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White: Penn declined Strikeforce's Melendez but eyeing UFC return at 170 pounds
May 03, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
NEW YORK CITY - So it turns out there was something to those rumblings of Gilbert Melendez vs. B.J. Penn for the Strikeforce lightweight title, after all. Following today's pre-UFC on FOX 3 press conference in New York City, White revealed he tried to put the fight together but was rebuffed by Penn, ultimately leading to Melendez vs. Josh Thomson III on May 19. White said Penn simply wasn't up for a fight at that time, though things have since changed. The UFC boss also said Penn could be back sooner rather than later, and it will be at 170 pounds. More... Radio: Strikeforce's Gegard Mousasi, Invicta FC's Jessice Penne
May 02, 2012 (17:20) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ] Radio today welcomes to the show former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi. Mousasi updates us on the latest in his career, including a potential Olympic bid. Additionally, Invicta FC 1 winner Jessica Penne calls in to discuss her weekend bout. Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at, or watch it live on select television markets as part of Fight Now TV. More...
Weekend winners include Coenen, Penne, Miller, Eastman, Lister, Yoshida and others
April 29, 2012 (14:25) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Marloes Coenen emerged victorious in the headliner of Invicta Fighting Championships' debut event. Coenen posted a dominant unanimous-decision victory over Romy Ruyssen at the all-female promotion's first show, which took place Saturday at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The event streamed on the organization's website. Other weekend winners included Jessica Penne, Liz Carmouche, Olympic medalist Randi Miller, Marvin Eastman, Dean Lister,Damian Grabowski,Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Tony Lopez. More...
Fight Path: Chance encounter with boxing mitts led Jessica Penne to promising MMA career
April 27, 2012 (02:05) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Jessica Penne had long been interested in combat sports. Aside from her high school softball and swimming careers, she even once hoped to wrestle, although there were no girls on the high school wrestling team. When she was a few years out of high school, Penne wasn't going in any direction she liked. Nothing too bad, she said, but nothing she was serious about, either. On a weekend when she was 22, she visited a high school friend who was living out of town. While she was there, some friends found a pair of boxing gloves in a garage. More...
Ferrante Meets Smith on May 4 in Pennsylvania
April 25, 2012 (05:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network ]
CHESTER, PA (April 24, 2012)"On Friday night May 4th, grizzled veteran Dhafir No Fear Smith has stepped in for the injured Tommy Karpency and will face Tony Boom Boom Ferrante for the Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight championship at Harrahs in Chester. The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing. More...
B.J. Penn to Fight Again?
April 22, 2012 (19:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Dana White says it's coming More...
Despite previous reports, UFC boss says B.J. Penn looking to fight again
April 22, 2012 (12:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
ATLANTA - Fear not, B.J. Penn fans: "The Prodigy" may return, after all. UFC president Dana White on Saturday night revealed he and Penn spoke at this past weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in Sweden, and the future UFC Hall of Famer said he wants another go in the octagon. "I heard some [expletive] that he said he was going to retire and all this stuff," White said following Saturday's UFC 145 post-event presser in Atlanta. "I talked to him, and he's like, 'I want to fight again.'" More...
Hasson to Face Goyco on May 4 in Pennsylvania
April 03, 2012 (19:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network ]
CHESTER, PA (March 30, 2012)"Undefeated Dennis The Assassin Hasson will risk his perfect mark when he takes on his toughest test when he squares off with Taneal Goyco in one of the co-featured bouts on Friday May 4th at Harrahs in Chester. The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions. In the main event, Tony Ferrante will take on Tommy Karpency will fight for the Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight championship in a ten round bout. More...
Strikeforce champ Melendez fights May 19, coach stumps for Penn or Pettis
March 12, 2012 (20:50) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will fight at the organization's recently announced May 19 event. Against whom? That's a good question. Josh Thomson and Pat Healy have emerged as top contenders. However, one of Melendez's coaches, Cesar Gracie, has two suggestions: current UFC fighters B.J. Penn or Anthony Pettis. More...
UFC on FX 2 results: Aussie Anthony Perosh pounds out Nick Penner in first round
March 03, 2012 (02:25) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
SYDNEY - Anthony Perosh scored the night's first win for Australia after pounding out UFC newcomer Nick Penner. Perosh controlled the light-heavyweight bout and ultimately prompted a TKO stoppage with just one second remaining in the first round. The preliminary-card bout was part of tonight's UFC on FX 2 event at Sydney's Allphones Arena. It aired on FUEL TV prior to the night's FX-televised main card. More...
Nick Penner Discusses His UFC on FX 2 Fight With Anthony Perosh
March 02, 2012 (19:50) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
See what he has to say! More...
After long road to octagon, UFC on FX 2's Penner ready for beer and a good time
March 02, 2012 (16:40) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
SYDNEY - Canadian light heavyweight Nick Penner didn't take the short road to the UFC. In fact, he doesn't take the short road to anything. "I'm all over the place," Penner admitted to "I'm still at Cardinal Sports Gym. I go to Shar's place, SVPT, for my strength and conditioning. Then I have to go to Frank Lee's for my kickboxing. If I want to go use a cage and stuff, I've got to go all the way out to St. Albert to do cagework there." More...
Road to the UFC Flyweight Championship
February 28, 2012 (09:15) [ Indexed from ]
They have waited their turn with persistent patience, many of them plying their trade for regional circuit pennies as they sought an opportunity no one seemed convinced would ever come their way. In a matter of days, the flyweights will finally arrive in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. More...
MMA Headlines Feb. 9 " Nick Diaz Tests Positive for Marijuana Following UFC 143
February 10, 2012 (00:10) [ Indexed from The Fight Network ]
Headlines making news around the mixed martial arts world -Nick Diaz tests positive for marijuana metabolites, faces discipline following UFC 143 (Credit: -Michael Bisping splits from longtime team at Wolfslair (Credit: -UFC going to Hawaii, wanted B.J. Penn to headline at Aloha Stadium (Credit: -Igor Gracie, Alexandre Nogueira returns to action Mar. 24 in Brazil (Credit: More...
BAMMA 9 Undercard Set for March 24 in Birmingham
February 01, 2012 (23:10) [ Indexed from The Fight Network ]
(Feb. 1, 2012) BAMMA, Europe's leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, is excited to announce three hard-hitting preliminary fights for BAMMA 9, which takes place on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena: Andrew Punshon vs. Matt Howard; Jason Ball vs. Colin Fletcher; and Nick Nembhard vs. Leeroy Barnes. Hailing from Spennymoor, the Durham destroyer Andrew Punshon has only ever seen one of his fourteen fights leave the first round. With a record of 10-4-0, Punshon has won most of his fights by rapid submission making him a dangerous prospect for any opponent. But, if there's any man fit for the challenge, you won't be wrong to place your bets on undefeated Rough House warrior, Matt Howard (9-0-0). The fierce Ground 'n' Pounder can also boast to have only once needed more than one round to finish an opponent. With 21 fights and 19 first round finishes between them, fans can expect fireworks from this pacey, compelling match. Not only does the bout pit skilled Jiu jitsu against explosive striking power but puts together two dangerous fighters known for demolishing opponents at break-neck speed. Don't blink during this fight. Colin 'Freakshow' Fletcher is called so for a reason. It's not just the circus clown get up nor the entertaining walk-outs that make him stick in fans minds, but also those freaky, unorthodox Jiu jitsu moves that serve to undo his opponents. Freakshow is renowned for high-voltage performances that will make your hair stand on end. One man brave enough to face Freakshow in the cage is none less than talented boxer, Jason 'Daddy Cool' Ball. With 28 fights to his name, Ball is also not the conventional MMA fighter, having trained in array of Martial Arts that include Capoeira, Escrima, Jeet Kune Do and Dog Brothers. This high velocity match promises to break boundaries. More...
Hippo Perosh Draws UFC Newcomer Penner for March 3 in Sydney
January 04, 2012 (22:15) [ Indexed from ]
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will visit Sydney for the third time in March, and for the third time, Australian submission specialist Anthony Perosh will be part of the show. More...
Nick Penner vs. Anthony Perosh Set For UFC on FX 2
January 04, 2012 (21:00) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
In Australia More...
Anthony Perosh vs. Nick Penner slated for UFC on FX 2 in Sydney
January 04, 2012 (13:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh and promotional newcomer Nick Penner has been added to March's UFC on FX 2 event. UFC officials announced the fight overnight. UFC on FX 2, which marks the UFC's return to Australia, takes place March 3 at Allphones Arena in Sydney. More...
Dana White Responds to Rashad Evans' Penn State Comment
December 09, 2011 (03:55) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
"It's not like I'm dealing with stupid people here..." More...

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