Archive: ufc

Dec 16, 2013 11:50 am

UFC Boss Confident GSP Will Return To Fighting

Last Friday the MMA World was caught by surprise when the long reigning UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, announced that he was vacating his world title. During his recent stint on the UFC on FOX 9 post-fight show, UFC President, Dana White touched on the situation and promised MMA fans that GSP will return. “He...

Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dana White Says No Interim Belts for Lightweight or Heavyweight Division

UFC President Dana White (above) said there will be no interim championships for either the lightweight or heavyweight division: despite both champions having undergone recent surgeries, White says that their returns are certain.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC lightweight and heavyweight champions, Anthony Pettis and Cain Velasquez, respectively, have undergone recent surgeries.  Pettis injured...

Dec 16, 2013 11:08 am

With GSP Out, Ronda Rousey Joins UFC’s Top-Ten Pound-For-Pound List

Following Georges St-Pierre’s recent announcement that he has vacated the UFC welterweight championship and briefly retire from the sport of mixed martial arts, the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings have undergone some changes.  Most notable of these is the addition of women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at number 10 – adding another historic accolade to her name....

Dec 16, 2013 11:07 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman 1 (Full Fight)

In anticipation of next week’s UFC 168 event the UFC has opened its video vault and released the first bout between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman that took place at UFC 162. If you missed the moment where Weidman shocked the world, hit play above and check it out.

Dec 16, 2013 10:57 am

Dana White Defends UFC 168 Price Increase : ‘It’s $5, get a couple more friends’

“It’s five bucks,” UFC President Dana White said about the announced price increase for the upcoming UFC 168 card.  “Get a couple more friends and have them come over.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship will end the calendar year with a card that features two very highly anticipated rematches; and UFC...

Dec 16, 2013 10:37 am

Dana White on Nick Diaz: ‘You either want to fight, or you don’t’

“I said (to Nick Diaz), ‘What do you think about this fight [against Condit]?’ He goes, ‘I don’t like it.’ I said, ‘Well, that was quick. That was an easy conversation. You either want to fight, or you don’t want to fight. If you don’t want to fight, you can’t force a guy. There’s guys...

Dec 16, 2013 10:26 am

POLL RESULTS: Who Wins In Potential Superfight, Rousey or Cyborg?

Just like with every Monday, BJPENN.COM is bringing you the results from last week’s MMA Poll. Every week the most popular polling system in our sport brings fans together to touch on some of the hottest topics in MMA. Casting votes and getting popular opinion set in stone is a great way to help shape...

Dec 16, 2013 10:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Faber Shares Friendly Text Exchange Prior to UFC on FOX 9

Prior to last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 9 co-main event between Urijah Faber and Michael McDonald the two fighters shared a friendship. While their time together, prior to their bout, may have been limited, it still didn’t stop the friendly exchanges come fight night. Urijah was able to continue his win streak with a second...

Dec 16, 2013 10:04 am

Condit vs. Ellenberger 2? Jake Says ‘He’s In’

Back in 2009, top UFC welterweight, Jake Ellenberger made his UFC debut against a rising Carlos Condit. The result? A split-decision defeat for Jake. With the recent welterweight shift caused by the title relinquishing Georges St-Pierre, the UFC is scrambling to put back together the top-tier of their 170 pound division. In that picture is...

Dec 16, 2013 8:58 am

UFC Signs Top Middleweight Prospect

The UFC middleweight division will see a new prospect enter its ranks, as former Ultimate Fighter 17 contestant Andy Enz has just signed with the company. The Raven Post has the video announcement from Andy himself. An Alaskan native training out of Gracie Barra Alaska, there’s not much footage out there of Andy in action (other...

Dec 16, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Christy Mack Accuses War Machine Of Domestic Violence

If Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson have taught us anything it’s that fighters and porn stars do not mix. Proving this concept true yet again is popular adult film actress Christy Mack and War Machine (pictured). The two have made their personal lives very public over the years through social media and recently Mack went...

Dec 16, 2013 8:15 am

UFC On FOX 9 Ratings Up From Previous Event

UFC on Fox 9 had more viewers than UFC on Fox 8, but that isn’t saying much. The card, headlined by a flyweight title match between champion Demetrious Johnson and perennial number one contender Joseph Benevidez, ranked as the fourth worst for UFC on Fox cards in terms of viewership. The card had an average...

Dec 16, 2013 7:59 am

Due To Low Ratings UFC Pulls ‘Primetime’ Series

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has seen its share of ratings struggles in 2013. The switch from SPIKE TV to the FOX network has not been without its casualties to the promotion. Last week, following the UFC on FOX 9 event, UFC President Dana White informed the media that because of low ratings the UFC’s Primetime...

Dec 14, 2013 10:50 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Salary Report: Johnson Bags $250k For Title Defense

The California State Athletic Commission has released the UFC on FOX 9 disclosed salaries. Of the $1.1 million total pay-out, the UFC dished UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson a cool quarter-mill for his successful title defense and paid ‘The California Kid’ $200k for his second round submission over McDonald. The Full disclosed salaries are as follows:...

Dec 14, 2013 9:49 pm

Dana White Clears Up “Stupidity” Over Why GSP Was Turned Away At Press Conference

Yesterday we reported on the UFC’s perceived stonewalling of Georges St-Pierre, when it came to him attending the UFC 167 post-fight press conference. “Rush” insisted that a UFC official told him he was not welcomed at the conference. St-Pierre entered anyway, and was met with what appeared to be a room full of shocked faces....

Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

.gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First

In tonight’s UFC on FOX 9 main event, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson retained his title in a rematch against Joseph Benavidez. It took the flyweight champion just two-minutes to put the challenger to sleep with a well-placed over-hand right. Here’s the replay: Here’s More: .gif | Urijah Faber Chokes Out Michael McDonald .gif | Chad...

Dec 14, 2013 9:34 pm

.gif | Urijah Faber Chokes Out Michael McDonald

Urijah Faber cemented himself as a true contender to the UFC’s bantamweight crown. The former WEC champion put away the very game Michael McDonald, choking out the young fighter early in the second round. Here’s the replay: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Chad Mendes vs. Nik...

Dec 14, 2013 9:33 pm

.gif | Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz Highlights

Chad Mendes increased his win streak tonight, stretching it to 5 with his unanimous decision win over Nick Lentz. While he did indeed fight to a decision, it was an entertaining and dominant win. Here are the highlights: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Urijah Faber Chokes...

Dec 14, 2013 9:29 pm

.gif | Joe Lauzon vs. Mac Danzig Highlights

Tonight Joe Lauzon killed his 100% finishing rate with a unanimous decision victory over TUF winner Mac Danzig. If you missed the UFC on FOX 9 live broadcast, enjoy these animated .gif’s from tonight’s main card opener. Lauzon vs. Danzig: Here’s More: .gif | “Might Mouse” K.O.’s Benavidez Early In The First .gif | Urijah...

Dec 14, 2013 7:09 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Results: Johnson Puts Benavidez To Sleep In The First To Retain Title

Demetrious Johnson brought the thunder. Johnson, the UFC flyweight champion, knocked Joseph Benavidez to the canvas with huge right in the first round and then pounced on him to seal the deal and earn the quick victory in the main event of UFC on Fox 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 in Sacramento, Cali. The victory...