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Sep 24, 2017 8:52 am

Mike Perry goes off on Colby Covington, has plans to fight him soon

“Platinum” Mike Perry and Colby “Chaos” Covington are two of the brightest young contenders in the UFC welterweight division – and they really don’t seem to like each other. Over the last few months, the pair have exchanged plenty of heat in interviews and on social media. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio,...

Sep 20, 2017 2:43 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO Ep. 50 // Mike Perry | Alan Jouban | Jorge Masvidal

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another awesome guest list for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- “Platinum” Mike Perry will be joining us to kick off the show and recap his sensational KO victory over the weekend against Alex Reyes at UFC FN 116. We’ll hear the timeline for Thaigo Alves...

Sep 20, 2017 10:50 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami have their first staredown in Japan

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the MMA hotspot of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight scrap between PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its latest feast at the expense...

Sep 19, 2017 2:26 pm

USADA and UFC May Try to Implement New GPS Tracking for Fighters

From time to time, the UFC sends out surveys to their athletes to get their opinion on certain things that the organization may have in the pipeline. An interesting question just caught UFC fighter Sean Strickland’s attention. A photo from Strickland’s Twitter account was posted, saying that USADA is considering a new tracking app that would...

Sep 19, 2017 11:30 am

PHOTO | Check out the awesome, updated poster for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan

This weekend, the UFC will return to the MMA mecca of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between PRIDE legend and former UFC light heavyweight king Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its...

Sep 17, 2017 1:59 pm

Mike Perry sets his sights on a former champion, but Thiago Alves has other plans

If things had gone according to the initial plan, rising welterweight knockout artist “Platinum” Mike Perry would have battled former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves in the co-main event of the UFC’s exciting stop in Pittsburgh last night. Regrettably, Alves opted to sit this fight out, worrying for his family in Florida as the...

Sep 16, 2017 12:29 pm

Alex Reyes Looks to ‘Expose’ Mike Perry in his Second Chance at a UFC Debut

When Thiago Alves had to pull out of his fight with Mike Perry at UFC Pittsburgh, Perry didn’t bat an eye at the change of an opponent. Even though it was only three-days notice, Alex Reyes didn’t either. The former King of the Cage lightweight champion jumped at his chance to get into the UFC...

Sep 13, 2017 12:19 pm

TUF 25 winner Jesse Taylor flagged by USADA

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has flagged another fighter from the UFC for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. USADA notified the UFC that The Ultimate Fighter 25 winner Jesse Taylor has been flagged and the UFC has removed Taylor from his upcoming scheduled fight. The UFC released the following statement on Wednesday: The UFC organization...

Sep 13, 2017 11:39 am

Thiago Alves Is Out of The Fight With Mike Perry at UFC Pittsburgh

This weekend, UFC Pittburgh goes down with a collection of some scrappy fights headlined by Luke Rockhold and David Branch. Unfortunately, there will be one less fight we can look forward to. Thiago Alves had to pull out of his fight with Mike Perry according to MMA Fighting. Right now the reasons are undisclosed, however...

Sep 7, 2017 5:27 am

Report: Donald Cerrone to return in UFC Gdansk main event

The UFC has been looking for a main event for its October 21 return to Poland for some time. For a moment, it looked as though that main event would pit Brazilian middleweight knockout artist Thiago Santos against debuting Polish star. Unfortunately, that proposed main event fell through. Now, it seems, the promotion is close...

Sep 5, 2017 9:04 pm

Cub Swanson targeting end of the year return, open to a rematch with Jose Aldo

Perennial UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson (25-7 MMA) is currently riding an impressive four fight win streak and is on the cusp of earning a shot at the promotions coveted featherweight title. Swanson was last seen in action this past April in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108 where he scored a unanimous...

Sep 4, 2017 11:57 am

With Pacquiao out, Australian politician targets Conor McGregor as opponent for Jeff Horn

Back in early July, Jeff Horn defeated Manny Pacquiao with a hotly debated unanimous decision. Given the nature of Horn’s victory, plans for a rematch were quickly laid out for November 12. Regrettably, Pacquiao’s political duties have forced him out of this planned rematched, which has forced Horn and his team to begin hunting for...

Aug 26, 2017 8:18 am

Francis Ngannou Calls Out UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic

You have to feel for Francis Ngannou. He’s a young beast lighting up the heavyweight division, he just got the biggest opportunity of his life fighting Junior dos Santos, and it was all taken away from him through no fault of his own. He didn’t just sit around feeling bad for himself, he called out...

Aug 25, 2017 12:49 pm

Former champion Germaine de Randamie forced to pull out of UFC Fight Night 115 bout

Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie has been forced to pull out of her bout on the UFC Fight Night 115 card, which is scheduled to take place on September 2. De Randamie was scheduled to fight Marion Reneau in the co-main event at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands prior to the main...

Aug 19, 2017 10:35 am

Francis Ngannou Calls Out Overeem for UFC 215

There were two new beasts rising up in the UFC’s heavyweight division and everyone wanted them to fight. That was, until Derrick Lewis lost to Mark Hunt and Francis Ngannou eradicated Andrei Arlovski in under two minutes. Such is the nature of the combat game, one of them is moving on while the other is...

Jul 8, 2017 2:35 pm

NAC director Bob Bennett explains why Joanna Jedrzejczyk will not be fighting tonight

Saturday afternoon, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was hospitalized prior to her UFC 213 main event title defense against Valentina Shevchenko. Ultimately, Nunes was pulled from the card, despite UFC President Dana White revealing after the fact that Nunes was actually cleared to fight. Following the announcement of Nunes being pulled from the fight,...

Jul 4, 2017 8:22 am

Friday’s TUF 25 finale gets last-minute reshuffle

Though it is just days away, Friday’s Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale has received a last minute reshuffle, as French Canadian brawler Steve Bosse has been forced out of his anticipated light heavyweight scrap with Jared Cannonier. This news was first reported by Shawn Bitter on Twitter. The cause of Steve Bosse’s withdrawal is not currently...

Jun 20, 2017 3:16 pm

Sage Northcutt gets new opponent for UFC 214

On July 29th at UFC 214, rising UFC prospect Sage Northcutt was initially slated to fight Claudio Puelles, however after Puelles was forced to withdraw from the fight following a successful UFC debut, the promotion was tasked with finding a replacement opponent for Northcutt. Now, news has surfaced from Sherdog regarding the scrap, revealing that...

Jun 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Wanderlei Silva explains why he no-showed Bellator press conference

This past week, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva no-showed a press conference ahead of his ‘Bellator NYC’ grudge match with Chael Sonnen on June 24th. While Bellator was quick to put out the fire for ‘The Axe Murderer’ claiming that he was ill, Silva himself has now shed light on why he decided to skip out...

Jun 8, 2017 6:34 am

Daniel Cormier gives his take on why Jon Jones looked unimpressive against ‘OSP’

On July 29, in the main event of UFC 214, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will return from a lengthy layoff to challenge reigning champion Daniel Cormier for the title. In April of 2016, Jones returned from a similar layoff. Though he was originally expected to challenge Cormier for gold in this 2016 return...

Jun 3, 2017 10:05 am

‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung’s injury & timetable for return

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that top ranked UFC featherweight The Korean Zombie, also known as Chan Sung Jung, had been forced out of his upcoming scheduled scrap with Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214 due to an undisclosed injury. While details regarding the injury sustained by Jung weren’t immediately made available, Chris Taylor has now...

Jun 2, 2017 10:31 am

‘The Korean Zombie’ out of fight with Ricardo Lamas due to injury

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday morning that UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung, also known as The Korean Zombie, was forced to pull out of his upcoming fight with Ricardo Lamas due to an undisclosed injury. Robin Black broke the news on social media: BREAKING NEWS: @KoreanZombieMMA is injured and out of his fight w @RicardoLamasMMA at...

May 31, 2017 9:39 am

BREAKING | Jimi Manuwa and Volkan Oezdemir collide at UFC 214

UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29 in Anaheim, California, has grown by one massive light heavyweight showdown, as British bomber Jimi Manuwa will collide with slick Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir in a bout that could well produce the next contender for the UFC light heavyweight crown. Manuwa and Oezdemir hold the number three and...

May 15, 2017 1:56 pm

Fight odds: Yoel Romero opens as a big favorite over Michael Bisping

UFC President Dana White shocked quite a few people announcing that the UFC middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre is no longer happening. White added that Yoel Romero is now getting the shot against Bisping and the opening odds are not favoring the current champion. According to the Sportsbook odds via...