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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 🍐 🍍 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’s 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 ➡️ 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...

Jan 19, 2017 6:58 am

Tyron Woodley: Demetrious Johnson doesn’t get push due to race

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is hailed as one of the greatest fighters on the planet today. With a superb 11-fight win streak that has seen him defend his flyweight title nine times over the past four years, Johnson currently sits atop the UFC’s official pound for pound rankings. With that being said, UFC welterweight...

Jan 18, 2017 5:04 pm

That time CM Punk smacked a possibly innocent fan in the crowd at Monday Night Raw

CM Punk has transitioned from professional wrestling to training in mixed martial arts and even got his shot for his first professional MMA fight in the UFC. It was not the performance that CM Punk was looking to put on against Mickey Gall at UFC 203. However, the former WWE superstar went into the Octagon...

Jan 18, 2017 1:32 pm

Johny Hendricks targeted for middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night: Halifax

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will be going up in weight to fight in the middleweight division for his next bout. According to a report from Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, the UFC is working on Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard for UFC Fight Night: Halifax, which is scheduled to take place on February...

Jan 18, 2017 1:07 pm

Anderson Silva offers Ronda Rousey support following UFC 207 loss

Since suffering the second straight defeat of her professional career, several members of the MMA community have continued to offer Ronda Rousey support. There were many questions regarding how Ronda Rousey‘s striking would look leading up to the fight after having taken a year off following her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm in November...

Jan 18, 2017 12:37 pm

Ariel Helwani takes on Conor McGregor in paid live streaming event on January 28

If you think that Conor McGregor needs to fight in the UFC to make money, think again. The savvy businessman is part of something quite clever that his die-hard fans will surely want to be a part of. MMA journalist Ariel Helwani will interview the UFC lightweight champion in a lengthy feature that will be...

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 16 // Valentina Shechenko | John Wayne Parr | Ben Rothwell | Bas Rutten

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another incredible line-up of guests! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is UFC women’s bantamweight contender, Valentina Shevchenko – @bulletvalentina . “The Bullet” is slated to face Julianna Peña next weekend on FOX in a showdown that will likely determine the No.1 contender. We will get...

Jan 18, 2017 11:49 am

Michael Chiesa predicts struggles Conor McGregor will face at 155

In November of 2016, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made his first Octagon appearance at 155 pounds when he stepped into the Octagon against UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205, the UFC’s inaugural event at the famed Madison Square Garden. McGregor put on a spectacular showing as he picked up...

Jan 18, 2017 11:28 am

Amanda Nunes gives Ronda Rousey advice following loss

After handing Ronda Rousey a 48 second loss at UFC 207 to close out 2016, it may come as a bit of surprise that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is now offering Ronda Rousey advice on how she can make a successful return to the cage. After suffering the first defeat of her career...

Jan 18, 2017 11:26 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson get heated ahead of UFC 209

Last November, in the co-main event of the landmark UFC 205, Tyron Woodley sought to make his first defense of the UFC welterweight title against streaking karate specialist Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Five, razor close rounds later, the fight was ruled a majority draw. With this result, Woodley hung on to the UFC welterweight crown, though...

Jan 18, 2017 10:45 am

‘UFC Phoenix’ medical suspensions: Yair Rodriguez out indefinitely

This past weekend, the UFC hit Phoenix, Arizona for UFC Phoenix headlined by a featherweight tilt between streaking contender Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn which saw Rodriguez pick up an impressive 2nd round TKO win. In addition to Rodriguez’ impressive win, in the co-main event Joe Lauzon picked up a rather...

Jan 18, 2017 10:17 am

Amanda Nunes: Miesha Tate is a “way better” fighter than Ronda Rousey

Back in July of 2016, in the last-minute main event of UFC 200, Brazilian talent Amanda Nunes swiped the women’s bantamweight title from Miesha Tate with a dominant, first-round submission win. Later in the year, in the main event of December’s UFC 207, Nunes defended that title with an even more dominant win, brutalizing returning...

Jan 18, 2017 9:26 am

Nate Diaz reportedly in talks with Floyd Mayweather to join TMT

Nate Diaz could be making quite a groundbreaking move in bridging the gap between the MMA community and the boxing community. In the closing weeks of 2016, news had surfaced that Conor McGregor had been granted a boxing license in California. While there was no word on whether McGregor would take a boxing match, this...

Jan 18, 2017 9:15 am

Tim Kennedy updates on retirement decision, MMAAA, and his future in the martial arts

Earlier this week, UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts with a heartfelt post to his Facebook page. This retirement announcement followed a lopsided knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206. Shortly thereafter, Kennedy spoke with MMAFighting.com to elaborate on his decision to retire, and give updates on his...