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Articles tagged: Jon Jones

Jon Jones begins jiu-jitsu training at Gracie Barra to address ‘weakness’

Jon Jones began jiu-jitsu training at Gracie Barra in New Mexico this week to address what he calls his “weakness.” Already the UFC light heavyweight champion and considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Jones comes from a wrestling background. He was an All-American wrestler at Iowa Central Community College. He is…Read More

Daniel Cormier wants Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier made it clear after his win over Dion Staring Saturday night that he is coming for Jon Jones. Cormier beat Staring in Oklahoma City by second-round TKO, absolutely demolishing his opponent with an array of punches. The fight was part of Strikeforce’s final card as the promotion plans to close operations. Cormier announced…Read More

Anderson Silva open to fighting Jon Jones?

Anderson Silva and Jon Jones have maintained for quite some time that they’re not interested in fighting each other. Jones has said he doesn’t want to face Silva because he has too much to lose. Silva has expressed similar thought. Another issue is that neither fighter wants to change weight classes; Silva fights at 185…Read More

Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones to fight, coach on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

After all the drama surrounding the cancelation of UFC 151 because of Jon Jones’ refusal to fight Chael Sonnen on short notice, the UFC finally has the fight it wanted. UFC President Dana White told the LA Times’ Lance Pugmire that Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones will serve as coaches for the third edition of…Read More

Jon Jones may have nerve damage in his biceps from armbar

Jon Jones overcame an early threat by Vitor Belfort to defend his UFC 152 light heavyweight title match, but it may have come at a cost. Jones was caught in an armbar by Belfort in the second minute of the fight, and he said doctors feared he may have suffered some nerve damage in his…Read More

Jon Jones: Chael Sonnen is a ‘punk, thug’

Jon Jones ripped Chael Sonnen and revealed his disappointment with Dana White in his first extended interview since the UFC 151 debacle. Jones discussed many topics with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani on Tuesday, including his negative thoughts about Chael Sonnen. “Chael Sonnen? He’s a punk. He’s a thug,” Jones said. “He calls himself the ‘American…Read More

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