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Jan 13, 2017 12:14 pm

BJ Penn: Rodriguez bout will “look like a professional against an amateur”

This Sunday, our very own BJ Penn will make his long anticipated return to the Octagon. He will do so against red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez in the five-round main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix. In advance of this anticipated showdown, Penn spoke with MMAFighting.com about Rodriguez, and how he thinks it...

Jan 13, 2017 12:08 pm

Odds open with Khabib Nurmagomedov as heavy favorite over Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s long discussed interim lightweight title fight is finally official. The two dynamic lightweights will collide in the co-main event of UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that this anticipated scrap is official for the March card, the opening odds for it have been released – and...

Jan 13, 2017 11:43 am

BREAKING! Dana White formally makes Floyd Mayweather offer to fight Conor McGregor

This week, undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather made UFC superstar Conor McGregor an offer to step into the ring with him for a boxing match. Mayweather offered McGregor $15 million, and left the door open to discuss Conor McGregor getting a cut of the match’s Pay-Per View sales. Friday afternoon, during an appearance on The...

Jan 13, 2017 11:40 am

Cody Garbrandt wants to rematch Cruz, cut “snake” TJ Dillashaw’s head off

Cody Garbrandt hasn’t been quiet since he stole the UFC bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz in late December. In the moments after his bantamweight title win, Garbrandt surprised by suggesting he’d like to give Cruz an immediate rematch. Shortly thereafter, he made waves by telling MMA reporter Ariel Helwani that he was interested in a...


Jan 13, 2017 10:53 am

Junior Dos Santos wants Werdum or Miocic after Struve withdrawal

Until yesterday, Brazilian heavyweight Junior Dos Santos expected to return to the Octagon against Stefan Struve on February 19 in Halifax. Regrettably, however, Struve was forced out of this planned scrap with an injury, which left Dos Santos without an opponent. Still eager to fight in the near future, Dos Santos now has his eyes...

Jan 13, 2017 10:28 am

Ben Affleck talks MMA in the movies, McGregor vs. Mayweather

As one of the new celebrity owners of the UFC, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood star Ben Affleck is an MMA fan. The Golden Globe winning actor and writer has expressed his MMA fandom many times in the past, even suggesting that, when acting in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he...

Jan 13, 2017 10:23 am

Despite loss, Bigfoot Silva banks massive payday in Russia, will fight again

In 2016, in the midst of a 3-fight losing streak that had seen him go just 1-4 in his last five, the UFC released heavyweight MMA veteran Bigfoot Silva. It took just two months for Silva to sign a new contract, and step into the ring in Russia to square off with Ivan Shtyrkov under...

Jan 13, 2017 9:31 am

VIDEO| Absolutely crazy weigh in staredown from Friday’s LFA 1 headliners

For many years, Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC) stood out as two of the best feeder organizations in MMA. Their development of future UFC stars like Holly Holm, Tim Elliott and Sage Northcutt made this difficult to deny. Given this, the recent news that the two leagues would be merging under...

Jan 13, 2017 9:09 am

Bas Rutten’s bold prediction for Brock Lesnar’s MMA future

In June of 2016, during the UFC 199 broadcast, the UFC announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 200 in July to fight Mark Hunt, nearly 5 years after his last Octagon appearance. At the time of the announcement six months ago, no one could have...

Jan 13, 2017 8:53 am

Anderson Silva eyeing Michael Bisping rematch, with or without the belt

Nearly a year ago, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva stepped into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: London’ to square off with fellow MMA veteran Michael Bisping. The fight went the distance, and was certainly a controversial one, with Bisping ultimately being awarded the unanimous decision win in front of...

Jan 13, 2017 7:47 am

TJ Dillashaw on fighting Cody Garbrandt: I’m in his head

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt defeated Dominick Cruz with a unanimous decision, winning the UFC bantamweight title as he did. Earlier that same night, former bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw scored a big win of his own, defeating the highly regarded John Lineker by decision. With his UFC 207...

Jan 13, 2017 7:12 am

Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan settles bankruptcy case

Oft-criticized MMA coach Edmond Tarverdyan has recently been enduring a bit of a rough patch. In late 2015, his star pupil Ronda Rousey was turned off by a Holly Holm head kick in one of the biggest upsets our sport has ever seen. Rousey’s long-awaited comeback fight, which pitted her against Amanda Nunes in the...

Jan 13, 2017 5:57 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz takes jab at Cody Garbrandt

2016 couldn’t have started better for Dominick Cruz. In January, he returned from years on the injury list to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title from TJ Dillashaw. Then, in June, he defended that title against on old rival in Urijah Faber. Unfortunately, however, Cruz failed to end 2016 on the high note with which he...

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

VIDEO | Very emotional Chael Sonnen explains why beating Tito Ortiz is everything

MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen are set to compete in the Octagon at Bellator 170 on January 21. It will not be the first time that the two have competed as Sonnen holds a victory over Ortiz from their college wrestling days. However, with Sonnen holding the edge in competition amongst each other,...

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Conor McGregor’s BJJ coach Dillon Danis continues to poke at Jon Jones

UFC superstar Conor McGregor and BJJ phenom Dillon Danis are surely feeding off of each other’s strengths. For McGregor’s UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, “The Notorious” brought in Danis to work on his Brazilian jiu-jitsu after being submitted by Diaz in their first bout at UFC 196. Danis, a black belt under Marcelo Garcia...

Jan 12, 2017 12:59 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor highlight – It was all a Dream

Conor McGregor has taken over the game of mixed martial arts in just a few years fighting in the UFC. “The Notorious” made his UFC debut on April 6, 2014, where he took on Marcus Brimage at UFC on Fuel TV 9. It took McGregor just 1:07 to set the tone for his career in...

Jan 12, 2017 12:57 pm

VIDEO | Kenny Florian predicts winner of BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez fight

UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn returns to the Octagon this weekend as he takes on rising star Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight bout. Penn and Rodriguez will be featured in the main event of the evening at UFC Fight Night 103 as “The Prodigy” looks to get a win over the UFC #10...

Jan 12, 2017 10:57 am

Bas Rutten explains what Ronda Rousey must do to make successful return

While there was a point that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looked nearly invincible inside the Octagon, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey is now on a 2-fight skid that has seen her drop back to back lopsided losses. After losing her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November of...

Jan 12, 2017 9:51 am

Floyd Mayweather takes shots at Conor McGregor’s heart

While talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match have been dominating the combat sports world for quite some time now, the odds of the fight ever actually taking place have remained extremely slim. Following his dominant UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez in November, McGregor was issued his boxing license in...

Jan 12, 2017 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn “It is time to wake up and come eat the long-legged fish”

UFC Hall of Famer and former two division world champion BJ Penn will return to the octagon this Sunday night in Phoenix when he meets surging featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103. ‘The Prodigy’ recently caught up with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed his upcoming fight and...

Jan 11, 2017 10:45 pm

Robbie Lawler leaves American Top Team

Shocking news broke late Wednesday night that former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has officially left his longtime camp at American Top Team. Lawler had been with the camp for many years, including his UFC welterweight title run, and throughout his title reign. MMAFighting confirmed the news this week, following an initial report from ENTImports....

Jan 11, 2017 2:04 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 15 // Juan Archuleta | Ray Borg | Mark Hunt & Christina Denning

BJPENN.COM Radio is back tonight at 8:30PM ET/5:30PM PT with Juan Archuleta and Ray Borg! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show we are joined by Jaun “The Spaniard” Archuleta @jarch141 . Juan is is making waves as an up-and-comer who is clearly UFC bound. A champion of three weight classes in King Of The Cage,...

Jan 11, 2017 12:39 pm

Conor McGregor fires a very personal shot at Floyd Mayweather

The beef between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather likely just took a turn to getting real personal. The buzzing fantasy matchup between the MMA star versus the boxing star has been going on for quite some time now. However, a social media post from “The Notorious” on Wednesday took...

Jan 11, 2017 12:38 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor continues training with Jon Lovitz in hilarious commercial

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is polishing up his acting skills starring in a series of commercials for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. We saw “The Notorious” in the first commercial that was released a week ago. On Wednesday, the second commercial in the series promoting the race was dropped as comedian Jon Lovitz plays...

Jan 11, 2017 11:26 am

Jacare Souza rips “p***y” Michael Bisping

Top ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza is currently slated to fight Tim Boetsch in a pivotal UFC 208 scrap on February 11th in Brooklyn, New York. While the fight is certainly a pivotal one that could see Souza claim a title shot against the winner of Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero, leading up to...

Jan 11, 2017 11:00 am

Floyd Mayweather makes Conor McGregor boxing match offer

The ongoing storyline of a Conor McGregor boxing match with Floyd Mayweather continues this week. Leading up to Conor McGregor‘s UFC 205 scrap with Eddie Alvarez in November, where the Irish superstar captured the UFC lightweight championship, becoming the first ever simultaneous two-division UFC champion, and the third man in UFC history to hold championship...