The lead-up to UFC 135 on Sept. 24 in Denver had been fairly quiet… until Tuesday’s kickoff press conference at Braun’s Bar & Grill outside the Pepsi Center.

What started out amicably enough, quickly escalated into intense banter as UFC president Dana White, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson fielded questions from the media and many fans that packed the restaurant.

Both fighters were feisty from the get-go. Jackson was rubbed the wrong way for playing the old-school to Jones’ new school, while Jones seemed to feel slighted for the constant references to his youth and relative inexperience.

With two months to go until fight time, and the friction accelerating at a blistering pace, don’t be surprised if Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson grab many more headlines leading up to the UFC 135 fight card in Denver.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 189: Conor McGregor walking the road of Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre

  • 19 days ago
  • 14 views

At UFC 189, Conor McGregor takes on Chad Mendes. See what McGregor has in common with all time greats Jon Jones and Georges St. Pierre in this UFC 189 fight preview. MMA is still a relatively young s read news >>

Jon Jones back to training, had to clean the mats on the first day

  • 22 days ago
  • 505 views

Jon Jones' teammate Igor Araujo says the former UFC champion is training every day again. Two months ago, the UFC has stripped their light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones of his title. Since then, arg read news >>

Training partner: Jon Jones back to training and acting 'positive'

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

The biggest fight of Jon Jones' life may still be ahead, but there are glimpses and signs that the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion is taking it in stride. Two weeks ago a photograph appeared on read news >>

Paulo Filho admits use of cocaine during WEC career, says Jon Jones will use it again

  • 23 days ago
  • 214 views

Former PRIDE star and WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho once was one of the best fighters in the world, but never really achieved what his teammates expected him to. For years, training partners read news >>

Teammate: Jon Jones ‘being positive’, back to training in Albuquerque

  • 23 days ago
  • 229 views

Jon Jones’ hit-and-run case might be taken to a grand jury, but the former UFC light heavyweight champion is "being positive" about the entire situation. The UFC star, who got stripped of the title a read news >>

Former middleweight champion and ex-cokehead predicts Jon Jones will go back on the blow

  • 27 days ago
  • 99 views

Hey, remember when Jane Doe was living with C.L. Smooth and despite her brief stint in rehab, started sniffing again? The same thing is going to happen to former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) read news >>

Fabricio Werdum wants Jon Jones reinstated for UFC 'super fight'

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

And that's just fine with "Bones." After capturing the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title by submitting Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 a few weeks back (see it again here), Fabricio We read news >>

Paulo Filho talks cocaine addiction, believes Jon Jones will go back to it 'sooner or later'

  • 28 days ago
  • 19 views

Former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho talks about how his substance abuse affected his career. He also believes Jon Jones will have a relapse. Paulo Filho was one of the most promising middlew read news >>

UFC champ Fabricio Werdum suggests 'super fight' with returning Jon Jones

  • 28 days ago
  • 30 views

Jon Jones has long discussed a potential move to heavyweight. If and when the former champion makes a return to the cage, UFC champ Fabricio Werdum wants him to make the jump for a “super fight.”File read news >>

UFC's new Reebok fight kits have some humorous errors

  • 28 days ago
  • 269 views

The UFC and Reebok unveiled their long-awaited fight kits today, but some of them didn't turn out as intended. After waiting forever for the UFC and Reebok to put out their fighter uniforms, or fight read news >>