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
A trio of UFC titlists – Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman -- have received ESPY nominations for 2014. 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
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
Lyoto Machida was in attendance over the weekend at GLORY: "Last Man Standing" and he was quite impressed with the performance of Artem Levin. BloodyElbow's John Joe O'Regan reported that "The Dragon" said he would be interested in fighting the Russian middleweight and as it turns out, the feeling is mutual.
There would probably be too much red tape in the way of it actually happening, since one fighter is in the biggest MMA promotion on the planet, while the other is in the biggest of kickboxin more
One of the middleweight stalwarts that Lyoto Machida dispatched en route to a title shot was Mark Munoz. Check out the full fight, where Machida dropped his friend Munoz at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz. more
LOS ANGELES - When asked about his opportunity to make history Saturday night, Lyoto Machida's reply, is, well, Machida-like.
If "The Dragon" defeats Chris Weidman and wins the UFC middleweight title in the main event of UFC 175 in Las Vegas, the former light heavyweight champion will become just the third fighter in the promotion's history to win belts in two different weight classes.
But Machida didn't become one of mixed martial arts' most unique and respected figures by getting ahead of hims more
Watch Countdown to UFC 175 as it goes in depth at the Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida headliner. more