Julianna Pena: COVID-19 Is Just A Money Grab, They’re Trying To Kill Us

Julianna PenaThe UFC Bantamweight champion Julianna Pena is making headlines and not because she’s just a month removed from arguably the biggest upset in the history of the sport. Pena went on The Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify this week with the episode coming out yesterday and expressed some strong views about the COVID-19 pandemic. “I […]

Julianna Pena

The UFC Bantamweight champion Julianna Pena is making headlines and not because she’s just a month removed from arguably the biggest upset in the history of the sport.

Pena went on The Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify this week with the episode coming out yesterday and expressed some strong views about the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I listened to (your) podcast with the two doctors, back-to-back – Robert Malone and (Peter McCullough). I mean, that was eye-opening for me,” Pena told Rogan. “I’m a massive conspiracy theorist on this whole thing, and I have been since the very beginning. I’m like, ‘This is just a money grab. This is – they’re trying to kill us, and this is ridiculous.”

Rogan was surprised at these comments and made it clear he didn’t think they were trying to kill people. The virus itself has infected over 70 million people in the United States and contributed to over 800k deaths as well.

“Whoa. I don’t think they’re trying to kill us,” Rogan responded. “I think there’s a lot of confusion as far as what works and what doesn’t work. … Reality is, there’s a lot of people scared and a lot of confusion, and there’s also a lot of people that don’t want people discussing things. They only want one narrative, and that’s where it becomes a problem for me.”

The Joe Rogan Experience is the most popular podcast in the world so it’s not surprising when something like the Covid comments made by Pena here made headlines everywhere. Pena, who’s had Covid-19, did not indicate what her vaccination status was but did make it clear she was against the mask mandates as well.

“To me, I don’t put on a mask unless somebody asks me,” Pena said. “And then I’m like, ‘That’s over. Come on.’ … This is ridiculous. I’m sick of this. I’m so sick of it.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

Pena is coming off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport, submitted the then Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, in spectacular fashion. The bantamweight duo are expected to rematch later this year but may first be coaches on the latest Ultimate Fighter season.

What do you make of Julianna Pena’s comments on JRE?

Pena, Nunes ‘Front-Runners’ To Coach TUF 30

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The next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is expected to film early next month.
Newly-crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena and former 135-pound titleholder Amanda Nu…


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The next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) is expected to film early next month.

Newly-crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena and former 135-pound titleholder Amanda Nunes are “front-runners” to coach the combat sports reality show, though weight classes for their respective teams have yet to be revealed.

“Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes are the front-runners to coach the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, which is scheduled to start filming early next month,” MMA reporter Ariel Helwani wrote on his website. “And then, if all goes to plan, they’ll fight again later this summer. At least they aren’t holding up a division or a fight for this because it’s not like Pena or Nunes were going to be fighting any time soon anyway.”

Pena shocked the MMA world by submitting Nunes at UFC 269 back in December. Not long after her bookie-busting upset, “The Venezuelan Vixen” agreed to give “Lioness” an immediate rematch, though it sounds like UFC wants to squeeze a little more juice from this rivalry.

TUF 30 is expected to air on the ESPN+ digital network.

UFC Columbus loses its main event

Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC Columbus has lost its light heavyweight headliner.  Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Raki? are no longer headlining UFC Columbus.
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Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267.
Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC Columbus has lost its light heavyweight headliner. 

Jan Blachowicz and Aleksandar Raki? are no longer headlining UFC Columbus.

MMA Kultura on Instagram reported that the former UFC light heavyweight kingpin was forced to withdraw from the upcoming event after suffering an undisclosed injury during training. The report was then confirmed by Ariel Helwani, who revealed the plan is to reschedule the fight for another date.

The Polish star has since addressed his injury, explaining that it is around the neck area and needs to be fixed immediately.

“Unfortunately I will not fight March 26th at [UFC Columbus],” wrote Blachowicz on Twitter. “I have an injury in my spine around the neck area. That makes it impossible to train with heavy weights. I need to fix that now. I hope we will meet with Raki? in the octagon in the first half of this year.”

Blachowicz was returning to the Octagon after losing his championship to Glover Teixeira at UFC 267, where he was submitted via second-round rear-naked choke. The 38-year-old was previously on a five-fight win streak that included finishes of Luke Rockhold, Corey Anderson and Dominick Reyes, the latter of which was a title-winning effort. He successfully defended his belt against Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 this past March.

Raki? went from relative newcomer to ranked contender within two years. ‘Rocket’ began his tenure with four straight wins before being given a step up in competition against one-time title challenger Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie in 2019. He lost a razor-thin split decision to ‘No Time’, but rebounded with two decision wins over Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 8 and UFC 259, respectively. Following those performances, Raki? believed he was due for a title shot. However, that will have to wait until his next appearance.

There is no word yet on what fight is now expected to serve as the new headliner for UFC Columbus. Among the options is a No. 1 contender between flyweights Kai Kara-France and Askar Askarov.

Watch: Jake Paul Roasts White, McGregor, Diaz, & Masvidal In Diss Track

Jake Paul’s diss track of Dana White has arrived. Today marks one week to the day since we ran a story about Dana White vowing to never speak about Jake Paul again. In contrast, “The Problem Child” has ramped up his side of the feud to new levels. Friday morning, Paul released a rap song […]

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Jake Paul’s diss track of Dana White has arrived.

Today marks one week to the day since we ran a story about Dana White vowing to never speak about Jake Paul again. In contrast, “The Problem Child” has ramped up his side of the feud to new levels.

Friday morning, Paul released a rap song where he relentlessly roasts Dana White for over two minutes, and a few UFC stars were targeted as well.

The video begins with “Dana White” and UFC executives pressuring a fighter played by Cris Cyborg to sign a three-fight contract worth $12,000 a fight. When the fighter asks about long-term health care, “White” snaps, “Don’t worry about that right now! Just sign on the dotted line or no one’s gonna know who you are.”

At this point, Paul and his entourage crash the signing, and the YouTuber cracks “White” with a baseball bat. The music video then commences.

Jake Paul Targets White & Three Big UFC Stars In Diss Track

The biggest themes of the video are the UFC’s mistreatment of fighters, Dana White’s greed, and a wide-scale roasting of the UFC president in general.

There were also some shrapnel that fell on UFC stars Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz, and Conor McGregor, three names that Paul has lobbied for fights against in the past. Here what he had to say about each fighter.

Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal
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“First of all, Masvidal, you ain’t rich. 50 fights for 5 mill’ that ain’t shit.”

Nate Diaz

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“I like havin money conversations. All that little Stockton shit is cool, but that lisp got me thinking Diaz speak a different language.”

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor
(via John Locher/AP)

“McGregor, I ain’t seen you win in five years. You rich little weirdo, ugly ass veneers. Took so many losses wounded up at VMAs, tryna fight with MGK, no surprise here.

Lamborghini boat but your career is sinkin’. Really got me wondering what Dee is thinkin’. I ain’t even dissin now I’m really speaking.  Wounded up in jail too many times with all dat liquor drinkin’.”

You can peep the full, uncut video of Jake Paul’s diss track below.

What are your thoughts on Jake Paul’s Dana White diss track?

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How To Watch Eagle FC 44

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Eagle Fight Club is just hours away from making its stateside debut with the Eagle FC 44: “Spong vs. Kharitonov” mixed martial arts (MMA) event TONIGHT (Fri., Jan. 28, 2022) LIVE from inside FLXcast aren…


Eagle Fight Club

Eagle Fight Club is just hours away from making its stateside debut with the Eagle FC 44: “Spong vs. Kharitonov” mixed martial arts (MMA) event TONIGHT (Fri., Jan. 28, 2022) LIVE from inside FLXcast arena in Miami, Florida.

How to watch Eagle FC 44?

The one and only way is through the FLXcast app, available FOR FREE on your television (Amazon Fire TV, Roku), computer (Chrome OS, MacOS, Windows), and mobile devices (Android phones and tablets, iPhone and iPad).

Click HERE to sign up.

Eagle FC 44 will begin streaming LIVE at 6 p.m. ET with the lightweight preliminary card fight pitting Sitik Muduev against Majdeddine Ayadi. UK fans can tune it at 11 p.m. GMT. The Eagle FC social media accounts are expected to have highlights throughout the night.

Watch the Eagle FC 44 promo video here.

Eagle FC 44 will be headlined by the heavyweight showdown between Tyrone Spong and Serghei Kharitonov. Elsewhere on the card, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans makes his MMA return opposite Gabriel Checco, while former UFC bantamweights Ray Borg and Cody Gibson hook ‘em up at 135 pounds.

For the finalized Eagle FC 44 fight card and FLXcast lineup click here.

The Dana White Diss Track Is Here

The Dana White diss track is here.
Jake Paul released a music video about the “bald bitch” and his corporate greed, featuring a cameo from former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who also appeared in that goofy “Juice” vi…



The Dana White diss track is here.

Jake Paul released a music video about the “bald bitch” and his corporate greed, featuring a cameo from former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who also appeared in that goofy “Juice” video from Bhad Bhabie.

Never thought we’d top the Edward Scissorhands rap; but alas, here we are.

Paul also took aim at UFC fighters Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz, and Conor McGregor. For a guy who claims to be on the side of the fighters, “The Problem Child” — no stranger to combat sports — certainly made his share of enemies on the active roster.

What’s the end goal?

The 25 year-old Paul is hoping to disrupt the MMA industry and secure better pay (along with longterm healthcare) for current and future athletes. Whether or not his fame and social media reach can spark genuine change remains to be seen, but at least he’s enjoying the ride.

And the fruits of his labor.

White has responded to Paul in the past with shouty videos of his own, but I’m not sure he’ll take the bait this time around. Either way, you can bet the thirsty MMA media will ask for his reaction at the next UFC press conference.