2532 Search Results for mixed martial arts

Dec 5, 2016 12:52 pm

BJJ star Dillon Danis is still interested in an MMA fight with Nate Diaz

When Conor McGregor tapped to a Nate Diaz rear-naked choke in March of this year, it influenced him to make a complete overhaul of his camp. Part of this overhaul was the introduction of BJJ star Dillon Danis to his roster of training partners. Danis would become an instrumental part of McGregor’s training for his rematch...

Dec 5, 2016 6:58 am

Gray Maynard blasts Ryan Hall after loss

Last Saturday, on the undercard of the latest Ultimate Fighter finale, jiu jitsu ace Ryan Hall captured a decision win over former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the grappling specialist’s mixed martial arts career. The way Hall achieved that win, however, was rather polarizing. While there are...

Dec 4, 2016 11:23 am

No love for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?

UFC flyweight champion continued his reign of dominance at last night’s TUF 24 Finale event in Las Vegas, scoring a unanimous decision victory over The Ultimate Fighter winner Tim Elliott in the evenings main event. The victory marked Johnson’s ninth straight title defense and improved his overall mixed martial arts record to a remarkable 25-2-1....


Dec 3, 2016 7:56 am

Demetrious Johnson discusses possibility of moving up in weight

UFC flyweight champion, and pound for pound kingpin, Demetrious Johnson is undoubtably one of the most dominant champions in the history of the UFC. Since winning the UFC flyweight championship in 2012, Johnson has gone on a tear of the flyweight division, defending his title eight times in the span of four years, and all...

Dec 2, 2016 6:32 am

Tim Kennedy: Bjorn Rebney is a “necessary evil” in MMAAA

Earlier this week, we were introduced to the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA), an organization created with the goal of improving the way fighters are treated by the UFC’s new owners, WME-IMG. This organization has been helmed by a team of talented UFC stars: former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, former heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez,...

Dec 1, 2016 5:19 pm

VIDEO | Five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski makes powerful MMA debut

Mariusz Pudzianowski put in his time as a World’s Strongest Man competitor and took the title of World’s Strongest Man five times. In 2009, Pudzianowski decided to take on a new challenge and stepped in the world of mixed martial arts. For his first professional MMA fight, Pudzianowski was matched up against Marcin Najman, who...

Dec 1, 2016 1:36 pm

No one can explain Donald Cerrone’s eye and his fight still scheduled days away

UFC fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone shocked a lot of people last week when he posted a video of his gruesomely injured-looking eye. “What’s going on everybody, this is Cowboy,” Cerrone said in his social media post. “Before the media puts out what happened, just wanted to let you all know I’m still fighting in...

Nov 30, 2016 9:32 pm

Randy Couture reacts to news of MMA Athletes Association

Wednesday afternoon, the MMA community was forever changed as several high profile fighters including former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, top ranked UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, and former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, along with several others, announced the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. Prior to the formation of the Mixed Marital...

Nov 30, 2016 8:11 pm

Georges St-Pierre invites Conor McGregor to join MMAAA: “He knows what’s right”

Wednesday afternoon, several high-profile fighters including former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, to name just a few, announced the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. The move was certainly a historic one, and left a major immediate impact on the MMA...

Nov 30, 2016 7:57 pm

MMA community reacts to news of MMA Athletes Association

Wednesday afternoon, the MMA community was forever changed as a group of fighters, which included former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, fan favorite fighter Donald Cerrone, and several others, announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The news certainly left an impact on the MMA community, with numerous...

Nov 30, 2016 7:28 pm

UFC issues brief reaction to news of MMA Athletes Association

Wednesday afternoon, MMA stars such as former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and fan favorite fighter Donald Cerrone, among others, gathered to announce the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The announcement was certainly a major one for the MMA industry, with the fighters involved, in addition to former...

Nov 30, 2016 6:34 pm

Conor McGregor gets boxing license in the state of California

With the big announcement of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association on Wednesday, another very interesting bit of news broke late Wednesday surrounding the UFC’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor. MMA journalists Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto tweeted news late Wednesday that Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California. Helwani...

Nov 30, 2016 5:02 pm

Gabi Garcia didn’t want fight against 52-year-old opponent but will fight her nonetheless

It is Gabi Garcia’s most controversial matchup thus far in her 3-0 professional mixed martial arts career. The female Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt world champion that fights at light heavyweight will be fighting the 52-year-old Japanese judoka, pro wrestler, and MMA fighter Shinobu Kandori at RIZIN 4 on December 31. Kandori who is now a...

Nov 30, 2016 6:57 am

VIDEO | Take a trip back in time and watch some of Conor McGregor’s earliest fights

  Today, Conor McGregor stands out as the biggest star that mixed martial arts has ever produced. With a bottomless bank account and unprecedented international fame, he now whips around in a white Lamborghini, and attends press conferences decked out in Gucci mink. Yet the Irish star comes from humble beginnings. Like most fighters do,...

Nov 28, 2016 5:26 pm

VIDEO | Frightening moment occurs as fighter held in choke for too long

Being a referee in a mixed martial arts competition is not an easy job that comes with a lot of criticism. Refs often get scrutinized if they stop a fight in what some may view as either too early or too late. Under certain circumstances, it is tough for the referee to make the best...

Nov 28, 2016 8:38 am

Big John McCarthy says MMA officiating career “won’t go on much longer”

Veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy made his first Octagon appearance all the way back at UFC 2 in the year 1994. As such, he and his trademark “let’s get it on” fight-staring line are as much a symbol of the UFC as Bruce Buffer, Joe Rogan, and the Octagon itself. Of course, Big John’s officiating...

Nov 27, 2016 10:36 am

VIDEO | Lorenzo Fertitta’s son delivers crushing hit for Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  Notre Dame's Nicco Fertitta just flattened a human being…..😱😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/LMxt5rs4yZ — Jack McGuire (@TailgateHeisman) November 26, 2016 At BJPenn.com, we don’t generally cover football – unless we’re talking about football players making the jump to mixed martial arts, or ex-NFL players taking on MMA legends. Today, however, we’re making an exception for a young...

Nov 23, 2016 10:02 pm

Report: Ronda Rousey likely to appear in WWE ring again

Earlier today, we reported that Conor McGregor’s team said that they would be willing to entertain offers from WWE. If the Irishman were to accept an offer from the pro wrestling organization and step into the ring, he’d be following in the footsteps of another massive MMA star in Ronda Rousey. Rousey made her foray...

Nov 23, 2016 7:52 am

VIDEO | Watch Fedor Emelianenko’s wild slobber-knocker with Fabio Maldonado

Last weekend, during the Bellator 165 broadcast, we learned that heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had signed with the promotion. The Russian great will debut at Bellator 172 on February 18 in San Jose. He’ll make this Bellator debut against dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. By the time Fedor makes his Bellator debut, it’ll have been eight...

Nov 22, 2016 6:41 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor scores a 4-second knockout victory over Patrick Doherty

Irish superstar Conor McGregor (21-3 MMA) has taken over the sport of mixed martial arts by becoming the first ever fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously. “Mystic Mac” earned his second title, the UFC lightweight championship, earlier this month in the main event of UFC 205 in New York when he...

Nov 22, 2016 3:48 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor sparks celebrities to do Vince McMahon’s power walk

Conor McGregor isn’t the first one to do it, but he has surely lit the fire to bring it to a lot of people’s attention. WWE boss, Vince McMahon was the one to make the “power walk” famous and “The Notorious” has taken it with him right into the Octagon. Back in his rematch against...

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 21, 2016 9:13 am

Stephen Thompson on Possible Woodley Rematch: We Have to Settle This

One of the most memorable moments of UFC 205 was the co-main event, which saw welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and surging challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson pummel one another to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley retained his title – though the identity of the world’s best welterweight is somewhat murky as a result. The draw,...

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 18, 2016 7:38 pm

Bare Knuckle Fighting a safer combat sport than MMA and boxing?

By Dennis Taylor It’s dark and chilly in the underground, where authentic bare knuckle fighters have been bloodying each other’s noses for decades, even centuries. They’ve been fighting in barns, warehouses, box cars, auto body shops and parking garages — anywhere they might avoid law-enforcement. In 1881, bare knuckle legend John L. Sullivan fought John...