Archive: jon jones

Apr 23, 2013 10:20 am

Sonnen On Jones: He Could Beat Tyson And Ali At The Same Time

“As great as Jon Jones is, I don’t think he realizes how good he is. He could beat Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson at the same time. News flash buddy, you are the best. Maybe Tito Ortiz had a couple more wins, but he didn’t have the competition he’s faced. If I feel pressure, yeah,...

Apr 23, 2013 9:24 am

Jones looking to pass Ortiz defense record then superfights, heavyweights

It looks like Jon Jones may have some unfinished business left in the light heavyweight division. The current UFC champ, seemingly looking right past Saturday’s challenger, Chael Sonnen, said he wanted to leave his name in the division’s record books before venturing into the murky waters of super fights and heavyweights. During a media conference...

Apr 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Ranks Jon Jones as “Considerably Better” Than Anderson Silva

  During a pre-UFC 159 conference call Monday, Chael Sonnen resumed a familiar tune by once again belittling UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.  During the call, Sonnen insisted that his upcoming opponent, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, is a better fighter than Silva.   “I don’t think they’re close,” Sonnen remarked about the two...

Apr 22, 2013 1:30 pm

UFC 159 Conference Call Highlights: Sonnen Wins Battle Of Words, Bisping / Belcher Trade Jabs

Instead of firing off multiple barbs, Chael Sonnen showered compliments onto Jon Jones during Monday’s UFC 159 media conference call, proclaiming the current UFC champ as – among other things – the greatest light heavyweight in history. The often-verbose Sonnen was the opposite, heaping praise by bushels. “(Jones) was talking about Muhammad Ali and Mike...

Apr 22, 2013 9:38 am

UFC 159 weigh-ins, Weidman Q&A set for Friday In Newark

The official weigh-ins for Saturday’s “UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” are set for Friday at AmeriHealth Pavilion at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event is a precursor to the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones (17-1) and challenger Chael Sonnen (27-12-1). Jones and Sonnen were opposing coaches in the recently-concluded Ultimate...

Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

Dana White Reaches Out To Victims Of Boston Bombings

  UFC President and former resident of Massachusetts, Dana White recently stated at the UFC on FOX 7 post-fight press conference that he plans on heading to Boston to in a show of support to some of the victims of last week’s horrific bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. White still remains unclear...

Apr 18, 2013 9:57 am

Jon Jones Apologizes for Sonnen Steroid Comments

The dynamic between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen is not a clear one. At times, the competitors seemed to be courteous on the Ultimate Fighter. But recently Jones has had enough of being cordial with Sonnen who has done his signature job of using his words to excite people for his fight. Jones let his...

Apr 18, 2013 8:54 am

Jon Jones Reveals Signature Nike Shoes And Shirts, Available For Purchase Soon

Nike is set to release the first pair of signature Jon “Bones” Jones shoes. Earlier, Jones tweeted a picture of his new Nike “Bones” shoes and shirt. Since being signed by Nike, Jones has sported the swoosh on his shorts in the cage, and has worn the “Bones Knows” t-shirt almost out. Nike partnering with...

Apr 18, 2013 8:38 am

Cormier: Jon Jones Is The Best Fighter In MMA

“I think really Cain, but just so it’s not like I’m picking my teammate, I think the best guy right now honestly is Jon Jones. He’s the best right now, and he’s gotten better because he’s learned to fight with his length. Complement that with his cardio and physical gifts, and he’s the best guy.”...

Apr 17, 2013 8:48 am

Jon Jones Letting Sonnen Promote Fight, But Trash Talk Won’t Help In The Cage

Last night UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, stopped by FUEL TV’s ‘UFC Tonight’ to discuss his upcoming title defense against Chael Sonnen. Here is how it went down: Jon Jones response to Chael Sonnen trash talk: “I don’t really have too much of a response. Chael’s doing what he does best. He’s promoting a fight...

Apr 17, 2013 7:34 am

Jones: Sonnen On Steroids His Whole Career

“People know that Chael Sonnen has done steroids throughout his whole career and that’s probably why his testosterone is low now. I don’t think that is the heart or the attitude of a champion, so that’s what I meant when I said he lacks champion’s soul.” While making the promotional rounds for his upcoming title...

Apr 16, 2013 11:56 am

Lyoto Machida’s Manager Says Fight with Gutsafsson Doesn’t Make Sense

Lyoto Machida announced through his manager that he is not considering a match-up with fellow 205-lbs contender, Alexander Gustafsson.  Jorge Guimaraes, Machida’s manager, stated through Fighters Only that Machida’s next fight will be for the UFC light heavyweight belt, and nothing less.   “Lyoto is on stand-by list,” stated Guimaraes, “waiting for the winner of...

Apr 16, 2013 11:32 am

‘Countdown to UFC 159’ slated for next Tuesday

Will Jon Jones seem bored out of his mind? Will Chael Sonnen officially morph into Chael ‘P’? Those questions and more will likely be answered on Tuesday, April 23, when “Countdown to UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen” will debut at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on Fuel TV. The traditional one-hour special will take...

Apr 15, 2013 9:00 am

VIDEO | J. Jones Gives Sonnen The Silent Treatment

Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen spoke with Jon Anik during the TUF 17 Finale. While Sonnen was more than willing to talk about their upcoming fight at UFC 159, “Bones” wasn’t quite as eager as his opponent. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 11, 2013 1:02 pm

Silva: Jones will ‘toy’ with Sonnen

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will never be golfing buddies. The two UFC veterans have been verbal sparring partners for years now. So when Silva sat down with Sherdog and talked about many things, including the upcoming UFC title tilt, it should be no surprise who he thinks will win. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones...

Apr 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Gustafsson Wants Title Shot or Lyoto Machida

In an interesting turn of events it seems that highly ranked UFC light heavyweight striker Alexander Gustafsson thinks he still gets to call the shots on who he gets next. News has broken that “The Mauler” is calling for a shot against number one ranked contender Lyoto Machida…that is IF he can’t get an immediate...

Apr 11, 2013 8:57 am

Jones: ‘I have a pretty clear understanding of who Chael is’

  Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen’s chummy relationship has pretty much come to an end as we get closer to UFC 159. While the two were filming the Ultimate Fighter 17, Sonnen (notorious for playing head games with his verbal sparring) was cordial, helpful and very positive. Now that the taping is over, Sonnen is...

Apr 8, 2013 11:43 am

VIDEO | UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Extended Preview

After trading words for months,UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones and perennial contender Chael Sonnen finally get to trade blows at UFC 159. Plus, Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher meet in a matchup of brash middlewieght strikers. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Apr 3, 2013 10:53 am

VIDEO | Sonnen: “Jon Jones, beat me, if you can”

I will come on stage, I will sell the tickets. I’m the highest paid fighter in the history of the UFC and I’m the biggest draw this industry has ever seen. So Jon, when I get done, grab your broom and sweep up afterwards. You guys need to know one thing. On 4/27 at 7:00...

Apr 3, 2013 9:37 am

TUF 17, Episode 11 Results: Uriah Hall and Josh Samman move on

The Ultimate Fighter semi-finals are set. The reality series returned to FX on Tuesday night, with the 11th episode of the season – Vicious – narrowing the field of middleweight competitors down to four. Josh Samman of Tallahassee, Florida and New Yorker Uriah Hall won their quarterfinal bouts, successfully securing spots in the final four...