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Although there isn’t really much of a formula these days for deciding who gets title shots in the UFC, the promotion is in a somewhat strange place where there is a clear-cut number one contender in almost every division.

Jon Jones Defends Title Against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165

Their request is the UFC’s command. Light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) will defend his throne against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Toronto. The promotion confirmed the September 21 shootout Thursday afternoon. Air Canada Centre will host the festivities. The 205-pounders have been exchanging pleasantries on Twitter for the last several weeks. Gustafsson kicked things...

Anderson Silva Is My New Favorite Soccer Player

In the spirit of yesterday’s video of Ronda Rousey magically appearing to armbar the Best Buy Geek Squad comes O sonho de Anderson Silva (“The Dream Of Anderson Silva”).In it, Silva dreams that he is (more or less) playing a game of Beercup on an international level, improving the game of pro soccer by adding rear naked chokes, jumping kicks to the chest and score changes via...

Alexander Gustafsson Facing Long Odds Against Jon Jones at UFC 165

The good news for Alexander Gustafsson (pictured), he finally landed the title shot he has been clamoring for. The bad news for “The Mauler,” the Gambling Gods expect reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones to maul him at UFC 165. Although their scrap was just announced yesterday, it didn’t take long for the powers that be to come up with a betting line. Jones is an early...

UFC Champs Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre Eye October Returns

For those of you hoping UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones (pictured) and reigning welterweight king Georges St-Pierre would make quick returns to the Octagon, sorry. On this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight,” reporter Ariel Helwani claimed both champions are eyeing October comebacks. Jones is slowed by the dislocated left toe he suffered in April’s trouncing...

Jones vs Gustafsson Official For UFC 165 In Toronto

It had been hinted that this fight would happen and at his UFC 161 pre fight scrum Dana White announced that Jones and Gustafsson would fight September 21st in Toronto, Canada at UFC 165.  This is the fight people wanted to see rather than Jones rematching Machida after the performance he put on against Henderson in his last fight.  One thing about the UFC is they always put on...

Jones Versus Gustafsson Booked For September

The UFC announced yesterday that Jon Jones will be defending his belt against Alexander Gustafsson in Toronto on September 21st at UFC 165. Jones was originally thought to be facing Lyoto Machida at a date yet to be set, but this is by far a more interesting match. Fun fact thanks to, despite being [...]

All American vs. The Spider

When recent rumors swirled that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva had suffered a rib injury that could have potentially forced him to withdraw from UFC 162, the mixed martial arts (MMA) community took a collective, and fearful, gasp. Chris Weidman, meanwhile, felt the need to put himself temporarily out of MMA misery. That’s because “All...

‘UFC 163: Aldo vs Pettis’ Official Event Poster

Featherweight king Jose Aldo says Anthony Pettis cut the 145-pound line. Nonetheless, the scrap’s happening. You know how we know? The official event poster for UFC 163 has both of their mugs plastered on it. The two collide August 3 inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so Aldo will be enjoying home cage advantage. A light heavyweight affair between former champ Lyoto Machida...

Glover Teixeira’s Coach Talks Him And Jon Jones

John Hackleman has always been known as Chuck Liddell’s long time trainer and now he has a new star in the light heavyweight division.  Here is what The Pit owner had to say about Glover Teixeira and a possible future match up with champion Jon Jones. “I think Jon Jones is great. I think anyone’s beatable. A couple of people have come close, maybe if that armbar was a little...

Anderson Silva In No Mood to Fight Chris Weidman

Anderson Silva tells Steven Seagal what he’s worried about, and Seagal offers his help. Big thanks to Jamie Carter for his sound design. Side note: Anderson’s “soccer” quote in this video is an exact line, word for word, from the UFC 148 countdown show. Anderson Silva The Musician The Legend Of Steven Seagal Grows

Chael Sonnen Admits To Knowing Hendo Was Hurt Prior To Calling Out Jones At UFC 151

Back before UFC 151 Chael Sonnen started calling out light heavyweight champ Jon Jones a few weeks before his good friend and Team Quest teammate Dan Henderson had to pullout of the fight with an injury.  The timing was suspicious to say the least and most people thought that Sonnen had knowledge of Henderson’s injury making his willingness to step up on six days to fight one...

Chael Sonnen admits he and Dan Henderson set up Jon Jones

Chael Sonnen made a huge admission over the weekend that should change the way fans view the disastrous UFC 151 fight card. You may recall that UFC 151 was supposed to be headlined by Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson on Sept. 1, 2012. Henderson pulled out of the fight because of a knee injury, and [...]

UFC 161

Can Rashad Evans find the fire he’s been looking for? Will Dan Henderson get back on track towards a title shot opportunity with Jon Jones? I answer these questions and more with my predictions for Saturday’s fights. What: UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson Where: The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada When: Saturday, the two-fight Facebook card starts at 7 p.m. ET, the four-fight...
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