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Jon Jones controls his diet to avoid looking like Daniel Cormier
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has started talking smack at potential rival Daniel Cormier and this time he took a shot at DC’s body. Bones, who is probably on a diet in preparation for his upcoming title defense against Glover Teixeira, took it to his twitter account. According to the weight conscious champ, he avoids over eating for the fear of looking like Cormier.
“With that being said I love these people. their hospitality is first class nothing but hugs and smiles eating so much Ill look like DC soon. “ wrotes Jones on his Twitter.
Obviously, Cormier does not like it. He immediately answered right after learning the tweet.
“@JonnyBones it’s much easier to talk when you know theres two fights seperating us. Keep running ur mouth kid! Jon u can’t beat me!”
DC has been clamoring for a fight with Jones way before his UFC career. He already said his goodbye to the heavyweight division in his lopsided win over Roy Nelson at UFC 166.After that he announced that he will be officially dropping to 205 to challenge Bones for the title. That being said, it will be a long road for him before he lands a superfight with Jones.
Alexander Gustafsson has already been promised a rematch with Bones should he win against Little Nog early next year in London. Of course, that depends on the outcome of Jones’ title defense against Glover Teixeira. If both of them wins, Cormier will likely have to win 2 or matches before finally earning his much awaited fight against Jon Jones.View Article Source »
The featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas is rumored to headline UFC 169
UFC officials are planning to put the featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas in the annual UFC Super Bowl event. The card was supposed to be headlined by Jon Jones’ 7th title defense against Glover Teixeira, but it was scrapped after Jones asked for more time to recover from the injuries that he suffered in his recent bout against Alexander Gustafsson.
White has not indicated if Aldo and Lamas will headline the card. However, UFC’s biggest stars are all scheduled to fight before the end of this year so there is a high possibility that the proposed fight will be the main event of the Super Bowl weekend card.
Aldo is perhaps the biggest MMA star in Brazil outside of Anderson Silva and Junior dos Santos. He is ranked in the top 3 of several pound-for-pound lists but it seems that he has yet to achieve global stardom. It is very evident in his latest title defense against Chan Sung Jung when he only netted a total of 170,000 PPV buys. Jones, on the other hand bagged a whopping 550,000 buys in his bout against Chael Sonnen last April.
The Aldo-Lamas bout is a very good match although it may not be as attractive compared to any bout that involves Jones. The two featherweights has always been known as action fighters and a fight between them is a sure treat to all MMA fans.
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The UFC light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira will no longer headline UFC 169
It looks like fight fans will have to wait longer for the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira. It was officially announced last week that the fight will take place in UFC 169 but Dana White scrapped the idea and told the media that the schedule of the fight has not been finalized yet.
“Jones vs. Teixeira on February 1 is never, ever a done deal” says Dana White in an interview last Monday. He made it clear that the fight will certainly happen but not on the rumored date.
“That’s going to be later. That was never a done deal. “Our people put it out, but they shouldn’t have” added the UFC president.
He then hinted that Jones and Teixeira would likely square off in March, around the same time with Alexander Gustafsson’s return bout in Sweden or London. White also promised that Jones and Gustafsson would surely meet again if both fighters win their next fights.
It was also announced last week that the heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir was moved to the Super Bowl event (UFC 169) from its original schedule on November 16. The removal of the Jones – Teixeira fight leaves Mir vs. Overeem as the only match that was scheduled for UFC 169.View Article Source »
Alistair Overeem vs. Frank Mir moved to UFC 169
The light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira is now officially booked as the main event of UFC 169 that will be held at on the Super Bowl weekend. Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will also square off as the supporting bout of the event. The news was announced this Thursday night on Newsday and was later confirmed by UFC officials.
The UFC also noted that they moved the Overeem-Mir fight to give Mir ample time to recover after his knockout loss to Josh Barnett last August. The fight was originally scheduled in November 16 as a part of the 20th anniversary of UFC.Read the rest of the article »
Immediate Rematch Officially Off, Jon Jones will defend his title against Glover Teixeira early next year
Jon Jones will defend his title against Glover Teixeira instead of facing Alexander Gustafsson in an immediate rematch
Fight fans will have to wait longer for the rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. Dana White has revealed that Jon Jones opted to face Glover Teixeira in a mega bout that will be likely held in New Jersey by February of 2014.
Talks of an immediate rematch between Jones and Gustafsson have followed shortly after their FOTY candidate bout in UFC 165, in which Jones defended his title via controversial decision. Teixeira (22-2) has been promised a title shot after knocking out Ryan Bader in the first round of UFC Fight Night 28. He’s been undefeated and has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents since joining the UFC.Read the rest of the article »
UFC on FOX 6 is set to take place on January 26, 2013 in Chicago
The fight card for the “UFC on FOX 6: Johnson vs. Dodson” event is now official with 4 main card bouts and 7 prelim bouts. UFC champ Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson are set to engage in a flyweight title match up in the main event.Read the rest of the article »
UFC 153 is scheduled to take place this October 13 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
UFC President Dana White confirmed last weekend that Rashad Evans has rejected the spur-of-the-moment chance to fight Glover Teixeira at UFC 153. Evans has explained through his Twitter account, why he turned down the planned match.Read the rest of the article »
Anderson Silva is set to face Stephan Bonnar at the main event of UFC 153
UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva steps in to save UFC 153, after a series of injuries of fighters has threatened to cripple the event’s card. Featherweight champ Jose Aldo has pulled out from his main event bout versus Jose Aldo, after suffering from a foot injury.Read the rest of the article »
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