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Oct 19, 2017 7:13 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen explains why he’s “stunned” Georges St-Pierre is an underdog

On November 4, in the main event of the stacked UFC 217, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return from a lengthy layoff to battle Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. Since this fight was announced, the odds have fluctuated quite a bit, and now, some outlets are listing the former champ St-Pierre...

Oct 17, 2017 12:22 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima Want These MMA Techniques Legalized

Rory MacDonald has moved on from the UFC and has set his sites on Bellator gold. In January, he’ll take on their welterweight champion Douglas Lima in January. Both fighters sat down and were asked questions ahead of their encounter about a wide variety of subjects. Asking fighters about what they’d do during a zombie...

Sep 24, 2017 6:23 am

MMA community reacts to Paul Daley’s thunderous KO of Lorenz Larkin

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with the stacked Bellator 183. The card was headlined by a compelling lightweight showdown between former UFC and WEC champ Benson Henderson and long-time Bellator lightweight contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. It’s arguable that the most anticipated feature of the card, however, was the co-main event, which...

Sep 4, 2017 6:02 am

Ben Askren gets awesome opponent for retirement fight

“Funky” Ben Askren has long been regarded as one of the best welterweights outside the UFC, and perhaps the best fighter outside the UFC period. Over the weekend, in the main event of ONE Championship’s stop in Shanghai, the seemingly unstoppable wrestling specialist added to that reputation with a lopsided mauling of Zebaztian Kadestam. As it...

Sep 2, 2017 7:36 am

HIGHLIGHTS | Undefeated Ben Askren Dominates at ONE FC Shanghai

Ben Askren retains his title, tells @awawisconsin to get ready to get back to work on Tuesday. @FloWrestling #ONEShanghai pic.twitter.com/Hca3VTkJTY — FloCombat (@FloCombat) September 2, 2017 Some fans have said that Ben Askren’s style is boring, but he’s finished five of his last six opponents. Actually, you can make that six in his last seven....

Aug 30, 2017 6:29 am

Former Mayweather opponent Andre Berto is looking for a UFC contract

Conor McGregor’s Saturday night battle with Floyd Mayweather Jr. has caused the talk of crossovers between MMA and boxing to reach new and unprecedented heights. And though the majority of these discussions seem to surround MMA fighters moving to boxing, the opposite is also true. The latest example of a boxer discussing a move to MMA...

Aug 15, 2017 10:33 am

CSAC makes Josh Thomson an unprecedented offer for controversial loss to Freire

Back in February, former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current Bellator lightweight contender Josh Thomson was knocked out in a fight with Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Regrettably, the catalyst for the knockout seemed to be an inadvertent but illegal clash of heads. Given this controversial end, Thomson moved to appeal the loss, hoping the California State Athletic...

Aug 15, 2017 9:37 am

Heather Hardy Compares Mayweather vs. McGregor to the Yankees Playing the Mets

Pro wrestlers are trying to fight MMA, fighters are running the ropes in wrestling rings, and everyone seems to want to box. It seems that the new success in combat sports if to be flexible and chase the money wherever you can find it. One of the latest transfers is Heather Hardy, who made her...

Aug 8, 2017 1:40 pm

Chuck Liddell comments on rumored matchup with “kind of boring” Chael Sonnen

Over the last few weeks, former UFC title challenger and current Bellator star Chael Sonnen has made several callouts of retired MMA legend Chuck Liddell. Hey SCHMUCK Liddell Some one-syllable words of advice You Sign Bellator Fight Chael DON’T — Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) June 29, 2017 Called my Manager Said Get Chuck’s Manager on phone....

Aug 8, 2017 5:08 am

David Branch goes off on Luke Rockhold in profanity-riddled tirade, Rockhold responds

Yesterday afternoon, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold appeared on The MMA Hour to discuss his August 16 fight with former two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch. During his interview, Rockhold explained that Branch was simply the only option remaining after he tried and failed to lock down a bevy of other fights....

Aug 1, 2017 1:06 pm

Frank Mir negotiating with two promotions, wants Fedor Emelianenko

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been absent from the Octagon for over a year now. After having a 2-fight win streak snapped by Andrei Arlovski at UFC 191, Mir looked to bounce back as he faced Mark Hunt at ‘UFC Fight Night: Australia’. Unfortunately for Mir, the fight was rather one-sided as Hunt...

Jul 21, 2017 8:01 am

Luke Rockhold ready to fight, waiting on opponent

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been absent from the Octagon for over a year now following his 1st round KO loss at the hands of Michael Bisping at UFC 196, where he lost the UFC middleweight title. After recovering from an injury that forced him out of his UFC Melbourne scrap with Jacare...

Jul 3, 2017 6:16 am

Alistair Overeem knocks Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy: he fought cans

In late June, in the co-main event of Bellator NYC, Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had his lights shut off by UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. This loss marked the latest hiccup in Emelianenko’s clear decline, and in the opinion of Alistair Overeem, a heavyweight legend of the same vintage as Emelianenko, a signal that it...

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Michael Bisping suggests Fedor Emelianenko lost because he could not use steroids

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko lost in devastating fashion in his Bellator debut over the weekend at Bellator NYC. “The Last Emporer” is often talked about in the debate of the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time but was knocked out in the first round against Matt Mitrione on Saturday night at New York’s...

Jun 28, 2017 11:51 am

Wanderlei Silva calls for fight with someone who won’t wrestle him

This past weekend in New York City, Bellator MMA held their first pay-per view event, which was headlined by a highly anticipated middleweight fight between former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen, and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva. The fight saw Sonnen win via unanimous decision thanks to his wrestling, which saw Silva have...

Jun 25, 2017 8:10 am

Fedor Emelianenko updates his fighting future following KO loss to Matt Mitrione

Fedor Emelianenko updates his fighting future following KO loss to Matt Mitrione Mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA) suffered a first-round knockout loss to Matt Mitrione in the co-main event of last night’s Bellator NYC fight card in New York. The loss, which came following some viscous ground and pound from Mitrione, was...

Jun 24, 2017 9:24 pm

Fighters react to tonight’s crazy Matt Mitrione vs Fedor Emelianenko fight

Fighters react to tonight’s crazy Matt Mitrione vs Fedor Emelianenko fight Heavyweight fighter Matt Mitrione picked up the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York, defeating mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko via first-round knockout. Just prior to finishing Fedor with ground and pound, Matt and...

Jun 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Fedor Emelianenko doesn’t consider himself the GOAT

While many MMA fans consider heavyweight MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko to be the greatest fighter of all time for his reign of dominance during the Pride FC era of MMA, ‘The Last Emperor’ doesn’t think of himself as ‘the GOAT’. From 2002-2006, Emelianenko terrorized the Pride FC heavyweight division, going on a spectacular 14 fight...

Jun 14, 2017 3:42 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 37 // Ryan Couture

BJPENN.COM Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT for your weekly MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with Bellator lightweight, Ryan Couture @ryandcouture. With Bellator 180 just around the corner, we catch up with Ryan and breakdown his scheduled scrap with Haim Gozali. Under the guidance of his pioneer father, Randy Couture, Ryan is...

Jun 7, 2017 3:03 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 36 // AJ McKee | Yancy Medeiros

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more great guests for your MMA fix! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off with one of the hottest prospects in MMA, AJ McKee. The Bellator featherweight has yet to taste defeat and has rediscovered a deep passion for the sport, which was evident in his most...

Jun 6, 2017 1:50 pm

VIDEO | Remembering Kimbo Slice one year since his passing

June 6, 2017, marks one year since the legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson passed away at the age of 42. In the video above, we take a look at the work of MMA Fighting’s Esther Lin and her story of getting to know Kimbo throughout his career in mixed martial arts. Kimbo Slice was one...

Jun 6, 2017 1:42 pm

PHOTOS | Dillon Danis going for more of a Conor McGregor look?

Dillon Danis has gotten a lot of attention since teaming up with Conor McGregor for his last two fight camps helping with his jiu-jitsu game. Danis was initially brought in to help McGregor for his UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz after he was submitted by the Stockton scrapper in their initial meeting at UFC...

May 31, 2017 2:09 pm

Tito Ortiz reflects on historic UFC fight where he fought for no pay

Tito Ortiz was one of the first superstars in the UFC and Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of Ortiz’s professional mixed martial arts debut, making his way into the Octagon for the first time in 1997 at UFC 13. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” fought twice at UFC 13, winning a first round TKO over...