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May 12, 2015 11:34 am

UFC Rankings Updated: How Far Did Mark Hunt Fall?

“UFC Fight Night 65” is in the books and we saw some shifts in the official UFC rankings. Stipe Miocic’s one-sided beating of Mark Hunt did not boost him up the rankings at all as he remained ranked #4 in the division. However, Hunt suffered a drop down to #6. Robert Whittaker, previously unranked, made...

May 10, 2015 1:50 pm

SAY IT! “Tell Me I’m Special, Khabib!” — AKA All Access

Two of the UFC’s elite wrestling based fighters, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier, go back and forth while Cormier fishes for compliments from his AKA Training partner. American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) houses some of the UFC’s most elite level competitors. Luke Rockhold, Josh Thomson, Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, and Khabib Nurmagomedov all sit at the...

May 1, 2015 2:03 am

INJURY RATE! Ken-Flo Blames Wrestling Mentality For Massive Injury Index

We are almost five months into the year and we have seen several fight cards altered due to injuries. It has been nowhere near as bad as 2013 was, but it may be time for some fighters to re-evaluate how hard they train. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent leg injury brought up the discussion of how the...

Apr 29, 2015 9:04 am

New P4P King with “Bones” Out of UFC’s Official Rankings

It’s been a big couple of days in the world of mixed martial arts. Now that it is official Jon Jones is not only pulled from UFC 187 but also suspended and stripped of the title, UFC officials have released the newest rankings. The biggest change, of course, is the removal of Jon Jones from...

Apr 29, 2015 2:00 am

Cormier: ‘Jones Did This to Himself– This Is For the Real Title’

“Jon was the champion, but he beat himself. But opportunity presents itself and you have to step up. It’s my job to get in there and fight and beat Anthony Johnson. Jon did this to himself. The belt is not his anymore. This is for the real championship.” Will the winner of Cormier/Johnson walk out...

Apr 23, 2015 2:00 am

Cro Cop Talks About the Time He Choked Out Fabricio Werdum

Mirco Cro Cop made a triumphant return to the octagon two weeks ago when he sliced open Gabriel Gonzaga with a brutal elbow before finishing him in the third round. The victory earned him a spot on the Official UFC Top 15 Rankings and he could be climbing his way up. If he ever encounters...

Apr 16, 2015 2:01 am

HE’S BACK! Cro Cop Cracks the Top 15!

Who would have thought that Mirko Cro Cop would be making his triumphant and successful return to the octagon at 40 years of age in 2015? With his recent victory over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC Fight Night 64, Mirko Cro Cop has officially debuted on the UFC’s official heavyweight rankings! Upon further analyzation of the...

Apr 12, 2015 3:17 pm

UFC Road to the Octagon: Lyoto Machida vs. Luke Rockhold Full Episode

https://youtu.be/jU6F7ksP7CQ In a momentous five round main event, victory could be the final hurdle to a title shot as top ranked middleweights Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Luke Rockhold square off. For legendary Brazilian Lyoto Machida, fighting and fatherhood is carefully balanced as he trains while also becoming acclimated to a new life in Los...

Apr 9, 2015 2:49 am

Werdum: “I’ll show everyone who the real champion is”

A confident UFC interim heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum stopped by the UFC Tonight studios to preview his upcoming fight against Cain Velasquez. Here’s highlights: Fabricio Werdum on finally facing Cain Velasquez for the title: “On June 13, I’ll show everyone who’s the real champion.” Werdum on who the Mexican crowd will be rooting for in...

Apr 8, 2015 8:16 pm

Cormier: ‘Werdum, Don’t Carry the Belt! You’re Not the Champ!’

“The UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez told me to tell you to stop carrying the belt everywhere. It’s making him mad. If you take it to the Florida media tour, he’s going to take it away from you. To be the man, you have to beat the man.” UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez’s injuries left...

Apr 6, 2015 12:40 pm

UFC Champ – ‘This Boxer Fury has no chance’

UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recently spoke with Inside MMA about his upcoming fight with Fabricio Werdum as well as a trash talking Irishmen. Not Conor McGregor, but heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury, who recently called Velasquez out in this video. Here’s Velasquez’s response: “There’s nothing I can do, y’know. I’m in this sport, he’s in...

Mar 25, 2015 5:44 am

Gastelum moves up to middleweight, faces Marquardt at UFC 188

Kelvin Gastelum (10-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is returning to the UFC’s middleweight division! “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 17 winner had missed the welterweight limit of 170-pounds in two of his past three fights, prompting the decision. In his return to middleweight, Gastelum will square off with former title challenger Nate Marquardt (33-14-2 MMA) at June’s...

Mar 5, 2015 11:32 am

Ratings Report: Rousey A Pay-Per-View Star

By all accounts, Ronda Rousey is the UFC’s biggest star. The female combat champion not only breaks Octagon records, but she stars in movies, models, and breaks hearts faces around the globe. She’s also a pay-per-view star. From ratings guru Dave Meltzer: While it’s too early to get PPV numbers, early indications based on the...

Mar 4, 2015 10:30 am

Fedor: ‘Russian Fighters Have Rejected My Help’

“I can see that I could help many our guys. And more – I can see the mistakes that Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos use to make. Of course Velasquez is best in our time but I see his flaws. Still I can’t understand why our fighters can’t take what I could give them....

Mar 3, 2015 12:26 pm

McCall: ‘I would throw Ronda Rousey on her head’

“They say all these comparisons to her fighting men. Even like Joe [Rogan]. I need to have a conversation with Joe about it because she’s not beating up a man. I’m sorry, it’s not going to happen.” … “A good man will not lose to Ronda Rousey. I could put a judo gi on, [she’s]...

Feb 23, 2015 4:21 pm

Melendez vs. Alvarez Set For UFC 188 Co-Main Event

UFC 188 has received a huge fight that has all the makings to potentially be a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez has been set for the co-main event slot for the event, behind Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, which will be the main event on the UFC 188 card. Indiscutido...

Feb 12, 2015 4:30 am

D.C.: ‘PED failures not a bad thing. It’s a good thing. Do more testing’

“When you look at social media, fans are saying this is bad for the UFC. I say it’s good. It’s working. Keep it up. It’s exposing these guys who are taking short cuts. Keep testing these guys. Tell them they can’t keep cheating. It’s not a bad thing. It’s a good thing. Do more [testing]....

Feb 5, 2015 11:47 am

Weidman: ‘Putting up an interim belt “kind of stupid”‘

“You know, I thought it was kind of stupid. I’m just like, hang on, Anthony Pettis was out for a year. Johny Hendricks was out for like nine months. Cain Velasquez, they just did an interim title, he was out for how long? A year and a half? So I’ve been out for six months,...

Jan 26, 2015 5:05 am

Werdum: “2015 Is My Year”

Fabricio Werdum closed out 2014 on a high note, defeating Mark Hunt at UFC 180 to win the interim UFC heavyweight championship. The win put Werdum in a spot to potentially unify the interim belt with the heavyweight championship when Cain Velasquez returns to the cage and the pair face off. He spoke about the...

Jan 11, 2015 3:34 pm

Travis Browne Calls For Fight Against Junior Dos Santos

Following his quick dismantling of Brendan Schaub at the end of last year, Travis Browne is looking for a quick turnaround, which he hopes comes against Junior Dos Santos, or filling in for either heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez or interim champion Fabricio Werdum when the pair finally meet. He spoke to MMAFighting prior to UFC...

Jan 8, 2015 5:30 am

Dana White: “This is the biggest January in UFC History!”

“2015 is starting off with amazing fights. It’s the best January in the company’s history. And all these fights lead to bigger fights. If you look at the Cormier vs. Jones, then Gustafsson vs. Rumble, then the winners of those fight and that will be a great fight. You’ve got Vitor vs. Weidman, then Anderson....

Jan 3, 2015 10:31 am

UFC 182 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 5

On episode #5 of UFC 182 Embedded, event headliner Daniel Cormier is joined in the gym by some big names: his teammate and UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, plus actor/martial artist Steven Seagal. At weigh-ins on Friday, the mood is light as Dana White, new UFC signee CM Punk, Urijah Faber, and more talk about...

Dec 25, 2014 5:10 am

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Ho Ho Ho! It’s the one day of the year, BJPENN.COM goes dark. Even this post was scheduled to post and share yesterday. YOU’VE BEEN FOOLED! But on a serious note, from our family to yours, Happy Holidays! Enjoy the season… and this picture of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in a Christmas Sweater. Here’s...

Dec 15, 2014 5:02 am

Junior Dos Santos expects long career despite taking massive damage in recent fights

It is nearly impossible to ignore the recent damage taken to former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in his last two fights. In his rubber match against Cain Velasquez, Dos Santos received one of the worst ‘crimson masks’ in the history of the sport (See that HERE), and this past weekend, Dos Santos defeated...

Dec 14, 2014 6:52 pm

Dana White: “I don’t see Junior fighting anytime soon”

Last night in the main event of UFC on FOX 13, fight fans saw Junior Dos Santos earn a very close decision win over Stipe Miocic that some even considered controversial. The fight left the former champion Dos Santos with a swollen eye, cheekbone, and several nasty cuts. UFC President Dana White spoke after the...

Dec 10, 2014 5:00 am

Fight Night Phoenix: Junior Dos Santos Pre-Fight Interview

The last time Junior Dos Santos entered the Octagon was against Cain Velasquez back at UFC 166 in October of 2013. The former heavyweight king talks about the frustrations that come with not being able to fight and much more in this interview.

Dec 8, 2014 9:31 am

Mike Kogan: ‘There’s a subtle movement to get rid of managers’

Mike Kogan, the former manager of Nate Diaz, is never one to shy away from speaking his mind, and has even found himself at odds with UFC President Dana White in the past; That came when Kogan’s former client, Nate Diaz was in contract disputes with the UFC some time ago. Kogan spoke recently about...