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News of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' brief stint in rehab raised more than a few eyebrows. Jones tested positive for cocaine metabolites in a Dec. 4 random drug test, 30 days before his title clash with Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Making an appearance on The Jim Rome Show Wednesday, UFC president Dana White went to bat for the champion's efforts to move on. "Everybody was talking about, 'Oh, he really didn't go to rehab.' He went for a 24-hour evaluation into reh read news >>

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Light heavyweight Patrick Cummins and Ovince St. Preux will look to move up the 205-pound ladder when they meet in a bout at UFC on FOX 15.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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The light heavyweight title fight between long-reigning champion Jon Jones and surging contender Anthony "Rumble" Johnson might just have a landing spot. According to UFC president Dana White on The Jim Rome Show (via Fox Sports), the promotion was eyeing May. UFC 187 is the lone pay-per-view planned for May (according to the completely subject-to-change schedule released in December), making May 23 the probable date for the fight. Johnson upset former light heavyweight contender Alexander Gusta read news >>

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Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title defense against newly-minted No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson will likely take place at a UFC event in May. read news >>

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Forced out of a light heavyweight clash with Ovince St. Preux in November due to a shoulder injury, Rafael Cavalcante is anxious to get back in action. The former Strikeforce 205-pound champion couldn’t do much in the gym during recovery time. In fact, "Feijao" couldn’t do anything at all for a few weeks, and that made him gain a lot of weight. "I couldn’t train or work out. I couldn’t even run, man," Cavalcante told MMAFighting.com. "I went up to 255 pounds. I was soft. I lost a lot already, an read news >>

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A light heavyweight bout featuring Corey Anderson versus Gian Villante has been added to UFC on Fox 15 on April 18. read news >>

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Embattled UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones asked fans on Twitter to rank their UFC light heavyweight top five. Then he supplied his own rankings. After a brief stay in rehab, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is back on Twitter and interacting with fans. He made a bit of noise this past weekend when Anthony Johnson defeated Alexander Gustafsson, and in the aftermath of that divisional shakeup, he had a simple question for his followers - who are the top five guys in his division r read news >>

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Anthony Johnson will enter his title shot against UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as the #1 ranked contender in the division following his TKO over Alexander Gustafsson on Saturday. UFC on Fox 14 was a big weekend for the light heavyweight division. Ryan Bader nudged past Phil Davis on the undercard, while Anthony Johnson cemented himself as the #1 contender by going into enemy territory and knocking out Alexander Gustafsson. It cost Gustafsson his #1 position in the weight class and hi read news >>

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T.P. Grant takes a big picture look at Light Heavyweight division after the upsets and talks to Connor Ruebusch about some of the quality striking that took place in the cage. read news >>

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The big light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 14 is in the books. We'll take a look at that main event plus the entire fight card. We'll also make a note of the return of Giorgio Petrosyan to kickboxing, Mike Alvarado vs. Brandon Rios 3 and the European IBJJF championships. read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was getting some guff from the mixed martial arts (MMA) community after he tweeted that he was "not impressed" by Alexander Gustafsson's performance against Anthony Johnson at UFC on FOX 14 (watch it). That was right around the same time "The Mauler" was an emotional wreck, having been KTFO by Johnson in front of 30,000 fans. But hey, what's good for the goose is good for the Swedish gander, according to "Bones," who kindl read news >>

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Anthony Johnson put the light heavyweight division on notice with a stunning first round knockout of top contender Alexander Gustafsson. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down how he did it. When it comes to fighting, nothing is more important than stance. A good stance is beyond fundamental; it is the foundation upon which fundamentals are built. As such, most great fighters spend a vast amount of time perfecting their stance and the movements performed out of it. Right-handed fig read news >>

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Anthony Johnson’s work in Stockholm wasn’t so much a thing of beauty as it was of destruction. The interloper was cracking mountain faces with those punches he was throwing. Gustafsson, who had come in planning to work the delicacies of the striking game, was off his moorings from the first jab. All it took was an accidental eye-poke to signal the end. Right after that Johnson landed a right hand that sent Gustafsson’s title shot fleeting like a genie from the bottle, while 30,000 people at the read news >>

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To newly minted UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson, Jon Jones’ tweet to Alexander Gustafsson is one example of how folks are messed up. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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