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Feb 16, 2015 9:30 pm

Report: Hunt vs. Miocic Targeted For “UFC FN 65”

It appears that the UFC’s first trip to Australia will play host to a heavyweight collision between heavy hitters Mark Hunt, and Stipe Miocic. The card will be “UFC Fight Night 65”, and it will go down on May 9th in the United States, however given the time difference, it will be May 10th in...

Feb 16, 2015 9:08 pm

Brown: ‘Beating Hendricks Is The Key To A Title Shot’

Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown is currently coming off of a hard fought decision loss to Robbie Lawler. The loss snapped a 7 fight win streak for Brown, and cost him a shot at the welterweight title, which Lawler went on to win. On March 14th, Matt Brown will have the chance to earn a #1...

Feb 16, 2015 5:00 pm

Faber Turned Down Dillashaw Fight, Wants McGregor

Since TJ Dillashaw won the bantamweight strap from Renan Barao at UFC 173 in May of 2014, there has been much talk of a potential teammate vs. teammate fight between Dillashaw and longtime friend, and mentor, Urijah Faber. UFC President Dana White has tried on several occasions to try and make the bout happen, but...

Feb 16, 2015 4:54 pm

Cyborg Confident She Will Get A Fight Against Rousey

Cris Cyborg vs. Ronda Rousey is arguably one of the biggest potential superfights of the modern era. Cyborg and Rousey admittedly don’t like one another, however it looked like a superfight was possible down the line several months ago when Cyborg was set to make her Invicta FC bantamweight debut. Unfortunately, a serious injury forced...


Feb 16, 2015 4:45 pm

Benson Henderson Explains Why He Fights With A Toothpick

One of the strangest, and arguably most dangerous practices in all of MMA comes from the one and only, ‘Smooth’ Benson Henderson. The former lightweight champion admittedly has a bad habit of carrying a toothpick in his mouth at all times, including training sessions, and even in his fights. The toothpick was first spotted after...

Feb 16, 2015 4:36 pm

Urijah Faber: ‘I Would Never Touch PEDs’

As Urijah Faber gears up for his “UFC Fight Night: Manilla” bout against Frankie Edgar in May, he sounded off on the topic everyone has been talking about, PEDs. Faber has been in the sport professionally for 12 years, and his bout with Edgar will mark his 40th professional fight. As a veteran of both...

Feb 16, 2015 4:30 pm

Frankie Edgar’s Message To PED Users: ‘I’ll Beat You Anyway’

With the recent string of PED busts in MMA, from Anderson Silva, and Jon Jones, to Jon Fitch in the World Series Of Fighting, the PED issue is one that can’t be ignored. As Frankie Edgar gears up for his “UFC Fight Night: Manilla” bout against Urijah Faber, he gave his thoughts on the ‘hot...

Feb 16, 2015 4:26 pm

Erick Silva Plans To Submit Ben Saunders In Rio De Janeiro

Erick Silva is coming off a dominant first round submission win over Mike Rhodes recently at “UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway” in December, and is looking to build momentum with a potential win over Ben Saunders at “UFC Fight Night 62” on March 21st. Saunders won’t be an easy win however, as he is...

Feb 16, 2015 4:19 pm

Dillashaw On Demetrious Johnson: “He Don’t Want To Fight Me”

Recently there was some buzz regarding a potential superfight between the flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, and bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. Johnson revealed that he and Dillashaw agreed to fight for $2 million, however he knew that wasn’t realistic (See that HERE). Now, Dillashaw is discussing the idea of the fight, and gave his thoughts to...

Feb 16, 2015 4:18 pm

Lawler, And Rockhold, Land Major Deals With Adidas

Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, and top ranked UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold have both signed landmark deals with Adidas Combat Sports USA. Both fighters were already signed to Adidas, however both men renewed their contracts. Adidas Combat Sports sent out a press release, which BJPENN.com received. New York, NY and Portland, OR – Robbie Lawler and...

Feb 16, 2015 7:50 am

Brendan Schaub Details Past Oxycontin Addiction

UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub, who is a frequent guest on UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s podcast, ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’, spoke about his past addiction with Oxycontin, a very powerful painkiller prescription. Rogan, Schaub, Eddie Bravo, and Justin Milos, watched this past weekend’s “UFC Fight Night: Broomfield” card, doing commentary on the event, on Rogan’s podcast....

Feb 16, 2015 7:27 am

Royce Gracie: ‘Failed Drug Tests Show The System Is Working’

With the recent string of PED busts, inside and outside of the UFC, many fans, and fighters, are saying the the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, has a massive drug problem that needs to be fixed. With two of the UFC’s pound for pound kings, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, failing drug tests in the...

Feb 16, 2015 7:15 am

CM Punk: “I Think MMA Is Pro Wrestling”

Former WWE champion, turned soon-to-be UFC fighter, CM Punk, is currently gearing up for his UFC debut, which has yet to be announced. Punk has reportedly been training extremely hard at Roufusport gym in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, alongside Anthony Pettis, Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and other elite level fighters. Ahead of his UFC debut, Punk revealed...

Feb 16, 2015 7:09 am

Coker On Universal PED Testing Policy: “It Would Be Amazing”

Recently, the sport of MMA has gone through a troubling period recently when it comes to drug test. Many fighters, including pound for pound kings Anderson Silva, and Jon Jones, have tested positive for PEDs, among other fighters. The PED epidemic is not just plaguing the UFC, as 4 fighters on the Bellator 127 card...

Feb 16, 2015 6:47 am

Dana White Unsure What To Do With Rousey If She Beats Zingano

Ronda Rousey is arguably one of the most dominant champions of the modern era. Since signing with the UFC in 2012 and being promoted from Strikeforce champion to the inaugural women’s UFC bantamweight champion, Rousey has dispatched of 4 top contenders, bringing her record to an incredible 10-0, with only 1 bout making it out...

Feb 16, 2015 6:46 am

Frank Mir: ‘TRT Just Put A Band-Aid On The Problem’

As Frank Mir gears up to fight Bigfoot Silva on Sunday in Brazil, many fans have taken note that this will be Mir’s first Octagon appearance since the ban of TRT, almost a year ago to date. Mir was one of the fighters who was given a TUE (Testosterone Use Exemption) which allowed him to...

Feb 16, 2015 6:28 am

CM Punk: ‘Lesnar Offered To Help Me Prepare For UFC Debut’

As we anxiously await the UFC debut of former WWE champion CM Punk, we can only speculate as to when he will make his debut later this year. CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, is currently training at Roufusport gym in Milwaukee alongside the likes of Anthony Pettis, Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren, and more elite...

Feb 16, 2015 5:06 am

Brandon Thatch Thanks Fans After Loss To Henderson

Following his 4th round submission loss to Benson Henderson, Brandon Thatch was in good spirits, all things considered. Thatch, who had his 10-fight win streak snapped at the hands of the former lightweight champion, took to Twitter to thank his fans. Had so much fun last night! Love my life. Thanks for the support:) —...

Feb 16, 2015 5:03 am

Renowned Nutritionist: ‘Modern Weight Cutting Practices Are Primitive’

There has been much talk lately of weight cutting, mainly, what can be done to prevent fighters from cutting too much weight, and potentially harming themselves in the process. UFC 183 showcased the major problem with weight cutting. Kelvin Gastelum was sick, and weighed in 9 pounds overweight. John Lineker, who fought on the preliminary...

Feb 16, 2015 5:02 am

John Dodson: Demetrious Johnson Needs To “Pop”

Demetrious Johnson is arguably one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, despite that, the flyweight division is often overlooked by many fans. Top ranked UFC flyweight, John Dodson, believes that is because Johnson needs to promote his fights better. He explained to MMAFighting: “Demetrious Johnson is doing something that a lot...

Feb 16, 2015 5:01 am

Yves Edwards Hilarious Review Of ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Movie

UFC veteran Yves Edwards recently retired from MMA competition, but is still keeping in touch with his fans via his Facebook page. On ‘Valentine’s Day’, Edwards posted the following hilarious story of his experience going to see ’50 Shades Of Grey’ with his wife. Post by Yves Edwards. (Can’t see this post? Click HERE)

Feb 16, 2015 5:00 am

BOOKING ROUNDUP: UFC Books 10 Bouts For Upcoming Events

The UFC has been especially busy this past week booking matchups for upcoming fights. Catch up with all of the latest matchmaking happenings with BJPENN.com’s Booking Roundup! First up we have 3 additions to “UFC Fight Night 62” on March 21st in Rio De Janeiro. The first being Katsunori Kikuno vs. Kevin Souza. Kikuno is...

Feb 15, 2015 4:25 pm

Fighters React To Henderson Fighting With A Toothpick In His Mouth

Last night in the main event of “UFC Fight Night: Broomfield” Benson Henderson submitted Brandon Thatch in the 4th round. What caught the eye of fans though, besides the finish, was when Henderson once against produced a toothpick from his mouth, just seconds after defeating Thatch (See that HERE). Below is a compilation of fighter...

Feb 15, 2015 4:24 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Plans To End 2015 As Lightweight Champion

Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t been in the Octagon in nearly a full year. The last time ‘The Eagle’ was in the Octagon, he defeated Rafael Dos Anjos via unanimous decision. Following the win, it was announced that Nurmagomedov would fight Donald Cerrone, in what many believed to be a #1 contender matchup. However, less than an...

Feb 15, 2015 4:15 pm

Bisping Responds To Faber: “Hey, I Respect You”

Recently it was announced that Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber would be fighting in Manilla, in a highly anticipated matchup. Fox Sports analysts Daniel Cormier, and Michael Bisping were asked who they think would win the bout, and they both chose Frankie Edgar. This sparked a bit of frustration from Urijah Faber, who had some...

Feb 15, 2015 4:05 pm

McGregor Was Briefly The Betting Favorite Against Aldo

Last week, for a brief period of time, Irish fight fans were betting so heavily on Conor McGregor defeating Jose Aldo, that McGregor was at one point the betting favorite, and Aldo was the underdog. Aldo and McGregor are set to fight at UFC 189 on July 11th in Las Vegas, and while betting lines...

Feb 15, 2015 4:05 pm

Zingano: ‘Rousey Has Never Dealt With Anyone Like Me Before’

Ahead of Cat Zingano’s UFC 184 title match against Ronda Rousey later this month, ‘Alpha’ many have questioned if she will be the woman to defeat Rousey. Zingano is supremely confident that she can defeat Rousey, and believes that Rousey is only the champion because she was given the opportunity to fight for the belt...

Feb 15, 2015 4:04 pm

Bellator 133 Salary Report: Shlemenko Banks $20,000 For Main Event Win

This past Friday, Bellator 133 took center stage as Alexander Shlemenko KO’d Melvin Manhoef via spinning back fist in the main event. Below is the salary report from the event, which was obtained by Sherdog.com. Alexander Shlemenko: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) Melvin Manhoef: $15,000 Daniel Weichel: $32,000 (includes $16,000 win bonus) Pat Curran: $20,000...