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Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #2

This week BJPenn.com asks Gracie BJJ black belt Dr. Brian Jones about wrestling and wrestlers in jiu jitsu. Why do you think strong wrestlers neglect jiu jitsu more often than not? In the context of mixed martial arts there are many paths to victory. The fighters that enter MMA from a strong wrestling background have...

Aug 15, 2013 9:36 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FS1 Pre-Fight Press Conference Live On BJPENN.COM (10am PT)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is hosting a pre-fight press conference for the promotion of this weekend’s special event for the launch of Fox Sports 1 today from the Boston Wang Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts In attendance will be evening headliner Chael Sonnen and Shogun Rua, Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne, UFC President Dana White and...

Aug 14, 2013 4:01 pm

UFC Fighters Help Aspiring Model and MMA Photographer Realize His Dreams

If you’ve been on Twitter lately and follow fighters like Chael Sonnen, Rashad Evans or Vitor Belfort, you may have noticed a common theme among them: They are all supporting a young, up-and-coming model named Urtreen White. Several notable UFC fighters have been stirring up the campaign to like and share White’s Facebook page to...

Aug 13, 2013 9:48 am

Freddie Roach: Shogun doesn’t punch “like a girl” anymore

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua may have knocked out many mixed martial art fighters in his career, but boxing coach Freddie Roach used to think that he punched like a girl. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion had impressive knockout victories over Lyoto Machida, Chuck Liddell, Alistair Overeem and many others. His list wasn’t enough...


Aug 9, 2013 12:07 pm

Vitor Belfort on TRT: ‘I’m Not Doing Anything Illegal… It Makes The Fights Fair’

Almost seventeen years after his professional MMA debut, Vitor Belfort is still in the top of the sport. Since his defeat to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on September of 2012, “the Phenom” has accomplished two important victories in a row against Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, making another strong case for a title shot...

Aug 9, 2013 11:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White Blasts Culinary Union, Tells Them To ‘Eat It’

Earlier in the week we reported that the Las Vegas Culinary Union was trying to block the licensing of UFC on FS1 main event fighter Chael Sonnen. They failed in their attempt and as of yesterday Chael Sonnen will be licensed to fight in Boston. The UFC boss took to the news with the following:...

Aug 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 1, 2013 10:14 am

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Drives Him ‘Crazy

Vitor Belfort has been in the news recently as he continues his streak of calling out fighters from all weight classes and recently turning down a fight with Tim Kennedy in favor of a hypothetical bout with Chael Sonnen. UFC president Dana White has apparently had enough of Belfort’s antics as he recently stated at a...

Jul 25, 2013 11:20 am

Report: UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Brings In Estimated 550,000 PPV Buys

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and 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...

Jul 24, 2013 7:27 am

Wanderlei SIlva Wants Contender Bout; Eyes Title Shot in Future

‘The Axe Murderer’ Wanderlei Silva only fought once this year, back in March, but displayed more in that one fight than most MMA veterans do in an entire year. Silva showed that brutality was still the name of the game all the while, having his chin and heart tested and maintaing his power and aggression...

Jul 18, 2013 10:04 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Takes ESPY Over Jon Jones and Anderson Silva

The ESPY’s came and went last night as ESPN awarded athletes from all sports for achieving excellence in their respective sport. As for the ‘Best Fighter’ category, MMA fell just short of prolific boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather Jr. took the award over former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva and current light-heavyweight champion Jon...

Jul 18, 2013 9:16 am

Uriah Hall will now face John Howard at UFC Fight Night 26

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran John Howard is making his return to the UFC. He will go up against middleweight Uriah Hall (7-3) at UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen at Boston’s TD Garden. The Boston Herald first reported the new match up and UFC officials confirmed the change. Howard (20-8) replaced Josh Samman who...

Jul 11, 2013 2:50 pm

“THE” Brian Stann: An Editorial on A Fighter, A Father, A Hero

In January of 2006, less than a year after Operation Matador pitted 42 marines in a 360-degree firefight, a 25-year old Marine Captain stepped in to his first professional MMA match. Three-minutes and fourteen-seconds, later, that Marine had his first MMA victory. The next five fights held the same result. 6-0 in his first six,...

Jul 6, 2013 9:55 am

UFC 162: Silva could earn $800,000; Weidman $48,000

  Regardless of how to fight ends, it will be a profitable night Anderson Silva. MMAjunkie.com recently requested and received disclosed salaries for UFC 162, which takes place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Middleweight champ Silva (33-4), will earn a guaranteed $600,000 for fighting No. 1 challenger Chris Weidman (9-0), according...

Jul 4, 2013 2:17 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva “Does Things Other People Can’t Do”

  By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main event fighters sat down to talk with the media and discuss their upcoming fights. UFC president Dana White also joined the discussion and talked about several things ranging from live gate,...

Jul 4, 2013 12:31 pm

Chris Weidman UFC 162 Pre-Fight Press Conference Highlights

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Today (Wednesday, July 4th) the UFC hosted it’s pre-fight press conference for Saturday’s UFC 162 event in Las Vegas and the main-event title challenger was just like he’s been the entire time leading up to this fight; confident. During the conference Chris Weidman answered a few questions about the upcoming fight...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Referee Josh Rosenthal Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Earlier today, mixed martial arts referee Josh Rosenthal received a 37-month prison sentence with three years of probation and a $100 fee for pleading guilty to several drug charges.   Rosenthal was arrested in 2012 when federal agents raided a warehouse in Oakland, California.  There was reported to be...

Jul 2, 2013 9:43 am

18 Top UFC Fighters Predict Weidman vs. Silva

Anderson Silva’s reign of terror over the middleweight division began with a three-minute mauling of Rich Franklin in October 2006 and, in the seven years since, “The Spider” has barely been challenged inside the Octagon®, turning away a Who’s Who in the 185-pound and even 205-pound divisions. However, a growing number of experts expect that...

Jul 2, 2013 9:25 am

Seagal: Anderson better on paper and in real world

Steven Seagal was a recent guest on ‘The MMA Hour’ with Ariel Helwani and spoke at length about this weekend’s UFC 162 main event between longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) and undefeated challenger Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC): Seagal: Where I come from we always say talk is cheap and...

Jul 1, 2013 1:14 pm

Nick Ring Out, Josh Sammon In Against Uriah Hall at UFC on FS1: 1 in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Word just broke that Nick Ring has once again been forced to withdraw from an upcoming UFC fight. This time Ring (13-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will be pulled from the UFC on FS1: 1 card slated for August 17th in Boston. Ring was supposed to take on TUF 17 runner-up Uriah Hall (7-3 MMA, 0-1...

Jun 26, 2013 2:10 pm

Dana White Unsure Why Anderson Silva “Loves to f**k with the media”

    UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has once again been called out, only this time it isn’t for a fight. Vocal UFC President Dana White said during a conference call earlier this week for UFC 162- where Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) will defend his championship against challenger Chris Weidman- that he...

Jun 25, 2013 1:17 pm

UFC 162 Conference Call Highlights

Today, the UFC held it’s conference call for UFC 162 which features a middleweight title fight between longtime champion, Anderson Silva (33-4) and Chris Weidman (9-0). The call was mostly directed the the middleweight champion, Silva as he fielded questions that ranged from his legacy in the sport, a fight with Roy Jones Jr. and...

Jun 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Marc Ratner: UFC event in Boston is not in jeopardy

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, stated today that the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 set for August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston will definitely happen. Mr. Ratner issued the statement following an article written by the Boston Herald on Tuesday, indicating that the August event was in jeopardy. “The...

Jun 18, 2013 7:35 am

Report: Boston may ban foreign-born fighters from UFC on FOX Sports 1

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is expected to make its FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17 with “Shogun vs. Sonnen” at the TD Garden in Boston. There’s just one problem, it is being reported by the Boston Herald that “Beantown” may not allow any foreign-born fighters to perform for not having social security numbers....

Jun 13, 2013 1:50 am

Jon Jones to Defend Title Against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (18-1) now has an opponent to defend his title against as rising UFC star, Alexander Gustafsson (15-1) has apparently been scheduled to face Jones. If Jones wins this bout, he will break Tito Ortiz’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC light-heavyweight history which now stands at five....

Jun 12, 2013 10:01 am

“Bones” Leaning Toward Fall Return, Fight Against “The Mauler”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Apparently Jon Jones’ toe is healing up rather nicely and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is looking to return before the end of  the year and wants to defend his strap for a record setting sixth time (UFC light heavyweight). According to Ariel Helwani on last night’s episode of FUEL...

Jun 12, 2013 6:00 am

Manny Gamburyan to Meet Cole Miller at UFC on FOX Sports1 1 in Boston

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It was announced last night (June 11th) on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV that the organization has added a featherweight bout to its August 17th debut on FOX Sport 1. This fight will likely be the 13th and last installment to the card in Boston. Manny Gamburyan (12-7), after defeating Michihiro...