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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...

Dec 7, 2016 8:39 am

The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale medical suspensions

This past weekend in Las Vegas, the UFC hosted the Ultimate Fighter season 24 Finale, which was headlined by a flyweight title fight between flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, and TUF 24 winner Tim Elliot. In the first round, Elliot left fight fans stunned as he nearly pulled off what arguably could have been the biggest...

Dec 5, 2016 7:51 am

Henry Cejudo on loss to Benavidez: Everybody keeps telling me I won

Last Saturday, the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The card was headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and unsung challenger Tim Elliott. The co-main event, meanwhile, pitted top-ranked flyweights and recent Mighty Mouse victims Joseph Benavidez...

Nov 30, 2016 5:02 pm

Gabi Garcia didn’t want fight against 52-year-old opponent but will fight her nonetheless

It is Gabi Garcia’s most controversial matchup thus far in her 3-0 professional mixed martial arts career. The female Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt world champion that fights at light heavyweight will be fighting the 52-year-old Japanese judoka, pro wrestler, and MMA fighter Shinobu Kandori at RIZIN 4 on December 31. Kandori who is now a...

Nov 30, 2016 5:58 am

Kelvin Gastelum dodges suspension, will fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 206

Good news for fight fans in Toronto. Despite being dealt a sizeable suspension by the New York State Athletic Commission, Kelvin Gastelum is good to go for UFC 206. The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner will return to the middleweight division to take on Tim Kennedy on the December 10 event’s main card. This news was...

Nov 28, 2016 5:26 pm

VIDEO | Frightening moment occurs as fighter held in choke for too long

Being a referee in a mixed martial arts competition is not an easy job that comes with a lot of criticism. Refs often get scrutinized if they stop a fight in what some may view as either too early or too late. Under certain circumstances, it is tough for the referee to make the best...

Nov 26, 2016 11:58 am

Tim Kennedy offered to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 206

This week, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his UFC 206 main event scrap against Anthony Johnson with a groin injury. While Cormier was forced out of the fight, it was revealed shortly after that he intended to return to the Octagon in March. With Cormier’s...

Nov 23, 2016 7:52 am

VIDEO | Watch Fedor Emelianenko’s wild slobber-knocker with Fabio Maldonado

Last weekend, during the Bellator 165 broadcast, we learned that heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had signed with the promotion. The Russian great will debut at Bellator 172 on February 18 in San Jose. He’ll make this Bellator debut against dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. By the time Fedor makes his Bellator debut, it’ll have been eight...

Nov 22, 2016 5:52 am

Chris Weidman’s coach on Yoel Romero: He has “a lack of respect for the rules”

There is no denying the monstrous talent of Yoel Romero. The Cuban wrestler is one of the best middleweights in the world, and when he fights Michael Bisping for the belt in early 2017, he could would establish himself as the best outright. Unfortunately, Romero has developed a bit of a reputation for his tendency...

Nov 19, 2016 7:51 pm

BREAKING! Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione set for Bellator 172

Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage on February 18 in San Jose, California when he squares off with Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172. Bellator officials just announced the news. THE EMPEROR HAS ARRIVED! #Bellator172: Fedor vs @mattmitrione | FEB 18 live & free on @spike 9/8c pic.twitter.com/lSlMuwE48x — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 20, 2016...

Nov 18, 2016 10:29 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan does hilarious imitation of Yoel Romero

The next UFC middleweight fight could be a matchup between the champion Michael Bisping and freshly updated #1 UFC ranked contender, Yoel Romero. Following Romero’s destruction of Chris Weidman at UFC 205 in New York this past weekend, the two possible opponents shared a moment during Romero’s post-fight Octagon interview. Joe Rogan was there to...

Nov 18, 2016 10:10 am

Michael Bisping opens up on gym altercation with Uriah Hall

Several months ago, popular UFC middleweight Uriah Hall controversially stated in an interview before UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping’s first title defense against Dan Henderson at UFC 204 that he kicked the champ’s ass in training. Bisping, who of course went on to successfully defend his title against Dan Henderson, remained quiet regarding the situation...

Nov 9, 2016 3:43 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy rescheduled

After unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC 205 has lost a highly anticipated middleweight showdown between Rashad Evans & Tim Kennedy, fight fans will be pleased to hear that the fight has been rescheduled. Earlier this week when it was announced that Evans had pulled out of the fight, it was not immediately revealed...