B.J. Penn's Blogs

  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Machida vs. Dollaway - Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway; Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon; Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Patrick Cummins; Elias Silverio vs. Rashid Magomedov; Erick Silva vs. Mike Rhodes; Daniel Sarafian vs. Antonio Dos Santos. From Barueri, Brazil.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit - Prelims
    Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo, lightweight bout; Drew Dober vs. Scott Holtzman, lightweight bout; Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish, women's strawweight bout; Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald, bantamweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit - Prelims
    Tony Sims vs. Abel Trujillo, lightweight bout; Drew Dober vs. Scott Holtzman, lightweight bout; Nina Ansaroff vs. Justine Kish, women's strawweight bout; Masanori Kanehara vs. Michael McDonald, bantamweight bout. From Las Vegas.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2015
    An extraordinary look back at 2015's best fights and biggest stories from what was another exhilarating year in the UFC.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn - UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn discusses his legendary MMA career, the current state of the UFC, and life after fighting.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber - Prelims
    Kevin Lee vs. Al Iaquinta; Tom Watson vs. Nick Catone; Danny Martinez vs. Chris Cariaso; Alan Patrick vs. John Makdessi. From Newark, N.J.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn - UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn discusses his legendary MMA career, the current state of the UFC, and life after fighting.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn - UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn discusses his legendary MMA career, the current state of the UFC, and life after fighting.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Knockouts of 2014 - The best finishes of 2014; featuring Mark Hunt, Donald Cerrone, Alistair Overeem, Dan Henderson and more.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Mental Breakdown - Two members of Team Faber come face to face in a drunken confrontation at the house. An explosive and highly anticipated American fighter steps into the octagon to face off against a very tough European opponent in the sixth preliminary fight.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Heart Is Not Enough - The seventh preliminary fight pits a hard-hitting striker from Team McGregor against an American brawler. Then, two more warriors step into the octagon for the eighth preliminary fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Nice and Flowy - An unexpected turn of events brings a fighter back into the competition. A European powerhouse goes head to head with a Team Faber fighter in the first quarterfinal, and two experienced fighters face off in a match of strength vs. technique.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Nice and Flowy - An unexpected turn of events brings a fighter back into the competition. A European powerhouse goes head to head with a Team Faber fighter in the first quarterfinal, and two experienced fighters face off in a match of strength vs. technique.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn - UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn discusses his legendary MMA career, the current state of the UFC, and life after fighting.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / VanZant / Edgar - Daniel Cormier's first person account of his epic UFC 192; 21 year old strawweight sensation Paige VanZant; Frankie Edgar's live Octagonside account.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn - UFC Hall of Famer, B.J. Penn discusses his legendary MMA career, the current state of the UFC, and life after fighting.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum - The long-awaited UFC heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum.

    1:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Bullseye - McGregor and Faber face off in the coaches' challenge. An American fighter gets ready to take on one of the most experienced European fighters in the ninth and final preliminary fight. Conor and Urijah argue over the quarterfinal matchups.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Magny vs. Gastelum – Prelims - Andre Fili vs. Gabriel Benitez, featherweight bout; Scott Jorgensen vs. Alejandro Perez, bantamweight bout; Bartosz Fabinski vs. Hector Urbina, welterweight bout; Taylor Lapilus vs. Erik Perez, bantamweight bout. From Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Magny vs. Gastelum - Leandro Silva vs. Efrain Escudero, lightweight bout; Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga, flyweight bout; Diego Sanchez vs. Ricardo Lamas, featherweight bout; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny, welterweight bout. From Monterrey Arena in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / VanZant / Edgar - Daniel Cormier's first person account of his epic UFC 192; 21 year old strawweight sensation Paige VanZant; Frankie Edgar's live Octagonside account.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of WEC
    Future Stars of the UFC

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Before They Were Champs

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Fight of the Night Winners - Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva and Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Magny vs. Gastelum – Prelims : Andre Fili vs. Gabriel Benitez, featherweight bout; Scott Jorgensen vs. Alejandro Perez, bantamweight bout; Bartosz Fabinski vs. Hector Urbina, welterweight bout; Taylor Lapilus vs. Erik Perez, bantamweight bout. From Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Magny vs. Gastelum - Leandro Silva vs. Efrain Escudero, lightweight bout; Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier da Silva, flyweight bout; Diego Sanchez vs. Ricardo Lamas, featherweight bout; Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny, welterweight bout. From Monterrey Arena in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Vicious head-kick knockout highlights from Anderson Silva, Anthony Pettis, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and more.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Cormier / VanZant / Edgar - Daniel Cormier's first person account of his epic UFC 192; 21 year old strawweight sensation Paige VanZant; Frankie Edgar's live Octagonside account.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bad Reputation - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 167: MacDonald vs. Lawler - Two years before they were scheduled to clash for the welterweight championship, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler met in a Las Vegas showdown.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    UFC 187 - Get an inside look at UFC 187, one of the best top-to-bottom fight cards in MMA history, featuring two world championship bouts: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title; Chris Weidman against Vitor Belfort.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC 1 on 1
    B.J. Penn

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Bad Reputation - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

    12:00 a.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage
    Rogue Wave - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition.

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor - Conor McGregor On the Brink with featherweight gold on the line at UFC 189; Joe Rogan riffs on the McGregor phenomenon; the Irish superstar's take on the hype game and mental warfare.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    11:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Ultimate Fighter Alumni - We bring you exciting finishes from the top-tier fighters who first made their names on The Ultimate Fighter reality show, including Rashad Evans, Diego Sanchez, Roy Nelson, Nate Diaz, and T.J. Dillashaw.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3: Prelims
    KJ Noons vs. George Sotiropoulos; Jessica Eye vs. Sarah Kaufman; Hector Lombard vs. Nate Marquardt; CB Dollaway vs. Tim Boetsch. From Houston.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann - In the main event, dominant bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, an Olympic bronze medalist in judo, seeks to defend her title against Sara McMann, an Olympic silver medalist in wrestling. Plus, Daniel Cormier makes his light heavyweight debut.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Jedrzejczyk vs. Letourneau / Cejudo / Rockhold

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Debuts - The UFC's best fighters made unforgettable marks as soon as they got to the organization. See the Octagon debuts of Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, Alexander Gustafsson, Conor McGregor and more on UFC Unleashed.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Fastest Knockouts - Fastest finishes in MMA history -- knockouts that took 60 seconds or less. With Johny Hendricks, B.J. Penn, The Korean Zombie and more.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Head-Kick Knockouts - Vicious head-kick knockout highlights from Anderson Silva, Anthony Pettis, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi From the Centre, Montreal, Canada.

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  • Damon Martin Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    This week in “Press Row,” Jordan Breen and FoxSports.com's Damon Martin discuss their favorite strange, spooky, ghoulish and gory MMA memories, from bloodbaths to leg injuries to the costumed entrances of the likes of Kazushi Sakuraba and Lee Murray.

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Edgar vs. Swanson - Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson; Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza; Brad Pickett vs. Chico Camus; Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk; Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz; Matt Wiman vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team McGregor vs. Team Faber: Snake In the Grass - An unorthodox fighter from Team Faber faces one of the top competitors of Team Europe in the fifth preliminary fight of the season. UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw arrives to help Urijah. When Conor calls him a traitor, all hell breaks loose.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Women's Bantamweights

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Barao vs. Dillashaw - One of the most memorable title fights in UFC history.

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort - It's a story of friends turned foes as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against former teammate Vitor Belfort; examining the bad blood between the two, then their championship showdown from UFC 126.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: Bader vs. Saint Preux – Prelims - From the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Strawweights - Three fights highlighting impressive Jedrzejczyk, Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.

    9:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Future Legends 30 - Part 2

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Best of Conor McGregor

    11:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: King of the Cage
    Power Surge

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  • B.J. Penn: I Want to Return for a Grudge Match Against Nik Lentz By: Mike Fridley

    B.J. Penn discusses a potential return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Saturday



    5:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 394 - Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice discuss UFC FN 74; Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello break down RFA 29.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC Featherweights - Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo and Max Holloway.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz - Nick Diaz returns to the UFC to face former Welterweight Champion B.J. Penn; Roy Nelson vs. Mirko Cro Cop.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Machida vs. Mousasi - Andy Ogle vs. Charles Oliveira; Nico Musoke vs. Viscardi Andrade; Takenori Sato vs. Erick Silva; Francis Carmont vs. Jacare Souza; Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi. From Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

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