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Aug 21, 2015 2:15 am

GROSS! Fighter Grapples With Nipple Ring In –– Bad Idea (Graphic)

World Series of Fighting’s Phoenix Jones, or Ben Fodor when he’s not crime fighting, recently learned a very important lesson. Do NOT grapple with a nipple ring in. The fighter apparently did not know this, or just didn’t adhere to the warning, and in fact grappled with his nipple rings in. What happened can not...

Aug 19, 2015 6:59 pm

Bellator MMA Signs Olympic Wrestling Hopeful Tyrell Fortune

Bellator MMA just added a highly scouted fighter to their roster in the form of olympic wresting contender Tyrell Fortune. Fortune won’t be making his debut until sometime early in 2016. He’s currently working to try and make the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. He will try to do so during the Olympic trials in...

Aug 19, 2015 6:34 pm

WSOF Signs Lightweights Jason High and Mike Ricci

The World Series of Fighting have added two heavy hitting lightweights to their roster. On Wednesday they announced the signing of Mike Ricci and Jason High. Each fighter have been signed to exclusive contracts and their debut fights will be announced soon. Via press release: LAS VEGAS (August 19, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com)...

Aug 19, 2015 3:55 pm

Bellator 143’s Main Card Complete With Debut Of Heavyweight Ewerton Teixeira

‘Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis’ has rounded out its main card with the addition of heavyweight Ewerton Teixeira, who will be making his debut against Vinicius Queiroz. Teixeira will come into the fight with an undefeated record of 3-0, while Queiroz brings a 7-3 record with him. The fight will take place on the main...

Aug 19, 2015 5:23 am

AKA’s Killers Gather — Cain, D.C., Rockhold, Khabib, More Training Footage — All Access

[ooyala code=”J5c3UxdzpDWlYbuxxRyJVVXCUwnYxE3R” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”1280″ height=”720″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] It takes a lot to be considered a world class team in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, but American Kickboxing Academy is just that. With three title fights coming up and a hungry Russian nursing injuries, the stable in San Jose is about as rich as they...

Aug 18, 2015 7:05 pm

Thomson: ‘UFC Just Couldn’t Match Bellator Deal’

  “My understanding is that we have to wear Reebok with the UFC. There’s no other option. Well, you get paid to wear Reebok but you only get paid in their program, whatever their pay scale is. I took my negotiations over to Bellator, where there is no sponsorship tax, so my sponsors can sponsor...

Aug 18, 2015 6:40 pm

Coker: ‘Bellator’s had no talks with Fedor’

  Will he go here, will he go there, will he go anywhere? MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko still has everyone wondering where he will in fact end up for his return to the sport. There have apparently been talks between his team and the UFC and he’s mentioned more than once that he wants a...

Aug 18, 2015 9:52 am

Bellator’s Lightweight Champ Scolded By Mom For Twitter Feud

You might be an MMA champion in one of the biggest organization in the world, but if you curse while feuding with another fighter on Twitter you’re still going to get an angry call from your mom. That’s what happened to Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks. You might remember he went off on the...

Aug 18, 2015 7:14 am

Fedor, Sakuraba And Shamrock To Attend Bellator Fan Fest

Bellator MMA president Scott Coker has announced that three of the biggest MMA legends will be in attendance for Bellator’s Fan Fast on Sept. 19 in San Jose, which is apart of their next major event, ‘Bellator: Dynamite 1’. Fedor Emelianenko, Kazushi Sakuraba and Frank Shamrock will all be apart of the proceedings. So does...

Aug 18, 2015 6:36 am

Bellator MMA Announces Two New Signings –– Including Former King Of Pancrase

Bellator MMA has announced the signing of two new fighters to their already impressive roster. In a press release, they revealed that they have signed Isao Kobayashi and Thiago Jambo Goncalves to multi-year, multi-fight contracts. There have not been any debut dates set for either of the fighters but we will keep you updated. Kabayashi...

Aug 18, 2015 12:39 am

Cain Velasquez Talks Boxing, Breaks Down Floyd Mayweather’s Game

[ooyala code=”BhN2pzdjq4DvLAQssB4FW0UeXja1Ga6P” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”960″ height=”540″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez sits down with BJPENN.COM’S Layzie The Savage to discuss boxing, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. It’s an interesting take from a wrecking machine who prides himself in his own skills as a combat specialist. Cain Velasquez lost his UFC title to Fabricio Werdum...

Aug 18, 2015 12:01 am

All-Access! — UFC’s Ben Rothwell And Pat Miletich Goof Off Backstage

[ooyala code=”AwN2pzdjryByIEAlM-K0bUfQ0tMQrkKz” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”960″ height=”540″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Top UFC heavyweight “Big” Ben Rothwell was giving BJPENN.COM’s Layzie The Savage an interview when the man himself, UFC Hall-Of-Famer Pat Miletich, stepped up for story time. The two share a few brief moments with the camera, and if you’re an MMA fan this is stuff you can’t...

Aug 17, 2015 7:07 am

Bellator heavyweight puts Kimbo Slice on blast for dodging fight

Long before Kimbo Slice signed the dotted lines to face veteran Ken Shamrock at Bellator 138, the heavyweight brawler was originally in talks to face an up and coming Bellator fighter. Lorenzo Hood claims he was supposed to be Slice’s first opponent in Bellator before “Slice/Shamrock” was announced. “I was in discussions to fight him...

Aug 17, 2015 7:01 am

Josh Thomson set to make explosive debut at Bellator’s “Dynamite” event

Add Media Less than a week removed from his signing with the company, Bellator already has major plans for Josh Thomson. “The Punk” may be making his debut sooner than expected at Bellator’s “Dynamite” super-card in September. Thomson will be squaring off with fellow newcomer Mike Bronzoulis on September 19, 2015 at “Bellator 142: Dynamite”,...

Aug 15, 2015 2:09 pm

Phil Davis Compares UFC Exit To Breaking Up With A Girlfriend

Former UFC light heavyweight and current Bellator MMA fighter Phil Davis, recently took part in a media day in Los Angeles and of course the topic of leaving the UFC came up. Davis didn’t shy away from talking about it and instead gave a pretty unique analogy for how he felt after leaving the promotion he...

Aug 15, 2015 7:26 am

‘Bellator 145: Vengeance’ Headlined By Two Title Fights

The next ‘tentpole’ event for Bellator MMA will go down on Nov. 6, with ‘Bellator 145: Vengeance.’ The event will feature two title fights, in the co-main and main event. Will Brooks will defend his lightweight title against Marcin Held before bantamweight champ Patricio Freire takes on challenger Daniel Straus for the third time. The...

Aug 15, 2015 5:29 am

Bas Rutten Answers — Richest or Toughest, Who’d You Rather Be?

[ooyala code=”JnN2pzdjrZpujxuEgQynXppOpM74z-6V” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”960″ height=”540″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] During a recent Q & A session former UFC champions BJ Penn and Bas Rutten sit down for a candid discussion, where anything goes. Bas was asked by Penn who he’d rather be, The Richest Man In The World, or The Toughest? Bas’ response probably won’t surprise any...

Aug 15, 2015 2:31 am

MUST WATCH – Ronda Rousey Judo Throws Female Training Partner Repeatedly — Could You Hang?

[ooyala code=”lkYTBmdjqZb9Hed69VRKEmRPi9ncaMq4″ player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”640″ height=”360″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Ronda Rousey has taken the UFC torch, once held by several MMA greats, and ran all the way to the mainstream with it. The UFC champion, and Olympic Medalist, has captured the hearts of a generation, and in doing so cemented herself as the sport’s biggest draw. Watch...

Aug 15, 2015 2:30 am

All-Access! — Backstage Penn Reaction To Hughes’ Induction Humor

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Aug 15, 2015 2:30 am

WATCH – The Elusive Nick Diaz Works On Balance At Venice Beach

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Aug 14, 2015 12:40 pm

Bellator Champions Go At Each Other––’I’ll Slap You In The F*cking Mouth’

Another day, another Twitter war. In what’s starting to become common practice, two Bellator champions engaged in a heated back and forth on the good ol’ 140 characters or less platform. Bellator bantamweight champ Patricio Freire kicked things off by poking lightweight champion Will Brooks with a jab about their placement on the Bellator 145...

Aug 14, 2015 10:36 am

They’re Baaack! — More Story Time With BJ Penn And Matt Hughes

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Aug 14, 2015 9:05 am

ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (SHANGHAI) Ep. 1––WATCH NOW!

Episode 1: The ONE Middleweight World ChampionshipWATCH THIS: Get your adrenaline pumping for ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (SHANGHAI) on 1 September! #ONEFightNight Posted by ONE Championship on Thursday, August 13, 2015 Check out the first episode in the lead up series to ONE: Dynasty of Champions (Shanghai). The event goes down on Sept. 1 and...

Aug 14, 2015 7:11 am

ONE Championship 30 lineup complete with nine bouts!

The lineup for next month’s ONE Championship 30 fight card is complete, with a total of nine exciting bouts for fans to look forward to wacthing. “ONE Championship 30: Dynasty of Champions” takes place September 1 live from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The event is headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring current...

Aug 14, 2015 5:30 am

No Fight No Problem — Nate Diaz Stays Ready — Watch!

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Aug 14, 2015 2:00 am

#TBT — That One Time Ronda Rousey Submitted Luke Rockhold — Must Watch!

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Aug 13, 2015 11:40 am

NSAC Comments On Referee Steve Mazzagatti’s Role In ‘Palhares vs. Shields’ Situation

Just as much as people talked about Jake Shields and Rousimar Palhares’ actions after WSOF 22, they also talked about referee Steve Mazzagatti. Mazzagatti has been called out for spotty referring in the past, perhaps most notable, the instance from the Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir fight. Lesnar was furious with Mazzagatti for failing to...

Aug 13, 2015 11:04 am

NSAC Suspends Rousimar Palhares And Jake Shields For Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Today at the Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing it was announced that World Series of Fighting’s Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields have been suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following their WSOF 22 scrap. The suspension is temporary and will hold in place until their disciplinary hearing which is scheduled for Sept. 14. Shields was suspended for...