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Jan 28, 2016 9:17 am

Ryan Bader’s coach calls out Anthony Johnson for being mentally weak

Ahead of Ryan Bader’s high-stakes UFC on FOX 18 scrap Saturday night against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, his coach believes he has found a major hole in Anthony Johnson’s game. With the winner of this Saturday’s scrap likely getting a title shot at the winner of Jones vs. Cormier II, Bader’s coach Aaron Simpson spoke to...

Jan 28, 2016 8:57 am

Chael Sonnen to compete on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’

Chael Sonnen’s ventures outside of the world of MMA continue! It was announced recently via Sherdog that Chael Sonnen has officially been cast as a competitor on the upcoming 8th season of NBC’s ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’. The season will be hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and will see Sonnen in addition to another 15 celebrities competing...

Jan 28, 2016 8:47 am

Chad Mendes sounds off on the return of BJ Penn

It was announced recently that our namesake BJ Penn would be returning to the UFC for yet another fight. News then emerged that Penn had verbally agreed to a bout, however no further details were given. On a recent episode of Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome!” podcast, he was joined by 3-time UFC featherweight title challenger...

Jan 28, 2016 7:04 am

Demetrious Johnson looking for massive payday in potential Cruz superfight

Many MMA fans forget that back in 2011 before the formation of the UFC’s flyweight division Dominick Cruz defeated Demetrious Johnson via unanimous decision. Cruz ultimately was sidelined for several years due to injury and forced to vacate the belt before ultimately reclaiming it earlier this month. Johnson on the other hand competed in the...


Jan 28, 2016 6:50 am

Edmond Tarverdyan fires back at people criticizing Rousey’s performance against Holm

Following the flawless performance put on by Holly Holm against Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight championship, Rousey and head coach Edmond Tarverdyan found themselves under fire. Rousey was criticized for her confidence leading up to the fight, while Tarverdyan was criticized for what people believed was an inability to...

Jan 28, 2016 6:39 am

Clip of the Day: Dan Henderson vs. Wanderlei Silva at Pride 33

Dan Henderson vs Wanderlei Silva at Pride 33 in Las Vegas, NV on February 24, 2007. #DWCOTD A video posted by Dana White (@danawhiteufc) on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:48pm PST The good old days of Pride Fighting Championship are never far from fight fan’s minds. As many of the legends from the Pride FC...

Jan 28, 2016 1:51 am

Did the UFC miss the boat on Russian female prospect Anastasia Yankova?

MMA is about technical skill, putting on exciting fights and ultimately, winning. However, when you can toss in charisma and looks to the package, you have all the ingredients necessary to produce a star not just in MMA, but in pop culture. Look at how former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has fared with her...

Jan 28, 2016 1:06 am

‘The Mountain’ reflects on Conor McGregor’s punches and had this funny reaction

You have seen the video that went viral right? Where UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was sparring with 396-pound Hafthór Júlíus Björnsson, also known as “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones? (Video link here) Björnsson was recently featured in GQ and revealed some interesting information from the sparring session with “The Notorious.” Via GQ: You...

Jan 27, 2016 9:28 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Shogun Rua reportedly set for UFC on FOX 19

Rashad Evans and Shogun Rua are both legends in the sport of MMA, however the pair have never fought despite their lengthy careers in the sport. Back at UFC 128 Evans was set to challenge Rua for the UFC light heavyweight championship, but was forced out of the bout with a knee injury. Evans was...

Jan 27, 2016 9:21 pm

Anthony Johnson discusses high-stakes fight with Ryan Bader

Saturday’s ‘UFC on FOX 18’ scrap between Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader very well may decide who gets to fight the winner of Jones vs. Cormier II later this year. Johnson is coming off a 2nd round KO win over Jimi Manuwa that put him back in the win column after losing to Daniel Cormier...

Jan 27, 2016 9:12 pm

Werdum on UFC 196 withdrawal: “best decision of my life”

After it was announced that Cain Velasquez was out of his UFC 196 main event scrap with Fabricio Werdum, the UFC announced that Stipe Miocic would fight Werdum for the heavyweight title. Shortly after that announcement, Fabricio Werdum withdrew from the bout, also citing a back injury. After a brief scramble that saw Nate Diaz...

Jan 27, 2016 9:05 pm

UFC 197 becomes UFC 196

UFC 196 has now been scrapped and rebranded as ‘UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson’ after Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum both withdrew from their main event scrap for the heavyweight title. After a brief scramble that saw Nate Diaz offer to fight Anthony Pettis in the main event, the UFC promoted the co-main event...

Jan 27, 2016 9:00 pm

WATCH! Top 5 spinning attacks in UFC history

Spinning attacks are some of the most lethal techniques in all of MMA. The moves are often high risk high reward. When they land the result is often devastating, however when they don’t the result often isn’t too great for the fighter throwing the technique. In this video above, Michael Bisping and Jessica Penne break...

Jan 27, 2016 8:51 pm

Aldo wants McGregor rematch even if the title isn’t on the line

Jose Aldo has remained mostly quiet since losing his UFC featherweight championship to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 last month. In the meantime, McGregor has booked a fight at lightweight against Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight championship on March 5th. Leading many to wonder whether Frankie Edgar or Jose Aldo will get the next...

Jan 27, 2016 1:59 pm

Wednesday Warriors: Bob Probert vs. Glen Cochrane

BJPENN.com is proud to introduce our new weekly segment “Wednesday Warriors”. Each “Wednesday Warriors” article will feature one of the best fights in National Hockey League history. In today’s inaugural article, we feature a scrap between two of the greatest enforcers to ever lace-up a pair of skates. The above video, which was chosen by...

Jan 27, 2016 1:37 pm

Ben Rothwell Video: Fabricio Werdum said too much about pulling out of UFC 196

Sometimes short and sweet is just as effective as long and drawn out and full of detail. In Fabricio Werdum’s case he did the later and drew some ‘constructive’ criticism from a fellow heavyweight. Ben Rothwell is facing Josh Barnett at Fight Night Newark in less than a week. Check out how Rothwell would of...

Jan 27, 2016 12:26 pm

Is Conor McGregor respectful after a fight? This title contender says ‘Yes’

“I’m cocky in prediction, I’m confident in preparation, but I am always humble, in victory or defeat.” Conor McGregor seems to be a man of his word as he ventures into uncharted territory as a two division champ that very few will have the pleasure of knowing in the UFC. Check out the twitter post...

Jan 27, 2016 12:25 pm

John Lewis – Pioneer of the UFC & MMA in Hollywood

Martial Arts and the big screen go hand in hand. From back in the days of ‘The Dragon’ Bruce Lee starring in numerous high-profile martial art movies, there has been a place in Hollywood for martial arts on the big screen. The man who introduced Lorenzo Fertitta to the UFC, MMA pioneer John Lewis, has...

Jan 27, 2016 12:16 pm

Shane Carwin trolls Brock Lesnar on Twitter

In a blast from the past, Shane Carwin may have just re-ignited his feud with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. The pair fought back at UFC 116 in July of 2010 to unify the UFC heavyweight championship which was held by Lesnar, and the interim UFC heavyweight championship which was held by Carwin. Ultimately...

Jan 27, 2016 12:06 pm

MUST SEE! Joe Rogan blows Georges St-Pierre’s mind teaching him some kicks!

If you haven’t seen this video yet, you are in for a treat. Check out this great clip from the past of UFC color commentator Joe Rogan teaching former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre a thing or two about kicking. Joe is a well-versed martial arts practitioner, which is what makes him such a great...

Jan 27, 2016 12:05 pm

INSANE Video: PEOPLE ARE AWESOME (Martial Arts Edition)

Ready for some action packed martial arts? These martial artists use kicking and striking techniques to paint a painful picture that these strikes can be bad for your health. Check out the fast past, high octane video that might make you want to hit replay.

Jan 27, 2016 11:16 am

WATCH! Will the move up in weight affect Conor McGregor’s speed?

[ooyala code=”0wY2hoMDE621UWk5y56mFu9kOQGaEMap” player_id=”631143aa3982447caf394a185941cb69″ width=”3840″ height=”2160″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Check out UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor training for his upcoming fight with lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. McGregor has the chance to become the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two division’s championship titles on March 5 at UFC 197. “The Notorious” doesn’t look to...

Jan 27, 2016 10:11 am

WATCH! Kid who ate Mark Hunt’s body shot scores 6-second KO

It looks like the kickboxer studying under kickboxing legend John Wayne Parr not only can take a punch but can dish them out too. Yesterday we seen a video of “Noodles” taking a solid body shot from UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt. If you are familiar with Hunt’s fights in the UFC, PRIDE or K-1, you...

Jan 27, 2016 9:48 am

Eddie Alvarez: Retiring from money made in MMA ‘That’s just crazy talk’

Skies the limit for the former Bellator champion these days in the UFC. Eddie Alvarez lost his octagon debut at UFC 178 back in 2014 against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Alvarez rallied after the loss producing two straight wins against former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez and former UFC champion Anthony Pettis both via split decision. Alvarez...