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Feb 6, 2018 9:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley: “Stephen Thompson is today’s Jon Fitch”

Tyron Woodley: “Stephen Thompson is today’s Jon Fitch” Earlier today UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that he was targeting a summer return and would likely be fighting former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz in his next bout. “The Chosen One” has not competed since August’s UFC 214 event where he successfully...

Feb 5, 2018 10:23 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko’s manager feels Cachoeira fight “could have been stopped sooner”

Former UFC bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko could not have been more impressive in her Saturday night flyweight debut, out-landing her opponent Priscila Cachoeira by a 230-3 margin en-route to a second-round submission win. Regrettably, much of the buzz surrounding this fight has been negative, as the widespread perception is that referee Mario Yamasaki let this one-sided beatdown go...

Feb 5, 2018 8:09 am

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington explains why he deserves title shot before Rafael Dos Anjos

At present, there are two clear frontrunners in the race to the next shot at UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley. One is surging contender Colby Covington. The other is former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Speaking on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Colby Covington explained why he, not Rafael dos Anjos, deserves...

Jan 30, 2018 10:08 am

EXCLUSIVE | UFC 221’s Alexander Volkanovski expects ranked opponent with win

This weekend, on the undercard of UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, red-hot featherweight prospect Alexander Volkanovski will return to the cage for a rescheduled bout with Canada’s Jeremy Kennedy. If Volkanovski can win this bout, he’ll be 4-0 in the UFC, and 16-1 overall, and he expects to be rewarded for this impressive run with...

Jan 24, 2018 7:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Lee explains choice to train with legendary coach Firas Zahabi

In the wake of his submission loss to UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee has been looking for ways to freshen up his game. He’s hoping renowned MMA coach Firas Zahabi can help him with that. Speaking on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Lee explained that he’ll be doing some work...

Jan 23, 2018 5:33 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Lee has an opponent in mind for his next fight

Having recently come up short in an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, “The Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee is eager to get back on track and reinsert himself into the title mix. While he was briefly discussed as a possible opponent for former World Series of Fighting champion Justin Gaethje, Gaethje has now been...

Jan 22, 2018 10:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Lee makes pick for Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

On April 7, at UFC 223, interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and undefeated contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle for a lightweight title. Will it be the interim title currently owned by Ferguson, or the undisputed title currently owned by Conor McGregor? Dana White was incredibly unclear when asked about this at a press conference in Boston, refusing to...

Jan 12, 2018 11:08 pm

EXCLUSIVE | T.J. Dillashaw fires back at Cody Garbrandt “You can’t even really be called champ without defending your belt”

T.J. Dillashaw fires back at Cody Garbrandt “You can’t even really be called champ without defending your belt”. Following his thrilling second-round knockout victory over Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217, newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw set his sights on a super-fight with current flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson. While “Mighty Mouse” is expected to...

Jan 12, 2018 10:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE | T.J. Dillashaw is gearing up for “The biggest fight of 2018”

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (15-3 MMA) is gearing up for “The biggest fight of 2018”. The 31-year-old product of Sonora, California is coming off an incredible second-round knockout victory over former teammate turned bitter rival Cody Garbrandt at November’s UFC 217 event in New York. That victory earned Dillashaw back the promotions bantamweight strap,...

Jan 3, 2018 7:49 am

EXCLUSIVE | Cris Cyborg explains what surprised her about five-round scrap with Holly Holm

Last Saturday, in the main event of UFC 219, UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg stepped into the Octagon to attempt her first title defense. Her opponent on this quest was former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. While Cyborg ultimately came out on top in this fight, capturing a well-deserved unanimous decision, Holm certainly...

Dec 30, 2017 1:12 pm

BJ Penn addresses UFC 221 rumors and the potential of fighting at UFC Hawaii

Earlier today rumors surfaced that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn would be returning to the octagon this February to battle promotional newcomer Suman Mokhtarian at UFC 221. If this poster is real or not, doesn't matter. @Suman_att will be the talk leading up to #UFC219 & BJ Penn is probably somewhere thinking...

Dec 28, 2017 11:49 am

EXCLUSIVE | James Vick suggests a tough punishment for a fighters who turn down fights

15th-ranked UFC lightweight James Vick has been having a very difficult time finding fights, and that trend continues to this day. Having had his hopes of headlining the UFC’s return to Austin opposite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone dashed, he’s now eagerly waiting to see what else the UFC can come up with for him. While the...

Dec 28, 2017 7:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Glory Heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven eyeing fights with Ngannou and Miocic

Glory kickboxing heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven has already competed once in mixed martial arts, having authored a first-round TKO of Viktor Bogutzki back in 2015. From the sounds of it, he hopes to compete in MMA again – and at the very highest level. Speaking on the latest stacked episode of BJ Penn Radio, Verhoeven shared...

Dec 24, 2017 1:41 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sean O’Malley discusses possible future fight with TJ Dillashaw

“Sugar” Sean O’Malley is one of the hottest prospects in the talent-rich UFC bantamweight division. Now 1-o in the UFC, having bested a game Terrion Ware in his recent promotional debut, he’s keen to continue his climb up the bantamweight ladder, and perhaps one day, battle reigning champ TJ Dillashaw. While O’Malley hopes to fight...

Dec 24, 2017 1:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington explains why he thinks Woodley and dos Anjos are ducking him

Having established himself as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders, Colby Covington is now eyeing one of two fights: a title fight with reigning champ Tyron Woodley, or an interim title fight with fellow contender Rafael dos Anjos. Unfortunately for him, neither man seems interested in fighting him at this particular moment. Covington believes...

Dec 24, 2017 1:37 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jimi Manuwa explains why he still wants to fight David Haye

British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa is one of the best light heavyweight mixed martial artists on earth. And though he is currently riding a tough knockout loss to upcoming light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir, he is still only a win or two from his own shot at the belt. While Manuwa has plenty of...