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Jun 11, 2015 9:55 am

Urijah Faber On The Time A Dwarf Cop “Had It Out For Me”

Whether it’s Jon Jones with his hit and run incident, or Bellator’s Mike Richman getting busted by the California State Athletic Commission, fighters seem to be having a tough time following the rules. UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber, on the other hand, had a run in with the law in his learning years which was unwarranted....

Jun 10, 2015 1:31 pm

Top UFC Female Leslie Smith Grateful For UFC Pay, But Hurt By Reebok Deal

Toward the end of 2014, the UFC claimed they made a monumental deal for the development of mixed martial arts when they struck an exclusive sponsorship deal with athletic company Reebok. The partnership would lead to Reebok being represented by every fighter on the roster on their way to, and inside of the octagon. Gone...

Jun 6, 2015 10:16 am

Melendez: ‘Eddie Alvarez And I Are The Perfect Recipe For FOTY’

UFC lightweight and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez is looking forward to his scrap with former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez. During recent media obligations to promote the fight Melendez acknowledges that it’s a fight many people have been wanting to see for a long time now, with both men being former champions in other organizations....

Jun 6, 2015 10:00 am

Thiago Tavares Training Footage Ahead Of Tonight’s UFC Event — WATCH

Ahead of tonight’s return to the UFC’s Octagon, top lightweight Thiago Tavares takes to Phuket Top Team to hone his striking game. And it looks like it’s working! Thiago has only dropped one contest since 2011, and it came via the UFC’s top contender, Khabib Nurmagomedov. He returns to action in June, in New Orleans....

Jun 6, 2015 9:19 am

UFC’s Leslie Smith Responds To McMann: ‘Psssh, I’ll Fight Her’

The dangerous Team Cesar Gracie trained Leslie Smith responds to former UFC title challenger Sara McMann’s call out of the entire female bantamweight roster. She also talks fighter pay, and more. Shot by our own, Layzie The Savage. WATCH! Gilbert Melendez Trains For Eddie Alvarez, And Looks Scary!

Jun 5, 2015 2:40 pm

Undefeated! Drakkar Klose, Staying Grounded In One Of MMA’s ‘Super Camps’

  On Saturday June 6th Undefeated lightweight Drakkar Klose steps into the ring for the Rage in the Cage 178 event. I was able to conduct a phone interview with the promising MMA LAB fighter. A former high school and collegiate wrestler Klose hopes to make a big impact this weekend and continue his climb...

Jun 5, 2015 12:32 am

Gilbert Melendez Media Day — BJPENN.COM ALL-ACCESS

Things pick up for top UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez in the weeks leading up to his highly anticipated matchup against Eddie Alvarez. Watch Melendez vs. Alvares on pay-per-view, next Saturday, as part of the UFC 188 main card. Video shot by BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage. WATCH! Gilbert Melendez Trains For Eddie Alvarez, And Looks Scary!

Jun 4, 2015 6:00 am

Championship Mindset — Cain Velasquez Prepares For UFC 188

UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez faces interim title holder Fabricio Werdum in the UFC 188 main event, on June 13. While we wait for his highly anticipated return to the Octagon, check out the latest Layzie The Savage special feature, and get a glimpse at what it takes to be the UFC’s heavyweight champion of...

May 29, 2015 6:04 am

Melendez: ‘If You’re down on the scorecards you gotta go for it!’

Have you ever watched a fight and wondered why a fighter who is clearly down on the scorecards isn’t doing much to push or go for a finish? Well in a recent interview with BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage, UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez gives his thoughts on the matter and says it’s unfortunately just how some...

May 27, 2015 5:32 pm

Gilbert Melendez Looking Forward To ‘Punching Someone In The Face’

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez is set to go to war with former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez in Mexico City. ‘El Nino’ talked with BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage about his upcoming fight and what he plans on accomplishing. “I’m gonna bust Eddie Alvarez’s ass up and celebrate in Mexico,” said the smiling Melendez.“I think it’s a...

May 27, 2015 1:21 am

Gilbert Melendez: “Gonna Bust Eddie Alvarez’s *ss Up, Then Celebrate in Mexico”

BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage catches up with top ranked UFC lightweight fighter, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez ahead of his highly anticipated matchup against Eddie Alvarez. The two top lightweights will finally come face-to-face on June 13, as part of the UFC 188 main card. Who Has The Better High Kick, D.C. or Rockhold? — AKA...

May 22, 2015 3:02 am

Who Has The Better High Kick, D.C. or Rockhold? — AKA All Access

Ahead of this weekend’s UFC 187 main event, UFC light-heavyweight title challenger Daniel Cormier keeps it light in the gym, and BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage was there to capture more AKA ALL ACCESS! Enjoy! The 209 Stays Ready! Nate Diaz Beats This Heavy Bag Like It Stole From Him — WATCH!

May 22, 2015 12:01 am

Cain Velasquez: ‘Werdum’s Interim Title Doesn’t Matter To Me’

The UFC champion recently talked to BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage about his upcoming title defense against Fabricio Werdum, who is currently the interim champion after beating Mark Hunt. So what does the champ think of the ‘interim’ belt? “As far as there being an interim champion right now, to me it doesn’t matter,” said Velasquez,...

May 20, 2015 1:05 pm

Velasquez: ‘I Feel Like I’m The Underdog In Every Fight’

The UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, is preparing for his fight with interim champ Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez recently talked with BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage about preparing for the fight and his mindset going into all of his bouts. The champ said he has been getting ready for Werdum by training a lot more jiu-jitsu because...

May 19, 2015 4:24 pm

THE CHAMP! Cain’s Focus on Jiu Jitsu Ahead Of Werdum Bout

BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage catches up with UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, as Cain prepares for his upcoming title defense against Fabricio Werdum. The two heavyweights square off in the UFC 188 main event, on June 13.