Archive: ufc news

May 25, 2013 12:11 pm

Daniel Cormier Responds to Jon Jones, Ready to Fight Tomorrow

UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier spoke with fans at yesterday’s UFC 160 Q & A, during which he responded to some talk about- and from- the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.   Cormier introduced the topic, saying that he had been on “Twitter and Jon Jones took another shot at me.  He does it all...

May 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Title Shot With Victory Over JDS

Mark Hunt’s climb to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division is near its peak as the New Zealand fighter takes on the top-ranked contender in Junior Dos Santos tonight at UFC 160.  For the “Super Samoan,” a victory tonight should naturally bring his career to its zenith, with a shot at the UFC heavyweight...

May 24, 2013 4:53 pm

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot Weigh-in Results – Two Miss Weight

A pretty aggressive scuffle, two-missed weights and a former boxing world champion in Mike Tyson made up today’s weigh-in event for UFC 160. Today’s ceremony took place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and while two-may have missed their contracted weight, the entire main card hit their mark. Mike Tyson also entered...

May 24, 2013 3:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Javier Mendez is Helping Gray Maynard Piece Together his Puzzle

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA head coach Javier Mendez stopped in shop this past Wednesday with our boys over at BJPenn.com Radio and discussed several topics regarding his gym in San Jose, the consistency of their success, and how training guys like Gray Maynard is becoming more of a puzzle than a complete fighter transformation....

May 24, 2013 10:39 am

Journalist’s Facebook post gets UFC Select to change its policy

As the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. An annoyed MMA journalist’s complaint has led to a changing in the policy of the UFC’s new Youtube ‘Select’ service. Bloodyelbow’s KJ Gould fired off a complaint on Facebook about the channel’s policy of having past fights uploaded for just a week. Gould’s post read:...

May 24, 2013 10:36 am

Watch Today’s UFC 160 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (7:00 pm ET)

In anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC 160 pay-per-view event the UFC 160 weigh-ins ceremony goes down today in Las Vegas from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. If you aren’t in Vegas to make the event have no fear, BJPENN.COM will be broadcasting the UFC 160 weigh-ins live right here in this thread using the player below....

May 24, 2013 10:20 am

Dana White Says He’s ‘Fed Up With Bull****’ Fighter Conduct

In the UFC 160 pre-fight media scrum Thursday, UFC President Dana White spoke on the issue that has recently been afflicting the organization: fighters breaking the code of conduct. In 2013 alone, a number of cases have disrupted the otherwise smoothly-ran events.  Several fighters have faced suspension and mandatory rehab following failed drug tests, Matt...

May 24, 2013 9:51 am

UFC says Belfort vs. Silva-Weidman winner ‘makes sense’, could happen in Las Vegas

During Thursday’s pre-UFC 160 media day, UFC President Dana White stated that the promotion currently has no plans in regards to Vitor Belfort’s next fight. However, Mr. White did add that ‘The Phenom’s” next bout could be a middleweight title shot – and that it could happen in Las Vegas: “There’s no plans right now...

May 24, 2013 8:45 am

Roy Nelson on His Chance of UFC Title Shot: ‘I am Barry Sanders’ of MMA

UFC fighter, Roy “Big Country” Nelson spoke with Bloody Elbow Tuesday night about his progression in the UFC’s heavyweight division.   Nelson (19-7) has been on a hot streak, winning his last three fights via first round T/KO in the past twelve months alone.  It was announced that he will be fighting Stipe Miocic at...

May 24, 2013 8:44 am

Gustafsson says he is fighting Jon Jones

Yesterday, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) started tweeting about his experiences thus far in Moscow, Russia: @JonnyBones: Ummm……. Am I the Oooonly black person in Russia???? Lol @JonnyBones: Moscow makes New York City look like a small town. there are people everywhere and I mean everywhere! #stillnoblacks @JonnyBones: Absolutely...

May 24, 2013 8:44 am

White said Jones could be out six weeks or six months

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is usually very active when he fights. Unfortunately for Jones, he may be inactive in the octagon for a while. Jones (18-1) injured his toe when he defended his belt against Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen in April. Although he won via technical...

May 24, 2013 8:41 am

Thales Leites Returns to the UFC after Almost Four Years

The UFC’s latest addition to its middleweight division is no stranger to the world’s most famous octagon. After almost four years, former title contender Thales Leites is back to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as reported by Sportv.com.  According to Leites, the contract has already been signed, but the first bout of his return to the...

May 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Dana White: ‘Jacaré’ Souza’s Next Opponent Will Be Yushin Okami

Following his impressive UFC debut last week at UFC on FX 8 over Chris Camozzi, former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza left the MMA world eager to see what the world renowned grappler’s next challenge in the octagon would be. There was talk of Vitor Belfort potentially being Souza’s next opponent, but “Jacaré” was quick to...