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May 17, 2017 1:34 pm

VIDEO | Paul Daley gets an intense Rory MacDonald to crack a smile during faceoff

Many are anxious to see former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald get back to competition as he is set to make his debut for the Bellator MMA promotion on Friday. The former #1 UFC ranked welterweight contender will take on the hard-hitting Paul Daley in his debut at Bellator 179, which is taking place in...

May 17, 2017 11:10 am

CSAC approves 10-point plan to drastically change weight-cutting procedure

On Tuesday of this week, the California State Athletic Commission approved significant changes to the way it allows fighters to cut weight for their fights. The hope is that these changes will reduce the possibility of fighters badly hurting themselves by dehydrating themselves to make weight. These changes will be implemented through a 10-point plan...

May 15, 2017 6:27 am

Jake Shields defeats Dillon Danis in grappling match, Danis issues statement on loss

Last night, in the main event of Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 4, long-time Nate Diaz training partner Jake Shields met Conor McGregor jiu jitsu coach Dillon Danis in the latest chapter of the ongoing Team Diaz vs. Team McGregor rivalry. When neither man failed to lock up a submission, the bout entered an overtime period,...

May 11, 2017 9:40 am

Frank Mir to lock horns with Chael Sonnen in grappling match

Though Chael Sonnen is currently spearheading his own submission grappling league in Submission Underground (SUG), he is also staying busy on the competitive grappling circuit through his involvement in other promotions. This September, for example, he was supposed to compete under the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) banner, where he was expected to battle American...

May 10, 2017 2:59 pm

VIDEO | Demi Lovato shows slick armbar

💗 you @officialdaniellemartin 😘 A post shared by Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on May 4, 2017 at 11:39am PDT It’s no secret that pop music star Demi Lovato trains under Jay Glazer, and is one of Glazer’s hardest working students. In a newly released video, Lovato can be seen showing off an armbar! Check it out...

May 9, 2017 11:59 am

Fans take Conor McGregor’s baby to meme land and it’s hilarious

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor stated after winning the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez back in November of last year that he would be taking time off from fighting for the birth of his first child. McGregor said that fight camps wear on his girlfriend Dee Devlin and that he didn’t want her to...

May 8, 2017 10:39 am

American Animals Episode 40 – Ryan “Darth” Bader

Bader will make his Bellator debut versus Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis at Bellator 180. On this episode of American Animals, the Animals are back in the studio, and here to rock your week! Erik Apple and TJ De Santis are here to discuss the biggest and best news in all of MMA. The guys tell us about some of the biggest upcoming matches this summer,...

May 8, 2017 7:13 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell breaks his silence on possible comeback fight

Late last month, former UFC light heavyweight champion and bona fide MMA legend Chuck Liddell burst back into the headlines. It began when Liddell posted a picture to Instagram, which showed him in ridiculous shape – maybe the best shape he’s ever been in. It continued when, after ample discussion about a possible comeback, Liddell’s long...

May 7, 2017 6:34 pm

The UFC’s two tallest fighters have agreed to fight in Rotterdam

The UFC’s two tallest fighters have agreed to fight in Rotterdam The octagon will return to the Netherlands on September 2 in Rotterdam and will now likely feature a scrap between the two tallest heavyweights on the promotions roster. Stefan Struve (28-8 MMA) and Alexander Volkov (28-6 MMA) have verbally agreed to fight at the...

May 6, 2017 8:42 pm

Chael Sonnen channels his inner poet to attack Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen channels his inner poet to attack Wanderlei Silva Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will finally settle their beef on pay-per-view at “Bellator: New York” on June 24 under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Prior to their long awaited showdown, Chael Sonnen took to Twitter where he delivered a number of posts...

May 6, 2017 7:09 pm

The two tallest fighters in the UFC could be squaring off in Rotterdam

The two tallest fighters in the UFC could be squaring off in Rotterdam The octagon will return to the Netherlands on September 2 and could feature a key heavyweight showdown between the promotions two tallest fighters. Stefan Struve (28-8 MMA) is eyeing a return to action at the event and is hoping to square off...

May 5, 2017 3:53 pm

Benson Henderson drops surprising ‘f bomb’ on Twitter, explains why

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has earned the reputation as one of the most polite, and well spoken fighters in the world. After fighting out his contract with the UFC, Henderson signed with Bellator MMA in 2016. In his first Bellator MMA fight, the former champ dropped a unanimous decision to Andrey Koreshkov at...

May 5, 2017 1:56 pm

VIDEO | MMA stars play the slapping game and it’s hilarious

Let’s go take a little flashback to this hilarious video of some MMA stars challenging each other to a funny slapping game. We see current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Bellator’s Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, and MMA trainer Ryan Parsons all take part in the funny challenge. Interestingly, Parsons shows that...

May 5, 2017 8:23 am

VIDEO | Friendly sparring session with Wanderlei Silva and kid quickly escalates

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was at one point in time considered the greatest fighter on the planet during the course of his reign as Pride FC champion. While Silva is no longer a champion, he is currently gearing up for his highly anticipated grudge match against Chael Sonnen on the first Bellator MMA Pay Per...

May 4, 2017 1:06 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman channels Paige VanZant, releases sexy Reebok promo

Sometimes you just gotta let out your inner sexy…I got your back @paigevanzantufc @reebok pic.twitter.com/gnH0lZI56l — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) May 4, 2017 Earlier this month, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant found herself under fire after she shared a rather provocative, self-made Reebok promo video to her official Snapchat account. The backlash she received was...

May 3, 2017 5:44 pm

UFC to introduce women’s flyweight division, champion will be crowned on The Ultimate Fighter

Just months after crowing its first ever female featherweight champion in Germaine de Randamie, the UFC now has plans to introduce a 125-pound women’s division. For smaller female bantamweights, such as Jessica Eye, and strawweights who had a difficult time making the cut to 115-pounds, like the recently released Valerie Letourneau, this is undeniably good...

May 3, 2017 1:56 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 31 // John Wayne Parr | Elias Theodorou | Michael Johnson

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with John Wayne Parr, Elias Theodorou, and Michael Johnson! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is the legendary kick boxer, John Wayne Parr @johnwayneparr. Just a few weeks removed from his blistering head-kick KO victory over Nando Calzetta at Bellator Kickboxing 5, we’ll be discussing the huge...

May 2, 2017 5:52 am

Coach would let Chuck Liddell make a comeback, but only against the right opponent

Chuck Liddell is in incredible shape. No, really. Despite the fact that he’s been retired for years, the light heavyweight legend is absolutely rippling with muscle. In fact, it’s possible that he looks better than he did for much of his fighting career. All the proof you need of this claim can be found in...

Apr 30, 2017 8:48 am

Three extremely underrated fights on the May MMA calendar

There a lot of big fights on the MMA horizon. Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos will rematch for heavyweight gold in the main event of UFC 211 this May 13. On the same night, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to defend her UFC strawweight title for a fifth time against the dangerous Jessica Andrade, while...

Apr 30, 2017 8:42 am

5 of the most tattooed fighters in MMA

Recently, we learned that heavyweight legend Mark Hunt had painted his chest with a new and beautifully done tattoo. With this new ink, which joins to half-sleeves, Hunt enters the books as one of the most heavily tattooed fighters in the UFC, if not in all of MMA. MMA, of course, is chock full of...

Apr 30, 2017 8:23 am

VIDEO | 5 of the best non-UFC Knockouts of 2017 so far

This year, we’ve seen some pretty jaw-dropping knockouts occur inside the UFC’s Octagon. We saw Jorge Masvidal burst into welterweight title contention with a second-round knockout of Donal “Cowboy” Cerrone. We saw Derrick Lewis club Travis Browne to a second-round KO. We watched Jimi Manuwa level Corey Anderson with a first-round left hook. Most recently,...

Apr 29, 2017 11:33 am

Benson Henderson planning summer return following knee surgery

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has been competing under the Bellator MMA banner for the past two years. Following a 2-fight win streak under the UFC banner in 2015, Henderson decided to test the free agency market, and ultimately opt to sign with Bellator MMA. Henderson made his promotional debut under the Bellator MMA...

Apr 28, 2017 12:18 pm

Ryan Bader to bring in a substantial amount over Reebok deal with personal sponsorships

Ryan Bader is one of the noteworthy fighters that jumped ship from the UFC to Bellator MMA recently. With going through the negotiation process between the two major mixed martial arts promotions, Bader ultimately felt like he would be better off changing things up and signing with Bellator. A big factor in Bader’s decision to...

Apr 26, 2017 2:08 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 30 // John Wayne Parr | Mike Perry | Jimi Manuwa

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with three great guests! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is the legendary John Wayne Parr. Just a few weeks removed from his blistering head-kick KO victory over Nando Calzetta at Bellator Kickboxing 5, we’ll be discussing the huge win in Italy and get his thoughts on...