Midnight Mania! Jon Jones Is ANGRY (On Twitter)

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Jon Jones is a wrathful king.

Just a couple weeks removed from Jones’ split-decision victory over Thiago Santos, it seems that his fellow 205 lbs. athletes smell weakness. As a result, more men than usual have been calling out “Bones,” and not all of those fight requests have been polite.

The champion has not taken these insults lightly. Earlier today, he took to Twitter to respond, laughing off Anthony Smith before really ripping into Corey Anderson. I like and respect “Lionheart,” but one has to admit that Smith’s quote is badly worded for a fighter who has literally been stopped on 12 separate occasions — a number which does not include his decision loss to Jones.

Anderson’s comments were more personal, and it’s clear that Jones really does not appreciate them. Check it out:

As Jones is likely aware, answering Anderson in this fashion is actually the best way to make the fight happen. Jones himself acknowledges that few people know much about Anderson despite him being a highly-ranked Light Heavyweight, and the match up seems to greatly favor “Bones” even more than his usual stylistic dominance. As a result, a bit of bad blood seems the only way to market that bout.

Jones also does have a point that no one is actually attacking his skill set, which would be a fresh take. After UFC 239, you would think at least one Light Heavyweight would make fun of Jones for forgetting he was allowed to punch or failing to finish a one-legged man. Instead, they stick to the same script about Jones’ past — which may be true but is no longer interesting.

Insomnia

Check out this decade-old throwback.

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Going back to Cali in 2009… ? (via @urijahfaber)

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It’s been some years, but here’s a reminder that Pat Barry used to decimate Heavyweights with just a couple low kicks.

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“One hit one down!” @hypeordie

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Jose Aldo with some classic Muay Thai combos on mitts.

This is downright unpleasant to watch.

Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov are hilarious together.

Another angle on why refereeing is a difficult job.

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Lucky referee. . Follow us @yoksutai

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It seems like Darren Till’s next fight may be at 185 lbs.

Slips, rips, and KO Clips

Some “Hellboy” highlights!

It’s always a risky move to give up mount in pursuit of the arm, but it paid off here!

Every once in a while, a wrestler throws an overhand with the intent of hiding a takedown only to brutally knock his foe out cold.

Quicker than the “Gamebred” KO?

Random Land

Twitter was hating on on this, but Twitter hates everything — I think it’s pretty neat!

Midnight Music: RIP to the recently deceased Bossa Nova pioneer Joao Gilberto. If you’ve never heard it, Getz/Gilberto is a quick and lovely listen.

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

DWCS 20 Results: Four Fighters Earn Contracts

Earlier tonight (Tues. July 16, 2019) Dana White’s Contender Series 20 took place from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas. Five fights took place, with the winners having the possibility at landing a UFC contract. Antonio Arroyo took on Stephen Regman at middleweight. A bantamweight bout between Ode Osbourne and Armando Villarreal took place. […]

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Earlier tonight (Tues. July 16, 2019) Dana White’s Contender Series 20 took place from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas.

Five fights took place, with the winners having the possibility at landing a UFC contract. Antonio Arroyo took on Stephen Regman at middleweight. A bantamweight bout between Ode Osbourne and Armando Villarreal took place. Don’Tale Mayes and Ricardo Prasel threw down in heavyweight action.. Kevin Syler fought Lance Lawrence at 152.2 pounds. And Brendan Allen took on Aaron Jeffery at middleweight.

Check out the DWC 20 results below.

DWCS 20 Results:

  • Middleweight: Antonio Arroyo def. Stephen Regman via R2 submission (arm-triangle, 3:31)
  • Bantamweight: Ode Osbourne def. Armando Villarreal via R1 submission (armbar, 4:39)
  • Heavyweight: Don’Tale Mayes def. Ricardo Prasel via R1 TKO (punches, 4:59)
  • Catchweight (152.5 pounds): Kevin Syler def. Lance Lawrence via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Middleweight: Brendan Allen def. Aaron Jeffery via R1 submission (rear-naked choke, 3:23)

Contract Winners: Brendan Allen, Don’Tale Mayes, Ode Osbourne, and Antonio Arroyo

What did you think about tonight’s contender series?

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UFC Newark Poster Revealed (Photo)

The stage is set for two former American Top Team (ATT) Teammates to square off in one-on-one action in Newark, New Jersey. Former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will face ex-interim 170-pound titleholder Colby Covington. The winner could very well be the next challenger for Kamaru Usman’s welterweight crown. Covington has been making things personal ahead […]

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The stage is set for two former American Top Team (ATT) Teammates to square off in one-on-one action in Newark, New Jersey.

Former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will face ex-interim 170-pound titleholder Colby Covington. The winner could very well be the next challenger for Kamaru Usman’s welterweight crown. Covington has been making things personal ahead of his fight with “Ruthless,” as he wasn’t pleased with the way Lawler left the gym.

The show goes down from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 3. Earlier today (Tues. July 16, 2019), the Las Vegas-based promotion released the official poster for UFC Newark. You can check it out, along with the full card for the show, here below:

UFC Newark Card

  • Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Jim Miller vs. Clay Guida
  • Joaquim Silva vs. Nasrat Haqparast
  • Mickey Gall vs. Salim Touahri
  • Jordan Espinosa vs. Matt Schnell
  • Lauren Murphy vs. Mara Romero Borella
  • Antonina Shevchenko vs. Lucie Pudilova
  • Trevin Giles vs. Gerald Meerschaert
  • Darko Stosic vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
  • Ramazan Emeev vs. Claudio Silva
  • Scott Holtzman vs. Dong Hyun Ma

What do you think about the UFC Newark poster? Who are you picking between Covington and Lawler?

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman fight week coverage stream

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Check out Bloody Elbow’s fight week, fight night, and post-fight coverage of the WBA welterweight championship boxing match between reigning titleholder Keith Thurman (29-0-1 NC, 22 KOs) and the legendary M…

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Check out Bloody Elbow’s fight week, fight night, and post-fight coverage of the WBA welterweight championship boxing match between reigning titleholder Keith Thurman (29-0-1 NC, 22 KOs) and the legendary Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs). This highly anticipated matchup takes place on Saturday, July 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with FOX carrying the PPV at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

Bisping Will Respect Rockhold Forever If…

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Luke Rockhold suffered his second straight knockout loss after Jan Blachowicz floored the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion at UFC 239 a few weeks ago, breaking his jaw in the proces…

Rockhold vs. Bisping

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Luke Rockhold suffered his second straight knockout loss after Jan Blachowicz floored the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion at UFC 239 a few weeks ago, breaking his jaw in the process.

Despite being one of his biggest rivals, Michael Bisping doesn’t find pleasure in seeing Luke get slept in that fashion, as “The Count” says he genuinely feels bad for his old foe.

“The amount of messages that people have sent me, because everyone seems to think that I’m gonna take pleasure in seeing Luke knocked out like that, and it’s the opposite,” Bisping said in his Believe You Me podcast (transcript via BJPenn.com). “I really feel for the guy. I do. I feel bad for him. It’s a real shame,” he added.

“Not only did he get his jaw broke, but he’s now been knocked out cold, viciously, in three of his last four fights.”

One of those knockouts belongs to Bisping, who knocked Rockhold out at UFC 199 back in 2016 to win the Middleweight title. After Luke’s most recent defeat, UFC president Dana White suggested that perhaps the fighter-turned model should call it a career.

It’s a sentiment “The Count” agrees with, though he says if he continues fighting Luke will have his respect forever.

“And I can’t help but think that he’s done,” he said. “Now that doesn’t mean that he’s going to be. What he could do is come back and prove everybody wrong! Prove me wrong. That’s what I would’ve done. That’s kind of what I did. And, if he does that. Then my god! He will have my respect forever,” he added.

“But I gotta say, the writing on the wall. It looks like his career is over. It is not only the fact that A, he’s been knocked out three times out of his last four. It’s not only the fact that he’s got a broken jaw, and that’s going to take some time to heal back from, said Bisping.

“It’s also the fact that it’s one thing getting knocked out cold once and coming back from that. But when you’ve been knocked out cold three of your last four, I mean, that is some psychological demons to overcome.”

Rockhold has gone radio silent since the loss – which was his Light Heavyweight debut – so there is no telling what he is thinking in regards to his fighting future. Luke’s recent stretch of losing three of four is the worst of his combat career.

Prior to that, Rockhold had only lost twice before in an eight-year span.

UFC San Antonio previews, predictions, results, PBP, highlights, more

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