Archive: “bj Penn”

Aug 23, 2012 6:41 am

If You Missed This Past Sunday’s Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio Listen To It Now!!!

This week on Radio, hosts Bryan Levick and Mitch Ciccarelli spoke with four huge guests. Fomer UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia who will face Andrei Arlovski for the fourth time at One FC on August 31 was the first one on the line.. UFC featherweight Evan Dunham who will face TJ Grant at UFC...

Aug 22, 2012 3:57 pm

The Many Faces of Nick Diaz (Language, duh!)

Nick Diaz is admittedly a guilty pleasure for me. He is one of the best fighters walking this planet in terms of skill. Nick is also one of the most fearless fighters of all time. He’s called out guys most fighters would probably avoid. Diaz is an anomaly. Over the years Nick has said some...

Aug 22, 2012 10:16 am

UFC on FOX 5 opening betting odds | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor MMA Bookmaker has set the opening betting lines for the three bouts scheduled to take place at UFC on FOX 5, December 8th. Current lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson opens as the favorite over challenger Nate Diaz. Henderson at -150 and Diaz at +120 Henderson headlined month’s UFC 150 event and successfully defended his...

Aug 22, 2012 5:40 am

Koch Confident: “I think I’m better”

On October 13 at UFC 153 in Rio, Erik Koch will have his day. EriK will square off against pound for pound darling, and UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. Tatame recently interviewed an anxious Koch. Erik has been waiting patiently for this fight while an injured Aldo recovered. Koch gave his thoughts on the champion....

Aug 20, 2012 6:54 pm

Lesnar Announces He is Leaving the WWE? | Video

In a video posted on the Tout social media site Brock Lesnar announced he has quit the WWE. Most likely this is “in character”, but if it isn’t would he return to the UFC? Better yet – would Dana White have him back?

Aug 20, 2012 10:32 am

Editorial | MMA Styles: Edition

In the world of Mixed Martial Arts there are enough different disciplines to make for interesting fights. Machida’s karate, Mir’s jiu jitsu, and Jon Jones’s super humman powers are prime examples. Though impressive as those skill sets are alone, it’s usually not the disciplines that garner a win for a fighter, but rather the way...

Aug 17, 2012 11:26 am

MMA Inside The Cage 107: China Rising!

This week’s episode of MMA: Inside the Cage presented by Combat Sports Insurance, features the rise of MMA in China and more! – 12 NEW COMPETITORS for the “Dirty Dozen” Clip of the Week competition! Winner takes home a prize pack from Elevation Training Mask, Gamma Labs, Film Harvest, Crucifix Clothing, Fight Chix Apparel, and...

Aug 17, 2012 9:19 am

Exclusive | Joe Lauzon, "I just go out and win"

Joe Lauzon vaulted himself in to a place no other fighter has been before with his submission win over Jamie Varner on the UFC on Fox 4 main card. He received a Fight of the Night Bonus, and a Submission of the Night Bonus for his victory. With those awards, Lauzon also became the all-time...

Aug 17, 2012 7:18 am

JDS to be Ambassador to Salvador at FIFA World Cup

UFC Heavyweight Champion, Junior dos Santos used his Twitter account to announce that he will be the ambassador for the city of Salvador, Bahia, at FIFA’s World Cup in 2014, takes place in Brazil.

Aug 16, 2012 9:19 am

Gracie Cincinnati: Ohio's Best Kept Secret (Part Two)

As stated in part one of this series(Can be viewed here), jiu jitsu black belt Justin Christopher is Jim Kelly’s right hand man. Kelly, a black belt under Pedro Sauer, is a jiu jitsu veteran training with many well-known and respected jiu jitsu masters. Christopher has been with him for a long time, and says...

Aug 16, 2012 7:49 am

UFC and Fox Put Together A Year End Event Sure to Satisfy the Masses

The UFC and Fox certainly hit a homerun with the three blockbuster bouts they have booked for their year-end card scheduled for December 8th. The first year of this historic partnership has certainly had its share of growing pains, but it looks as though the duo is finally starting to understand what fights the fans...

Aug 16, 2012 5:33 am

BJ Penn, "They knew they were going to lose on September 22nd"

A recent Sherdog interview with UFC legend BJ Penn revealed his thoughts on why Rory MacDonald really pulled out of their fight. Shortly after Dana White made the announcement Rory Tweeted this picture and it started circulating like wildfire. BJ’s immediate response was silence, but not long after hearing the news he suggested they meet...

Aug 15, 2012 10:59 am

ESPN Lightweight Rankings; Edgar and Melendez Frozen, Contenders Emerge

In the latest ESPN rankings Frankie Edgar still holds the number two spot. Once again, respected Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez fails to make it to the second spot in the poll. Interesting to note is Mike Chandler’s position on the list tied with fan boy favorite Clay Guida. Maybe it was Guida’s lackluster performance...

Aug 15, 2012 10:18 am

Stacked card announced for UFC on FOX 5 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It was announced today that the UFC lightweight championship will be defended live on network television, as Benson Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will defend his title against Nate Diaz (16-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) at UFC on Fox 5 on December 8th. Henderson headlined this past weekend’s UFC 150 event and successfully...

Aug 13, 2012 11:47 am

MMA Inside The Cage 106; Knockouts, Interviews, and Much More

Our good friends at MMA Inside The Cage have done it again. This time around they feature some nasty knockouts, interviews, and as always relevant news. Note that the image may show the Miletich Interview that was posted last week, but it is not the same video.

Aug 13, 2012 8:58 am

Main Event Manager's Have Fight of Their Own?

Ariel Helwani recently tweeted that Frankie Edgar’s manager had a physical confrontation with Benson Henderson’s manager. This reportedly took place at the UFC 150 post fight press conference. Here is what Helwani tweeted. “If you’re wondering what the brouhaha was during the presser, I’m told Frankie’s mgr @alidominance and Bendo’s mgr @malkikawa got into a...

Aug 13, 2012 7:34 am

Matchmaking 101: Potential Match-Ups for the UFC 150 Main Card Fighters

10 fighters participated on the UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II card this past Saturday night. Five of them won and five of them lost. All of them will more than likely be back inside the Octagon sometime within the next four months or so. We already know who Benson Henderson will be facing as...

Aug 13, 2012 5:14 am

Gracie Cincinnati; Ohio's Best Kept Secret (Part One)

Six years ago when people talked about jiu jitsu in the Cincinnati area they would really only mention popular places like The Ultimate Fighter Season 2 contestant Jorge Gurgel’s mixed martial arts gym. Former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin had emerged from that school so it was natural that it received a high level of...

Aug 12, 2012 4:09 pm

Amateur Fighter Dies After Bout

Amateur mixed martial arts fighter Tyrone Mimms, 30, collapsed after his fight ended at ‘Fight Night at the Point 6′ in Mount Pleasant, SC and was taken to the hospital. According to several reports including one from, Mimms was unresponsive after EMS workers gave the fighter chest compressions at the scene of the fight....

Aug 11, 2012 10:02 pm

UFC 150 Official Results

Main Card -Benson Henderson def. Frankie Edgar by split decision (49-46, 47-48, 48-47) -Donald Cerrone def. Melvin Guillard by KO at 1:16, R1 -Jake Shields def. Ed Herman by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) -Yushin Okami def. Buddy Roberts by TKO at 3:05, R2 -Max Holloway def. Justin Lawrence by TKO at 4:49, R2 Preliminary...

Aug 10, 2012 6:37 am

More on Batista's MMA Debut

Batista’s MMA debut for the CES promotion will take place from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. As noted before, the October 6th fight will be against heavyweight Rashid Evans, not to be confused with the UFC fighter Rashad Evans. Tickets go on sale today through Ticketmaster and are priced at $20, $35,...

Aug 9, 2012 5:22 pm

CM Punk Criticizes Jon Jones’s Nike Deal

The ongoing string of WWE shots at the UFC seem to have no end in sight. This time it comes from a WWE Champion and is aimed at a UFC Champion. WWE Champion CM Punk is getting some media attention for comments he made on criticizing Nike for signing UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones”...

Aug 9, 2012 8:58 am

Frank Trigg Arrested

Frank Trigg has been arrested. Here’s the scoop from ProMMANow: “Former Pride and UFC fighter Franklin Dewey Trigg III was arrested Wednesday on charges of battery resulting from an alleged domestic violence altercation that occurred back in October 2011. has confirmed with law enforcement Trigg is being held at the Clark County Detention Center...

Aug 9, 2012 8:17 am

Diego Sanchez Reaches Out to WWE Star

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan noted in several media interviews that his inspiration for the “YES!” chants was UFC fighter Diego Sanchez. In a new interview with, Sanchez says Bryan is supporting him in a way and he has his back. Diego expressed interest in working with Bryan as his team has reached out to...

Aug 8, 2012 6:21 am

EXCLUSIVE | Combat Grappling, Jiu Jitsu's Evolution Feat. Eddie Bravo

Combat Grappling is making a surge. It is a combination of striking and grappling disciplines like Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and Judo that are a natural fit for the grappling portion of the sport. It’s not all that different from mixed martial arts really. In some cases the competitors wear protective gear much like a kickboxing...