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Jan 25, 2017 10:04 am

Gunnar Nelson hopes to see weight cutting abolished from MMA

One of the most controversial practices in MMA today is weight cutting, a process where competitors severely dehydrate themselves before the weigh-ins for a fight, only to quickly gain this water weight back when the weigh-ins are done. Not only is this practice quite dangerous – it’s resulted in many fighters fainting and being hospitalized...

Jan 25, 2017 8:06 am

“King Mo” roasts “Rampage” with hilarious procession of Instagram posts

Back in May of 2014, light heavyweight legend Quinton “Rampage” Jackson defeated Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal with a contentious unanimous decision. Last weekend, during the Bellator 170 broadcast, it announced that the two fan favorites will rematch at heavyweight in the main event of Bellator 175 on March 31. Rampage and King Mo’s trash talk began...

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 23, 2017 6:54 am

Gilbert Melendez confirms plans to drop to featherweight

For a time, Gilbert Melendez stood out as one of the best lightweights in the world. That was back when he was the dominant champion of Strikeforce’s lightweight division, and running through names like Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Jorge Masvidal. Today, however, the lightweight great has hit a bit of a rough...


Jan 22, 2017 4:37 am

Fights to make for four UFC champions

Below are fights to make for four current UFC champions. UFC Flyweight Champion: Demetrious Johnson UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has run out of challengers in the UFC’s 125-pound division. Sure there is Joseph Benavidez, who is coming off a controversial decision victory over Henry Cejudo, but “Mighty Mouse” has already defeated Joe on two...

Jan 21, 2017 12:16 am

Anderson Silva breaks down upcoming fight with Derek Brunson

On February 11th at UFC 208, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with middleweight prospect Derek Brunson. For Anderson Silva, he will be looking to return to the win column and secure his first win since his 2012 win over Stephan Bonnar. While Silva defeated...

Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 18, 2017 10:45 am

‘UFC Phoenix’ medical suspensions: Yair Rodriguez out indefinitely

This past weekend, the UFC hit Phoenix, Arizona for UFC Phoenix headlined by a featherweight tilt between streaking contender Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn which saw Rodriguez pick up an impressive 2nd round TKO win. In addition to Rodriguez’ impressive win, in the co-main event Joe Lauzon picked up a rather...

Jan 18, 2017 8:20 am

Yoel Romero sends Tim Kennedy retirement message

This week, MMA veteran Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA several weeks after dropping a 3rd round TKO to Kelvin Gastelum on the main card of UFC 206. The loss marked Kennedy’s second in a row, and his first fight in over two years. At UFC 178 in 2014, Kennedy and streaking middleweight Yoel...

Jan 17, 2017 5:13 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’ salary report

Sunday evening in Phoenix, Arizona, the UFC held ‘UFC Fight Night 103’, which was headlined by a highly anticipated featherweight scrap between streaking contender Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn which saw Rodriguez earn the biggest win of his career as he TKOd Penn in the second. In the co-main event, fan-favorite...

Jan 13, 2017 10:23 am

Despite loss, Bigfoot Silva banks massive payday in Russia, will fight again

In 2016, in the midst of a 3-fight losing streak that had seen him go just 1-4 in his last five, the UFC released heavyweight MMA veteran Bigfoot Silva. It took just two months for Silva to sign a new contract, and step into the ring in Russia to square off with Ivan Shtyrkov under...

Jan 13, 2017 8:53 am

Anderson Silva eyeing Michael Bisping rematch, with or without the belt

Nearly a year ago, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva stepped into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: London’ to square off with fellow MMA veteran Michael Bisping. The fight went the distance, and was certainly a controversial one, with Bisping ultimately being awarded the unanimous decision win in front of...

Jan 11, 2017 11:26 am

Jacare Souza rips “p***y” Michael Bisping

Top ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza is currently slated to fight Tim Boetsch in a pivotal UFC 208 scrap on February 11th in Brooklyn, New York. While the fight is certainly a pivotal one that could see Souza claim a title shot against the winner of Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero, leading up to...

Jan 9, 2017 5:56 am

Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley go at it on Twitter

On Sunday night, Stephen Thompson took to Twitter to announce that he had signed a contract to rematch Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 – just as we reported he would back in December. In this Tweet, “Wonderboy” included a picture of his signed contract, and made sure to goad Woodley on a bit. Waiting on...

Jan 7, 2017 3:41 pm

Fedor Emelianenko to be drug tested ahead of Bellator fight

In February, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will step into the Bellator MMA cage to square off with former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, it has now been confirmed by TASS.ru from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker that ‘The Last Emperor’ will indeed be drug tested...

Dec 27, 2016 10:34 am

Dana White not expecting Brock Lesnar to make another UFC return

At UFC 199 in June, it was announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be making his highly anticipated return to the Octagon against Mark Hunt. Controversially, Lesnar was granted an exemption from the first three months of USADA’s drug testing to make him an eligible fighter in the eyes of the organization....

Dec 22, 2016 11:01 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson willing to fight at “as many” weight classes as he can

While a controversial split decision loss to John Lineker may have halted John Dodson’s hopes of making a statement in the bantamweight division in 2016, ‘The Magician’ is currently struggling to find a 135 pound fighter who is willing to fight him! During a recent episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Dodson revealed that following his loss...

Dec 21, 2016 1:58 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 12 // John Dodson | Diego Brandao | Diego Sanchez | Renato Laranja

BJPENN.COM Radio is back at 8PM ET/5PM PT tonight with a great guest lineup for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- Tonights show kicks off with John “The Magician’ Dodson @johndodsonmma. He’ll be discussing the controversial loss to John Lineker back in October and where he thinks he should be ranked in the Bantamweight division. We...

Dec 21, 2016 12:18 pm

The 10 Best UFC Fights of 2016

2016 was a banner year for fun fights. Over the course of the year, we witnessed a long list of unforgettable battles, all of which stand out contenders for this year’s Fight of the Year honors. Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite fights from the year 2016. Honorable Mentions:  Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia...

Dec 21, 2016 9:41 am

VIDEO | Throwback! Jon Jones KOs sparring partner with one punch

Jon Jones is known for many things. He’s knowns as the greatest light heavyweight our sport has ever seen, and perhaps the greatest fighter ever outright. He’s known as the youngest champion in UFC history. He’s known as a troubled individual outside the cage. He’s known as an incredibly talented grappler. He’s known as a creative,...

Dec 21, 2016 6:05 am

Jose Aldo: I’m the real featherweight champ, not ‘two-faced’ Conor McGregor

When Conor McGregor won the UFC lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez in November, he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently, as he still owned the organization’s featherweight belt at the time. Yet given that it had been nearly a year since he’d won that featherweight title,...

Dec 20, 2016 11:23 am

Chael Sonnen: Why Liddell and Hughes lost their UFC jobs, but Griffin kept his

When the UFC was purchased by WME-IMG earlier this year, there followed a wave of controversial layoffs, as everyone from Tom Wright to social media specialist Shanda Maloney lost their jobs. The latest high-profile UFC employees on the chopping block were UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes and Chuck Liddell, who were given desk jobs...

Dec 15, 2016 8:39 am

Gray Maynard still confused by loss to Ryan Hall

Earlier this month at the ‘Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions’ finale, TUF winner Ryan Hall squared off against UFC veteran Gray Maynard in a fight which had all the makings of an old-school ‘style vs. style’ matchup. Maynard of course looked to keep the fight standing in hopes of landing a big punch and picking...

Dec 13, 2016 1:46 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal reportedly set for Denver

After trading call-outs on social media, it appears as though Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal have agreed to fight, and will step into the Octagon at UFC on FOX 23 on January 28th according to MMAFighting. The report also states that the UFC will be officially announcing the bout soon. This past weekend in Toronto,...

Dec 12, 2016 4:35 pm

VIDEO | Miesha Tate gets big crowd reaction from spoof strike and bicep kiss in SUG 2 match against Jessica Eye

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts following her unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 last month. However, that hasn’t eliminated “Cupcake” from all competition as she just participated in the Submission Underground 2 event that took place over the weekend. Tate grappled...