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It hasn't been a great week for UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem. After being pegged as the man responsible for derailing a title bout between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, Overeem's own teammate is now speaking out against his training habits. Fellow heavyweight Andrei Arlovski has trained alongside Overeem since the former Strikeforce champion arrived at Jackson's MMA in April, but may have already seen enough.
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With UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones now facing Daniel Cormier in January, Anthony Johnson is already thinking ahead. UFC president Dana White claimed Johnson could be next for an odd man out Alexander Gustafsson, but 'Rumble' has other plans.
"Hopefully I'll be able to fight in late October or something like that if there are any fights open," Johnson told UFC.com."I was hoping I could fight Ryan Bader in late October and fight [Gustafsson] on the Jon Jones card. That's my idea. "Peopl read news >>
Aside from maybe Brock Lesnar's physician, WWE performer Paul Heyman likely knows the former UFC heavyweight champion better than anyone. Retired from MMA and back to professional wrestling, Lesnar is apparently enjoying a return to form.
"He feels great," Heyman told FOX Sports. "He's healthy. His body is not spending so much energy fighting off diverticulitis. He's healthy for the first time in years and I think his potential is limitless. He's a once-in-a-lifetime athlete. This is Jim Thorpe, read news >>
By all accounts, Alistair Overeem has been nothing but a welcome addition to Greg Jackson's camp in Albuquerque, but being the guy even partially responsible for derailing UFC 178 isn't a good look for anybody. After it was revealed UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had suffered a torn left meniscus and a sprained ankle earlier this week, Jackson explains the injury took place when Jones was working to defend a takedown from Overeem in training.
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UFC President Dana White hasn't exactly been shy about his adoration for women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. In a transition period with future Hall of Fame champions like Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre beginning to phase out of the sport, Rousey has become one of the promotion's brightest stars. With Rousey having only failed to stop an opponent in the first round once in her 10-0 career (4-0 UFC), White has been criticized by some for failing to book her against more challenging read news >>
For someone who's spent some time on the business end of a Vitor Belfort spinning head kick, UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold can't wait to get back in the Octagon with 'The Phenom.' Belfort is booked to challenge middleweight champion Chris Weidman Dec. 6 at UFC 181 and Rockhold would like nothing more than to take the strap off him.
"That's a perfect world right there," Rockhold told Submission Radio. "It would be awesome and we would really sell the fight, 'cause there's a couple of p read news >>
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has always maintained he'd be open to facing middleweight champion Chris Weidman in a 'super fight,' but hasn't always seemed so attentive to the idea. In February, Jones said he'd like to see Weidman grow his resume before considering fighting him.
"A lot of people are starting to mention Chris Weidman's name and I think in order for it to be a superfight Chris Weidman needs to get his name a little bit bigger and prove himself against some other world c read news >>
- 12 days ago
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Fighters, pundits and fans have spent the week weighing the effects of Monday's brawl between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, but commentator Joe Rogan says the incident will inevitably be used to disparage the sport.
"It was ridiculous," Rogan explained on his podcast. "This can't happen. You can't do that. This is real bad for the sport. It's real bad. It's real bad for public perception. It's a weapon to be used against MMA. It's unfortunate.
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- 13 days ago
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In a candid interview with his own website, former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn discussed his troubling performance against Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale in July and hinted at issues with nutritionist and weight cut guru Mike Dolce.
"I keep going back about a lot of things," said Penn. "Was it even smart to go down to 145 pounds in the first place? Were you going to have the energy all sucked out, you know? I haven't been to 145 in about 18 years but besi read news >>
- 14 days ago
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As you might imagine, Alexander Gustafsson wasn't impressed with Monday's display between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Daniel Cormier. Slated to face one another in the main event of UFC 178 on Sept. 27, Jones and Cormier captivated the MMA world with their shoving match at a media event being held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"What can I say? I think it's childish at this level," Gustafsson told Swedish TV SVT Sport (via Google translate). "We are all professiona read news >>
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Daniel Cormier capped off a busy day promoting their title bout at UFC 178 with more bickering on Monday's FOX Sports Live. With Jones on set with commentator Kenny Florian and Cormier set up in the FOX newsroom, the pair spent the majority of their appearance working out who was to blame for their now infamous brawl that took place Monday afternoon in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.
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