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Jon Jones graces the cover of the newest UFC video game alongside a fan-voted fighter

Written on November 05, 2013 by Hector

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Fight fans will decide on who will share the cover of the newest UFC game with Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finally bagged the slot of a UFC video game cover after losing his spot to Anderson Silva in 2011. He will now join the company of Brock Lesnar, Forrest Griffin and Anderson Silva as fighters who became faces of the game. The UFC and EA Sports made the announcement this Monday and they confirmed that Jones will appear in the cover of EA’s inaugural UFC game along with another fighter who will be determined through a voting process.

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Jon Jones takes a shot at Daniel Cormier’s physique

Written on October 29, 2013 by Hector

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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.

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Daniel Cormier wants Gustaffson for his light heavyweight debut

Written on October 23, 2013 by Hector

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Daniel Cormier wants to fight Gustafsson before a title fight against Jon Jones

Javier Mendez, the chief trainer of Daniel Cormier has revealed that they are looking for a fight against Alexander Gustafsson for DC’s light heavyweight debut. Mendez believes that a win over Gus will legitimize Cormier’s shot at Jon Jones’ title. He also added that if DC were to beat Gustafsson, then they will clearly have an idea of the kind of fight he will put up against Bones.

Gustafsson, of course, is coming off from a Fight of the Night performance against Jon Jones. Gus may have fallen short on that night but he gave the champion the toughest challenge of his career.

Mendez also gave his take on the potential matchup of his fighter against the reigning light heavyweight champion. The AKA leader admits that he is not 100 percent sure on Cormier’s chances against Jones but believes that DC can take him down at will. Jones has been only taken down once in his UFC career, and that happened in his recent fight against Gus.

“I don’t think he’ll win (against Jones) easily, and I’m not 100-percent sure he’s going to win. I’m 100-percent sure that it’s going to be a hell of a fight and it’s going to be the biggest challenge of Jones’ life. Cormier’s going to meet an individual who’s got the height and knows how to use it really well. But Jones is going to meet a wrestler like he’s never faced before. Now Jones has got to be concerned about going on his back. He can’t be thinking about, ‘Okay, it’s going to be difficult to take me down.’ Now he 100 percent has a legit reason to be careful what he does, because he’s going to be on his back whether he likes it or not.”

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Daniel Cormier expects a tough fight against Roy Nelson

Written on October 19, 2013 by Hector

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Daniel Cormier is expecting a war when he faces Roy Nelson in the supporting bout of UFC 166

Houston – – Daniel Cormier will fight as a heavyweight for the last time this Saturday night against Roy Nelson in the co-main event of UFC 166. He has earlier said that he will come down to light heavyweight no matter the outcome of the Nelson fight. Cormier’s reasons for dropping to light heavyweight is no secret, he wants a shot at Jon Jones light heavyweight strap. That being said, the former Olympic wrestler stated that is not looking ahead at light heavyweight or past Roy Nelson.

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Diego Sanchez: Gilbert Melendez is my golden ticket to a title shot

Written on October 18, 2013 by Hector

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Diego Sanchez expects a titleshot if he defeats Gilbert Melendez in an exciting fashion

Diego Sanchez may not be that impressive in his recent outings, he is 1-2 in his last three fights and one can argue that he lost all those fights. Nevertheless, his string of unimpressive performances did not prevented “The Dream” from assuming that a title shot is next once he gets past Gilbert Melendez in UFC 166.

With the recent happenings in the UFC, it is not that impossible for Sanchez to believe that he can earn a shot at gold after two consecutive wins. He has done it before when he challenged then-champion BJ Penn in 2009. Even Chael Sonnen did it when he went straight for Jon Jones belt after losing his middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva.

“Gilbert Melendez is my golden ticket. I’ve done it before. I fought two fights in 2009 at 155. Straight to the belt. (Melendez) has never been stopped. He avenged two of his three losses. His only loss is to Benson Henderson in a split decision that I felt went his way, so in a way I’m fighting a guy who’s almost untainted. And if I go in there, and I stop this guy, I think it makes a real case for a title shot.”

A stoppage win over El Nino will clearly raise Sanchez’ stocks but The Dream seems to forget that he is currently not ranked at 155. He would certainly enter the ranks but leapfrogging to a title shot is unlikely even if he stops Melendez in their showdown this weekend.

[Photos from enlapelea.com]

 

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Aldo vs. Lamas targeted for Superbowl weekend card

Written on October 18, 2013 by Hector

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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.

[Photos from realpain-mma.com]

 

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Dana White scrapped Jones – Teixeira from Super Bowl weekend event

Written on October 08, 2013 by Hector

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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.

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Overeem vs. Mir moved to Super Bowl event as the supporting bout for Jones vs. Teixeira

Written on October 04, 2013 by Hector

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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.

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Immediate Rematch Officially Off, Jon Jones will defend his title against Glover Teixeira early next year

Written on September 27, 2013 by Hector

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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.

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TUF Season 17 Cast Revealed

Written on January 10, 2013 by Avlya Jaie

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The latest season of the Ultimate Fighter features UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as opposing team coaches

USA Today Sports, has revealed the names of the participants of The Ultimate Fighter, Season 17. The latest season features twenty-eight cast members. The show also features UFC 159 headliners, light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as opposing coaches.

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