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May 5, 2017 11:09 am

Al Iaquinta calls for the UFC to cut him

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta is once again engaged in a heated standoff with his employers stemming back to his recent 1st round KO win over Diego Sanchez last month. Prior to the fight, Iaquinta had been sidelined for two years while engaged in a dispute with the UFC over his contract. Iaquinta and the UFC...

May 2, 2017 1:43 pm

PHOTO | Urijah Faber loses bet, gets a mohawk

MMA veteran Urijah Faber recently retired from MMA following his unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett in December of 2016. While Faber competed in a grappling match following his retirement from MMA. More recently, the former WEC champion has been enjoying retirement following his stint coaching alongside his protege Cody Garbrandt on TUF Redemption. According...

May 2, 2017 5:52 am

Coach would let Chuck Liddell make a comeback, but only against the right opponent

Chuck Liddell is in incredible shape. No, really. Despite the fact that he’s been retired for years, the light heavyweight legend is absolutely rippling with muscle. In fact, it’s possible that he looks better than he did for much of his fighting career. All the proof you need of this claim can be found in...

Apr 28, 2017 8:03 am

Report | Vitor Belfort retirement fight set for UFC 212

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been on quite the skid as of late. The MMA legend went into 2016 hoping to build momentum on a 1st round KO win over Dan Henderson, however back to back TKO losses to Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Gegard Mousasi resulted in Belfort going winless in 2016. Following his...

Apr 27, 2017 1:30 pm

Kevin Lee fires back at Al Iaquinta: ‘Nobody give a f**k if u retire’

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta made his return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 108 last weekend after a short retirement. “Raging” Al made quick work of the tough and always game Diego Sanchez, walking away with a KO win in the first round. Following the win, Iaquinta let out his rage, exclaiming his less...

Apr 27, 2017 9:13 am

Glover Teixeira discusses Anthony Johnson’s retirement, potential Jimi Manuwa title shot

UFC light heavyweight Glover Teixeira is currently gearing up for his May scrap against former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson in May in Stockholm, however he has been keeping a close eye on the light heavyweight title picture. Recently, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier successfully defended his light heavyweight championship against Anthony Johnson...

Apr 27, 2017 8:59 am

Mike Perry offers Al Iaquinta advice regarding dispute with UFC

Prior to his UFC return this past weekend, where he picked up an impressive first round KO win over Diego Sanchez, UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta was engaged in a very long and very public contract dispute with the UFC. The dispute was so heated that Iaquinta even went as far as to retire from MMA,...

Apr 26, 2017 7:10 am

Al Iaquinta blasts Kevin Lee and others in fiery Twitter tirade

Late last year, New York’s Al Iaquinta withdrew from the stacked UFC 205, citing a contract dispute with the UFC. This dispute continued over the coming weeks, until Iaquinta opted to hang up the gloves, and focus on a burgeoning real estate career. Thankfully for Iaquinta fans, this retirement was short-lived. Over the weekend, the...

Apr 25, 2017 1:22 pm

CM Punk to star in MTV reality series ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros’

CM Punk will be making his way back to television as it was announced on Monday that he will be one of 10 athletes set to star in the MTV reality series “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros.” “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros will pit 10 of America’s top athletes against familiar faces from the long-running...

Apr 24, 2017 7:11 am

VIDEO | Kenny Florian gets put to sleep in grappling match

Over the weekend, UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter season 1 competitor Kenny Florian took to the mats to compete at the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship 2017. Unfortunately, his latest trip into the grappling realm did not go as planned. Florian’s opponent in Abu Dhabi was Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, a decorated grappler who also...

Apr 23, 2017 9:48 am

“Platinum” Mike Perry: it might be time for Jake Ellenberger to retire

Last night, during the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, polarizing welterweight striker “Platinum” Mike Perry picked up a knockout of the year contender, shutting the veteran Jake Ellenberger off with a slashing, second-round elbow. Given that this is the fourth strike-induced stoppage on Ellenberger’s recent record, it’s been suggested by some members of the...

Apr 23, 2017 6:14 am

Al Iaquinta goes off on the UFC after missing out on post-fight bonus

Over the last few months, New York based lightweight Al Iaquinta has been involved in a very public contract dispute with the UFC. This dispute was severe enough to drive the lightweight into a temporary retirement, during which time he focused solely on his burgeoning real estate career. Despite this quarrel with the UFC, Iaquinta...

Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am

Nate Quarry explains why UFC contracts are so dangerous for fighters: they own you

Though the UFC is the biggest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world, it is often criticized for the way it treats its fighters. The promotion frequently catches flack for underpaying it’s athletes, and for its controversial outfitting deal with Reebok, which seems to pay fighters much less than they’d make if...

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 14, 2017 5:18 pm

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy sends a bold message to ISIS

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy retired from the sport of mixed martial arts in January, this following his UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum. With that said, Tim is still one of the baddest men on the planet and is currently re-enlisted with the US Army where he serves as a special forces...

Apr 13, 2017 2:22 pm

Anthony Johnson issues statement on appeal against Daniel Cormier

This week, news surfaced that recently retired UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson had filed a formal appeal with the NYSAC regarding his fight with Daniel Cormier. The appeal revealed that Johnson was looking to have Cormier testify under oath as to why he held the privacy towel at the early UFC 210 weigh-ins, and if...

Apr 13, 2017 8:10 am

Urijah Faber gives prediction for Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw bantamweight title fight

Urijah Faber, who recently retired from MMA and will soon be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, is the mentor of reigning bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt. He was also the mentor of former champion TJ Dillashaw, until Dillashaw left Faber’s Sacramento camp, creating one of MMA’s most visible feuds¬†in the process. As such, Faber’s...

Apr 11, 2017 5:12 pm

Coach John Kavanagh gives a timeline for Conor McGregor’s UFC return

Coach John Kavanagh gives a timeline for Conor McGregor’s UFC return SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh recently took a trip “down under” in order to promote his memoirs “Win or Learn”. While in Australia, the famed coach was of coursed asked numerous questions regarding his star pupil, UFC lightweight champion of the world Conor...

Apr 9, 2017 11:48 am

Anthony Johnson shuts down talk of NFL career

Last night, in the main event of UFC 210, brick-fisted light heavyweight star Anthony Johnson came up short for a second time to reigning light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, succumbing to a second-round rear-naked choke. Shortly after this disappointing loss, the two-time light heavyweight title challenger known as “Rumble” surprised by announcing that he would...

Apr 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Breaking! Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212

Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212 Surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will no longer be fighting MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. News just broke that Gastelum has been flagged for potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites stemming from...

Apr 5, 2017 1:43 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 27 // Heath Herring | Colby Covington

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Heath Herring and Colby Covington! 8:15PM ET- We kick things off tonight with “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring @TheHeathHerring. Following an eight-year hiatus from MMA, Heath returned to action in December under the RIZIN banner and is set to face Satoshi Ishii on April 16th....

Mar 29, 2017 3:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 26 // Heath Herring | Yancy Medeiros | Jorge Masvidal

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Heath Herring, Yancy Medieros, and Jorge Masvidal! 8:15PM ET-Kicking things off tonight we are joined by “The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring. Following an eight-year hiatus from MMA, Heath returned to action in December under the RIZIN banner and is set to face Satoshi Ishii on...