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Jun 8, 2017 9:52 am

VIDEO | On this day: Fedor Emelianenko weathers early storm, defeats Fujita

On this day in MMA history, heavyweight MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko picked up an impressive 1st round submission win over Kazuyuki Fujita after nearly being finished by ‘Ironhead’ in the opening minutes of the fight. Prior to the scrap, Emelianenko was riding a 10-fight win streak that saw ‘The Last Emperor’ look nearly unbeatable through...

Jun 8, 2017 9:11 am

Demetrious Johnson questions the UFC: Is this f**king amateur hour?

The ongoing saga between the UFC and flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson continues to be a rather strange one as the duo have been unable to come to an agreement regarding Johnson’s next fight. Earlier this week, the flyweight champion released a rather lengthy statement in which he revealed that UFC President Dana White and UFC...

Jun 8, 2017 8:46 am

Prosecutor explains why War Machine received life sentence

Earlier this week, we learned that former fighter War Machine – born Jonathan Koppenhaver – had received a sentence of 36 years to life for his gruesome assault on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, and her boyfriend at the time, Corey Thomas. War Machine was facing 29 charges including sexual assault, battery and kidnapping. Now several days...

Jun 8, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Bulgarian slugfest ends in faceplant KO

Wild brawl ends with a faceplant KO at SFC 5 in Bulgaria last weekend. Andrew Conor vs. Nuri Habilov. Full event: https://t.co/oLjfj1Uu6F pic.twitter.com/K2Tix0rH0m — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 7, 2017 In a fight that looks reminiscent of Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez, we can see two Bulgarian fighters brawling for nearly a minute and a half...

Jun 8, 2017 7:45 am

Daniel Cormier: UFC should pay Demetrious Johnson a million dollars to fight Dillashaw

Over the last few weeks, UFC President Dana White has been pushing UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to accept a fight with a slimmed down former bantamweight champion in TJ Dillashaw. Johnson, however, has some real reservations. He believes the next flyweight title shot should go to the established Ray Borg, and is reluctant to...

Jun 8, 2017 6:34 am

Daniel Cormier gives his take on why Jon Jones looked unimpressive against ‘OSP’

On July 29, in the main event of UFC 214, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will return from a lengthy layoff to challenge reigning champion Daniel Cormier for the title. In April of 2016, Jones returned from a similar layoff. Though he was originally expected to challenge Cormier for gold in this 2016 return...

Jun 8, 2017 6:03 am

UFC rankings update: Max Holloway rockets up the pound-for-pound list

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped onto the canvas with undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a compelling featherweight title unification fight. As many expected, it was an interesting battle from the opening bell. The fight began with Aldo efficiently navigating his Hawaiian foe’s substantial...

Jun 7, 2017 3:03 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 36 // AJ McKee | Yancy Medeiros

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more great guests for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with one of the hottest prospects in MMA, AJ McKee. The Bellator featherweight has yet to taste defeat and has rediscovered a deep passion for the sport, which was evident in his most...

Jun 7, 2017 2:26 pm

VIDEO | Nick Pace shows off slick submission from bottom half guard

Former UFC veteran Nick Pace may have taken a 4 year hiatus from MMA after being released from the UFC in 2011, however he returned to competition in 2015, winning the Cage Fury Fighting Championship bantamweight title, before then defending the belt in February of 2017. Both wins came by submission. In the video above,...

Jun 7, 2017 2:15 pm

VIDEO | Joe Lauzon and Diego Sanchez grappling troops

While the UFC hasn’t done a ‘Fight for the Troops’ card recently, UFC lightweight veterans Diego Sanchez and Joe Lauzon recently went over to Iraq and visited with troops. Despite the men having no mats to train, they attempted to assemble rubber floor tiles in a makeshift grappling area. While the floor continues to come...

Jun 7, 2017 2:10 pm

Max Holloway makes a profound statement on social media to Jose Aldo

A new undisputed champion was crowned in Brazil over the weekend as Max Holloway continued his impressive winning streak, now riding 11 UFC wins in a row. It was no easy task as the young Hawaiian dethroned Jose Aldo in their UFC 212 featherweight title unification bout on Aldo’s home turf. In the first round,...

Jun 7, 2017 2:06 pm

VIDEO | Brotherly love – Fedor and Aleksander Emelianenko spar on blacktop court

There is usually a lot of competition between siblings that train and compete together. The drive and competitive nature between two or more siblings naturally pushes each other to try and come out on top. Here, we take a look at Fedor and Aleksander Emelianenko sparring on a blacktop with one another. Both Fedor and...

Jun 7, 2017 1:18 pm

Conor McGregor shoots up in ranks amongst the world’s highest-paid athletes

It’s hard for the everyday Joe to even fathom the amount of money that the world’s highest paid athletes make as they rake in millions of dollars every year. Forbes released their list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes on Wednesday and once again, only one mixed martial arts superstar made their top-100 list. UFC lightweight...

Jun 7, 2017 12:38 pm

Miesha Tate explains why she’s grateful for Ronda Rousey rivalry

In the early days of WMMA, one rivalry shined above all others. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are widely credited with being the duo to propel WMMA into the spotlight, and ultimately leading the Fertitta brothers and UFC President Dana White to creating a women’s division in the UFC. Now, with Tate retired, and Ronda...

Jun 7, 2017 10:38 am

Classy Max Holloway praises “GOAT” Jose Aldo, says former champ’s legacy is still intact

Last Saturday, Hawaii’s Max Holloway ventured into Rio de Janeiro’s Jeunesse Arena for a showdown with undisputed featherweight champ and Brazilian hero Jose Aldo. Though he experienced a patch of adversity early on, Holloway surged back in the third round, ultimatately stopping his legendary foe with a storm of punches. Holloway now sits proudly on the...

Jun 7, 2017 10:33 am

Artem Lobov questions whether Floyd Mayweather signs McGregor fight contract

Throughout the course of 2017, talks of a potential boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have continued to progress. Recently, UFC President Dana White finalized McGregor’s half of a contract for a potential boxing match with Mayweather. Despite that, Mayweather has yet to sign his end of the contract, leading Conor McGregor’s teammate...

Jun 7, 2017 9:44 am

Karolina Kowalkiewicz breaks silence following UFC 212 loss

This past weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 212, former UFC strawweight title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz stepped into the Octagon for a pivotal scrap that saw Gadelha pick up an early 1st round submission win. The win was a particularly impressive one for Gadelha, who is now on a 2-fight win...

Jun 7, 2017 9:21 am

Artem Lobov calls for fight with Jose Aldo

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, once-dominant UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had his throne usurped by young Hawaiian star Max Holloway, as he wilted under a swarm of third-round punches. With this outcome, Aldo finds himself at a relatively unfamiliar juncture, no longer a champion but a contender in the crowded...

Jun 7, 2017 8:41 am

Cub Swanson fires back at Frankie Edgar

This past weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the Octagon with Jose Aldo, where he claimed the undisputed featherweight title. Immediately following the fight, many began to speculate as to who Holloway would defend his title against first, with the general consensus being that former...

Jun 7, 2017 7:39 am

Hector Lombard targeted for August return to the Octagon

On August 19, on a to-be-announced card that is expected to occur in Seattle, Washington, former Bellator middleweight king and one-time welterweight contender Hector Lombard will step back into the Octagon in what looks like a make or break fight. His opponent will not be Vitor Belfort as he previously called for, but towering middleweight...

Jun 6, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | 50-year-old clobbers opponent in illegal underground boxing match

BX Fight Club showcases illegal underground boxing matches that go down in the Bronx, New York. According to The New York Times, the rules aren’t anything crazy, but the fights are unsanctioned, which is illegal in the state of New York. Rules are simple with “three two-minute rounds, 16-ounce gloves, no headgear, and conventional rules...

Jun 6, 2017 1:50 pm

VIDEO | Remembering Kimbo Slice one year since his passing

June 6, 2017, marks one year since the legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson passed away at the age of 42. In the video above, we take a look at the work of MMA Fighting’s Esther Lin and her story of getting to know Kimbo throughout his career in mixed martial arts. Kimbo Slice was one...

Jun 6, 2017 1:42 pm

PHOTOS | Dillon Danis going for more of a Conor McGregor look?

Dillon Danis has gotten a lot of attention since teaming up with Conor McGregor for his last two fight camps helping with his jiu-jitsu game. Danis was initially brought in to help McGregor for his UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz after he was submitted by the Stockton scrapper in their initial meeting at UFC...