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Feb 19, 2014 7:40 pm

PHOTO | Joe Rogan – Then & Now

Left Photo: UFC 12, Feb. 1997  |  Right Photo: UFC 169, Feb. 2014 UfC commentator, Joe Rogan started his career with the UFC back at UFC 12, in 1997. Fast forward 17 years and Joe has long stepped away from fighter interviews backstage and is now known as one of the best fight callers in...

Feb 18, 2014 4:57 pm

PHOTO | Lorenzo Fertitta – Then & Now

In the latest edition of our ‘Then & Now’ series we bring you UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. Lorenzo Fertitta is the man responsible for buying and bringing the UFC/MMA into the modernized sport we enjoy today. As the story goes, in 2001, Dana White approached his childhood friend (Lorenzo) with an investment opportunity to buy...

Feb 11, 2014 6:56 pm

PHOTO | Arianny Celeste – Then & Now

Arianny Celeste made her UFC debut back in 2006 at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. It didn’t take long for her to win the hearts of UFC fans across the nation after strutting her stuff around the octagon and appearing in magazines, including Sports Illustrated and Playboy. Since making her first...

Sep 17, 2016 4:04 pm

Cat Zingano: “I love what I do & I’m here to do it”

Cat Zingano is in quite the peculiar place in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division. While ‘Alpha Cat’ is ranked at #6 on the UFC’s official women’s bantamweight rankings, she holds a dominant TKO win over Amanda Nunes, who is currently the women’s bantamweight champion. In addition, Zingano holds a win over Miesha Tate, who Nunes...


Sep 14, 2016 3:33 pm

PHOTO | UFC Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer goes topless in Hawaii

UFC Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer is one of the most familiar faces with the UFC. The Octagon babe made her UFC debut at UFC 125, back in 2011, which was headlined by Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. Palmer grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and gives some insight into the beginnings of her career on...

Sep 8, 2016 1:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Head Coach on Rockhold’s modeling career: “Everyone knows how good looking he is”

Luke Rockhold’s modeling contract surprised many in the MMA community except for his teammates and coaches at American Kickboxing Academy. American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez spoke exclusively to BJPenn.com on Thursday and discussed his teammate’s reactions to Rockhold’s recently signed modeling contract and budding career as a male model. “No one was surprised. Everyone knows...

Sep 6, 2016 12:25 pm

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold signs with modeling agency, releases first photo

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been rather silent since his UFC 199 knockout loss to Michael Bisping that saw him lose the middleweight championship. Since then, there has been no word as to when Rockhold will return to the Octagon. The longtime AKA fighter recently did an interview in which he revealed that...

Sep 3, 2016 7:58 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey looking in fight shape

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been on an indefinite hiatus from the Octagon since being brutally knocked out at the hands of Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 back in November. While Rousey was initially expected to film several movies in Hollywood, and then return to the Octagon, the...

Aug 31, 2016 10:09 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor purchases extravagant new car

It’s no secret that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is one of the highest paid men on the UFC roster, if not the single highest paid fighter on the roster. On the heels of his UFC 202 majority decision win over Nate Diaz, where McGregor made a guaranteed $3 million just to show, ‘Notorious’ has...

Aug 25, 2016 1:06 am

Conor McGregor’s sister posts classic childhood photo of ‘The Notorious’

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is known for his brash and tough attitude. “The Notorious” hasn’t always been a superstar MMA fighter. Here’s a blast from the past as Conor’s sister Erin posted a photo of the McGregor clan from way back in the day and had the following caption: “Just the 3 of us...

Aug 22, 2016 1:35 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor gives respect to Nate Diaz then makes a bold statement

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are now 1-1, each holding a win over each other. It sounds like McGregor feels that he can take on competitors far above his 145-pound weight class once again after defeating Diaz by majority decision at UFC 202 over the weekend. McGregor posted a photo to Instagram...

Aug 10, 2016 2:17 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor looking like an absolute beast

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor said that his diet was one of his downfalls in his last fight with Nate Diaz. McGregor claimed that he ate his way up to fight in the first welterweight contest with Diaz and says that this camp for the rematch has been much different. Check out “The Notorious” looking...

Jul 19, 2016 12:00 pm

PHOTO | Mark Hunt embraces Brock Lesnar memes, roasts Lesnar fans

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt is not happy that Brock Lesnar popped for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation after they fought at UFC 200. Hunt has a right to be upset, now that this is his third UFC opponent that has popped for banned substances, with Lesnar being the most recent following Antonio Silva and Frank...

Jun 22, 2016 10:03 am

PHOTOS | Conor McGregor with pop music icon after concert

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has certainly become one of the most recognizable faces in sports, in addition to being one of the most popular fighters in the UFC. After a concert with his girlfriend, Dee Devlin, McGregor posed with pop music icon Rihanna backstage. Both stars ended up posting pictures to their social media...

Jun 16, 2016 8:21 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor training with Olympic boxers

Ahead of Conor McGregor’s welterweight UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, the featherweight champ is wasting no time in bringing in elite level boxers to help him prepare for the bout. Michael Conlan is a 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist, and and Paddy Barnes is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist. Both men vouched for McGregor’s skills...

Jun 7, 2016 2:23 pm

PHOTO | Jose Aldo reacts to injury rumors

Tuesday morning the MMA world was caught off guard as rumors began surfacing that former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had injured himself in training, and would be unable to compete in his scheduled UFC 200 matchup against Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight championship on July 9th. Following the rumors, updates then began emerging...

May 26, 2016 10:55 am

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh dropping knowledge

Straight Blast Gym head coach John Kavanagh is a rather active social media user. While his prized pupil Conor McGregor has caught quite a bit of criticism since his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz in March, Kavanagh has taken to social media with some wisdom for his followers. Money will help but it won't...

May 25, 2016 8:29 am

PHOTO | Intense & mysterious staredown photo of Conor McGregor & Ronda Rousey leaked

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been on an indefinite hiatus from the Octagon since her brutal 2nd round KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 194 back in November. Since then, Rousey has been filming quite a few movies in Hollywood. On the other hand, since Rousey’s loss, Conor McGregor won the featherweight...

May 19, 2016 5:31 pm

PHOTO | Dana White all smiles after meeting with Conor McGregor

Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta joined UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for dinner to discuss McGregor’s next fight. While the champ was initially slated to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 200 in a welterweight showdown, he was then pulled from the card for refusing to fulfill his media...

May 1, 2016 7:22 am

Photo | Nate Diaz continues to train “ninja shit” with JCVD

Good training with @jcvd today #frankdux #martialarts #ninjashit #100 #represent A photo posted by natediaz209 (@natediaz209) on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:36pm PDT Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz has recently been hanging out and training “ninja shit” with Jean-Claude Van Damme. The famous actor and long-time mixed martial arts practitioner, “JCVD”, posted this...

Apr 30, 2016 3:45 pm

PHOTO | Donald Cerrone being Donald Cerrone

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone has earned the reputation as a complete badass, and sometimes has even caused UFC President Dana White headaches when he goes rock climbing or wake-boarding during fight week. Cowboy posted a photo on Instagram of himself in the cockpit of a plane while rocking a Monster helmet. He then went straight from...

Apr 25, 2016 11:27 am

PHOTO | Is Conor McGregor on a plane headed to meet with the UFC?

The Conor McGregor and UFC 200 story continues on after “The Notorious” tweeted late Sunday that he was back on UFC 200. Monday came around and Dana White denied McGregor’s claim and stated that he has not been put back on the marquee card. McGregor was spotted getting on a plane, likely leaving Iceland where...

Mar 23, 2016 3:46 pm

PHOTO | Octagon Girl #WCW Vanessa Hanson in some racy lingerie

Vanessa Hanson, former Strikeforce ring girl turned Octagon Girl has had a nice presence in the UFC after being regularly put to the UFC stage back in 2013. Hanson who is commonly seen working with fellow former Strikeforce ring girl and current Octagon Girl Chrissy Blair has become a fan favorite in the UFC. Hanson...

Mar 17, 2016 8:35 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor’s message to the Irish on St. Paddy’s Day

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor proudly carries the Irish flag with him at weigh-ins, and when he walks to the Octagon on fight night. McGregor is credited with starting the UFC’s ‘Irish Invasion’ along with his SBG Ireland teammates. For Saint Patricks day, McGregor took to Instagram with a message for his fellow Irish. Happy...

Feb 19, 2016 9:17 am

PHOTO | French sculptor creating incredible bust of Conor McGregor

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has everyone talking. The brash Irishman has not only broken UFC records, but brought many new eyes to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts with his impressive promotional abilities. In the wake of McGregor’s 13 second KO win over Jose Aldo back at UFC 194, we saw one fan go...

Feb 19, 2016 2:14 am

Ronda Rousey posted a photoshopped image slimming her arms

Fans and critics seem to know Ronda Rousey better than she knows herself, at times. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion posted a photo from her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to her Instagram account. Some fans and critics made a few comments that Rousey looked like she had gotten skinnier. Apparently...

Feb 15, 2016 10:45 am

PHOTO | Vitor Belfort surely looks out of shape ahead of bout with Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza

Although the scheduled fight between Vitor Belfort and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is not until May, a recent photo certainly suggests that Belfort may need to get back to a more strict training and nutritional program. Belfort’s wife posted this photo to her Instagram account with the caption reading, “Isso que é uma verdadeira troca…. Enquanto...