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Sep 18, 2015 10:57 am

“Semtex”: ‘I’ll always have love for fighters like Ronda Rousey’

Bellator MMA’s Paul Daley is preparing for his fight on Saturday night, at the gigantic ‘Dynamite’ event going down in San Jose, CA. Daley will be competing in a kickboxing match, against Fernando Gonzalez, inside the GLORY ring. Ahead of the scrap, ‘Samtex’ spoke with BJPENN.COM.’s Layzie The Savage about some of the hottest topics...

Sep 18, 2015 10:50 am

Emanuel Newton Doesn’t Need A Nutritionist –– Cutting Weight’s ‘All Mental’

Bellator MMA’s Emanuel Newton is set to fight former UFC fighter Phil Davis in the first round of the four-man, one-night tournament, going down at the big ‘Dynamite’ event this Saturday. Newton was the former light heavyweight champion before losing to current champ Liam McGeary back in Feb. Now he’s ready to get back to...

Sep 18, 2015 10:12 am

‘King Mo’ Lawal: ‘Pro Wrestling’s Where It’s At!’

Bellator MMA light heavyweight ‘King Mo’ Lawal will compete in Saturday night’s four-man, one-night tournament at the giant ‘Dynamite’ event. He’ll meet Linton Vassell in the first fight and if he gets past him then he’ll go up against the winner of Phil Davis vs. Emanuel Newton. Ahead of all that, Lawal spoke with BJPENN.COM’s...

Sep 18, 2015 10:09 am

Ortiz Fires Back At ‘King Mo’ –– ‘I’m the star, no one knows who you are’

Legendary MMA fighter Tito Ortiz will once again challenge for a world title on Saturday night when he takes on Bellator’s undefeated light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary in the ‘Dynamite’ main event. Ortiz is coming into the fight with a two fight in streak, over Stephan Bonnar and former middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko. He’ll be...

Sep 18, 2015 9:07 am

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley: ‘UFC’s IV Ban Not Safe For Fighters’ — WATCH NOW!

Bellator welterweight Paul Daley will compete at this Saturday’s ‘Dynamite’ event, but it won’t be in an MMA fight. ‘Samtex’ will take on Fernando Gonzalez in a kickboxing match, which is possible due to the unique setup of the historic event. ‘Dynamite’ will hold both MMA and kickboxing bouts throughout the night, with a cage...

Sep 18, 2015 8:43 am

Politics? Who Doesn’t Vote, Who Wants Trump? MMA’s Best Discuss — WATCH NOW!

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ goes down on Saturday night and will be the biggest event in the promotions history, with both MMA fights and GLORY kickboxing fights going on throughout the night. Ahead of the event BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage caught up with a bunch of the night’s fighters and picked their brains on the current presidential...

Sep 18, 2015 8:28 am

WATCH! Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Media Day Staredowns

This Saturday, in San Jose, CA, Bellator will put on a show unlike anything we’ve seen before. At Bellator ‘Dynamite’ we’ll see both a cage and a kickboxing ring next to each other in the same venue. We’ll have GLORY kickboxing matches and Bellator MMA fights going on all night long, leading up to a...

Sep 18, 2015 7:39 am

Weekly Dana White Instagram Roundup –– You’re Welcome!

UFC president Dana White is a busy guy. He travels the world promoting one fight after the other, shows up at press conferences, films The Ultimate Fighter and who knows what else. The guy never seems to stop. So to help keep you up to date with what’s happening in the busy life of Dana...

Sep 18, 2015 5:18 am

Josh Thomson: ‘It’s Tough’ Being A Clean Athlete In This Sport

Current Bellator MMA lightweight Josh Thomson will get to make his promotional debut in front of his home crowd when he fights this Saturday at the ‘Dynamite’ event taking place in San Jose, CA. Thomson will fight Mike Bronzoulis in his first Bellator scrap, but before that he spoke with BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage. When...

Sep 18, 2015 5:07 am

WATCH! Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Open Media Workouts Highlights

Before Saturday’s massive Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event, the fighters stepped on the mat and got in some last minute workouts in front of the media. ‘Dynamite’ will feature both MMA fights, in the Bellator cage, and GLORY kickboxing matches, which will take place in the ring. Both of which are located on the same floor, next...

Sep 18, 2015 4:46 am

REPLAY! WSOF 23 Weigh-ins (Full Replay)

World Series of Fighting will bring us another night of what should be exciting fights this Friday night. WSOF 23 goes down in Phoenix, Arizona and will air on NBCSN. The main card will feature not one, but two titles on the line. In the co-main event we’ll get to see who walks away with...

Sep 18, 2015 3:41 am

Joey Beltran: “I’m Not Fighting My Buddy Halsey For Chump Change!”

Mixed Martial Arts veteran Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) made his middleweight debut at April’s Bellator 136 event, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Brian Rogers. “The Mexicutioner” is set to return to action later this month when he battles Kendall Grove in the co-main event of Bellator 143. With a win over Grove...

Sep 17, 2015 9:58 pm

Jon Fitch Blames Athletic Commissions For Rousimar Palhares Incident

It would make sense that former UFC welterweight Jon Fitch wouldn’t mind taking a few shots at the currently indefinitely suspended WSOF fighter Rousimar Palhares. After all, it was Palhares who injured Fitch’s knee and forced him to sit on the sidelines for almost a year. But no, Fitch actually says he wouldn’t mind giving...

Sep 17, 2015 8:12 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #95

Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio) is a biweekly MMA podcast that airs Tuesday and Thursday right here on BJPENN.COM. The show features hosts Justin Buchholz and Chris Carlino aka Sir Studboy talking to callers and guests about all the latest stories in MMA and beyond.  Guests from Team Alpha Male appear on...

Sep 17, 2015 8:10 pm

A Confident “King Mo” Ready To Dominate Bellator Tournament

Bellator MMA’s ‘King Mo’ Lawal will take part in this Saturday’s one-night, four-man light heavyweight tournament, being held at Bellator’s ‘Dynamite’ event. The tournament will determine the next 205 title challenger and will feature, ‘King Mo’, Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton and Linton Vassell. After the night is over we’ll know which two men will fight...

Sep 17, 2015 8:05 pm

WATCH! Ortiz Ready To “Defy The Odds” In Upcoming Title Fight

MMA legend Tito Ortiz will once again fight for a world title. This Saturday at Bellator ‘Dynamite’ ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ will look to capture the light heavyweight title from the current champ, Liam McGeary. Ortiz is currently riding a two fight win streak, with wins over Stephan Bonnar and former Bellator middleweight champion...

Sep 17, 2015 7:40 pm

Infamous Manager Mike Kogan “Shocked” Over Diaz Fiasco

Everyone has an opinion on UFC fighter Nick Diaz’s controversial five year suspension, handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The support for Diaz has been impressive to say the least. Just about every fighter has come out and shown that they think it’s ridiculous that he was given such a harsh punishment. Even...

Sep 17, 2015 7:01 pm

Joey Beltran: “I’m Opening The Flood Gates On All These Fools At 185!”

Mixed martial arts veteran Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) made his middleweight debut at April’s Bellator 136 event, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Brian Rogers. “The Mexicutioner” is now set to face Kendall Grove in the co-main event of Bellator 143, which goes down September 25 live from State Farm Arena in Texas....

Sep 17, 2015 4:43 pm

‘WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino 2’ Weigh-In Results –– 3 Fighters Miss Weight

On Friday night WSOF 23 goes down with two title fights on the line. In the co-main, WSOF middleweight champion David Branch will drop down and look to earn a second title when he fights Teddy Holder for the inaugural light heavyweight title. In the main event we’ll get an epic rematch between lightweight champion...

Sep 17, 2015 3:18 pm

Behind-The-Scenes Look At Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Setup

Bellator’s history making ‘Dynamite’ event is just around the corner and will go down this Saturday night on Spike TV. A lot of people have been wondering exactly what it’s going to look like having a Bellator cage and a GLORY kickboxing ring on the same floor in the same venue. That question has now...

Sep 17, 2015 2:26 pm

LEGENDS! Sakuraba And Royce Gracie Tie-Up At Bellator Event

Talk about star power. Bellator ‘Dynamite’ goes down on Saturday night and will be the first of it’s kind, with a massive night of MMA fights and GLORY kickboxing matches going on in the same venue. The promotion didn’t hold back and brought out all the big guns to help promote the event. At recent...

Sep 17, 2015 1:51 pm

Scott Coker Wants Bellator To Be Like Pride –– But Better!

Bellator MMA president Scott Coker just wants his promotion to be better than Pride FC, is that too much to ask? Coker spoke with media earlier this week, ahead of this Saturday’s ‘Dynamite’ event. When asked about his plans and expectations for the future of Bellator, he said simply: “I want it to be like...

Sep 17, 2015 11:20 am

Watch! MMA’S Best React To Nick Diaz 5 Year Suspension

On Monday, UFC fighter Nick Diaz was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for five years and fined $165,000. This all came from a drug test from UFC 183, when Diaz fought Anderson Silva, that came back positive for marijuana. However, Diaz’s legal team, at least from this writer’s perspective, provided very sufficient evidence...

Sep 17, 2015 10:29 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s Hit List Is Impressive

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been absolutely dominant, especially in her last two fights, where she dethroned Carla Esparza and beat up challenger Jessica Penne. She’s now set to co-headline UFC 193 and will take on Valerie Letourneau, a fellow striker, in a five round scrap. Not a lot of fans know much about...

Sep 17, 2015 10:15 am

WATCH! Josh Thomson Ready To Perform In Front Of Hometown Crowd

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and UFC fighter Josh Thomson will get to make his Bellator MMA debut in front of his home crowd, in San Jose, CA. He’ll be fighting Mike Bronzoulis at this Saturday’s historic Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event. It will be the first of its kind, featuring both a cage for MMA fights and...

Sep 17, 2015 5:46 am

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Tournament Fighters Pass Out-Of-Competition Drug Tests

Good news, all the fighters in this Saturday’s Bellator ‘Dynamite’ tournament have passed their out-of-competition drug tests. The news comes from California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) executive officer Andy Foster. The tournament will include Phil Davis, King Mo Lawal, Emanuel Newton and Linton Vassell. The winner of the tournament will be crowned tournament champ and...