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Nov 29, 2016 8:31 am

Daniel Cormier responds to concerns over AKA injuries

While the American Kickboxing Academy is home to some of the best fighters in the world, including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, the camp is often criticized for its fighters frequently pulling...

Nov 29, 2016 8:25 am

Report: UFC seeks to quadruple the value of its TV broadcasting deal

Earlier this year, the UFC was sold by Zuffa, its long-time parent company, for a whopping $4 billion. With this massive transaction, the company’s reigns were handed to WME-IMG, an American talent agency helmed by Ari Emanuel. One of the major discussion points surrounding this sale was the UFC’s television broadcast deal, which is set...

Nov 29, 2016 6:50 am

Fabricio Werdum: “I’m not happy at all with the UFC”

These days, many fighters seem to be disgruntled with the state of the UFC. It’s for this reason that a mysterious Wednesday conference call featuring former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney and fighters like Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, TJ Dillashaw and Tim Kennedy is generating so much attention. While not much is known...


Nov 29, 2016 5:53 am

Jose Aldo on McGregor loss: I lost that fight because of a fluke

Last December, in the main event of UFC 194, Jose Aldo was knocked out by Conor McGregor in just 13 seconds. The loss forced the end of his decade-long unbeaten streak and his incredible reign as WEC and UFC featherweight champion. In the year since his defeat of Aldo, McGregor has taken two welterweight fights with...

Nov 28, 2016 6:14 pm

VIDEO | ‘Mystic Mac’ predicted last year he would fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in lightweight title fight

Fans are anxiously awaiting to hear what matchup will come next for UFC superstar Conor McGregor and big news regarding “The Notorious” broke this weekend. The UFC announced during the UFC Fight Night 101 broadcast that McGregor “relinquished” the UFC featherweight title. For two weeks, McGregor held both the UFC featherweight and lightweight titles simultaneously...

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 28, 2016 4:27 pm

Tony Ferguson: Conor McGregor does not want any part of me

Earlier this month, lightweight contender Tony Ferguson extended his win-streak to nine with a win over the division’s former champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. One week later, Khabib Nurmagomedov scored a similarly impressive win over Michael Johnson, extending his record to a ridiculous 24-0 in the process. Given their current streaks, either man could easily be...

Nov 28, 2016 3:18 pm

Conor McGregor no longer double champ on UFC website, Jose Aldo back

It was stated numerous times by UFC President Dana White that Conor McGregor would have to vacate a title if he won the UFC lightweight belt against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. “If he wins, he’ll hold two belts,” White said prior to UFC 205 taking place. “Then he’ll decide which one he wants to...

Nov 28, 2016 2:22 pm

Report: Jimi Manuwa vs. Glover Teixeira Being Targeted for UFC 208 in Anaheim

Though it is currently without an official headliner, UFC 208 looks to have grown by one massive fight. This fight is expected to pair England’s Jimi Manuwa with Brazil’s Glover Teixeira in a clash of top-ranked light heavyweights. This compelling showdown was first reported to be in the works by FloCombat.com. Should this fight occur,...

Nov 28, 2016 12:39 pm

Tony Ferguson on Khabib Nurmagomedov: “The guy’s a whiny b*tch”

Earlier this month, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Mexico, Tony Ferguson outpointed former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos. It was the biggest win of his career, and it thrust him into the uppermost echelon of the lightweight division. In his post-fight interview, however, Ferguson neglected to call out the champion,...

Nov 28, 2016 11:35 am

VIDEO | Hilarious edit turns the tables with Dana White taking belt from Conor McGregor

Over the weekend it was announced that UFC superstar Conor McGregor chose to “relinquish” the UFC featherweight title and hold on to the UFC lightweight strap. “The Notorious” was the first fighter in history to be a concurrent two-division UFC champion after beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 earlier this month. McGregor held both the...

Nov 28, 2016 10:33 am

VIDEO | UFC stars discuss who they think can beat Conor McGregor

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 205, Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight championship. At the time, McGregor also owned the organization’s featherweight crown, which made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. Though the UFC has since ended McGregor’s...

Nov 28, 2016 9:36 am

Vitor Belfort lists off several opponents he’s interested in fighting

When Vitor Belfort lost to Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of UFC 204, he fell to a tough 2-3 in his last 5 fights – with both of those wins coming against the now retired Dan Henderson. Needless to say, the former light heavyweight champion appears to be on a bit of a downslide....

Nov 28, 2016 7:42 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz sparring hard ahead of Cody Garbrandt bout

  The road to 207 | #ThanksgivingWeekend recap | #NoDaysOff #Training #UFC #UFC207 #AndStill . @monsterenergy #monsterenergy @toyotaescondido #toyotaescondido @toyotires #toyotires @metropcs #metropcs @hayabusafight #hayabusafight . 🎥: @photo_julian | #TeamCruz . A video posted by Dominick Cruz (@dominickcruz) on Nov 27, 2016 at 12:08pm PST In just over one month’s time, in the co-main event...

Nov 28, 2016 6:47 am

Alan Jouban: Mike Perry is a “douchebag,” and his fans are “morons”

On December 17, at UFC on Fox 22, fan favorite welterweight prospects Alan Jouban and Mike Perry are scheduled to do battle. Given the pair’s shared propensity for violence and excitement, this is one of the most anticipated fights on the MMA horizon. In advance of this anticipated showdown, Jouban and Perry have been involved...

Nov 27, 2016 3:45 pm

Tim Kennedy will remain on UFC 206 fight card

Good news fight fans! UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy will remain on December’s UFC 206 fight card in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. During last night’s UFC Fight Night 101 event in Melbourne, Australia the promotion announced that they had booked Tim Kennedy a replacement opponent for UFC 206 in the form of former TUF winner Kelvin...

Nov 27, 2016 10:36 am

VIDEO | Lorenzo Fertitta’s son delivers crushing hit for Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  Notre Dame's Nicco Fertitta just flattened a human being…..😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/LMxt5rs4yZ — Jack McGuire (@TailgateHeisman) November 26, 2016 At BJPenn.com, we don’t generally cover football – unless we’re talking about football players making the jump to mixed martial arts, or ex-NFL players taking on MMA legends. Today, however, we’re making an exception for a young...

Nov 27, 2016 9:39 am

VIDEO | Watch all of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s UFC knockouts

  When fight fans debate the hardest hitters in MMA, there are a few names that always seem to be mentioned. Some of these names are Mark Hunt, Roy Nelson, Dan Henderson, Melvin Manhoef and Junior Dos Santos. Another name that is almost included in any hardest-hitter debate is Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Rumble has earned his reputation...

Nov 27, 2016 8:36 am

Bethe Correia goes off on “weak” Miesha Tate for retiring

When Miesha Tate stepped onto the canvas with Raquel Pennington at UFC 205, it marked her opportunity to rebound from her loss of the UFC women’s bantamweight title. Instead of returning to the win column as the odds suggested she would, however, a lackadaisical looking Tate was soundly out-hustled from bell-to-bell, surrendering a unanimous decision...

Nov 26, 2016 3:29 pm

Miesha Tate rooting for Amanda Nunes over Ronda Rousey

It’s no secret that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have a very long and bitter rivalry dating back to the Strikeforce days of both women’s careers. Earlier this month, Tate retired at the UFC’s historic UFC 205 card in New York, where she dropped a...

Nov 26, 2016 2:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson draws parallels between he & Conor McGregor’s styles

Top ranked welterweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC. In addition to an impressive professional MMA record that has seen him KO/TKO numerous opponents with highlight reel strikes, including his wheel kick knockout of Jake Ellenberger, Thompson boasts a stunning 57-0 professional kickboxing record that saw him win...

Nov 26, 2016 1:18 pm

Anthony Johnson reportedly turned down fight with Gegard Mousasi for UFC 206

After news surfaced earlier this week that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his UFC 206 scrap with Anthony Johnson just two weeks before the fight due to torn adductor in his groin, the UFC began to search for a replacement opponent for ‘Rumble’. The process was guaranteed to be...