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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 12:30 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #1

BJPenn.com is starting a new series. In this series we will be asking Gracie BJJ Black Belt Brian Jones some questions we want to hear the answers to. Here is the first part in the series with Dr. Brian Jones. What are the main differences between jiu-jitsu for self-defense and jiu-jitsu for MMA? The fundamental...


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 19, 2013 1:37 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie Talks About the Future of the Diaz Brothers | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has coached and mentored...

Jul 19, 2013 1:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cesar Gracie On Why Anderson Is Going To Start Losing More, Rousey vs. Tate II, and Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Famed BJJ coach and longtime fan favorite of BJPenn.com, Cesar Gracie, joined our own Pedro Carrasco and George Mathews on Wednesday night’s episode (July 17th) of BJPenn.com Radio. Cesar is a staple in the training circles of the MMA community, he’s the head of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California, and he has...

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)...

Jul 3, 2013 7:12 pm

Gonzaga on Title Shot: “I Have What it Takes to Get Back There”

When longtime UFC veteran Gabriel Gonzaga submitted Ben Rothwell with a guillotine choke on January 19th, it looked like his second stint with the organization was headed straight to the top. However, a series of vicious elbows by top contender Travis Browne derailed the Brazilian heavyweight’s course once again. Nevertheless, “Napao” refuses to believe his...

Jul 3, 2013 5:06 am

Anderson Silva is ‘not scared of Jon Jones’

After telling reporters that he did not think he could beat Jon Jones, Anderson Silva made another statement on “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday. “My opinion is this: I’ll fight Jon Jones, all the guys from my class, all the guys that work in the UFC – all the fighters,” Silva said on “UFC Tonight.” “I...

Jul 2, 2013 9:26 am

Chris Weidman Confident He Will Expose Anderson Silva

“The only reason I got into this sport was to be number one and right away I had to envision beating this guy if I was gonna do it. I believed I could beat Anderson Silva from day one. I believe I have the skill set to do it, I have the wrestling — which...

Jun 21, 2013 11:06 am

Frankie Edgar Picks Weidman to Dethrone Silva

With the heavy anticipation continuing to build ahead of UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman, more and more fighters are coming forward with their picks for the main event on July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. To the surprise of many in the MMA community, most of the pro’s have picked Chris Weidman to upset the...

Jun 19, 2013 9:55 am

VIDEO | Anderson Silva Pre-Fight Interview: ‘Weidman needs to work on his striking’

“Weidman got good jiu-jitsu and great wrestling, but he needs work with his stand-up. “Every fighter commits mistakes. I just have to look for the right opportunity to capitalize on his mistakes. Everyone has their strong points. Everyone has their weak points.” Every fighter has weak points and every fighter makes mistakes. At UFC 162,...

Jun 18, 2013 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | War Machine Talks About His Upcoming July 19th Bellator 96 Fight Opposite Blas Avena | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond recently invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto  an episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and how he...