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Feb 22, 2017 6:06 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson shares some inside information on Mayweather vs. McGregor

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fans, pundits, and fighters alike have been wondering for months if this bout will actually happen, and if it does, which of the two stars will come out on...

Feb 21, 2017 6:59 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson will be a lot bigger when he enters the octagon at UFC 209

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will get his second shot at UFC gold in less than two weeks when he rematches current division champion Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC 209. Prior to his highly anticipated rematch with “The Chosen One”, Thompson took the time to speak with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor...

Feb 21, 2017 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson discusses potential fight with friend Georges St-Pierre

Earlier this month we learned that, after months of conflicting rumors, reports, and updates, welterweight great Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had resolved their issues and agreed on the terms for a new contract. With this development, St-Pierre suddenly has a smorgasbord of exciting matchup possibilities on his table, ranging from middleweight champion Michael Bisping,...


Feb 18, 2017 1:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie explains why he called out BJ Penn

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung made a successful return to the octagon earlier this month in Houston, scoring a first-round knockout victory over Dennis Bermudez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 104. Jung caught Bermudez with a devastating uppercut midway through the opening round that sent Dennis crashing to the canvas which...

Feb 15, 2017 12:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | ‘The Korean Zombie’ hoping for an arena full of zombies at next fight

Even after three-and-a-half years, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung didn’t skip a beat in his return to competition in the UFC. Jung stepped into the Octagon to take on then-#9 UFC ranked featherweight Dennis Bermudez after taking time off to fulfill his mandatory service in the military for South Korea. Jung took the opportunity...

Feb 15, 2017 11:53 am

EXCLUSIVE | “The Korean Zombie” doesn’t anticipate a rematch with Jose Aldo

Earlier this month, Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” – returned from a lengthy hiatus to score a blistering, first-round knockout win over a game Dennis Bermudez. With this win, the resurgent fan favorite was immediately talked about as a potential featherweight title challenger. Jung, of course, is quite familiar...

Feb 11, 2017 11:27 am

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson predicts Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero

While UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently recovering from a recent knee surgery following his first successful title defense at UFC 204 against Dan Henderson, he and middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero have continued to trade barbs in interviews. Bisping has continued to call Romero a cheater for Romero’s controversial in-fight antics, which include...

Feb 10, 2017 9:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie opens up on fatherhood and fighting

This past weekend, featherweight superstar ‘The Korean Zombie’, Chan Sung Jung stepped into the Octagon for the first time in nearly 4 years. The return was a triumphant one for the fan-favorite featherweight, who had been absent from the Octagon since his 2013 TKO loss to Jose Aldo. Following that fight, The Korean Zombie began...

Feb 10, 2017 8:41 am

EXCLUSIVE | Korean Zombie reveals who he wants to fight next

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Houston, Texas with its annual Super Bowl weekend card. This year, the card was headlined by an intriguing featherweight showdown. In one corner, we had Dennis Bermudez. In the other, we had Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” – who was returning from...

Feb 8, 2017 12:49 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson weighs-in on potential Gegard Mousasi rebooking

Leading up to UFC 200, top ranked middleweight Derek Brunson was set to face off with Gegard Mousasi in a highly anticipated middleweight showdown. Unfortunately, leading up to the fight, Brunson was forced to pull out of the fight with vision issues. Now, ahead of his scheduled UFC 208 scrap against Anderson Silva this weekend...

Feb 8, 2017 7:53 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tim Boetsch makes his picks for Bisping vs. Romero, Weidman vs. Mousasi

This Saturday, on the main card of UFC 208, Tim Boetsch will take on the incredibly dangerous Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. If he’s able to spring the upset against this highly regarded foe, he will find himself in the top-end of the middleweight rankings, where fights with foes like Chris Weidman, Gegard Mousasi, Yoel Romero, and...

Feb 8, 2017 5:54 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tim Boetsch on Jacare fight: I have a distinct striking advantage

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 208, Tim Boetsch will face one of the biggest tests of his long career in Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Given that Jacare stands out as one of the middleweight division’s top contenders, and Boetsch currently sits on the fringes of the divisional top-15, the announcement of this fight...

Feb 6, 2017 9:22 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Rothwell discusses the injuries of Cain Velasquez and his teammates

Back in December of 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was scheduled to rematch a fellow former champ in Fabricio Werdum. The winner of this fight was expected to challenge reigning champ Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight crown. Unfortunately, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated heavyweight showdown with an injury just days before...

Feb 4, 2017 4:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson ready to “make waves”, return to title contention

At UFC 208, #8 ranked middleweight Derek Brunson will step into the Octagon with #7 ranked middleweight, former UFC middleweight kingpin, Anderson Silva. The fight is one that has drawn the attention of MMA fans, who are eager to see Brunson and Silva step into the Octagon for a fight that has the stylistic makings...

Feb 4, 2017 9:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Derek Brunson breaks down Anderson Silva fight

At UFC 208 next weekend, middleweight contender Derek Brunson will step into the Octagon to fight former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva in a highly anticipated matchup that is guaranteed to produce fireworks. While fighting a legend like Silva may seem like a daunting task to some, Brunson is very aware of what his strengths...

Jan 30, 2017 6:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jorge Masvidal: If Demian Maia wants to get that ass whooped, I’m here

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Denver, Colorado with UFC on Fox 23. In the evening’s co-main event, hometown hero Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone looked to extend his welterweight record to 5-0 with a win over the ever-dangerous Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal, however, had other plans. After very nearly finishing Cowboy in the first, the...

Jan 27, 2017 9:14 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jorge Masvidal on Cowboy fight: He’s going to get beat down

Tomorrow night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest stop in Denver, Colorado, dangerous veteran Jorge Masvidal will get a big step up in competition against the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Since moving to the welterweight division, Cowboy has gone a perfect 4-0, scoring stoppage wins over Alex Oliveira, Patrick Cote, Rick Story, and...

Jan 22, 2017 4:57 am

EXCLUSIVE | Phil Baroni weighs in on BJ Penn’s loss to Yair Rodriguez

Former two division UFC champion BJ Penn returned to the octagon at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 103 event in Phoenix, Arizona. The UFC Hall of Famer, Penn, squared off with surging featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in the evening’s main event. Unfortunately for fans of “The Prodigy”, after a decent opening two minutes, Rodriguez caught...

Jan 22, 2017 4:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry was involved in one hell of a brawl in Orlando

UFC welterweight fighter Mike Perry suffered the first loss of his professional career at last month’s UFC on FOX event in Sacramento dropping a decision against surging division contender Alan Jouban. Prior to the setback, “Platinum” had put together a very impressive win streak which included six first-round finishes. Perry, who is currently lobbying for...

Jan 22, 2017 4:26 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry “Give me Matt Brown, I will end his career!”

Welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry burst on to the UFC scene in 2016 scoring electrifying stoppage victories in his first two fights with the promotion. Unfortunately for fans of “Platinum”, the 170-pound slugger suffered his first career setback at December’s UFC on FOX event in Sacramento, dropping a decision loss to surging welterweight contender Alan...

Jan 14, 2017 11:34 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn delivers one final message to his fans prior to UFC Phoenix

Later tonight UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn will return to the octagon for the first time since July of 2014 when he squares off with dangerous striker Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103. Prior to tonight’s highly anticipated ‘UFC Phoenix’ main event, the former two division UFC champion delivered...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson doesn’t have a champion’s mentality”

Earlier this month, we interviewed top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson about his upcoming rematch with current division title holder Tyron Woodley. Thompson told BJPENN.com that he wasn’t “Mentally there” in his first fight with Woodley at UFC 205 and added that fans would see a different “Wonderboy” in their rematch at UFC 209. Chris...