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It sounds like Jon Jones' next title defense may have a date. Looks like the turnaround time for the champ won't be too long, as the UFC is looking to book Jon Jones for his next title defense, against Anthony Johnson, and the likely date is UFC 187. Dana White recently appeared on the Jim Rome Show, on CBS Radio. While there he said that the UFC would like to get Jones back in the Octagon in May. Obviously, that's not an official, set in stone date, but UFC 187 on May 23rd is the only PPV that read news >>

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UFC President Dana White may not have been in attendance for Anthony Johnson's massacre of Alexander Gustafsson this past Saturday at UFC on FOX 14, but even he can't believe the ease with which Johnson handled the mighty Swede in his own backyard. "It's crazy," White said Wednesday on The Jim Rome Show. "If you look at Anthony Johnson, Anthony Johnson started at 170 pounds, right? And this isn't like boxing where if you move up a weight class, it's three pounds. You move up a weight class here, read news >>

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After defending his title only once last year, Jon Jones could be looking at a busy 2015 campaign. UFC President Dana White announced on Wednesday that a date is already in the works for Jones' upcoming light heavyweight title defense against Anthony Johnson. "We're looking to do that fight in May," White said on The Jim Rome Show. "I don't have the exact date, but May." Considering the overwhelming success of Jones' last fight, a Jan. 3 grudge match against Daniel Cormier which Jones won handil 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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According to UFC President Dana White, light heavyweight champ Jon Jones will likely defend his title in May against No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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We knew it was happening, now we know when. Kinda-sorta. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will ask Jon Jones to defend his light heavyweight title against surging division No. 1 contender Anthony Johnson this spring, after "Rumble" punched his ticket -- by punching Alexander Gustafsson -- just last week in Stockholm, Sweden. "We're looking to do that fight in May," White told Jim Rome (via FOX Sports). "I don't have the exact date, but May." Jones jumped out to an early betting favorite. Whi read news >>

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UFC president Dana White on Wednesday said that they are targeting Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson for May. read news >>

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After watching Alexander Gustafsson eat leather in Sweden, some folks already have Anthony Johnson winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title from reigning division kingpin Jon Jones by way of devastating knockout. Those opinions are noted, but not having much effect on the sportsbooks. Or are they? "Rumble" opened as the +330 underdog against "Bones" -- who opened as the -400 favorite -- but that line has already shifted in the short time it has been up, perhaps sw read news >>

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Lost in the hoopla of Anthony Johnson's coming out party in Sweden this past weekend was news that the UFC's international expansion will include two fresh locations in 2015: Krakow, Poland on April 11, and Glasgow, Scotland on July 18. Undefeated women's strawweight Joanne Calderwood is the most accomplished Scottish fighter on the UFC's roster, so it's safe to assume the Glasgow-native will be featured on the latter card once summertime rolls around. But that doesn't mean she wants to sit arou read news >>

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Before Anthony Johnson stopped Alexander Gustfasson with vicious ground and pound last Saturday, he rattled him with an overhand right. Now a video shows that he also hit him with a stunning headbutt. When Anthony Johnson finished Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC on FOX 14, he finished him with a bang. A crushing right hand by "Rumble" sent the Swedish superstar to the canvas, and it took only a few more seconds (and punches) until referee Marc Goddard had to step in for the save. S read news >>

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With a win over Alexander Gustafsson in Sweden, Anthony Johnson emerged as the top contender in the light heavyweight division and is expected to be booked for a championship bout opposite Jon Jones soon. Rumble has had quite the career turnaround. Only three years ago, he was released by the UFC after missing weight prior to a middleweight bout with Vitor Belfort. Now, he's arguably the scariest striker at 205 pounds and has the ability to claim the light heavyweight belt with one punch. Since read news >>

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Demetrious Johnson is widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters competing in MMA today. Yet, despite his success inside the Octagon, UFC flyweight contender John Dodson believes Mighty Mouse is having a negative impact on the division. Speaking with Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com, Dodson praised the champion’s abilities inside the cage but pointed to his actions outside of fighting being a hindrance on all UFC flyweights. He's showcasing his ability to be a true champion by read news >>

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While the mixed martial arts world continues to buzz about Anthony Johnson’s impressive stoppage of Alexander Gustafsson at last weekend’s UFC on Fox 14 card in Stockholm, the betting world still favors UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones over the powerful “Rumble.” read news >>

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