A trio of UFC titlists – Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman -- have received ESPY nominations for 2014. more
This year, the UFC raised the bar with nominations for ESPY awards, getting four nods for three fighters: Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman. Filed under: News, UFC more
And "Rowdy" is up for multiple awards.
For the fourth straight year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is up for an ESPY award.
But this time, he's got a little competition from within.
That's because UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey -- like "Bones" -- has also been nominated for "Best Fighter" of 2014, according to the annual ESPN award panel. But the similarities end there, as "Rowdy" also garnered a nod for "Best Female Athlete."
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Will this be the year a mixed martial artist finally breaks through for ESPY's Best Fighter award?
ESPN has lumped boxers and MMA fighters in the single category of Best Fighter since 2007. In that time, the fan-voted award havs always gone in a boxer's favor.
This time out, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones have earned nominations in the "Best Fighter" category.
Additionally, Rousey earned a nomination for Best Female Athlete; while Chris W more
For Jon Jones, success at UFC 178 won’t be attained by merely winning and defending his light heavyweight title.
He has to dominate Alexander Gustafsson on September 27.
It’s hard to imagine that a year has almost passed since Jones and Gustafsson’s epic light heavyweight clash at UFC 165. Both men expended every ounce of fight in their bodies for 25 minutes in arguably the greatest title fight in UFC history.
When the battle smoke lifted, Jones was left standing with his hand raised, but Gustaf more
Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon in 2015, and he welcomes the idea of fighting Nick Diaz.
In a recent media scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Silva confirmed he won’t compete this year since he’s "not feeling safe to return (in 2014)," and a fight with Diaz, a former welterweight title contender who is currently retired, would be interesting.
"Well, if everybody is saying that it would be an interesting fight, what am I going to say?" Silva said. "It could be an interesting fight."
Silva sparred more
"The Spider" has no desire to complete a trilogy against the UFC middleweight champion but would accept a fight with Nick Diaz.
Anderson Silva still doesn't know how long is going it take for him step on the octagon again but the former UFC middleweight champion told Brazilian media that he is open to the possible fight between him and Nick Diaz. However, "The Spider" doesn't feel that he and Chris Weidman should fight each other one more time, as the current UFC 185-pound champion is 2-0 in the more
Nick Diaz, on the other hand ...
Stick a fork in him, he's done.
At least when it comes to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who is currently up two-zip on former division kingpin Anderson Silva, thanks to a pair of brutal finishes at UFC 162 and UFC 168, respectively.
"The Spider" is moving on (told you so).
Not to mention, Weidman has his hands full with Lyoto Machida, who tries to bring the belt back to Brazil this Saturday night (July 5, 2014) in the m more
Jon Jones talented, but two-faced? "Stone Cold" criticism -- and praise -- from perhaps the greatest WWE superstar of all time.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend "Stone Cold" Steve Austin -- an avid mixed martial arts (MMA) fan -- was a recent in-studio guest on "The MMA Hour" to chat about the latest happenings in the sport, sharing perspective from his entertainment side of the fence.
One of the many topics he touched on was the level of star-power on the current Ultimate Fighting Cha more