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Jan 9, 2017 8:39 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov questions Tony Ferguson’s confidence, gets dissed in return

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are now set to battle for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 209 – but don’t expect that fact to put an end to their trash talk. Just as they did throughout the negotiation process for this bout, Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are taking every possible opportunity to roast each other...

Jan 9, 2017 7:47 am

VIDEO | UFC Phoenix Countdown: Penn vs. Rodriguez

This Sunday, the UFC will return to Phoenix, Arizona with an action-packed night of fighting. The card will be headlined by a featherweight bout between dangerous prospect Yair Rodriguez, and our very own BJ Penn. In advance of this compelling showdown, the UFC has released the official UFC Phoenix Countdown, an awesome promo video that shines...

Jan 9, 2017 6:41 am

Meryl Streep criticizes MMA, Scott Coker responds

Apparently, legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is not a mixed martial arts (MMA) fan. During Sunday’s 74th Golden Globes, Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In her acceptance speech for this award, Streep got fairly political, criticizing US President Elect Donald Trump, and ultimately, taking a jab at the great sports...

Jan 9, 2017 5:56 am

Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley go at it on Twitter

On Sunday night, Stephen Thompson took to Twitter to announce that he had signed a contract to rematch Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 – just as we reported he would back in December. In this Tweet, “Wonderboy” included a picture of his signed contract, and made sure to goad Woodley on a bit. Waiting on...


Jan 8, 2017 7:57 pm

BREAKING! Stephen Thompson posts signed contract for UFC 209, waiting on Tyron Woodley

It looks as if Stephen Thompson will get a second chance to become a UFC champion at March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. “Wonderboy” posted the following photo of a signed contract to rematch current UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley at UFC 209. Waiting on you @TWooodley pic.twitter.com/XwFqePtVbe — Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) January 9,...

Jan 8, 2017 5:03 pm

Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson exchange barbs on social media

Earlier today we reported that featherweight prospect Artem Lobov was looking to score a fight with either Cub Swanson or “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi. Lobov explained this desire in a recent interview with Peter Carroll of SevereMMA.com. “Really I’m leaving it up to UFC to decide my next opponent,” he told Carroll. “Sean...

Jan 8, 2017 10:14 am

Yair Rodriguez on BJ Penn bout: I have to win against a legend

On Sunday, December 15, our own BJ Penn will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon for a featherweight showdown with dangerous prospect Yair Rodriguez. The pair will duke it out in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103, which will occur in Phoenix, Arizona. In advance of this anticipated featherweight clash, Rodriguez spoke to...

Jan 8, 2017 9:54 am

UFC 207 does more than 1 million pay-per-view buys

UFC 207 was big business for the UFC. Early estimates show that the stacked card did approximately 1.1 million pay-per-view buys. The card, which occurred on December 30 of 2016, was headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between returning former champion Ronda Rousey, and reigning divisional queen Amanda Nunes. Nunes won this fight in...

Jan 8, 2017 9:06 am

Bruce Buffer makes unique comparison between Amanda Nunes and Chuck Liddell

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Ronda Rousey made her long-awaited return to the Octagon opposite reigning women’s bantamweight Queen Amanda Nunes. Rousey’s comeback did not go the way she planned, as she was knocked senseless by Nunes in just 48 seconds. Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer had a front-row seat for...

Jan 8, 2017 8:42 am

BREAKING: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson set for UFC 209

In a surprising turn of events, after Tony Ferguson revealed via social media several weeks ago that he would be holding out on signing his next fight contract until he received more money from the UFC, it now appears as though ‘El Cucuy’ will be returning to the Octagon sooner rather than later. Following a...

Jan 8, 2017 7:51 am

Artem Lobov sets sights on Cub Swanson and “The Korean Superboy”

After a fairly decisive defeat of the dangerous Teruto Ishihara at UFC Fight Night 99, Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov is looking for a massive step up in competition. The Russian-born Irishman is now chasing fights with elite foes in Cub Swanson and “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi, who recently engaged in arguably...

Jan 8, 2017 7:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson “I just wasn’t mentally there at UFC 205”

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson was last seen in action at November’s UFC 205 event where he battled current division title holder Tyron Woodley to a majority draw. The scrap between Woodley and Thompson was given “Fight of the night” honors and shortly after the event UFC president Dana White announced that an immediate rematch...

Jan 8, 2017 7:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero discusses the passing of former Cuban President Fidel Castro

Cuban sensation Yoel Romero scored one of the most electrifying knockouts of 2016 when he devastated former division title holder Chris Weidman with a flying knee on the main card of November’s UFC 205 event in New York. With the win, “The Soldier of God” became the UFC 185-pound divisions top contender and secured himself a future...

Jan 8, 2017 7:00 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson blames coach Edmond for Ronda Rousey getting “crushed” at UFC 207

Prior to last month’s UFC 207 event, top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson told BJPENN.com that Ronda Rousey was “going up against a monster” in Amanda Nunes. “Wonderboy’s” theory certainly proved true, as “The Lioness” battered Rousey with punches on route to a 48-second TKO victory. Thompson joined BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor on Thursday’s edition of...

Jan 8, 2017 6:57 am

Jimi Manuwa returns in March at UFC Fight Night London

A scrap between two of the UFC’s top ten light heavyweights will take place at UFC Fight Night London on March 18. Flocombat’s Jim Edwards was first to report the news announcing that feared 205-pound striker Jimi Manuwa would be taking on Corey Anderson at the event. Jimi Manuwa was last seen in action at October’s UFC 204...

Jan 8, 2017 6:48 am

Kelvin Gastelum hopes to be a force at middleweight and welterweight

Kelvin Gastelum is one of the best welterweights on the planet, but there’s a definite asterisk attached to that statement. The young contender has missed the division’s 170-pound weight limit three times, most recently in November, when he was so far over weight for a planned bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone that he didn’t even...

Jan 8, 2017 5:52 am

Rafael Dos Anjos explains his move to welterweight

After back-to-back losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson, former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos has announced his intention to move to the 170-pound welterweight division. The former champ made this announcement on Twitter earlier this week. I reached the top of LW,it's been a hard journey make weight every time,now I want to fight...

Jan 7, 2017 3:41 pm

Fedor Emelianenko to be drug tested ahead of Bellator fight

In February, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will step into the Bellator MMA cage to square off with former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, it has now been confirmed by TASS.ru from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker that ‘The Last Emperor’ will indeed be drug tested...

Jan 7, 2017 3:12 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov starts UFC 209 training camp for unnamed opponent

UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been eagerly attempting to secure a fight for early 2017 before he takes a month off in observance of Ramadan. Unfortunately for ‘The Eagle’, while he was looking to secure an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, Ferguson revealed several weeks ago that he planned to hold...

Jan 7, 2017 2:51 pm

Jon Jones would like to see Ronda Rousey return

While many members of the MMA community believe that it is time for former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to retire following lopsided back to back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones believes that it would be good to see Rousey return to the Octagon to...

Jan 7, 2017 1:35 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero details what went wrong for Ronda Rousey at UFC 207

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return at December’s UFC 207 event where she squared off with Amanda Nunes for the promotions women’s bantamweight championship. Unfortunately for fans of “Rowdy”, the fight did not go at all her way, as she was finished by “The Lioness” in just 48-seconds by way of...

Jan 7, 2017 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson shuts down the talk of Michael Bisping vs. Tyron Woodley

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson battled division champion Tyron Woodley to a majority draw at UFC 205 this past November in New York. Immediately following the five-round war, which was voted “fight of the night”, UFC president Dana White stated that an immediate rematch between Woodley and Thompson would be put together by the promotion....