Archive: ufc news

Apr 18, 2012 12:37 pm

UFC 145 Pre-Fight Press-Conference Recap And After Thoughts

By Sarah Newman: As a huge UFC fight fan, I have seen many changes in the UFC. I have seen fighters come and go. I’ve seen bigger arenas, TV station changes, more programs like UFC Primetime and UFC tonight, and I’ve always liked the changes. Today, during the pre-press conference, we had a major change,...

Apr 18, 2012 11:44 am

The real Jon Jones – Mini Documentary

By Lewis Mckeever: We have tuned in for the prime-time episodes, watched the countdown show, and soaked up all of the theatrics generated from the Jon Jones/Rashad Evans rivalry. There can’t possibly be any more drama, surely? Just when you think that there is an omission of propaganda to fuel your interest even more for...


Apr 18, 2012 10:17 am

Rory MacDonald Discusses Preparation for UFC 145 opponent Che Mills

By Lewis Mckeever: UFC 145 sees a clash of hot prospects, Rory MacDonald and Che Mills. With a somewhat puzzling choice of matchmaking employed by Joe Silva, pitting up Rory MacDonald against a heavy underdog in Che Mills, it’s nice to see the young Canadian is not underestimating his opponent and is heavily focused on...

Apr 18, 2012 10:05 am

Michael Bisping Opens As Heavy Favorite Over Tim Boetsch

By Jamie McAllister: Michael Bisping looks to get back on track after dropping a close decision against now number one contender Chael Sonnen. Bisping makes his return to the octagon on the UFC 148 card on the 7th of July facing Tim Boetsch. Coming into the fight the odds makers have Bisping as heavy favorite...

Apr 18, 2012 9:51 am

Rashad Evans | Team Jackson Became A Factory

By Jamie McAllister: “That kind of pissed me off, that he had the nerve to say that I was dodging him, because I legitimately had a thumb issue that needed rehab. I got a legitimate thumb injury, I didn’t fake the thumb injury not to fight somebody” “Before I left, before the Jon Jones thing,...

Apr 18, 2012 9:14 am

Watch The UFC 145 Press Conference Live Today On BJPENN.COM (1PM ET)

By Lorenzo Luciano: Tune in to watch the UFC 145 pre-fight press conference live today at 1 pm ET/10am PT. The press conference features Jon Jones and Rashad Evans with host UFC on FUEL host Jon Anik and UFC president Dana White. Jon Jones and Rashad Evans will fight for the light heavyweight championship on...

Apr 18, 2012 9:05 am

VIDEO | Fast Rising Travis Browne Talks About UFC 145 And The Desert That Made Him

By Jamie McAllister: “Out here it’s desert, it’s rattlesnakes, it’s cacti. It’s nasty out there. Being here in this environment helps make you tough. It helps make you into the fighter you need to be to go three five-minute rounds, five five-minute rounds in the cage. There’s nothing nice about the cage. There’s nothing soft...

Apr 18, 2012 9:01 am

Video | Brian Stann Trains to Win – Core of Sports

By Jamie McAllister: In the SB Nations new series “Core of Sports” which is available via their YouTube page the first installment follows UFC middleweight and former Marine Brian Stann it followed him in his preparation to fight Alessio Sakara. Brian Stann went on to win in impressive fashion at UFC on Fuel TV 2...

Apr 18, 2012 8:54 am

Kenny Florian on King Mo | "His Penalty Was Extremely Harsh"

By Jamie McAllister: “It’s really unfortunate, especially for a guy like King Mo, who I really like as a person. I think you can’t question his talent, the guy is a tremendous talent and a tremendous fighter and, you know, sometimes we are all going to be victims of our own emotions and I think...

Apr 18, 2012 8:48 am

Jon Jones: I’ll Fight Anyone On Steroids

By Edward Fernandez: In a recent interview with Cagepotato.com, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones says steroid users may have “weakness in their heart” and would gladly fight anyone using them. Jones also states no one in his training camp uses steroids. “I’ve never seen anyone here at Jackson’s MMA participate in any type...

Apr 18, 2012 8:43 am

Cyborg Still Claims Innocence in PED Case

By Lynn Mitchell: The once most domineering force in Women’s MMA – Cyborg Cristaine Justino professes her innocence during the middle of her suspension.  Cristaine was handed a 1 year suspension along with a $2,500 fine due to testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol back in Dec 23, 2011.  Cristaine with a translator tells insideMMA...

Apr 18, 2012 8:36 am

CagePotato Retracts Insulting Caption, Dana White Still Not Happy

By Lewis Mckeever: What was initially intended to be just a bit of banter amongst the MMA community, as CagePotato attempted to inject their own humour into the Jon Jones-UFC sponsorship deal, matters have abruptly developed into a war of legalities. CagePotato recently felt the full wrath of Dana White’s fury, as he demanded them...

Apr 18, 2012 8:29 am

Ed Soares Confirms Silva vs. Sonnen II Contracts Signed for Rio on Original Date

By Lynn Mitchell: Fans around the world will finally get to see the most anticipated rematch of UFC history.   Middleweight, Anderson “the Spider” Silva, the seemingly untouchable UFC Champ will face once again, Chael Sonnen, the only man to beat Anderson for 4 rounds – only to be trapped by the Spider’s triangle. Silva’s long...

Apr 18, 2012 8:20 am

VIDEO | Roots of Fight – Mike Tyson

By Red Mattos: Roots of Fight has released a teaser trailer for their short film on Iron Mike Tyson, and the early stages of his pugilistic pursuits. This was back when the closest thing to an MMA fighter was Ryu from “Street Fighter”. The trailer has snippets of some of Tysons earlier fights interspersed with...

Apr 17, 2012 5:56 pm

Jens Pulver Makes Hosting Debut | "Just Scrap" Radio Show Starts with A Little Evil!

By Chris Taylor: The BJPENN.com ‘Just Scrap’ radio show made it’s much anticipated premier this afternoon. The surprise host of the show was none other than former UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens ‘Little Evil’ Pulver. As we already knew, the inaugural guest was 2x UFC Champion BJ Penn. Jens and BJ are no strangers to each...

Apr 17, 2012 5:37 pm

Jon Jones "Training With These Coaches Is Unfair To Rashad"

By Lynn Mitchell: Rashad Evans continues to insist-  it’s what he learned while training with Jones that will give him an edge in the fight.  Jon Jones puts in perspective both Jones and Evans know each other’s game – they’ve trained together.   Jones reminds everyone when Evans left Greg Jackson’s camp – Evans left...

Apr 17, 2012 5:27 pm

Greg Jackson Creates Belt Ranking System for MMA

By Lynn Mitchell: Martial arts are extensive systems of codified practices and traditions of combat that are practiced for a variety of reasons, including self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, as well as mental, physical and spiritual development.  Evidence show that martial arts have roots in prehistory, the earliest evidence of systematic training in specific martial...

Apr 17, 2012 5:22 pm

UFC On Fuel TV 2 Ratings Report

By Evan Stoumbelis: 197,000 people tuned in this past weekend to UFC on Fuel TV 2, where among others, Dennis Siver, Brian Stann, and Alexander Gustafsson emerged victorious. This is similar to the 217,000 viewers that watched UFC on Fuel TV 1, which set an all time prime time rating record for Fuel TV. This...

Apr 17, 2012 5:11 pm

Photo | Jon Jones the Warrior?

By Sarah Newman: Your twitter junkie here, Jon Jones did a great job waking up the twitter MMA world today, well with female fans that is. Wearing rolled up shorts that make GSP shorts look long, Jones shows off his thoroughbred legs and his scrumdiddlyumptous abs. Then I remember that the tweet is: “220lb war...

Apr 17, 2012 3:47 pm

Uyenoyama out, Tim Elliott in against John Dodson at UFC on Fox 3

By Micah Hinchliffe: As part of the growing division of the flyweights in 2012, Zuffa has signed top flyweight prospect Tim Elliott according to UFC.com. Elliott who is 8-2-1 in MMA has been picked to replace former bantamweight Darren Uyenoyama against the hard-hitting TUF 14 winner John Dodson. No reason for Uyenoyama’s replacement has been...

Apr 17, 2012 3:45 pm

Clean Sweep For UFC 144 Drug Tests

By Lewis Mckeever: With the Overeem PED saga flipping the MMA cosmos upside down, it’s refreshing to hear some positivity regarding drug testing in the UFC. The results from UFC 144 are back, and to the delight of the fans, all eight examined fighters from the Japanese card are as clean as a whistle. I’m...