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WATCH! UFC 197 promo - tickets on sale Friday

bjpenndotcom - January 20, 2016

https://youtu.be/I7nIjdyDbTk On Friday tickets will go on sale for what is sure to be a historic UFC event. At UFC 197 on March 5th Conor McGregor will go up to lightweight to challenge Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight championship.

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Fight Scene Video: Cung Le On "Badlands" -After the UFC-

bjpenndotcom - January 20, 2016

Former UFC fighter Cung Le went back to his bread and butter doing action films and he’s just as action packed as always.   In 2008 Le one the Strikeforce middleweight title and entered the UFC in 2011.   His first task was Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139, the scrap ended  in a TKO loss for Le.

BJ Penn
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BJ Penn on fighting again: 'It’s strange because I’m actually kind of nervous, I’m kind of scared'

Russell Ess - January 20, 2016

BJ Penn has buzzing in the media after announcing he will be coming out of retirement for a run at the UFC featherweight title. Penn, a UFC Hall of Fame legend has taken a step out of the comfort of his hometown in Hilo, Hawaii and finds himself in one of the most established MMA training camps in the world at JacksonWink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Penn spoke with KHON2 sports director Rob DeMello on his plans for fighting again in the UFC.

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T.J. Dillashaw calls out Joe Rogan for bias commentating

Russell Ess - January 20, 2016

Many people who watched the UFC bantamweight title fight between Dominick Cruz and T.J. Dillashaw on Sunday can agree that the fight was extremely close. Cruz ended up winning a split decision to reclaim the belt from Dillashaw in a competitive five-round fight Dillashaw poured his feelings out in an Instagram post talking about the fight and calls Joe Rogan out for what he feels was bias commentating in favor of Cruz. Although judges do not hear what the UFC color commentators are saying during the fight, Dillashaw simply seemed bothered by Rogan’s commentating.

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Video: UFC 197 Preview: Dos Anjos vs McGregor & Holm vs. Tate on -Fight News Now-

bjpenndotcom - January 19, 2016

It’s not too long until the March 5th date for  UFC 197 to take place.  Robin Black and John Ramdeen break down the main and the co-main event in Las Vegas NV.

Ronaldo Jacare Souza
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Jacare vs. Belfort to headline May card in Brazil

bjpenndotcom - January 19, 2016

The UFC announced Tuesday afternoon that Jacare Souza vs. Vitor Belfort would headline a May 14th card in Brazil. The bout is a pivotal one for both fighters. Jacare is coming off a split decision loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 194 that saw Romero become the #1 contender at middleweight, however due to a failed drug test this bout between Jacare and Belfort will likely determine the #1 contender spot at middleweight.

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Randy Couture explains decision to turn down Emelianenko fight

bjpenndotcom - January 19, 2016

Heading into Fedor Emelianenko’s MMA return on New Year’s Eve at Rizin FF there was much speculation as to who Fedor Emelianenko’s opponent would be.. Ultimately, Emelianenko fought and defeated Jaideep Singh, in the very first round of their main event scrap. Following the bout it was revealed that WSOF President and kickboxing legend Ray Sefo was offered the fight, as well as former UFC champion Randy Couture.

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Duane Ludwig: I've done a lot more for Dillashaw than Faber

bjpenndotcom - January 19, 2016

Former champ TJ Dillashaw lost his title over the weekend, but the 25 minutes in the octagon may of been the most ‘drama free’ time for Dillashaw will be having these days. Duane Ludwig seems to be going on the defensive and letting everyone know that he is the reason where Dillashaw is at in his career ‘success wise’ and Urijah Faber had little to do with the former champs success. Ariel Helwani grabs the quotes:

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Matt Mitrione gives new update on his broken orbital floor eye injury

Russell Ess - January 19, 2016

It was a gruesome injury that Matt Mitrione suffered in his controversial fight against Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 81. Upon getting it checked by a doctor, Mitrione revealed that he suffered a broken orbital floor as well as a shoulder injury at the hands of Browne in a TKO stoppage, but not before two accidental eye pokes earlier in the fight. While Browne said the pokes were an absolute accident, Mitrione says he believes the injuries would not have happened if the eye pokes did not occur.

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Faber and Cruz have been talking trash via text messages for years

bjpenndotcom - January 19, 2016

Urijah Faber has been jockeying for a trilogy fight with Dominick Cruz since ‘The Dominator’ reclaimed his UFC bantamweight championship from TJ Dillashaw this past Sunday in Boston. Following the bout, Faber spoke to media members to discuss a potential trilogy fight with Cruz, where he revealed that the pair have been exchanging heated words via text messages for years.

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Video Interview: Champ Robbie Lawler: Talks about time off and waiting to see who's next

bjpenndotcom - January 19, 2016

It’s time to hear from the champ Robbie Lawler as he enjoys healing up after the insane battle with Carlos Condit at UFC 195 earlier this month.

BJ Penn
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BJ Penn officially ends retirement: I want that 145-pound belt

bjpenndotcom - January 19, 2016

There has been much speculation as to whether or not our namesake BJ Penn would be coming out of retirement for a fight with Nik Lentz. Recently, Lentz penned an open letter to ‘The Prodigy’ in which he stated his terms for a fight, and that a fight wouldn’t happen unless Penn agreed to those specific terms. Penn joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, where he revealed that his retirement is officially over, and that he’s going for the featherweight strap with famed coach Greg Jackson in his corner.