Archive: ufc

Dec 13, 2013 4:00 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Joins Jon Jones on Cover of ‘EA Sports UFC’ Video Game

UFC and EA Sports announced Friday that Alexander Gustafsson will be joining UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on the cover of the upcoming EA Sports UFC video game that will be released this spring.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Fans have decided that Alexander Gustafsson will be joining UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones...

Dec 13, 2013 3:18 pm

Dana White Tells Ben Askren To Take His “Stupidness” And Go Fight On Pluto

You know. Pluto. The former 9th planet of our solar system? Yeah. A few weeks ago, Askren seemed to be positioning himself for a run at the UFC welterweight division. He was a free agent, released from Bellator, and was looking to set up a meeting with UFC brass so he could move forward with...

Dec 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Pros React To GSP Relinquishing Title

The MMA world has been abuzz today after Georges St. Pierre announced he would be taking time away from the sport and will be relinquishing his title. See what the pros have to say about this stunning news: Spoke with #GSP & I couldn't be happier for him. He's in a great place right now....

Dec 13, 2013 3:10 pm

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Will Fight Winner of Weidman vs. Silva II

“Anderson [Silva] absolutely thinks Vitor [Belfort] deserves another shot,” UFC President Dana White said in anticipation of UFC 168’s main event fight between Anderson Silva and middleweight champion Chris Weidman.  “The next move for [the winner] will be Vitor Belfort.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort will finally get another shot at the UFC...


Dec 13, 2013 3:09 pm

Anderson Silva Says He’d Leave UFC if Dana White Tells Him to Retire

“If I lose again, all the media will criticize me, say that I’m not the same anymore, and maybe Dana will say it’s time to retire,” former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva said. “I’d say, ‘Thank you for everything, but I’ll continue doing what I love in other ways.’  I’d go to other promotions, fight...

Dec 13, 2013 2:20 pm

Jones vs Teixeira moved to UFC 172

Yet again, the fight date for Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira has changed. UFC President Dana White initially announced that the fight would remain as the  UFC 171 headliner in Dallas at today’s conference call, he quickly corrected himself on Twitter, saying: “Sorry I misspoke on the conf call. Hendricks vs Lawler will be main...

Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Announced For Vacant UFC Welterweight Title

Following Georges St-Pierre’s announcement that he will vacate his UFC welterweight title, UFC President Dana White announced the organziations intentions for the championship belt: top-contender Johny Hendricks (above) will face rising welterweight star Robbie Lawler at a March 15 bout in Dallas, Texas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Earlier Friday, long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 11:35 am

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre Vacates Title

During a conference call Friday, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he will vacate his belt.  Following his last fight, a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks that sparked a significant controversy, St-Pierre had announced that he would be taking time off for personal reasons.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Long-standing UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 9:56 am

LIVE ON BJPENN.COM: GSP & Dana White Conference Call (11:20 a.m. PT)

UFC President Dana White and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre are hosting a special conference call with the media today to clear the air about the future of GSP. It is unknown at this time what will be discussed on the call, but BJPENN.COM will give fight fans a live stream of the event starting...

Dec 13, 2013 9:51 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FOX 9 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (4p.m. PT)

In anticipation of tomorrow night’s UFC on FOX 9 event, BJPENN.COM is bringing fight fans a live stream of today’s weigh-ins ceremony. UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down tomorrow night on FOX from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. The same venue hosts today’s weigh-ins. Join us here at approximately 4:00 p.m. PT /...

Dec 13, 2013 9:35 am

Watch Today’s Josh Thomson UFC Q&A Live On BJPENN.COM (2 p.m. PT)

As part of the UFC on FOX 9 Pre-fight festivities , top UFC lightweight contender, Josh Thomson will be hosting today’s UFC Q&A session just north of his hometown in Sacramento, California. BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live stream of the event that precedes today’s Weigh-ins ceremony and EA Sports Cover Winner announcement. You can...

Dec 13, 2013 9:13 am

UFC On FOX 9: Mendes Thinks ‘Big Headed Lentz Is Too Cocky’

“His demeanor, the way he thinks he’s going to run through me. He’s cocky. I just don’t like it. No (He hasn’t earned the right to be cocky). I don’t think he’s fought anybody of my caliber. He’s never fought anybody as athletic; he’s got a big head on his shoulders and he talks a...

Dec 13, 2013 9:03 am

UFC Strawweight Bec Hyatt On The “Huge Role” Of Sex Appeal In Women’s MMA

When you type “MMA women” into Google’s search engine, you get a fairly accurate representation of societies outlook on the fairer sex in the world of combat sports. “The 12 Hottest Women in MMA“… “Brutal Women’s MMA Knockout!”… “The Pound-For-Pound best Women in MMA Today” and “Sexiest arms in Women’s MMA” are just some of the headlines you’ll...

Dec 13, 2013 9:00 am

UFC Imports Another Top Russian Prospect

The UFC is on the hunt for Russian talent and the latest addition to their roster comes by way of Dagestan, Russia in the form of lightweight prospect Rashid Magomedov. Magomedov joins his fellow Dagestani imports,Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rustam Khabilov and Azamat Gashimov in the UFC and according to MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, he will be making...

Dec 13, 2013 8:22 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan & Eddie Bravo Talk Kron & Rickson Gracie At ADCC 2013

In this video UFC Commentator and comedian Joe Rogan and his good friend and BJJ Black Belt Eddie Bravo, founder of 10th planet Jujitsu, talk about this years ADCC 2013. I finally had the pleasure of meeting up with Eddie Bravo at this years ADCC 2013 Beijing, China and got to interview him about the...

Dec 13, 2013 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen Officially Requests Anderson Silva To Be Assistant Coach For TUF Brazil

Ah, Chael Sonnen. Always stirring the pot. After making claims he would ask former long-time UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to help him coach the competitors on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter Brazil season, it now seems as though he has made it official. Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “I have officially invited Anderson to coach TUF: Brazil...

Dec 13, 2013 8:12 am

Dana White: Fabricio Werdum Will Fight Winner Of Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett Fight

Following the UFC on FOX 9 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White shed some light on the future of the UFC heavyweight division. Fabricio Werdum has stated that he would wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovered from his shoulder surgery, but it seems as though White thinks that will not be the...

Dec 13, 2013 8:09 am

UFC On FOX 9 Betting Odds

The odds are out for tomorrow’s UFC on FOX 9 card in Sacramento, Calif., and there aren’t many surprises. The match between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benevidez odds are close to even, with Johnson being a -135 favorite, and Benevidez as a +115 underdog. The co-main event match up between Urijah Faber...

Dec 13, 2013 8:08 am

Urijah Faber: I Am A Better All-Around Fighter Than McDonald

Urijah Faber, possibly the biggest draw in the UFC under 155 pounds, believes he is a better fighter all-around than Michael McDonald. Although he hasn’t tasted UFC gold, Faber has a storied career as the long-time WEC featherweight champion. When the WEC merged with the UFC, Faber dropped to bantamweight, and has since won five...

Dec 13, 2013 8:05 am

Lyoto Machida Says Vitor Belfort Is One Big ‘Contradiction’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has taken offense to Vitor Belfort’s supposed contradictions. After Vitor Belfort scored his third consecutive head kick knockout victory over Dan Henderson, Machida said he would be willing to face the resurging Belfort. Belfort, on the other hand, thinks they should not call each other out because they...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 13, 2013 7:28 am

Ben Askren Is Excited To Fight For ONE FC & Millions Of Asian Fans

Although the UFC decided against signing 13-0 Ben Askren, the former Bellator welterweight champion said he is excited to compete for his new employers, the Singapore based ONE FC promotion. Askren has been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the welterweight division, and many were perplexed as to why the UFC didn’t sign the four-time...

Dec 13, 2013 7:24 am

Diego Sanchez Meets Myles Jury At UFC 171

Diego Sanchez, who just signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC, will now face The Ultimate Fighter 15 standout Miles Jury in a lightweight match up at UFC 171. Jury puts his 13-0 record on the line against the seven time “Fight of the Night” winner Sanchez, who has won three of his...

Dec 13, 2013 7:23 am

Al Iaquinta Faces Kevin Lee At UFC 169

Al Iaquinta, who lost in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 15 against Micheal Chiesa, will face undefeated prospect Kevin Lee (pictured) at UFC 169. Lee has won 4 straight by submission, and has won seven fights in a row. Iaquinta has won two out of three of his UFC fights, and looks to...