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The Two Faces Of Jon Jones – The Millennial’s Mike Tyson

On Wednesday evening I wrote an article for Pundit Arena (which I subsequently pulled), outlining why I thought it was a good thing that Jon Jones was no longer pretending to be something he wasn’t, and had embraced the real him; flawed, egotistical, belittling, arrogant. All unlikeable character traits, but at least he wasn’t being fake. By Thursday morning, I realised that …

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Daniel Cormier Issues Statement After New UFC 200 Opponent Confirmed

On Wednesday night, the news was confirmed that Jon Jones was removed from the UFC 200 card after allegedly testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.  In the hours that followed, the sporting media attempted to wrap their heads around the gravity of the news for the event in question, and the two men involved. Jon Jones held a press conference …

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Watch: Full UFC 202 Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz Press Conference

If you missed today’s UFC 202 press conference featuring both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz…what were you thinking? Honestly, what was so important? As if the pair’s previous verbal interactions weren’t enough to sell this event, the news that Jon Jones had been ripped from the main event of UFC 200 just days in advance added even more spice to …

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Watch Live: UFC 202 Press Conference With Conor McGregor And Nate Diaz Promises To Be Electric

Words like ‘unmissable’ and phrases like ‘must-see’ no longer do justice to today’s UFC 202 press conference featuring both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. They may have been suitable descriptors 24 hours ago, but now they seem like embarrassing understatements. The news that Jon Jones has been pulled from the UFC 200 main event after being flagged for a potential …

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Jon Jones Breaks Down At Highly Emotional Press Conference After UFC 200 Removal

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

With the world counting down the minutes to UFC 200 this weekend, a shocking announcement was made on Wednesday night regarding the main event. Jon Jones has been officially removed from the UFC 200 card after a ‘potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample.’ The UFC’s official statement regarding the somewhat shocking news read as follows; The UFC …

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Jon Jones Takes A Pop At Daniel Cormier Over Recent Training Video

Jon Jones recently described his ongoing feud with Daniel Cormier as “childish”, but the former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current interim titleholder seems to take great pleasure in the immature bickering all the same. We saw yet more proof of that fact on Friday, when Cormier gave fans a little glimpse into the final stages of his preparation for the …

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Jon Jones Explains What Sets Him Apart From Conor McGregor And Ronda Rousey

There is an old cliche which suggests that fighting is 90% mental and 10% physical. Although the percentages can vary slightly from utterance to utterance, the key point remains – one’s success in the actual physical act is impacted massively by psychological factors. In this context, confidence is usually the thing most associated with successful combat sports athletes, although the …

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Opinion: Are The UFC Trying To Stifle Conor McGregor?

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor warms up backstage during the UFC 196 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While it appears all is rosy between Conor McGregor and the UFC again, recent activity by the promotion suggests they are still bearing a grudge against their fallen star. The ‘Notorious’ got his request for a rematch with Nate Diaz but he didn’t get back on UFC 200 like he wished. It has been no secret that McGregor has been …

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