Archive: ufc news

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 1:31 pm

Veteran Ref Rosenthal Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges In California

Raise your hand if you saw this one coming? Longtime UFC official Josh Rosenthal plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute and will be in U.S. District Court on May 17, 2013. There’s more from MMA Junkie: “One year ago, federal agents raided an Oakland, Calif., warehouse...

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 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...

Apr 17, 2013 8:06 am

Belcher: ‘I Know For Sure That I Own Michael Bisping’

“Now I know for sure I own Michael Bisping. I fight MMA’s biggest crap-talker in the co-main event of UFC 159 in New Jersey on April 27, but I know, right now, right here in camp, that I own that guy. So, with me, he also knows I can knock his ass out with one...

Apr 17, 2013 7:56 am

Boxing’s #1 Rated Female Leaving Sport To Pursue Mixed Martial Arts

Boxing’s leading lady, Holly Holm, is hanging up her boxing gloves permanently to enter the world of Mixed Martial Arts as a full-time job. She is an 18-time, three-division boxing world champion who has only suffered defeat twice in 37 pro-fights. She also boasts an undefeated 3-0 record as a Mixed Martial Artists. The news...

Apr 17, 2013 7:34 am

Jones: Sonnen On Steroids His Whole Career

“People know that Chael Sonnen has done steroids throughout his whole career and that’s probably why his testosterone is low now. I don’t think that is the heart or the attitude of a champion, so that’s what I meant when I said he lacks champion’s soul.” While making the promotional rounds for his upcoming title...

Apr 17, 2013 7:28 am

Frank Mir Believes Training With His Family Close Has Hindered His Career

“It’s because my family’s there, it actually hinders my training. Those last few moments when she’s putting my stuff in my bag or I’m tying my tie, I get that kind of, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Not being with the children, not seeing my wife – it’s funny – I’ve always had a coach...

Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am

Lyoto Machida’s Manager Says Fight with Gutsafsson Doesn’t Make Sense

Lyoto Machida announced through his manager that he is not considering a match-up with fellow 205-lbs contender, Alexander Gustafsson.  Jorge Guimaraes, Machida’s manager, stated through Fighters Only that Machida’s next fight will be for the UFC light heavyweight belt, and nothing less.   “Lyoto is on stand-by list,” stated Guimaraes, “waiting for the winner of...

Apr 16, 2013 11:32 am

‘Countdown to UFC 159’ slated for next Tuesday

Will Jon Jones seem bored out of his mind? Will Chael Sonnen officially morph into Chael ‘P’? Those questions and more will likely be answered on Tuesday, April 23, when “Countdown to UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” will debut at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on Fuel TV. The traditional one-hour special will take...

Apr 16, 2013 9:52 am

GSP Weigh-In Controversy – An In-depth Look

A story that once seemed to have little legs continues to trot on. The Georges St. Pierre weigh-in controversy from UFC 158 has survived for over a month now and continues to puzzle. Official statements and complaints fall from the woodwork while suspicious videos are pulled down then pop-up again. Zane Simon at Bloody Elbow...

Apr 16, 2013 9:49 am

Betting Odds: Edgar-Swanson Open Up As Favorites Over Siver-Oliveira

UFC 162 is set to go down from Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. On the fight card are to pivotal featherweight bouts between four top-of-the-food-chain fighters. Former UFC lightweight champion is set to square off with Charles Oliveira and top contenders Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver are also paired up to fight....