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Jul 8, 2014 3:56 pm

BJ Penn: A Fighter Retires

By: Thomas Gerbasi via UFC.com : There was always a running joke among a couple members of the UFC production team and myself when it came to BJ Penn. Event after event we would trade our war stories, trying to top each other by revealing the journey it took to finally track down the ever-elusive “Prodigy.” After it was...

Jul 7, 2014 8:11 am

B.J. Penn: I Needed Closure

Following a disappointing loss to Frankie Edgar, BJ Penn spoke to the media about why he got back in the Octagon for another fight saying: “I’m thinking to myself, why did you step back into that octagon after the beating that Rory MacDonald gave you? The reason is because I really needed to find out....

Jul 2, 2014 1:47 pm

Hendricks Cleared To Train, Wants Lawler, Puts Division On Notice

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has been cleared to return to MMA training, and put the welterweight division on notice when talking to The MMA Fight Corner earlier today, including taking a jab at former welterweight kingpin Georges St Pierre “Don’t get me wrong, I’ll throw with whoever’s the No. 1 contender. I’ll fight them....

Jul 2, 2014 9:14 am

Maia vs. Pyle, Leites vs. Carmont Added To FN 49

UFC Fight Night 49 takes place August 23rd from Tulsa Oklahoma, and the card picked up two fights today. Demian Maia vs. Mike Pyle and Thales Leites vs. Francis Carmont have been added two the card. Demian Maia is coming off a win over Alexander Yakovlev back in May which snapped his two fight losing...


Jul 2, 2014 8:24 am

Hendricks Disses GSP: ‘Lawler Was My First Title Defense’

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks took a bit of a jab at GSP yesterday when he spoke to MMA Fight Corner and said what many still maintain, that he believes he beat GSP in their UFC 167 fight. However as a result, he believes his fight with Robbie Lawler was actually his first title defense....

Jun 17, 2014 3:30 pm

Hendricks Eyeing Fall Return, Puts Contenders On Notice

UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks underwent surgery for a torn bicep shortly after winning the vacant title against Robbie Lawler. Hendricks spoke to USA Today Sports about how it feels being sidelined while fighters in his division tear it up. “It sucks being on the sidelines, knowing these guys are all fighting to get to...

Jun 16, 2014 5:09 pm

UFC 174 Medical Suspensions: Jimmo, Bang, Letorneau Receive Long Layoffs

UFC 174 took place last weekend and there were some brutal matches, from Ryan Jimmo snapping his arm blocking a kick to Brendan Schaub’s face being totally disfigured after his bout with Andrei Arlovski. Check out the full suspensions below. Ali Bagautinov: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 30 days. Rory MacDonald: 14-day mandatory...

Jun 14, 2014 6:36 am

‘UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov’ Live Results Thread

UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov goes down tonight from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. If you cannot make the pay-per-view card, or just need to catch up on the action, use this thread to do it. The fights start at 4:00 p.m. PT. MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. PT) Demetrious Johnson def. Ali Baganitonov by way...

Jun 13, 2014 5:06 pm

PHOTO | UFC 174 Fighters Square Off In Canada

If you missed our live broadcast of today’s UFC !74 weigh-ins, here’s the staredowns. UFC 17 takes place tomorrow night from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Here’s more: Brendan Schaub v Andrei Arlovski: Rory MacDonald v Tyron Woodley: Ryan Bader v. Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante:

Jun 13, 2014 4:38 pm

UFC 174 Official Weigh-In Results

Today from Canada’s Rogers Center the UFC 174 fighters hit the scales to make tomorrow night’s fights official. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, here are the results: MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 7 p.m. PT) Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Ali Bagautinov (124.5) Rory MacDonald (171) vs. Tyron Woodley (170.5) Ryan Bader (205) vs....

Jun 12, 2014 5:10 am

Dana: Woodley Has To Prove To Fans, Not The UFC That He’s Due A Title Shot

“It’s not that anybody can get a title shot or rematch … the Lawler-Hendricks fight was so close. Everybody thinks Woodley gasses out after the first round. This is Tyron’s shot right here. Nobody is beating down the doors after Tyron’s last two performances for him to get a title shot. He’s explosive and exciting,...

Jun 3, 2014 8:35 am

UFC 174 Lineup Finalized With Preview (Video)

UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov which takes place June 14th has been finalized with Ryan Jimmo vs. Ovince St. Preux kicking off the main card on PPV. Below is a video preview in case you weren’t excited enough about the event, along with the official fight card. Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Ali Bagautinov – for...

May 29, 2014 6:39 am

GSP Excited With New UFC Contenders At 170

“It’s the most exciting time. They have a lot of contenders and it’s very exciting. It’s a lot of new guys. Some are veterans but a lot of guys that weren’t there before. It’s a lot of new faces. I’m very happy and very excited. I’ve got my friend and training partner Rory MacDonald, who...

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 28, 2014 5:09 am

UFC 174 on Pay-Per-View Preview

The UFC Flyweight title is on the line Saturday, June 14th at UFC 174 as the champ, Demetrious Johnson takes on Ali Bagautinov who is on an 11 fight win streak. The co-main event is a pivotal welterweight bout as Rory MacDonald takes on Tyron Woodley.

May 24, 2014 11:00 am

UFC 173 “Barao Vs. Dillashaw” Ramblings

Who else is looking forward to Chris Weidman defending his UFC middleweight championship this weekend against Vitor Belfort? Wait, I mean Lyoto Machida? What? Weidman and Machida are no longer fighting at UFC 173 this Memorial Day weekend? Ok, how about seeing former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos against up-and-coming contender Stipe Miocic? That...

May 15, 2014 6:40 am

Is Bellator 120 Worth The Almighty PPV Dollar?

Whether you upgrade to high-definition, or stick to standard, is Saturday’s Bellator 120 card worth the almighty dollar? That, in a nutshell, is the million dollar question. Take a quick look at the card, now that it has lost the planned main event between Michael Chandler and lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. You’ve got Quinton “Rampage”...

May 12, 2014 11:51 am

Brown Confident He Beats Hendricks, Ready For Championship Reign

The UFC’s welterweight division has never looked so promising. Rory MacDonald is fighting is fighting Tyron Woodley next month, in a bout many believe will put the winner into a title shot. You have Robbie Lawler fighting Jake Ellenberger later this month in a bout that could serve as a title eliminator in it’s own-right....

May 2, 2014 10:15 am

Ryan Jimmo vs. Ovince St. Preux set for UFC 174

UFC officials announced this morning that a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Jimmo (19-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Ovince St. Preux (15-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is the latest addition to June’s UFC 174 event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ryan “Big Deal” Jimmo was most recently seen in action at April’s ‘TUF Nations Finale’ event...

Apr 24, 2014 7:39 am

Ryan Bader vs Rafael Cavalcante added to UFC 174

On Wednesday afternoon, The Canadian Press announced the addition of light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Rafael Cavalcante to the UFC 174 card. UFC 174 will be taking place on June 14 at the Rogers Area in Vancouver, and while the card is not yet complete, it is anticipated that Bader vs. Cavalcante will be a...

Apr 10, 2014 9:13 am

Nate Diaz Has A Point – Is Asking The UFC For A Raise Wrong?

Rod Tidwell is a fictional NFL player from the movie “Jerry Maguire.” In the film, Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr., has one of the more iconic moments in the history of sports movies when he screams into a phone, “Show me the money!” On the other end of the line is Tom Cruise, who...

Apr 9, 2014 5:13 pm

Mighty Mouse vs. Bagautinov Headlines UFC 174

UFC 174 in Vancouver is starting to take shape, with an expected headliner of Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson vs Ali “Puncher King” Bagautinov, as announced by UFC officials. Johnson (19-2-1, 7-1-1 UFC), will look to continue what has proven to be a dominant UFC title run. Since capturing the inaugural Flyweight title in 2012, Johnson...

Apr 8, 2014 5:41 am

Mike Pierce Out of UFC Fight Night 42 Bout Against Maia

Welterweight Mile Pierce(17-6) has been forced out of his upcoming May fight due a broken hand. Pierce was set to face off in May against Demian Maia (18-6) at UFC Fight Night 42 in Brazil, but because there is no timetable set for Pierces return, Maia will be awaiting a new opponent. Pierce, who is...

Apr 1, 2014 11:33 am

BJ Penn on Frankie Edgar: ‘He’s the Only Reason I’m Coming Back’

BJ Penn is set to make his octagon return when he collides with Frankie Edgar in the culmination of their season as coaches of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. This will be their third meeting and unlike their first two at lightweight, this contest will take place in the featherweight division. ‘The Prodigy’ has not fought for...

Mar 28, 2014 4:47 pm

Saffiedine Out, Lawler Steps In Against Ellenberger

By Evan Stoumbelis Tarac Saffiedine has been forced off April’s UFC 172 card, and has withdrawn from his bout against Jake Ellenberger. Stepping in is none other than “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, the bout has been moved to May’s UFC 173 card. Lawler found himself on the wrong end of a controversial decision against Johny Hendricks...

Mar 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Demian Maia vs. Mike Pierce In The Works For Brazil’s May UFC Event

According to recent reports on UFC tonight, a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Mike Pierce is in the works for the UFC’s return trip to Brazil in May. The event, scheduled for May 31, is to serve as ‘The Ultimate Fighter Brazil — Season 3 Finale’ and will feature, coaches, Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei...

Mar 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Confirmed: Condit Tore ACL In UFC 171 Bout

Last weekend’s UFC 171 co-main event between, Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley, ended prematurely when Condit fell to the mat suffering from an injured knee. (Replay HERE) Up until tonight, we had no clue what the diagnosis was, but now in a statement on UFC Tonight, it appears as if he tore the ACL. Here it...