Archive: UFC 159

Apr 24, 2013 9:54 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen’s Final Warning To Jon Jones

Why don’t you shut up and listen up and I’m going to tell you what’s going to happen in this next week. When I get to the Soprano’s state, when I step off that plane in New Jersey, there’s a new family in town, the Sonnen family, and I’m the new Don. I’m taking over...

Apr 23, 2013 7:37 pm

UFC 159 Mismatch Is Apparent as Title Fight Approaches

When Saturday gets here, the UFC’s biggest current feud will be settled in the main event of UFC 159. The confusing coaching dynamic of the last Ultimate Fighter season will come to an end. And one of the biggest mismatches in mixed martial arts to date will sell a baffling amount of pay per views....

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 10:15 am

Bryan Caraway In For Perez Against Johnny Bedford On 6 Days Notice

Bryan Caraway will now face Johnny Bedford (19-9-1) this Saturday. The bantamweights will go head-to-head at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Caraway (17-6) accepted this fight on a short notice. He stepped in to replace the injured Erik Perez who was originally slated to face Bedford. Ultimate Fighting Championship...

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 23, 2013 9:07 am

VIDEO | Jim Millers UFC 159 Media Workout

From Youtube: Jim Miller and his brother Dan Miller were at Modell’s in midtown Manhattan on April 21, 2013, doing a workout for the press and MMA fans, leading into his fight against Pat Healy at UFC 159 in New Jersey this weekend. Jim warmed up with Dan with calisthenics and pummeling and wrestling, then...

Apr 23, 2013 8:12 am

Bisping: No One Is Going To Give A S#!t About Belcher After This Fight

“Alan Belcher, he’s trying to take a page out of my book or he’s trying to be Chael Sonnen. He’s being someone very, very different for this fight. I’m not quite sure I understand it. He’s trying to be all vocal, making video blogs and doing this and that, and he’s trying to convince himself...

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 10:25 am

VIDEO | UFC 159: Sonnen vs. Jones 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.

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...