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Nov 26, 2017 6:44 pm

Daniel Cormier believes his fight with Volkan Oezdemir will proceed as scheduled

Daniel Cormier believes his fight with Volkan Oezdemir will proceed as scheduled. Volkan Oezdemir (15-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was taken into custody just over a week ago for aggravated battery stemming from an alleged bar incident this past August in Florida. “No Time” was later released on bond. The surging Swiss fighter has won five...

Nov 22, 2017 9:55 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux Calls out Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones = Volkan= ‍♀️ issues. Gus = already lost to @dc_mma == leads us to DC and myself, two clean athletes playing punch face . Ps- I like playing kick face also . @danawhite pic.twitter.com/AVsGUh0mVS — Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) November 22, 2017 With Volkan Oezdemir’s legal situation up in the air, the last...

Nov 21, 2017 6:04 pm

Volkan Oezdemir Still Has Time to Train for UFC Return

Despite ‘aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability‘ charges UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Ozdemir has found time to continue his training for what very well may be a title shot in his eventual return to the Octagon. Oezdemir took to his Facebook account to post a shot of himself getting a training session in:...

Nov 17, 2017 4:00 pm

UFC 217: GSP vs. Bisping Draws an Estimated 875K Viewers

The return fight of the man many believe to be the greatest of all time (a moniker aided by the failed drug tests and inactivity of others) now has an estimated PPV total attached to it. According to MMAFighting, UFC 217 drew an estimated 875,000 buys. This marks the most bought PPV of the year,...

Nov 15, 2017 1:58 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 58 // Valentina Shevchenko | Colby Covington | Amanda Nunes | Al Iaquinta

BJPENN Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another stacked lineup! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show we are joined by former title challenger and possible future UFC champion, “The Bullet” Valentina Schevchenko. Shortly after announcing she would be dropping down to compete in the newly formed women’s flyweight division, Valentina challenged Paige Van Zant...

Nov 9, 2017 1:56 pm

Jimi Manuwa Drops the Name He Wants to Fight Next

Before all hell broke loose, Jimi Manuwa was seemingly the next guy in line for a UFC light heavyweight title shot. Of course, then we were hit with a Jon Jones controversy and Manuwa was hit by Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214. That was at the end of July, now the hard-hitting Brit is ready...

Nov 7, 2017 6:36 am

Dana White explains why 2017 has been the UFC’s “best year by a long shot”

Late last week, UFC President Dana White made the surprising claim that, despite the lack of appearances from its biggest stars, the UFC is having it’s biggest year ever. Unsurprisingly, this claim from White generated some criticism from MMA’s discerning fans, who pointed out that Pay-Per-View sales seem to be down. Speaking to the media...

Nov 6, 2017 10:29 am

Daniel Cormier expected to defend light heavyweight title at UFC 220

Daniel Cormier, who was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion after his UFC 214 foil Jon Jones failed a drug test, is expected to defend his title at UFC 220. His opponent for this card, which is scheduled for January 20 in Boston, Massachusetts, is expected to be the king of the blitzkrieg himself,...

Nov 3, 2017 10:56 am

The Date for Daniel Cormier’s Fight with Volkan Oezdemir is Coming Soon

Daniel Cormier has been telling us since September that Volkan Oezdemir was going to get the next shot at his belt. He asked the fans on Twitter who he should fight next to defend his UFC light heavyweight title, resulting in Oezdemir beating out former challenger Alexander Gustafsson. At that point, it was just some...

Nov 2, 2017 8:02 am

Mickey Gall has already picked a name to call out after fight at UFC 217

Mickey Gall seems to be as famous for his post-fight callouts as he is for his fights themselves. That, after all, is how he earned high-profile scraps with pro wrestling superstar CM Punk and popular prospect Sage Northcutt. Gall’s next fight will occur on the undercard of UFC 217 this weekend, when he will take...

Oct 31, 2017 11:29 am

Darren Till comments on comparisons to Conor McGregor, eyes lofty UFC record

British welterweight Darren Till has long stood out as one of MMA’s brightest young stars. In the wake of his recent first-round drubbing of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, however, his stardom is reaching brand new heights. Till’s rapid rise into MMA stardom has led many members of the combat sports world to compare him to UFC...

Oct 26, 2017 9:53 am

Volkan Oezdemir Will Be Announcing His Next Fight Soon

Volkan Oezdemir was the guy we all wondered why was ranked so high, until he showed us. He mowed through Ovince Saint Preux, Misha Cirkunov, and Jimi Manuwa to skyrocket to the second-ranked UFC light heavyweight in the world. Daniel Cormier made it clear that he’s the guy who gets the next shot at the title,...

Oct 18, 2017 12:25 pm

Dana White talks about his ideal timeframe for Conor McGregor’s Octagon return

Conor McGregor fans are anxiously waiting for the announcement of the Irishman’s Octagon return. It has been almost one year since we last saw the combat sports superstar fighting in the UFC Octagon. McGregor last fought in the boxing ring in his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in August where he lost by TKO...

Oct 17, 2017 1:56 pm

VIDEO | Funniest UFC fan question moments

Mixed martial arts fans are as hardcore as they come. Throughout the history of UFC events, some devoted fans made their way to the press conferences and events and have had their chance to be in the spotlight for a bit and ask their favorite or least favorite fighters a question or two. Here’s a...

Oct 13, 2017 7:02 am

Junior dos Santos Says Not Knowing About His USADA Test Has Torn ‘His Soul Apart’

After losing his second fight with Stipe Miocic, Junior dos Santos was eager to step into the Octagon with rising star Francis Ngannou in his journey back to a title fight. Unfortunately, he became one of the victims of USADA. He was notified of a potential anti-doping violation and pulled out of the card. Eventually,...

Oct 10, 2017 1:23 pm

Demetrious Johnson talks about his phenomenal submission and where it came from

I couldn’t even believe this as I was watching it. #Repost @lovatojrbjj ・・・ This is getting posted everywhere, but it’s too beautiful for me not to share as well! Congrats @mightymouse125 for making history & thank you for displaying so much incredible technique in all of your fights! #demetriousjohnson #UFC #JiuJitsu #MMA A post shared...

Oct 10, 2017 7:42 am

Dana White discusses Brock Lesnar’s possible return to the UFC

Back in the summer, in the buildup to his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones repeatedly expressed interest in a heavyweight superfight with former champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar. When Jones won the title back from Cormier, his calls for a blockbuster battle with the hulking Lesnar reached...

Oct 9, 2017 10:55 am

Daniel Cormier issues apology to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson: I was wrong

In the buildup to and fallout of their two fights, Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson always kept things pretty civil. It’s for this reason that the recent heat between them, which began when Cormier scolded Rumble for his interactions with Jon Jones, came as such a surprise. “Rumble Johnson and I have always been...

Oct 9, 2017 10:49 am

Dana White gives prediction on who his next bankable UFC star will be

With Ronda Rousey’s future in the UFC unclear and Jon Jones going through the process with his potential anti-doping violation, it seems Conor McGregor stands alone at the top as far as draws go for the UFC. Georges St-Pierre is certainly a big star but his future is undetermined as we will have to see if...

Oct 6, 2017 6:41 am

Daniel Cormier Explains Why Alexander Gustafsson Doesn’t Get the Next Title Shot

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel Cormier tallied up votes that he got from Twitter and decided it was Volkan Oezdemir who should get the next title shot. Of course, Oezdemir accepted the gesture in ‘no time’ flat. Even though Cormier used the fans own comments to decide his opponent, there was still criticism of...

Oct 5, 2017 3:30 pm

Anthony Johnson Responds to ‘Cry Baby’ Daniel Cormier’s Criticisms

Just yesterday, Daniel Cormier spoke out on Anthony Johnson’s alleged return to the UFC in the heavyweight division. It wasn’t just that, but he told an in-depth story that took place backstage, detailing an interaction between him and then Jon Jones. Cormier had revealed he lost respect for his former opponent and called him ‘soft’,...

Oct 5, 2017 11:58 am

Daniel Cormier gives transparent shoutout to his pick for MMA GOAT

UFC 216 is set to take place this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee are featured in the main event of the evening as they will fight for the UFC interim lightweight title. In the co-main event of the evening, there is a chance history will be made by the current...

Oct 5, 2017 9:44 am

Volkan Oezdemir explains why the fans chose him for title shot over Alexander Gustafsson

When Jon Jones failed a UFC 214 drug test, and the light heavyweight strap was returned to Daniel Cormier, the question of the next light heavyweight title challenger seemed to come down to two men: Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir. In an effort to pick the next challenger for his reinstated title, Cormier...

Oct 2, 2017 12:56 pm

Breaking | Anthony Johnson is meeting with UFC to discuss heavyweight return

Shortly after his UFC 210 disappointing loss to UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, long-time light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his decision to retire from mixed martial arts. Though he did leave the door open for a potential heavyweight showdown with Jon Jones sometime down the road, it really did sound like “Rumble” had...

Oct 2, 2017 12:05 pm

Volkan Oezdemir makes his prediction for fight with Daniel Cormier

Shortly after it was announced that Jon Jones had failed a drug test in the lead up to his UFC 214 defeat of Daniel Cormier, the fight was ruled a no contest, and Cormier was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion. From there, Cormier took a few days to process this hectic turn of...