3433 Search Results for jon jones

Oct 5, 2017 9:44 am

Volkan Oezdemir explains why the fans chose him for title shot over Alexander Gustafsson

When Jon Jones failed a UFC 214 drug test, and the light heavyweight strap was returned to Daniel Cormier, the question of the next light heavyweight title challenger seemed to come down to two men: Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir. In an effort to pick the next challenger for his reinstated title, Cormier...

Oct 2, 2017 12:56 pm

Breaking | Anthony Johnson is meeting with UFC to discuss heavyweight return

Shortly after his UFC 210 disappointing loss to UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, long-time light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his decision to retire from mixed martial arts. Though he did leave the door open for a potential heavyweight showdown with Jon Jones sometime down the road, it really did sound like “Rumble” had...

Oct 2, 2017 12:05 pm

Volkan Oezdemir makes his prediction for fight with Daniel Cormier

Shortly after it was announced that Jon Jones had failed a drug test in the lead up to his UFC 214 defeat of Daniel Cormier, the fight was ruled a no contest, and Cormier was reinstated as the UFC light heavyweight champion. From there, Cormier took a few days to process this hectic turn of...

Sep 28, 2017 3:27 pm

Volkan Oezdemir Accepts Daniel Cormier’s Challenge for the Next Title Shot

The power of the fans may have proven to be even more influential than they ever thought before. Just earlier today, Daniel Cormier addressed Twitter about their results when he asked who he should fight next. ‘No Time’ Volkan Oezdemir beat out light heavyweight number one contender Alexander Gustafsson as the fighter they want to...

Sep 27, 2017 2:01 pm

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier says he is back to training at AKA

Come on @lukerockhold all I want is to train man. Come on champ!!! A post shared by Daniel "DC" Cormier (@dc_mma) on Sep 27, 2017 at 12:18pm PDT With the ups and downs that Daniel Cormier has gone through in the recent months, the recently reinstated UFC light heavyweight champion is back in training. After...

Sep 27, 2017 8:07 am

Despite recent skid, Rashad Evans will not be retiring

Back in 2008, when he held the UFC light heavyweight title, Rashad Evans was considered the best light heavyweight fighter on the planet. Even after he lost that title, succumbing to punches dealt by the surging Lyoto Machida, he was still regarded as one of the division’s very best. Unfortunately, Evans eventually began to decline....

Sep 26, 2017 2:43 pm

Daniel Cormier Threatens Frank Mir on Twitter

Daniel Cormier is taking a break after a roller coaster ride of chaos after losing to Jon Jones at UFC 214, then getting back his UFC light heavyweight title only a little while later. He’s going to take a much-needed rest for at least six months, before coming back to defend his belt against Alexander...

Sep 24, 2017 9:23 am

Tyron Woodley is not a fan of the UFC’s pound-for-pound list

The UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings list is always changing. When Jon Jones was ejected from the list after his latest USADA-bust, the rankings endured another tectonic shift, and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley isn’t impressed with the way they ended up. At present, the UFC’s pound-for-pound list has flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson at number...

Sep 22, 2017 1:58 pm

VIDEO | 4 examples of brilliant fight strategies that paid off

Fight strategy and game plans are just one of the keys to success when you’re competing at the highest level. From capitalizing on your opponents weaknesses and tendencies, going in with a game plan can help fighters achieve the results they are aiming for. In this video breakdown from Fight Focus, we have four examples...

Sep 22, 2017 11:02 am

Daniel Cormier Willing to Give Volkan Oezdemir a Title Shot

After all Daniel Cormier has been through, he needs a break. He suffered a devastating loss to Jon Jones back at UFC 214, then had to go through another controversy involving his opponent, once again going through a roller coaster of ups and downs. However, after being re-crowned as the new/old UFC light heavyweight champion,...

Sep 22, 2017 9:26 am

Gokhan Saki Declares Henrique da Silva Won’t Make It Out of the First Round

With Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua off the UFC Japan card, there’s not many big match-ups beside the criminally underrated fight between Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade. Another fight that has slipped under the radar, is the UFC debut of K-1 and Glory kickboxing veteran, Gokhan Saki. After his opponent Henrique da Silva made a bold claim...

Sep 19, 2017 2:26 pm

USADA and UFC May Try to Implement New GPS Tracking for Fighters

From time to time, the UFC sends out surveys to their athletes to get their opinion on certain things that the organization may have in the pipeline. An interesting question just caught UFC fighter Sean Strickland’s attention. A photo from Strickland’s Twitter account was posted, saying that USADA is considering a new tracking app that would...

Sep 18, 2017 1:11 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold says one issue is holding him back from moving up to light heavyweight

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is coming off an impressive victory that place over the weekend. Rockhold was featured in the main event of UFC Fight Night 116 against former WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight champion David Branch. Rockhold earned a second-round TKO with Branch submitting to powerful strikes. Rockhold held a dominant position...

Sep 16, 2017 8:45 am

Daniel Cormier Shares His Conflicted Feelings as a Reinstated Champion

After losing his title to Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier was unfortunately dragged through another situation involving his opponent being flagged for an anti-doping violation. The title was removed from his waist, placed on Jones’, now it’s been taken away and given right back. When he became champion by beating Anthony Johnson, some fans didn’t accept...

Sep 16, 2017 8:02 am

Jimi Manuwa and David Haye Agree to Fight at the Beginning of Next Year

For all of you who thought Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was just a one-off thing, you may be wrong. As with many other things, McGregor seemingly has opened up the floodgates when it comes to MMA fighters crossing over to MMA. Jimi Manuwa has been talking about a possible match-up with heavyweight boxer and...

Sep 14, 2017 7:23 am

Updated UFC rankings reflect chaos at light heavyweight

Earlier this week, we learned that Jon Jones’ B sample confirmed that he had indeed ingested the banned substance Turinabol in advance of his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier. Yesterday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jones’ UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier, rendering it a no contest. With this...

Sep 13, 2017 5:47 pm

BREAKING | Daniel Cormier is Once Again the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

The Jon Jones roller coaster has finally made one of its biggest loopty-loops, but after this they’ll be much more to come. Earlier today, the B sample of Jones’ came back positive for Turinabol, concluding that there was no error in the first sample. The MMA world has been waiting with bated breath ever since...

Sep 13, 2017 3:46 pm

BJPENN.COM RADIO Ep. 49 // Mike Perry | Colby Covington

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show tonight we are joined the always entertaining “Platinum” Mike Perry. As UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh is just days away, we caught up with the welterweight slugger earlier in the week to preview his fight...

Sep 13, 2017 1:55 pm

Mike Perry Already Has a New Opponent for UFC Pittsburgh

Just a couple of hours ago, it was announced that Thiago Alves wasn’t going to make it to UFC Pittsburgh to fight Mike Perry due to undisclosed reasons. Along with the recent Jon Jones and Jesse Taylor news today, a co-main event falling through was just icing on the bad day cake. Before we even...

Sep 8, 2017 8:35 am

The UFC’s Bad Luck With Canada and the Good Fortune of Amanda Nunes

Once again, a UFC card this year has been disrupted at the last minute. Ray Borg had to pull out of his fight with Demetrious Johnson, the original main event is gone and Amanda Nunes gets bumped up to headline. The world is a strange place, readers. There is a pattern that emerges when you...

Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Sep 4, 2017 8:04 am

VIDEO | Fighter gets put to sleep by absolutely insane loop choke

As MMA fans, we’ve been exposed to some petty gnarly submissions over the years. There was Chan Sung Jung’s Twister over Leonard Garcia. There was Jon Jones’ guillotine win over Lyoto Machida, which left Machida propped against the cage in a seemingly lifeless heap. There was Charles Oliveira’s reverse calf-slicer win over Eric Wisely. There...

Sep 2, 2017 6:51 am

Chris Weidman Doubles Down on Light Heavyweight Move

In November, Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping will fight for the middleweight title at Madison Square Garden while others in the division wait. With two wins in Chris Weidman’s last five fights, combined with his division’s title picture, Weidman is looking for other options. Weidman mentioned last month that he was thinking about a move...

Aug 29, 2017 2:21 pm

VIDEO | K-1 Legend Gokhan Saki Teases His Debut at UFC Japan

With Jon Jones’ future up in the air and a wide talent gulf separating the top two of UFC’s light heavyweight division, there’s a need for fresh contenders. Other than the insanely quick rise of Volkan Oezdemir (#3) in just three fights, there’s simply Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and everyone else since Anthony Johnson left....