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Jan 17, 2017 9:52 am

Derek Brunson explains why Anderson Silva won’t play and showboat against him

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson will return to the Octagon at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York on February 11. Coming off a TKO loss against Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in November of last year, Brunson will be looking to get back to his winning ways against one of the greatest mixed martial...

Jan 17, 2017 8:18 am

Cody Garbrandt calls for “advance drug testing” ahead of title fight with TJ Dillashaw

Since winning the UFC bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz in the co-main event of December’s UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt has had some interesting ideas for his next fight. He’s called for a rematch with Cruz. He’s called for a “money fight” with featherweight champ Jose Aldo. He’s suggested interest in a super fight with Conor McGregor....

Jan 17, 2017 7:15 am

Disgruntled Stipe Miocic calls UFC 203 contract “a slap in the face”

In September of 2016, the UFC touched down in Cleveland, Ohio – the hometown of UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic – with UFC 203. The card was headlined by a title fight between Miocic and dangerous challenger Alistair Overeem – a fight Miocic won via first round knockout. Despite being the champion, and the clear...

Jan 17, 2017 6:21 am

Conor McGregor looks to trademark his nickname

As the first fighter ever to wear UFC gold in two divisions concurrently, Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters in the world. With numerous UFC records in the areas of fighter pay and pay-per-view sales, and side projects ranging from video game appearances to short films with John Lovitz, he’s also an astute...

Jan 17, 2017 5:27 am

Gegard Mousasi blasts his fellow middleweights for refusing to fight him

Gegard Mousasi is looking for a fight. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to find one. Despite being willing to fight pretty much anyone in the UFC middleweight rankings, he still hasn’t been scheduled for a scrap. In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Mousasi shared his frustrations, putting his fellow middleweights on blast for refusing to...

Jan 16, 2017 1:43 pm

Floyd Mayweather questions why Dana White is being paid more than Conor McGregor

The promotional battle between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather also interestingly involves UFC President Dana White. Recently, White, who has McGregor under contract with the UFC made Mayweather an offer of $25 million to fight McGregor with a split of pay-per-view buys to be negotiated. Mayweather laughed at White’s offer...

Jan 16, 2017 1:33 pm

BJ Penn releases quick statement, congratulates Yair Rodriguez

It was not the outcome that BJ Penn and his loyal fans were looking for on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. The UFC Hall of Fame legend ended up losing to rising UFC star Yair Rodriguez in the main event of the evening in the second round as referee “Big” John...

Jan 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Floyd Mayweather offers to help train Ronda Rousey

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather holds a polished 49-0 undefeated boxing record and has recently been a hot topic amongst MMA fans with the talk of a potential fight with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Another name in MMA that came up a lot with Mayweather was former UFC women’s bantmaweight champion, Ronda Rousey, as the...

Jan 16, 2017 12:10 pm

Rashad Evans on the state of the Blackzilians: the team is splintered

Not long ago, The Blackzilians, who were based out of the Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, Florida, were one of the biggest and most successful teams in MMA. Home to names like Rashad Evans, Michael Johnson, Kamaru Usman, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Alistair Overeem, Stefan Struve, and Vitor Belfort, the team’s success even earned them a...

Jan 16, 2017 11:57 am

VIDEO | Coach Jason Parillo gives post-fight reaction to BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez

BJ Penn and Jason Parillo have a long history with one another and have gone through it all, both winning and losing championship title fights in the UFC together. For his last competition, Penn spent part of his time training ahead of his UFC Fight Night 103 main event bout against Yair Rodriguez in California...

Jan 16, 2017 9:46 am

Julianna Peña: I hope fans are grateful that I’m fighting Shevchenko

On January 28, the UFC will return to Fox with an exciting card. This card will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight contender bout between TUF winner Julianna Peña and Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. In advance of this high-stakes fight, which is likely to produce the next challenger for champion Amanda Nunes, Peña says that she...

Jan 16, 2017 9:42 am

PHOTO | Mike Goldberg spotted in the crowd at UFC Fight Night 103

Mike Goldberg was in attendance for UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday night but it wasn’t cageside commentating for the fights. With having his last UFC commentating gig at UFC 207 in December, Goldberg is on to the next chapter in his life but surely isn’t just walking away from the sport of mixed martial...

Jan 16, 2017 8:46 am

Amanda Nunes on why she wants to fight for a second belt: Conor McGregor did it

Earlier this month, UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes made headlines by calling for a shot at the winner of Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie’s inaugural women’s featherweight title fight, which is scheduled for the main event of UFC 208 on February 11. The champ made this call on Twitter. I'm ready to make wmma...

Jan 16, 2017 7:12 am

Reebok payouts for UFC Phoenix: Penn and Lauzon earn $20K

Last night, the UFC returned to sun-scorched Phoenix, Arizona. They did so with UFC Fight Night 103, a card that featured plenty of action, controversy, and even a bit of UFC history. At the moment, the purses for this 12-fight Phoenix card have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the card’s 24 fighters took...

Jan 16, 2017 6:47 am

Joe Lauzon will “harass” Sean Shelby not to cut Marcin Held

Joe Lauzon has been on the wrong end of some questionable decisions in his day – including his recent decision loss to Jim Miller. During the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, however, the fan favorite lightweight found himself on the right end up a bad decision. Lauzon’s questionable decision win came against...

Jan 16, 2017 6:20 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather: “tough guy” Dana White used to carry my bags

Last week, we witnessed perhaps the biggest development in the ongoing Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor narrative thus far. UFC President Dana White made the retired boxing great what he called a “real offer” to fight the MMA superstar. This offer was for $25 million dollars, and a to-be-negotiated pay-per-view split. Shortly after the broadcast...

Jan 16, 2017 5:59 am

Anderson Silva wants a catchweight superfight with Conor McGregor

These days, it seems that pretty much everybody wants to fight UFC lightweight champ and bona fide MMA megastar Conor McGregor. You can add middleweight legend Anderson Silva to that list. Silva explained this desire in a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet GloboTV. His words: “Now that I’m old, I’m beginning to challenge everyone....

Jan 15, 2017 9:25 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Yair Rodriguez TKOs BJ Penn

UFC Phoenix Results: BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez  The UFC Phoenix main event saw featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez get a huge step up in competition against our own BJ Penn – a former two division champion and UFC Hall of Famer. Round One: Prospect and legend touch gloves, and round one is on. Rodriguez throws...

Jan 15, 2017 8:51 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon defeats Marcin Heldre

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held  The co-main event of UFC Phoenix was a compelling clash of lightweight grapplers, as fan favorite veteran Joe Lauzon took on former Bellator title challenger Marcin Held. Round One: Round one begins and the two lightweights touch gloves. Held pumps with the jab and lands an inside leg kick....

Jan 15, 2017 6:13 pm

VIDEO | Alexey Oleynik locks up first Ezekiel choke in UFC history

Wow! And that's why @OleynikUfc is called "The Boa Constrictor" #UFCPhoenix pic.twitter.com/XgmAJFGoQW — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 16, 2017 The undercard of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, Arizona produced a little bit of UFC history. This bit of Octagon history occurred in an exciting heavyweight bout between Russia’s Alexey Oleynik and the Czech Republic’s...

Jan 15, 2017 4:46 pm

VIDEO | Heavyweight Walt Harris scores crushing KO on UFC Phoenix undercard

Right hook + Knee + Straight left = FINISH HIM!!! @TheBigTicket205 w/ a HUGE KO!!! What a start to #UFCPhoenix pic.twitter.com/GtW5RiGw1A — UFC (@ufc) January 16, 2017 American heavyweight Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris entered his UFC Phoenix bout with Chase “The Vanilla Gorilla Sherman” with his back to the wall. After going 0-2 in...

Jan 15, 2017 4:20 pm

Ilir Latifi hints at future move to heavyweight, wants fight with Brock Lesnar

As the UFC’s 11th ranked light heavyweight, Sweden’s Ilir Latifi is undeniably one of the best light heavyweights in the world. At just 5’10, however, he’s also one of the division’s shorter fighters. Given his short stature, many fans have suggested that Latifi would be wise to drop from the light heavyweight division to the...

Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Fabricio Werdum: it’s time to “get the fight back with Miocic”

For most of December, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum expected to close out 2016 by rematching a fellow former champ in Cain Velasquez. The two heavyweight greats were expected to throw down on the main card of UFC 207 on December 30. Unfortunately for everyone involved, however, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated...

Jan 15, 2017 2:39 pm

Report: Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw to serve as coaches for TUF 25 all-star cast

According to a report from MMANewsline.com, the upcoming, 25th instalment of The Ultimate Fighter will be coached by new bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, and estranged former Team Alpha Male stablemate TJ Dillashaw. This report claims to have confirmed the two bantamweights as the TUF 25 coaches with sources close to Team Alpha Male and several rumored...

Jan 15, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Business-minded Floyd Mayweather says he “absolutely” wants to fight Conor McGregor

.@FloydMayweather talks possible boxing fight with @TheNotoriousMMA #Boxing #JackDeGale pic.twitter.com/tTxyL4pglg — SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 15, 2017 The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today is undeniably the potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. This fight dominated combat sports headlines for the majority of 2016, and...

Jan 15, 2017 12:59 pm

Amanda Nunes eyes gold in two divisions

Not long ago, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm suggested that, if she wins her upcoming featherweight title fight with Germaine de Randamie, she’d then like to challenge Amanda Nunes for bantamweight gold. If she were to defeat Nunes in this prospective showdown, she’d join Conor McGregor as one of just two fighters in UFC history...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson doesn’t have a champion’s mentality”

Earlier this month, we interviewed top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson about his upcoming rematch with current division title holder Tyron Woodley. Thompson told BJPENN.com that he wasn’t “Mentally there” in his first fight with Woodley at UFC 205 and added that fans would see a different “Wonderboy” in their rematch at UFC 209. Chris...