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Today in MMA history: Jon Jones batters 'Shogun' to become youngest champ in UFC history

If you want to tell the story of the time Jon Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history, you have to start with the dog. Its name was B.J., a seven-month-old German Shepard mix, and it was a somewhat recent acquisition for Jones when he showed up in Newark, N.J., for his crack at Mauricio Rua’s UFC light-heavyweight title on March 19, 2011. The kinds of places Jones was...
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Doping hearing for Jon Jones set for Feb. 27

Jon Jones just wants to plead his case. But now he’s officially got a date.“The former UFC light heavyweight champion will go before the California State Athletic Commission in Anaheim on Feb. 27 for a hearing regarding his positive steroid test taken a day prior to his rematch with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in July, according to the CSAC’s official agenda.”And here’s why.“Jones...
Via The Sports Post
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

Cormier unfazed by Jones’ polygraph test

Yesterday, news broke that former UFC champion Jon Jones had passed a polygraph test. But it doesn’t stop there. In fact, said test was an attempt to prove that Jones did not knowingly take a steroid ahead of UFC 214. That’s when he would square off against Daniel Cormier, of course.So on Thursday, when DC was asked about it, he wasted no time in shutting that all down.“Jon Jones...
Via The Sports Post
January 18, 2018  |  Discuss

Jon Jones: 'I would never do steroids, I put that on my children'

Jon Jones may be facing a lengthy suspension for failing a drug test but he insists he has not used steroids and seemed quite serious about it.After defeating Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 to regain the light heavyweight belt, news broke that Jones tested positive for the steroid Turinabol after his weigh-in the day the day before the fight. Despite the test results, Jones says he would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Frank Lester: Jon Jones positive steroid test is a setup

Jon Jones has once again been stripped of a UFC championship belt due to a positive drug test, and most of us are stunned he could be that careless. Fellow MMA fighter Frank Lester, who is teammates with Jones and trains with him, refuses to believe Jones is guilty.Lester wrote on Facebook Tuesday night that he believes Jones’ positive steroid test is a “straight set up.” He insists...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Old Jon Jones steroids tweet comes back to haunt him

A steroids-related tweet sent by Jon Jones prior to UFC 214 has gone viral following the UFC star's failed drug test.On Tuesday, news emerged that a sample taken from Jones prior to his fight against Daniel Cormier during last month’s UFC event tested positive for the steroid Turinabol. That makes a tweet Jones sent on July 21 incredibly ironic.Leading up to the fight, Jones posted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Jon Jones calls out Brock Lesnar after UFC 214 win

Jon “Bones” Jones knocked out Daniel Cormier in the third round of Saturday night’s fight at UFC 214, accomplishing that feat with a brutal kick to the head, a left cross and a flurry of elbows.Jones regained the title belt he once held — for the UFC’s light heavyweight division — and was classy in victory, giving Cormier credit for being the previous champion and holding the belt...
Via The Sports Daily
July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Jones KO’s Daniel Cormier with flurry of strikes

Jon “Bones” Jones is, once again, the UFC light heavyweight champion, after recapturing the belt he once held via defeating Daniel Cormier by knockout at UFC 214.Jones improved to 2-0 lifetime against Cormier — his rival — dominating the third round in a fight that was close during the first two stanzas.Bones stuck to a solid gameplan that included a lot of kicks throughout — most...
Via The Sports Daily
July 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Jon Jones talks some serious trash to Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier brought the trash talk once again.The UFC held its summer kickoff press conference on Friday to announce a big portion of its upcoming schedule. One fight they announced is that Jones and Cormier will (finally) meet in a rematch at UFC 214 in Anaheim on July 29.Jones defeated Cormier at UFC 182 in Jan. 2015 by unanimous decision. However, he was stripped...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Jon Jones rips Daniel Cormier after controversial UFC 210 weigh-in

Daniel Cormier’s hated rival, former champion Jon Jones, couldn’t resist the opportunity to rip the light heavyweight champion following his controversial weigh-in for UFC 210 on Friday.Cormier, who is defending his title on Saturday against Anthony Johnson in Buffalo, New York, initially weighed 1.2 pounds over the allowable limit the first time he stepped on the scale, but made...
Via The Sports Daily
April 07, 2017  |  Discuss

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