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Sep 24, 2013 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz: ‘I know I can beat Renan Barao’

“I’m a mixed martial artist. I can fight with him anywhere. I look at it as a chess match, literally. Renan Barao plays chess when he’s in there. I play chess when I’m there. The most impressive part about Barao is the way that he mixes things up. He’s constantly shooting, kneeing up the middle,...

Sep 24, 2013 7:20 am

Anderson Silva: I’m going to give back the knockout

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour,” where he explained how he plans to defeat currrent champion Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) at UFC 168 this December: “I (will) give back the knockout,” said Silva. “I’m working hard now. Chris is the...

Sep 23, 2013 12:45 pm

UFC Gym To Open Second Signature Oahu Location With BJ Penn

UFC GYM announced today that it will partner with former two-division UFC champion and coach of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter BJ Penn to open a second signature fitness facility in the fighter’s home state of Hawaii. The fitness destination, which will begin enrolling members on September 24, 2013, is set to open...

Sep 19, 2013 1:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Fisette’s TUF 18 Fighter Blog Week 3

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight is a contestant on this season of (TUF:18) The Ultimate Fighter: Tate vs. Rousey. Here is what Louis had to say about Week 3 of his ‘TUF’ experience: The episode starts with the coaches...

Sep 19, 2013 10:34 am

Royce Gracie: Kyra Is Better Than Ronda Rousey

“Kyra has talent, is tough, she only needs the discipline to train (MMA). It’s always a pleasure to watch a Gracie winning. We were born fighting. She has the whole package. She has more submissions, is more used to competition. (Ronda Rousey) is good, she knows what she’s doing. (But) Kyra’s jiu-jitsu is better, with...

Sep 16, 2013 11:41 am

Tibau Coach Reveals Secrets Behind Biggest Weight Cut in MMA

UFC 155 pound fighter, Gleison Tibau continually goes through one of the biggest weight cuts in the sport today. According to reports, the lightweight fighter walks around at 190 pounds and usually re-gains around 30 pounds after his weigh-ins so he walks into the cage around 185 pounds. That’s a big lightweight. His coach, the...

Sep 16, 2013 10:45 am

Glover Planning On Challenging Jones vs. Gustafsson Winner

“I expect this to be a tough fight, but I believe Jones is more complete.His wrestling and jiu-jitsu are better, and he will win. I believe he will take [Gustafsson] down and finish [the fight]. That’s the way I see this fight going.” “I don’t know if the UFC will [let me walk in the...

Sep 14, 2013 2:22 pm

The World Series of Fighting 5 Main Card Live Play-by-Play and Results

The World Series of Fighting returns to Atlantic City, and with it a middleweight tournament capped off by a heavyweight main event. The Preliminary bouts begin at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and the Main card begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT BJPENN.com will be providing live Play-by-Play for the entire main card as...

Sep 10, 2013 9:26 pm

World Series of Fighting 5 Preview: A Card Not to be Overlooked

This Saturday, the World Series of Fighting holds its fifth major event in the United States and in a surprise move, it is scheduled in a coinciding time slot to perhaps the biggest boxing PPV draw of all time. It’s headlined by two UFC veterans in former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and Mike Kyle....

Sep 5, 2013 10:54 am

EXCLUSIVE: Louis Fisette’s TUF 18 Fighter Blog Week 1

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight is a contestant on this season of (TUF:18) The Ultimate Fighter: Tate vs. Rousey. Here is what Louis had to say about Week 1 of his ‘TUF’ experience: As the first episode starts, we see clips of...

Sep 4, 2013 10:48 am

QUICK TWITT | Anthony Pettis Submitted Benson Henderson As A Blue Belt

‘There are black belts and then there are black belts’ Famous words from UFC commentator Joe Rogan who himself happens to hold a black belt rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, also holds a black belt in brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in his latest outing at UFC 164 he adorned his shorts...

Aug 27, 2013 10:28 am

WSOF 5 Card Finalized With The Addition of 3

A trio of contests have been added to September’s “World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle” lineup, as Rick “The Gladiator” Glenn (13-2-1) meets Artur Rofi (6-0), Ozzy Dugulubgov (4-1) faces Andrew “Ozzy” Osbourne (7-5) and Sidemar “Sideco” Honorio (8-3) takes on Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera (12-1). With the additions to the evening’s preliminary...

Aug 22, 2013 10:49 am

World Series of Fighting 5 Features Three Gracies: Rolles, Gregor and Neiman

The First Family of Mixed Martial Arts will leave a significant imprint on World Series of Fighting’s next event as three different members of the Gracie clan will appear on the eagerly anticipated Sept. 14 card at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. In addition to a recently announced heavyweight contest between Rolles Gracie...

Aug 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Whether Sonnen Is On TRT Or Not, Shogun Ready To Fight

“I don’t care about that. I want to fight. With TRT or not, I will get there to do my job and will get the win. I’ve worked a lot on my jiu-jitsu with Roberto Gordo, and I’m ready to face him on the ground. But the fight starts standing, and that’s where I like...

Aug 15, 2013 11:21 am

Lil Nog Eyeing Shogun Rematch After This Weekends UFC on FS1 Event

“That fight (Sonnen) doesn’t interest me because I want to fight the best, and there are a lot of fighters that are better than him, including Shogun, Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans. Chael talks trash, he’s pure marketing. If we keep talking about him, that’s what he wants. He fought three times for the world...

Aug 12, 2013 3:06 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Chad George talks return to MMA

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan WEC veteran Chad George made a big announcement on BJPENN.com radio on Wednesday regarding his return to MMA after having a disk in his back replaced. After his announcement I was fortunate enough to interview Chad 1 on 1. Special thanks to Jason House (@JayFSE) for setting this up. As...

Aug 9, 2013 4:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Vet Tyson Griffin WSOF 4 Pre-Fight Interview | BJPENN.COM RADIO

  By JAKE CHASTAIN The boys over at BJPenn.com Radio recently invited longtime MMA fan-favorite and top competitor, Tyson Griffin, onto the airwaves to discuss the current happenings of his career and also his upcoming fight with JZ Cavalcante at WSOF 4 this Saturday, August 10th on NBC Sports Network. Griffin, who competed in the...

Aug 8, 2013 3:25 pm

Vinny Magalhaes: I’ll retire if cut by the UFC

When Vinny Magalhaes (10-7 MMA, 1-4 UFC) left his gloves in the Octagon following a 14-second knockout loss to 40-year-old Australian Anthony Perosh (14-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC 163, many wondered if he was retiring. In an interview with MSN Brazil, Magalhaes shed some light on his current situation saying the following: “I have one...

Aug 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 5, 2013 12:28 pm

Pettis Denies Aldo Coaches Claims Of Fake Injury To Avoid Title Fight

Over the weekend Nova Uniao founder and Jose Aldo head coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian radio show and pretty much dissed top UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, for backing out of what should have been the main event last weekend. “In my opinion, [Pettis] never got hurt,” Pederneiras stated. “He realized he’d never...

Aug 3, 2013 1:01 pm

UFC 163 Preliminary Card Play By Play and Live Results

Tonight the UFC returns to Brazilian territory with UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie. The event goes down from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena and airs live on pay-per-view. The UFC Preliminary card starts on Facebook.com at 3:30PM PT and shifts to FX after the first two bouts have streamed. Tune in right here for...

Jul 25, 2013 9:52 am

Ian McCall: “I’ve Kind of Blown My UFC Career So Far”

“I’m in a much better place. You know, I’ve kind of blown my UFC career so far, but now it’s time to earn what’s rightfully mine. I’ve always been physically ready. Every fight, I’ve always been in shape. I’ve always been there. Just for me it’s a mental thing because I can be a head...

Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

With Robert Drysdale Out, UFC Newcomer Francimar Barroso Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Jiu-jitsu ace and UFC newcomer Robert Drysdale was recently forced out of his UFC 163 bout with Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) with a staph infection. Now, his former opponent, Ednaldo Oliveira, has been given a new challenger to face on August 3rd. That new challenger, like Drysdale, is also promotional newcomer as Francimar Barroso (15-3)...