Archive: ufc

Apr 19, 2013 10:04 am

UFC Boss Closes Door on MMA in NY For 2013

“I’d pretty much call it done, yeah. They didn’t even put it in the budget. Anything can happen, (but) I’m not as optimistic as I was a few weeks ago.” “The (New York) commission is 100-percent behind it. Everybody wants it there except the Culinary Union. Every time we try to move forward and progress...

Apr 18, 2013 5:50 pm

Chael Sonnen Says “My UFC contract expired about four months ago…”

In an odd turn of events, the headlining fight of UFC 159 is going to go on without any sort of contractual agreement, according to UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has recently gone on former WWE Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin’s “The Steve Austin Show” and stated that he has been without a UFC...

Apr 18, 2013 5:49 pm

Dana White talks Mitrione and Fallon Fox at Pre-UFC on FOX media session!

When the UFC President talked to the media today at the pre-UFC on FOX media session he updated everyone on the Matt Mitrione and Fallon Fox issue. He said he has talked to Mitrione and assured everyone he is not upset with him any longer. That’s great news for Mitrione’s future in the UFC, but...


Apr 18, 2013 5:18 pm

German Stem Cell Surgery Cures Dana White’s Meniere’s Disease

  During a guest spot on Jay Mohr Sports on Fox Sports Radio, UFC president Dana White announced that an innovative stem cell procedure had cured him 100% of Meniere’s. White explained what exactly this disease was and how it affected his lifestyle. White’s lifestyle is one filled with constant travel and seemingly endless work...

Apr 18, 2013 11:08 am

Gastleum’s Win over Hall Likely Better Outcome for the UFC

This past Saturday we saw the close of one of the best, most entertaining seasons of The Ultimate Fighter take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the TUF 17 Finale. On that card we saw several things that would excite fight fans in the moment and for the future. For example, we saw Cat Zingano...

Apr 18, 2013 9:57 am

Jon Jones Apologizes for Sonnen Steroid Comments

The dynamic between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen is not a clear one. At times, the competitors seemed to be courteous on the Ultimate Fighter. But recently Jones has had enough of being cordial with Sonnen who has done his signature job of using his words to excite people for his fight. Jones let his...

Apr 18, 2013 8:54 am

Jon Jones Reveals Signature Nike Shoes And Shirts, Available For Purchase Soon

Nike is set to release the first pair of signature Jon “Bones” Jones shoes. Earlier, Jones tweeted a picture of his new Nike “Bones” shoes and shirt. Since being signed by Nike, Jones has sported the swoosh on his shorts in the cage, and has worn the “Bones Knows” t-shirt almost out. Nike partnering with...

Apr 18, 2013 8:52 am

VIDEO | TUF 18 Female Tryouts Highlights

Tryouts for the first ever female season of “The Ultimate Fighter’ went down earlier this week and it was a phenomenal showing of the top female fighters from around the world. Some faces you may recognize, and some you may not, but the women showed up in full force to try to get that UFC...

Apr 18, 2013 8:44 am

Gilbert Melendez: ‘I’m going to make this a fight”

“I think I have the advantage in a couple of areas. I won’t go too much into detail. I’ve been in a lot of wars and I’ve been in a lot of battles. My chin has been tested and I like to test people’s chins as well. I’m a fighter. Maybe I wasn’t the most...

Apr 18, 2013 8:40 am

Miesha Tate: Ref Freaked Out Because Of The Blood

“Can’t help my nose bleeds a lot still frustrated at the stoppage, think the ref freaked because of blood when she should have been focusing on the fact that I was still perfectly coherent and shooting for a takedown after two solid knees landed. I was still in the fight and up on the score...

Apr 18, 2013 8:38 am

Cormier: Jon Jones Is The Best Fighter In MMA

“I think really Cain, but just so it’s not like I’m picking my teammate, I think the best guy right now honestly is Jon Jones. He’s the best right now, and he’s gotten better because he’s learned to fight with his length. Complement that with his cardio and physical gifts, and he’s the best guy.”...

Apr 18, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | Gegard Mousasi Hints At Shift To Middleweight

Fresh off his UFC debut victory in Sweden, former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi took to twitter to poll the fans on their thoughts of a move to middleweight. Mousasi made his name in the 185 pound division before jumping up to 205. Most notably, he won the DREAM middleweight grand prix which included a fighting...

Apr 17, 2013 11:47 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH KENNY FLORIAN (WED. 5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by fighting legend, UFC Tonight Host and UFC commentator Kenny Florian to discuss all the latest happenings in the MMA world. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show kicks off every...

Apr 17, 2013 11:45 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH JON ANIK (WED. 5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by Ultimate Insider Host and UFC commentator, Jon Anik. The crew anticipates great dialogue with Anik while covering all things UFC & MMA Related. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show...

Apr 17, 2013 11:35 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC ON FOX 7’s ROGER BOWLING (WED. 5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by, Strikeforce import, Roger Bowling. Bowling makes his UFC debut at 155 pounds against Anthony Njokuani this weekend on the UFC on FOX 7 card. He last saw...

Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am

Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him

  Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama. Sawayama Tarou is in custody for taking advantage of...

Apr 17, 2013 9:46 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir: Cormier not the next big thing

Frank Mir has been around the block a time or two. In fact, he’s been on top of the mountain and reigned as the UFC heavyweight champion. Which is why you can excuse Mir if he thinks his latest opponent isn’t all everyone cracks him up to be. Mir faces Daniel Cormier in the co-main...

Apr 17, 2013 9:01 am

Frank Mir Blames Health On Short Career Of Brock Lesnar

Frank Mir’s biggest career rival? I think if you asked the former two-time heavyweight champion, he would emphatically say Brock Lesnar. Mir and Lesnar crossed paths twice, once in Lesnar’s UFC debut where Mir was victorious and another to unify the belts the two men held. Lesnar won the second bout. In a recent interview...

Apr 17, 2013 8:48 am

Jon Jones Letting Sonnen Promote Fight, But Trash Talk Won’t Help In The Cage

Last night UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, stopped by FUEL TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ to discuss his upcoming title defense against Chael Sonnen. Here is how it went down: Jon Jones response to Chael Sonnen trash talk: “I don’t really have too much of a response. Chael’s doing what he does best. He’s promoting a fight...

Apr 17, 2013 8:39 am

Demian Maia Seeking Welterweight Clash With Nick Diaz

Before we get too excited about a showdown between Demian Maia and Nick Diaz, one thing needs to be made clear. Nick Diaz is still retired. There has been no indication from any source that Nick Diaz will return to the cage outside of the off-chance he should be granted a rematch with GSP or...

Apr 17, 2013 8:21 am

Coach: Pettis To Be The Next Anderson Silva

“Oh for sure it’s Anderson Silva. I have huge respect for Anderson Silva. He’s the best all around striker in mixed martial arts. For sure he’s got a good fluid style and he uses the Thai clinch well. This is going to sound arrogant but I think in a few short years, you’re going to...