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Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am

Nate Quarry explains why UFC contracts are so dangerous for fighters: they own you

Though the UFC is the biggest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world, it is often criticized for the way it treats its fighters. The promotion frequently catches flack for underpaying it’s athletes, and for its controversial outfitting deal with Reebok, which seems to pay fighters much less than they’d make if...

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 14, 2017 5:18 pm

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy sends a bold message to ISIS

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy retired from the sport of mixed martial arts in January, this following his UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum. With that said, Tim is still one of the baddest men on the planet and is currently re-enlisted with the US Army where he serves as a special forces...

Apr 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Anthony Johnson issues statement on appeal against Daniel Cormier

This week, news surfaced that recently retired UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson had filed a formal appeal with the NYSAC regarding his fight with Daniel Cormier. The appeal revealed that Johnson was looking to have Cormier testify under oath as to why he held the privacy towel at the early UFC 210 weigh-ins, and if...

Apr 13, 2017 8:10 am

Urijah Faber gives prediction for Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw bantamweight title fight

Urijah Faber, who recently retired from MMA and will soon be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, is the mentor of reigning bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. He was also the mentor of former champion TJ Dillashaw, until Dillashaw left Faber’s Sacramento camp, creating one of MMA’s most visible feuds in the process. As such, Faber’s...

Apr 11, 2017 5:12 pm

Coach John Kavanagh gives a timeline for Conor McGregor’s UFC return

Coach John Kavanagh gives a timeline for Conor McGregor’s UFC return SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh recently took a trip “down under” in order to promote his memoirs “Win or Learn”. While in Australia, the famed coach was of coursed asked numerous questions regarding his star pupil, UFC lightweight champion of the world Conor...

Apr 9, 2017 11:48 am

Anthony Johnson shuts down talk of NFL career

Last night, in the main event of UFC 210, brick-fisted light heavyweight star Anthony Johnson came up short for a second time to reigning light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, succumbing to a second-round rear-naked choke. Shortly after this disappointing loss, the two-time light heavyweight title challenger known as “Rumble” surprised by announcing that he would...

Apr 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Breaking! Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212

Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212 Surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will no longer be fighting MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. News just broke that Gastelum has been flagged for potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites stemming from...

Apr 5, 2017 1:43 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 27 // Heath Herring | Colby Covington

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Heath Herring and Colby Covington! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off tonight with “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring @TheHeathHerring. Following an eight-year hiatus from MMA, Heath returned to action in December under the RIZIN banner and is set to face Satoshi Ishii on April 16th....

Mar 29, 2017 3:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 26 // Heath Herring | Yancy Medeiros | Jorge Masvidal

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Heath Herring, Yancy Medieros, and Jorge Masvidal! 8:15PM ET-Kicking things off tonight we are joined by “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring. Following an eight-year hiatus from MMA, Heath returned to action in December under the RIZIN banner and is set to face Satoshi Ishii on...

Mar 27, 2017 2:06 pm

Paul Heyman: Not once did you see Brock Lesnar in UFC at his absolute physical peak

It’s hard to imagine former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar in better physical shape than what he already displayed throughout his career. According to Lesnar’s manager, Paul Heyman, Lesnar was never at his physical peak dating back to when he was winning wrestling championships in college. “I would suggest that Brock is...

Mar 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Dillon Danis vs. Jake Shields grappling match to headline SUG 4

Earlier this month, we learned that BJJ whiz Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. Danis is expected to debut with the organization later this year. The exciting thing about this debut, of course, is that it will mark not only his first fight with Bellator, but his first mixed martial arts bout outright. While...

Mar 26, 2017 5:16 pm

PHOTO | Poster revealed for June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil

The UFC has released an official poster for June’s pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The June 3rd event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between current champion Jose Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway. Holloway will be entering into the bout on a 10-fight win streak that has seen the...

Mar 26, 2017 3:40 pm

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather’s worst moments inside the boxing ring

Floyd Mayweather’s worst moments inside the boxing ring. With UFC President Dana White now seemingly on board with the potential Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match, it seems to be just a matter of time before the expected super-fight is made official. Floyd Mayweather is thought by many fans and analysts to be the...

Mar 25, 2017 9:42 am

Big Nog on board with Vitor Belfort’s legends league idea

Recently, MMA veteran Vitor Belfort suggested in an interview that the UFC look to create a ‘legends league’ for retired legends of the sport to compete in, so as to satisfy their desire for competition despite being retired. Belfort revealed that his suggestion to the new UFC owners was not only one that would appease...

Mar 23, 2017 12:05 pm

Urijah Faber to compete at Submission UnderGround

MMA veteran Urijah Faber may currently be retired from MMA, however the former top ranked bantamweight revealed recently that he will be competing once again, however it won’t be in MMA. Faber dropped 2 straight fights in 2016, the first being a trilogy fight with Dominick Cruz at UFC 199, where he dropped a unanimous...

Mar 23, 2017 5:32 am

Fired-Up Tony Ferguson tells Conor McGregor to “Defend or Vacate”

Last November, in the main event of the blockbuster UFC 205, Ireland’s Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. With this win, the already sought-after superstar became the target of the lightweight division’s top contenders – namely Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. Regrettably for fighters like Nurmagomedov and Ferguson, McGregor quickly...

Mar 22, 2017 10:06 am

Conor McGregor receives reduced punishment for UFC 202 bottle-throwing debacle

Back in August, in the buildup to UFC 202, Irish superstar Conor McGregor and his arch rival Nate Diaz got into a heated press conference confrontation, pelting each other with water bottles, Monster Energy cans, and other improvised projectiles. This chaotic moment did not go over well with the fight’s sanctioning body, the Nevada State...

Mar 20, 2017 11:34 am

Conor McGregor gives update on Floyd Mayweather fight schedule

The boxing match between undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor seems to be getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. On St. Patrick’s Day, “The Notorious” was in New York at Madison Square Garden as he walked out fellow Irishman Michael Conlan for his professional boxing debut. McGregor made a...

Mar 18, 2017 8:46 pm

Brad Pickett issues statement following retirement fight loss

UFC bantamweight veteran Brad Pickett retired following his UFC Fight Night 107 TKO loss to Marlon Vera last night in London, England. Pickett had a strong opening two rounds utilizing some timely takedowns and ground and pound to get up on the judges scorecards 20-18 heading into round three. However, the tide turned against “One...

Mar 18, 2017 11:36 am

Miesha Tate only ending retirement for Ronda Rousey

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate recently retired in the midst of a 2-fight skid that saw her drop a submission loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, where she lost the bantamweight title, followed by a UFC 205 unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington. Tate explained that after 11 years fighting professionally, she...

Mar 15, 2017 5:55 am

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC 212

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Brazil, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum continued to make good on his return to the middleweight division as he thumped MMA legend Vitor Belfort with first-round punches. Shortly after this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, the rising star made...