Archive: “bj Penn”

Aug 22, 2013 10:13 am

Amateurs, Here’s How to give the “Company Man” interview

Interviews seem easy. They’re just a simple Q & A right. Look up “worst interviews ever” on Youtube and then tell me they’re easy. A whole lot of fighters give generic interviews when asked about opponents, the company, and other questions about upcoming fights for good reason. BJPenn.com breaks down the lingo and teaches you...

Aug 19, 2013 10:54 am

MUST SEE: Trainer Converts Truck to Gym to Help Youth

A long time friend of BJPenn.com, MMA instructor ,and author Danny Plyler is now taking his training expertise on the road – literally. “Hyper Bald Guy” of Team Tarhe as he is known to most has been helping at risk youth get their lives back on track through martial arts training for quite a while....

Aug 15, 2013 3:46 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #2

This week BJPenn.com asks Gracie BJJ black belt Dr. Brian Jones about wrestling and wrestlers in jiu jitsu. Why do you think strong wrestlers neglect jiu jitsu more often than not? In the context of mixed martial arts there are many paths to victory. The fighters that enter MMA from a strong wrestling background have...

Aug 13, 2013 10:32 am

The Best Non-Title Fights of All Time

BJPenn.com takes a look at the fights that may not have had a championship on the line, but the fighters fought like there was. Here are some of the best non-title fights of all time. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar – The Ultimate Fighter Season One Finale If you were living under a rock you...

Aug 6, 2013 1:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin: “I will not make another title run”

BJPenn.com recently caught up with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin who, despite not having fought since his loss to Cung Le, has remained very busy. “Nutrition has always been a passion of mine”, said Franklin. “I have been laying the groundwork for an organic juice bar, Ze/Lin, to open this fall in LA. My...

Aug 6, 2013 12:30 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #1

BJPenn.com is starting a new series. In this series we will be asking Gracie BJJ Black Belt Brian Jones some questions we want to hear the answers to. Here is the first part in the series with Dr. Brian Jones. What are the main differences between jiu-jitsu for self-defense and jiu-jitsu for MMA? The fundamental...

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 19, 2013 5:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Frank Shamrock Talks Fight Master, His Favorite Fights, and Working With BJ Penn Years Ago | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | MMA Legend and Bellator Fight Master Coach Frank Shamrock recently joined our team of Chase Raymond and Kinch on BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cage Side Radio. The three men talked about several different topics around the MMA circles, including Frank’s time on the new Fight Master reality show on SPIKE TV, his biggest accomplishments,...

Jul 19, 2013 1:28 pm

School for Noobs – MMA Lingo 101

MMA lingo is a strange beast. Some of it stays the same over long periods of time like the word “Greenlit”. When someone is Greenlit they are taught a lesson in training. The lesson is usually do not go full speed and force against your sparring partners or a pro boxer will step in and...

Jul 16, 2013 10:39 am

Anderson Silva’s Current State of Mind Pt. 2

Oh what a difference some time to clear your head makes. In the short course of a few days, I am guessing really hours after his loss to Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva says he is down for the rematch. It is tentatively scheduled for the end of December barring injury of course. Initially I conjured...

Jul 16, 2013 9:10 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out BJ Penn & TJ Grant

“I have asked for a fight with BJ Penn but I have not received a response,” he said. “Perhaps they have different plans for him. I wanted to fight someone I watched on TV when I was younger. He is a legend. “If BJ is not available I would love to fight (TJ) Grant. If...

Jul 15, 2013 9:31 am

QUICK PIC | Matt Hughes Inducted in to Pro Wrestling HOF

UFC Hall of Famer and former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes received the Lou Thesz Award at the 2013 Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame in Waterloo, Iowa this weekend. Here is Matt with Lynn Taylor, Jim Brunzell, George Napolitano and Edge.

Jul 11, 2013 12:23 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn torn between retiring and UFC comeback

UFC legend BJ Penn spoke with Ariel Helwani about his potential retirement from competing inside the Octagon. Penn talks about fighting for his family, his tough loss to Rory MacDonald and much more.

Jul 8, 2013 4:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY | BJ PENN UFC FAN EXPO JIU JITSU SEMINAR

As part of the UFC Fan Experience at this year’s UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, enthusiasts got a rare opportunity to train with and take instructions from multiple-time, multiple division UFC Champion BJ Penn. What fans in attendance didn’t expect, was a surprise visit from UFC Legend, Matt Hughes. The Gallery from the July...

Jul 8, 2013 12:34 pm

What is Anderson Silva’s Current State of Mind?

I would imagine the first thing someone presently called the greatest fighter of all time would feel after a loss is disappointment. With one vicious left hand Chris Weidman captured the UFC Middleweight Championship Saturday Night by kocking out that fighter. He knocked out the greatest Middleweight Champion the UFC has ever listed on its...

Jul 3, 2013 6:44 am

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 3 of 3

This is the conclusion to our three part series looking at some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Enjoy! Matt Hughes TKO’s Royce Gracie at UFC 60 Then reigning welterweight pound for pound king Matt Hughes agreed to fight one of the most dangerous jiu jitsu fighters of all time in Royce Gracie....