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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...

Sep 17, 2015 5:34 am

If Not For Scott Coker, Josh Thomson Might Be Retired Right Now

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson most recently fought for the UFC. Now, in his next fight, he’ll be in the Bellator MMA cage. Thomson fought four times in the UFC but will now test the waters in a new promotion. There was some controversy surrounding his departure from the UFC. The promotion came out...

Sep 17, 2015 5:18 am

Ben Askren Rematches Luis Santos at ONE Championship 34

ONE Championship’s Ben Askren and Luis Santos will meet each other in the cage once again. Their first fight ended in a No Contest. Now, they’ll run things back and give it another shot when they face off at ‘ONE Championship 34: Pride of Lions’ which goes down on November 13 in Singapore. The welterweight...

Sep 17, 2015 5:05 am

King Mo: ‘MMA’s Entertainment, Not A Sport’

This topic seems to be up for debate. There are fighters and fans who call MMA a sport and believe that it is so. Then there are those who disagree with that terminology and say MMA is entertainment, not a sport. Bellator’s ‘King Mo’ Lawal sides with the latter. He recently spoke with MMAFighting and...

Sep 17, 2015 4:42 am

Joey Beltran: “After The Newton Fight, My Wife Really Wanted Me To Retire”

Bellator middleweight standout Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) is busy preparing for his September 25 battle with Kendall Grove, which will serve as the co-main event for Bellator 143. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including leaving the sport of mixed martial arts on his own terms....

Sep 16, 2015 8:10 pm

Champ Liam McGeary Hopes Phil Davis Doesn’t Win ‘Dynamite’ Tournament

Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will take on Tito Ortiz this Saturday at Bellator: ‘Dynamite.’ Also taking place that night will be a four-man, one-night tournament that will determine the next challenger for the light heavyweight champ. Whether he wins or loses on Saturday night, McGeary really hopes Phil Davis does not win the...

Sep 16, 2015 9:39 am

Joe Warren On Diaz: ‘You break a law, you’ve got to deal with it’

The MMA world is still a buzz regarding Nick Diaz’s five year suspension and $165,000 fine, handed down by the Nevada State Athletic commission on Monday following his hearing for failing a UFC 183 drug test, which came back positive for marijuana. Although, his legal team argued that there were major inconsistencies with the three...

Sep 16, 2015 6:29 am

Josh Thomson: ‘Bellator Offered More Money Than The UFC’

Former Strikeforce and UFC lightweight Josh Thomson is now with Bellator MMA and set to make his debut in his new promotion. There was a little controversy when he left the UFC, with the promotion saying they released him, while he insists he made the choice not to resign. Thomson recently spoke with Sherdog and...

Sep 16, 2015 5:00 am

Beltran blasts Kimbo and Tito: “I would f*ck them up”

Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) will square off with Kendall Grove (21-15 MMA) in the co-main event of Bellator 143 later this month in Texas. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including potential future opponents. Beltran acknowledged that he would like to finish his career with...

Sep 15, 2015 9:33 pm

Tito Ortiz: ‘I Don’t Have The Advantage Anywhere’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator MMA fighter Tito Ortiz will fight for the promotion’s 205 title this Saturday at Bellator ‘Dynamite’ when he takes on the champ Liam McGeary. McGeary’s coming in undefeated and taking on the vet Ortiz. Ortiz has been successful in his last few bouts and now looks to...

Sep 15, 2015 7:07 pm

Phil Davis Says Signing With Bellator ‘Reignited’ His Love For MMA

Following a loss to Ryan Bader, former UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis says he was unable to come to terms with the UFC regarding a new contract and ultimately made the choice to sign with Bellator MMA. A move he now credits with reigniting his passion. The light heavyweight is gearing up for this Saturday’s...

Sep 15, 2015 6:39 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #94 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 15, 2015 4:00 pm

WSOF Featherweight Champ Lance ‘The Party’ Palmer Set For Dec. Fight In Vegas

The World Series of Fighting and Team Alpha Male fighter, Lance Palmer, will defend his featherweight title on Dec. 18 in Las Vegas, according to ‘The Party’ himself. Palmer broke the news on Thursday’s episode of Stud Radio, saying that he’s able to give the date and location, but does not know the opponent yet....

Sep 15, 2015 1:55 pm

Liam McGeary: ‘Tito’s Got Old Man Strength’

This Saturday Bellator MMA will make history with ‘Dynamite’. They’ll feature both Bellator MMA fights and GLORY kickboxing fights in the same night, in the same venue, and at times going on at the same time. Also, we’ll get to see a one-night four-man light heavyweight tournament to determine the next title challenger. In the...

Sep 15, 2015 10:36 am

Joey Beltran Reveals Which Opponent Hit Him The Hardest

Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) has squared off with some of the sports hardest hitters during his MMA career, including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lavar Johnson, Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione and Stipe Miocic just to name a few. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including which opponent...