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Jan 6, 2017 9:42 am

Champion Amanda Nunes eyeing titles in two divisions

Throughout 2016, there were talks of the UFC forming a women’s flyweight division at 125 pounds. While the promotion never officially announced the formation of the division, they held a women’s flyweight fight between Joanne Calderwood vs. Valerie Letourneau which was an extremely spectacular fight. Following the fight, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk revealed...

Jan 6, 2017 9:21 am

Michael Rapaport fires back at Herb Dean

In the main event of UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the Octagon to fight Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated showdown. Just 48 seconds into the fight, referee Herb Dean was forced to call a bout after Rousey continued to eat unanswered shots, noticeably out on her feet. That...

Jan 6, 2017 9:10 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig: Cody should be getting the next crack at TJ

Last Friday, on the main card of UFC 207, TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig watched his star pupil score a lopsided win over John Lineker, the bantamweight division’s number-two ranked fighter. Logic would suggest that with this win, Dillashaw guaranteed himself at the UFC bantamweight title he once owned, which is now held by Cody...

Jan 6, 2017 9:02 am

VIDEO | Edmond Tarverdyan boxing training

To close out 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the Octagon for her highly anticipated return after suffering the first loss of her career at the hands of Holly Holm back in November of 2015. When rousey returned to the Octagon at UFC 207 to fight Amanda Nunes to close out...


Jan 6, 2017 8:39 am

Cris Cyborg’s coach invites Ronda Rousey to train

When UFC President Dana White announced that Ronda Rousey would be returning to the Octagon to fight Amanda Nunes on December 30th in the main event of UFC 207, he also pointed out that if Rousey were to emerge from her UFC 207 scrap with Nunes victorious, she would then likely move on to fight...

Jan 6, 2017 8:22 am

Joe Rogan: Nick Diaz vs. Conor McGregor is the ‘money fight’

2016 was a big year for UFC superstar Conor McGregor. McGregor entered the year fresh off a win over Jose Aldo at UFC 194 to claim the UFC featherweight championship. To kick off 2016, McGregor was slated to move up in weight at UFC 196 to take on Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight...

Jan 6, 2017 8:04 am

AUDIO | Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley talk trash over the phone

Last week, UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping and UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley made waves by agreeing to fight each other at a catchweight of 180lbs. Their agreeing to do so, of course, only means so much. Woodley, after all, currently has his hands full with streaking welterweight contenders like Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Demian Maia....

Jan 6, 2017 8:03 am

Chael Sonnen questions Ronda Rousey’s training methods

Leading up to the highly anticipated return of Ronda Rousey to close out 2016, many were questioning whether fight fans would see a different Rousey than they did in her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm. While the expectations were that Rousey would return to the Octagon with improved striking, when she stepped into the...

Jan 6, 2017 7:38 am

Cat Zingano rips disrespectful Amanda Nunes, eyes rematch

While Amanda Nunes may reign as the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, the only woman to beat Nunes inside the Octagon is none other than top ranked women’s bantamweight Cat Zingano. When Nunes joined the UFC in 2013, she immediately went on a 2-fight win streak as she TKOd Sheila Gaff and Germaine de Randamie in...

Jan 6, 2017 7:24 am

Brendan Schaub blasts Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan

Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan continues to find himself in the firing line, taking the brunt of the blame for his fighter’s failed comeback. This comeback, which occurred in the main event of UFC 207, saw Rousey return from an absence of more than a year to be knocked out in just 48 seconds by...

Jan 6, 2017 6:45 am

‘Shogun’ Rua returns against Gian Villante in March

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua now knows the details of his next fight. The former light heavyweight champ will be taking on Gian Villante on March 11 in Brazil, as part of UFC Fight Night 107. Shogun will enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak. His most recent win occurred all the way back in May, on...

Jan 6, 2017 5:55 am

Cody Garbrandt is not opposed to a fight with “sellout” TJ Dillashaw

After his UFC 207 defeat of Dominick Cruz, new UFC bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt claimed that he’d like to fight current featherweight champ Jose Aldo next. Given that Garbrandt’s fighting Aldo would deprive TJ Dillashaw of the bantamweight title shot he’s so clearly earned, this assertion was met with some criticism. Luckily for Dillashaw, Garbrandt...

Jan 5, 2017 6:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley: UFC 209 is the date the UFC is giving me right now

Tyron Woodley is fresh off the holidays and ready to get back to defending his UFC welterweight title in the Octagon. Coming off a majority draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in his first welterweight title defense, BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor caught up with the Woodley on Tuesday’s episode of Rapid Fire to get the...

Jan 5, 2017 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley declares his grandiose matchup wish list

Fans of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley are anxiously awaiting to hear what will be next for “The Chosen One.” With there being a few options that the UFC has to put together to take on the king of the welterweight division in the Octagon next, Woodley is looking to build on his legacy with...

Jan 5, 2017 12:23 pm

Tito Ortiz explains why he’s retiring from MMA

On January 21st, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz will step into the cage for the final time when he squares off against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated grudge match. Ahead of the fight, both men have continued to trade verbal jabs at one another, with both men promising to...

Jan 5, 2017 11:49 am

VIDEO | Referee Herb Dean on ‘white girl privilege’ stoppage of Ronda Rousey

Herb Dean was the referee for the UFC 207 main event championship fight between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey. Dean called an end to the fight at 48-seconds of the very first round after Rousey was battered on her feet from the hard-hitting champion Nunes. Interestingly, actor Michael Rapaport commented on the stoppage on a...

Jan 5, 2017 11:15 am

Artem Lobov opens up on assault of fellow Russian MMA fighter

Last month, a horrifying attack on Russian MMA fighter Rasul Mirzaev flew under the radar after a night out with UFC fighters Ali Bagautinov and Artem Lobov quickly turned into a horrific night for Mirzaev. According to reports, Lobov returned to Russia last month, where he spent time with both Bagautinov and Mirzaev after Bagautinov...

Jan 5, 2017 10:46 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan and crew: Conor McGregor is the only megastar left in the UFC

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor made it clear after his last historic fight against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 that he wants to meet with the new owners of the UFC to talk business. “The Notorious” stated at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference that since the UFC was purchased by WME-IMG, he hasn’t talked...

Jan 5, 2017 9:43 am

Mark Hunt plans to sue Alistair Overeem personally if he fails drug test

Last month, the UFC announced a thrilling heavyweight matchup between former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem and heavyweight MMA legend Mark Hunt for UFC 209 on March 4th. While the MMA community was quick to express their excitement over the matchup, Hunt was quick to shut down the reports as he explained that the...

Jan 5, 2017 8:35 am

PHOTO | Miesha Tate undergoes successful nose surgery

Back in November at UFC 205, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate retired from MMA in the midst of a 2-fight losing streak. Tate had quite the emotional rollercoaster of a year as she won the UFC women’s bantamweight championship in March by picking up a spectacular 5th round submission win over Holly Holm...

Jan 5, 2017 7:51 am

Michael Rapaport: Ronda Rousey saved by “white-girl privilege” in UFC 207 fight

Last month at UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon over a year after suffering the first defeat of her career at UFC 193 to Holly Holm. Leading up to Rousey’s highly anticipated return fight against Holly Holm, Rousey was the focus of the UFC’s...

Jan 5, 2017 7:16 am

Amana Nunes: Ronda Rousey is “for sure” overrated

While leading up to UFC 207 Ronda Rousey was touted as the toughest test of Amanda Nunes’ MMA career, when the pair stepped into the Octagon Nunes made quick work of Rousey, dispatching of the former champ in just 48 seconds after landing a big punch just moments into the fight that stunned Ronda Rousey....

Jan 5, 2017 6:46 am

Former teammate: Ronda Rousey needs to change her coaches

When Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November of 2015, a lot of fingers were pointed in regards to who should shoulder the blame for Rousey’s loss. With this, many fingers ended up pointed at Rousey’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, who many believe gave Rousey a false sense of security...

Jan 4, 2017 3:42 pm

BREAKING! Bryan Caraway is out of next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 103 event

Fast rising UFC bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway (21-7 MMA) has been forced out of next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 103 event in Phoenix, Arizona. Caraway suffered an undisclosed injury in training and will no longer be able to compete at the January 15 event according to MMAJunkie. Bryan Caraway was expected to face surging division contender...

Jan 4, 2017 2:46 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 14 // Duane Ludwig

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT with Duane Ludwig and Marlon Moraes! 9PM ET- Kicking off the first show of 2017, Marlon Moraes – @MMARLONMORAES joins us to discuss his victory over Josenaldo Silva at WSOF 34 on New Years Eve. Marlon will be giving us his thoughts on injury-induced TKO, what it...

Jan 4, 2017 12:06 pm

USADA hands Brock Lesnar one-year suspension for failed UFC 200 drug tests

Former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar really couldn’t have looked any better in his UFC 200 fight against devastating striker Mark Hunt. Considering he hadn’t stepped foot in the Octagon in some five years, his scoring a three-round domination of a legitimate, top-10 foe was truly impressive. Unfortunately, Lesnar had the rug pulled out from under...