Archive: ufc news

Feb 12, 2013 11:54 am

Cyborg on Rousey: “She’s running from me” | UFC NEWS

In a recent interview with Fight Hub TV, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos discussed her request for release from Zuffa as well as the ongoing verbal banter between herself and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey. In the video, Cyborg remains adamant that she will not drop to 135.  She suggests that she could make 140...

Feb 12, 2013 11:42 am

Eddie Alvarez Speaks Out About Bellator, Calls Staff Liars | MMA NEWS

This past Monday on The MMA Hour, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney joined Ariel Helwani in the midst of a trip to Charlotte, NC for Bellator’s live event this Thursday, February 14 at 10 PM/EST on Spike. The telecast features three quarterfinal match-ups in the Bellator Middleweight Tournament, as well as a Bantamweight title fight between...

Feb 12, 2013 11:35 am

UFC 157 Gets Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort | UFC NEWS

Former Strikeforce fighters Nah-Shon Burrell and Yuri Villefort are set to fight in a welterweight bout set for UFC 157. UFC 157 takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Feb. 23. The main event will feature Ronda Rousey versus Liz Carmouche who will fight for a title for the women’s bantamweight title....

Feb 12, 2013 11:06 am

Wednesday Night on BJPenn.Com Radio: Josh Thomson, Vinny Magalhaes & Mark Pavelich| UFC NEWS

  BJPenn.Com Radio returns this Wednesday night with another star studded cast of MMA personalities. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will also preview this Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald card that will held at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The two bantamweights will battle for Barao’s UFC Interim Championship in what...


Feb 12, 2013 11:05 am

EXCLUSIVE | Journalist Danny Acosta Isn’t A Fan Of Sonnen vs. Jones | Fist-Ta_Cuff Radio

On Sunday February 10, 2013 bjpenn.com’s Fist-ta-cuff radio talked to Danny Acosta, former writer for FIGHT magazine and current sportswriter/journalist. Acosta was asked about the fact Ricardo Lamas is 4-0 in the UFC and defeated number one contender Erik Koch in his last bout, but was passed over and Anthony Pettis was given the title...

Feb 11, 2013 5:40 pm

Penn In Utah For Cataracts Surgery: UFC Enlists Dr. Crandall | UFC NEWS

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn has traveled to Utah after the UFC insisted on enlisting the service of famed eye surgeon, Dr. Alan Crandall, to repair a damaged eye suffering from cataracts. The Surgeon, based in Salt Lake City, is best known for his work with Boxing Champion Antonio Margarito and successfully...

Feb 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Couture to Young Fighters: “You have a brand… build it up” | MMA NEWS

In a recent interview with BloodyElbow.com, MMA legend and former UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture, discussed his acting and television career and his recent departure from the Zuffa organization.  A well-covered topic last week, Couture described his departure from Zuffa as a weight lifted from his shoulders.  “Being in the organization, you...

Feb 11, 2013 10:12 am

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 17 Fighter Adam Cella Blogs For BJPENN.COM (PART 2) | UFC News

  Blog for BjPenn.com, Episode 3, “Embrace the suffering” By Adam Cella What’s going on everyone? Its Adam Cella here again with this weeks blog, and its a tough one for me to write….. I think everyone knows why! We will start from the beginning. The show starts off with the fight pick being myself...

Feb 11, 2013 10:09 am

Liz Carmouche Plans On Proving Rousey Cannot Armbar Her | UFC NEWS

“I honestly don’t think Rousey has what it takes to beat me. The only person that can defeat me is myself. Everybody asks, ‘Yeah, how do you not get arm barred?’ You just don’t get arm barred. You haven’t seen anyone be able to counter is yet so you know if she’s going to put...

Feb 11, 2013 10:05 am

UFC Sets Eyes On Possible Strawweight Division | UFC NEWS

It’s happening, the latest planned expansion for the Ulitmate Fighting Championship will be a 115 pound Strawweight division. In an interview with UFC Tonight, UFC president Dana White said “I don’t know how soon it’s going to happen, but yes it will eventually happen.” He explained that: “As the sport continues to grow and we...

Feb 11, 2013 10:02 am

Benson Henderson Wants Eddie Alvarez In The UFC | UFC NEWS

The UFC lightweight champion is a busy man; he has an upcoming fight with Strikeforce’s last 155 lb. champ on April 20th, but that hasn’t stopped him from setting his sights on another former champ. Henderson thinks it would be a great idea to bring former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez over to the UFC....

Feb 11, 2013 10:00 am

Gonzaga and Brown set to fight at TUF Finale | UFC NEWS

While the next contender for champion Cain Velasquez is still up in the air, the heavyweight division has just added another date on its calendar as Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga and Travis “Hapa” Browne have agreed to collide on April 13th, as part of “The Ultimate Figher Finale: Jones x Sonnen” card. The bout was announced today...

Feb 11, 2013 9:58 am

Quick Twitt: Chad Mendes Off UFC 157 – “No one would step up.” | UFC NEWS

The past few days have been pretty dissapointing for featherweight Chad Mendes, who informed fans of his withdrawal from UFC 157 next weekend via Twitter. After injuries forced Manny Gamburyan out of their main card bout, Mendes wasted no time in calling out an equally ambitious Ricardo Lamas, who has been lobbying for a title...

Feb 11, 2013 9:56 am

VIDEO | Ian McCall Reads Out A Poem From Joseph Benavidez | UFC NEWS

THE ENTERTAINER Blood and sweat, sometimes tears, Battered hands, countless fears, Highest highs, lowest lows, Shattered dreams, the hurt just grows. Your smile shields the pain you hide, All the while you’re dead inside; Your faith is absent, your will gives out, Now clear your mind, erase the doubt. Everything that you have gave, To...

Feb 9, 2013 4:20 pm

Tank Abbott Returns to the Cage | MMA NEWS

47 year-old Tank Abbott is slated to make his return to professional fighting at King of the Cage’s April 13 fight, dubbed “Fighting Legends.”  After a three-year absence from fighting, Abbott (10-14) will face fellow heavyweight, Ruben “Warpath” Viallareal (20-25-3), in the headline fight. Tank Abbott is perhaps best known for his days in the...

Feb 9, 2013 2:07 pm

Mitrione Vs De Fries Added to UFC on Fuel TV 9

The card for UFC on Fuel TV 9: Gustafsson Vs. Mouasi continues to grow as UFC officials announced today the addition of a heavyweight match-up between Matt Mitrione (5-2) and Phil De Fries (9-2-1).  Both fighters are coming off recent losses- Mitrione a TKO from Roy Nelson in the December finale of the Ultimate Fighter,...

Feb 9, 2013 2:05 pm

Ryan Couture to Make UFC Debut Against Ross Pearson | UFC NEWS

  UFC officials announced today that Ryan Couture will make his organizational debut against Ultimate Fighter season 9 winner Ross Pearson at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi on April 6 in Stockholm, Sweden. The big question as far as Couture is concerned is whether or not his father, UFC Hall of Famer and...

Feb 9, 2013 1:11 pm

Matt Riddle Rips TRT Use While Defending Use Of Marijuana In Epic Rant | UFC NEWS

“Funny thing about that is steroids aren’t on the same level as marijuana. You can do steroids in the UFC now, didn’t you hear? [TRT] is steroids and you can do steroids as long as you get a doctor’s note now. So Vitor Belfort just pops for testosterone and everybody’s like, ‘Oh, he failed.”‘ No...

Feb 9, 2013 12:44 pm

Michael Bisping Issues Official Statement On TRT Use | UFC NEWS

As a middleweight fighter, Michael “The Count” Bisping has been the victim of TRT users. He has lost at the hands of three very high profile fighters who use TRT. Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort. He took to his personal website to release the following statement regarding the use of this approved performance...