Archive: ufc news

May 21, 2012 2:56 am

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil Episode 9 Recap | UFC News

Jamie McAllister On last weeks episode Middleweights took centre stage with Thiago Bodao defeating Francisco Massaranduba. Team Belfort took back control of the competition and increased their lead to (6-1). This weeks episode starts off by laying out some facts, Team Belfort has six spots in the four upcoming semifinal match-ups in comparison Team Wanderlei...

May 20, 2012 7:58 pm

VIDEO | UFC GYM BJPENN Grand Opening Highlight

Yesterday in Honolulu the UFC GYM BJPenn opened its doors for the first time to the registered members for orientation day. After months in the works the latest addition to the UFC GYM family is now open and ready for business. Check out the video highlight featuring BJ Penn above.

May 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Quick Twitt | Melendez vs. Thomson IV? – Champ Says "No" | MMA NEWS

Following last night’s razor thin split-decision victory over Josh Thomson many fans are calling for a fourth encounter between the two Strikeforce lightweights. However the champ, Gilbert Melendez according to this tweet from USA Today has had enough of Thomson in his life. If the decision had went the other way, which many think it...

May 20, 2012 11:17 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Post Fight Interviews (Video) | MMA NEWS

“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” took place yesterday evening from San Jose’s HP Pavilion. In the main event Daniel Cormier was able to coast his way to a unanimous decision victory over highly touted veteran Josh Barnett. In the night’s co-feature champion Gilbert Melendez squeaked by Josh Thomson in a hard fought five-round war that many...

May 20, 2012 11:09 am

UFC President Dana White Receives Death Threats from Fighter Dan Quinn | UFC NEWS

“I’m gonna shoot you right in the f-cking head motherf-cker.” This and other expletive-laced messages were left on the private work voicemail of Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White recently, according to TMZ. White has received a number of threatening voicemails over the past week from Dan Quinn (5-8 MMA). Quinn has never fought in...

May 19, 2012 9:21 pm

Strikeforce Results: Cormier Bests Barnett, Melendez Squeaks By Thomson

After 15 months the Strikeforce HW Grand Prix has finally concluded. Tonight Daniel Cormier took it to his opponent, Josh Barnett, for five-straight rounds with a solid mix of effective striking and wrestling to secure a unanimous decision victory and simultaneously secure the title of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. In the co-main event Gilbert...

May 19, 2012 11:26 am

Jon Jones Arrested For DUI This Morning | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones was arrested earlier this morning for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) after crashing his Bently, and ultimately totaling it in Upstate NY, TMZ learned. Law enforcement stated that the UFC fighter crashed his car into a pole at 5:00 AM on Saturday morning in Binghamton,...

May 19, 2012 8:41 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier" Live Results & Discussion Thread

Strikeforce is back on Showtime this evening with the conclusions of the Heavy Weight Grand Prix. In the main event finalists Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier will battle it out for the Strikeforce Grand Prix title and a chance to cement themselves as one of the top heavyweights in the game. In the co-featured bout...

May 19, 2012 8:12 am

Chad Mendes Set To Welcome Cody McKenzie To 145 At UFC 148

In the featherweight division there is one stand-out fighter who has risen above the rest. That man is Team Alpha Males Chad Mendes. The former number-one contender/title challenger boasts an impressive 11-1 record with his only defeat coming at the hands of champion Jose Aldo. Mendes is now set to return to action at UFC...

May 19, 2012 8:10 am

Chael Sonnen Wins Jim Rome's 2012 Smack-Off Award | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner Chael Sonnen was recently featured on the Jim Rome Radio Show and took place in the annual “Smack-Off” competition. The “Smack-Off” is a contest where Rome provides a platform for listeners of the show to call in and speak their mind and give their best smack talk while Rome and other show...

May 19, 2012 8:00 am

Renan Barao In For Cruz Against Faber For Interim Title | UFC NEWS

On Friday evening’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter Live, UFC President Dana White officially announced Renan Barao, 26-1 with 1 no-contest, will face Urijah Faber for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Title at UFC 148. The fight card change comes on the heels of reigning UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz’s knee injury, and subsequent withdrawal, in...

May 19, 2012 7:55 am

The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX Episode 11 Recap and Post-Fight Quotes

The Ultimate Fighter Live episode 11 – ‘Like a Spartan’ – aired Friday evening and saw favorites Vinc Pichel and Al Iaquinta win their quarterfinal bouts and move into the semifinals alongside James Vick and Michael Chiesa. Sherman Oaks, California, resident Pichel won by majority decision, defeating Long Beach, California native, Chris Saunders. This was...

May 19, 2012 7:48 am

Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier Full Weigh-Ins Video | MMA NEWS

Highlights from the official weigh-in for the Saturday May 19th Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament. Watch as tournament finalist Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier hit the scales with Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Rafael Feijao, Mike Kyle, Nah-Shon Burrell, and Chris Spang.

May 18, 2012 6:38 pm

Exclusive | Ron Sparks pulled from Bellator 69 fight by doctor

Bellator heavyweight Ron Sparks was scheduled to fight Kevin Asplund tonight, but was pulled from the fight due to medical reasons. The doctors found something they felt warranted a trip to the emergency room. Early reports is that it involved Sparks’s pre-fight blood pressure. The latest word is that the fight is rescheduled, and will...

May 18, 2012 2:46 pm

A Depressed Mark Hunt Releases Statement on Injury | UFC NEWS

“I am so gutted about this. I never pulled out of any fight, this is the first time ever in my whole career that I actually pulled out of a fight because of an injury. I’ve never been injured before. I put so much work into this fight, you know? I trained hard, it’s just...

May 18, 2012 2:41 pm

Chael Sonnen | I want to spit on Anderson Silva | UFC NEWS

“I don’t want his autograph. I want to spit on him. I want everything that he has. I’m jealous and I’m envious. And I will never apologize for that. There can only be one champion, and you have to fight it out. He’s not gonna give it up; I’m not going to give it up....

May 18, 2012 2:10 pm

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen Goes All Chael Sonnen On TMZ | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy While making his media rounds this week to help promote UFC 148, Chael Sonnen stopped by the TMZ offices and made an appearance on TMZ Live. In the video, Sonnen lays claim to misunderstanding the rules about tapping out against UFC champion Anderson Silva, telling Harvey Levin, “We fought for five rounds;...

May 18, 2012 1:19 pm

UFC Heavies Unanimously Pick Cormier Over Barnett

While the odds-makers make Josh Barnett the betting favorite to win the STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Grand Prix Saturday night in San Jose and live on SHOWTIME, Barnett’s peers respectfully disagree. As a former UFC heavyweight champion and PRIDE Grand Prix finalist, Barnett has seen it all during his 15-year, 31-5, career as a mixed martial...

May 18, 2012 1:13 pm

Book Review: ‘Voice of Reason’ Shows the Many Sides of Chael Sonnen | UFC NEWS

President Richard M. Nixon, of the Watergate era, “ran with a bit of a rough crowd.” The Earth is getting warmer, “but it’s called summer, and it’s not your fault.” Actor Christian Bale’s famed on-set Terminator Salvation rant “made the world a better place.” And every great president from George Washington to Dwight D. Eisenhower...

May 18, 2012 8:37 am

SPOTLIGHT | Hideo Tokoro Trains At Black House (Photo Gallery) | MMA NEWS

By Guest Columnist Glen Isobe: Japanese MMA fighter Hideo Tokoro’s career has spanned 56 fights over the last 12 years in a list of Japanese fight organizations: Dream, TFC, ZST, Shooto, RINGS and K-1 Hero’s. In 2005, his popularity skyrocket in Japan after a spinning-backfist-KO victory over Shooto Lightweight Champion, Alexandre “Poquieno” Nogueira, in the...

May 18, 2012 8:10 am

Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva: Fight Breakdown | UFC NEWS

Through all the shifting that the UFC 146 card has gone through, its good to see that the co-main event is still intact and now features two men who will come together to make a very intriguing matchup before the Heavyweight title fight as former UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez will take on UFC newcomer...

May 18, 2012 8:08 am

UFC 146 Conference Call Highlights | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy “..I think anytime you go in as the underdog it gives you motivation because you’re more driven to win when people you expect you to,” stated Frank Mir in yesterdays conference call for UFC 146. The conference call featured competitors from the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos, and former...

May 18, 2012 7:15 am

POLL RESULTS | Are You Still A Nick Diaz Fan Following Latest No-Show?

In our latest polling here at BJPENN.COM we focused in on last weekend’s BJJ Expo no-show and how that impacted the fan support of popular MMA fighter Nick Diaz. A lot of work and energy went into last weekend’s Expo in Long Beach, California and it was supposed to cap off with a super-fight main...