Archive: jon jones

Aug 30, 2012 10:46 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Daniel Cormier Discusses Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen & UFC 151

  Daniel Cormier is preparing to face former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir in what will be the biggest fight of his three year mixed martial arts career. Cormier is certainly no stranger to success having twice made the US Olympic team and having won gold medals in the 2002 Pan American Championships and...

Aug 29, 2012 9:35 am

Rick Roufus Blog Week 3

  A lot of people have been asking me to give my opinion on the other fights scheduled for the U.S. Grand Prix Championship and I have to be honest I am not all that up to date on who these guys are. My sole focus is on getting myself ready and being prepared to...

Aug 29, 2012 2:54 am

Audio | Greg Jackson Explains Why Jon Jones Turned Down Chael Sonnen Fight | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Greg Jackson comments in an interview with MMAWeekly. As far as UFC President Dana White was concerned there were two men responsible for the cancellation of UFC 151. Firstly the UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and in a close second his trainer Greg Jackson. Jackson explains why they decided not to face Chael...

Aug 28, 2012 10:45 am

MFC President Mark Pavelich Talks to BJPenn.Com Radio

  MFC President Mark Pavelich joined BJPenn.Com Radio this past Sunday and as usual he did not disappoint. He spoke to us about MFC 34 which took place August 10th, MFC 35 which is scheduled for October 26th and the UFC 151/Jon Jones situation. He is never one to hold anything back and is very...

Aug 25, 2012 9:42 am

Chael Sonnen Takes Dig At Jones Once Again, This Time On Facebook | UFC NEWS

I am no longer permitted to speak ill of the former champion Jon Jones as we have come to an agreement. I will stop tearing him down verbally and in exchange he has relinquished his belt to me. I would like to read a prepared statement from the former Champion. Mr Sonnen, In every mans...

Aug 25, 2012 9:35 am

Machida Wanted More Time To Prep For Jones, Blackhouse MMA Releases Statement | UFC NEWS

After the UFC 151 fallout, UFC president Dana White announced that Lyoto Machida would replace Dan Henderson against Jones and the two light-heavyweight fighters would headline the upcoming UFC 152 fight card. Once Machida had time to process the title shot offer with his advisors he turned it down. His manager Ed Soares explains the...

Aug 24, 2012 2:41 pm

Belcher Suffered Spinal Fracture Preparing For Belfort I MMA Quick Twit

  With all the recent confusion as to who will face Jon Jones for his Light Heavyweight title, several fighters have been left with different opponents in the wake of one of the most baffling stories in recent memory. One person left out in the cold during all this is middleweight fighter, Alan Belcher, who...

Aug 24, 2012 7:47 am

Just When You Thought Things Couldn't Get Any Stranger!!!! They Do!!

When I went to bed last night I was under the belief that things couldn’t get any crazier. When I woke up I realized I was clearly wrong. After yesterday’s events centering around Dan Henderson’s injury, Jon Jones refusal to fight Chael Sonnen on eight days notice and the complete cancellation of UFC 151, I...

Aug 23, 2012 11:04 am

Quick Twitt | Chael tweets to Jones "I'll give you my purse" | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor The UFC has announced that president Dana White will be holding a press conference at 2pm ET to address the UFC 151 “situation”. Rumors have been swirling that #1 contender Dan Henderson has suffered a knee injury and is being forced to withdraw from the September 1st event. Chael Sonnen has been...

Aug 23, 2012 9:12 am

Rumor: Dan Henderson out of UFC 151? | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Yesterday, the twitter universe exploded with speculation that light heavyweight #1 contender Dan Henderson was injured and could possibly be forced out of his scheduled title fight at UFC 151. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet, but that hasn’t stopped MMA media or officials from addressing the situation. UFC announcer Kenny Florian...

Aug 22, 2012 9:53 am

BJPenn.Com Exclusive: Rick Roufus Blog Week Two

This past week was awesome on every level. I feel awesome physically and mentally. My kids started school and I drive them every day at 8am and pick them up at 3. My training last week went really well, I am feeling good, strong and extremely confident as I head into my fight with Mighty...

Aug 21, 2012 11:22 pm

Video | UFC 151: Jones vs Henderson Extended Preview | UFC News

Will Jon Jones’ work ethic and incredible talent be enough to stave off Dan Henderson’s right hand? Find out September 1. Plus, Jake Ellenberger gets a chance to avenge his first loss against returning UFC star Jay Hieron. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 21, 2012 2:43 am

Henderson Plans To See What Jones Is Really Made Of At UFC 151 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Former PRIDE and Strikeforce Champion Dan Henderson comments in an interview with MMAWeekly. In his next bout in the UFC 151 main event Henderson faces Jon Jones for the UFC Light-Heavyweight title. Going into the bout Henderson feels like he is being overlooked however he admits it doesn’t bother him and intends...

Aug 20, 2012 2:35 pm

Matyushenko In Against Hamill At UFC 152

  Matt Hamill will not have an easy return from retirement as he now faces tough Belorussian veteran, Vladimir Matyushenko at UFC 152 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada. The UFC’s official Canadian Twitter account announced today that the fight was finalized. Both men are coming off TKO losses to Alexander Gustafsson. For...

Aug 18, 2012 10:16 am

Couture Favors Hendo Over Jones In Title Fight | UFC NEWS

Former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion of the world, Randy “The Natural” Couture, expresses his favoritism for his ex-Team Quest partner and fellow wrestler Dan Henderson in his upcoming title fight against UFC king, Jon Jones. Couture is not only a UFC Hall-of-Famer but also one of the sport’s most analytical strategists, he often see’s...

Aug 18, 2012 2:58 am

Video | UFC 151: Dan Henderson Pre-Fight Interview | UFC News

Two belts in Pride. The light heavyweight belt in Strikeforce. There’s only one title missing from Dan Henderson’s mantle: The UFC light heavyweight crown. Hear why “Hendo” is confident he’ll take the crown from Jon Jones at UFC 151. For all the latest MMA news and fight updates stay tuned to BJPENN.COM

Aug 18, 2012 2:49 am

Jon Jones States He Doesn't Want Lyoto Machida Rematch | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister The UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones comments in an interview with ESPN. At UFC on Fox: Shogun vs. Vera Dana White announced that whoever looked most impressive and like they wanted it most would get the title shot. Lyoto Machida finished Ryan Bader in the second round and claimed the title shot....

Aug 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Measuring the Puncher’s Chance in Jones vs. Henderson | EDITORIAL

  At UFC 151, longtime mixed martial arts veteran Dan Henderson will look to complete his collection of championship straps as he faces off against Jon Jones for his UFC light heavyweight crown. Many opponents have fallen victim at the hands of the man dubbed ‘Bones,’ as he has repeatedly silenced the critics by decisively...