Archive: ufc

Nov 14, 2013 8:58 am

Royce Gracie wants ‘no gloves, no time limit, and no rules’ back in the UFC

Royce Gracie, UFC 1 champion and Brazilian jujitsu legend, recently gave his thoughts on the UFC’s popularity and how it has grown since its creation. Gracie (14-2-3 MMA, 11-1-1 UFC) spoke Wednesday, during UFC 167’s media workouts. “It became mainstream. I know because little kids now, when I travel – I’m on the road about...

Nov 14, 2013 8:49 am

Champ Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira To Headline February’s UFC 170

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has his next title defense set. And while we all pretty much knew that Jones would be facing Glover Teixeria, we now also know where and when they will do battle. UFC officials today announced that Jones vs. Teixeira will headline UFC 170, which takes place Feb. 22...

Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...

Nov 13, 2013 5:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Akira Corassani: Its Easy to Fall Into The TRT Category With Age

In a recent bjpenn.com radio interview, we spoke to TUF: Bisping vs. Miller contestant, Akira Corassani. Corassani has recently suffered a string of injuries and illnesses that ranged from most of his time on The Ultimate Fighter, well into his last UFC fight on April 6th, 2013 against Robbie Peralta. He spoke this time about...

Nov 13, 2013 4:34 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Jared Papazian Discusses Life After The UFC

Recently Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio had a chance to speak with the World Series of Fighting and UFC veteran “The Jackhammer” Jared Papazian. A standout in the Bantamweight division, the Encino,CA. native had this to say about his future, including his next title fight in Tachi Palace Fights against Russel Doane. You were signed on at late...

Nov 13, 2013 12:18 pm

Hendricks Says He Hasn’t Had To “Showcase” His Whole Skillset Until Now

“It’s a feeling,” Johny Hendricks said when asked why he thinks he’ll be the man to dethrone UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre this Saturday.  “It’s that desire, that want.  It’s something inside of me that you can’t explain.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If there is one consistency in MMA, it is the regularity with...

Nov 13, 2013 11:07 am

UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre’s Potential Record Breaking Weekend

Long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (left) will face Johny Hendricks (right) this Saturday at UFC 167.  With a win, GSP will break several records in the UFC, surpassing some of the sport’s legends like Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre steps into the...

Nov 13, 2013 10:22 am

VIDEO | UFC Stars Predict GSP vs. Hendricks

Cain Velasquez, Anthony Pettis, Demetrious Johnson and other UFC stars post split decisions whether George St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks will rise victorious at the UFC 167 main event.

Nov 13, 2013 9:31 am

QUICK TWITT | Diego Sanchez Fires Back At Gilbert Melendez, Says K.O. In his Future

Fresh off their fight of the decade performance, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez continue the fight, but without a cage they are using their words to punish one-another. It wasn’t long ago that Melendez said a rematch against Sanchez would be easy money. And now that word has gotten back to Diego he warns his...

Nov 13, 2013 9:25 am

‘World’s Tallest Featherweight’ Added To UFC Roster

At a staggering 6-foot-4, the UFC’s newest addition to the featherweight division, Will Chope has been signed and given his first contractual UFC obligation. A fight with fellow newcomer Bekbulat Magomedov. The two UFC rookies will square off at UFC Fight Night 34, the event which serves as the UFC debut in Singapore set to...

Nov 13, 2013 9:04 am

Julie Kedzie Battles Undefeated Bethe Correia At UFC Fight Night 33

Originally slated to face undefeated Russian fighter Aleksandra Albu until an injury forced Albu off the card, Julie Kedzie finally has a named opponent to train for – the also-undefeated Brazilian fighter, Bethe Correia. UFC officials announced the new matchup on Tuesday. Kedzie will be looking to bounce back from a three-fight losing streak, which most recently saw the women’s...

Nov 13, 2013 7:58 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White: Many Brazilian TUF Hopefuls Want Sonnen As Coach

One would think that at this point Chael Sonnen is the sworn enemy of all Brazilian citizens. From bashing their fighters to insulting their education and technology, Sonnen has been digging his own Brazilian grave for years. Now slated to coach TUF Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, he apparently has more support than anyone could have...