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Dec 16, 2016 9:42 am

‘King Mo’ Lawal explains why he would never fight Chael Sonnen

Later tonight, in the main event of Bellator’s debut in Ireland, light heavyweight veteran Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will take on Satoshi Ishii in a heavyweight bout. If he emerges the victor in this bout, he’ll reestablish himself as one of the very best heavyweights on the Bellator roster. This, of course, would put him...

Dec 14, 2016 4:20 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 11 // Tiffany “Time Bomb” Soest | Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal

BJPENN.COM Radio is back at 8PM ET/5PM PT tonight with a streamlined episode for your listening pleasure! 8:15PM ET- Tiffany “The Time Bomb” Van Soest @TiffanyTimeBomb will join us from Amsterdam via the magic of prerecording. The first ever GLORY Women’s Super Bantamweight champ recaps the tournament in which she captured the title and gives...

Dec 13, 2016 8:03 pm

Cris Cyborg sounds off on the announcement of the UFC women’s featherweight title fight between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie

The UFC women’s division took a big turn on Tuesday when it was announced that an inaugural women’s featherweight title fight between former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie would be taking place at UFC 208. This comes shortly after UFC President Dana White had stated that he offered Invicta featherweight...

Dec 13, 2016 11:54 am

Jose Aldo sides with MMAFA, not Bjorn Renbey & MMAAA

There have been quite a few major industry-changing advances in the MMA community as of late. Earlier this year, UFC legend Randy Couture joined several fighters, including former UFC fighter Cung Le, in announcing the formation of the MMA Fighters Association. This month however, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions TJ Dillashaw...

Dec 12, 2016 12:30 pm

Jon Jones calls out Chael Sonnen for grappling match, Sonnen accepts

Way back in the year 2012, light heavyweight legends Jon “Bones” Jones and Dan Henderson were expected to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 151. Unfortunately, “Hendo” was forced out of this proposed bout with an injury, which ultimately resulted in the cancellation of the entire card. In...

Dec 7, 2016 6:12 pm

Bjorn Rebney on the MMAAA: ‘The good news is the negative vibe has been focused on me’

Many people fans and athletes were excited to hear the news about the formation of the “industry re-defining” Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA). With members including Georges St-Pierre, Donald Cerrone, Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw and Tim Kennedy, the news of the newly announced association was buzzing. However, one member representing the association that has...

Dec 7, 2016 1:54 pm

Ryan Bader discusses his new free agency: There’s definitely interest out there

UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader wrapped up his latest UFC contract in the best way possible, scoring impressive stoppages over Ilir Latifi and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. With these wins, which reaffirmed his status as one of the world’s top light heavyweights, Bader made himself a valuable commodity not only in the eyes of the UFC,...

Dec 6, 2016 10:50 am

Bjorn Rebney blasts new UFC owners

Former Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney recently found himself making headlines recently when he joined former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions TJ Dillashaw & Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy in announcing the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. While the association mostly received praise form fighters,...

Dec 6, 2016 9:21 am

Dana White questions Donald Cerrone joining MMAAA, rips Bjorn Rebney

Last week, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, top ranked welterweight Donald Cerrone, and top ranked middleweight Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA) along with former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. The move was a very historic one, with numerous fighters...

Dec 3, 2016 9:11 am

Tito Ortiz reveals fight with Chael Sonnen will be his last

While Tito Ortiz is currently gearing up for his Bellator 170 scrap with Chael Sonnen on January 21st, Ortiz has kept the fact that the fight will be his last under wraps, until now. Earlier this year, Sonnen celebrated the end of his two year suspension handed down by the NSAC. Following the end of...

Dec 2, 2016 11:59 am

Cris Cyborg prepared to walk away from the UFC

Reigning & defending Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has been campaigning for the UFC to create a women’s featherweight division for quite some time now. Cyborg made her UFC debut earlier this year at UFC 198 when she stepped into the Octagon against gritty MMA veteran Leslie Smith. Despite enduring a brutal weight...

Dec 2, 2016 6:32 am

Tim Kennedy: Bjorn Rebney is a “necessary evil” in MMAAA

Earlier this week, we were introduced to the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA), an organization created with the goal of improving the way fighters are treated by the UFC’s new owners, WME-IMG. This organization has been helmed by a team of talented UFC stars: former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, former heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez,...

Dec 1, 2016 5:19 pm

VIDEO | Five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski makes powerful MMA debut

Mariusz Pudzianowski put in his time as a World’s Strongest Man competitor and took the title of World’s Strongest Man five times. In 2009, Pudzianowski decided to take on a new challenge and stepped in the world of mixed martial arts. For his first professional MMA fight, Pudzianowski was matched up against Marcin Najman, who...

Nov 30, 2016 7:28 pm

UFC issues brief reaction to news of MMA Athletes Association

Wednesday afternoon, MMA stars such as former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and fan favorite fighter Donald Cerrone, among others, gathered to announce the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The announcement was certainly a major one for the MMA industry, with the fighters involved, in addition to former...

Nov 30, 2016 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 9 // AJ Mckee | Kamaru Usman | Duane Ludwig | Marlon Moraes

BJPENN.COM Radio is back at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another great lineup! 8:15PM ET- AJ “The Mercenary” McKee – @AJMcKeeJr kicks off tonights show to preview his fight with Ray Wood at Bellator 166 this weekend. AJ is one of the most promising upcoming prospects in MMA and has impressed the fans thus far, finishing all...

Nov 29, 2016 6:50 am

Fabricio Werdum: “I’m not happy at all with the UFC”

These days, many fighters seem to be disgruntled with the state of the UFC. It’s for this reason that a mysterious Wednesday conference call featuring former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney and fighters like Georges St-Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, TJ Dillashaw and Tim Kennedy is generating so much attention. While not much is known...

Nov 28, 2016 8:38 am

Big John McCarthy says MMA officiating career “won’t go on much longer”

Veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy made his first Octagon appearance all the way back at UFC 2 in the year 1994. As such, he and his trademark “let’s get it on” fight-staring line are as much a symbol of the UFC as Bruce Buffer, Joe Rogan, and the Octagon itself. Of course, Big John’s officiating...

Nov 23, 2016 7:52 am

VIDEO | Watch Fedor Emelianenko’s wild slobber-knocker with Fabio Maldonado

Last weekend, during the Bellator 165 broadcast, we learned that heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had signed with the promotion. The Russian great will debut at Bellator 172 on February 18 in San Jose. He’ll make this Bellator debut against dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. By the time Fedor makes his Bellator debut, it’ll have been eight...

Nov 21, 2016 7:31 am

Free agent Lorenz Larkin is now allowed to negotiate with other promotions

In August of this year, Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin mauled long-time welterweight contender Neil Magny to a first-round TKO. In doing so, he improved his welterweight record to a strong 4-1, and established himself as one of the division’s very best fighters – the seventh best, according to the UFC rankings. Larkin’s defeat of Magny...

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 11, 2016 9:00 am

VIDEO | Japanese Legend Shinya Aoki Gets TKO’d At One Championship: Defending Honor

Folayang stuffed a takedown early in R3 and smashed Aoki with a knee to the face. Shades of the 2nd Sakurai fight. And NEW pic.twitter.com/aLYhaXj4uu — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) November 11, 2016 Now that Eddie Alvarez, Will Brooks and Gilbert Melendez are all members of the UFC roster, Shinya Aoki stands out as one of the...