Bones to Pick with Black Fedor

Last week Alexander Gustafsson was forced to withdraw from his September 27 title bout against light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Fighting in his stead will be the undefeated Daniel Cormier. The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner is coming off his demolition of decorated MMA veteran Dan Henderson. Cormier was rightfully in line to face the winner of the Jones–Gustafsson...
Via The Sports Post
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier Wants Anderson Silva & Lyoto Machida as UFC 178 Training Partners

Daniel Cormier has been waiting for this title shot for quite some time and he’s going all out to ensure that he’s prepared to fight the world’s #1 P4P fighter Jon Jones. Cormier has reached out to some notable names for his training camp. “I’ve got some friends and they put me in contact with some of the guys down in southern California, with Anderson Silva and Lyoto...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones: I like his heel persona

Jon Jones has engaged in a trash talking game with Daniel Cormier leading up to their Sept. 27 fight, which is something unusual for the champ. Jones doesn’t typically talk before a fight, instead leaving most of that to his opponents (think Chael Sonnen). Cormier thinks that’s a sign that the champ is a little […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bo Dallas Tells A Funny Yokozuna Story + CM Punk/MMA Hour

Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer – CM Punk was on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani today. He made it pretty clear he wasn’t going to talk about WWE. He talked about going to UFC 178, said that he liked Conor McGregor but that he’d have rooted for Cole Miller, who is his friend, had Miller not gotten injured. He told Daniel Cormier that he is spiritually in his corner...
Via WZR Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible Match and Segments for Tonight's WWE RAW, CM Punk Appears on The MMA Hour

- CM Punk appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani today and made it clear it wasn't going to talk about WWE. Punk appears around the 45 minute mark in the video at this link, discussing UFC 178 and talking to Daniel Cormier. - As of yesterday, Chris Jericho vs. Luke Harper and a MizTV segment with Bo Dallas was scheduled for tonight's WWE RAW from Houston. There is also...
Via Ring Side News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones responds to Daniel Cormier: ‘Oh shut up please’

The beef between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones is real. Cormier was serving as an analyst for UFC on FOX 12 Saturday and talked about his upcoming fight with Jones. Cormier tooted his own horn, boasting about how he could beat Bones. “I tell you fans: I have the skill, I have the confidence, I […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson Needs Knee Surgery, Likes Jones Over Cormier

The week didn’t quite go how UFC light heavyweight top contender Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) had envisioned, but it could have been much worse. Gustafsson tore the meniscus in his right knee earlier this week during a sparring session, which cost him a rematch against reigning 205-pound king Jon Jones. “I’m disappointed I can’t fight, but this is not the end, it’s...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 178: Out Gustafsson in Cormier

Undefeated Daniel Cormier (left) and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones(right) And just when you thought you were going to see the biggest rematch in the UFC this year, the MMA gods had bigger plans in store for you. They laughed at your wanting and wishing, they scoffed at your feeling of entitlement and they crushed your dreams of an encore. But don’t worry my fans and friends...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen in Front of NSAC, UFC on Fox Preview

Brian and Steve are back for the MMA podcast as they talk about Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen going in front of the NSAC, Sonnen getting suspended with Belfort now facing Chris Weidman at UFC 181 on December 6th, Jon Jones now facing Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight championship in September, Conor McGregor’s win and his next fight which has been announced, Gina Carano...
Via Between The Ropes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier Reacts To His Unexpected Title Shot Against Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier appeared on the latest edition of ‘Inside The Octagon’ to give his first reaction to the unexpected news that he’ll be fighting Jon Jones for the light-heavyweight title at UFC 178 in September after Alexander Gustafsson pulled out due to a knee injury. Cormier says that ideally he’d have liked to have a full three month training camp in preparation for a title...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The build to the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight will be awesome

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was supposed to defend his title against Alexander Gustafsson on September 27th in a rematch of their incredible fight from last year. But Gustafsson was forced to pull out of the fight due to a knee injury, and undefeated former US Olympian Daniel Cormier has stepped up to replace him in the fight against Jones. And while the actual fight...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones’ 6 Year Old Daughter Trash Talks Daniel Cormier In Preparation For Fight

Daniel Cormier has been itching to fight UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones but he probably never expected a fight quite like this. Cormier recently called out Jones, saying, “I’m the kid at the wrestling tournament that is always in your bracket. No matter where you go boy, I’m coming,” and as luck would have it, Jones next scheduled opponent had to bow out of the match...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustafsson Out, Cormier in against Jones at UFC 178

Extra, extra, read all about it. Alexander Gustafsson is out of his title fight rematch against Jon Jones, and Daniel Cormier will step in as his replacement on September 27th in Las Vegas. It’s a shame that Gustafsson is injured and will miss out on his opportunity for the time being. However, this new match up presents a plethora of possibilities. I never want to hear about...
Via In The Neutral Zone
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Cormier looking to capitalize on career changing opportunity

After Alexander Gustafsson unexpectedly gave light heavyweight champ Jon Jones a serious run for his money in their first meeting last September, news of a rematch made sense, and fight fans everywhere began buzzing with anticipation ahead of the second installment. But on Wednesday, it was announced that Gustafsson would be forced to withdraw from his second shot at Jones due to...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustafsson Out; Cormier To Fight Jones At UFC 178

Las Vegas – No. 1 light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has suffered a knee injury that has forced him to withdraw from his UFC 178 bout with champion Jon Jones. As a result, No. 2 contender Daniel Cormier will challenge Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Undefeated at 15-0 in his pro career...
Via BadCulture
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gus out: DC vs Jones at UFC 178 for 205lbs Title

  Daniel Cormier on when he found out about the Jon Jones title fight: “I got on the scale at 6:45 AM this morning because I had six donuts yesterday. Right then I got a text from Lorenzo Fertitta. I thought, ‘This can’t be good.’ Lorenzo offered me the fight. I got with my coaches we all agreed to […]
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones calls Daniel Cormier ‘fresh meat’ over Twitter

Daniel Cormier is finally getting his wish and will have a shot to fight Jon Jones at the main event at UFC 178 in Las Vegas on Sept. 27, and the trash talk has already begun for the two. Alexander Gustafsson was originally scheduled to face Jones in a rematch of their fight at UFC […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones Opens As Slight Favourite Over Cormier

It was announced early this evening that Alexander Gustafsson is out of his rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 178, and instead the main event will be a Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier grudge match (which I’m way more pumped for than the original main event).  The bookies have made the incumbent a slight favourite over DC: […]
Via MMA Manifesto
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustafsson Out, Cormier In at UFC 178

MMA fans around the world and most particular in Sweden were dealt a big hit when news broke Wednesday night that light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson was forced to pull out of his scheduled rematch against Jon Jones. The UFC is reporting that Gustafsson had suffered an injury while training and that he will not be ready in time for UFC 178 which is scheduled to take...
Via Overtime
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones to Daniel Cormier: “I Hope You’re Ready to Come to Daddy”

Aaand we’re off! The UFC just announced that it will be Daniel Cormier facing light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones in September in the place of the injured Alexander Gustafsson and it didn’t take long for the mind games to begin. Daniel Cormier got a Twitter private message from Jon Jones saying, "I hope you're ready to come to daddy." — RJ Clifford (@RJcliffordMMA...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustafsson Out; Jones Vs Cormier Headlines UFC 178

The eagerly awaited light-heavyweight title rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will have to wait as word emerges that the Swedish challenger has picked up an undisclosed injury and has had to withdraw from the UFC 178 event on September 27th. It’s a big blow for the UFC as this looked set to be the biggest fight of the year, but they have ensured that fans will...
Via Fight Of The Night
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gustavson Out vs Jones, Insert Cormier

The long awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, and his toughest opponent yet, Alexander Gustafsson, will need to wait for another day. That fight was the headliner for UFC 178 on September 27 in Las Vegas, NV. However it was announced by Team Stream today that Gustavvson is forced to pull out of the fight after sustaining a training injury. He is to be...
Via Ring Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones VS Gustafsson 2 Postponed, Daniel Cormier Gets Fight

Well UFC president Dana White just dropped this bomb moments ago on the company’s official website. The long-awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, scheduled for UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27, has been postponed after the Swede suffered an injury in training this week. Although there are scores of hungry challengers waiting...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former UFC Champion Interested In Going To WWE?

When you talk to UFC fighters, a lot of them state their love for WWE. The only guys to compete in the UFC and WWE are former UFC champions Brock Lesnar and Ken Shamrock. Can we see another former champion leaving the UFC and head to the WWE? Dave Meltzer in his weekly Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription only) stated that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans...
Via Between The Ropes
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine UFC bouts that need to happen

Image Credit – MMAWeekly Sometimes the UFC reads our minds and puts together great scraps. But sometimes they completely miss the boat on a sick fight. I have compiled a list of fights that need to happen at each weight class that I hope will come together: • After a big win, John Dodson was fired up and ready for another title shot. He has actually a few options seeing as that...
Via Fight Booth
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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