Archive: ufc

Jan 2, 2014 9:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Michael Johnson Request Fight With Nate Diaz

With an official UFC record of 6-4 and a current two-fight winning streak, TUF runner-up Michael Johnson is ready for the next level of competition. The surging lightweight recently proclaimed himself a contender to the Pettis throne and now the Blackzilian has taken to twitter to request a bout with Nate Diaz. Check it: Trying...

Jan 2, 2014 9:39 am

McMann Planning To ‘Dominate’ Rousey In Route To Title

“Actually, I kind was (shocked). Truthfully, I don’t know how it works. I never knew when I was going to get the shot. I’m just trying to be patient and keep getting better every day, so when it did come along, I was the best possible fighter I could be. It definitely was surprising, but...

Jan 2, 2014 9:35 am

PHOTO | EA UFC Reveals Rashad Evans In-Game Character

The people behind the upcoming UFC video game, EA Sports, have just released the latest shot from the UFC video game. In the previous month we have seen the in-game characters of Jon Jones, GSP, Alexander Gustafsson and Chael Sonnen. Is Rashad Evans on par with the rest of the UFC stars released so far?

Jan 2, 2014 9:26 am

VIDEO | UFC Singapore: Debut of Kawajiri

Feared Japanese featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri makes his long-awaited UFC debut this weekend at UFC Singapore – watch live on UFC Fight Pass or check local listings.

Jan 2, 2014 8:48 am

PHOTO: Anderson Silva Sends Out Smiling Full Cast Image With Family

Anderson Silva (MMA 33-6, UFC 16-2) who broke his leg after Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick, recently tweeted his progress after his surgery. I want to say thank you to all my fans and friends to support me at this moment,I wish a great and happy 2014 to all — Anderson Silva...

Jan 2, 2014 8:47 am

Blackzilian Michael Johnson Wants The UFC Lightweight Belt

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight and Blackzilian team member Michael Johnson has high aspirations. Even though he is a part of arguably one of the toughest divisions in the sport, he still aims for the number one spot. After a decision victory over Joe Lauzon (MMA 23-9, UFC 10-6) and a knockout victory over Gleison Tibau (MMA...

Jan 2, 2014 8:47 am

Ivan Menjivar Faces Hatsu Hioki At TUF: China Finale

As reported originally by, Ivan Menjivar, (MMA 25-11, UFC 4-4) will face Hatsu Hioki (MMA 26-7-2, UFC 2-3) at The Ultimate Fighter: China finale card. Menjivar, who fought Georges St. Pierre in St. Pierre’s first fight, will compete at featherweight for the first time in his UFC career. Menjivar recently lost to Wilson Reis...

Jan 2, 2014 8:46 am

Jason High In Hospital After Ruptured Appendix, Out Of UFC Fight Night 35 Bout

The Ultimate Fighting Championship must now find Adlan Amagov (13-2-1 MMA) a new opponent. Jason High, who was set to face Amagov in a Jan. 15 welterweight match up at UFC Fight Night 35; was rushed to the hospital due to a ruptured appendix early yesterday (Jan. 1) morning. Originally, as tweeted from his official...

Jan 1, 2014 12:40 pm

Happy New Year From BJPENN.COM!!!

Last night we left behind 2013 and entered into a new year and a new start at life’s goals and ambitions. For many the traditional resolutions are set in place. Eat healthy, budget better and all the other things that encompass our daily lives. Today, BJPENN.COM would like to wish everyone a happy and safe...

Jan 1, 2014 12:26 pm

Silva’s Surgeon Says Injury Could Have Led To Leg Amputation

“The minute I saw it and recognized it, I knew it was fixable. We are not even 48 hours from the surgery, and tibia fractures, though we can get them to heal, can have slower healing. So in general, my prognosis would be a fracture healing somewhere in the nature of three to six months....

Jan 1, 2014 12:19 pm

Corey Hill Discusses Anderson Silva’s Leg Break

Last weekend in the UFC 168 main event fans witnessed a horrific accident when Anderson Silva broke his leg on a checked kick. As bad as his injury is, Silva’s break wasn’t the first such occurrence under the bright lights of the UFC. Before Silva, there was TUF contestant Corey Hill (pictured). Hill, who recovered from...

Jan 1, 2014 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Gracie Breakdown: Ronda Rousey’s UFC 168 Armbar Over Tate

Without questions, UFC 168 was one of the craziest pay-per-view shows in UFC history. In this breakdown, Ryron and Rener discuss everything from Jim Millers slick gogoplata/armbar finish to Anderson Silva’s fractured leg, to Ronda Rousey’s choice not to shake Tate’s hand (and Ronda’s submission of course).

Jan 1, 2014 12:01 pm

.gif | Chris Weidman Wipes Nose On American Flag & Fans Don’t Like It

The most sensitive of patriots are fuming mad over Chris Weidman’s desecration of our American flag. I actually didn’t even realize this happened, but my good bud Zeus over at gave us the heads up and provided the .gif below. I’m not so sure there is anything wrong occurring here, but check it out...

Jan 1, 2014 11:48 am

Green Out, Varner Steps In To Face Trujillo At UFC 169

The UFC 169 main card has received an adjustment following news that rising lightweight fighter, Bobby Green was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout with Abel Trujillo. In for Green comes former WEC champ, Jamie Varner. UFC officials did not cite the cause for Green’s exodus, the promotion only announced his removal and replacement....

Jan 1, 2014 11:26 am

Twelve Bouts Official For UFC on FOX 10

2014’s first event on FOX goes down this month from Chicago. The January 25th event is now set with 12-official bouts, four of which will serve as the main televised portion of the evening. The event, which features an intriguing lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson in the headlong slot, goes down from...

Jan 1, 2014 11:13 am

Ratings Report: UFC 168 Prelims Deliver Record Viewership On FOX Sports 1

The UFC 168 PRELIMS on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday night (8:00-10:00 PM ET) averaged 1,554,000 viewers, making it the most-watched UFC PRELIMS to date on the channel. The event was up 56% over the previous mark set on Nov. 16 (998,000), and ranks as the fifth most-watched show on the network since launch. In...

Jan 1, 2014 11:11 am

WSOF Picks Up Four New Fighters For 2014

The Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting promotion continues to keep an eye on the future, and the organization is happy to announce the signing of four talented new names to its roster. The group includes women’s contenders Ashlee Evans-Smith and Emi Fujino, as well as two male counterparts in welterweight Tyler Stinson and light...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 12:57 pm

11 Shifts To Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Following UFC 168

By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of action capped off by a devastatingly sad injury to former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Below are our updated rankings that reflect the outcome of the bouts that took place. Head on over to the rankings section of our site for a complete top...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Chris Leben’s Trainer Says “The Crippler” Still Unsure About Retirement

Chris Leben is old school. Like the primordial UFC warriors who relied almost entirely on heart and toughness to get their hands raised, Leben’s typical game plan seems to consist mainly of wading through punches and delivering bombs to his opponent’s face. “The Crippler” has found a good amount of success with that game plan,...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

PREDICTIONS: 2014’s Top 5 Break Out Fighters

With 2013 drawing to a close, which fighters are going to have the biggest years in 2014?   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Looking back at this past year, a number of fighters stand out as having exceptionally impressive performances during the last twelve months.  Fighters like Ronda Rousey, who became the first female champion in...

Dec 31, 2013 12:30 pm

Ronda’s Mom: ‘She Took 0 Chances’ In Tate Fight

Under the expert guidance of her world champion mother, Ronda Rousey has climbed to the pinnacle of Martial Arts. As an Olympic Bronze medalist and the first female UFC champion, Ronda Rousey is a role model for all female fighters looking to reach greatness. Her mother recently took to her personal blog to breakdown Ronda’s...

Dec 31, 2013 11:38 am

VIDEO | UFC 168 Mystery Farter Exposed: Camera Man #4 To Blame For Broadcast Incident

Breaking news coming out of the UFC offices today. With the 2013 year winding down to a close, the mystery of the UFC 168 farter has been solved. The man responsible the the pay-per-view flatchulence is non-other than camera man number 4. UFC President Dana White solved the mystery. Dana White: @DanaWhite “OMFG fart of...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

VIDEO | Weidman Corner Exposed: ‘Good F*K Him’ Heard After Silva Leg Break

Chris Weidman found himself under fire after his K.O. of Anderson Silva in their first bout. Then, the UFC middleweight champ was heard saying, ‘Disrespectful piece of $hit’, while he made his victory lap around the cage. Now new footage which we got from UFC 168 has been lifted from the fight night coverage and...

Dec 31, 2013 11:00 am

Six Bouts Set For UFC Fight Night 35 Main Card

The UFC’s return trip to the ‘Dirty South’ is set for January 15 when ‘UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou’ hits the Atlanta, Georgia suburbs of Gwinnett County. In the main event top middleweights Luke Rockhold and Constantinos Philippou will face off in an attempt to inch the winner one-step closer to Chris Weidman’s...

Dec 31, 2013 10:45 am

McMann Ready For Title Fight Against Rousey

Immediately following her successful title defense against Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey learned that her next opponent would be fellow Olympic medalist, Sarah McMann (pictured). The UFC even went as far as to reveal their fight poster last Saturday during the UFC 168 post-fight press conference. The two female fighters will face off in the UFC...