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Jon Jones claims he was hacked after anti-gay Instagram comments

Jon Jones beltJon Jones sent a tweet Tuesday night saying he was hacked and pleading his innocence hours after a kid on Instagram claimed that the UFC star wrote homophobic comments on his pictures.

The person making the accusations is an MMA fan named Daniel Javid, who goes by “Champagnedanii” on Instagram and boasts in his bio that he’s an a–hole.

On Tuesday, Javid posted a screenshot of what he says are name-calling, homophobic comments Jones left on his Instagram pictures.

“Jon Jones stalked me on insta through twitter, blocked me & called me a fag 5 times. @AlexTheMauler knock him out – #ufc #jonjones #alexandergustafsson” the person wrote on Instagram.

He included this screenshot, which shows homosexual-related comments Jones’ account left on his pictures:

Jon Jones Instagram

What prompted everything? Javid sent this tweet and the same comment on Instagram to Jones just before the Instagram messages came:

Javid told LBS that he was born and raised in Sweden and is a big fan of MMA star Alexander Gustafsson. The Gustafsson angle is likely why Jones had so much hostility towards him.

Jones tried to clear everything up with this tweet:

Are you buying it? Javid doesn’t believe he was hacked. He points out that Jones posted a picture of himself on Instagram a few hours after the comments on his picture came, which is a sign to him that Jones was still controlling the account.

H/T MiddleEasy via tipster KrisBrewski

Tyrone Spong suffers broken leg on kick at Glory 15 (GIF)

Tyrone Spong legTyrone Spong suffered a broken leg during his fight with Gokha Saki at Glory 15 in Illinois Saturday.

Spong is a Muay Thai/kickboxing expert who also fights in MMA. He was facing Saki in the Glory 15 Istanbul light heavyweight world championship kickboxing tournament and lost when he attempted a kick with his right leg and had it checked by Saki. His shin shattered.

It was very similar to what happened with Anderson Silva when he lost to Chris Weidman in December.

Spong is now 74-7-1 in his kickboxing career, which is still pretty darn impressive. This was the finals of the tournament.

GIF via ZombieProphet

Tito Ortiz’s new girlfriend is model Amber Nichole Miller

Tito Ortiz Amber Nichole Miller

Tito Ortiz is back all over the MMA scene and may be returning to fight Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko on May 17.

Ortiz appeared on Bellator’s show Friday and discussed the fight with Shlemenko. Accompanying him at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., for the show was his new girlfriend, model Amber Nichole Miller.

Miller is actually a former UFC ring girl who worked UFC 40 when Ortiz fought Ken Shamrock.

The two have been dating since at least last fall, which is when they began posting pictures of each other all over social media. Miller still posts tons of pictures of the two of them together. Almost every Monday she continues to list her boyfriend as her “Man Crush Monday.”

This is pretty noteworthy not just because Miller is a knockout and ex-ring girl, but also because of Ortiz’s history with Jenna Jameson.

Ortiz and Jameson were married and have two children together, but they’re no longer together and Ortiz recently received custody of their twin sons. Last year Jameson went on a major Twitter rant accusing Ortiz of being a drug addict. She also slammed him when he was busted for DUI in January.

Miller is not in a position we would wish upon anyone in terms of having to deal with Jameson as the ex, but she definitely seems smitten with Ortiz and comfortable with his sons. The four made some appearances together:

Now, because I know you’re looking for it, here are some more pictures of Ortiz’s girlfriend, the lovely Amber Nichole Miller:

Photo: Twitter/ufcambernichole

Gina Carano to meet with Dana White about her UFC future

Gina CaranoGina Carano has been the subject of multiple rumors that she may be returning to the UFC, and now it sounds like a comeback could be in the cards.

During an interview with Arsenio Hall Thursday to promote her new movie “In the Blood” which comes out Friday, Carano said she is “kinda considering” fighting in the UFC and plans to meet with Dana White next week to discuss her future, MMA Fighting reports.

“I love it,” Carano said about fighting. “It’s something I can do that makes everything else disappear. I dream about it. I just didn’t know if I was ever going to get placed with the opportunity to make a comeback. So I’m either going to do it now or retire and say, I’m never going to do it. So now is the moment.”

Hearing this from Carano is not that surprising considering she said recently that she is “very open” to an MMA return. But just the fact that she is meeting with White next week is a good sign for those clamoring to see her fight again.

Ronda Rousey has expressed interest in facing her. That would be a great one, though Gina would definitely need a tune-up fight first.

But you know what’s another interesting aspect of all this recent buzz? The timing.

Anyone else find it funny that there’s suddenly all this talk about Carano making a return to the Octagon right around when her movie’s due out? Is this coincidental, or was it a joint effort from the UFC and the movie? The timing is definitely very convenient.

While on Arsenio Hall, Carano also did this fun game where she had to guess whether a word was a cocktail or fighting term. Fun stuff:

Gina Carano ‘very open’ to MMA return

Gina CaranoGina Carano has not had a professional MMA fight since 2009, but the former Strikeforce and EliteXC fighter says she would be “very open” to a return to the sport.

Carano has been the subject of rumors over the past month that she could fight Ronda Rousey. Rousey addressed the rumors by saying that Carano is the only person she would move up in weight to fight.

In an interview with FOX Sports’ Damon Martin, Carano addressed her potential return to MMA by saying she’s “very open to it.”

“I don’t mind it at all. I’ve never retired. I’ve never officially said that,” Carano told Martin. “For some reason a part of me has always kept it open. I don’t know, there’s a certain part of me that thinks if circumstances were right, and I could keep doing what I’m trying to make my future into, that’s an ideal world. If circumstances were right, you never know. I’m very open to it.”

Carano emphasized that the circumstances would have to be right for her to return, but she said there’s been talks going on. This quote in particular seems to hint at a fight with Rousey.

“I feel like I can’t say too much. I’ve got all this information that if I could just speak freely, this is actually what’s going on,” Carano teased. “I wish I could open up my mind and tell you exactly the things that I’ve seen and the conversations that I’ve had, but I think to sum it up in a nice, safe way for me is if circumstances were right, and if it’s a good enough circumstance (I would come back) because my first love is MMA.”

What could be a better circumstance than a fight with Rousey? I really hope that Carano isn’t delusional enough to think she could step back into the octagon and take on Rousey, but if she wants to make a return, that would be a very cool matchup after she wins a tune-up fight.

Chris Weidman-Lyoto Machida fight postponed to July 5

Chris Weidman Lyoto Machida

Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida were scheduled to headline UFC 173 on May 24, but the fight has been postponed to July 5, the UFC announced Monday.

The UFC says Weidman suffered a knee injury that will require minor surgery. The surgery must be extremely minor, because the fight is only being delayed by six weeks.

The UFC will announce the new headliner fight for UFC 173 in the coming days.

What’s interesting is that this is the second change with the UFC 173 main event; Weidman was originally slated to fight Vitor Belfort, but he withdrew after the TRT changes to the sport.

Jon Jones is not at all worried about Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson may have impressed most spectators with his knockout win over Shogun Rua at “UFC Fight Night 3″ on Sunday, but Jon Jones isn’t exactly quaking in his boots.

Jones and Hendo have never fought, and that’s because Henderson pulled out of their scheduled UFC 151 fight with a knee injury. Hendo was the top contender at the time, but he went on to lose his next three fights, which took him out of the picture to fight Bones.

Last year, Jones even explained why he had no real interest in fighting Hendo; that shipped had obviously sailed.

After Hendo’s big win over Rua Sunday, someone on Twitter tweeted to Jones that he should be worried about Hendo. Jones was quite dismissive of the thought.

Jon Jones tweet

Jones later deleted the tweet. Maybe he didn’t want to cause a stir for talking crap about someone else. It was too late for that, as the tweet had already been captured.

Jones really shouldn’t worry; Hendo poses no real threat to him anymore.

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