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Aug 21, 2017 5:59 am

Kevin Lee blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov: Bottom line, he doesn’t want to fight

Earlier this month, we learned that top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson will battle Kevin Lee – not undefeated Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov – for UFC interim lightweight gold at UFC 216. Given Ferguson and Nurmagomedov’s rivalry and shared status as the two best lightweights not named Conor McGregor, this news came as a bit of...

Aug 18, 2017 6:49 am

Chris Weidman Thinks We Still Have A lot More Mayweather vs. McGregor Coming

The former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is in a sort of limbo right now. He broke his losing streak by beating Kelvin Gastelum and you’d think he’d be on his way back towards that title, but his path isn’t that clear. He’s keeping his eye on a rematch with Luke Rockhold, but keeping a...

Aug 17, 2017 1:48 pm

Former boxing sparring partner points out Conor McGregor’s discernible weaknesses

It comes as no surprise to former IBO and IBF welterweight boxing champion Chris van Heerden that Paulie Malignaggi and Conor McGregor’s relationship ended on a sour note. Van Heerden also helped McGregor out with some sparring for his rematch with Nate Diaz and was at the punching end of an edited video clip that...

Aug 17, 2017 10:36 am

Chris Weidman is Contemplating Moving Up to Light Heavyweight

After suffering three straight losses to the top of the division’s heap, Chris Weidman finally secured a win over Kelvin Gastelum. The luck of the All-American may be looking up, but the outlook of the UFC’s middlweight division he calls home is still murky. Georges St-Pierre swooped down like some MMA super hero and cut...

Aug 17, 2017 6:42 am

Report: Lyoto Machida to get tough test in October comeback fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who also contended for the title at middleweight, has not been seen in the cage since June of 2015, when he was smashed to a third-round TKO by the ever-dangerous Yoel Romero. The reason for the former champ’s prolonged absence is an unfortunate USADA-administered suspension stemming from his...

Aug 14, 2017 8:37 am

Coach defends Jon Jones’ reluctance to fight Stipe Miocic

Over the last few weeks, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has expressed interest in a big-ticket money fight with former UFC heavyweight champ and WWE megastar Brock Lesnar. At the same time, Jones explained that a fight with Stipe Miocic, the actual heavyweight champ, doesn’t interest him quite as much: “I feel like if...

Aug 12, 2017 10:43 am

Some Person Just Bet $880K on Floyd Mayweather to Beat Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather aren’t the only people who are going to cash in on their gigantic freak show boxing extravaganza. Sports gamblers everywhere are looking to get a piece of the action either by placing big money on Mayweather, or sliding into a nice underdog bet for McGregor. However, one anonymous and brave...

Aug 10, 2017 11:56 am

Colby Covington gives update on possible fight with Demian Maia

Earlier this week, rising UFC welterweight Colby Covington made a clever callout of recent welterweight title challenger Demian Maia. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Covington gave an update on this fight, telling host Kinch that he hopes it happens at UFC 217, inside Madison Square Garden, on November 4. “I’m looking for November...

Aug 10, 2017 11:51 am

Colby Covington trashes Magny and RDA: They wouldn’t fight me if I went up and b*tch-slapped them in front of their girl

Over the last few months, Colby Covington and his friend and training partner Jorge Masvidal have made repeated callouts of fellow welterweight contenders Rafael Dos Anjos and Neil Magny. Unfortunately, Magny and Dos Anjos didn’t oblige those callouts. So, you can imagine Covington and Masvidal’s frustration when a Magny and Dos Anjos were booked to...

Aug 10, 2017 11:11 am

Cyborg Wants Holly Holm to Prove Her Coach’s Claims at UFC 219

From February to July, the UFC women’s featherweight division was an absolute mess, even for standard MMA messes. Luckily, like a savior from Brazil, Cris Cyborg finally set things right after winning Germaine de Randamie’s stripped title. De Randamie outright avoided a fight with Cyborg to defend her title, which resulted in getting buried constantly...

Aug 6, 2017 3:39 pm

Josh Thomson details how Dana White prevented him from commentating for FOX Sports

At 38-years-old, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (22-9 MMA) remains one of the very best 155-pound fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts. The product of American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) was most recently seen in action this past February in San Jose, where he had his two-fight win streak snapped by Patricky Freire...

Aug 3, 2017 11:58 am

Mike Perry on Thiago Alves: “I hope he does miss weight!”

On September 16, when the UFC touches down in Pittsburgh, PA, ever entertaining welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry will step onto the canvas with former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves. Alves, of course, has long stood out as one of the welterweight division’s most exciting – and dangerous  – fighters. The one knock against the Brazilian star, however,...

Aug 3, 2017 10:47 am

Mike Perry wants to be the first fighter to really “run through” Thiago Alves

On September 16, when the UFC touches down in Pittsburgh, PA, rising welterweight slugger “Platinum” Mike Perry will look to take another big step up the ranks with a win over former title challenger Thiago Alves. Perry discussed the matchup on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, telling host Kinch that he grew up...

Aug 3, 2017 9:50 am

Volkan Oezdemir understands why Jon Jones probably doesn’t want to fight him

Last Saturday, in the first fight of the stacked UFC 214 main card, rapidly rising light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir picked up yet another thunderous first-round knockout win, this time over one of the division’s top dogs in Jimi Manuwa. With this win, Oezdemir solidified his status as one of the top light heavyweight contenders,...

Aug 3, 2017 6:46 am

Luke Rockhold hints that Cain Velasquez could return for title fight very soon

It has now been more than a year since Cain Velasquez’s last fight, a July 2016 mauling of the ever-dangerous Travis Browne. This, of course, is not for lack of trying. The former heavyweight champ was briefly scheduled for a December rematch with Fabricio Werdum, but unfortunately withdrew from this fight with the latest in...

Jul 27, 2017 11:31 am

Volkan Oezdemir: I’m going to knock Jimi Manuwa out in the first round

This weekend, in the opening bout of the UFC 214 main card, Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir will collide with British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in what is widely perceived as a light heavyweight number one contender. Earlier this week, Oezdemir took time out of his busy fight week for an interview with BJ Penn Radio....

Jul 26, 2017 6:56 am

Jimi Manuwa reaffirms that boxing match with David Haye is in the works for early 2018

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 214, England’s Jimi Manuwa will battle Volkan Oezdemir in what could well be a light heavyweight number one contender fight. From the sounds of it, however, a title shot isn’t the only big opportunity on Manuwa’s horizon. Speaking to BT Sport, Manuwa recently reiterated that his desired...

Jul 23, 2017 4:58 pm

Jorge Masvidal explains why McGregor has “barely any chance” against Mayweather

On August 26, UFC lightweight Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. While McGregor is tremendously talented as a mixed martial artist, he’s being given little chance against Mayweather in the boxing ring. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, top UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal weighed...

Jul 23, 2017 12:44 pm

Jorge Masvidal blasts Michael Bisping for Cuban flag-ripping incident: he’s a coward

Jorge Masvidal doesn’t like UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. When Bisping ripped up a Cuban flag during Yoel Romero’s UFC 213 fight with Robert Whittaker – a flag Masvidal also calls his own – Masvidal’s dislike for the middleweight king ballooned even bigger. Apparently, however, his distaste for the champ is older than most fans...

Jul 21, 2017 8:59 am

Eddie Alvarez: Conor McGregor has a “very real” chance at beating Floyd Mayweather

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez spend several months gearing up for his highly anticipated UFC 205 scrap with Conor McGregor in 2016. Throughout the course of several press conferences leading up to the fight, Conor McGregor and Alvarez traded scathing verbal blows. When the pair stepped into the Octagon together, it was McGregor who...