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Sep 14, 2017 8:27 am

Odds released for potential Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz trilogy fight

Now that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor‘s anticipated boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in the rear-view, the world is eagerly awaiting the details of his next fight. The most likely option for McGregor’s next fight seems to be a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz, who he is 1-1 against across two unforgettable 2016...

Sep 14, 2017 8:00 am

Another notable MMA fighter is headed to the boxing ring

UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor‘s headline-dominating August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. seems to have sparked a mass exodus of MMA fighters to the boxing ring. MMA fighters testing their hands in the ring is not a new phenomenon, of course, but the trend seems to have been thrust into overdrive in the...

Sep 14, 2017 7:23 am

Updated UFC rankings reflect chaos at light heavyweight

Earlier this week, we learned that Jon Jones’ B sample confirmed that he had indeed ingested the banned substance Turinabol in advance of his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier. Yesterday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jones’ UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier, rendering it a no contest. With this...

Sep 14, 2017 5:55 am

Mark Hunt is fine with dying as a fighter, but he’s got some conditions

Fighting is a perilous game. Time and time again, we’ve seen premier combat sports athletes decline into physical and mental disrepair, oftentimes until they exist as little more than stuttering stacks of bones, entirely unrecognizable from the seemingly unstoppable behemoths they once were. In a poignant piece written on Wednesday for Players Voice, UFC heavyweight...

Sep 13, 2017 5:47 pm

BREAKING | Daniel Cormier is Once Again the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

The Jon Jones roller coaster has finally made one of its biggest loopty-loops, but after this they’ll be much more to come. Earlier today, the B sample of Jones’ came back positive for Turinabol, concluding that there was no error in the first sample. The MMA world has been waiting with bated breath ever since...

Sep 13, 2017 4:46 pm

VIDEO | Justin Gaethje Shares The Wild KO From His Pro Debut in 2011

If you didn’t know Justin Gaethje’s name after he terrorized the World Series of Fighting as their lightweight champion, then you definitely got word of him after he put on ‘Fight of the Night’ with Michael Johnson for his UFC debut. Gaethje immediately rocketed to the division’s top five position taking out Johnson, which he’ll...

Sep 13, 2017 3:55 pm

Ronda Rousey Gets Emotional for Shayna Baszler During WWE’s Mae Young Classic Final

Everyone knows Ronda Rousey and what her presence brings to any appearance or event, but it was one of her friends that enjoyed the spotlight during WWE’s all-women Mae Young Classic tournament. Shayna Baszler tore through the tourney, the former UFC fighter blending pro wrestling with her combat skills in exciting ways. Meanwhile, Rousey took...

Sep 13, 2017 3:46 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO Ep. 49 // Mike Perry | Colby Covington

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show tonight we are joined the always entertaining “Platinum” Mike Perry. As UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh is just days away, we caught up with the welterweight slugger earlier in the week to preview his fight...

Sep 13, 2017 1:55 pm

Mike Perry Already Has a New Opponent for UFC Pittsburgh

Just a couple of hours ago, it was announced that Thiago Alves wasn’t going to make it to UFC Pittsburgh to fight Mike Perry due to undisclosed reasons. Along with the recent Jon Jones and Jesse Taylor news today, a co-main event falling through was just icing on the bad day cake. Before we even...

Sep 13, 2017 12:46 pm

MMA community reacts to Jon Jones’ B sample results

On Tuesday the results of Jon Jones’ B sample results were released. The B sample tested positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol, which was the same result as his A sample. This is Jones’ second potential Anti-Doping Policy violation as he was suspended for one year in 2016 after testing positive for the banned substances...

Sep 13, 2017 12:37 pm

Eddie Alvarez Thinks UFC 216’s Interim Lightweight Title Fight is ‘Very Odd’

After losing the belt from Conor McGregor’s sniper left hand and an unfortunate no contest with Dustin Poirier, Eddie Alvarez is on his journey back to the UFC lightweight title. He’s coaching the 26th season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Justin Gaethje. If he’s able to derail Gaethje’s hype train, Alvarez (#3) could be next...

Sep 13, 2017 12:19 pm

TUF 25 winner Jesse Taylor flagged by USADA

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has flagged another fighter from the UFC for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. USADA notified the UFC that The Ultimate Fighter 25 winner Jesse Taylor has been flagged and the UFC has removed Taylor from his upcoming scheduled fight. The UFC released the following statement on Wednesday: The UFC organization...

Sep 13, 2017 11:39 am

Thiago Alves Is Out of The Fight With Mike Perry at UFC Pittsburgh

This weekend, UFC Pittburgh goes down with a collection of some scrappy fights headlined by Luke Rockhold and David Branch. Unfortunately, there will be one less fight we can look forward to. Thiago Alves had to pull out of his fight with Mike Perry according to MMA Fighting. Right now the reasons are undisclosed, however...

Sep 13, 2017 11:00 am

Jon Jones’ UFC 214 win over Daniel Cormier has been overturned

Back in July, in the main event of the stacked UFC 214, former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones stepped into the cage with reigning champ Daniel Cormier in an effort to reclaim the title he never truly lost. Though Cormier had some success in the early portions of the fight, Jones ultimately succeeded on...

Sep 13, 2017 11:00 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre Ran Into an Old Bully and Inspired Him

We’re still about a month away from UFC 217, but the media around the super-stacked card is already beefing up. With great risk comes greater rewards, as the former king of the welterweight division Georges St-Pierre returns to challenge Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. Coming back after being absent from the sport for so...

Sep 13, 2017 10:39 am

VIDEO | Watch the highlights of UFC 215 in awesome slow motion

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in the Canadian combat sports hotspot of Edmonton, Alberta with UFC 215, a card that was badly rocked by fight cancellations, but ultimately fun all the same. In the main event, we watched reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes defend her title with a close and extremely controversial...

Sep 13, 2017 9:24 am

Tyron Woodley gives timetable for Octagon return

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been a busy man. Since winning the title with a thunderous, first-round knockout of Robbie Lawler in July of 2016, he has defended it against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (twice), and most recently, against dangerous grappler Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC 214. In addition to his busy...

Sep 13, 2017 8:41 am

Demetrious Johnson isn’t sure he can trust Ray Borg to show up at UFC 216

If things had gone according to plan, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson would have attempted his eleventh-straight title defense opposite Ray Borg in the main event of UFC 215 last weekend. Regrettably, Borg was forced out of this contest at the last minute, leaving the champ without a fight. Luckily, Johnson and Borg are being...

Sep 13, 2017 7:20 am

Welterweight contenders Colby Covington and Mike Perry swap heat on Twitter

Colby Covington and Mike Perry, two of the UFC’s most promising welterweight contenders, have been exchanging a bit of trash talk on Twitter. This heat began when when a fan asked Covington what his prediction was for Mike Perry’s UFC Pittsburgh scrap with Thiago Alves. Given that Alves is one of Covington’s teammates at American...

Sep 13, 2017 6:04 am

Valentina Shevchenko issues statement on UFC 215 loss, says she is “very upset”

Last Saturday, in the main event of UFC 215, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko battled for five rounds. In the end, the judges awarded the victory to the champ Nunes by split decision – but that result did not jive with Shevchenko. From the moment the decision was announced, Shevchenko shared...

Sep 12, 2017 6:49 pm

Jon Jones’ B sample results revealed

The results of Jon Jones’ B sample were revealed late Tuesday. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to report that sources confirmed Jones’ B sample came in testing positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol, which is the same banned substance from his A sample. On August 22, news broke that Jones was flagged for his...

Sep 12, 2017 3:52 pm

Mike Perry Praises ‘Smart’ Tyron Woodley and Trashes Demian Maia

Mike Perry just says it how it is, you know? When you have your nickname “Platinum” tattooed above your eye in cursive, there’s no way you can keep a low profile anyway. After a loss to Alan Jouban ended his nine-fight win streak, he’s about to fight Thiago Alves at UFC Pittsburgh and try to...

Sep 12, 2017 3:09 pm

Sergio Pettis Wants to Fight Henry Cejudo at UFC 218

Last weekend was supposed to be the event that Demetrious Johnson broke Anderson Silva’s defense record, instead the spotlight was on another flyweight. After Henry Cejudo sandwiched his loss to the UFC flyweight champion by being on the wrong end of a razor-thin split decision to Joseph Benavidez, Cejudo knew he needed to make a...