a million years develop that new style,” Parillo said. “Never in a million years. “I got called a week before the fight...

Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...

Jul 8, 2014 7:56 am

PHOTO | Frankie Edgar And BJ Penn Backstage Post Fight

After Frankie Edgar defeated BJ Penn in the third round BJ Penn announced his retirement from MMA. Respect was shown from both sides in the Octagon after, and even backstage, as seen in this picture posted to the UFC’s official Instgram. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 7, 2014 8:11 am

B.J. Penn: I Needed Closure

Following a disappointing loss to Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn spoke to the media about why he got back in the Octagon for another fight saying: “I’m thinking to myself, why did you step back into that octagon after the beating that Rory MacDonald gave you? The reason is because I really needed to find out....

Jul 7, 2014 7:50 am

Frankie Edgar: Beating BJ Penn Was Bittersweet

After defeating BJ Penn in the TUF 19 finale, Frankie Edgar spoke to the broadcasting crew about how defeating BJ Penn was bittersweet. In case you missed it, check it out here: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 7, 2014 7:40 am

BJ Penn: I Shouldn’t Have Come Back

Last night in the main event of the TUF 19 finale, fans saw BJ Penn defeated by Frankie Edgar. After the bout however, ‘The Prodigy’ announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts. In case you missed it, check it out below: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 4, 2014 5:04 am

BJ Penn Reacts To Dana’s Talk Of Retirement

UFC legend BJ Penn, who is headlining the TUF 19 finale against Frankie Edgar is in a do or die situation this Sunday. Leading up to the event, UFC President Dana White said if Penn loses he will push for the two-division champ to retire. Today ‘The Prodigy’ agreed with Dana’s comments saying: “That makes...

Jul 3, 2014 2:28 pm

TUF 20: Pettis vs. Melendez Cast Revealed

The full lineup of women competing on TUF season 20 to become the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has been revealed. The cast is as follows: Joanne Calderwood (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Alex Chambers (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Carla Esparza (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Felice Herrig (9-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC), Bec Rawlings (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jun 25, 2014 5:59 am

Hallman: Rousey is like ‘a 14-year-old boy trapped in a woman’s body’

Ronda Rousey is no stranger to the news, and while most news is related to her training, appearances, or talent in general, one too many stories involve anecdotes from coaches or fellow fighters detailing her strange out-of-the-ring behavior. Former UFC fighter Dennis Hallman gave an interview for MMA Crypt and spoke about Ronda and her...

Jun 24, 2014 7:53 am

TUF Winner Eyes Fall Return Following Elbow Surgery

TUF 7 Winner Amir Sadollah’s manager Brian Butler-Au joined Fox Sports to explain that while his fighter is anxious to return from his 2-year layoff from the sport, he doesn’t want to rush anything. Sadollah suffered an injury nearly two years ago during training camp and underwent a fairly routine medical procedure, however complications from...

Jun 24, 2014 5:03 am

Frankie Edgar: Failing To Make TUF 5 Was A Blessing

Frankie Edgar joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his hopes for another crack at Jose Aldo’s title, how failing to make TUF 5 was a blessing, and his upcoming match with B.J. Penn on July 6th. “It’s been a year, that’s enough to get the juices flowing. I don’t want to lose...

Jun 18, 2014 5:08 am

Lauzon vs. Chiesa Set For UFC Fight Night 50

The UFC announced last night that submission artist Joe Lauzon will face off with TUF winner Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 50 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on September 13th. Lauzon bounced back from a two-fight losing streak in December when he picked up a decision win over Mac Danzig. He will...

Jun 17, 2014 3:44 pm

Edgar Motivated Ahead Of Penn Rematch: No Way I Want To Lose

Frankie Edgar spoke with MMAJunkie Radio about the potential title implications with a win over B.J. Penn at the TUF finale. Edgar lost the title to Benson Henderson back in 2012, and then lost an immediate rematch to Benson Henderson. “I 100 percent want to win another world title. That’s what I’m in this for....

Jun 17, 2014 9:02 am

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum Autographs 100 Gloves

UFC Heavyweight title challenger Fabricio Werdum signed 100 gloves ahead of his match with Cain Velasquez. Check out the photo below courtesy of Werdum’s Instagram. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 16, 2014 4:44 pm

UFC Signs Four New Fighters

The UFC has announced the signing of four new prospects: Bryan Barberena, Brendan O’Reilly, Paddy Holohan, and Matt Dwyer. reported that Bryan Barberena will be fighting Joe Ellenberger, who is not to be confused with his brother Jake, after his last opponent Johnny Case withdrew from their bout due to an eye issue. The...

Jun 16, 2014 10:20 am

Diego Brandao Leaves Jackson-Winkeljohn Ahead Of McGregor Bout

Former TUF winner Diego Brandao has left his longtime camp at Jackson-Winkeljohn in Albuquerque for an unnamed team in San Antonio ahead of his UFC FN 46 bout with Conor McGregor in Dublin, Ireland. Diego joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss the move in camps: “Greg Jackson always leaves the door open...

Jun 11, 2014 12:46 pm

Silva To Answer For Drug Test Dodging Charges In Nevada Next Week

Before Chael Sonnen failed his drug test, resulting in his removal from UFC 175, Wanderlei Silva dodged his. The two TUF Brazil 3 coaches were originally slated to fight each other, in the sports biggest grudge match to-date, however, both are now on the shelf facing serious allegations. in the State of Nevada. For Silva,...

Jun 10, 2014 5:10 am

Drug Testing Results: TUF Brazil 3 Tests Clean

The drug test results from the TUF Brazil 3 finale are in, and all fighters passed. CABMMA Chief Operating Officer Cristiano Sampaio said all 24 fighters who were tested before the event were clean, as well as the six randomly selected fighters after the event, including headliners Stipe Miocic and Fabio Maldonado, who also tested...