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Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 21, 2013 9:58 am

Travis Browne On Josh Barnett: He Will Have To Finish Me To Win

All the talk about next week’s UFC 168 card involves two rematches: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman, and Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey. One fight that seems to have been forgotten about, but is destined for fireworks, is a heavyweight match up between two of the best in the world, Josh Barnett and Travis Browne....

Dec 20, 2013 11:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Part 2: Nick “The Tooth” on BJJ, the growth of MMA, and literature

If you thought Nick “The Tooth” Gullo was some hapless schlub who zip lines into Dana White’s pool from time to time, think again. “The Tooth” is far from some Lebowski-esque character in the Gonzo world of the UFC. A gifted photographer, videographer, a noted author and screenwriter, and a former lawyer, Gullo received a...

Dec 17, 2013 8:19 am

TriStar coach Firas Zahabi Happy To See ‘GSP Enjoying Life Again’

Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been the same. Not in a long time. Most hardcore fans can see it. Every fight that goes by, GSP seems more and more stressed; more overworked; more on-edge. He’s a perfectionist. Constantly training with the best of the best, in the fields that they excel at. Gymnastics, wrestling, power-lifting, track and...


Dec 13, 2013 8:22 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan & Eddie Bravo Talk Kron & Rickson Gracie At ADCC 2013

In this video UFC Commentator and comedian Joe Rogan and his good friend and BJJ Black Belt Eddie Bravo, founder of 10th planet Jujitsu, talk about this years ADCC 2013. I finally had the pleasure of meeting up with Eddie Bravo at this years ADCC 2013 Beijing, China and got to interview him about the...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

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 12, 2013 3:47 pm

UFC wants Werdum to face the winner of Browne vs. Barnett

Since returning to the UFC in February of 2012, heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has gone 3-0, with impressive wins over Roy Nelson, Mike Russow and most recently ‘Big Nog.’ In late October, UFC president Dana White stated that the 36-year-old Brazilian, Werdum, would be the next man to challenge rating UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 10, 2013 10:41 am

Paul Walker’s BJJ Trainer Recounts 10-Years Of Training, Decision To Award Black Belt

When news broke of Hollywood star Paul Walker’s death, it left the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community reeling. Walker was an avid practitioner of the sport, and held a brown belt before his untimely passing. After leaving Walker’s charity event which aimed to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Walker and his friend Roger Rodas...

Dec 10, 2013 7:21 am

Ivan Jorge vs. Rodrigo Damm Added To UFC Fight Night 36

A lightweight matchup between two talented grapplers has been added to UFC Fight Night 36 in Brazil. Ivan Jorge looks to put his seven fight win streak on the line when he faces Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion and Ultimate Fighter: Brazil alum Rodrigo Damm (pictured). Jorge will be making his second appearance inside the UFC...

Dec 7, 2013 12:55 pm

Rory MacDonald vs Demian Maia Set for UFC 170

UFC Officials have announced the addition of an exciting welterweight bout to February’s UFC 170 event. Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia have both agreed to fight. For the first time since his 2010 defeat to Carlos Condit, MacDonald is coming off of a loss. After a highly competitive 3 rounds with Robbie Lawler, the Canadian’s...

Dec 6, 2013 8:13 am

Fabricio Werdum to Train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for Cain Velasquez Bout

UFC heavyweight fighter Fabricio Werdum (right) has a good thing going at Kings MMA in Southern California; but according to legendary coach and trainer Rafael Cordeiro, Werdum and team will be traveling to Florida to train with Steve Mocco at American Top Team for additional support as the fighter prepares to challenge UFC heavyweight champion...

Dec 5, 2013 8:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Brown talks upcoming fight with Condit and more

By Evan Stoumbelis Recently I was fortunate enough to interview top welterweight contender Matt “The Immortal” Brown on his upcoming fight with Carlos Condit, GSP vs. Hendricks, how he got his start in the sport and more. As always, Matt’s responses are italicized. How is training for the Condit fight going?: So far so good...

Dec 5, 2013 8:21 am

Cat Zingano injury update: Cleared to train, wants the winner of Rousey vs. Tate 2

UFC women’s bantamweight title contender, Cat Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), finally got some good news following her latest visit with her physician, who revealed that “Alpha” was cleared to resume jiu-jitsu training, as well as light pad work, with full clearance expected for March 1, 2014. Naturally, Zingano was thrilled by the news (via...

Nov 28, 2013 7:27 am

Gabriel Gonzaga: “I Want To Be UFC Champion”

Gabriel Gonzaga, who once scored one of the most surprising knockouts in UFC history, a headkick knockout against feared striker Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, is now gunning for a UFC title. Gonzaga was released from the UFC roster in 2010 after a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub, but got another chance after scoring an...

Nov 27, 2013 8:46 am

Author Shows Us The Softer Side (Yes, It Exists) Of MMA’s Only Female ‘Cyborg’

Cyborgs aren’t supposed to have emotions. They’re supposed to be relentless killing machines dressed in leather jackets and dark sunglasses, with an uncanny resemblance to former bodybuilders. They’re supposed to speak with a thick accent. They’re supposed to let nothing stand in their way as they hunt down semi-helpless children in an attempt to alter the course of...

Nov 22, 2013 9:45 am

EXCLUSIVE | Alexis Davis Wants Title Shot, Says She’ll Capitalize On Ronda Mistakes

“I want that title shot.  I don’t care if it’s Ronda, I don’t care if it’s Miesha, that’s what I’m looking for.” Following a dominant unanimous-decision victory over top-ranked fighter Liz Carmouche, UFC women’s bantamweight star Alexis Davis sits amongst the division’s top fighters; and she has her eyes set on the UFC gold for...

Nov 13, 2013 5:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Gamburyan on TUF, Siver and Cole Miller

Manny Gamburyan, a former challenger to Jose Aldo’s WEC title and an Ultimate Fighter runner-up was on BJPENN.COM radio to talk about a myriad of subjects, including: being a coach on this season’s TUF for Team Rousey, his Dec. 28th fight against Dennis Silver, and his thoughts on his last opponent, Cole Miller’s attempt to...

Nov 13, 2013 12:18 pm

Hendricks Says He Hasn’t Had To “Showcase” His Whole Skillset Until Now

“It’s a feeling,” Johny Hendricks said when asked why he thinks he’ll be the man to dethrone UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre this Saturday.  “It’s that desire, that want.  It’s something inside of me that you can’t explain.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If there is one consistency in MMA, it is the regularity with...

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

At 2-0, Stephens feels reborn at 145-pounds

Jeremy Stephens feels like a new man at 145-pounds and it shows. Coming off a 40-second dismantling of TUF: Brazil winner Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil earlier this month, Stephens says it’s a rebirth of sorts at featherweight. “I took everything I’ve learned at 155, wins and losses, and I’ve moved...

Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Manny Gamburyan on TUF 18 & Ronda’s Public Image Hit

Yesterday we released part 1 of Manny Gamburyan’s BJPENN.COM Radio Exclusive Interview where he addressed the ongoing saga with former opponent Cole Miller. In today’s part 2 ‘The Anvil” discussed all things Ronda Rousey and The Ultimate Fighter season 18. As part of Rousey’s coaching staff, Gamburyan was privy to all the happenings in the...