Archive: jon jones

Oct 31, 2012 7:00 am

Cormier Believes Jon Jones Is A Tougher Fight Than JDS | MMA NEWS

“If [teammate Cain Velasquez] is not the champion, why not stay at heavyweight? I’m 10-0 at heavyweight. I’m undefeated. I haven’t lost. If Cain’s not the champion, why wouldn’t I stay up and fight? … Jon Jones is a tougher fight. I think Jon Jones is a tougher fight because of his ability to wrestle....

Oct 24, 2012 10:31 am

Exclusive | Anthony Johnson Talks WSOF, Tyrone Spong & Jones-Sonnen | MMA NEWS

  Light Heavyweight prospect Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is preparing to compete at 205lbs. for the third time on November 3rd. I say prospect because although Johnson has 17 career fights, the majority of them were contested in the welterweight division where Johnson was cutting a dramatic amount of weight. Despite the fact that he was...

Oct 24, 2012 9:35 am

Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira To Face off in Early 2013

  Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans has been inactive since losing to Jon Jones at UFC 145 this past April. Evans has kept busy by preparing some of his Blackzilian teammates for their bouts including Vitor Belfort who was unsuccessful in his attempt to wrestle away the light heavyweight title from Jon Jones...

Oct 24, 2012 9:01 am

Listen to Last Sunday’s Episode of BJPenn.Com Radio

  If you are one of the few who missed this past Sunday’s episode of BJPenn.Com Radio here is your chance to right that unfortunate wrong. Hosts Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick started the show off by talking to BJ Penn training partner Shane Nelson who will make his featherweight and organizational debut for Maximum...

Oct 20, 2012 6:02 pm

Daniel Cormier says a fight with Jon Jones is bound to happen | MMA News

Daniel Cormier says he and Jon Jones have interacted regarding a possible future UFC bout. A contest between Daniel Cormier and UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has already been bounced around by plenty of fans and media and looks to be a tremendous scrap on paper. Although Cormier is stuck in Strikeforce, he has but “one last...

Oct 20, 2012 4:13 pm

Vinny Magalhaes: Chael Sonnen will submit Jon Jones off his back | UFC News

After witnessing Vitor Belfort nearly finish Jon Jones by throwing a up a submission attempt from his back at UFC 152, Vinny Magalhaes believes he can properly instruct Chael Sonnen on how to defeat the current UFC light heavyweight champion when the two collide in April of next year. Here is what Vinny had to...

Oct 19, 2012 11:42 am

Anderson Silva Changes Tune: Right Circumstances And He Will Fight Jon Jones | UFC NEWS

Anderson Silva is not aspiring to leave his UFC middleweight belt, but if a bout opposite Jon Jones goes down – it would be at a catchweight.  During a a promotional event in  Rio de Janeiro  the  middleweight kingpin tells Brazil’s SporTV “People are talking about it.  I don’t have such intentions, there isn’t any...

Oct 17, 2012 4:29 pm

FULL Event Quotes & Recap: UFC Media Call with Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen & Dana White

The UFC conducted a conference call today featuring UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, former two-time middleweight contender Chael Sonnen and UFC President Dana White. The purpose of the call was to promote Sonnen and Jones coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter season 17 which will begin in January. The two will meet...

Oct 17, 2012 1:59 pm

Dana White: “I have all the answers. The Internet does not. We built this company and we know what we’re doing.” | UFC News

A large portion of mixed martial arts fans and media have speculated that the recently announced bout between current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight #1 contender Chael Sonnen, was put together in order to help boost the recently poor ratings of the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) franchise. But according to UFC president...

Oct 17, 2012 9:33 am

Hendo Reacts To Jones vs. Sonnen: Blasts Dana White, Contemplates Giving Up Fighting For Sh*t Talking Class | UFC NEWS

Following yesterday’s surprise announcement, that current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen would serve as the next coaches of “The Ultimate Fighter” season 17, former #1 contender Dan Henderson took to twitter to voice his displeasure to UFC president Dana White.   Henderson had been scheduled to face Jones for the...

Oct 10, 2012 10:23 am

Video: Glover Teixeira Says He’ll Bring Fight to Jon Jones & Get That Title

  In a recent interview with MMAinterviews.tv, Brazilian Light Heavyweight Glover Teixeira was asked about a potential fight with current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. His response was very quick and he was very confident as he said he would bring the fight to Jones and get that title. The whole interview ran a...

Sep 29, 2012 11:40 am

Lyoto Machida: Jon Jones no black belt, has big holes in his game | UFC NEWS

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, took it to Jon Jones in a recent interview with Brazil’s globoesporte.globo.com. After seeing the near defeat at the hands of a Vitor Belfort armbar at last weekends UFC 152 event, “The Dragon” is more convinced than ever that the man holding his divisional title has...

Sep 26, 2012 7:56 am

What’s Next for the Main Card Fighters of UFC 152

  What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC 152? Saturday night’s card was entertaining and gave fans a little bit of everything. There were three knockouts and three submissions in 12 total bouts. Even a couple of the fights that went to decision were full of intrigue and very suspense. I don’t think...

Sep 25, 2012 10:04 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Pat Healy on BJ Penn, Josh Thomson, Chael Sonnen and Strikeforce

  Pat Healy joined us on BJPenn.Com Radio this past Sunday night to talk about his bout with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. Literally three hours after we spoke to Pat Strikeforce sent out a press release informing everyone that Melendez was injured and the card was going to be canceled. The majority of our...

Sep 24, 2012 2:20 pm

UFC 152 Medical Suspensions I MMA News

  The stacked UFC 152 card gave fight fans a lot of memorable moments. It also gave us two great title fights that crowned the first ever flyweight champion and also extended the legacy of a young phenom, respectively. Jon Jones successfully defended his title in the main event against Vitor Belfort with a fourth...

Sep 22, 2012 10:57 am

UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort Results & Discussion Thread | UFC NEWS

Featuring two title fights, this evenings UFC 152 event is set to go down from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In the main event Jon Jones will attempt to defend his title against the always tough, MMA legend, Vitor Belfort. In the co-main event the first ever UFC flyweight champion will be crowned when Joseph Benavidez...

Sep 22, 2012 10:56 am

UFC President Snaps Back At Jones: "Jones Knew UFC 151 Would Get Canceled" | UFC NEWS

Yesterday during our UFC 152 pre-fight press conference coverage we shared a statement from UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. In the statement the champion stated clearly that the UFC brass did not notify him of the UFC 151 cancellation and while the champ admits, it may not have made a difference in his decision process,...

Sep 21, 2012 8:53 am

UFC 152 Main Card Predictions

  The last time the UFC held an event was August 11th when they presented UFC 150: Edgar vs. Henderson II. That is an awfully long time considering how active the organization has been over the past two years or so. It’ll be almost 50 days between shows once UFC 152 rolls around this Saturday...

Sep 21, 2012 7:04 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Q & A with Charles Oliveira

  At just 22-years-old Charles Oliveira is one of the youngest fighters in the UFC. He made his debut for the organization just two months shy of his 20th birthday when he defeated Darren Elkins via armbar just 41 seconds into the first round in August of 2010. He also took home the submission of...

Sep 20, 2012 9:01 am

Who's on the Hot Seat: UFC 152 Edition

  The Hot Seat is back after being forced to the sidelines because of the cancelation of UFC 151. This time we will focus on UFC 152 and which fighters are dangerously close to losing their job should they come up short on Saturday night. Toronto is certainly in for some great fights and will...

Sep 19, 2012 10:25 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Jake Rosholt Ready to Face Anthony Johnson

  Jake Rosholt is a three-time NCAA National Champion as well as a 4-time All-American. He is also a member of Team Takedown, a camp that consists of Jake, his younger brother Jared, Johny Hendricks and Shane Roller. Not coincidentally all of these fighters also attended Oklahoma State University. Rosholt had a brief run in...

Sep 19, 2012 6:13 am

Frank Mir Injured: Out of His Bout with Daniel Cormier

  And the hits just keep on coming! It has been a real rough month for UFC President Dana White as well as for the fans. For the third time in less than four weeks a main event has lost one of its participants. MMA Junkie broke word last night that Frank Mir’s Strikeforce debut...