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Nov 2, 2014 9:59 am

Former TUF Competitor Training To Make Pro-Wrestling Jump

Former TUF competitor, Matt Riddle, who was released by the UFC after failing two drug tests is currently training to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a pro-wrestler. It has long been rumored that Ronda Rousey may make the jump to pro-wrestling sometime in the future after several videos were posted of Rousey doing WWE...

Nov 2, 2014 9:41 am

Ronda Rousey Opens As Massive Favorite Over Zingano

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is set to defend her championship against Cat Zingano at UFC 184 in February in a highly anticipated matchup. Best Fight Odds has released the opening betting odds for the bout, which has Rousey as a massive -1300 favorite to Zingano, who is a +700 underdog. Expect these odds...

Nov 2, 2014 9:18 am

Lineker Slams “The Talking Cricket” Ian McCall

John Lineker and Ian McCall don’t face off until UFC Fight Night 56 this weekend, but the pair have continued to trade verbal shots back and forth. Linker continued to heat things up in a recent interview with MMAJunkie, where he compared McCall to Jiminy Cricket from the childhood story, Pinocchio. “I am really happy...

Nov 2, 2014 8:53 am

Cris Cyborg Injures Ankle, Out Of Bantamweight Debut At Invicta 10

Cris Cyborg has been training for her highly anticipated bantamweight debut at Invicta 10 in December, however after a serious ankle injury in training, Cyborg will likely have to undergo surgery, further postponing her bantamweight debut. Stepping in for Cyborg in the main event against bantamweight champion Michelle Waterson will be Herica Tiburcio. Cyborg’s injury...

Nov 2, 2014 8:37 am

PHOTOS | Tom DeBlass Suffers Nasty Cut, Out Of Bellator 131 King Mo Bout

Former UFC fighter Tom DeBlass suffered a gruesome cut while training, and as a result is out of his Bellator 131 bout against King Mo, and by the looks of things according to his Tweet, may not fight again. DeBlass apologized to King Mo for having to withdraw from their bout in an extended Tweet:...

Nov 2, 2014 8:23 am

Scary Brutal Elbow From Muay Thai Bout Starches Fighter

Is this the most brutal elbow KO in the history of combat sports? It certainly makes a strong campaign for why it is. Hear the impact of this devastating elbow as it connects! Post by UFC Knockout Art. Can’t see this post? Click here!

Nov 1, 2014 10:43 pm

‘Invicta FC 9: Honchak vs. Hashi’ Results

The Invicta Fighting Championship returned to action tonight from the RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa. The UFC Fight Pass event featured a flyweight title fight main event between Miletich Fighting Systems’ Barb Honchack and perennial top contender Takayo Hashi. The full results are as follows: Champ Barb Honchak def. Takayo Hashi via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45,...

Nov 1, 2014 8:42 pm

PHOTO | Chris Weidman Ready For UFC Fight Night Sydney

UFC middlweight champion Chris Weidman is getting ready to travel to Australia to likely coach his teammate Al Iaquinta as he fights Ross Pearson. Wiedman posted the following photo on his official Instagram. Beard game ready to go for Australia. A photo posted by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:43am PST

Nov 1, 2014 4:26 pm

GALLERY! UFC Halloween 2014

This year, the familiar faces from the UFC went all-out with their Halloween costumes, and celebrations. Here’s a compilation of some of the most spirited contributions: Researching jack-o-lantern designs with @RondaRousey — DrAnnMaria (@DrAnnMaria) October 30, 2014 Everyone keeps asking what I'm gunna be for Halloween – well, after working and running all over...

Nov 1, 2014 3:59 pm

Nick Diaz Sent A Halloween Message to Georges St-Pierre

#whereyouatGeorge #Aliens #Abduction #halloween #ufo A photo posted by nickdiaz209 (@nickdiaz209) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:14pm PDT Popular UFC fighter, Nick Diaz, sent out this funny message to Georges St-Pierre. GSP, of course, has been making headlines for his belief in UFO’s. (More on that HERE)

Nov 1, 2014 3:48 pm

Weidman Pushing For More Belfort Drug Tests

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman is growing impatient with the drug screening progress of his upcoming opponent, Vitor Belfort. Check it: Weidman-Belfort = 120 days away Fight 1st announced = 100 days ago No. of times VB has been tested = 0 No. of times he'll be tested = ??? — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) November 1, 2014

Nov 1, 2014 3:35 pm

UFC’s Best Trade Addresses, Offer To Settle Twitter Beef In Street

Donald Cerrone vs, Bobby Green should probably be booked by the UFC, before the two have an impromptu run-in in the streets. Yesterday on twitter, talks between them heated up when addresses, mixed with threats, got exchanged. 6 kalma ln, Edgewood NM 87015 address if you have a problem @MMAblast as for @BobbyKGreen your about to...

Nov 1, 2014 3:01 pm

Ellenberger Planning To “Dominate” Gastelum

“When you’re in the top 15 or the top 10, every fight is very important. Me, myself personally, I don’t pay a lot of attention to rankings, you know because it’s really just a number. If you’re not (above) No. 1 then you’re not the champ. I like the match-up a lot, he’s a tough...

Nov 1, 2014 2:52 pm

Machida Picking Jones Over Cormier, Weidman Over Belfort

“Weidman versus Vitor is a tough matchup for both. Vitor has a chance of knocking him out, especially in the beginning of the fight, but I believe time is not on Vitor’s side. It’s common for a striker to lose his power during the fight, something which wrestlers deal with a little better.” “I think...

Nov 1, 2014 2:44 pm

Royce Gracie: Diaz bros fights are what this sport should be

Mixed Martial Arts legend Royce Gracie recently stated that he feels the Diaz brothers fights represent what the sport of MMA should be. Check it out: “I like their attitude,” said Gracie, who was at Bellator’s recent media day event promoting Bellator 131 on Nov. 15 at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center. “Their attitude....

Nov 1, 2014 2:33 pm

Corassani Says ‘Fear The Fighter’ Apparel Not Paying What’s Owed

Ultimate Fighter Veteran, Akira Corassani has been supporting his sponsor, “Fear The Fighter”, for two-fights, and not been paid. Now he’s had it, and is making this news public, in hopes of getting what’s owed. Check it: @Fearthefighter You have 48 hours to pay me my money for my last two fights or I'm going...

Nov 1, 2014 2:29 pm

UFC Backs Sports Betting Expansion In The U.S.

Sports betting is illegal in most States, but both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) are apparently in favor of expanded legal sports betting in America. UFC Executive Vice President and COO Lawrence Epstein told ESPN on Thursday that, with proper regulation, expanded legalized sports betting in the U.S. would benefit all sports....

Nov 1, 2014 2:11 pm

Brain Injury Lawsuit Hits Pro-Wrestling

William Haynes aka Billy Jack Haynes, a former professional wrestler, filed a lawsuit earlier this week in US Federal Court against the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). The lawsuit follows a similar model to the NFL brain injury class action, namely allegations that the WWE fraudulently covered up the true medical toll of the sport from...

Nov 1, 2014 2:00 pm

UFC’s Michael McDonald Bulking Up

“I guess what I’ve learned is I’m different. I can’t do what everyone else is doing. I could actually gain some weight and strengthen my muscles and bones. I’m going towards more traditional heavy lifting, which people say, ‘Don’t do in MMA.’ It’s making my joints feel great. The best way I can describe it...

Nov 1, 2014 1:39 pm

Baroni vs. Silva Japan NYE Bout?

Wanderlei Silva may have received a lifetime ban from fighting in Nevada, but in Japan no one cares. He’s likely still under UFC contract as well, but again, Japan doesn’t care. Can “The Axe Murderer” return to Asia to resurrect his fighting career? It’s probably not the smartest move, but yes, he probably can. Phil Baroni...

Nov 1, 2014 12:13 pm

Bellator MMA: 5 Rounds Will Brooks

Go 5 Rounds with Interim Lightweight World Champion Will Brooks as he prepares to face Michael Chandler at Bellator 131 on Saturday, November 15th live on Spike TV!

Oct 31, 2014 8:07 pm

PRANKSTER! ‘Mom! I’m Shot, I’m Shot’ – Lorenz Larkin’s Happy Halloween

UFC striking standout, Lorenz Larkin took to his personal Facebook, to document a Halloween prank he pulled off on his mother today. This prank, is epic, on so many levels, that we reached out to “Da Monsoon” to get permission to run it, right here on BJPENN.COM. All Credit to Mr. Larkin. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Follow:...

Oct 31, 2014 3:23 pm

Invicta FC Bosses Impress At Today’s Weigh-Ins

In celebration of Halloween, the two Invicta FC executives (pictured) decided to dress up as UFC president Dana White and promotion matchmaker Joe Silva. Did they pull it off? Here’s the weigh-in results:   Champ Barb Honchak (124.4) vs. Takayo Hashi (124.8) – flyweight title Mizuki Inoue (115) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) Raquel Pa’aluhi (145)...

Oct 31, 2014 3:07 pm

GSP Discusses Alien Mind Erasing Threat On Earth

Before anyone starts ripping into to GSP too hard, let me just preface this story by stating that, I myself am a believer in extraterrestrials. The fact that the former UFC champ is addressing this topic publicly, is not only entertaining, but also fascinating to us believers. During GSP’s time on Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome”...

Oct 31, 2014 2:49 pm

Booking Roundup: UFC Confirms 12 New Bouts

The UFC’s matchmaking department has been on overdrive this week, matching at least 13 new fights to upcoming events. In addition to the new fight announcements, changes have also come down the pipe to already existing fight cards, and bouts. As previously reported, a bantamweight title fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano has been...