UFC boss wants Benavidez-Johnson flyweight title fight sooner rather than later


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

(This story first ran at PressConnects.com) BALTIMORE — At 26 years old, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits it is difficult even for him to realize he could soon be considered the best fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. But it’s a reality (…)

view original article >>

Related News

  • 16 days ago
  • 28 views

UFC 177 will be headlined by two title fights.
Demetrious Johnson, the first-ever UFC flyweight champion, is set to put his 125-pound title on the line against Chris Cariaso in the co-main event of the pay-per-view card in Sacramento, California, on August 30. Yahoo! Sports first reported the bout.
UFC 177 will be headlined by an immediate rematch between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao for the bantamweight championship.
Johnson (20-2-1) quickly returns to the Octagon less than three months follo more

  • 9 days ago
  • 20 views

Chris Cariaso discusses his UFC 177 flyweight title fight against Demetrious Johnson. more

  • 29 days ago
  • 57 views

Road FC 16 is set for the South Korean city of Gumi on July 26 and will be headlined by a flyweight title fight with Nam Jin Jo and Song Min Jong competing for the inaugural 125-pound belt. more

  • 28 days ago
  • 31 views

UFC 176's main event featherweight title fight has been wiped out for now thanks to an injury to the champion. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more

  • 24 days ago
  • 62 views

LAS VEGAS – UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo’s injury won’t keep him from a rematch with No. 1 contender Chad Mendes.Filed under: News, UFC more

  • 21 days ago
  • 28 views

John Dodson’s title aspirations are on pause following surgery for a torn ACL and meniscus. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 21 days ago
  • 30 views

Recent UFC flyweight title challenger Ali Bagautinov has been suspended for a year after he failed his UFC 174 pre-fight drug test, becoming the latest fighter to test positive for EPO.
Big news coming in today from the British Columbia Athletic Commission, who oversaw UFC 174 in Vancouver last month. Flyweight contender Ali Bagautinov, who fought in the night's main event and lost to champion Demetrious Johnson, tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) prior to fight night. The BCAC tested Baga more

  • 14 days ago
  • 18 views

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Even though Tuesday's announcement that Chris Cariaso would fight current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson for the title was met with a lukewarm reception, don't expect the UFC to change its mind.
After John Lineker put on a Fight of the Night performance against Alptekin Ozkilic at UFC Fight Night 45 at the Revel Casino Hotel on Wednesday night -- finishing him with nine seconds remaining in the bout via TKO -- UFC Director of Public Relations Dave Sholler said that C more

  • 13 days ago
  • 47 views

UFC flyweight Chris Cariaso needed a second to compose himself for a second when he got the call to fight champ Demetrious Johnson.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC more