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Jan 13, 2017 12:14 pm

BJ Penn: Rodriguez bout will “look like a professional against an amateur”

This Sunday, our very own BJ Penn will make his long anticipated return to the Octagon. He will do so against red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez in the five-round main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix. In advance of this anticipated showdown, Penn spoke with MMAFighting.com about Rodriguez, and how he thinks it...

Jan 13, 2017 12:08 pm

Odds open with Khabib Nurmagomedov as heavy favorite over Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s long discussed interim lightweight title fight is finally official. The two dynamic lightweights will collide in the co-main event of UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that this anticipated scrap is official for the March card, the opening odds for it have been released – and...

Jan 10, 2017 10:50 am

Nick Diaz recalls smoking blunts with Kimbo Slice and his star power

The late Kimbo Slice was a massive attraction with his rise from his viral street fighting videos on the Internet to headlining televised mixed martial arts bouts. MMA bad boy Nick Diaz recently appeared as a guest on an episode of GGN News with Snoop Dogg where the two talked about mixed martial arts and...

Jan 10, 2017 10:41 am

Former boxing training partners open up on Ronda Rousey’s striking

Leading up to UFC 207, there was much speculation as to whether former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would return to the Octagon and showcase improved striking following her year-long hiatus following her one-sided KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In the time since...

Jan 10, 2017 6:38 am

UFC scraps plans for event the night before UFC 209

The UFC had big plans for a dual-event weekend this March, as they hoped to promote a fight night card on the Friday immediately before UFC 209, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th in Las Vegas. Apparently, however, the organization has nixed these plans. This news was confirmed by MMAJunkie.com. Like UFC 209, this...

Jan 9, 2017 12:58 pm

Tyron Woodley: I’m not giving Stephen Thompson a rematch til he admits he lost!

The world is waiting to see what will officially be the next UFC welterweight title fight as champion Tyron Woodley last fought Stephen Thompson to a majority draw at UFC 205 in November. Woodley has had potential matches boiling with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, Nick Diaz, and most recently UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping....

Jan 9, 2017 12:08 pm

Yair Rodriguez talks BJ Penn bout, predicts submission win

This Sunday, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, Arizona, Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez will take on our very own BJ Penn in a fight that is undoubtedly the biggest test of his promising career. In advance of this scrap with Penn, Rodriguez joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to weigh...

Jan 9, 2017 7:47 am

VIDEO | UFC Phoenix Countdown: Penn vs. Rodriguez

This Sunday, the UFC will return to Phoenix, Arizona with an action-packed night of fighting. The card will be headlined by a featherweight bout between dangerous prospect Yair Rodriguez, and our very own BJ Penn. In advance of this compelling showdown, the UFC has released the official UFC Phoenix Countdown, an awesome promo video that shines...

Jan 9, 2017 5:56 am

Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley go at it on Twitter

On Sunday night, Stephen Thompson took to Twitter to announce that he had signed a contract to rematch Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 – just as we reported he would back in December. In this Tweet, “Wonderboy” included a picture of his signed contract, and made sure to goad Woodley on a bit. Waiting on...

Jan 6, 2017 12:47 pm

Michael Bisping to Tyron Woodley: I’ll beat the f**k out of you, buddy

Does the idea of a catchweight bout between UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping get you excited? That’s exactly what the two champions were recently arranging amongst themselves as we seen the exchange between Woodley and Bisping posted on both of their social media accounts. Although there has been no...

Jan 6, 2017 9:55 am

Ben Rothwell challenges Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley to 2-on-1 fight

Last week, UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and middleweight champ Michael Bisping made headlines by agreeing to fight at a catchweight of 180lbs. While it remains to be seen if the UFC actually makes this fight, it’s bound to ruffle a few feathers if they do. Woodley, after all, is currently in the crosshairs of...

Jan 6, 2017 8:04 am

AUDIO | Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley talk trash over the phone

Last week, UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping and UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley made waves by agreeing to fight each other at a catchweight of 180lbs. Their agreeing to do so, of course, only means so much. Woodley, after all, currently has his hands full with streaking welterweight contenders like Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Demian Maia....

Jan 4, 2017 9:03 am

UFC Phoenix start time and broadcast details

Wondering about the UFC Phoenix start time? BJPenn.com has you covered with all the details you need. Check out the rundown below. The main card of UFC Phoenix is scheduled for a start time of 10:00 p.m. ET, and 7:00 p.m. PT. It will air on Fox Sports 1. The undercard, meanwhile, has a start time of 8:00...

Jan 4, 2017 8:25 am

UFC Phoenix Fight Card: Penn vs. Rodriguez

The official UFC Phoenix fight card has been finalized and will occur in sunny Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, January 15. Note: that’s Sunday, not the typical Saturday. The card will be headlined by a compelling featherweight showdown between rising Mexican prospect Yair Rodriguez, and our very own BJ Penn. Rodriguez will enter the fight having won his first...

Jan 4, 2017 7:06 am

Demi Lovato calls it quits with boyfriend Luke Rockhold

In the summer of 2016, we learned that former UFC middleweight champion and model Luke Rockhold and pop music superstar Demi Lovato had started dating. Though the two were initially fairly hush-hush about their relationship, they were spotted in public multiple times together – including a few appearances at UFC events – and ultimately went...

Jan 1, 2017 12:25 pm

WSOF 34 results: all 4 champions retain their titles in New York City

On New Years Eve, Las Vegas based promotion World Series of Fighting touched down in New York City for their biggest card to date. Emanating from The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, this card was highlighted by a whopping four title fights, and appearances from a handful of notable UFC veterans. The first of these...

Dec 24, 2016 9:38 am

VIDEO | Fedor Emelianenko vs. ‘The Korean Zombie’ in friendly fight

In this rare video, you can see MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko competing against UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung, also known as ‘The Korean Zombie’ in a foreign gameshow. While the ‘fight’ is certainly a friendly one, with smiles being exchanged by both men throughout the session, Emelianenko doesn’t hesitate to use his Sambo and throw...

Dec 23, 2016 9:48 am

Not so fast! Mark Hunt maintains fight with Overeem is not official

Over the course of this week, reports have continued to surface that fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt will be fighting MMA veteran Alistair Overeem at UFC 209. Despite that, Hunt has continued to maintain that he will not be fighting until the UFC agrees to put a clause in his contract protecting him from fighting...

Dec 21, 2016 9:51 am

Jose Aldo explains how UFC contract is keeping him from his dreams

Recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has had a very public dispute with the UFC brass over the second half of this year. After Conor McGregor opted to return to welterweight for a rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, UFC President Dana White stated that after the fight Conor McGregor must either defend...

Dec 20, 2016 2:54 pm

VIDEO | Wanderlei Silva doesn’t like comedian Al Foran’s Conor McGregor impersonation

Ramsay, Tyson, Eubank, Steve Austin, DeNiro, Pacino, Pesci, Trump & McGregor chat to Wanderlei Silva ahead of #bellator169 #bamma27 pic.twitter.com/morQ6DtpQ2 — Al Foran Comedy (@ImpressionistAL) December 16, 2016 Comedian Al Foran has a lot of impersonations that he can do. From UFC superstar Conor McGregor to Robert De Niro, some of Foran’s impersonations that he...

Dec 18, 2016 11:53 am

After loss in Sacramento, “Platinum” Mike Perry requests rematch with Alan Jouban

One of the most anticipated features of Saturday’s UFC on Fox 22 lineup was a welterweight showdown between scrappy fan favorites Mike Perry and Alan Jouban. Given the pair’s proven propensity for violence, the possibility of a knockout in this fight seemed high. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a knockout. In fact, we didn’t even get...

Dec 13, 2016 11:54 am

Jose Aldo sides with MMAFA, not Bjorn Renbey & MMAAA

There have been quite a few major industry-changing advances in the MMA community as of late. Earlier this year, UFC legend Randy Couture joined several fighters, including former UFC fighter Cung Le, in announcing the formation of the MMA Fighters Association. This month however, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions TJ Dillashaw...

Dec 12, 2016 7:27 pm

Report | Two massive welterweight fights in the works for March’s UFC 209 event

Two massive welterweight rematches are apparently in the works for March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. Last month following his UFC 205 majority decision draw against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, top 170-pound contender Stephen Thompson revealed to BJPENN.com that a rematch between himself and “The Chosen One’ was already in the works for February...