Archive: ufc news

Aug 9, 2013 4:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Vet Tyson Griffin WSOF 4 Pre-Fight Interview | BJPENN.COM RADIO

  By JAKE CHASTAIN The boys over at BJPenn.com Radio recently invited longtime MMA fan-favorite and top competitor, Tyson Griffin, onto the airwaves to discuss the current happenings of his career and also his upcoming fight with JZ Cavalcante at WSOF 4 this Saturday, August 10th on NBC Sports Network. Griffin, who competed in the...

Aug 9, 2013 12:31 pm

John Lineker and Phil Harris Agree to Fight in Manchester

Flyweights John Lineker and Phil Harris were set to collide last Saturday as part of the UFC 163 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but a left orbital bone fracture forced the latter to withdraw from the bout. Now recovered from the injury, the fight has been rescheduled, as the British will exchange sides and...

Aug 9, 2013 12:07 pm

Vitor Belfort on TRT: ‘I’m Not Doing Anything Illegal… It Makes The Fights Fair’

Almost seventeen years after his professional MMA debut, Vitor Belfort is still in the top of the sport. Since his defeat to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on September of 2012, “the Phenom” has accomplished two important victories in a row against Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, making another strong case for a title shot...

Aug 9, 2013 12:03 pm

UFC Fight Night 30: Taylor, Njokuani To Try It Again

England’s Paul Taylor will get to shake the rust off on his home front. The UFC lightweight has sat idle for nearly three years but looks to be injury free come October’s UFC Fight Night 30. Multiple sources are reporting that Taylor has once again signed to fight Anthony Njokuani. The two were originally set...

Aug 9, 2013 11:55 am

All Fighters Pass UFC 163 Drug Test

All fighters on the UFC 163 card, which saw UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defend his belt against Chan Sung Jung, have passed the post-fight drug test.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian Athletic Commission announced Friday that all fighters from this month’s UFC 163 event have passed the mandatory drug tests.  UFC...

Aug 9, 2013 11:51 am

Charles Oliveira vs. Estevan Payan Set For UFC 166

The UFC announced via Twitter yesterday that featherweights, Charles Oliveira (pictured) and Estevan Payan, are scheduled to face off at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III on October 19.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Charles Oliveira and Estevan Payan are set to fight on the upcoming UFC 166 card on October 19, the UFC...

Aug 9, 2013 11:49 am

Boost Mobile & WSOF Announce Partnership, Fans Can Vote On ‘Cage Rattler of the Night’ Tomorrow

Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry with its exclusive Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments no-contract service, is uniting with WSOF, a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight promotion dedicated to delivering an incredible, action-packed entertainment experience for fight fans by producing the best possible matchups between elite fighters from around the globe....

Aug 9, 2013 11:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White Blasts Culinary Union, Tells Them To ‘Eat It’

Earlier in the week we reported that the Las Vegas Culinary Union was trying to block the licensing of UFC on FS1 main event fighter Chael Sonnen. They failed in their attempt and as of yesterday Chael Sonnen will be licensed to fight in Boston. The UFC boss took to the news with the following:...

Aug 9, 2013 11:09 am

Aldo Coach Agrees to Apologize To Pettis If He Steps Up And Fights Jose

Last Sunday Nova Uniao boss and Jose Aldo coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian Radio show and called out Anthony Pettis for faking his injuries and backing out of the UFC 163 main event with Jose Aldo. Pettis denied these allegations and now Andre is prepared to retract his comments and apologize if some...

Aug 9, 2013 10:18 am

Jeremy Stephens Set For UFC Return Opposite Rony Jason At UFC Fight Night 29

A featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Rony Jason is set for the UFC’s yet to be announced October 9 event in Brazil. Jeremy Stephens confirmed the matchup through his Facebook.com page. While yet to be made official, UFC Fight Night 29 is expected to do down on October 9 in Brazil. However the city...

Aug 9, 2013 8:53 am

JDS goes Goo Goo Gah Gah over ‘Gorgeous’ Miesha Tate

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos recently told ‘UOL Esporte’ that he was really impressed by the beauty of both UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as well as her rival Miesha Tate. While JDS stated that he thought Rousey was “cute,” he was blown away by the the “gorgeous” Miesha Tate: “I was...

Aug 9, 2013 8:00 am

Rousey: ‘I think I’ve got two years left in me, realistically’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has had a big impact on the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and in doing so has become a major ‘superstar’ in the UFC. Before settling on a career in MMA, Rousey participated and won a bronze medal in Judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Now,...

Aug 9, 2013 7:15 am

Conor McGregor: ‘I am the main event’

Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) scored a spectacular 67-second TKO victory over Marcus Brimage in his octagon debut at UFC on FUEL TV 9 in April. Now, McGregor looks to build off that momentum when he faces Max Halloway at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 26 event (formerly known as UFC on FOX Sports 1 1)...

Aug 8, 2013 3:40 pm

Nik Lentz used $65,000 ‘FOTN’ bonus for father’s life-saving operation

Kevin Iole has for years chronicled MMA with great depth for Yahoo Sports. In this must-read piece for any true fan of the sport, he details how UFC featherweight Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) came to spend his $65,000 ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus vs. Evan Dunham at UFC on Fox 2 on January...

Aug 8, 2013 3:04 pm

Mousasi: IF Vitor will do his job, I will gladly face him at 185, 195 or 205

Former Strikeforce and DREAM champion Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was recently interviewed by MMAJunkie’s John Morgan,  and discussed his desire to fight Vitor Belfort, at middleweight, light heavyweight, or a catchweight of 195-pounds. “I will make this easy on Vitor,” Mousasi told MMAjunkie.com. “If he is going to continue to make conditions on...

Aug 8, 2013 1:22 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO 08/07/13 REPLAY: Chad George, Ray Sefo & Ian McCall

Last night on BJPENN.COM RADIO we were joined by a great panel of guests. First up was WEC veteran Chad George whose successful documentary ‘Occupation: Fighter’ launched him into superstardom around the world. Chad made a big announcement on our show about his MMA career. We also had WSOF President and fighter, Ray Sefo, who...