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Watch: Ryan Hall Scores Submission Of The Year Contender On BJ Penn

Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard Ryan Hall managed to hand the legendary BJ Penn the first submission loss of his career with a phenomenal imanari roll. The imanari roll was a technique frequently used by the Ultimate Fighter winner during his time on the reality TV show and tonight, he used it perfectly to set himself up for the fight-ending heel-hook submission. Penn, in …

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Jason Parillo Explains His Absence From BJ Penn’s UFC 232 Training Camp

Ahead of BJ Penn’s return to the octagon for UFC 232, his long-time coach Jason Parillo revealed why he won’t be cornering the legend this time around. Parillo is one of the most talented coaches in mixed martial arts today, having overseen the title-winning runs of several high-level athletes including former-middleweight champion Michael Bisping, current champ Cris Cyborg and, of …

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Twitter Flooded With Expressions Of Sadness And Pleas For BJ Penn To Retire As Legend Suffers Another Defeat

On a weekend when declining heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko was knocked out in sickening fashion by Matt Mitrione in Bellator MMA, another legend of the noughties, BJ Penn, suffered his fifth consecutive defeat at UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City. Penn really struggled to get off in the first of his three rounds with Dennis Siver, who was returning …

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Watch: Yair Rodriguez Talks Looking Up To, As Well As Looking To Fight Conor McGregor

Top UFC featherweight prospect Yair ‘El Pantera’ Rodriguez spoke recently to the media ahead of his eagerly awaited UFC 211 potential title-eliminator against the legendary Frankie Edgar. Yair Rodriguez is a young man who not only stands as one of the UFC’s most talked-about prospects, but he also could well possess the most entertaining and unpredictable style on the roster …

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UFC Announces Several Intriguing Fights For Upcoming Cards

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 04: Mark Hunt of Australia waits for a start of a round in a heavyweight bout against Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands during UFC 209 at T-Mobile Arena on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

We are just over the half way point of a lengthy three-week layoff between UFC events. However, this week the company’s matchmakers have been very active finalising some intriguing fights. The UFC recently announced it will return to Auckland, New Zealand on June 11. With Kiwi fighter Robert Whittaker already booked for a pivotal contest against “Jacare” Souza, fan favourite …

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Fighter Of The Week: Georges St-Pierre

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s Fighter of the Week, we take a closer look at the man who many consider to be among the greatest to ever compete in mixed martial arts, the Canadian superstar, Georges St-Pierre. What exactly is it that makes the former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre as remarkably good as he is? For years, we watched in awe as …

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BJ Penn’s Comeback Hits Yet Another Snag

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: BJ Penn of the USA watches the big screen after his drawn fight against Jon Fitch of the USA during their welterweight bout part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The comeback of former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn has hit yet another snag. Penn announced in January of this year that he planned to make a return to the octagon and revealed that he had his sights set on championship glory in yet another weight class. “I want to get that 145-pound belt,” Penn, who previously held titles at …

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BJ Penn Handed Six-Month Suspension For Out Of Competition IV Use

UFC 199 was supposed to mark the return to action of MMA legend and former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn, but in late May it was announced that the Hawaiian had been removed from the card after he was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. As it transpired, Penn had effectively turned himself into the agency, admitting to …

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