TORONTO - Jon Jones appears unfazed by the controversy that's surrounded him the past month.
The UFC light heavyweight champion today said he's taken a big-picture outlook on the circumstances that have led him to a fight with Vitor Belfort at UFC 152.
"It's really just a sport," said the 25-year-old Jones after an open workout in support of the event. "It's MMA drama - it's not real life stuff. Ultimately, my job is to entertain people, and I think this whole situation has definitely read news >>
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is a large, scary man. At 6'4", 205 pounds of lean muscle trained in the art of destruction, Jones stands as an intimidating figure in any setting. That is, unless his brother, Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman Arthur Jones, is also in the room. Then things change. If Jon Jones is a Ford F-350, Arthur Jones is an International semi, equaling Jon's height but clocking in at 315 pounds of power and muscle. Arthur is enormous, and while he makes his livin read news >>
UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) believes Chael Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) is his weakest opponent to date. “Bones” promise to defeat Sonnen in extremely devastating fashion at UFC 159 on April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. read news >>
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones has a little more light in his life as of Monday, welcoming another baby girl into the world. read news >>
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Jon Jones, Roger Hollett, Charles Oliveira, Simeon Thoresen and Charlie Brenneman were all suspended indefinitely following UFC 152 on Saturday night. read news >>
TORONTO - After months of controversial developments outside of the
cage, Jon Jones is still very much the same man inside of it.
The UFC light heavyweight champion survived a brief scare from massive
underdog Vitor Belfort, but "Bones" proved why he's considered by some
to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport with a thorough
dismantling of his opponent.
The bout served as the main event of Saturday's UFC 152 event at Air
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UFC 152, featuring the light heavyweight title fight between current champ Jon Jones and former champ Vitor Belfort, is live Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. read news >>
TORONTO - Vitor Belfort has had three weeks to prepare for one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
By most estimates, that's not nearly enough time. Belfort, though, is focused on the positives of a short-notice title fight with light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones at UFC 152.
"I'm ready," he said. "It's all in my mind. I'm taking advantage of what is positive. Focus on the positive, not what is negative."
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Jon Jones next week defends his light heavyweight title for the first time since April, and he'll be looking to get back to his finishing ways.
Against Rashad Evans at UFC 145, Jones had a fight go the distance for the first time since a January 2009 win over Stephan Bonnar. Before that, the champion had seven straight finishes.
But on Tuesday, Jones said he didn't have the same finishing instincts against his former friend and training partner that he has showed in other fights.
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You could easily mistake Jon Jones for a villain if you read MMA message
boards, listened to certain MMA pundits or consulted Twitter in the
past two weeks.
The UFC light heavyweight champ is aware of this, and yet he's not ready
to play a role once reserved in the UFC for guys like "Tank" Abbott and
"I'm not going to say I've embraced the role of being a villain because
I'm not a villain," Jones said today. "I'm not a bad person. I pride
myself on inspiring others."
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Charlie Brenneman still gets bashed on Twitter for telling Jon Jones to pay his rent. But the UFC welterweight doesn't at all regret what he said.
If anything, it's gotten him more attention, and that's a welcome thing in the fight business.
"We're in the media when we're coming up, and when we don't have a fight, we're not in the media," Brenneman told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "To me, it's amusing to be back in the spotlight because it has been a while."
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