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Aug 1, 2017 5:57 am

Alexey Oleynik calls out Mark Hunt, Hunt shuts him down and calls out another opponent

On July 8, on the undercard of the anticipated UFC 213, Russian-Ukrainian heavyweight Alexey Oleynik built on the momentum of his dazzling, Ezekiel choke defeat of Viktor Pesta with a slick rear-naked choke defeat of former contender Travis Browne. With this impressive win, Oleynik set himself up for more big opportunities inside the heavyweight top-10,...

Jul 31, 2017 1:56 pm

Volkan Oezdemir calls out Alexander Gustafsson to crown ‘the real king of Europe’

Volkan Oezdemir has made a very clear statement to the UFC light heavyweight division with his last two impressive performances in the Octagon. Oezdemir holds a 15-1 professional MMA record and has only had three fights in the UFC, making his UFC debut against Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 104 back in February....

Jul 31, 2017 8:52 am

Referee Big John McCarthy responds to Daniel Cormier’s post-fight statement

Last Saturday, Daniel Cormier’s reign as UFC light heavyweight champion came to a crashing halt, as he was put down by a third-round head-kick dealt by his rival Jon Jones. Some 24 hours later, Cormier released a statement on his Instagram account, during which he congratulated Jones, and apologized to referee John McCarthy for initially...

Jul 31, 2017 6:29 am

VIDEO | Listen to Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s corners during the end of their fight

Corner audio of both teams during Jon Jones’ knockout over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 pic.twitter.com/ILqIQulqIx — UFC Insiders (@UFCInsiders) July 31, 2017 On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in sunny Anaheim, California with the stacked UFC 214. This unforgettable card was topped by a light heavyweight title grudge match between reigning champ Daniel...

Jul 31, 2017 6:02 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier hinted at Jon Jones’ head-kick knockout three years ago

Wow. Daniel Cormier eerily predicted the result of last night’s main event three years ago pic.twitter.com/FfFG6Vp1W3 — UFC Insiders (@UFCInsiders) July 31, 2017 On Saturday night, Daniel Cormier attempted to defend the UFC light heavyweight title against his fiercest rival and the only man he’s ever lost to, Jon Jones. While Cormier had some success...

Jul 30, 2017 4:30 pm

Jimi Manuwa issues statement after quick KO loss to Volkan Oezdemir

On Saturday night, in the first bout of the stacked UFC 214 main card, British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa stepped onto the canvas with rapidly rising Swiss contender Volkan Oezdemir. The winner of this fight, it seemed, would become the next man in line for the winner of Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones light heavyweight...

Jul 30, 2017 4:00 pm

After KO of Manuwa, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson praises Volkan Oezdemir: he made me look bad

Last night, in the first bout of the stacked UFC 214 main card, Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir stepped onto the canvas with British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in perceived light heavyweight number-one-contender fight. Though Oezdemir entered this fight as noteworthy underdog, he passed his test with flying colors, mauling his accomplished foe to a first-round knockout...

Jul 30, 2017 1:43 pm

VIDEO | Worrisome footage of a dazed Daniel Cormier after his knockout loss to Jon Jones

Last night, in the main event of the absolutely stacked UFC 214, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones finally stepped into the cage for their long-awaited rematch. Though Cormier started strong – arguably winning the early portions of the fight – he was cracked in the third by a monstrous...

Jul 30, 2017 9:57 am

Joe Rogan issues an apology for interviewing Daniel Cormier following his KO loss to Jon Jones

Jon Jones became the UFC’s undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world last night in Anaheim, defeating bitter rival Daniel Cormier via third-round knockout. Shortly after the conclusion of the fight, UFC commentator Joe Rogan decided to interview a very emotional former champion Daniel Cormier, who had just been knocked out minutes prior. Check out...

Jul 29, 2017 12:12 am

Daniel Cormier fires back at Arthur Jones

Friday afternoon prior to the UFC 214 ceremonial weigh-ins, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s team was involved in a verbal spat with Arthur Jones, the eldest brother of former light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones. Arthur Jones recalled the situation to MMAFighting, saying: “They were like, ‘The real champ’ and all this other bullshit,” Arthur...

Jul 28, 2017 11:59 pm

Daniel Cormier’s team and Arthur Jones get into verbal spat

Friday morning during the UFC 214 early weigh-ins, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s team was involved in a bit of a verbal spat with former light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones’ brother, Arthur Jones. Arthur, the eldest Jones brother, is a star in his own right. An NFL Defensive tackle standing at 6’3 and 320...

Jul 28, 2017 2:50 pm

Jon Jones gives his pick in Mayweather vs McGregor fight and reasons why

There is no doubt that the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight will be one of the biggest and perhaps the richest fight in combat sports history. With two superstars colliding in the boxing ring that are coming from two different sports, the masses of die-hard fans, as well as casual ones getting caught up...

Jul 28, 2017 1:07 pm

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier narrate their media day staredown

Thursday afternoon at the UFC 214 media day, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones came face to face for yet another heated staredown ahead of their scrap on Saturday. Jon Jones, in an effort to make a statement about the physique of Cormier, hit the stage shirtless...

Jul 28, 2017 9:58 am

Jimi Manuwa gives rather one-sided prediction for Jon ones vs. Daniel Cormier

Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 214, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will step into the Octagon with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch several years in the making. Ahead of the fight, the MMA community is torn in regards to their predictions for the fight. While...

Jul 28, 2017 1:31 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones regional highlight reel of terror

🙏 Before Jon Jones was a #UFC #champion–or challenger–he obliterated the regional pro #MMA scene. #UFC214 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/w5RnPg33az — Hunter Alek Homistek (@HunterAHomistek) July 27, 2017 Prior to UFC 214 this weekend, take a look back at former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ brutal regional highlight reel, as you can see footage from countless Jones...

Jul 28, 2017 1:15 am

Daniel Cormier gives ultimate ‘f**k you’ scenario for Jon Jones rematch

This Saturday at UFC 214, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch with his nemesis Jon Jones. The fight will not only determine the undisputed light heavyweight champion, but will also see Jones return to the Octagon for the first time since his UFC 200 suspension...

Jul 27, 2017 11:31 am

Volkan Oezdemir: I’m going to knock Jimi Manuwa out in the first round

This weekend, in the opening bout of the UFC 214 main card, Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir will collide with British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa in what is widely perceived as a light heavyweight number one contender. Earlier this week, Oezdemir took time out of his busy fight week for an interview with BJ Penn Radio....

Jul 27, 2017 11:07 am

Daniel Cormier 100% confident Jon Jones was using PEDs in first fight

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is currently gearing up for his highly anticipated UFC 214 main event showdown with Jon Jones this weekend where the pair will fight for the undisputed light heavyweight title two years after the pair’s first meeting at UFC 182, where Jones captured a rather one-sided unanimous decision. Ahead of...

Jul 27, 2017 7:30 am

Jon Jones has no love for Dana White: “I haven’t answered any of his calls”

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 214, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will attempt to reclaim his title from the current champion and his arch rival Daniel Cormier. In the buildup to this fight, much has been made of Jones’ last-minute withdrawal from July 2016’s UFC 200, when he was last...

Jul 27, 2017 6:38 am

Tonya Evinger on Cyborg bout: “I’m not sure who they hate more, me or her”

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in sun-soaked Anaheim, California with UFC 214. The card stands out as the biggest of the year thus far, thanks in large part to the three title fights that top the bill. The biggest of these title fights, and the card’s main event, will occur at light heavyweight,...

Jul 26, 2017 6:56 am

Jimi Manuwa reaffirms that boxing match with David Haye is in the works for early 2018

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 214, England’s Jimi Manuwa will battle Volkan Oezdemir in what could well be a light heavyweight number one contender fight. From the sounds of it, however, a title shot isn’t the only big opportunity on Manuwa’s horizon. Speaking to BT Sport, Manuwa recently reiterated that his desired...

Jul 26, 2017 6:26 am

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier actually have some nice things to say about each other

Reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones don’t like each other. That’s as clear today, when we’re days out from their blockbuster UFC 214 rematch, as it has been for the last three years. The two rivals are constantly berating each other in interviews and on social media, and they’re...

Jul 26, 2017 5:19 am

Brock Lesnar responds to Jon Jones’ recent comments

Earlier this week, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones generated headlines by expressing interest in a hypothetical showdown with former heavyweight champion and current WWE star Brock Lesnar. “I would love to fight Brock Lesnar,” Jones during a live Facebook Q&A in the buildup to his Saturday night showdown with reigning light heavyweight champ...

Jul 25, 2017 2:28 pm

PHOTO | Jon Jones mocks Daniel Cormier’s hairline with latest stunt

Ahead of their highly anticipated showdown this Saturday at UFC 214, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn’t holding back when it comes to the mental warfare. With less than a week to go until the fight, Jones had his barber momentarily cut his hair to resemble the receding hairline of UFC light heavyweight...

Jul 25, 2017 6:57 am

Jon Jones says Anderson Silva called him, talked trash about Daniel Cormier

Not long ago, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones Tweeted that he had received a surprise phone call from middleweight legend Anderson Silva. During yesterday’s UFC 214 conference call, Jones elaborated that Silva’s call surrounded Jones’ UFC 214 title fight with Daniel Cormier. Apparently, Silva wanted to assure the former champ that Cormier has...