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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
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‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson injures his ‘People’s Elbow’ during filming of new ‘Smashing Machine’ movie

Susan Cox - June 12, 2024

‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson has injured his ‘People’s Elbow’ during the filming of the new ‘The Smashing Machine’ movie. ‘The Smashing Machine’ is an upcoming American biographical sports drama film based on the career of UFC veteran Mark Kerr. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as former wrestler and mixed martial artist Mark Kerr, alongside Emily Blunt, Lyndsey Gavin, Oleksandr Usyk, Ryan Bader, and Zoe Kosovic. The slated release date for the film is December 2024.

Nassourdine Imavov and Jared Cannonier
UFC

Jared Cannonier reacts after referee Jason Herzog comments on controversial stoppage at UFC Louisville: “My career was pretty much in his hands and he decided it ain't worth fighting for”

Harry Kettle - June 12, 2024

UFC fighter Jared Cannonier has given his thoughts on Jason Herzog’s remarks regarding the finish in the main event of UFC Louisville. Last weekend, Jared Cannonier was beaten by Nassourdine Imavov in the main event of UFC Louisville. However, the bout wasn’t without controversy. Imavov had Cannonier hurt in the fourth round but despite that, many felt as if Jason Herzog stopped the fight too early.

Marlon Vera
Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera plans to “go to the basement and pull all the demons” in UFC Abu Dhabi fight with Deiveson Figueiredo

Harry Kettle - June 12, 2024

UFC star Marlon Vera is planning to dig deep in order to come out on top against Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC Abu Dhabi. On August 3, the bantamweight division will be lit up once again by an electric collision. At UFC Abu Dhabi, Marlon Vera and Deiveson Figueiredo will collide in a blockbuster clash. For ‘Chito’, he’s hoping to get back on track after a one-sided demolition at the hands of Sean O’Malley earlier this year.

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

Alex Pereira gives honest assessment of rumored Israel Adesanya vs. Dricus Du Plessis fight: “After we fought, he changed a little bit”

Harry Kettle - June 12, 2024

UFC light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira has given his thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s impending return to the Octagon. As we know, Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya have had quite the rivalry in combat sports. They fought twice in kickboxing with Pereira going 2-0, and in mixed martial arts, they’re currently locked at 1-1.

Dominick Cruz and Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo

Dominick Cruz reveals the "excuse" Jose Aldo used to not fight him in his UFC return

Cole Shelton - June 11, 2024

Dominick Cruz says him not being ranked is the reason Jose Aldo wouldn’t fight him in his return to the UFC. Aldo returned to the Octagon at UFC 301 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, against Jonathan Martinez and in doing so he fought out his current UFC deal. It’s unclear if he will re-sign, but if he does, one fight that fans want to see is him vs. Cruz.

Darrick Minner
UFC

Darrick Minner opens up on alleged fixed fight from UFC betting scandal: "Krause was guiding me to victory"

Cole Shelton - June 11, 2024

Darrick Minner has opened up on the alleged fixed fight claims. Minner has been the center of the UFC betting scandal since his fight against Shayilan Nuerdanbieke. In the lead-up to the fight, some unusual money came in on Nuerdanbieke and he quickly finished Minner, as it appeared Minner was injured.

Beneil Dariush, Dan Hooker
Dan Hooker

Beneil Dariush on why he "feels bad" for Dan Hooker after latest UFC 305 fight callout

Curtis Calhoun - June 11, 2024

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has responded to Dan Hooker’s mass callout for a fight at UFC 305 in Perth. Dariush hasn’t fought since a knockout loss to Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Austin back in December. He lost back-to-back fights in 2023, including a TKO loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 289 that halted his lightweight title shot bid.

Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones
Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier clears the air on viral Jon Jones conversation from UFC's 'Fight Inc' documentary

Curtis Calhoun - June 11, 2024

UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier didn’t direct an obscene gesture towards Jon Jones, as some originally suspected, during a now-viral clip from the Fight Inc: Inside the UFC documentary. Jones is expected to return to the Octagon later this year to defend the UFC heavyweight title against Stipe Miocic. He hasn’t fought since capturing the then-vacant heavyweight belt against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285.

Conor McGregor, Islam Makhachev, Dustin Poirier
Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor alleges Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier PPV underperformed: "A nothing burger"

Curtis Calhoun - June 11, 2024

Conor McGregor alleges he has inside information that UFC 302, featuring Islam Makhachev vs. Dustin Poirier, was a low pay-per-view draw. Makhachev defeated Poirier by fifth-round submission to retain the UFC lightweight title in Newark earlier this month. It was a back-and-forth battle for as long as the fight lasted before Makhachev put his foot on the gas pedal and smothered Poirier with just minutes left on the clock.

Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes
Jon Jones

Jon Jones shares some advice for Dominick Reyes following recent criticism: “The sooner you accept that, the better athlete you’ll become”

Cole Shelton - June 11, 2024

Jon Jones has shared some advice to Dominick Reyes following his win at UFC Louisville and the criticism that followed. Reyes snapped his four-fight losing streak this past Saturday night, picking up his first win since October of 2019. After suffering a razor close decision loss to Jon Jones, which Reyes has been adamant that he won, ‘The Dominator’ proceeded to get knocked out three straight times.

Dana White, UFC 303
UFC

Report | Dana White and company are once again sending out feelers for a new UFC 303 main event

Susan Cox - June 11, 2024

Dana White and company are once again sending out feelers for a new UFC 303 main event. UFC 303: McGregor vs. Chandler is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 29th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones
UFC

Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre weighs in on the current pound-for-pound debate: “An amazing showcase of heart”

Susan Cox - June 11, 2024

Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre is weighing in on the current pound-for-pound debate. It was just at the start of this month that Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA) defeated Dustin Poirier (30-9 MMA) in his third consecutive lightweight title defense at UFC 302.

Cory Sandhagen, Umar Nurmagomedov, UFC Abu Dhabi
UFC

UFC Abu Dhabi: “Sandhagen vs. Nurmagomedov” Fight Card and Start Times

Susan Cox - June 11, 2024

The UFC Abu Dhabi ‘Sandhagen vs. Nurmagomedov’ fight card and start times have been announced by the promotion. UFC Abu Dhabi will take place on Saturday, August 3rd at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Dustin Poirier, Islam Makhachev, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Islam Makhachev

Dustin Poirier compares skillsets of Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov

Harry Kettle - June 11, 2024

UFC star Dustin Poirier has compared the skillsets of former opponents Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Earlier this month, Dustin Poirier fell to submission defeat at the hands of Islam Makhachev. Of course, as we know, earlier in his career, Poirier was also submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov. Despite losing in both instances, he put up a real fight against these two legends and you could argue he came close to winning both times.

Dominick Reyes
Dustin Jacoby

Dominick Reyes reveals he wouldn't have retired if he'd lost to Dustin Jacoby

Harry Kettle - June 11, 2024

UFC fighter Dominick Reyes has revealed that he wasn’t considering retirement even if he’d have lost to Dustin Jacoby. Last weekend at UFC Louisville, Dominick Reyes finally got back on the winning trail. After suffering four straight defeats, many believed it was a real do or die moment for him against Dustin Jacoby. In the face of great adversity, he was able to overcome Jacoby and secure a big knockout victory.

Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison

Ali Abdelaziz thinks Kayla Harrison's next fight should be Aljamain Sterling or Merab Dvalishvili

Harry Kettle - June 11, 2024

Ali Abdelaziz believes Kayla Harrison’s next fight should be against Aljamain Sterling or Merab Dvalishvili. We all know that Kayla Harrison is the real deal. She finally made her way over to the UFC at UFC 300 and in her promotional debut, she defeated Holly Holm with relative ease. Now, many are left to wonder what she’s going to do next at bantamweight. There are plenty of options out there, but above all else, it’ll just be great to see what kind of impact she can have during her run with the company.

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 168
MMA Podcasts

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 168 with Shawne Merriman, Liz Carmouche, Taila Santos, and Brady Hiestand

Cole Shelton - June 11, 2024

The 168th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live to preview PFL 4 and UFC Vegas 93. We’re first joined by former NFL star and current Lights Out XF owner Shawne Merriman (2:05). Next, we are joined by Bellator women’s flyweight champ and current PFL flyweight Liz Carmouche (21:12). Next, PFL flyweight Taila Santos (31:47) comes on. Closing out the program is UFC bantamweight Brady Hiestand (45:24).

Nassourdine Imavov and Jared Cannonier
Nassourdine Imavov

What's next for Nassourdine Imavov and Jared Cannonier after UFC Louisville?

Cole Shelton - June 10, 2024

In the main event of UFC Louisville, ranked middleweights threw down as Nassourdine Imavov took on Jared Cannonier. Imavov entered the fight with a record of 13-4 and one No Contest and was coming off a majority decision win over Roman Dolidze. The Frenchman was ranked seventh at middleweight and was 5-2 and one No Contest going into the fight. Cannonier, meanwhile, was ranked fourth and was coming off a decision win over Marvin Vettori a year ago.