Results for Exclusive Interviews

Jun 6, 2014 3:30 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Ross Pearson: “I’m Far More Technical Than Diego”

There are several exciting fights on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov card, and one bout that has plenty of “Fight of the Night” potential is a lightweight clash between Ross Pearson (15-6-1, 7-3-1 UFC) and Diego Sanchez (24-7, 13-7 UFC). And while Diego Sanchez often brings a certain level of grit, intensity...

Jun 6, 2014 6:50 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Moraga Believes that First Dodson Fight was “Bogus”

John Moraga is fighting an old foe this weekend on UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov in John Dodson. The two previously fought on a Nemesis Fighting card in 2010, where Dodson won a unanimous decision. However, Moraga told BJPenn.com radio that he doesn’t even really think about their first fight, saying “the first time...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

May 16, 2014 1:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 5 Blog

Fresh off the fifth episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on the show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following the...

Apr 23, 2014 9:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Dhiego Lima’s TUF 19, Episode 2 Blog

  Fresh off the second episode of ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’, Atlanta’s Dhiego Lima, Team Edgar’s second pick, walks us through his first hand experience of what was seen on tonight’s show. Dhiego is one of the top prospects from this season’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality series and will be blogging for BJPENN.COM each week following...

Apr 22, 2014 4:35 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Matt Hughes on Retirement & Desire To Still Compete

During a recent appearance at the UFC GYM BJ Penn Grand Opening in Waipahu, Hawaii, the popular franchises second Hawaii location, former UFC welterweight champion, Matt Hughes spoke to BJPENN.COM’s Lynn Mitchell about his life now that he’s retired and his desire to still compete. And ya, that’s BJ’s oldest daughter!!

Apr 22, 2014 1:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Coach Jason Parillo Talks TUF 19, Episode 1

  Famed MMA Boxing coach, Jason Parillo, has embarked on his first season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter, lending a hand on Team Penn. The first episode of season 19 showcased two head coaches, Penn and Edgar, that were able to get along and be cordial to each other. This was a big change considering that...

Apr 22, 2014 12:46 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Not Retiring, Wants to Fight in July

Despite his initial statements that he was heavily considering retirement, UFC Lightweight contender Josh ‘The Punk’ Thomson has altered course. “I’m hoping to fight July 26 in San Jose,” Thomson told BJPenn.com. San Jose would make sense for Thomson, since he was born and raised there, and has fought at home numerous times.  He explained...

Apr 18, 2014 9:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Head Coach BJ Penn Talks TUF 19, Episode 1

UFC legend BJ Penn made his return to The Ultimate Fighter this past Wednesday. Penn, who is coaching against Frankie Edgar on TUF: 19, was a coach on the shows 5th season back in 2007. The former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion recently spoke about this seasons premiere episode and how he felt about returning...

Apr 2, 2014 11:58 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Close Up – TUF 20 Fighter Jo Calderwood

Joanne Calderwood spoke to BJPENN.COM affiliate, Whoa TV, ahead of her joining the TUF 20 cast. TUF 20 features 115-pound female fighters in a tournament that will crown the UFC’s first champ. TUF 20 will be coached by Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez.

Apr 1, 2014 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE | Pat Healy: ‘ I want to erase last year from everyone’s mind’

Pat Healy has 49 pro MMA fights under his belt. In those 49 fights, Healy has earned 23 victories by either knockout or submission. So, when Healy hears fans call out fighters – including himself – for not finishing bouts, he gets a little upset. “It bothers me a little bit when I hear that,”...

Apr 1, 2014 11:10 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Forrest Griffin: ‘TRT helps you do your job better’

“Here’s what I don’t understand, What’s wrong with wanting to be better at your job? You only get one life. That’s it. I didn’t mean to have this shitty body with shitty genetics. I wanted a better one. I’ll be honest. I wanted to be much bigger, stronger and faster. If I could do that…...