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Oct 26, 2016 8:43 am

Fabricio Werdum trolls Reebok with ‘Nike Fight Kit’ picture

Since the UFC announced their apparel partnership with Reebok, fighters and fans have continually criticized the brand. In the early days of the apparel deal, Reebok made quite a few errors when designing clothing for fighters, calling Anderson Silva “Anderson Aldo” on one of their shirts, and putting a United States patch on the sleeve...

Oct 25, 2016 10:07 am

PHOTO | Fan gets Michael Bisping tattoo following UFC 204 win

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is certainly one of the most polarizing figures in MMA. Bisping, who has been on a tear of the UFC’s middleweight division in 2016, is never one to shy away from speaking his mind. Earlier this month, Bisping stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 204 in...

Oct 23, 2016 6:04 pm

Shane Carwin says he has accepted a fight with Fedor Emelianenko

Earlier today former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin (12-2 MMA) took to Twitter where he hinted that he was making the move to fight for RIZIN Fighting Federation by posting the following. Hey @rizin_PR you are going to need bigger gloves, these do not fit, not even close! #MMA pic.twitter.com/Yk3gp2ataz — Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin)...


Oct 23, 2016 4:13 pm

Exclusive | Lorenz Larkin has three UFC opponents in mind including Robbie Lawler

Welterweight standout Lorenz Larkin is currently a free agent but is hoping that a deal can be worked out with his former employer the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “The Monsoon” most recently competed at August’s UFC 202 event where he starched perennial welterweight contender Neil Magny in the very first-round. Larkin has gone 4-1 in the...

Oct 20, 2016 4:20 pm

Michael Bisping responds to Mousasi’s call out on Twitter

Gegard Mousasi has been making his case for a title shot at middleweight since dropping down to the 185 pound weight class back in 2014, but the longtime contender has really stepped it up performance-wise in his last two fights. Shortly after knocking out surging middleweight contender Thiago “Maretta” Santos at UFC 200, Mousasi notched...

Oct 20, 2016 9:24 am

Georges St-Pierre in Las Vegas “just hanging out”

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre’s ongoing saga with the UFC brass has been an interesting one. While St-Pierre hasn’t fought since his controversial 2013 split decision win over Johny Hendricks, reports of St-Pierre returning to the Octagon have continued to surface over the years. Recently, it appeared as though St-Pierre was closer than ever...

Oct 19, 2016 8:18 am

Driver who killed Jordan Parsons posts bail

Earlier this year, tragic news surfaced that Bellator MMA prospect Jordan Parsons had been struck by a vehicle in Florida. While initial reports regarding the situation, and what happened, were a bit scarce, it was then revealed that Parsons was in the hospital, where he was forced to have his leg amputated as a result...

Oct 18, 2016 8:09 am

Georges St-Pierre responds to Dana White’s claims that he doesn’t want to fight

Although the UFC and former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre were reportedly close to finalizing a deal that would see St-Pierre make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon in the near-future, St-Pierre and the UFC are now at odds after St-Pierre announced that he was a free agent, and the UFC refuted the claims. St-Pierre,...

Oct 16, 2016 5:43 pm

On This Day in MMA History: Michael Bisping Defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama In Back-and-Forth War

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping shocked the world by scoring a beautiful, first-round knockout over middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Earlier this month, the Brit defended the middleweight title he stole from Rockhold with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over a former foil in Dan Henderson. Unexpected as it is,...

Oct 14, 2016 8:16 am

Michael Bisping GOES OFF on “p**sy” Brock Lesnar: “F**k you”

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been a longtime advocate of a clean sport, frequently calling out other fighters for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. With former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar currently in the middle of his appeal process for his two failed drug tests surrounding his UFC 200 fight with Mark Hunt,...

Oct 13, 2016 3:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Chris Weidman breaks down why Dan Henderson should be the UFC middleweight champion

Michael Bisping’s title defense over Dan Henderson on Saturday night was certainly controversial to say the least. Fighters and fans alike vocalized their disbelief and contempt for the judges’ decision. Former middleweight champ and current contender Chris Weidman spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com Radio and gave us his thoughts on the decision and who he thought...

Oct 13, 2016 9:37 am

VIDEO | Dan “Hendo” Henderson Tribute

Mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson retired from the sport this past Saturday in Manchester following his controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 204. In the above tribute video (created by BrattMamley MMA), we take a look back at some of the greatest fights and finishes of Dan Henderson’s...

Oct 11, 2016 8:17 am

Brock Lesnar given more time to prepare defense for failed drug test

The ongoing saga of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test continues! Lesnar made his triumphant return to the Octagon back in July, however there was some controversy surrounding his return. When it was announced in June that Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 200, it was also revealed that...

Oct 10, 2016 7:36 am

Tim Kennedy Thinks Michael Bisping Will Lose the Title in his Next Defense

On Saturday night, Michael Bisping defended the UFC middleweight title, taking a narrow decision from a former foil in Dan Henderson. In doing so, the Brit extended an unlikely title reign that began with a shocking, upset knockout of Luke Rockhold in June of this year. Bisping’s next challenger is likely to be the winner...

Oct 7, 2016 9:09 pm

Source reveals Conor McGregor’s “personal” announcement

Ahead of UFC 205, Conor McGregor’s stock is at an all-time high. After suffering the first loss of his UFC career back in March at the hands of Nate Diaz, McGregor was able to avenge the loss at UFC 202 as he picked up a majority decision win over the Stockton superstar. While there was...

Oct 7, 2016 9:32 am

Gegard Mousasi eyes fight with Anderson Silva after UFC 204

Saturday night in Manchester, England, MMA veteran Gegard Mousasi will be stepping into the Octagon against Vitor Belfort for his 48th professional MMA fight. Mousasi, who will be entering the fight on a 2-fight win streak that most recently saw him pick up a spectacular KO win over Thiago Santos on the UFC Fight Pass...

Oct 7, 2016 7:55 am

Anthony Pettis weighs in on Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

In the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will be stepping into the Octagon to square off with Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship. The fight, which takes place almost exactly a year after McGregor won the UFC featherweight championship, gives McGregor the opportunity to become the first ever simultaneous two-division...

Oct 6, 2016 11:42 am

Roy Nelson temporarily suspended by Superior Justice Court of MMA

Last month, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson left the MMA world stunned when he knocked out heavyweight veteran Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in the second round of their highly anticipated scrap in Brasilia. While the finish was an impressive one for Nelson, it was his post-fight actions that brought him attention. While referee Big John McCarthy was...

Oct 6, 2016 9:54 am

Julianna Pena not happy with Ronda Rousey potentially being given title shot upon return

It has now been almost exactly a year since former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was in the Octagon. In her last outing, Rousey was bloodied and battered by striking ace Holly Holm, who ultimately knocked Rousey out cold in the 2nd round to win the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. Following the loss, Rousey...

Oct 5, 2016 10:37 pm

Bryan Caraway offers to replace BJ Penn against Ricardo Lamas at UFC: Manila

With our namesake BJ Penn officially out of the fight with Ricardo Lamas, fellow UFC featherweight Bryan Caraway has offered to take his place. Caraway took to Twitter immediately after the news was announced and offered his services in a polite yet enthusiastic call-out: @arielhelwani 100% #Respect I WANT THIS FIGHT! #UFC #UFCManila @RicardoLamasMMA is...

Oct 1, 2016 11:24 pm

VIDEO | Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira (highlights)

Saturday night in Portland Oregon, #11 ranked lightweight Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon to square off against Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who was making his lightweight debut. Olivera, who missed weight by five pounds the previous day, managed to injure Brooks’ rib in the first round during an exchange in the clinch. As the fight...

Oct 1, 2016 3:53 pm

VIDEO | Rousimar Palhares knocked out cold with uppercut

Michał Materla KO's Rousimar Palhares at KSW 36. Uppercut from hell. Damn damn damn. pic.twitter.com/Y69FeSde2Z — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) October 1, 2016 Friday evening, former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares stepped into the cage in Poland to square off with Michal Materla. Palhares, who was looking to bounce back from his KO loss to Emil...

Sep 29, 2016 12:01 pm

Benson Henderson reveals thoughts on ‘Big Country’s’ post-fight kick to referee

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has had his own issues with referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy, but ‘Smooth’ says he would never have considered kicking him, as Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson did on Saturday. Following a crushing uppercut that sent opponent ‘Bigfoot’ Silva crashing to the mat, Nelson finished the fight with some ground-and-pound, causing...

Sep 28, 2016 4:35 pm

Conor McGregor posts Instagram photo smoking a suspicious looking ‘cigarette’

Just days removed from the UFC’s announcement of a Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez lightweight title fight, ‘Mystic Mac’ posted a questionable photograph on his Instagram page. In the photo, McGregor appears to be smoking a suspicious looking hand-rolled ‘cigarette’, with squinty eyes and an overall relaxed demeanor. See the picture in question for yourself...