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Apr 29, 2017 10:06 pm

Yair Rodriguez details his post-fight conversation with BJ Penn, expects “The Prodigy” to defeat Dennis Siver

Yair Rodriguez details his post-fight conversation with BJ Penn, expects “The Prodigy” to defeat Dennis Siver Surging UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez will take on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on the main card of next month’s stacked UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. The 24-year-old phenom recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris...

Apr 29, 2017 10:05 pm

Eddie Alvarez explains why he picked Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 211

Eddie Alvarez explains why he picked Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 211 One of the most exciting fighters in the history of mixed martial arts, Eddie Alvarez, will return to the octagon at next month’s highly anticipated UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas. The former UFC lightweight champion of the world, Alvarez, recently sat...

Apr 29, 2017 2:27 pm

Eddie Alvarez: “Frankie Edgar is nobody to be f*cked with man!”

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will return to the octagon at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. Alvarez, who trains with fellow former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, recently sat down with Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment. Taylor asked Eddie...

Apr 29, 2017 1:13 pm

Eddie Alvarez is tired of “just winning”, plans to finish Dustin Poirier at UFC 211

Eddie Alvarez is tired of “just winning”, plans to finish Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will return to the octagon at next month’s stacked UFC 211 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with Dustin Poirier. Alvarez recently took some time out of his busy schedule...


Apr 29, 2017 12:06 pm

Tito Ortiz makes peace with Dana White, reflects on move to Bellator

In 2012, former UFC champion Tito Ortiz competed in the UFC for the final time as he was handed his third straight loss, his 7th over the course of the past 8 fights. Ortiz then signed with Bellator MMA in 2014. When Ortiz made his highly anticipated Bellator debut, he did so against Alexander Shlemenko,...

Apr 29, 2017 11:33 am

Benson Henderson planning summer return following knee surgery

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has been competing under the Bellator MMA banner for the past two years. Following a 2-fight win streak under the UFC banner in 2015, Henderson decided to test the free agency market, and ultimately opt to sign with Bellator MMA. Henderson made his promotional debut under the Bellator MMA...

Apr 29, 2017 10:49 am

Jake Ellenberger reflects on loss to Mike Perry

This past weekend at ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’, UFC welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger stepped into the Octagon with welterweight prospect Mike Perry for a highly anticipated showdown. For Ellenberger, he was looking to return to the win column following a controversial TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal, where he was declared TKOd after he got his...

Apr 29, 2017 9:01 am

Jacare Souza undergoes major surgery, out 6 months

It may be some time before top ranked UFC middleweight Jacare Souza steps into the Octagon again following his recent TKO loss to Robert Whittaker at ‘UFC Fight Night: Kansas City’ earlier this month. Following the fight, Souza was handed a mere 30 day medical suspension. Now however, it appears as though Souza will be...

Apr 29, 2017 8:15 am

Michael Bisping weighs-in on Al Iaquinta’s feud with UFC

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been competing in the UFC for over ten years now. During that time, Bisping climbed the UFC rankings, before ultimately winning the middleweight championship nearly a year ago. Given his familiarity with the UFC, and experience in dealing with the promotion, Bisping feels as though it isn’t wise for...

Apr 28, 2017 11:55 pm

Mike Perry and Al Iaquinta trade barbs on Twitter

Following ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’ both UFC welterweight Mike Perry and UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta engaged in a rather heated feud. Iaquinta returned to the UFC at ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’ following a 2-year layoff, making a statement in his return fight as he knocked out Diego Sanchez in the first round of their three...

Apr 28, 2017 7:27 pm

With Germaine de Randamie bout “unlikely” for UFC 214, Cris Cyborg still plans on fighting July 29

With Germaine de Randamie bout “unlikely” for UFC 214, Cris Cyborg still plans on fighting July 29 Earlier today rumors began swirling that current UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie was considering vacating her title and possibly retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts entirely. However, according to GDR’s manager Brian Butler-Au, the...

Apr 28, 2017 3:19 pm

Pearl Gonzalez reflects on UFC 210 breast implant confusion

Earlier this month, following the UFC 210 early weigh-ins, UFC women’s bantamweight Pearl Gonzalez was informed that she would be unable to compete the following evening due to her breast implants. Reports from those in attendance at the weigh-ins immediately began to emerge, revealing that Gonzalez would be unable to fight due to the implants....

Apr 28, 2017 1:59 pm

Ronda Rousey’s coach gives his take on if ‘Rowdy’ will ever fight again

Ronda Rousey took women’s mixed martial arts to a new level in her rise to stardom in the UFC. Now, with two UFC losses in a row and recently engaged to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne, many are still curious if Rousey will ever return to compete in the UFC again. Rousey’s judo coach, Justin...

Apr 28, 2017 1:18 pm

UFC fighter seeks to inspire others after years of struggling with her own body image

There are a few fighters that have struggled with being bullied growing up. UFC strawweight Paige VanZant says she enrolled in college early to get away from the high school bullying she was going through. UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was bullied during his childhood until the day he stood up to his peer...

Apr 28, 2017 12:18 pm

Ryan Bader to bring in a substantial amount over Reebok deal with personal sponsorships

Ryan Bader is one of the noteworthy fighters that jumped ship from the UFC to Bellator MMA recently. With going through the negotiation process between the two major mixed martial arts promotions, Bader ultimately felt like he would be better off changing things up and signing with Bellator. A big factor in Bader’s decision to...

Apr 28, 2017 11:01 am

Mark Hunt a bit disturbed by his action figure with man boobs and penis on display

Mark Hunt has been a notable figure in the world of combat sports for a quite some time. With his many fights in K-1 Kickboxing championships and PRIDE in Japan, “The Super Samoan” has a big Japanese fan base. As a combat sports figure, there are lots of merchandise opportunities that companies seek and there...

Apr 28, 2017 10:34 am

Ronda Rousey’s Judo coach discusses Rousey’s future

In 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the UFC, after over a year away from the Octagon following her UFC 193 KO loss to Holly Holm, to fight Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title she once held. While Rousey hoped to return to the win column and reclaim the bantamweight title...

Apr 28, 2017 10:11 am

Johny Hendricks wants to retire Georges St-Pierre “again”

Back in 2013, UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon against Johny Hendricks for a highly anticipated showdown that served as his ninth title defense. The fight was an extremely close one, which saw the judges award St-Pierre with a split decision win, marking his ninth successful title defense. The decision was undoubtably...

Apr 28, 2017 9:46 am

‘Big’ John McCarthy explains why weight cutting is more dangerous than PEDs

Two of the most talked about topics in MMA at the present time are performance enhancing drugs in MMA, and the dangers of weight cutting. While the UFC has partnered with USADA to crack down on the number of active fighters who use and abuse performance enhancing drugs, the question of what the UFC and...

Apr 28, 2017 9:23 am

Conor McGregor explains why single discipline fighters would be “killed” in fight

Myself and @sbgcharlestown have been working together on unrestricted, unarmed fighting, since we are kids. Not much will change when I fight under the famed, yet very limited, Queensbury rules. No disrespect to single discipline fighters, from boxing to kicking to grappling, just know that understanding one style of fighting is simply not enough. You...

Apr 28, 2017 8:29 am

Dismal update emerges on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather negotiation

While talk of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing superfight has the entire combat sports community talking, updates regarding the potential scrap have continued to pour out. As of late however, updates have become less and less frequent in regards to the potential scrap. With Conor McGregor’s newborn son’s due date is rapidly...

Apr 28, 2017 8:03 am

Report | Vitor Belfort retirement fight set for UFC 212

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been on quite the skid as of late. The MMA legend went into 2016 hoping to build momentum on a 1st round KO win over Dan Henderson, however back to back TKO losses to Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Gegard Mousasi resulted in Belfort going winless in 2016. Following his...

Apr 27, 2017 10:32 pm

‘Big’ John McCarthy breaks down Chris Weidman – Gegard Mousasi controversy

Recently, at UFC 210, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stepped into the Octagon with Gegard Mousasi in hopes of snapping a 2-fight skid and returning to the win column. After going undefeated throughout his professional career, which included winning the UFC middleweight title, Weidman dropped back to back losses to Luke Rockhold and Yoel...

Apr 27, 2017 10:15 pm

UFC reportedly signs Justin Gaethje

Following news that the WSOF has closed its doors and is now under new ownership, operating under the name of Professional FIghter’a League, it is now being reported that former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje has signed with the UFC. Gaethje, who holds a professional record of 17-0, won the WSOF lightweight championship in 2014,...

Apr 27, 2017 6:07 pm

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd set for July in Las Vegas

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd set for July in Las Vegas A women’s bantamweight scrap between Jessica Eye and Aspen Ladd has been added to July’s “The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale” event in Las Vegas. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor just broke the news on Twitter. I have confirmed with sources that Jessica Eye will return to...

Apr 27, 2017 1:30 pm

Kevin Lee fires back at Al Iaquinta: ‘Nobody give a f**k if u retire’

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta made his return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 108 last weekend after a short retirement. “Raging” Al made quick work of the tough and always game Diego Sanchez, walking away with a KO win in the first round. Following the win, Iaquinta let out his rage, exclaiming his less...

Apr 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Tony Ferguson to Nate Diaz: You’re f**king scared ‘homie’

Current #1 ranked UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will be out for some time to get his health back up to par after being hospitalized and pulled from the UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson. With Nurmagomedov out, “El Cucuy” is still looking to solidify himself as the top UFC lightweight as the...