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Nov 3, 2016 9:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mark Hunt: “Enough’s enough, I want an even playing field”

Going into UFC 200 back in July, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt was very open about the fact that he believed there was a possibility his opponent, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, could be going into the fight on PEDs. When the UFC announced that Lesnar and Hunt would be fighting at UFC 200...

Nov 1, 2016 2:26 pm

Jose Aldo’s coach: UFC will not let him retire to pursue other endeavors

It sounds like UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo will continue fighting for the UFC despite his wishes to retire and be released from his UFC contract. Nova Uniao head coach Andre Pederneiras told Combate on Tuesday that even after Aldo’s meeting with UFC brass, his wishes to retire in order to pursue new endeavors...

Oct 28, 2016 7:24 am

Mark Hunt gearing up to take UFC to court

Fan-favorite fighter Mark Hunt has been quiet recently in regards to Brock Lesnar’s pair of failed drug tests surrounding their UFC 200 fight back in July. When the UFC announced at UFC 199 in June that Lesnar and Hunt would be fighting at UFC 200, it was also revealed that they had waived the mandatory...


Oct 21, 2016 8:07 am

Jordan Parsons becomes first MMA fighter diagnosed with CTE

Tragic news surfaced Thursday evening that former Bellator MMA fighter Jordan Parsons, who was fatally struck by a vehicle earlier this year, was posthumously diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, also known as CTE. The Boston Globe broke the story, which revealed that Dr. Bennet Omalu, the doctor who discovered the disease in football players, was...

Oct 16, 2016 2:07 pm

Jose Aldo: “If I continue in the sport, I want to see money!”

Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo will meet with UFC president Dana White next week to discuss his fighting future. The Brazilian standout recently requested his release from the promotion and went as far as to say that he would be willing to take a dive in his next fight if the UFC did not grant him his...

Oct 13, 2016 11:59 am

UFC 204 medical suspensions

This past weekend, the UFC hit Manchester, England, for UFC 204. The card was an action packed one that saw UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping make his first successful title defense over Dan Henderson in what was ultimately Henderson’s final fight before retiring. While Henderson dropped Bisping several times early in the fight, Bisping’s volume...

Oct 11, 2016 1:05 pm

Jay Glazer calls on MMA community to blackball former NFL star Greg Hardy

Interesting news came out on Monday when MMA Fighting revealed that former NFL star Greg Hardy was looking to transition to a career in mixed martial arts. Hardy was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 2010 NFL draft and played for the team as a star defensive end. However, in 2014, Hardy was found...

Oct 11, 2016 8:17 am

Brock Lesnar given more time to prepare defense for failed drug test

The ongoing saga of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test continues! Lesnar made his triumphant return to the Octagon back in July, however there was some controversy surrounding his return. When it was announced in June that Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 200, it was also revealed that...

Oct 9, 2016 1:09 pm

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC 204

On Saturday night, the UFC took over beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. In the evening’s headliner, we saw middleweight champion Michael Bisping take a contentious decision from retiring challenger Dan Henderson. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we watched on as Gegard Mousasi took out a fading legend in Brazil’s Vitor Belfort. Elsewhere on the main...

Oct 8, 2016 3:11 pm

UFC 204 live results

Unable to catch tonight’s action? BJPenn.com has you covered! Stay tuned to BJPenn.com for all of the UFC 204 fight recaps, and stay glued to this page for live results. Main card (Pay Per-View) (c) Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson – Bisping defeats Henderson via decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi –...

Oct 8, 2016 11:40 am

UFC 204 fight day betting odds

Tonight, the UFC will hit Manchester, England for the UFC 204 Pay-Per View, which takes place from the Manchester Arena. The event is certainly a highly anticipated one, which will be headlined by a middleweight rematch seven years in the making. Several fights which have garnered interest from fans specifically include Danny Roberts vs. Mike...

Oct 7, 2016 7:26 am

UFC 204 Early Weigh in Results: One Fighter Withdraws with Illness

Tomorrow night, the UFC takes over beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. This hotly anticipated card will be headlined by a rather unlikely middleweight title fight between new champion Michael Bisping, and 46-year-old title challenger Dan Henderson, who plans to retire no matter the outcome of the bout. The co-main event, meanwhile, will see former...

Sep 30, 2016 10:05 am

Dan Henderson responds to Michael Bisping’s ‘cheater’ comments

Leading up to Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping’s UFC 204 showdown on October 8th, Bisping has taken the offensive in the war of words between the two men. When the pair first fought at UFC 100, they did so after coaching opposite one another on ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Team USA vs. Team UK’. At the...

Sep 29, 2016 8:41 am

Max Holloway goes off on Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar

Max Holloway has been on a campaign for a featherweight title shot, both inside and outside of the octagon. And with a nine-fight win streak, the longest in the featherweight division,  you would think the 24-year-old Hawaiian would have earned a title shot already, but with the logjam that is the current state of the...

Sep 15, 2016 6:21 am

Jorge Masvidal “fired up” over losing Gastelum fight, now asking for Johnny Hendricks

While many fans are happy that the UFC found a replacement for Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 205, Jorge Masvidal does not share their excitement. Masvidal was booked to fight Kelvin Gastelum before Robbie Lawler dropped out of his scheduled fight with ‘Cowboy’, which became the genesis of ‘Gamebred’s’ grievance. Although the 31-year-old American Top Team standout and...

Sep 14, 2016 9:27 am

Matt Brown Hopes He Can “Speak in Near-Full Sentences” When Fighting Career is Done

Earlier this summer, on the main card of UFC 201, gritty welterweight Matt Brown was flattened by the brick-fisted Jake Ellenberger. It was the first knockout loss on Brown’s long record. On the heels of this loss, Brown made an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio to discuss his concerns about sustaining long-term brain damage. On...

Sep 11, 2016 4:04 pm

Joe Rogan no longer wants to interview fighters after a KO loss

Former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem suffered a first-round knockout loss to reigning UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the headlining bout of yesterday’s UFC 203 pay-per-view event in Cleveland, Ohio. After dropping Miocic early on in round one, Alistair locked in a tight guillotine choke and appeared to be well on his way to...

Sep 9, 2016 6:51 am

UFC 204 Sells out in 6 Minutes

Earlier this year, England’s Michael Bisping shocked the world by flattening Luke Rockhold to win the UFC middleweight crown. From there, logic suggested the Brit would defend his title in a rematch with Rockhold, or against another top-flight middleweight in Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza or Yoel Romero. Instead, the next middleweight title shot was awarded to...

Sep 8, 2016 7:07 am

Doo Ho Choi Promises First-Round KO of Cub Swanson

It takes a special fighter to stand out in the featherweight division, which is home to massive names like Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar, and Anthony Pettis. Yet with a special blend of crippling power, sniper-like precision, and unassuming looks, that’s precisely what Doo Ho Choi is doing. The 25-year-old South Korean...

Sep 6, 2016 11:32 am

Ohio Athletic Commission justifies giving CM Punk license to fight

With less than a week until CM Punk makes his highly anticipated UFC debut against Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203, many have begun to question the Ohio State Athletic Commission’s decision to grant Punk, real name Phil Brooks, the license to fight on Saturday. Fox Sports released several episodes of the...

Sep 6, 2016 6:11 am

Here’s Why the Ohio Athletic Commission Could Have Chosen Not to License CM Punk

This Saturday, former WWE star CM Punk will make his long-awaited jump to MMA. He’ll be taking on dangerous, 24-year-old prospect Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203, which will emanate from Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena. In advance of his UFC debut, Punk finds the odds stacked against him, as bookmakers have pegged him...

Aug 29, 2016 6:58 pm

VIDEO | Watch Josh Barnett Decimate Frank Mir

This weekend, the UFC returns to beautiful Hamburg, Germany with an exciting night of fights. The card will be headlined by a showdown between Josh Barnett (34-8) and Andrei Arlovski (25-12)–two heavyweights that have been at it for years, yet still remain relevant players in this most unpredictable of divisions. In advance of this pivotal...

Aug 29, 2016 7:27 am

VIDEO | Go Behind the Scenes of UFC 202 with Chad Mendes

by Mendes posted to his official YouTube channel Last month, UFC featherweight Chad Mendes tested positive for the banned substance growth hormone-releasing peptide 6 (GHRP-6), and was handed a two-year suspension by USADA as a result. Despite this unfortunate twist, however, the three-time featherweight title challenger remains deeply embedded in the MMA scene. Mendes recently...

Aug 26, 2016 10:43 am

Nate Diaz pissed off with the UFC? Waiting for UFC ‘to see how obsessed I am’

When UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had his first loss in the UFC against Nate Diaz at UFC 196, “The Notorious” was described as “obsessed” with getting a rematch to seek revenge. At UFC 202, McGregor was able to do just that when he was awarded a majority decision win after a five-round war. Now...

Aug 8, 2016 10:58 am

Conor McGregor to jump in the WWE ring to settle the beef?

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is a pure genius when it comes to marketing his brand. With his recent stab at the WWE wrestlers being “messed up puss–s,” “The Notorious is getting a ton of attention from a single phone call. Numerous stars from the WWE have responded to McGregor’s comments. Journalist Mike Bohn pointed...