Archive: ufc news

Aug 9, 2012 5:22 pm

CM Punk Criticizes Jon Jones’s Nike Deal

The ongoing string of WWE shots at the UFC seem to have no end in sight. This time it comes from a WWE Champion and is aimed at a UFC Champion. WWE Champion CM Punk is getting some media attention for comments he made on criticizing Nike for signing UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones”...

Aug 9, 2012 2:53 pm

Chael Sonnen vs "Unnamed Rival" on a Grudge Weight Bout | UFC News

Chael Sonnen reveals an upcoming bout with an unnamed opponent on Wed in his twitter account. Theories of Wanderlei Silva being the unnamed opponent come to play. Over the past few years, MMA fans witness jabs between Wanderlei and Chael exchanged through different media outlets. Share your thoughts and theories PENN Nation. Stay tuned to...

Aug 9, 2012 12:17 pm

Fan Driven Fighter Platform Helps Fighters Get Noticed

Global Proving Ground (GPG) is proud to announce the official launch of their unique fan driven fighter platform. The GPG platform enables combat sports athletes with diverse fight backgrounds to showcase their skills on a global stage. Skilled fighters on every continent have the opportunity to get noticed and build an International fan base. According...

Aug 9, 2012 12:08 pm

UFC 150 Co-Main Eventer Donald Cerrone Promises ‘Strictly Business’ Brawl

Top UFC lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone says his UFC 150 showdown with friend and rival Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard will be “strictly business” but –motivated to impress his hometown fans – the Cowboy added he will go all out for a KO in what he expects to be the fight of the night. Cerrone...

Aug 9, 2012 11:41 am

Report: UFC grosses $500 million/year in revenue | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Bloomberg recently ran a feature on the Fertittas and its ownership of the UFC. The feature provided details on the Fertittas as well as some interesting financial information. The article states that the UFC brings in $500 million in annual sales. The Fertittas, according to Bloomberg, control a fortune worth at least $1...

Aug 9, 2012 11:40 am

Hector Lombard Pardons Loss to Injury | UFC News

Last month’s UFC 148 broke a 24 win streak for Bellator Middleweight King Hector Lombard on his UFC debut opposite Tim Boetsch on a split decision.  He posted an explanation on facebook: Read more:  MMA(News), UFC(News)    

Aug 9, 2012 11:18 am

Shogun tops UFC on FOX 4 salaries | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Two former UFC light-heavyweight champions led the payroll at last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 event, as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($240,000) and Lyoto Machida ($200,000) combined for 46 percent of the events $963,000 payroll. The main event of the evening proved to be very entertaining as Shogun Rua stopped Brandon Vera ($70,000) via fourth-round TKO. However, it...

Aug 9, 2012 8:58 am

Frank Trigg Arrested

Frank Trigg has been arrested. Here’s the scoop from ProMMANow: “Former Pride and UFC fighter Franklin Dewey Trigg III was arrested Wednesday on charges of battery resulting from an alleged domestic violence altercation that occurred back in October 2011. has confirmed with law enforcement Trigg is being held at the Clark County Detention Center...

Aug 8, 2012 7:25 pm

MMA Inside the Cage; Miletich Disses Hall of Fame, Talks XFC

Our good friends at MMA Inside the Cage bring us another great interview. Casey Oxendine interviews UFC legend Pat Miletich. When Casey addresses the UFC Hall of Fame situation, Pat’s demeanor changes and he bluntly lays out his stance on the situation. Should Pat Miletich be in the UFC Hall of Fame?

Aug 8, 2012 5:05 pm

Diego Sanchez Critical Of His Training Partners And Their Boring Fights | UFC NEWS

Diego Sanchez recently announced he is moving from welterweight to lightweight.  Sanchez revealed his thoughts on his Jackson MMA teamamtes, Clay Guida and Carlos Condit‘s  most recent performance during an interview with MMAhour on Monday stating both sucked and felt Nick Diaz won over Condit. “I thought both of those fights sucked.” “My coaches might...

Aug 8, 2012 3:01 pm

Fitch Calls BJ Penn A Coward Who Is Not Welcome At AKA

Nov 7, Tuesday:  Jon Fitch used a conference call meant to promote  AKA’s new “Fight Factory” reality series on Nuvo TV to call former UFC 2 division Champ, BJ Penn, a coward. “Here at AKA, we’ve got fighters who come out to fight, fighters who will face anyone and don’t hide from any opponents.  ...

Aug 8, 2012 2:36 pm

Jon Jones Picks Up Groundbreaking Nike Deal | UFC NEWS

25 year old UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones makes history by becoming the 1st MMA fighter to sign a global sponsorship deal with sports apparel giant, Nike.  MMAfighting reports: “Two sides have agreed to a multi year contract that will see Jones decked out in Nike gear for the forseeable future.  On Sept 1, when...

Aug 8, 2012 1:09 pm

UFC on FX: Browne vs. Bigfoot Official For Minneapolis, Tickets On Sale This Week | UFC NEWS

A five-round heavyweight showdown between contenders Travis “Hapa” Browne and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will headline an exciting UFC card scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The event will mark UFC’s first in Minneapolis since 2008, when UFC 87 broke the Target Center live gate record with a $2.25 million...

Aug 8, 2012 12:03 am

Josh Koscheck Forced Out Of UFC 151 Bout With Ellenberger Due To Injury | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Josh Koscheck forced out of the UFC 151 bout with Jake Ellenberger with bulging disc in his back. UFC Tonight revealed the news via their Official Twitter Account, they also revealed that currently Ellenberger has no new opponent. Both fighters were coming off losses to high profile opponents. In his last bout...

Aug 7, 2012 11:36 pm

Video | Countdown to UFC 150: Shields vs Herman | UFC News

Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields returns to the 185-pound division with plans on making a run at the belt; but Coloradan Ed Herman doesn’t see that happening. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 7, 2012 11:32 pm

Video | Countdown to UFC 150: Cerrone vs Guillard | UFC News

Lightweights Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Melvin “Young Assassin” Guillard both love to talk trash and get in the cage and scrap. Expect fireworks when the friends and former teammates face one another from opposite sides of the Octagon. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 7, 2012 11:24 pm

Video | Countdown To UFC 150: Henderson vs Edgar | UFC News

They’ve both held the belt, and they’ve both got more then enough motivation to earn it again at UFC 150. See how current champion Benson Henderson and former champion Frankie Edgar are preparing for their Saturday night title fight. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 7, 2012 2:22 am

Mir Thinks Cormier Bout Is 'A Positive Step Forward' | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Frank Mir comments in an interview with MMAFighting. In his last bout he attempted to take the UFC Heavyweight Title from Champion Junior Dos Santos. Mir was unsuccessful in his challenge being knocked out in the second round, in his next bout he will attempt to dethrone the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Daniel...