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Jon Jones May Have Literally Broken Brandon Vera’s Face

Jon Jones elbows Brandon Vera
(The upside is, now Vera’s sure to get that role as Sloth in the "Goonies" remake. Photo courtesy of

That sickening, dead meat smacking sound you heard when Jon Jones landed his fight-ending elbow strike on Brandon Vera last night? That was the sound of Vera’s face being rearranged. The word is that Vera suffered three broken bones in his face last night, and the injuries are severe enough that he was reportedly prevented from boarding a plane to go home.

That might not have been a big deal if the fight had been in Las Vegas. He could always pass the time by buying himself a cold one and walking down to see the pirate battle outside of Treasure Island, or else wander around the M&M’s store with all the senile old ladies from Wisconsin. Not a bad way to waste time while you wait for your face to regain its structural integrity, really.

But damn, you’re telling me Vera is stuck in Broomfield, Colorado? Not only did he lose the fight and get his face smashed, but he also has to sit around his hotel room watching an endless stream of shows about Nazis on the History Channel, while sending his cornermen down the hall for ice every ten minutes? That, my friends, is a special little slice of hell.

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FightNewsUnlimited- March 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm
He's not necessarily stuck in Colorado. He could always get someone to drive him home instead of flying. That's a friggin' huge cab fare, though.
Beef Merciful- March 23, 2010 at 7:55 am


life must be incredibly confusing for you.
Moosewinter- March 23, 2010 at 4:13 am

I don't see how anyone could get behind Pacquiao now. Not agreeing to drug testing as far as I am cornered in admitting guilt. Pacquaio makes so many excuses why he wont accept the highest standards of drug testing, I'm pretty sure if Olympians are okay with it Pacquaio can do it too.

Either that or he's just scared of Mayweather, either way it's pretty pathetic.
robthom- March 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm
Subo has a tiny speck of a point.
Colorado does seem like a lovely place. The final resting ground of HST has to be half good. And fat chance being able to afford to move there so it must be nice enough.

But my team is my team.
Maybe he doesn't understand sarcasm, judging from his writing skills.

robthom- March 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm
Has Bones ever clarified what made him so pissed off yet?

I hope he at least has a good excuse since its probably not a good reason.

Vera is obnoxious after a fashion, but I never felt like he was the kind of asshole who had something like that coming.

tito, yes. jackson, yes. barnett, yes.

Vera, not that bad.
David_Banner- March 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm
Indeed. That is a fight for the ages.
sonochamp- March 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm
The old Brandon Vera called... He learned to fight and legally changed his name to Jon Jones.
Mexican Avalanche- March 22, 2010 at 5:26 pm
Hey Ben, I'll have you know that I work in Broomfield, and I'm offended that you'd dismiss it as a part of Vera's little slice of hell. It's got a Dairy Queen and there's at least 6 asian restaurants within a block of my office, and there's a burrito place, and soccer moms, hell.
You're right. it's a shithole.
NateGetsIrate- March 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm
Vera deserved that for suggesting that he would give Jones a career-ending injury for his smack talk. That's up there with Mir boasting about how he's gonna end Lesnar's life in the cage.
Dr Watson- March 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm
What's up with all the Vera hate?
Guy said he wants to hurt people again, he def. did.
Obviously he's referring to himself in 3rd Person here.
BryanF- March 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm
Pretty sure Nonito "the mexican flash" Donaire isn't filipino...just a hunch.
Merlin- March 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm
I'm so sick of hearing Brandon Vera talk about bring back the old days & being a contender again & not holding back this time & blah blah BLAH.

Good riddance fucker
BryanF- March 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm

No, no. I got love for Filipno boxers (Pancho Villa/ Francisco Guilledo, Velasco, etc). I even acknowledged Pacquiao in that post that you quoted me in above. But as I said, if I rely on Pacquiao to deliver the single greatest fight of my generation, and if I know Filipinos like I think I know Filipinos, he just might screw it up. He'll either piss hot for steroids, wuss out because of the needle, or deliever the fight when nobody really cares anymore. It is the nature of the male Filipino beast: My culture, my heartbreak.
Canadian Chronic- March 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm
those elbows are fuckin beautiful!
Alighieri- March 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

"I've pretty much given up on investing emotionally in Professional Filipino athletes"

Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao

Nonito Donaire


You are hard to please.
UFC is now the best- March 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm
FTW, @knucklesamitch.

That’s exactly what I did. I started it about an hour late because I was on the way home from being out of town. I never caught up to live TV, but finished about 15 minutes after it was over. I did not watch a single commercial. Any way you look at it, free MMA is free MMA, no complaints here.

One thing I did notice, ESPN was scrolling the results across the bottom of their ticker after the fights were over. This MMA thing must be catching on. Yay. Be careful if you watch MMA on tape delay and like to hit up ESPN, they could ruin your night.
Durden- March 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm
Universal Pictures presents, the 2011 remake of The Elephant Man starring Chevy Chase as Frederick Treves and Brandon "Truly No Face Left" Vera as John Merrick.
knucklesamitch- March 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm
Aside from the fact that commercials are a natural part of free tv, thanks to a thing called "technology", there's no reason to not have a tivo or cable/satellite provided DVR.

I set my tivo to record the UFC on VS. show last night, started it about 25min late, and the only reason I caught up to real time and had to watch some commercials at all is because I fast forwarded thru GSP interview...If I wanted to tune into a fight show and hear talking, I'd watch pro wrestling.
cecils_pupils- March 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm
Here's the deal about commercials on FREE cards - they pay the bills. While I agree it sucks, that is the nature of free shows... deal with it or just hold out for the PPV. C'mon folks, it's just a few commercials... what better time to run to the fridge or smoke a bowl. See - there are upsides to commercials. ;)

Jon "Break ur Bones" Jones has, once again, proven the doubters wrong. You wanna know when people will finally stop using the word "hype" when talking about Jones? When he takes the LHW title and defends it successfully. Until then, I am happy to point out to all the hardcore doubters that Jones is the next reigning LHW champ. And by reigning, I mean like a king - fuckin' ruling the LHW division. pupils out...
El Guapo- March 22, 2010 at 12:20 pm
I give a shit. And I'll even save you the hassle!

"I don't give shit if you give a shit." -MMM..Samich
knucklesamitch- March 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm
who gives a shit if they show a lot of commercials on Spike and Versus...The show is FREE, and you still seen 5 fights, which is the same number of fights they show on on some PPVs.
Ouch That hurts- March 22, 2010 at 12:01 pm
Only thing that would make it better is if he was handcuffed to Diego Sanchez and they had to do the "Yes! Truth!" cartwheels around town.
BryanF- March 22, 2010 at 11:54 am
^ KidDinomite
Alright, I'll give Munoz that. He's got a good camp behind him. Catone and Jensen were kind of a step down from Hammil IMHO. All Munoz has to do is get past Kendall Grove on April and we'll see if he's really put that dent in his head behind him. But the second Munoz starts going off about his "old self" or his undefeated run in WEC I'm lumping him back in there with the other failed Filipinos I used to cheer for.
831 Son- March 22, 2010 at 11:48 am
Duane Ludwigs broken ankle is far worse than a little facial rearrangement for Vera. But with that being said, Jon Jones put a whooping on Vera and that was one of the more powerful elbows from in someones guard that we have ever seen.

@ As Good As Anyone--- NO. Jon Jones is not ready for the Spider. Anderson would most likely smash him. Although it would be entertaining to watch.

@ El Guapo-- I felt the same exact way. Im already sick of the Fight Nights on Spike showing so many fucking commercials and now VS its the same way. Bullshit.
KidDinomite- March 22, 2010 at 11:44 am
Hold up there. Mark Munoz has improved as a fighter ten fold since his battle with Matt Hammill. Yeah I wasn't impressed with him back then either. He got kicked in the head, then his head hit his knee on his way down to the mat, pretty bad KO for him. But since then Munoz has been training with Black House. In his last fight it showed how much he improved with his standup. He looked very confident on his feet and won with some good Ground n' Pound. I would like to see a rematch between him and Hammill as I think the outcome would be reversed.

I say give him another chance before you write him off.