Archive: jon jones

Sep 17, 2012 9:28 am

Dana White Says "Sonnen is in Full Training Camp to Fight Jones" | UFC News

The Gangster from West Linn, Oregon is anticipating to replace former UFC heavyweight tournament winner & former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort and take his shot at light heavyweight belt held by Jon Jones.  UFC President, Dana White conveyed during last week’s UFC luncheon that Chael Sonnen awaits another last-minute change to UFC 152. ...

Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

Dana White: Machida Is Fighting Dan Henderson Next | UFC NEWS

With all the injuries, cancellations and switching of opponents in the past several months, headlines have shifted to everything from he/said-she/said to who-is-fighting-who and so on. Up until now what we have failed to get a grasp on who will Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida, men who are simultaneous #1 contenders, fight next now that...

Sep 15, 2012 10:05 am

VIDEO | Vitor Belfort's Last Week Of Intense Blackzilian Training | UFC NEWS

Vitor Belfort is in his final week of intense training at Blackzilians HQ in South Florida. To him, his upcoming fight with Jon Jones is a fight of old school vs new school, yet he’s ready for this new breed of UFC fighters. “You know, it’s this: I come from back in the old school,...

Sep 14, 2012 5:55 pm

VIDEO | Where You At? Episode 2, Sean McClure and Renato Laranja

Sean McClure catches up with 27-time BJJ World Champion Renato Laranja. This time Laranja is out and about doing day to day, regular Joe stuff. He discusses Jon Jones’s athleticism, compares Chael Sonnen to hemorrhoid cream, and discusses his bond with Lyoto Machida’s family.

Sep 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Anderson Silva & Co. Show What it Means to be an Ultimate Fighter

  It wasn’t that long ago that people were growing disenchanted with Anderson Silva. After lackluster performances against Thales Leites and Patrick Cote, Silva walked into the Octagon at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi and embarrassed himself, the sport, his opponent and the UFC. All talk of a potential super fight against UFC Welterweight Champion...

Sep 12, 2012 11:05 am

Vitor Belfort: "Chael Sonnen is a clown and is giving up on his weight class." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor It is no secret that former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has made more than a few Brazilian enemies over the past couple of years. Chael has verbally insulted the country of Brazil on many occasions, which has resulted in Brazilians around the world sharing a common disdain for the “Gangster from Westlin.” It should come...

Sep 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Jon Jones: "I'm not a bad person. I pride myself on inspiring others." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Since turning down a short-notice title defense bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who now meets Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC 152, has received a boatload of criticism. The 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion is well aware of his critics, but refuses...

Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Dana White: "Vitor begged for the fight, and it made more sense." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor At today’s UFC 152 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White explained the reasoning behind choosing Vitor Belfort to face Jon Jones at UFC 152. “People talk a lot of [expletive], but nobody’s too excited to jump around and fight Jones right now,” White said on a Tuesday call with media members....

Sep 8, 2012 11:09 am

How Fast Is Vitor? Faster Than A Lightweight Says Trainer

On September 22nd Vitor Belfort comes up a weight-division to face the champion, Jon Jones on just 4-weeks notice. “The Phenom” is promising his best, and his coach, Mike Dolce, tells where they think he has the advantage in the bout. “The Monday before the fight he’ll probably weigh between 210 and 212. Our...

Sep 8, 2012 11:07 am

VIDEO | UFC 152: Jon Jones Pre-Fight Interview

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones says his UFC 152 opponent Vitor Belfort lacks versatility, but is a proven winner. Watch UFC 152 to witness what Jones says will be a “magnificent display of martial arts.”

Sep 7, 2012 10:33 am

UFC 151 Costs UFC $40 Million I MMA News

  Since the cancellation of UFC 151, blame has been tossed around to everyone from our light-heavyweight champ, to his original opponent and even to Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass. Now, though, with the event date behind us the UFC must rebuild revenue in a year that could easily see some...

Sep 7, 2012 9:20 am

Weigh ins for UFC 152 set for September 21 | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will play host to the UFC 152 weigh ins, which kick off at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on September 21. Among those weighing in that afternoon are current UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and title challenger Vitor Belfort, who meet in the UFC 152 headliner the following day. UFC...

Sep 7, 2012 7:39 am

Jones Criticizes UFC For Not Giving Fans "Full" Cards I MMA News

  With the UFC 151 debacle still unfolding before our eyes, we can’t help but to acknowledge the UFC’s failure to put big name fighters in any time slot other than the main event. Now with Jon Jones catching the brunt of the blame for the cancellation of the UFC 151 event, Jones replies with...

Sep 6, 2012 6:50 pm

Mitrione Calls Jon Jones 'Douchey' I MMA News

  In Yesterday’s MMA Hour, Matt Mitrione added himself to a long list of critics for UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the UFC heavyweight stated that Jones shows a lot of “douchey” qualities in his life outside of the Octagon with his recent refusal to fight Chael Sonnen at UFC 151. “What larger effect...

Sep 6, 2012 8:17 am

Charlie Brenneman is the Latest Addition to the FundAFighter Family

You can now add UFC welterweight Charlie Brenneman to the growing list of fighters who have joined the FundAFighter team. There is an added twist to Brenneman’s signing as the Pennsylvania native has pledged to donate half of the money he raises to launch an anti-childhood obesity initiative. The 31-year old Brenneman has an overall...

Sep 4, 2012 9:56 pm

UFC 152| Hatred for Jon Jones is Unwarranted

It has been roughly two weeks since UFC President Dana White did the unthinkable and completely cancelled UFC 151 when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen on 8 days notice. Immediately after an infuriated White blasted Jones and his coach Greg Jackson in the press conference, an extremely large percentage of...

Sep 4, 2012 7:09 am

Jon Jones Talks About UFC 151 in His First Interview Since the Card was Cancelled

  In an interview MMAFighting.Com’s Ariel Helwani, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones spoke up for the first time other than a few tweets from his Twitter account about the cancellation of UFC 151, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and more. Jones begins the interview by talking about the reason he turned down the fight in...

Sep 3, 2012 11:58 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Daniel Cormier on Frank Mir, Josh Barnett and Fighting in the UFC

  After Daniel Cormier defeated former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett and captured the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Championship, fans and media alike knew a star was born. In his last three fights Cormier has beaten Jeff Monson, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and of course Barnett. Those are three fighters who have a hell of lot...

Sep 1, 2012 1:41 pm

Anderson Silva Pulling For Belfort Over Jones | UFC NEWS

Anderson Silva is rooting for his hometown guy, and he is doing so admittedly against someone he calls a friend. In a recent interview with Brazil’s SportTV, the UFC’s middleweight champion proclaimed that against all odds, he will be rooting for Vitor Belfort to upset Jon jones at UFC 152 later this month. Check out...

Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am

Frankie Edgar "Answers" The Call– Steps Up To Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153

  Frankie Edgar certainly lived up to his nickname, “The Answer” late last night when he stepped up and agreed to face UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo on just seven weeks notice after Aldo’s original opponent, Erik Koch was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Edgar is coming off his second consecutive, razor-thin...

Aug 31, 2012 3:39 am

Video | Michael Bisping One on One | UFC News

In the clip from UFC Ultimate Insider, Jon Anik is joined in studio by perennial middleweight contender Michael “The Count” Bisping to discuss his past, present and future in addition to an animated discussion about the current state of the UFC. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 30, 2012 12:12 pm

Jon Jones, Anderson Silva vs The World | Editorial

In recent times, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been taking a lot of heat for his “fake” personality, run in with the law, and how he conducts his “business”. As we all know by now, Jones has declined to fight Chael Sonnen for the 205-pound title on short notice as a replacement for...

Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am

Jon Jones asked Dana White to have Chael Sonnen stop calling him out | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor The smoke has yet to clear from the aftermath of the UFC 151 cancellation. It would be putting things mildly to state that it hasn’t been a good week for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Jones’ roller-coaster of scrutiny has been outrageous lately, and it looks as if things are about...