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Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 20, 2017 12:43 pm

Jon Jones vs. Luke Rockhold grappling match in the works

Recently, former UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones made the move to submission grappling during his suspension from MMA. Jones stepped into the cage against MMA legend Dan Henderson for a highly anticipated grappling match at Submission Underground 2. Jones won the fight in dominant fashion, submitting Henderson in just minutes. Following the match, Jones found...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 am

Chael Sonnen: I would have stopped Tito Ortiz from being champion

This Saturday, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will step into the cage to fight former UFC champion Tito Ortiz in a highly anticipated Bellator MMA showdown. Ahead of the fight, Ortiz and Sonnen’s beef has been very publicized. In addition to their ongoing war of words leading up to their fight, Ortiz and Sonnen...

Jan 20, 2017 6:47 am

VIDEO | Street fight ends with crushing spinning back fist KO

With more and more people watching and practicing mixed martial arts, mixed mixed martial arts technique is spilling more and more frequently into street fights. We’ve seen backyard skirmishes end with head kicks. We’ve seen bar brawls end with rear naked chokes and arm triangle chokes. And now, we’ve seen a street fight end with...

Jan 19, 2017 9:21 am

Brett Rogers reportedly homeless and accused of sexual misconduct by three different men

Former Strikeforce and Bellator heavyweight fighter Brett Rogers is in a world of trouble, according to Sarah Horner of the Pioneer Press. Rogers, who is reportedly homeless, has been accused of sexual misconduct by three different men from three different incidents in St. Paul, Minnesota. According to the Pioneer Press report, Rogers “was charged with...

Jan 19, 2017 7:53 am

Chael Sonnen gives heartbreaking details on loss of daughter

Tragic news surfaced last year that fan favorite fighter Chael Sonnen and his wife Brittany had lost their newborn daughter, Blauna, as the result of a listeria infection. While details were initially scarce regarding the situation, the MMA community immediately began pouring out their support for Chael Sonnen, one of the most caring members of...

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 16 // Valentina Shechenko | John Wayne Parr | Ben Rothwell | Bas Rutten

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another incredible line-up of guests! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is UFC women’s bantamweight contender, Valentina Shevchenko – @bulletvalentina . “The Bullet” is slated to face Julianna Peña next weekend on FOX in a showdown that will likely determine the No.1 contender. We will get...

Jan 18, 2017 6:25 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen thinks Rousey should train with Mayweather, but just for fun

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most interesting commentators in MMA. If there’s a major headline cooking up, the three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator star will have something thought-provoking to say about it. The latest issue that Chael Sonnen sounded off on revolves around the derailed career of the once dominant Ronda...

Jan 16, 2017 6:47 am

Joe Lauzon will “harass” Sean Shelby not to cut Marcin Held

Joe Lauzon has been on the wrong end of some questionable decisions in his day – including his recent decision loss to Jim Miller. During the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, however, the fan favorite lightweight found himself on the right end up a bad decision. Lauzon’s questionable decision win came against...

Jan 15, 2017 8:51 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon defeats Marcin Heldre

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held  The co-main event of UFC Phoenix was a compelling clash of lightweight grapplers, as fan favorite veteran Joe Lauzon took on former Bellator title challenger Marcin Held. Round One: Round one begins and the two lightweights touch gloves. Held pumps with the jab and lands an inside leg kick....

Jan 13, 2017 9:31 am

VIDEO| Absolutely crazy weigh in staredown from Friday’s LFA 1 headliners

For many years, Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC) stood out as two of the best feeder organizations in MMA. Their development of future UFC stars like Holly Holm, Tim Elliott and Sage Northcutt made this difficult to deny. Given this, the recent news that the two leagues would be merging under...

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

VIDEO | Very emotional Chael Sonnen explains why beating Tito Ortiz is everything

MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen are set to compete in the Octagon at Bellator 170 on January 21. It will not be the first time that the two have competed as Sonnen holds a victory over Ortiz from their college wrestling days. However, with Sonnen holding the edge in competition amongst each other,...

Jan 10, 2017 9:41 am

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos retires from MMA

MMA veteran Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos officially retired from MMA. In 2016, the MMA veteran was on the wrong end of what will forever go down as one of the most disturbing losses in MMA history. In the second round of his Bellator 158 scrap with Michael Page, Santos lunged in for a cross in an...

Jan 9, 2017 10:05 am

MMA community reacts to anti-MMA comment in Meryl Streep speech

The most buzz-worthy moment of Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was a Meryl Streep speech that criticized not only Donald Trump and the sport of football, but also threw a subtle jab at mixed martial arts. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep said after...

Jan 9, 2017 6:41 am

Meryl Streep criticizes MMA, Scott Coker responds

Apparently, legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is not a mixed martial arts (MMA) fan. During Sunday’s 74th Golden Globes, Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In her acceptance speech for this award, Streep got fairly political, criticizing US President Elect Donald Trump, and ultimately, taking a jab at the great sports...

Jan 5, 2017 12:23 pm

Tito Ortiz explains why he’s retiring from MMA

On January 21st, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz will step into the cage for the final time when he squares off against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated grudge match. Ahead of the fight, both men have continued to trade verbal jabs at one another, with both men promising to...

Jan 4, 2017 10:53 am

UFC Phoenix results – BJ Penn vs Yair Rodriguez

Catch all the UFC Phoenix results and action from Arizona as we update you live on fight night! Stay glued to this page for live results, and stay tuned to BJPenn.com for recaps of each fight from the event on January 15. UFC Phoenix will feature the return of UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ...

Jan 4, 2017 8:24 am

Tito Ortiz opens up on Cris Cyborg turning down UFC title fights

The last several weeks of 2016 certainly were interesting ones for Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg. UFC President Dana White revealed several weeks ago that Cris Cyborg, who is 2-0 under the UFC banner at catchweight fights at 140 pounds, had turned down not one, but two opportunities to fight for the inaugural women’s...

Jan 4, 2017 7:50 am

Mirko Cro Cop retires from MMA: ‘This is it’

Last month, MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic made his highly anticipated return to the ring in Japan where he competed in the Rizin Fighting Federation open weight Grand Prix to close out 2016. In the opening round, Cro Cop defeated Hyun Man Myung via submission in the very first round. The win not only...

Jan 4, 2017 7:06 am

Demi Lovato calls it quits with boyfriend Luke Rockhold

In the summer of 2016, we learned that former UFC middleweight champion and model Luke Rockhold and pop music superstar Demi Lovato had started dating. Though the two were initially fairly hush-hush about their relationship, they were spotted in public multiple times together – including a few appearances at UFC events – and ultimately went...

Jan 3, 2017 1:05 pm

Ronda Rousey’s boyfriend Travis Browne furious with Michael ‘Venom’ Page

Rising Bellator MMA star Michael “Venom” Page took it upon himself to make sure he was a part of the talk following Ronda Rousey’s devastating UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes. Nunes defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title for the first time and made quick work of Rousey, needing just 48 seconds to TKO the...

Jan 3, 2017 11:48 am

VIDEO | Michael ‘Venom’ Page ridicules Ronda Rousey and team on social media again

Michael “Venom” Page isn’t letting his foot off the gas pedal following Ronda Rousey’s devastating UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes. The flashy Bellator fighter took to social media the day after UFC 207 where he made a song and dance mocking Rousey getting punched in the face with his “Do the Rousey” video. Page...

Dec 30, 2016 11:07 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen and Gilbert Melendez predict Nunes vs. Rousey

We are now mere hours away from the long awaited return of MMA superstar Ronda Rousey. The former women’s bantamweight champion will return in the main event of tonight’s UFC 207, where she will challenge the division’s reigning queen, Amanda Nunes. In advance of this fight, many members of the MMA community have made predictions...

Dec 29, 2016 7:42 am

VIDEO | Mirko Cro Cop KOs King Mo at Rizin

Cro Cop takes out King Mo to end the night. #RIZIN2016 pic.twitter.com/dfysY0AlhP — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) December 29, 2016 Last night in the quarterfinal of the Rizin FF Grand Prix, MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop stepped into the ring with top ranked Bellator MMA fighter Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal. While King Mo certainly had the...

Dec 28, 2016 11:25 am

The 10 Best UFC submissions of 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for those with an appreciation for the grappling components of mixed martial arts. We witnessed the sophomore MMA effort of ADCC champion MacKenzie Dern, who dropped jaws with a modified Imanari choke against Montana Stewart. We saw dozens of dazzling submissions in the cages of Bellator MMA, One Championship, and World Series...

Dec 28, 2016 7:38 am

VIDEO | 380 lb giant gets KO’d by smaller opponent in super-heavyweight fight

There’s a place in the heart of just about every fight fan for a good freak show fight: fights between hulking, musclebound leviathans, and smaller, but generally more skilled opponents. These fights are typically relegated to the Asian mixed martial arts circuit, where sanctioning bodies are a little less rigid. We saw dozens of these fights...