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Jon Jones Post-Fight Drug Tests Come Back Clean, Which Means Nothing

In case you missed it, the UFC administered Jon Jones their own little drug test before UFC 232, and because homeboy still had some steroids floating around inside him, they moved the event from Nevada to California. Because, you know, some athletic commissions are more cool with steroids than others.

Jones went on to defeat Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch, win back the belt, blah, blah, blah.

Well, the results from the UFC 232 drug tests are back, and according to the California State Athletic Commission and USADA, there is no evidence of any banned substances.

This means nothing. The fact is, the drug test the UFC made Jones take before UFC 232 was at least conclusive enough to warrant moving an ENTIRE event to another state.

Now, let’s see Jones pass a drug test in Nevada. Then we’ll talk.

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Jon Jones Post-Fight Drug Tests Come Back Clean, Which Means Nothing

In case you missed it, the UFC administered Jon Jones their own little drug test before UFC 232, and because homeboy still had some steroids floating around inside him, they moved the event from Nevada to California. Because, you know, some athletic commissions are more cool with steroids than others.

Jones went on to defeat Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch, win back the belt, blah, blah, blah.

Well, the results from the UFC 232 drug tests are back, and according to the California State Athletic Commission and USADA, there is no evidence of any banned substances.

This means nothing. The fact is, the drug test the UFC made Jones take before UFC 232 was at least conclusive enough to warrant moving an ENTIRE event to another state.

Now, let’s see Jones pass a drug test in Nevada. Then we’ll talk.

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Jon Jones Post-Fight Drug Tests Come Back Clean, Which Means Nothing

In case you missed it, the UFC administered Jon Jones their own little drug test before UFC 232, and because homeboy still had some steroids floating around inside him, they moved the event from Nevada to California. Because, you know, some athletic commissions are more cool with steroids than others.

Jones went on to defeat Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch, win back the belt, blah, blah, blah.

Well, the results from the UFC 232 drug tests are back, and according to the California State Athletic Commission and USADA, there is no evidence of any banned substances.

This means nothing. The fact is, the drug test the UFC made Jones take before UFC 232 was at least conclusive enough to warrant moving an ENTIRE event to another state.

Now, let’s see Jones pass a drug test in Nevada. Then we’ll talk.

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UFC on ESPN+1 Primer: You Want to See a Division Killed in a Night?

The UFC is having their inaugural ESPN show later this month, and headlining UFC on ESPN+1 is a match-up between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. If Dillashaw wins, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the UFC keeps the flyweight division alive for another second.

(If Cejudo wins, it’s hard to imagine them keeping the division alive much longer as well, but that’s beside the point.)

You see, the UFC has been shedding its 125-pound male roster like a snake shucking off its skin. And though they haven’t set a firm date on when they’re shutting things down at flyweight, you have to think it’ll be soon.

But nothing will make it sooner like Dillashaw taking the belt from Cejudo. Remember: Cejudo somehow, someway managed to dethrone longtime champ Demetrious Johnson, and since Johnson kind of killed any spark the division might have had, his departure meant the UFC could stop wasting its money on a weight class no one cares about.

Which isn’t to say Cejudo isn’t good – he’s a former Olympian, he’s damn good. But he’d probably move the needle more as a bantamweight… so the UFC is likely hoping that Dillashaw puts an end to the division once and for all by becoming a double-champ.

Will the UFC on ESPN+1 fight be good? Probably.

But being good isn’t going to be enough to reverse course on this ship. Unless Cejudo wins, and does so using heretofore unseen superpowers like telekinesis and teleportation, that division is toast. And if Cejudo loses… it’ll be toast that much sooner.

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UFC on ESPN+1 Primer: You Want to See a Division Killed in a Night?

The UFC is having their inaugural ESPN show later this month, and headlining UFC on ESPN+1 is a match-up between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. If Dillashaw wins, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the UFC keeps the flyweight division alive for another second.

(If Cejudo wins, it’s hard to imagine them keeping the division alive much longer as well, but that’s beside the point.)

You see, the UFC has been shedding its 125-pound male roster like a snake shucking off its skin. And though they haven’t set a firm date on when they’re shutting things down at flyweight, you have to think it’ll be soon.

But nothing will make it sooner like Dillashaw taking the belt from Cejudo. Remember: Cejudo somehow, someway managed to dethrone longtime champ Demetrious Johnson, and since Johnson kind of killed any spark the division might have had, his departure meant the UFC could stop wasting its money on a weight class no one cares about.

Which isn’t to say Cejudo isn’t good – he’s a former Olympian, he’s damn good. But he’d probably move the needle more as a bantamweight… so the UFC is likely hoping that Dillashaw puts an end to the division once and for all by becoming a double-champ.

Will the UFC on ESPN+1 fight be good? Probably.

But being good isn’t going to be enough to reverse course on this ship. Unless Cejudo wins, and does so using heretofore unseen superpowers like telekinesis and teleportation, that division is toast. And if Cejudo loses… it’ll be toast that much sooner.

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UFC on ESPN+1 Primer: You Want to See a Division Killed in a Night?

The UFC is having their inaugural ESPN show later this month, and headlining UFC on ESPN+1 is a match-up between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. If Dillashaw wins, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where the UFC keeps the flyweight division alive for another second.

(If Cejudo wins, it’s hard to imagine them keeping the division alive much longer as well, but that’s beside the point.)

You see, the UFC has been shedding its 125-pound male roster like a snake shucking off its skin. And though they haven’t set a firm date on when they’re shutting things down at flyweight, you have to think it’ll be soon.

But nothing will make it sooner like Dillashaw taking the belt from Cejudo. Remember: Cejudo somehow, someway managed to dethrone longtime champ Demetrious Johnson, and since Johnson kind of killed any spark the division might have had, his departure meant the UFC could stop wasting its money on a weight class no one cares about.

Which isn’t to say Cejudo isn’t good – he’s a former Olympian, he’s damn good. But he’d probably move the needle more as a bantamweight… so the UFC is likely hoping that Dillashaw puts an end to the division once and for all by becoming a double-champ.

Will the UFC on ESPN+1 fight be good? Probably.

But being good isn’t going to be enough to reverse course on this ship. Unless Cejudo wins, and does so using heretofore unseen superpowers like telekinesis and teleportation, that division is toast. And if Cejudo loses… it’ll be toast that much sooner.

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Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.

Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.

Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.

Conor McGregor Wants Floyd Mayweather’s Sloppy Seconds

On New Years Eve, superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather trekked to Japan to fight kickboxing stud Tenshin Nasukawa. It, uh, wasn’t even a remotely close match.

It was, however, the easiest payday Mayweather has seen in a while. You know those Japanese – they’ll pay through the nose to see one of their countrymen get destroyed by a foreigner.

Now Irish whiskey-maker Conor McGregor wants in on the action. I mean, poor Tenshin didn’t even last a full round with Mayweather, so how long could he last against McGregor in an MMA bout?

For his part, Tenshin seems cool with the idea. Of course, he stipulates that McGregor will have to cut down to just under 128 pounds for that fight to happen. (Note: McGregor looks ghastly when he cuts down to 145 – ain’t now way he can make 128 pounds!) Also, kickboxing only, son.