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
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As reported by Ariel Helwani Wednesday on UFC Tonight, UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort now says he's ready to make a return to fighting and intends to face the winner of UFC 175's main event between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida.
According to his wife Joana Prado, Belfort's team has also been informed by the UFC that he is next in line for a shot at the middleweight title. Prado, along with Belfort's manager Glenn Robinson, has recently taken over the day-to-day more
On the latest episode of The MMA Beat, the panel discusses a variety of topics including the half-year review, Vitor Belfort's ongoing pursuit for a title shot, BJ Penn's featherweight debut, and much more. more
Vitor Belfort has been told he will fight for the middleweight championship when he returns to the Octagon, and he wants to do it in his hometown.
"The Phenom" told Tatame he wants to face the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He declined to make a prediction for the main event of UFC 175, on July 5, but indicates Weidman as a preferable opponent.
"Bring Weidman. Tell him to train more," Belfort said. "Weidman and Vitor. It’s a fight for Mar more