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UFC boss says B.J. Penn a UFC Hall of Famer but could have been among greatest ever
August 03, 2012 (04:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
LOS ANGELES - According to UFC president Dana White, former dual-division champion B.J. Penn will one day be in the UFC Hall of Fame. "I love B.J.," White on Thursday said. "B.J. has been a huge star for us for a long time. I think B.J. could be up in there in the talks of 'Who is the greatest of all-time.'" But that doesn't mean he thinks "The Prodigy" has fully delivered on his potential as a mixed martial artist. The two share a long, contentious past about the topic. More...
Penn and MacDonald to VADA? 'VADA, WADA, badda, nada,' says UFC boss White
August 03, 2012 (02:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
UFC president Dana White said he won't stand in the way of B.J. Penn and Rory MacDonald's enrollment with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). Despite the fact that a positive pre-event drug test could cast a cloud over their fight at UFC 152, White said the decision was "their business." "B.J. wants to go drug test every friggin' two days, good for him," White on Thursday told "Knock yourself out." More...
[VIDEO] BJ Penn UFC 152 Video Blog
July 28, 2012 (18:00) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Penn updates on his training, VADA, and sends a message to Jon Fitch. More...
Rory MacDonald and BJ Penn Submitting to Voluntary Drug Testing
July 27, 2012 (05:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Ahead of UFC 152 More...
Rory MacDonald, B.J. Penn submit to voluntary drug testing ahead of UFC 152
July 27, 2012 (02:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Canadian youngster Rory MacDonald and former UFC dual division champion B.J. Penn will become the first fighters in the promotion's history to partner with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. VADA officials on Thursday announced that both fighters have agreed to eight weeks of random blood and urine testing ahead of their upcoming UFC 152 matchup with the Las Vegas-based independent organization footing the bill. VADA officials on Thursday announced Penn's decision, and MacDonald's camp subsequently confirmed with their participation in the program. More...
B.J. Penn Offers to Pay For UFC 152 Drug Testing Through VADA
July 16, 2012 (03:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Only if they release the results after the fight though More...
B.J. Penn offers to pay for UFC 152 testing if VADA willing to hold results until after fight
July 16, 2012 (00:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
For much of his career, former UFC champion B.J. Penn has been an outspoken opponent of performance-enhancing drug use. And so when the non-profit Voluntary Anti-Doping Association volunteered to sponsor pre-fight testing for Penn and his UFC 152 opponent, Rory MacDonald, "The Prodigy" immediately agreed to take part. Penn has since been forced to withdraw his support of the program. However, the Hawaiian scrapper doesn't want to nix the plan all together. Instead, he said he's willing to foot the bill for the procedures if the organization can wait to make the results public. More...
Ask the Fight Doc: Why are you on B.J. Penn's case about VADA drug testing?
July 09, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
B.J. Penn recently announced the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) has offered to sponsor him for his UFC 152 fight with Rory MacDonald. The sponsorship included independent VADA drug testing of both competitors, which Penn accepted and hoped would help start the process of cleaning up the sport. However, as medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin explains in the latest installment of "Ask the Fight Doc," he hopes VADA's unwillingness to release the drug-testing results until after the event doesn't deter Penn. More...
Cage Warriors Snap Up Ivan Buchinger
July 04, 2012 (18:15) [ Indexed from The Fight Network ]
Programming Reminder: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 48 airs July 21 LIVE on Fight Network. Photo: Dolly Clew / Cage Warriors TOP European lightweight Ivan Buchinger has become the latest fighter to sign an exclusive contract with Cage Warriors. 26-year-old Buchinger (20-3-0) has penned a deal that commits him to the organisation for five fights over the course of 18 months. The Slovakian, whos ranked in Europes top ten, made an impressive Cage Warriors debut in May, defeating Diego Gonzalez by second-round TKO at CWFC Fight Night 6 in Bahrain. More...
Nick Penner Injured, Light Heavyweight Bout with Tom DeBlass Nixed from UFC on Fuel TV 4
June 27, 2012 (20:45) [ Indexed from ]
A planned light heavyweight contest between Nick Penner and Tom DeBlass has been scratched from the UFC on Fuel TV 4 fight bill. More...
Nick Penner vs. Tom DeBlass Scratched From UFC on FUEL TV 4
June 27, 2012 (19:30) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Check out the updated card More...
Nick Penner vs. Tom DeBlass scratched from UFC on FUEL TV 4
June 27, 2012 (18:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A light heavyweight bout between Nick Penner and Tom DeBlass has been scratched from the lineup at UFC on FUEL TV 4. An injury to Penner forced him off the card, and UFC officials elected to scrap the fight altogether. "UFC Tonight," FUEL TV's weekly UFC news magazine show, announced the news Tuesday night. UFC on FUEL TV 4 takes placeJuly 11 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., with a main event between middleweight contenders Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman. More...
Mack Meets Ballogou on July 7 in Pennsylvania
June 21, 2012 (19:15) [ Indexed from The Fight Network ]
PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 20, 2012)"On Saturday night July 7th at the beautiful Pennsylvania Convention Center, James Shuler Gym Promotions presents a night of boxing that will feature some of the best boxers in Philadelphia. In the main event, Former world title challenger and currant USBA Light Heavyweight champion, Yusaf Mack will take on upset minded Sabou Ballogou in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. Mack of Philadelphia has a record of 30-4-2 with seventeen knockouts and is coming an impressive performance when he scored an emphatic twelve round unanimous decision over former four-time world title challenger Omar Sheika on April 28th in Atlantic City. More...
[VIDEO] BJ Penn Discusses Coming Out of Retirement
June 13, 2012 (22:30) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
To fight Rory MacDonald More...
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 06.13.12: BJ Penn, Johny Hendricks, Brett Rogers' Bellator Backlash, More
June 13, 2012 (15:30) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Is BJ Penn making a mistake by coming out of retirement? Does Johny Hendricks have a right to be upset for being overlooked by Carlos Condit? Will Joseph Benavidez be the first UFC flyweight champion? 411's Robert Winfree and Dan Plunkett debate these topics and more in this week's 411 Fact or Fiction: MMA! More...
MMA Headlines June 11 - GSP vs. Condit Targeted for UFC 154
June 11, 2012 (19:15) [ Indexed from The Fight Network ]
Headlines making news around the mixed martial arts world...-Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann targeted for UFC 154 in Montreal (Credit: strength, conditioning and nutririon coach Billy Rush died on June 6, he was 37 years old (Credit: The Underground)-UFC on FX 3 bonuses: Mike Pyle, Erick Silva, Eddie Wineland and Scott Jorgensen earn $40,000 bonuses (Credit: Aldo out of UFC 149; Faber vs. Barao new main event in Calgary (Credit: Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez 2, BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald targeted for UFC 152 in Toronto (Credit: More...
UFC 152's MacDonald wanted Condit rematch, settled for intriguing Penn matchup
June 11, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Before he ultimately got paired with MMA legend B.J. Penn for his next bout, fast-rising welterweight contender Rory MacDonald had another fight in mind. Specifically, he wanted a rematch with interim champion Carlos Condit. Of course, when you have just one blemish on your professional ledger, it has a way of eating at you. More...
Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II & McDonald vs. Penn announced for UFC 152
June 10, 2012 (23:00) [ Indexed from MMA HQ ]
UFC 152 is already shaping up to be a stellar card as Dana White confirmed, at the UFC on FX 3 post fight press conference, that two high profile fights are close to being finalised. White indicated that we are likely to see a heavyweight title rematch between champion Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez [...] More...
BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald Likely for UFC 152'
June 09, 2012 (16:45) [ Indexed from 411 Mania ]
Penn's return bout More...

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