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Nov 10, 2014 9:08 pm

Latest on Kilauea lava flow threat as of Monday, November 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Our partner site, BJ Penn Hawaii News received the latest update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense. The first home in Pahoa town has been burned due to the lava flow coming in to contact with the residential structure. The Hawaii County Civil Defense stated Monday, November 10, 2014: “This is an eruption and lava...

Oct 21, 2014 12:43 pm

Stateside Fighters Head To Brazil Ahead Of UFC 179

A slew of stateside UFC talent have hit the road this week in anticipation of this weekend’s UFC 179 event in Rio. Here are some reactions, comments, and updates from some notables. Here we go! See u tomorrow Brazil! ab_raines @touchyfili @jbmma155 @urijahfaber @fabiopradobjj http://t.co/DqmTACMsfA — chad mendes (@chadmendes) October 20, 2014 Here we go!...

Sep 5, 2014 12:39 pm

Emergency declared for Hawaii

BJPENN.Com has learned that Hawaii’s Big Island is facing another potential natural disaster, just one month after feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Iselle. An emergency has been declared by Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi. Mayor Kenoi wrote a letter to Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie with a copy provided by the County of Hawaii. Dear...

Jul 31, 2014 6:14 pm

Forrest Griffin Offers To Train Orlando Bloom To Fight Justin Bieber

“He threw a weak-ass punch! He can come to Vegas anytime to train with me. If they ever fight again, I can show him some moves so he can win.” “But I gotta warn Orlando … I think Floyd Mayweather Jr. is gonna train Bieber — and that guy’s a monster.” “[Orlando]’s not big, but...

Jun 20, 2014 2:43 pm

Anderson Silva Gets Medical Clearance To Return To Sparring

After publicly breaking his leg in the UFC 168 main event last year, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been spending the bulk of the last six-months in rehab. And while there are likely several hurdles left yet to go through, Silva’s medical team in Brazil has just cleared him to begin sparring again....

May 20, 2014 1:23 pm

Anderson Silva Not Sure He Will Complete UFC Contract

At 39 years-old, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva isn’t sure he’s going to want to live out his UFC contract, which has eight more fights on it. Silva broke down his thoughts on the lengthy deal to The Brazilian Press: I have eight fights to do yet in my contract. I want to do...

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 7, 2013 8:04 pm

Shane Carwin Retires from Mixed Martial Arts

It’s finally official. One of the greatest knock out artists in the UFC’s heavyweight history has finally decided to throw in the towel and retire from professional mixed martial arts. Shane Carwin made the announcement today via his trusty twitter account. Here is what the former UFC Interim Champion tweeted: “Officially retired [today],” he wrote on...

Apr 30, 2013 2:37 pm

Cung Le Wants Michael Bisping Next

Cung Le has been inactive since he defeated Rich Franklin in November 2012’s UFC on FUEL TV event in Macao, China. Le defeated Franklin with a highlight-reel knockout, and he went on to state it was the biggest fight of his life. Many questioned whether or not the 40 year old would be returning to...

Mar 7, 2013 8:56 am

Rousey on MMA in NY: “I really feel like it’s going to happen.”

Quickly after winning the first women’s UFC bout via her signature first round arm bar, Ronda Rousey was sent to New York with some of the sport’s finest. Rousey along with CEO of the UFC Lorenzo Fertitta, and middleweight contender Chris Weidman traveled to New York to lobby for a lifted ban on MMA in...

Feb 5, 2013 10:47 am

Fan Take: Make your prediction now, who will win The Ultimate Fighter 17?

This season on “The Ultimate Fighter,” Jon “bones” Jones is coaching opposite of Chael Sonnen. The season is off to a great start and I think the new changes have made TUF great again. The second episode of this season’s Ultimate Fighter is now over and Chael Sonnen’s team is up 1-0. In the first...

Nov 12, 2012 9:46 am

This Week on BJPenn.Com Radio Michael Schiavello, Costa Philippou, Alessio Sakara, Mike Ricci & Lex McMahon

  After last week’s ground breaking Wednesday night debut featuring Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, his dad/head coach Ray, Ronda Rousey, Matt Hughes and the man himself, BJ Penn, the boys are back with another outstanding line-up. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will welcome two UFC 154 middleweights and Alchemist Management teammates Alessio Sakara and Costa Philippou....

Sep 11, 2012 10:27 am

Rashad Evans: Jon Jones Is 'disillusioned', Vitor Has A Good Chance | UFC NEWS

“As far as if Vitor becomes light-heavyweight champ, that’s great, that’s what I would want. The way things work out right now, I don’t know how far I am away from getting a title shot. You never know with the UFC, so I’m just going to keep fighting and competing to be a champion, and...

Aug 17, 2012 10:46 am

Rousey Prepared To Kill Kaufman With Her Bare Hands | MMA NEWS

“Sarah Kaufman should be thanking her lucky stars that MMA is properly regulated in California. I respect her so much that I’m not taking any chances: If i get her in an armbar I’m going to try and rip it off and throw it at her corner, if I get her in a choke I’m...

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! [youtube:pJWjytMN8kM] “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...

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...

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...