Archive: jon jones

Feb 4, 2014 12:41 pm

Jon Jones and Bernard Hopkins Staredown

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins take time to pose for pictures at a fundraiser for research on brain trauma in combat sports on Capitol Hill today. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter There was a classic Hopkins-Jones staredown today on Capitol Hill. But it wasn’t Bernard Hopkin’s two-time...

Feb 4, 2014 12:00 pm

Video | GSP and Jon Jones Get Awkward Together At New York City Night Club

Thanks to the always-present cameras of TMZ, we have this ‘somewhat awkward’ video of Georges St. Pierre and Jon Jones running into one another outside of a New York City night club. It looks like both of the ‘MMA Stars’ were trying to remain unnoticed. Something that may have proven easier to accomplish had they...

Feb 4, 2014 6:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Jon Jones Says He Wants Celeb Boxing Match With Zimmerman

Move over ‘Game’, you aren’t the only man looking for a piece of George Zimmerman. UFC light-heavyweight champ, Jon Jones, also says he wouldn’t mind getting a crack at the controversial character. If you’re lost with what’s going on, get caught up here. Check what Jones said about the situation, via twitter:

Feb 1, 2014 10:54 am

A ‘Very Confident’ Jon Jones Talks Potential Fights With Velasquez And Weidman

“Yeah for sure [I’d like to fight Cain Velasquez], but right now I’m preparing to go into probably the toughest schedule I’ve had. Any of the next three guys, they’re monsters. That’s what I’m preparing for is getting through Glover, Gus again — and a I know a lot people wouldn’t agree that I got...

Jan 31, 2014 1:11 pm

Bethe Correia vs. Jessamyn Duke set for UFC 172

Brazilian news outlet Combate reported today that Bethe Correia (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will meet Jessamyn Duke (3-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 172 in Baltimore this April. Correia made her octagon debut at December’s ‘UFC Fight Night 33′ in Australia, where she scored a split-decision win over Julie Kedzie to remain undefeated. Meanwhile, ”TUF...

Jan 30, 2014 5:32 am

Featherweights Max Holloway And Andre Fili Square Off On April’s UFC 172 Card

UFC officials announced the new matchup today, which will find it’s home on the April 26 card, emanating out of the Baltimore Arena in – you guessed it – Maryland. The main event will see light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones meet the hard-hitting Chuck Liddell protégé, Glover Teixeira. “Touchy” Fili has seen a plethora of...

Jan 28, 2014 6:22 am

Biggest Names In Combat Sports Meeting on Capital Hill for Brain Study

On February 4th, some of the biggest names in fighting, Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, Viacom (representing Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing) and the Ultimate Fighting Championships,will all be gathering on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to announce unification in the support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. “In an unprecedented...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Joe Ellenberger Makes His Octagon Debut Against Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172

UFC 172’s main event will be Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira for the UFC’s light heavyweight championship. It was already announced that another fight on that card, which takes place April 26 in Baltimore, would be Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine. On Monday, UFC officials announced a third fight. Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC),...

Jan 18, 2014 11:03 am

Jon Most Successful Jones Brother Confirms Super Bowl Champ Arthur

The Jones family was blessed with three athletic sons. Probably the most successful sporting family in America, Jon, currently holds UFC gold, while his two brothers both play in the National Football League (NFL). As a key player for the Super Bowl championship Baltimore Ravens, Arthur Jones, contends that the middle brother, Jon, has found...

Jan 18, 2014 10:26 am

Glover Hoping For First Round K.O. Over Jones

“In a perfect world, I’ll win via first-round knockout. But I believe it’s going to be a tough fight. Jon Jones is an excellent fighter, so I expect a tough bout. I will be ready for five rounds. I was ready to go five rounds against Bader and will be ready now, so we’ll see...

Jan 13, 2014 5:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Jon Jones & Brother Rack Up Hogs On Hunting Trip

UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, is making the best of his time off. The champ is seen above with his brother and manager on what appears to be a successful hunting expedition. Jon Jones is set to face off with Glover Teixeira this April in the headlining slot at UFC 172.

Jan 10, 2014 1:48 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set For UFC 172 In Baltimore

After several failed booking attempts the return of Jon Jones is finally set in stone. The UFC’s light-heavyweight champion will face off with his division’s top contender, Glover Teixeira, at UFC 172 on April 26. The Baltimore Sun was the first to announce the news. UFC 172 will go down from the Baltimore Arena in...

Jan 9, 2014 5:21 pm

Daniel Cormier: Rashad Evans is Faster and More Dynamic than Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier thinks Rashad Evans would prove to be a tougher challenge than UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. Daniel Cormier was one of the fighters to attend the UFC media luncheon this past week and he made some bold statements, comparing Evans’ abilities to Jones’. MMAMania transcribed: “I think Rashad is actually a little...

Jan 9, 2014 9:06 am

Daniel Cormier: ‘Rashad Can’t Take Me Down’

Daniel Cormier is set to face off against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ “Sugar” Rashad Evans as the co-main event at UFC 170. This bout will be Cormier’s light heavyweight debut as he has dropped a weight class in search of a title for himself. The event is scheduled to take place a the Mandalay...

Jan 7, 2014 4:32 pm

Photo | Georges St. Pierre Picks Up Training in NYC

Early Tuesday morning, former Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre posted a photo to Facebook of himself and a few of his teammates in the brisk New York City weather after a training session. The photo was just accompanied by a short caption: “After a great training session in NYC! Happy New Year!!!” St. Pierre vacated...

Dec 31, 2013 11:10 am

14 predictions for the UFC in 2014: The Year Of Ronda Rousey?

It’s the last day of 2013 and what a year. As we look ahead to the New Year, here are fourteen predictions for the UFC’s 2014 season: #14 – 2012 didn’t end the way Michael Johnson would have wanted it after winning 3 fights in a row, he then ended 2012 with a loss in...

Dec 31, 2013 9:50 am

After Seeing Silva’s Leg Break Jon Jones Will Still Throw Leg Kicks

Anderson Silva’s broken leg was about as cringe-worthy as anything we have ever seen in the history of MMA. The current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman checked an inside leg kick from Silva, causing a brutal break on Silva’s left leg. The break sent waves through the MMA community, with many analysts and other fighters...

Dec 28, 2013 8:12 am

.gif | Jon Jones Can’t Jump (really at all)

One thing is certain. Jon Jones is one of the most talented athletes on the planet. Coming from a family with two other professional football as brothers, Jones was always primed for athletic prowess. Apparently, even with all of his talent, the 6″4′ Jones can’t dunk. Now, with this new valuable information, how will this...

Dec 23, 2013 8:24 am

VIDEO | GSP’s Day Off

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre is featured in the TTHS short film.

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 20, 2013 7:54 am

Johny Hendricks ‘Grateful’ For GSP’s Quick Decision On Title

“I was very stoked when I was told about the fight. It’s pretty amazing that Zuffa and Mr. White are giving me another shot at it. It’s very humbling, and I’m not going to let this one slip by. There are some things we could change on the last one, but we are going to...

Dec 18, 2013 12:25 pm

EA Sports Reveals Georges St. Pierre’s In-Game Character

EA Sports, who is developing the new UFC game, has now revealed the character models for two MMA legends. The first was Jon Jones, and now EA has decided to show the in-game model for recently retired Georges St. Pierre. .@GeorgesStPierre returns this spring… in #EASPORTSUFC! High-res screenshot here: — EA SPORTS UFC...

Dec 17, 2013 2:25 pm

Georges St. Pierre Removed From UFC Official Rankings

After deciding to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport, Georges St. Pierre has now been removed from the UFC’s official rankings. The reason for this is that fighters who are retired are not eligible to be ranked. Ronda Rousey, who was previously unranked, has now been ranked number 10 in the pound-for-pound...

Dec 16, 2013 11:08 am

With GSP Out, Ronda Rousey Joins UFC’s Top-Ten Pound-For-Pound List

Following Georges St-Pierre’s recent announcement that he has vacated the UFC welterweight championship and briefly retire from the sport of mixed martial arts, the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings have undergone some changes.  Most notable of these is the addition of women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at number 10 – adding another historic accolade to her name....

Dec 14, 2013 8:21 am

VIDEO | Jon Jones discusses Georges St-Pierre’s announcement

Jon Jones discusses sharing the EA Sports UFC cover with Alexander Gustafsson, Georges St-Pierre’s decision to vacate his belt, his upcoming fight against Glover Teixeira at UFC 172 in Baltimore, why his fight keeps getting delayed, the Russian video with Frank Mir, and much more. “I am not surprised by it. I understand what Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 4:00 pm

Alexander Gustafsson Joins Jon Jones on Cover of ‘EA Sports UFC’ Video Game

UFC and EA Sports announced Friday that Alexander Gustafsson will be joining UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on the cover of the upcoming EA Sports UFC video game that will be released this spring.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Fans have decided that Alexander Gustafsson will be joining UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones...

Dec 13, 2013 2:20 pm

Jones vs Teixeira moved to UFC 172

Yet again, the fight date for Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira has changed. UFC President Dana White initially announced that the fight would remain as the  UFC 171 headliner in Dallas at today’s conference call, he quickly corrected himself on Twitter, saying: “Sorry I misspoke on the conf call. Hendricks vs Lawler will be main...

Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Announced For Vacant UFC Welterweight Title

Following Georges St-Pierre’s announcement that he will vacate his UFC welterweight title, UFC President Dana White announced the organziations intentions for the championship belt: top-contender Johny Hendricks (above) will face rising welterweight star Robbie Lawler at a March 15 bout in Dallas, Texas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Earlier Friday, long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges...