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Apr 6, 2016 8:31 am

Ovince Saint Preux not concerned with short prep time for UFC 197

While fighting arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time on less than two weeks notice is undoubtably a daunting task for most, Ovince Saint Preux believes he often does better in short notice fights. Saint Preux, who now faces Jon Jones in an interim light heavyweight title fight in the main event of UFC...

Apr 5, 2016 1:57 pm

Daniel Cormier invites Ovince Saint Preux to train and then discredits him as an easy opponent

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier shocked a lot of people when he offered to help train Ovince Saint Preux in his interim light heavyweight championship fight against former champion Jon Jones at UFC 197. Saint Preux, who serves as a replacement for an injured Cormier politely declined the champ’s offer saying, “Definitely appreciate the...

Apr 5, 2016 11:14 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux’s crushing highlight reel

Ovince Saint Preux will get his chance to face one of the greatest fighters to step into the Octagon on April 23rd at UFC 197 and will also get his chance to win the UFC interim light heavyweight belt at the same time. Saint Preux stepped in as a short-notice opponent after champion Daniel Cormier...


Apr 5, 2016 9:16 am

PHOTO | Daniel Cormier has a message for fans pre-surgery

Last week news surfaced that Daniel Cormier would no longer be able to fight Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 197 after suffering a knee injury in training. It was revealed that DC would be out for 3-6 weeks, which subsequently lead to the UFC selecting Ovince Saint Preux as a fill-in opponent...

Apr 5, 2016 8:35 am

Ovince Saint Preux explains why he turned down Daniel Cormier’s training offer

After it was announced that Ovince Saint Preux would be stepping in on short notice to fight Jon Jones for the interim UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 197, Daniel Cormier offered to train Saint Preux to beat the pound for pound king. Saint Preux explained to BloodyElbow why he decided...

Apr 5, 2016 8:28 am

Daniel Cormier opens up on “crazy ride” of UFC 197

While Daniel Cormier is no longer able to fight at UFC 197, the UFC light heavyweight champion admits that the road leading up to his withdrawal from the event was a bumpy one. Cormier spoke on The MMA Hour to discuss his knee injury, Jon Jones’ legal troubles, and his decision to ultimately withdraw from...

Apr 3, 2016 8:46 am

Ovince Saint Preux releases statement on ‘incredible opportunity’ at UFC 197

Ovince Saint Preux (19-7 MMA) will take the biggest fight of his MMA career on shot-notice at this month’s UFC 197 event in Las Vegas when he squares off with former title holder Jon Jones for the promotions¬†interim light heavyweight strap. “OSP” has gone 3-1 in his past four octagon appearances. His most recent effort...

Apr 2, 2016 3:53 pm

Timetable for Daniel Cormier’s return following UFC 197 withdrawal

Friday evening it was announced that Daniel Cormier would no longer be able to fight Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 197 after suffering a knee injury in training. Ultimately, UFC President Dana White announced on SportsCenter on Saturday that Ovince Saint Preux would be stepping in on short notice to fight Jon...

Apr 2, 2016 3:22 pm

Daniel Cormier releases first statement on UFC 197 withdrawal

Thursday evening news broke that Daniel Cormier had injured his knee in training and would no longer be able to compete in his scheduled UFC 197 title defense on April 23rd against Jon Jones. Surprisingly, Jon Jones wished DC a speedy recovery, and it is expected that the pair will meet in the future when...

Apr 2, 2016 9:20 am

MMA community reacts to news of Daniel Cormier’s injury

Friday evening news broke that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been injured during training, and would no longer be able to fight Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 197 on April 23rd. Understandably, the MMA community was gutted. Below you can see a compilation of reactions from fighters, and members of...

Mar 31, 2016 8:54 am

VIDEO | UFC 197 Extended Preview

UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones had his day in court this morning, and it appears as though his UFC 197 fight with Daniel Cormier is still on after he received 5 tickets. Given that, check out this extended preview for UFC 197, which also features a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and...

Mar 27, 2016 8:43 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson (Full fight)

Ahead of UFC 197, where Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will have their highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight title, take a look back at Cormier’s first title defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The fight was an extremely close one that ultimately saw the judges give Cormier the win via split decision. With that...

Mar 27, 2016 7:49 am

Report: Daniel Cormier spotted at wrestling tournament barely able to walk

While we are now less than one month out from UFC 197, where Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will have their highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight championship, it appears there is a chance the champ is injured. A report emerged from TalkMMA on Twitter that DC was spotted at a wrestling tournament...

Mar 26, 2016 8:57 pm

Jose Aldo makes case for why he is the greatest fighter of all time

While most MMA fans argue that Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, or Fedor Emelianenko are the greatest fighters of all time, former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo believes he is the greatest fighter of all time. Aldo went undefeated for nearly 10 years spanning from his GFC 1 win back in 2006 to his UFC 179...

Mar 24, 2016 9:04 am

Daniel Cormier concerned with Herb Dean refereeing UFC 197 main event

As we get closer and closer to Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier II on April 23rd, where Jon Jones will look to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight championship belt he never lost inside the Octagon, Daniel Cormier has a concern regarding Herb Dean being the referee for the bout. Back at UFC 182, the pair...

Mar 12, 2016 8:53 am

PHOTO | UFC unveils UFC 197 poster

We are now less than 2 months away from UFC 197, where Jon Jones will look to reclaim his UFC light heavyweight championship from Daniel Cormier, and Henry Cejudo will look to dethrone flyweight kingpin Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson. Ahead of the fight, Jones and Cormier have continued their long-standing rivalry, using the ‘UFC Unstoppable’...

Mar 9, 2016 2:56 pm

Fabricio Werdum blasts Conor McGregor

It’s no secret that Fabricio Werdum and Conor McGregor don’t like one another. The pair’s beef extends back quite some time, but grew to an entirely new level when McGregor bashed Werdum during his 2016 World MMA Awards acceptance speech. Several weeks ago when Rafael dos Anjos was forced to withdraw from his UFC 196...

Mar 5, 2016 10:35 am

VIDEO | ‘UFC Unstoppable’ press conference highlights

Yesterday the UFC previewed several of their upcoming events, and announced several new fights including Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber III, Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson, and more. Of course, things got heated between several fighters, specifically Jon Jones & Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold & Chris Weidman, and Dominick Cruz & Urijah Faber. You can...

Mar 3, 2016 10:24 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor breaks down the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world

Do you agree with @thenotoriousmma's P4P rankings? #ufc196 A video posted by MMAFighting.com (@mmafightingdotcom) on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:06pm PST UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor feels that he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and also takes more than just the spot of number one. “The Notorious” spoke with the media on...

Mar 1, 2016 8:21 am

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold hints at light heavyweight run after Daniel Cormier retires?

It’s no secret that teammates Luke Rockhold, Daniel Cormier, and Cain Velasquez are three of the best fighters in the UFC at heavier weight classes. The trio are often seen together at UFC events, cornering one another and also supporting from the crowd. In the video above you can see UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold...

Feb 26, 2016 10:58 am

Jackson Wink Video: Champ Dance Off

The Jackson-Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque New Mexico is home to numerous elite level fighters including Jon Jones, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, Carlos Condit, Andrei Arlovski, John Dodson, and many others! As the saying goes “iron sharpens iron,” however these world class fighters also know how to enjoy themselves between training sessions. In...

Feb 18, 2016 1:12 am

UFC announces Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza for UFC 197

The UFC announced another exciting bout for the UFC 197 card taking place on April 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis will meet Edson Barboza that has “Fight of the Night” written all over it. #UFC197 lands LW scrap between @ShowtimePettis & @EdsonBarbozaJR...

Feb 12, 2016 8:23 am

WATCH! Greg Jackson opens up on BJ Penn’s training to Frank Trigg

Last month former UFC lightweight kingpin BJ Penn announced that he was coming out of retirement to pursue the UFC featherweight championship. Penn was welcomed with open arms to the Jackson-Wink MMA team in New Mexico. Jon Jones, Holly Holm, and many other fighters welcomed Penn to the team. In a new interview, coach Greg...

Feb 11, 2016 2:03 pm

Greg Jackson on BJ Penn: ‘I believe in his comeback 100 percent’

UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn recently announced his decision to come out of retirement with a goal of becoming the only fighter in UFC history to win three weight division’s titles. Penn, who already has two titles in separate weight classes along with fellow UFC Hall of Fame legend Randy Couture has been...

Feb 10, 2016 3:44 pm

Henry Cejudo’s bold declaration ahead of UFC 197

Throughout the history of MMA we’ve seen many incredible fighters. From fighters like Igor Vovchanchyn and Fedor Emelianenko to Anderson Silva and Jon Jones, there have been many phenomenal fighters. Outside of MMA, we’ve seen standout combat athletes such as Eddie Bravo, Jordan Burroughs, and more. Now, Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo believes that he...

Feb 8, 2016 9:28 am

BJ Penn announces a change in his fight plans

Hilo, Hawaii’s UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn recently announced his decision to come out of retirement for a run in the UFC’s stacked 145-pound division. Penn, who was expected to be back for his return to fight at UFC 196 on March 5, hit a slight speed bump in his road back to...