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Sep 23, 2016 11:38 am

The Folly of Doubting Eddie Alvarez

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has been the subject of many headlines over the last few days—and very few of them have painted a positive picture of him. Our news feeds have been flooded with reports that the champ’s hardball negotiation tactics are the reason his long-rumored fight with Irish superstar Conor McGregor fell through....

Sep 22, 2016 11:36 am

‘Bigfoot’ Silva is the 2nd most knocked down fighter in Zuffa history

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has earned the unwanted distinction of being the second most knocked down fighter in history, according to Fightnomics. The Brazilian heavyweight has been on a downward slide ever since his knockout wins over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem almost four years ago. ‘Bigfoot’ (19-9) has been knocked out five times since 2013, with...

Sep 22, 2016 10:31 am

Derek Brunson vs. Robert Whittaker targeted for UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia

Coming off of his fourth first-round knockout last weekend and fifth win in a row, UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson is already being scheduled for his next fight. Following his TKO over Uriah Hall last Saturday, Brunson (16-3) is in talks for a fight down under with Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in...


Sep 21, 2016 3:18 pm

Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson go at it on Twitter!

As a fight fan, nothing provides better insight into our favorite fighters’ lives than Twitter. On Wednesday afternoon, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier went at it on Twitter, treating fans to an impromptu trash-talking session between the current light heavyweight champion and the man he will likely fight next. See...

Sep 21, 2016 11:53 am

Michael Bisping blasts “little b**ch” Chris Weidman

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is never one to shy away from speaking his mind. The recently crowned UFC champion is currently gearing up for his UFC 204 scrap with Dan Henderson on October 8th in Manchester, England. Despite that, Bisping has taken aim at former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who will reportedly be...

Sep 21, 2016 7:48 am

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Thomson – ‘The UFC screwed Nate Diaz out of McGregor trilogy’

The only man to ever knock out Nate Diaz came to the Stockton slugger’s defense in Diaz’s pursuit for a third fight with Conor McGregor. Josh Thomson spoke exclusively on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire and broke down why Conor got a rematch against Nate at UFC 202, and why Nate probably won’t be getting his rematch against...

Sep 20, 2016 10:20 am

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Thomson reveals his next fight in Bellator

Bellator lightweight and former UFC lightweight title contender Josh Thomson was one of the first and highest profile fighters to jump ship from the UFC to Bellator last year. Now 2-0 in his new promotion, Thomson spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com Rapid Fire and discussed who he plans on fighting next and why: “I think right...

Sep 20, 2016 10:16 am

Don Frye rips Ronda Rousey, predicts former champ will “never fight again”

UFC Hall of Famer Don Frye is one of the most polarizing figures in the sport. The often brash MMA icon frequently makes bold claims that get the MMA community rilled up. With that being said it shouldn’t be a surprise that Frye’s recent comments in regards to former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey...

Sep 20, 2016 9:43 am

Jon Anik to Be Joined by Two New Fighters at the Commentary Booth

When Jon Anik hunkers down at the broadcast booth to call a UFC event, he’s typically joined by one of two fighters. One is former UFC lightweight and featherweight title challenger Kenny Florian. The other is former UFC middleweight Brian Stann. Both are long retired. Today, however, news broke that Anik will be joined by two...

Sep 20, 2016 8:38 am

Nate Diaz reportedly passes UFC 202 drug test, not out of the woods yet

Last month, the UFC held arguably the biggest rematch in the history of the sport as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 202. The fight, which served as McGregor’s shot at redemption after being submitted by Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, was one of...

Sep 20, 2016 7:52 am

Dana White Keeps Hope for Rousey vs. Cyborg Alive

It’s now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey’s shocking, knockout loss to Holly Holm, and the former bantamweight champ has not been seen since. Given the length of her layoff, it’s been widely speculated that her fighting days are done; that the loss not only shattered her perfect record, but extinguished her competitive spirit. Recently,...

Sep 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205 according to ‘The Pitbull’ himself. Alves tweeted that he had a replacement following Al Iaquinta pulling out after a contract dispute, and sources are saying it’s none other than Jim Miller. MMA insider Dizz followed up on Alves’ tweet on Monday with news of Miller stepping in to face...

Sep 19, 2016 2:40 pm

Michael Johnson on Former Opponent Nate Diaz: He Deserves Everything He’s Getting Right Now

This year, Nate Diaz has made millions of dollars of the course of two welterweight bouts with Irish Superstar Conor McGregor. Of course, Diaz didn’t just stumble into these lucrative bouts. He demanded them in a profanity-riddled diatribe after a 2015 decision victory over Michael Johnson. This past weekend, Johnson returned to the win column with a...

Sep 19, 2016 6:28 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson Has an Opponent in Mind for his Next Bout

While we wait to learn whether Daniel Cormier’s next title defense will be against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson or Jon Jones, the rest of the light heavyweight division is trundling on. Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that two-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson will be taking on 40-year-old veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Brazil this November....

Sep 19, 2016 5:47 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather Once Again Discusses Conor McGregor Fight

In March of this year, Conor McGregor was submitted by the long-unheralded Nate Diaz in one of the year’s biggest upsets. Given that McGregor has long stood out as one of the UFC’s biggest stars, the organization quickly began assembling a Diaz-McGregor rematch with the hopes of giving their Irish cash cow a shot at...

Sep 18, 2016 7:22 pm

Report | Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for UFC 207

According to a new report from MMA insider @TalkMMA, the UFC has some big plans for December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas. Dizz recently tweeted that the promotion is targeting a Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes women’s bantamweight title fight for their annual New Year’s Eve card in Sin City. Check it out: Amanda...

Sep 18, 2016 1:09 pm

PHOTO | Anastasia Yankova went to war at Bellator 161 “This is MMA babe”

Undefeated Bellator fighter Anastasia Yankova (4-0 MMA) picked up a split-decision victory over Veta Arteaga at Bellator 161 this past Friday night. The stunning 25-year-old Russian fighter was definitely feeling the after effects of her three-round war with Arteaga, as she posted the following photo to her Instagram one day after the fight: This is...

Sep 18, 2016 11:39 am

Cain Velasquez Would Love to Fight in Mexico City Again, But He’d Prepare Differently

When Cain Velasquez defeated Junior Dos Santos for the second time in late 2013, the sky looked like the limit. The Mexican-American heavyweight champion had come out on top in one of the greatest rivalries in heavyweight history, and was poised to move on to new and exciting challenges. Unfortunately, Velasquez then spent almost two...

Sep 17, 2016 3:43 pm

Travis Browne’s coach explains Fabricio Werdum vs. Edmond Tarverdyan scuffle

In the co-main event of UFC 203 earlier this month, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum squared off against Travis Browne in a highly anticipated rematch. Going into the fight, Werdum was very open about the fact that the fight was a big one for his career. After returning to the UFC and going on...

Sep 17, 2016 1:02 pm

Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig recalls Master Thong betting against Urijah Faber

‘Master Thong’ has been a staple of Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male gym for quite some time. In addition to being one of the best striking coaches on the planet, Master Thong has caught the eye of several MMA fans with his hilarious and over-the-top fight night outfits when he’s cornering fighters. Unfortunately however, several...

Sep 17, 2016 11:36 am

TJ Dillashaw: “I don’t even want to beat Urijah up. It’s not worth my time. “

The bantamweight division has been in a state of unrest since Dominick Cruz reclaimed the title over TJ Dillashaw back in January. With the emergence of contenders like Cody Garbrandt, the idea of who gets the next title shot becomes even murkier. Former champion TJ Dillashaw discussed the landscape of the 135 pound division, and...

Sep 16, 2016 3:16 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier get physical at UFC Fight Night 94 ceremonial weigh-ins

#UFCHidalgo can't come soon [email protected] vs @FollowTheMenaceLIVE & FREE on @FS1 10pmET https://t.co/Krray80v8S — UFC (@ufc) September 16, 2016 UFC lightweights Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier will take to the center of the Octagon in the main event of UFC Fight Night 94, which takes place in Hidalgo, Texas on Saturday night. On Friday, the...

Sep 16, 2016 9:31 am

Frankie Edgar randomly tested by USADA

At the end of the first year of random out-of-competition testing, the US Anti-Doping Agency expressed their desire to increase the number of out-of-competition drug tests in the program’s second year with the UFC. Former UFC lightweight champion, and #2 ranked UFC featherweight, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar took to Instagram to reveal that he was...

Sep 16, 2016 8:26 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo Looking Razor Sharp in Training

[ooyala code=”1vMDR4NTE6QbgnxwYZHCn1sfwDErWDh9″ player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”724″ autoplay=”true”] Interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo is still an absolute monster. The video above – which shows the Brazilian great smashing mitts with Emerson Falcao – is all the proof of that statement you need. As deadly as Aldo looks in training, however, we currently don’t know who he’s training...

Sep 16, 2016 7:11 am

TJ Dillashaw Considering Drop to Flyweight for Title Fight with Demetrious Johnson

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw surrendered the UFC bantamweight title to returning champion Dominick Cruz in a competitive, five-round battle. Having rebounded from this title loss with a nice, decision win over Rafael Assuncao at UFC 200, Dillashaw’s focus is now locked on a rematch with Cruz, and the chance to reclaim the...

Sep 15, 2016 6:23 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson during fan Q&A: ‘Nate Diaz definitely doesn’t hit hard’

Michael “The Menace” Johnson headlines UFC Fight Night 94 this Saturday against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. On Wednesday ahead of the main event, Johnson took to Facebook live where he answered questions from fans tuning in. Some of the more interesting answers that he gave from the fight fan’s asking their questions on Facebook went...