Being that he's currently on trial for some 34 charges including the attempted murder and sexual assault of his former girlfriend, Christy Mack, we could pretty much close the book on former UFC/Bellator fighter War Machine undergoing a series of personal changes that completely redeemed him in our eyes. That said, recent developments in the trial of one John J. (for Jerkface) Koppenhaver have managed to somehow lower our previously un-lowerable opinion of the man.
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[VIDEO] Jon Jones Finally Speaks About Accident, Suspension, + Vitor Belfort’s “Sketchy” UFC 152 Drug Test
(While not without his faults, Jones remains a much better role model than Peyton Manning.)
It has been an...eventful six months for former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, or at least, that's how he describes them in his recent interview with Ariel Helwani. I'll spare you all the readily available details, but suffice it to say, Jones has screwed up, repeatedly, and it's cost him nearly everything.
But finally, it appears the maybe, just maybe, his past mistakes are having an effect on his present mindset. With his UFC suspension now lifted and his court case settled, Jones has rededicated himself to recapturing his belt, and the results thus far have been astounding. He may have a long way to go still to earn back our respect, but with the lengthy interview after the jump, he's at least taking the first step and accepting the blame for what he's done.
Video after the jump.
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If you are in need of some early morning MMA action, UFC Fight Night 79 has you covered. The card takes place this Saturday morning from Seoul, South Korea and begins on UFC Fight Pass at 4:45 a.m. ET with seven prelim bouts. In the headline act, Benson Henderson takes on Jorge Masvidal. The four-fight […]
When Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort first met in the octagon, the former was an unstoppable, arrogant-bordering-on-cocky champion and the latter was a battle-tested veteran who would supposedly serve as his toughest test to date. They shared many similarities beyond their penchant for knocking people out (they're both Brazilian!), but when push came to shove, Silva emerged as the clearly superior fighter.
Four years later, Silva has lost his title, broken his leg in the cage, and been popped for PED's which may or may not have been caused by Thai black market sex pills, while Belfort himself has also lost a title bid and done pretty much everything within his power to deflect criticism from his PED-riddled past. Again, the similarities are striking here, which is perhaps why the two former champions have once again been booked to throw down.
Details after the jump.
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There was no Cain Velasquez or Fabricio Werdum this time around, but the UFC still delivered a crowd-pleasing night of fights Saturday in Mexico for UFC Fight Night 78. Stepping up on short notice, Neil Magny earned a split decision in the main event over Kelvin Gastelum. Magny replaced Matt Brown and earned his UFC-leading […]
Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 78. Tonight’s event comes to us from the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. In the headline bout, welterweights Neil Magny and Kelvin Gastelum compete to move up the ladder. Originally, Gastelum was scheduled to face Matt Brown, but a training injury knocked Brown out. Magny (16-4) […]
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We have quite the weekend fill of MMA on tap, as the UFC, Bellator, WSOF and even ONE Championship all present live action for our viewing pleasure. Things get started Friday night with Bellator 146, followed by WSOF 25 later that evening. On Saturday, ONE Championship heads to China, while UFC Fight Night 78 completes […]
By Chris Huntemann, Columnist
Shock. Disbelief. Speechlessness. You can insert your own emotion here to sum up your feelings about Holly Holm’s upset win over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 on Saturday night. But please refrain from invoking another emotion: Despair.
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(GOOD GAWD. via Jones' Instagram.)
Good afternoon, Nation. After a much-needed vacation, it feels good to be back.
As a matter of fact, that's probably a sentiment being shared by former light heavyweight champ Jon Jones right about now, what with him recently being reinstated into the UFC and all. As you might've noticed via the Instagram post above, it appears that Jones has spent his involuntary off-time following the Alistair Overeem diet of horse meat, push-ups, the meat of horses, and even more push-ups. Seriously, dude looks YOKED.
But if the idea of Jon Jones 2.0 (UberJones?) wasn't already scary enough, the troubled G.O.A.T also took to Instagram last night to announce the date that he will return to the octagon.
Details after the jump.
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The Octagon heads south of the border to Mexico this Saturday night for UFC Fight Night 78. Set from the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, the main event features a welterweight contest between Kelvin Gastelum and Neil Magny. Originally, Gastelum was to face Matt Brown, but a training injury sidelined Brown. Also, Ricardo Lamas battles […]
The second-to-last Bellator event of 2016 takes place this Friday night, as Melvin Manhoef and Hisaki Kato collide at Bellator 146. Set for the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, the five-fight main card airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET. Along with middleweights Manhoef and Kato, Bubba Jenkins squares off against Jordan […]
Holly Holm’s upset at UFC 193 wasn’t just a win, it was a wrecking of Ronda Rousey’s world. It was the equivalent of throwing a cold glass of water on the shared superstar dreams of Rousey and UFC president Dana White.
Fighters suffer big losses on a fairly regular basis in the UFC; it happens and the good ones always bounce back. But this time was different.
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Ronda Rousey needed to get knocked out, to put it bluntly. She had let all the hype go to her head and was recently acting like a cross between a brat and a bully.
Enter Holly Holm. She came into this fight as a 14-1 underdog and the No. 7 fighter in the division – and she annihilated Rousey from the opening bell until her lights-out kick.
Holm beat Rousey so ridiculously bad that Dana White was in full defensive mode in the post fight press conference. His cash cow didn’t just get caught with a lucky punch, she got torn apart in the ring to the point she literally looked like a drunk throwing punches. That’s not good for business.
The Octagon set up shop in Melbourne, Australia Saturday night for the first time, as UFC 193 made history. Holly Holm, who found success competing in three divisions as a boxer, knocked out Ronda Rousey to become the second-ever UFC female bantamweight champion in front of 60,000-plus fans. Holm didn’t do it with a fluke […]
Nobody gave Holly Holm much of a chance. She came into the fight as much as a 20-to-1 underdog. And then, she took less than six minutes to shock the world as she landed a second-round head kick knockout over Ronda Rousey to cap off UFC 193.
In case you didn't see it...
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Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 193. Tonight’s card comes to us for the first time ever from Melbourne, Australia and Etihad Stadium, as Ronda Rousey returns to action. Rousey puts her female bantamweight title on the line against fellow unbeaten, Holly Holm. The former world boxing champion is just another in a long […]
Thanks to the ace-staff at the UFC, check out the media notes for Saturday night’s UFC 193 card below. Included are items related to Ronda Rousey, Joanna Jedrzecjzyk and others. FightLine will be bringing you complete and live coverage of all the action from Melbourne, Australia. ROUSEY’S RISE UFC 193 marks yet another significant feather […]
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Featherweights Max Holloway and Jeremy Stephens will open things up this December at UFC 194, as officials announced the fight card. Set for December 12 from Las Vegas, both the featherweight and middleweight titles will be on the line. Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo headline to unify the featherweight belts, while Chris Weidman defends his […]
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