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Oct 21, 2016 7:05 am

Bobby Lashley More Interested in Fedor Fight than Bellator Heavyweight Title Shot

There is a long history of professional wrestlers attempting to try their hand at MMA. On several occasions, these wrestlers have realized mountainous heights, like Brock Lesnar did when he won the UFC heavyweight title. On other occasions, their MMA forays have been downright disasters, like CM Punk’s long-discussed UFC debut against Mickey Gall was....

Oct 12, 2016 12:05 pm

Ronda Rousey to Fight “Cyborg” Next If She Defeats Amanda Nunes in Comeback Fight

After weeks of rumors, it’s official. Ronda Rousey will return to action in the main event UFC 207, this December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She’ll make her long-awaited return against Brazil’s Amanda Nunes, who won the UFC women’s bantamweight crown by submitting Miesha Tate at UFC 200. UFC President Dana White announced this long discussed...

Sep 12, 2016 5:47 am

Luke Rockhold Reacts to “Jacare” Booking

For awhile there, it looked as though it could be some time before we saw former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold back in the UFC’s Octagon. He’d expressed some serious disappointment with the money the UFC was offering him, and seemed to be focused on his burgeoning modelling career. Luckily, however, the UFC has found a...

Jun 30, 2016 1:15 pm

Miesha Tate eyes end-of-year title defense, Ronda Rousey trilogy fight imminent?

Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey will forever be tied together due to their longstanding rivalry stemming back to the Strikeforce days. Rousey beat Tate back in 2012 under the Strikeforce banner to claim the women’s bantamweight championship. A year later she fought Tate once again under the UFC banner where she successfully defended her UFC...

Sep 14, 2015 7:51 pm

Gina Carano shows Nick Diaz some love and has a message for the NSAC

Fighters within the Ultimate Fighting Championship have voiced their opinions on how they think the Nevada State Athletic Commission handled Nick Diaz’s suspension, but this supporter came out of left field! Gina Carano may be big in the world of Hollywood now, but she actually helped pave the way for women in mixed martial arts...

Jul 5, 2015 1:00 pm

Tate: Win Against Eye Is ‘Final Step’ to Third Ronda Rousey Match

Perennial top contender in the UFC’s bantamweight division Miesha Tate is set to square off with Jessica “Evil” Eye at UFC on FOX 16. “Cupcake” believes that if she can secure a win over Eye, she will be setting herself up for a trilogy fight with bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The first two meetings with...

Jun 22, 2015 3:28 pm

WSOF Inks Deals with Free Agents LaRue Burley and Louis Taylor

World Series of Fighting made two major signings this week when they picked up free agents LaRue Burley and Louis Taylor. Sources close to the situation confirmed the signings with BJPENN.COM. LaRue “The Cannibal” Burley (6-0) is an undefeated lightweight who has finished all but two of his opponents. Burley has racked up wins in...

Jun 21, 2015 3:07 pm

53 Year Old Herschel Walker Interested in MMA Comeback

Strikeforce was most known for putting on some of the most bizarre fights in mixed martial arts. After PRIDE closed their doors, Strikeforce was one of the last major organizations to give fighters who would usually have to start out on bottom a major stage to showcase their skills. Former NCAA Heisman Trophy winner and...

Jun 21, 2015 2:00 am

Nick Diaz Kicks it with Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator!

It’s not often we see Fedor Emelianenko smiling. It’s even rarer we see Nick Diaz pose and crack a smile with another fighter in the picture. Both of them smiling in the same picture, at the same time? This is the Holy Grail on MMA photos. Two of mixed martial arts’ most iconic fighters were...

Jun 19, 2015 9:33 am

SPOTTED! UFC’s Nick Diaz Attends Bellator 138

UFC fighter Nick Diaz made an appearance at last nights Bellator 138 weigh-ins and snapped a picture with his former boss, Scott Coker. Coker was the president of Strikeforce when Diaz was the promotions middleweight champion, before it was bought out by Zuffa and the UFC. Great to have former #Strikeforce Champ @nickdiaz209 at the...

Jun 17, 2015 10:44 am

UFC Champ Rousey Explains Change In Walkout Theme

UFC champion Ronda Rousey is known for a lot of things, including her walk-out song, Joan Jett’s “Bad Reputation”. Rousey talked to Marc Myers from The Wall Street Journal about her song and how it came to be. Here’s an excerpt: “Lots of professional fighters want their walkout song to sound like the “Rocky” theme—you know, regal...

Jun 15, 2015 2:03 pm

‘I Can Expose Werdum’s Many Weaknesses and Beat Him’

Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum are no strangers when it comes to heavyweight competition. The two previously met in Strikeforce in the opening round of the heavyweight grand prix. The fight was uneventful and saw Werdum asking to take the fight to the ground, trying to avoid striking with the K-1 World Grand Prix Champion....

Jun 15, 2015 9:51 am

Saint Preux: ‘Loss to Bader Actually Helped Me Out’

In his octagon debut, Ovince Saint Preux was riding a wave of momentum very few other fighters could lay claim to. He had been one of the faces of Strikeforce in their dying days and before a tough decision loss to Gegard Mousasi, he possessed an eight fight win-streak. Saint Preux went 4-0 inside the...

May 21, 2015 9:48 am

PAYCUT! Mousasi Latest Fighter To Speak Out Against Reebok Deal

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and current UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi is the latest fighter to speak out against the UFC’s Reebok sponsorship deal. “The Dreamcatcher” recently sat down with BloodyElbow where he stated that he stands to make a lot less money due to the new arrangement, his words: “Well, I’m going to...

Apr 18, 2015 10:00 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC on FOX 15 Edition

UFC on FOX 15 goes down tonight night live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event is headlined by a key middleweight bout featuring former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold taking on former UFC light heavyweight title holder Lyoto Machida. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor recently sat down with former UFC and PRIDE veteran Phil...

Jan 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Cung Le Retires, UFC Executives React

UFC and Strikeforce veteran Cung Le has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. The combat fighting legend announced the news today via his official instagram account. “After several months of thought and discussion with my wife and family, we realize our future includes many things, but active competition in mixed martial arts is no longer one...

Jun 17, 2014 10:53 am

Jon Jones Talks Gustafsson Rematch: Cormier Is More Deserving

Jon Jones joined America’s Pregame to talk about his upcoming fight with Alexander Gustafsson, his relationship with the UFC, and how he still feels Daniel Cormier is more deserving of a title shot. Who’s more deserving? I would say Daniel Cormier has better accolades and the better record,” Jones said. “He’s undefeated, and he’s beaten...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

Apr 15, 2014 7:48 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Gambling Odds: Is Tim Kennedy a Good Underdog Bet?

Written by Jon Kirschner | Twitter: @MMAKirschner The Odds (Favorite) Michael Bisping: -195 (Underdog) Tim Kennedy: +180 After what seemed like months of trash talk going back-and-forth between the two, Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy will finally put an end to their feud. The rivalry started back in November 2013 when Kennedy took to Twitter...

Dec 12, 2013 3:52 pm

BJPENN.COM: Quick Hits (Anderson Silva: Underdog or Favorite?)

After months and months of figuring out how to tackle a proper format for an article like this, we here at BJPENN.COM are excited to welcome you to the first edition of ‘Quick Hits’. Inspired by roundtable discussions and television shows like ESPN’s Around the Horn, ‘Quick Hits’ will tackle some of the biggest and...

Dec 10, 2013 11:00 am

Remembering the life and career of Shane Del Rosario

It’s a strange thing, finding out that someone who you don’t know personally, but know from the media has passed away. It’s almost like you’re not sure if you should grieve and be upset. You weren’t family, you weren’t friends; but still you feel that sense of sadness and pain. What should we do? There...

Dec 3, 2013 9:30 am

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov In The Works For UFC 170

An intriguing lightweight matchup is reportedly in the works between Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) and Rustam Khabilov for February’s UFC 170 event. This announcement comes by way of FOXSports.com, but UFC officials have yet to announce the bout. UFC 170 is set to go down in the UFC’s backyard of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event...

Oct 24, 2013 6:27 am

Miesha Tate: I will seriously shoot myself in the face if Ronda armbars me again

Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) recently appeared on MMA Fight Corner Radio, where she discussed the keys to defeating her UFC 168 opponent, Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), whom she lost her Strikeforce belt to back in early 2012: “For one, not being too emotional,” said Tate. “I think that was the biggest...

Sep 11, 2013 5:28 pm

World Series of Fighting 5 Media Conference Call Highlights

The World Series Of Fighting takes place this Saturday at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is headlined by two UFC veterans in Mike Kyle and former heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski, two men looking to ignite life in to the latter stages of two memorable careers. On Wednesday, a conference call was...

Aug 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Koscheck vs. Woodley Set For Growing UFC 167 Event

A third welterweight scrap has been added to the upcoming UFC 167 event in the form of Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley. UFC officials announced the bout earlier today. The pay-per-view event, which features a main event title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks goes down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena...

Jul 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson

When Dan Henderson was imported back into the UFC as the last reigning Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, he was quickly ushered into the UFC title picture. A Fight-Of-The-Year performance over ‘Shogun’ Rua made him a lock for a shot against Jon Jones for the UFC crown that has eluded the MMA legend his entire career. Unfortunately...

Jun 26, 2013 8:01 am

TIm Kennedy | Emptying Trash Cans Pays More Than UFC

“It’s pathetic that so many fighters [have to have other job]. I’m one of the 3% of guys in the whole entire sport and it would be slim pickings to survive off what I make in fighting. It’s a good thing I have another job because the UFC doesn’t pay very well. Anybody who accepts...

Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission....