Archive: ufc

Oct 18, 2013 1:41 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH AN ALL WSOF 6 GUEST LIST (5PM PT / 8PM ET)

The crew returns tonight in their new Friday time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by WSOF 6 Headliners Josh Burkmann and Steve Carl and WSOF 6 fighters Jacob Volkmann and Chad Robichaux. Use the player below to catch the live broadcast...

Oct 18, 2013 12:40 pm

Watch Today’s UFC 166 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (2:00pm PT)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has descended on Houston, Texas this week for UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III. Today is the official weigh-ins ceremony and it takes place live from Houston’s Toyota Center. If you aren’t in Texas this week or cannot make the live event, tune in right here on BJPENN.COM at 2:00...

Oct 18, 2013 12:24 pm

POLL RESULTS: In The Case Of Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

For the past week the MMA world has been buzzing over the dismissal or Rousimar Palhares. Figures like Renzo Gracie and the Nogueira brothers have spoken out in support of their fellow Brazilian, while Dana White, Mike Pierce and others have spoken against him. Truth is, what’s done is done. I doubt Dana White and...

Oct 18, 2013 11:44 am

UFC Boss: Everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn’t want to fight

MMA fans seem to love nothing more than a good Nick Diaz fight. The Stockton based Cesar Gracie fighter has long captured the hearts of fans around the world. Which is why talks of a potential return to action against Michael Bisping had the world talking. Dana White put out those flames yesterday during a...

Oct 18, 2013 11:35 am

Chris Weidman Invites Anderson Silva To Watch Him Train 24/7

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman is launching a new website where fans around the world can spy in on his training camp for his upcoming rematch with Anderson Silva. It’s called TheChampChallenge.com and the confident champion will be streaming live real-time feeds of everything he does for the next several months. Kind of like a...

Oct 18, 2013 11:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Rockhold And Carmont Interested In Fighting

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold is on a mission to return to action. The AKA trained fighter entered the UFC with high expectations, but got floored in his debut by Vitor Belfort. Nearly recovered from injury, Rockhold is now campaigning for a fight: Rockhold is hoping to be cleared for MMA training in 2...

Oct 18, 2013 10:51 am

White: ‘Palhares’ Submission Was Wrong And Despicable’

“He knew what he was doing that night. Apparently, there was some talk where Mike Pierce said some bad things and everything else. There is no place for that in this sport. You don’t hold a leglock that long while the guy is tapping and you know he is tapping. Especially that’s what Palhares is...

Oct 18, 2013 10:12 am

VIDEO | Junior dos Santos Discusses Cut Over Eye

Junior dos Santos talks about his upcoming third fight against Cain Velasquez, his new Nike shoes, the cut above his eye, which recent Velasquez comments he deems “arrogant,” whether he misses the belt, and more.

Oct 17, 2013 11:15 am

JDS Calls BS, Says Velasquez Tried But Couldn’t Finish Him In Second Fight

Earlier in the week, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez stated that in his second fight with JDS, he opted to punish him for five-rounds instead of finishing him off earlier. Dos Santos is calling BS and he broke down why to Yahoo Sports: “I didn’t lose because he’s a better fighter than me, it’s that...

Oct 17, 2013 11:14 am

Gilbert Melendez Making First ‘Uncrowned’ Title Defense This Weekend

“I’m looking to make a statement here. I’m looking to make my first uncrowned title defense and really make a statement. I think Diego is a great fighter but me being at my best I think I can make a statement with a dominant performance.” “I think he’s a great fighter, honestly. I think he’s...

Oct 17, 2013 10:04 am

VIDEO | Countdown to UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos (Full Episode)

All roads lead to Houston as heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former champion Junior Dos Santos prepare to complete their epic title trilogy. If you missed the television airing of ‘Countdown to UFC 166’ have no fear, all three-parts are here for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the Sanchez vs. Melendez portion above, and the other...

Oct 17, 2013 9:58 am

Roy Nelson Doesn’t Want Cormier To Hug His Way to Victory This Weekend

“There’s a couple different ways (to win). I think the biggest thing is don’t let him hug me. Don’t let him push me up against the cage and just do a boring, ugly fight and piss the fans off. I think that’s the biggest thing you don’t want to do is piss the fans off...

Oct 17, 2013 9:50 am

Velasquez Unfazed By Junior’s ‘hits like a girl’ Assessment

After their second altercation in the cage, Junior dos Santos came out and stated that the champ, Cain Velasquez, hits like a girl. An astonishing notion considering the appearance of the Brazilian’s face (pictured) following their 25-minute combat that he handily lost. The champion, Cain Velasquez got the opportunity to respond to this assessment yesterday...

Oct 17, 2013 9:36 am

Diego Sanchez Hoping For Title Shot With Win Over Melendez

“Gilbert Melendez is my golden ticket. I’ve done it before. I fought two fights in 2009 at 155. Straight to the belt. “(Melendez) has never been stopped. He avenged two of his three losses. His only loss is to Benson Henderson in a split decision that I felt went his way, so in a way...

Oct 17, 2013 9:27 am

UFC 166: Hector Lombard reportedly struggling with first weight cut to 170lbs

    By Evan Stoumbelis Former Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard decided to make the jump to Welterweight in March after losing to Yushin Okami. Lombard had gone 1-2 in the UFC, with his only UFC win coming by way of KO over Rousimar Palhares. Lombard is working with nutritionist guru Mike Dolce on the...

Oct 17, 2013 9:19 am

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez sounds off on Diego Sanchez, Pettis & the Diaz bros

“El Nino” will be storming into Houston this weekend to face Diego Sanchez at UFC 166. The No. 2-ranked lightweight and former Strikeforce champ discusses his Sanchez fight plan, “boring” fighters, Anthony Pettis, Nick and Nate Diaz, Ronda Rousey, and a potential fourth fight with Josh Thomson.

Oct 16, 2013 8:11 pm

PHOTO | Full Team Penn Coaching Staff Revealed For TUF 19

While we are still in the midst of the 18th season of the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series, the 19th installment is underway with BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar set as coaching opposites. Today, on the TUF set, BJ Penn sent out this image of his selected coaching staff for his second sting as...

Oct 16, 2013 11:05 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn Says 145 Pound Title Next After Edgar Fight

During the UFC GYM New York Grand opening last weekend, BJ Penn answered questions from the fans in attendance. One of those questions happened to be what’s next for ‘The Prodigy’ after his fight with Edgar? Hit play above to hear Penn’s response.