Archive: UFC 168

Dec 10, 2013 8:25 am

Weidman feels the need to ‘solidify himself as champion’

Chris Weidman feels he has some convincing to do. Weidman stripped UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva of his 11-fight reign with a historic KO in July. The two will meet again on Dec. 28 in the main event of UFC 168 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grande Arena. In a prefight, promotional interview, Weidman stated that...

Dec 9, 2013 12:57 pm

Ronda Rousey on TUF 18: “I Coached, Miesha Did Her Hair”

Consistently unapologetic about her portrayal on the most recent season of the UFC’s hit reality-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke out about her performance as a coach, saying that her priorities were less about her public image and more about helping her fighters.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...

Dec 9, 2013 12:54 pm

Ronda Rousey 10-1 Favorite Over Tate In Rematch

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (above) comes into her UFC 168 title defense against longtime rival Miesha Tate as the heavy favorite, earning 10-1 odds in the betting world.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The last few months may have seen UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lose her title as everyone’s favorite female...

Dec 5, 2013 8:21 am

Cat Zingano injury update: Cleared to train, wants the winner of Rousey vs. Tate 2

UFC women’s bantamweight title contender, Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), finally got some good news following her latest visit with her physician, who revealed that “Alpha” was cleared to resume jiu-jitsu training, as well as light pad work, with full clearance expected for March 1, 2014. Naturally, Zingano was thrilled by the news (via...

Dec 5, 2013 8:07 am

UFC 168: Leben Planning On Breaking Uriah Hall

“After what Dana said about his last fight, Hall is definitely in a must-win situation. We both kind of are, and that’s what makes this fight exciting. It seems like this is one of those fights where the winner stays, and the loser walks. It feels like that kind of a deal. This is definitely...

Dec 5, 2013 7:46 am

Promotion Raises PPV Price For UFC 168

Do you have an extra $5? If you’re interested in watching the star-studded UFC 168 on Dec. 28th from the comfy confides of your own home that’s what it’ll cost you. It was announced on Wednesday that the cost for UFC 168, which features the eagerly anticipated rematch between current champion Chris Weideman and Anderson...

Dec 4, 2013 6:59 pm

Anderson Silva: ‘I Made Basic Mistakes’ Against Weidman

On the night of July 6 this past year, for the first time in his seven-year tenure with the UFC, Anderson Silva failed to obtain victory. Throughout the duration of his championship bout with Chris Weidman, it seemed as though Silva could hardly take the American challenger seriously. ‘The Spider’ had started to engage in...

Dec 4, 2013 10:16 am

Jones: I’m taking a tune-up fight in Moscow for Anderson Silva

Roy Jones Jr. is one of the all-time greats in the sport of boxing, he has won titles in multiple weight classes and was voted ‘boxer of the decade’ for his dominance throughout the 90′s. Former UFC middleweight champion and MMA great, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, has been very vocal regarding his aspirations to one...

Dec 3, 2013 11:19 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey Talks Street Fighting Men And More On Jimmy Kimmel

Last Night on the Jimmy Kimmel show, UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey talked about her altercation with a group of men in a movie theatre, her time as TUF coach, her mom and more. If you want to see the second part of the interview click HERE or hop to page 2.

Dec 3, 2013 8:09 am

Herb Dean Draws Referee Assignment For Silva Vs. Weidman II

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn the referee assignment in the UFC 168 main event, a rematch between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and current champion Chris Weidman. In their first match, Weidman shocked the world when he knocked the dominant champion Silva out cold in the second round. Herb Dean was the referee...

Nov 26, 2013 9:00 am

Late Night Cage Side Radio Ep 32 Replay With Renzo Gracie, John Howard and Jessamyn Duke

Another great episode from the crew of Late Night Cage Side Radio powered by BJPENN.com is in the books. Renzo Gracie joined the show to discuss a plethora of subjects. including two of his most popular students; Georges St. Pierre and Chris Weidman. The legendary BJJ master gave his knowledgable insight on the controversial title...

Nov 25, 2013 8:41 am

Vitor Belfort: ‘My best is yet to come’

Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) has look absolutely phenomenal in his past three octagon appearances. “The Phenom” has earned 3-straight head kick knockouts over perennial contenders Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping and most recently Dan Henderson during that stretch. UFC President, Dana White, has stated that his intention is to have Belfort fight the winner...

Nov 22, 2013 9:45 am

EXCLUSIVE | Alexis Davis Wants Title Shot, Says She’ll Capitalize On Ronda Mistakes

“I want that title shot.  I don’t care if it’s Ronda, I don’t care if it’s Miesha, that’s what I’m looking for.” Following a dominant unanimous-decision victory over top-ranked fighter Liz Carmouche, UFC women’s bantamweight star Alexis Davis sits amongst the division’s top fighters; and she has her eyes set on the UFC gold for...

Nov 21, 2013 11:07 am

Shane del Rosario injured, out of UFC 168

Shane del Rosario will be backing out of UFC 168 due to a rib injury. The 11-2 heavyweight has had a recent set of struggles after moving into the UFC and was hoping for a shot at redemption on December 28th against Guto Inocente. His last fight was December 15, 2012 during the Ultimate Fighter...

Nov 13, 2013 5:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Gamburyan on TUF, Siver and Cole Miller

Manny Gamburyan, a former challenger to Jose Aldo’s WEC title and an Ultimate Fighter runner-up was on BJPENN.COM radio to talk about a myriad of subjects, including: being a coach on this season’s TUF for Team Rousey, his Dec. 28th fight against Dennis Silver, and his thoughts on his last opponent, Cole Miller’s attempt to...

Nov 13, 2013 9:36 am

A Look At Year End Heavyweight War Between Browne And Barnett

Two of the most exciting heavyweights in the world are set to collide at this years inaugural year-end event, UFC 168 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) Ranked #5 and Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) Ranked #7, are set for a three round war that has many...

Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Backlash Towards Rousey: ‘She’s The Reason Women Fight in UFC’

“Hate her or not,” UFC President Dana White said about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, “the reason all these girls fight in the UFC is because of her.”  White responded to the criticism Rousey has received after her coaching role on the latest season of the UFC’s realitiy-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’   By Christopher...

Nov 11, 2013 10:10 am

Renzo Gracie Says Chris Weidman Will Submit Anderson Silva

“I do believe [Chris Weidman’s] going to submit him, yes,” Brazilian jiu jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie said of his student, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (right).  “He’s getting better every day.  If Anderson doesn’t improve his ground game, he will be in trouble this time.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This December, the...

Nov 9, 2013 9:02 pm

Vitor Belfort Wants Winner of Weidman/Silva

We usually hear from Vitor Belfort after UFC events when he interrupts the post fight press conference by calling Dana White and asking for a title shot. Considering he was sitting right next to the UFC President, there were no interruptions tonight. As expected, Belfort expressed his confidence that he is next in line for...

Nov 4, 2013 4:38 pm

Travis Browne will also undergo random drug tests prior to UFC 168

This past week we learned that Josh Barnett will undergo random drug testing leading up to his bout with Travis Browne at UFC 168. The testing will be funded by the UFC, and we now know that Barnett’s opponent will also undergo the random testing. UFC heavyweight Travis Browne will participate in the same testing...

Nov 1, 2013 9:39 am

Vitor Belfort would stop TRT for a title shot if necessary

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) has been under a lot of scrutiny for his use of TRT (Testosterone replacement therapy.) The 35-year-old former UFC champion, Belfort, has looked spectacular in his past two octagon appearances, earning headkick knockout wins over perennial contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. Belfort recently stated that should...

Nov 1, 2013 9:15 am

Anderson Silva: Sonnen is a good guy

Once bitter enemies, it appears that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has softened his stance on former opponent Chael Sonnen: “Chael talk too much, but is a good guy. He’s not bad, he’s a good guy. Chael is (always) in the media for fight. Chael fight for the belt against me two...

Oct 29, 2013 10:36 am

Lyoto Machida Wants Fight With Vitor Belfort Next

Making a successful debut at middleweight, Lyoto Machida (pictured, left) plans to continue marching through the division’s top fighters.  The former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 just days ago, and he is already looking to Vitor Belfort (pictured, right) as the ‘best option’ for his next opponent....

Oct 24, 2013 6:27 am

Miesha Tate: I will seriously shoot myself in the face if Ronda armbars me again

Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) recently appeared on MMA Fight Corner Radio, where she discussed the keys to defeating her UFC 168 opponent, Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), whom she lost her Strikeforce belt to back in early 2012: “For one, not being too emotional,” said Tate. “I think that was the biggest...

Oct 23, 2013 8:31 am

Roy Jones Jr: I’m taking a tune-up fight for Anderson Silva

Roy Jones Jr. is one of the all-time greats in the sport of boxing, he has won titles in multiple weight classes and was voted ‘boxer of the decade’ for his dominance throughout the 90’s. Former UFC middleweight champion and MMA great, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, has been very vocal regarding his aspirations to one day...