Archive: BJPENN.com

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 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 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 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 9, 2012 6:25 am

EDITORIAL | UFC 148 is over, will Chael keep his word and retire?

Chael Sonnen may have been selling his rematch with Anderson Silva when he made his now infamous stipulation. After his fight with Brian Stann he said that if he lost to Anderson he would, “Leave the UFC forever”. So the question remains – will Chael keep his word? Should he may be the better question....

Jul 7, 2012 2:56 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Renzo Gracie on Sonnen call; Griffin vs. Ortiz | UFC NEWS

Renzo Gracie is a legend. He is also one of the smartest MMA fighters I have met. He has affected so many fighters and athletes in a positive way throughout his career. The latest fighter to get advice from Renzo was UFC main eventer Chael Sonnen. Gracie opened up about Chael and what he said...

Jun 26, 2012 12:59 pm

Exclusive Johny Hendricks, "Kampmann's not the number one contender" | UFC NEWS

Johny Hendricks is one of the nicest guys in the UFC. He never shrugs off a fan or turns down an interview just because he doesn’t feel like it. He’s also a guy who performs at the highest levels in the Octagon and would literally fight anyone. He has solid wrestling and very good striking,...

Jun 13, 2012 4:53 pm

UFC on FX 3 Medical Suspensions Report | UFC NEWS

  Several undercard fighters have received medical suspensions from training after the UFC on FX 3 card that took place on June 8th at the BankAtlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Knockout of the Night victim, Josh Neer ranked amongst the highest suspensions at 60 days after being knocked unconscious (before he hit the ground)...