Archive: ufc news

May 30, 2013 3:41 pm

Interview: BJ Penn On What May Have Changed Him As A Fighter

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All of us here at BJPenn.com understand and realize how amazing of an athlete BJ Penn really is. Aside from The Prodigy’s athleticism and skills inside the UFC cage the man is a living legend in the fight world because of the passion and love he has for martial arts. After...

May 30, 2013 3:24 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis Hints At New Secret MMA Kick In The Works

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis answers UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani and his 8 rapid-fire questions. Pettis professes his love of Brazilian women, talks about his lack of dancing ability and even reveals a secret weapon that he’s yet to use in the Octagon.

May 30, 2013 3:20 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Werdum vs. Nogueira From The 2006 Pride Grand Prix

Next week in the UFC on FUEL TV 10 main event, two Brazilian fighters will finalize their season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2” with a rematch almost 7-years in the making. Fabricio Werdum and “Big Nog” both fought in the 2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix where they faced each other in the quarterfinal-round.

May 30, 2013 3:12 pm

VIDEO | Dana White Offers Words Of Wisdom For New MMA Promotor Nick Diaz

UFC President Dana White took to last weekend’s media event to discuss the fight business from the promotor side and what Nick Diaz can expect to encounter in his newest business venture. His words of encouragement? “Welcome to the losing money business,” said the UFC boss. Check out the full discussion in the video above.

May 30, 2013 12:49 pm

Ed O’Neill To Provide Color Commentary For Metamoris Pro II

The Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II, taking place June 9, live from L.A.’s historic Pauley Pavilion, is proud to announce Emmy nominated actor and Gracie jiu jitsu black belt Ed O’Neill as a member of the Metamoris II commentary team alongside Gracie Academy head instructor Rener Gracie. “I began studying Gracie Jiu Jitsu over...

May 30, 2013 12:42 pm

24/7 UFC Channel Launched In Latin America

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Televisa Networks today announced an exclusive distribution agreement to air UFC programming in 20 Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, and have set to launch a 24 hour, 7 day a week UFC channel featuring the world’s best mixed martial arts programming including premiere live UFC events. The new subscription network...

May 30, 2013 11:59 am

Rashad Evans Plans on “Getting 50 Takedowns” Against Dan Henderson

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161 has experienced a lot of changes over this past week. Fighters have gotten hurt, replacements have been set, and the main event was even changed. With all of that said and done it’s now time to focus on the important stuff…the fights that ARE happening. Rashad Evan vs. Dan...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 29, 2013 7:03 pm

UFC 164: Frank Mir to Welcome Josh Barnett Back to the UFC

Two former UFC heavyweight champions, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, are set to do battle at UFC 164, the UFC announced via Twitter Wednesday evening.   Barnett (32-6) only recently signed back with the UFC, returning to the organization after more than 11 years fighting in various other shows.  Barnett is coming into UFC 164 having...

May 29, 2013 1:40 pm

James Krause Replaces Injured Vallie-Flagg; Now Faces Sam Stout at UFC 161

By Jake Chastain | The UFC has called upon a newcomer to step in and face Sam Stout at next month’s UFC 161 event in Winnipeg. Former WEC fighter James Krause (19-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been announced as the UFC’s replacement for the injured Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).Vallie-Flagg’s injury was announced by the UFC in...

May 29, 2013 10:49 am

Zingano Details Injury That Forced Out Of TUF & Title Shot

“I was doing my regular routine, my strength and conditioning. I was jumping over tunnels that were about 12 inches high. I’d jumped over them like 10 times already. This one time, I jumped up and my left knee came down right on track and my right knee bent outward. Snap, crackle, pop, and I...

May 29, 2013 10:39 am

Anthony Pettis: Aldo’s Never Seen Stand-Up Like Mine

“My whole career I’ve been fighting wrestlers. If you look back, all of my fights have been against wrestlers. Give me some strikers in front of me and you see how I perform. Another great reason why I chose to fight Aldo: He’s a great fighter, he’s a stand-up guy and he’s going to test...

May 29, 2013 10:16 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Square Off

With the biggest rivalry in WMMA, Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey squared off for the first time since their first fight while on the set of TUF 18. Any early predictions for this fight?

May 29, 2013 10:10 am

Chuck Liddell: I would have beat Anderson Silva

When talking about the UFC’s greatest fighters, one cannot overlook the huge role that Chuck Liddell played during his prime as UFC light-heavyweight champion. At the time he was the most feared man inside the eight-sided cage. While his better days are passed him, if he was prime how we he fare against today’s kingpin,...

May 29, 2013 10:02 am

VIDEO | Rousey, Tate & White React To TUF 18 Shift

Video: Dana White, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate React To TUF Drama Yesterday the UFC dropped a bomb on the world when they announced that Cat Zingano was forced out of her scheduled TUF 18 coaching slot due to an injury. The media machine at ZUFFA quickly got Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey on the...

May 29, 2013 9:40 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Hunt, Teixeria, Maynard Among List Of 16

Sixteen fighters from last weekends UFC 160 event have received medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for injuries that the commission has determined need time to heal. Among the list of 16 fighters three from the main pay-per-view card have received lengthy six-month suspension. Those three are Mark Hunt, Glover Teixeira and Gray...

May 29, 2013 9:00 am

EDITORIAL | Thiago Silva’s Rollercoaster Ride

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The MMA world is a violent rollercoaster for most fighters. Just ask Thiago Silva. No other sport produces the polarizing opposites that a career can experience in such a short amount of time on such a consistent basis. The world of mixed martial arts can love you one day and then...

May 28, 2013 5:55 pm

Miesha Tate replaces injured Cat Zingano to coach against Ronda Rousey at TUF 18

According to ufc.com/news when taping began on Tuesday for TUF 18, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey got quite the surprise in the form of her opposing coach: her long-time rival Miesha Tate. Rousey was expected to coach against Cat Zingano who defeated Tate to get the coaching gig and a chance at the bantamweight champion....