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Aug 17, 2015 2:01 pm

Chris Weidman: I’m not leaving without fighting Jon Jones

Super fights were the topic of conversation throughout 2013 and 2014. With names like Anderson Silva, Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz floating around, super fights could have been a dime-a-dozen. After the debacle that was UFC 183, there was one super-fight above the rest that the fans wanted to see no matter how stacked...

Jul 31, 2015 4:28 pm

RIP ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper––Wrestling Legend Dies At 61

Professional wrestling icon and the man who gave UFC champion Ronda Rousey her ‘Rowdy’, Roddy Piper, has died. According to TMZ Sports, the wrestling superstar passed away on Thursday night in his home due to cardiac arrest. Roderick George Toombs, his real name, was found in his home on Friday. He was 61 years-old. In...

Jul 27, 2015 5:48 pm

There May Be Charges Against Leben, But Domestic Violence Is Not One Of Them

Domestic violence in mixed martial arts has become a hot-button topic since HBO’s “Real Sports” did a feature on the issue. While some athletes, men and women, from different sports backgrounds do have a past with domestic violence, former UFC fighter Chris Leben is NOT part of that group. The “Ultimate Fighter” alumni was arrested in...

Jul 20, 2015 9:53 am

Nick Diaz Gets Jail Time for DUI Cases

Nick Diaz’s absence from the octagon has not gone unnoticed. The UFC fighter failed a post-fight drug test at UFC 183 and a future hearing with the NSAC will decide his fate as a fighter. Diaz recently learned, however, that he will be serving jail time for an incident in September 2014. Diaz was arrested...


Jul 10, 2015 12:31 pm

Travis Browne’s Ex-Girlfriend Slams His Manager, Will Not Press Charges

  UFC heavyweight Travis Browne was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfirend, Jenna Renee Webb, who posted photos of bruises all over her body and said that it was Browne who caused them. Since then, Browne’s manager, John Fosco, has come forward and said that the allegations are false and Browne is innocent. He...

Jun 17, 2015 6:30 am

Aldo Breaks Silence, Comes Clean On Details Of Strange Drug Test

“I don’t care what he says. He doesn’t know what happened here. When they came to us, Aldo immediately did the test. It was weird because no one from the Brazilian commission knew about this. At first, he said he was from the (Nevada) commission, and then I asked for a document and he said...

Jun 13, 2015 7:01 am

UFC Signs Fighter Fresh Out Of Prison

The UFC just re-signed a fighter who spent 14 months in prison for burglary. The Swedish fighter, Reza Madadi, already has a 2-1 record with the promotion and his last fight, before going to prison, was a win against top UFC lightweight Michael Johnson. Here’s what the fighter had to say on The MMA Hour:...

Jun 11, 2015 9:55 am

Urijah Faber On The Time A Dwarf Cop “Had It Out For Me”

Whether it’s Jon Jones with his hit and run incident, or Bellator’s Mike Richman getting busted by the California State Athletic Commission, fighters seem to be having a tough time following the rules. UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber, on the other hand, had a run in with the law in his learning years which was unwarranted....

Jun 9, 2015 11:51 am

New England Patriots Player Finds Self In ‘Jon Jones Type’ Scandal

Is Jon Jones really that big of a trend setter? The former UFC champion was stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely after he was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run car accident. Reports say that a car rented in the Jones’ name crashed into another car, which had a pregnant female in it, then fled...

Jun 3, 2015 5:58 am

Update: War Machine Will Remain Behind Bars

Jonathan Koppenhaver will have to stay behind bars while he waits for his trial in September, ruled a judge on Wednesday. Koppenhaver is facing 34 counts, including two counts of attempted murder, when his trial comes around. On Wednesday his lawyers tried to get those two charges thrown out, but the judge ruled that there...

May 20, 2015 10:30 am

Cormier Blasts Bader For Trying to Jump Line to get Title Shot

Jon “Bones” Jones’ run in with the law may have thrown a monkey wrench in plans for “UFC 187” and his bout with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, but it certainly brought the light heavyweight division back to life. After it was announced that Jones was arrested, Cormier mentioned he waited patiently for his phone to ring...

May 7, 2015 1:03 pm

Rockhold: ‘Jones was a ticking time bomb… It was bound to happen!’

  The MMA world is still trying to wrap it’s head around the recent Jon Jones saga. The pound-for-pound top ranked fighter in the world and the now former UFC light-heavyweight champion, is now neither of those things. He was stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely following his arrest stemming from a hit-and-run car...

Apr 29, 2015 10:31 pm

Stann: ‘I Wasn’t Really Shocked by Jones’ Legal Troubles’

“I’d love to say I was shocked, but I was not. On a scale from one to 10, probably a four or a five. I was shocked at the details surrounding it and how it went down.” Brian Stann, the former training partner of Jon Jones, weighs in on the news of Jones most recent...

Apr 29, 2015 4:09 pm

1ST OF HIS KIND! Jon Jones Sets New Precedent For Title Strippings.

Tuesday evening was not the first time a fighter has been stripped of his title and it won’t be the last. However, Jon Jones became the first champion to be stripped for violating the fighter’s code of conduct policy after his hit and run incident! MMA.TV compiled a list that highlights UFC fighters’ title vacancies!...

Apr 28, 2015 8:39 pm

Suspended and Stripped From His Title — UFC’s Official Statement on Jon Jones

“UFC announced that it has suspended Jon Jones indefinitely and stripped him of the light heavyweight title as a result of violations of the organization’s Athlete Code of Conduct Policy. Jones was recently arrested in Albuquerque, N.M. on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury. As a result of...

Apr 28, 2015 2:05 pm

He Can FLY! Jon Jones Can Travel Out of State for UFC 187

Jon Jones appeared in front of Judge Maria Dominguez at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico to review whether or not the officer has a reason to arrest him in the first place. The UFC Light Heavyweight Champion did not enter a plea at the proceeding and a sixty day rule date...

Apr 28, 2015 2:04 pm

UH OH — Dana White & UFC Officials Have Met with Jon Jones!

UFC President Dana White, CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and COO Lawrence Epstein all flew to Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday to meet with Jon Jones. The light heavyweight champion, his legal team and UFC officials will be discussing the fallout of his arrest on Monday on a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident...

Apr 28, 2015 6:57 am

“Rumble” Willing To Wait A Year For Jones Fight If He Has To

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is expected to defend his title against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the headlining bout of next month’s UFC 187 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for fight fans, that title bout is now in jeopardy due to Jones’ recent arrest on Monday evening. “Rumble” Johnson appeared on yesterday’s...

Apr 28, 2015 6:03 am

UPDATE: Jon Jones released from jail on $2,500 bail

Just a few hours after surrendering to authorities, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is already out of jail. Jones posted $2,500 bail on Monday evening and was released shortly after 10pm, this according to Bernadillo County Metro Detention Center (MDC) release records. On Monday Jones, who is expected to defend his title against...

Apr 27, 2015 6:14 pm

UPDATE: Jon Jones Is In Police Custody

Well folks, the (sort of) manhunt for UFC champion Jon Jones is over. Reports are claiming that Jones is indeed in police custody now. Check out Ariel Helwani’s tweets about the situation below. According to Helwani, the UFC is aware of the arrest and will wait to make a statement. BJPENN.COM will continue to stay...

Apr 27, 2015 7:28 am

MMA Fighter Accused Of Sexual Abuse Dies From Apparent Suicide

  Eben Kaneshiro, a veteran MMA fighter, who was arrested and charged with several counts of first-degree sex abuse and first-degree sodomy involving a boy under the age of 12 last week has died of an apparent suicide. According to KTVZ, Kaneshiro was in jail being held on a $50,000.00 bail. On Sunday, early in...

Mar 24, 2015 11:23 am

Ronda Visits Governers Office In Pursuit Of MMA in NY

“New York state is the most dangerous place in the United States to do MMA. MMA is here right now. It’s just not regulated. It’s only allowed at the amateur level. Amateur athletes, they’re not paid, not regulated. There’s no blood testing to make sure that the athletes are safe. There’s no drug testing. “It’s...

Mar 3, 2015 10:48 am

Eight Fighters Released By The UFC

Eight UFC fighters have been released from their contracts. Brian Bowles, Akira Corassani, Stanislav Nedkov, Andy Ogle, Humberto Brown, Rodolfo Rubio, Juan Puig and Tim Gorman, have all been let go. Former WEC Champion Brian Bowles was recently arrested on drug charges, and that came while serving a suspension for PEDs. He went 2-2 during...

Feb 24, 2015 3:01 pm

Rob Emerson Clears The Air, And You Should Listen — Exclusive

Contestant on season 5 of The Ultimate Fighter and former UFC lightweight Rob Emerson recently spoke with BJPENN.COM. Emerson, who has been fighting under the Bellator MMA banner in their bantamweight division, talked about several hot topics including his past trouble with the law, the rumors about him and Ian McCall’s ex-wife and the failed...

Feb 12, 2015 11:40 am

UFC “Cautiously Optimistic” That MMA Will Hit New York In 2015

UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta believes that 2015 may indeed be the year MMA gets legalized in the State of New York. “Speaker Heastie has long been a sponsor and strong supporter of the bill to have New York join the 49 other states that legalize and regulate MMA,” Lorenzo said in a statement to Channel...