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Jan 24, 2014 6:36 am

Josh Thomson: “I’m expecting him to try to wrestle me to death”

Josh Thomson was originally set to face off against current UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis last December in Sacramento, California. That was until a torn meniscus sidelined the champ. Now he is headlining this weekend’s UFC on FOX, against the man that Pettis stripped of the title, Benson Henderson. Though the two are stylistically similar,...

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 23, 2014 12:31 pm

Benson Henderson: “I’m getting my belt back”

Without a doubt Benson Henderson can’t be Anthony Pettis’s biggest fan. After being handed his second loss by “Showtime” and losing his title twice by the same man, it is understandable why Henderson has his sights on Pettis. However, he is going to have to jump through hurdles just like everyone else in the sport...

Jan 22, 2014 4:57 pm

Henderson On Thomson’s Terrible Camp: ‘That’s Life’

“I’m a pretty self-motivated person,” said former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson when he hear of Josh Thomson’s claims that he had the worst fight camp of his life prior to their fight this weekend.  “ I don’t need certain things, scenarios, circumstances to get me motivated.  The way I am, the way I’m wired,...


Jan 21, 2014 10:37 am

Gambler’s Odds: ‘UFC on FOX 10: Henderson vs. Thomson’

Betting on mixed martial arts is a tricky way to win money. There is no team to rely on when making a bet. It is easy to rely on top-notch players like Peyton Manning, Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker to carry the Broncos to the Super Bowl. In the octagon, though? It’s a one man...

Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am

Benson Henderson: ‘I’m the No. 1 Contender’

Benson Henderson feels like his upcoming fight against Josh Thomson is going to be “a tough, knockdown, drag-out war.” Henderson, who is no stranger to intense, nail-biting action, is going to be facing his first opponent in two years where he has not been announced as the champion. And though Dana White has made statements...

Jan 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Dana White: Renegotiating Nate Diaz Contract Makes No Sense

“I don’t dislike the kid, I like the kid very much. You’ve won one of your last three fights and you’re looking for a contract renegotiation? The kid makes money, the kid makes very good money, and to ask for more money to fight makes no sense. Or he wants a title fight … makes...

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...

Jan 13, 2014 12:51 pm

Nate Diaz & Management Waiting On UFC Title Shot

  “We could be looking at a title fightI think it’s a smart business decision to sit around for a little bit… Pettis already said he wanted to fight Nate. Why does he want to fight Nate? He knows it’s a money fight. That’s the name of the game. Who else would bring that much...

Jan 13, 2014 6:13 am

Jose Aldo Wants to Start Fighting at 155

Jose Aldo is accustomed to being questioned about moving up to 155, and while he will next be taking on Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 in Newark, New Jersey, he feels that another successful title defense there could bring him closer to a match-up with the lightweight king, Anthony Pettis. “I was pissed with that...

Jan 8, 2014 12:42 pm

Top UFC Lightweight TJ Grant Still Concussed, Not Cleared To Train Or Fight

TJ Grants was supposed to fight Benson Henderson for the UFC lightweight title after a picture perfect dismantling of Gray Maynard. Unfortunately, the Canadian based fighter suffered a concussion in training last July and was forced to withdraw. He again, was supposed to return in December against Anthony Pettis, but as of today, Grant isn’t...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 26, 2013 8:21 am

Thomson Breaks Down ‘Chess Match’ Against Benson Henderson

“With Pettis I felt like I had a good game plan for the first four or five weeks of my camp, and I felt that there’s a lot more room in his game that I can exploit and win. Benson is more of a chess match. I have to play chess, and it’s a who...

Dec 23, 2013 11:41 am

POLL: Did The UFC Deliver In 2013?

It’s our year-end poll here at BJPENN.COM and what better way to end our polling schedule than to ask fight fans if you are happy with the way things turned out in 2013. We got to see a full schedule of FOX programming, the launch of FOX Sports 1, GSP Retire, Anderson Silva lost his...

Dec 21, 2013 11:20 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Leonard Garcia on the Mexican Fighting Spirit

Leonard Garcia is well-known as one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts.  He has fought in a number of Fight of the Night performances – most notably with Roger Huerta, Chan Sung Jung and Nam Phan – where he took and gave incredible damage for 15 minutes.  Garcia credits his style of fighting...

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 20, 2013 11:43 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Rousey vs. Tate 2

Anthony Pettis, Frankie Edgar, Dan Henderson, Phil Davis and many more weigh in on next week’s UFC 168 co-main event between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dana White Says No Interim Belts for Lightweight or Heavyweight Division

UFC President Dana White (above) said there will be no interim championships for either the lightweight or heavyweight division: despite both champions having undergone recent surgeries, White says that their returns are certain.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC lightweight and heavyweight champions, Anthony Pettis and Cain Velasquez, respectively, have undergone recent surgeries.  Pettis injured...

Dec 12, 2013 8:55 am

Nate Diaz Getting Called Out Left And Right

Coming off a much-needed win, former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz is getting his fair share of challenges these days. The Stockton based fighter last saw action at the TUF 18 Finale event where he easily dispatched former rival Gray Maynard via KO in the first round of action. Now back in the mix,...

Dec 4, 2013 11:55 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Still Lobbying For Gilbert Melendez Fight

In the UFC’s lightweight division there is a host of talent all trying to climb their way up to a shot at division kingpin Anthony Pettis. None more-so than AKA’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is in the midst of an unblemished pro-fighting career spanning the course of 21 MMA victories in 21 fights. If you missed...

Dec 4, 2013 7:55 am

UFC on FOX 10 Main Card Lineup Finalized With Four Bouts

  The main card for January’s UFC on Fox 10 has been made public. The event, which takes place on Jan. 25 in Chicago at the United Center, will be headlined by former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (19-3) against top contender Josh Thomson (20-5). Thomson was slated to fight titleholder Anthony Pettis next week at...

Dec 4, 2013 7:33 am

UFC on FOX 9: Dodson Injured, Out Of Jorgensen Fight

The UFC on FOX 9 card has taken another hit to its roster with the removal of Dodson vs. Jorgensen. The event, which goes down on December 14th was supposed to feature a lightweight title fight between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson. Instead, a shift in the TUF Finale main event will see ‘Mighty Mouse’ versus...

Nov 29, 2013 10:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘I don’t get paid enough to make 155 all year’

“I lost to Thomson and Anthony Pettis is the champ. They’re supposed to be the hot (expletive) right now. Those guys are the guys to beat and on top of it. I was ready to go to 170 pounds. I’m over making weight and all this. I don’t feel I get paid good enough to...

Nov 26, 2013 8:25 am

QUICK TWITT | Teammates Lobby UFC To Sign Ben Askren

Not only do our readers on BJPENN.COM think the UFC should sign top welterweight prospect, Ben Askren, but so do his teammates. The Roufus Sports fight team, which holds many notable fighters on its roster, including UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has taken to twitter in support of Ben. Ben and company met with UFC officials yesterday afternoon...

Nov 18, 2013 9:06 am

GSP Downs Hendricks For The Second Time In EA Sports Cover Vote

Georges St-Pierre Beat Johny Hendricks. Twice. Just two days after losing his bid for the welterweight strap, Johny Hendricks has had salt poured in the open wounds from that battle, as EA Sports officials announced that “Rush” has knocked “Bigg Rigg” out of the “EA Sports UFC” cover contest as well. … okay maybe he didn’t have...