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Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am

TJ Dillashaw on Cody Garbrandt: “He Does Not Deserve the Title Shot Yet”

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw lost the UFC bantamweight title to long-absent former champion Dominick Cruz in a razor-close, five-round war. Given the competitive nature of the bout, many expected the two to be booked for an immediate championship rematch. This is not the way things went down. Instead, Cruz went on to...

Sep 13, 2016 5:57 am

Demetrious Johnson: After Four Years as UFC Champion, “I Can’t Retire.”

We’ve seen some huge paydays in MMA recently. Back in March, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to be paid $1 million dollars, flat-out. Months later, at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar more than doubled that record with a disclosed purse of $2.5 million. Then, in August, McGregor once again beat the record...

Sep 12, 2016 8:31 pm

Jimmie Rivera Wants Number-One-Contender Fight with TJ Dillashaw

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera defeated Urijah Faber by unanimous decision. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the bantamweight contender’s career. Now an incredible 20-1 overall, and an deeply-embedded member of the bantamweight division’s top-10, Rivera is undoubtedly is now ready for another big step up...


Sep 12, 2016 7:17 am

Jon Jones interested in potential superfight with Stipe Miocic

Jon Jones may be dealing with a potential two-year USADA suspension for two failed tests leading into UFC 200, but that hasn’t stopped the 28-year-old light heavyweight kingpin from thinking big. Like, heavyweight big. Jones commented on a potential superfight with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who just knocked out Alistair Overeem on Saturday at UFC...

Sep 12, 2016 6:39 am

Jon Jones says he won’t be fighting at UFC 205 in native New York

Upstate New York native Jon Jones won’t be able to fight in time for the UFC’s debut event in the Empire State, according to a twitter exchange with a fan on Sunday. @JonnyBones is MSG still on the radar? — Black Bart Simpson (@BlackBartSon) September 12, 2016 No https://t.co/8rnZENlG0R — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September...

Sep 12, 2016 5:47 am

Luke Rockhold Reacts to “Jacare” Booking

For awhile there, it looked as though it could be some time before we saw former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold back in the UFC’s Octagon. He’d expressed some serious disappointment with the money the UFC was offering him, and seemed to be focused on his burgeoning modelling career. Luckily, however, the UFC has found a...

Sep 11, 2016 5:24 pm

Breaking! Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza 2 will headline November’s UFC Fight Night event in Melbourne

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will return to the octagon this November when he squares off with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the main event of UFC Fight Night Melbourne. UFC officials just announced the bout. #UFCMelbourne Main Event 🔥🔥🔥| November [email protected] vs. @JacareMMA 2! Details ➡️https://t.co/Qe4RblbLl5 pic.twitter.com/nPJiclA71p — UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) September 12, 2016...

Sep 11, 2016 4:45 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum fought Travis Browne with a fractured foot

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum scored a unanimous decision victory over Hawaiian Travis Browne in the co-headliner of yesterday’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. The victory marked the second time that Werdum had defeated Browne via decision in the past 30 months, having previously scored a victory over “Hapa” in April of 2014....

Sep 11, 2016 11:42 am

Ben Rothwell slams “unprofessional” Fabricio Werdum

UFC heavyweight contender “Big” Ben Rothwell was supposed to square off with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at last night’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately for fight fans, Rothwell suffered an injury just weeks ahead of the scheduled bout and was forced to pull out of the contest. Rothwell was replaced by...

Sep 11, 2016 7:23 am

Photo | Travis Browne’s accidental eye poke on Fabricio Werdum was brutal!

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum scored a unanimous decision victory over Travis Browne in the co-main event of last night’s UFC 203 fight card in Cleveland, Ohio. (See the highlights here). During the fight Browne landed an accidental eye poke on the Brazilian submission specialist and as you can see in the photo below...

Sep 11, 2016 12:41 am

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne (highlights)

In the co-main event of UFC 203, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum made his return to the Octagon for the first time since losing his title to Stipe Miocic earlier this year. Werdum’s return fight was a rematch with Travis Browne, who he defeated back in 2014. History repeated itself in Cleveland, Ohio this...

Sep 10, 2016 9:37 pm

VIDEO | Stipe Miocic TKOs Alistair Overeem

Miocic knocks Overeem out in Rd 1 #UFC203 #MiocicOvereem pic.twitter.com/2tcN33djSS — Frontproof Media (@FrontProofMedia) September 11, 2016 In the main event of UFC 203, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic stepped into the Octagon in front of his hometown fans in hopes of defending his UFC heavyweight championship. In the very first round, Overeem landed a...

Sep 10, 2016 11:57 am

Jon Jones posts message of appreciation for fans

Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones has been away from the Octagon for quite some time. After being slated to fight Daniel Cormier in a highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 200, all signs pointed to Jones making his return to the Octagon on July...

Sep 10, 2016 11:02 am

Fabricio Werdum on UFC 203 fight: “I need this victory”

Earlier this year, the MMA community was left stunned as UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was knocked out cold by Stipe Miocic, who landed a spectacular counter-punch that knocked out Werdum. Tonight at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio, ‘Vai Calvao’ will have the opportunity to return to the win column and potentially earn himself a...

Sep 10, 2016 5:36 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor photobombs Teruto Ishihara and it is awesome

[ooyala code=”1rdm1zNTE63hIcUt6f6Rwt5pWov4emuK” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″] Teruto “Yashabo” Ishihara is quickly making a name for himself in the UFC. With his highlight knockouts and his hilarious outspoken love for the ladies, it’s easy to see why “Yashabo” is quickly gaining a ton of fans. Famous in his own right, it looks like Ishihara and his...

Sep 9, 2016 6:13 pm

VIDEO | Manny Pacquiao mocks Floyd Mayweather for wanting Conor McGregor fight

Prior to the announcement that Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz would have their highly anticipated welterweight rematch at UFC 202, rumors were circling in regards to a potential boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Both men went back and forth in the media, with both of them verbally agreeing to a fight. While...

Sep 9, 2016 6:51 am

UFC 204 Sells out in 6 Minutes

Earlier this year, England’s Michael Bisping shocked the world by flattening Luke Rockhold to win the UFC middleweight crown. From there, logic suggested the Brit would defend his title in a rematch with Rockhold, or against another top-flight middleweight in Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza or Yoel Romero. Instead, the next middleweight title shot was awarded to...

Sep 9, 2016 6:49 am

VIDEO | Ray Longo Says Chris Weidman Will Fight “Jacare” or Yoel Romero in NYC

Earlier this week, rumors began to swirl that former middleweight champion Chris Weidman would be taking on Yoel Romero at UFC 205 in NYC this November 12. When Romero posted a photo of himself signing a contract (which he has since deleted), these rumors only gained credibility. On the latest episode of Jon Anik and...

Sep 8, 2016 1:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Head Coach on Rockhold’s modeling career: “Everyone knows how good looking he is”

Luke Rockhold’s modeling contract surprised many in the MMA community except for his teammates and coaches at American Kickboxing Academy. American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez spoke exclusively to BJPenn.com on Thursday and discussed his teammate’s reactions to Rockhold’s recently signed modeling contract and budding career as a male model. “No one was surprised. Everyone knows...

Sep 7, 2016 10:11 pm

Shane Carwin officially comes out of retirement

Former UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has been teasing a return to MMA for quite some time now. Numerous Tweets from Carwin had the MMA community playing matchmaker as they began putting together potential fights for the former heavyweight champ. Fans even went as far as to call for a rematch with former UFC heavyweight...

Sep 7, 2016 6:17 pm

Jon Jones looking good on the mitts while sorting out suspension

[ooyala code=”N3eWNyNTE6aI6MOe5Vk3hRzLH2lBtLEh” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″] Jon Jones may be sidelined at the moment while he sorts out his USADA suspension from a positive test in the weeks leading up UFC 200, but ‘Bones’ is training hard regardless. The former light heavyweight champion posted an Instagram video of him hitting the mitts, and Jones looks better than ever....

Sep 7, 2016 1:22 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 Appears to Have Broken the UFC’s Previous PPV Record

From the moment it was announced, it was clear that UFC 202 would be a very successful card. Headlined by a welterweight rematch between Stockton slugger Nate Diaz and Irish superstar Conor McGregor, it immediately had all the makings of a top-selling UFC pay-per-view. As it turns out, however, the card might actually have been...

Sep 7, 2016 12:53 pm

PHOTO | Legend Mike Tyson just claimed Nate Diaz is the baddest man on the planet

You know you have made it when boxing icon Mike Tyson claims you are the “baddest man on the planet.” Following Nate Diaz’s rise to the top of the UFC’s payscale in his last two fights against UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, the youngest boxer to ever win the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles...

Sep 7, 2016 10:07 am

Chael Sonnen calls for Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

Going into UFC 202, there was much speculation as to what UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s next move would be after his rematch with Nate Diaz. McGregor won his rematch with Diaz via majority decision, avenging his UFC 196 loss to the Stockton superstar. In the wake of McGregor’s win, there has been much speculation...

Sep 7, 2016 9:32 am

After Overeem, Stipe Miocic Wants to Avenge an Old Loss

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 203, Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his UFC heavyweight title against decorated striker Alistair Overeem. Though Miocic is favored to win this fight, which will occur in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio, his victory is certainly not a foregone conclusion. Despite the scale of this...

Sep 7, 2016 7:02 am

Report | Conor McGregor Turned Down Movie Role to Fight at UFC 205

Last December, Irish superstar Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight title by knocking out former champion Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Instead of defending that title, the Irishman’s next move was an immediate jump up to lightweight to challenge for former champion Rafael Dos Anjos’ crown. As we now know, of course, this is...