Archive: ufc news

Jul 3, 2013 7:17 am

An ‘Honored’ Jon Jones Tweets That He Believes He Can Beat Anderson Silva

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Though it is still too early to really talk about a match-up between UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, that fact has certainly not stopped either man from predicting how that super fight would end.  Surprisingly, both fighters seem to favor the younger Jones....

Jul 3, 2013 7:15 am

Ray Longo: ‘No bulls–t, Anderson Silva will get dumped on his head’

Ray Longo, striking coach at Team Serra-Longo, recently stated that his undefeated pupil Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) is on a ‘different level’ when compared to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s previous opponents.  Here is what Ray had to say during his appearance on “The MMA Hour”: “I tell you what, the guy (Silva) is...

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Dave Herman Passes Drug Test, Is Cleared for UFC 162

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   UFC heavyweight fighter Dave Herman has passed a mandatory pre-fight drug test through the Nevada Athletic Commission, clearing him for his UFC 162 bout with Gabriel Gonzaga this Saturday.   MMAjunkie.com confirmed with the commission’s director, Keith Kizer, that Herman passed a 10-part test for a number of banned...

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion to our three part series looking at some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Enjoy! Matt Hughes TKO’s Royce Gracie at UFC 60 Then reigning welterweight pound for pound king Matt Hughes agreed to fight one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu fighters of all time in Royce Gracie....

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Michael Bisping and Costa Philippou Possible for Fall Fight in Manchester

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It was announced Tuesday night on Fuel TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ that the camps of Michael Bisping and Constantinos Philippou are both interested in making a fight happen between the two middleweight fighters in Manchest, England this fall.   A number of 185-lb. fighters have expressed interest in welcoming Bisping...

Jul 3, 2013 6:41 am

Mousasi calls Belfort a ‘hypocrite’ for blowing off fight request

Gegard Mousasi has made it known that he wants Vitor Belfort next. But in a recent interview Belfort, said Mousasi hadn’t earned the right. “If you want to fight Vitor Belfort, you have to earn it,” said Belfort. “It’s just like if you want to play someone in the quarter or semi finals – you...

Jul 3, 2013 5:53 am

Sonnen & Florian’s ‘keys to the fight’

During last nights episode of ‘UFC Tonight’ on Fuel TV, analysts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen gave their take on this weekend’s UFC middlweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman: Kenny Florian on how Weidman can win the fight: “Weidman can legitimately win this fight. If you look at his style and the...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Dana White Defends Stephan Bonnar Induction to Hall of Fame

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Last month, Stephan Bonnar was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame alongside fellow cast member of The Ultimate Fighter’s premier season and former light heavyweight champion, Forrest Griffin.  Though many would question this decision, UFC president Dana White vehemently defended his stance in a discussion with Kevin Iole...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Referee Josh Rosenthal Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Earlier today, mixed martial arts referee Josh Rosenthal received a 37-month prison sentence with three years of probation and a $100 fee for pleading guilty to several drug charges.   Rosenthal was arrested in 2012 when federal agents raided a warehouse in Oakland, California.  There was reported to be...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Belfort makes case to White for Silva, Weidman winner

Vitor Belfort has thrown his hat into the ring, offering to be the next challenger for the middleweight strap. While UFC president Dana White indicated earlier this week that  if Anderson Silva were to lose his UFC championship to Chris Weidman at Saturday’s UFC 162, Silva would be given an immediate rematch. And if Silva...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Rousey vs. Tate II Set For UFC 168 In December

UFC President Dana White announced Monday that the biggest rematch in WMMA history will take place at the promotions end of the year event in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 168 is set to take place December 28th at a venue that has yet to be determined. What is presumed to be the main event, a...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Anderson Silva is ‘not scared of Jon Jones’

After telling reporters that he did not think he could beat Jon Jones, Anderson Silva made another statement on “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday. “My opinion is this: I’ll fight Jon Jones, all the guys from my class, all the guys that work in the UFC – all the fighters,” Silva said on “UFC Tonight.” “I...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Cain Velasquez Vs. Junior dos Santos III Set For Oct. 19th In Houston

The conclusion to the greatest trilogy in UFC heavyweight history has been finalized! The third match between current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and former champion Junior dos Santos is set to take top billing for UFC 166 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, on October 19th. UFC President Dana White made the announcement to...

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

VIDEO | More Pro’s Pick Silva vs. Weidman

The talk of the MMA landscape is this weekend’s UFC 162 main event between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. See what the latest batch of pro’s have to say about the fight in the video above.

Jul 2, 2013 10:28 am

Anderson Silva Will Get Immediate Rematch if He Loses to Weidman, Says Dana White

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC president Dana White announced to media on Monday that middleweight champion, and long-standing pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva would be granted an immediate rematch if he loses to Chris Weidman.  Weidman is set to challenge for Silva’s belt this Saturday at UFC 162. Since winning the UFC middleweight belt in 2006,...

Jul 2, 2013 10:14 am

Quick Twitt | Mayhem Miller Attacks Dana White

First of all, I’d like to point out that we are big fans of Mayhem Miller on BJPENN.COM. That being said, the former UFC middleweight fighter has been coming back into the spotlight with a vengeance. Most notably attacking UFC President Dana White whenever he gets a chance. His latest body of work is as...

Jul 2, 2013 10:10 am

Quick Twitt | Chael Sonnen Gets Married

Congratulations to Chael & Brittany Sonnen for getting hitched over the weekend! We hope for a long and prosperous marriage for both of them. pic.twitter.com/CNa5MiXeWx — Brittany Sonnen (@BrittanySonnen) June 30, 2013 pic.twitter.com/CNa5MiXeWx — Brittany Sonnen (@BrittanySonnen) June 30, 2013

Jul 2, 2013 10:06 am

Leben Talks Leaving Hawaii & Moving To A ‘Real Team’ For UFC 162 Prep

“I’m here in San Diego, training at Alliance and I didn’t realize what I’m missing. It has been so many years since I was a member of a hardcore training team like this. In Hawaii, I was a little bit of a lone wolf. “No ‘yes men’ here. If I wasn’t doing that great, maybe...