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May 12, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold calls for pivotal middleweight matchup if Bisping vs. Romero holds true

The UFC middleweight contenders voices were heard as many were unhappy with the initial announcement that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was going to challenge Michael Bisping for his middleweight title. With St-Pierre recently stating that he would not be ready to fight until after October, UFC President Dana White announced that he canceled...

May 12, 2017 12:31 pm

Korean Zombie down for a fight against Korean Superboy

How does a battle between two of the best Korean featherweights in the world sound to you? Although the matchup between Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas was confirmed today by BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor, “The Korean Zombie” also posted a photo to social media of Doo Ho Choi and himself with an interesting caption. “The...

May 12, 2017 11:36 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk eyes titles in two divisions

UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has ruled over the women’s 115 pound division for two years, defending her belt four times during her reign. This weekend, Jedrzejczyk will look to make it five straight title defenses as she steps into the Octagon against Jessica Andrade this weekend at UFC 211. With that being said,...

May 12, 2017 11:02 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses possibility of Anderson Silva fight

Former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva have now been left without fights. In early 2017, it was announced that St-Pierre would be returning from his UFC hiatus to fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a highly anticipated showdown for the middleweight title. Anderson silva on the other hand, was slated to fight Kelvin...

May 12, 2017 10:57 am

UFC 211 loses another fight one day out from event

Just one day out from UFC 211, another fight has been nixed from the card. UFC featherweight Jared Gordon was pulled from his fight against Michael Quinones after being admitted to the hospital. Gordon wrote the following message on Facebook this morning: “Unfortunately I will not be fighting tomorrow. Everything was going smooth last night...

May 12, 2017 9:50 am

BREAKING! Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for July 29

Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for July 29 A key featherweight bout between former title challengers Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas will take place at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California. BJPENN.com’s own Chris Taylor was first to report the Lamas vs. Zombie fight. I have confirmed that a key featherweight...

May 12, 2017 9:25 am

Eddie Alvarez sends a message to Reebok during weigh-in

The last time former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon, he reportedly earned $40,000 in Reebok sponsorship money as the UFC lightweight champion at UFC 205. After being handed a 2nd round TKO loss to Conor McGregor, which saw Alvarez lose the title, he is reportedly set to earn just $5,000 in...

May 12, 2017 8:26 am

Georges St-Pierre responds to Dana White cancelling fight

Early in 2017, UFC President Dana White revealed that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the bout, the pair had a press conference in early 2017 to hype the fight. Ultimately, Bisping issued...

May 11, 2017 11:07 pm

Dana White planning to have meeting with Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, and the UFC brass are currently engaged in a rather public dispute regarding Silva’s next fight. After snapping a two fight skid that saw ‘The Spider’ lose a controversial decision to Michael Bisping, before then dropping a unanimous decision to Daniel Cormier on just 48 hours notice, Silva demanded...

May 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Stipe Miocic encourages doubters ahead of second title defense

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is currently gearing up for his upcoming title defense against Junior dos Santos this Saturday, however despite his recent 4-fight win streak that has seen him finish 4 straight top ranked opponents, Miocic is facing some doubt from the MMA community. He spoke to Fox Sports to address that doubt:...

May 11, 2017 2:28 pm

Edson Barboza eyeing fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza has been on a bit of a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division lately. After dropping a submission loss to Tony Ferguson in 2015, Barboza bounced back by picking up a unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 197 to return to the win column. Barboza built momentum on the...

May 11, 2017 1:41 pm

Nick Diaz congratulates Wiz Khalifa on beginning BJJ journey

It’s no secret that the Diaz brothers smoke marijuana. In addition to their transparency regarding their usage of the plant, both brothers have been involved in very public incidents regarding marijuana. Several years ago after fighting Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana, and was subsequently handed an unprecedented 5-year suspension....

May 11, 2017 1:18 pm

VIDEO | Dana White talks about Conor McGregor’s ideal 2017 fighting schedule

We are nearly halfway through 2017 and we have not seen Conor McGregor fight in the UFC Octagon yet. Following his historic win at UFC 205, “The Notorious” stated that he would be taking time off for the birth of his first child, which happened this past weekend. With tough negotiations for a boxing match...

May 11, 2017 12:50 pm

VIDEO | Taekwondo demonstrations will blow you away

Taekwondo is one of the most flashy disciplines of martial arts that you will see. In many Taekwondo demonstrations, you will see some high flying, insanely quick spinning moves that will leave you wondering how it is all physically possible. For a little background on the name of the Korean martial art discipline, we get...

May 11, 2017 12:10 pm

Jorge Masvidal is not a fan of Bisping, will “break his face” if he feels disrespected in person

Earlier this month, headlines began to surface surrounding a small beef between streaking welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. This beef stemmed from Masvidal’s reluctance to appear on Bisping’s podcast,¬†Believe You Me. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Masvidal explained that this beef was a bit overblown, but that he...

May 11, 2017 11:44 am

Jon Jones, his barber, and Daniel Cormier trade barbs on Twitter

It’s no secret that former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones and reigning light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier don’t exactly get along. Back in 2014, Jones and Cormier appeared onstage together at the UFC 178 media day. While the pair were simply supposed to have a staredown, the two men engaged in a now infamous...

May 11, 2017 11:16 am

VIDEO | Junior dos Santos serenades viewers with new rendition of ‘TNT’

This weekend, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will step into the Octagon with Stipe Miocic in hopes of becoming the heavyweight champion once again. On the flip side, Stipe Miocic will look to defend the heavyweight title for the second time and tie the UFC record for the most successful heavyweight title defenses...

May 11, 2017 9:40 am

Frank Mir to lock horns with Chael Sonnen in grappling match

Though Chael Sonnen is currently spearheading his own submission grappling league in Submission Underground (SUG), he is also staying busy on the competitive grappling circuit through his involvement in other promotions. This September, for example, he was supposed to compete under the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) banner, where he was expected to battle American...

May 11, 2017 6:44 am

“The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi returns at UFC 214

Yesterday afternoon, our own Chris Taylor reported that UFC 214 will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier, and former champion Jon Jones. The co-headliner, meanwhile, is expected to see Cris “Cyborg” Justino fight for featherweight gold, though it is not known if she’ll be fighting for an interim belt...

May 11, 2017 5:51 am

Bisping vs. St-Pierre plans scrapped, Yoel Romero now gets next middleweight title shot

Several months ago, we learned that Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had squashed their differences, and that the former welterweight champion would be receive an immediate middleweight title shot against Michael Bisping upon his return. While this news was somewhat controversial, as St-Pierre’s shot deprived many of the middleweight division’s top contenders of their deserved...

May 10, 2017 1:34 pm

Confirmed: Jon Jones will rematch Daniel Cormier at UFC 214

Not long ago, UFC President Dana White suggested that he would never trust former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to headline a pay-per-view again, citing the former champ’s many troubles outside the cage as the reason. It appears that this was an empty promise. BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor has confirmed with sources close to the...

May 10, 2017 1:13 pm

VIDEO | Tiny Muay Thai kids fight ends with scary head kick KO

In Thailand, many young kids start training and competing in Muay Thai from a very early age. Some young children who are raised by their family are put into training early on in their life in hopes that they can fight and become a winning competitor that can provide income for the family. Here, we...

May 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Anderson Silva co-manager refutes retirement claims

Recently, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva released a a statement in which he informed fight fans that if the UFC doesn’t book an interim middleweight title fight to accommodate for the UFC booking a middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, then he could potentially be looking at...

May 10, 2017 11:59 am

Report: Boxing far from dead – Canelo vs. Chavez draws in tremendous numbers

Many fans often debate between the popularity and superiority of mixed martial arts vs boxing. They are two different combat sports that have many die-hard fans often are trying to claim one is better than the other or that one is more popular. With the Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez fight that took place...

May 10, 2017 11:02 am

PHOTO | Looks like Demetrious Johnson has finally received his belts

Back in mid-April, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defended his title for a whopping tenth time with a submission of BJJ blackbelt Wilson Reis. In doing so, he tired Anderson Silva’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. It was not, however, all sunshine and daisies for dominant flyweight king. In the...