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Oct 5, 2017 4:52 pm

Don’t Panic But Kevin Lee Weighs As Much as a Welterweight Right Now

We’re mere days away from Tony Ferguson finally stepping back into the Octagon, after being plagued by some bad luck at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov. It seemed like MMA’s Groundhog Day. The fight would always go along and just never happen. Jokes about Nurmagomedov eating tiramisu caused by the UFC Embedded show leading up...

Oct 5, 2017 3:30 pm

Anthony Johnson Responds to ‘Cry Baby’ Daniel Cormier’s Criticisms

Just yesterday, Daniel Cormier spoke out on Anthony Johnson’s alleged return to the UFC in the heavyweight division. It wasn’t just that, but he told an in-depth story that took place backstage, detailing an interaction between him and then Jon Jones. Cormier had revealed he lost respect for his former opponent and called him ‘soft’,...

Oct 5, 2017 1:47 pm

Kevin Lee: Conor McGregor isn’t the biggest challenge at 155

Ahead of his UFC 216 interim lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson that takes place this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kevin Lee has been getting a lot of attention with the words he has been choosing to say to the media. However, it will all come down to his performance and how he does...

Oct 5, 2017 1:32 pm

Dustin Poirier Willing To Go Outside the UFC for Fights, Family and Fans

The last time we saw Dustin Poirier, he was in the midst of what looked to be a Fight of the Night against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211. A fight that ended due to illegal knees Alvarez landed to Poirier’s head. Since then, ‘Diamond’ Dustin Poirier has moved on to another former UFC lightweight champion,...

Oct 5, 2017 11:58 am

Daniel Cormier gives transparent shoutout to his pick for MMA GOAT

UFC 216 is set to take place this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee are featured in the main event of the evening as they will fight for the UFC interim lightweight title. In the co-main event of the evening, there is a chance history will be made by the current...

Oct 5, 2017 11:43 am

VIDEO | Watch the Trailer for Conor McGregor’s Official Film ‘Notorious’

Conor McGregor is a veritable money-making juggernaut. When he’s not laying out champions in the UFC, he’s strutting on yachts with silky opened-button shirts flapping in the wind like he stole the wardrobe from Baz” Luhrmann‘s ‘Romeo + Juliet’. He works when he’s not working, even suffering a rare loss, he makes more money than...

Oct 5, 2017 11:04 am

Months removed from their fight, Matt Mitrione showers Fedor Emelianenko with praise

Back in June, in the co-main event of the Bellator NYC pay-per-view, Bellator heavyweight star Matt Mitrione stepped onto the canvas with MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. The fight was absolutely while it lasted. About a minute into the first round, Fedor and Mitrione both threw, both landed, and both hit the deck. In an instant,...

Oct 5, 2017 10:24 am

VIDEO | Kobe Bryant’s BODYARMOR Becomes the Official Sports Drink of the UFC

After already becoming the official drink of Conor McGregor’s giant boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, it nails its biggest marketing deal in company history. The UFC has officially entered into a multi-year partnership with Kobe Bryant’s sports drink company, BODYARMOR. The partnership will begin in 2018 and it feature the company becoming heavily involved in...

Oct 5, 2017 9:44 am

Volkan Oezdemir explains why the fans chose him for title shot over Alexander Gustafsson

When Jon Jones failed a UFC 214 drug test, and the light heavyweight strap was returned to Daniel Cormier, the question of the next light heavyweight title challenger seemed to come down to two men: Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir. In an effort to pick the next challenger for his reinstated title, Cormier...

Oct 5, 2017 8:48 am

Matt Mitrione discusses possible Bellator heavyweight title tournament

Over the last few years, Bellator’s heavyweight division has really come together, as the promotion has bolstered its roster with names like Cheick Kongo, Bobby Lashley, Matt Mitrione, Fedor Emelianenko, Sergey Kharitonov, Javy Ayala, Roy Nelson, and most recently, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. That said, the organization has not had a heavyweight champion...

Oct 5, 2017 7:36 am

Derrick Lewis breaks down game plan for Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216

This weekend, on the main card of the anticipated UFC 216 card in Las Vegas, fan favorite heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will take on perhaps the biggest test of his career in former heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum. When the cage door closes, Lewis is going to have his hands full, as Werdum is perhaps the...

Oct 5, 2017 6:39 am

Demetrious Johnson will reach a new financial milestone at UFC 216

This weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 216, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will attempt to defend his title against Ray Borg. If Johnson is successful, it’ll mark his 11th consecutive title defense – the all-time record in the UFC. Despite the fact that Johnson is just days removed from potentially establishing himself as...

Oct 5, 2017 6:13 am

Fabricio Werdum argues his case for a heavyweight title shot after UFC 216

This Saturday, on the main card of the stacked UFC 216, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will step into the cage with hulking Houstonian Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. If Werdum wins this fight, he feels he deserves a shot at reigning UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, the man he relinquished the divisional crown...

Oct 5, 2017 5:54 am

Neil Magny reacts to Carlos Condit booking

Last night, we learned that fan favorite UFC welterweight contender Carlos Condit would be returning from a lengthy hiatus at UFC 219 this December 30. His opponent will be established welterweight contender Neil Magny. Shortly after this exciting booking was announced, Magny took to Instagram to share his first comments on it. Unsurprisingly, he’s pretty...

Oct 4, 2017 5:25 pm

BREAKING | Carlos Condit Returns to Fight Neil Magny on UFC 219

MMA Twitter and hardcore fight fans everywhere flipped out when they heard Carlos Condit was coming back to the UFC. He took some time off to make some decisions about his career after being submitted by Demian Maia at UFC Vancouver, but last month decided he was getting the itch. He tweeted at matchmaker Sean...

Oct 4, 2017 4:56 pm

Max Holloway Opens as a Favorite Against Frankie Edgar for UFC 218

Now that the bout that we said was slated for UFC 218 is official, we can finally start drooling over Frankie Edgar fighting Max Holloway for real. It’s an incredible match-up and a true test for the new featherweight champion. Jose Aldo is the only man in the division who has ever beat Edgar, with...

Oct 4, 2017 1:57 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 52 // Matt Mitrione | Volkan Oezdemir

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more great guests for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- Our first guest tonight is Bellator heavyweight contender, Matt Mitrione. Following his sensational finish over the legendary Fedor Emelianenko back in June, Matt is the prime candidate to fight for the vacant Bellator strap. We’ll catch...

Oct 4, 2017 1:46 pm

BREAKING | Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez is Confirmed for UFC 218

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve gotten a tsunami of fight announcements for cards closing out the year. Back on September 14th, we let you guys know that a contender scrap between Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez would be put on the UFC 218 card. It looks like our forecast has finally been officially...

Oct 4, 2017 1:45 pm

VIDEO | Matt Serra gets punked interviewing ‘El Cucuy’ over the phone

Tony Ferguson has the biggest fight of his life coming up this weekend as he is set to take on Kevin Lee in their UFC interim lightweight title fight at UFC 216. Ferguson and Lee are scheduled to headline the card with Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson set to defend his title and perhaps set the...

Oct 4, 2017 1:01 pm

Kevin Lee has already mapped out his post-fight callout of Conor McGregor

If Kevin Lee beats Tony Ferguson at UFC 216 this weekend, he’ll be crowned the UFC interim lightweight champion and establish himself as one of the most likely opponents for reigning lightweight champion Conor McGregor. In the event that a win alone isn’t enough to coax the Irishman into a fight, Lee says he’s also...

Oct 4, 2017 12:57 pm

Daniel Cormier Criticizes Anthony Johnson For His Possible Comeback

While nothing is official, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s manager revealed that Johnson would be meeting with the UFC to discuss a potential comeback. This time, he’d be entering into the heavyweight division. The former two-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger just retired back at UFC 210 in April this year. Daniel Cormier thinks Johnson should have...

Oct 4, 2017 11:14 am

VIDEO | Paulie Malignaggi still pushing for McGregor fight: He’s a con artist and he’s conned all these idiot fans

Former boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi is still not letting his beef with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor go. The two had a couple of sparring sessions together after McGregor’s team asked Malignaggi to help “The Notorious” prepare for his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather. Their training relationship came to an end after Malignaggi...