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Sep 24, 2015 6:22 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #97 Ft. Joseph Benavidez And Andre Fili

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 24, 2015 5:02 pm

Bellator Scraps Bout After Fighter Comes In Nearly 17 Pounds Overweight

All did not go well at today’s Bellator 143 weigh-ins. Actually everyone managed to make weight, except one. But that one missed weight by a lot, and I mean a lot. Nick Gonzalez, who was scheduled to fight Ryan Couture in a lightweight fight (lightweight!), ended up stepping on the scale and coming in at...

Sep 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Report: Fedor Guaranteed $2.5 Million For NYE Fight In Japan

Are you trying to wrap your mind around Fedor’s decision to once again forgo a contract with the UFC? Well, it sounds like he had quite a few reasons to do so, like 2.5 million reasons to do so. According to a report from veteran and well trusted journalist Dave Meltzer, the fighter is set...

Sep 24, 2015 2:10 pm

Ryan Couture: ‘I Don’t Think There’s Any Secret How I Like To Fight’

Ryan Couture may have simply been known as “the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture” when he made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2010, but the lightweight is starting to step out of his father’s shadow and create a unique following of his own. While his father competed mainly for the...

Sep 24, 2015 2:00 pm

REPLAY! ‘Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis’ Weigh-Ins

On Friday night, Bellator returns with another evening of fights. Bellator 143 goes down from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, TX. In the night’s main event, former bantamweight champion Joe Warren will take on L.C. Davis in what could very well be a number one contender match. Warren is eager to return to the...

Sep 24, 2015 12:09 pm

Scott Coker On Tito’s Future: ‘Maybe He’ll Fight Fedor’

At Bellator ‘Dynamite’ MMA legend Tito Ortiz took on undefeated light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary in the night’s main event. Early in the fight it looked like everything was going Tito’s way. He got a quick takedown and started working his top game. It seemed like might be another Tito Ortiz ground and pound clinic,...

Sep 24, 2015 10:27 am

Phil Davis’ ‘Panic Switch’ Went Off After Last Second Change In Tourney Final

Former UFC light heavyweight and current Bellator MMA fighter Phil Davis made quite the debut this past weekend at the massive ‘Dynamite’ event. Davis was one of four fighters in the one-night tournament. Davis took out former champ Emanuel Newton in the first fight, advancing to the final. In the other first round fight, ‘King...

Sep 24, 2015 8:50 am

Urijah Faber: ‘This Is The Last Time I’ll Talk About Duane Ludwig’

Urijah Faber is ready to put all of this Duane Ludwig nonsense behind him. The Team Alpha Male fighter appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Stud Show Radio and said that it would be the last time he talks about all of. Faber explained how it felt good to finally get it all off his chest....

Sep 24, 2015 4:44 am

Joe Warren warns Bellator 143 opponent L.C. Davis: ‘Get ready for an a** beating!’

“The Baddest Man on the Planet” Joe Warren has his sights set on what he feels is rightfully his: The Bellator Bantamweight Championship. First, Warren will have to make his way through former WEC fighter L.C. Davis this Friday in the main-event of Bellator 143 in Hidalgo, Texas. Long before names like Josh Thomson, Phil...

Sep 24, 2015 12:38 am

Kendall Grove On Diaz Suspension: ‘It’s Basically A Death Sentence’

Former UFC fighter and TUF alum, Kendall Grove, now fights for Bellator MMA and will go against Joey Beltran this Friday at Bellator 143. Ahead of that fight Grove talked about the hottest topic in MMA, the controversial five year suspension handed to Nick Diaz by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Grove said that essentially...

Sep 24, 2015 12:20 am

Joe Warren: ‘The Desire To Win Is Still There’

Former Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren lost his title to Marcus Galvao in March, when he verbally tapped to a knee bar in the second round. Now he’s set to return to action this weekend against L.C. Davis in the main event of Bellator 143. Ahead of that scrap Warren talked to MMAFighting and said...

Sep 24, 2015 12:01 am

Fedor Hangs With Pole Dancing Instructor

Fedor Emelianenko was in the house at this past Saturday’s Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event in San Jose, California and apparently took photos with everyone in the arena. I mean, it’s not everyday you run into an MMA legend like Fedor, so of course you’re going to ask to take a picture. One of the photos making...

Sep 23, 2015 5:37 pm

Josh Thomson: Bellator Feels Like Family, UFC Not So Much

Former UFC lightweight and Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson made his promotional debut for Bellator MMA this past Saturday in front of his home crowd. It was a winning effort and afterwards Thomson had nothing but great things to say about his new boss and new promotion, which he considers to be like a family, something...

Sep 23, 2015 5:02 pm

Former Pride Boss: ‘Fedor’s Opponent Will Mean Something For Future Of MMA’

At this past Saturday’s Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event it was announced that Fedor Emelianenko will be headlining an event in Japan, put one by the former boss of PRIDE FC, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, on New Years Eve. The card will air on Spike TV. It seemed like the popular thought was that he’d finally sign with the...

Sep 23, 2015 5:44 am

Paul Daley A Two-Sport Champion? –– ‘If They Give Me The Chance I’ll Do It’

Bellator MMA welterweight Paul Daley fought in the GLORY kickboxing ring this past Saturday at ‘Dynamite.’ He took on Fernando Gomez, who put up a tough fight but ultimately lost to Daley via unanimous decision. Daley is already in line for a shot at Bellator’s welterweight title but recently said he’d be more than willing...

Sep 23, 2015 5:25 am

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Medical Report: Nine Fighters Face Possible 6 Month Suspensions

This past Saturday we finally got to see what Bellator’s ‘Dynamite’ event would actually look like. There were a lot of questions leading into the cross promoted event, featuring both MMA fights in a cage and GLORY kickboxing matches in a ring. The night also featured an old school one-night tournament in which former UFC...

Sep 23, 2015 5:10 am

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Breaks Records But Disappoints With Low Ratings

So there’s some good news and some not so good news when it comes to Bellator’s ‘Dynamite’ event this past Saturday. The event, which featured GLORY kickboxing and MMA action also had a four-man, one-night light heavyweight tournament, debuts of Josh Thomson and Phil Davis, and a main event between champ Liam McGeary and Tito...

Sep 23, 2015 1:25 am

In First Bellator Fight Thomson Made 7 Times More In Sponsor Pay Than With Reebok

Former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson made his Bellator debut this past Saturday at the ‘Dynamite’ event and won, submitting Mike Bronzoulis in the third round. Thomson has had nothing but great things to say about his new home and apparently, according to MMAFighting, he also faired much better with sponsorship money than he would have...

Sep 23, 2015 12:44 am

Bellator Champ Pulls Off Hilarious Videobomb During Phil Davis Interview

At this past Saturday’s Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event the light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary successfully defended his belt, submitting MMA vet Tito Ortiz with an inverted triangle. The fight started out with Ortiz getting an early takedown and it looked like it was going to be a classic Tito fight, full of ground and pound and...

Sep 22, 2015 9:58 pm

Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels 2 Set For Bellator 145

Bellator added another big fight to their already stacked Bellator 145: Vengeance event. The show will take place on November 6, at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis. On Tuesday the promotion announced that a lightweight rematch between Michael Chandler and David Rickels will take place on the main card of the big event. In...

Sep 22, 2015 7:10 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. # 96 Ft. Urijah Faber

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 22, 2015 5:13 am

Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis Title Fight Expected For Early 2016

This past Saturday the combat sports world watched as kickboxing and MMA collided at Bellator ‘Dynamite.’ On the MMA side of things we were treated to an old school one-night tournament featuring the best light heavyweights the promotion had to offer. In the opening fights, Phil Davis took out former champ Emanuel Newton and ‘King...

Sep 22, 2015 4:56 am

‘King Mo’: ‘I’ll Fight Fedor In Japan’

Bellator’s ‘King Mo’ Lawal was scheduled to fight in the ‘Dynamite’ light heavyweight tournament final this past Saturday, against Phil Davis. That didn’t happen. Mo won his first fight, defeating Linton Vassell, to advance to the final where he would fight for the chance to be the next title challenger. Unfortunately during that first fight...

Sep 22, 2015 12:52 am

OOPS! Fighter Thanks Wife And Girlfriend During Interview!

Sometimes fighters are exhausted and do their best during post fight interviews to make sense and answer the questions that are being thrown at them. Those post-fight cage interviews sometimes deliver some of the best entertainment of the night. From Ben Rothwell’s creepy laugh, to basically all of Rampage Jackson’s interviews, we always seem to...

Sep 21, 2015 9:42 pm

WSOF 23 Medical Report: 10 fighters forced to sit on the sidelines

World Series of Fighting returned last weekend with “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” in Phoenix, Arizona! Justin Gaethje headlined the card with another successful WSOF Lightweight Championship defense against Luis Palomino. Palmoino was brutally knocked out and is just one of the many fighters who will be forced to sit on the sidelines due...

Sep 21, 2015 4:50 pm

WSOF 23 Payout Report: Fighter pay ranges from $100,000 to $1,000

World Series of Fighting returned to Arizona this past weekend with “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II”. The men and women of the decagon tore the house down with another night of packed fights, but it was Justin Gaethje who stole the show in the main event. His win may not have been the flashiest...