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Aug 22, 2013 9:31 am

Frank Mir not ready to give up championship dream

Despite losing two straight fights inside the Octagon, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) isn’t ready to throw in the towel on his championship dream. Mir’s most recent octagon effort resulted in a unanimous decision loss to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier at April’s UFC on FOX: Melendez vs. Henderson event....

Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Askren: ‘I’m OK in MMA, I’m not that good, but neither are the guys I’m beating’ | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio invited Bellator Welterweight Champion, Ben Askren, onto the air to talk about all the things going on in Milwaukee with him and his team at Roufusport. Askren is a highly decorated wrestler and is currently holding an undefeated MMA record of 12-0 to back up his Bellator welterweight...


Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am

Benson Henderson Looking Forward to Getting His Hands on Anthony Pettis

After a bizarre series of card changes, former WEC lightweight champions Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis will face off in the Octagon to crown the best 155-pounder on the planet. Pettis was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163 for the featherweight title but was forced out after sustaining an injury. Upon learning of...

Jul 19, 2013 9:31 am

Bendo: I’m going to beat Pettis up

The UFC lightweight title will be on the line this August at UFC 164, as current champ Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) will square off with challenger and hometown favorite Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the evenings main event. Henderson and Pettis, of course, have a history together, as “Showtime”...

Jul 16, 2013 3:48 pm

Anthony Pettis Opens Up As Slight Favorite Over Benson Henderson

Less than a week after Anthony Pettis was confirmed as TJ Grant’s replacement at UFC 164, the bookies have released their odds for the new championship bout. UFC Lightweight Champ Benson Henderson will be the underdog for the first time since UFC 144 back in February 2012. Anthony Pettis: -125 Benson Henderson: -115 The last...

Jul 9, 2013 11:27 am

Mir Warned Not To Pull Guard Against Barnett

“This is not a case of who’s better and who’s worse, it’s a case of who’s on the up slope and who’s on the down slope and who’s in better shape. Frank’s on the way down and Josh is coming in, so he’s going to be on his way up. There’s a lot of pressure...

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...

Jun 17, 2013 12:06 pm

Pettis Wants TJ Grant To Step Aside So He Can Face Benson Henderson

Anthony Pettis wants to leapfrog to yet another title shot opportunity. The highly-entertaining Pettis was set to drop from lightweight to featherweight to take on UFC champion Jose Aldo before a knee injury put an end to their scheduled UFC 163 headliner. So now Pettis wants to return to 155 and take on champion Benson...

Jun 14, 2013 6:37 am

Diego Sanchez vs. Gilbert Melendez Targeted for Fall Bout

An intriguing lightweight bout between former #1 contender Diego Sanchez (24-5) and former Strikeforce lightweight champion and recent title challenger Gilbert Melendez (21-3) has been rumored and reported by an MMA news outlet. The bout was said to be set on the UFC 164 but is now said to take place later in the year,...

Jun 10, 2013 2:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 2) TJ Grant on Fight With Henderson: “I’m Going to Hit Benson Really, Really, Really Hard” | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August 31st. TJ has been a long-time guest and...

Jun 7, 2013 1:04 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 1) TJ Grant Talks Win Over Maynard and How He’s “Incredibly Motivated” for Title Fight with Benson Henderson | BJPenn.com Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on BJPenn.com Radio our boys George and Pedro welcomed on newly-named number one UFC lightweight contender, TJ Grant. Grant, who is fresh off of the heels of his knock-out performance over Gray Maynard, is now officially set to face UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC 164 on August...

Feb 19, 2017 6:39 am

Matt Mitrione responds to claims that he was scared to fight Fedor

On Friday night, the MMA community was transfixed on the imminent comeback of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. The Russian great was poised to take on Matt Mitrione in the main event of Saturday’s Bellator 172, and not even the UFC’s Sunday trip to Halifax could distract us from his return to action. Regrettably, things took...

Feb 9, 2017 12:48 pm

Rory MacDonald sends a daunting message with announcement of Bellator debut vs Paul Daley

On Thursday, Bellator MMA announced that former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald is set to make his debut fighting for their promotion. MacDonald will face Bellator welterweight knockout artist Paul Daley on May 19 at Bellator 179 as the promotion makes its way back to London. Bellator announced their signing of MacDonald back in August...

Feb 9, 2017 12:21 am

VIDEO | Joe Riggs win BareKnuckleBoxing title

MMA veteran Joe Riggs added an impressive accolade to his resume recently when he won the BareKnuckleBoxing title after winning a decision over Christian ‘Fat Boy’ Evans. As you can see in the video, Riggs loses points in the first few rounds when he tries to take his opponent down. Fortunately, a late-fight rally by...

Feb 7, 2017 10:50 am

Ahead of Anthony Johnson rematch, Daniel Cormier ‘loves the doubt’

On April 8th, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will step into the Octagon to fight light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson in a highly anticipated rematch between two light heavyweight superstars. In the pair’s first meeting Cormier secured the vacant light heavyweight title as he submitted Johnson in the third round. Ahead of his Anthony...

Feb 3, 2017 9:30 am

Bob Arum willing to step aside to let McGregor Pacquiao happen

While Conor McGregor has yet to have an official date or opponent for his boxing debut, numerous high profile boxers have been calling out the UFC superstar for a potential boxing match, most notably Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. While Mayweather offered McGregor $15 million to accept a boxing match, UFC President Dana White was...

Jan 4, 2017 7:06 am

Demi Lovato calls it quits with boyfriend Luke Rockhold

In the summer of 2016, we learned that former UFC middleweight champion and model Luke Rockhold and pop music superstar Demi Lovato had started dating. Though the two were initially fairly hush-hush about their relationship, they were spotted in public multiple times together – including a few appearances at UFC events – and ultimately went...

Dec 29, 2016 3:27 pm

VIDEO | Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey have heated staredown

The champ @Amanda_Leoa battles former champ @RondaRousey THIS FRIDAY at #UFC207! @Reebok pic.twitter.com/hKiO2NzDtC — #UFC207 (@ufc) December 29, 2016 Tomorrow night in Las Vegas, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will step into the Octagon for the first time in over a year as she looks to reclaim the women’s bantamweight championship. On the...

Dec 23, 2016 8:39 am

MMA community reacts to Cris Cyborg’s failed drug test

Earlier this week, the UFC was notified of a potential anti-doping violation from Cris Cyborg stemming from a December 5th drug test. While Cyborg maintained her innocence in a lengthy Facebook post, saying: “For my fans who are disappointed in the news, I am sorry. You can feel confident that the substance they are inquiring...

Dec 22, 2016 11:01 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson willing to fight at “as many” weight classes as he can

While a controversial split decision loss to John Lineker may have halted John Dodson’s hopes of making a statement in the bantamweight division in 2016, ‘The Magician’ is currently struggling to find a 135 pound fighter who is willing to fight him! During a recent episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Dodson revealed that following his loss...

Dec 16, 2016 3:39 pm

Mike Perry calls out “old guys” at the top of the welterweight division

While undefeated welterweight prospect Mike Perry is just 2-0 inside the UFC, ‘Platinum’ has made quite the name for himself in his brief time with the promotion. The Flint, Michigan native has not only won all of his UFC fights, but all of his professional fights, by way of KO/TKO. In his UFC debut earlier...

Dec 13, 2016 10:28 am

Mickey Gall feels he can out-grapple and out-strike Sage Northcutt

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in sun-soaked Sacramento, California with an actioned packed night of fights. Among the card’s many highlights are a main event strawweight battle between Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson, the final fight of Urijah Faber’s legendary career, and a veritable bloodletting as welterweight brawlers Alan Jouban and Mike Perry...

Dec 11, 2016 9:28 am

MMA community reacts to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s thunderous KO of Matt Brown

Last night, the UFC returned to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the first time in over three years. It did so with UFC 206, a card that, despite being short on big names, delivered as one of the most exciting in recent memory. UFC 206 was headlined by a featherweight bout between streaking Hawaiian contender Max Holloway...