- 3 years ago
- 241 views
NEWARK, N.J. - Yes, teammate will fight teammate.
Following new champ Jon Jones' destruction of ex-titleholder Mauricio
"Shogun" Rua at Saturday's UFC 128 event, the 23-year-old
light-heavyweight phenom next meets teammate Rashad Evans in his first
attempted title defense.
"It made sense to them," UFC president Dana White said. "They're fighting."
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Is Rashad Evans willing to let Jon Jones create space to strike? Or to leave his torso or legs exposed to be scooped off his feet?
Is Jones willing to let Evans close the distance to box? Or to smother him against the cage before depositing him to the mat?
Forget for a moment the rivalry between the champ and former champ; that's old news. Their fight could take many different shapes, but there are key factors to consider in the Saturday's UFC 145 headliner in Atlanta.
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- 3 years ago
- 393 views
If Rashad Evans wants a fight with Jon Jones, he can have it says the UFC light heavyweight champion's manager, Malki Kawa.
Despite recent claims by Evans that Jones is trying to avoid a fight
with him at all costs, Kawa insists that's far from the case.
Just say the word, Kawa says, and "Bones" is ready to go.
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Jon Jones has a title fight next weekend against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, but somehow Rashad Evans' name keeps coming up and he's done talking about it. Read More >> read news >>
Not only is Anthony Johnson going to defeat Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, he's going to knock him out with a devastating uppercut when they hook 'em up later this year for "Bones'" 205-pound strap. That's according to Blackzilians' teammate Rashad Evans (via Instagram): I'm extremely proud of my brother Anthony Johnson for his complete annihilation of Alexander Gustafsson! Rumble's journey to be where he is right now is story of inspiration. I'm bless read news >>
He may be a biased party, but as a former champion, Rashad Evans’ opinion carries some weight. And he’s got a bold prediction for the UFC light-heavyweight title.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
LAS VEGAS – Someone’s apparently feeling nice and relaxed before his big fight tonight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is just a few days ahead of what is arguably the biggest fight of his life against No. 1 contender Danie Cormier in the main event of UFC 182, and instead of discussing the fight at hand, Jones is defending himself against critics who call him "fake" or "the bad guy." While it is hard for Jones to claim he is a saint while fat shaming Cormier, or 'poking' fun at his fans, the UFC champion is simply going along for the ride. Some call Jones fake for his qu read news >>
- 5 months ago
- 44 views
On a day when UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier came to blows during a UFC 178 press conference, the odd man out, Alexander Gustafsson is quietly keeping himself in the wings.The much-anticipated rematch between Gustafsson and Jones was put on hold a couple of weeks ago when the Swede injured his knee in training. Now that Gustafsson has been replaced by Cormier for the Sept. 27 bout, he will have plenty of time to heal as he awaits the winner. Gustafsson will undergo a read news >>
- 7 months ago
- 68 views
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has a date and a deal – though no location – for his upcoming Alexander Gustafsson rematch. However, he still thinks Daniel Cormier is more deserving of the title fight.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
- 10 months ago
- 1758 views
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn't think undefeated Daniel Cormier deserves a title shot until he defeats a legit contender in the 105-pound division. read news >>
Career-long heavyweight Daniel Cormier recently explained how his upcoming fight with Rashad Evans is a tougher fight for him than one with division king Jon Jones. read news >>
Former heavyweight Daniel Cormier may be a win away from a shot at UFC light-heavyweight title. But he thinks his next fight could be tougher than an actual bout with reigning champion Jon Jones.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC Tagged: Daniel Cormier, Jon (...) read news >>
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans is still open to middleweight opportunities, but he wants another shot at Jon Jones. read news >>