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Posted on: October 30, 2011 11:45 am
Edited on: October 30, 2011 11:45 am
 

BJ Penn Retires after loss to Nick Diaz UFC 137

BJ Penn announced his retirement immediately after the UFC 137 bout where Dana White described Nick Diaz’s win “awesome”.

“This is probably the last time you’re going to see me here,” Penn said. “I’ve got a daughter,  another daughter on the way.  I don’t want to go home looking like this.  I’m done.”

I could have sworn I saw a look on BJ’s face as he was making his walk out and into the octagon where he was going to bust out and cry. This must have been why.  BJ is one of the most beloved men in the sport he will be greatly missed.

Mirko Cro Cop may also be at retirements door as well even though he did not make an official announcement after his loss to Roy Nelson



UFC 137 Fight Results

Main card

Nick Diaz def. BJ Penn via unanimous decision

Cheick Kongo def. Matt Mitrione via unanimous decision

Roy Nelson def. Mirko Cro Cop via third-round TKO

Scott Jorgensen def. Jeff Curran via unanimous decision

Hatsu Hioki def. George Roop via split decision

Preliminary card

Donald Cerrone def. Dennis Siver via submission (rear-naked choke) (live blog)

Bart Palaszewski def. Tyson Griffin via first-round KO (live blog)

Brandon Vera def. Eliot Marshall via unanimous decision (live blog)

Ramsey Nijem def. Danny Downes via unanimous decision (live blog)

Francis Carmont def. Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (live blog)

Clifford Starks def. Dustin Jacoby via unanimous decision (live blog)

 

Watch Fight Video Penn vs Diaz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86CH3eSBlYE&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Posted on: February 26, 2011 11:27 am
 

Dana WhiteTalks UFC 127 from Sydney Australia

Dana WhiteTalks UFC 127 from Sydney Australia -Courtesy of UFC via Penny Buffington @ pennyjomma.com executive producer of MMA2DAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXcVijEgZpk

Posted on: February 24, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Countdown To UFC 127 Premieres Tonight on SPIKE

Countdown To UFC 127 Premieres Tonight on SPIKE

<small>By pennyjomma</small>

Written by Penny Buffington http://pennyjomma.com/

UFC 127 Penn vs. Fitch airs this Sat, Feb. 26 live on PPV. The fights are taking place in Sydney, Austallia. BJ Penn will enter the fight with a mixed martial arts record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw. Jon Fitch carries a record of 23 wins with 3 losses.

Tonight Spike will air Countdown to UFC 127 info can be found at: http://www.ufc.com/

Penn bounces between lightweight and welterweight bouts where he can proudly boast he is the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion. He steps up once again to challenge another welterweight in a bout that UFC president Dana White said would earn the winner a shot at the welterweight title being held by Georges St. Pierre. Both fighters have earned this right in the past but niether were able to take away the title belonging to the hugely popular Canadian, St. Pierre.

At a UFC media conference earlier this month Jon Fitch told Penny Buffington executive producer of MMA2DAY and other members of the media, “I don’t really want to waste any time thinking about anything other than fighting BJ right now. He’s just a dangerous opponent and he’s been around for so long. If I don’t give him full attention and full focus, you know, that would be a huge mistake.”

Fitch who always fights at welterweight went on to explain, “BJ is dangerous at any weight class. He brings a certain type of skill set that if you make a mistake he’s able to capitalize and put you away and that transfers into any weight class. As a welterweight coming into this fight, though, I have certain advantages with size, but it’s not going to be enough. I’ve had to work a lot on speed and explosiveness and keeping everything tight to make sure there are no mistakes in this fight.”

The co main event of the night Michael Bisping 19-3-0 vs. Jorge Rivera 18-6-0 will be especially entertaining if it can keep up with the youtube videos Rivera and his supporters have been putting out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPvjHn7oGX4

Before the Pay-Per-View begins this Saturday fans can see The Prelims Live On ION Television.

Three live bouts come to you free on ION – featuring Ultimate Fighter winner Ross Pearson taking on Spencer Fisher, James Te Huna returning to the Octagon to face Alexander Gustafsson, and Nick Ring and Riki Fukuda make their UFC debuts! Live at 9pm ET / 6pm PT this Saturday night on ION Television

Posted on: August 19, 2010 11:17 pm
 

UFC 118 Media Conference BJ Penn & Frankie Edgar

UFC 118 is being held in Boston, Ma. Aug. 28. The main event of the night will be the rematch lightweight title fight between Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn. The co-main event is the light heavyweight match-up between mixed martial arts veteran Randy “The Natural” Couture and making his UFC debut boxer James “Lights Out” Toney.

The following quotes were given to Penny Buffington of MMA2DAY and others members of the press during the UFC 118 Media Conference with the current UFC  lightweight title holder Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and BJ “The Prodigy’ Penn.

To hear the audio from the UFC Media conference with Randy Couture and James Toney go to: http://www.pennyjomma.com/

Frankie Edgar: I try not to even think about the title. It’s another fight, it’s another great challenge ahead of me and that’s how I approach it. So this is a totally new fight for me whether it’s a title defense or a new fight, old fight - it doesn’t matter. It’s all the same to me.



You know, easy. I mean, you know, when you’re preparing for someone like BJ, you know, right away it’s going to force you to really focus and gear up for another hard fight. And, you know, I know BJ’s a very smart fighter and he’s got a good team around him and I know he’s going to come in with a great plan to counter my last fight. So, you know, my team and I have really focused on trying to counter what he’s going to counter if we can, you know

BJ Penn: I’m not really a big guy on watching the films even if it’s a great fight that I won. I still don’t think that I did good enough. But I take a lot from the first fight from when we were in the ring. It actually is one of the fights that I kind of can remember.

Frankie actually did some things that impressed me actually and actually that I started adding to my game. I liked how he didn’t hold on to the take downs too much and just kind of broke away. And I like how he did some different things and no matter who you are in the ring with they’re always teaching you and you’re always constantly learning.

As far as watching tapes, that’s not me. I can’t sit down. I get too bored sitting there and watching tapes. But I took away from it what happened in the fight. And I remember I know how hard Frankie hits and I know how fast he is and I know the way he moves and he does well in all those areas and that’s what I’m preparing for next week.

I think there are a lot of great fights out there and I want to - I’m 31 right now and I have been with the company for 10 years and I really want to be as active as I can in this next couple years coming up in my life. So I’m glad that there are all these contenders around in the division. It’s very good. It’s a very good division.

Frankie Edgar: When I come in I think my last three or four fights I’ve been the underdog. So it’s a role I’m becoming comfortable with so I seem to perform pretty good in this position.

BJ Penn: I congratulate Frankie Edgar on a good performance and that’s pretty much - Frankie did bruise me up pretty good here and there but I didn’t have almost like a brain damage type of feeling. I was just kind of feeling sorry for myself and this and that. So I realized pretty quick what went down. loss to Frankie actually made me step back and realize that I want to fight as much as I can, you know. After the fight with Frankie, you know, God willing I have no broken hand or any broken bones or no suspension, you know, I want to, you know, fight next month, fight, you know, next week. I really, you know, I don’t know if I feel my biological clock ticking or what but I just want to get in there and I just want to fight as much as possible and just see it, you know. I’ve kind of spaced my career out actually over the ten years and I kind of want to make a push to be a true fighter, a person that fights all the time. And I think I’ve got a good training camp and I’ve kind of figured out how to keep myself healthy through multiple training camps I think I could do it and I think I could try to be very busy and very active. And, you know, I don’t want to say that it’s just all about the money but I wouldn’t mind, you know, trying to make some money.

Frankie Edgar: I think every fighter has doubts. I mean, you know, it's just what makes - what sets you apart is how you face them and what you do to combat those doubts.

BJ Penn: You know what? You know, maybe people (say this) about me, but, you know, as far as wanting to go out there and prove that Frankie Edgar can't beat me and get my belt back, you know, there is no lack of motivation for this fight.

You know, I want to prove to the world, I want to prove to Frankie, I want to prove to Frankie's corner, I want to prove to my corner, I want to prove to everybody, you know, who the best fighter is in the world, who's got the most tools, and who can execute better. And, you know, the - as far as motivation, you know, I can find something. I can find something to not like Frankie about, you know.

First of all, no one is untouchable. And if they are, they just haven't, you know, they just haven't run into the right guy.

You know, when you hear people say you're the greatest lightweight of all time and this and that and this and that, it's bullshit. It's not real. It's fake. You know, being the champ is fake, all of that is all fake.

You just go out there, you've got to keep training, keeping training as hard as you can and keep winning fights. The only thing that's real is the fight. Everything else is fake.

Frankie Edgar: We really try not to put a face on somebody, you know. It's a style I'm fighting. And if I can go into every fight like that, that definitely takes the mental part out of it.

Posted on: July 8, 2010 8:01 pm
 

500 BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS Settle with UFC

 

Thursday, July 8, 2010
UFC<sup>® </sup>CONTINUES ANTI-PIRACY EFFORTS

 

500 BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS REACH SETTLEMENT WITH UFC OVER ILLEGAL VIEWING AND BROADCASTING OF UFC EVENTS

 

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – As a part of its ongoing efforts to combat piracy, the Ultimate Fighting Championship<sup>® </sup>announced today that it reached confidential settlements with over 500 businesses and individuals as a result of illegal broadcasts and views of UFC events. 

 

The settlements, reached over the past two years, are only part of the UFC’s campaign to combat piracy, which includes working closely with Federal and state law enforcement agencies.

 

“We are committed to standing toe-to-toe with anyone trying to illegally broadcast or stream UFC events,” UFC President Dana White, said. “Today’s announcement further drives home the fact that we are fully prepared to pursue any business or individual that steals our programming.”

Posted on: July 8, 2010 6:05 pm
 

MMA Top Pound per Pound Picks

IT'S TIME! LIVE FROM FRANKSTEA.COM IN LAS VEGAS NV. MMA'S TOP TEN LIST BROUGHT TO YOU BY US. You asked for it now you got it. We heard back from some of our contacts plus our own opinions since the fight on Saturday. Like it or Hate it or even really disagree let us know and give us your picks AND HERE WE GO!!!!

 


 Frank Stea- www.frankstea.com ,President ATG Promotions

 

1. Brock Lesnar

2. Anderson Silva

3. BJ Penn

4. Nick Diaz

5. George St. Pierre

6.Shogun

7. Jose Aldo

8. Mo Lawal

9. Jake Shields

10. Frankie Edgar

 

 Alex "The Rage" Lopez- ATG Radio, Reporter for www.frankstea.com

 

1. George St. Pierre

2. BJ Penn

3. Mauricio Shogun Rua

4.Cain Velazquez

5. Forrest Griffin

6. Brock Lesner

7. Jake Shields

8. Chris Leben

9. Korean Zombie

10. Anderson Silva

 

Penny Buffington-www.pennyjomma.com ,MMA Insider

 

1. George St. Pierre

2. BJ Penn

3. Fedor Emelianenko

4. Brock Lesner

5. Cung Le

6. Anderson Silva

7. Gerard Mousasi

8. Jones

9. Lyoto Machida

10. Jake Shields

 

 Jesse Romero- MMA fighter

 

1. Brock Lesnar

2. Josh Koscheck

3. Jose Aldo

4. Shogun Rua

5. Anderson Silva

6. GSP

7. Dominick Cruz

8. Jake Shields

9. Lyoto Machida

10. Grey Manor

 

 Mark Coleman- Former UFC Heavyweight Champion

 

1. George St. Pierre

2. Anderson Silva

3. Brock Lesnar

4. Mauricio Rua

5. Frankie Edgar

6. BJ Penn

7. Josh Koshcheck

8. Randy Couture

9. Gray Maynard

10. Fedor Emelianenko

 

 Andrew “The Butcher” Hartley- Writer, Pro Boxer and MMA Fighter

 

1.Georges St. Pierre

2. Anderson Silva

3. Brock Lesnar

4. Kimbo Slice

5. Urijah Faber

6. BJ Penn

7. Lyoto Machida

8. Big Foot Silva

9. Tank Abbott

10. Tim Sylvia

 

 

 Alex "The Rage" is a reporter for frankstea.com

Posted on: September 10, 2009 10:00 am
 
Posted on: January 28, 2009 12:40 pm
 

Audio Interview- Clay Guida pre Nate Diaz UFC

Audio Interview- Clay Guida pre Nate Diaz UFC fight

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai3ETl5UV3c

 
 
 
 
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