Home Tag Archives: light heavyweight

Tag Archives: light heavyweight

Anderson Silva Speaks Out In Defense Of Jon Jones

Anderson Silva has spoken out in defence of his friend and fellow legend Jon Jones, who has experienced the glare of the spotlight more than most in recent years.  Jones has been making every effort to stay active in recent times – fighting twice in the last four months, defeating both Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith in a pair of …

Read More »

Jon Jones’ Coach Breaks Down Four Of His Potential Opponents

Brandon Gibson, coach to UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, gave his take on some of his fighter’s potential opponents in the near future. Speaking to Luke Thomas of MMAFighting during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Gibson broke down four of the names who could well be listed beside Jones in the near future – as the 205lb champ looks to …

Read More »

UFC 235 Preview: Jon Jones Vs. Anthony Smith – The Stakes

UFC 235’s main-event will see light-heavyweight legend Jon Jones defending his belt against one of the biggest title underdogs in the history of the UFC. For those who missed our look at the welterweight title showdown between Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman yesterday, that piece can be found here. Anthony Smith in three words: Experienced, Dangerous, Determined Notable wins: Hector Lombard, Rashad …

Read More »

Jon Jones Re-Enters The Pound-For-Pound & 205lb Rankings

The former UFC light-heavyweight champion of the world Jon Jones has officially re-entered the UFC’s rankings at both light-heavyweight and pound-for-pound. Jon Jones is back and as the time goes on, the athlete who became the youngest fighter to ever win a UFC title will again take precedence over the often troubled man who eventually lost it. Facing Alexander Gustafsson …

Read More »

Cormier Vs. Jones III: The Most Significant Fight In MMA History

We’re very close to potentially witnessing a super-fight unlike anything the sport has ever seen, the third showdown between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. In June, just over a week before Daniel Cormier’s UFC 226 super-fight against the heavyweight champion of the world Stipe Miocic, I wrote a piece that looked at the public’s perception of DC and his rival Jon Jones. …

Read More »

Daniel Cormier Verbally Destroys ‘Scumbag Snitch’ Jon Jones

Jon Jones had a pretty vicious go at Daniel Cormier earlier today, something that saw DC come out swinging with an even more barbed response. Jones didn’t hold back as he reminded the reigning double-champ about his UFC 214 TKO victory over him – cutting at the former-Olympian for what he perceived to be him running from the truth. Of course, Jones …

Read More »

Jon Jones Blasts Daniel Cormier In Lengthy Instagram Post

Jon Jones has lashed out as his heated rival Daniel Cormier after anti-doping agency USADA handed him a 15-month ban that will see him return to action sooner than previously thought. And as you would expect, it was a decision that was met with more than a few questions from the MMA community. Jones reportedly provided USADA with information that …

Read More »

UFC In Talks For At Gustafsson Vs. Romero For UFC 230

According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC are apparently looking at a 205lb matchup between Alexander Gustafsson and Yoel Romero for UFC 230. Since the news emerged that Jon Jones would be receiving a far more lenient sentence from USADA than originally expected, speculation linking him to the still-vacant UFC 230 headliner spot has been rampant. And honestly, it’s the …

Read More »

A Year On From UFC 214, Jon Jones Promises To Return

One year removed from his triumphant return to the UFC octagon at UFC 214, Jon Jones has made a vow to his fans. And before anyone interjects, let’s be real – at the time – it was a triumphant return. Jon had finally overcome his demons and in vanquishing his great rival Daniel Cormier in an even more impressive win …

Read More »

Daniel Cormier Verbally Accepts Fight With Corey Anderson

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 08: Mixed martial artist Daniel Cormier poses on the scale during his weigh-in for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cormier will meet Anderson Silva in a non-title light heavyweight bout on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena. Silva replaces Jon Jones who was pulled from a light heavyweight title fight against Cormier due to a potential violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Daniel Cormier has verbally agreed to fight Corey Anderson and defend his 205lb title one more time before apparently returning to fight Brock Lesnar at heavyweight. A quick look at the rankings will tell you that Anderson may be the best option for DC if he does, in fact, wish to defend his title at light-heavyweight. Alexander Gustafsson is injured, …

Read More »