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Jun 6, 2013 12:31 pm

War Machine goes off on Twitter about state of MMA sponsorship

War Machine isn’t happy with how fighters get treated in mixed martial arts. He went off on Twitter and said exactly how he felt. @WarMachine170’s recent twitter posts: “Even the GSP’s/Anderson Silva’s are getting raped, yeah you/they THINK they are getting PAID, but when compared to Mayweather: RAPED!” “90% of professional MMA fighters have ZERO...

Jun 3, 2013 12:55 pm

Clint Hester to Battle TUF: Brazil Winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Over the weekend a few sources leaked that the UFC is working to place TUF alum Clint Hester against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 at the end of the summer. Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported news of the match up on Friday (May 31, 2013); However, UFC officials have...

Jun 3, 2013 8:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Korean Zombie talks upcoming UFC 162 bout, Pettis vs Aldo and much more

Dubbed the ‘Korean Zombie’, Chan Sung Jung (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC. His popularity can be attributed to his fight style, which involves Chan constantly moving forward and always looking to finish the fight. Jung has won “fight of the year” and “submission of the year”...

Jun 1, 2013 12:56 pm

With Shane Del Rosario Injured, Gabriel Gonzaga Steps In Against Dave Herman

With the way bouts have been crumbling due to injuries, it’s sad that you can expect daily updates on fighter replacements. This time, another injury has effected a heavyweight bout at UFC 162. Late Friday night, UFC’s Twitter account announced that Shane Del Rosario suffered an injury and would be forced out of his bout...


May 30, 2013 3:41 pm

Interview: BJ Penn On What May Have Changed Him As A Fighter

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All of us here at BJPenn.com understand and realize how amazing of an athlete BJ Penn really is. Aside from The Prodigy’s athleticism and skills inside the UFC cage the man is a living legend in the fight world because of the passion and love he has for martial arts. After...

May 29, 2013 9:40 am

Medical Suspensions Report: Hunt, Teixeria, Maynard Among List Of 16

Sixteen fighters from last weekends UFC 160 event have received medical suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for injuries that the commission has determined need time to heal. Among the list of 16 fighters three from the main pay-per-view card have received lengthy six-month suspension. Those three are Mark Hunt, Glover Teixeira and Gray...

May 25, 2013 11:26 pm

Forrest Griffin Officially Retires

The UFC 160 post-fight press conference opened with UFC President Dana White giving a heart-felt speech about a man who help make the UFC, a man who helped make the sport a household brand, Forrest Griffin. White began the post-fight presser with praise of Griffin, stating, “His charisma, his personality, his fighting style, has helped...

May 23, 2013 8:20 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Coach Javier Mendez: Josh Thomson Deserves Title Shot | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA Coach Javier Mendez joined the boys over at BJPenn.com Radio on Wednesday night and discussed many hot topics swirling around the MMA world. One of the things Mendez found himself discussing was Josh Thompson’s amazing UFC return on April 20th where he knocked-out former title contender Nathan Diaz with a...

May 22, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Adds Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic To Improve UFC 161 After Main Event Cancelation

After the original UFC 161 main event featuring interim champion Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland was canceled due to an injury suffered by Barao, the UFC officially announced Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans as the new main event. The organization didn’t stop there, however, as they decided to beef up the card with the addition...

May 21, 2013 6:30 am

No Retirement for Gray Maynard Anytime Soon

On this Saturday’s UFC 160 in Las Vegas, Gray Maynard will be facing T.J. Grant to determine who will get the title shot against current champion, Benson Henderson. Had Maynard not won his previous fight nearly a year ago he might not even be there. Maynard’s win against Clay Guida via split decision caused quite...

May 16, 2013 12:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti focused on return to action after layoff

  Don’t look for his name and face on the back of a milk carton just yet. Diehard fans of the UFC remember welterweight Luigi Fioravanti for his run in the mid-2000’s but a handful of instances have kept him away from competing as of late. Fioravanti, a veteran of over 30 professional fights, is...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Tyron Woodley on UFC 170-lbs Division: “I’m in a Better Position Than Nate Marquardt and Tarec Saffiedine | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Coming off a huge first-round KO win over Jay Hieron, welterweight fighter Tyron Woodley made his entrance into the UFC a meaningful one.  One of a number of 170-lb fighters coming from Strikeforce, Woodley’s victory announced his presence as a potential title contender in the division.  He is now slated to face former Strikeforce and...

May 9, 2013 10:10 am

Cung Le Is Looking For Huge Fight or TUF Coaching Spot

The former International Kickboxing Federation light heavyweight world champion and Strikeforce middleweight champion, Cung Le, said in a recent interview that he would love the opportunity to coach The Ultimate Fighter while he recovers from his injuries.   Le (9-2) is 2-1 in the UFC, winning his last fight with a highlight-reel knockout of former...

May 8, 2013 9:01 am

Dana White says UFC looking into new gloves

UFC 159 was one of the strangest events in the promotions history. The pay-per-view saw two technical decisions handed out as a result of accidental eye pokes, as well as a couple of gruesome injuries. UFC President Dana White talked about some potential new gloves during his appearance on ESPN 710-AM in Los Angeles on...

May 7, 2013 8:04 pm

Shane Carwin Retires from Mixed Martial Arts

It’s finally official. One of the greatest knock out artists in the UFC’s heavyweight history has finally decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional mixed martial arts. Shane Carwin made the announcement today via his trusty twitter account. Here is what the former UFC Interim Champion tweeted: “Officially retired [today],” he wrote on...

May 7, 2013 11:03 am

Brian Bowles is Back and Refocused for UFC 160

Brian Bowles is making his return to the Octagon later this month at UFC 160, his first appearance since losing to Urijah Faber in November 2011.   The bantamweight fighter out of Athens, Georgia entered the fight with Faber with a 10-1 record; his only loss coming at the hands of current UFC champ, Dominick...

May 1, 2013 9:48 am

Aaron Riley vs. Justin Salas Added to UFC on FOX 8

    The UFC announced Thursday night the addition of a lightweight fight between Aaron Riley and Justin Salas to the card for UFC on FOX 8 slated for July 27.   For Riley (30-13-1) this fight will mark a long-awaited return to action after suffering a broken jaw in the first round of his...

Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am

When should a champ retire?

I have said it time and again. You are only as good as your last opponent. One of the biggest beefs I have with forum dwellers and sports writers is the comments they make when a champion loses. The champion in question probably defeated the best the division had at the time of their reign....

Apr 8, 2013 3:23 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chad George Talks Recovery From Surgery, Returning to MMA To Be A Champion

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with Chad “Savage” George on his renowned documentary Occupation Fighter, his injury, and his return to Mixed Martial Arts competition. Chad’s responses are italicized. “How did Occupation Fighter Start” “It was a random thing actually, I moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend and my...

Apr 1, 2013 12:05 am

‘Late Night Cageside’ Radio Show Debuts Tonight With Lamas, Garcia, and Palelei

We have an amazing inaugural show planned for “Late Night Cageside” powered by BJPENN.com radio on Monday April 1st starting at 10/9 CT. We will be interviewing UFC fighters Ricardo Lamas, Leonard Garcia, and Soa Palelei. Our first guest will be one of the top contenders in the Featherweight division; Ricardo Lamas (13-2MMA, 4-0 UFC)....

Mar 25, 2013 9:40 am

Firas Zahabi: St. Pierre’s Training Camp Unsustainable | UFC NEWS

  Firas Zahabi, long time trainer of welterweight champ George St. Pierre, talked with Sherdog.com about GSP’s future in the sport. He shares some interesting thoughts on how GSP’s demanding training camps are taking an effect on his body. On whether St. Pierre is less likely than other champs to be fighting when he’s 35:...

Mar 22, 2013 11:22 am

VADA Offers Up Free Testing Program For The UFC | UFC NEWS

The VADA organization has made diligent efforts to clean up the sport of Mixed Martial Arts through random, unannounced drug screening. More and more these days UFC fighters seem to be getting popped for banned substances, resulting in fines, suspensions and overturned verdicts of fights. In some instances pre-fight testing has cost the UFC main...