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Nov 23, 2017 6:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry trashes “v*gina” Colby Covington, explains what he’d do if he was hit with a boomerang

Earlier this month, in the lead-up to the UFC’s recent show in Sydney, Australia, surging UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington had a run-in with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. Evidently angered by Covington’s controversial anti-Brazil comments, Werdum got physical with the welterweight, and ultimately threw a novelty boomerang at him. Speaking on the latest...

Nov 22, 2017 7:30 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn updates on his future in MMA

Back in June of this year, former UFC lightweight champion and all-around MMA legend BJ Penn made his latest return to cage opposite Germany’s Dennis Siver. While Penn nearly finished Siver in the second round, he ultimately came up short in this comeback bout, losing a majority decision. Now several months removed from this loss,...

Nov 20, 2017 7:52 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington gives timetable for jump to WWE

Over the last few months, Colby Covington has been sharpening his tools not just as a mixed martial artist, but as a pro wrestler. While it’s no surprise that his experience in MMA is translating well into the pro wrestling world, he’s also finding that his forays into pro-wrestling world could be beneficial to his MMA...

Nov 19, 2017 5:06 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Al Iaquinta “Someone should have cold clocked Conor McGregor” at Bellator 187

Perennial UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta believes “someone should have cold clocked Conor McGregor” at Bellator 187. “The Notorious” had jumped into the cage at Bellator 187 in an attempt to celebrate with teammate Charlie Ward. During the incident McGregor ended up pushing referee Marc Goddard and also slapped a member of the commission. “Raging...

Nov 19, 2017 3:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington plans to win UFC belts in at least two divisions

Surging UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington plans to win UFC belts in at least two divisions. “Chaos” was a recent guest on BJPENN RADIO where he revealed his plans on becoming a two-division champion. “Yeah, you know, the thing is this. I could go up to 185 (pounds), or I could go down to 155...

Nov 19, 2017 2:40 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington goes off on “unprofessional” Conor McGregor

Surging UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has made a lot of headlines in recent weeks. It all started last month in Brazil after Covington scored a unanimous decision over hometown favorite Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119. In his post-fight interview “Chaos” called the country “a dump” and said that the people of Brazil...

Nov 19, 2017 9:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Amanda Nunes discusses possible fight with Raquel Pennington

On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes admitted that, while she didn’t want to step on the toes of her fellow Brazilian Cris Cyborg, she believed her next opponent should be former champion Holly Holm. “I’m ready to go,” the bantamweight champ said on BJ Penn Radio. “I...

Nov 16, 2017 1:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington gives his take on possible Nate Diaz welterweight title shot

Over the last few days, there has been a tidal wave of buzz surrounding a possible welterweight title fight between champ Tyron Woodley and long-time lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UF 219. While this possible showdown has generated a flood of excitement, however, there are plenty of people who believe it’s the wrong choice, as...

Nov 16, 2017 7:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko explains why she called out Paige VanZant

Not long ago, long-time UFC strawweight star Paige VanZant took to Twitter to announce that she would be getting the first crack at the new UFC women’s flyweight champion crowned by the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. Shortly thereafter, top bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko, who has long flirted with a drop to flyweight, challenged...

Nov 14, 2017 9:10 am

EXCLUSIVE | James Vick wishes their were more fighters like Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

Back in October, established UFC welterweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone stepped into the cage with Darren Till, an up-and-coming fighter he knew very little about. After winning this fight via first-round knockout, Till immediately emerged as one of the welterweight division’s hottest contenders. Had Cowboy not accepted this fight with Till, it’s likely that Till...

Nov 13, 2017 7:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw considers Cody Garbrandt his “second best win”

Earlier this month, in the co-main event of UFC 217, TJ Dillashaw put months of trash talk to rest, authoring a second-round knockout of his arch rival Cody Garbrandt to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title Despite the massive stakes of this fight, however, Dillashaw does not consider it the biggest of his career. Instead, that...

Nov 12, 2017 11:44 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw discusses infamous Cody Garbrandt KO footage

Just days ahead of UFC 217, Cody Garbrandt finally shared some long discussed footage that showed him dropping his UFC 217 opponent, TJ Dillashaw, in a training session from many years ago. Speaking on the most recent episode of BJ Penn Radio – just days after he knocked Garbrandt out to win the UFC bantamweight title...

Nov 9, 2017 5:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko challenges Paige VanZant to fight in January

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko has issued a challenge to Paige Vanzant! “The Bullet” recently announced her intentions to drop down to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division, this following her controversial split-decision loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 in September. As for Paige VanZant, the popular former strawweight fighter recently...

Nov 9, 2017 11:21 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown explains why Diego Sanchez should consider retiring too

This weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s anticipated stop in Norfolk, Virginia, welterweight fan favorite Matt Brown will partake in the final fight of his long career. His dance partner for this swan song will be Diego Sanchez, a fighter of a similar vintage. Given that Sanchez has also been fighting for many...

Nov 9, 2017 8:18 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw aims to dethrone ‘Mighty Mouse’, actively defend two titles

With his sizzling UFC 217 grudge match with Cody Garbrandt soundly in the rear-view mirror, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is now hellbent on a flyweight showdown with iron-fisted division ruler Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. In his opinion, this champion versus champion showdown is simply too big not to happen. “I mean that’s the fight...

Nov 9, 2017 6:40 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw talks possible grudge match with un-retired Urijah Faber

Over the last year, bantamweight stars TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt have shared one of the most heated and public rivalries in MMA. The pair’s rivalry stems from Dillashaw’s departure from Team Alpha Male, the Sacramento gym where he began his fighting career, and the bitterness his former Team Alpha Male stablemates have felt ever...

Nov 8, 2017 9:12 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson shuts down Darren Till rumors, details preferred matchup

Yesterday night, UFC President Dana White announced his plan to move the promotion’s planned February 24 from Orlando, Florida, to Liverpool, UK. The intention, he said, was to pit Liverpool’s own Darren Till against a fellow striking whiz in Stephen Thompson on the card. “I literally [switched] my whole schedule. I’m laying [stuff] out here...