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Sep 21, 2016 6:36 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov being considered for UFC 206 in Toronto

The confusion over Eddie Alvarez’s next fight appears to be over, at least for now. First, Eddie Alvarez was set to defend his newly-won 155 pound belt against featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in New York City. Now, it appears Alvarez will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 206 in Toronto instead. Alvarez, 32,...

Sep 21, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Cris ‘Cyborg’: Ronda Rousey is a Bad Role Model

When it comes to super fights in women’s mixed martial arts, there’s nothing bigger than a potential showdown between current Invicta featherweight champ Cris “Cyborg” Justino and former UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey. This has been true for years, and remains true today. Recently, however, this super fight has been looking like less and less of...

Sep 21, 2016 3:34 pm

As ‘Cyborg’ Battles Cut to 140, Lansberg Says She Would Have Taken the Fight at 145

This Saturday, reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino will headline her first UFC card. She’ll do so in her home country of Brazil, opposite Swedish muay thai specialist Lina Lansberg. The two will meet at a catchweight of 140 lbs. Unfortunately, Cyborg’s cut down to 140 has turned into an absolute nightmare. The Brazilian striker claims...


Sep 21, 2016 3:18 pm

Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson go at it on Twitter!

As a fight fan, nothing provides better insight into our favorite fighters’ lives than Twitter. On Wednesday afternoon, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier went at it on Twitter, treating fans to an impromptu trash-talking session between the current light heavyweight champion and the man he will likely fight next. See...

Sep 21, 2016 1:50 pm

Report: Cris Cyborg still has a lot of pounds to drop 48 hours away from weigh-in

The UFC Fight Night 95 main event fight between Cris Cyborg and Lina Lansberg is potentially at risk with Cyborg’s nasty weight cut to make the 140-pound catchweight limit. Cyborg recently detailed her weight issues and concerns on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour. “I don’t know why I’m taking [birth control], because we made...

Sep 21, 2016 1:24 pm

Anthony Johnson blames “excuses” for Daniel Cormier not accepting rematch

Last month at UFC 202, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson picked up a spectacular 1st round knockout win over Glover Teixeira to cement his place at the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Following the win, Johnson called out UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch for the light heavyweight championship. Cormier...

Sep 21, 2016 12:26 pm

Numerous profiled New York fighters not competing at Madison Square Garden for UFC 205

Another New Yorker has been pulled from the UFC’s first foray to the Empire State. Long Islander Gian Villante, who trains out of Serra-Longo’s Acadamy with former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, will no longer be facing Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden this November. Villante, 31, joins Al Iaquinta and...

Sep 21, 2016 11:53 am

Michael Bisping blasts “little b**ch” Chris Weidman

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is never one to shy away from speaking his mind. The recently crowned UFC champion is currently gearing up for his UFC 204 scrap with Dan Henderson on October 8th in Manchester, England. Despite that, Bisping has taken aim at former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who will reportedly be...

Sep 21, 2016 11:26 am

UFC Fight Pass Twitter account takes shot at Tyron Woodley?

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has had a bit of a rough time since becoming UFC welterweight champion. Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 201 in July, however according to ‘The Chosen One’ he hasn’t been celebrated as a champion. After winning the belt, Woodley revealed in an interview that...

Sep 21, 2016 11:12 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Suggests Ariel Helwani is Biased

For some time, the expectation has been that UFC 205 will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and featherweight kingpin Conor McGregor. Last night, however, UFC President Dana White and top lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov joined forces on Twitter to pull the plug on this long-rumored matchup. Instead, they...

Sep 21, 2016 10:26 am

UFC Official Refutes Dana White’s Claim about UFC 205

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City, is still without an official main event. The impression, however, has long been that the the card’s main event spot would be filled by a lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor. Last night, this possibility was stamped out by a...

Sep 21, 2016 8:05 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping: I Want to Give Dan Henderson a Beating He’ll Never Forget

In a few short weeks, the UFC will return to Manchester, England with UFC 204. In the evening’s main event, middleweight champ Michael Bisping will look to defend his title against Dan Henderson, avenging a violent, 2009 knockout loss in the process. Though the announcement of this middleweight title fight surely raised the ire of...

Sep 21, 2016 8:02 am

Tyron Woodley: ‘I just need some respect on my name!’

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been given a lot of heat ever since being crowned the king of 170 pound divison. Woodley has stated that he has dealt with a lot of criticism, negativity, and racism after he knocked out Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 in July. On his Tuesday podcast of “The Morning...

Sep 21, 2016 7:48 am

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Thomson – ‘The UFC screwed Nate Diaz out of McGregor trilogy’

The only man to ever knock out Nate Diaz came to the Stockton slugger’s defense in Diaz’s pursuit for a third fight with Conor McGregor. Josh Thomson spoke exclusively on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire and broke down why Conor got a rematch against Nate at UFC 202, and why Nate probably won’t be getting his rematch against...

Sep 21, 2016 7:23 am

McGregor Responds to Alvarez, Khabib and Dana with Two Simple Words

UFC 205, which will go down inside Madison Square Garden on November 12, is still without an official main event. Last night, that appeared to be changing, as a series of Tweets from UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez seemed to confirm that his long rumored scrap with featherweight title holder Conor McGregor would headline the...

Sep 20, 2016 11:21 pm

Bill Goldberg on CM Punk Getting a Second UFC Fight: That Would be Blasphemy

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 203, CM Punk’s long journey into the world of mixed martial arts came to an abrupt and violent end. Though his heart was on full display in his long-awaited fight with Mickey Gall, his skill deficit was too, as he surrendered to a rear-naked choke less...

Sep 20, 2016 8:01 pm

Mickey Gall challenges “Super Scared Corncutt” to a bet

UFC President Dana White’s “Looking for a fight” series has produced several UFC stars. Most recently, 2-0 professional fighter Mickey Gall welcomed CM Punk to the MMA world in what was Punk’s UFC debut. Gall stepped into the Octagon and dominated the fight, finishing Punk in the first round via submission after landing a beautiful...

Sep 20, 2016 7:34 pm

UFC investigating middleweight Alex Nicholson over domestic violence arrest

UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson cannot seem to stay out of hot water. In August, Nicholson was reprimanded for racial slurs directed at Hyun Gyu Lim while cornering Mike Perry at UFC 202. Now, the UFC is investigating ‘The Spartan’ following a May 2016 arrest for domestic violence out a 7-Eleven store in Orlando Florida: “UFC...

Sep 20, 2016 6:41 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan and company discuss Fabricio Werdum and Edmond Tarverdyan beef

UFC 203 was an odd event. From CB Dollaway having to pull out of his fight with Francimar Barroso after being injured in a freak elevator accident to a near post-fight brawl between Fabricio Werdum’s camp and Travis Browne’s camp. UFC commentator Joe Rogan had his buddies Eddie Bravo, Brendan Schaub, and Joe Schilling on...

Sep 20, 2016 12:54 pm

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez sidelined for remainder of 2016 with fractured hand

This past weekend, boxing superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez picked up yet another spectacular win as he knocked out Liam Smith with a beautiful body shot to win the WBO light middleweight title in Texas. The win, which was an incredibly dominant one for Alvarez, set the stage for what fans hoped to be an iconic...

Sep 20, 2016 11:36 am

Stipe Miocic Discusses Possible Jon Jones Fight: We’ll Have a Great Fight, I Think

Despite the many controversies that have marred his recent career, Jon Jones remains the greatest light heavyweight of all time. However you feel about him as person, his accolades as a fighter really can’t be denied. Given Jones’ status as the light heavyweight GOAT, people tend to get excited when he talks about moving up...

Sep 20, 2016 10:20 am

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Thomson reveals his next fight in Bellator

Bellator lightweight and former UFC lightweight title contender Josh Thomson was one of the first and highest profile fighters to jump ship from the UFC to Bellator last year. Now 2-0 in his new promotion, Thomson spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com Rapid Fire and discussed who he plans on fighting next and why: “I think right...

Sep 20, 2016 10:19 am

Bill Goldberg: Conor McGregor is Like a “Keyboard Warrior”

Last month, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor made headlines by bashing nearly every member of the WWE roster in one fell swoop. “For the most part, those WWE guys are p*ssies, to be honest,” McGregor said in a conference call in the buildup to UFC 202. “They’re messed up p*ssies, if you ask me. Fair...