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Jun 10, 2013 11:04 am

Werdum Wants TUF Mexico Against Cain Velasquez

“For those who don’t know, I’m a commentator for the UFC in Spanish because I can speak in Spanish … after living for many years in Spain. I came to the UFC with the idea of doing an ‘Ultimate Fighter’ with (Cain) Velasquez in Mexico. I don’t know if he’s going to beat (Junior dos...

Jun 7, 2013 9:09 am

UFC President Dana White responds to ‘delusional’ Jon Fitch & Rampage Jackson

You knew it was only a matter of time before Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White responded to anti-UFC comments made by former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. During the World Series of Fighting: “Fitch vs. Burkman” media call on Thursday, Fitch made it clear that there were more hard feelings between...

Jun 3, 2013 12:55 pm

Clint Hester to Battle TUF: Brazil Winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Over the weekend a few sources leaked that the UFC is working to place TUF alum Clint Hester against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 at the end of the summer. Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported news of the match up on Friday (May 31, 2013); However, UFC officials have...

Jun 1, 2013 11:55 am

UFC Raises Marijuana Testing Threshold, NSAC May Follow

The UFC has decided to take a progressive step towards tolerance when it comes to the use of Marijuana by its fighters. There seems to be a divide among athletes, some of which prescribe heavily to the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes and who ultimately pay for that use with hefty fines and suspensions....

May 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Le Wants Fight with Bisping, Bisping Wants Fight with Le

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Cung Le has been one of the most shocking and exciting imports from the Strikeforce recruits so far as he has put together two straight wins inside the UFC octagon over top talents in Patrick Cote and Rich Franklin. However, Le has been fairly quiet since his impressive KO of Rich...

May 28, 2013 3:28 pm

Forrest Griffin’s Legacy; By the Numbers

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Whenever a fighter leaves the UFC they usually leave a lasting mark on the company. Every fighter leaves a different mark though. Whether it be by shaking up a division, losing and in turn helping someone else climb the division ladder, having a dispute with the big-wigs and becoming an example,...

May 25, 2013 12:40 pm

EDITORIAL | Cain Still Reaching for “Legendary Champion” Status

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The world of MMA is a very harsh place. The saying, “he landed a lucky punch” never seemed to hold more weight than it does inside the UFC octagon. The rise and fall from fame and stardom can be extremely fast and unexpected, almost identical to a rollercoaster. Just ask Cain Velasquez....

May 25, 2013 12:11 pm

Fallon Fox Defeats Allanna Jones at CFA 11

Fallon Fox kept her improved her undefeated record to 3-0 last night by defeating Allanna Jones at CFA 11.   With a third-round submission victory over Jones, Fox advances to the finals of Championship Fighting Alliance’s women’s featherweight tournament.  That fight will feature Fox taking on Ashlee Evans-Smith.   Fox’s submission was a modified choke...

May 21, 2013 10:38 am

UFC opens website to expose culinary union

For years now, the Nevada-based Culinary Workers Union Local 226 has failed in its attempts to unionize the Station group of hotel-casinos in Las Vegas. Station Casinos is owned by Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who are also majority owners of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Although the UFC has nothing to do with culinary workers,...

May 20, 2013 2:46 pm

John Cholish Retires From MMA, Cites Unfair Pay As Reason

Coming off a submission loss to Gleison tibau at UFC on FX 8, (former) UFC lightweight John Cholish has retired from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, citing unfair payment as the main reason. According to Cholish, the salary lower level fighters make is often not enough to even break even with the cost of...

May 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Nate Diaz Suspended 90 Days, Fined $20,000 For Tweets About Bryan Caraway

The disciplinarians at the UFC are keeping busy this month. After taking away Pat Healy’s UFC 159 post-fight bonus money for a failed drug test, the UFC awarded Bryan Caraway Healy’s $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus. Fellow UFC lightweight Nate Diaz did not approve, taking to Twitter to express his thoughts on the situation....

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Tyron Woodley on UFC 170-lbs Division: “I’m in a Better Position Than Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Coming off a huge first-round KO win over Jay Hieron, welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley made his entrance into the UFC a meaningful one.  One of a number of 170-lb fighters coming from Strikeforce, Woodley’s victory announced his presence as a potential title contender in the division.  He is now slated to face former Strikeforce and...

May 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Cain Velasquez predicts that Junior dos Santos will beat Mark Hunt

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to defend his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 25 at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. If Velasquez (11-1) defends his belt against Silva (18-4), he would possibly face the winner between Junior dos Santos (15-2) versus Mark Hunt (9-7). They’re also slated to fight...

May 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Bjorn Rebney: We will never be a feeder system to the UFC

“We’re in a very, very unique spot in terms of rarified air. We’re in a spot that nobody else has ever occupied in the mixed-martial-arts space other than the UFC, and I think it needs to be made very clear we never have been and we never will be a feeder system for the UFC....

May 9, 2013 10:40 am

Cyborg turned down Rousey fight over money, not weight

Many believe that Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and her management team turned down the fight with Ronda Rousey for not being able to cut to 135 pounds, but it was due to money and having the right contract. MMAfigthing.com revealed the reason why Cyborg and her management team turned down the fight. In Fall 2012, nutrition...

May 7, 2013 11:45 am

Eddie Alvarez Calls his Legal Dispute a ‘D*ck-Swinging Contest’

Eddie Alvarez took to The MMA Hour on Monday to share his side of the well-covered legal dispute between the fighter and Bellator FC parent company, Viacom.   Essentially, the dispute comes from contract disputes.  Last year, the UFC offered Alvarez a contract that included a title shot and pay-per-view slots.  Bellator argued that their...

May 6, 2013 11:50 am

Cormier Has Eyes Set on Fox sports 1 Fight. No Intentions on Dropping to 205 lbs

Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix winner, Daniel Cormier’s MMA record goes unblemished as he fought his way to another W in his UFC debut defeating former UFC champ Frank Mir two weeks ago. Daniel Cormier has defeated one of the most dangerous Heavyweights in the UFC but still the question remains will we see former Olympian...

May 3, 2013 5:31 pm

Why Competitors Need To Do More Than Just Salsa

Among other things, one significant facet of finding success in fighting relies on rhythm. Not to discount the other variables involved in fighting, but in order to deliver a significant strike or shoot for a successful takedown, a fighter needs to concisely pinpoint the perfect moment in time to close that space in order to...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

Apr 27, 2013 10:12 am

Matt Mitrione Apologizes for Comments on Fallon Fox

Earlier this month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship suspended heavyweight Matt Mitrione after making offensive comments about Fallon Fox on “The MMA Hour.” He was suspended for breaching the UFC’s code of conduct. The suspension was short-lived and was lifted on Wednesday. He has remained silent about the situation until now. “I want to apologize for...

Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 26, 2013 9:52 am

Rousey disappointed in Tate’s loss, but thinks rematch is destined

The UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey says she was disappointed that Tate lost to Zingano but feels a rematch with her is inevitable at some point. When Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano battled it out a few weeks ago for the right to coach on TUF 18 against Rousey, the two did not disappoint....

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Matt Mitrione Suspension Lifted, Will Meet Brendan Schaub At UFC On Fox 8

Yet another fight was announced Wednesday evening for July’s UFC on Fox 8 card: A Heavyweight showdown between former professional football players Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. A.J. Perez from Foxsports.com confirmed the bout on Twitter. BREAKING: Matt Mitrione’s suspension lifted, will fight fellow TUF 10 competitor @brendanschaub at @ufconfox 8. Story to follow. —...

Apr 24, 2013 10:00 am

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Play-By-Play and Live Results

This Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, two light-heavyweight fighters will collide for UFC gold. UFC 205lb Champion, Jon Jones, will finally square off with his Ultimate Fighter coaching rival, Chael Sonnen, in the main event on pay-per-view. BJPENN.COM is set to host a live play-by-play of Saturday’s event and will give readers a run down...

Apr 23, 2013 7:35 pm

UFC on Fox 8 Adds Michael Chiesa vs. Reza Madadi

Another addition has been made to UFC on Fox 8 and its lightweight battle between Ultimate Fighter 15 Winner Michael Chiesa and Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi. Chiesa is probably best known for what he can accomplish on the gound seeing as 7 of his 9 wins, in a perfect (9-0) record, have come by way...

Apr 23, 2013 1:54 pm

With Recent CSAC Judging Mishap The NSAC Weighs In

  This past weekend, UFC on FOX 7 went down and was headlined by a lightweight title fight between defending champion Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce champion, Gilbert Melendez. The fight was a very close affair and most in my Twitter feed had it 50/50 with half giving close victories to the challenger and the...

Apr 22, 2013 9:38 am

UFC 159 weigh-ins, Weidman Q&A set for Friday In Newark

The official weigh-ins for Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” are set for Friday at AmeriHealth Pavilion at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event is a precursor to the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (17-1) and challenger Chael Sonnen (27-12-1). Jones and Sonnen were opposing coaches in the recently-concluded Ultimate...