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Jul 27, 2017 11:31 am

Volkan Oezdemir: I’m going to knock Jimi Manuwa out in the first round

This weekend, in the opening bout of the UFC 214 main card, Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir will collide with British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in what is widely perceived as a light heavyweight number one contender. Earlier this week, Oezdemir took time out of his busy fight week for an interview with BJ Penn Radio....

Jul 26, 2017 6:56 am

Jimi Manuwa reaffirms that boxing match with David Haye is in the works for early 2018

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 214, England’s Jimi Manuwa will battle Volkan Oezdemir in what could well be a light heavyweight number one contender fight. From the sounds of it, however, a title shot isn’t the only big opportunity on Manuwa’s horizon. Speaking to BT Sport, Manuwa recently reiterated that his desired...

Jul 25, 2017 2:06 pm

Tyron Woodley has his reasons on why Georges St-Pierre doesn’t want to fight him

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is set to defend his title this weekend at UFC 214 against Demian Maia. Maia has proved to be a top welterweight contender after dropping down from the middleweight division and is on a seven-fight winning streak dating back to 2014 and will get his second chance at getting UFC...

Jul 24, 2017 8:04 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley is a pretty good freestyle rapper

Tyron Woodley is an incredibly talented mixed martial artist – he is, after all, the defending UFC welterweight champion. He’s also a solid analyst, having carved out a nice side job as a commentator for Fox Sports. And as it turns out, Woodley is also a pretty good freestyle rapper. On a recent episode of Sway...

Jul 23, 2017 12:44 pm

Jorge Masvidal blasts Michael Bisping for Cuban flag-ripping incident: he’s a coward

Jorge Masvidal doesn’t like UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. When Bisping ripped up a Cuban flag during Yoel Romero’s UFC 213 fight with Robert Whittaker – a flag Masvidal also calls his own – Masvidal’s dislike for the middleweight king ballooned even bigger. Apparently, however, his distaste for the champ is older than most fans...

Jul 20, 2017 9:41 am

Jorge Masvidal details heated run-in with “drunk out of his mind” Michael Bisping

UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal does not like UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. He has made no secret of this fact over the last few months, as he has happily bashed the Brit whenever the opportunity has presented itself. Interestingly enough, however, the two rivals had never met face-to-face until recently. When they did finally...

Jul 19, 2017 10:44 am

VIDEO | Jimi Manuwa goes off on Daniel Cormier in intense interview

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has a fierce rivalry with former champion Jon Jones. This rivalry will once again come to a head on July 29, when they battle for gold in the main event of the stacked UFC 214. Yet while this is Cormier’s most high-profile rivalry, it is certainly not his only...

Jul 12, 2017 10:01 am

Michael Page signs with reputable boxing promotion, puts MMA career on hold

Earlier this month, Bellator welterweight star Paul Daley began angling for a fight with former UFC contender and recent Bellator welterweight title challenger Lorenz Larkin. Shortly thereafter, Larkin replied to Daley’s callout, accepting the fight for later this year. This of course, raised immediate questions about the status of a long-discussed scrap between Daley and...

Jul 8, 2017 10:29 am

Tony Ferguson responds to Justin Gaethje’s callout

Friday night in the TUF 25 Redemption Finale, former WSOF champion Justin Gaethje picked up a thrilling win over Michael Johnson in the main event, as the two delivered an action-packed two rounds that ultimately saw Gaethje pick up a TKO win over ‘The Meance’. Following the fight, Gaethje called out top ranked UFC lightweight...

Jul 6, 2017 2:14 pm

Tyron Woodley: I have no problem taking Demian Maia down on my terms

This August 29, in the co-main event of UFC 214, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will attempt to defend his title for the third time opposite Brazilian jiu jitsu cognoscente Demian Maia. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, Woodley gave his take on this matchup with the talented BJJ specialist, and how he plans to...

Jul 2, 2017 5:56 pm

UFC matchmaker explains why Anthony Pettis asked to fight Jim Miller

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 213, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will look to correct one of the toughest slumps of his career opposite lightweight veteran Jim Miller. While Miller represents a small step down in competition for the struggling Pettis – who has recently battled a procession of top-10 foes...

Jun 24, 2017 1:40 pm

BJ Penn planning to continue fighting with win on Sunday

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn is currently preparing to step into the Octagon with UFC veteran Dennis Siver Sunday night in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he will look to once again have his hand raised in front of fight fans. Ahead of the fight, many have questioned whether Penn plans to retire from MMA...

Jun 22, 2017 5:51 am

Cyborg: “It was a new excuse everyday” with Germaine de Randamie

Back in February, Germaine de Randamie scored a narrow decision over Holly Holm to become the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. The expectation from there was that she would attempt to defend her title against the division’s consensus best fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Unfortunately, de Randamie went radio silent for some time, and ultimately refused...

Jun 19, 2017 11:54 am

Conor McGregor will not have to wear Reebok when he fights Floyd Mayweather

Last week, we learned that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor’s much discussed boxing match with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather was officially a go. Unsurprisingly, the finalization of this fight took a good deal of negotiating, as McGregor is still under contract with the UFC. While the UFC ultimately allowed McGregor to bend the terms of...

Jun 19, 2017 6:38 am

BREAKING: Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Megan Anderson official for UFC 214

It’s official. After months of campaigning for a fight at UFC 214, featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino has finally had her wish granted. The Brazilian juggernaut will take on current Invicta featherweight champion Megan Anderson on the July 29 card, which goes down in Anaheim, California. The bout will serve as the card’s the co-main event,...

Jun 15, 2017 1:27 pm

Tyron Woodley respects fellow “hustler” Michael Bisping

Not all that long ago, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping agreed to a catchweight superfight. Despite their clear interest in fighting one another, however, the fight never came to fruition. Instead, Woodley now appears to be closing in on a title defense opposite Demian Maia, while Bisping is currently nursing...

Jun 11, 2017 2:16 pm

Evan Dunham calls for scrap with “whiny b*tch” Al Iaquinta

Over the last few weeks, dangerous UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta has been flirting with the idea of a scrap with welterweight knockout artist “Platinum” Mike Perry. With Perry now scheduled to battle Thiago Alves at UFC 215 this August, however, Iaquinta will have to look elsewhere in the search for his next opponent. Evan Dunham...

Jun 11, 2017 8:14 am

Ji Yeon Kim recounts the time she fractured The Korean Zombie’s orbital bone

Next weekend, in the first bout of the UFC Singapore undercard, undefeated South Korean bantamweight Ji Yeon Kim will make her UFC debut against a game opponent in the Czech Republic’s Lucie Pudilová. In advance of this fight, Kim has been sharpening her tools alongside one of the most dangerous fighters in the game, and the...

Jun 8, 2017 1:04 pm

Stephen Thompson discusses desired return fight

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has been absent from the Octagon since his UFC 209 showdown with Tyron Woodley for the welterweight championship, a highly anticipated rematch from their UFC 205 co-main event showdown that saw Woodley retain the belt in a majority draw effort. Following the rematch at UFC 209, Thompson...