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Sep 10, 2013 1:11 pm

Salary Report: Overeem Tops Fight Night 26 Fighter Pay, Even In Defeat

UFC heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, cashed in big-time for his latest performance inside the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen.’ The big man topped the disclosed payroll with an astonishing $285,714.29 fight purse for his first round KO loss to Travis Browne. The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released the figures today. The event...

Sep 10, 2013 6:33 am

Matthew Riddle announces retirement from MMA

Matthew Riddle (7-3 MMA) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday night. The 27-year-old, Riddle, was slated to fight Luis Melo (29-11 MMA) at next weeks Bellator 100 event, which features the opening round of the promotions Season 9 welterweight tournament. However,  Riddle apparently suffered a cracked rib in training and thus has decided...

Sep 3, 2013 12:03 pm

Does the UFC’s Ranking System Make Sense? (Part 1)

When it comes to pro sports, there has always existed a system to decide who is the best. In leagues such as the NFL and the NHL, there are rankings within the conferences that decide who gets to enter the playoffs. When you move on to collegiate sports like football and basketball, one external party...

Aug 29, 2013 12:13 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann’ Medical Suspensions Report

The Indiana Gaming Commission’s athletic division has released the medical suspensions list from last night’s UFC Fight Night 27 event and seven of the evenings participants have been forced on the sidelines for various injuries. UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann took place in front of a packed-out Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana....

Aug 27, 2013 12:51 pm

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis Full Replay

Last night the UFC released ‘Countdown’ to UFC 164. If you missed the one-hour special featuring Benson Henderson, Anthony Pettis, Frank Mir, Josh Barnett, Clay Guida and Chad Mendes than you’re in luck! We have the full episode below so you can view it at your leisure. Enjoy!! Henderson vs. Pettis: Mir vs. Barnett: Guida...

Aug 23, 2013 11:03 am

Report: Eddie Alvarez Only Signed Two-Fight Deal With Bellator

At one point Eddie Alvarez was one of the most sought after free-agents on the market. The former Bellator champion received a very lucrative offer from The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the sky seemed to be the limit for the international star. That’s when things got ugly. Bellator refused to let go of their premier...

Aug 20, 2013 10:36 am

‘Shogun’ Rua Releases Statement Following Sonnen Loss

“I have 11 years in MMA and Vale Tudo, I won everything I always wanted. I achieved everything I dreamed, but I want to do that again. I still want many victories; I still want to become the world champion again. Who decides when I will stop [fighting] or not is myself, no one else....

Aug 16, 2013 11:12 am

Training Like a Champion: Knowing Your Supplements (Part 2)

By Jake Chastain Welcome to BJPenn.com’s second installment of “Training Like a Champion: Knowing Your Supplements.” In today’s sporting age there are a million different supplements on the market and it can get very confusing when trying to figure out where to start a healthy and beneficial diet and supplement routine. This column is going...

Aug 16, 2013 7:12 am

UFC interested in Ben Askren, not pursuing Paul Daley

UFC President Dana White said his promotion may very well be interested in Bellator welterweight champion and current free agent Ben Askren (12-0 MMA, 9-0 BFC): “We’ll talk to Ben,” White said following Thursday’s pre-UFC Fight Night 26 press conference. “Yeah, we’ll talk to him.” The four-time collegiate All-American wrestler, Askren, began his MMA career in 2009,...

Aug 14, 2013 12:30 pm

Mayhem Miller Issues Cryptic Apology Following Latest Legal Troubles

Jason “Mayhem” Miller has been making headlines, as of late, for all the wrong reasons. The fan favorite fighter, turned controversial eccentric has once again left many puzzled following an arrest for domestic violence as his home in Mission Viejo, California. After being released on bond and having a couple of days to let the...

Aug 14, 2013 10:45 am

Bellator Shuts Down Female Division, Releases All Women From Roster

The Bellator Fighting Championship has seen it’s fair share of changes recently. The latest of which appears to be the dissolution of their female division. We announced yesterday that Felice Herrig, a former Bellator fighter, was signed exclusively to InvictaFC, it’s now clear that her transition was just part of a bigger play made by...

Aug 12, 2013 2:00 pm

World Series of Fighting 4 Injuries and Medical Suspensions

The California State Athletic Commission has released the list of fighters who will be suffering medical suspensions after competing on WSOF 4 “Spong vs. DeAnda”. The card took place this past Saturday on August 10th and saw several fighters take a decent beating. As a result of all the punishment, six fighters have been suspended...

Aug 12, 2013 12:03 pm

UFC Releases Tim Means From Roster

UFC lightweight fighter, Tim Means, has been released from the promotion following back-to-back losses inside the Octagon. During his stint with the worlds largest MMA promotion, Means went 2-2. After gaining victory in his first two outings he went on to drop a decision at the hands of Jorge Masvidal and then he missed weight...

Aug 9, 2013 4:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE | UFC Vet Tyson Griffin WSOF 4 Pre-Fight Interview | BJPENN.COM RADIO

  By JAKE CHASTAIN The boys over at BJPenn.com Radio recently invited longtime MMA fan-favorite and top competitor, Tyson Griffin, onto the airwaves to discuss the current happenings of his career and also his upcoming fight with JZ Cavalcante at WSOF 4 this Saturday, August 10th on NBC Sports Network. Griffin, who competed in the...

Aug 8, 2013 3:40 pm

Nik Lentz used $65,000 ‘FOTN’ bonus for father’s life-saving operation

Kevin Iole has for years chronicled MMA with great depth for Yahoo Sports. In this must-read piece for any true fan of the sport, he details how UFC featherweight Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) came to spend his $65,000 ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus vs. Evan Dunham at UFC on Fox 2 on January...

Aug 7, 2013 4:05 pm

Training Like A Champion: Knowing Your Supplements

By Jake Chastain There was a saying that my teammates and I lived by each and every day while I was wrestling at the collegiate level, and that saying was “Wrestling Like a Champion Today”. Each time we entered the wrestling room we knew it was time to leave all of our concerns and worries...

Aug 7, 2013 9:38 am

Online Streaming of UFC Content May Soon Become Felony

The UFC and parent company, Zuffa,  has long sought an answer to the illegal streaming of their premium content such as their PPV events or past fights. Now, with a recent proposal created in a the wake of the failure to pass SOPA, the UFC may just get their wish of implementing the strictest of...

Aug 6, 2013 2:04 pm

Paul Daley signs three-fight deal with BAMMA

After a very brief stint as a free agent, MMA veteran Paul Daley (33-12-2) is back with BAMMA. According to his manager Wad Alameddine, Daley signed a three-fight, 12-month deal with the promotion that’s exclusive to the U.K. No date or opponent has been set for Daley’s promotional return, however Daley is set to fight...

Aug 5, 2013 12:10 pm

PHOTO | UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 Poster

A pivotal welterweight matchup is set for the second ever UFC on FOX Sports 1 event at the end of this month on the 28th between Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit. UFC officials recently released the official poster which features the two main event fighters and two more featured bouts set for the free televised...

Aug 1, 2013 9:27 am

Recent UFC Signee Benjamin Brinsa Denies Neo-Nazi Allegations

The Ultimate Fighting Championship signed Benjamin Brinsa, an undefeated (13-0) welterweight from Leipzig, Germany, early in July. Brinsa has an impressive track-record with four knockouts and seven submissions but he’s making headlines in Germany for all the wrong reasons. Cage Potato released an article accusing Brinsa, “The Hooligan”, of having ties with Neo-Nazi groups. In...

Jul 30, 2013 11:16 am

UFC On FOX 8 Salary Report: Robbie Lawler Top Earner

The disclosed pay from last weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 event is in. Surprisingly, main card fighter, Robbie Lawler’s pay towered over every single other fighter on last Saturday night’s roster. He was the only fighter to break into six figures on the night. The Washington State Department of Licensing released the following figures this...

Jul 27, 2013 11:44 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga ‘Road to the Octagon’ Full Episode

UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga goes down tonight from the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. In the lead up to this event the UFC and FOX staff put together this amazing one-hour special to help hype and promote the event. If you missed the airing of the show on FOX, officials have now released...

Jul 25, 2013 6:56 pm

Contest: Get An Autographed BJ Penn Tee Courtesy of RVCA Sport & Roots Of Fight

In 2000 BJ Penn  received his black belt after only three and a half years of training. A few weeks later in Rio de Janeiro he defied the odds and became the first non-Brazilian to win a black belt world championship. This limited edition collaboration shirt withRoots of Fight celebrates that defining moment in the career...

Jul 24, 2013 9:58 am

Sylvester Stallone announces Ronda Rousey role in ‘The Expendables 3’

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has landed a role in the upcoming “Expendables 3” action movie. Screenplay writer and star of the series, Sylvester Stallone, made the announcement late Tuesday night on his official twitter page. It is unknown when Rousey will begin filming “Expendables 3” or how extensive a...

Jul 23, 2013 10:48 am

Quick Twitt | Mark Hunt Staph Update With Photo

Mark Hunt had one of the most disgusting cases of staph ever publicly released in the MMA World. This thing was gross, his leg was hideous and now its on the mend. Check it out! Well there it is troops the wound is healing nicely the power of prayer won't be a leg model but...

Jul 22, 2013 10:52 am

PHOTO | UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson Official Poster

Over the weekend UFC officials released the official poster for the upcoming UFC 165 pay-per-view event. UFC 165 takes place on Septemeber 21 and features a light-heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson.

Jul 17, 2013 3:20 pm

Michael Bisping Refutes Rumors That He Was KO’d While Sparring

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping (24-5) is always good for an amusing sound bite. As is the case with his recent denial that he was knocked out in sparring by a ‘professional boxer’. Bisping made a video to refute the rumors and also expose MMA news site MiddleEasy for publishing a rumor that Bisping assures, is...