Archive: “bj Penn”

Nov 22, 2012 8:44 am

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM BJPENN.COM

In America we celebrate Thanksgiving once per year and have been doing so since 1621, it’s a pretty historical day for us here. So today, while we strap ourselves in and prepare for a ridiculous feast with our closest friends and family, the staff at BJPENN.COM would like to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! If...

Nov 21, 2012 10:06 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Josh Thomson on Transitioning to the UFC, Strikeforce, AKA, Women…

With all of the talk about Strikeforce closing its doors circulating – there is a collective mixture of emotions. Guys like Luke Rockhold, Gilbert Melendez, Frank Shamrock, and Josh Thomson have helped build the organization, and they are now facing the first time they would step out of the organization in quite a while –...

Nov 20, 2012 5:32 am

Bonnar May Become Pro Wrestler Says Dana White | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White says retired UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar may be getting into pro wrestling. White made the comments after this past weekend’s event: “I think the thing that bums me out the most about the Bonnar thing is he didn’t tell me. I offered you this fight. He wasn’t planning on fighting. He...


Nov 19, 2012 9:46 am

VIDEO | First UFC on FOX 5 Promo | UFC NEWS

Main Card: Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz (Lightweight title bout) Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick Preliminary Card: Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin Mike Easton vs. Bryan Caraway Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert Ramsey Nijem vs....

Nov 19, 2012 8:59 am

Four Things You Love to Hate About Internet MMA Fans

One of the dangers of surfing the internet in search of MMA news is happening across unsavory forum posts. I admit I used to frequent these misguided outlets of free speech. That did not last long. It would amaze me, and still does, what some of the posters would come up with in defense of,...

Nov 17, 2012 12:48 pm

Nick Ring vs. Costa Philippou Cancelled From UFC 154 | UFC NEWS

Nick Ring has been forced out of tonight’s UFC 154 card, as he has “fallen ill” with a virus, and will not be cleared to fight Philippou.  According to MMAfighting.com, a UFC official confirmed Ring’s removal from the card this morning. With Ring vs. Philippou now off the main card, Mark Bocek and Rafael dos...

Nov 16, 2012 1:38 pm

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit Weigh In Results | UFC NEWS

  UFC 154 Weigh In Results: MAIN CARD Georges St. Pierre (170) vs. Carlos Condit (169) Martin Kampmann (171) vs. Johny Hendricks (171) Francis Carmont (185) vs. Tom Lawlor (184) Constantinos Philippou (185) vs. Nick Ring (184) Mark Hominick (145) vs. Pablo Garza (145) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX) Patrick Cote (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (186) Cyrille...

Nov 15, 2012 6:53 pm

Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia set for UFC 156 in Las Vegas | UFC News

UFC officials announced today that a key welterweight match-up between Jon Fitch (24-4-1 MMA, 14-2-1 UFC) and Demian Maia (17-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) has been added to the UFC 156 event set for February 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Maia, who is 2-0 since dropping down to welterweight, most recently disposed of Rick Story at...

Nov 15, 2012 12:21 pm

UFC On Fuel 6 Medical Suspensions Put Le & Franklin Out Up To Six Months | UFC NEWS

Following this past weekends event in Macau, China and with no athletic commission to oversee the fighters, the UFC has taken up the responsiblity themselves, and have released the list of medical suspensions. Both Cung Le and Rich Franklin, who fought in the main event, will need to be medically cleared, Franklin for his left...

Nov 15, 2012 11:54 am

Dana White Targeting May 2013 For Silva vs. GSP Superfight | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White talked to ESPN’s Sportcenter, and outlined his plan if GSP is victorious over Carlos Condit this weekend. “(Silva) always comes out and says this stuff. I don’t know why he does it or why he says the things he says. I guarantee you, he will be there Saturday. If Georges St-Pierre...

Nov 15, 2012 11:44 am

Gray Maynard To Undergo Knee Surgery | UFC NEWS

According a report by MMAWeekly, UFC lightweight Gray Maynard will need to undergo knee surgery after suffering an injury while training at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose. Maynard was to meet Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 this December, but will instead be going under the knife next week. The recovery time is only...

Nov 14, 2012 1:36 pm

UFC 154 Betting Odds; Do You Agree?

Just a friendly disclaimer – In no way is this intended to be an educational piece on betting or encouragement to bet your hard earned cash on my stupid opinions. BetUS has released the betting odds for UFC 154 and for the most part it is what you might expect. There are a few fights...

Nov 14, 2012 12:01 pm

Ben Askren Wrestling Clinics Hawaii Tour

  2008 Olympian and current Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, will be conducting wrestling seminars November 16th & 17th in Honolulu. Come train with the best and take your wrestling game to a new level this weekend. Twitter – @BenAskren

Nov 14, 2012 10:37 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Airs Tonight with Five Great Guests

  After last week’s ground breaking Wednesday night debut featuring Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, his dad/head coach Ray, Ronda Rousey, Matt Hughes and the man himself, BJ Penn, the boys are back with another outstanding line-up. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will welcome two UFC 154 middleweights and Alchemist Management teammates Alessio Sakara and Costa Philippou....

Nov 14, 2012 9:49 am

ESPN Posts Their Middleweight Rankings; Things Getting Interesting | MMA NEWS

ESPN has released their mixed martial arts middlewight rankings once again and it reflects the traffic jam that is the 185 pound weight class. No surprise that Anderson Silva is the king at 185, but there are a few surprises. Brian Stann has disappeared after his loss to Michael Bisping. Speaking of The Count, Bisping...

Nov 13, 2012 3:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Hip Hop Chess CEO Talks BJ, Org, and Challenges MMA Stars

Founded by award wining lecturer and author Adisa Banjoko, the HHCF is dedicated to providing an inclusive setting for individuals to interact, play and develop life strategy skills with people they perceive as mentors. “Despite the school system’s best efforts and intentions, and the efforts of overworked parents, the past generations have suffered from lack...

Nov 13, 2012 3:21 pm

Anthony Perosh Injured; Pokrajac in at UFC on FX 6 | UFC NEWS

Anthony Perosh is out of his UFC on FX bout after sustaining a nasty toe injury. An always game Igor Pokrajac stepped up as his replacement and will now face Joey Beltran at next month’s UFC on FX 6. Beltran was a heavyweight, but was released from his contract after going 1-4. He picked up...

Nov 13, 2012 3:20 pm

Eddie Yagin Out of UFC on FOX With Injury | UFC NEWS

UFC featherweight contender Eddie Yagin has been forced out of his bout with Dennis Siver at UFC on Fox 5. Yagin was diagnosed with a serious injury that placed him in the hospital with apparent swelling around his brain. Iridium Sports Agency’s Jason House today confirmed with MMA Fighting that Yagin is currently hospitalized due...

Nov 12, 2012 9:46 am

This Week on BJPenn.Com Radio Michael Schiavello, Costa Philippou, Alessio Sakara, Mike Ricci & Lex McMahon

  After last week’s ground breaking Wednesday night debut featuring Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, his dad/head coach Ray, Ronda Rousey, Matt Hughes and the man himself, BJ Penn, the boys are back with another outstanding line-up. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will welcome two UFC 154 middleweights and Alchemist Management teammates Alessio Sakara and Costa Philippou....

Nov 10, 2012 9:02 pm

Exclusive: Matt Hughes Part 2: GSP vs. Condit, GSP vs. Silva and BJ vs. Rory MacDonald

  The welterweight division has had its share of dominant champions, Hughes included. Georges St. Pierre is the latest champion who has defeated everyone the UFC has put in front of him. After suffering through a dry spell where there weren’t many legitimate contenders it looks as though the division is on a huge upswing...