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May 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends Ronda Rousey ahead of record tying title defense

This past weekend at UFC 211, UFC women’s strawweight kingpin Joanna Jedrzejczyk stepped into the Octagon against Jessica Andrade for a highly anticipated matchup of styles. Joanna Jedrzejczyk stepped into the Octagon in hopes of picking her opponent apart and using her elite level striking to defend her belt for the fourth time, while Andrade...

May 15, 2017 5:52 am

Anthony Johnson reveals new venture after retirement from MMA

Last month, in the main event of UFC 210, Anthony Johnson came up short in his second attempt to claim UFC light heavyweight gold, succumbing to a submission dealt by champ Daniel Cormier. Despite this loss, the man nicknamed “Rumble” still stood out as one of the best 205-pound fighters on earth, which is why...

May 11, 2017 12:18 pm

Jorge Masvidal discusses possible title fight with former teammate Tyron Woodley

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 211, Demian Maia will risk the welterweight title shot many fans feel he has already earned when he takes on dangerous contender Jorge Masvidal. In the opinion of welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, Maia’s accepting this fight was not a smart move. The champ has now said on...

May 11, 2017 12:10 pm

Jorge Masvidal is not a fan of Bisping, will “break his face” if he feels disrespected in person

Earlier this month, headlines began to surface surrounding a small beef between streaking welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. This beef stemmed from Masvidal’s reluctance to appear on Bisping’s podcast, Believe You Me. On Wednesday’s edition of BJ Penn Radio, Masvidal explained that this beef was a bit overblown, but that he...

May 11, 2017 7:37 am

Jorge Masvidal on Demian Maia: I think I’m better than him in MMA grappling

This weekend, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, welterweight star Jorge Masvidal will face one of the trickiest tests of his career in Demian Maia, a man widely considered the welterweight division’s number one contender. Maia’s strengths, of course, are no secret. The Brazilian is one of the best grapplers in MMA,...

May 9, 2017 8:10 am

Daniel Cormier discusses surprising recent unpopularity

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier may have just picked up a major win over Anthony Johnson to successfully defend his light heavyweight title for the second time, however Cormier’s popularity has been surprisingly low despite the recent dominant win. He spoke to MMAJunkie Radio to discuss his popularity, saying: “Lately I’ve been having to...

May 6, 2017 9:34 am

Dana White forced Donald Cerrone to sit out after Jorge Masvidal KO

In 2016, UFC lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone made the move to welterweight. ‘Cowboy’ then proceeded to put together arguably the most impressive run of 2016 as he finished 4 straight opponents to land himself at #5 on the UFC’s official welterweight rankings. Unfortunately for Cerrone, in his first fight of 2017, he was viciously...

May 4, 2017 10:02 am

Michael Johnson discusses the absences of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov

The lightweight division is one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. That said, things are a little chaotic in the division at the moment, as champ Conor McGregor is pursuing a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been sidelined with illness and religious obligations, and the fan favorite Nate...

May 4, 2017 8:46 am

“Poor Man’s Machida” Elias Theodorou explains why he’ll beat Brad Tavares

On July 7, Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou will face a tough test in Hawaii’s Brad Tavares. The two will meet at the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the latest edition of BJ Penn Radio, Theodorou discussed this looming scrap with Tavares, and was quite complimentary of...

May 4, 2017 7:54 am

Michael Johnson questions Tony Ferguson’s contender status, is no longer willing to give him a rematch

Back in May of 2012, long-time lightweight contender Michael Johnson scored an impressive decision defeat over the highly regarded Tony Ferguson. Almost five years later, when Ferguson found himself without an opponent after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last-minute withdrawal from UFC 209, Johnson offered him a shot at revenge. Unfortunately, Ferguson was unwilling to accept this fight...

May 4, 2017 5:45 am

Tony Ferguson goes off on “b*tch” Nate Diaz, tells him to take up tennis

On Wednesday evening, almost 15,000 people tuned in to listen to a special edition of The MMA Hour, during which MMA star Nate Diaz did his first real interview in many months. As is the case with almost every Diaz interview, it was pure entertainment. One of the highlights of this interview was Diaz’s riffing...

May 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jorge Masvidal expecting to be #1 contender with win over Demian Maia

#5 ranked UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal put together arguably one of the most impressive runs in 2016. After snapping a 2-fight skid by defeating Ross Pearson via unanimous decision. Following that, Masvidal picked up a controversial TKO win over Jake Ellenberger after ‘The Juggernaut’ got his big toe stuck in the cage wall. Most recently,...

May 2, 2017 10:21 am

‘Big’ John McCarthy discusses the best in-fight trash talkers in MMA

Veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy has been refereeing MMA fights for nearly the entire existence of the UFC. With that being said, McCarthy has served as a referee for some of the biggest fights in the history of the UFC, and has served as a referee for nearly all UFC superstars at one point or...

May 2, 2017 6:36 am

Jake Ellenberger doesn’t want to end his career with KO loss to Mike Perry

If you watched UFC Fight Night 108, which went down in Nashville, Tennessee in late April, you watched Jake Ellenberger get cut down by a blistering Mike Perry elbow. Ellenberger’s knockout loss to Perry was brutal enough that it caused many members of the MMA community to suggest it might be time for him to...

Apr 28, 2017 1:59 pm

Ronda Rousey’s coach gives his take on if ‘Rowdy’ will ever fight again

Ronda Rousey took women’s mixed martial arts to a new level in her rise to stardom in the UFC. Now, with two UFC losses in a row and recently engaged to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne, many are still curious if Rousey will ever return to compete in the UFC again. Rousey’s judo coach, Justin...

Apr 28, 2017 10:34 am

Ronda Rousey’s Judo coach discusses Rousey’s future

In 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the UFC, after over a year away from the Octagon following her UFC 193 KO loss to Holly Holm, to fight Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title she once held. While Rousey hoped to return to the win column and reclaim the bantamweight title...

Apr 28, 2017 10:11 am

Johny Hendricks wants to retire Georges St-Pierre “again”

Back in 2013, UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon against Johny Hendricks for a highly anticipated showdown that served as his ninth title defense. The fight was an extremely close one, which saw the judges award St-Pierre with a split decision win, marking his ninth successful title defense. The decision was undoubtably...

Apr 27, 2017 10:32 pm

‘Big’ John McCarthy breaks down Chris Weidman – Gegard Mousasi controversy

Recently, at UFC 210, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stepped into the Octagon with Gegard Mousasi in hopes of snapping a 2-fight skid and returning to the win column. After going undefeated throughout his professional career, which included winning the UFC middleweight title, Weidman dropped back to back losses to Luke Rockhold and Yoel...

Apr 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Tony Ferguson to Nate Diaz: You’re f**king scared ‘homie’

Current #1 ranked UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will be out for some time to get his health back up to par after being hospitalized and pulled from the UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson. With Nurmagomedov out, “El Cucuy” is still looking to solidify himself as the top UFC lightweight as the...

Apr 27, 2017 11:02 am

Jorge Masvidal still has $200,000 sitting aside for a bet with Dana White

“Dana White, bring me somebody that can beat me. I got $200K. You can’t find nobody that can beat me.” That is the challenge Jorge Masvidal threw out to UFC President Dana White during his post-fight Octagon interview following his big win over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC on FOX 23 back in January. “I...

Apr 27, 2017 10:44 am

Jimi Manuwa hopes to be on Cormier-Jones card, will be ready to replace either man

When Jimi Manuwa knocked out Corey Anderson in their March light heavyweight showdown, he established himself as one of the top contenders at light heavyweight. In fact, were it not for the looming return of former champion Jon Jones, Manuwa could well be looking at a shot at reigning champ Daniel Cormier right now. Given...

Apr 27, 2017 10:25 am

Mike Perry breaks down his “master plan to take over the world”

Mike Perry entered mainstream MMA consciousness in a rather strange way. Though diehard fans had been aware of him for some time, his first steps into the limelight occurred at the UFC 202 weigh ins, when he faked a handshake with his opponent Hyun Gyu Lim, then pulled his hand away at the last minute,...

Apr 27, 2017 9:51 am

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold back training, eyeing summer return

Back in the Bay doing what we do. Waiting on an opponent for July or maybe June… A post shared by Luke Rockhold (@lukerockhold) on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:21pm PDT Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been out of the Octagon for nearly a year following his loss to Michael Bisping at UFC...