Archive: “bj Penn”

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


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....

Jun 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 2

Here is part 2 of 3 of listing some of the most memorable moments in the UFC. Part 1 can be viewed by clicking here BJ Penn puts a stamp on and ends the Matt Hughes trilogy at UFC 123 BJ Penn has been a UFC champion in two different weight classes. He was...

Jun 26, 2013 2:11 pm


On Sunday July 7th, former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion, BJ Penn, will be hosting a two-hour meet and greet from the Last Vegas Fight Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. This special two-hour appearance is to launch the limited edition Roots of Fight & RVCA BJ Penn T-Shirt collaboration. See the attached flyer for additional...

Jun 26, 2013 12:52 pm

BJ Penn tops Anderson Silva’s list of all time greatest fighters

During Tuesday’s media teleconference call to promote UFC 162, longtime middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) was asked to name the four greatest fighters in MMA history, pound for pound: “In my opinion, B.J. Penn is No. 1,” replied Silva. “And then Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell and then Royce Gracie.” 1....

Jun 26, 2013 12:07 pm

Memorable Moments in the UFC Part 1

There have been many memorable moments in the UFC. takes a look at some of the best, and well worst moments depending on who you’re a fan of in this 3 part series. Anderson Silva defeats former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffin with a pawing jab Anderson Silva seemed unmotivated in his title...

Jun 14, 2013 12:19 pm

Don Clift of KICK International Talks Need for Change in MMA Sanctioning

Don Clift is the Task Force Director for the Rules and Regulations Committee working hand-in-hand with the President, Frank Babcock, with the goal of establishing rules and regulations for those areas not yet sanctioned as well as unifying the rules and regulations for amateur MMA in the United States under one Sanctioning body.   Don...

Jun 14, 2013 6:03 am

Casting MMA Stars in to Movies Final Round

This is the third and final round of our casting MMA Stars in to movies series. We hope you have had as much fun as we have! Dominic Cruz – Whoa quoter The new Twilight Team Fedor making an obvious statement Anderson Silva in the next Star Trek reboot Hendo Hard? Annnnd finally…..

Jun 12, 2013 8:45 am

Casting MMA Stars in Movies Round 2

We’re at it again for round number 2 of our Hollywood shake up. We’re putting MMA stars in movies as if we had the control to cast the stars! Mark Hunt is Superman in The Man of Steel Daniel Cormier will be back as the Terminator The Iron Man Reboot with Antonio Minotauro Nogueira Frankie...

Jun 11, 2013 7:03 am

Casting MMA Stars in Movies Round 1 takes a look at some of the fighters in the UFC who just might have missed their true calling as an actor. Here are some castings that we might have made if we were in charge! Roy Nelson in Duck Dynasty   Chael Sonnen as Sensei Kreese in The Karate Kid Rampage Jackson as...

Jun 6, 2013 6:14 am

Things Fans Should Know

Things fans should know. In the realm of casual fandom of mixed martial arts there are many misconceptions. Hardcore fans hear them at parties, local restaurants and bars, and even in the comfort of their own homes. takes a look at some of these misconceptions in the hopes of bringing them to light. The...

Jun 6, 2013 6:02 am

Forbes releases Top 100 Highest paid athletes list; no MMA fighters make top 100

In the most recent release of the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list there are no MMA fighters on the list of 100 athletes. According to with the values calculated as of June 2013 the number one earning athlete is Tiger Woods earning $78.1M, $13.1M from salary/winnings and $65M from endorsements. There are...

Jun 6, 2013 5:52 am

Evan Dunham Latest To Call Out BJ Penn

While rumors brought on by UFC Tonight reporter, Ariel Helwani, continue to swirl in regards to the return of the “Prodigy”, fighters continue to throw their name in the hat to welcome the former champ back to the lightweight division. The latest to do so, as seen above, is Evan Dunham.

Jun 5, 2013 10:47 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants to Welcome BJ Penn Back to Lightweight

It didn’t take long for prospective challengers to line-up in the hopes of facing a returning legend. Amidst reports that former UFC Welterweight and Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn may not yet be ready to close the book on his storied career in mixed martial arts, a new challenge presented itself in the form...

Jun 5, 2013 6:06 am

Report: B.J. Penn Eyes Potential Return Back At Lightweight

B.J. Penn will go down in history as one of the best and most decorated fighters in history. He cemented this accolade by dominating the world’s lightweight division in Mixed Martial Arts for the better part of a decade. With retirement talks running wild and a failed bid at welterweight, “The Prodigy”, is apparently considering...

Jun 5, 2013 5:55 am

EXLCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Ed O’Neill Talks MMA and His Favorite Fighter, Criticizes Ronda Rousey and Others for Excessive Violence

  Television personality and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, Ed O’Neill, spoke with’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Show Sunday night about his upcoming role as color-commentator for the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II on June 9.   O’Neill is perhaps best known for his long-standing role as Al Bundy on the U.S. television series, Married…...

May 30, 2013 3:41 pm

Interview: BJ Penn On What May Have Changed Him As A Fighter

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All of us here at understand and realize how amazing of an athlete BJ Penn really is. Aside from The Prodigy’s athleticism and skills inside the UFC cage the man is a living legend in the fight world because of the passion and love he has for martial arts. After...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 28, 2013 9:44 am

When are Excuses Acceptable in MMA?

UFC 160’s post fight press was filled with excuses from Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, early stoppage complaints in particular. How many times have we heard a fighter make excuses after a loss or bad performance. But, when is it okay for a fighter to make excuses. In Dana White’s opinion it’s whenever Steve Mazzagatti refs your...

May 27, 2013 4:52 pm

Teixeira Says “I’m Here” If UFC Needs a Title Fight for Jones

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Following UFC 160 Glover Teixeira explained that defeating James Te Huna was one of his goals that night. However, winning a fight in front of one of his idols was the cherry on top of his submission victory that night. Mike Tyson, arguably the greatest knock-out artist in boxing history, was...

May 27, 2013 10:32 am

Dana White Wants BJ Penn To Retire

“B.J. is too tough for his own good. B.J. might not be knocked out, but the shots B.J. took would’ve knocked out a normal human being. He’s had his head bounced off the canvas like a basketball by Matt Hughes, by Georges St-Pierre and then Rory just did it to him. B.J. Penn has left...

May 21, 2013 11:50 am

How Can MMA Judging Improve?

MMA judging can be maddening, laughable, and bewildering all at the same time. There is no real method to the madness that is standardized across the board. Do attempted submissions count, or are they the same as missed punches. Is controlling someone’s back without really coming close to finishing them worth more than a well-timed...

May 6, 2013 12:05 pm


BJPENN.COM’S Lynn Mitchell was on scene last week to capture the overwhelming fan support for two-time UFC Champion, BJ Penn at an autograph signing in Hawaii hosted by T&C.

May 6, 2013 11:52 am


Two-time UFC champion, BJ Penn, joined fans last week at an autograph session in Hawaii hosted by T&C. The turn-out was excellent and BJPENN.COM’s Lynn Mitchell caught all the action on film. Enjoy the photo gallery below: