Archive: ufc

Nov 10, 2014 3:55 pm

Velasquez Devastated By Knee Injury

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who was supposed to fight Fabricio Werdum on this Saturday’s UFC 180 card, was forced out of the bout with a ruptured MCL and torn meniscus. With Velasquez’ absence, Mark Hunt stepped up to fight Werdum for the interim heavyweight championship on short notice. Velasquez joined Ariel Helwani on The...

Nov 10, 2014 3:45 pm

Iaquinta “Pretty Pissed” UFC Didn’t Give Him Bonus For KO Of Pearson

Al Iaquinta pulled off an upset this past Friday in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Sydney where he KO’d Ross Pearson. The event broke UFC records as the first card to end with all finishes, something that Iaquinta believes is a reason he didn’t get a post-fight bonus. He spoke to Ariel Helwani...

Nov 10, 2014 3:34 pm

Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez Set For UFC Fight Night Boston

UFC Fight Night Boston, which takes place on January 18th, and features a featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver has picked up another bout to an already stacked lineup. Boston Herald reported earlier today that Tateki Matsuda will face Joby Sanchez on the card. Matsuda will be looking to bounce back after suffering...

Nov 10, 2014 3:16 pm

Rockhold Unhappy Being Behind Jacare In UFC Rankings

After Luke Rockhold submitted Michael Bisping this past Friday at UFC Fight Night Sydney, he cemented his place in the top of the UFC’s middleweight division. Rockhold spoke after the bout about his ranking, which is below Jacare Souza, a man Rockhold defeated back in 2011 to win the Strikeforce middleweight championship. He spoke to...

Nov 10, 2014 3:04 pm

King Mo Un-phased By Late Opponent Change

King Mo is currently gearing up for his Bellator 131 bout this Saturday against Joe Vedepo, who was also a guest on BJPENN.com Radio this past week (Listen to that HERE). Mo was originally supposed to fight Tom DeBlass at the event, but after a nasty cut forced DeBlass out of the bout (See that...

Nov 10, 2014 11:20 am

Shogun Not Retiring, Hints At Drop To Middleweight

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is coming off a quick KO loss to OSP this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 56. The loss made many fight fans question whether or not it’s time for the legend to hang up the gloves. Shogun answered his critics with a Facebook post earlier today. Post by Mauricio "Shogun" Rua....

Nov 10, 2014 11:11 am

UFC Announces Three Bouts For UFC Fight Night Colorado

After Dave Sholler announced earlier that the UFC would be heading out to Colorado on Valentine’s Day for a card many fans began speculating as to what fights would be added to the event. The UFC has delivered. Max Holloway and Cole Miller will be fighting on the card, as well as Zach Makovsky and...

Nov 10, 2014 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants To “Beat All Americans” For US Sanctions On Russia

Khabib Nurmagomedov made his MMA broadcasting debut recently in Novosibirsk where he was asked about a possible matchup against Alexander Sarnavsky, who came up through the MMA ranks in Russia as an undefeated fighter, much like Nurmagomedov. “When I was in Russia and Alexander was in Russia, we were both undefeated,” said Khabib. “There were...

Nov 10, 2014 10:18 am

QUICK TWITT: UFC Returns To Colorado February 14th

The UFC will be returning to Colorado on February 14th for a Fox Sports 1 card. UFC Senior Director of Public Relations, Dave Sholler broke the news via Twitter, and announced that tickets for the card will be going on sale next month. So far no news has surfaced in terms of potential bouts for...

Nov 10, 2014 9:49 am

REPLAY! Countdown To UFC 180: Ellenberger vs. Gastellum

To get fight fans ready for UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt this Saturday where Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum will square off for the interim heavyweight championship, the UFC ran ‘Countdown to UFC 180’ on Fox Sports 1. Below is the co-main event segment from the show featuring Kelvin Gastellum and Jake Ellenberger.

Nov 10, 2014 9:27 am

UFC Fight Night 56 Medical Suspensions, Shogun Faces 2-Month Layoff

At UFC Fight Night 56 this past weekend OSP shocked the world as he KO’d Shogun Rua in just 34 seconds. The bout made fight fans question Shogun’s future in MMA. MMAJunkie has obtained the medical suspensions from the event from the Brazilian MMA commission. Ovince Saint Preux: suspended 14 days with no contact for...

Nov 10, 2014 9:05 am

REPLAY! Countdown To UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt

To get ready for UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt, the UFC aired ‘Countdown to UFC 180’ on Fox Sports 1. Below is the segment from Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt’s portion of the show.

Nov 10, 2014 8:54 am

PHOTO | Mark Hunt Snaps Selfie With Fabricio Werdum

This is what MMA is all about, respect for your opponent and sportsmanship. We see it time and time again after a fight, both men shake hands and put pre-fight beef aside. Rarely do we see fighters showing this must respect before a fight, but these two veterans did just that. Mark Hunt snapped a...

Nov 10, 2014 8:46 am

Did Mark Hunt Throw The Showtime Kick First?

Take a look back to PRIDE 31 in February of 2006. Mark Hunt steps into the cage for his 6th professional fight against Yosuke Nishijima, riding a 3-fight win streak that has seen him defeat Dan Bobish, Wanderlei Silva, and Mirko Cro Cop. Around a minute into the bout, Hunt grabs the rope and throws...

Nov 10, 2014 5:06 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones Shows Off Awesome Fan Art

UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones posted a photo on Instagram of an incredible piece of fan-art. Check it out: A photo posted by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:04pm PST

Nov 10, 2014 5:05 am

Mike Tyson Offers Advice To Fighters

In the below video, Mike Tyson not only surprises Evander Holyfield at the grocery store to help him in selling his BBQ sauce, he also gives fighters advice in this interview with Conan O’Brien.

Nov 10, 2014 5:04 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones Throws Heat In MuscleTech Photo Shoot

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finished up day 2 of his photoshoot for MuscleTech, and posted the following picture of himself throwing a punch on a bag with his glove on fire. Check out the photo of Jones throwing heat below, pun intended. Day two of my @muscletech photo shoot A photo posted by...

Nov 10, 2014 5:03 am

Weidman Slams Silva, Says Rubber Match Is ‘Easy Payday’

With the upcoming return of Anderson Silva to the UFC in January when he faces Nick Diaz, many fans are wondering if Silva will face Weidman a third time if he beats Nick Diaz. Weidman spoke to Fox Sports to discuss potential interest in a rubber match with the former middleweight kingpin. “Anderson Silva a...

Nov 10, 2014 5:02 am

Melvin Guillard Believes He’s An A-List Fighter In A B-League

Melvin Guillard, who was a guest this week on BJPENN.com Radio spoke about his upcoming opponent Justin Gaethje, and why people may not know who he is, but know who Guillard is. Ahead of his guest spot on our show however, Guillard spoke with MMAMania to discuss why he believes he’s an a-list fighter in...

Nov 10, 2014 5:01 am

Chad George Campaigning For UFC Shot

Chad George, Los Angeles MMA star, and the focus of the documentary Occupation: Fighter, has been incredibly busy lately. From the launch of his new gym, California Mixed Martial Arts, to campaigning for a shot in the UFC on Twitter, ‘Savage’ has been a busy man. Upon launching his new gym, Chad brought on longtime...

Nov 9, 2014 4:45 pm

UFC Champ Makes Fans Work For Autographs

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman made his fans work for autographs in Sydney, and UFC welterweight Matt Brown captured the moment on his Instagram. @chrisweidmanufc making them work for an autograph! A video posted by Matthew Brown (@iamtheimmortal) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:41pm PST UPDATE: Matt Brown clarified in the comments of the post...

Nov 9, 2014 4:37 pm

Ian McCall Reveals Blood Infection Forced Him From Lineker Bout

Ian Mcall and John Lineker were set to face off in the co-main event of yesterday night’s UFC Fight Night 56 in what was likely a #1 contender match. The night before the bout ‘Uncle Creepy’ was forced from the bout due to illness according to UFC President Dana White. McCall revealed to MMAFighting’s Ariel...

Nov 9, 2014 4:28 pm

Lineker Slams McCall, “God Punished Him”

After Ian McCall was forced out of the his co-main event bout against John Lineker at UFC Fight Night 56 last night due to a blood infection, John Lineker has started calling for an immediate title shot against Demetrious Johnson. He spoke to media members in Brazil. “He paid the price for his jokes. He...

Nov 9, 2014 4:23 pm

Machida Believes He Can Snap Dollaway’s Win Streak

Lyoto Machida is coming off a loss to Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship in July, and is gearing up for his UFC Fight Night 58 bout against CB Dollaway. Machida spoke to MMAFighting to discuss his plans to derail Dollaway when the two face off in December. “He’s a complete fighter. He has...