Archive: BJ

Aug 13, 2014 7:52 am

.gif | Ronda Rousey Throws BJ Penn While Training

People tend to doubt Ronda Rousey’s skills despite her Olympic bronze medal, and her flawless professional MMA record. However in the .gif below we can see Ronda using her Judo skills to land a throw on our very own BJ Penn. Check it out: Clip taken from Nick “The Tooth’s” Fightland feature. (Find that HERE)

Jan 23, 2014 2:39 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | BJ Penn: Nova União Training is ‘Very Intense’

Former two-division UFC champion, BJ Penn, has been down in Brazil for the past few weeks at his team’s home base in Rio. With his trip almost over, BJ, took some time this morning to update us all on his trip and his plans for his upcoming rematch against Frankie Edgar. Hit play above and...

Mar 21, 2013 10:32 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Sunny Garcia – Road To The Lavaman

UFC superstar BJ Penn has a new opponent lined up. Not in MMA, but in the Lavaman Waikoloa Hawaii Challenge on March 24th. It is a charity triathlon, and his competition; Professional Surfer Sunny Garcia. The two challengers are legends in their respected sports, and will not take each other lightly. The proceeds of the...

Jul 30, 2012 10:24 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ed Soares, "Brazilians are leading the way in MMA"

Unless you lived under a rock or were in a coma then you have no excuse not to have seen Anderson Silva annihilate Chael Sonnen in the second round of their rematch. After years of Sonnen claiming to be the “true middleweight champion” and taunting Silva The American Gangsta fired up the UFC Middleweight Champion...

Jul 17, 2012 12:22 pm

Middleweight powers shift in latest ESPN rankings

ESPN.com updated their power rankings for the middleweight division’s top 10 MMA fighters. Topping the list as always is UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva followed surprisingly by Vitor Belfort. By most accounts Chael Sonnen despite his 2nd loss to Silva, or Chris Weidman should probably have that spot. According to ESPN they are stalemated in...

Jul 17, 2012 8:41 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Swick on Silva vs. Sonnen 2 controversy, fighting angry, and more.

Mike Swick is one of the best fighters to come out of the American Kickboxing Academy. Since his appearance on the first The Ultimate Fighter he has proven he belongs in the UFC. Swick has been in big fights and situations where emotions controlled his actions. Perhaps the best example in recent years of this...

Jul 17, 2012 5:16 am

Amazing female fighter destroys 2nd opponent in a row – in 5 seconds!

Yahoo Sports features a video today that previously aired on Inside MMA. It is one of the more impressive knockouts ever in female MMA. Just watch! “In Veronica Rothenhausler’s second MMA bout, she knocked out Noelle Cherry in five seconds. So when Ashlee Evans-Smith, her opponent at Tuff-n-Uff, prepared for Rothenhausler’s next bout, you would...

Jul 16, 2012 11:13 am

EDITORIAL | A look at who's next for a shot at Rockhold's belt

On Saturday night Luke Rockhold defeated Tim Kennedy via unanimous decision. The AKA standout used his reach, improved takedown defense, and kicking to keep Kennedy guessing. At one point it looked as if Rockhold was going to finish Tim, but Kennedy quickly recovered. Luke controlled the center of the cage and forced Tim to fight...

Jul 15, 2012 3:27 pm

BJ Penn prepared to pay for UFC 152 pre-fight testing

“For much of his career, former UFC champion B.J. Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) has been an outspoken opponent of performance-enhancing drug use in the sport of mixed martial arts. And so when the non-profit Voluntary Anti-Doping Association volunteered to sponsor pre-fight testing for Penn and his UFC 152 opponent, Rory MacDonald (13-1 MMA, 4-1...

Jul 15, 2012 8:06 am

Rockhold retains Middleweight Title; Full results

Main Card (on Showtime): -Luke Rockhold def. Tim Kennedy by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) -Nate Marquardt def. Tyron Woodley by KO at 1:39, R4 -Roger Gracie def. Keith Jardine by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26) -Lorenz Larkin def. Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Preliminary Card (on Showtime Extreme): -Pat Healy def....

Jul 14, 2012 11:25 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Swick talks tonight's Strikeforce main event Rockhold vs. Kennedy

Mike Swick has watched Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold push himself harder than ever before in his preparation to fight Tim Kennedy. “I’ve never seen Luke Rockhold like he is right now. He is super motivated and in phenomenal shape. He’s in the best shape he has ever been in. He’s done everything he could...

Jul 13, 2012 10:11 am

Former WWE wrestler Batista making MMA debut

Former WWE wrestler and actor Dave Batista is following in Brock Lesnar’s footsteps. He promised a big announcement and delivered on his promise. Batista’s big announcement that he has been hyping is his MMA debut. TMZ reports that Batista will debut on October 6th in Providence, Rhode Island at the Dunkin’ Donuts Theater for the...

Jul 13, 2012 8:03 am

EXCLUSIVE | Strikeforce’s Nate Moore talks AKA, Roger Bowling, and Jason High

Nate Moore takes on Jason High on Saturday’s Strikeforce’s Rockhold vs. Kennedy card. After losing to Tarec Saffiedine, Moore bounced back with a knockout win over Nathan Coy. The loss to Saffiedine was a tough pill to swallow initially for Nate. “Mentally the Tarec Saffiedine fight humbled me and pushed me to work on more...

Jul 12, 2012 9:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Al Snow, "Professional wrestling really is the forefather of MMA"

Al Snow is a well known professional wrestler and an active participant in the behind-the-scenes workings of the business. According to Snow it was always in his blood, but his actual competitive experience coming in to it was minimal. “In the sense of amateur wrestling I didn’t spend a lot of time with it”, Snow...

Jul 11, 2012 7:09 am

EDITORIAL | In Depth: The Dynamic past of Amateur MMA part 2; KICK International

Amateur MMA finally has someone who truly cares about it. His name is Don Clift and he is the driving force behind one of the biggest attempts to organize and track it – KICK International. Behind the scenes is a network that administers, governs and regulates many of the various aspects of martial arts and...

Jul 9, 2012 6:31 am

WWE interested in working with Chael Sonnen

It appears the WWE has wasted no time in publicly reaching out to Chael Sonnen following his second loss to Anderson Silva. “F4Wonline.com reports that WWE is interested in working with 35 year old UFC fighter “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen. Sonnen lost to Anderson Silva at Saturday’s UFC 148 pay-per-view but word is that...

Jul 8, 2012 6:46 pm

EDITORIAL | In Depth: The Dynamic past of Amateur MMA part 1

Amateur MMA is the hottest it has ever been. Fighters young and old are stepping in to the cage to test themselves every weekend in front of hundreds of people. Blood work, ringside physicians, sanctioning, and the regulation of events have become the standard for most, if not all events today. It wasn’t always this...

Jun 18, 2012 7:37 am

Exclusive | Rockhold on Kennedy, "I am going to look to expose him"

Despite being the current Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, Luke Rockhold still remains one of the most consistently underrated fighters. Rockhold displays well rounded skills in every fight, and performs at a level on par with the UFC’s top athletes. On July 14th of this year he defends his championship against Tim Kennedy in Portland Oregon. “Training’s...