Archive: ufc

Apr 24, 2014 8:51 pm

Dana White: ‘Jon Jones May Be The Greatest Of All Time’

“I don’t know. I think if you keep winning the way that he wins, you might not have to like him, but you’ll definitely respect him. “I say it all the time, look at what he’s accomplished. Look at what he’s done at such a young age. The guys he beat, the guys he’s gone...

Apr 24, 2014 8:39 pm

VIDEO | Dana White Forced To Defend UFC’s Current Star Power On ESPN

“We’re putting on more fight than we have ever put on, and in more countries than we have ever put them in. We had a live event on broadcast television the other night and are No. 1 in all key demo [graphics]. We continue to charge on… I know what you just asked me, and...

Apr 24, 2014 3:53 pm

Cerrone In Baltimore, Wants To Fill UFC 172 Injury Void

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, fought for three-minutes last weekend on “BIG” FOX. By the time he left the cage victorious, he was already campaigning for his next opponent. Anyone, anyplace, anytime, and he meant it. Yesterday we learned that Vagner Rocha backed out of his lightweight bout against Joe Ellenberger. With only three-days left before fight...

Apr 24, 2014 3:00 pm

White Defends Rousey, Blasts Cyborg Over Her Looks

Birds of a feather… While attending today’s media event in Baltimore, UFC President Dana White discussed Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey and the trend of call-outs, insults, and challenges going back and forth between the two. Once again, Marc Raimondi of FOX Sports, Tweeted from the scene: Dana White compares Ronda calling Cyborg an it with...

Apr 24, 2014 2:54 pm

QUICK TWITT | White Will Give ‘Rumble’ A Lifetime Ban If He Misses Weight

There’s a lot at stake for Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson this Friday. He’s scheduled to face Phil Davis this Saturday in the UFC 172 co-main event, but he needs to make the contracted weight limit first. Something he’s failed to do on numerous occasions with the UFC. During today’s media event, Dana White touched on the...

Apr 24, 2014 1:22 pm

Dana White: ‘Rousey Hurts Floyd Mayweather Really Bad In A Real Fight’

“You put Ronda Rousey in any fight situation – a street fight, a mixed martial arts fight. Not only does she beat Floyd, she’ll hurt Floyd really bad.” “But you take Ronda Rousey and you put her in a boxing match, obviously we know what’s going to happen there. But a real fight, Ronda Rousey...

Apr 24, 2014 12:51 pm

Jones Changes Tune – Now Blames Employee For Homophobic Comments

UFC code of conduct violators, who do so on social media, will always and forever have an easy-out for saying things they may regret later. And they can thank Jon Jones, and his recent campaign of misinformation, for this ‘Violators Guide to Keeping Your Job.’ Recently the UFC light-heavyweight champion was accused of tormenting a...

Apr 24, 2014 12:36 pm

Jim Miller: “I Satisfy Myself” By Dominating & Finishing

“From day one, I fight to satisfy myself. With the contracts, I get paid twice as much if I win than if I lose. So, obviously winning is number one, but I’m not satisfied with the judges having to come into play. “You’ve never seen me get excited (about?) it.You’ve probably never seen me smile...

Apr 24, 2014 12:09 pm

UFC 172: Jones vs. Glover, Davis vs. Johnson Staredowns

During today’s pre-UFC 172 media day in Baltimore, Fighters from the main card squared off for cameras. UFC 172 takes place this Saturday from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Here’s the staredowns:

Apr 24, 2014 11:15 am

‘Mighty Mouse’ Defends UFC’s Contender Decisions

“It’s not like Mortal Kombat where before you fight Shao Khan you have to fight Kintaro. It’s not like that, if it was like that everybody would have to fight John Dodson and Joseph Benavidez and they wouldn’t get passed those guys. That’s how it is. If Ali Bagautinov would have to beat those guys...

Apr 24, 2014 11:07 am

Jon Jones: ‘I Only Went 80% Against Gustafsson’

“I went 80-percent,” Jones said about the Gustafsson fight. “I’m not making any excuses, Gustafsson did a great job in the fight, but I know I had a lot more in me. I did some of the cardio tests that I normally do and my numbers weren’t the same. “Me knowing that, I still went...

Apr 24, 2014 10:54 am

Dennis Siver Fined, Suspended Following Failed Drug Test

Top UFC featherweight, Dennis Siver, was recently popped for having a banned substance in his body. The former lightweight blamed hCG drops and an hCG diet on the failed test, but rules are rules. Today in Nevada the NSAC heard the case of Siver and didn’t buy his story. They suspended him for nine months...

Apr 24, 2014 10:46 am

Coach: Khabib Nurmagomedov Deserves No. 1 Contender Fight

“Well, it would be advantageous, in his position, with as many wins as he’s had in the UFC that he has a No. 1 contender’s spot in his next fight. I think it’s only logical, I think the fans would want to see it. And I think Joe Rogan said that he and Anthony Pettis,...

Apr 24, 2014 7:53 am

Josh Barnett Injury-Free And Ready To Return To The Octagon

It looks like “The Baby-Faced Assa…” er, “The Warmaster” is ready for his return to the cage. After being put on the sidelines in February due to an unspecific knee injury (first reported by Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight), Josh Barnett has undergone the necessary rehabilitation and is ready to get back into the hunt...

Apr 24, 2014 7:43 am

Tim Boetsch: ‘Expectations for Rockhold set a little bit too high’

Tim Boetsch is set to face off against former Strikeforce champ Luke Rockhold this weekend at UFC 172. And while Rockhold has been known to mix it up on the feet, Boetsch believes that his power will cause Rockhold to look for the takedown, not wanting to risk another highlight-reel finish to a hard-hitting opponent...

Apr 23, 2014 9:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 2 Blog

  Fresh off the second episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on tonight’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following...

Apr 23, 2014 9:23 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 2 Recap – Team Penn Takes Early Lead

The second episode of UFC reality show, The Ultimate Fighter: Season 19  begins with the fighters entering the TUF house for the first time. Aside from the typical room picking, several of the fighters talk about how excited they are to be there. Last episode, with the first fight-pick in hand, Head Coach, BJ Penn...

Apr 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Dana White: If Vitor Can Get Licensed In Nevada He Gets Title Shot

The UFC’s top middleweight contender, Vitor Belfort was forced out of his earned title shot when the ban on Testosterone Replacement Therapy went into action. Forced to sit on the sidelines due to a doctor prescribed treatment, Belfort agreed to get off the controversial therapy in order to continue the pursuit of his dreams. Now,...

Apr 23, 2014 8:49 pm

VIDEO | TUF Winner Pena Discusses Injury & Dana White’s Reaction

“I think I’m a girl. I was a block away from the hospital, [in] my gym. I shouldn’t have had the phone in my hand when I was screaming in an intense amount of pain. I think that just explaining things in the heat of the moment … was just super overwhelming for both me...

Apr 23, 2014 8:41 pm

Velasquez Not Yet Cleared To Train, Eyeing TUF Coaching Slot

In a report coming out of today’s ‘UFC Tonight’ on FOX Sports 1, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has still not received full clearance from doctors to train. The UFC was hoping to bring their show down to Mexico this November, but have insisted they will not make the leap down south unless they can...

Apr 23, 2014 5:38 pm

Glover Would Be ‘Shocked’ If Jones Dominates Him

“In my fights and in my training people already know that this is very hard to happen. I have fought with “Rampage” Jackson and I took him down easily. Honestly, I scored six takedowns effortlessly. I have fought Ryan Bader and I took him down too. None of them did this to me. I train...

Apr 23, 2014 5:27 pm

Edson Barboza: ‘Cerrone Got Lucky, Give Me A Rematch’

Excuses are like… A punch was thrown. A punch landed. Edson Barboza lost to Donald Cerrone. But for the Brazilian, Cerrone’s perfectly timed strike was all just a bit of luck. “I just want to fight again as soon as possible. If UFC gives me a rematch, I will be there. I want to keep...

Apr 23, 2014 4:23 pm

Former UFC Title Challenger Hermes Franca Deported Following Prison Sentence

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Hermes Franca (pictured) has been deported back to Brazil earlier today after serving 2 and a half years of a 3 and a half year sentence stemming from sexual abuse charges. Franca was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of...

Apr 23, 2014 4:20 pm

Former UFC Fighter Arrested On Cold Case Murder From 1999

By Evan Stoumbelis Former UFC fighter Homer “The Rock” Moore was arrested Monday for his involvement in the 1999 murder of Karam Hussein Jabar according to Tempe Police. Tempe Police described the case in a press release on Monday. “[Jabbar] was found deceased in the trunk of a vehicle, both hands and feet bound, and...