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Chael Sonnen: Jon Jones will be back sooner than you may think

As it stands, MMA fans simply don't know when, if ever, they'll see stripped former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones compete in the Octagon, again. He faces felony hit-and-run charges, and has been indefinitely suspended from competition by the UFC. Furthermore, his manager has publicly said that he doesn't know if Jones will ever decide himself to fight, again. Former "Bones...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Guide To Rooting For UFC

The UFC is bigger than ever. For a sport that once featured matches pitting bad wrestlers against unknown boxers, UFC stars now blend the charisma of pro-wrestlers with the technicality of boxing. However, with ten weight classes and approximately 500 fighters on the active roster, finding a fighter to follow can seem overwhelming. Here are some tips to match your rooting personality...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman Makes Great Business Move In Chasing Jon Jones Superfight

The UFC middleweight division just isn’t the same without a dominant Anderson Silva. Reigning champion Chris Weidman (pictured), the man who brought Silva’s historic run to a screeching halt, offers the steak but very little sizzle.With a perfect 13-0 professional record and a gold belt wrapped around his waist, Weidman is the cream of the crop in the UFC’s middleweight class...
Via 5thRound.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Weidman: I won't leave UFC without fighting Jon Jones

Chris Weidman has solidified himself as one of UFC’s most dominant fighters by going undefeated in his 13 fights. But he won’t stop until he gets the chance to take on Jon “Bones” Jones. Weidman appeared on “The MMA Hour” on Monday, and he revealed why he’s so desperate to fight the former light-heavyweight champion. “It’s just because I’m a competitor,”...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman: I'm not leaving MMA without fighting Jon Jones

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has not been shy in letting the world know that he wants to fight fellow New Yorker and wrestler, stripped former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. On Monday Weidman truly put into perspective precisely how badly he wants to fight Jones, however. To be short - real bad. Weidman has already beaten some of the best fighters in MMA history...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Brown: I think Jon Jones could be heavyweight champion if he wanted

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may still be on an indefinite suspension pending a legal case that could see him face jail time, but none of that takes away from his standing as possibly the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the sport today. Jones was in the midst of one of the most incredible runs in UFC history before he was allegedly involved in a hit...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Teixeira & St. Preux following UFC Fight Night 73?

Former #1 contender Glover Teixeira (23-4) put Ovince St. Preux (18-7) in front of his friends, family and the rest of the mixed martial arts fans in the state he calls home in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night Nashville’ last night and he should be damn proud of it. St. Preux left everything he had in the cage on this night, putting a performance that earned him and Teixeira...
Via Fight Booth
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 UFC championship beat-downs of all time

This top five list was inspired by Ronda Rousey’s championship beatdown of Bethe Corriea.  This list focuses on championship fights that were completely one-sided.   5)  Jon “Bones” Jones vs. “Shogun” Rua Make the bad man stop! While Jones’ current fall from grace is just beginning because of all of his legal trouble, his ascension was nothing less then spectacular...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Winkeljohn: Fedor is an easy fight for Jon Jones or Andrei Arlovski

Last week, UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten said that he believes returning former champion Fedor Emelianenko should fight in the UFC, and that if he does, he'd have good chance at doing well against the best of the modern age. This included, according to Rutten, stripped former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. "El Guapo" said that Fedor's punching speed and power would be...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bas Rutten: Fedor Emelianenko could find a way to beat Jon Jones

New UFC Hall of Fame inductee and former world heavyweight champion Bas Rutten spent years covering Fedor Emelianenko as a Pride broadcaster. Now that the former Pride heavyweight champion has said he is returning to competition, Rutten hopes that the Russian legend decides to fight in the world's top MMA organization and make his UFC debut. "I always say this - if you're a fighter...
Via Fox Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighter on the Rise: Josh Samman

The UFC can be a hard and brutal place to make a living.  The pay is not great, most fighters only get one opportunity if they lose then, they’re done.  Josh Samman has taken his UFC opportunities and not only has he won them, he won in very exciting fashion.  It hasn’t been the easiest of roads for Samman either.  After multiple injuries, and the death of his girlfriend...
Via isportsweb.com
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Holly Holm: We all want great things for Jon Jones

When former boxing champion Holly Holm made her UFC debut back in February there was almost no chance she could possibly even hope to live up to the hype that was build up before her first fight. She was touted as the best striker the women's division has ever seen and maybe the biggest threat to bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey's title reign. Holm defeated Raquel Pennington, but...
Via Fox Sports
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Teammate says Jon Jones is in shape, humble, and training daily

Igor Araujo is a UFC welterweight and teammate of stripped former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones at New Mexico's Jackson/Winkeljohn gyn. Speaking to Guilherme Cruz, Araujo said that none of the team talks aloud about the embattled Jones' legal situation, but insists that "Bones" is doing all the right things inside the gym. "Nobody talks about it," he began. "I think he will...
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Still Training Every Day And Staying Positive Says Teammate

According to Igor Araujo, one of Jon Jones teammates at Jacksons MMA in Alberquerque, the former light-heavyweight champion is staying positive despite a court case relating to a hit-and-run incident earlier in the year still looming over him. “He trains every day,” Araujo told MMAfighting.com. “He’s always joking around and laughing. I spoke with him the other day and he’s...
Via Fight Of The Night
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones case still moving forward, prosecution awaiting further evidence

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is still awaiting word on his indictment from the Bernalillo County District Attorney after he allegedly caused an accident in April before fleeing the scene of the crime. Jones was arrested on April 28 after he was identified as the driver of a rented silver Buick SUV that ran a red light and smashed into two different cars leaving...
Via Fox Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jones' coach: 'I'm looking forward to Jon turning his life around'

Stripped former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has receded from public life since being charged with a hit-and-run felony in New Mexico. However, "Bones" has stayed close to his training family in Albuquerque. His striking coach Mike Winkeljohn recently told Submission Radio that he's encouraged by Jones' commitment to the team through this most recent ordeal. The fighter...
Via Fox Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones’ Manager: UFC Seemingly Mocking Light Heavyweight Title

Many pundits were baffled after UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday that Daniel Cormier would break in his brand new light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson. After all, Gustafsson has dropped two of his last three scraps and is just five months removed from a vicious first round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson. Never one to pull punches, First Round Management CEO...
Via 5thRound.com
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Video Footage, 911 Call Of Jon Jones’ Alleged Hit-And-Run Released

Things continue to look worse for Jon Jones. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely after he was arrested for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident in late April. Jones is currently facing a felony charge for fleeing the scene on foot after he allegedly ran a red light and hit a car that was being driven by a 25-year...
Via NESN.com
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Footage From Aftermath Of Jon Jones Hit-And-Run And 911 Call

Jon Jones allged hit-and-run incident in Alberqueque back in April is back in the news again as new extended police footage from the aftermath of the incident along with a 911 call has been released. The 911 caller happened to be on the phone giving a detailed description of the scene when she spotted a man, alleged to be Jones, suddenly getting out of his SUV and running away, vaulting...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Video released of Jon Jones hit-and-run incident

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones turned himself in to police after a hit-and-run incident that he was involved in April in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 911 call and video footage from the incident has been released by MMA Digest. The victim says she was driving through a green light while Jones allegedly ran a red light and hit her. The officers find condoms, Funyuns...
Via Sports-Glory
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Police release 911 call and video footage from Jon Jones' alleged hit-and-run accident

The 911 call and police body cam footage from the accident allegedly involving Jon Jones was released this week with more footage of the scene of the three car pile up, as well as the discovery of information that belonged to the former UFC champion. The accident occurred in Albuquerque, N.M. on Sunday, April 26 after a rented Buick SUV ran a red light and smashed into two other...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Video/audio from aftermath of Jon Jones’ car crash released

Video and audio from the aftermath of Jon Jones’ car crash in April have been released by the Albuquerque Police Department, and it provides visual and audio evidence of the incident that led to the arrest of the MMA star. The audio and video, which was obtained by MMA Digest, shows how badly all the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor: Jon Jones is a great champion but can't understand his choices

In the past two years, Conor McGregor has gone from top prospect to top draw as he became one of the biggest superstars on the entire UFC roster. Prior to his debut fight, McGregor was on social welfare and barely made enough money to pay rent much less afford finery like thousand dollar, custom made suits or ride around in cars that cost more than the average asking price of a home...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey's dream fight would be against Jon Jones

During a recent question and answer session with fans, presented by the Wall Street Journal, in Los Angeles, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was asked if there were any male UFC fighter that she'd want to fight, in a dream world. The Rowdy one had her answers ready, though she had different categories based on motivation. "Does size count? Could we just go from anybody's skills...
Via Fox Sports
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Jones Finally Makes A Good Decision

It would have been so easy for Jon Jones (pictured) to thumb out a tweet or issue an Instagram when Daniel Cormier put him on blast after capturing Jones’ vacant UFC light heavyweight title on Saturday. Cormier couldn’t have set his archenemy up any better to return fire. Numerous fans were sitting in front of their computers with their Twitter pages open expecting to hear...
Via 5thRound.com
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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