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Dec 14, 2017 7:31 am

EXCLUSIVE | Curtis Blaydes explains what surprised him about Francis Ngannou’s KO of Alistair Overeem

Earlier this month, in the co-main event of UFC 218, surging French-Cameroonian heavyweight Francis Ngannou knocked out Alistair Overeem to earn a shot at reigning UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. This violent knockout win caused Ngannou’s hype to skyrocket to new and towering heights, but in the opinion of 9th-ranked heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes, the outcome...

Dec 14, 2017 6:12 am

Report | Lyoto Machida to return in surprising UFC Belem headliner

On February 3, the UFC will touch down in Belem, Brazil, with what’s sure to be an exciting UFC Fight Night card. While this card already features some interesting bouts, however, it has long been without a main event. Luckily, that seems to have changed, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is reported...

Dec 14, 2017 5:57 am

Colby Covington and Kenny Florian absolutely roast each other in fiery Twitter beef

Surging UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is not afraid to get into it with his naysayers on Twitter. The latest person to find himself on the receiving end of Covington’s Twitter trash talk is former UFC title challenger and current analyst Kenny Florian. It began when Covington responded to a Tweet from UFC on Fox,...

Dec 13, 2017 7:38 pm

Report | Woodley and Covington Being Discussed as Possible TUF 27 Coaches

According to The Sports Journal’s Farrah Hannoun, season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter may be getting coaches who are just beginning a heated rivalry. So it seems that Tyron Woodley & Colby Covington coaching the next season of #TUF is being discussed as a possibility. Considering that Woodley is about to undergo surgery, it would...

Dec 13, 2017 7:00 pm

The Dean of Mean is Thriving in Life After Fighting!

If you’ve been watching MMA for the last ten years, then you know exactly who Keith Jardine is. One of the Light Heavyweight division’s most recognizable fighters, Jardine has been retired from fighting since 2012 after losing a bout to Roger Gracie in Strikeforce. During his time in one of the most prestigious divisions in...

Dec 13, 2017 5:57 pm

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz Updates Us on His Broken Arm

It’s pretty easy to argue that injuries have been Dominick Cruz’ biggest rival throughout his storied career(Urijah Faber may have something to say about that though…). Cruz is one of the greatest fighters to ever step foot in the cage and the fact that he still can is nothing short of miraculous. He’s come back...

Dec 13, 2017 4:12 pm

VIDEO | Australia’s Strongest Powerlifter Alex “The God” Simon Wants to be UFC Heavyweight Champ

Day 1 of my new journey with @bodyfitmiranda to the UFC and everything in between stay tuned – Alex. @k_bodyfit @shaejlui @bodyfitauburn @sandhub16 @smaifitness @te_huna @the_dog_father89 . . . . #bodyfit #straitfilms #ufc #heavyweightchampion #mma #knockout #ko #journey #5yeargoal #heavyhands #thebeginning A post shared by Alex “The God” Simon (@godlystrong) on Dec 12, 2017 at...

Dec 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Dustin Poirier Wants the UFC to Strip ‘Pretender’ Conor McGregor

Things at lightweight are as convoluted as a Christopher Nolan movie plot. Tony Ferguson is the interim champion, who is waiting for Conor McGregor while he’s off surveying all of his nearly infinite options. Meanwhile, Eddie Alvarez just finished Justin Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov is just a couple of weeks away from fighting Edson Barboza...

Dec 13, 2017 2:10 pm

VIDEO | Stipe Miocic Talks to Joe Rogan About Francis Ngannou

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. All finishes. Everyone Francis Ngannou has tested his record-breaking power on has not been able to take it. The latest victory over former K-1 grand prix champion Alistair Overeem, earned the surging contender the biggest fight of his career. At UFC 220 in Boston early next year, he will...

Dec 13, 2017 2:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 62 // Curtis Blaydes | Leon Edwards | Jimi Manuwa

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT! 8:15PM ET- Kicking things off tonight is heavyweight prospect Curtis “Razor” Blaydes. While it was just announced that Curtis is set to face Mark Hunt at UFC 221, we caught up with the Team Elevation product before the bout was made. Nevertheless, we spoke with Blaydes about...

Dec 13, 2017 12:32 pm

Healthier Rafael dos Anjos Ready for ‘Old School’ Fight With Robbie Lawler

After back-to-back losses at lightweight and losing his UFC title, Rafael dos Anjos abandoned the division and decided to move up to welterweight. It was something he was thinking about even before his victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The experiment has been successful so far. He’s earned wins over Tarec Saffiedine and Neil Magny in a...

Dec 13, 2017 12:11 pm

Gokhan Saki gives timeframe for Octagon return

If things had gone according to plan, UFC 219 would feature one more dynamite light heavyweight scrap than it currently does, as kickboxer Gokhan Saki was expected to battle Khalil Rountree on the card. Unfortunately, this fight was nixed when Saki was forced to withdraw with an injury. Saki elaborated on the injury that forced...

Dec 13, 2017 11:11 am

VIDEO | Volkan Oezdemir Makes a Request to Train With Conor McGregor

What Volkan Oezdemir has done in a single year is pretty remarkable. It’s hard to believe he just debuted with the UFC back in February. Since then, he’s stacked together three straight wins, two knockouts, and earned a light heavyweight title shot against Daniel Cormier in January for UFC 220. If there is one person...

Dec 13, 2017 11:09 am

VIDEO | Diego Sanchez and Isaac Marquez have a dear friendship that will warm your heart

UFC veteran @DiegoSanchezUFC explains how he began training "The Shermanator" Isaac Marquez and helping him achieve his dream of becoming a fighter ❤️❤️❤️ #TheMMAHour pic.twitter.com/7PUAKRGsvS — MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 11, 2017 Earlier this month we saw UFC veteran Diego Sanchez back in competition. However, it was not in the UFC. The “Nightmare” stepped into the...

Dec 13, 2017 9:43 am

PHOTO | Forrest Griffin gets roasted in unassuming piece of “fan” mail

Forrest Griffin is one of the most beloved fighters in UFC history. As such, the all-heart former UFC light heavyweight champion receives plenty of fan mail – even years after his retirement from competition. That said, not all of the mail Griffin receives is… positive. On Wednesday morning, Griffin took to social media to share...

Dec 13, 2017 9:24 am

PHOTO | Dustin Poirier Has a Christmas Present for Eddie Alvarez

Eddie Alvarez knows that the title picture at lightweight is all jumbled up so he just invented his own belt. It’s not gold, you don’t wear it, but it already has a challenger. Alvarez declared that he took the UFC Most Violent title away from Justin Gaethje at UFC 218, a title that Dustin Poirier...

Dec 13, 2017 8:32 am

Daniel Cormier wonders what Cain Velasquez could have accomplished without injuries

Cain Velasquez is one of the greatest heavyweights ever to compete in mixed martial arts. As a two-time former UFC heavyweight champion, and a fighter who has mauled top-flight opponents like Junior dos Santos (twice), Brock Lesnar, Ben Rothwell, Travis Browne, Cheick Kongo, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (twice), and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, there is simply no...

Dec 13, 2017 8:29 am

Mike Perry Says He Might ‘Francis Ngannou’ Santiago Ponzinibbio

UFC Winnipeg is coming in hot this weekend giving us more violence between Robbie Lawler and former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Those aren’t the only welterweights promising destruction on the card. Mike Perry is looking to continue trying to punch his hype into the stratosphere by taking out Santiago Ponzinibbio. Breaking the fight down in...

Dec 13, 2017 7:49 am

Insane stat proves Robbie Lawler is a true knockout artist

Everybody knows Robbie Lawler likes to stand and bang. The blood-crazed former UFC welterweight champion is beloved for his action-packed stand-up battles, and his fight-ending knockout power. A recent stat unearthed by MMAFighting’s Mike Chiappetta, however, shows just how addicted Lawler is to the stand-up side of mixed martial arts. Wild Robbie Lawler statistic: according...

Dec 13, 2017 7:26 am

UFC 219 loses yet another high profile fight

Though it’s still an undeniably strong card, UFC 219 has not had an easy go. Ever since it was announced, the December 30 card has been rocked, rattled and reassembled by injuries and other issues, and this week, the trend is continuing. According to Ariel Helwani, the card is now down one welterweight contender clash, as...

Dec 13, 2017 6:32 am

Mark Hunt set to return against Curtis Blaydes

Yesterday morning, UFC heavyweight legend Mark Hunt took to social media with a threatening message directed at his next opponent. He did not, however, specify who that next opponent was. “You have called me out, and now I’m going to give it to you right in that big mouth of yours,” Hunt said in this...

Dec 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Jiu-Jitsu Currently Providing UFC Fighter, Augusto Mendes with Bigger Paychecks

Augusto Mendes is a 6-2 UFC Bantamweight fighter. Just this past Saturday, he competed in the ACB Jiu-Jitsu no-gi 60kg Grand Prix where he won the tournament by defeating the likes of Milton Bastos under twenty seconds, Jao Miyao and lastly, Samir Chantre with a fifth-round guillotine. Mendes’ main career pursuit is to be the...

Dec 12, 2017 6:10 pm

Joseph Benavidez’ Road to Recovery Has Been a Tough One

Joseph Benavidez is one of if not the most underrated fighter of all time in MMA. He’s beaten every single fighter put in front of him that hasn’t been named Dominick Cruz or Demetrious Johnson. Who also happen to be pretty darn good fighters themselves. Benavidez was one of the WEC’s original stars and a...