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Apr 9, 2012 1:55 pm

Rashad Evans Blog | Jon Jones Is Not A God

By Rashad Evans: I went to Puerto Rico last week to promote my April 21 title fight against Jon Jones on pay-per-view. The reception I got was the craziest I’ve ever had in my UFC career. It was the coolest thing I’ve done in this sport since I won “The Ultimate Fighter 2” in 2005....

Apr 4, 2012 7:30 am

Brian Stann Blog | The Adversity Fighters Face

By Brian Stann: Two days before Christmas my wife lost her little brother, Louie, in a very violent death. He was only 26 years old and it was horribly unexpected. Her mother lives with us and, in order to get them both through this tragedy, I decided to rearrange my whole training camp for my...

Mar 23, 2012 7:56 am

FOX TV Producers Asked Joe Rogan To Tone It Down

“I’ve been doing the UFC for how long? F-ing, who knows? 97′. It’s very rare that anyone ever says anything. But, once we started going on FOX, the producer actually had to tell me in my ear, the FOX executive was like, ‘Tell him to take it down a notch.’ You can’t tell me to...


Mar 20, 2012 10:43 am

Jon Jones Blog | Evan's Doesn't Have My Number

By Jon Jones: A year ago today, aged 23, I became the youngest ever UFC world champion and my life changed. On April 21, I make the third defense of my title. I will be competing against a former UFC champion I know very well, Rashad Evans, in Atlanta. My opponent and I used to...

Mar 7, 2012 1:17 pm

Cain Velasquez vs. Frank Mir Set For UFC 146; Winner To Receive A Title Fight

“Verbal agreements are in for a No. 1 contender match between former UFC world heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez at UFC 146, May 26 in Las Vegas,” UFC president Dana White said. The heavyweights will be out in full force at UFC 146, as former UFC heavyweight champions, Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir...

Mar 7, 2012 8:30 am

Koscheck on Hendricks | He Got A Lucky Punch Against Fitch

“For the record kid, I’m not a stepping stone. I see this fight as a big opportunity for me to make that run again and Johny Hendricks isn’t gonna win this fight. His fight (against Jon Fitch) didn’t really last very long, so I really couldn’t judge how good he is. I watched the fight...

Mar 1, 2012 8:15 am

Early Estimates Show UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson Did Around 375,000 Buys

While we will never know the truth of the matter, the lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based on his industry intelligence. The UFC never confirms figures, nor...

Feb 23, 2012 9:11 am

UFC 144 Coverage | Forget Lin, it's time for Ben-Sanity

Video: Ben-Sanity UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of current date, the event is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first ever return to Japan...

Feb 12, 2012 4:05 pm

Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks Booked For FOX Show

A welterweight bout between Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks has been booked for an upcoming UFC on FOX event. UFC president Dana White announced the news just moments ago. UFC on FOX 3 is set to take place in New Jersey from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford on May 5. In the main event...

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 7, 2012 8:00 am

Editorial Spotlight | The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Fighting For Points

Finally, the levee breaks. After years of curious roster moves and hand-picked match-ups based on style—even expanded roles for “gatekeepers” who “bang” more than they win, the issue was on full display at UFC 143. The issue is, of course, the matter of style. Always a quiet issue among MMA’s diverse fanbase, we now have...

Feb 3, 2012 9:22 am

Poll Results: Did The UFC Hit A Home Run With Latest Show On FOX?

In our latest polling here at BJPENN.COM we asked our readers whether or not you thought last weekend’s UFC event on FOX was a success. Many analysts from the sports journalism world gave the event a poor rating, but taking to the fans to get their reaction is more important than some writer sitting at...

Jan 23, 2012 3:28 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC On FOX 2 Sold Out

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that its event on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the United Center in Chicago is officially sold out. The UFC’s long-awaited return to the Windy City is headlined by a light heavyweight No. 1 contender fight between former champion Rashad Evans and unbeaten Phil Davis. In addition, middleweight contenders Chael...

Jan 23, 2012 8:47 am

UFC NEWS – Jon Jones Favors Evans Over Davis This Weekend On FOX

“I’m picking Rashad Evans. I’m in his corner … I want to fight Rashad. He’s the antagonist of my career. There’s no just pumping up pay per views when it comes to me and Rashad. Everything about us disliking each other is true. After we fight each other it’ll all be clear, and he can...

Jan 16, 2012 1:45 pm

UFC NEWS – Here’s Your International Television Guide For UFC on FX 1

The UFC’s first event to air on the FX network is set for this Friday, but international audiences have been left wondering how they can pick up the fight night card. Have no fear the UFC has taken care of you. If you are outside the North American territory and in need of your UFC...

Dec 27, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Nothing to Hide: Voluntary Drug Tests to Clean Up the Sport?

Margaret Goodman, founder of The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), recently created a program for boxing and MMA that allows fighters to sign up for unannounced drug testing by the organization. Test results would be forwarded to state commissions whom would review and penalize fighters for extraneous substance violations. The former ringside doctor for the Nevada...

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...

Nov 17, 2011 8:52 am

UFC NEWS – Report: UFC on FOX 2 In The Works For January 28 In Chicago

In a report coming out of Yahoo Sports it was confirmed that the UFC and FOX TV are planning their second live MMA broadcast on January 28th just one week prior to the Nick Diaz vs. GSP title fight on Super Bowl weekend. Here is what the report says: Multiple sources confirm that Jan. 28...

Nov 13, 2011 5:30 pm

UPDATE:5.7 million viewers tuned in to watch Velasquez vs. Dos Santos on FOX

The UFC’s first night on network television has reportedly drawn in about 4.6 million viewers according to early estimates. UFC on Fox 1 took place last night from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In the main event of the evening Junior Dos Santos upset Cain Velasquez to become the new UFC heavyweight champion of...