Archive: ufc

Apr 4, 2013 11:25 am

Rashad Evans Says 185 In His Future If He Fails Against Hendo

“If I lose my next fight, I would consider dropping down a weight class. If I drop down to 185 and things weren’t going right, then I would think about retiring.” Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, finds himself on the fringe of a place he thought he would never be. After winning The Ultimate...

Apr 4, 2013 8:46 am

VIDEO | Fightland Visits Tristar Gym

Go behind the scenes of coach Firas Zahabi’s legendary Tristar Gym in Montreal, home to UFC champion George St. Pierre, blue-chip prospect Rory MacDonald, and MMA hopefuls like James Polodna and Kajan Johnson.


Apr 3, 2013 11:47 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH HARDY, CASTILLO AND GRANT 5pm PT/ 8pm ET

The BJPENN.COM RADIO crew is set to return to action tonight in its normal time-slot with a stacked guest list. Joining hosts George Matthews and Pedro Carrasco will be UFC welterweight fighter Dan Hardy, and UFC lightweights Danny Castillo & TJ Grant. The show kicks off at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET and...

Apr 3, 2013 10:53 am

VIDEO | Sonnen: “Jon Jones, beat me, if you can”

I will come on stage, I will sell the tickets. I’m the highest paid fighter in the history of the UFC and I’m the biggest draw this industry has ever seen. So Jon, when I get done, grab your broom and sweep up afterwards. You guys need to know one thing. On 4/27 at 7:00...

Apr 3, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva Addresses Fans For April Fools Prank

I was at home yesterday, I had just got back from a trip. I was someone’s joke on Twitter, since it was April Fools’ Day, so then I realized that it was April Fools’ Day. Then I started thinking about it. Nobody knew what would happen with the Mousasi fight, and a lot of people...

Apr 3, 2013 10:34 am

VIDEO | Ilir Latifi Pre-Fight Interview for UFC On FUEL TV 9

Ilir Latifi has been thrust into the spotlight, headlining a UFC event in his hometown against Gegard Mousasi in his promotional debut. This is the first released pre-fight interview of the man tasked to fill the void left by the injured Alexander Gustafsson.

Apr 3, 2013 9:56 am

Gegard Mousasi Issues Statement on New Opponent

After a last second fight week switch in opponent, Gegard Mousasi will now be facing Ilir Latifi in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 9. Alexander Gustafsson had to pull out of the bout with a cut over his left eye. With the past few days having been a confusing time for Mousasi...

Apr 3, 2013 9:54 am

PHOTO: Gustafsson Releases Image of Damaged Eye

Alexander Gustafsson has released images of his damaged eye that will prevent him from competing in this weekend’s main event against Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FUEL TV 9. The cut reportedly required three-stitches.

Apr 3, 2013 9:37 am

TUF 17, Episode 11 Results: Uriah Hall and Josh Samman move on

The Ultimate Fighter semi-finals are set. The reality series returned to FX on Tuesday night, with the 11th episode of the season – Vicious – narrowing the field of middleweight competitors down to four. Josh Samman of Tallahassee, Florida and New Yorker Uriah Hall won their quarterfinal bouts, successfully securing spots in the final four...

Apr 2, 2013 8:07 pm

Late Night Cageside Radio Show: Ricardo Lamas & Leonard Garcia Full Recap

If you missed Late Night Cageside last night on bjpenn.com radio, then you missed a great episode. The show started out with co-host’s Tony Kamps and Chase Raymond discussing TRT in MMA. They discussed their different views on a variety of subjects that surround TRT use and fighter exemptions. Caller’s joined in on the discussions...

Apr 2, 2013 2:13 pm

VIDEO | Cari Cox Submits His/Her Audition For The Ultimate Fighter, Female Version

This satirical video shows trans-gendered fighter, Cari Cox, submitting his audition for “The Ultimate Fighter 18”. The first season to feature female fighters. Disclaimer: BJPENN.COM is in no way condoning the message in this video. The topic of trans-gendered fighters has been pushed to the forefront of Mixed Martial Arts News and as a result...

Apr 2, 2013 2:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Explains The Keys To Beating Nate Diaz | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 27. Currently, Thomson is in training camp at the American Kickboxing Academy for his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz on the UFC on FOX 7 card airing on April 20th. Regarding his preparation and game plan, Thomson was blunt in suggesting...

Apr 2, 2013 12:17 pm

Wanderlei Silva’s Fight for UFC on Fuel 9 An April Fool’s Joke | UFC NEWS

  With Alexander Gustafsson suffering a cut above his eye while training just days before his UFC on Fuel TV 9 fight slated against Gegard Mousasi, Wanderlei Silva tweeted yesterday that the UFC had approached him about filling in for the fight.  Today, he revealed that, while he will not be fighting this Saturday, he...

Apr 2, 2013 10:40 am

Betting Odds: Diaz Opens As -185 Favorite Over Thomson

Nate Diaz is in the right camp to prepare for his next opponent. “The Punk” Josh Thomson, a former Strikeforce lightweight contender will face Nate Diaz (16-8, 11-6 UFC) in a lightweight matchup at the upcoming UFC on FOX 7 April 20 at the HP Pavilion. And while Thomson (19-5) reviews tape on Diaz to...

Apr 2, 2013 10:39 am

Cormier on Mir Fight: “I’m Going To Make Him Check Out”

Frank Mir is eager to provide Daniel Cormier with a warm UFC welcome. After hearing Mir (16-6, 14-6 UFC) firing shots towards him about not being able to finish fights without help from the referee (in an interview with MMA Fight Corner), UFC Heavyweight Daniel “DC” Cormier responded strongly. The longtime UFC veteran, Mir welcomes...

Apr 2, 2013 10:38 am

UFC signs former BJJ World Champ Antonio Braga Neto

The UFC has signed Brazilian grappling specialist Antonio Braga Neto, as reported by Sportv.com. The 25-year-old is a former two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champions who currently competes in the middleweight division. He has reached the top of the “BJJ” sport both under and over the 100 kilograms weight class, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Braga...

Apr 2, 2013 10:36 am

Cruz: “I’ll Give You my Return Date when I Have It”

  It’s been exactly one year and a half since the MMA world has last seen Dominick Cruz fight. After getting a unanimous decision victory over current flyweight title holder Demetrious Johnson, the UFC bantamweight champion underwent two straight surgeries to repair his torn ACL suffered during the preparations to fight Urijah Faber as part...