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Jan 17, 2017 7:38 am

Tim Kennedy announces retirement from MMA

Long-time UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has announced his retirement from MMA. The Strikeforce veteran made this announcement, which follows a UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum, on his official Facebook page. Kennedy’s statement, which thanks his wife, his team, some of his more notable opponents, the military community, and the fans, reads as...

Jan 16, 2017 1:33 pm

BJ Penn releases quick statement, congratulates Yair Rodriguez

It was not the outcome that BJ Penn and his loyal fans were looking for on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. The UFC Hall of Fame legend ended up losing to rising UFC star Yair Rodriguez in the main event of the evening in the second round as referee “Big” John...

Jan 16, 2017 12:10 pm

Rashad Evans on the state of the Blackzilians: the team is splintered

Not long ago, The Blackzilians, who were based out of the Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, Florida, were one of the biggest and most successful teams in MMA. Home to names like Rashad Evans, Michael Johnson, Kamaru Usman, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Alistair Overeem, Stefan Struve, and Vitor Belfort, the team’s success even earned them a...

Jan 16, 2017 9:46 am

Julianna Peña: I hope fans are grateful that I’m fighting Shevchenko

On January 28, the UFC will return to Fox with an exciting card. This card will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight contender bout between TUF winner Julianna Peña and Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. In advance of this high-stakes fight, which is likely to produce the next challenger for champion Amanda Nunes, Peña says that she...

Jan 16, 2017 9:42 am

PHOTO | Mike Goldberg spotted in the crowd at UFC Fight Night 103

Mike Goldberg was in attendance for UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday night but it wasn’t cageside commentating for the fights. With having his last UFC commentating gig at UFC 207 in December, Goldberg is on to the next chapter in his life but surely isn’t just walking away from the sport of mixed martial...

Jan 16, 2017 7:12 am

Reebok payouts for UFC Phoenix: Penn and Lauzon earn $20K

Last night, the UFC returned to sun-scorched Phoenix, Arizona. They did so with UFC Fight Night 103, a card that featured plenty of action, controversy, and even a bit of UFC history. At the moment, the purses for this 12-fight Phoenix card have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the card’s 24 fighters took...

Jan 16, 2017 6:20 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather: “tough guy” Dana White used to carry my bags

Last week, we witnessed perhaps the biggest development in the ongoing Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor narrative thus far. UFC President Dana White made the retired boxing great what he called a “real offer” to fight the MMA superstar. This offer was for $25 million dollars, and a to-be-negotiated pay-per-view split. Shortly after the broadcast...

Jan 16, 2017 5:59 am

Anderson Silva wants a catchweight superfight with Conor McGregor

These days, it seems that pretty much everybody wants to fight UFC lightweight champ and bona fide MMA megastar Conor McGregor. You can add middleweight legend Anderson Silva to that list. Silva explained this desire in a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet GloboTV. His words: “Now that I’m old, I’m beginning to challenge everyone....

Jan 15, 2017 8:51 pm

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon defeats Marcin Heldre

UFC Phoenix Results: Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held  The co-main event of UFC Phoenix was a compelling clash of lightweight grapplers, as fan favorite veteran Joe Lauzon took on former Bellator title challenger Marcin Held. Round One: Round one begins and the two lightweights touch gloves. Held pumps with the jab and lands an inside leg kick....

Jan 15, 2017 8:17 pm

UFC Phoenix results: Ben Saunders defeats Court McGee

UFC Phoenix Results: Ben Saunders vs. Court McGee The second fight of the UFC Phoenix main card a clash of gritty welterweight fighters, as the veteran Ben Saunders took on TUF 11 winner Court McGee. Round one: Round one begins and McGee closes the distance. Leg kick from McGee. Saunders takes the center of the Octagon, throws...

Jan 15, 2017 6:13 pm

VIDEO | Alexey Oleynik locks up first Ezekiel choke in UFC history

Wow! And that's why @OleynikUfc is called "The Boa Constrictor" #UFCPhoenix pic.twitter.com/XgmAJFGoQW — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 16, 2017 The undercard of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, Arizona produced a little bit of UFC history. This bit of Octagon history occurred in an exciting heavyweight bout between Russia’s Alexey Oleynik and the Czech Republic’s...

Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Fabricio Werdum: it’s time to “get the fight back with Miocic”

For most of December, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum expected to close out 2016 by rematching a fellow former champ in Cain Velasquez. The two heavyweight greats were expected to throw down on the main card of UFC 207 on December 30. Unfortunately for everyone involved, however, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated...

Jan 15, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Business-minded Floyd Mayweather says he “absolutely” wants to fight Conor McGregor

.@FloydMayweather talks possible boxing fight with @TheNotoriousMMA #Boxing #JackDeGale pic.twitter.com/tTxyL4pglg — SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 15, 2017 The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today is undeniably the potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. This fight dominated combat sports headlines for the majority of 2016, and...

Jan 15, 2017 12:59 pm

Amanda Nunes eyes gold in two divisions

Not long ago, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm suggested that, if she wins her upcoming featherweight title fight with Germaine de Randamie, she’d then like to challenge Amanda Nunes for bantamweight gold. If she were to defeat Nunes in this prospective showdown, she’d join Conor McGregor as one of just two fighters in UFC history...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson doesn’t have a champion’s mentality”

Earlier this month, we interviewed top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson about his upcoming rematch with current division title holder Tyron Woodley. Thompson told BJPENN.com that he wasn’t “Mentally there” in his first fight with Woodley at UFC 205 and added that fans would see a different “Wonderboy” in their rematch at UFC 209. Chris...

Jan 14, 2017 11:38 am

Tyron Woodley confident McGregor-Mayweather WILL happen

With talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match currently dominating headlines in both the MMA community and the boxing community, everyone wants a piece of the action! To kick off 2017, Mayweather made McGregor an offer to fight for $15 million. UFC President Dana White was quick to make an appearance...

Jan 14, 2017 10:55 am

Dana White fires back at Floyd Mayweather for laughing at offer

Talks have seriously heated up in regards to a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match in 2017. To kick off the year, Mayweather made McGregor a fight offer, offering the UFC superstar $15 million to fight, while leaving the door open to potentially giving the UFC lightweight champ a cut of the PPV...

Jan 14, 2017 10:24 am

Dana White gives Ronda Rousey update following UFC 207 loss

At UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was on the wrong end of an extremely one-sided beatdown from UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. While leading up to the fight, Rousey was the focus of the UFC 207 promo videos, which built up the hype surrounding her already highly anticipated return, it...

Jan 14, 2017 10:11 am

Joe Rogan discusses potential Ronda Rousey return

To close out 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon over a year after losing her championship belt when she was knocked out by Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193. Unfortunately for Rousey, after months of buildup leading to her return, it took...

Jan 14, 2017 9:28 am

Julianna Pena rips “mentally weak” Ronda Rousey

Top ranked UFC women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena has continued to make waves in interviews as she has continued her verbal onslaught of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey leading up to, and in the wake, of Rousey’s return to the Octagon at UFC 207. Prior to Rousey’s return at UFC 207, Pena called out...

Jan 14, 2017 9:08 am

Dillon Danis’ bold prediction for potential McGregor Nurmagomedov fight

After Conor McGregor captured the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 205 by defeating Eddie Alvarez in a brilliant performance that resulted in a 2nd round TKO loss for Alvarez, all signs pointed to Khabib Nurmagomedov receiving the next lightweight title shot after his dominant 3rd round submission win over Michael Johnson. Following the event, McGregor...

Jan 14, 2017 8:21 am

PHOTOS | BJ Penn and Yair Rodriguez make weight for ‘UFC Phoenix’

Friday morning in Phoenix, Arizona, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn hit the scales ahead of his ‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’ scrap on January 15th, where he will face streaking featherweight Yair Rodriguez. For Penn, the experience was his first time participating in the UFC’s early weigh-ins, which began in 2016 in order to give...

Jan 13, 2017 8:08 pm

MMA community reacts to news of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Thursday evening, news surfaced that top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 209 on March 4th for a highly anticipated showdown for the interim lightweight title. The announcement came after a period of speculation, where it appeared as though Ferguson would not be taking the bout....

Jan 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Anderson Silva on Conor McGregor: ‘His flaws are clear’

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva knows the fight game well. With holding the record for the most consecutive title defenses in the UFC, Silva is a legend of the sport. Many often argue and debate over of who is considered the greatest MMA fighter of all time and the “Spider” is one of those...