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‘UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida’ Extended Video Trailer

(Props: mmapain)

Once in a while, a singular talent will arise and utterly dominate this sport. He comes out of nowhere, immediately starts whipping top-ranked fighters with years’ more experience, and leaves both fans and his opponents in awe of his abilities. Jon Jones is that guy right now. And nobody knows how fleeting that moment is better than Lyoto Machida, whose invincible aura (and “era“) went up in smoke as quickly as it arrived.

That’s what gives Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida such a great storyline for their meeting on December 10th in Toronto. Besides Machida’s unorthodox style, which could be an effective counter to Bones’s own funky attacks, the Dragon stands as a living reminder that nobody is invincible — seriously, not even Jon Jones — and defeat is simply a matter of running into the wrong guy on the wrong night.

Supporting the light-heavyweight title fight at UFC 140 are two matches featuring former UFC champions from America (Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz) trying to hold the line against a pair of battle-weathered Brazilian twins who made their names halfway around the world. It’ll be the second meeting between Mir and Minotauro, and aside from the struggling Lil’ Nog, the other three fighters have shown brief flashes in recent fights that their glory days might not be over yet. So who will add another highlight to their legendary resumes, and who will continue to fade back into history?

Semi-related, below: Jon Jones gets in some cross-gender sparring with Team Jackson camp-mate Holly Holm, the prettier half of the third toughest couple in MMA.

(Props: LowBlow505)

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SnackDaddy- November 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm
I'm more excited about the Tito / Lil Nog fight than the main event. Should be a good old-fashioned fight-to-save-your-ass-from-retiring style slugfest.
As for the main event, unless Machida does something spectacular and catches Johnny Bones off-guard quick, i don't think he's got much of a chance.
P.S. My captcha is a trigonometry equation. 0_o
chzhww- November 26, 2011 at 11:01 am
Top boxing films in
KarmaAteMyCat- November 26, 2011 at 8:24 am
The only reason I don't have a pot to piss in is because I let your mom live in it.
FightZen- November 26, 2011 at 6:07 am
I don't think I've ever heard a fight with Machida be called "Guarunteed fireworks". I guess knocking out a retiring Couture erases years for decisions?
StinkFacer- November 26, 2011 at 1:58 am
Id give her a 10-9 that round if i was a boxing judge. Bordering a 10-8, because she landed more clean, consistent strikes. What's that say?
Buster Hyman- November 26, 2011 at 1:25 am
<- guilty as charged
boober- November 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm
How many people initially skipped the video and went back because of RoJoegan'sa comment.
RoJoegan- November 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm
Holly Holm is hot. I believe she is without a sports bra in that video.
XENOPHON- November 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Come on Karma, you going get a clowning like that and not snap back!
J3t- November 25, 2011 at 6:07 pm
I heard Karma would drink his pee like Machida except he doesn't have a pot to piss in
XENOPHON- November 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm
I for one think Jones should get some credit for bringing such a polished game to the cage and done so, so fast. There is a few that have done the same.
I give him props for literally dismantling ever opponent he be fair Machida and GSP did much the same until they got dethroned.
Will JDS also follow in their same footsteps...I hope so, as he by far a a guy that "keeps it real" with no bling, not pomp, and no flash.
Triggz- November 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm
Thank our lord and savior, Jon Jones is here to final make MMA evolve!!!!!!!!!!!
RearNakedSpoon- November 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm
"I'm trying to do something that i've never done before and I'm trying to do something that no one has done in this sport before, and that's take this sport to another level"
MMA, a sport that has never changed or grown at all...?????