Archive: ufc news

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...

May 18, 2012 6:45 am

Highlights From Yesterday's Strikeforce Press Conference | MMA NEWS

The main players took the stage Thursday in the final press conference before Saturday’s STRIKEFORCE: World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament Final when Josh Barnett faces Daniel Cormier, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the HP Pavilion. The powerful Barnett (31-5), of Fullerton, Calif., has not lost a fight since...

May 17, 2012 6:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE | DellaGrotte Talks Coaching TUF Live, New Movie with Kevin James

BJPenn.com: This is George Deutsch with BJPenn.com and I’m honored to be joined today by legendary Muay Thai trainer and Sityodtong gym owner Mark DellaGrotte out of Boston. Welcome, Mark. Mark DellaGrotte: What’s up guys? AKA DellaGrotte karate! What’s happening? What’s going on, George, man? It’s good to be on with you. I’ve been looking...

May 17, 2012 5:32 pm

Johnson And Struve Weigh-In On New UFC 146 Booking | UFC NEWS

Fast-rising heavyweight Lavar Johnson has accepted a UFC 146 showdown with Stefan Struve next Saturday, agreeing to replace an injured Mark Hunt on just nine days’ notice. The UFC 146 main card has completely morphed from when it was originally announced, but it remains the first ever all-heavyweight card in UFC history. Johnson is coming...

May 17, 2012 5:03 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 3 | Salary Report | UFC News

“UFC on FUEL TV 3: Poirier vs. Jung” took place this past Tuesday on FUEL TV. The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation recently released the salary figures for all 24-fighters who took part on the fight card. UFC lightweight fighter Donald Cerrone took home the largest stake in the disclosed $481,000 payroll with...

May 17, 2012 3:50 pm

Hunt Injured | Lavar Johnson Steps In As Replacement Against Struve

Mark Hunt has been forced to withdraw from his fight at UFC 146 against Stefan Struve, due to an ailing knee injury. As a result of the injury, Lavar Johnson will step in for the Super Samoan, Hunt, for the heavyweight clash. Johnson just fought at UFC on Fox 3 where he knocked out kick...

May 17, 2012 8:47 am

VIDEO | TheSHOOT! – Josh Thomson | MMA NEWS

“The Shoot!” is back with this special feature on Josh Thomson. Josh fights Gilbert Melendez on Showtime this Saturday for the Strikeforce lightweight title.

May 17, 2012 7:50 am

KO Bonus Gives A Broke Tom Lawlor Stability In Time Of Need | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy In a post-fight interview with MMAfighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, Tom Lawlor expressed his financial troubles going into his fight with Jason MacDonald at UFC on FUEL TV 3. After the night was over, Lawlor was very happy to earn a $40,000 fight bonus for “Knockout of the Night” honors. This victory follows a...

May 17, 2012 7:48 am

UFC on FUEL TV 3’s Maldonado | “The Judges Want To F*** Me” | UFC NEWS

“There was a judge who scored it 30-27, there’s no logic in it. I’m really sad… I won it and that’s it. Everybody saw it, even the judges. The three judges who gave it to him know deep down I won. In my opinion it’s not a mistake, is called having a bad character, mainly...

May 17, 2012 7:36 am

JDS on Mir | He Is Good But He Talks Too Much | UFC NEWS

“He likes to talk a lot, and I don’t agree with that. Yeah, as a fighter, he is a pretty good fighter. He got pretty good jiu-jitsu skills and he is a good striker too, but he likes to talk, and that is not so good to me to hear when he says something stupid....

May 17, 2012 7:26 am

Fabers Replacement Opponent To Be Announced On FX This Friday | UFC NEWS

By: Jason Kindschy Dana White is expected to announce Urijah Faber’s new opponent for UFC 148 on Friday during “The Ultimate Fighter Live” broadcast on FX. This highly anticipated announcement follows the recent ACL injury sustained by UFC bantamweight champion, and ‘TUF Live’ coach, Dominick Cruz. This Friday marks the 11th episode of this season,...

May 17, 2012 7:23 am

Fans Encouraged To Attend Tomorrows Strikeforce Press Conference In San Jose | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce officials are holding a special pre-fight press conference tomorrow in San Jose, Ca. in anticipation of this weekend’s “Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” event. After nearly 15-months in the making, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix will conclude and a champion crowned. Additionally, current Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez and former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson...

May 17, 2012 7:16 am

Chael Sonnen Fought Back Tears When Submitted By Anderson Silva | UFC NEWS

“It was devastating, I had no idea what happened in that fight, none. When the fight was over, I was devastated. I came to, and I said to the ref, you know the typical thing like a doofus, ‘What happened?’ The referee, Josh Rosenthal, is a fantastic referee, simply says, ‘You tapped out.’ And he...

May 16, 2012 11:52 pm

Dos Santos | "I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title" | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Junior Dos Santos in an interview with TATAME. Dos Santos comments on his training. “My preparation is great. I had a great training camp, I had the support of high level athletes and I’m feeling very prepared to defend my title successfully.” Dos Santos comments on the change of opponents. “Since I...

May 16, 2012 11:44 pm

Fabio Maldonado Calls Judge "A Leper" Following Decision Loss | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Fabio Maldonado was defeated in by unanimous decision by Igor Pokrajac (29-28, 30-27, 29-28). Afterwards Maldonado was less than impressed by the judges performance even calling one judge a “leper” Maldonado responded to the decision on his Facebook page. “I am too upset. What fight those judges saw? Not mine. One leper...

May 16, 2012 3:04 pm

Exclusive | Gilbert Melendez on Strikeforce, UFC, Diaz, BJ Penn, and more | MMA NEWS

Gilbert Melendez is one of the few fighters to fight outside of the UFC and still garner the respect of a champion in their organization. Melendez is the current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion, and currently scheduled to rematch Josh Thomson on May 19, 2012. Melendez once seemed bitter about losing the opportunity to jump to the...