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Feb 9, 2015 7:30 am

Cro Cop On UFC Return: ‘I Didn’t Sign For The Money’

As the MMA world anxiously awaits Mirko Cro Cop’s return to the UFC, which will happen at UFC Krakow on April 11th as he looks to avenge his loss to Gabriel Gonzaga. When Cro Cop joined the UFC roster in 2007, it was Gonzaga who handed the former Pride FC Grand Prix champion his first...

Feb 9, 2015 7:29 am

BJPENN.com Radio Replay With Emanuel Newton & Enson Inoue

Last night BJPENN.com Radio was back with another star studded episode. First we were joined by Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton, who discussed the recent drug testing failures in MMA, as well as his upcoming title defense against undefeated Liam McGeary this Friday. Next up we were joined by MMA pioneer, Enson Inoue,...

Feb 9, 2015 7:01 am

Carmouche Discusses Problems In The Women’s Bantamweight Division

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche hasn’t fought since April of 2014, when she lost to Miesha Tate. The next time she steps into the Octagon, it will be at “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas” on April 4th, almost a year to date since the last time she was in the Octagon....

Feb 9, 2015 5:01 am

Demetrious Johnson Wants $2 Million To Fight TJ Dillashaw

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is one of the most dominant fighters today. Johnson hasn’t lost since 2011, when he fought Dominick Cruz for the UFC bantamweight championship. Since then, Johnson has gone 7-0-1, winning the inaugural UFC flyweight championship, and defending it 5 times since then. Go up a weight class and you have...

Feb 8, 2015 3:40 pm

Zahabi: ‘GSP Is The Best Pound For Pound Fighter’

Since Anderson Silva’s recently announced failed drug test for anabolic steroids, there has been much talk regarding his status as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). Many have began calling UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, or Georges St. Pierre the GOAT, whereas others give the title to Fedor Emelianenko. Tristar gym head coach, Firas...

Feb 8, 2015 3:22 pm

“UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas” Ticket Info

On Friday, tickets will go on sale for “UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas”, which goes down April 4th in Virginia. Ahead of the ticket release the UFC released a preview for the event (See that HERE), and has released the ticket prices for the event. The cheapest ticket is priced at $63.05, whereas floor...

Feb 8, 2015 3:21 pm

Demetrious Johnson Predicting Kyoji Horiguchi As Next Title Challenger

Demetrious Johnson has earned the reputation as one of the most dominant UFC champions out there, and one of the top pound for pound fighters today. Johnson has defended his title 5 times since winning the belt in September of 2012, most recently submitting Chris Cariaso in September of 2014. After the bout, ‘Mighty Mouse’...

Feb 8, 2015 2:52 pm

Spike TV President: Bellator “On An Even Footing” With The UFC

It’s no secret that the UFC is the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC has successfully continued to steamroll it’s promotional competition, including Pride FC, Strikeforce, The WEC, and more. The UFC’s competitor at the present time is Bellator MMA, which has seen a recent spike in ratings stemming from “Bellator 131: Ortiz...

Feb 8, 2015 2:30 pm

Soares: Belfort Fight Was ‘Everything Lyoto Machida Wanted’

Recently news broke that Chris Weidman had been forced out of his UFC 184 main-event title defense against Vitor Belfort. UFC President Dana White recounted the story, explaining that Belfort and his wife began calling the UFC President asking for an interim title fight. White called Lyoto Machida, who is fresh off a TKO win...

Feb 8, 2015 2:19 pm

Firas Zahabi Compares Anderson Silva To Lance Armstrong

Since news broke of Anderson Silva’s failed pre-fight random drug test ahead of UFC 183, there has been much talk of whether or not Silva is still the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time). In the eyes of many, including Chael Sonnen, the failed drug test puts Silva’s past record into question, leaving many to wonder...

Feb 8, 2015 10:20 am

Lawler: Jones, Silva Failed Drug Tests A “Black Eye” For The Sport

The UFC has had a bit of a rough start to 2015 when it comes to drug test results. First it was revealed after his UFC 182 scrap against Daniel Cormier that UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones had failed a random pre-fight drug test for the main metabolite in cocaine. Following that, it was...

Feb 8, 2015 9:02 am

Mirko Cro Cop Thanks His Fans Ahead Of UFC Return

Recently it was announced that MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic would be returning to the UFC to have a rematch against Gabriel Gonzaga in April. To those unfamiliar with the situation, back in 2007, Pride Grand Prix champion Mirko Cro Cop made his UFC debut, defeating Eddie Sanchez via TKO. In his second UFC...

Feb 8, 2015 9:01 am

Booking Roundup – UFC Books Several High Profile Bouts For Upcoming Events

As always, the UFC has been incredibly busy booking matches for upcoming events. Catch up with all of the latest happenings in the matchmaking world with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare, which will headline “UFC Fight Night 62” in Brazil on March 21st. Maia is coming off a...

Feb 8, 2015 8:54 am

Werdum: Reebok Deal Is Only Good For Top Fighters

Since the UFC announced its new sponsorship deal with Reebok, which will go into effect later this year, many fighters and fans alike have taken note of the way the sponsorship will reward fighters based solely on their ranking. Fabricio Werdum discussed the deal with MMAFighting: “It’s not 100 percent set how it’s going to...

Feb 8, 2015 8:53 am

Cung Le Wanted To End Career With Bellator

Cung Le’s departure from the UFC was anything but a peaceful one. Following Le’s “UFC Fight Night: Macau” loss to Michael Bisping, it was announced Le tested positive for HGH, which led to the former Strikeforce champion to catch harsh criticism, especially given THIS picture he released prior to the fight. Le denied his use...

Feb 8, 2015 8:53 am

Ben Rothwell Calls For Fight Against JDS, Stipe, or Arlovski

Ben Rothwell is currently riding a 2-fight win streak, with wins over Brandon Vera, and most recently Alistair Overeem at the end of 2014. Rothwell is looking to build upon the 2 wins and continue winning as he looks for a win over a top ranked heavyweight to crack the top 10. He spoke to...

Feb 8, 2015 7:55 am

Woodley: ‘If You Have A Problem With CM Punk, You Have A Problem With Me’

Since news broke that former WWE champion CM Punk signed with the UFC, many people were quick to criticize CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, for his decision to step into the Octagon. Following the announcement, Brooks took his experience to Milwaukee Wisconsin, where he began training under Duke Roufus at Roufusport gym alongside Anthony...

Feb 8, 2015 7:46 am

Benson Henderson On Move To 170: “I’ll Be Explosive”

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has moved up to welterweight on short notice to save this Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night: Colorado” card, and fight Brandon Thatch. He spoke on Inside MMA to discuss the move up to welterweight, and how he hopes to be more explosive.

Feb 8, 2015 7:34 am

Lauzon On Reebok Deal: “As Time Goes On They’ll Fix It”

While the UFC-Reebok uniform deal is not being enforced just yet, that hasn’t stopped fighters and fans from discussing the finer points of the deal, mainly, how fighters will be paid. Under the new Reebok deal, fighters will be paid based on their ranking, with the champion making the most money, and the fighters ranked...