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Apr 4, 2017 11:21 am

Stephen Thompson explains “weird” second fight with Tyron Woodley

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson came up short in a rematch with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, failing to capture the UFC welterweight crown in the process. Now exactly a month removed from this second battle with Woodley, Stephen Thompson deconstructed the fight with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor. “Tyron was kind of...

Apr 4, 2017 10:09 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino: why I want to meet Ronda Rousey in the WWE ring

Late last month, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino challenged former bantamweight champ and long-time rival Ronda Rousey to a showdown in the WWE ring. The featherweight did so on Twitter, after footage of her drilling pro wrestling maneuvers with wrestler Gabi Castrovinci surfaced on the web. See Cyborg’s original Tweet below: I have my...

Apr 4, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn signs bout agreement for Dennis Siver fight

Late last month, we learned that former two-division UFC champ and bona fide MMA legend BJ Penn will be returning to the Octagon for a featherweight battle with Germany’s Dennis Siver. The fight will occur when the UFC touches Oklahoma City on June 25. Now, we here at BJPenn.com have some exclusive footage of the...

Apr 3, 2017 5:11 pm

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson underwent successful knee surgery last month and is hoping to return to the octagon this September. Although he is currently on the shelf, that hasn’t stopped fellow fighters from calling out Thompson for a...


Apr 3, 2017 1:08 pm

Breakdown: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s height, weight, and reach

“A lot of things make this fight intriguing but the reality is this — anybody who has ever seen Floyd Mayweather, he’s this big. Conor McGregor is huge.” This is what UFC President Dana White told FOX Sports about the size difference between undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Here...

Apr 3, 2017 10:04 am

VIDEO | Fighter fixes his opponent’s dislocated shoulder mid-fight

MMA is a beautiful sport, but it can also be a dangerous one. Any long-time fan of the sport has witnessed dozens of gruesome injuries, ranging from nasty cuts, to broken legs, to busted toes and even fractured skulls. This, of course, is why ringside physicians and referees are so crucial to our sport. Their...

Mar 30, 2017 12:04 pm

Jorge Masvidal: GSP’s success will depend on how he’s affected by USADA

Later this year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against returning welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre – that is, unless Bisping decides to give the title shot back to Yoel Romero, or fight Tyron Woodley instead. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given a title shot over...

Mar 28, 2017 5:52 am

Luke Rockhold: Bisping vs. GSP fight is a joke

At a to-be-determined date later this year, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return from a long hiatus to challenge Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given this opportunity over deserving middleweight contenders like Yoel Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has generated ample...

Mar 26, 2017 6:27 am

With win over Eddie Alvarez, Dustin Poirier expects to be “one win away” from title shot

Barring a blitzkrieg, knockout loss to the ever-dangerous Michael Johnson, Louisiana’s Dustin Poirier has looked absolutely fantastic since returning to the lightweight division. Since he made this return, he has picked up emphatic defeats over Carlos Diego Ferreira, Yancy Medeiros, Joseph Duffy, Bobby Green and Jim Miller. These big wins have earned him a fight...

Mar 23, 2017 11:40 am

After Jouban Loss, Mike Perry focused on learning how to win decisions

John Kavanagh, who serves as the head coach for UFC stars like Artem Lobov, Gunnar Nelson, and of course, Conor McGregor, is famous for the expression “win or learn.” He even wrote a book with that title. The idea behind this expression is that, when a fighter enters the cage, there are two possible outcomes:...

Mar 23, 2017 9:23 am

Mike Perry hoping for slugfest in Nashville, but expects Jake Ellenberger to wrestle

On April 22, when the UFC touches down in Nashville, Tennessee, “Platinum” Mike Perry will test his mettle against one of the welterweight division’s most experienced competitors: Jake Ellenberger. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Perry weighed in on this looming scrap with Ellenberger. Though he acknowledged that Ellenberger has experience on his side,...

Mar 23, 2017 8:14 am

Attention UFC strawweights: Jessica Aguilar wants a fight on May 13

Jessica Aguilar, who is the former World Series of Fighting strawweight champion and the most experienced fighter in the UFC strawweight division, is looking for a fight – specifically, a fight at UFC 211, in her native Texas, on May 13. Unfortunately, the 13th-ranked strawweight has had an incredibly difficult time locking down an opponent...

Mar 22, 2017 11:25 am

Confirmed! Former champ Robbie Lawler has found a new home

Earlier this year, we learned that former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler had left his long-time home of American Top Team. When this new surfaced, there was immediate speculation as to where the former champ would relocate. We now have our answer. Lawler is now training out of Combat Club in Lantana, Florida. This move was...

Mar 22, 2017 8:34 am

Cody Garbrandt accuses TJ Dillashaw of ending a teammate’s career

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw appeared on the Fight Society Podcast to discuss his upcoming showdown with reigning bantamweight champ and former teammate Cody Garbrandt. During this segment, Dillashaw explained that he believes his highly publicized beef with Garbrandt is unnecessary, calling their rivalry “comical.” “The beef with Cody is just...

Mar 22, 2017 7:25 am

VIDEO | Robbie Lawler spars at new gym in Florida

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR6K8snhzsr/ Last July, Robbie Lawler was punched out in the first-round of a fight with Tyron Woodley. This loss marked the end of his short but violent reign as UFC welterweight champion, and though he was briefly scheduled for a UFC 205 scrap with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, he has not been seen in the Octagon...

Mar 20, 2017 11:34 am

Conor McGregor gives update on Floyd Mayweather fight schedule

The boxing match between undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor seems to be getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. On St. Patrick’s Day, “The Notorious” was in New York at Madison Square Garden as he walked out fellow Irishman Michael Conlan for his professional boxing debut. McGregor made a...

Mar 20, 2017 10:03 am

Korean Zombie doubles down on Ricardo Lamas callout, suggests month for potential fight

Earlier this month, BJPENN.COM’s own Chris Taylor reported that Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” had his crosshairs set on fellow featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas. Just spoke with Korean Zombie's manager who revealed to me that KZ is targeting former title challenger Ricardo Lamas for his next fight — Chris...

Mar 20, 2017 5:47 am

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will happily retire if he gets tired of waiting for title shot

The news that the next crack at Michael Bisping’s middleweight title will go to returning welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre – who has never fought at middleweight before – was most troubling for two men in particular: Yoel Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. With Octagon records of 8-0 and 7-1 respectively, Romero and Jacare are far and...

Mar 19, 2017 12:28 pm

Coach John Kavanagh makes interesting suggestion for Gunnar Nelson’s next fight

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson scored an impressive win over the ever dangerous Alan Jouban. This win, which occurred after a fairly dominant first round, saw Nelson put his American foe on roller skates, before chasing him to the mat, where he locked...

Mar 19, 2017 11:56 am

Report: South Korea’s Battlefield FC gives fighters IOUs instead of payment

Over the weekend, South Korea’s Battlefield Fighting Championship (Battlefield FC) took over the Seoul Olympic Hall in Seoul, South Korea with an exciting night of mixed martial arts and grappling bouts. Unfortunately, this interesting night of combat sports now has a massive shadow cast over it, as grappling specialist Jeff Glover recently took to Instagram to...

Mar 18, 2017 7:54 am

Alan Jouban discusses the return of Georges St-Pierre

Streaking UFC welterweight prospect Alan Jouban is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win over ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry last year, which extended his win streak to 3 following back to back wins over Brendan O’Reilly and Belal Muhammad. During a recent interview with BJPenn.com, Jouban spoke about a variety of topics, including the highly anticipated...

Mar 16, 2017 10:56 am

Duane Ludwig on infamous Garbrandt-Dillashaw KO video: From what I understand it was from a wrestling scramble

The next title fight in the ever-exciting UFC bantamweight division will pit reigning champion Cody Garbrandt against former champion and estranged teammate TJ Dillashaw at a to-be-determined date. Before the two bantamweight stars collide for gold, however, they will star as opposing coaches on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Garbrandt and Dillashaw’s time on...

Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Mar 16, 2017 8:00 am

Misha Cirkunov predicts Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson rematch

On April 8, the UFC will touch down in Buffalo, New York with UFC 210. In the card’s main event, we’ll see light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempt to defend his title against an old foe in Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Cormier and Rumble first met back in 2015. On that night, Rumble nearly took Cormier’s...

Mar 14, 2017 11:33 am

Ricardo Lamas to Korean Zombie: “Be careful what you ask for”

Earlier this year, ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung returned to the Octagon following a nearly four year layoff which saw him serve mandatory military service to South Korea and take time away from the Octagon. In his return fight to the Octagon, Jung faced streaking contender Dennis Bermudez in Houston, Texas. Despite being rocked...