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Jun 23, 2015 11:03 am

Scott Coker Explains Bellator’s “Big Top” Fight Card Strategy

Bellator 138: Kimbo vs. Shamrock was a major success and it has primarily to do with president Scott Coker’s strategy for building fight cards. When talking to MMAFighting, Coker went into detail about how exactly he manages to build exciting cards that do well and why he has no issue putting on fights like Tito...

Jun 23, 2015 10:24 am

Mental Prep Breaks Aldo — ‘He Lost His Mind Readying For McGregor’

Jose Aldo is hard at work training for UFC 189, where he’ll defend his belt against Conor McGregor in what could be one of the biggest UFC events in history. In preparation for McGregor, Aldo brought in Jonas Bilharinho to mimic McGregor’s fighting style. Bilharinho decided if he was supposed to be McGregor than he...

Jun 23, 2015 7:35 am

Bellator Champ McGeary Won’t Mind Ortiz’s Attempts of Trash Talk

“I don’t care about his pushing around, unless you’re racist to me – then I’ll be annoyed. But other than that, there’s not much that gets me going.” That’s what Bellator light-heavyweight champion Liam McGeary had to say to MMAJunkie about Tito Ortiz’s trash talk. McGeary will face Ortiz at Bellator ‘Dynamite’, which will take...


Jun 23, 2015 7:18 am

Coker Wanted 8 Man Tourny, Settled On An Epic 4

“I’ve been doing this a long time. I would love to go to an event, see some great MMA, see a tournament, see some kickboxing at the highest level and be fully entertained. So I said, ‘Why don’t we just do this?’ We had a couple hurdles trying to set up the venue with both...

Jun 23, 2015 7:13 am

Motivated Cheaters Offered Potential Loopholes In New UFC Anti-Doping Policy

Cheaters beware, the UFC is gearing up for the most extensive drug-testing policy in professional sports, but, are there still major loopholes for fighters take advantage of? According to combatsportslaw.com, there are at lest three major ways fighters could potentially still get away with using PEDs. Here’s a summary of there findings: Retirement: A fighter...

Jun 23, 2015 6:58 am

Gilbert Melendez — ‘Mexico Camp didn’t make financial sense’

Gilbert Melendez would have loved to be in Mexico, training a month before his fight with Eddie Alvarez, but according to the lightweight fighter, it just wasn’t ‘financially’ feasible. The cost to move down there, bring in all your training partners and coaches didn’t make sense to Melendez, here’s what he said on The MMA...

Jun 23, 2015 6:41 am

Former UFC title holder Carla Esparza out 6-8 months!

Former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza (10-3 MMA) will be on the shelf for the next 6-8 months. The winner of “The Ultimate Fighter Season 20” took to twitter to announce the news: I will be undergoing surgery as a result of a shoulder injury from my last fight. I will be out6-8months. http://t.co/1gtL5dS6y4 —...

Jun 23, 2015 6:34 am

Shawn Jordan: ‘I want a top 10 guy’

“I want to fight a top-10 guy, any of them – out of respect, not because I want to talk trash about a guy. We’re athletes, and we want to compete with the best guys, because I respect them I want to fight them and test where I’m at.” That’s what UFC heavyweight Shawn Jordan...

Jun 23, 2015 6:27 am

Former Coach Wants His Dues: ‘Ronda Owes Her Entire Existence To Us’

Ronda Rousey, UFC bantamweight champion, has been a competitor for a large portion of her life, from Judo to the UFC. Her story is well documented. She began with Judo and eventually won an olympic bronze medal, before going on to be ‘the most dominant athlete’. One of her former Judo coaches recently talked to...

Jun 23, 2015 5:01 am

TWITTER RAGE! Fans Destroy Fox Analyst After Bellator/UFC Mixup

FOX Sports analyst and host of ‘Garbage Time’ Katie Nolan made a major mistake when talking about Bellator 138 and MMA fans lost their minds. Nolan sent out a tweet accidentally calling Bellator the UFC. Then the internet picked up their pitchforks and lanterns and marched onto their keyboards to let her have it. Check...

Jun 23, 2015 3:00 am

‘King Mo’ Is Going Silent, Won’t Talk Before Bellator Tournament

“The thing is, what are they going to ask me? The same questions you’re all going to ask me now? If people want, they can just paste and copy my quotes.” “As far as the tournament, there’s nothing to talk about. I won’t know what’s going on until weigh-ins – because we don’t know who’s...

Jun 23, 2015 12:01 am

Stud Show Radio Ep. #71––LIVE NOW

Formerly Team Alpha Male Radio, Stud Show Radio is BJPENN.COM’s Twice-Weekly podcast covering relevant MMA News, and exclusive interviews with some of the sports leading talent. We are LIVE! Right here, on BJPENN.COM. LIVE FEED: Stud Show Radio runs every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 PM PT. Watch past episodes at the official Stud Show...

Jun 22, 2015 6:23 pm

‘Michael Bisping? Tim Kennedy? No Thank You.’

Former PRIDE Champion and future UFC Hall of Famer Dan Henderson is at a point in his career where he can pick and choose his fights, and at this point a rematch with Michael Bisping is the last thing he wants. “I don’t even think it’s worth doing, to have a rematch with him,” Henderson...

Jun 22, 2015 6:05 pm

Jedrzejczyk Suffered Broken Thumb at UFC Fight Night 69

Joanna Jedrzejczyk successfully defended her UFC Strawweight Championship for the first time this past Saturday on UFC Fight Pass. Jessica Penne failed to take Jedrzejczyk down and she was bloodied in the process. Jedrzejczyk picked up the TKO victory in the third round and looked to walk out without a scratch, but she took more...

Jun 22, 2015 5:33 pm

Kimbo Slice Was Choked Out 3 Times Training for Shamrock Fight

The drama surrounding the main event of Bellator 138 is endless, but there seems to be a reasonable explanation for everything. Before Kimbo Slice was taken down by Ken Shamrock with the greatest of ease, fans could hear them talking while in a tie-up. Slice recently explained that he was simply talking trash to hype...

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 22, 2015 3:00 pm

Jose Aldo Featured in New Ad: ‘Nobody Is King By Chance. The Joke Is Over’

Jose Aldo will be stepping into the octagon at “UFC 189” to defend his UFC Featherweight Championship. Aldo has been the king of his division since he arrived in the UFC and he hasn’t suffered a loss since 2005. Spartacus from /r/MMA supplied the translation of the end of the commercial: “Nobody becomes a king...

Jun 22, 2015 2:56 pm

Ratings Report: Kimbo Slice on Bellator 138 Breaks Records

Bellator 138 aired live from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri and featured a main event bout between the popular Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. Slice defeated Shamrock by way of TKO in the opening round after nearly getting submitted in the opening minutes of the contest. The ratings are in and it turns...

Jun 22, 2015 2:03 pm

Referee Big John: Kimbo Slice Did Not Tap in Ken Shamrock Fight

Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock concluded Friday’s “Bellator 138” broadcast with a bit of controversy in their main-event bout. Slice was taken down immediately in the opening round and it seemed like Shamrock had locked in an inescapable rear naked choke. Shamrock cranked on the hold and it looked like Slice had submitted by tapping...

Jun 22, 2015 12:56 pm

Was Kimbo/Shamrock Fixed? Bellator Commentator Addresses Rumors

Kimbo Slice stepped into the cage for the first time since 2010 last Friday and blasted through Ken Shamrock in less than five minutes. By the time the bout ended, some fans on social media and even UFC commentator Joe Rogan questioned the legitimacy of the result. What caused them to think the fight was...

Jun 22, 2015 11:58 am

Tito Ortiz Turned Down Fight with Frank Shamrock, ‘Fans Don’t Want to Watch That’

Bellator released a major announcement that they plan to run a joint show with GLORY Kickboxing in September which will air on Spike TV. Featured on the card will be a bout between Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz. The bout will be for the championship, but...

Jun 22, 2015 11:34 am

Bellator 138 Medical Report: Shamrock Suspended After Loss to Kimbo Slice

Bellator 138 took place this past Friday and it was headlined by an interesting bout between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. The two put on an entertaining main-event where Shamrock almost submitted Slice, but Slice made it back to his feet to ultimately blast Shamrock into next week. The Missouri Office of Athletics issued the...

Jun 22, 2015 9:18 am

Kimbo Slice: ‘I Was Talking Trash to Shamrock During Our Fight’

Kimbo Slice proved to still be a major draw in the sport of mixed martial arts last Friday night when he brutally knocked Ken Shamrock out at Bellator 138. Slice was excited about the win and always had intentions of knocking Shamrock out cold. “As soon as we locked up he grabbed my hand immediately...

Jun 22, 2015 9:03 am

‘Joanna Champion’ Brags About Her Dominant Stats at UFC Fight Night 69

Joanna Jedrzejczyk blasted through Jessica Penne this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 69 in her first defense of the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. Much like her performance against Carla Esparza, Jedrzejczyk was able to punch though the guard of Penne and land repeatedly. By the time the fight was waved off, Penne’s face was...

Jun 22, 2015 7:15 am

BEEF! Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo Go at It on Twitter

“UFC 189” is fast approaching and Conor McGregor is not laying off the gas pedal when it comes to trash talk. UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, in the same respect, hasn’t been one of sit back and let McGregor fire off at the mouth without responding! Tick-tock @josealdojunior. pic.twitter.com/wvWRhdjhxk — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 21,...

Jun 22, 2015 7:13 am

Machida Explains Why He Wanted a Quick Turnaround After Rockhold Loss

Lyoto Machida’s last outing in the octagon was one he would like to forget. UFC on FOX broadcasted Luke Rockhold’s most dominant fight to date when he defeated “The Dragon” in only one round. Machida knew he would need to go right back into training and signed a fight just weeks after his loss. Machida...