Archive: “bj Penn”

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

BJPenn.com 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. BJPenn.com 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 http://www.forbes.com/athletes/list/ 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 BJPenn.com’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 BJPenn.com 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

VIDEO | BJ PENN FAN SIGNING AT T&C

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

PHOTO GALLERY: BJ PENN AUTOGRAPH SIGNING

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:

May 6, 2013 8:39 am

Chael Sonnen to Buy WWE When he Retires?

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen spoke to TMZ and stated that he wants to buy WWE when he retires from MMA. Chael’s representative told TMZ that he’s not joking and has already met with “big wig friends in the investment world to enact his takeover.” A WWE rep told TMZ, “We are a publicly traded company,...

May 3, 2013 9:15 am

How to Fix the Eye Poke Problem?

Joe Rogan was pissed. The eye poke Michael bisping hit Alan Belcher with at UFC 159 was deep and it was potentially career threatening. If you have ever been poked in the eye with significant force you can recall how bad it felt and how hard it was to see. Now imagine that force coming...

Apr 30, 2013 9:15 am

When should a champ retire?

I have said it time and again. You are only as good as your last opponent. One of the biggest beefs I have with forum dwellers and sports writers is the comments they make when a champion loses. The champion in question probably defeated the best the division had at the time of their reign....

Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 22, 2013 11:20 am

Are the Diaz Brothers on the Chopping Block?

Bad conduct and not performing in The Octagon will end a career quickly these days. Name recognition is no longer a protective shield just ask Josh Neer who was released from the UFC a short time ago thanks to a 1-3 losing skid. The Diaz brothers are as close to the chopping block as they...