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Oct 13, 2011 5:20 am

King Mo Has Rampage On His Radar, Wants To Fight

“This fool Rampage calls me out, and then people get mad when I respond? He’s a b—h in my eyes, because he didn’t respond. Maybe he’ll respond later, but the word is he wants to fight Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. That’s whatever. But he called me out, so I’m going to respond. When’s the last time...

Oct 12, 2011 4:35 pm

BJPENN.COM Featherweight Top 10 (Updated 10/12/11)

The world top 10 featherweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC talent with the exception of two Bellator roster holders. Jose Aldo is the current UFC featherweight champion and as such gets the number 1 seat on our rankings system. With his recent UFC 136 victory over Kenny Florian, his...

Oct 12, 2011 3:37 pm

Noons vs. Evangelista Round Out "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal" Main Card

It would appear as if a four-fight main card has been set for December’s Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal event. Strikeforce officials have paired off KJ Noons with Billy Evangelista in the latest main card booking for the show. Joining them on the card will be Mousasi vs. OSP, Cyborg vs. Yamanaka and of course the...

Oct 12, 2011 2:00 pm

Clay Guida Talks UFC on Fox Fight With Ben Henderson

“Ben Henderson is the next guy in front of me that’s keeping me from my title shot. Very well spoken opponent, very humble young man and just a great competitor, so I’m really looking forward to the challenge. We always rise to the top for the toughest occasions. This is going to be my most...


Oct 12, 2011 12:42 pm

Jon Jones: The Rashad Evans Fight “is a fight I absolutely cannot lose”

“I realize what I could lose, and what I could lose in the fight that’s in front of me now. So when it comes to the question of ‘getting up for a fight’ that’s definitely not an issue. As far as getting up for the Rashad Evans fight, after all the drama that’s gone on...

Oct 12, 2011 10:50 am

Not Just Another Wrestler: Bubba Jenkins Says He “Will Not Lay-and –Pray”

For the last few months I have been covering the progress and adaption of future MMA fighter and 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion, Bubba Jenkins, for BJPenn.com. As I’ve continued with updates and announcements on Jenkins’ progress I’ve noticed that a lot of fans are pessimistic about the National Champ’s conversion into the sport of...

Oct 12, 2011 9:06 am

Rashad Giving Machida More Than A Chance Against Jon Jones

“If anybody can give him trouble, I would think it would be Machida, and for a couple of reasons. One reason is Machida’s used to that kind of craftiness and movement because he trains with Anderson Silva, so he’s used to seeing that. That’s where Jon Jones got a lot of his style from is...

Oct 12, 2011 8:55 am

Watch the UFC 140 Pre -Fight Press Conference live Today on BJPENN.COM (1p.m. ET)

The UFC will be holding the UFC 140 pre-fight press conference today at 1 p.m. ET to promote December’s UFC pay-per-view featuring a light-heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Lyoto Machida. Dana White, Jones and Machida are expected to be in attendance. We will be broadcasting the conference live today in the...

Oct 12, 2011 8:30 am

Undefeated Chad Mendes Ready To Take Belt Away From Aldo

“My time is going to come. I’ve only been doing this for three years. I’ve got 11 fights into my career. I’ve got plenty of time. That belt’s going to be mine sooner or later. It’s just hurry up and wait … I think with my wrestling credentials, my strength, my athleticism, I don’t think...

Oct 12, 2011 8:12 am

“Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal” Tickets On Sale This Week

Going to be in San Diego on December 17? If so, your chance to see live MMA action is upon you and tickets to the event go on sale this week. Strikeforce officials have made the lightweight title fight between Gilbert Melendez and Jorge Masvidal official for the December 17 date. The event, which features...

Oct 12, 2011 5:30 am

Not So Fast: Gilbert Melendez Not Yet Going To UFC, Will Face Masvidal On Dec. 17

Rumors fueled by UFC president Dana White had up until yesterday, placed Strikeforce lightweight champion, Gilbert Melendez in a possible title fight with UFC champion Frankie Edgar. However after much speculation, the Strikeforce star will continue his duties as the Strikeforce lightweight champion and will attempt to defend his belt against ATT product, Jorge Masvidal...

Oct 12, 2011 5:05 am

"UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida" Officially Announced By UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Toronto this December with an epic light heavyweight title fight pitting champion and rising superstar Jon “Bones” Jones against dynamic striker and former titleholder Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. A mere eight months after holding its largest event ever in Toronto, UFC 140: JONES vs. MACHIDA hits the Air Canada...

Oct 11, 2011 2:44 pm

BJPENN.COM Bantamweight Top 10 (Updated 10/11/11)

The world top 10 bantamweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC talent. Dominic Cruz is the current UFC bantamweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. With his most recent title defense at UFC on Versus 6 over “Mighty Mouse” Johnson he has more...

Oct 11, 2011 2:16 pm

Report: UFC Pay-Per-View Cards To Revert Back To 10PM E.T.

Sorry east coast MMA Fans, looks like you will be back to staying up until 1AM E.T. to catch UFC pay-per-view action. In a report coming from MMA insider Dave Meltzer, the UFC has decided to revert back to starting their pay-per-view broadcasts at 10PM E.T. starting with UFC 141 on December 30th. No reason...

Oct 11, 2011 1:55 pm

Vigilante MMA Fighter Dresses Up As Superhero To Stop Crime In Seattle

With a perfect amateur record in Mixed Martial Arts, the brother of Strikeforce fighter Caros Fodor, Mr. Ben Fodor has been making national news with the vigilante style justice he is serving out on the streets of Seattle. The fighter dresses up as comic book character Phoenix Jones with pepper spray in hands and prowls...

Oct 11, 2011 1:40 pm

Koscheck Looking For Big Names And Big Fights

“I want to fight the guys at the top. That’s where I want to be. The guys at the bottom want to fight guys that are at the top. I’ll fight anybody. Realistically, I want a big fight, my next fight to be a big fight. Who could it be? Maybe a Nick Diaz, maybe...

Oct 11, 2011 11:05 am

UFC 136 Prelim Special On Spike Draws Smallest Television Audience In Shows History

This past Saturday was not a good night for Mixed Martial Arts TV Ratings. As we previously reported, Bellator drew their smallest audience this past Saturday and with confirmation from Spike TV officials, so did the UFC 136 Prelims special. The one-hour special which aired in the lead up to the UFC 136 pay-per-view card...

Oct 11, 2011 10:55 am

Bellator 53 Ratings Hit All Time Low With Just 103,000 Viewers

Last weekend’s Bellator 53 event was another ratings failure for the Mixed Martial Arts promotion on MTV2. Scoring an average audience of just 103,000 the event marks the lowest viewed show in the Bellator series. The week prior, Bellator 52 bounced back with the promotions second most viewed event, however, last weekend’s ratings indicate that...

Oct 11, 2011 9:35 am

Frank Mir Looking To Keep It Standing Against Nogueira At UFC 140

“Nogueira is still a very tough guy. A lot of people are on two sides of the extreme. They either think the first fight was a fluke or that he should retire. I see someone who is going to be extremely motivated who wants to get revenge, so I don’t look to overlook him at...

Oct 11, 2011 9:29 am

A 5 Minute Interview With Martial Arts Teacher Tom Callos

Tom Callos is martial arts teacher and business consultant known for his innovative work in martial arts curriculum design, school management, marketing, and teaching concepts. He resides between Hilo, Hawaii and Placerville, California. This interview was conducted on-line, by Dan Sikkens, for Aim High Martial Arts. Aim High Martial Arts: It’s a pleasure to chat...

Oct 11, 2011 9:16 am

Machida Knows What It Takes To Beat Jon Jones

“It’s hard to say what the perfect style is to stop Jones. I have a lot of trust in my skills against any fighter. I won’t change what people have seen, and I’d rather show them in the Octagon instead of talking about it beforehand. Jones wasn’t my problem until the UFC booked the fight....

Oct 11, 2011 8:00 am

Hayes out, Santos in for Semi-Finals of Bellator Heavyweight Tournament

Thiago Santos, on the heels of an impressive performance and first-round submission win last Saturday night, will step in for the injured Mike “300” Hayes and enter the semifinals of Bellator’s Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament. The red-hot Brazilian, who has won his last three fights, will take on Blagoi Ivanov at Bellator 56 on Saturday,...

Oct 11, 2011 8:00 am

Dana White Responds To Rampage Jacksons Desire To Leave MMA For Boxing

“He’s under contract. He’s not boxing until… I mean, if he wants to box when his contract is up, that’s up to him…Rampage thought that the movie business was the answer to all his (expletive) dreams. That didn’t work out too good. The pay over there wasn’t what he thought it was. The pay over...

Oct 11, 2011 7:45 am

Fans Invited To Tomorrows UFC 140 Press Conference In Toronto

UFC officials are taking flight to Toronto tomorrow to promote and December’s UFC 140 event and UFC fans in the area are invited to attend the pre-fight press conference. UFC 140 is set to take place in Toronto on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre. A light-heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon Jones...