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Alright MMA-Freak and MMAVictor fans, it’s that time again! Time to get you caught up on all or any mma news you might have missed this past weekend. Grab your morning coffee or your after work beverage and let’s get you all caught up.

It was another great weekend of fights, and Jon Jones once again demonstrated that he is one of the best fighters in the world. The big question(s) after this weekend are:

Was the Jones/Sonnen fight stopped too early?

Is Jon Jones the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world?

Is a super fight between Jones and Silva on the horizon?

Will Chael Sonnen retire?

How long will Jones be out with his injured toe?

(Answers below)

Did Phil Davis take the easy way out? I have been asked this all weekend. And the answer is….. NO! Davis fought his fight and did exactly what he wanted to. Vinny Magalhaes only has BJJ and is very scary on the ground. Davis wasn’t going to wrestle Vinny and give him a chance to win the fight. If Vinny wants to progress in this sport, he needs to learn how to set up his takedowns with improved striking. Davis is a wrestler who has improved his striking. That’s what makes a MMA fighter.

Fight Results:

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen-

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Jon Jones def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:33  – retains light-heavyweight title
  • Michael Bisping def. Alan Belcher via technical unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Roy Nelson def. Cheick Kongo via KO (punch) – Round 1, 2:03
  • Phil Davis def. Vinny Magalhaes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Pat Healy def. Jim Miller via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:02

Prelims (FX, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Rustam Khabilov def. Yancy Medeiros via TKO (thumb injury) – Round 1, 2:32
  • Ovince St. Preux def. Gian Villante via majority technical decision (30-28, 30-29, 29-29)
  • Sara McMann def. Sheila Gaff via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:06
  • Bryan Caraway def. Johnny Bedford via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 4:44

Prelims (Facebook, 7 p.m. ET)

  • Cody McKenzie def. Leonard Garcia via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Steven Siler def. Kurt Holobaugh via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Headlines:

UFC 159 bonuses: KO Roy Nelson

Sub and FOTN-Pat Healy over Jim Miller.

UFC 159 draws a reported 15,227 attendees for $2.7 million live gate.

White says Roy Nelson will get Cormier or Hunt next.

UFC and Reebok deal in the works?

Michael Bisping Opting for neck Surgery. Said he shouldn’t of fought his last 3 fights with it the way it is.

Alan Belcher suffered eight stitches in his eyelid in loss to Bisping.

Lyoto Machida targets Gustafsson if Jones’ time off is lengthy.

The Sunday Junkie: April 28 edition-Check out my Matt Mitrione article. It’s a good read.

Fight News:

Sergio Pettis vs. Jeff Curran headlines RFA 8 on June 21st.

Report: Maia vs. Koscheck Set for UFC 163.

Cage Warriors 55 adds Chris Fields vs. Norman Paraisy and Henry Fadipe vs. Mike Ling

Jacob Volkmann says he’s fighting Lyle Beerbohm at WSOF 3.

Quotable’s:

Gian Villante on controversial UFC 159 eye poke: ‘All I needed was 10 seconds’.

Dana White on Phil Davis TMZ report:“The guy’s in a custody battle for his child,” White said following this past weekend’s post-UFC 159 event. “Those are the kind of things that are going to happen when you’re in a custody battle. You’re never going to see a custody battle that’s sweet. It’s mudslinging. It’s bad.”

Jon Jones: Anderson Silva Is Still the Top Pound-for-Pound Fighter

Misc:

Dan Henderson thinks Jones-Sonnen stoppage was premature.

Answers:

Was the Jones/Sonnen fight stopped too early?

Not at all. Jones is a beast and was working over Sonnen. Great stoppage by the ref in my opinion. Sonnen has been done since his first loss to Silva.

Is Jon Jones the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world?

Absolutely! Jones is the epitome of a well-rounded mixed martial arts fighter. The fact that he took down Sonnen was shocking and brilliant. Jones can do it all, and if Silva can get took down by Sonnen, then Jones would have no problem with it either.

Is a super fight between Jones and Silva on the horizon?

I would of said yes right up until the time Jones looked down and noticed his fractured toe. Now that Jones will be on the sidelines for a little bit, it all depends on what the UFC wants to do. Jones said after the fight he wants to fight Gustafsson, but that fight doesn’t make sense right now. The fight with “DC” Cormier makes way more sense right now. And don’t forget, it all really depends on what happens between Silva vs. Weidman.

Will Chael Sonnen retire?

Probably. He has had a decent career, but just like Nick Diaz, if you refuse to progress and change your attack, then the evolved talent with dispose of you in the octagon. He has awesome talent behind the mic and should just stick with what he does best, and that’s talk and report about mma. No more fighting Chael. Always a big fan, but your time is done.

How long will Jones be out with his injured toe?

It looks worse than it is in my eyes. I have jacked up my toes my whole life being a skinny guy like “Bones.” A fracture is nothing to scoff at, but he is a tough dude with a great mentality. He should heal up in no time. I expect to see him back in there around October 2013.