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7 Nov 2016 16:17:43 PM
In case you haven’t been keeping up with everyone’s favorite cage fighting junkie, Jon Jones has been awaiting sentencing on his arbitration case held last monday with USADA. After testing positive for estrogen blockers clomiphene and Letrozol, Jones proclaimed his innocence and vowed to be vindicated. And he was, kinda.Read More DIGG THIS
15 Sep 2016 11:00:12 AM
Enough is enough.
Former light heavyweight champion, and current interim title holder (I think) Jon Jones is no stranger to controversy. The pregnant woman hitting, coke snorting, PED taking (allegedly), MMA God has had a rough couple of years, to say the least. But somehow, the Muay Thai prodigy keeps rising to the top. The media forgives him, the fans forgive him, and the fighters forgive him too…right? Wrong. It seems the who’s who of the light heavyweight division have had enough, and are calling for the ex-champ to get to the back of the line.Read More DIGG THIS
7 Jul 2016 05:52:01 AM
(Dana White breaks the news of Jones’ violation, via MMAJunkie)
Un. F*cking. Believable.
That’s pretty much the only way to sum it up, Nation. Just three days out from his rematch with Daniel Cormier — aka the most anticipated main event on the most anticipated fight card of the year — Jon Jones has been flagged with a potential USADA anti-doping violation and pulled from UFC 200.
Even when we’re preparing ourselves for the worst possible scenarios, it seems that MMA finds a way to somehow screw things up even worse. What a sport this is.
After the jump: Daniel Cormier reacts to Jones’ removal.Read More DIGG THIS
6 Jul 2016 10:28:28 AM
By Asaph Bitner
One of the best on-paper and most hyped MMA cards in memory is fast approaching, and anticipation is building to a fever pitch. And as everyone raises their hopes for what they wish will be a transcendent celebration of civilized violence at UFC 200 this weekend, we pessimists of this lovely sport start to ready our cringe faces.
But what if we could prepare ourselves for the worst? Soften the 4-ounce-gloved blow to our souls that the MMA gods are sure to deliver in their infinite, cruel, brawlability?
Well, here’s your pre-gut-punch padding, dear readers: a fight-by-fight breakdown of all the ways in which the gourmet chicken salad that is UFC 200 could turn into a total chicken s**t-show.Read More DIGG THIS
27 Apr 2016 08:48:51 AM
With the whole Conor McGregor fiasco now behind us, the question of who exactly would headline UFC 200 in his place has become a somewhat pressing matter for The Baldfather and company. We may still be some three months out from UFC 200, but when discussing the reasons why McGregor was pulled from the event, Dana White was adamant that the promotion’s 10 million dollar promotional schedule had absolutely zero room for leeway. By that logic, the UFC would need to announce a new main event ASAP or risk eating that $10 million.
When it came down to it, there was only one non-McGregor fight worthy of headlining an event as monumental as UFC 200: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier II. The former was fresh off a win over Ovince St. Preux last weekend and the latter still hates him with the fire of a thousand suns (not to mention, has his belt), but with Jones potentially out six months due to a foot injury, it seemed like the UFC would once again have to scramble to find a suitable main event.
Thankfully, it has, and it’s exactly the fight you think it is.Read More DIGG THIS
25 Apr 2016 12:37:18 PM
(via UFC on FOX)
Following a 15-month absence from the sport that saw him basically break every traffic law known to man, former/still-sort-of-current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones returned to the ring on Saturday to take on heated rival
Daniel Cormier Ovince St. Preux for the coveted interim LHW belt, because f*ck it, we’re just giving out interim titles to everyone now! (begins Oprah-style “And YOU get an interim belt!” chant*)
As you might expect, Jones looked every bit as dominant as he always has — outgunning OSP on the feet, the mat, and even throwing some fancy spinning sh*t in there — while still displaying some signs of a man who has spent more of the past year in the court than he has in the cage. If you’re the MMA media, this can only mean one thing: Jon Jones has lost it.
The guy who literally broke his opponent’s arm with a kick in the second round? That wasn’t a guy who would have had a chance at beating Daniel Cormier, according to all the leading experts (chief among whom happens to be, you guessed it, Daniel Cormier). I’m not sure if Cormier would still be injured in the fantasy scenario that we so often like to peddle as “analysis” or even “news” here in the MMA game, but the moral here is that Jon Jones got very lucky on Saturday night. Because REASONS.
After the jump: We break down the rest of UFC 197 with takes hot enough to melt steel.Read More DIGG THIS
22 Apr 2016 13:46:34 PM
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The Nine Greatest Jon Jones Moments (Low Kick)Read More DIGG THIS
4 Apr 2016 18:45:23 PM
(“For those that think it’s that easy to matchmake.” via the Jackson-Wink Twitter)
With the UFC set to hold two of the most stacked cards in promotional history in the coming weeks – UFC 198 and UFC 200 — there’s been an overwhelming feeling that shit was all but destined to hit the fan in one capacity or another. “Conor McGregor suffers another ACL tear.” “Nate Diaz shot backstage at Snoop Dogg concert.” “Fabricio Werdum retires amidst actual prostitution scandal.” These were all headlines that we could have seen coming over the weekend, because this sport is nothing if not an unpredictable circus.
What you might not expect, however, is that the bad luck that always finds its way to MMA would trickle down to an unrelated fight card, like say, UFC 197. Which, with the MMA Gods being the vengeful, sadistic asshole that they are, is of course what happened.Read More DIGG THIS