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Aug 7, 2013 4:11 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO GOES LIVE AT 5:00PM PT WITH CHAD GEORGE, RAY SEFO AND IAN MCCALL

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by former WEC fighter and movie star, Chad George as well as WSOF President and fighter Ray Sefo. Rounding out the show will be UFC 163 ‘FON’ winner...

Aug 7, 2013 4:05 pm

Training Like A Champion: Knowing Your Supplements

By Jake Chastain There was a saying that my teammates and I lived by each and every day while I was wrestling at the collegiate level, and that saying was “Wrestling Like a Champion Today”. Each time we entered the wrestling room we knew it was time to leave all of our concerns and worries...


Aug 7, 2013 10:38 am

Tito Ortiz Selling ‘Charming’ Big Bear Compound For $1.79 Million

Tito Ortiz has put his posh training digs up for sale. For a cool $1.79 million, one can own this five-bedroom, two building property. Among the noteworthy items is an octagon, full gymnasium, indoor hot tub, and steam room. Ortiz purchased the home in 2007 from boxing great Oscar de la Hoya. Ortiz has agreed...

Aug 7, 2013 10:28 am

TUF 19 Tryout Location, Weight Classes and Other Details Released

The Ultimate Fighter, The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s long-running reality series, which launched the careers of more than 100 UFC fighters and produced champions such as Forrest Griffin, Rashad Evans and Matt Serra and season winners including Michael Bisping, Ryan Bader and Nate Diaz, will be holding tryouts for its 19th season in Indianapolis, Indiana. Middleweight...

Aug 7, 2013 10:05 am

QUICK TWITT | Dan Henderson: My ‘H-Bomb’ Is Ready To Go, Who’s Next?

MMA Legend, Dan ‘Hendo’ Henderson is ready to get back in the cage, according to his most recent twitter post. Does this give any else goosebumps? Check it: My h-bomb is ready to go, who's next? pic.twitter.com/cr7Pm3y1Pw — Dan Henderson (@danhendo) August 6, 2013 My h-bomb is ready to go, who's next? pic.twitter.com/cr7Pm3y1Pw — Dan...

Aug 7, 2013 10:00 am

Junior dos Santos Declares Fight with Cormier Once He Defeats Velasquez

Junior dos Santos would be making a potentially grave mistake in looking past his next challenge in UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. With all the talk of top prospect and Velasquez teammate, Daniel Cormier, possibly changing weight classes to face light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones, dos Santos felt the need to state that Cormier would serve...

Aug 7, 2013 9:45 am

Rampage says there’s always been a secret rivalry with Tito Ortiz

Former UFC light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) and Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA) have been friends for over a decade.  They’ve been training partners, and at one time, they said they would never fight each other. Now, times have changed, and although they are still friends, they no longer train together and are...

Aug 7, 2013 9:38 am

Online Streaming of UFC Content May Soon Become Felony

The UFC and parent company, Zuffa,  has long sought an answer to the illegal streaming of their premium content such as their PPV events or past fights. Now, with a recent proposal created in a the wake of the failure to pass SOPA, the UFC may just get their wish of implementing the strictest of...

Aug 7, 2013 6:47 am

Barao: Cruz plans to fight in February of 2014

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been on the sidelines since late 2011, due to back-to-back ACL surgeries. During Cruz’s absence, the UFC crowned an interim bantamweight champion by the name of Renan Barao (30-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC). Cruz recently travelled to Brazil to attend UFC 163 this past Saturday, where he...

Aug 7, 2013 6:24 am

Aldo hospitalized with kidney stones

Not only did Jose Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) successfully defend his UFC featherweight title after fracturing his foot in the first round at UFC 163, apparently he also did it while dealing with a serious kidney problem: Dr. Marcio Tannure, the UFC’s doctor in Brazil, told MMAFighting.com that the UFC featherweight champion was taken to...

Aug 7, 2013 5:52 am

Bisping on Munoz: I’m going to kick his ass

Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) is preparing to take on Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in a bout that will serve as the main event for the UFC’s return to England on October 26. “The Count” has never been shy when voicing exactly how he plans to defeat an opponent, as he did on last night’s episode of UFC Tonight:...

Aug 6, 2013 9:15 pm

Tate: I think Ronda is so crazy

There is certainly no love lost between UFC women’s bantamweights Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Their rivalry is well documented and featured on the latest episode of UFC Tonight, where Tate detailed exactly what she thought of Rousey: Miesha Tate on if the rematch with Ronda Rousey will go...

Aug 6, 2013 9:01 pm

Jones: I can’t let Gustafsson crush what I’m trying to build

Jon “Bones” Jones (18-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) is set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson at September’s UFC 165 event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Although he doesn’t hold any animosity towards his opponent, Jones knows that Gustafson wants what he has and he’s expecting a hard fight to keep what’s his: “Me...

Aug 6, 2013 8:47 pm

Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson set for UFC Fight Night 29 in Manchester

During Tuesday’s new edition of “UFC Tonight”, UFC officials announced that a lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard (31-12-2 MMA, 12-8 UFC) and Ross Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) has been added to the UFC Fight Night event scheduled for October 26 in Manchester, England. Guillard is coming off an impressive “Knockout of the night” performance, defeating Mac Danzig at last month’s UFC...

Aug 6, 2013 8:11 pm

Overeem: I still want to be UFC heavyweight champion

When top-tier heavyweight Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) first crossed over from Strikeforce to the UFC, he was offered an immediate heavyweight title fight. The Dutch striker chose to fight immediately instead of waiting for his promised title fight, and went 1-1 in the octagon before being suspended for a positive drug test. Now back and...

Aug 6, 2013 2:04 pm

Paul Daley signs three-fight deal with BAMMA

After a very brief stint as a free agent, MMA veteran Paul Daley (33-12-2) is back with BAMMA. According to his manager Wad Alameddine, Daley signed a three-fight, 12-month deal with the promotion that’s exclusive to the U.K. No date or opponent has been set for Daley’s promotional return, however Daley is set to fight...

Aug 6, 2013 1:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin: “I will not make another title run”

BJPenn.com recently caught up with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin who, despite not having fought since his loss to Cung Le, has remained very busy. “Nutrition has always been a passion of mine”, said Franklin. “I have been laying the groundwork for an organic juice bar, Ze/Lin, to open this fall in LA. My...

Aug 6, 2013 1:15 pm

VIDEO | ‘Rampage’ Jackson: ‘UFC is messing up MMA’

“I met Bjorn and I just felt his energy. You look him in the eyes when you talk to him and you know like, ‘Man, this guy gets it!’ I heard of Bellator, but, I didn’t know how it was. The other shows kind of leave a bad taste in your mouth. Terry Trebilcock from...

Aug 6, 2013 12:51 pm

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC on FOX Sport 1 Blog Part 1

The UFC boss is releasing video blogs early for the promotions debut on the new FOX station, Fox Sports 1. Part 1 takes you behind the scenes of UFC 162, the historical night Anderson Silva lost his middleweight title.