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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...

Aug 26, 2016 10:20 am

Exclusive | Jason Parillo talks Bisping vs. Henderson II, boxing in MMA, & more

Jason Parillo has gained recognition as one of the best striking coaches in MMA. Parillo, who has not only worked with UFC champions such as our very own BJ Penn, and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, but also Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, has been around MMA since its earliest days. Parillo, who was...

Aug 24, 2016 2:58 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn: “To the doubters, go put all your money on Lamas!”

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn will return to the octagon on October 15 when he squares off with former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas in the main event of UFC Manila. The UFC Hall of Fame fighter, Penn, recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed his comeback fight and future...

Aug 23, 2016 8:19 pm

EXCLUSIVE | The man who helped save BJ Penn’s career, Dr. Pete Goldman

While MMA fans are certainly familiar with the legendary career of our very own BJ Penn, many MMA fans may not be familiar with the man who helped save Penn’s career following his UFC 46 win over Matt Hughes which saw him capture the welterweight championship. Unfortunately, Penn was experiencing severe neck pain throughout the...

May 29, 2016 1:17 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn details the IV that forced him out of his fight at UFC 199

We would not being doing our job as journalists if we did not track down BJ Penn and ask him what everyone is wondering, which is why he took the IV back in March. “Ok do you want the short version or the long version?” asked Penn. Of course BJPENN.com always demands the full version. So we...

May 24, 2016 10:30 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn addresses his fans about the USADA IV violation

Yesterday it was announced that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 199 bout with Cole Miller due to a USADA IV violation. We caught up with the UFC Hall of Fame fighter earlier today to discuss the USADA violation and what will come next in the...

May 3, 2016 6:18 am

Exclusive | Patrick Cote discusses Conor McGregor’s standoff with the UFC

UFC welterweight contender Patrick Cote (23-9 MMA) is busy preparing for his upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 89’ showdown with Donald Cerrone which takes place next month in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. “The Predator” is currently riding a three-fight win streak and has won six of his past seven bouts overall. We caught up with the Canadian...

May 1, 2016 12:15 pm

Exclusive | Patrick Côte wants to finish Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 89

UFC welterweight contender Patrick Cote (23-9 MMA) is busy preparing for his UFC Fight Night 89 showdown with Donald Cerrone which takes place next month in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. “The Predator” is currently riding a three-fight win streak and has won six of his past seven bouts overall. We caught up with Patrick Cote to...

Apr 22, 2016 6:42 am

Exclusive | Scott Burt “Bare Knuckle Boxing returns to the USA on June 11”

Since the late 1800’s, only one Bare Knuckle Boxing event has been sanctioned in the United States of America. That lone stateside ‘BKB’ event took place on August 5, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Well, BJPENN.com has confirmed with sources that a second stateside Bare Knuckle Boxing event is set to take place in Miami, Florida...

Apr 12, 2016 12:18 pm

JacksonWink Exclusive Interview with BJ Penn – Is he ready? Red Chili or Green?

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn has been training at the JacksonWink MMA Academy in Albuquerque New Mexico for his highly anticipated return to the Octagon. When Penn officially ended his retirement several months ago, he revealed that he planned on making a run at the UFC featherweight championship with Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn...

Apr 10, 2016 11:51 am

Exclusive | Richard Perez says UFC 196 payday has not changed Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez recently sat down with BJPENN.com and talked about a number of different topics. One of the topics discussed was Nate’s big payday at last month’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas. The “Stockton Slugger” was able to step in on just two-weeks notice and defeat the heavily favored Conor...

Jan 22, 2016 11:48 am

Exclusive Video | Tito Ortiz says King Mo is too ghetto for him

When Fedor Emelianenko made his triumphant return to MMA on New Year’s Eve at Rizin FF, the MMA world went wild with possibilities as to who Fedor could fight next. It was announced that Emelianenko would be looking to take another fight in April, likely under the Rizin banner once again, however no opponent was...

Jan 19, 2016 8:43 am

Exclusive Video | Tito Ortiz discusses Ronda Rousey’s future

Since Holly Holm KO’d Ronda Rousey back at UFC 193, there has been much speculation as to when the pair would finally get to have their highly anticipated rematch. While the UFC brass initially wanted Holm vs. Rousey II to go down at UFC 200, due to a delay in the filming of an upcoming...

Jan 16, 2016 8:47 am

Exclusive Video | Tito Ortiz talks Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor was the talk of the MMA world going into his UFC 194 featherweight championship bout against Jose Aldo. Since knocking Aldo out in 13 seconds and claiming the UFC featherweight championship, McGregor has continued to make headlines. ‘Notorious’ announced that he would be going up to lightweight to fight Rafael dos Anjos for...