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Tim Burke

Attorney: Jones’ history could get him jail time in current case

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones’ past could come back to haunt him.

Since MMA (and every other sport) is on vacation due to COVID-19, Jon Jones picked a particularly bad time to run afoul of the law yet again. Early Thursday morning, the UFC light heavyweight champion was arrested on DWI and firearms charges. Police bodycam footage and the officer’s reports don’t look good for the champ, and combined with his many other run-ins with police in the past, Jones could be looking...

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Nolan King

Julian Marquez looks on bright side of social distancing as he readies for UFC return

Like most of us who are trying to navigate their way through the uncertain times of the coronavirus pandemic, Julian Marquez is doing his best to find silver linings.

The UFC middleweight is almost ready for his return after an injury absence of nearly two years. And the way he sees it, all the spare time that those who are now practicing social distancing find themselves with can be put to good use by honing his chops for his long-awaited octagon return.

“It sounds really crazy – it’s...

MMA Fighting

Peter Carroll

Colby Covington explains rift with Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Colby Covington | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It is not all too surprising that American Top Team owner Dan Lambert initiated a ban on teammates trash-talking each other when you consider some of the things that Colby Covington has said. That applies in particular to former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

In an interview that took place before the gym introduced the new rule, Covington explained the genesis of his beef with Jedrzejczyk. According to the outspoken title contender,...

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Adam D Martin

Vicente Luque wants on new UFC 249 card

UFC welterweight contender Vicente Luque says he is willing to step up on short notice to fight on the new UFC 249 card in three weeks. UFC president Dana White is trying his best to make UFC 249 a go despite all the red tape due to the coronavirus outbreak, but he admitted that the […]

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Lewis Mckeever

Francis Ngannou believes Jon Jones ‘could do very well’ at heavyweight

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“When you look skill-wise, fighting experience, everything, there’s no doubt that he could do well everywhere.”  

Fighting is probably the last thing on Jon Jones’ mind right now, but when the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion puts his legal troubles behind him, Francis Ngannou says ‘Bones’ could be a force to be reckoned with at heavyweight.

Speaking to Submission Radio in a recent interview (h/t Abhinav Kini...

UFC News

By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter: @TGerbasi

The Making Of Tony Ferguson

Revisit the moments that helped Tony Ferguson get to where he is today - a few weeks away from one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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By Gavin Porter, On Twitter @PorterUFCNews

Eight Exercises Used by the UFC Performance Institute

Eight Exercises Used by the UFC Performance Institute that could be done at home

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By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter: @TGerbasi

Joe Ellenberger Never Let Anything Stop Him

Joe Ellenberger's UFC dream came to an abrupt halt.

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By E. Spencer Kyte, on Twitter @SpencerKyte

The 10: The Very Best Of Cowboy Cerrone

In honor of Donald Cerrone's 37th birthday, let's celebrate the 10 best moments that "Cowboy" has delivered for fight fans.

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Danny Segura

Life on lockdown: How UFC's Juan Espino is dealing with mandatory quarantine in Spain

Spain has been one of the country’s hit hardest by the coronavirus in the early going of the global pandemic, causing the country to take drastic measures of a mandatory lockdown in hopes of containing the spread of the virus. That’s meant major changes for UFC heavyweight Juan Espino, who detailed what life is like in these uncertain times.

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Juan Espino’s life has changed drastically in the last few weeks.

Because of Spain’s mandatory quarantine during the global coronavirus...

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Adam D Martin

James Vick determined to fix defensive issues, vows to keep chin tucked

UFC welterweight James Vick is determined to work on the defensive issues that have led him to a four-fight losing streak in the Octagon. Vick started off his UFC career with a 9-1 record, but he has since lost four straight fights to Justin Gaethje, Paul Felder, Dan Hooker, and Niko Price, with three of […]

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Adam D Martin

Billy Joe Saunders apologizes for video showing how to beat women

Boxing star Billy Joe Saunders has apologized for a controversial video he recently released showing him how to beat women. A video circulated this weekend of Saunders striking a punching bag and telling the audience this is how to take care of your female partner if she is acting up. The video has been met […]

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Dana White Uncertain on Future of Zuffa Boxing: ‘That Sport’s a Mess’

Dana White seems to be wavering on promoting Zuffa Boxing in the near future.

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Milan Ordoñez

Sonnen: Police ‘embarrassed’ Jon Jones during DWI arrest

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Chael Sonnen doesn’t fully agree with how Jon Jones was dealt with by police during the recent DWI arrest.

For Jon Jones’ critics, the recent DWI arrest caught on video only solidified the fighter’s reputation as a delinquent who can’t seem to get his act together. But for Chael Sonnen, the police officers at the scene may have crossed the line a bit.

“I don’t want to get into the legal stuff on this, but they kind of...

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MMA Fighting Newswire

The Weekly Grind: Anthony Pettis pranks his kids, Belal Muhammad hosts rendition of ‘Deal or No Deal’

Instagram: @ShowtimePettis

What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us.

These posts prove even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of “The Weekly Grind.”

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Mathew Scott

[Feature] Meet Wong Shun-leung, Ip Man’s top student and Bruce Lee’s teacher

Meet the man who helped take Bruce Lee – and kung fu – to the world.

Martial arts history has trouble when it comes to separating man from myth and that’s why there’s still a sense of mystery surrounding the life times of Wong Shun-leung.

Outside faithful followers of the arts and a collection of Hong Kong historians, the wing chun master’s tale remains pretty much an unknown, despite the massive impact Wong had during his lifetime both as a teacher, and as a man.

The world knows...

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Blue Corner

Quarantine exercise: Georges St-Pierre, Henry Cejudo, Holly Holm, others share home workout tips

Due to what’s essentially become a global lockdown because of the global coronavirus pandemic, many people are scrambling to find new workout techniques with gyms closed for the time being.

Fortunately, some of the UFC’s biggest stars are hear to help.

With the overwhelming majority of MMA gyms closed, as well, fighters are being forced to get a little bit creative. Some are still expecting to compete in scheduled fights in the coming weeks, while others are simply trying to keep in...

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John Morgan

After initial hysteria, Andre Fili mastering shelter-in-place: 'We're just hanging out at home'

Like most Americans these days, Andre Fili has been forced to make some serious changes to his daily routine thanks to the current COVID-19 pandemic. But the UFC featherweight says the adjustments haven’t all been such a bad thing.

“I’m doing little park workouts with a couple teammates and just kind of getting outside because it feels good,” Fili said. “You can’t be cooped up too much. I’m making sure I’m getting training sessions in every day, but to be honest, dude, I...

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Adam D Martin

Diego Sanchez denies having CTE: “There is no proof of CTE”

UFC welterweight veteran Diego Sanchez is denying he has CTE despite having absorbed a historic number of head strikes in the Octagon. Sanchez, the winner of the first Ultimate Fighter, has competed in the UFC since 2004 and has been involved in numerous wars throughout his future Hall of Fame career. However, he has been […]

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Adam D Martin

VIDEO | Stephen Thompson shows off dance moves during coronavirus quarantine

UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson shared a video of the dance moves he’s been practicing while waiting out the coronavirus quarantine. Thompson, like most athletes, is currently holed up while the world waits out the coronavirus outbreak. It’s difficult for MMA fighters to find proper training at the moment given all the restrictions due to […]

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