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UFC CEO Dana White takes aim at “f*cking stupid” MMA media for voting Islam Makhachev ahead of Jon Jones in P4P rankings

Susan Cox - June 6, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White is taking aim at the ‘f*cking stupid’ MMA media for voting Islam Makhachev ahead of Jon Jones in the P4P rankings. Islam Makhachev (25-1 MMA) was recently awarded the number one spot in the P4P rankings, moving current heavyweight champion Jon Jones (27-1 MMA) down to the number 2 spot.

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Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev gets P4P endorsement from Alexander Volkanovski amidst Jon Jones debate: "There has to be activity there..."

Curtis Calhoun - June 5, 2024

Former UFC featherweight titleholder Alexander Volkanovski feels his two-time foe, Islam Makhachev, deserves the pound-for-pound nod over Jon Jones. Makhachev defeated Dustin Poirier by fifth-round submission to retain the UFC lightweight belt at UFC 302. He remains the UFC’s pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter as of this writing, with Jones in the No. 2 spot.

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Islam Makhachev reacts after Dana White claims Jon Jones is still the best pound for pound fighter in the UFC

Harry Kettle - June 4, 2024

Islam Makhachev has given his thoughts on Dana White claiming that Jon Jones is still the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. Last weekend, Islam Makhachev defeated Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 302. In doing so, he successfully retained his UFC lightweight championship. Of course, he had to face some adversity in order to get the job done, as you’d expect against someone like ‘The Diamond’.

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Islam Makhachev

Former UFC champ sides with Dana White in Islam Makhachev/Jon Jones 'Pound for Pound' debate

Curtis Calhoun - June 3, 2024

UFC President Dana White’s post-UFC 302 remarks about the pound-for-pound rankings are a major talking point of the post-fight aftermath. UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev defeated Dustin Poirier by fifth-round submission at UFC 302 on Saturday. It was Makhachev’s latest successful title defense after back-to-back wins over Alexander Volkanovski in 2023.

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Jon Jones gives his thoughts on Dagestani fighters after Islam Makhachev's UFC 302 triumph

Harry Kettle - June 2, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has given his honest thoughts on Dagestani fighters following Islam Makhachev’s win at UFC 302. In the main event of UFC 302, Islam Makhachev submitted Dustin Poirier to retain the UFC lightweight championship. It was a pretty incredible fight between two men who put it all on the line. However, despite his big win, UFC president Dana White made it crystal clear that he doesn’t believe Makhachev is the #1 pound for pound fighter in the promotion.

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Jon Anik echoes fan frustration over Jon Jones’ refusal to fight Tom Aspinall, ‘should’ve vacated’ title after torn pec injury

Curtis Calhoun - May 27, 2024

UFC play-by-play broadcaster Jon Anik sides with fans frustrated with Jon Jones’ apparent refusal to face Tom Aspinall in the Octagon. Jones is expected to face former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in his return later this year, potentially as soon as November. He hasn’t fought since winning the then-vacant UFC heavyweight title over Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 last year.

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Rampage Jackson suggests ‘big’ Jon Jones news is incoming: “It’s gonna shock the whole MMA community”

Harry Kettle - May 27, 2024

Former UFC fighter Rampage Jackson has claimed that there’s some big Jon Jones news that is set to be made public soon. Jon Jones is a polarizing figure and that’s an obvious statement to make. Over the years, he’s done and said a lot of things to rub people the wrong way. At the same time, he’s also considered by many to be the greatest fighter of all time.

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Stipe Miocic

Jon Jones questions the sincerity of Stipe Miocic’s latest training footage: “If your opponent appears weak, prepare even harder”

Harry Kettle - May 27, 2024

Jon Jones has given his thoughts on recent training footage of Stipe Miocic ahead of their seemingly inevitable title fight. As we know, Jon Jones is the undisputed heavyweight champion in the UFC. While logic would dictate he’ll fight interim champion Tom Aspinall next, that’s not the direction he’s heading in. Instead, he’s opting for a legacy fight against former king Stipe Miocic.

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Dan Hardy wants Jon Jones stripped of UFC heavyweight title: "I do think it's time"

Fernando Quiles - May 20, 2024

Dan Hardy believes Tom Aspinall vs. Curtis Blaydes should determine the true undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion. Aspinall has a hold of the interim gold, which he won after knocking out Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295 back in November 2023. Jon Jones, the UFC heavyweight titleholder, has been out of action since March 2023. An injury prevented him from defending his gold against Stipe Miocic last year. It’s a fight the UFC still has on its radar.

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Jon Jones believes Tom Aspinall could lose UFC 304 title defense against Curtis Blaydes: "He's drinking his own Kool-aid"

Josh Evanoff - May 17, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn’t so sure that Tom Aspinall is going to make it through Curtis Blaydes. Earlier this week, it was made official that the British fighter would be fighting in the co-main event of UFC 304 in Manchester. Months after defeating Sergei Pavlovich to win interim gold, Tom Aspinall will look to make his first title defense against Curtis Blaydes. ‘Razor’ previously defeated the heavyweight by first-round stoppage due to injury in 2022.

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Chael Sonnen claims Jon Jones legacy will not be affected if he never fights Tom Aspinall: “It's just another fight”

Susan Cox - May 17, 2024

Chael Sonnen is claiming that Jon Jones legacy will not be affected if he never fights Tom Aspinall. The heavyweight division in the UFC has come under scrutiny during these last several months.

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Jon Jones leaks UFC return date in social media post

Curtis Calhoun - May 16, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has announced his return before the promotion got a chance to formally share it. Jones hasn’t fought since securing the then-vacant UFC heavyweight title by submitting Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 last year. He was supposed to face Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 in November before suffering a torn pectoral, resulting in his withdrawal.

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Daniel Cormier questions the UFC’s decision to proceed with Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic: “For four years, he's lived the life of a normal person”

Harry Kettle - May 14, 2024

UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has questioned the UFC’s decision to proceed with booking Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic. As a lot of fight fans will know, the Ultimate Fighting Championship wants to make Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic happen. In fact, Jon Jones probably wants it to happen more so than the promotion does.

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Ben Askren reacts to Jon Jones vs. Alex Pereira chatter: "You can’t leave Tom Aspinall sitting here with the interim belt"

Fernando Quiles - May 12, 2024

Ben Askren isn’t a fan of the talk of Jon Jones fighting Alex Pereira before he mixes it up with Tom Aspinall. Jones is the UFC Heavyweight Champion, but he hasn’t made a title defense yet despite winning the gold back in March 2023. “Bones” was scheduled to put the championship on the line against Stipe Miocic back in November 2023, but an injury derailed that plan. Tom Aspinall ended up winning the interim heavyweight gold by knocking out Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295.

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Jon Jones explains his decision to stick with fighting Stipe Miocic next: “Fight the man with all the accolades”

Susan Cox - May 10, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones is explaining his decision to stick with fighting Stipe Miocic next. Jones has come under scrutiny by some fans and critics for not wanting to get in the cage with current interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall.

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Jon Jones says ‘intern’ heavyweight champ Tom Aspinall is “just as selfish” by waiting for undisputed title fight

Harry Kettle - May 10, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has called Tom Aspinall selfish for waiting to fight the winner of Jon’s potential bout with Stipe Miocic. As we know, Jon Jones is working his way back to full fitness ahead of his return to the Octagon. The expectation is that he’ll take on Stipe Miocic, in a contest that we’ve been waiting to see for quite some time now.

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Jon Jones reveals that he's verbally agreed to UFC return against Stipe Miocic: "I have a date"

Josh Evanoff - May 7, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has verbally agreed to face Stipe Miocic later this year. ‘Bones’ hasn’t competed since a first-round submission victory over Ciryl Gane last March. That win at UFC 285 crowned Jon Jones as the new heavyweight champion, winning the title Francis Ngannou vacated in January. Following the win, the newly crowned titleholder signed a deal to face Stipe Miocic in November.

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Tom Aspinall sounds off on Jon Jones avoiding a fight against him: "The guy's playing games again"

Josh Evanoff - May 6, 2024

Interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall is unsure that Jon Jones will ever fight him. The British heavyweight has been out of action since a first-round knockout win over Sergei Pavlovich in November. As many fans likely remember, that UFC 295 bout was a short-notice one for Tom Aspinall. After Jon Jones withdrew from his title defense against Stipe Miocic, he stepped up on two weeks’ notice to fight for interim gold.