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May 15, 2017 6:48 am

Tyron Woodley: Demian Maia will struggle to take me down, jump on my back

Last Saturday night, on the main card of an action-packed UFC 211, Demian Maia met Jorge Masvidal in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal certainly had his moments, Maia would win this fight, relying on his legendary grappling en route to a split decision victory. With this win, Maia...

May 15, 2017 6:27 am

Jake Shields defeats Dillon Danis in grappling match, Danis issues statement on loss

Last night, in the main event of Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 4, long-time Nate Diaz training partner Jake Shields met Conor McGregor jiu jitsu coach Dillon Danis in the latest chapter of the ongoing Team Diaz vs. Team McGregor rivalry. When neither man failed to lock up a submission, the bout entered an overtime period,...

May 15, 2017 5:52 am

Anthony Johnson reveals new venture after retirement from MMA

Last month, in the main event of UFC 210, Anthony Johnson came up short in his second attempt to claim UFC light heavyweight gold, succumbing to a submission dealt by champ Daniel Cormier. Despite this loss, the man nicknamed “Rumble” still stood out as one of the best 205-pound fighters on earth, which is why...

May 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was not a happy man when the UFC announced that Georges St-Pierre would be receiving a middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping in his return to the octagon. Rockhold vented his frustrations in a recent interview with Ariel...

May 14, 2017 11:30 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk credits move to American Top Team for dominant win over Andrade

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 211, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a fifth-straight defense of her title, dominating a dangerous Jessica Andrade to a unanimous decision win. This win, which seemed to impress every single member of The MMA community, goes down as one of the best of Jedrzejczyk’s career –...

May 14, 2017 11:08 am

Yair Rodriguez issues statement on tough loss to Frankie Edgar

Last night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Unfortunately for Rodriguez and his fans, this test proved to be a little too much. After giving up several takedowns, Rodriguez was pummelled by...

May 14, 2017 9:17 am

Demian Maia will not sell out to earn a title shot

Last night, on the main card of UFC 211, Brazilian grappling whiz Demian Maia picked up a decision win over Jorge Masvidal, seemingly clinching a shot at welterweight champ Tyron Woodley in the process. In the current era of money fights, however, it’s possible that Maia’s spot in line is usurped by a bigger name,...

May 14, 2017 8:01 am

Junior Dos Santos discusses “terrible” loss to Stipe Miocic

Last night, in the main event of UFC 211, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos failed to reclaim the title, as he succumbed to first round strikes dealt by reigning champ Stipe Miocic. Despite this lopsided loss, an ever classy Dos Santos joined the media post fight to discuss his performance. Unsurprisingly, he was...

May 14, 2017 7:47 am

Dana White hopes to finalize Conor McGregor’s side of Floyd Mayweather fight on Sunday

According to UFC President Dana White, the much discussed boxing mega fight between UFC lightweight champ┬áConor McGregor and undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather could take a big step towards fruition today. Speaking to the media at the UFC 211 post-fight press conference, the UFC boss explained that he hopes to have McGregor’s side of the...

May 14, 2017 6:57 am

Pros React to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s dominant decision defeat of Jessica Andrade

Last night, dominant UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a whopping fifth defense of her throne, defeating a game Jessica Andrade by unanimous decision. Though Andrade had her moments in the fight, and certainly impressed fans with her toughness, it was an impressive win for the champion, who stands out as one of the most...

May 14, 2017 6:00 am

Pros react to Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

Last night, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the latest...

May 13, 2017 12:31 pm

Dana White talks Georges St-Pierre’s future following cancellation of fight

Early in 2017, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the bout, the UFC held a press conference for the scrap, pending an official fight date. Ultimately, Bisping got...

May 13, 2017 10:45 am

Demetrious Johnson responds to TJ Dillashaw’s callout, Dillashaw responds

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday afternoon that Cody Garbrandt had been dealing with a back tear, and would be heading to Germany to undergo yet another procedure in order to help his back recover in time for the fight. While UFC President Dana White is extremely confident in the procedure Garbrandt will go through in Germany,...

May 13, 2017 9:16 am

Dana White unveils epic plan B if Cody Garbrandt is injured

The UFC recently revealed that bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be defending his UFC bantamweight title this summer against TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated grudge match following ‘TUF Redemption’. Unfortunately, this week, it was revealed that Dillashaw’s plane ticket to the UFC Summer Kickoff event was cancelled, since Garbrandt was flying to Germany to...

May 13, 2017 8:19 am

Michael Chiesa releases statement on Kevin Lee scuffle

Friday afternoon at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference, UFC lightweights Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa were involved in a rather heated argument that led to a scuffle taking place between the two men. While security guards were quick to restrain Chiesa, Lee managed to land a clean right hand before security guards restrained him....

May 12, 2017 1:19 pm

Kelvin Gastelum’s USADA suspension reduced

Last year, UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum made the move to middleweight after proving to be inconsistent at making the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. Gastelum picked up a major TKO win over Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 in December of 2016 to pick up a major win in his middleweight debut. Most recently, Gastelum stepped...

May 12, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold calls for pivotal middleweight matchup if Bisping vs. Romero holds true

The UFC middleweight contenders voices were heard as many were unhappy with the initial announcement that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was going to challenge Michael Bisping for his middleweight title. With St-Pierre recently stating that he would not be ready to fight until after October, UFC President Dana White announced that he canceled...

May 12, 2017 12:31 pm

Korean Zombie down for a fight against Korean Superboy

How does a battle between two of the best Korean featherweights in the world sound to you? Although the matchup between Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas was confirmed today by BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor, “The Korean Zombie” also posted a photo to social media of Doo Ho Choi and himself with an interesting caption. “The...

May 12, 2017 11:36 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk eyes titles in two divisions

UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has ruled over the women’s 115 pound division for two years, defending her belt four times during her reign. This weekend, Jedrzejczyk will look to make it five straight title defenses as she steps into the Octagon against Jessica Andrade this weekend at UFC 211. With that being said,...

May 12, 2017 11:02 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses possibility of Anderson Silva fight

Former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva have now been left without fights. In early 2017, it was announced that St-Pierre would be returning from his UFC hiatus to fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a highly anticipated showdown for the middleweight title. Anderson silva on the other hand, was slated to fight Kelvin...

May 12, 2017 9:50 am

BREAKING! Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for July 29

Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for July 29 A key featherweight bout between former title challengers Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas will take place at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California. BJPENN.com’s own Chris Taylor was first to report the Lamas vs. Zombie fight. I have confirmed that a key featherweight...

May 12, 2017 9:25 am

Eddie Alvarez sends a message to Reebok during weigh-in

The last time former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon, he reportedly earned $40,000 in Reebok sponsorship money as the UFC lightweight champion at UFC 205. After being handed a 2nd round TKO loss to Conor McGregor, which saw Alvarez lose the title, he is reportedly set to earn just $5,000 in...

May 12, 2017 8:26 am

Georges St-Pierre responds to Dana White cancelling fight

Early in 2017, UFC President Dana White revealed that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the bout, the pair had a press conference in early 2017 to hype the fight. Ultimately, Bisping issued...

May 11, 2017 11:07 pm

Dana White planning to have meeting with Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, and the UFC brass are currently engaged in a rather public dispute regarding Silva’s next fight. After snapping a two fight skid that saw ‘The Spider’ lose a controversial decision to Michael Bisping, before then dropping a unanimous decision to Daniel Cormier on just 48 hours notice, Silva demanded...

May 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Stipe Miocic encourages doubters ahead of second title defense

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is currently gearing up for his upcoming title defense against Junior dos Santos this Saturday, however despite his recent 4-fight win streak that has seen him finish 4 straight top ranked opponents, Miocic is facing some doubt from the MMA community. He spoke to Fox Sports to address that doubt:...

May 11, 2017 2:28 pm

Edson Barboza eyeing fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza has been on a bit of a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division lately. After dropping a submission loss to Tony Ferguson in 2015, Barboza bounced back by picking up a unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 197 to return to the win column. Barboza built momentum on the...