Archive: ufc

Oct 9, 2013 10:33 am

Aldo Wants Pettis At Lightweight

“Many people talked about moving up (to 155 pounds), and I’ve asked for that. But Andre (Pederneiras, his coach) and Dana (White) said it wasn’t the right moment. Moving up to lightweight is closer and closer. When they think it’s time to move up, I’ll do it no problem.” “I never chose opponents, but I...

Oct 8, 2013 2:24 pm

Silva Fails to Make Weight in Allotted Time, Fined 25%, Loses Bonus Potential

Earlier today UFC light heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, missed weight for his UFC Fight Night 29 bout against Matt Hamill.  The UFC announced afterward that Silva will be fined 25% of his purse, and that the fighter will be ineligible for any finish bonuses.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When everything was said and...

Oct 8, 2013 12:55 pm

PHOTO’s: Best Staredowns From Today’s Fight Night 29 Weigh-ins

Outside of one missed weight, today’s ‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ weigh-ins went off without a hitch. Some of the best staredowns came from the main card fighters and we have captured them right here for anyone who may have missed today’s live streaming event on BJPENN.COM. CHECK IT OUT:

Oct 8, 2013 12:41 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields’ Weigh-in Results: One Fighter Misses Mark

  Today’s UFC Fight Night 29: Maia vs. Shields weigh-in event has concluded and all but one fighter made their contracted weight limit. The one blemish on today’s ceremony came in the form of Thiago Silva coming in two-pounds over the allowed light-heavyweight allowance at 208lbs. He was given one additional hour to make the...


Oct 8, 2013 11:43 am

Michael Bisping Not A Good Used Car Salesman

“I heard that he was having these problems with his eye. And I care about Michael Bisping, a lot. I called him up, and I could just tell by the conversation that he was trying to fast-talk me. I felt like I was talking to a used car salesman, basically telling me that he could...

Oct 8, 2013 11:38 am

THQ Sues EA Sports And ZUFFA Over UFC Game Acquisition

In a report coming out of MMAPayout.com the UFC’s parent company, ZUFFA LLC and EA Sports are both being sued by the former producer of the UFC Game franchisse, THQ. Check out their report: According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Delaware , Bankrupt video game maker THQ is suing Zuffa...

Oct 8, 2013 11:32 am

Chael Sonnen: How To Be A UFC Star

“You never know. If you were to ask me, ‘Hey Chael, what’s it take to be a star in the UFC?’ I could give you a pretty good guess, but that’s all it would be. I don’t really know. Every year there’s something called a Fighter Summit. And the very first one we went to,...

Oct 8, 2013 11:09 am

Demian Maia Wants Title Shot With Win Over Jake Shields

Finding resurgent momentum after a drop in weight classes, UFC fighter Demian Maia has steadily climbed the rankings at 170 lbs.  Facing Jake Shields in the main event of Wednesday night’s UFC Fight Night 29, Maia believes that an impressive win over Shields will earn him a shot at the welterweight belt.   By Christopher...

Oct 8, 2013 11:08 am

Gustafsson: Jon Jones Knows I will Get The Belt

“People can say that I won the fight or that I didn’t win the fight, that I won the scorecards or anything. It’s all up to the judges. I didn’t do enough to win the fight and that’s enough for me. That’s enough for me, I don’t need to know anymore. It will just make...

Oct 8, 2013 10:36 am

UFC Looks to Implement Time-Limit for Stripping Titles from Injured Champions

Despite not fighting for 2 years because of a torn ACL, Dominick Cruz (left) still holds the UFC bantamweight title.  Meanwhile, Renan Barao has defended his interim bantamweight title twice since earning the belt in July of 2012.  According to UFC President Dana White, the UFC may be implementing a time limit so situations like...

Oct 8, 2013 10:36 am

Alex Garcia and Andreas Stah To Debut Against One Another at UFC Fight Night 33

Two UFC rookies are set to face one another at UFC Fight Night 33, as undefeated Andreas Stahl looks to fight Alex Garcia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC has added a welterweight bout to its UFC Fight Night 33 card in December featuring two newcomers to the organization. Andreas Stahl (9-0) of Sweden...

Oct 8, 2013 10:24 am

Machida Took Bout With Training Partner To Keep The UFC Happy

“I thought for a while about it (when UFC offered the change), but I didn’t want to disappoint and frustrate the UFC. The date wasn’t that bad. I was already training hard for my fight, so I decided to take it. They were both main events, but this is a better one because Mark Munoz...

Oct 7, 2013 4:07 pm

Frank Mir Would Likely Retire If Cut By The UFC

“I think it just depends on how much we are able to draw. I’ve always tried to help in that argument. When people ask for certain explanations on why certain guys get title shots and some guys don’t, I’ve always told people this is a business. It isn’t so much who has a 30-0 record,...

Oct 7, 2013 3:58 pm

Ryan Couture: No Regrets In Handling Of Dana White and Father’s Fued

“I don’t regret the approach we took. I still don’t feel a need to be on anyone’s s— list,” Ryan says with a chuckle.“Besides, with dad’s schedule and how often he has to be out of town, even the country, there’s no guarantee he would have been able to make my fights anyway. So, it...

Oct 7, 2013 3:50 pm

Quick Twitt | Dana White: Demian Maia Could Get Title Shot With Win Over Shields

This Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 Demian Maia and Jake Shields face off in a pivotal welterweight clash. To make things more dramatic come fight night, UFC President Dana White just confirmed that if Maia should obtain victory in this week’s main event he could face the winner of GSP vs. Hendricks. The UK’s Gareth...

Oct 7, 2013 3:31 pm

‘UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ Hitting Theaters Nationwide

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PT as NCM Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS to the big screen. Fight fans will get a front-row view of all the pulse-pounding action when longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre...

Oct 7, 2013 1:07 pm

Mike Dolce Releases Statement On Working With BJ Penn, Heading To Hawaii

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Mike Dolce sporting some Team Penn attire in the near future. The famed dietitian has now committed to assisting with the nutrition needs of BJ Penn as he ascends weight classes from welterweight to featherweight for his upcoming fight against Frankie Edgar. Here is what Dolce released to...

Oct 7, 2013 1:01 pm

Peralta vs. Payan Added To UFC 168

A featherweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s year-end show in the form of Robert Peralta (pictured) versus Estevan Payan. UFC officials announced the pairing this afternoon. UFC 168 is set to go down on December 28 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event plays host to two title...

Oct 7, 2013 11:34 am

Fabio Maldonado: I Will ‘Hurt and Knock Out’ Joey Beltran at UFC Fight Night 29

  Citing the fans as his motivation, UFC light heavyweight fighter Fabio Maldonado talked about his fight this Wednesday against Joey Beltran at UFC Fight Night 29.  As fight night draws nearer, Maldonado’s confidence in defeating Beltran only grows.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC light heavyweight fighter, Fabio Maldonado (19-6), will be taking...

Oct 7, 2013 11:27 am

Renzo Gracie Answers Dana White on Why He Wants to Fight

  “Last time I checked I didn’t have wrinkles,” MMA Legend Renzo Gracie said in reference to his desire to fight at 46 years of age.  “Not even on my nut sack.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It has been a back-and-forth between one of MMA’s living legends and the President of the UFC,...

Oct 7, 2013 11:26 am

UFC Featherweight Cole Miller Talks of Sponsorship Woes

Raking in cash as a pro fighter isn’t as easy as one would think. Look no further than UFC featherweight Cole Miller. While fighter salaries has been a hot button topic throughout 2013, Miller sheds a little light on a subject not often brought up; sponsorships. Miller has fought 14 times in the UFC and...

Oct 7, 2013 10:55 am

Joey Beltran Talks Suspension and Returning to the Cage Successfully

After making drop to light-heavyweight, Joey Beltran looked to restart his career in a new division. Upon his return to the UFC, Beltran split two consecutive fights, winning his most recent against Igor Pokrajac. His victory was taken from him, however, after Beltran tested positive for nandrolone. Now, with a fight against Fabio Maldonado looming,...