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Nov 30, 2016 7:42 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn on upcoming comeback fight: I think Yair Rodriguez will be surprised

Earlier this month, it was announced that UFC Hall-of-Famer and former two-division champion BJ Penn would be making his long awaited return to the Octagon against Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. The two will share the main event honors of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix Arizona on January 15. As this massive showdown draws...

Nov 30, 2016 11:12 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn doesn’t care who 145 champ is: ‘I am going for the belt’

The MMA community recently received word that former two division UFC champion, UFC Hall of Famer, BJ Penn would be returning to the Octagon in January at ‘UFC Fight Night: 103’ as he steps into the Octagon to face streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. Penn announced earlier this year that he was ending his retirement,...


Nov 27, 2016 11:57 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson: “Ronda Rousey has a Monster on her hands!”

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (12-1 MMA) will return to action next month in Las Vegas when she challenges current UFC 135-pound women’s champion Amanda Nunes for the title in the main event of UFC 207. Rousey was last seen in action at UFC 193 in November of 2015 against Holly Holm. “The...

Nov 26, 2016 2:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson draws parallels between he & Conor McGregor’s styles

Top ranked welterweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC. In addition to an impressive professional MMA record that has seen him KO/TKO numerous opponents with highlight reel strikes, including his wheel kick knockout of Jake Ellenberger, Thompson boasts a stunning 57-0 professional kickboxing record that saw him win...

Nov 26, 2016 8:29 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson reflects on fight with Tyron Woodley

Earlier this month, top ranked welterweight contender Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the co-main event of UFC 205 for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight was an extremely close one, with many scoring the fight three rounds to two in Thompson’s favor, but giving Woodley a 10-8 round...

Nov 24, 2016 11:08 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry predicts outcome of potential fight with Conor McGregor

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has quickly become one of the most popular fighters in the UFC’s welterweight division. While Perry has only fought in the Octagon twice, it’s not uncommon to see MMA fans on social media discussing Perry, as well as his upcoming fight with Alan Jouban, where Perry hopes to make it 3-straight wins...

Nov 24, 2016 8:28 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson confirms a rematch with Tyron Woodley is in the works

Earlier this month at UFC 205, top ranked welterweight contender Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon in the co-main event of the card with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight was an extremely back and forth one, with Woodley coming out strong in the first round and securing a takedown,...

Nov 20, 2016 3:57 pm

EXCLUSIVE | “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is back and better than ever

Now closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service required of South Korean citizens, Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” – is poised for a return to the Octagon. In advance of his return, the featherweight favorite spoke with Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire...

Nov 20, 2016 2:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry “Alan Jouban could lose two jobs in one night!”

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has been making waves over the past several months. Prior to his UFC debut, a welterweight scrap with Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202, Perry made headlines for his weigh-in antics, high-fiving ring girls as he walked on stage, before then faking Lim out with a handshake. Perry would go on to earn a first-round TKO...

Nov 20, 2016 11:18 am

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie explains his decision to callout BJ Penn

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung is quickly closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service he was required to serve as a citizen of South Korea. Jung was most recently seen in action at UFC 163 in May of 2012, where he suffered a fourth-round TKO loss...

Nov 18, 2016 10:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Platinum” Mike Perry Gives his Thoughts on McGregor vs. Alvarez and Woodley vs. Thompson

Despite having fought just twice inside the Octagon, “Platinum” Mike Perry is quickly emerging as one of the welterweight division’s most popular –and dangerous – fighters. Currently preparing for a December 17 scrap with fellow prospect Alan Jouban, Perry recently took time out of his busy schedule for an appearance on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire with host...

Nov 17, 2016 5:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Conor McGregor just dances around the subject of fighting me”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is coming off a remarkable performance against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205, which saw ‘The Chosen One’ retain his title after an epic five-round war with ‘Wonderboy’ was ruled a majority draw. During Friday’s UFC 205 weigh ins, the UFC welterweight champion had a pair of altercations with Irish superstar...

Nov 17, 2016 2:17 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Smolka: ‘You’re only as good as your last performance’

11-2 UFC flyweight Louis Smolka is looking to bounce back from a bitter loss. At UFC Fight Night 96 in a bout against Brandon Moreno, Smolka was finished for the first time in his professional MMA career as Moreno locked in a guillotine choke forcing the Hawaiian to submit. With his only loss prior to...

Nov 17, 2016 7:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry gives prediction for fight with Alan Jouban

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has been the talk of the MMA community for the past several months. Ahead of his UFC debut, a welterweight scrap with Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202, Perry made headlines for his weigh-in antics, high-fiving ring girls as he walked on stage, before then faking Lim out with a handshake. When...

Nov 17, 2016 6:58 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “I don’t believe that fight was a draw. I think I won. So I am ready to move forward”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joined host Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment where he discussed his UFC 205 “fight of the night” title bout with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. The epic five-round war between ‘T-Wood’ and ‘Wonderboy’ was declared a 47-47 draw by two of the three judges in attendance, with the third judge awarding ‘T-Wood’...

Nov 12, 2016 9:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero believes two champions will retain their belts at UFC 205

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205 in New York, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero will take on former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a highly anticipated middleweight bout. In advance of this pivotal showdown, the Cuban contender joined Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire where he discussed a number of different topics including which...