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May 29, 2016 1:17 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn details the IV that forced him out of his fight at UFC 199

We would not being doing our job as journalists if we did not track down BJ Penn and ask him what everyone is wondering, which is why he took the IV back in March. “Ok do you want the short version or the long version?” asked Penn. Of course BJPENN.com always demands the full version. So we...

May 24, 2016 10:30 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn addresses his fans about the USADA IV violation

Yesterday it was announced that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 199 bout with Cole Miller due to a USADA IV violation. We caught up with the UFC Hall of Fame fighter earlier today to discuss the USADA violation and what will come next in the...

May 16, 2016 12:49 pm

JacksonWink EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Holly Holm gets Jon Jones up way off his feet while grappling

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm is a beast. Check out the 135-pound contender looking to get back UFC gold training with the current UFC light heavyweight interim champion Jon jones. Their wrestling coach Israel “Izzy” Martinez is there coaching both fighters in their training. In the video, Holm shows her strength as she...

May 3, 2016 6:18 am

Exclusive | Patrick Cote discusses Conor McGregor’s standoff with the UFC

UFC welterweight contender Patrick Cote (23-9 MMA) is busy preparing for his upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night 89’ showdown with Donald Cerrone which takes place next month in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. “The Predator” is currently riding a three-fight win streak and has won six of his past seven bouts overall. We caught up with the Canadian...

May 1, 2016 12:42 pm

Exclusive | Patrick Cote on GSP comeback: “I’ll believe it when I see it”

Surging UFC welterweight contender Patrick Cote (23-9 MMA) is a good friend and training partner of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. “The Predator” was recently on a French Canadian Radio Show where he stated that after talking with “GSP”, he did not believe there was any chance the former champ would be fighting at UFC 200...

May 1, 2016 12:15 pm

Exclusive | Patrick Côte wants to finish Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 89

UFC welterweight contender Patrick Cote (23-9 MMA) is busy preparing for his UFC Fight Night 89 showdown with Donald Cerrone which takes place next month in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. “The Predator” is currently riding a three-fight win streak and has won six of his past seven bouts overall. We caught up with Patrick Cote to...

Apr 22, 2016 6:42 am

Exclusive | Scott Burt “Bare Knuckle Boxing returns to the USA on June 11”

Since the late 1800’s, only one Bare Knuckle Boxing event has been sanctioned in the United States of America. That lone stateside ‘BKB’ event took place on August 5, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Well, BJPENN.com has confirmed with sources that a second stateside Bare Knuckle Boxing event is set to take place in Miami, Florida...

Apr 21, 2016 12:42 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Luke Rockhold – 7 Weeks out looking like the new Anderson Silva

There is a new middleweight champion of the UFC. Luke Rockhold recently got back in the gym for his first day of boxing training after suffering a minor injury, but definitely has not lost his championship skillset. Check out Rockhold in this exclusive video as he begins his preparation for the immediate rematch against former...

Apr 12, 2016 12:18 pm

JacksonWink Exclusive Interview with BJ Penn – Is he ready? Red Chili or Green?

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn has been training at the JacksonWink MMA Academy in Albuquerque New Mexico for his highly anticipated return to the Octagon. When Penn officially ended his retirement several months ago, he revealed that he planned on making a run at the UFC featherweight championship with Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn...

Apr 10, 2016 11:51 am

Exclusive | Richard Perez says UFC 196 payday has not changed Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez recently sat down with BJPENN.com and talked about a number of different topics. One of the topics discussed was Nate’s big payday at last month’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas. The “Stockton Slugger” was able to step in on just two-weeks notice and defeat the heavily favored Conor...

Apr 1, 2016 12:08 pm

JacksonWink EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Flying/Spinning Back Kick Drills

Spinning techniques are some of the most risky techniques in MMA. When they land they are often brutal, as we saw in Uriah Hall vs. Gegard Mousasi and Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim to name a few. Recently, at the JacksonWink MMA Academy, some of the fighters decided to work on not only spinning techniques,...

Mar 31, 2016 10:19 am

Exclusive | Diaz’s coach on rematch: “Now it is Nathan’s turn to call the shots”

Yesterday evening the UFC announced that a welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will headline July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. Nate Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez recently spoke with BJPENN.com and gave us his take on the new booking and how the power of “calling shots” has shifted in the...

Mar 29, 2016 2:43 pm

JacksonWink EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Cowboy Cerrone Bites Andrei Arlovski

The Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA Academy is home to some of the best fighters on the planet. While the saying “iron sharpens iron” certainly holds true behind the doors of the famed MMA camp, things often turn comical. When UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski went to give UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone a hug, ‘Cowboy’ decided to fight back....

Mar 25, 2016 12:27 pm

Exclusive Video | Nick Diaz compares his & Nate’s training to Conor McGregor’s

Prior to UFC 196, Nate Diaz repeatedly took aim at Conor McGregor’s teammates, asking the featherweight champion “Who do you train with?” Diaz pointed out that he trains with not only elite level Mixed Martial Artists, but also top ranked boxers and Jiu-Jitsu grapplers. Of course by now everyone knows that when the two met...

Mar 25, 2016 11:53 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Nick Diaz shows his Ridiculous Flexibility

MMA veteran Nick Diaz is an all-around athlete. In addition to his endeavors in MMA and Jiu-Jitsu, Diaz is an accomplished triathlete who has also swam to and from Alcatraz prison off the coast of California. In the video above, which was captured by BJPenn.com’s very own LayzieTheSavage, you can see Diaz showing off his...

Mar 22, 2016 1:46 pm

JacksonWink EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | JW Raw’s “Wink’ing Dead”

While the JacksonWink MMA Academy in Albuquerque New Mexico is a hotbed for MMA talent, the fighters that train there like to enjoy themselves in their downtime. In the video above you can see several fighters partaking in a parody of AMC’s hit TV series, ‘The Walking Dead’. Fittingly, the JacksonWink team named their series...