Archive: “bj Penn”

Jan 3, 2014 7:13 am

Former UFC fighter Din Thomas retires from MMA

After 15 years of competing professionally in mixed martial arts, former UFC fighter Din Thomas (26-9 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has decided to call it a career and hang up the gloves. A longtime member of American Top Team, Thomas first fought for the UFC in June of 2001 against future UFC lightweight and welterweight champion...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 18, 2013 8:07 am

PHOTO | A Slimmed Down BJ Penn Ready For Featherweight Debut

A few months ago we learned that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn would be making the trip down two weight classes to face off with Frankie Edgar both in the cage and on TUF season 19 as coaches. The result seems to be a focused and motivated BJ who already looks ready...


Dec 17, 2013 7:23 am

UFC Accidentally Releases ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Cast

Cast members for season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter have been revealed, possibly due to the UFC’s mistake. The UFC released a promotional video for the next season, which features BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar as coaches. Strangely, at one point in the video, it seems as though they accidentally released the names of the...

Dec 11, 2013 9:55 am

Jose Aldo Excited To Learn From BJ Penn In Brazil

It has been a little over a year since we have seen BJ Penn in action, and it seems the road back to competition will be paved with the help of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao. Penn will be coaching the next season of The Ultimate Fighter alongside...

Dec 3, 2013 7:49 am

Frankie Edgar Reveals TUF 19 Coaching Staff

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who coaches opposite former lightweight champion BJ Penn on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 show, has revealed to Bloody Elbow who his coaches were this season. “I brought the guys I work with every day and believe in. I brought in Mark Henry, Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Anderson Franca, and some...

Nov 22, 2013 9:09 am

Anthony Pettis Says He’d “Have No Problem With Fighting BJ Penn”

“BJ is one of those guys that I look up to,” said UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.  “If a fight [with him] ever did happen, it would be an honor to fight him.  It’s BJ Penn – he’s one of the best lightweights of all time.  I have no problem with fighting him.” By Christopher...

Nov 20, 2013 9:47 am

Coleman: Coaching TUF With BJ “Brought the Energy Back.”

At this past weekend’s star studded 20th Anniversary event, UFC 167, a myriad of celebrities and MMA legends graced the grounds of Las Vegas, Nevada to connect with a generations worth of fans. One of the great originators of the sport, the Father of Ground and Pound, Mark Coleman took the time out to talk...

Nov 15, 2013 9:10 am

QUICK TWITT | Johny Hendricks Stops By TUF Set To Visit Team Penn

UFC number one welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks, stopped by The Ultimate Fighter set to sit in with his former training partner, BJ Penn, during Penn’s stint as TUF coach. Here’s the proof: Great stopping by the @TUFonFS1 house to visit @bjpenndotcom pic.twitter.com/O9Zi7heexb — Johny Hendricks (@JohnyHendricks) November 14, 2013 Johny fights GSP for the UFC...

Nov 14, 2013 10:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Newton Rematch, His Fighting Persona and Future

In part two of our interview, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal focuses on MMA. Host: Transitioning to MMA here: what do you think went wrong against Emanuel Newton a couple of weekends ago at Bellator 106? Lawal: Personally, I thought I won. I thought I won rounds one, four and five. He landed that neck kick...

Nov 14, 2013 10:39 am

3 Questions to Ask Yourself about GSP vs. Hendricks

This weekend’s UFC 167’s main event features a marquee match-up in Johny Hendricks vs. current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. Johny is being described as the only real challenger left with the potential to beat GSP. What do you think his chances are? I would recommend asking yourself the following three questions before you...

Nov 13, 2013 11:07 am

UFC 167: Georges St-Pierre’s Potential Record Breaking Weekend

Long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (left) will face Johny Hendricks (right) this Saturday at UFC 167.  With a win, GSP will break several records in the UFC, surpassing some of the sport’s legends like Matt Hughes and BJ Penn.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre steps into the...

Nov 12, 2013 12:29 pm

3 Career Fighters Who Made a Comeback

BJpenn.com takes a look at three career fighters who turned their careers around and are currently relevant despite a long career. 3. Robbie Lawler I think most of the MMA community would say that the “Ruthless” in Robbie Lawler never left. Despite leaving the UFC and having mixed success outside the Octagon, Lawler did eventually...

Nov 6, 2013 9:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Almeida On Latest BJJ Competition, Coaching TUF & More

Former UFC fighter, Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida (13-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), found some free time to visit with the guys of BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio recently, giving some insight on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his recent competition in the World No Gi Championship. Walking off the mat in order to complete the interview, Ricardo spoke on...

Nov 6, 2013 8:13 am

Win A Free Trip To Hawaii – The BJPENN.COM Shadow Boxing Contest Is Back

The BJPENN.COM Shadow Boxing contest is back! That’s right Penn Nation, the second coming of our popular shadow boxing contest has returned to grant one lucky enthusiast an opportunity to fly to Hilo, Hawaii, to enjoy the island and train at the world-renowned Penn Training and Fitness Center with Team Penn. All that is required...

Nov 5, 2013 8:30 am

QUICK TWITT | The Ever Expanding List Of Team Penn Coaches For TUF 19

For the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, coach BJ Penn has continued to wow fans with the ever-growing list of coaching talent he is bringing in. Latest on the list of all-star mentors and coaches is BJJ world champion Marcus Almeida. Almeida is the 2012/2013 blackbelt absolut and ultra-heavyweight world champion and now, assistant...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Oct 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Dana White Claims BJ Penn is ‘almost’ On Weight Already

A few weeks ago we announced that BJ Penn will be returning to the cage as the UFC’s latest addition to their featherweight division. Having contested his last four-bouts at 170 pounds, MMA fans and pundits have been wondering how the former two-division champion will handle the cut down two weight classes. With ‘The Ultimate...

Oct 19, 2013 11:33 am

Dana White: The Winner Of Tonight’s Main Event The Best Heavyweight In History

As far as trilogy fights are concerned, tonight’s main event is certainly up there with some of the greatest in our sports short history. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III goes down tonight from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The fight serves as a rubber match between the two most dominant heavyweights in...

Oct 16, 2013 8:11 pm

PHOTO | Full Team Penn Coaching Staff Revealed For TUF 19

While we are still in the midst of the 18th season of the UFC’s ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series, the 19th installment is underway with BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar set as coaching opposites. Today, on the TUF set, BJ Penn sent out this image of his selected coaching staff for his second sting as...

Oct 16, 2013 11:05 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn Says 145 Pound Title Next After Edgar Fight

During the UFC GYM New York Grand opening last weekend, BJ Penn answered questions from the fans in attendance. One of those questions happened to be what’s next for ‘The Prodigy’ after his fight with Edgar? Hit play above to hear Penn’s response.

Oct 15, 2013 12:05 pm

Mark Coleman Named As Team Penn’s TUF 19 Wrestling Coach

UFC Hall-Of-Famer, Mark “The Hammer’ Coleman has accepted a spot on the coaching team of BJ Penn for the 19th season of the UFC’s hit reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter.” The former UFC champion will join BJ Penn, Nova Uniao founder Andre Pederneiras and perhaps even Bas Rutten as a coach for up-and-coming fighters. While...

Oct 9, 2013 11:21 am

Feeling the Effects of Missing Weight

Thiago Silva failed to make-weight yesterday’s UFC Fight Night 29 weigh-ins and on the surface it may seem like a small misstep, but it can have lasting consequences and effects on a fighter’s career. Obviously the most significant setback from missing weight is the loss of money. You tend to lose part of what you...

Oct 7, 2013 1:07 pm

Mike Dolce Releases Statement On Working With BJ Penn, Heading To Hawaii

Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Mike Dolce sporting some Team Penn attire in the near future. The famed dietitian has now committed to assisting with the nutrition needs of BJ Penn as he ascends weight classes from welterweight to featherweight for his upcoming fight against Frankie Edgar. Here is what Dolce released to...