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Jan 20, 2017 1:27 pm

Just Scrap Friday // Keoni Rodriguez vs. Isaac Soares

Welcome to BJPenn.com’s ‘Just Scrap Friday’ where we feature some of the best fights from ‘Just Scrap’ promotion in Hawaii. In this weeks inaugural edition, watch as Keoni Rodriguez picks up his fourth professional win in impressive fashion as he submits Isaac Soares in the very first round! This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on...

Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 20, 2017 12:43 pm

Jon Jones vs. Luke Rockhold grappling match in the works

Recently, former UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones made the move to submission grappling during his suspension from MMA. Jones stepped into the cage against MMA legend Dan Henderson for a highly anticipated grappling match at Submission Underground 2. Jones won the fight in dominant fashion, submitting Henderson in just minutes. Following the match, Jones found...

Jan 20, 2017 12:03 pm

VIDEO | Fights break out in the streets as a result of Trump inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017, marks a historic day as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. With the inauguration of Trump, there are many Americans that are on complete polar opposites to having the business tycoon running the country and it was seen in the streets in Washington, D.C....


Jan 20, 2017 11:27 am

2 American Animals Episode 28 – Tyron Woodley Joins the Show!

On this episode of American Animals, the Animals get a lengthy chat with the UFC Welterweight Champion, Tyron Woodley. Tryon discusses training at ATT and with Duke Roufus, as well as his thoughts on his most recent fight with Stephen Thompson. Also, the boys update you with the latest in MMA news and current events....

Jan 20, 2017 10:32 am

Don Frye blasts Mark Hunt for steroid lawsuit: you know what you signed up for

In July of 2016, Mark Hunt was tasked with welcoming former UFC heavyweight champion and long time pro wrestling star Brock Lesnar back to the Octagon. Though many expected Hunt to level his returning foe, he was ultimately outwrestled for three, gruelling rounds, giving up a unanimous decision as a result. In the days after...

Jan 20, 2017 10:31 am

Stephen Thompson sends message to Tyron Woodley

With just under two months until UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson step into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 209, ‘Wonderboy’ has a message for ‘The Chosen One’: Focus on the fight. Stephen Thompson spoke to ESPN to explain why he hopes the champ is 100%...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 am

Travis Browne changes training camps for UFC 208 fight with Derrick Lewis

Last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Ronda Rousey was mauled in just 48 seconds by reigning women’s bantamweight queen Amanda Nunes. Given how helpless the former champ looked in this long awaited comeback fight, opinions¬†that she should leave her long-time coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, once again erupted to the surface. Of course, Rousey...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 am

Chael Sonnen: I would have stopped Tito Ortiz from being champion

This Saturday, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will step into the cage to fight former UFC champion Tito Ortiz in a highly anticipated Bellator MMA showdown. Ahead of the fight, Ortiz and Sonnen’s beef has been very publicized. In addition to their ongoing war of words leading up to their fight, Ortiz and Sonnen...

Jan 20, 2017 9:12 am

Frankie Edgar weighs-in on potential BJ Penn return

Earlier this month, at ‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. For Penn, he was seeking his first win in over 5 years as he planned to make a run at the featherweight strap. Unfortunately for the...

Jan 20, 2017 8:57 am

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson worries “little b*tch” McGregor won’t defend his belt

All business Ferguson pic.twitter.com/YNIeHeNg38 — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 19, 2017 After weeks of rumors and negotiations, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s long discussed interim lightweight title fight is finally official. This anticipated showdown will go down in the co-main event of UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada this March 4. The winner is then...

Jan 20, 2017 7:27 am

Manny Pacquiao would step into the boxing ring with Conor McGregor

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds the possibility of a mega-fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather. Over the course of the last year, there have been ceaseless headlines about this bout. After UFC President Dana White made Mayweather what he called a “real offer” of...

Jan 20, 2017 6:47 am

VIDEO | Street fight ends with crushing spinning back fist KO

With more and more people watching and practicing mixed martial arts, mixed mixed martial arts technique is spilling more and more frequently into street fights. We’ve seen backyard skirmishes end with head kicks. We’ve seen bar brawls end with rear naked chokes and arm triangle chokes. And now, we’ve seen a street fight end with...

Jan 20, 2017 6:02 am

VIDEO | Sage Northcutt destroys pears, pineapples and more in strange Fox Sports segment

Things got weird when @sagenorthcutt stopped by to rip fruits apart ūüćź ūüćć pic.twitter.com/OKiPU4OSc8 — FSLive: #JayAndDan (@foxsportslive) January 20, 2017 Late last year, popular lightweight and welterweight prospect Sage Northcutt took the internet by storm with a video that showed him ripping an apple in half with his bare hands. After brutalizing this helpless...

Jan 19, 2017 4:31 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov predicting finish of Tony Ferguson

On March 4th, top ranked UFC lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will be stepping into the Octagon to fight for the interim lightweight championship in UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s absence. It took several weeks for the UFC to finalize the bout, and while it looked as though the UFC and Ferguson would be...

Jan 19, 2017 4:03 pm

VIDEO | UFC charades brings out Stephen Thompson’s power walk

An unlikely duo was teamed up on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight as welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson were guests to promote their rematch set for UFC 209. Karyn Bryant led a game of UFC charades as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian were teamed up to take on Woodley...

Jan 19, 2017 3:38 pm

VIDEOS | UFC 209 Woodley vs. Thompson, Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson staredowns

Earlier this month, it was announced that top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 209 on March 4th for a highly anticipated lightweight matchup for the interim lightweight strap. That fight will serve as the co-main event on the card behind a welterweight rematch between Tyron...

Jan 19, 2017 12:08 pm

Rashad Evans with wonderful news: ‘Everything‚Äôs cleared medically’

Many fans were worried when former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans was denied a fighting license at UFC 205 and UFC 206. However, “Suga” assured everyone that he was fine even after being denied the license to fight on two consecutive times by separate athletic commissions. Evans spoke with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode...

Jan 19, 2017 11:11 am

Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi official for UFC 210

After a brief back and forth verbal battle earlier this month, it has now been officially announced that Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi will throw down at UFC 210 on April 8th. BREAKING: @ChrisWeidmanUFC vs @Mousasi_MMA booked for #UFC210 in Buffalo ‚ě°ÔłŹ https://t.co/qvoA7lUmav pic.twitter.com/CMBxC9WQBr — UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2017 Weidman will be entering into...

Jan 19, 2017 9:26 am

UFC Rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 103

The UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the landscape of all the weight classes in addition to the pound-for-pound list following UFC Fight Night 103. The biggest change came in the flyweight division where Sergio Pettis jumped up six spots to the #9 ranking with his win over John Moraga, which dropped Moraga down...

Jan 19, 2017 9:21 am

Brett Rogers reportedly homeless and accused of sexual misconduct by three different men

Former Strikeforce and Bellator heavyweight fighter Brett Rogers is in a world of trouble, according to Sarah Horner of the Pioneer Press. Rogers, who is reportedly homeless, has been accused of sexual misconduct by three different men from three different incidents in St. Paul, Minnesota. According to the Pioneer Press report, Rogers “was charged with...

Jan 19, 2017 8:36 am

Floyd Mayweather takes shot at Conor McGregor’s earnings

While negotiations have begun between Floyd Mayweather and UFC President Dana White for a potential boxing superfight between Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor, there is still an extremely long road ahead before an agreement is reached. Mayweather started the year by offering McGregor $15 million for a boxing match, with the boxing icon leaving...

Jan 19, 2017 8:10 am

Yair Rodriguez reflects on win over BJ Penn, what’s next

Earlier this month, streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez picked up the biggest win of his career as he not only defeated, but TKOd UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn in the main event of their ‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’ scrap. The fight was a particularly dominant one for Yair Rodriguez, who showcased his excellent striking...

Jan 19, 2017 7:53 am

Chael Sonnen gives heartbreaking details on loss of daughter

Tragic news surfaced last year that fan favorite fighter Chael Sonnen and his wife Brittany had lost their newborn daughter, Blauna, as the result of a listeria infection. While details were initially scarce regarding the situation, the MMA community immediately began pouring out their support for Chael Sonnen, one of the most caring members of...

Jan 19, 2017 7:31 am

Daniel Cormier wants Jon Jones rematch, even if he’s on PEDs

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones have a very long and very public feud dating back several years. While the men have been booked to fight numerous times, they have only stepped into the Octagon once, where Jones emerged victorious. After their UFC 200 scrap in...

Jan 19, 2017 7:22 am

Coach believes BJ Penn will likely fight again

Earlier this month, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn stepped into the Octagon for just his second fight in the past 5 years. Penn of course was stepping into the Octagon to fight streaking featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in a highly anticipated main event showdown in Phoenix, Arizona. Unfortunately for Penn, when he stepped into...