Archive: Jake Chastain

Jun 1, 2013 7:13 pm

Bubba McDaniel vs. Magnus Cedenblad Rumored for UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Word hit the news circuit today that recent TUF contestant Robert McDaniel is slated to take on Swedish fighter Magnus Cedenblad on August 28th at UFC on FOX Sports 1: 2 in Indianapolis. Brazilian news source Ataque Total first reported the news. The card is scheduled to be headlined by a rematch...

May 31, 2013 2:02 pm

McGregor vs. Ogle Verbally Agreed for UFC on FS1: 1

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We caught word today that Irish fighting sensation Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA) has finally found an opponent for the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut on August 17th in Boston. UFC officials sent out a release today stating that TUF veteran Andy Ogle (9-2 MMA) and McGregor have verbally agreed...

May 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Le Wants Fight with Bisping, Bisping Wants Fight with Le

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Cung Le has been one of the most shocking and exciting imports from the Strikeforce recruits so far as he has put together two straight wins inside the UFC octagon over top talents in Patrick Cote and Rich Franklin. However, Le has been fairly quiet since his impressive KO of Rich...

May 31, 2013 11:35 am

Jacob Volkmann Says UFC Contracts Should Be a Minimum of Two Years, 15K Per Fight

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Newly signed World Series of Fighting lightweight, Jacob Volkmann, recently sat down for an exclusive interview with MMA.TV’s guest blogger, Jack Brown, to discuss a variety of topics ranging from his time in the UFC, the payment fighters should receive, and the newest chapter of his career as he prepares for...

May 31, 2013 10:50 am

Dan Henderson Wants to Knock Rashad Evans “Silly” at UFC 161

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The legend has spoken. Dan Henderson heads into UFC 161 as half of the newly named main-event as he takes on former UFC light heavyweight champion Rahsad Evans. Both men will walk into the fight on June 15th having dropped their last fight and a win for each fighter is essential...

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 12:35 pm

Paul Daley Is Latest to Bash Bellator Over Contract Issues

By JAKE CHASTAIN |Yesterday we caught word that former UFC and Strikeforce welterweight Paul “Semtex” Daley was having troubles with his new MMA home of Bellator. This is just adding to the fire that is already burning under Bellator’s belly when taking into account the entire Eddie Alvarez situation that is still yet to be...

May 30, 2013 11:59 am

Rashad Evans Plans on “Getting 50 Takedowns” Against Dan Henderson

By JAKE CHASTAIN | UFC 161 has experienced a lot of changes over this past week. Fighters have gotten hurt, replacements have been set, and the main event was even changed. With all of that said and done it’s now time to focus on the important stuff…the fights that ARE happening. Rashad Evan vs. Dan...

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 29, 2013 9:00 am

EDITORIAL | Thiago Silva’s Rollercoaster Ride

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The MMA world is a violent rollercoaster for most fighters. Just ask Thiago Silva. No other sport produces the polarizing opposites that a career can experience in such a short amount of time on such a consistent basis. The world of mixed martial arts can love you one day and then...

May 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Benson Henderson “Surprised” Grant Beat Maynard, Gets Next Title Shot

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All roads to the top of the UFC lightweight division lead to Champion Benson Henderson. Not every fighter gets that close to the top but for TJ Grant that’s the next stop…and the last standing between him and the UFC lightweight gold. Grant, following his UFC 160 KO of top contender...

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 25, 2013 12:40 pm

EDITORIAL | Cain Still Reaching for “Legendary Champion” Status

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The world of MMA is a very harsh place. The saying, “he landed a lucky punch” never seemed to hold more weight than it does inside the UFC octagon. The rise and fall from fame and stardom can be extremely fast and unexpected, almost identical to a rollercoaster. Just ask Cain Velasquez....

May 24, 2013 3:27 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Javier Mendez is Helping Gray Maynard Piece Together his Puzzle

By JAKE CHASTAIN | AKA head coach Javier Mendez stopped in shop this past Wednesday with our boys over at BJPenn.com Radio and discussed several topics regarding his gym in San Jose, the consistency of their success, and how training guys like Gray Maynard is becoming more of a puzzle than a complete fighter transformation....

May 21, 2013 6:30 am

Diaz and His Manager Have “No Remorse” For Costly Tweet

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Just a few days ago we found out that Pat Healy tested positive for marijuana following his UFC 159 win over Jim Miller. In that fight Healy not only cashed in on the victory but he took home $130,000 extra for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’. Unfortunately, Healy...

May 19, 2013 4:45 pm

Mark Hunt Receives His Visa; Set to Fight Dos Santos This Weekend at UFC 160

By Jake Chastain | After an odd sequence of events it seems that things for Mark Hunt and his scheduled appearance for UFC 160 next weekend against Junior Dos Santos are back on track. We gained word about two weeks ago that Hunt, who stepped up to face Dos Santos after Alistair Overeem pulled out of...

May 13, 2013 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Chris Lytle Talks Life Outside the UFC | BJPENN.COM RADIO

By Jake Chastain | Last Wednesday night BJPenn.com Radio welcomed on a special guest in UFC veteran Chris “Lights-Out” Lytle. Chris, who is a long time fan favorite and an MMA godfather with 54 professional fights on his resume, decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts after his epic battle with Dan...