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[VIDEO] This UFC 152 Promo Dutifully Tries To Convince Us That Jones/Belfort Makes Sense

(The hardest thing to believe about this poster is that the photos of Johnson and Benavidez have not been scaled down whatsoever. True story though.) 

Ever since it was announced that Vitor Belfort would be stepping up to face Jon Jones at UFC 152, the MMA world responded with a mixture of confused apprehension and the outright fear of knowing that Belfort might very well get beaten into a living death before our very eyes. The bookies seemed to agree, listing Bones as high as -1500 over the former heavyweight and light heavyweight champ, which likely had something to do with the fact that Belfort had defected to The Blackzilians in preparation for the bout.

But putting aside the fact that Jon Jones is bigger, younger, and actually manages to show up for the majority of his fights uninjured, the UFC has steamrolled ahead with their promos for UFC 152, trying to convince us that this fight will be closely contested in any way, shape, or form (I really hope I eat crow for this statement), because what other options do they have at this point? Check out the first official promo for UFC 152 after the jump, and let us know if you have taken the bait.

My favorite thing about this promo: It shows plenty of highlights from Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez, but not even one from Michael “flyweights don’t matter” Bisping. HOW’S THAT SLICE OF HUMBLE PIE TASTE, BITCHBING?!


-J. Jones

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fdgfsddx- September 10, 2012 at 7:38 am
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JayJitsu310- September 7, 2012 at 9:08 am
It probably won't happen, but I would love to see Belfort jackhammer Jones like he did Wanderlei.
crappiefloper- September 6, 2012 at 9:02 pm
Stann will buttfuck Bisping's soul.
Nippletwist- September 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm
I actually really like belfort, i wouldnt mind if he won. id be shocked, but id be so happy for the dude.

also SO so happy jones made the right decision to wait a month and fight a credible opponent. also stann vs. bisping should be nice, im a stann fan as well really like that dude.
crappiefloper- September 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm
Seriously, quite your job, skip the mortgage payment, and let itvall ride on Belfort win by KO in the second.
You'll thank me later
holeeball- September 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Amazing fight. If this dude beats the brazil guy he is truly LHW champ of the world of all time.

Fuck it. 5 dollars on Belfort.
peacexxl- September 6, 2012 at 11:38 am
If Sonnen wasn't a complete joke as a fill in for UFC 151, why wasn't he offered the spot@ 152? Jones refused to fight him on 8 days notice, but given the time to game plan he probably would have been happy to destroy him.
ringjoker80- September 6, 2012 at 10:14 am
you got to love how vitor speaks the whole time and jones says nothing. jones is going to say alot in that ring. this card the co main and main are worth watching. i like cub swanson but the rest of the card is ass lol.
SocraticMethod- September 6, 2012 at 7:56 am
There's a highlight of Bisping throwing knees and dropping someone. Might be Charlie McCarthy.

/Points out minor flaws in post; doesn't contribute to discussion.
crappiefloper- September 6, 2012 at 7:23 am
Belfort wins by ko in second round. J. Jones forced to take all comers going forward.
Also the gates of heaven open and the second coming of Jesus is upon us.
maazhii- September 6, 2012 at 7:10 am
Bispingwould vs Stann decision Bisping
Johnson vs Benavidaz decision Johson
Jones vs Belfort second rnd TKO Jones
MadMedek- September 6, 2012 at 5:27 am
I am a Vitor fan from the days of OL, but I feel sorry for him on this one. Maybe there will be a second round... Maybe
RearNakedSpoon- September 6, 2012 at 1:30 am
I'm glad he refused to fight Sonnen, 8 days of him verbally trashing Jones is just not enough, now we get many many months of Sonnen trolling Jones and it's more personal.
I think Jones is going to snap.
Buster Hyman- September 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm
i meannnnn vitor is most likely going to get to finally meet his bro jesus when bones is done with him, but maannnnnn if that freak could just manage to land one full power shot on the champs chin and give props to jesus bro over bones' unconscious body, now that would be some sweet sweet irony.
Free Donny G- September 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm
this card actually looks pretty sweet i think all 3 of these fights are gonna be nice. jones not fighting at 151 actually did work out for the better, not only do we get a slightly more interesting matchup for him, but this whole card is pretty stacked now as a result.
Dead dinosaur- September 5, 2012 at 5:47 pm
Yeah everyone was complaining SO MUCH that he didnt fight sonnen. We only had to wait a month though, and now there is a much better opponent, and we get a stacked card instead of that crappy one they put together for 151.
highkid- September 5, 2012 at 5:16 pm
well it makes more sense than jones/sonnen, that wouldve just been sad at least vitor miiiight be able to test jones chin with his speed and power. pretty crazy to think jones has almost already cleared the division out.
Get Off Me- September 5, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Looks like Bisping is tryna pinch a loaf there.
RearNakedSpoon- September 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Pokrajac vs Magalhães and Bisping vs Stann are carrying this card. I'm not saying the others can't be amazing, just that on paper they are the only ones that are interesting to me.
RearNakedSpoon- September 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm
Jones vs Belfort would be better off hosted under the Strikeforce banner.
Ricardo Guitardo- September 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Jones must feel he has more of a chance to beat Belfort than Sonnen. He doesn't want to get embarrased by Sonnen.
Free Donny G- September 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm
no way man sonnen would have no shot, jones has beaten like bigger better versions of sonnen. vitor at least brings like something slightly new to the table.
Xanderschultz- September 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm
I'm pumped for this card!

Maybe the only way we get stacked cards in 2012 is to have other cards cancelled. This brought 152 from eh to fuck yeah
Fried Taco- September 5, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Danga, please provide us with a graph showing how Jones young age provides him an advantage over Belfort.