1. The Question: From GSP to Pickett, Why Are MMA Retirements so Hard to Get Right?

    Brad Pickett's farewell fight was actually going great for almost 14 minutes. Pickett afforded himself nicely against Marlon Vera in their 140-pound catchweight bout at UFC Fight Night 107 on March 18...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 7 months ago 14,280 reads 0 comments

  2. 5 UFC Fighters Who Should Consider Jumping to Bellator

    With the UFC under uncertain new leadership and evidently looking to offload perceived ballast , suddenly the fields of Bellator look a lot greener. A little bouncier and more lush, well nourished, yawning from Thackerville to the Mohegan Sun...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 8 months ago 55,136 reads 0 comments

  3. UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

    Yair Rodriguez blew through BJ Penn in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday evening. The veteran couldn't get anything going against the younger, quicker fighter. Rodriguez showed that the sport has moved passed Penn...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 9 months ago 18,129 reads 28 comments

  4. For BJ Penn, Refusal to Acknowledge End Was Both Blessing and Curse

    The first time BJ Penn openly discussed retirement was more than five years ago. He slipped away to his warm Hawaiian paradise and contemplated life and decided that no, he preferred the raw and unforgiving UFC Octagon...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 9 months ago 45,050 reads 40 comments

  5. UFC Fight Night 103 Results: Real Winners and Losers from Penn vs. Rodriguez

    Everything about UFC Fight Night 103 was awkward. Its place on the UFC's calendar, two weeks after a massive UFC 207 pay-per-view. Its Sunday night time slot, presumably lined up to accommodate Fox's coverage of the NFL playoffs...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 9 months ago 29,316 reads 31 comments

  6. BJ Penn Reminds Us Stars Burn Out, but Star Power Never Does

    Sunday night in Phoenix, there will be a rising from the ashes. Surely there isn’t a more appropriate city in the world for it to occur...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 9 months ago 13,005 reads 10 comments

  7. The Question: Will Hot Prospect Yair Rodriguez Retire the Legend BJ Penn?

    BJ Penn has spent the last year trying to get back in the Octagon. This Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103, perhaps the fifth time will be the charm...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 10,425 reads 42 comments

  8. UFC Fight Night 103: Head-to-Toe Breakdown for Yair Rodriguez vs. B.J Penn

    UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn (16-10-2) returns to take on the rising star that is Yair Rodriguez (10-1). Penn is a former lightweight and welterweight champion, but his showing at 145 pounds was lackluster at best...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 9 months ago 11,605 reads 16 comments

  9. On BJ Penn, Fedor Emelianenko and Legends Who Fight Too Long

    Earlier this week, BJ Penn ’s long-delayed comeback got another restart date when it was announced he would fight Yair Rodriguez in January...

    Mike Chiappetta Written by Mike Chiappetta about 11 months ago 26,384 reads 26 comments

  10. BJ Penn Gets January 15 Return Date, Meets Yair Rodriguez in Main Event

    BJ Penn ’s (16-10-2) return to action in the UFC has a new date and a new opponent. Penn is scheduled to fight in the main event against Yair Rodriguez (9-1) in Phoenix on January 15 at a yet-to-be-numbered UFC Fight Night...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 11 months ago 3,043 reads 14 comments

  11. 'The Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung Calls out UFC Legend BJ Penn for Return

    "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung is officially back, and he has his eyes set on a big-name opponent for his return...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 12 months ago 5,811 reads 18 comments