Johny Hendricks believes he beat GSP

Last night’s UFC event was certainly controversial. Johny Hendricks bloodied up Georges St. Pierre in their welterweight division fight and certainly believes that he beat him as you can see from the interview above. Dana White was furious with the decision and is looking to quickly book a rematch.

Anderson Silva deals with fallout from epic loss

As expected, the fallout following Anderson Silva’s epic loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 162 continues, particularly in Brazil where Silva has achieved God-like status. The loss was embarrassing for Silva, particularly the manner in which he lost. The fact that many are even questioning whether he threw the fight makes matters even worse for Silva.

“Nobody likes to lose,” Silva told “Fantastico” from his academy in Los Angeles.”I trained four months to win, [and] I lost in the worst way. I have never lost by knockout, and of course it will be marked on my history. After everything passed, I felt that I needed to answer many questions to myself. I don’t want to take anything from Chris Weidman, but I lost to myself, and that’s the worst loss that can happen.”

Arrogance was always a part of his game, but he definitely paid the price of believing his own hype and fighting recklessly. It will be fascinating to see if he can come back focused the next time around. We’ve seen this pattern in many sports including boxing, and talent tends to bounce back when coupled with the motivation of a humiliating defeat. It’s hard to imagine Silva not using this as the springboard to even more impressive wins in the future. That’s what great champions do, and now he will be put to the test. Weidman will have his work cut out for him.

Of course this has shaken up the world of MMA betting. Controversial fights always helped boxing, and it will help the UFC as well as it just draws even more interest in big fights and MMA betting odds. With a rematch set, we can only imagine how much hype will be there for this next fight and how much action there will be in places like Las Vegas. Silva’s potential redemption will be the story of the year.

Travis Browne knocking out Stefan Struve

Here an amazing “Superman Punch” video, with Travis Browne knocking out Stefan Struve.

Ronda Rousey ripps Michael Phelps

This interview is hilarious. Apparently Michael Phelps needs to get over himself according to Strikeforce fighter Ronda Rousey.

Funniest MMA knocket

This is awesome.

Junior dos Santos knocks out Cain Velasquez

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The first UFC fight on Fox was a quick one:

In the UFC’s anticipated debut on FOX, it didn’t take long for the inaugural fight to end.

Junior dos Santos won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in a little over a minute as he knocked out the champion, Cain Velasquez from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Dos Santos came into the fight as the betting underdog, but a devastating right hand early in the first round caught the champion in the ear and sent him crashing.

It was definitely interesting to see this one end with a big punch.

Dana White interview

Dana White discusses UFC marketing strategies and a possible event in Hawaii.

MMA-themed “Warrior” to hit theaters September 9

MMA is hitting the big screen on Sept. 9 as the movie “Warrior” premieres nationwide.

The film stars Tom Hardy (Inception), Joel Edgerton (King Arthur), and Nick Nolte (he’s Nick Nolte) and is about the youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.

Here is a look at the trailer:

While the idea of two brothers actually fighting in the octagon may be a bit of a stretch, it is good to see MMA getting mainstream attention from the cinematic arts.

For more on “Warrior” and other upcoming movies, check out Bullz-Eye.com’s moviegoer’s guide to September.

Just in case it wasn’t funny the first time: Chael Sonnen animation

A while back I posted an interesting interview where Ariel Helwani interviewed Chael Sonnen upon his return back into the UFC.

The original video was funny enough as Sonnen dropped insult after insult on the likes of Wanderlei Silva, Anderson Silva, and anyone associated with Team Blackhouse.

Well, someone took the time to take that interview and provided animated background to it. It definitely adds a little punch to it. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Admit it, it was worth the seven minutes of your life.

UFC on FOX Press Conference Highlights

In case you missed it, the UFC announced its new partnership with FOX Television.

A new 7-year TV deal will start in November with a live event on FOX and the broadcast mogul will air four live events per year.

The deal also includes six live cards on FX, as well as two seasons of The Ultimate Fighter per year, which will now include live fights each week.

Fuel TV will also receive some UFC programming, likely in the form of pay-per-view prelims.

Here are some highlights from today’s press conference:

This is a landmark deal for the premiere MMA organization and a sign of big things to come for the UFC.

Rumors have the deal at nearly $100 million a year for the UFC, which is quite a jump from the reported $35 million a year it got from Spike TV.