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Apr 18, 2015 10:00 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC on FOX 15 Edition

UFC on FOX 15 goes down tonight night live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event is headlined by a key middleweight bout featuring former Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold taking on former UFC light heavyweight title holder Lyoto Machida. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor recently sat down with former UFC and PRIDE veteran Phil...

Jan 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Cung Le Retires, UFC Executives React

UFC and Strikeforce veteran Cung Le has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. The combat fighting legend announced the news today via his official instagram account. “After several months of thought and discussion with my wife and family, we realize our future includes many things, but active competition in mixed martial arts is no longer one...

Jun 17, 2014 10:53 am

Jon Jones Talks Gustafsson Rematch: Cormier Is More Deserving

Jon Jones joined America’s Pregame to talk about his upcoming fight with Alexander Gustafsson, his relationship with the UFC, and how he still feels Daniel Cormier is more deserving of a title shot. Who’s more deserving? I would say Daniel Cormier has better accolades and the better record,” Jones said. “He’s undefeated, and he’s beaten...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...


Apr 20, 2014 12:23 pm

Miesha Tate: “I Wasn’t Confident That I Won It”

On Saturday, Miesha Tate participated in a closely contested bout with Liz Carmouche at UFC on Fox 11. And while Tate ultimately got a unanimous decision nod from the judges, Tate was not sure that she would be awarded the win. Carmouche started off strong, controlling the majority of the round with takedowns. She started...

Apr 15, 2014 7:48 pm

‘TUF Nations Finale’ Gambling Odds: Is Tim Kennedy a Good Underdog Bet?

Written by Jon Kirschner | Twitter: @MMAKirschner The Odds (Favorite) Michael Bisping: -195 (Underdog) Tim Kennedy: +180 After what seemed like months of trash talk going back-and-forth between the two, Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy will finally put an end to their feud. The rivalry started back in November 2013 when Kennedy took to Twitter...

Mar 28, 2014 12:07 pm

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Is Fighting Her Way To Ronda Rousey

The possibility of a fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Ronda Rousey is becoming more and more real. This Friday, Cyborg will be facing two-time champion Jorina Baars in a scheduled ‘Lion Fights’ Muay Thai fight, where they will crown their first 145 pounds women’s champion. After that, she will return to Invicta in May for another fight at 145,...

Mar 3, 2014 11:05 am

Is UFC Fight Pass Worth The Cost? An In-Depth Review

With the UFC Fight Pass now behind a pay-wall, and two live events in the book, it’s time to judge the service’s worth. Back at the end of 2013, the UFC officially announced  the program, promising three key components: live events, access to the UFC’s fight library, and a slew of original UFC programming, for...

Jan 21, 2014 2:46 pm

Alistair Overeem’s Manager Says Overeem is Always Welcome at Blackzilian Camp

Glenn Robinson, CEO of Authentic Sports Management, spoke out yesterday concerning the Blackzilian camp of fighter.  One of the team’s stars, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem (above), has left the Florida-based fight camp to train in Thailand for his next fight, but Robinson explained that the former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion still has a home...

Jan 17, 2014 8:43 am

Dana White and UFC plan on extending UFC Fight Pass fight library by March

Recently, the UFC announced their exciting new digital network UFC Fight Pass. The package is expected to be what every fight fan dreams of with loads of exclusive content such as a huge library of fights. They have also had their first online only event with UFC Fight Night 34 that aired January 4. The...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Dec 21, 2013 9:55 am

Ronda Rousey: It Will Be Nice Not Having To Deal With Miesha Anymore

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looks to defend her UFC title for the second time next Saturday at UFC 168 when she faces her rival Miesha Tate. To Rousey, a victory in this fight will be a relief, as she feels she will no longer have to worry about Tate, who has been a...

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 10, 2013 11:00 am

Remembering the life and career of Shane Del Rosario

It’s a strange thing, finding out that someone who you don’t know personally, but know from the media has passed away. It’s almost like you’re not sure if you should grieve and be upset. You weren’t family, you weren’t friends; but still you feel that sense of sadness and pain. What should we do? There...

Dec 3, 2013 9:30 am

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov In The Works For UFC 170

An intriguing lightweight matchup is reportedly in the works between Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) and Rustam Khabilov for February’s UFC 170 event. This announcement comes by way of FOXSports.com, but UFC officials have yet to announce the bout. UFC 170 is set to go down in the UFC’s backyard of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event...

Nov 12, 2013 12:12 pm

UFC 167’s Robbie Lawler: “I Come to Beat People Up and Have a Good Time”

“I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready,” said UFC welterweight fighter Robbie Lawler, who takes on fellow top contender in Rory MacDonald this weekend at UFC 167.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Robbie Lawler’s...

Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Backlash Towards Rousey: ‘She’s The Reason Women Fight in UFC’

“Hate her or not,” UFC President Dana White said about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, “the reason all these girls fight in the UFC is because of her.”  White responded to the criticism Rousey has received after her coaching role on the latest season of the UFC’s realitiy-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’   By Christopher...

Oct 24, 2013 6:27 am

Miesha Tate: I will seriously shoot myself in the face if Ronda armbars me again

Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) recently appeared on MMA Fight Corner Radio, where she discussed the keys to defeating her UFC 168 opponent, Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), whom she lost her Strikeforce belt to back in early 2012: “For one, not being too emotional,” said Tate. “I think that was the biggest...

Sep 11, 2013 5:28 pm

World Series of Fighting 5 Media Conference Call Highlights

The World Series Of Fighting takes place this Saturday at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is headlined by two UFC veterans in Mike Kyle and former heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski, two men looking to ignite life in to the latter stages of two memorable careers. On Wednesday, a conference call was...

Aug 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Koscheck vs. Woodley Set For Growing UFC 167 Event

A third welterweight scrap has been added to the upcoming UFC 167 event in the form of Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley. UFC officials announced the bout earlier today. The pay-per-view event, which features a main event title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks goes down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena...

Aug 20, 2013 10:36 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald Confirmed for UFC 167

The UFC confirmed Tuesday that Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Rory MacDonald are set to fight one another at UFC 167.  With both men coming off wins at UFC on FOX 8 last month, this fight has heavy implications of a title contender.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler are set to...

Jul 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Champ Jon Jones Has No Aspirations To Fight The ‘Slowing’ Dan Henderson

When Dan Henderson was imported back into the UFC as the last reigning Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, he was quickly ushered into the UFC title picture. A Fight-Of-The-Year performance over ‘Shogun’ Rua made him a lock for a shot against Jon Jones for the UFC crown that has eluded the MMA legend his entire career. Unfortunately...

Jun 26, 2013 8:01 am

TIm Kennedy | Emptying Trash Cans Pays More Than UFC

“It’s pathetic that so many fighters [have to have other job]. I’m one of the 3% of guys in the whole entire sport and it would be slim pickings to survive off what I make in fighting. It’s a good thing I have another job because the UFC doesn’t pay very well. Anybody who accepts...

Jun 7, 2013 1:00 pm

Jon Fitch and Jacob Volkmann Talk UFC Fighters’ Union During WSOF 3 Media Call

Just one week before Jon Fitch and Jacob Volkmann are set to debut for the World Series of Fighting against Josh Burkman and Lyle Beerbohm, respectively, the two fighters spoke to the media answering questions about their recent departures from the UFC.   Inevitably, questions for both fighters focused on the UFC’s decision to let...