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Mar 10, 2017 12:31 am

Michael Chiesa on Conor McGregor: He’s a douchebag, but he’s a great fighter

Earlier this year, The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner and current lightweight contender Michael Chiesa made headlines by claiming that he could defeat UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. “Conor is good, but I really don’t think he’s a true lightweight,” Chiesa told ESPN back in January. “That’s what I’m saying. With the landscape of this division, I...

Mar 9, 2017 8:17 am

One Championship CEO Victor Cui on building Asian heroes and promoting the values of the martial arts

Singapore’s One Championship is far and away the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. They broadcast in millions of homes in dozens of countries, and have taken their live product to relatively untapped markets like Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China and even further afield. One Championship’s approach to MMA promotion...

Mar 2, 2017 7:19 am

Eddie Bravo outlines Tony Ferguson’s grappling training for UFC 209

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Las Vegas with UFC 209. While the card is headlined by a welterweight title rematch between champ Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, it seems that the majority of the buzz for the event surrounds the co-main event. This co-main event will see the streaking Tony...

Mar 2, 2017 5:51 am

UFC 209’s Andre Soukhamthath updates on the Blackzilians: The team kind of split

This weekend, the UFC will return to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. The card is stacked to the rim with top UFC talent, featuring names like Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt. Long before any of these established superstars step into the cage, however, Rhode Island’s Andre...

Mar 2, 2017 5:37 am

Eddie Bravo on UFC 209 co-main event: don’t be surprised if Khabib can’t take Tony down

This weekend, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo will watch one of his star pupils vie for UFC gold. That pupil is Tony Ferguson, who battles Dagestan’s Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight title in the co-main event of Saturday night’s UFC 209. As one of Ferguson’s coaches and cornermen, Bravo’s allegiance heading into this...

Feb 26, 2017 5:24 am

Jorge Masvidal: UFC will keep GSP “as far away as they can from me”

Last month, a widely unheralded Jorge Masvidal shocked the world by ending the welterweight win-streak of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone with a blistering, second-round knockout. With this win, Masvidal rocketed up the welterweight rankings, where battles with the division’s top fighters now await him. Unfortunately, Masvidal has had a very difficult time getting another fight booked....

Feb 23, 2017 9:18 am

Elias Theodorou: GSP vs. McGregor would be MMA’s Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

After months of conflicting rumors and reports, Georges St-Pierre has finally agreed to the terms of a new contract with the UFC. That means we’re likely to see the former welterweight great and bona fide MMA legend back in the cage sometime before the end of the year. On Wednesday’s episode of BJ Penn Radio,...

Feb 23, 2017 5:38 am

Jorge Masvidal blasts entire welterweight division: your favorite fighter is probably a p*ssy!

Back in January, a largely unheralded Jorge Masvidal stepped onto the canvas with the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and delivered a blowout, knockout win. Given Cowboy’s reputation in the welterweight division, this emphatic win immediately looked like it could be a career-changer for Masvidal. Yet while it did earn him the number-five spot in the UFC...

Jan 27, 2017 9:14 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jorge Masvidal on Cowboy fight: He’s going to get beat down

Tomorrow night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest stop in Denver, Colorado, dangerous veteran Jorge Masvidal will get a big step up in competition against the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Since moving to the welterweight division, Cowboy has gone a perfect 4-0, scoring stoppage wins over Alex Oliveira, Patrick Cote, Rick Story, and...

Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tiffany van Soest on Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She’s good but I know I’m better

Renown kickboxing and Muay Thai fighter Tiffany van Soest made history recently by becoming the first-ever female champion in the Glory kickboxing promotion. Van Soest fought twice on December 10 in the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix to claim the title. Van Soest first met Jessica Gladstone in the semifinal, taking a unanimous decision win and...

Nov 17, 2016 2:17 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Smolka: ‘You’re only as good as your last performance’

11-2 UFC flyweight Louis Smolka is looking to bounce back from a bitter loss. At UFC Fight Night 96 in a bout against Brandon Moreno, Smolka was finished for the first time in his professional MMA career as Moreno locked in a guillotine choke forcing the Hawaiian to submit. With his only loss prior to...

Nov 3, 2016 6:08 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Nate Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez gives analysis for Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor

Richard Perez is a coach that has studied Conor McGregor extensively. McGregor’s last two fights were against Nate Diaz, who Perez coaches. Speaking with BJPenn.com Radio host “Kinch” on Wednesday’s episode, Perez broke down the big UFC 205 lightweight title fight between lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez and current featherweight champ Conor McGregor and revealed some...

Nov 3, 2016 5:28 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Mark Hunt to file a lawsuit against the UFC and Brock Lesnar

It is no secret that Mark Hunt is livid with the UFC and Brock Lesnar. USADA notified the UFC that Lesnar was flagged for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation after he fought Hunt at UFC 200 in July. Lesnar tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene, which is an estrogen blocker often used to counterbalance...