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Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 16, 2013 11:08 am

With GSP Out, Ronda Rousey Joins UFC’s Top-Ten Pound-For-Pound List

Following Georges St-Pierre’s recent announcement that he has vacated the UFC welterweight championship and briefly retire from the sport of mixed martial arts, the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings have undergone some changes.  Most notable of these is the addition of women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at number 10 – adding another historic accolade to her name....

Dec 13, 2013 3:10 pm

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Will Fight Winner of Weidman vs. Silva II

“Anderson [Silva] absolutely thinks Vitor [Belfort] deserves another shot,” UFC President Dana White said in anticipation of UFC 168’s main event fight between Anderson Silva and middleweight champion Chris Weidman.  “The next move for [the winner] will be Vitor Belfort.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort will finally get another shot at the UFC...

Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Announced For Vacant UFC Welterweight Title

Following Georges St-Pierre’s announcement that he will vacate his UFC welterweight title, UFC President Dana White announced the organziations intentions for the championship belt: top-contender Johny Hendricks (above) will face rising welterweight star Robbie Lawler at a March 15 bout in Dallas, Texas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Earlier Friday, long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges...


Dec 13, 2013 7:24 am

Diego Sanchez Meets Myles Jury At UFC 171

Diego Sanchez, who just signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC, will now face The Ultimate Fighter 15 standout Miles Jury in a lightweight match up at UFC 171. Jury puts his 13-0 record on the line against the seven time “Fight of the Night” winner Sanchez, who has won three of his...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Manuwa Surprised Gustafsson Didn’t Duck Him

After an amazing battle against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, many people thought Alexander Gustafsson deserved an immediate rematch. It wasn’t to be, however, and Gustafsson is now set to face Jimi Manuwa (pictured) after his original opponent, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced out of the fight due to an injury. Manuwa, who has won...

Dec 10, 2013 7:29 am

6th Annual ‘Fighters Only’ World MMA Awards Set For Vegas, Feb. 7

The sixth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards returns to Las Vegas early in the New Year, and once again it’s destined to be the most anticipated red carpet event on the mixed martial arts calendar. With a few more weeks still to go, 2013 has already been arguably the most exciting, dramatic and successful...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Daniel Cormier Signs 8-Fight Deal With UFC, May Fight Rashad Evans

According to a report from UFC Tonight, which aired Wednesday night, former Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier has renewed his contract with the UFC; and talks have indicated that Cormier could be facing former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Daniel Cormier’s run in the UFC has...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Thiago Alves Looking To Return to Action at UFC 171 in March

According to his manager, former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves is looking to make a return to the Octagon at UFC 171 this coming March.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Thiago Alves, at one time the top contender for Georges St-Pierre’s UFC welterweight title, is healthy and ready to make a return to...

Dec 3, 2013 8:48 am

Three MMA Fighters Make Yahoo’s ‘Most Searched Athletes Of 2013’

Well… color me surprised – it seems that people are still interested in Tito Ortiz. A total of three MMA fighters made the list for Yahoo’s 10 most-searched athletes in 2013: Tito Ortiz, Ronda Rousey, and Gina Carano (yes, she’s apparently still an athlete). Ronda (ranked 5th) was the highest-placed fighter to make the top 10, with...

Nov 26, 2013 9:00 am

Late Night Cage Side Radio Ep 32 Replay With Renzo Gracie, John Howard and Jessamyn Duke

Another great episode from the crew of Late Night Cage Side Radio powered by BJPENN.com is in the books. Renzo Gracie joined the show to discuss a plethora of subjects. including two of his most popular students; Georges St. Pierre and Chris Weidman. The legendary BJJ master gave his knowledgable insight on the controversial title...

Nov 25, 2013 1:17 pm

GSP vs Gustafsson Vote Off Set For EA Sports UFC Cover

Jon Jones has been chosen by EA Sports developers to grace the cover of the new UFC video game that is due to be released next year. However, ‘Bones’ will have to share the cover with another UFC star as well. EA Sports and the UFC kicked off a vote to let the fans voice...

Nov 25, 2013 9:09 am

Vitor Belfort expects to fight for the title in Brazil

By Evan Stoumbelis Vitor Belfort has been on a series of wins recently, going 5-1 since his KO loss to Anderson Silva in 2011 at UFC 126. His only loss since then coming from Jon Jones at UFC 152. In 2013 he defeated Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold, and most recently Dan Henderson. All 3 of...

Nov 21, 2013 9:22 am

Dana White: ‘F’ You ‘P’s’ Who Think GSP Should Retire

  By Evan Stoumbelis Dana White hopped on the Underground forum last night to respond to comments made by Reggie Warren Jr. that he should “cash out and retire” White, a semi-regular contributor on the Underground posted: “Hey Reggie, Go fuck yourself. There is another bad word for all you PUSSIES on the UG!!” The...

Nov 20, 2013 9:20 am

Dana White’s Post UFC 167 GSP Comments Prompts Media Backlash

After Georges St. Pierre won a controversial split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks and promptly said he was going to step away from the sport, an irate Dana White showed his displeasure with the champion at the post-fight press conference. “He said ‘I’m going to take some time off,’ White said. “No…You don’t just say ‘I’ll...

Nov 19, 2013 9:15 am

Going Mental – Georges St-Pierre, Dana White, And The Ugly Side Of MMA

Georges St-Pierre not only wins, but usually does so without even losing a single round. When you have a champion as dominant as that – a champion that always seems to find the tiniest hole in his opponents game and turns that hole into a gaping abyss – its shocking to see them in a war. It’s...

Nov 19, 2013 7:30 am

Dana White On Why Hendricks Deserves Title Shot And Gustafsson Didn’t

After UFC 167’s controversial title match between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, there were many media members and fans believing that it was quite similar to a recent title match, that of Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson. In that fight, many thought Gustafsson won, and deserved an immediate title shot, and many believe Hendricks...

Nov 15, 2013 9:28 am

Dana White Says “Superfights Are Dead”

Over the past few years, fans have been hopeful of the idea of champion vs champion, top of the food chain elite fighters squaring off against each other, and now Dana White is saying that ship has sailed. “This whole superfight thing has been destroyed,” White told media during Thursday’s media scrum. “I think it’s...

Nov 15, 2013 8:33 am

Dana White Gives His Thoughts On Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito, the NFL Miami Dolphins Offensive Guard, has come under fire recently for racial comments that he had left on Dolpin’s Offensive Tackle Jonathan Martin’s voicemail, and has been accused of bullying in the media. Just like everyone else in the mainstream sports media, Dana White had an opinion, saying the whole situation “makes...

Nov 12, 2013 12:29 pm

3 Career Fighters Who Made a Comeback

BJpenn.com takes a look at three career fighters who turned their careers around and are currently relevant despite a long career. 3. Robbie Lawler I think most of the MMA community would say that the “Ruthless” in Robbie Lawler never left. Despite leaving the UFC and having mixed success outside the Octagon, Lawler did eventually...

Nov 12, 2013 6:00 am

Tate Beats Out Rousey In Fan Voting For EA Game Cover

Surprise, surprise! Even with twice the Twitter followers, UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey was unable to defeat her career nemesis Miesha Tate in the first round of the cover vote (via fan’s choice) for the new EA Sports UFC video game. This means “Cupcake” will now advance to the second round, and face a stiff...

Nov 11, 2013 9:40 am

Vitor Belfort Ready To Be First To Win UFC Gold In Three Weight Classes

Since his return to the UFC in 2009, Vitor Belfort has been on an absolute tear. Outside of his defeats to Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, the Brazilian ‘Phenom’ has only let one opponent (Michael Bisping) out of the first round of action. With his recent destruction of Dan Henderson (See Video), Vitor is ready...

Nov 11, 2013 9:11 am

Dana Admits The UFC Announced Gust vs. Nog Prior To Lil Nog’s Acceptance Of Bout

UFC President Dana White admitted recently that he prematurely announced the Alexander Gustafsson versus ‘Lil Nog’ bout, which is why they had to cancel it and give Gustafsson Jimi Manuwa instead. As a result the younger Noguiera brother received a hefty public backlash from Chael Sonnen, who stated, ‘He fight’s less than Ghandi,’ among several...

Nov 9, 2013 10:15 am

‘Shogun Rua’ Not Ruling Out Move To Middleweight Division

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has left an impressive and nearly unmatched trail of bodies behind him as a light-heavyweight fighter. The former UFC champion was at one point the most feared man in the sport. As times change and new faces emerged the likes of Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, the former champ has found mixed...

Nov 7, 2013 10:11 am

TRT Exemptions Issued To Belfort/Hendo For UFC Fight Night 32

Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will be fighting on even ground when it comes to their testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), this Saturday night. Both Fighters have been approved for the use of the controversial therapy by Brazil’s governing body. Whether or not they are on even ground with the rest of the UFC roster is...

Nov 7, 2013 8:49 am

UFC Boss Explains Why Cain Velasquez is Not in Running for EA Sports Cover

Being UFC heavyweight champion comes with certain accolades.  Among those are the title of ‘baddest man on the planet,’ a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and of course, being on the cover of video games.  Unless you’re Cain Velasquez, who, according to UFC President Dana White, has opted out of the latter honor by choosing not to...