Archive: ufc

Nov 25, 2013 11:18 am

Stefan Struve Back To Full Training Schedule, Expects UFC Return In 2014

In August Stefan Struve was diagnosed with a potential career ending heart condition. A rare, enlarged heart caused by a leaking aortic valve threatened the UFC heavyweight fighters career. We’ve been following the story, which has included a very negative outlook from UFC President Dana White, but recently Struve announced he was back in the...

Nov 25, 2013 10:59 am

Kennedy Thinks Bisping Will ‘Chicken Out’ Of Fighting Him

“I’m sure he’s going to try and duck me. A year and a half ago when Zuffa bought Strikeforce and just the prospect of me being able to fight him, I was like ‘Yes! This is awesome!’ I’m looking forward to fighting Michael Bisping. And he’s like, ‘who’s this Tim Kennedy bloke? When that guy...

Nov 25, 2013 10:20 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi

Japanese superstar Takanori Gomi hopes his historic striking power will win this bout with Nate Diaz. Returning to lightweight, Diaz is well aware that if he is to hand the former PRIDE champion a loss, he will have to be on top of his game. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Nov 25, 2013 10:06 am

UFC Fight Night 35 Adds 3 New Matchups

  The UFC will be returning to the good ol’ state of Georgia for Fight Night 35, and three more fights have been recently added to the card: Welterweights Adlan Amagov and Jason High will square off, as well as middleweights Brian Houston vs. Trevor Smith, and lightweights Justin Edwards vs. Ramsey Nijem. If you aren’t familiar with these...


Nov 25, 2013 9:06 am

POLL RESULTS: Should The UFC Sign Ben Askren?

With the world’s top free agent set to sit down with the UFC this afternoon, the MMA world has been wondering if Ben Askren will get signed to MMA’s leading promotion. When Bellator gave their welterweight champion an unconditional release from the promotion, UFC President Dana White expressed zero interest in the acquisition. However, his...

Nov 25, 2013 8:54 am

GSP’s Mentor: “I Think Georges Will Abandon His Belt”

As more pictures, stories, and tweets continue to pop up about a resting Georges St. Pierre and what the future may hold for #1 contender Johny Hendricks, we are flooded with whispering and rumors from outside sources that are alluding to GSP’s possible departure from mixed martial arts. No one is creating more of a...

Nov 25, 2013 8:44 am

Jon Jones Looking Ahead to Velasquez Super Fight In 2014

Jon Jones is never one to be stuck in the present, recently stating that he has interest in a future fight with UFC  Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez. “I’ve really been thinking about me and Cain Velasquez going at it. I think that would be huge for the sport. He’s definitely the toughest guy in the division...

Nov 23, 2013 2:32 pm

Weekend Poll | Should The UFC Sign Ben Askren?

Undefeated welterweight fighter and recently released Bellator champion, Ben Askren finds himself in an odd state of career limbo as of late. Having expressed his desires to fight for the UFC, when finally released from his Bellator obligations, the UFC boss, Dana White said he had no interest. Still, Askren and company are set have a...

Nov 23, 2013 12:35 pm

Angry Cole Miller Responds to Denial of his Appeal to Massachusetts Commission

UFC featherweight fighter Cole Miller has filed an appeal to the Massachusetts State Athletic Commisison following his loss to Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 26 (shown above).  Following the commission’s denial of his appeal, Miller responded vehemently on his own website.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Cole Miller’s contest with the Massachusetts State Athletic...

Nov 23, 2013 12:25 pm

Lorenzo Fertitta: Major Cities Around the World ‘Beg Us’ to do Events

In an ongoing battle to legalize mixed martial arts in the state of New York, the UFC has been present in the state this past week.  At a press-conference, Zuffa CEO and UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta (above) discussed the economic benefit of allowing MMA and UFC events in New York.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

Nov 23, 2013 11:22 am

Johny Hendricks Has VERY Harsh Words For Georges St. Pierre

Even though a week has passed since Georges St. Pierre defended his title against Johny Hendricks in a controversial split decision victory, fans and Hendricks alike are still reeling from the decision. UFC President Dana White had harsh words for the judges who scored the fight, and said he is “f***** scared to come back...

Nov 23, 2013 10:59 am

Josh Thomson Says Benson Henderson Is A Tougher Fight Than Anthony Pettis

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson, who made an emphatic statement in his knockout of UFC lightweight Nate Diaz, claimed former UFC lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson is a tougher fight than current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Thomson will face Henderson Jan. 25 at UFC on FOX 10, and said “for me...

Nov 23, 2013 10:56 am

Brad Tavares vs. Lorenz Larkin Added To UFC Fight Night 35

Strikeforce veteran Lorenz Larkin gets a chance to improve his UFC record to 2-1 when he fights UFC veteran Brad Tavares at UFC Fight Night 35. Tavares currently holds a four fight winning streak in the UFC. Tavares, who competed on season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter, has fought seven times in the UFC, and...

Nov 23, 2013 10:51 am

UFC Meeting With Ben Askren Monday, Dana White Still Uninterested

Ben Askren, the undefeated former Bellator welterweight champion just can’t seem to pique UFC president Dana White’s interest. Luckily for Askren, UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has agreed to sit down with the dominant wrestler, but it still seems unlikely that Askren and the UFC will be able to work out a deal. “We’re...

Nov 23, 2013 10:45 am

UFC 167 Pulls In Second Best U.S. Gate Of All Time

Georges St. Pierre has always been at the top of the list of PPV draws, so it was no surprise that a live event featuring St. Pierre against Johny Hendricks, arguably his greatest challenge to date, would pull in a large crowd. UFC 167 in Las Vegas ended up being the second largest U.S. UFC...

Nov 22, 2013 6:59 pm

#60 BJPENN.COM RADIO REPLAY

BJPENN.COM Radio returned tonight with German fighter Benjamin Brinsa. Benjamin Brinsa is the former UFC welterweight who has alleged ties to the Neo Nazi’s in Germany. The undefeated German prospect was released from the UFC before making his debut with the promotion and we discussed these allegations with him for the first time in-depth since...

Nov 22, 2013 9:45 am

EXCLUSIVE | Alexis Davis Wants Title Shot, Says She’ll Capitalize On Ronda Mistakes

“I want that title shot.  I don’t care if it’s Ronda, I don’t care if it’s Miesha, that’s what I’m looking for.” Following a dominant unanimous-decision victory over top-ranked fighter Liz Carmouche, UFC women’s bantamweight star Alexis Davis sits amongst the division’s top fighters; and she has her eyes set on the UFC gold for...

Nov 22, 2013 9:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kedzie Talks Drama Surrounding Teammate GSP

Late Night Cageside met up with Female MMA veteran Julie Kedzie. Kedzie is scheduled to fight Brazilian Bethe Correia in Australia at UFC FIght Night 33 scheduled December 6, 2013. Julie wasn’t shy to voice her opinion concerning all of the criticism and slack that UFC Welterweight Champion George St. Pierre has been having to...

Nov 22, 2013 9:14 am

QUICK TWITT | Sonnen: ‘Anthony Pettis Would Smash GSP’

UFC mouthpiece Chael Sonnen is a loyal,outspoken ambassador, not only for his employer, but also for his management team MMA Inc. Part of that same MMA Inc. roster is UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The two fighters bonded when Wanderlei Silva tried to jump Sonnen at a public signing. It was then that, Anthony Pettis...

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 22, 2013 8:49 am

Lorenzo Fertitta says he believes its “tough to be GSP somedays”

Lorenzo Fertitta met up with Ariel Helwani after a press conference in New York and discussed the rumors flying around concerning the UFC Welterweight champion and helped shed some light on the situation after GSP’s controversial split decision victory over Johnny Hendricks. After GSP’s title defense, the Champion had some interesting things to say about a...

Nov 22, 2013 8:45 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: 54 UFC Events on Tap for 2014

Yesterday during a UFC presser in New York, UFC CEO and chairman Lorenzo Fertitta discussed a wide range of topics. Amidst these topics was the UFC’s 2014 event schedule, which had an abundance of 54 total events in store for the promotion’s 21st year of action. Fertitta explains the company’s intent to expand the product that is the UFC’s...

Nov 22, 2013 8:41 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: Dana Was Misunderstood, GSP Owes The UFC Nothing

“GSP doesn’t owe us anything,” Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said about the UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre following a storm of media attention on UFC President Dana White’s (pictured above) response to St-Pierre’s talk of retiring.  “If he chooses to retire, then so be it, he’ll retire and become someone that people will always look...

Nov 22, 2013 7:41 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman Fired Up Over Legalizing MMA in NY

UFC middleweight champion and proud New Yorker, Chris Weidman took part in a special press-conference yesterday to help fight the fight for MMA legalization in the state of New York. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit