Everyone thought when they watched Jon Jones rise out of the ashes and into the Phoenix that he became, that he would be the next classy champ to run the 205 division for a long time. Instead of following in the foot steps of the last real/classy light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, Jones seems to be following in the foot steps of the last un-classy light heavyweight champion in Tito
The Jon Jones talk will never end after Dana White proclaimed UFC 151 as“The event Jon Jones and Greg Jackson murdered.” Now Jones has went on his twitter account to actually come out and blame Dan Henderson saying he screwed his knee up do to old age. Granted Henderson is old and that was probably the case, Jones is taking the excuses overboard and becoming the new “hated” guy in the
Whenever talks about a super fight between Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, or George St Pierre surface, just the possibility of either of these men meeting in the Octagon is a modern cultural triumph worth noting. Boxing super fights such as Ali vs. Foreman and Hagler vs. Hearnes, defined past generations and gave fight fans something to think back on and say, “Where were you when the Rumble in the Jungle
Dana White is the master at avoiding questions with his “tricky” style of answering with the word “if” in there. Not only has Dana avoided questions about featured fighters and who they are fighting in the future, but has even went as far as already talking about Jon Jone’s next opponent before his UFC 151 fight with #1 contender Dan Henderson. White has already been talking about Jones versus Lyoto Machida
Chael Sonnen recently made statements about Jon Jones’s Nike deal that were oddly self-serving. He went as far as hyping up his fight with Forrest Griffin as the fight he needed against a top contender to earn him a shot at the current champ.
Jacare Souza is a top contender in the middleweight division of mma and it’s time for him to see top level competition in the UFC. A highly anticipated rematch between himself and current champion Luke Rockhold is likely in the future, but if Souza and his camp is smart, they will answer the phone when the UFC comes calling.
Hector Lombard entered the UFC as the top prospect with potential of getting a very quick, undeserved title shot at the Middleweight champ Anderson “The Spider” Silva before suffering a close split decision loss to Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch at UFC 149. Lombard doesn’t feel that his performance at UFC 149 reflected his abilities as a fighter, and instead of giving Boetsch his credit, Lombard went on to claim he was
Not a card goes by that at least one of the fights draws controversy due to the judges decision. Maybe there are times when they get it wrong but the fact remains they are put there to do a job and more often than not that job is done right.
Its been a highly talked about subject in recent weeks, and why wouldn’t it be with the Olympics well underway while grabbing the attention of even the casual sports viewer? Yes I’m speaking on the topic of MMA as an Olympic sport. A topic that is sure to draw controversy from both sides of the debate.
Please understand this list isn’t trying to say that MMA is better than other sports. Clearly in my humble opinion it’s more entertaining than all the rest of them combined. In reality, every sport can say with pride why it has things to offer that the others don’t.Well here are five reasons why MMA transcends those reasons and is definitively, the greatest sport of all time.