Archive: ufc

Jan 28, 2014 12:15 pm

UFC 169’s Frank Mir Says Win Or Lose, Retirement Not An Option

If former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, drops his UFC 169 contest to Alistair Overeem this weekend, many will likely call for his retirement. The former champion has dropped his last three fights and pretty much put all hopes of a title run in the far off distance. But for Mir, he still wants to...

Jan 28, 2014 12:06 pm

Bryan Caraway Forced Out Of UFC 170 With Injury

The injury bug is back and this time it’s taken Bryan Caraway off of next month’s UFC 170 fight card. Caraway was scheduled to fight Lucas Martins in a bantamweight bout. UFC 170 goes down on February 22nd from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view main event features a female...

Jan 28, 2014 11:10 am

The UFC Will Not Go To Mexico Without A Healed Up Cain Velasquez

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has not seen the inside of a cage since his October TKO stoppage over career nemesis, Junior dos Santos. Now sidelined with a shoulder injury, the UFC’s heavyweight division is on hold, but not just that. The UFC’s planned trip, south of the border, into Mexico is also on hold,...


Jan 28, 2014 11:00 am

Johnson Says Guillard More Dangerous Than Khabib

As a replacement for Ross Pearson, UFC lightweight fighter, Michael Johnson will look to continue his rise through the UFC ranks with a UFC Fight Night 37 booking against Melvin Guillard. Johnson was hoping for a top-10 opponent the likes of, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but will settle in for his former Blackzilian teammate, Guillard, instead. Guillard,...

Jan 28, 2014 6:45 am

UFC Boss Supports TRT Ban

“The doctors came out and said they want to ban it? Well, that’s the answer. It’s legal in the sport. The commissions let you do it. You get an exemption, and you have to be monitored and all the stuff that’s going on, but if they’re going to do away with it? There you go....

Jan 28, 2014 6:41 am

Aldo Could Earn Shot At Pettis With UFC 169 Win

“I agree with you (Aldo’s done everything at featherweight). It’s tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo’s weight, it might not be a bad idea for...

Jan 28, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White Calls Roy Nelson a F—— Moron For Applying to NSAC

But, Dana, tell us what you really think.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC heavyweight fighter Roy Nelson made headlines Monday by announcing his application to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Now it’s UFC President Dana White’s turn. At a media event on Monday, White weighed in on Nelson’s chance of landing the Executive Director position...

Jan 28, 2014 6:24 am

Chris Leben Admits “Spending All The Money” He Made on Drugs

  “The bottom line is,” retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben explains, “especially with all the illegal drugs, I was spending all the money I was making anyways.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It is no secret that Chris Leben has had his share of problems outside the ring.  From financial issues to a number of...

Jan 28, 2014 6:23 am

Johny Hendricks Plans On Holding Two UFC Belts

If all goes to plan, Johny Hendricks will finally have UFC gold around his waist in less than two months’ time. He will have climbed the highest peak in professional MMA, obtaining one of the most coveted and hotly-contested belts in the history of the UFC; a belt that hasn’t been around anyone’s waist, save...

Jan 28, 2014 6:22 am

Biggest Names In Combat Sports Meeting on Capital Hill for Brain Study

On February 4th, some of the biggest names in fighting, Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, Viacom (representing Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing) and the Ultimate Fighting Championships,will all be gathering on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to announce unification in the support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. “In an unprecedented...

Jan 28, 2014 6:21 am

Gabriel Gonzaga Requires Surgery for Broken Hand

  UFC heavyweight fighter Gabriel Gonzaga suffered a significant break to his hand in his fight against Stipe Miocic Saturday at UFC on FOX 10.  Gonzaga reported Monday that he was going to need surgery.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Gabriel Gonzaga will undergo surgery to fix a significant break to his right hand suffered...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Joe Ellenberger Makes His Octagon Debut Against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172

UFC 172’s main event will be Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s light heavyweight championship. It was already announced that another fight on that card, which takes place April 26 in Baltimore, would be Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. On Monday, UFC officials announced a third fight. Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Will Georges St-Pierre be Ambassador of a New Fighters Union?

  Say what? Last week ears began to perk up when rumors started to spread that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be accepting a role as ambassador of a new fighters union. It really started to take off when UFC referee Yves Lavigne started retweeting tweets sent out by @fighters_union, stating that the...

Jan 27, 2014 7:32 pm

VIDEO | Sonnen Discusses Challenges Working With Silva On TUF Set

Chael Sonnen has landed in San Paulo, Brazil, to begin taping of the eagerly-awaited third season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.” To no-one’s surprise, the American Gangster already has some choice words for rival coach Wanderlei Silva. This is the first in a series of exclusive original reports, “Six Weeks with Sonnen,” in the build...

Jan 27, 2014 7:28 pm

TUF Brazil 3: Sonnen vs. Silva To Be Screened Exclusively On UFC Fight Pass

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Ultimate Fighter Brasil: Team Wanderlei vs Team Sonnen season will be available exclusively on the organization’s new digital subscription service UFC Fight Pass. The first episode of TUF Brasil will be available, on demand, on UFC Fight Pass from 7pm PT/10pm ET on Sunday,...

Jan 27, 2014 7:21 pm

UFC on FOX 10 Medical Suspensions Report

The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation released the medical suspensions list from last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 10 event. The longest of which is due to a highlight head kick K.O. delivered by Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. UFC on FOX 10 took place from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In the main event former...

Jan 27, 2014 3:49 pm

Sonnen, Silva Fist Fight on TUF Brazil Set, Coach Jumps In And Sucker Punches Chael

“Wanderlei and Chael fought. Just today. They literally fought. While they were fighting one of Wanderlei’s guys sucker punched Chael. They went crazy, crazy shit happened there. We’re dealing with that right now too. … They literally fought today, it went on for awhile. It’s one of those things, it’s on a reality show, it’s...

Jan 27, 2014 3:40 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: 13 Shifts Following Fox 10 & Fight Night 35

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of fights at UFC on Fox 10, capped off by a controversial decision which saw Ben Henderson defeat Josh Thomson. A couple weeks prior to that fans saw UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou, where Luke Rockhold rose to his hype and...

Jan 27, 2014 1:20 pm

Coach Discusses Ben Henderson’s Reputation for Fighting to Decisions

“I think part of it is he’s fighting the best people in the world,” said John Crouch, longtime coach of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson.  “Those aren’t guys you’re going to blow out.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It’s a reputation that has persisted throughout Benson Henderson’s tenure in the UFC: he is not...

Jan 27, 2014 1:15 pm

QUICK TWITT | Sergio Pettis Vows to ‘Come Back Stronger’ Admits UFC on FOX 10 Mistake

“I messed up,” 20-year-old UFC fighter Sergio Pettis wrote on Twitter after losing to Alex Caceres on Saturday.  “But I’ll come back Stronger[.] thanks for all the support learned a lot tonight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Saturday night stopped the impressive momentum of 20-year-old fighter Sergio Pettis, “the Phenom” promised fans that he would...

Jan 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Rousimar Palhares to Challenge Steve Carl For WSOF Welterweight Title March 29

Former UFC welterweight fighter Rousimar Palhares (above) will make his World Series of Fighting debut against Steve Carl, the organization’s welterweight champion, at WSOF 9 on March 29.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The World Series of Fighting announced its next welterweight championship fight between champion Steve Carl and organizational newcomer Rousimar Palhares.  The fight...

Jan 27, 2014 12:56 pm

Rumor’s Swirling About Ariel Helwani’s Cut UFC Access

Where in the world is Ariel Helwani? Outside of his usual stint over at MMAFighting.com, UFC on FOX correspondent Ariel Helwani was absent from his UFC on FOX duties last weekend. Prior to his disappearance, word hit me (from a reliable source) that he was in a spat with UFC officials and removed from his...

Jan 27, 2014 11:49 am

Big Nog Confirms Career End Is Near

“I still have four fights left in my contract. Until the end (of the contract), I don’t think too much about the future. It will depend on the results of my fights. I don’t want to keep losing too many fights. I think I have two or three years left. I’m almost 38, and I...