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Feb 26, 2014 8:13 am

Bart Palaszewski Officially Announces Retirement

Bart Palaszewski, 30-year-old former WEC and UFC competitor, has officially announced his retirement. After a 36-17 MMA career spanning a total of 12 years, Palaszewski began dropping hints about his decision to hang up the gloves on twitter. It's about that time! Want to thank @VFDMarketing @ufc @teamcurranmma @SuckerPunchEnt all my fans but I'm officially...

Feb 24, 2014 3:25 pm

Melendez lands blockbuster deal as UFC matches Bellator

If the reported facts and figures are true, Gilbert Melendez finds himself in a whole new tax bracket. According to MMAFighting.com, the UFC has matched Bellator’s offer sheet to retain the lightweight. Though not officially confirmed, it’s being reported that Melendez’s deal guarantees that at least 75 percent of his fights will be contested on...


Feb 9, 2014 8:03 am

Swanson to Aldo: “Man up and move up, or stay here and let’s fight”

Since losing to Ricardo Lamas in his UFC debut back in November of 2011, Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has since put together a five-fight win streak that has him sitting in prime spot for a shot at featherweight gold. Cub recently sat down with Steph Daniels of BloodyElbow.com where he shared his opinion of what long time...

Feb 6, 2014 6:02 am

White: Mendes vs. Swanson For Featherweight Title Makes Sense

“I’m not making a fight announcement here or anything – but what would make sense is Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes would probably be fighting for that title, and Pettis and Aldo would fight at 155.” During a FOX Sports Live appearance last night, UFC President Dana White discussed what happens if Jose Aldo moves...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

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

Jan 31, 2014 12:50 pm

Jose Aldo’s goal: “I want to break every UFC record!”

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has one goal and it’s to be the best fighter of all time. “Scarface” spoke to MMAJunkie.com about his UFC aspirations. Here’s what the longtime champion had to say: “I want to be considered the greatest fighter ever.” Aldo stated through a translator. Aldo went on to say that he...

Jan 31, 2014 7:08 am

Dana White Confident in UFC Star Power Even Without GSP and ‘The Spider’

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that he was not worried about losing 2 of the promotions biggest stars in Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva. “Until Anderson Silva kicked Vitor Belfort in the face, nobody cared about Anderson Silva. Then he blew up and became this huge star,” White said. “Now everybody is...

Jan 28, 2014 10:34 am

Bendo’s Trainer: Dana doesn’t like us too much

Benson “Smooth” Henderson recently moved his UFC record to an impressive 8-1 with his ‘UFC on FOX 10’ split-decision victory over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson. However, even with an 8-1 record, “Smooth” can’t seem to escape criticism from fans for his lack of finishes inside the octagon. All of Henderson’s 8 wins under...

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 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...