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Nov 2, 2016 7:33 am

Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson Promoted to Main Event of UFC Melbourne

Earlier this week, the UFC’s November 26 trip to Melbourne, Australia took a significant blow, as former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was forced out of his planned bout with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza with an injury. When this unfortunate news broke, there was speculation that the UFC might scramble to find a replacement opponent for Jacare....

Oct 31, 2016 6:50 am

PHOTO | Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Tim Kennedy Pose for Picture with Donald Trump

Some people prefer to keep their political opinions to themselves, while others are proud to bare their political allegiances on the table. Fighters, of course, are no exception to this rule. In some cases it’s a complete mystery as to which way a fighter might vote. In other cases, fighter’s political leanings can be clear as...

Oct 29, 2016 8:42 pm

Bisping says he’s training again starting on Monday… Could it be for UFC 206?

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is set to resume training on Monday for what could be a slot on UFC 206 in Toronto, following a revealing tweet and Instagram photo. Bisping tweeted a simple but direct: I'll be back on Monday! https://t.co/VWDf3bMozf — michael (@bisping) October 30, 2016 The link is of a photo of...


Oct 29, 2016 3:12 pm

Bellator targeting Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione for early 2017

Russian heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko appears to be set to make his Bellator debut in early 2017, and an opponent is already under consideration. Former Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt “Meathead” Mitrione looks to be Emelianenko’s next foe and his first fight under the Bellator banner. As reported by FloCombate, the fight desk is nearing...

Oct 29, 2016 8:39 am

TJ Dillashaw rips Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt fight

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is coming off a big win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 back in July, which returned him to the win column after dropping a controversial split decision to Dominick Cruz back in January of 2016 to lose the bantamweight championship. Following Dillashaw’s win over Assuncao, there was talk...

Oct 29, 2016 6:57 am

PHOTO | TJ Dillashaw suffers gruesome cut in training

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is coming off a dominant performance against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 back in July, avenging his 2013 split decision loss to Assuncao as he cemented his place at the top of the bantamweight division. Following the win over Assuncao, which returned Dillashaw to the win column after he...

Oct 28, 2016 1:14 pm

VIDEO | Lorenz Larkin teaches pornstars MMA techniques

#8 ranked UFC lightweight Lorenz Larkin has been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division lately as he has won 4 of his last 5 fights, going 4-1 over the course of the past two years. Most recently, Larkin picked up a spectacular first round TKO win over Neil Magny in the first round...

Oct 28, 2016 11:31 am

For Johny Hendricks, retirement potentially right around the corner

Several years ago, NCAA Division I All-American Johny Hendricks was considered to be one of the best fighters on the planet. After dropping a controversial split decision to Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 167 back in 2013, Hendricks went on to win the vacant welterweight championship by defeating Robbie Lawler at UFC...

Oct 27, 2016 12:23 pm

Teammate Diego Sanchez weighs-in on Carlos Condit’s future in MMA

MMA veteran Carlos Condit has been competing in MMA professionally for nearly 15 years now. The former interim UFC welterweight champion unfortunately is in the midst of a 2-fight losing streak that saw him drop a controversial split decision to Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 195 in a performance that many thought...

Oct 27, 2016 8:39 am

Fabricio Werdum opens up on why he trolled Reebok, negotiating with Nike

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum made headlines recently when he took to social media with a photo of himself wearing a ‘Nike Fight Kit’ rather than a Reebok fight kit. The post was an obvious dig at Reebok, who the UFC currently has an apparel deal with. The post was a controversial one, however,...

Oct 26, 2016 2:27 pm

REPORT: Nick Diaz offered UFC 206 title fight with Michael Bisping

MMA veteran Nick Diaz is no stranger to big fights inside the cage. In just his second pro fight, Diaz won the IFC United States welterweight championship by defeating Chris Lytle. Over the course of the neck 15 years, Diaz went on to win the WEC championship, as well as the Strikeforce welterweight championship. With...

Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm

Report | Fedor Emelianenko is Training for a Fight

Good news for fans of Fedor Emelianenko! According to a report from Russian journalist Alexey Safonov, the heavyweight legend has returned to training in preparation for an upcoming bout – though the date, location and opponent for that bout do not appear to be clear. Contracts have also not yet been signed. Fedor has started training...

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...