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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...

Nov 12, 2015 7:06 pm

MMA Champion Travis Browne: I have a champion’s mindset

Travis Browne is currently spending his time training at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale California under the tutelage of Edmond Tarverdyan, who also trains UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. BJPENN.com’s very own LayzieTheSavage caught up with Browne at Glendale Fighting Club to discuss his recent loss to Andrei Arlovski, Nick Diaz’s suspension, and what’s...

Nov 11, 2015 12:20 pm

Exclusive video | Browne: Rousey is the most dominant female fighter ever

While UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is still improving, many are already predicting that there will never be a female fighter as dominant as Rousey. Ahead of Rousey’s UFC 193 scrap against Holly Holm this Saturday, BJPENN.com’s very own LayzieTheSavage spoke to Travis Browne to discuss Rousey’s dominance in the sport.

Nov 5, 2015 2:40 pm

Exclusive video: Rousey’s coach talks keys to victory against Holm

Ahead of Ronda Rousey’s highly anticipated UFC 193 bout against Holly Holm on November 14th at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Australia, Rousey’s coach Edmond Tarverdyan spoke with BJPENN.com’s very own LayzieTheSavage to discuss what ‘Rowdy’ need to do in order to win the bout and retain the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.

Nov 3, 2015 9:41 pm

Exclusive Video | Nick Diaz: Fans want to see fights!

Nick Diaz’s Octagon antics mid-fight make him a fan favorite. In addition to Diaz’s mid-fight taunting his ‘stand and trade’ style has won him the admiration of many fans over the years. In a recent interview with BJPENN.COM Diaz discusses what fans want to see in fights. Watch the video above!

Nov 1, 2015 3:58 pm

Exclusive Video: Watch what happens when BJ Penn re-visits Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school

BJPenn.com’s very own LayzieTheSavage joined our namesake BJ Penn in California to visit the Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school. The Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school is where Penn began his storied Jiu-Jitsu career that saw him win the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, becoming the first non-Brazilian to do so. This will likely be the coolest video you’ll see...

Oct 13, 2015 10:56 am

Rafael Cordeiro Compares The New Champ RDA to BJ Penn

Grand master Rafael Cordeiro discusses the similarities between his pupil Rafael dos Anjos and UFC hall-of-famer BJ Penn. Penn, of course, was the second UFC lightweight champion in the promotion’s history, and arguably the best, and RDA is the current champion readying for his first title defense.        

Oct 13, 2015 9:30 am

BJPENN.COM’S Layzie The Savage Gets Arm Brutally Broken In Tournament — (Graphic)

He didn’t earn his “Layzie The Savage” moniker for nothing. That’s right folks, Layzie is indeed a Savage! Training directly under the tutelage of Nate Diaz in Lodi, California, the BJPENN.COM videographer has been growing into the role of competitive grappler over the course of his time with the Gracie Fighter team. Last weekend, competing...