Archive: ufc news

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at BJPenn.com Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...

May 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Roy Nelson Says Belfort ‘Should Never Get a License in Las Vegas’

In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com, Roy Nelson talked about UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort. Belfort is coming off a huge KO win over former Strikeforce middleweight champion in Luke Rockhold with a spinning back-kick in the first round.  Leading up to the fight, both Rockhold and Belfort had a lot to say about the...

May 23, 2013 11:22 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO 5/22/13: JAVIER MENDEZ, MIKE PYLE, KJ NOONS (FULL REPLAY)

Last Night BJPENN.COM RADIO returned to the airwaves with a ‘all UFC 160’ guest panel. First up was AKA boss Javier Mendez. Mendez has three fighters on this weekend’s UFC 160 fight card including evening headliner Cain Velasquez. Second up was UFC 160 welterweight Mike Pyle who gave the guys the dirt on fight week...

May 23, 2013 11:13 am

VIDEO | Taylor Swift & ‘Bigfoot” Silva Duet

UFC 160 is upon us and this weekend Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva will attempt to take the UFC heavyweight title from Cain Velasquez in the main event in Las Vegas. If the traditional pre-fight hype isn’t enough for you than enjoy this duet from Silva and Taylor Swift.

May 23, 2013 10:21 am

Wineland Crushed Over UFC 161 Removal

Up until a few days ago Eddie Wineland was poised to challenge Renan Barao for the UFC’s bantamweight title at UFC 161. However, Barao pulled out of the fight with an injury and his removal forced Wineland off the card as well. The UFC decided to put a light-heavyweight fight between Rashad Evans and Dan...

May 23, 2013 10:12 am

Quick Twitt | John Cholish Claims UFC Not Paid His Purse From FX 8 Card

Retired UFC fighter, John Cholish, has been on an anti-ufc rant as of late and he isn’t a week removed from the companies employ. Earlier this week he went on the MMA Hour with the following statement: “Before you even step to the ring, your original purse is gone,” Cholish claimed. “And that’s before factoring...

May 23, 2013 10:01 am

T.J. Grant Seeking Violence Against Gray Maynard This Weekend

“There’s so many guys out there, I think the UFC’s trying to get away from having the belt tied up for all these rematches. I’m all for it. Obviously I want my shot. I feel like new blood, I bring an exciting style, I think that a lot of fans don’t know a lot about...

May 23, 2013 9:55 am

Standing With Hunt Too Dangerous For Junior dos Santos

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, has made a career out of knocking people out in cage fights. His stand up has been such a dominant force for him that, outside of a good sprawl, we rarely see any other aspects of his MMA game. UFC commentator Kenny Florian believes, that for JDS, it’s...

May 23, 2013 9:49 am

Tim Kennedy Believes He Is Just Like Chael Sonnen, But Better

“I need to be considered one of the best athletes in the world in my division and that I can finish a fight anywhere. I’ve got a lot to prove. I would love to go out there and … not to go out there and give it my best shot. That’s what losers say. I...

May 22, 2013 4:19 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO IS LIVE AT 5:00 PM PT WITH COACH MENDEZ, PYLE AND NOONS

BJPENN.COM RADIO IS SET TO GO LIVE AT 5:00 PM PT TONIGHT WITH AN ALL UFC 160 GUEST PANEL. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by AKA head coach, Javier Mendez, UFC welterweight Mike Pyle and debuting UFC lightweight, KJ Noons. Tune in here at 5:00 to catch the live...

May 22, 2013 4:16 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC 160’s KJ NOONS

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC lightweight fighter, KJ Noons, who is set to make his UFC debut this weekend at UFC 160 against, Donald Cerrone. Use the player below to catch...

May 22, 2013 4:14 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH UFC 160’s MIKE PYLE

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC 160 fighter, Mike Pyle. Pyle is set to face Rick Story this Saturday after, his original opponent, Gunnar Nelson was forced out due to injury. Use...

May 22, 2013 4:12 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS TONIGHT WITH CAIN VELASQUEZ COACH, JAVIER MENDEZ

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by head coach over at the American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez. Mendez has two fighters on this weekends UFC 160 card, one of which is UFC heavyweight champion,...

May 22, 2013 1:47 pm

Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne set for UFC on FOX Sports 1

Alistair Overeem will face Travis Browne on UFC on FOX Sports 1 at TD Garden in Boston on Aug. 17. Overeem (36-12-1) was previously scheduled to fight at UFC 164 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee on Aug. 31. UFC President Dana White told MMAjunkie.com that the fight will be a part of the main...

May 22, 2013 11:28 am

VIDEO | The Most Embarrassing Dana White Interview Ever

UFC President Dana White gives an uncharacteristically off-beat interview with UFC Tonight’s Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian. Discover the odd quirks and hilarious stories that make Dana the most interesting man in sports.

May 22, 2013 11:19 am

Former UFC Champ Matt Serra Hints At Retirement After Health Scare

Former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Serra, has apparently decided to hang up his gloves and retire. We heard weeks ago that Serra was put in the hospital for an undisclosed ailment, and now in an interview with the local press he has come out and pretty much announced his retirement from the sport of Mixed...

May 22, 2013 11:12 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 160 (Full Replay)

This Saturday in Las Vegas the UFC returns to PPV action with UFC 160: Velasquez vs. “Bigfoot”. In typical UFC fashion, the promotion put together a special “Countdown to UFC 160” program to help hype this weekends event. If you missed the show on television you can watch the full episode below:

May 22, 2013 11:02 am

Chad Mendes vs. Clay Guida Likely For UFC 164

On Tuesday night’s episode of UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that sources say the UFC is looking to match featherweight fighters Chad Mendes and Clay Guida against one another at UFC 164. The UFC has not officially announced the fight, and sources say that it is not 100% finalized. Chad “Money” Mendes (14-1) and Clay...