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Nov 30, 2016 7:42 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn on upcoming comeback fight: I think Yair Rodriguez will be surprised

Earlier this month, it was announced that UFC Hall-of-Famer and former two-division champion BJ Penn would be making his long awaited return to the Octagon against Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. The two will share the main event honors of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix Arizona on January 15. As this massive showdown draws...

Nov 27, 2016 11:57 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson: “Ronda Rousey has a Monster on her hands!”

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (12-1 MMA) will return to action next month in Las Vegas when she challenges current UFC 135-pound women’s champion Amanda Nunes for the title in the main event of UFC 207. Rousey was last seen in action at UFC 193 in November of 2015 against Holly Holm. “The...


Nov 24, 2016 8:28 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson confirms a rematch with Tyron Woodley is in the works

Earlier this month at UFC 205, top ranked welterweight contender Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon in the co-main event of the card with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight was an extremely back and forth one, with Woodley coming out strong in the first round and securing a takedown,...

Nov 20, 2016 3:57 pm

EXCLUSIVE | “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is back and better than ever

Now closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service required of South Korean citizens, Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” – is poised for a return to the Octagon. In advance of his return, the featherweight favorite spoke with Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire...

Nov 20, 2016 2:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry “Alan Jouban could lose two jobs in one night!”

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has been making waves over the past several months. Prior to his UFC debut, a welterweight scrap with Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202, Perry made headlines for his weigh-in antics, high-fiving ring girls as he walked on stage, before then faking Lim out with a handshake. Perry would go on to earn a first-round TKO...

Nov 20, 2016 11:18 am

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie explains his decision to callout BJ Penn

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung is quickly closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service he was required to serve as a citizen of South Korea. Jung was most recently seen in action at UFC 163 in May of 2012, where he suffered a fourth-round TKO loss...

Nov 18, 2016 10:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Platinum” Mike Perry Gives his Thoughts on McGregor vs. Alvarez and Woodley vs. Thompson

Despite having fought just twice inside the Octagon, “Platinum” Mike Perry is quickly emerging as one of the welterweight division’s most popular –and dangerous – fighters. Currently preparing for a December 17 scrap with fellow prospect Alan Jouban, Perry recently took time out of his busy schedule for an appearance on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire with host...

Nov 18, 2016 6:31 am

Michael Bisping Agrees to Fight Yoel Romero, Hopes for Spring Date

Not long ago, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping suggested he would turn down a fight with contender Yoel Romero, even if Romero beat former champ Chris Weidman at UFC 205. His reluctance to accept this potential fight was based on Romero’s failing a drug test in early 2016 – which was ultimately deemed to be the result...

Nov 17, 2016 5:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Conor McGregor just dances around the subject of fighting me”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is coming off a remarkable performance against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205, which saw ‘The Chosen One’ retain his title after an epic five-round war with ‘Wonderboy’ was ruled a majority draw. During Friday’s UFC 205 weigh ins, the UFC welterweight champion had a pair of altercations with Irish superstar...

Nov 17, 2016 2:17 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Smolka: ‘You’re only as good as your last performance’

11-2 UFC flyweight Louis Smolka is looking to bounce back from a bitter loss. At UFC Fight Night 96 in a bout against Brandon Moreno, Smolka was finished for the first time in his professional MMA career as Moreno locked in a guillotine choke forcing the Hawaiian to submit. With his only loss prior to...

Nov 17, 2016 6:58 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “I don’t believe that fight was a draw. I think I won. So I am ready to move forward”

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley joined host Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment where he discussed his UFC 205 “fight of the night” title bout with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. The epic five-round war between ‘T-Wood’ and ‘Wonderboy’ was declared a 47-47 draw by two of the three judges in attendance, with the third judge awarding ‘T-Wood’...

Nov 16, 2016 3:24 pm

PHOTO | Yoel Romero hugging Shaq is priceless

Yoel Romero made a huge statement with his flying knee finish over former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 over the weekend. The “Soldier of God” is looking to get a chance against UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and UFC President Dana White has already stated that the fight makes sense. Before going...

Nov 12, 2016 9:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero believes two champions will retain their belts at UFC 205

Tomorrow night, on the main card of UFC 205 in New York, former Olympic wrestler Yoel Romero will take on former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a highly anticipated middleweight bout. In advance of this pivotal showdown, the Cuban contender joined Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire where he discussed a number of different topics including which...

Nov 11, 2016 5:41 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Jorge Masvidal: “Tyron Woodley at any moment could just pick Conor McGregor up and end his life”

Earlier today current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had a rather intense moment backstage at the UFC 205’s weigh ins. Following their brief stare-down backstage, the UFC champions decided to trade barbs on Twitter which resulted in McGregor calling “The Chosen One” a “Twitter bitch” while Woodley fired back...

Nov 10, 2016 5:06 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC middleweight Yoel Romero has nothing but love for Conor McGregor

UFC 205 takes place this Saturday on November 12 with an absolutely stacked card. UFC middleweight Yoel Romero is set to take on former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman on the main pay-per-view card in what could determine the next contender to challenge UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping for his belt. With the crucial middleweight...

Nov 6, 2016 11:30 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley plans on leaving Stephen Thompson KO’d stiff a UFC 205

Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will attempt to make his first title defense at next month’s UFC 205 event in New York when he squares off with top contender Stephen Thompson. “Wonderboy” is a very unique fighter and his karate style has been able to frustrate many of his past opponents. “The Chosen One’...