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Jan 6, 2017 12:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson on Nick Diaz being offered Woodley fight “That is absolute crap”

In November of 2016, the UFC’s number-one ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson fought divisional king Tyron Woodley to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley held on to the welterweight belt, while Wonderboy seemed to have guaranteed himself another shot at the champ. Apparently, however, Thompson’s being given an immediate rematch with Woodley is far from a...

Jan 6, 2017 9:10 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig: Cody should be getting the next crack at TJ

Last Friday, on the main card of UFC 207, TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig watched his star pupil score a lopsided win over John Lineker, the bantamweight division’s number-two ranked fighter. Logic would suggest that with this win, Dillashaw guaranteed himself at the UFC bantamweight title he once owned, which is now held by Cody...

Jan 5, 2017 6:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley: UFC 209 is the date the UFC is giving me right now

Tyron Woodley is fresh off the holidays and ready to get back to defending his UFC welterweight title in the Octagon. Coming off a majority draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in his first welterweight title defense, BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor caught up with the Woodley on Tuesday’s episode of Rapid Fire to get the...

Jan 5, 2017 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley declares his grandiose matchup wish list

Fans of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley are anxiously awaiting to hear what will be next for “The Chosen One.” With there being a few options that the UFC has to put together to take on the king of the welterweight division in the Octagon next, Woodley is looking to build on his legacy with...

Jan 4, 2017 10:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley opens up on potential fight with Michael Bisping

On the heels of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s majority draw against Stephen Thompson at UFC 205 in November, a five-round contest that saw him retain his welterweight title in the co-main event, there has been much speculation as to who Woodley’s next fight will be against. Given that the fight with Thompson was a...

Dec 22, 2016 11:01 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson willing to fight at “as many” weight classes as he can

While a controversial split decision loss to John Lineker may have halted John Dodson’s hopes of making a statement in the bantamweight division in 2016, ‘The Magician’ is currently struggling to find a 135 pound fighter who is willing to fight him! During a recent episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Dodson revealed that following his loss...

Dec 22, 2016 10:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson discusses next potential fight, reflects on Lineker loss

Back in October, two of the most exciting fighters in the UFC’s lighter weight divisions stepped into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’. Former flyweight title challenger John Dodson was looking to pick up his second straight win since returning to bantamweight, while John Lineker was looking to continue his...

Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tiffany van Soest on Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She’s good but I know I’m better

Renown kickboxing and Muay Thai fighter Tiffany van Soest made history recently by becoming the first-ever female champion in the Glory kickboxing promotion. Van Soest fought twice on December 10 in the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix to claim the title. Van Soest first met Jessica Gladstone in the semifinal, taking a unanimous decision win and...

Nov 30, 2016 7:42 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn on upcoming comeback fight: I think Yair Rodriguez will be surprised

Earlier this month, it was announced that UFC Hall-of-Famer and former two-division champion BJ Penn would be making his long awaited return to the Octagon against Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. The two will share the main event honors of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix Arizona on January 15. As this massive showdown draws...

Nov 30, 2016 11:12 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn doesn’t care who 145 champ is: ‘I am going for the belt’

The MMA community recently received word that former two division UFC champion, UFC Hall of Famer, BJ Penn would be returning to the Octagon in January at ‘UFC Fight Night: 103’ as he steps into the Octagon to face streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. Penn announced earlier this year that he was ending his retirement,...

Nov 27, 2016 11:57 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson: “Ronda Rousey has a Monster on her hands!”

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (12-1 MMA) will return to action next month in Las Vegas when she challenges current UFC 135-pound women’s champion Amanda Nunes for the title in the main event of UFC 207. Rousey was last seen in action at UFC 193 in November of 2015 against Holly Holm. “The...

Nov 26, 2016 2:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson draws parallels between he & Conor McGregor’s styles

Top ranked welterweight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson is undoubtably one of the best strikers in the UFC. In addition to an impressive professional MMA record that has seen him KO/TKO numerous opponents with highlight reel strikes, including his wheel kick knockout of Jake Ellenberger, Thompson boasts a stunning 57-0 professional kickboxing record that saw him win...

Nov 26, 2016 8:29 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson reflects on fight with Tyron Woodley

Earlier this month, top ranked welterweight contender Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the co-main event of UFC 205 for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight was an extremely close one, with many scoring the fight three rounds to two in Thompson’s favor, but giving Woodley a 10-8 round...

Nov 24, 2016 11:08 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry predicts outcome of potential fight with Conor McGregor

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has quickly become one of the most popular fighters in the UFC’s welterweight division. While Perry has only fought in the Octagon twice, it’s not uncommon to see MMA fans on social media discussing Perry, as well as his upcoming fight with Alan Jouban, where Perry hopes to make it 3-straight wins...

Nov 24, 2016 8:28 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson confirms a rematch with Tyron Woodley is in the works

Earlier this month at UFC 205, top ranked welterweight contender Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon in the co-main event of the card with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight was an extremely back and forth one, with Woodley coming out strong in the first round and securing a takedown,...

Nov 20, 2016 3:57 pm

EXCLUSIVE | “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is back and better than ever

Now closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service required of South Korean citizens, Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” – is poised for a return to the Octagon. In advance of his return, the featherweight favorite spoke with Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire...

Nov 20, 2016 2:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry “Alan Jouban could lose two jobs in one night!”

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has been making waves over the past several months. Prior to his UFC debut, a welterweight scrap with Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202, Perry made headlines for his weigh-in antics, high-fiving ring girls as he walked on stage, before then faking Lim out with a handshake. Perry would go on to earn a first-round TKO...

Nov 20, 2016 11:18 am

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie explains his decision to callout BJ Penn

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung is quickly closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service he was required to serve as a citizen of South Korea. Jung was most recently seen in action at UFC 163 in May of 2012, where he suffered a fourth-round TKO loss...