Archive: UFC 152

Sep 20, 2012 9:01 am

Who's on the Hot Seat: UFC 152 Edition

  The Hot Seat is back after being forced to the sidelines because of the cancelation of UFC 151. This time we will focus on UFC 152 and which fighters are dangerously close to losing their job should they come up short on Saturday night. Toronto is certainly in for some great fights and will...

Sep 19, 2012 10:25 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Jake Rosholt Ready to Face Anthony Johnson

  Jake Rosholt is a three-time NCAA National Champion as well as a 4-time All-American. He is also a member of Team Takedown, a camp that consists of Jake, his younger brother Jared, Johny Hendricks and Shane Roller. Not coincidentally all of these fighters also attended Oklahoma State University. Rosholt had a brief run in...

Sep 19, 2012 6:54 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez on Thrift Stores, Being a Champion and Mighty Mouse

  This is the second part of our feature interview with UFC Flyweight Contender Joseph Benavidez. To Check out part one click here. Flyweight is definitely the ideal weight for the 28-year-old Benavidez. Standing just 5’4” tall he was predominately the smaller fighter every time he competed as a bantamweight. The fact that his only...

Sep 19, 2012 6:13 am

Frank Mir Injured: Out of His Bout with Daniel Cormier

  And the hits just keep on coming! It has been a real rough month for UFC President Dana White as well as for the fans. For the third time in less than four weeks a main event has lost one of its participants. MMA Junkie broke word last night that Frank Mir’s Strikeforce debut...


Sep 18, 2012 8:03 am

Podcast: Listen to Sunday's Edition of BJPenn.Com Radio with Matt Brown, Joey Beltran and Jake Rosholt

This past Sunday on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick were joined by three ultra-tough MMA stars including UFC light heavyweight slugger Joey Beltran, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt and devastating UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown. After being cut from the UFC’s heavyweight division at the start of the year, Beltran returned...

Sep 17, 2012 9:34 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Joseph Benavidez Interview Part One

Joseph Benavidez is nothing if not persistent. The story of how he drove around looking for Urijah Faber’s gym while on vacation in California is well documented. Thankfully for him as well as the fans his persistence paid off and the two hooked up and have forged a strong bond and working relationship. Faber and...

Sep 16, 2012 8:31 am

PODCAST: #6 BJPenn.Com Radio: Joey Beltran, Jake Rosholt & Matt Brown

Tonight on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by three ultra-tough MMA stars including UFC light heavyweight slugger Joey Beltran, former UFC middleweight Jake Rosholt and devastating UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown. After being cut from the UFC’s heavyweight division at the start of the year, Beltran returned to...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Bisping Goes After Team Alpha Male | UFC NEWS

As we all have learned over the past several years, British middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping rarely has a filter. As such, while in attendance at the UFC 152 pre-fight press-conference, “The Count” told onlookers that he felt his fight with Brain Stann should be placed higher than the flyweight title fight between Joseph Benavidez...

Sep 15, 2012 10:05 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort's Last Week Of Intense Blackzilian Training | UFC NEWS

Vitor Belfort is in his final week of intense training at Blackzilians HQ in South Florida. To him, his upcoming fight with Jon Jones is a fight of old school vs new school, yet he’s ready for this new breed of UFC fighters. “You know, it’s this: I come from back in the old school,...

Sep 12, 2012 11:05 am

Vitor Belfort: "Chael Sonnen is a clown and is giving up on his weight class." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It is no secret that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has made more than a few Brazilian enemies over the past couple of years. Chael has verbally insulted the country of Brazil on many occasions, which has resulted in Brazilians around the world sharing a common disdain for the “Gangster from Westlin.” It should come...

Sep 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Jon Jones: "I'm not a bad person. I pride myself on inspiring others." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Since turning down a short-notice title defense bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who now meets Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC 152, has received a boatload of criticism. The 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion is well aware of his critics, but refuses...

Sep 11, 2012 8:24 pm

Matyushenko out, Hollett back in against Hamill at UFC 152 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Vladimir Matyushenko (26-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has been forced out of his UFC 152 bout with Matt Hamill (10-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) due to an injury. UFC officials stated that Matyushenko tore his Achille’s tendon and was obviously unable to perform. Hamill was originally slated to face UFC newcomer Roger Hollett (13-3...

Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Dana White: "Vitor begged for the fight, and it made more sense." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor At today’s UFC 152 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White explained the reasoning behind choosing Vitor Belfort to face Jon Jones at UFC 152. “People talk a lot of [expletive], but nobody’s too excited to jump around and fight Jones right now,” White said on a Tuesday call with media members....

Sep 7, 2012 10:33 am

UFC 151 Costs UFC $40 Million I MMA News

  Since the cancellation of UFC 151, blame has been tossed around to everyone from our light-heavyweight champ, to his original opponent and even to Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass. Now, though, with the event date behind us the UFC must rebuild revenue in a year that could easily see some...

Sep 7, 2012 9:20 am

Weigh ins for UFC 152 set for September 21 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will play host to the UFC 152 weigh ins, which kick off at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on September 21. Among those weighing in that afternoon are current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and title challenger Vitor Belfort, who meet in the UFC 152 headliner the following day. UFC...

Sep 7, 2012 7:39 am

Jones Criticizes UFC For Not Giving Fans "Full" Cards I MMA News

  With the UFC 151 debacle still unfolding before our eyes, we can’t help but to acknowledge the UFC’s failure to put big name fighters in any time slot other than the main event. Now with Jon Jones catching the brunt of the blame for the cancellation of the UFC 151 event, Jones replies with...

Sep 6, 2012 6:50 pm

Mitrione Calls Jon Jones 'Douchey' I MMA News

  In Yesterday’s MMA Hour, Matt Mitrione added himself to a long list of critics for UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the UFC heavyweight stated that Jones shows a lot of “douchey” qualities in his life outside of the Octagon with his recent refusal to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 151. “What larger effect...