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Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 22, 2013 8:45 am

Lorenzo Fertitta: 54 UFC Events on Tap for 2014

Yesterday during a UFC presser in New York, UFC CEO and chairman Lorenzo Fertitta discussed a wide range of topics. Amidst these topics was the UFC’s 2014 event schedule, which had an abundance of 54 total events in store for the promotion’s 21st year of action. Fertitta explains the company’s intent to expand the product that is the UFC’s...

Nov 22, 2013 7:54 am

Kelvin Gastelum: I’m working towards being a champ

21-year-old, Kelvin Gastelum (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), was the surprise winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 17,” upsetting tournament favorite, Uriah Hall, in the season’s live finale, thus becoming the show’s middleweight winner. After his victory over Hall, Gastelum promptly dropped to the welterweight division (170 pounds) and earned an impressive first-round submission finish of Brian...

Nov 21, 2013 11:57 am

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Fisette’s Official TUF 18 Episode 12 Blog For BJPENN.COM

Louis “Petit Pain” Fisette (6-1 MMA) is one of the youngest talents in MMA’s rich 135-pound division. The 23 year-old Canadian bantamweight is a contestant on this season of (TUF:18) The Ultimate Fighter: Tate vs. Rousey. Here is what Louis had to say about Week 12 of his ‘TUF’ experience: So finally we get to...


Nov 21, 2013 11:07 am

Shane del Rosario injured, out of UFC 168

Shane del Rosario will be backing out of UFC 168 due to a rib injury. The 11-2 heavyweight has had a recent set of struggles after moving into the UFC and was hoping for a shot at redemption on December 28th against Guto Inocente. His last fight was December 15, 2012 during the Ultimate Fighter...

Nov 20, 2013 9:13 am

TUF Contestant Cody Bollinger Wants To Kick Obama’s Ass

Cody Bollinger, who was recently kicked off the The Ultimate Fighter season 18 cast after failing to make weight, seems to again have made a mistake that could affect his future. Bollinger, after watching President Barack Obama recite Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, took to facebook to threaten the president. Apparently, Bollinger was upset that Obama...

Nov 19, 2013 7:17 am

Chael Sonnen To Coach Brazilians on TUF Brazil 3

The heated rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva heats up even more, as it has been confirmed that Sonnen will coach Brazilian fighters in the upcoming Ultimate Figher Brazil season. Many people thought it would be a Brazil vs. United States season, but it seems that Sonnen will be training fighters from the country...

Nov 18, 2013 8:41 am

Tiequan Zhang and Ao Hailin Confrimed As ‘TUF China’ Coaches

Details have been scarce since UFC announced that China would host an edition of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’. While Cung Le stated he would be involved in the season somehow, he did not know what his role would be. It was eventually revealed that he would be playing the authority figure, similar to Dana White’s role...

Nov 15, 2013 12:33 pm

Dana White Announces Addition of New Women’s UFC 115-Pound Division

  UFC President Dana White (shown above with UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey) announced Friday the plans to add a women’s flyweight division to the UFC.  White said the division, whose weight limit is 115 pounds, will be crucial to the promotion’s expansion internationally.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana White announced...

Nov 15, 2013 9:10 am

QUICK TWITT | Johny Hendricks Stops By TUF Set To Visit Team Penn

UFC number one welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks, stopped by The Ultimate Fighter set to sit in with his former training partner, BJ Penn, during Penn’s stint as TUF coach. Here’s the proof: Great stopping by the @TUFonFS1 house to visit @bjpenndotcom pic.twitter.com/O9Zi7heexb — Johny Hendricks (@JohnyHendricks) November 14, 2013 Johny fights GSP for the UFC...

Nov 15, 2013 6:53 am

TUF China Cast Revealed

  It was announced some time ago that there would be an Ultimate Fighter: China. We now know that UFC middleweight Cung Le will serve as the Dana White figure on the show. The coaches have yet to be announced, but the fighters who will participate in the show’s inaugural season have. It’s a safe...

Nov 13, 2013 5:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Akira Corassani: Its Easy to Fall Into The TRT Category With Age

In a recent bjpenn.com radio interview, we spoke to TUF: Bisping vs. Miller contestant, Akira Corassani. Corassani has recently suffered a string of injuries and illnesses that ranged from most of his time on The Ultimate Fighter, well into his last UFC fight on April 6th, 2013 against Robbie Peralta. He spoke this time about...

Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Manny Gamburyan on TUF 18 & Ronda’s Public Image Hit

Yesterday we released part 1 of Manny Gamburyan’s BJPENN.COM Radio Exclusive Interview where he addressed the ongoing saga with former opponent Cole Miller. In today’s part 2 ‘The Anvil” discussed all things Ronda Rousey and The Ultimate Fighter season 18. As part of Rousey’s coaching staff, Gamburyan was privy to all the happenings in the...

Nov 12, 2013 12:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | Cat Zingano on Alexis Davis: “I Really Don’t Find Her a Threat”

“The idea got thrown out there for Alexis to come up and take that spot,” Cat Zingano told BJPenn.com Radio about possible UFC women’s bantamweight contender Alexis Davis, “but realistically I haven’t heard that’s going to be the case.”  Following Davis’ impressive win over Liz Carmouche, there has been talk that the injured Zingano may...

Nov 11, 2013 12:19 pm

WSOF 7 prelims take shape with addition of Kalib Starnes, Two More Bouts

World Series of Fighting’s first-ever Canadian fight continues to fill out, as three new preliminary contests have been booked for World Series of Fighting 7, including a light heavyweight matchup of Dwayne “D-Bomb” Lewis (13-8) vs. Kalib Starnes (15-8-1)(pictured), a featherweight contest of Shawn Albrecht (9-5) vs. Josh Machan (11-4) and welterweights Michael “The Messenger”...

Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Backlash Towards Rousey: ‘She’s The Reason Women Fight in UFC’

“Hate her or not,” UFC President Dana White said about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, “the reason all these girls fight in the UFC is because of her.”  White responded to the criticism Rousey has received after her coaching role on the latest season of the UFC’s realitiy-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’   By Christopher...

Nov 11, 2013 9:48 am

Diaz vs. Maynard III tabbed as new TUF 18 Finale main event

With the recent shakeup of headlining bouts there will be a new main event for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. The UFC announced Sunday that a knee injury has forced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis to withdraw from his first title defense against Josh Thomson. To fill that void, the UFC put in a flyweight title...

Nov 8, 2013 11:06 am

Real Gangster Sonnen Isn’t Worried About Lynching In Brazil

As Chael Sonnen prepares to embark on his journey across the southern border to coach the latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, some have worried about his safety among the local population. Sonnen has long been an outspoken antagonist towards Brazil and its fighters and now he will have to navigate the streets of...