Archive: ufc news

Apr 3, 2013 11:46 am

Diaz to retire unless he gets GSP rematch or Silva bout

Unpredictable welterweight Nick Diaz continues to throw around the ‘r’ word. After losing to UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre via unanimous decision at UFC 158, Diaz announced his retirement from the sport, something he’s been prone to do after a loss. According to a source close to the Diaz camp, unless the UFC gives...

Apr 3, 2013 11:45 am

Melvin Guillard vs Mac Danzig First Bout Booked For July’s UFC On Fox In Seattle

UFC lightweights Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard and Mac Danzig will square off in the first bout announced for UFC On Fox 8 in Seattle. The UFC’s official Twitter account posted the following: Seattle’s July @ufconfox event has its first bout booked: Verbal agreements are in for Melvin @young__assassin Guillard vs. @macdanzigmma — UFC (@ufc)...

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 9:44 am

Gustafsson: I slipped and hit my head on corner post on Thursday | UFC News

Alexander Gustafsson (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Gegard Mousasi (33-3-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 9, which takes place in Gustafsson’s home nation of Sweden this Saturday. However, in one of his final practices, a freak accident caused a cut over his left eye. Gustafsson...

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 10:42 am

Silva says UFC is asking him to step in against Mousasi

While the rumors continue to swirl around the severity of Alexander Gustafsson’s injury and if he will be medically cleared to fight Gegard Mousasi at UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden, none other than Wanderlei Silva has chimed in saying he has been asked to step in. According to a recent Tweet by Silva, the...

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...

Apr 1, 2013 11:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Cella sets sites on Sweden for UFC debut against Tor

A week before most of his “The Ultimate Fighter 17” cast mates pair off, Adam Cella will get the first stab at life inside the UFC cage. Cella is slated to take on fellow “TUF 17” cast member Tor Troeng on the undercard of UFC on FUEL TV 9. UFC on FUEL TV 9 takes...

Apr 1, 2013 11:37 am

Zahabi: If GSP Fights Silva It Will Likely Be His Last

“If he fights Hendricks, I think (GSP) could fight for longer. He could have more fights after that. If he fights Anderson Silva, I could really see that being his last fight. He’ll retire after that because there won’t be a bigger fight for him to do, I think, anymore in his career.” “Win or...

Apr 1, 2013 11:27 am

VIDEO | Ellenberger: If I was GSP I’d Fight Silva Then Retire

“A lot of people like to talk negatively about GSP, but to be able to do what he does against the top guys, consistently, it’s extremely hard. For him it’s like, he’s in a position where he can only lose, it can only get worse. If I was him, I would look to fight Anderson...

Apr 1, 2013 11:22 am

Javier Mendez: BJ Penn Was Incredible To Teach

“B.J. got introduced to me through Bobby Southworth, who was friends with B.J. when B.J. started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Ralph Gracie’s in Mountain View. But, he came to me to train because he knew I trained Frank Shamrock. B.J. was incredible to teach. Everything I taught him, he picked it up as though he...

Apr 1, 2013 11:18 am

Dana White: Gustafsson vs Mousasi Still On For UFC On Fuel TV 9 | UFC NEWS

After sustaining a cut above his eye while training, Alexander Gustafsson’s status for his upcoming fight against Gegard Mousasi this Saturday has been a big question mark. It appears the suspense surrounding the situation can now be put to rest, at least for the time being. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani  recently posted on Twitter that UFC...