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May 12, 2014 12:27 pm

Medical Suspensions Report: Brown, Silva Out Indefinitely

Eleven fighters from Saturday’s UFC event have received medical suspensions from the Ohio State Athletic Commission. UFC Fight Night 40 marked the fist time in seven-years The Ultimate Fighting Championship hit ‘The Tri-State’ in Cincinnati Ohio and the show delivered. Event headliners Matt Brown and Erick Silva put on a memorable performance, but are paying...

May 9, 2014 8:55 am

Ratings Report: Jones, Rousey Receiving Surprisingly Lower PPV Numbers in 2014

The UFC is filled with big stars and talented fighters. For two decades, the organization has featured the best in the business and introduced hundreds of talented mixed martial artists to the general public. Within those two decades, a hand full of huge names have stuck with the masses, and those names almost insured huge...

May 3, 2014 2:47 pm

Chael Sonnen: WWE’s Paul Heyman Saved TUF Brazil

“To say [Wanderlei] was ruining the show may be extreme, but the interaction between he and I is an element of the show that’s important. There has to be the interaction of the coaches. It’s an important factor. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to handle this. This is the same...

May 2, 2014 1:08 pm

Fertitta Explains The Cost Difficulties Of Enhanced Drug Testing

After putting Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira, Travis Browne and Josh Barnett through enhanced testing, the UFC found one fundamental flaw with their new drug testing practices. COST. It’s expensive. About $45,000 per fight. (Not event, fight.) In other words, to efficiently screen fighters for banned substances it will cost approximately $22,500 per athlete, per fight....

May 1, 2014 2:45 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 3 Blog

Fresh off the third episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on tonight’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following the...

Apr 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Jon Jones: Dana’s no sensei, so whatever

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is set to defend his title against Glover Teixeira tomorrow night at UFC 172 in Baltimore. After a long day full of media obligations, Jones sat down with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani and asked the journalist for some different questions. Helwani obliged, noting that UFC president Dana White had recently made the case that...

Apr 23, 2014 9:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 2 Blog

  Fresh off the second episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on tonight’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following...

Apr 20, 2014 9:06 pm

Brian Stann: Lack Of Drug Testing ‘Major Part’ Of Retirement Decision

Performance Enhancing Drugs has been a sensitive topic in Mixed Martial Arts for several years now. FOX analyst and retired UFC middleweight, Brian Stann recently explained why the sport’s lack of testing ultimately led to his retirement. “It was a major part of me walking away from the sport. Knowing that I wasn’t getting a...

Apr 18, 2014 6:16 am

WSOF Signs Jake Shields

After being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship less than a month ago, Welterweight fighter Jake Shields has already found a new home with the World Series of Fighting. According to Brett Okamoto, Shields was signed to a four-fight deal, and is expected to debut sometime this summer. In a statement to Bleacher Report, Shields...

Apr 17, 2014 10:38 am

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 1 Blog

Fresh off the debut episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on last night’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week...

Apr 15, 2014 7:48 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Gambling Odds: Is Tim Kennedy a Good Underdog Bet?

Written by Jon Kirschner | Twitter: @MMAKirschner The Odds (Favorite) Michael Bisping: -195 (Underdog) Tim Kennedy: +180 After what seemed like months of trash talk going back-and-forth between the two, Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy will finally put an end to their feud. The rivalry started back in November 2013 when Kennedy took to Twitter...

Apr 15, 2014 10:08 am

MacDonald Ready for Johny Hendricks After A Win Over Woodley

Welterweight rising star Rory MacDonald is dripping confidence about his upcoming fight with powerhouse Tyron Woodley at UFC 174 this summer. MacDonald has been hovering around the top spot in the division for a long time now, never seeming to get over the final plateau to a championship fight and a belt. But now, Rory...

Apr 8, 2014 2:06 pm

Roy Nelson: ‘Roy Nelson is definitely a household name’

“Everyone wants to fight Nogueira in the UFC because he’s the only one that’s won a Pride belt and a UFC belt. He’s a legend. He’s one of those guys that comes to fight. He’s an old-school guy where he’s going to try to finish the fight regardless in the first round or fifth round....

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...

Apr 4, 2014 8:40 pm

Bellator 115 Results: Minakov Defeats Kongo and Retains Heavyweight Title

The heavyweight championship was hanging in the balance tonight as Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo battled on tonight’s main event. The fight kicked off in controversial fashion as Minakov landed two low-blows on Kongo which ultimately led to a point deduction for the heavyweight champion. Kongo could not take control of the round despite getting...

Apr 4, 2014 3:23 pm

Maryland Commission Releases Statement On Jones/Glover Random Testing

Earlier this week we learned that Jon Jones had requested and been granted random drug testing for himself and his opponent, Glover Teixeira (pictured). The two men face off at UFC 172 later this month. Now, two days removed from these recent discoveries, Patrick Panella, the Executive Director of the Maryland State Athletic Commission, has...

Apr 2, 2014 2:31 pm

Paige VanZant Ruled Too Young For TUF 20 House

There are few guarantees when entering the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter House, but drama, pranks and booze (lots of booze), are some of them. The booze aspect is probably the exact reason why, at just 20-years old, newly signed UFC fighter Paige VanZant has been denied access to the UFC’s TUF 20 cast. Paige confirmed with...

Apr 1, 2014 6:44 am

UFC Fight Pass Presents Brock Lesnar Career Anthology

Former UFC heavyweight champion and pro-wrestling superstar Brock Lesnar is back in the public consciousness this week, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization’s digital subscription service UFC FIGHT PASS is premiering a retrospective on the 280-pound beast’s unique legacy as a mixed martial arts fighter. Available immediately on UFC FIGHT PASS, “The Best of the...

Mar 31, 2014 4:48 am

Bisping Responds To Ranger Up Video’s

“They do seem to have a hard on for me. There’s the fact that their product is obviously so s–t that they have to latch onto me, a fighter that’s got nothing to do with their company, but they’ve got to latch onto me and take a bit of my star, a bit of my...

Mar 29, 2014 12:36 pm

Metamoris 3 Airs Tonight – Here’s Why The MMA Fan Can’t Miss It

For the hardcore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan, watching Metamoris 3: Gracie vs Bravo is a no-brainer. Everyone else will probably think “What is Metamoris, and why should I watch it?” Metamoris is a submission grappling organization, founded by Ralek Gracie. Unlike traditional grappling tournament, this is done in a way that is much more spectator friendly....

Mar 28, 2014 8:49 pm

McGregor Calls Aldo ‘Basic’, Blasts Sanchez, Swanson, Poirier, More

By Evan Stoumbelis Featherweight Conor McGregor may not have stepped in the Octagon to fight recently, since August to be exact, however that hasn’t stopped him from trying to pick fights outside of the Octagon with his fellow UFC peers. McGregor went on a rant (transcribed by) MMAFighting.com about several of his UFC peers including, featherweight...

Mar 27, 2014 7:27 pm

Who’s The UFC’s Hardest Hitter? Florian & Sonnen Weigh In

Out of the UFC’s 400+ fighters currently signed to the roster, who hits the hardest? That’s essentially like asking, who that hardest trained puncher in the world is, right? At any rate, during last night’s UFC Tonight broadcast, hosts Kenny Florian & Chael Sonnen, discussed this very topic. Some of the fighters mentioned were Dan...

Mar 27, 2014 6:54 pm

Nelson Gives ‘Nog’ Grappling Edge But Says He Hits Harder

Last night on FOX Sports 1’s ‘UFC Tonight’, Roy Nelson, stopped by to discuss his upcoming headliner against Minotauro Nogueira. The two heavyweights face-off on April 11 from Abu Dhabi exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Here’s what ‘Big Country’ told the panel during his stint on last night’s show: Roy Nelson on his training camp...

Mar 25, 2014 6:31 pm

Daniel Cormier Needs To Fight Ryan Bader If He Wants A Title Shot

If Daniel Cormier wants his shot at the UFC light heavyweight title, he needs to go through Ryan Bader. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Bader is the No. 1 contender – or even a top contender in the division at the moment. Instead, it would appear that the former Ultimate Fighter winner...

Mar 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Weidman Injured, Out Of UFC 173 Bout With Machida

UFC 173 is one of those events… After removing Vitor Belfort from his promised title bid due to the ban on Tesosterone Replacement Therapy, the UFC put in an equally intriguing fighter to go opposite Chris Weidman in the form of Lyoto Machida. All was well with UFC 173, until news hit today that, Weidman,...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Daniel Sarafian Moves To Welterweight – Meets Kiichi Kunimoto At UFC 174

Former “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” finalist Daniel Sarafian is going to try his luck at welterweight. Sarafian will be making the cut from middleweight (185) to welterweight (170) in preparation for a bout with Japanese mainstay Kiichi Kunimoto, at UFC 174 this June. The show will emanate out of Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. Sarafian looked like a strong...

Mar 18, 2014 8:17 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Wanderlei has no balls’

Eventually Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are going to take their beef to the streets… Oh wait, that already happened. At any rate, there is definitely no love lost between Silva and Sonnen. The two middleweight fighters are fresh off shooting the third season of Brazil’s Ultimate Fighter and are expected to face off inside...

Mar 7, 2014 4:27 pm

Crushing Title Hopes – Jimi Manuwa, A Worthy Opponent

Tomorrow, Jimi Manuwa can go from just another fighter in the UFC’s light heavyweight division to an immediate title-contender. Manuwa gets his shot at greatness when he faces Alexander Gustafsson Saturday at UFC Fight Night from London’s O2 Arena. While “The Mauler” is the consensus and overwhelming favorite, Manuwa and his “Poster Boy” nickname have...

Mar 4, 2014 7:49 am

Sean Strickland Replaces Tor Toreng at UFC 171

On Monday, UFC officials announced that an injury has pulled Tor Troeng from the UFC 171 card against Robert “Bubba” McDaniel on March 15th. In his place, is now Sean Strickland (13-0). On Thursday of last week, Troeng took to twitter to announce his withdrawal from the fight due to a shoulder injury. Injured my...