Archive: ufc

May 15, 2013 8:53 am

Pat Healy Loses $130K in Bonuses After Failed Drug Test

  UFC lightweight and recent Strikeforce import, Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy has failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana and will forfeit his bonus money which adds up to $130,000. Healy won both ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’ in his third round victory over Jim Miller on April 27th at UFC...

May 15, 2013 8:52 am

The UFC signs two European Heavyweights; one is an undefeated prospect!

  The UFC Heavyweight division just got a much-needed upgrade in depth with the signing of two European fighters. Polish fighter Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1 MMA) is currently riding an 11-fight win streak. The other fighter signed is a 20-year-old Ukrainian prospect that already holds a record of 14-0. The UFC Heavyweight division was starting to...

May 14, 2013 3:45 pm

UFC making progress on Mark Hunt visa issue

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) The UFC has been working tirelessly to get Mark Hunt back to the United States in time for his co-main event bout with Junior Dos Santos a week from Saturday. Hunt was in New Zealand, and encountered some trouble with his visa when trying to fly to the states due to...

May 14, 2013 3:38 pm

CSAC confirms Nick Diaz fight promotion plans

Nick Diaz retired from MMA for the 2nd time after his UFC 158 loss to Georges St. Pierre, however he may have not step away from the cage for good. As we reported yesterday the Stockton based fighter is looking to start his own War Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion in his hometown of Stockton....

May 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Cormier Issues One Warning For Teammate Rockhold’s UFC Debut

“I told him to expect everything to be a little different. The nerves and everything surrounding the fight is going to get to you more than the actual fight.” … “It’s everything that happens outside the cage that affects you. And it may affect you a little bit when you step in there because you...

May 14, 2013 3:22 pm

Brandon Vera Returning To Heavyweight Set To Face Ben Rothwell At UFC 164

Brandon Vera is moving back up to the heavyweight division after a 5 year absence from the division to face Ben Rothwell. ‘The Truth’ and Rothwell are slated to fight at UFC 164 which takes place on August 31st in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Brandon Vera has had a rough time in the UFC, after going 4-0...

May 14, 2013 2:07 pm

Ariel Helwani on Dana White: “It’s a Professional Relationship”

Usually the one asking the questions, MMA Fighting and Fuel TV’s Ariel Helwani has recently experienced being on the other side of the microphone. The former three-time “Journalist of the Year” by the World MMA Awards, from 2010 to 2012, took some time to talk to the UG’s guest blogger Jonathan Shrager, when he detailed...

May 14, 2013 12:10 pm

FUEL TV May Be No More; FOX Sports 2 Likely Its Replacement

By Jake Chastain | News is circulating that News Corp.’s FOX Sports is not only getting ready to launch its newest sports station, FOX Sports 1, on August 17th but now we’re getting word that the company is looking to launch 2 new stations, maybe even on the same day. Insiders working on the plan...

May 14, 2013 9:27 am

UFC Fan Expo to Feature First MMA Combine in July

The UFC will be bringing the first-ever MMA Combine to the UFC Fan Expo prior to UFC 162 on July 6.   The MMA Combine will be similar to the popular NFL Combine held every year before the draft, where college athletes perform tests to demonstrate their athletic abilities for scouts and professional teams.  The...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Josh Barnett Still Looking for “Right Scenario” With UFC

Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett seems to have come full-circle toward the UFC Monday when he spoke with The MMA Hour.  Barnett (32-6), who earlier this year rejected a contract offered by the UFC, has talked openly after Strikeforce ended its promotion about his desire to fight in various fight organizations.   On Monday, however, Barnett...

May 14, 2013 9:12 am

Photo of Hector Lombard’s Grotesque Cauliflower Ear

  In case you were having a good day, here is a picture of UFC middleweight Hector Lombard’s cauliflower ear. I apologize in advance to the squeamish and those who train any sort of MMA-related grappling who don’t care much for the look of cauliflower ear.     For the latest MMA news (and grotesque fighter photos)...

May 14, 2013 8:47 am

Tim Sylvia Looks for UFC Return to Finish Career

  Former UFC heavyweight champion, Tim Sylvia (31-8, 1 NC) has fought in various MMA organizations since his voluntary release from the UFC back in 2008 after losing an interim title bout against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back in 2008. In his stint outside the UFC, Sylvia has gone 8-4, 1 NC with his last fight...

May 14, 2013 8:25 am

Ronda Rousey Spars with Boxing Chmapion Vic Darchinyan

  UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey (7-0) has a pretty good hold of her ground skills and looks, like any sensible MMA fighter, to round out her style. Here, she is shown sparring with boxing champion Vic Darchinyan (courtesy of FightHubTV.com):   [springboard type=”video” id=”722841″ player=”bjpn001″ width=”480″ height=”400″ ]   Rousey is known for...

May 13, 2013 10:33 pm

Ben Askren: Fighter Drug Testing is Scarce in Bellator

Askren’s tweets might be an indication as to why Bellator’s fighters doesn’t test positive for drugs while UFC fighters do.  Welterweight Bellator kingpin, Ben Askren  has eight consecutive undefeated bouts and doesn’t recall which athletic commission requested a urinalysis from him.  Check out his statements via twitter:           

May 13, 2013 8:37 pm

Thiago Alves to Return Against Matt Brown at FS1 Debut

Add another fantastic matchup to the list as Thiago Alves vs Matt Brown gets thrown onto the first ever UFC event on Fox Sports 1. Thiago ‘The Pitbull’ Alves has been out of action for over a year now. His last fight saw him lose to Martin Kampmann, in a bout that the welterweight slugger...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Tyron Woodley on UFC 170-lbs Division: “I’m in a Better Position Than Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Coming off a huge first-round KO win over Jay Hieron, welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley made his entrance into the UFC a meaningful one.  One of a number of 170-lb fighters coming from Strikeforce, Woodley’s victory announced his presence as a potential title contender in the division.  He is now slated to face former Strikeforce and...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Chris Lytle Talks Life Outside the UFC | BJPENN.COM RADIO

By Jake Chastain | Last Wednesday night BJPenn.com Radio welcomed on a special guest in UFC veteran Chris “Lights-Out” Lytle. Chris, who is a long time fan favorite and an MMA godfather with 54 professional fights on his resume, decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts after his epic battle with Dan...

May 13, 2013 12:51 pm

Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Johnson Added to UFC Debut on FOX Sports 1

  The UFC will debut on Fox Sports 1 on August 17 with a night of fights live from Boston’s TD Bank Garden.  The fight card for UFC on FS1 1 continues to take shape, as it has been revealed through a number of sources that Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson will face off in...

May 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Dana White: Mark Hunt Proved Everybody Wrong

“He felt very disrespected and felt like he never really belonged here,” White said. “He had a losing record in PRIDE and we didn’t want to bring him into the UFC, so we said, ‘We’ll pay you the money and you can ride off into the sunset and do your thing.’ And he was like,...

May 13, 2013 12:48 pm

The UFC is Headed Back to Indy on August 28th

For the first time in nearly three years the UFC is finally headed back to Indianapolis, Indiana. It was announced by the company over the weekend that The Hoosier State would be hosting the first of a series of Wednesday night fight specials on FOX’s newly formed station, FOX Sports 1, at the Bankers Life...

May 13, 2013 12:30 pm

VIDEO | Roy Nelson: Personal Investment In Himself Reason For Recent Success

Roy Nelson is on a tear through the UFC Heavyweight Division. We sat down with him on Inside MMA to discuss what has changed and made him an unstoppable force “I’ve taken that money that I’ve earned with these bonuses and re-invested in myself. Because all these other times, I didn’t have the money to...

May 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Bjorn Rebney: We will never be a feeder system to the UFC

“We’re in a very, very unique spot in terms of rarified air. We’re in a spot that nobody else has ever occupied in the mixed-martial-arts space other than the UFC, and I think it needs to be made very clear we never have been and we never will be a feeder system for the UFC....