21335 Search Results for MMA

Sep 15, 2015 1:55 pm

Liam McGeary: ‘Tito’s Got Old Man Strength’

This Saturday Bellator MMA will make history with ‘Dynamite’. They’ll feature both Bellator MMA fights and GLORY kickboxing fights in the same night, in the same venue, and at times going on at the same time. Also, we’ll get to see a one-night four-man light heavyweight tournament to determine the next title challenger. In the...

Sep 15, 2015 1:09 pm

Nick Diaz Gets Five Years While Anderson Silva Gets One –– What?

UFC 183 was a huge event. In a fight many never thought we would see, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva took on former Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz. Two of the very best strikers in MMA. It was also a big deal because it was Silva’s return, following his devastating leg break from that second...

Sep 15, 2015 10:36 am

Joey Beltran Reveals Which Opponent Hit Him The Hardest

Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) has squared off with some of the sports hardest hitters during his MMA career, including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lavar Johnson, Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione and Stipe Miocic just to name a few. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including which opponent...

Sep 15, 2015 10:09 am

Alexander Emelianenko Files Appeal For Sexual Assault Conviction

Back in May, Alexander Emelianenko was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison and fined approx. $1000 USD. The former MMA fighter was found guilty and convicted of sexual assault, kidnapping (via withholding a passport) and forcing the use “narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances”. He was convicted of doing all this to Polina Stepanova, who was...


Sep 15, 2015 9:57 am

Nick Diaz’s Legal Team Aren’t Finished, Plan To Fight 5 Year Suspension

Nick Diaz was handed a highly controversial suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday. They gave him a five year suspension and fined him $165,000 for his failed drug test from UFC 183. Anderson Silva, who was Diaz’s opponent for UFC 183, also failed his drug tests, except his tested positive for steroids....

Sep 15, 2015 9:20 am

Chael Slams Holm –– Says She’s Lying And Her Boxing Titles Aren’t Valid

Fomer UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has a few things (a lot) to say about UFC bantamweight and upcoming title challenger Holly Holm. Holm will face off against the champ, Ronda Rousey, at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia on Nov. 14. Before the fighter entered into MMA and began her undefeated streak, Holm was a highly...

Sep 15, 2015 8:42 am

Cole Miller Responds To Nick Diaz Suspension –– Suggests Nevada Boycott

The MMA world caught fire on Monday when news of Nick Diaz’s five year suspension began to spread. The Nevada State Athletic commission handed down a highly controversial ruling, suspending Diaz for 5 years and fining him $165,000 for his failed drug test from UFC 183. He tested positive for marijuana, but his legal time...

Sep 15, 2015 7:33 am

Elvis ‘The King’ Mutapcic Is Eager To Take On The Best The UFC Has To Offer

Some fighters are motivated by money, others are motivated by titles and and awards and some do it just for the competition, to prove that they are the best. Elvis Mutapcic fights for that last option. Mutapcic, a middleweight fighter who holds wins over UFC fighters Sam Alvey, Cezar Ferreira and Zak Cummings, spoke with...

Sep 15, 2015 6:55 am

Official White House Petition Filed For Nick Diaz

The MMA world exploded on Monday when the Nevada State Athletic Commission decided to suspend UFC fighter and former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz for five years and fined him $165,000 for a failed drug test from UFC 183, which was positive for marijuana. His legal team presented a very sound case, showing inconsistencies in the...

Sep 15, 2015 6:19 am

Joey Beltran: “$50k to wear a t-shirt?! When did this happen?!”

The UFC’s new sponsorship deal with Reebok has resulted in many headlines during the 2015 calendar year. Most of those headlines were of a negative nature, as many fighters complained that they were actually losing money because of the new uniform deal. During a recent interview with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor, Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran...

Sep 15, 2015 6:12 am

Former Invicta FC Champion Retires From Fighting

Following a second straight loss at this past Saturday’s Invicta FC 14, former strawweight champion Katja Kankaanpää has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from the sport of MMA. Katja won the title back at Invicta FC 8, when she defeated Stephanie Eggink in the fifth round via submission. She didn’t hold the...

Sep 15, 2015 5:53 am

WATCH! Berto is brutally honest when asked if Mayweather is ‘the best ever’

Last Saturday we saw what is supposedly Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s final fight. He took on Andre Berto and the fight went about the way many were expecting it to. Mayweather basically just coasted through the fight, dancing around the ring and avoiding everything from Berto. He walked away with the decision win and rode off...

Sep 15, 2015 2:01 am

Meet Ronda Rousey –– The Llama!

You really know you’ve made it when you get a llama named after you. That is the pinnacle of success. If you don’t have a llama named after you then get the heck out of here. But really, a llama in Portobello Resort, in Brazil, was named after the UFC bantamweight champion. There was a...

Sep 15, 2015 12:25 am

Pic of The Day! Shredded Gabi Garcia Towers Over Fedor

Probably known by a lot of MMA fans as the Jiu-Jitsu coach on TUF Brazil, with Wanderlei Silva, Gabi Garcia is now slimmed down and shredded. But, she still towers over heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko in this latest picture. Garcia posted the picture on her Instagram account, showing her standing with Fedor and his wife....

Sep 14, 2015 7:51 pm

Gina Carano shows Nick Diaz some love and has a message for the NSAC

Fighters within the Ultimate Fighting Championship have voiced their opinions on how they think the Nevada State Athletic Commission handled Nick Diaz’s suspension, but this supporter came out of left field! Gina Carano may be big in the world of Hollywood now, but she actually helped pave the way for women in mixed martial arts...

Sep 14, 2015 5:15 pm

Nick Diaz reacts to five year suspension: NSAC is ‘way out of line’

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Sep 14, 2015 3:43 pm

NSAC postpones Palhares’ and Magalhaes’ hearings

The Nevada State Athletic Commission were extremely busy Monday evening and will likely continue to be for the coming weeks as they field calls and e-mails for their verdict on the Nick Diaz case. Diaz was dealt a five year suspension for failing his post-fight UFC 183 drug test and was fined 33% of his...

Sep 14, 2015 3:09 pm

UFC fighters react to Nick Diaz’s 5 year suspension

[ooyala code=”s3YzBmdjqVRP1P5p09mRwmp51YTtBpSZ” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”640″ height=”360″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] The verdict is in: Nick Diaz has been suspended for five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for failing one of his UFC 183 post fight drug tests. Diaz’s legal team and the commission went at it for over two hours on Monday afternoon and when it...

Sep 14, 2015 1:38 pm

Ronda Rousey wins ESPN’s “Best Female Athlete Ever” Award

Only six fights into her Ultimate Fighting Championship career, Ronda Rousey has solidified herself as the most dominant athlete the sport has to offer. Fighters and naysayers can come along and try to challenge that, but the fact remains that nobody has destroyed their competition quite like Rousey has. After her victory at UFC 190...

Sep 14, 2015 12:59 pm

“Stitch” takes jab at Dana White after getting picked up by Bellator

Jacob “Stitch” Duran couldn’t help but take one last jab at his former boss before making his way to the punch-clock of their competitor. Bellator MMA will be holding a historic event on Friday evening when “Dynamite” takes place in San Jose, California. Bellator President Scott Coker is running a one-night four-man light heavyweight tournament...

Sep 14, 2015 9:39 am

UFC fighters react to the return of NFL Sunday football

American Football fans rejoiced on Sunday afternoon when the National Football League made their return to a weekly schedule. The men and women of the octagon were excited to see their favorite teams return to the gridiron and spouted off their support through social media. Some fighters ended their night with a smile while others...

Sep 14, 2015 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen returns to action against Josh Barnett at Metamoris!

When fans think of the premier fight promotions of the world, names like the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA come spring to mind. In the grappling world, however, the choices are slim for professional jiu-jitsu players. Lucky for fans of the sport, that is changing now that Metamoris events and Eddie Bravo Invitational tournaments...

Sep 14, 2015 7:28 am

Brad Pickett launches new promotion called ‘Rise of Champions’

There comes a point in every athlete’s career where they realize they are at the tail end of their run. The business of mixed martial arts is an interesting one as a fighter’s urge to compete will always be there— retired or not. Brad “One Punch” Pickett is a fighter at heart, but is planting...

Sep 14, 2015 6:53 am

Thomson On Nurmagomedov: He reminds me of Frankie Edgar

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rise toward the top of the UFC’s lightweight division did not happen overnight. The Sambo master managed to fly under the radar while he built an impressive win streak before coming out of his shell to show the world he has what it takes to become the company’s lightweight champion by dominating Thiago...

Sep 14, 2015 6:14 am

“Pitbull” Freire: Daniel Straus trilogy doesn’t make any sense

Scott Coker and the officials of Bellator made an interesting matchmaking decision when they booked Daniel Straus to face Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for a third time despite losing the first two bouts. The featherweight championship will be on the line when champion Freire tries to secure his third win over Straus at “Bellator 145” on...

Sep 14, 2015 1:11 am

FLASHBACK! Herb Dean grew up to look EXACTLY like his father

In the National Football League and National Basketball Association, referees play a crucial role in making sure the rules are followed. In the octagon, however, referees can be the difference between a tapout and a broken arm. There are certain referees that are known to be controversial like Steve Mazzagatti (just ask Dana White). Referees...

Sep 13, 2015 8:10 pm

WATCH! Urijah Faber recalls his 2005 street fight in Indonesia

“The California Kid” Urijah Faber may be one of the most popular fighters to step foot in the octagon, but it turns out he isn’t liked by everybody! Long before Faber ever stepped foot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or World Extreme Cagefighting, Faber ran into a group of guys in Indonesia that wanted to...

Sep 13, 2015 7:38 pm

Sage Northcutt won’t have training camp for UFC debut

One of UFC’s newest signees is ready to take the octagon by storm. Earlier this month, one of Sage Northcutt’s recent performances at Legacy Fighting Championship went viral where he displayed his dominance over Gage Duhon. After picking up another victory over Rocky Long at Legacy FC 44, Northcutt is making the transition to the...