Archive: ufc news

Dec 19, 2011 11:35 am

UFC NEWS – Kenny Florian Eyes One More Title Run

“I feel that I have all the skills to [get back in the title picture]. I’ve had different issues over the course of my career, but I’m capable of doing it. It’s just going out there and getting it done. I have some injuries I’m going to let heal for the next two months. Once...

Dec 19, 2011 11:22 am

UFC NEWS – M-1 Global President Calls Dana White "A Dog On Hay"

“We want to have 3 fights. One in Russia, one in Europe, and one in the USA. We really want to get a rematch with Werdum, but he is locked up in the prison called UFC, and because of that arranging for him to fight Fedor would be very difficult. Dana White is like a...

Dec 19, 2011 9:37 am

UFC NEWS – Lorenzo Fertitta: “11 of our last 14 main events have fallen out”

“…our biggest issue lately has been 11 of our last 14 main events have fallen out and required replacement fighters. It’s like there’s been a hex over us. So it’s been a challenge to run the business how we’ve planned to. Forcing to shuffle in guys, re-scramble … it takes the steam out of your...

Dec 19, 2011 9:19 am

UFC NEWS – Overeem On Steroid Accusations: Haters Gonna Hate

“I’m now the most tested fighter in the sport. I will be tested four times in three weeks, and then at least twice more in the next six months in addition to any testing for my next fight. I have had people – I will politely call them ‘haters’ – accuse me of taking steroids...


Dec 19, 2011 8:51 am

UFC NEWS – Caio Magalhaes In For Nedkov Against Maldonado At UFC 142

In the last minute reshuffling of UFC 142, the UFC has etched their final “replacement” contract for their return trip to Brazil. UFC newcomer Caio Magalhaes will fill the final void on UFC 142 left by Staslov Nedkov and face Fabio Maldonado next month. UFC 142 is set to go down on Jan. 14 from...

Dec 18, 2011 11:42 am

UFC NEWS – Dana White Compares Sonnen’s Trash Talking To That Of Muhammad Ali

“(I’ve never seen) even anywhere near him. Seriously – and everybody’s going to go crazy over this – but I’ve never seen anyone who can talk like this guy can since Muhammad Ali. Seriously. Since Muhammad Ali – the stuff that just comes right off the top of his head, and is hilarious. And you...

Dec 18, 2011 11:32 am

UFC NEWS – Ricardo Funch In For Paulo Thiago Against Mike Pyle In Brazil

The UFC is taking no time to book replacement opponents after losing four UFC 142 competitors due to injury last week. In the latest last minute booking UFC officials have announced that welterweight Ricardo Funch has agreed to step in for the injured Paulo Thiago and face Xtreme Couture fighter, Mike Pyle at UFC 142....

Dec 17, 2011 10:07 pm

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Results

MAIN CARD: (Showtime) Champ Gilbert Melendez def. Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) – retains lightweight title Champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos def. Hiroko Yamanaka via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:16 – retains women’s featherweight title Gegard Mousasi def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) K.J. Noons def. Billy Evangelista...

Dec 17, 2011 9:28 am

UFC NEWS – Four UFC 141 Prelims To Stream On Facebook

In typical UFC fashion, the UFC 141 bouts that do not make TV scheduled programming will be relegated to an internet stream located on the popular social network of facebook.com Four-preliminary card bouts will be available for free on the internet stream and they are Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson, Efrain Escudero vs. Jacob...

Dec 17, 2011 9:25 am

Bellator Adds Elite Japanese Bantamweights Masakatsu Ueda and Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura

In a continuing effort to scout and sign the world’s best talent, Bellator Fighting Championships has added two dynamic bantamweights in Masakatsu Ueda and Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura. Both will compete in the promotion’s upcoming Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament, joining Alexis Vila, Marcos Galvao, Ed West, Rodrigo Lima, Luis Nogueira and a yet to be named...

Dec 17, 2011 9:13 am

Jens Pulver Knocked Out Last Night (Video)

Former UFC lightweight champion, Jens Pulver suffered his tenth defeat in fourteen fights last night to Tim Elliot in Nebraska. After the fight Pulver took to his twitter account to say that he did not train properly and performed poorly as a result.

Dec 16, 2011 4:52 pm

MMA NEWS – "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Weigh-In Results

MAIN CARD:(Showtime) Champ Gilbert Melendez (155) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155) – for lightweight title Champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (145) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (145) – for women’s featherweight title Gegard Mousasi (206) vs. Ovince St. Preux (206) Billy Evangelista (156) vs. K.J. Noons (156) PRELIMINARY CARD: Caros Fodor (156) vs. Justin Wilcox (156) Roger Bowling (170)...

Dec 16, 2011 1:56 pm

UFC NEWS – Poll Results: Can Anyone Beat Jon Jones?

In our latest polling here at BJPENN.COM we asked our readers who you thought could beat UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones inside professional competition. After almost 5,000 votes from our readers a staggering 53.4% (2,586 votes) of you thought that Anderson Silva is the man for the job. 769 voters (15.9%) voted that Rashad Evans...

Dec 16, 2011 1:22 pm

UFC NEWS – Cole Escovedo Released By UFC Following UFC on FOX Loss To Alex Caceres

Unfortunately for former UFC bantamweight fighter, the promotion requires a win in order to retain your employment and he fell short in three consecutive contests. After debuting for the promotion at UFC 140 in a losing effort against Renan Barao at UFC 130 the UFC gave Escovedo two more chances to try and prove he...

Dec 16, 2011 1:16 pm

UFC NEWS – Vitor Belfort: The UFC Is Taking Over Soccer In Brazil

“They said that soccer was the passion of our people but the UFC is taking over. I’m so glad to be a part of the past, the present and the future. And in the future, the UFC is going to be mainstream everywhere. Because UFC, Dana White, Lorenzo and the whole crew, bring the best,...

Dec 16, 2011 12:30 pm

UFC NEWS – Gabe Gonzaga Returns To Face Ednaldo Oliveira At UFC 142

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger, Gabriel Gonzaga received an early Christmas present from the UFC today in the form of a new 4-fight contract. Previously cut from the promotion after consecutive losses to Junior Dos Santos and Brendan Schaub, the big man finally gets to return to his promotional home after more than a year...

Dec 16, 2011 9:44 am

UFC NEWS – UFC 142: Broughton & Bahadurzada Out With Injuries

UFC 142 has taken a hit today. We reported just moments ago of the removal of Paulo Thiago and Stanislov Nedkov from UFC 142 and now the UFC has announced two more withdrawals from their return trip to Brazil. Both Rob Broughton and Siyar Bahadurzada have been forced off the card due to injuries suffered...

Dec 16, 2011 9:34 am

MMA NEWS – Tim Sylvia vs. Brett Rogers Off DREAM Year End Show

Brett Rogers’ inability to obtain a travel Visa for this month’s DREAM year end show has caused the removal of the heavyweight clash between himself and former UFC champion Tim Sylvia from the evening’s card. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to take place on Dec. 31 from the...