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Dec 24, 2014 7:09 am

UFC Fight Night 59 Fight Card Finalized

The UFC returns to “Beantown” on January 18 for “UFC Fight Night 59”, an event headlined by a featherweight bout featuring Conor McGregor taking on Dennis Siver. In the evenings co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on former Bellator lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez. Here is the official “UFC Fight Night...

Dec 4, 2014 8:52 am

Pettis wants a good 2015 to elevate status

Ahead of UFC 181 tonight, many critics have put UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis under fire for his lack of fighting. Pettis hasn’t fought since defeating Ben Henderson for the belt in August of 2013, over a year ago. Pettis outlined his plans for 2015, and what he wants to accomplish in the new year....

Oct 16, 2014 1:07 pm

Pettis: ‘I have to remind everyone who I am’

“I gotta go out there and remind everybody of who I am.” “Gil’s a tough opponent. He’s one of those guys that just goes out there and likes to fight. You saw him in the Diego Sanchez fight throwing bombs, the Ben Henderson fight went five rounds – but that’s the thing for me, I...

Sep 21, 2014 10:51 am

Khabib To Alvarez: Win A Few Fights Before Asking For A Title Shot

Earlier this month Bellator finally released lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez from his contract. That very same day, Alvarez was signed to the UFC, and agreed to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178 on September 27th. Alvarez stated that he wants to fight UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis after Gilbert Melendez gets his shot at the...


Aug 20, 2014 4:04 pm

White Loves Super Fights, But Thinks GSP vs. Jones Is A “Stupid Fight”

“You know, we’ve talked about super fights in the past, and they for one reason or another didn’t happen. And when we talk super fights, let’s talk about what ‘super fight’ means. If you have Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva – if you have Anderson Silva vs. the Jon Jones, the guys who have held...

Jul 22, 2014 9:11 am

Pettis Admits Criticism Bothers Him

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis isn’t afraid to admit when something is bothering him. Pettis has fallen under harsh criticism for being ‘injury prone’ and as a result not fighting enough. This wasn’t a huge issue necessarily until Pettis won the lightweight championship from Benson Henderson, now that he’s the champion not only does he...

Jun 23, 2014 8:50 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Targeting September Return, Puts Division On Notice

Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is anxious to return to UFC action after defeating Rafael Dos Anjos in April, but is looking ahead to a potential bout in September. The Eagle’s manager spoke to MMAJunkie.com about who he would like to see his client fight. “Khabib is ready to go from September on. He had...

Jun 9, 2014 8:57 am

Greg ‘Sergei’ Jackson Does Russian Accent For Khabilov (Video)

Greg Jackson got into his character known as ‘Sergei’ between rounds while cornering Rustam Khabilov against Ben Henderson this past Saturday. Although Jackson put on a Russian accent, at times it sounded slightly Irish. Anyone that knows Jackson knows he is somewhat notorious for attempting different accents depending on the fighter he’s cornering. Check out...

Jun 5, 2014 5:09 am

Gilbert Melendez: ‘The Russians have arrived’

“The Russians have arrived and they all have that special style, the Sambo. They know how to wrestle. They know how to grapple and they know how to put it together. Khabilov will try to push Henderson with the punches and get the takedowns. But what’s going to make the difference is the scramble in...

May 13, 2014 12:09 pm

White: ‘Pettis is such a badass’

“Pettis is such a badass – unbelievably talented fighter. I love his attitude. I love everything about that kid, and it is truly an honor to watch that kid perform. The running off the cage, the bouncing off the cage and the knee to ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, (he) beats Ben Henderson in the first round when...

Apr 10, 2014 8:28 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Missed His Chance At ‘Justin Bieber Money’

The UFC operates to its own set of morals and principles, which is why so many mega-stars leave their ranks with a sour taste in their mouth. Nate Diaz recently came out with a decent rant about fighter pay, asking once again for a pay increase or a release. To that the UFC boss denied...

Apr 3, 2014 10:57 am

Anthony Pettis: ‘My Striking Is Better Than Melendez”

“He is a good opponent but he won’t fight against me like he did against Diego Sanchez. I’m going for the knockout or the submission. I won my last three fights in the first round and I’m coming to win. Melendez has what it needs to be at the top of division, he is there...

Feb 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Nova Uniao coach wants Aldo vs. Pettis at a catchweight

UFC featherweight champion and longtime division ruler, Jose Aldo, appeared to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. last weekend. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at the UFC 169 post-fight press conference: “It’s not only...

Jan 27, 2014 3:40 pm

Official BJPENN.COM Rankings Update: 13 Shifts Following Fox 10 & Fight Night 35

  By Evan Stoumbelis This past Saturday fans saw a great night of fights at UFC on Fox 10, capped off by a controversial decision which saw Ben Henderson defeat Josh Thomson. A couple weeks prior to that fans saw UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou, where Luke Rockhold rose to his hype and...

Jan 24, 2014 4:19 am

Thomson gets title shot with UFC on Fox win

Josh Thomson is a win away from the title shot he already had. With 13 years in the fight game, Thomson is on a bit of a resurrection. When he turned back Nate Diaz in April with an impressive TKO, he was given a shot at the UFC lightweight title But current lightweight champ Anthony...

Jan 22, 2014 9:34 am

Josh Thomson Explains The Secret To His Longevity In The Sport

We’ve seen it countless times, on countless UFC programs – Fighter A, training from sunup to sundown. Or Fighter B, going to three different gyms in the space of one day, logging countless hours in an attempt to reach the pinnacle of his fighting ability. This level of dedication can be borderline masochistic. And –...

Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am

Nate Diaz: “I’m not waiting for a title shot. I’ll fight tomorrow”

Just this past weekend UFC President Dana white took to twitter claiming that not only could he not find an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, but Stockon’s tough as nails, Nate Diaz, turned the fight down. Diaz immediately called out Dana saying he’s “full of shit”. Diaz’s Manager, Mike Kogan, was quick to defend...