Because fighting a bigger man like "Bones" would provide Weidman more of a test than the much smaller Hendricks. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight titleholder Johny Hendricks recently took the opportunity to put his boss, Dana White, on the spot, asking for a potential "super fight" against middleweight champion Chris Weidman at some point in the future.
The UFC president, however, was having none of it, saying that "Bigg Rigg" still had a long road ahead of him in a stacked 170- more
Things just got real.
Earlier Wednesday, a bomb dropped in the UFC world when news broke, per Thomas Gerbasi of UFC.com, that Jon "Bones" Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II would be postponed due to a Gustafsson injury suffered in training and that contender Daniel Cormier will be stepping in for the light heavyweight title fight at UFC 178.
While virtually everyone wants to see a Bones vs. Gustafsson rematch following their controversial and surprisingly even battle last year, Jones has been itc more
Daniel Cormier is getting the title shot that he’s coveted for so long. The former Olympian will step in to face current light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, at UFC 178.
Jones was set to face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch of their 2013 bout, but the Swedish fighter was forced off of the card due to an injury. The UFC reported that Alexander suffered an injury to the meniscus in his right knee. This incident has created the opportunity for Cormier to step into the main event of the Septembe more
Daughter "Bones" gets into the trash talking action. When Jon Jones himself isn't on Instagram posting videos defending himself against haters and critics, one of his daughters is taking over his social media account warning her dad's upcoming foes.
In what has to be the cutest piece of trash talk ever, Jones' daughter delivers a message to Daniel Cormier, the man who will next face "Bones" inside the Octagon.
Check it out via Jon's Instagram account: Speaking of daddys, Jones sent a private mes more
Less than three months before the most significant fight of Jon Jones' career, an unlikely character in the realm of sport emerged to offer his opinion on Bones' rematch with Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178.
During a candid interview on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, former professional wrestling star "Stone Cold" Steve Austin offered Ariel Helwani his opinions on each of the UFC's nine champions.
Although Austin made many colorful remarks along the way, he spent the most time explaining to H more
Steve Austin, one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling history, not so secretly doubles as an MMA aficionado, and gives his thoughts on every UFC champion, as well as what he sees as the realities of the pro sports world in 2014 as it relates to Chael Sonnen.
Within the UFC, when the question comes up regarding what celebrity outside the sport itself is the most knowledgeable, a name that comes up high on most lists is retired pro wrestler turned reality show personality and podcast host Steve more
See you in "Sin City."
Canada? Pfffft. Sweden? As if.
The Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson light heavyweight championship rematch, recently booked for the upcoming UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 27, 2014, now has a place to call home, according to promotion president Dana White.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on Friday (July 4) announced the event would be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, but has yet to reveal an official venue, though both MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay ar more
The highly-anticipated light heavyweight championship rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson finally has a location. more
Sorry Torontonians, Las Vegas is the place to be for one of the biggest fights of the year.
The first epic clash between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson took place in Toronto, Ontario, and the rematch was supposed to be in the same city. Those plans have been nixed, and on a special edition of UFC Tonight, Lorenzo Fertitta confirmed that UFC 178 will be in Las Vegas on 9/27. Believe it or not, it's the first time that Jones has fought in Vegas as a champion, although they tried to accomplish more