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Jan 20, 2017 12:43 pm

Jon Jones vs. Luke Rockhold grappling match in the works

Recently, former UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones made the move to submission grappling during his suspension from MMA. Jones stepped into the cage against MMA legend Dan Henderson for a highly anticipated grappling match at Submission Underground 2. Jones won the fight in dominant fashion, submitting Henderson in just minutes. Following the match, Jones found...

Jan 13, 2017 11:40 am

Cody Garbrandt wants to rematch Cruz, cut “snake” TJ Dillashaw’s head off

Cody Garbrandt hasn’t been quiet since he stole the UFC bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz in late December. In the moments after his bantamweight title win, Garbrandt surprised by suggesting he’d like to give Cruz an immediate rematch. Shortly thereafter, he made waves by telling MMA reporter Ariel Helwani that he was interested in a...

Jan 13, 2017 7:47 am

TJ Dillashaw on fighting Cody Garbrandt: I’m in his head

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt defeated Dominick Cruz with a unanimous decision, winning the UFC bantamweight title as he did. Earlier that same night, former bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw scored a big win of his own, defeating the highly regarded John Lineker by decision. With his UFC 207...

Jan 11, 2017 1:02 pm

The 10 best comebacks in UFC history

There is nothing quite like a good comeback in a fight. Watching a fighter bounce back from the brink of a stoppage or a massive deficit on the scorecards to land a game-changing punch or lock up a submission is an absolute thrill. This week, we’ve decided to celebrate these incredible momentum swings by compiling...


Jan 11, 2017 8:53 am

Jon Jones fires back at “d***hebag” Dillon Danis

Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones recently made quite the waves in the grappling community when he stepped into the cage at Submission Underground 3 to grapple with MMA legend and former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson. The matchup was one that was a long time in the making. Back in 2012, Henderson was set...

Jan 9, 2017 10:05 am

MMA community reacts to anti-MMA comment in Meryl Streep speech

The most buzz-worthy moment of Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was a Meryl Streep speech that criticized not only Donald Trump and the sport of football, but also threw a subtle jab at mixed martial arts. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep said after...

Jan 9, 2017 6:41 am

Meryl Streep criticizes MMA, Scott Coker responds

Apparently, legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is not a mixed martial arts (MMA) fan. During Sunday’s 74th Golden Globes, Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In her acceptance speech for this award, Streep got fairly political, criticizing US President Elect Donald Trump, and ultimately, taking a jab at the great sports...

Jan 5, 2017 12:23 pm

Tito Ortiz explains why he’s retiring from MMA

On January 21st, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz will step into the cage for the final time when he squares off against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated grudge match. Ahead of the fight, both men have continued to trade verbal jabs at one another, with both men promising to...

Jan 4, 2017 8:24 am

Tito Ortiz opens up on Cris Cyborg turning down UFC title fights

The last several weeks of 2016 certainly were interesting ones for Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg. UFC President Dana White revealed several weeks ago that Cris Cyborg, who is 2-0 under the UFC banner at catchweight fights at 140 pounds, had turned down not one, but two opportunities to fight for the inaugural women’s...

Dec 21, 2016 9:41 am

VIDEO | Throwback! Jon Jones KOs sparring partner with one punch

Jon Jones is known for many things. He’s knowns as the greatest light heavyweight our sport has ever seen, and perhaps the greatest fighter ever outright. He’s known as the youngest champion in UFC history. He’s known as a troubled individual outside the cage. He’s known as an incredibly talented grappler. He’s known as a creative,...

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 16, 2016 12:29 pm

The 5 best trash talkers in MMA today

Trash talk is as much a part of combat sports as punches and judging controversy. Not every fighter, however, is good at it. Try as they might, some people just can’t hang on the mic. Then, of course, there are those fighters with a natural gift of the gab; fighters with the quick wit and...

Dec 12, 2016 9:22 am

VIDEO | Watch Jon Jones submit Dan Henderson at Submission Underground 2

Jon Jones get Hendo to tap. 6:39 with an arm triangle. #SUG2 pic.twitter.com/c7kwDqgodf — Billy Gates (@GatesOnSports) December 12, 2016 Way back in 2012, light heavyweight great Jon “Bones” Jones was expected to defend the UFC light heavyweight title against former two-division Pride champion Dan Henderson. The fight was supposed to fill the main event...

Dec 11, 2016 7:59 pm

SUG 2 Results: Jon Jones submits Dan Henderson

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones squared off with MMA legend Dan Henderson in the headlining match of tonight’s Submission Underground 2 event in Portland, Oregon. “Bones” was able to mount “Hendo” and then proceeded to secure an arm-triangle choke which forced the former dual-division PRIDE champion to tapout. Following his submission victory, which...

Nov 21, 2016 7:31 am

Free agent Lorenz Larkin is now allowed to negotiate with other promotions

In August of this year, Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin mauled long-time welterweight contender Neil Magny to a first-round TKO. In doing so, he improved his welterweight record to a strong 4-1, and established himself as one of the division’s very best fighters – the seventh best, according to the UFC rankings. Larkin’s defeat of Magny...

Oct 31, 2016 5:25 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Jake Shields: “There’s constantly big name guys fighting with the UFC.”

Jake Shields has fought for nearly every major mixed martial arts promotion in the sports relatively short history. From winning the Strikeforce middleweight belt, to fighting for the UFC’s stacked welterweight division, Shields has bounced around quite about before landing at World Series of Fighting, where he currently calls home. Shields spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com...

Oct 26, 2016 7:21 am

Jon Jones Explains Why He’d Rather Fight “Rumble” than “DC”

On December 10, in the main event of UFC 206, Daniel Cormier will defend the UFC light heavyweight title against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. As significant as this bout is, however, it will have a shadow cast over it by one man: former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Jones won the divisional crown in early 2011...

Oct 14, 2016 8:20 am

Tony Ferguson Accuses Conor McGregor of Stealing his Lines

On November 5, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Mexico, streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson will take on former champion Rafael Dos Anjos in a bout that could well earn the winner a shot at the lightweight title. One week later, in the main event of UFC 205, Irish superstar Conor...

Oct 12, 2016 1:44 pm

Al Iaquinta Confirms He’s Fully Retired from Fighting

On November 12, the UFC will make it’s long-awaited debut in New York City with UFC 205. Given that this event marks the organization’s first trip to The Big Apple, it unsurprisingly sought to fill the card’s lineup with New York based fighters. One of those fighters was Wantagh, New York’s Al Iaquinta, who was...

Sep 27, 2016 1:54 pm

Why We’ll Still Miss Jon Jones at UFC 205

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City, is quickly emerging as one of the greatest fight cards in MMA history. So long as it isn’t ravaged by injuries or PED-busts – knock on wood – it might actually take that title outright. The card, which will emanate from Madison Square...

Sep 25, 2016 12:04 pm

Krazy Horse and Wanderlei Silva go at it again backstage at RIZIN

Earlier this week bitter rivals Charles ‘Krazy Horse’ Bennett and former PRIDE champion Wanderlei Silva got into a war of words at a hotel in Japan. (Watch that video here). Well, it appears that the bad blood between Wanderlei Silva and Krazy Horse is still boiling as the two went at it again, this time backstage following Bennet’s seven-second...

Sep 23, 2016 6:12 pm

VIDEO | This Nate Diaz ‘Gangsta’s paradise’ highlight is simply great

Nate Diaz’s rise to superstardom has been an amazing thing to witness. From making his way through “The Ultimate Fighter” season five and eventually winning the finals against Manny Gamburyan in 2007 to his multi-million dollar payday at UFC 202 against Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz has come a long way in his professional mixed martial...

Sep 18, 2016 8:07 am

Fighters React to Derek Brunson’s First-Round Finish of Uriah Hall

On Saturday night, the UFC took over the small border town of Hidalgo Texas with UFC Fight Night 94. In the main event of the evening, Michael Johnson dazzled with a first-round knockout of streaking contender Dustin Poirier. In the night’s co-main event, rising middleweight Derek Brunson scored a similarly emphatic win, leveling the hot-and-cold...

Sep 17, 2016 9:14 am

VIDEO | Rashad Evans on the mitts ahead of middleweight debut

[ooyala code=”AyZHB4NTE6KriC0zx8LKAzCQ07oMUxHq” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1600″ autoplay=”true”] Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has been on a bit of a slide as of late. In 2013, Evans went on a 2-fight win streak that saw him defeat Dan Henderson via split decision, and defeat Chael Sonnen via 1st round TKO. Unfortunately, Evans was sidelined...

Sep 16, 2016 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJPENN.COM’s Rapid Fire episode 1 with BJ Penn

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/283207968″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn was a recent guest on BJPENN.com’s “Rapid Fire”, with host Chris Taylor, where he discussed a number of different topics including his comeback fight against Ricardo Lamas which takes place next month in Manila, Philippines. “The Prodigy”, who has not...