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Alexander Volkanovski UFC 298
Ilia Topuria

Alexander Volkanovski breaks silence after UFC 298 loss to Ilia Topuria: "I'm gonna let my head rest"

Josh Evanoff - February 29, 2024

Former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is going to take some time off. ‘The Great’ is fresh off his return earlier this month against Ilia Topuria. The featherweight champion was back for the first time since a knockout loss to Islam Makhachev in October, a short-notice bout for him. Unfortunately for Alexander Volkanovski, he suffered yet another stoppage loss against ‘El Matador’.

Robert Whittaker
UFC

Robert Whittaker reveals he woke up on UFC 298 fight day with the flu: "There wasn't anything that was going to stop me"

Cole Shelton - February 29, 2024

Robert Whittaker reveals he woke up on UFC 298 fight day with the flu. Whittaker recently returned to the Octagon against Paulo Costa in an intriguing middleweight fight. It was a crucial fight for both of their careers, as Whittaker was coming off a TKO loss to Dricus Du Plessis so if he was going to remain a title contender he would need to beat Costa.

Umar Nurmagomedov
Sean O'Malley

Umar Nurmagomedov shares prediction for upcoming Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera title fight at UFC 299

Susan Cox - February 29, 2024

Umar Nurmagomedov is sharing his prediction for the upcoming Sean O’Malley vs. Marlon Vera title fight at UFC 299. UFC 299 will take place on Saturday, March 9th at the Kaseya Center in Miami, Florida.

Henry Cejudo
Justin Gaethje

Henry Cejudo wants Dana White to pull Max Holloway from his fight with Justin Gaethje at UFC 300: “You will not be the same”

Susan Cox - February 29, 2024

Henry Cejudo wants Dana White to pull Max Holloway from his fight with Justin Gaethje at UFC 300. The historic UFC 300 will take place on Saturday, April 13th at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira, UFC 295, UFC
Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya recounts seeing Alex Pereira with what he believes were two beautiful “hookers” in Brazil: “He was getting some for to go”

Harry Kettle - February 29, 2024

Former UFC middleweight king Israel Adesanya has revealed a pretty interesting story regarding Alex Pereira. Right now, Alex Pereira is on top of the world. He is the UFC light heavyweight champion, and he’s set to headline UFC 300 against Jamahal Hill. The pieces are falling perfectly into place for him to cement his position as one of the best MMA fighters of all time. It’s crazy, too, when you consider how little time he’s spent in the sport.

Sean Strickland and Israel Adesanya
Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya confirms plans to rematch Sean Strickland after he “handles” Dricus Du Plessis: “It won’t take me that long”

Harry Kettle - February 29, 2024

Former UFC champion Israel Adesanya has confirmed his plans to rematch Sean Strickland if he gets past Dricus du Plessis. Right now, Israel Adesanya is enjoying some well-earned time off following an incredible championship run in the last few years. In his most recent outing, he went up against Sean Strickland, falling short in a decision defeat. He lost his UFC middleweight title in the process, with Sean going on to drop the belt to Dricus du Plessis.

Jorge Masvidal
Nate Diaz

Photo | Jorge Masvidal pulls up at the Diaz Academy in Stockton: “Too bad no one was there”

Harry Kettle - February 29, 2024

Former UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal continues to tease some kind of rematch with rival Nate Diaz. Many years ago, Jorge Masvidal battled Nate Diaz for the inaugural BMF championship. Masvidal won the contest, completing one of the most remarkable years in UFC history. From there, his star power began to dwindle following consecutive defeats to Kamaru Usman.

Brendan Schaub
Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland reacts to footage of Brendan Schaub flipping his truck: “Come hang out with me, I'll help you not be a pussy”

Harry Kettle - February 29, 2024

UFC star Sean Strickland has given his thoughts on Brendan Schaub flipping his truck recently. In the mixed martial arts community, it’s become a bit of a common trend to make fun of Brendan Schaub. Regardless of what he achieved in his career as a fighter, it’s his time as an analyst that has really piqued the interest of the masses. Either way, he often makes a lot of headlines, and he did so again this past week.

Joshua Pacio and Jarred Brooks
ONE Championship

Jarred Brooks, Joshua Pacio look to steal the show at ONE 166: Qatar

BJPENN.COM Staff - February 29, 2024

While it may not be the main event on paper, the highly anticipated rematch between Jarred Brooks and Joshua Pacio is stealing the spotlight at ONE 166: Qatar. Both men will run it back for Brooks’ ONE Strawweight MMA World Title this Friday, March 1.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik
UFC

Jairzinho Rozenstruik believes UFC Vegas 87 fight against Shamil Gaziev comes down to "who lands first"

Cole Shelton - February 28, 2024

Jairzinho Rozenstruik knows his UFC Vegas 87 main event fight against Shamil Gaziev won’t be needing the judges. Rozenstruik is coming off a stoppage loss to Jailton Almeida back in May which he admits was a tough defeat to deal with. After that, Rozenstruik said he wanted time off to fix some things but was hoping to return at the end of 2023.

Muhammad Mokaev and Alexandre Pantoja
Muhammad Mokaev

Muhammad Mokaev expects to face Alexandre Pantoja at UFC 301 with win over Alex Perez

Cole Shelton - February 28, 2024

Muhammad Mokaev expects to secure a flyweight title shot with a win over Alex Perez on the main card of UFC Vegas 87 on Saturday. Mokaev is set to return to the Octagon to face Perez as it’s a top-10 opponent for the undefeated prospect. It’s a crucial fight for both men, but Mokaev believes he can secure a title shot with a win, as he thinks the UFC wants a fresh matchup for current champ Alexandre Pantoja.

Brian Ortega
UFC

PHOTO | Coach reveals cut Brian Ortega sustained just weeks before UFC Mexico City that required "14 stitches"

Cole Shelton - February 28, 2024

Rener Gracie, the coach of Brian Ortega revealed ‘T-City’ suffered a serious cut just three weeks before his UFC Mexico City rematch against Yair Rodriguez. Ortega was ending his year-and-a-half-long layoff in a rematch against Rodriguez in the co-main event of Saturday’s card. It was his first fight since he suffered a shoulder injury in the first Rodriguez fight, and since then he had multiple surgeries during his time off.

Jake Paul
Jake Paul

Jake Paul explains why he opted for co-main event spot in boxing return: "I'm just here supporting"

Josh Evanoff - February 28, 2024

Ahead of his return to the boxing ring, Jake Paul is just happy to be gaining experience. ‘The Problem Child’ is at a very strange point in his combat sports career. Jake Paul burst onto the scene in 2020, scoring a knockout win over AnEsonGib in his professional debut. Following that victory in the boxing ring, the YouTuber began to target fights with several former UFC stars.

Matt Riddle
WWE News

Matt Riddle confirms plans to return to MMA, eyes middleweight fight by end of 2024

Josh Evanoff - February 28, 2024

Former WWE wrestler Matt Riddle is planning to return to the cage or ring somewhat soon. Matt Riddle had a pretty interesting MMA run. A former high school and collegiate wrestler who had once defeated Jon Jones on the mat, he made it on The Ultimate Fighter 7. That’s despite the fact, that he had no professional fights. Riddle didn’t win the middleweight tournament on the show, but had a successful run in the UFC nonetheless.

Jorge Masvidal, Chael Sonnen
Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal calls to fight 'cheating f*ck' Chael Sonnen: "I would love to f*ck him up"

Josh Evanoff - February 28, 2024

Former UFC title challenger Jorge Masvidal badly wants to fight the retired Chael Sonnen. ‘Gamebred’ is officially out of retirement. Last April, Jorge Masvidal suffered a lopsided decision loss at the hands of Gilbert Burns. Before the bout, the welterweight stated that he would retire with a defeat, and he kept his word. Well, Masvidal kept his word for a little less than a year.

Michael Page
UFC

Michael Page opens up on his decision to sign with the UFC: “I knew there was more for me”

Susan Cox - February 28, 2024

Michael Page is opening up about his decision to sign with the UFC. The two-time Bellator title challenger signed with the UFC in December of last year after the expiration of his contract with Bellator. Page (21-2 MMA) had only 1 loss in his last 8 fights under the Bellator banner. Most recently Page, 36, fought and defeated Goiti Yamauchi (28-6 MMA) by TKO in March of last year at Bellator 292.

Francis Ngannou, Renan Ferreira, PFL, MMA
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

Josh Thomson explains why Francis Ngannou will likely try and “wrestle” PFL knockout-artist Renan Ferreira

Susan Cox - February 28, 2024

Josh Thomson is explaining why Francis Ngannou will likely try and ‘wrestle’ PFL knockout-artist Renan Ferreira. Ngannou (17-3 MMA), the former UFC heavyweight champion, hasn’t competed in the MMA since defeating Ciryl Gane (12-2 MMA) by unanimous decision back in January of 2022 at UFC 270.

Israel Adesanya
UFC

Israel Adesanya says he’s still evolving and vows to make more “highlights” in his UFC return: “F**k the belts and all that”

Susan Cox - February 28, 2024

Israel Adesanya is saying he’s still evolving and vows to make more ‘highlights’ in his UFC return. The former two-time UFC middleweight champion, Adesanya (24-3 MMA), took some time off after being defeated by Sean Strickland (28-6 MMA) last September at UFC 293.