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Apr 19, 2013 7:57 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Kenny Florian Breaks Down Henderson-Melendez and Diaz-Thomson | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former UFC title contender and current analyst & commentator Kenny “Ken-Flo” Florian joined BJPENN.COM Radio on Wednesday, April 17 to discuss a number of topics that the MMA world has been buzzing about. This weekend, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization makes its return to FOX, with the main event pitting UFC Lightweight Champion...

Sep 25, 2012 5:46 pm

Strikeforce: ‘Melendez vs Healy’ Fighters – Getting Paid Despite Cancellation

Parent company of Strikeforce, Zuffa canceled the Sept. 29 event when Showtime concluded not to air it following the injury of Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. The company plans to compensate all 19 athletes who were left without a fight.  Among the confirmed to have been promised at least partial pay are Pat Healy, Jorge...

Sep 24, 2012 1:14 pm

Pat Healy on Melendez’s Injury & Fighting Thomson | Strikeforce News

  Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez had to bow out of his title defense due to an injury.   Strikeforce and Showtime axed the rest of the show.   Title contender, Pat Healy, discusses the cancellation with bloody elbow starting with his recollection of Matt Lindland breaking the news to him:   “I was sitting down, I...


Aug 17, 2012 7:51 am

BJ Penn.Com Exclusive: Eddie Alvarez on His Future, Past & His Family

The more people you ask the more you will hear that Eddie Alvarez is going to be joining the UFC once his contract with Bellator expires later on this year. It’s hard to begrudge the man after all he has accomplished in the sport, he has every right to want to test himself against the...

Nov 23, 2016 5:08 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 100

Two UFC events took place over the weekend as UFC Fight Night 99 took place in Belfast, Ireland while UFC Fight Night 100 went down in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the two events, the UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the fights having an impact on the top 15 ranked fighters throughout the UFC...

Nov 22, 2016 12:26 pm

Top 10 Head-Kick KOs in UFC History | Part 1

In mixed martial arts, there are few paths to victory as emphatic as the head-kick knockout. A twist of the hips, a swing of the leg, and bang, that’s it. Though head-kick knockouts are certainly rare, we’ve witnessed dozens throughout the long and spectacular history of The Ultimate Fighting Championship. To celebrate this jaw-dropping and...

Nov 17, 2016 1:04 pm

VIDEO | UFC rankings updated following UFC 205 – Conor McGregor not yet at the pinnacle

The UFC rankings were freshly updated following the historic UFC 205 event that took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden. UFC superstar Conor McGregor made history on Saturday night in the main event against Eddie Alvarez. “The Notorious” became the first fighter in the UFC to hold two weight class championship titles at the...

Nov 8, 2016 8:14 am

UFC Rankings Update: Tony Ferguson Surges Ahead

Last Saturday, the UFC touched down in sun-soaked Mexico City with UFC Fight Night 98. With this exciting event in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated their official rankings to reflect the shifts and shakeups that resulted from it. The most notable rankings change that stemmed from the UFC’s recent trip to Mexico was...

Oct 21, 2016 7:05 am

Bobby Lashley More Interested in Fedor Fight than Bellator Heavyweight Title Shot

There is a long history of professional wrestlers attempting to try their hand at MMA. On several occasions, these wrestlers have realized mountainous heights, like Brock Lesnar did when he won the UFC heavyweight title. On other occasions, their MMA forays have been downright disasters, like CM Punk’s long-discussed UFC debut against Mickey Gall was....

Sep 14, 2016 9:14 am

Canadian Welterweight Jordan Mein Emerges from Retirement

Last August, Canadian welterweight Jordan Mein announced his decision to hang up the gloves. He did so at just 25 years old – though he’d competed in a whopping 39 professional fights, many of them quite gruelling. On Tuesday, news broke that the ever-exciting welterweight has nixed those retirement plans, and is hoping for a...

Aug 30, 2016 1:44 pm

Rory MacDonald on Bellator Goals: I Want to Be A Two-Division Champion

On Monday afternoon, Ariel Helwani returned to our screens with the latest episode of The MMA Hour. One of this episode’s many big-name guests was Bellator lightweight champ Rory MacDonald, who joined Helwani to discuss his time with the UFC and his move to Bellator MMA. According to the former welterweight title contender, nothing was certain after...

Aug 28, 2016 5:42 pm

Tyron Woodley appears to be getting fed up with the “Wonderboy” talk

Tyron Woodley realized his dream at last month’s UFC 201 event in Atlanta, when he became the UFC’s welterweight champion after scoring a first-round knockout victory over Robbie Lawler. Since winning the title Woodley has expressed his interest in having a “big money fight” for his first title defense. “The Chosen One” is hoping to...

Jul 28, 2016 2:04 am

Updated UFC rankings – Holly Holm drops while Ronda Rousey moves up

The UFC rankings were updated after the UFC on FOX 20 event that took place over the weekend. The divisions that seen the most change were the women’s bantamweight division and the men’s featherweight division. Holly Holm fell two spots to #4 after being beaten by Valentina Shevchenko, who jumped up four spots to #3....

Mar 14, 2016 5:12 pm

After failed negotiations with UFC, Rory Mac to test free agency

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald will return to the octagon in June when he headlines UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa opposite surging contender Stephen Thompson. “The Red King” has not competed since his “fight of the year” battle with Robbie Lawler at this past July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. MacDonald...

Feb 17, 2016 12:33 pm

Video Recap: The Best of Bellator 2015 – The Official Video

2015 was a huge year for fight fans around the world watching Bellator as a few former champions Josh “The Punk” Thompson (Strikeforce lightweight), Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight) and recently Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (UFC LHW) is back on the Bellator roster. Watch the ‘Best Of Bellator 2015’ exciting countdown to number 1.

Feb 9, 2016 2:36 am

UFC Fight Night 82 medical suspensions: Six fighters potentially out for six months

UFC Fight Night 82 was a night full of action and it did not go without injuries. Main event standout Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson may be out for six months with an ankle injury after his highlight performance putting away the former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the first round. The complete list of UFC...

Feb 8, 2016 8:19 pm

UFC Fight Night 82 Reebok pay for fighters ranges from $2,500 to $15,000

$145,000 was the total payout by Reebok for the exclusive uniform deal with the UFC for the UFC Fight Night 82 event that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night. The payout from Reebok is in addition to each fighter’s contracted fight pay with the UFC. Four fighters took home $15,000 for their...

Feb 8, 2016 11:15 am

UFC Fight Night 82 salary report: Highest paid fighter on card goes home with $125,000

UFC Fight Night 82 took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday and presented an exciting night of fights. The UFC welterweight division was put on watch after Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson dismanlted former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the very first round. However, Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Joseph...

Feb 6, 2016 9:57 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Las Vegas’ live results stream

Unable to catch tonight’s action in Las Vegas? BJPenn.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for up to the minute results, and stay tuned to BJPenn.com for all of the live recaps. Main Card (Fox Sports 1) Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson – Stephen Thompson defeats Johny Hendricks via first-round knockout Roy Nelson...

Feb 5, 2016 10:30 am

LIVE! ‘UFC Fight Night: Las Vegas’ weigh-ins at 4pm PT

Ahead of tomorrow’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson’ catch the fighters stepping on the scale in preparation for their bouts. The full bout order is as follows: Main Card (Fox Sports 1) Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson Roy Nelson vs. Jared Rosholt Ovince Saint Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante Joseph Benavides vs. Zach Makovsky Misha...

Dec 30, 2015 11:10 pm

UFC 196: Werdum versus Velasquez II card coming together

UFC 196 is taking shape as more fights have been added to the UFC event website. The main event is slated to have UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and former champion Cain Velasquez in an immediate rematch for the title. UFC 196 takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Feb. 6. The current UFC 196...

Nov 30, 2015 11:14 am

“The Punk”: Not a fan of UFC “I’m giving all fighters advice!”

This isn’t just another article about former UFC veteran and current Bellator lightweight Josh “The Punk” Thompson. It’s what the message and reality is for all active fighters. “Smooth” (23-5 MMA) finished his UFC contract in Seoul, Korea against a game Jorge Masvidal. Benson made comments about wanting to retire in the UFC, but made it...

Nov 16, 2015 2:43 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Ronda Rousey Drops out of Top 10 P4P

“UFC 193” has come and gone and the official UFC rankings have been updated! Some major changes were made as big names made major drops and a familiar face pops back up in the light heavyweight division. Ronda Rousey’s devastating loss to now-champion Holly Holm may not have caused a major drop for her in...