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Jun 22, 2017 8:39 am

BJ Penn explains what makes Dennis Siver such a dangerous opponent

This Sunday, on the main card of the UFC’s anticipated stop in Oklahoma City, our very own BJ Penn will return to the Octagon opposite dangerous German veteran Dennis Siver. In advance of this compelling scrap, Penn joined host Kinch on BJ Penn Radio to discuss Siver as an opponent. “I think he’s a great...

Jun 22, 2017 8:06 am

Colby Covington sounds off on Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Singapore, rising welterweight Colby Covington scored a career-best win over established contender Dong Hyun Kim. Shortly after this win, Covington made several callouts of his former training partner Tyron Woodley, who now wears the UFC welterweight title. On the latest episode of BJ...

Jun 22, 2017 7:42 am

Ray Sefo goes in-depth on new Professional Fighters League: “It’s a fighter’s dream”

Earlier this year, we learned that the well-established MMA promotion World Series of Fighting was being rebranded as the Professional Fighters League (PFL). This rebranded organization will seek to revolutionize the MMA landscape by providing fighters with salaries, using tournaments to ensure title shots, and awarding tournament winners with a whopping million dollars. On the latest...

Jun 22, 2017 6:57 am

BJ Penn explains choice to reunite with Marinovich for Dennis Siver training

Ahead of his Sunday night Oklahoma City showdown with Dennis Siver, our own BJ Penn has been training with a familiar face in Gary Marinovich. Alongside his brother Marv, Marinovich helped Penn author his defeats of Kenny Florian and Diego Sanchez – two of the most impressive wins of his career. On the latest episode...

Jun 20, 2017 10:17 am

Megan Anderson weighs in on Holly Holm’s future

Back in February, Holly Holm battled Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural UFC women’s bantamweight title. On August 29, in co-main event of UFC 214, Megan Anderson will battle Cris “Cyborg” Justino for that same title. Speaking exclusively to BJPenn.com on Monday, Anderson weighed in on Holm’s recent head-kick knockout defeat of Bethe Correia, and...

Jun 20, 2017 8:45 am

Megan Anderson on Germaine de Randamie: “she’s undersized at ’45, and she knew that”

When Germaine de Randamie won the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight title by defeating Holly Holm back in February, the expectation was that she would then defend that title against the division’s consensus best fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Instead, however, De Randamie refused to fight Cyborg on the basis of her previous failed drug test, which...

Jun 20, 2017 7:58 am

Megan Anderson will not be surprised if Cyborg tries to take her down

After months of rumors and reports, it’s now official. Germaine de Randamie has been stripped of the UFC featherweight title, and Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Megan Anderson will battle for the vacant featherweight throne in the co-main event of UFC 214 this July 29. On Monday afternoon, Anderson spoke with BJPenn.com about this newly announced...

Jun 18, 2017 5:53 pm

A frustrated Tyron Woodley issues a warning to Demian Maia

A frustrated Tyron Woodley issues a warning to Demian Maia Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is hoping to defend his title against top division contender Demian Maia at July’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California. “The Chosen One” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed the potential title fight with the...

Jun 15, 2017 1:27 pm

Tyron Woodley respects fellow “hustler” Michael Bisping

Not all that long ago, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping agreed to a catchweight superfight. Despite their clear interest in fighting one another, however, the fight never came to fruition. Instead, Woodley now appears to be closing in on a title defense opposite Demian Maia, while Bisping is currently nursing...

Jun 15, 2017 11:19 am

Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley heaps praise on Conor McGregor

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor have certainly had their issues in the past. When Woodley heard the news that the Irishman had finally made his much-discussed boxing match with Floyd Mayweather happen, however, he could only offer his respect. “I immediately started thinking in my mind how I’m going to...

Jun 11, 2017 8:14 am

Ji Yeon Kim recounts the time she fractured The Korean Zombie’s orbital bone

Next weekend, in the first bout of the UFC Singapore undercard, undefeated South Korean bantamweight Ji Yeon Kim will make her UFC debut against a game opponent in the Czech Republic’s Lucie Pudilová. In advance of this fight, Kim has been sharpening her tools alongside one of the most dangerous fighters in the game, and the...

Jun 10, 2017 10:06 am

UFC Singapore’s Ji Yeon Kim talks UFC debut, potential showdown with Holly Holm

If things had gone according to the original plan, undefeated South Korean bantamweight Ji Yeon Kim would be making her UFC debut against former champion Holly Holm when the UFC touches down in Singapore later this month. Regrettably, Holm turned this fight down, and Kim was instead paired with rangy Czech fighter Lucie Pudilová. Despite...

Jun 8, 2017 12:10 pm

AJ McKee on James Gallagher: that little sh*t needs to be slapped in his mouth

AJ McKee and James Gallagher are two of the hottest prospects on the Bellator roster and as luck would have it, they happen to compete in the same weight class and have some real issues with one another. Though Gallagher is currently scheduled for a stark test against Chinzo Machida at Bellator 180 on June...

Jun 4, 2017 12:14 pm

Jimi Manuwa discusses beef with “big, fat school bully” Daniel Cormier

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is scheduled to defend his title against former champion Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 214. Earlier that same night, top light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa will take on the surging Volkan Oezdemir in what could well be a number one contender fight. Though Cormier and Manuwa...

Jun 1, 2017 1:02 pm

Jimi Manuwa shares incredible list of training partners for Volkan Oezdemir fight

Yesterday, we learned that British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa will take on fellow top-5 light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 this July 29 in Anaheim, California. While Manuwa is one of the most established names in the UFC light heavyweight division, Oezdemir remains a relative unknown among many fans, having burst into the top-5...

Jun 1, 2017 8:37 am

Jimi Manuwa promises knockout of Volkan Oezdemir in “risky” UFC 214 fight

Last weekend, Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir scored an abrupt, first round knockout win over the highly regarded Misha Cirkunov. With this win, Oezdemir earned himself a fight with the UFC’s third-ranked light heavyweight: British destroyer Jimi Manuwa. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Jimi Manuwa discussed this newly announced bout with Oezdemir. “It’s...

May 29, 2017 11:48 am

Yair Rodriguez gives timetable for Octagon return

Earlier this month, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in Frankie Edgar. Regrettably for Rodriguez and his legions of fans, it did not turn out to be his night, as he was taken out by his far more...

May 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Yair Rodriguez: All my fears came true at UFC 211

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez hit a road block in the form of Frankie Edgar. Despite some strong moments in the fight, Rodriguez was grounded and ultimately stopped by his experienced foe. Now several weeks removed from this loss, Rodriguez spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris...