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Apr 5, 2017 10:04 am

Cody Garbrandt assures he can make flyweight, shares his walk-around weight as proof

Late last month, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt suggested that, if he’s able to defend his crown against rival TJ Dillashaw later this year, he’d next like to drop down to flyweight to try to foil Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson’s history-making 11th title defense. “I’d rather go down [to flyweight] before I go up [to...

Apr 5, 2017 9:07 am

Cris “Cyborg” Justino discusses possible title fight with Germaine de Randamie

Over the last few weeks, consensus-best female featherweight Cris “Cyborg” Justino has been campaigning for a  fight with UFC featherweight queen Germaine De Randamie. Cyborg is hoping to make this fight happen at UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29 inside Anaheim’s Honda Center. Responding to BJPenn.com’s Tom Taylor, Cyborg explained that at the moment,...

Apr 5, 2017 8:16 am

PHOTO | Robbie Lawler links up with WWE star John Cena

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is known for his frenzied and ferocious fighting style. The former champ is also known for an extremely stoic personality outside the cage. He’s quiet. He never talks trash. He rarely smiles. Apparently, however, Lawler is in fact capable of smiling. All it takes to get an ear-to-ear grin...

Apr 5, 2017 7:21 am

Nate Diaz issues a challenge: ‘come get it!’

Stockton, California’s Nate Diaz is one of the most popular fighters in the game today. Unfortunately, it’s been some time since we’ve seen the ever-entertaining fighter in the cage. This is not for lack of trying. Though Diaz whole-heartedly denies it, UFC President Dana White claims to have made the Stockton hero several fight offers,...

Apr 5, 2017 6:28 am

Conor McGregor coach confirms Mayweather preparations have begun: ‘In my mind, it’s on’

There is currently no bigger story in the world of combat sports than that of UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor‘s possible boxing mega fight with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. This epic, sport versus sport showdown dominates headlines, and continues to enthral the combat sports community as new details continue to emerge. This fight, of course,...

Apr 4, 2017 3:22 pm

Alexander Gustafsson gives prediction for Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is currently is currently gearing up for his UFC 210 light heavyweight title defense against Anthony Johnson, where he will look to once again defeat the knockout artist for the light heavyweight title. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community is torn on their predictions for the fight, with...

Apr 4, 2017 1:45 pm

VIDEO | Snoop Dogg commentates Anthony Johnson’s best KOs

Rap icon Snoop Dogg has been an MMA fan for quite some time. The rapper was caught on camera with UFC superstar Jon Jones backstage at a concert, where the pair playfully sparred. Now, the rap superstar has partnered with the UFC to bring UFC 210 promos. Earlier in the week, the UFC released a...

Apr 4, 2017 1:30 pm

Gegard Mousasi blasts UFC for pay structure

UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi is one of the most experienced fighters in the UFC. With 49 professional MMA fights, Mousasi has compiled an impressive 41-6 record over the course of his fourteen year professional career, which saw him fight for numerous high-profile promotions such as Pride FC, M-1, Strikeforce, and the UFC to name just...

Apr 4, 2017 12:11 pm

VIDEO | Behind the scenes of Conor McGregor’s appearance at MSG with Michael Conlan

Last month, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made his first public appearance in the combat sporting world in quite some time. McGregor managed to remain out of the public eye throughout the course of reports emerging regarding his potential superfight with Floyd Mayweather. When McGregor appeared at the Madison Square Garden, he did so alongside Irish...

Apr 4, 2017 12:04 pm

Dillon Danis says Bellator NYC will be a failure if he’s not on the bill

Not long ago, we learned that Conor McGregor training partner and world class jiu jitsu competitor Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. In the weeks since he signed with the organization, Danis has claimed to be the highest paid fighter on the Viacom-backed organization’s roster, and more recently, suggested that the organization’s upcoming pay-per-view “Bellator...

Apr 4, 2017 11:21 am

Stephen Thompson explains “weird” second fight with Tyron Woodley

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson came up short in a rematch with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, failing to capture the UFC welterweight crown in the process. Now exactly a month removed from this second battle with Woodley, Stephen Thompson deconstructed the fight with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor. “Tyron was kind of...

Apr 4, 2017 10:31 am

Ray Longo explains what led to Chris Weidman’s 2-fight skid

At one point in time, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was considered one of the most dominant fighters on the UFC roster. Unfortunately for ‘The All American’ that changed in 2015, when he found himself knocked out by Luke Rockhold in the 4th round of their UFC 194 co-main event fight, which saw him lose...

Apr 4, 2017 10:09 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino: why I want to meet Ronda Rousey in the WWE ring

Late last month, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino challenged former bantamweight champ and long-time rival Ronda Rousey to a showdown in the WWE ring. The featherweight did so on Twitter, after footage of her drilling pro wrestling maneuvers with wrestler Gabi Castrovinci surfaced on the web. See Cyborg’s original Tweet below: I have my...

Apr 4, 2017 9:31 am

Gunnar Nelson gives inside info on Conor McGregor’s future & potential Mayweather scrap

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports continue to emerge regarding the status of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight. While reports have begun to slow down, McGregor himself recently revealed to media members at the Madison Square Garden that a fight between he & Mayweather was “very” close. In addition, the lightweight...

Apr 4, 2017 8:56 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov unveils future plans following UFC 209

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov recently was forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight after he was hospitalized with issues regarding his liver. While there were conflicting reports regarding Nurmagomedov’s future, with teammate Luke Rockhold informing the media that Nurmagomedov was looking to return soon, while Nurmagomedov’s father reportedly was...

Apr 4, 2017 8:41 am

Stephen Thompson discusses the possibility of fighting in different weight classes

In early March, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson gave up a majority decision to welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Given that he fought Woodley to a draw back in November, this marked his second failed attempt to steal the champ’s spot on the throne. Having failed twice to capture the title, Thompson...

Apr 4, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn signs bout agreement for Dennis Siver fight

Late last month, we learned that former two-division UFC champ and bona fide MMA legend BJ Penn will be returning to the Octagon for a featherweight battle with Germany’s Dennis Siver. The fight will occur when the UFC touches Oklahoma City on June 25. Now, we here at BJPenn.com have some exclusive footage of the...

Apr 3, 2017 5:11 pm

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson underwent successful knee surgery last month and is hoping to return to the octagon this September. Although he is currently on the shelf, that hasn’t stopped fellow fighters from calling out Thompson for a...

Apr 3, 2017 3:55 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone set for July in Las Vegas

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone set for July in Las Vegas! A key welterweight scrap will take place this July in Las Vegas as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto just announced that former UFC welterweight title holder “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will return to action against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 213. BREAKING: Per @danawhite, @Ruthless_RL vs. @Cowboycerrone...

Apr 3, 2017 2:04 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov on UFC 209 hospitalization: ‘I feel I almost died’

Many fans were upset when they heard the news that the UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled a day before the fight was supposed to take place. Numagodemov was admitted into a Las Vegas hospital hours before the weigh-ins were set to take place. According to the...

Apr 3, 2017 1:08 pm

Breakdown: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s height, weight, and reach

“A lot of things make this fight intriguing but the reality is this — anybody who has ever seen Floyd Mayweather, he’s this big. Conor McGregor is huge.” This is what UFC President Dana White told FOX Sports about the size difference between undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Here...

Apr 3, 2017 11:51 am

Stephen Thompson eyes September return, has three opponents in mind

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson – who fights under the nickname “Wonderboy” – came up short in his second bid to swipe the UFC welterweight title from champion Tyron Woodley. Though he was not without his moments in the fight, he ultimately surrendered a majority decision to the champ. On...

Apr 3, 2017 10:52 am

Report: Viacom tells Bellator officials to ‘sign every single big name out there’

The last 12 months have been massive ones for Bellator. To recount, the number-two MMA promotion has picked up notable free agents such as: former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson, former UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis, former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione, heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov, former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, Pride legend Wanderlei...

Apr 3, 2017 10:04 am

VIDEO | Fighter fixes his opponent’s dislocated shoulder mid-fight

MMA is a beautiful sport, but it can also be a dangerous one. Any long-time fan of the sport has witnessed dozens of gruesome injuries, ranging from nasty cuts, to broken legs, to busted toes and even fractured skulls. This, of course, is why ringside physicians and referees are so crucial to our sport. Their...

Apr 3, 2017 8:54 am

BJ Penn discusses Conor McGregor’s chances against Floyd Mayweather

There is currently no bigger story in the world of combat sports than that of Conor McGregor‘s plans to challenge undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring. While this fight’s fruition is still far from a certainty, many members of the combat sports world are chiming in, giving their opinions on it. The...