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Dec 6, 2013 8:16 am

LIVE World Series of Fighting 7 weigh-ins 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT

World Series of Fighting 7 takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver. Georgi Karakhanyan will battle Lance Palmer for the WSOF inaugural featherweight title in the cards main event. Tune-in to BJPENN.COM for the World Series of Fighting 7 live weigh-ins starting at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT

Dec 6, 2013 8:10 am

ONE FC 13 Results: Oishi KO’s Banario to retain Featherweight strap

ONE FC 13, also known as “ONE FC: Moment of Truth,” took place yesterday live from MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines. The packed crowd in attendance were treated to a night of thrilling fights, which culminated in a much anticipated rematch between the Philippines’ first ever MMA world champion Honorio Banario (8-3 MMA), taking on...

Dec 6, 2013 7:55 am

PHOTO | Hunt vs. Silva Staredown In Australia

During the UFC Fight Night 33 weigh-ins event in Australia, the two heavyweight headliners engaged in an intense pre-fight staredown. Bigfoot and Hunt will face off in the UFC Fight Night 33 main event Friday from Brisbane, Australia.

Dec 5, 2013 8:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown talks upcoming fight with Condit and more

By Evan Stoumbelis Recently I was fortunate enough to interview top welterweight contender Matt “The Immortal” Brown on his upcoming fight with Carlos Condit, GSP vs. Hendricks, how he got his start in the sport and more. As always, Matt’s responses are italicized. How is training for the Condit fight going?: So far so good...

Dec 5, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Conor McGregor Blasts Fighters, Lets Everyone Know How Great He Is

It isn’t a day in MMA without some quotables from Irish fighter, Conor McGregor. The brash and controversial UFC featherweight is ready to take on all-comers and has no problem picking fights with athletes much bigger than him. Here is the latest in the world of Conor’s twitter account: https://twitter.com/LukeBarnatt/statuses/408312478708555776 @LukeBarnatt Hey, Frankenstein, this is...

Dec 5, 2013 8:21 am

Cat Zingano injury update: Cleared to train, wants the winner of Rousey vs. Tate 2

UFC women’s bantamweight title contender, Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), finally got some good news following her latest visit with her physician, who revealed that “Alpha” was cleared to resume jiu-jitsu training, as well as light pad work, with full clearance expected for March 1, 2014. Naturally, Zingano was thrilled by the news (via...

Dec 5, 2013 8:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Diaz Responds To Pettis Callout, Tells Champ To Work His Way Back Up

Last night on Fox Sports 1 we learned that UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis is interested in tangling with Nate Diaz. Diaz, who often speaks poorly of Pettis came back with the following: You work ur way up u have alot of catching up to do I was injured too still fought.. #1fightayearwhyrutalking — Nathan...

Dec 5, 2013 8:15 am

THE BJPENN.COM RADIO NETWORK IS ON BREAK

Unlike our editorial crew, the team behind BJPENN.COM radio will be enjoying the last few weeks of 2013 off the air and with family during this holiday season. If you’re looking to get caught up on your MMA Fix, it’s the perfect time to catch our archived shows HERE. You can listen to past episodes...

Dec 5, 2013 8:13 am

Mark Hunt: ‘I’ve Got The Hunger Back’

“I’ve got the hunger back for fighting and to be doing it at my age is pretty cool. It’s a real mental challenge and a roller coaster. I love it. You put yourself through so much pain, and mentally straining, everything. It’s hard to break the wall every day, and when you got little ones,...

Dec 5, 2013 8:07 am

UFC 168: Leben Planning On Breaking Uriah Hall

“After what Dana said about his last fight, Hall is definitely in a must-win situation. We both kind of are, and that’s what makes this fight exciting. It seems like this is one of those fights where the winner stays, and the loser walks. It feels like that kind of a deal. This is definitely...

Dec 5, 2013 7:52 am

TUF 18 Finale pulls off strong numbers for FOX Sports 1

Saturday night’s “TUF 18 Finale” event did a substantial numbers increase from the last several live events airing on the network, drawing 1,129,000 viewers according to a report from MMAFighting.com. The event was headlined by a lightweight bout featuring former title challengers Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard and also showcased the the men’s and women’s final from the recently-completed...

Dec 4, 2013 11:55 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Still Lobbying For Gilbert Melendez Fight

In the UFC’s lightweight division there is a host of talent all trying to climb their way up to a shot at division kingpin Anthony Pettis. None more-so than AKA’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is in the midst of an unblemished pro-fighting career spanning the course of 21 MMA victories in 21 fights. If you missed...

Dec 4, 2013 11:42 am

UFC Fighter Accuses McGregor Of Buying Twitter Followers & Calling Out Losers

Is the UFC’s hottest Irish commodity nothing more than a phony and faker? TUF veteran and UFC middleweight fighter Luke Barnatt seems to think so. The up-and-comer had some harsh words for his fellow European during his recent guest slot on ‘The MMA Hour‘. Check it: “Paradigm is the management company that I believe that...

Dec 4, 2013 11:26 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Prepping For Latest DJ Gig In Australia

DJ Michael Bisping is a master on the ‘one’s and two’s’. His spinning prowess is so high-level that if ‘The Count’ should want to give up cage fighting for a worldwide tour of dominance in the area of night-club DJ’ing, he could do it with ease. If you have never seen Bisping entertaining crowds, check out...

Dec 4, 2013 10:47 am

‘Shogun’ Expecting Stand Up Fight This Friday Against Te Huna

“I’ve been training in Sao Paulo for over a month, and I’ll be training here for the rest of my camp. My camp has been great at Demian Maia’s team. I expect a tough fight. He’s a good fighter that likes to stand and bang. It will be a great fight, for sure. He like...

Dec 4, 2013 10:16 am

Jones: I’m taking a tune-up fight in Moscow for Anderson Silva

Roy Jones Jr. is one of the all-time greats in the sport of boxing, he has won titles in multiple weight classes and was voted ‘boxer of the decade’ for his dominance throughout the 90′s. Former UFC middleweight champion and MMA great, Anderson “The Spider” Silva, has been very vocal regarding his aspirations to one...

Dec 4, 2013 9:59 am

QUICK TWITT | Chris Weidman Draws Motivation From Anderson Silva Poster

UFC middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, draws inspiration for his pending date with Anderson Silva by hanging a poster of his opponent as a reminder to stay focused. Check it out: One of the posters hanging around the house during this camp. #refusetolose http://t.co/iTqRi9ItPM — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) December 3, 2013

Dec 4, 2013 9:51 am

VIDEO | INVICTA FC 7 – Road to Honchak vs Smith

Get to know the Invicta Flyweight Champion Barb Honchak and the #1 contender and challenger for the title, Leslie Smith, as they train for their upcoming clash on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at INVICTA FC 7, live from the Star Pavilion in Kansas City, on Pay Per View. For more info, visit invictafc.com

Dec 4, 2013 8:53 am

Lombard wants Jake Shields bout next, talks GSP and Alien abductions

Former Bellator middleweight champion and current UFC welterweight contender, Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC), recently told Steven Marrocco of MMAJunkie  that he’s gunning for a fight with “boring” Jake Shields, this after requests to fight Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann failed to come to fruition: “I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for...

Dec 4, 2013 8:22 am

WSOF Boss Ray Sefo Issues Warning To Rousimar Palhares

“I will not tolerate any of that nonsense that happened before. I’m pretty sure if he does it here, he won’t have somewhere else to go. I was one of the people that said the same thing, that I wasn’t interested. I don’t want to see someone get hurt … because of some silliness. Nogueira gave...

Dec 4, 2013 8:08 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz Rehab Training

UFC Bantamweight Champion, Dominick Cruz, is recovering from his 2nd ACL surgery at Sport Science Lab in San Juan Capistrano, CA with Gavin MacMillan and Sazi Guthrie. October 21, 2013

Dec 4, 2013 7:51 am

QUICK TWITT | TUF 18 Runner-Up Davey Grant Inks UFC Contract

Even though Team Alpha Male’s Chris Holdsworth was crowned the TUF 18 champion with his win over Davey Grant last weekend, the tournament final runner-up still gets his shot on the big stage of the UFC. According to a recent twitter post made by the U.K.’s Grant he too has inked a UFC deal. Check...