Rising Star: Jon Jones ‘Knows How To Win Judges Over’

Jon Jones defended his UFC 205-pound championship over Thiago Santos in his last fight. It was far from the dominant performance we’ve come to expect from “Bones,” however. Jones beat Santos by split decision in the main event of July…

Jon Jones defended his UFC 205-pound championship over Thiago Santos in his last fight. It was far from the dominant performance we’ve come to expect from “Bones,” however. Jones beat Santos by split decision in the main event of July’s UFC 239. Many questioned the bout’s outcome, suggesting Santos should have earned the nod. The […]

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Dominick Reyes Says He Gets A Title Shot With Win Over Chris Weidman

Dominick Reyes will welcome Chris Weidman to the light heavyweight division in the main event of UFC Boston. The stakes will be high for both men. Should Reyes win the fight, he says he has been promised a title shot against Jon Jones. Meanwhile, should Weidman win, he would return to the win column and […]

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Dominick Reyes will welcome Chris Weidman to the light heavyweight division in the main event of UFC Boston.

The stakes will be high for both men. Should Reyes win the fight, he says he has been promised a title shot against Jon Jones. Meanwhile, should Weidman win, he would return to the win column and be right in the mix for title contention.

“Absolutely. A win over Chris Weidman guarantees me a title shot. He is a former champion and I have beaten two former title challengers,” Reyes said backstage at UFC 241.

“Now I am beating champs, the only thing left is to take out the champ of my division after I beat Chris. That is my projection. I’m 5-0 in the UFC, I’ll be 6-0 and 12-0 overall. What argument is there?”

Reyes is coming off of a split-decision win over Volkan Oezdemir back in March. Before that, he beat Ovince Saint Preux by decision, Jared Cannonier by TKO, Jeremy Kimball by submission, and Joachim Christensen by TKO. The 29-year-old is currently ranked fourth in the light heavyweight division.

Reyes could very well be getting the next shot given the state of the 205-pound division. The division always needs new contenders, but before he can get a title shot, he must get past Weidman first.

Do you think Dominick Reyes should get a title shot with a win over Chris Weidman?

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Chris Weidman Found Luke Rockhold’s Recent KO Loss ‘Bittersweet’

Its been a rough stretch inside the Octagon for former 185-pound champion Luke Rockhold. The Californian’s chin has been suspect in his last several fights, as Rockhold dropped three of his last four bouts via knockout. In the one fight he did win during that four-fight stretch, a second-round TKO win over David Branch, Rockhold […]

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Its been a rough stretch inside the Octagon for former 185-pound champion Luke Rockhold.

The Californian’s chin has been suspect in his last several fights, as Rockhold dropped three of his last four bouts via knockout. In the one fight he did win during that four-fight stretch, a second-round TKO win over David Branch, Rockhold got stunned in that contest as well.

His latest outing resulted in a second-round knockout loss in his light heavyweight debut to Jan Blachowicz. Now, the likes of UFC President Dana White are suggesting Rockhold consider retirement. The prospect of Rockhold moving up to light heavyweight was especially exciting because it brought about the possibility of a long-awaited rematch with old foe Chris Weidman.

The pair initially met back in 2015, where Rockhold became the first man to defeat Weidman in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition to win the UFC middleweight crown. Now, both men have jumped up to 205 pounds, but with Rockhold now off another knockout loss, his fighting days are in doubt.

Weidman – who has yet to make his light heavyweight debut – recently spoke on “The Ariel Helwani MMA Show” and offered his thoughts on the subject. “The All American” described seeing Rockhold’s latest knockout loss as “bittersweet.” (via MMA Junkie)

“To be honest it was a little bittersweet,” Weidman said. “I never like to see anybody get hurt even though me and Luke have had a lot of issues back and forth for a long time, and that’s the one guy I really wanted to get a fight with him and get that one back. Your first loss always seems to hit home the most, so that’s the one I wanted back.

“It’s kind of bittersweet to see him go out there (because) I didn’t think he looked good. I thought he was slow, tired and to see him get knocked out like that again, he’s been off for so long already.

“I was supposed to fight him back in November and he pulled out and then he was off until just recently so I don’t know what’s up for him next but one part of me is like, ‘I want to be the guy that’s in there with him,’ but now the other part of me is like, ‘I don’t know if he’s going to be around much longer and whether he’s going to retire or not.’”

Weidman will make his light heavyweight debut against talented top-ranked prospect Dominick Reyes. The pair will meet in the main event of UFC on ESPN 6 from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on October 18.

What do you make of Weidman’s comments on Rockhold’s KO loss?

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Chris Weidman Says Luke Rockhold KO Loss At UFC 239 Was ‘Bittersweet’

Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold have been rivals for quite some time in the middleweight division. Now, both have moved up to light heavyweight where Weidman is set for his fight against Dominick Reyes later this year. Rockhold, meanwhile, took on Jan …

Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold have been rivals for quite some time in the middleweight division. Now, both have moved up to light heavyweight where Weidman is set for his fight against Dominick Reyes later this year. Rockhold, meanwhile, took on Jan Blachowicz at UFC 239 where he suffered a knockout loss. For Weidman, to […]

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Chris Weidman Open To Facing More Light Heavyweights Before Jon Jones Clash

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is open to having more than one light heavyweight contest before getting a crack at Jon Jones. Weidman becomes the latest to move up to light heavyweight when he takes on Dominick Reyes in the UFC Boston headliner on October 18. Many former middleweights have recently moved up and […]

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Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is open to having more than one light heavyweight contest before getting a crack at Jon Jones.

Weidman becomes the latest to move up to light heavyweight when he takes on Dominick Reyes in the UFC Boston headliner on October 18. Many former middleweights have recently moved up and received title shots with a few wins at 205.

However, given the ranking of Reyes along with Weidman’s credentials, it’s possible that just the one win at UFC Boston could guarantee him the next title shot. Facing Jones has been one of the Long Island native’s goals for a while as well.

However, Weidman is also perfectly fine with having to face a couple more opponents before colliding with “Bones”:

“It could be,” Weidman responded on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday when asked if one win at light heavyweight could give him a shot at Jones. “Obviously I have different goals at 205. To fight Jon Jones is one of them, to win the belt is one of them. But I got Dominick Reyes to focus on. I feel like the rest will take care of itself.

I’m not in a rush. I feel healthy, I feel strong. I got a tough opponent ahead of me where if I go out there and do what I believe I can do, it’s going to speak for itself. So if I have to fight a couple more after that, that’s fine too. We’ll see what happens but I’m ready for anybody.”

Do you think Weidman will have a successful light heavyweight debut?

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Video: Watch Angry Bagel Boss Guy Train With Chris Weidman, Al Iaquinta

Chris Morgan went viral recently when he lost his mind at a Bagel Boss in New York before getting beaten up. He is now training with UFC stars Chris Weidman and Al Iaquinta to help him prepare for potential celebrity fights. His target seems to be celebrity YouTuber Logan Paul, who took part in a […]

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Chris Morgan went viral recently when he lost his mind at a Bagel Boss in New York before getting beaten up. He is now training with UFC stars Chris Weidman and Al Iaquinta to help him prepare for potential celebrity fights.

His target seems to be celebrity YouTuber Logan Paul, who took part in a blue-collar boxing match with fellow YouTuber KSI last year. While this might seem like a publicity stunt, Morgan has reportedly signed a deal with boxing promoter Damon Feldman. He is even expected to fight September 7 in Atlantic City against an opponent yet to be named.

Though it’s a boxing match, it wouldn’t hurt to get some experience from UFC stars, and that’s what Morgan did. He visted Law MMA in New York and got some pointers from Iaquinta, even sparring with him later on. Weidman was also present but seemed to be recording more than training with Morgan, at least from the footage available.

You can watch the video below:

As crazy as it sounds, would you watch the angry Bagel Boss guy fight in a boxing match?

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