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Nov 11, 2017 4:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Paige VanZant has turned down an offer to fight Valentina Shevchenko

Popular UFC fighter Paige VanZant has turned down an offer to fight former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko. “The Bullet”, Valentina Shevchenko, had recently announced her intentions to drop down to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division, this following her controversial split-decision loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 in September. As for Paige VanZant,...

Nov 9, 2017 11:21 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown explains why Diego Sanchez should consider retiring too

This weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s anticipated stop in Norfolk, Virginia, welterweight fan favorite Matt Brown will partake in the final fight of his long career. His dance partner for this swan song will be Diego Sanchez, a fighter of a similar vintage. Given that Sanchez has also been fighting for many...

Nov 2, 2017 10:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington explains why Tyron Woodley needs him

After dominating Demian Maia to a unanimous decision, and setting the MMA community on fire with a heated post-fight speech, Colby Covington believes he’s ready for a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. And while Woodley has been dismissive of this possibility, Covington believes the champ needs him far more than he knows. “It...

Oct 29, 2017 1:02 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen believes fights with Fedor Emelianenko and Rory MacDonald will happen

Though his widely discussed matchup with Chuck Liddell is apparently off the table, Chael Sonnen still has plenty of exciting options in the Bellator cage. Two of the most compelling of his options are heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko, and former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald. And apparently, he expects both fights to happen. “I...

Oct 12, 2017 12:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Eddie Bravo on pupil Tony Ferguson fighting Conor McGregor: It’s 99%

Now that Tony Ferguson is the UFC interim lightweight champion, pretty much everybody wants to see him take on undisputed lightweight champion Conor McGregor. That, of course, includes long-time Tony Ferguson trainer Eddie Bravo. Speaking on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, 10th Planet jiu jitsu founder Eddie Bravo weighed in on a fight...

Feb 18, 2017 1:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie explains why he called out BJ Penn

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung made a successful return to the octagon earlier this month in Houston, scoring a first-round knockout victory over Dennis Bermudez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 104. Jung caught Bermudez with a devastating uppercut midway through the opening round that sent Dennis crashing to the canvas which...

Feb 15, 2017 12:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | ‘The Korean Zombie’ hoping for an arena full of zombies at next fight

Even after three-and-a-half years, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung didn’t skip a beat in his return to competition in the UFC. Jung stepped into the Octagon to take on then-#9 UFC ranked featherweight Dennis Bermudez after taking time off to fulfill his mandatory service in the military for South Korea. Jung took the opportunity...

Feb 11, 2017 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson predicts Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero

While UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently recovering from a recent knee surgery following his first successful title defense at UFC 204 against Dan Henderson, he and middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero have continued to trade barbs in interviews. Bisping has continued to call Romero a cheater for Romero’s controversial in-fight antics, which include...

Feb 8, 2017 12:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson weighs-in on potential Gegard Mousasi rebooking

Leading up to UFC 200, top ranked middleweight Derek Brunson was set to face off with Gegard Mousasi in a highly anticipated middleweight showdown. Unfortunately, leading up to the fight, Brunson was forced to pull out of the fight with vision issues. Now, ahead of his scheduled UFC 208 scrap against Anderson Silva this weekend...

Feb 8, 2017 7:53 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tim Boetsch makes his picks for Bisping vs. Romero, Weidman vs. Mousasi

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 208, Tim Boetsch will take on the incredibly dangerous Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. If he’s able to spring the upset against this highly regarded foe, he will find himself in the top-end of the middleweight rankings, where fights with foes like Chris Weidman, Gegard Mousasi, Yoel Romero, and...

Jan 30, 2017 6:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jorge Masvidal: If Demian Maia wants to get that ass whooped, I’m here

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Denver, Colorado with UFC on Fox 23. In the evening’s co-main event, hometown hero Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone looked to extend his welterweight record to 5-0 with a win over the ever-dangerous Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal, however, had other plans. After very nearly finishing Cowboy in the first, the...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson doesn’t have a champion’s mentality”

Earlier this month, we interviewed top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson about his upcoming rematch with current division title holder Tyron Woodley. Thompson told BJPENN.com that he wasn’t “Mentally there” in his first fight with Woodley at UFC 205 and added that fans would see a different “Wonderboy” in their rematch at UFC 209. Chris...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson makes me want to throw up”

Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will return to the octagon on March 4 in Las Vegas where he will rematch top contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC 209. Thompson and Woodley first met at this past November’s UFC 205 event in New York, and after a five-round war the title fight...

Jan 14, 2017 11:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Alan Jouban discusses BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez

UFC welterweight standout Alan Jouban (15-4 MMA) is coming off arguably the finest performance of his octagon career at last month’s UFC on FOX 22 event in Sacramento, where he handed Mike Perry (9-1 MMA) the first loss of his professional career via unanimous decision. The victory marked Alan Jouban’s third win in a row...

Jan 12, 2017 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn “It is time to wake up and come eat the long-legged fish”

UFC Hall of Famer and former two division world champion BJ Penn will return to the octagon this Sunday night in Phoenix when he meets surging featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103. ‘The Prodigy’ recently caught up with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed his upcoming fight and...

Jan 8, 2017 7:00 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson blames coach Edmond for Ronda Rousey getting “crushed” at UFC 207

Prior to last month’s UFC 207 event, top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson told BJPENN.com that Ronda Rousey was “going up against a monster” in Amanda Nunes. “Wonderboy’s” theory certainly proved true, as “The Lioness” battered Rousey with punches on route to a 48-second TKO victory. Thompson joined BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor on Thursday’s edition of...

Jan 6, 2017 12:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson on Nick Diaz being offered Woodley fight “That is absolute crap”

In November of 2016, the UFC’s number-one ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson fought divisional king Tyron Woodley to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley held on to the welterweight belt, while Wonderboy seemed to have guaranteed himself another shot at the champ. Apparently, however, Thompson’s being given an immediate rematch with Woodley is far from a...

Jan 4, 2017 10:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley opens up on potential fight with Michael Bisping

On the heels of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s majority draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in November, a five-round contest that saw him retain his welterweight title in the co-main event, there has been much speculation as to who Woodley’s next fight will be against. Given that the fight with Thompson was a...

Dec 22, 2016 11:01 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson willing to fight at “as many” weight classes as he can

While a controversial split decision loss to John Lineker may have halted John Dodson’s hopes of making a statement in the bantamweight division in 2016, ‘The Magician’ is currently struggling to find a 135 pound fighter who is willing to fight him! During a recent episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Dodson revealed that following his loss...

Nov 3, 2016 10:57 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley’s bold prediction for Stephen Thompson fight

In just under two weeks, on November 12th, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will be stepping into the Octagon to fight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in the co-main event of UFC 205. The fight will serve as Woodley’s first title defense after he claimed the belt by knocking out Robbie Lawler in the main event of...

Oct 30, 2016 3:27 pm

Exclusive | Tyron Woodley “If I was Stephen Thompson I would be embarrassed”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will look to make his first title defense when he squares off with Stephen Thompson in the co-main event of UFC 205 this November 12 at Madison Square Garden. “The Chosen One” was a recent guest on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment with Chris Taylor where he discussed the heated rivalry...