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Apr 21, 2017 1:21 pm

Rory MacDonald cracks open on the possibility of fighting in the UFC again

Bellator MMA has picked up a few of the UFC’s high-ranked fighters including former UFC welterweight challenger Rory MacDonald. MacDonald is set to make his Bellator MMA debut against knockout artist Paul Daley in Bellator 179’s main event on May 19 at the SSE Arena in London. Speaking with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on a recent...

Apr 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Rory MacDonald: Tyron Woodley being UFC champ makes me look better

Having defended the welterweight title twice – albeit in two close fights with the same man – UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley is looking like he could emerge as a pretty dominant champion. We do, however, know that he can be beaten. Rory MacDonald was the most recent fighter to prove this. MacDonald beat Woodley...

Apr 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Rory MacDonald reflects on ‘Greatest Fight in UFC History’ with Robbie Lawler

Rory MacDonald is set to make his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 179 in the main event on May 19. The former UFC title challenger will have his hands full as he takes on the knockout specialist Paul Daley at the SSE Arena in London. MacDonald spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on Monday’s episode of...

Apr 14, 2017 12:58 pm

Jacare Souza inks a long term deal with the UFC

Current #3 ranked UFC middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and the UFC have come to an agreement on a new fight contract. UFC President Dana White posted a photo of Jacare holding his new contract with a smile on Friday. @ronaldojacare 😃👍🏼👊🏼 A post shared by Dana White (@danawhite) on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:56am PDT...


Apr 5, 2017 8:16 am

PHOTO | Robbie Lawler links up with WWE star John Cena

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is known for his frenzied and ferocious fighting style. The former champ is also known for an extremely stoic personality outside the cage. He’s quiet. He never talks trash. He rarely smiles. Apparently, however, Lawler is in fact capable of smiling. All it takes to get an ear-to-ear grin...

Apr 1, 2017 2:34 pm

Scott Coker weighs-in on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Throughout the course of 2017, boxing icon Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor have continued to be linked to a boxing match. While conflicting reports have continued to emerge on the matter, McGregor recently informed media members at a boxing event at the Madison Square Garden that a fight was “very close” to being...

Mar 31, 2017 10:53 pm

MMA community reacts to King Mo’s win over Rampage Jackson

Friday night in the main event of Bellator 175, Bellator MMA veteran King Mo stepped into the cage with MMA legend Rampage Jackson for a highly anticipated showdown, where King Mo looked to avenge his 2014 decision loss to Jackson. The rematch was an extremely interesting affair, with King Mo looking to utilize his wrestling...

Mar 21, 2017 6:58 pm

Christy Mack fires back at War Machine supporters on social media

Christy Mack fires back at haters on social media. After eight days of testimony and almost two full days of deliberations, former UFC and Bellator fighter Jon Koppenhaver (better known as “War Machine”) was found guilty on twenty-nine charges for his brutal assault on victims Christine Mackinday (Christy Mack) and Corey Thomas. The charges included...

Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Mar 8, 2017 1:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 23 // Mark Godbeer | Julia Budd | Victor Cui | Michael Chiesa

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another full lineup of great guests! 8:10PM ET- Kicking things off tonight, Mark Godbeer – @MarkGodbeerUK joins us to recap his victory against Daniel Spitz at UFC 209 over the weekend. Mark gives us a critique of his performance, his thoughts on a second potential booking against...

Feb 26, 2017 6:04 am

Tito Ortiz: Chael Sonnen is a liar, cheater and a fraud!

Back in January, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen returned from a lengthy hiatus to take on retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz. Though Sonnen was able to threaten Ortiz with a submission attempt in the early moments of this fight, he ultimately found himself locked up in a...

Feb 20, 2017 5:57 am

Pros react to Johny Hendricks’ decision defeat of Hector Lombard

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks sought to rebound from a tough three-fight losing streak with a fresh start in the middleweight division. His opportunity to do so came against former Olympian and Bellator champion Hector Lombard. Though Hendricks...

Feb 19, 2017 6:39 am

Matt Mitrione responds to claims that he was scared to fight Fedor

On Friday night, the MMA community was transfixed on the imminent comeback of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. The Russian great was poised to take on Matt Mitrione in the main event of Saturday’s Bellator 172, and not even the UFC’s Sunday trip to Halifax could distract us from his return to action. Regrettably, things took...

Feb 18, 2017 3:18 pm

BREAKING! Matt Mitrione out of Fedor Emelianenko fight

Breaking news surfaced Saturday afternoon that Bellator MMA heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been forced out of his Bellator 172 headlining fight against MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko. According to reports from Ariel Helwani, Matt Mitrione fell ill prior to his fight against ‘The Last Emperor’ and as a result the fight has been cancelled. Fedor vs....

Feb 18, 2017 3:08 pm

VIDEO | Fighter attempting to be flashy gets brutally KO’d

GOD DAYUMMMM. Johan Segas KTFO's Joe Harding at BCMMA 18. When showboating goes wrong. Savage head kick. pic.twitter.com/pPkOPmdmOf — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) February 18, 2017 The flashy hands down style of fighting popularized by MMA icon Anderson Silva, MMA veteran Genki Sudo, and Bellator MMA star Michael ‘Venom’ Page to name just a few, has produced...

Feb 15, 2017 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 20 // Liam McGeary | Jimi Manuwa | Scott Coker

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another great lineup of headliners! 8:15 PM ET- We kick off tonights show with former Bellator light heavyweight champ, Liam McGeary – @liam_mcgeary. Liam breaks down his upcoming bout with Chris Fields at Bellator 173 in Belfast, Ireland next Friday. The submission specialist recaps his first...

Feb 14, 2017 11:51 am

Donald Trump is a Fedor Emelianenko fan

Ahead of this Saturday’s highly anticipated Bellator 172 event, where MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will make his highly anticipated return to the cage in 2017 after going 2-0 since returning to MMA in 2015, M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein, who used to manage Emelianenko, revealed in an interview that United States President Donald Trump has...

Feb 7, 2017 11:34 am

Michael “Venom” Page roasts Paul Daley on social media

In July of 2016, British striker Michael “Venom” Page picked up an incredible flying knee knockout over Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos. Some six months later Paul Daley, another talented British striker, levelled Brennan Ward with a similar flying knee knockout. Having dazzled with these flying knee knockouts, it now sounds like Page and Daley will be...

Jan 24, 2017 1:03 pm

Nate Diaz wants to fight but says he is being ‘put on the shelf’

August 20, 2016 was the last time Nate Diaz stepped into the Octagon for a fight. Following a majority decision loss to his rival Conor McGregor at UFC 202, Diaz has stated that he is only looking for big fights that will result in a big payday. Given his history and payouts for his two...

Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz submits Chael Sonnen, holds onto choke

Tito Ortiz def Chael Sonnen via RNC #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/eo96s90MnK — Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) January 22, 2017 In the main event of Bellator 170 on January 21st, UFC veterans Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for a highly anticipated showdown that had been building up steam over the course of the...

Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 16 // Valentina Shechenko | John Wayne Parr | Ben Rothwell | Bas Rutten

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another incredible line-up of guests! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off tonights show is UFC women’s bantamweight contender, Valentina Shevchenko – @bulletvalentina . “The Bullet” is slated to face Julianna Peña next weekend on FOX in a showdown that will likely determine the No.1 contender. We will get...

Jan 9, 2017 10:05 am

MMA community reacts to anti-MMA comment in Meryl Streep speech

The most buzz-worthy moment of Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was a Meryl Streep speech that criticized not only Donald Trump and the sport of football, but also threw a subtle jab at mixed martial arts. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep said after...

Jan 9, 2017 6:41 am

Meryl Streep criticizes MMA, Scott Coker responds

Apparently, legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is not a mixed martial arts (MMA) fan. During Sunday’s 74th Golden Globes, Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In her acceptance speech for this award, Streep got fairly political, criticizing US President Elect Donald Trump, and ultimately, taking a jab at the great sports...