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Oct 2, 2014 9:27 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Slams ‘Paper Champion’ Pettis

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been campaigning for a title shot recently. Prior to UFC 178, ‘The Eagle’ took aim at co-main event fighter Donald Cerrone, who many believe has earned a title shot (Read about it HERE). Now Khabib has shifted his sights back to lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who is currently slated to fight Gilbert...

Oct 2, 2014 7:08 am

Chris Camozzi released by UFC

Middleweight fighter Chris Camozzi (19-9 MMA, 6-6 UFC) has been released by the UFC. The former TUF 11 competitor had suffered 4-straight octagon defeats, his latest being a split-decision loss to Rafael Natal at last month’s UFC Fight Night 50 event in Connecticut. Camozzi announced his release from the UFC on his blog yesterday: Cuts...

Oct 2, 2014 6:42 am

Charles Oliveira vs. Jeremy Stephens set for TUF 20 Finale co-main event

A key featherweight bout will serve as the co-main event for the “TUF 20 Finale” in Las Vegas, as UFC officials recently announced that Charles Oliveira and Jeremy Stephens have been booked as the evenings co-feature. Charles Oliveira was supposed to fight Nik Lentz at last month’s UFC Fight Night 50 event. However, “Do Bronx”...

Oct 2, 2014 6:24 am

Leandro Silva vs. Charlie Brenneman added to UFC Fight Night 58

A lightweight bout between Leandro Silva (16-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) and Charlie Brenneman (19-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) is the latest addition to December’s UFC Fight Night 58 event in Brazil. UFC officials announced the bout on Wednesday afternoon. Charlie Brenneman will likely be fighting for his job when he takes on Silva this winter. “The...


Oct 2, 2014 4:51 am

Travis Browne Explains His Departure From Jackson’s MMA – EXCLUSIVE

  If you missed the latest edition of BJPENN.com Radio, check it out here. One of the highlights of the show was the conversation with UFC heavyweight Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne. The interview covered a lot of topics including Browne’s new training camp, his loss to Fabricio Werdum, and his upcoming fight with Brendan Shaub at...

Oct 2, 2014 4:45 am

Pettis Promising 1st Round KO Of Melendez

“The fans can expect me finishing this fight in the first round. I’ve been out for a year and I’m excited to be back. I’m healthy, ready to fight and, unfortunately, Melendez will be my first opponent after my return. I say unfortunately because I’m sure that I won’t need more than one round. I...

Oct 2, 2014 4:41 am

Conor McGregor Announces That He’s Fighting Diego Sanchez

Rising UFC star Conor McGregor is eyeing a move to lightweight and a grudge match against Diego Sanchez. The Irish fighter took to twitter, announcing the bout: I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th. He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career. VIVA LA EIRE!!! — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October...

Oct 2, 2014 4:34 am

Dana White Puts Morals Over Money In UFC Decision Making

“Obviously the (Rice) video, and what happened was horrifying but I think a lot of positives are happening now. It’s brought a lot of attention and awareness and I think from here on out it should all be positive. We always were proactive. Since we started ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ we’ve done full background checks on...

Oct 2, 2014 4:31 am

World’s Best Female Boxer Challenges Rousey To Title Fight

‘’Ronda is an exceptional athlete, she is at the very top of her discipline and for that she has my full respect. But for her coach to say she could win a world title in her first boxing match is a little disrespectful. I’m not sure if this is something she truly believes or whether...

Oct 2, 2014 4:26 am

Dec. UFC Debut For Holm In The Works

According to reports, top female fighting prospect, Holly Holm is expected to make her UFC debut on December 6, against a very tough Milana Dudieva. Holm has been sidelined since signing with the promotion due to injury.

Oct 2, 2014 4:05 am

Dillashaw ‘Happy to put Cruz back into retirement’

“I thought he looked good, and I am happy for him to be able to return,” he told Ariel Helwani. “I thought his ‘Alpha Fail’ [line] was a little uncalled for since I’ve shown nothing but respect, but I’d be happy to put him back in retirement… I’m not complaining because I’ve wanted to fight...

Oct 2, 2014 3:59 am

UFC Boss Confirms Random Testing For All 500 UFC Fighters

“Well, actually it’s becoming less of a problem, because we have really stepped up our game as far as testing. So for these athletes there’s nowhere to hide. The first step was working with the various athletic commissions to make sure we had testing for the night of the fight, for every fighter on the...

Oct 2, 2014 3:52 am

UFC Officials Release New Details & Extended Punishment For Cung Le

UFC officials have released the following statement regarding the recent positive HGH findings of middleweight fighter, Cung Le. Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released an updated statement regarding the suspension of UFC middleweight Cung Le: After review by UFC Senior Management, an error was discovered regarding the length of Cung Le’s suspension...

Oct 2, 2014 3:49 am

GSP Shuts Down Return Rumors

Sorry fight fans, GSP is in no “Rush” to get back inside the Octagon. Earlier this week, rumors started circulating about a move back to fighting, which prompted the UFC’s former welterweight champion to shut down the rumors, stating he has no plans of returning anytime soon. Fox Sports 1 reporter, Ariel Helwani received the...

Oct 2, 2014 3:42 am

Bisping: ‘Cung Le Tried To Cheat Me Out Of Victory’

“Fortunately, I won the fight. If I lost, I would be outraged and would have more to say. I don’t want to kick a man while he’s down. He has to explain this to his kids. Hopefully, this will be a lesson for him and everyone: this is not a road one should take. In...

Oct 2, 2014 3:28 am

QUICK TWITT | Fighters React To McGregors Fat UFC Salary

When the Nevada State Athletic Commission disclosed Conor McGregor’s UFC 178 Salary, a few UFC veterans were shocked at the amount. It took the Irishman just 1:46 to finish Dustin Poirier in a bout that shattered any doubts about Conor’s abilities. For that near two-minutes, McGregor earned a base UFC salary of $150,000.00 ($75k to...

Oct 2, 2014 1:17 am

PHOTO | Alan Patrick’s Broken Jaw – EXTREMELY GRAPHIC

Holy shit. I feel so bad for Alan Patrick who suffered a broken jaw to rule him out of @ufc 179 pic.twitter.com/HWD7Gid7u0 — Andy Ogle (@thelittleaxe) September 30, 2014 Earlier this week BJPENN.COM learned that UFC 179 fighter, Alan Patrick, was forced out of his fight due to a broken jaw. Now we have photographic...

Oct 1, 2014 11:21 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Cung Le’s Positive PED Test

Earlier this week, we learned that UFC middleweight fighter, Cung Le, had been suspended nine-months for the illegal use of Human Growth Hormone during active competition. As such, the MMA world reacted. It didn't pay to cheat for once, good start to the day. — Brian Stann (@BrianStann) August 23, 2014 @DEVOURED85 unfortunately yes. —...

Oct 1, 2014 4:07 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine makes his Octagon debut against Korea’s rising star Hyun Gyu Lim. Watch Saffiedine battle Rory MacDonald in the main event at UFC Fight Night Halifax.

Oct 1, 2014 3:47 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO: MacDonald vs. Maia

Looking to bounce back from a loss, top welterweight contender Rory MacDonald stays focused on his opponent, Demian Maia, at UFC 170. See MacDonald fight Tarec Saffiedine in the main event at UFC Fight Night Halifax.

Oct 1, 2014 12:03 pm

White Takes Blame For Romero/Kennedy Controversy

“There was also a language barrier. But I saw the guys from the commission. They were yelling, ‘Get the hell out of there!’ I don’t care what language you speak — you know what get the hell out of there means. You know what time you’re supposed to be out of the octagon. It was...

Oct 1, 2014 11:56 am

Suspension Report: Kennedy Out With Facial Blowout

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the list of Mandatory medical suspensions for UFC 178 fighters. UFC 178 took place last weekend from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. The full list of suspensions is as follows: Eddie Alvarez: suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days Dustin Poirier: suspended 45...