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Fallout: UFC Fight Night 103 AKA The Death Of Traditional Boxing In MMA


Boxing. For western martial artists it’s been the go striking art for what feels like an eternity. In the realm of mixed martial arts it was once the preferred striking option for the dominant wrestler. Matt Hughes, Frank Trigg, Randy Couture, and Sean Sherk were just a few fighters from the old school era of the sport that utilized a hybrid boxing and wrestling game. When BJ Penn came onto the scene he utilized a similar approach albeit with more knees and a suffocating jiu jitsu top game. Penn was a man to fear based on his solid boxing skill and ability to dominate on the ground if in top position. But what we saw yesterday showcased the fact that having a terrifying boxing game isn’t going to cut it in the current landscape of mixed martial arts.

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Opinion: So, Why Is BJ Penn Returning Again?

“Why the hell is he coming back?”

That seems to be the main question being asked about the upcoming main event of UFC Fight Night 103. BJ Penn hasn’t fought since his odd performance against former rival Frankie Edgar. “The Prodigy” will face off against the red hot Yair Rodriguez, a tough challenge for anyone at featherweight. Rodriguez is a young hungry up and comer with a ton of upside. He’s unpredictable and dangerous for that very reason. Once again that same nagging question arises. Why the hell is Penn coming back to face this young hungry lion?

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The Korean Zombie Wants To Fight BJ Penn For His Comeback

The last time we saw Chan Sung Jung, “The Korean Zombie” as many prefer to call him, he was living up to his nickname as he tried to keep his arm from falling off during his bout with Jose Aldo. It was a true testament to his resolve and toughness that he was trying to pop his shoulder back into place in the middle of a fight. It’s that kind of grit that has had fans salivating for the return of The Korean Zombie for over thee years now. Well, good news is his military leave is up and he’s already been making the preparations for his return to the octagon. Jung also has an idea of who exactly he’d like to beat up upon his return.

The legend B.J. Penn.

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MotIVated Penn: USADA Violation Knocks BJ Penn Out of UFC 199


(Go get some fluids Bay-bee Jay!!)

BJ Penn’s comeback has been squashed before it could even begin, Nation.

Just 11 days out from his mildly-anticipated showdown with Cole Miller at UFC 199, Penn has been forced off the card after disclosing the use of a banned IV during training camp. Both the UFC and Penn have subsequently released official statements on the matter, which you can check out after the jump.

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Injury Roundup: Anderson Silva Out of UFC 198, Dennis Siver Pulled From BJ Penn Fight [UPDATED]


(via Getty.)

UFC 198 has just taken a HUGE hit, Nation.

Following his “controversial” decision loss to Michael Bisping at Fight Night 84 in February, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was booked in a quick turnaround match against Uriah Hall at UFC 198 this weekend. It was an odd, if intriguing matchup from a fan’s perspective, and one that presented an opportunity for two of the UFC’s flashiest strikers to secure a much-needed win.

But now, just three days out from their scheduled meeting, Anderson Silva has been forced off of UFC 198 with one of the more unusual injuries to hit the headlines this year.

Details after the jump.

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The Progidy is Back: BJ Penn Booked Against Denis Siver at UFC 199

Like most MMA fans who prefer not to see the legends of the sport continue to fight well past the twilights of their careers, we did not exactly take the news of BJ Penn’s unretirement well. Following his *last* unretirement fight — a one-sided, horrific beatdown to rival Frankie Edgar at the TUF 19 Finale – a teary-eyed Penn openly admitted to reporters that he never should have returned to the sport, leading most of us to believe that he had finally learned the lesson that so few fighters do.

But a broken spirit and a declining skill set is nothing that Master Jackson can’t fix, and as such, The Progidy…er…The Prodidy…The Prodigy is back!

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A Former BJPenn.com Writer Has Accused Penn Of Some Pretty Horrific Stuff


(Say it ain’t so, BJ. via Getty.)

If you’ve ever wondered what current day CagePotato would look like with slightly more readers and slightly less credibility, look no further than BJPenn.com. The site that owes its namesake to the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champ has become one of the more ridiculed destinations for MMA news over the years (next to, you know, *us*), having been accused of blatantly stealing videos and entire articles from other MMA sites without attributing the proper credit on several occasions. It’s also been criticized as being regularly prone to grammatical mistakes, which is arguably even more shamful. Shamful, indeed.

But we’re not here to take pot shots at one of our peers, we’re here to talk about the rather horrific accusations that one of the BJPenn.com’s former writers have lobbed at the man himself following a falling out with the website.

Details after the jump. 

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BJ Penn Officially Ends Retirement, Aims to Make a Run at Featherweight Title


(Oh, don’t put us through this again, BJ…)

No matter how many times we say it, it appears that fewer and fewer MMA fighters are willing to abide by our ban on unretirement. The latest fighter on that list: BJ Penn.

Yes, after hinting at a union with Greg Jackson and calling out Nik Lentz last week, Penn officially announced his second unretirement on today’s MMA Hour, stating “I’m coming back for honor. I’m coming back to do this, give everything I got.”

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BJ Penn Calls Out Nik Lentz, Gets Utterly ANNIHILATED By His Response


(via Penn’s Instagram)

Let’s cut right to the chase.

Despite not scoring a win since 2010, having his soul stolen by Frankie Edgar in his last octagon appearance, and admitting that he “shouldn’t have come back” before emotionally retiring for realsies in the evening’s post-fight press conference, BJ Penn…wants to come back. And not only that, he wants to come back to face Nik Lentz, who has been goading him into a fight on social media for months now, in March. This is sad, we’re all sad for hearing it, so on and so forth…

It all started when Penn snapped the above photo with Greg Jackson, with the caption “We coming!” Jackson later told reporters that he was “very optimistic” about Penn’s future following a meeting with the former two-division champion, who then proceeded to formally challenge Lentz to a fight at UFC 197 on March 5th.

Penn chose an ambitious timetable for his return, to say the very least, and yesterday evening, Lentz responded with what must be the most cold-blooded takedown in the history of combat sports.

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More Details Emerge in BJ Penn’s Alleged Assault in Bar Parking Lot

Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

A HawaiiNewsNow report published yesterday filled in a few more details about BJ Penn‘s alleged assault of a friend in Maui over the weekend. As the story goes, Penn and Kuuipo Mokiao were drinking together at a bar called Kauhale’s in Kihei on Saturday night, when Penn began picking a fight with people inside. Mokiao told investigators that he pushed Penn to stop him, and Penn responded by challenging Mokiao to a fight.

Mokiao apparently agreed to go outside with Penn, which means he has bigger balls than we do. But the altercation quickly turned violent once they headed into the parking lot, as Penn suddenly punched Mokiao in the face, then kneed him in the forehead while he was defending himself. According to the HawaiiNewsNow story:

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