Chris Weidman discusses move to 205, previous goal to set up Jon Jones superfight

CHICAGO — Chris Weidman discusses what he brings to the light heavyweight division, his original plan to set up a superfight with Jon Jones, and his “Madison Square Garden” curse. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Aleksandar Rakic says he has better footwork, one-punch power than Jon Jones

Aleksandar Rakic knows he’s a few fights away from a title shot. But that doesn’t mean he’s shying away from questions about how he might match up with Jon Jones. The 27-year-old improved to 4-0 in the UFC on Saturday after landing a thunderous head kick on Jimi Manuwa at UFC Stockholm, increasing the contender […]

Jon Jones doesn’t buy Alexander Gustafsson’s retirement, but wishes him well if so

Gallery Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11: Best photos Jon Jones doesn’t think Alexander Gustafsson’s retirement is legitimate. Following Gustafsson’s (18-6 MMA, 10-6 UFC) submission loss to Anthony Smith on Saturday in the UFC on ESPN+ 11 headliner, “The Mauler” left his gloves in the center of the octagon and announced […]

Jon Jones praises Alexander Gustafsson after retirement announcement: ‘You held the division to a standard and made us better’

Few people can claim to know Alexander Gustafsson as a fighter like Jon Jones does. The UFC light heavyweight champion hopped onto social media to pay his respects to Gustafsson following the Swede’s abrupt retirement after losing to Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC Stockholm on Saturday. Jones and Gustafsson fought twice in […]

Anthony Smith’s goal unchanged after Gustafsson upset: rematch Jon Jones

Gallery Anthony Smith def. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11: Best photos UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith will take the summer off to rest and recover from a busy year. Division contenders can wait. “I can just sit at the top and let those guys fight it out,” Smith (32-14 MMA, 8-4 UFC) told […]

UFC veteran Anthony Johnson to meet Craig Jones at Submission Underground 9

Anthony Johnson is back. Well, sort of. “Rumble” is returning to UFC Fight Pass, but not as an MMA fighter. And, though he is competing against a Jones, it’s not Jon. Rather, the former two-time UFC title challenger is set to meet Australian grappling sensation Craig Jones at Submission Underground 9. The match is set […]

Colby Covington Mocks ‘Jonny Picograms’ Jones: I Used To Destroy Him In College

Colby Covington launched a tirade towards UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, reminiscing on their days at Iowa Central Community College where, according to Covington, he dominated Jones on the wrestling mats. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Alexander Gustafsson says he ‘never’ felt in-fight pain like injury during Jon Jones rematch

Alexander Gustafsson hasn’t wasted time dwelling on his UFC 232 loss to Jon Jones. Gustafsson suffered a one-sided TKO loss to Jones this past December, delivering an anticlimactic conclusion to a rematch five years in the making following his legendary war of attrition against Jones in Sept. 2013 at UFC 165. The setback sunk Gustafsson’s […]

Johnny Walker won’t trash talk Jon Jones, but does dream of fighting him

LAS VEGAS – Don’t expect Johnny Walker to speak ill about Jon Jones’ personal life. Plenty of Walker’s contemporaries have bashed the UFC light heavyweight champion over the years for both his brushes with the law and his issues with the sport’s regulators. Walker is just 27, but the rising Brazilian contender has already been […]

Thiago Santos: Fighting talent aside, Jon Jones will ‘be remembered as a doper’

RIO DE JANEIRO – Thiago Santos doesn’t have many bad things to say about Jon Jones when it comes to what the UFC champion is able to do inside the octagon. In fact, if you ask Santos (21-6 MMA, 13-5 UFC) to list his top fighters of all time, Jones (24-1 MMA, 18-1 UFC) appears […]

Johnny Walker believes he’s one or two wins away from a title shot, but can beat Jon Jones now

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Johnny Walker only needed four months to turn himself into a must-watch attraction in the UFC. And now, he’s aiming at the sport’s best. The light heavyweight talent made quick work of everyone he’s faced so far inside the Octagon, demolishing Khalil Rountree, Justin Ledet and Misha Cirkunov in a […]

Jon Jones: ‘My Greatest Chance of Losing’ Would Be to Fight Daniel Cormier at Heavyweight

Daniel Cormier recently said that a trilogy fight with Jon Jones at 205 pounds is ”all I want.” If Cormier truly does want to face his rival one more time before retirement, it appears as though it will have to be at light heavyweight – because Jones isn’t moving up a division. View full post on […]

T.J. Jones Predicts First Round Knockout Against Jake Hager at Bellator 221

T.J. “Tombstone” Jones is ready to shock the world by defeating former World Wrestling Entertainment star Jake Hager. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Morning Report: Daniel Cormier still gunning for trilogy fight with Jon Jones at 205: ‘It’s all I want’

With his career winding down, UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is looking at only two more fights before hanging up the gloves, and both are against familiar foes. Over the weekend, the UFC officially announced that Cormier would be defending his title this summer against the man he just won the belt from, Stipe Miocic. […]

Deron Winn doesn’t think close friend Daniel Cormier ‘should ever worry about a guy like Jon Jones ever again’

Deron Winn doesn’t have to look far for a blueprint for his budding MMA career. As a close friend of UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Winn has had the opportunity to learn firsthand from one of the most successful fighters ever to make the transition from wrestling and at 29, he’s getting ready to leave […]

Anderson Silva doesn’t see asterisks in his and Jon Jones’ legacies after doping cases

RIO DE JANEIRO — Anderson Silva and Jon Jones have many things in common. “The Spider” was one of the most dominant fighters in his era, and “Bones” still reigns among the light heavyweights. The duo broke records as champions, were big draws in the sport, but have also failed drug tests in the UFC. […]

No longer ‘brittle’ at 185 pounds, Luke Rockhold confident he is the man to dethrone Jon Jones

Luke Rockhold is only in the beginning stages of his move to 205 pounds, but he already knows he made the right decision. After an 11-year run at middleweight that saw him capture titles in both Strikeforce and the UFC, Rockhold is slated to make his long-awaited light heavyweight debut against Jan Blachowicz on July […]

Israel Adesanya responds to Jon Jones: ‘I’m everything he wished he would have been’

If UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and light heavyweight Jon Jones were on a collision course, the two towering pugilists put the pedal to the metal this past weekend. Previously, Adesanya and Jones took competitive jabs at one another in the days leading to Adesanya’s title fight against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 236 on […]

Jon Jones not buying into Israel Adesanya hype after UFC 236: ‘There’s only one Jon Jones’

Jon Jones has heard the comparisons and he’s not impressed. Even as Israel Adesanya took part in one of the year’s best fights on Saturday at UFC 236, and even as Adesanya won a five-round unanimous decision over Kelvin Gastelum to capture an interim middleweight title and improve to 17-0 in MMA competition, “Bones” remains […]

Jon Jones responds to Israel Adesanya: ‘I’ll make you call me daddy by the third’

Jon Jones and Israel Adesanya are on a collision course. Last month, Jones revealed he “had a feeling” a future fight against the young middleweight was inevitable. A little more than one month later, Adesanya is echoing these comments, revealing the light heavyweight champion’s comments didn’t fall on deaf ears. “It does tickle my loins,” […]

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