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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...

Sep 17, 2016 5:36 am

Exclusive | BJ Penn Reacts to Potential Fights with Aldo, Pettis and Holloway

In just one month’s time, former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon. He’ll be taking on the talented Ricardo Lamas in the five-round, featherweight main event of the UFC’s October 15 return to the Philippines. Should Penn win this bout with Lamas, who has long stood out as...

Sep 16, 2016 6:10 pm

Exclusive | BJ Penn on Chael Sonnen’s Move to Bellator: I’m Gonna Watch What Chael Sonnen Does

Last night, news broke that former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen had signed with Bellator MMA. Shortly thereafter, Sonnen took to Twitter to address this surprising move, while several notable reporters announced that the fan favorite mouth-piece had already called for a bout with Bellator light heavyweight Tito Ortiz. The Rulers...

Sep 16, 2016 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJPENN.COM’s Rapid Fire episode 1 with BJ Penn

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn was a recent guest on BJPENN.com’s “Rapid Fire”, with host Chris Taylor, where he discussed a number of different topics including his comeback fight against Ricardo Lamas which takes place next month in Manila, Philippines. “The Prodigy”, who has not competed in mixed martial arts since a...

Sep 16, 2016 11:11 am

Exclusive | BJ Penn on GSP: That’s Why Nobody Will Remember His Name

We’re now just one month away from the hotly anticipated Octagon return of MMA legend B.J. Penn. The Hawaiian great will be taking on dangerous featherweight Ricardo Lamas in the main event of the UFC’s return to Manila on October 15. As we eagerly await Penn’s comeback, another legend of the sport appears to be...

May 18, 2016 10:56 am

JacksonWink EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Izzy Martinez teaches Pettis Bros and Holly Holm the art of flow

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Mar 31, 2016 10:19 am

Exclusive | Diaz’s coach on rematch: “Now it is Nathan’s turn to call the shots”

Yesterday evening the UFC announced that a welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will headline July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. Nate Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez recently spoke with BJPENN.com and gave us his take on the new booking and how the power of “calling shots” has shifted in the...

Dec 3, 2015 3:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chad George retires from MMA, plans to take Jiu-Jitsu world by storm

Last week it was announced that Bellator MMA fighter and MMA veteran Chad George would be retiring from competition after nearly 10 years as a professional fighter. Over the course of his 24 professional fights, George fought under numerous high-profile promotional banners, including Bellator MMA, WEC, BAMMA, and Tachi Palace to name a few. In...