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Nov 27, 2013 7:43 am

VIDEO | Gracie’s Breakdown How to Survive The ‘Kockout Game’ Plaguing American Streets

In this Special Edition Gracie Breakdown, Rener Gracie and Eve Torres share some critical self-defense principles everyone should know in order to defend against the growing trend of vicious unprovoked assaults by cowardly teenagers. Obviously, harsher punishment would reduce the frequency of these deadly assaults, but until that happens, everyone must learn how to break...

Nov 27, 2013 7:35 am

VIDEO | Before They Fought, Wand & Franklin Met In An Elevator

In June of last year former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin squared off with Wanderlei Silva in the UFC 147 main event. Prior to their bout, they bumped in to each other in a Brazilian elevator and while the confrontation was friendly, it was evident by their body language that neither guy knew what to...

Nov 27, 2013 7:21 am

Three Bouts Added To UFC Fight Night 34

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 34: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine is filling out. The UFC announced via Twitter – @UFC – 3 more bouts for the card which takes place January 4th at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The added bouts include: Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes Max Holloway vs. Will...

Nov 27, 2013 7:00 am

Rashad Evans: ‘Twitter will hurt your damn feelings’

“If I read a couple and get mad, and I feel like saying something back? That’s when I know I need to cool out for a second and turn it off. Because Twitter, it’s great, but Twitter will hurt your damn feelings, man.” “People will say some outrageous things on there. It makes you feel...

Nov 26, 2013 11:48 am

Andrade vs. Musoke added to UFC FN 36

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi added a new matchup today, Viscardi Andrade (pictured) vs. Nicholas Musoke. Andrade, will be fighting in his home country of Brazil, where he also was a contestant on the second installment of the country’s Ultimate Fighter show. He is 1-0 in the UFC, with his...

Nov 26, 2013 10:24 am

VIDEO | TUF 18 Finale: Maynard vs Diaz Preview

It’s one of the fiercest rivalries the 155-pound division has ever seen, and on November 30th, The Ultimate Fighter season five competitors Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz meet for the third time in a pivotal lightweight battle to settle the score.

Nov 26, 2013 9:51 am

Rory MacDonald Does Not Think GSP Is Done With Fighting

“I don’t think he’s gone for good. But maybe he needs some time. People have no idea the kind of pressure it is to fight, and I have no idea what kind of pressure it to hold the belt for (six years). Before that he was headlining cards since he was younger than I am...

Nov 26, 2013 9:32 am

Nevada Rep Explains Why Open Scoring Will Not Work In MMA

With all the recent scoring issues in Mixed Martial Arts, many have looked at an open scoring model to possibly repair today’s ongoing issue of erroneous judges decisions. Much like a basketball or baseball game, open scoring would allow everyone witnessing the contest (in this case, fighting) to visibly see each judges scorecards throughout the...

Nov 26, 2013 9:16 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Compares Kennedy To Jim Carrey’s ‘Background Guy’

The rivalry between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy isn’t going to go away anytime soon. The two fighter’s will likely go back and forth like this until the UFC decides to put them in a cage to settle their differences. Until that time happens, be on the look out for more entertaining jabs from ‘The...

Nov 26, 2013 8:46 am

Shinya Aoki turns down UFC offer, teammate Leandro Brodinho signs

Former Dream champion, Shinya Aoki (34-6 MMA), has reportedly turned down a contract offer from the UFC. According to ‘Evolve MMA’ founder, Chatri Sityodtong, the UFC offered contracts to 3 fighters on the Evolve Fight Team including Shinya Aoki, Eddie Ng and Leandro Brodinho. Here is what the Evolve MMA chairman had to say via...

Nov 26, 2013 8:35 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Crazy 14 Second Double K.O.

Two men enter, but only one leaves! That’s the way a proper fight should be billed. Unless of course you’re these two guys who wasted no time knocking each other out at the same time.

Nov 26, 2013 8:34 am

Cristiano Marcello vs. Joe Proctor Announced for UFC Fight Night 36 | UFC NEWS

Cristiano Marcello (13-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC, *pictured) vs. Joe Proctor (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been announced for UFC Fight Night 36. UFC Fight Night 36, takes place on Feb. 15 at the Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina, Brazil. UFC officials announced the lightweight fight today. It is currently only the third...

Nov 26, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Teammates Lobby UFC To Sign Ben Askren

Not only do our readers on BJPENN.COM think the UFC should sign top welterweight prospect, Ben Askren, but so do his teammates. The Roufus Sports fight team, which holds many notable fighters on its roster, including UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has taken to twitter in support of Ben. Ben and company met with UFC officials yesterday afternoon...

Nov 25, 2013 2:21 pm

POLL | Do You Think GSP Will Retire

Much has been made over the last week about the future of UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. From family problems to secret love children, the speculation of GSP’s future has been exhausting to cover. Now that we are more than a week removed from the GSP vs. Hendricks fight and have had time to take...

Nov 25, 2013 1:35 pm

Big Nog Eyes Return Opposite Big Country Nelson

By Evan Stoumbelis Minotauro Nogueira hasn’t seen action in the Octagon much lately. The last time we saw him fight was June 8th 2013 when he lost to Fabricio Werdum. Before that was October 13th 2012 when he defeated Dave Herman. Now ‘Big Nog’ plans on making a return to the octagon in 2014, his...

Nov 25, 2013 11:49 am

PHOTO | UFC On FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez Poster

UFC officials have released the official poster (above) for December’s UFC on FOX 9 event featuring a flyweight title fight between Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson and Joseph Benavidez.

Nov 25, 2013 11:35 am

POLL RESULTS | Did GSP Deserve Win Over Hendricks

In last weeks BJPENN.COM poll, we asked fans who you thought won the UFC 167 main event between GSP and Johny Hendricks. After over 16,000 votes we have the answer. While a fair number of people believe that  the judges got it right on fight night, 60% of voters felt Hendricks is the rightful welterweight...

Nov 25, 2013 11:27 am

QUICK TWITT | Jessica Eye & Sarah Kaufman Go At It On Twitter

Top female bantamweight fighters, Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman already squared off in the cage. The result was a closely contested decision and while Eye was named the victor, according to this recent twitter interaction, there is some unfinished business between the two. @mmasarah honor?honor is to win & lose graciously.ur contemptuous as a person...

Nov 25, 2013 11:18 am

Stefan Struve Back To Full Training Schedule, Expects UFC Return In 2014

In August Stefan Struve was diagnosed with a potential career ending heart condition. A rare, enlarged heart caused by a leaking aortic valve threatened the UFC heavyweight fighters career. We’ve been following the story, which has included a very negative outlook from UFC President Dana White, but recently Struve announced he was back in the...

Nov 25, 2013 10:59 am

Kennedy Thinks Bisping Will ‘Chicken Out’ Of Fighting Him

“I’m sure he’s going to try and duck me. A year and a half ago when Zuffa bought Strikeforce and just the prospect of me being able to fight him, I was like ‘Yes! This is awesome!’ I’m looking forward to fighting Michael Bisping. And he’s like, ‘who’s this Tim Kennedy bloke? When that guy...