Archive: Frankie Edgar

Jul 7, 2014 7:50 am

Frankie Edgar: Beating BJ Penn Was Bittersweet

After defeating BJ Penn in the TUF 19 finale, Frankie Edgar spoke to the broadcasting crew about how defeating BJ Penn was bittersweet. In case you missed it, check it out here:

Jul 7, 2014 7:40 am

BJ Penn: I Shouldn’t Have Come Back

Last night in the main event of the TUF 19 finale, fans saw BJ Penn defeated by Frankie Edgar. After the bout however, ‘The Prodigy’ announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts. In case you missed it, check it out below:

Jul 6, 2014 11:47 pm

BJ Penn Retires From MMA: “This is the end”

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn has decided to retire from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. After losing to Frankie Edgar in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter season 19 finale, Penn spoke in the octagon and alluded to the fact that this was it. Later, at the post-fight press conference,...

Jul 6, 2014 11:33 pm

Dana White Talks About BJ Penn’s Career: ‘There’s nothing left to prove’

After his loss at TUF 19 finale, BJ Penn announced his retirement from the sport. After the fights, UFC president Dana White had plenty to say about Penn’s impact on the UFC and his thoughts on the fighter’s retirement. “BJ Penn was our jiu-jitsu coach before we even bought the UFC, you know, so I’ve...

Jul 6, 2014 11:01 pm

Dana White: Aldo/Mendes Could Still Happen

Frankie Edgar put on an impressive display against BJ Penn tonight and escaped the octagon in good shape. Social media started speculating the possibility of Frankie Edgar stepping in to save the UFC 176 card by facing Chad Mendes in the new main-event, but the UFC President hushed those rumors quickly. Dana White confirmed during...

Jul 6, 2014 7:23 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Gordon KOs Lima in Round 1, Earns UFC Contract

Eddie Gordon’s nickname “The Truck” is fitting. His truck of an overhand right won him a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship tonight. Gordon backed Lima up against the fence and landed a devastating, loud overhand right. If it wasn’t for the fence holding Lima up, he would have fallen straight to the mat. With...

Jul 6, 2014 6:53 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Lewis Knocks Inocente Out in Round 1

Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis has scary power. Lewis caught a leg kick and turned it into a takedown. As he was towering over Inocente, he tried to land a diving shot but he met nothing but canvas. From Inocente’s half-guard, Lewis blasted him with three right hands. Inocente became limper with every shot Lewis...

Jul 6, 2014 6:33 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Ortiz Picks Up Decision Win Over Scoggins

Dustin Ortiz and Justin Scoggins lived up to the reputation of flyweights in the octagon; They go as hard in round three as they do in round one! Dustin Ortiz found success early with takedowns and utilized them to gain some momentum. He almost walked into an armbar but he powered through it and escaped...

Jul 6, 2014 5:54 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Lee Outlasts Ronson and Earns Decision Win

This bout may not have lived up to the expectations it had as the main-event of the preliminaries, but it was a great display of each man neutralizing their opponent’s offense. Jesse Ronson found his range early and was able to land a couple lead uppercuts before Kevin Lee adapted to it. Since Lee adjusted,...

Jul 6, 2014 5:21 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Issa Traps Tuerxun in an Armbar, Gets Win in Round 3

Leandro Issa may have broken the rules in the second round, but he almost broke his opponent’s arm in the third. After a successful first round, Issa took two steps backward in the second when he grabbed the fence to complete a sweep on Tuerxun. Referee Mario Yamasaki paused the fight and stood both individuals...

Jul 6, 2014 4:44 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Martins Brutally KOs Puig in First Round

Adriano Martins is a BJJ specialist, but he just dished out one of the best knockouts of the weekend. Martins had no problem getting within striking distance of Puig. As Puig was stepping in for a strike, Martins countered with a short right hook that sent Puig crashing to the mat. Puig was out cold...

Jul 6, 2014 4:23 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Walsh Smothers Spohn, Picks Up Decision Win

Both light heavyweights were contestants on “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 19 and had a chance to prove themselves to Dana White tonight. Daniel Spohn proved that he is not great off his back and Patrick Walsh proved he is great at controlling his opponent while on top. Walsh dominated this fight by smothering Spohn with...

Jul 6, 2014 3:58 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Moras Beats Dufresne by way of Unanimous Decision

This bout was all about mat-work. Alexis Dufresne was content with taking the fight to the ground and had almost triple the top-control time her opponent did. Moras was active off of her back and kept working for better positioning while Dufresne was contempt with laying on top of her. Dufresne performed well in the...

Jul 6, 2014 3:16 pm

“TUF 19 Finale” Results: Drysdale Forces Berish to Submit In Round 1

We kicked off the night with a quick submission win from Robert Drysdale. Keith Berish submitted while in a rear naked choke, but it was likely a leg injury that forced him to tap. Drysdale was hanging onto a standing Berish like a backpack with a body triangle while working for a rear naked choke....

Jul 6, 2014 12:46 pm

“TUF 19 Finale: Penn vs. Edgar 3” Live Results

For the second day in a row, the Mandalay Bay Events Center will play host to the UFC! Tonight we see “The Prodigy” BJ Penn in action against “The Answer” Frankie Edgar for the third time. This will be their first bout against each other at featherweight. We will also see the culmination of the...

Jul 4, 2014 5:04 am

BJ Penn Reacts To Dana’s Talk Of Retirement

UFC legend BJ Penn, who is headlining the TUF 19 finale against Frankie Edgar is in a do or die situation this Sunday. Leading up to the event, UFC President Dana White said if Penn loses he will push for the two-division champ to retire. Today ‘The Prodigy’ agreed with Dana’s comments saying: “That makes...

Jul 2, 2014 8:13 pm

TUF Season 19: Episode 12 Recap – Team Edgar Secures All 4 Finals Spots

Tonight on Fox Sports 1, ‘The Ultimate Fighter Season 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ returned with another action packed episode. If you missed it, here’s a recap: Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata both spend their last few training sessions readying for their fight. Both Lima and his coaches are confident in his skills and conditioning, with...

Jul 1, 2014 9:03 pm

Dana White Says He Will ‘Push BJ Penn to retire’ If He Loses

    This Sunday at the Ultimate Fighter 19 finale BJ Penn will look to make his return to the octagon a sweet one by defeating Frankie Edgar. This fight is exciting for so many different reasons. It’s the return of “The Prodigy”, who hasn’t fought since December of 2012. It’s also a new weight...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...