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Sep 9, 2016 12:19 pm

Video | Overeem Explains Weigh-In Tardiness

Earlier this morning, the 22 fighters competing at UFC 203 took to the scales to weigh in for their looming battles. The major drama of this weigh-in event was that Alistair Overeem – one half of the evening’s main event – arrived late. If UFC 203 was occurring in Nevada, Overeem’s tardiness could have resulted in...

Sep 9, 2016 11:37 am

McGregor vs Alvarez Is The “Top Choice” for UFC 205 Main Event

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, is quickly coming together. Earlier this week, it was announced that a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Thiago Alves had been tacked onto the bill. Days later, we learned that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Robbie Lawler would also be...

Sep 9, 2016 9:36 am

VIDEO | CM Punk & Mickey Gall weigh-in for UFC 203

With just over 24 hours to go until former WWE champion CM Punk makes his highly anticipated UFC debut Saturday night in Cleveland, Ohio, he and Mickey Gall hit the scales for early weigh-ins. Punk, who joked earlier in the week that his weight cut was going terribly, and that he weighed over 200 pounds,...

Sep 9, 2016 9:14 am

Cut! Three Fighters Removed from the UFC Roster

Last month, news broke that long-time UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald had abandoned the UFC to join the Bellator roster. It should come as no surprise, then, that his fighter profile has been removed from the UFC website. As it turns out, however, two other fighters have also been released from the UFC in the last...


Sep 9, 2016 9:07 am

Jim Miller opens up on training with Mickey Gall

Earlier this year, UFC President Dana White announced that the UFC had signed 1-0 Mickey Gall, with the intentions of him eventually fighting CM Punk. Unfortunately, Punk’s debut was postponed several times due to injuries. In the meantime, the UFC booked Mickey Gall to fight Mike Jackson. Gall left the MMA world stunned as he...

Sep 9, 2016 8:57 am

Aljamain Sterling Wants Rafael Assuncao or Michael McDonald in NYC

On November 12, the UFC will set up shop in New York City’s Madison Square Garden with UFC 205. This week, this anticipated card’s first match-ups were announced. First, we learned that the card would feature a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Thiago Alves. Days later, we learned that a long-rumored bout between Robbie...

Sep 9, 2016 8:48 am

PHOTO | Rousimar Palhares looking nearly unrecognizable in new picture

Former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares is widely believed to possess some of the best Jiu-Jitsu in MMA. With 15 of his 18 wins coming by way of submission, not many fighters want to go to the ground with ‘Toquinho’. Unfortunately, the same submissions that leave MMA fans stunned, have also got Palhares into...

Sep 9, 2016 8:21 am

UFC 203 Weigh-In Results: Overeem Gets Fined, One Fighter Misses Weight

On Friday morning, the 22 fighters competing on Saturday night’s UFC 203 took to the scales to weigh in for battle (they’ll take the scales again for the unofficial, ceremonial weigh-ins later today). The card, which will emanate from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Cleveland-based champion Stipe Miocic and accomplished veteran Alistair...

Sep 9, 2016 7:56 am

Chael Sonnen weighs-in on CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall

In just over 24 hours, the world will tune in as former WWE champion CM Punk makes his highly anticipated MMA debut on the main card of UFC 203 as he fights undefeated Mickey Gall. Ahead of the fight, as more footage has continued to emerge of Punk in training, some of the MMA community...

Sep 9, 2016 7:36 am

Frank Mir on CM Punk in the UFC: “It pisses me off”

Tomorrow night in Cleveland, Ohio, former WWE champion CM Punk will make his highly anticipated UFC debut against the undefeated Mickey Gall. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community seems to be split in regards to their opinion on Punk being given the fight. While some are happy that at 37-years old Punk will get...

Sep 9, 2016 6:51 am

UFC 204 Sells out in 6 Minutes

Earlier this year, England’s Michael Bisping shocked the world by flattening Luke Rockhold to win the UFC middleweight crown. From there, logic suggested the Brit would defend his title in a rematch with Rockhold, or against another top-flight middleweight in Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza or Yoel Romero. Instead, the next middleweight title shot was awarded to...

Sep 9, 2016 6:49 am

VIDEO | Ray Longo Says Chris Weidman Will Fight “Jacare” or Yoel Romero in NYC

Earlier this week, rumors began to swirl that former middleweight champion Chris Weidman would be taking on Yoel Romero at UFC 205 in NYC this November 12. When Romero posted a photo of himself signing a contract (which he has since deleted), these rumors only gained credibility. On the latest episode of Jon Anik and...

Sep 8, 2016 5:47 pm

Fabricio Werdum to Travis Browne: “I will break your face and ribs, you clown!”

Things got very tense at Thursday’s pre-fight presser when Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne squared off for the cameras. Werdum, who’s normally got a smile on his face, got right into Browne’s face and started jawing at him in Portuguese. “I will break your face, bastard,” Werdum told Browne. “… I’ll break your rib, clown....

Sep 8, 2016 5:42 pm

PHOTO | Urijah Faber posts comical tribute to Nick Diaz on social media

The Diaz brothers and Urijah Faber both hail from Northern California and have been veterans in the sport of mixed martial arts for quite some time. While the California natives train at different gyms, they have been supportive of each other and it shows with Faber’s recent Instagram post of him wearing a Nick Diaz...

Sep 8, 2016 1:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Head Coach on Rockhold’s modeling career: “Everyone knows how good looking he is”

Luke Rockhold’s modeling contract surprised many in the MMA community except for his teammates and coaches at American Kickboxing Academy. American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez spoke exclusively to BJPenn.com on Thursday and discussed his teammate’s reactions to Rockhold’s recently signed modeling contract and budding career as a male model. “No one was surprised. Everyone knows...

Sep 8, 2016 1:08 pm

VIDEO | The raging brawl between the Diaz brothers and Khabib Nurmagomedov

The Diaz brothers are known for their fighting spirit both inside and outside of the Octagon. Let’s take a look back at the 2015 World Series of Fighting event where a crazy altercation broke out in the pit between UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nick and Nate Diaz. A crazy melee then spilled out...

Sep 8, 2016 12:41 pm

VIDEO | CM Punk mean mugs Mickey Gall during press conference staredown

With just over 48 hours to go until UFC 203, where CM Punk will make his highly anticipated MMA debut against 2-0 Mickey Gall. Prior to the event, both fighters appeared at the UFC 203 pre-fight press conference Thursday afternoon. While no water bottles were thrown, at the end of the press conference, both men...

Sep 8, 2016 12:16 pm

Dana White: “We don’t do gimmick fights. It’s do or die for CM Punk”

CM Punk’s signing with the UFC has been controversial ever since it was announced back at UFC 182, and much of the talk this week has revolved around the former WWE superstar’s Octagon debut this Saturday. UFC President Dana White has been adamant in defending the match-up between Punk and Mickey Gall, the 24-year-old New...

Sep 8, 2016 11:43 am

VIDEO | Ricardo Lamas vs. BJ Penn first staredown

With nearly a month to go until ‘UFC Fight Night: Manila’, where #4 ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas, and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn will have their highly anticipated featherweight showdown, the pair had their first staredown for the fight. The fight is a pivotal one for both men. Earlier this year, Penn formally ended...

Sep 8, 2016 11:33 am

VIDEO | RVCA // BJ Penn – Inspired By

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Sep 8, 2016 11:09 am

Nick The Tooth kicked off “Lookin’ For A Fight” after nearly fighting Dana White

Earlier this year, UFC President Dana White hit the road with former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, and his good friend Nick The Tooth for his “Lookin’ For A Fight” series. Several episodes of the series ran on YouTube, and UFC Fight Pass, bringing fans some pretty epic content. From the trio being tased, to...

Sep 8, 2016 10:53 am

Dana White says no to “Mickey” Gall’s walkout song

Mickey Gall had the perfect walkout song for his UFC 203 entrance, but UFC President Dana White had different ideas. The 24-year-old, who is set to face CM Punk this Saturday, had chosen “Mickey” by Toni Basil, a cheery pop song from the eighties, however DW put that idea to rest. The scene was captured...

Sep 8, 2016 10:44 am

Mickey Gall reacts to rumors of injury before UFC 203

With just days to go until UFC 203, where 2-0 amateur MMA fighter Mickey Gall will welcome former WWE superstar CM Punk to the Octagon, a photo of Gall with stitches above his eyebrow had the MMA community in a frenzy. Despite the photos of Gall with stitches in his eyebrow, the fight proceeded as...

Sep 8, 2016 9:39 am

Duke Roufus discusses gameplan for CM Punk going into fight with Mickey Gall

This Saturday, former WWE champion CM Punk will make his highly anticipated MMA debut when he steps into the Octagon to fight Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203. Ahead of the fight, Punk has been the subject of much criticism following the airing of ‘The Evolution of Punk’ on Fox Sports 1....

Sep 8, 2016 9:12 am

Urijah Faber reacts being underdog at UFC 203

This Saturday, MMA veteran Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon to fight Jimmie Rivera on the main card of UFC 203 in Cleveland. The fight will be Faber’s first since his lopsided unanimous decision loss at the hands of bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz earlier this year at UFC 199. Following the loss, Faber was...

Sep 8, 2016 8:41 am

VIDEO | Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo go at it on The Ultimate Fighter

It’s no secret that The Ultimate Fighter has given some of the best rivalries in MMA a platform to be seen by the world. From Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping, to Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, MMA fans have seen some of the best and baddest rivalries in MMA history through TUF. On the newest...