Jon Jones Comments On Being Re-Licensed In California

Jon Jones is pleased with the California State Athletic Commission’s (CSAC) ruling on his fighting future in “The Golden State.” Earlier this week, a hearing was held to determine Jones’ status when it comes to fighting in the s…

Jon Jones is pleased with the California State Athletic Commission’s (CSAC) ruling on his fighting future in “The Golden State.” Earlier this week, a hearing was held to determine Jones’ status when it comes to fighting in the state of California. Jones was popped for turinabol in an in-competition UFC 214 drug test. His rematch […]

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Jon Jones Breaks Silence On Reinstatement By CSAC

Jon Jones breaks silence on being reinstated by the California State Athletic Commission. It happenend earlier this week in order to be allowed to compete later this month. The former UFC light heavyweight champion went in front of the CSAC. He was reinstated after he agreed to pay a $205,000 fine and do a community […]

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Jon Jones breaks silence on being reinstated by the California State Athletic Commission. It happenend earlier this week in order to be allowed to compete later this month.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion went in front of the CSAC. He was reinstated after he agreed to pay a $205,000 fine and do a community outreach program. Also, he had to undergo the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) program before his next fight.

Now, he’s cleared to fight for UFC gold at the upcoming UFC 232 pay-per-view event against a fighter he knows well. He’ll take on Alexander Gustafsson for a second time with the vacant light heavyweight title being on the line.

Following the meeting with the CSAC, Jones took to his official Instagram account where he gave his take on the hearing:

Statement

“Sometimes you have to spend a little money to make a little money,” Jones wrote.“I must say, for the most part I’m happy with the way things went with the California State athletic commission yesterday. I’m a trained and licensed killer ready to rock ‘n’ roll again.”

The UFC 232 pay-per-view event is set to take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

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GSP Explains How Defending UFC Title Is Harder Than Winning One

Georges St-Pierre believes defending an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title is more difficult than winning one. St-Pierre knows a thing or two about being a reigning UFC welterweight champion. “Rush” successfully defended the UFC gol…

Georges St-Pierre believes defending an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title is more difficult than winning one. St-Pierre knows a thing or two about being a reigning UFC welterweight champion. “Rush” successfully defended the UFC gold nine times before going on a hiatus. Upon his return, he challenged Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. St-Pierre captured […]

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Khabib’s Father Gives His Expected NSAC Suspension Length For UFC 229 Brawl

Khabib’s father gives his expected suspension length for the lightweight champ’s involvement in the UFC 229 brawl. Earlier this week it was revealed that Nurmagomedov was granted a continuance in his Nevada commission case that stems from his latest incident. The Nevada State Athletic Commision won’t have another meeting until January 29. That is when […]

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Khabib’s father gives his expected suspension length for the lightweight champ’s involvement in the UFC 229 brawl. Earlier this week it was revealed that Nurmagomedov was granted a continuance in his Nevada commission case that stems from his latest incident.

The Nevada State Athletic Commision won’t have another meeting until January 29. That is when Khabib and McGregor are expected to have their hearings. After the UFC 229 headliner, the UFC lightweight champion went flying out of the Octagon. He got into a brawl with some of McGregor’s teammates, mainly training partner Dillon Danis.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father stated in an interview what he thinks will happen once this meeting takes place.

“As far as I understand, we will get a fine of $500,000. Maybe we could not fight in the next nine months,” he said (h/t The Express). “Of course, it should have never happened. Now we are just looking forward to a bright future and other lucrative fights.”

Tony Ferguson is the most likely next challenger for Nurmagomedov and his lightweight title. UFC President Dana White has stated in the past that he’s not concerned with how the NSAC handles this situation. Instead, he’s handling the day-to-day business of running the UFC.

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Khabib’s Father Shares Expected NSAC Suspension Length

Earlier this week, it was reported that reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had been granted a continuance in his pending Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) case, with the next commission meeting scheduled for January 29th. Howev…

Earlier this week, it was reported that reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had been granted a continuance in his pending Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) case, with the next commission meeting scheduled for January 29th. However, Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, may know something the rest of us do not, as he seemed to provide […]

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Georges St-Pierre Explains Having No Interest In Anderson Silva Fight

Georges St-Pierre explains why he has no interest in fighting former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a superfight. Even though the potential of it happening is not the greatest, one can dream. Years ago, fight fans always wondered what would happen if the best man from one division faced off with the best from […]

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Georges St-Pierre explains why he has no interest in fighting former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a superfight.

Even though the potential of it happening is not the greatest, one can dream. Years ago, fight fans always wondered what would happen if the best man from one division faced off with the best from another division.

GSP spoke on The Luke Thomas Show on Sirius XM about this fight and his desire to return to the Octagon. He noted that at this stage in the game for him, he doesn’t have any interest in taking the Silva fight.

“The fight with Anderson Silva, there’s been a lot of talk,” St-Pierre said. “It’s been offered to me twice, earlier in my career, during my welterweight run. I don’t exactly remember when. I was doing my welterweight run and I had a talk with Dana and Lorenzo, The condition if I would make that fight was a catchweight. Because after my goal was to go back down to my initial weight class at 170. Also, I wanted to implement testing, which they didn’t have before. I was asking for VADA and back in the day they had issues. Something happened politically between the UFC and VADA. I don’t know what happened, but they were not interested in that.”

What’s Changed?

Both fighters have gone in separate ways after being at the top of their divisions years ago. GSP returned to competition in November 2017 after four years away from the sport. He scored a submission victory in the third round over Michael Bisping at UFC 217 to win the middleweight title. Shortly after the fight, he had to vacate the title as he is dealing with colitis.

“The other time that happened, after I finished, I took a break with Johny Hendricks. Dana texted me asking if I want to fight Anderson Silva. But I didn’t want to fight nobody. I said no. I took four years off. Now things have changed. Silva has lost. Now it is not as interesting. There’s a lot more to lose than gain.”

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