Archive: ufc news

Feb 12, 2012 10:52 am

Amir Sadollah Set For Return Against Jorge Lopez At UFC on FUEL TV 3

A welterweight bout has been added the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 3 card in the form of Amir Sadollah vs. Jorge Lopez. UFC officials announced the bout via twitter late last night. With a featherweight headliner in place between the fast rising Dustin Poirier and the equally talented “Korean Zombie”, UFC on FUEL TV...

Feb 11, 2012 8:17 pm

Strikeforce Light-heavyweight Roger Gracie Latest To Join UFC Roster

As recently confirmed by sources close to the fighter, Strikeforce light-heavyweight, Roger Gracie has inked a deal with the UFC. Over the past few weeks Roger has been making headlines due to his dwindling BJJ competition schedule and shifted focus to MMA training full-time. Now we have our answers as to why. Roger was undefeated...


Feb 11, 2012 12:52 pm

Rampage Jackson Says Retirement Was Pending Had He Beat Jones

“Believe me I still want to retire as champion. I want to hold the belt once more. I guess if I had won that Jon Jones fight and if the Japan show wasn’t next then there’d have been a very good chance I would have retired already. It would have been a great time to...

Feb 11, 2012 11:32 am

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson Books Matt Brown For UFC 145 In Atlanta

UFC 145 has just received a welterweight edition to its already stacked roster of fights in the form of Stephen Thompson vs. Matt Brown. UFC officials just announced the matchup moments ago. UFC 145 is set to go down from Atlanta’s Phillips Arena on April 21, in the main event light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones will...

Feb 11, 2012 9:57 am

Watch GSP Cageside At UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit | Special Inside Look (Video)

It’s been four years since a welterweight not named Georges St-Pierre strapped a UFC® belt around his waist. An injured GSP was mic’d up cageside as Carlos Condit defeated Nick Diaz at UFC 143. Catch this fascinating perspective and hear GSP’s reaction on this episode of Full Blast. Watch this and other features on UFC...

Feb 10, 2012 4:19 pm

UFC Boss Confirms Diaz Won't Get Cut For Failed Drug Test

“[Diaz] will be back. Really like the kid just needs to get it together. I’m a sap for real fighters.” UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta took to twitter yesterday to field fan questions. During his time in the session he told the people participating that he does intend to let Nick Diaz stay in the UFC...

Feb 10, 2012 12:32 pm

Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung Set For Main Event On FX 3

A featherweight main event between two of the UFC’s hottest prospects has been set for the UFC’s return trip to FX TV on May 15th. The two fighters took to twitter earlier this week to talk up a potential matchup and the UFC responded by booking “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier...

Feb 10, 2012 12:00 pm

Poll Results | Who Thinks Diaz Beat Condit?

In our latest polling here on BJPENN.COM we weighed in on the topic of last weekend’s main event between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. It was a crazy fight that in the conclusion had man fans, fighters and analysts crying robbery based on the judge’s decision to award Carlos Condit the victory. It is these...

Feb 10, 2012 11:25 am

Cruz vs. Faber III In The Works For UFC 148

The bantamweight division’s most heated rivalry will be at the forefront of the MMA world once again when Dominick Cruz attempts to defend his title against Urijah Faber in July. UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta broke the news yesterday via a twitter Q&A session. The title fight will feature the world’s top two bantamweight fighters in...

Feb 10, 2012 10:46 am

“Shogun” Rua | “UFC has made it clear that we don't need a manager”

“Actually, it wasn’t for that reason. Since Chute Boxe, I’ve always worked with three people or companies: my manager, my coach and a media team that takes care of my image. Unfortunately, I hadn’t found a team that inspired my trust, and now I found a good team. Eduardo is a very competent guy, but...

Feb 10, 2012 10:16 am

UFC President Dana White Confirms That GSP Is “Far From Being Ready” To Fight

“Georges has been rehabilitating and he’s been doing great. He is on track, but he is still far from being ready. These surgeries these days aren’t what they used to be. He went to the absolute best doctor there is. He’s getting the best physical therapy that you can get and he’s a hard worker,”...

Feb 10, 2012 9:31 am

Dos Santos Likely To Defend Title Against Overeem At UFC 146 In Las Vegas

Junior Dos Santos finally has a date penned for his first UFC title defense against Alistair Overeem. UFC officials announced the likelihood of the matchup last night via twitter. The two heavyweight fighters will likely face on in May’s UFC 146 event set to take place in Las Vegas Nevada’s MGM Grand Garden Arena. Alistair...

Feb 10, 2012 9:18 am

Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz III Being Looked At For Mid 2012

In the latest example of “ask and you shall receive” matchmaking by the UFC, a light-heavyweight bout between two former champions is in the works for a yet to be determined event later this year. Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin apparently will get their wish and get a chance to complete their trilogy, according to...

Feb 10, 2012 8:56 am

Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez In The Works For 2012

The big boss, Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed yesterday that the UFC is working on putting together a heavyweight clash between two former champions. Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez is in the works for an undisclosed future event confirmed Fertitta in a fan Q&A yesterday evening. Former two-time heavyweight champion, Frank Mir will bring a three-fight win...

Feb 10, 2012 8:28 am

UFC President Dana White Issues Statement On Nick Diaz Positive Drug Test

Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization, has issued the following statement on the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s report on UFC 143 interim welterweight championship contender Nick Diaz. “I am beyond disappointed that he tested positive for marijuana,” said White. “It is now in the hands of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.” If...

Feb 10, 2012 7:47 am

Quick Twitt | Cung Le Looking to Return To Action Later This Year

UFC middleweight fighter and “movie star” Cung Le, sent out a twitter post yesterday stating that he plans on returning to MMA later this year. The former Strikeforce middleweight belt holder made his UFC debut in a valiant effort over Wanderlei Silva last year November at UFC 139. Read More: Cung Le (News), Strikeforce imported...