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Jul 29, 2014 4:11 pm

Daniel Cormier Plans To Train With Anderson Silva And Lyoto Machida For Jones

UFC light heavyweight title challenger Daniel Cormier will face the toughest challenge of his career when he faces Jon Jones at UFC 178 for the light heavyweight strap. To prepare for the bout, Cormier is looking to bring in some elite level fighters to help him train, including Phil Davis, Cyrille Diabate, Anderson Silva, and...

Jul 29, 2014 8:08 am

QUICK TWITT: Jones Accepts Cormier’s Challenge To Target Injured Knee

Yesterday UFC light heavyweight title challenger Daniel Cormier invited champion Jon Jones to target his injured LCL in their bout at UFC 178 in September. Cormier told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that he would be disappointed in Jones didn’t target his injured knee. Jones responded via Twitter saying:

Jul 28, 2014 4:00 pm

Evans Won’t Fight Johnson, Doesn’t Want To Make The Same Mistake As With Jones

Former UFC champion Rashad Evans doesn’t want to make the same mistake twice, and so he wont fight teammate Anthony Johnson. Rashad spoke about a return to the Octagon in early 2015 after recovering from ACL surgery. He spoke with Ariel Helwani: “The knee is coming along pretty well. I just didn’t want to put...

Jul 22, 2014 7:20 pm

Jones vs. Gustafsson II To Take Place At MGM Grand In Vegas

UFC President Dana White said in an official statement today made by the UFC that the rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178 on September 27th will in fact take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This news comes some time after the UFC announced the event would be held in...


Jul 21, 2014 8:32 pm

Lil Nog Calls For Title Fight With Jones After Defeating Johnson

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is looking for a fight against Jon Jones for the light heavyweight belt after defeating Anthony Johnson this Saturday at UFC on Fox 12. Minotouro spoke with Combate.com about the bout saying: “This fight is a big challenge to I getting where I want, which is fighting for the belt. It comes...

Jun 22, 2014 3:20 pm

Jones: ‘Chael Almost Gained My Favor In Handling Of Failed Drug Test’

“I watched him on UFC Tonight. I thought he handled it very responsibly. I really admired him being vulnerable and telling the world about the situation with his wife and things like that. I’ve been very vocal about not respecting steroid users and guys who cheat. But Chael almost gained an exception with the way...

Jun 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Jones Refusing To Fight Gustafsson In Sweden

Jon Jones joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour tonight to talk about his upcoming fight with Alexander Gustafsson, and why he is refusing to fight in Gustafsson’s native country of Sweden. “It won’t be Sweden. No chance,” Jones said. “I have no reason to. I’m the champ and he’s the challenger, I don’t find...

Jun 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Jones On Gustafsson Rematch: UFC Tried ‘Bullying Technique’

Jon Jones joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his upcoming rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, as well as how he didn’t like the way the UFC got him to accept contract for a rematch. “I just kind of identified it with being a like strong-arm technique on their part, trying to get fans...

Jun 9, 2014 3:29 pm

Manager: Jones Isn’t Turning Heel, He’s Maturing

Jon Jones’ longtime manager Malki Kawa joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour today to talk about Jon Jones, who he believes isn’t turning heel, but is maturing rather. Check out the full quote below. “I don’t know if this is him turning heel, I think what’s going on with Jon is that he’s maturing....

Jun 6, 2014 12:44 pm

Cormier To Focus On Knee And Eating Good Following Jones vs. Gustafsson Booking

“Just got word Jones is fighting Gustafson again in September. So I will enjoy this brownie, spend some time with my family and get my knee fixed. It’ll all work out. We will be the champion.” In a recent posting to his Instagram, Daniel Cormier reacted to news that Jon Jones would be fighting Alexander...

Jun 5, 2014 8:34 pm

Jones Relents, Signs To Fight Gustafsson In September

After a very public back-and-forth between himself and the UFC, light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has signed on the dotted line and will face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch for the UFC’s 205-pound belt. In a statement through UFC.com, Jon Jones explained: “There was never an issue with a contract. I was traveling and finally got...

Jun 5, 2014 5:34 am

Courage No Issue For Jones Says Coach Jackson

“Everybody is looking for a chink in his armor and they are desperate for it. They are desperate, like, ‘Please let us find something wrong with the guy.’ I’ve never heard him say, ‘I’ll never fight Gustafsson again. I’m scared.’ I’ve never seen that from him at all. I don’t really think courage is a...

Jun 5, 2014 5:10 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Jones Should Do What’s Right, Fight Gustafsson’

Last night, on UFC Tonight, Chael P. Sonnen gave his take on the UFC’s complicated light-heavyweight title picture. Chael praised his former opponent in Jones, calling him the ‘baddest dude on the planet’. But the ‘UFC Tonight’ host also put up a call-to-action, saying Jon should take the Gustafsson fight. Check it: “You can call...

Jun 4, 2014 12:43 pm

White Rejects Jones vs. Cormier – Insists Jon Fights Gustafsson

“Gustafsson’s next in line. Even Cormier said, ‘Listen, I hope this whole things works out for me and I get the shot, but even I believe that Gustafsson deserves the next shot.’ [Gustafsson is] the No. 1 contender, he’s waited for this rematch and [Cormier] even agrees. It’s just one of those things that sucks,...

Jun 3, 2014 2:51 pm

Gustafsson To Jones: Be A Man

Alexander Gustafsson took to Facebook yet again to call out Jon Jones, who refuses to sign the contract to fight The Mauler. Check out the post below. Post by Alexander Gustafsson.

Jun 3, 2014 9:35 am

Cormier on Jones vs. Gustafsson: Jones Doesn’t Want To Go There Again

The triangle between lightheavyweight champion Jon Jones, #1 contender Alexander Gustafsson, and #2 ranked Daniel Cormier continues. This time with Daniel Cormier giving his take on why Jones is refusing to fight Alexander Gustafsson again. DC spoke to Yahoo Sports Kevin Iole to give his opinion on why Jones is holding out on signing the...

Jun 3, 2014 9:06 am

Jones vs. Gustafsson EA Sports UFC Demo Gameplay

The Demo for EA Sports UFC came out today, and it looks awesome. Watch for yourself below. EA Sports UFC is set to release on June 17th, however if players pre-order the game they will have ‘The Dragon’ Bruce Lee as a playable character.

Jun 3, 2014 4:58 am

Greg Jackson on Jones vs. Gustafsson II: Let’s do it

Jon Jones trainer Greg Jackson spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about a Jones vs. Gustafsson rematch. By now it’s no secret that Jones does not want to fight Gustafsson, however Jones’ trainer Greg Jackson says: “Let’s do it” “Yeah, let’s do it. As long as you get here in enough time for...

Jun 2, 2014 8:33 am

Velasquez: Jones has a lot to do at 205

Back in November lightheavyweight kingpin Jon Jones told mmajunkie.com that he had his sighs set on a superfight with heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez. Velasquez caught up with MMAJunkie to talk about a potential matchup between himself and Bones. “He has a lot of work to do in his division right now. He had Glover (Teixeira),...

May 30, 2014 5:29 am

Gustafsson to Jones: “Stop Delaying”

By Evan Stoumbelis Lightheavyweight #1 contender Alexander Gustafsson had some stern words for Jon Jones via Facebook today. Jones apparently has yet to sign the contract to face Gustafsson, and after 4-days of waiting, “The Mauler” has had enough. Post by Alexander Gustafsson. Gustafsson vs. Jones II is anticipated to take place at UFC 177...

May 26, 2014 5:03 am

White: Jones In Contract Negotiations, Gustafsson Bout Not A Done Deal

Last weekend rumors were swirling about a possible Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight planned for August 30. During the UFC 173 post-fight press conference UFC President Dana White confirmed that they got Alexander Gustafsson under a new contract and he signed a bout agreement to fight Jon Jones on August 30th. “We didn’t announce...

May 15, 2014 9:52 am

Bas Rutten Responds To Dirty Jones Chatter

“Wow, some people don’t listen to what I say, they just ‘assume.’ This is what I meant and you can get that from what I said on Inside MMA. Jon Jones knows exactly what he’s doing when he fights, that’s why he is such a great fighter. He is calculated and totally aware of what...

May 14, 2014 6:25 pm

Gay Male In The UFC? Benavidez Says ‘Cool’, Jones Unsure

There are currently gay fighters within the UFC’s ranks. The only open ones however, happen to be female. In a recent polling by FOX Sports, a few notable UFC fighters were asked about the subject and the responses may surprise you. Joseph Benavidez “Why not? It would be cool to see a gay guy just...

May 9, 2014 8:55 am

Ratings Report: Jones, Rousey Receiving Surprisingly Lower PPV Numbers in 2014

The UFC is filled with big stars and talented fighters. For two decades, the organization has featured the best in the business and introduced hundreds of talented mixed martial artists to the general public. Within those two decades, a hand full of huge names have stuck with the masses, and those names almost insured huge...

May 7, 2014 7:49 pm

Retired Lytle in Talks to Box Roy Jones Jr.

First, there was Anderson Silva. Then came Rampage Jackson. Now it appears the retired Chris Lytle is latest UFC veteran to be rumored to a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. According to a report on Wednesday’s new episode of “UFC Tonight,” Lytle is in negotiations to compete with Jones Jr. at 175 pounds. The...

May 5, 2014 10:27 am

Dana White: Fans Overreacting To Jones Eye Pokes

“I mean, people are always going to go overboard with Jon Jones because they don’t like him. “It’s not just taller fighters. Jones has that range and he can do it, but lots of guys do it because that’s how you block punches. So you keep your hands open and you slap punches down. Then...