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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 »
Heavyweight prospect Stipe Miocic calls out Gabriel Gonzaga in UFC Tonight
Gabriel Gonzaga certainly made an impression with his KO win over Shawn Jordan at UFC 166 and it seems like he caught the attention of Stipe Miocic. The rising heavyweight prospect has expressed his interest in a possible fight with Napao in the recent edition of UFC Tonight.
The 31 year old Miocic has started his MMA record with 6-0 prior to his UFC career. Since then he racked up three straight wins with the promotion before suffering an upset KO at the hands of Stefan Struve. He returned to the winning column when he outpointed Roy Nelson in their heavyweight showdown last June and he wants to add the hard hitting Brazilian to the list of his victims. Meanwhile, Gonzaga has just recently come back to relevancy after back to back first round KOs of Dave Herman and Shawn Jordan. Gonzaga, who lost to randy Couture in his first bid for the title, has stated his interest for another run at the heavyweight gold in the interview after his win over Jordan.
That being said, Gonzaga’s camp has yet to say something about the potential matchup. Regardless, the two makes up for an interesting fight. Miocic has the advantage in speed and athleticism while Gonzaga will have the edge in the knockout power and submission department.
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Roy Nelson is delusional according to UFC president Dana White
It’s no secret that UFC president Dana White and TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson are not very fond of each other. White however, dismissed that notion that he has ill feelings towards the TUF winner. Instead, he insists that he tried his best to like Nelson but it is the latter’s words that created the rough relation between them.
“Contrary to popular belief, I try so hard to like Roy Nelson. It’s like I saw him backstage before I came out to talk to you guys. I was like, ‘What’s up Roy? You looked good. You lost weight,’ and this and that. Then I come out and hear the stupid s–t he said to you guys right before I walk out there.”
The Baddest man on the Planet: Cain Velasquez defeated Junior dos Santos in their rubber match at UFC 166
Houston, Texas – The much anticipated trilogy between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos turned out pretty similar to their rematch, albeit with more definitive results. The 32 year old champ played the perfect game; he dominated dos Santos in all the aspects of the fight, even in the striking department, where Cigano supposedly had an advantage. Just like their last fight, Velasquez negated the heavy hands of dos Santos by backing him up into the cage. The rest of the fight played out the same scenario; Velasquez controlling dos Santos in the clinch while chipping at him with dirty boxing. Cigano eventually succumbed due to the accumulation of punishment in the 5th round, he fell face first in to the canvass after a failed front choke attempt. Seeing Cigano’s vulnerable state, Referee Herb Dean decided to put a halt to the contest with 3:09 remaining in the final round.Read the rest of the article »
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.Read the rest of the article »
Official weigh in results for UFC 166: Cain, JDS and the rest of the main card fighters makes the weight limit
The official weigh in of UFC 166 took place at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas earlier this day. All fighters made the weight limit except from Andre Fil who took the fight on a two week notice. As a result, 20 percent of his earnings will be added to his opponent purse.
The champ, Cain Velasquez tipped the scales at 141, on the other hand, Junior dos Santos weighted a pound lighter at 140. During the weigh in, dos Santos promised the audience that he will give another knock out but the former heavyweight champ’s words received boos from the pro Mexican crowd.Read the rest of the article »
Roy Nelson wants a shot at the heavyweight belt if he gets by Cormier in this weekend's PPV event
It appears that a number of UFC 166 fighters are looking for a shot at gold once they emerge victorious in the weekend’s PPV event and Big Country would be the latest man to make such claims. Nelson, who has been constantly a top rated fighter, has expressed his interest in a possible title shot if he were to defeat Daniel Cormier in their upcoming bout.
“DC is top of the food chain. The only other person that’s before him is dos Santos and dos Santos is already fighting for the belt. So I look at DC as a guy to beat and you get the belt shot. If I can beat DC, I’m fighting for the belt next.”
DC will have to deal with Big Country's beard once they lock horns in UFC 166
Daniel Cormier has been very vocal about wanting Roy Nelson to shave his beard before their fight in UFC 166. He made it official just a few weeks ago when he filed a formal complaint in Texas Athletic Commission regarding his opponent’s trademark bush. The former Olympic wrestler stated that Nelson’s beard might be giving him an advantage particularly when fighting at close range and he wanted it to be shaved or at least trimmed.Read the rest of the article »
Daniel Cormier doubts the longevity of Roy Nelson's legendary chin
Roy Nelson arguably has the best chin in the whole roster of UFC. Big Country has proven it in his entire UFC career; he has managed to stay on his feet while taking the best shots of hard hitting heavyweights like Fabricio Werdum, Frank Mir, Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. Nelson may have lost all that fights but none can argue the toughness that he displayed in those one-sided beatdowns. He has only been stopped once in his career, and that happened more than 5 years ago at the hands of former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski.Read the rest of the article »
Do Bronx injured and out of his bout with Jeremy Larsen
Charles Oliveira will not be competing against Jeremy Larsen in UFC 166. His coach, Ericson Cardozo has disclosed to MMAfighting.com that the 23 year old Brazilian has strained his thigh muscle and will not be able to walk for three to four weeks. He also added that Oliveira will be possibly out for the rest of the year.
Charles Oliveira was initially schedule to face Estevan Payan, but Payan suffered a broken foot and was forced out of the card. He was replaced with Jeremy Larsen who is still looking for his first win in the octagon. Oliveira’s injury left him without an opponent with just 2 weeks remaining before the event.
Do Bronx has expressed his frustrations in an interview in MMA premium:
“I’m really sad because I knew how important this fight was and I know how ready I was for this,” said Oliveira. “The doctors told me that I can’t even move or this injury can get worse.”
UFC 166 will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on October 19, 2013. It will be headlined with the trilogy of Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos. The event will also feature a heavyweight showdown between Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson.
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