Anderson Silva, Jon Jones not interested in fighting each other

Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones has become MMA’s version of Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather, and much like Pacquiao-Mayweather, this fantasy fight is unlikely to happen.

After Silva took it to Chael Sonnen last weekend, the media began asking Spider if he had interest in facing current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Silva’s English isn’t that good, but he understood what was being asked and immediately began shaking his head like a young child being asked if he wants to watch a horror movie before bed.

“Nope,” was Silva’s simple response.

Jones expressed similar feelings. He’s scheduled to face Dan Henderson in September and doesn’t envision a matchup with Silva after that.

“First of all, I will never go down in weight,” Jones told The LA Times’ Lance Pugmire. “Second, I have no interest in fighting Anderson Silva. He’s a guy I really look up to.”

Silva is comfortable at 185 and has no interest in moving up. Jones has no interest in moving down, and if he beats Hendo, he should be concentrating on moving up to heavyweight so he can face some real challenges in the octagon.

Fans shouldn’t worry too much; a new superfight will come along that will captivate everyone. After all, it wasn’t long ago when GSP-Anderson Silva was the dream fight, and look at how that turned out.

In a separate issue, Jones expressed similar feelings and said he and Silva have too much to lose.

Two female passengers reportedly injured in Jon ‘Bones’ Jones DWI crash

According to the police report, UFC champ Jon “Bones” Jones had two female passengers who were injured in his Bentley when he crashed into a utility pole before being arrested for DWI in upstate New York two weeks ago.

The two women, both 25, have been identified as Cara Johnson and Michele Vojtisek (pictured here). Johnson was in the front passenger seat at the time of the crash and suffered a bloody nose, bruises and shoulder pain. Vojtisek sustained bruising and cuts to her face. Both women were reportedly transported to a local hospital.

Jones, who reportedly suffered minor injuries and refused a breathalyzer and field-sobriety test, pleaded guilty to the DWI charge on Tuesday. And we’d like to use this moment to point out that Jones now-hilariously once said this: “I’m glad the UFC wanted to work with me as well, and I think that they trust that I’ll never make them look bad. You never have to worry about me with a DWI (driving while under the influence) or doing something crazy.”

It’s not clear what type of relationship Jones, who has two daughters with fiancee Jessie Moses, has with either passenger, other than Jones and Johnson reportedly went to high school together. But, without throwing around any unsavory allegations, we can’t help but to spot the glaring similarities to Bobby Petrino’s infamous joy-ride-gone-wrong with mistress Jessica Dorrell.

H/T Deadspin
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Jon Jones wrecked his Bentley in DUI

Jon Bones Jones had a bad start to his day on Saturday. The UFC light heavyweight champion was arrested for DUI after crashing his Bentley into a pole in Binghampton, New York around 5:00 am, according to TMZ.

TMZ reports that Jones’ car was wrecked and that he was bailed out by his mother a few hours after being taken into custody.

This is nightmarish news for the UFC. The organization hand-picked Jones as the superstar they wanted to market the most. They had him wearing UFC-sponsored gear for his most recent fight, and he even appears in K-Swiss commercials with UFC president Dana White. Jones poses as a man with a strong religious background, and he was supposed to have a clean image. 5:00am DUI arrests for totaling your crazy expensive car send the exact opposite message.

UPDATE: Jones reportedly had minor injuries.

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Jon Jones: I Will Train Harder for Rashad Evans Than I’ve Ever Trained Before

Rashad Evans had no problems with Phil Davis in his light heavyweight fight on FOX Saturday, winning the five-round match by unanimous decision (though it didn’t go quite the way Evans had predicted). Evans’ win sets up a title shot against Jon Jones at UFC 145 on April 21st in Atlanta. Jones said during Saturday’s post-fight show that he was pumped for the fight.

“I feel so alive when I know who I’m fighting next and I have a new mission, and I have a new purpose,” he said. “I’m so excited about fighting Rashad. I can’t wait to get past this chapter in my career. I’ve been calling him the antagonist in my career because of all the hype and all the drama. So I’m a happy man. I’m excited to retain my title on April 21st.

“I try to look at it as no fight is a big fight, and not to fight people’s names, but people’s bodies, but I think I’m a little more emotionally attached to this fight, and it’s going to drive me to train harder than I’ve ever imagined.”

Th Jones-Evans fight was supposed to happen twice, but each fighter had to pull out with an injury. First it was Jones pulling out with a hand injury, then it was Rashad who had thumb injury postponing their December matchup. There is plenty of bad blood between the guys, so it should be a good one. I’m hoping Evans knocks Jones down a few pegs.

Rashad Evans: Jon Jones May Fake Another Injury to Avoid Fight

Rashad Evans and Jon Jones are set to fight for Jones’ UFC light heavyweight championship at some point in the future. The two were supposed to meet at UFC 133, but Jones pulled out because of a hand injury. Jones healed and beat Rampage Jackson at UFC 135 in late September. Once he gets clearance from his 180-day medical suspension, he’s expected to fight Evans. Only Evans thinks Jones may come up with another injury excuse.

“I just want to fight this dude bad. Jon knows what I can do to him. Do you think that Jon pulled out of the first fight because he was confident? No! He was afraid, and watch him try to pull out of this fight too,” Evans told Pro MMA Radio. “Watch him be like ‘Oh my foot is hurt’ or something like that to try and get out of this fight too, to try and make me fight somebody else. When it comes down to it, the kid, he doesn’t really want it.”

The feud between the two fighters has been well documented, so this is the latest twist in the friction between them. Evans was actually very respectful and complimentary of Jones’ ability throughout the show, but he’s confident he’ll win. He also said he’d wait for the fight if Jones comes up with another injury, noting that he knows how to break his former training partner’s will.

Evans should be careful about calling people out for faking injuries considering he’s had to pull out of fights, but his overall point is noted: he feels he has Bones’ number.

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Jon Jones Tells Rampage Jackson He Wouldn’t Stoop to Spying on an Opponent

Jon Bones Jones is defending himself against accusations that he has a spy in Rampage Jackson’s camp. Writing on Twitter Tuesday, Jones addressed Jackson, taking a shot at him in the process.

“Just so you know, I’m not a person who looks for shortcuts in life,” Jones wrote to Rampage. “Unlike you, MMA is not something I do because of money.”

Jones’ tweet is a reference to Jackson who left the sport to act in The A-Team remake. He continued to defend himself to the public, adding “[MMA is] a way of life for me and I would never disrespect the integrity of that. I have way more faith in myself, as well as, respect for the art of fighting to ever stoop that low, that’s just bad karma.” Jones went on to wish Rampage a successful camp.

It’s important to note that Jackson didn’t accuse Jones of spying on him but rather his manager. But as Rampage pointed out, a manager’s actions reflects upon the fighter. Besides, that’s no excuse — if a fighter who’s so concerned with integrity knows his team is spying, wouldn’t he tell them to stop? That’s what one would figure.

Rampage Jackson Accuses Jon Jones’ Camp of Spying on Him

We have a scandal on our hands in the MMA world and it centers around potential moles. Rampage Jackson told Yahoo! Sports he believes there’s a rat in his camp who’s been leaking information to opposing fighters. Rampage cited several examples making him believe Jon Bones Jones, his UFC 135 opponent, is spying on him.

Rampage says he first became wary of a spy during his UFC 114 against Rashad Evans. Evans beat Rampage in a unanimous decision and won the fight pretty easily. What surprised Rampage was the way his injured knee was repeatedly punched by Evans. Rampage never had an opponent punch him in the knee, and there was no public announcement of a knee injury that would make Rashad want to attack it.

Evans says he punched Rampage’s knee because he could tell it was a point of weakness, but he says he picked that up during the fight, not because of inside information. Rampage found the knee punching strange, but he didn’t do anything. It wasn’t until he received a Twitter message from a fan saying there was a spy in his camp that he considered it a legitimate possibility. The sly fighter decided to test it.

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