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Dec 23, 2013 8:20 am

Miesha Tate: ‘ I just want to punch Ronda in the face’

“I’m prepared to do anything necessary to win this fight. I’ve trained everything. Obviously I have the wrestling. I feel like I have a very strong ground game that’s been really underestimated. So, I’ve been sharpening the things that I want to, that I feel like I need to. But, you know, I just really...

Dec 21, 2013 11:20 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Leonard Garcia on the Mexican Fighting Spirit

Leonard Garcia is well-known as one of the toughest fighters in mixed martial arts.  He has fought in a number of Fight of the Night performances – most notably with Roger Huerta, Chan Sung Jung and Nam Phan – where he took and gave incredible damage for 15 minutes.  Garcia credits his style of fighting...

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

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 21, 2013 8:25 am

Carlos Condit Vs. Tyron Woodley For Co-Main Event At UFC 171

In what has become a welterweight card for the ages, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron Woodley has been placed in the co-main event of UFC 171. Headlining the event will be a welterweight title fight between Johny “Big Rigg” Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. This card will undoubtedly shake up the welterweight division’s...

Dec 19, 2013 12:04 pm

Tarec Saffiedine Thinks the 170 Division Will Now Have More Excitement

“He has nothing else to prove. He’s the champion for so long, he’s at the top. I understand that he needs to some time off, I guess, for whatever reason he claims. He was a great champion and now it’s going to be even more exciting for the welterweight division, for all the guys that...

Dec 14, 2013 9:35 pm

White: Nick Diaz Turned Down Carlos Condit Fight, Wants Hendricks/Lawler Winner

Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz is no stranger to controversial headlines. With the retirement of mega-star Georges St. Pierre, the UFC welterweight division’s stacked deck of cards has been shuffled. The fate of the UFC Welterweight Championship has been decided as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will duke it out for the vacated belt...

Dec 13, 2013 7:24 am

Diego Sanchez Meets Myles Jury At UFC 171

Diego Sanchez, who just signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC, will now face The Ultimate Fighter 15 standout Miles Jury in a lightweight match up at UFC 171. Jury puts his 13-0 record on the line against the seven time “Fight of the Night” winner Sanchez, who has won three of his...

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 3:37 pm

Shane del Rosario’s family will donate his organs, plans to create a foundation

  Shane del Rosario suffered a sudden heart attack on Nov. 26. He fought for nearly two weeks before dying at just 30-years-old The family of the former UFC/Strikeforce fighter released a statement on Tuesday in which it announced that it would honor his wishes by donating his organs. Del Rosario is suspected to have...

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 10, 2013 10:22 am

The MMA World Reacts To The Tragic Passing Of Shane Del Rosario

Yesterday, BJPENN.COM was the first to report on the tragic passing of UFC heavyweight fighter, Shane Del Rosario. Today we have a group of twitter posts from popular MMA Figures expressing their condolences for the loss the MMA world just suffered. Shane Del Rosario passed away after two-weeks of hospitalization, fighting through the final days...

Dec 10, 2013 7:48 am

Josh Thomson Figured Anthony Pettis Would Pull Out Of Fight

Josh “The Punk” Thomson is not one to pull punches. Thomson was set to face current UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis for UFC gold at UFC on Fox 9 after stunning the MMA world with a TKO finish over Nate Diaz. Unfortunately for Thomson though, Pettis was forced off the card, citing a torn...

Dec 10, 2013 7:24 am

UFC Set To Release New Digital UFC Network As Part Of International Expansion

The UFC announced plans recently to create a digital, subscription based network to broadcast events. The reason for this plan involves the UFC’s  international expansion and the fact that they will be broadcasting more events than usual in the future. The UFC’s Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik went on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour to...

Dec 9, 2013 12:54 pm

Ronda Rousey 10-1 Favorite Over Tate In Rematch

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (above) comes into her UFC 168 title defense against longtime rival Miesha Tate as the heavy favorite, earning 10-1 odds in the betting world.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The last few months may have seen UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey lose her title as everyone’s favorite female...

Dec 9, 2013 8:19 am

UFC on Fox 10 adds Cruickshank vs. Rio

The UFC on Fox 10 card added its 11th fight to the docket. Lightweights Daron Cruickshank (13-4, *pictured) and Mike Rio (9-3) will meet in Chicago, the promotion announced on Sunday. UFC on FOX 10 takes place on Jan. 25 at the United Center in Chicago. The main event will pit two lightweight contenders in...

Dec 8, 2013 3:19 pm

UFC 171 Adds Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva to Lineup

Originally slated to co-main event UFC Fight Night 35, Ovince St. Preux vs. Thiago Silva has officially been added to UFC 171. UFC 171 is scheduled to take place on March 15, 2014 in Dallas Texas. Ovince St. Preux commanded attention while fighting for former employers at Strikeforce. He was victorious in five of his...

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...