Archive: Jake Chastain

Jun 11, 2013 2:35 pm

EDITORIAL | Success Starts at the Top

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The world of sports and entertainment is a sink-or-swim industry. There are plenty of sports agencies and organizations that have experienced their fair share of success and there are even more that have experienced the bottoms of failure. In today’s sporting world we’ve become accustomed to the norm; that is, The...

Jun 11, 2013 10:51 am

Hatsu Hioki Set to Meet Darren Elkins at UFC on FS1: 2

By JAKE CHASTAIN | BJPenn.com gained word this morning that a featherweight bout between Hatsu Hioki and Darren Elkins has been added to the UFC on Fox Sports 1: 2 card, which is set to take place on August 28th in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. ESPN.com first confirmed the booking. Both men will be looking to...

Jun 11, 2013 6:11 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Eddie Wineland Talks Training Changes, Getting 2 Camps for 1 Fight, and His New John L. Sullivan Look

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Fist-ta-Cuff Radio recently invited UFC Bantamweight number one contender, Eddie Wineland, in to talk all the recent unfortunate events involving his fight at UFC 161. With Wineland’s scheduled title fight with Renan Barao at this week’s UFC 161 event being scrapped due to injury to the Interim Champ, Wineland had a lot to discuss with our...

Jun 11, 2013 5:44 am

Diego Nunes Latest to Ink with Bellator

By JAKE CHASTAIN | After his 3-3 run in the UFC  talented featherweight Diego Nunes was released from his contract, leaving him momentarily unemployed. However, we gained word over the weekend that Nunes has signed a deal with the currently popular Bellator promotion. Brazilian MMA news outlet Ataque Total first reported the news this past Saturday and...

Jun 10, 2013 3:42 pm

Ian McCall set to Battle Iliarde Santos at UFC 163 on August 3rd in Rio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, despite all of the talents and skills he possesses, is still winless in the UFC. Since the organization has introduced the flyweight division McCall has gone 0-2-1, losing a fight to Demetrious Johnson (and drawing with him) and Joeseph Benavidez. Before those three fights McCall was considered by...

Jun 7, 2013 4:43 pm

UFC on FUEL TV 10 Fight Predictions with BJPenn.com’s Jake Chastain

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Here we go again, fight fans! Another huge night of UFC fights goes down Saturday, June 8th in Brazil as Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira takes on Fabricio Werdum in the main-event of this talent-rich UFC on FUEL TV 10 card. Although many of the fighters may be fairly unknown to the mainstream...

Jun 7, 2013 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 1) TJ Grant Talks Win Over Maynard and How He’s “Incredibly Motivated” for Title Fight with Benson Henderson | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August...

Jun 5, 2013 11:55 am

Undefeated Lightweight ‘Lethal’ Lewis Gonzalez Signs with WSOF

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We just broke word that WSOF had inked former TUF 13 lightweight alum Keon Caldwell moments ago. Then, breaking almost immediately after was news that World Series of Fighting has also signed undefeated lightweight Lewis Gonzalez to a multi-fight deal. MMAJunkie.com first confirmed the news with his manager, Dave Hirschbein. Financial terms...

Jun 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming title...

Jun 4, 2013 5:12 pm

Cheick Kongo Follows Rampage to Bellator FC

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s been a huge day for Bellator FC. Early this morning we found out that Quinton Jackson had inked a deal with the organization and shortly after rumors started circulating that former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo was working on a deal with the SPIKE TV based organization. Now, according to  MMA...

Jun 4, 2013 4:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 2) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Discusses Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels & Bellator 97

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming...

Jun 4, 2013 11:45 am

Mayhem Miller Wishes He Could Have Fought Nick Diaz

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jason “Mayhem” Miller was a guest on The MMA Hour yesterday and, of course, the former UFC fighter gave an entertaining interview, to say the least. He didn’t break anything or storm off of the set of the show this time but he did give some really interesting and entertaining stories...

Jun 4, 2013 11:20 am

Weidman “Freaking Out” Over Rumored Silva Injury

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Chris Weidman almost had a breakdown when he heard the rumors that UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva had an injured rib that would put his title fight with Weidman on hold…and I don’t think anybody blamed the “All American” for “freaking out” over the news. However, the news of Silva’s injured...

Jun 3, 2013 4:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 1) Manny “The Mean Bean” Rodriguez Talks About Alliance MMA, His Coaching Role, and His Job as a Bellator Commentator | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight/ mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, and his...

Jun 3, 2013 12:55 pm

Clint Hester to Battle TUF: Brazil Winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Over the weekend a few sources leaked that the UFC is working to place TUF alum Clint Hester against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 at the end of the summer. Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported news of the match up on Friday (May 31, 2013); However, UFC officials have...