Categories for Exclusive Interviews

Nov 5, 2012 9:41 am

Exclusive: Johny Hendricks on Family, Friends and Training with Kampmann

  Competition is a huge part of Hendricks life, but family and friends are also very important to the 29-year-old Oklahoma native. Not that we needed proof, but we spoke to Hendricks minutes after helping a friend of his move into a new house. It’s not every day you could find a man who is...

Nov 1, 2012 11:37 am

Little Known MMA Facts

As a fan, most of our facts come from what we hear on TV and read on the internet. Here are some facts that you may or may not be aware of, about some of MMA’s most well known fighters. At UFC 98, Chael Sonnen defeated Dan Miller by unanimous decision. What most fans don’t...

Oct 30, 2012 11:31 am

Team Tarhe: Changing Lives and Building MMA’s Future

Danny Plyler has ADHD and dyslexia, which is a particularly challenging combination when it comes to learning. Despite this duo of complexities he has managed to achieve what only one percent of the people with that combination do – graduate college. Not only has he received his diploma, but he obtained his master’s degree as...

Oct 27, 2012 11:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | Alchemist Prospect Kurt Holobaugh: “I’m a fight or two away from the UFC”

The last time BJPenn.com spoke with undefeated featherweight prospect Kurt Holobaugh, he was preparing to square off with Ronnie Rogers to continue his unbeaten momentum. Holobaugh won that fight with a second round submission victory and upped his professional record to 8-0. That was merely two months ago and now the tough Alchemist managed fighter...

Oct 26, 2012 7:06 am

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson Off UFC 154 Card With Torn Meniscus | UFC NEWS

  Earlier this week Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson began a weekly blog for BJPenn.Com. Thompson was scheduled to face Besam Yousef at UFC 154 on November 17th in Montreal, Canada. The blog is designed to chronicle his training regiment, his thoughts on the hot button topics in mixed martial arts and to also show fans a...

Oct 24, 2012 4:23 pm

Exclusive: TUF 16 Fighter Joey Rivera BJPenn.Com Blog #4

  Bio: World Fighting Federation and CFFC Welterweight Champion Joey “Boom Boom” Rivera  (7-1) is currently a competitor on this season of The Ultimate Fighter™ Team Carwin vs. Team Neslon, where he recently shocked the world by defeating Carwin’s #1 pick, Sam Alvey. Rivera resides in Tucson, AZ where he is the owner and head...

Oct 24, 2012 10:31 am

Exclusive | Anthony Johnson Talks WSOF, Tyrone Spong & Jones-Sonnen | MMA NEWS

  Light Heavyweight prospect Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is preparing to compete at 205lbs. for the third time on November 3rd. I say prospect because although Johnson has 17 career fights, the majority of them were contested in the welterweight division where Johnson was cutting a dramatic amount of weight. Despite the fact that he was...

Oct 24, 2012 9:01 am

Listen to Last Sunday’s Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio

  If you are one of the few who missed this past Sunday’s episode of BJPenn.Com Radio here is your chance to right that unfortunate wrong. Hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick started the show off by talking to BJ Penn training partner Shane Nelson who will make his featherweight and organizational debut for Maximum...

Oct 19, 2012 4:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 16 Fighter Joey Rivera BJPENN.COM Blog #3

  Bio: World Fighting Federation and CFFC Welterweight Champion Joey “Boom Boom” Rivera  (7-1) is currently a competitor on this season of The Ultimate Fighter™ Team Carwin vs. Team Neslon, where he recently shocked the world by defeating Carwin’s #1 pick, Sam Alvey. Rivera resides in Tucson, AZ where he is the owner and head...

Oct 17, 2012 10:07 am

Listen to This Past Sunday’s Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio

  If you missed this past Sunday’s episode of BJPenn.Com Radio here is your opportunity to listen to one of the more interesting interviews you will ever hear. Hosts Mitch Ciccarelli & Bryan Levick began the night talking about UFC 153 before being joined by MFC middleweight title contender Elvis Mutapcic. The three discussed “The...

Oct 15, 2012 11:25 am

EXCLUSIVE | TUF 16 Fighter Joey Rivera BJPENN.COM Blog #2

  Last week, after my fight regained control for our team, which allowed us to pick the next fight, Coach Nelson had the guy draw straws. Honestly, I think there should have been some more strategy behind the operation. What fighter doesn’t want to fight? They will never say “no”. So, as the coach, you have to call...

Oct 14, 2012 9:30 am

Podcast: #10 BJPenn.Com Radio: Elvis Mutapcic, Phil Baroni, Tyrone Spong and Dave Morgan

  This week on BJPenn.com Radio, hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by a massive lineup of MMA guests. Those calling in will include UFC veteran Phil Baroni, Tyrone Spong, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, MFC middleweight contender Elvis Mutapcic and rising flyweight Dave Morgan. Baroni will join the show fresh off an August...

Oct 11, 2012 6:39 am

Exclusive: Part Two of Our Interview with Miguel Torres

  To read part one of our exclusive interview with Miguel Torres click here.   Provided he gets by Moraes in November he may already have an opponent in place. Recent World Series of Fighting signee Tyson Nam is training as we speak and will be a part of the second card the organization puts...

Oct 11, 2012 6:36 am

Exclusive: Miguel Torres Talks About the WSOF and Showing He’s Still a Top Fighter

  The name Miguel Torres still carries a lot of weight, especially considering he fights at 135lbs. After ruling the WEC bantamweight division for nearly two years, Torres ran into some tough fighters and lost two of his last three bouts for the organization before being swallowed up by the UFC. The excitement surrounding the...

Oct 9, 2012 7:08 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin on Fighting Le, China, Movies, and More

Rich Franklin takes on Cung Le on November 10th in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 6 also known as UFC MACAO. This event will be the UFC’s first event in greater China and is set to take place at the CotaiArena. The fight was in question for a time. Rumors of a...

Oct 9, 2012 10:03 am

Exclusive: Joe Schilling Promises Big Things for Muay Thai Fans in America

  For Muay Thai to grow here in the United States there a few essential tools the sport will need in order to become successful. The biggest requirement is the backing of someone who has the knowledge, experience and most importantly the money to produce solid cards and promote them properly. Lion Fight Promotions seems...

Oct 8, 2012 11:48 am

EXCLUSIVE | Lion Fight Promotions President Scott Kent talks to BJPENN.COM

There are many different disciplines involved in mixed martial arts. You have boxing, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo just to name a few. True mixed martial arts fans are the ones that can appreciate all aspects of the sport. Of course you will always have fans that are blood thirsty and looking for a vicious...