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Jun 1, 2017 11:54 am

Dana White had to tell Jose Aldo ‘Conor does not want to fight you’

Back at UFC 194, undisputed UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped into the Octagon with interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor for a highly anticipated showdown for the undisputed featherweight title. Leading up to the fight, the MMA community was torn on their predictions for the fight. While some felt Aldo’s reign of dominance would continue,...

Jun 1, 2017 11:12 am

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub and Johnny Hendricks try ballet in hilarious prank

Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub and former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks recently stepped outside of their respective comfort zones and decided to trade in their handwraps for rather interesting outfits in this hilarious video. While the two men do quickly realize that ballet is harder than they initially expected, the video takes a surprising...

Jun 1, 2017 10:22 am

Dana White discusses Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather pay split

Several weeks ago news emerged that UFC President Dana White was able to secure Conor McGregor‘s side of a deal for a potential boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. White then revealed that with McGregor’s side of the deal done, he would now move to negotiating with Floyd Mayweather’s team. Since then, there have been no...

Jun 1, 2017 9:45 am

Cody Garbrandt issues warning to TJ Dillashaw regarding Demetrious Johnson fight

Several months ago, it was announced that UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be making his first bantamweight title defense against TJ Dillashaw following a season of coaching on The Ultimate Fighter. Unfortunately, a back injury delayed the potential fight when Cody Garbrandt was flown to Germany by UFC President Dana White for a procedure...

Jun 1, 2017 9:27 am

VIDEO | Melvin Guillard starched by spinning kick in China

KunLunFigh MMA 12,Melvin Guillard pic.twitter.com/ItGhswL8j4 — Wang Lei (@nbwanglei) June 1, 2017 Former UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard has hit a bit of a rough patch in recent years. After being released from the UFC in 2014, Guillard signed with WSOF, where he picked up a TKO win over Gesais Cavalcante. Unfortunately for Guillard, the win...

Jun 1, 2017 8:45 am

Dana White discusses Demetrious Johnson not wanting TJ Dillashaw fight

Several weeks ago, fight fans were made aware of a back injury sustained by UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. As a result of the back injury, Garbrandt will be unable to defend his bantamweight title against TJ Dillashaw this summer. As a result, UFC President Dana White informed fans that Dillashaw will be dropping down...

Jun 1, 2017 8:37 am

Jimi Manuwa promises knockout of Volkan Oezdemir in “risky” UFC 214 fight

Last weekend, Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir scored an abrupt, first round knockout win over the highly regarded Misha Cirkunov. With this win, Oezdemir earned himself a fight with the UFC’s third-ranked light heavyweight: British destroyer Jimi Manuwa. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Jimi Manuwa discussed this newly announced bout with Oezdemir. “It’s...

Jun 1, 2017 7:16 am

ONE Championship chairman: I think our fighter pay scale is comparable to the UFC

Last year, ONE Championship Chairman & CEO Chatri Sityodtong took to Twitter to claim that the Singapore-based promotion’s strawweight champion Angela Lee was paid more than UFC stars Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Yes, rumors are true. ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee’s new contract pays more than what Cris Cyborg or Joanna Jedrzejczyk make....

Jun 1, 2017 6:33 am

TJ Dillashaw relocates to a new gym for training camp

TJ Dillashaw began his fighting career at Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California. Eventually, however, he left this camp, following coach Duane Ludwig to Colorado, where he set up camp at Elevation MMA. This move caused a massive rift between himself and his former Team Alpha Male stablemates, and resulted in his headline-dominating...

Jun 1, 2017 6:00 am

Jon Jones goes off on “f*cking dork” Alexander Gustafsson, Gustafsson fires back

Back in 2013, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson engaged in one of the best light heavyweight title fights of all time, and really, one of the best fight ever period. For five, frenzied rounds, the American champion and Swedish challenger pelted each other with heavy artillery, forcing momentum swing after momentum swing after momentum swing. After...

May 31, 2017 2:35 pm

VIDEO | That time Matt Hughes sparred ‘Punkass’ in store gift shop

Back during Matt Hughes reign as UFC welterweight champion, Tapout was the biggest, and most well known, fighter endorsed apparel line. The Tapout crew of Punkasss, Skyscraper, and Mask were well known in the MMA community, and even wound up getting their own TV show on ‘Versus’. During an episode, the crew joined UFC welterweight...

May 31, 2017 2:09 pm

Tito Ortiz reflects on historic UFC fight where he fought for no pay

Tito Ortiz was one of the first superstars in the UFC and Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of Ortiz’s professional mixed martial arts debut, making his way into the Octagon for the first time in 1997 at UFC 13. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” fought twice at UFC 13, winning a first round TKO over...

May 31, 2017 1:44 pm

VIDEO | Pros predict UFC 212 main event Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway

UFC 212 takes place this Saturday on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will meet interim champion Max Holloway in the center of the Octagon in his home country in a title unification main event fight. With Aldo being promoted as the undisputed champion and Holloway earning the interim...

May 31, 2017 12:57 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 35 // Jimi Manuwa

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another streamlined show for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with the number 3 ranked light-heavyweight and knockout artist, Jimi Manuwa. Jimi has been campaigning for a shot at the strap and while his recent performances certainly warrant a title fight, the “Poster...

May 31, 2017 12:40 pm

VIDEO | 155 pound Genki Sudo vs. ‘Butterbean’ Eric Esch

‘The Neo-Samurai’ Genki Sudo remains arguably one of the most unique and unorthodox fighters to ever grace the sport of mixed martial arts. With a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to match his unparalleled striking game, Sudo was a tough puzzle for many of his opponents to crack. Following his split decision loss to Duane...

May 31, 2017 12:20 pm

Georges St-Pierre discusses eye injury

While the UFC may have announced earlier this year that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon to fight Michael Bisping for the undisputed UFC middleweight title, the fight never received an official date. The UFC moved forward with the scrap, holding a press conference in Las Vegas where both...

May 31, 2017 11:44 am

UFC flyweight contender explains frustration with potential Dillashaw vs. Johnson fight

Top ranked UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg remains on the cusp of a flyweight title shot against pound for pound kingpin Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson. The top ranked flyweight currently sits at #3 on the UFC’s official rankings behind Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo. While Borg was looking to secure either a fight with Sergio...

May 31, 2017 11:21 am

Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa will go unpunished for their press conference brawl

Earlier this month, the UFC flew the headliners and co-headliners of all its upcoming shows out to Dallas for a massive, summer kick-off press conference. As is so often the case when too many top fighters are brought together in one small room, drama ensued. Of all the drama that occurred on the stage that...

May 31, 2017 10:59 am

GIF | Fighter accidentally cartwheel kicks cameraman standing outside of ring

Deo Phetsangkhat just cartwheel kicked the cameraman #Tatneft pic.twitter.com/xd6j5vdXr4 — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) May 31, 2017 Cameramen may think twice before standing up against the ropes in MMA fights that take place in a ring after watching this video! At the TATNEFT Cup kickboxing event this morning, Deo Phetsangkhat accidentally cartwheel kicked the cameraman at the...

May 31, 2017 9:39 am

BREAKING | Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir collide at UFC 214

UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29 in Anaheim, California, has grown by one massive light heavyweight showdown, as British bomber Jimi Manuwa will collide with slick Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir in a bout that could well produce the next contender for the UFC light heavyweight crown. Manuwa and Oezdemir hold the number three and...

May 31, 2017 9:14 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants “to be like Conor McGregor”

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of the most dominant champions in the UFC today. Since winning the title from inaugural champion Carla Esparza with a violent, second-round beatdown, she has defended it with impressive wins against Jessica Penne, Valerie Letourneau, Claudia Gadelha, Karolina Kowalkiewicz and most recently, the dangerous Jessica Andrade. And while...

May 31, 2017 8:58 am

Georges St-Pierre will retire if he loses comeback fight

With the highly anticipated return of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre looming in the not-so-certain future, fight fans are anxiously awaiting word regarding when, or if, Georges St-Pierre will be returning to the Octagon. While St-Pierre was initially supposed to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the middleweight belt this year upon returning...

May 31, 2017 7:53 am

Joe Rogan explains why he believes Jose Aldo’s legacy will always be tarnished

Jose Aldo is one of the pound-for-pound best fighters on the planet, and really, one of the best fighters of all time. No matter how you feel about him, there’s really no denying these things. In the opinion of UFC commentator Joe Rogan, however, Aldo’s legacy as one of the best ever will always be tarnished by...