Archive: jon jones

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: http://t.co/xHGbRUaI21 pic.twitter.com/OmY1QLWnhZ — 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...

Dec 13, 2013 9:23 am

PHOTO | EA Sports Reveals Jon Jones Videogame Character

That picture above isn’t real, but it is ‘As Real As It Gets!’ With the release of the new UFC EA Sports video game coming soon the good folks at EA Sports have given us a quick shot of what potential buyers can expect from the highly anticipated release. Check it: They’re coming! First #EASPORTSUFC...

Dec 13, 2013 7:24 am

Diego Sanchez Meets Myles Jury At UFC 171

Diego Sanchez, who just signed a new eight fight contract with the UFC, will now face The Ultimate Fighter 15 standout Miles Jury in a lightweight match up at UFC 171. Jury puts his 13-0 record on the line against the seven time “Fight of the Night” winner Sanchez, who has won three of his...

Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Manuwa Surprised Gustafsson Didn’t Duck Him

After an amazing battle against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, many people thought Alexander Gustafsson deserved an immediate rematch. It wasn’t to be, however, and Gustafsson is now set to face Jimi Manuwa (pictured) after his original opponent, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced out of the fight due to an injury. Manuwa, who has won...

Dec 11, 2013 11:38 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir & Jon Jones Fight Outside Russian After-Party

Having both attended the Legends Fight show in Russia, UFC fighters Frank Mir and Jon Jones both took to the show’s after-party to engage in some good old-fashioned fun in the streets. In the video we see the two teammates sparring for fun, in public, after what we can only assume to be a fun...

Dec 7, 2013 1:45 pm

Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans Set to Headline UFC 170

It was originally rumored that UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones would defend his title against Glover Teixeira at UFC 170. However, Jones confirmed he was still suffering nagging injuries from his defense against Alexander Gustafsson. The UFC brass went hunting for another headline worthy main-event, and they found what they were looking for. Rashad...

Dec 5, 2013 8:18 am

Thiago Alves Looking To Return to Action at UFC 171 in March

According to his manager, former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves is looking to make a return to the Octagon at UFC 171 this coming March.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Thiago Alves, at one time the top contender for Georges St-Pierre’s UFC welterweight title, is healthy and ready to make a return to...

Dec 5, 2013 7:41 am

Jon Jones set to face Glover Teireira at UFC 171

After coming out victorious from his toughest test to date against Swedish Light Heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafson, UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Jon “Bones” Jones (19-1-0) is set to fight Brazilian Glover Teixeira (22-2-0) this March in Dallas at UFC 171. Teixeira is undefeated in the UFC, winning all five of his matches under the Zuffa...