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Brendan Schaub
UFC

WATCH | Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub flips car in scary off-roading accident

Josh Evanoff - February 27, 2024

Former UFC heavyweight contender Brendan Schaub is okay after a scary off-roading accident. ‘Big Brown’ has become one of the more colorful figures in the MMA landscape. In 2008, Brendan Schaub began fighting and quickly found himself on The Ultimate Fighter season 10. That was the opportunity that the heavyweight contender needed to get himself on the map.

Sean O'Malley

Sean O'Malley laughs off 'stupid' Ryan Garcia for challenging him to UFC fight: "I don't need to take him down"

Josh Evanoff - February 27, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley believes Ryan Garcia is crazy for wanting to fight him in MMA. ‘Sugar’ and ‘KingRy’ have been linked to each other over the last few months. Last year, Sean O’Malley revealed that he had already spoken to the UFC brass about a potential move to the boxing ring. According to the champion, the only fight that they would accept is a future clash with Ryan Garcia, due to the boxer’s starpower.

Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz
Nate Diaz

Daniel Cormier reacts to Nate Diaz's comments about returning at UFC Sphere event: "I don't need to see that"

Josh Evanoff - February 27, 2024

Daniel Cormier is down to see Nate Diaz return to the UFC, as long as he’s no longer a headliner. The Stockton slugger has been out of action since a boxing match with Jake Paul last August. In his first appearance in the ring, Nate Diaz suffered a unanimous decision loss to ‘The Problem Child’. While the former UFC fighter was knocked down early, he had moments of success down the stretch of the bout.

Dana White, Tito Ortiz
Tito Ortiz

Dana White reflects on failed boxing match against Tito Ortiz: "He knows I would've beat the s*it out of him"

Josh Evanoff - February 27, 2024

UFC President Dana White has zero doubt how a boxing match with Tito Ortiz would’ve gone. The rivalry between the promoter and ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ is the stuff of legend. While Dana White was first the manager of Tito Ortiz, he eventually fell into a role as the leader, and face of the UFC. Not long after that, the two began feuding, and wouldn’t stop for two decades.

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UFC

Raul Rosas Jr. details the illness that forced him to withdraw from UFC Mexico City

Susan Cox - February 27, 2024

Raul Rosas Jr. is detailing the illness that forced him to withdraw from UFC Mexico City. UFC Mexico City took place this past weekend, on Saturday, February 24th, at the Arena CDMX in Mexico City, Mexico.

Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya

Dan Hooker confirms Israel Adesanya was originally targeted to headline UFC 300: “I was not surprised at all”

Susan Cox - February 27, 2024

Dan Hooker is confirming that former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya was originally targeted to headline UFC 300. According to Hooker, Israel Adesanya was ready, willing and able to headline the historic UFC 300, but it was middleweight champion, Dricus Du Plessis who turned the offer down.

Jon Jones and Tom Aspinall
Jon Jones

UFC CEO Dana White is confident fight fans will eventually see Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall: “How do you not?”

Susan Cox - February 27, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White is confident that fight fans will eventually see a Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall fight. It was Tom Aspinall (14-3 MMA) who defeated Sergei Pavlovich (18-2 MMA) by KO last November at UFC 295. With the victory, the Brit became the interim heavyweight titleholder.

Amir Aliakbari and Arjan Bhullar
ONE Championship

Amir Aliakbari aims to sustain career resurgence at ONE 166: Qatar

BJPENN.COM Staff - February 27, 2024

Amir Aliakbari exudes confidence as he approaches the most important bout of his professional career. The Iranian colossus faces former ONE Heavyweight MMA World Champion Arjan Bhullar at ONE 166: Qatar on Friday, March 1. This historic event takes place at Lusail Sports Arena.

Movsar Evloev, UFC 297, UFC, Results
Movsar Evloev

Movsar Evloev unloads on Ilia Topuria for his recent callout of Khabib Nurmagomedov

Harry Kettle - February 27, 2024

UFC featherweight Mosvar Evloev has questioned Ilia Topuria for calling out the likes of Khabib Nurmagmedov. Ever since becoming world champion, Ilia Topuria has been pretty busy. From interviews to celebrations and beyond, he’s enjoying life as the king. Alas, as you can imagine, there’s also been a lot of interest from other fighters who want to battle him. This includes Movsar Evloev, another undefeated fighter currently residing in the top 15 at 145 pounds.

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UFC

Brian Ortega shakes up the featherweight rankings following win at UFC Mexico City

Harry Kettle - February 27, 2024

UFC star Brian Ortega has made his way up in the featherweight rankings following his win last weekend. On Saturday night, Brian Ortega went head to head with Yair Rodriguez at UFC Mexico City. Despite a freak injury and a poor start to the first round, Ortega eventually turned things around and picked up a convincing win. Now, many are wondering what’s going to be next for him in the division.

Jorge Masvidal
UFC

Jorge Masvidal confirms that he is “definitely” coming out of retirement: “I can’t go out on a f**king L”

Harry Kettle - February 27, 2024

Former UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal has confirmed that he intends on officially coming out of retirement. Following a defeat to Gilbert Burns last April, Jorge Masvidal retired from professional mixed martial arts. It served as his fourth straight defeat, bringing his overall record to 35-17. While he didn’t always get his hand raised, ‘Gamebred’ certainly knew how to make an impact both in the cage and on the microphone.

Aljamain Sterling
Brian Ortega

Aljamain Sterling believes he could “exploit” the wrestling of both Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez after watching UFC Mexico City

Harry Kettle - February 27, 2024

Aljamain Sterling believes he could find success against Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez through his wrestling. At UFC 300, Aljamain Sterling will attempt to make a winning start to life at featherweight as he prepares to battle Calvin Kattar. The expectation is that it’ll be an all-action affair, with Sterling beginning his pursuit of a second world title.

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Chris Duncan
UFC

Chris Duncan vows to KO Manuel Torres and "silence" the Mexican crowd at UFC Mexico City: "I'm hunting for the finish"

Cole Shelton - February 21, 2024

Chris Duncan is ready to silence the crowd at UFC Mexico City. Duncan is set to face Manuel Torres at UFC Mexico City on Saturday, in his first fight since July. He was supposed to return in October against Terrance McKinney but a visa issue knocked him out of their fight, which was heartbreaking for him.

Brandon Moreno and Brandon Royval at UFC Mexico City
Brandon Royval

Pro fighters make their picks for Brandon Moreno vs. Brandon Royval 2

Cole Shelton - February 21, 2024

In the main event of UFC Mexico City, a rematch between top-three flyweights goes down as Brandon Moreno takes on Brandon Royval. Heading into the fight, Moreno is a -310 favorite while the American is a +230 underdog. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the flyweight main event. The pros believe Moreno will get his hand raised again as he beat Royval back in 2020, and with the fight being in Mexico they believe he will let the crowd go home happy on Saturday night.

Max Griffin
Max Griffin

Max Griffin wants to "finish" his career in the UFC after fighting out his deal, hopes for a quick turnaround

Cole Shelton - February 20, 2024

Max Griffin is ready to re-sign with the UFC. Griffin fought out his contract at UFC Vegas 86 against Jeremiah Wells and he earned a hard-fought split decision win. Going into the fight, Grifin knew there was pressure on him to get the victory, but he believed that same pressure would prove to be good motivation and make him perform at his best.

Dan Ige
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Dan Ige says KO of Andre Fili was "pretty gangster," eyes return at The Sphere against any ranked featherweight

Cole Shelton - February 20, 2024

Dan Ige returned to the win column in a big way at UFC Vegas 86. Ige was fighting in the co-main event as he took on short-notice replacement Andre Fili. The Hawaiian was originally supposed to fight Lerone Murphy, but the Brit was forced out of the bout. Fili ended up being the replacement opponent, which was tough for Ige as he says the two are friends and have trained together in the past.

Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa
Paulo Costa

UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Robert Whittaker vs. Paulo Costa

Cole Shelton - February 15, 2024

In the co-main event of UFC 298, a pivotal middleweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa goes down on Saturday in Anaheim. Heading into the fight, Whittaker is a -265 favorite while the Brazilian is a +200 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the fight at UFC 298. The pros are expecting Whittaker to return to the win column in a big way as the fighters think he’s too technical for Costa.

Geoff Neal
Geoff Neal

Geoff Neal wants a "slobber knocker" of a fight against Ian Machado Garry at UFC 298

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2024

Geoff Neal is looking to cause chaos at UFC 298 and make his fight against Ian Machado Garry a wild one. Neal is set to face Garry in a rescheduled bout after the two were supposed to fight back in August. Neal was forced to pull out of their initial booking with an injury, and according to ‘Handz of Steel’ the Irishman wasn’t originally keen on rebooking the fight.

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria
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UFC 298 | Pro fighters make their picks for Alexander Volkanovski vs Ilia Topuria title fight

Cole Shelton - February 14, 2024

In the main event of UFC 298, the featherweight title is up for grabs as Alexander Volkanovski looks to defend his belt when he takes on Ilia Topuria. Heading into the fight Volkanovski is a slight -128 favorite while the challenger is a +100 underdog on FanDuel. Ahead of the scrap, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters to make their picks for the title fight at UFC 298. Although Volkanovski is coming off the KO loss at lightweight, but despite the loss and the close odds, the pros are actually unanimous in thinking the Aussie remains the featherweight king on Saturday in Anaheim.

Robert Whittaker
Paulo Costa

Robert Whittaker excited to go out and "hurt" Paulo Costa at UFC 298: "I'm coming for violence"

Cole Shelton - February 13, 2024

Robert Whittaker is glad he and Paulo Costa will finally fight. Whittaker and Costa have been scheduled to fight one another twice previously, including last February, but both times the Brazilian was the reason for the proposed contest falling apart. Despite that, when Whittaker was offered to face Costa at UFC 298 in Anaheim, he jumped at the chance to do so.

Devin Clark
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Devin Clark planning for a "dominant" win over Marcin Prachnio on last fight of his deal at UFC Vegas 86

Cole Shelton - February 8, 2024

Devin Clark knows he could be fighting for his job on Saturday night at UFC Vegas 86. Clark hasn’t fought since May of last year when he suffered a submission loss to Kennedy Nzechukwu. After that, he was hoping to fight one more time in 2023, but he decided to spend time with his family and get his mindset right for his next fight.

Max Griffin
Max Griffin

On last fight of deal Max Griffin excited to prove himself against "dog" Jeremiah Wells at UFC Vegas 86

Cole Shelton - February 8, 2024

Max Griffin is facing a do-or-die scenario at UFC Vegas 86. Griffin is coming off a disappointing decision loss to Michael Morales last July, in a fight where he didn’t think he fought up to his standards. After that, he wanted to return ASAP but that didn’t happen. Instead, he was held to just one fight in 2023, which frustrated Griffin.

Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis
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Robert Whittaker won't comment on rumored injury before Dricus Du Plessis fight but admits his training camp "wasn't optimal"

Cole Shelton - February 6, 2024

Robert Whittaker won’t comment on the rumors he was dealing with a significant injury going into his UFC 290 fight against Dricus Du Plessis. Ben Askren and Daniel Cormier recently spoke on ‘DC’s’ YouTube channel and both mentioned they heard Whittaker had a serious ankle injury going into that fight. However, Whittaker says he won’t comment on if that was true, but does admit the training camp for his fight against Du Plessis wasn’t one he was happy with.

Jack Hermansson
Jack Hermansson

Jack Hermansson believes he has to "make a statement" against Joe Pyfer at UFC Vegas 86 to prove he's still a title contender

Cole Shelton - February 6, 2024

Jack Hermansson isn’t surprised people are overlooking him and doubting him going into his UFC Vegas 86 main event fight against Joe Pyfer. Hermansson hasn’t fought since December of 2022 when he suffered a TKO loss to Roman Dolidze. He was later booked to fight Brendan Allen in June, but an injury forced him to withdraw as he was out of action for all of 2023, which was frustrating for ‘The Joker’.