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Jon Jones Responds to George St. Pierre’s PED Comments: ‘You’re Better Than This’

Many prominent figures in the mixed martial arts community have opinions on the Jon Jones situation, and not a lot of them have been positive.
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Midnight Mania! Jones’ Manager Claims No Snitching, USADA Responds

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Jon Jones’ manager, Malki Kawa, attempted to bat cleanup for Jones today on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, after we read Jones’ arbitration agreement and realized he got 30 months off his sentence for “substantial assistance” in giving information about another person, either helping USADA with another drug-busting case or helping pursuit of a criminal investigation. No one in MMA had invoked rule 10.6.1.1 before, the infamous “snitching clause”, and Kawa seemed a little hazy about what it meant. He also insinuated Jones provided assistance to USADA about himself, not a teammate. Transcription via MMAJunkie.com:

“I can just tell you without a shadow of a doubt that Jon did not tell on any teammate,” Kawa, of First Round Management, said on “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.” “Jon did not tell on anyone in MMA. Jon did not do anything that these people are saying he did. So all that, ‘He’s a snitch’ and all that stuff, we can put it to bed. He did not do that. There’s other things that took place in here. There’s other things that Jon did with himself. There’s things that USADA – and the arbitrator and everyone involved – got from Jon about Jon that they had never had before.”

USADA provided a statement that reiterated 10.6.1.1- which explicitly states that substantial assistance is provided about another person, not oneself — “…which results in a criminal or disciplinary body discovering or bringing forward a criminal offense or the breach of professional rules committed by another person.” She also pointed out that Jones would need to continue cooperating with USADA, or the reduction would be rescinded.

In a written statement provided to MMAjunkie in response to Kawa’s interview, USADA spokesperson Danielle Eurich cited rule 10.6.1.1. She also repeated the agreement that Jones’ reduction is contingent on his continued cooperation.

“Importantly, if the athlete or support personnel fails to continue to cooperate and provide credible substantial assistance, USADA will reinstate the original sanction,” Eurich said. “These rules set out in 10.6.1.1 are crystal clear, and if they are not met, an individual would not be considered for a reduction based on substantial assistance.”

She didn’t comment on the nature of Jones’ assistance, as it involves “ongoing matters”.

This made Kawa’s statements on the nature of Jon Jones’ assistance seem less somewhat less credible.

“It’s not like Jon sits in a room somewhere and watches people do steroids, and then he’s like, ‘Hey man, guess what, my teammate over here is doing steroids,’” Kawa said. “Jon goes and trains, gets his stuff, and he goes home. He doesn’t take a shower there. He doesn’t really hang out there. He comes in, does his thing, and he leaves. So he doesn’t sit there and hang out like that, or would know about anyone that does that. He doesn’t do that. So when people say these things, to me, it’s a funny thing.

“I’m assuming if Jon’s name comes up in something, and he was to know something, he would have to be cooperative with them. But I don’t know of a deal where it’s like, ‘Hey, we’re going to continue to’ – I don’t know about that. That’s not how it went down. I don’t want to assume anything or have this turn into a disaster all of a sudden. But, from what I understand, a lot of the stuff they were talking about had to do with him – not other people.”

Jones caught substantial flak from fellow fighters over the news that he had taken advantage of clause 10.6.1.1, though nothing specific has yet become public. Kawa also mentioned that rematches with Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson are the top options in play for ‘Jonny Bones’ return.


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Alexander Gustafsson is still angling for a fight with Jon Jones- under just about any circumstances.

Is this the perfect admixture of meme?

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Here we goat again

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Oh. Just a couple zeros, not a big deal.

Tony Ferguson, man.

Completely accurate screenshot of Conor McGregor’s Instagram.

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l Must have deleted it ‍♂️

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Speaking of McGregor, he is getting vague threats from Russia — with love.

ONE Championship is evidently pursuing Eddie Alvarez.

Emil Valhalla Meek living up to what we imagine his Viking ancestors might have looked like.

Eryk Anders may not have won, but he won fans with his gutsy performance against Thiago Santos… and how he has since taken the loss.

Dana White’s response to questions asking him about his truthfulness starts out “You’re a smart man. I’m a promoter. I promote fights. I sell fights for a living, as do other promoters.” It’s interesting seeing how he squared the circle under oath of the questionable truth value of many of his obviously grandiose statements.

Keep your thoughts, prayers and good energy sent the way of Ray Borg and his family.

“No look no touch” is a new one on me. My question is always, how do they get their students to believe they run into force fields?

He threw it all away for a flying double hammerfist. Worth it?

Logan Paul objected to objections about his Octagon fight readiness. And when it comes to C.M. Punk, he unfortunately has a point.

The latest McGregor-Nurmagomedov trailer


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You gotta feel for Roger Huerta

It’s a flurry

This body knee was perfectly timed to end Evan Dunham.

Composure is 9/10 of striking


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Paris is a spectacular city to fly over at night.

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Midnight Mania! Winkelejohn Responds to ‘Narcissistic’ Cowboy

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Donald Cerrone went on Joe Rogan’s podcast today and he had a LOT to say about his old gym, Jackson-Winklejohn.

Naturally, the target of his outburst, Mike Winklejohn, was quick to give his side of the story. Via MMAJunkie.com:

“Loyalty is two sides,” the coach told MMAjunkie. “‘Cowboy’ is not loyal to anybody in the gym. He’s on his own. He does his own thing. He has not, from what I can remember in the last 10 years, ever helped anybody out with their own camp. He’s as narcissistic as they come.”

He confirmed the rift went much deeper than just Mike Perry.

“I put up with it for a long time because Greg has the biggest heart in the world,” Winkeljohn said. “He’s like my little brother. But at the same time, it was causing division.

“And by the way, of the teams that went out there, I think it’s 100 percent of people lost, because ‘Cowboy’ wants to do what he wants to do on his timeframe, and it didn’t work for the fighters that train out there at the gym. So that made our percentage look bad, because we lost a lot of fights because of it.

“If Perry wasn’t at my gym, I’m so much happier now that I got rid of the division in my gym (and) somebody that doesn’t want to help others and wants to do his own thing. It has absolutely nothing to do with Perry, and everything to do with Perry.”

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Donald Cerrone also said a Jackson-Wink wrestling coach, Chad Smith, used to peddle PEDs to college wrestlers.

“I’m going to defend Chad Smith because our winning percentage was high when he moved here,” was Mike Winklejohn’s response

In conclusion, Winklejohn said if the scenario were reversed, Cerrone would have made the same call he did.

“What would ‘Cowboy’ do if it was his gym? Well let me think,” he said. “If I wanted to go into his gym use it when I wanted to, not be respectful, not help others, pull people and coaches away from the gym, and do things for myself, and then tell the new gym not to work with this person they’ve been working with because it’s all about yourself, what would ‘Cowboy’ do? I know what ‘Cowboy’ would do: The same thing I did, and that was basically, ‘Sorry kids, (expletive) that.’”


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Love is special

Not everything that came out of the Cerrone interview was negative.

From tonight:

This referee at an event choked a fighter out AFTER he got KOed. Just retire, man. That’s rough.

This cracked me up from Derrick Lewis. Not many fighters are legitimately funny. Lewis does Houston proud.

My son the best barber around

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Darren Till working on his cardio

One more round son, just one more…

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John Wayne Parr is also legitimately funny.

Darren Till in comic book form

Raymond Daniels practicing his double-tap spinning back kick

McGregor is confident we have missed him.

I know you’s have missed me.

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This assaulted my eyes, so now it must assault yours too.

We’re good, man. Thanks anyway.

Angela Hill is really good at this cosplay thing

This cracked me up. Legendary.

Kenny Florian reposted this Key and Peele skit and it’s pretty funny even if I’m white and a white belt.

This is GOLD! #bjj #JiuJitsu Repost @adamrattabjj

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A great moment for MMA

Actor Chris Pratt training with Urijah Hall.

Al Iaquinta decided to call Justin Gaethje out for kissing UFC ass.

Some background on the possible reasons that a boxer walked out of the ring the other weekend.

This is a new one on me

Eryk Anders and Elias Theodorou went back and forth over a fight that didn’t come together.

Ali Abdelaziz got shredded by the UFC lawsuit fighters, and rightly so.


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Crimea Rush sounds like a great B movie

Classic fight, the only time a prime Mark Hunt went to sleep like this.

Sugar Ray Leonard was indeed a killer


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Nate Diaz Responds to Bruce Buffer: ‘Get Off the UFC’s Nuts’

It didn’t take long for Nate Diaz to respond to Bruce Buffer after the longtime UFC ring announcer ripped the fighter for his gripes about being underpromoted.
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Nate Diaz Responds to Bruce Buffer: ‘Get Off the UFC’s Nuts’

It didn’t take long for Nate Diaz to respond to Bruce Buffer after the longtime UFC ring announcer ripped the fighter for his gripes about being underpromoted.
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Nate Diaz Responds to Bruce Buffer: ‘Get Off the UFC’s Nuts’

It didn’t take long for Nate Diaz to respond to Bruce Buffer after the longtime UFC ring announcer ripped the fighter for his gripes about being underpromoted.
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Chuck Liddell Confirms He’s Returning To MMA, Tito Ortiz Responds

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Just when you thought MMA couldn’t get any stranger than it already is.

Former UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz are one step closer to fighting each other again.

Liddell confirmed on The MMA Hour Monday that he is returning to the sport, as he targets a third bout vs. Ortiz with promoter Oscar de la Hoya.

“I will fight again,” Liddell said. “It’s a real thing. They’re working on it.

Early plans are for November in either Las Vegas or California under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. De La Hoya, a former boxing champion, recently mentioned the idea of getting into the MMA business.

While Ortiz has previously stated he would only return for Liddell, the same is not true for “The Iceman.”

“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kinda hadn’t really thought about it much,” Liddell said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we had to have somebody backing up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m (still) going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”

Liddell, 48 years old, will have been gone from the sport for eight years this June. He was knocked out by Rich Franklin that year at UFC 115, his third consecutive knockout loss.

Ortiz, who turned 43 years old this year and is 0-2 vs. Liddell lifetime, fought in 2017, besting Chael Sonnen via submission for his first win in three years.

 

 

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Chuck Liddell Confirms He’s Returning To MMA, Tito Ortiz Responds

The post Chuck Liddell Confirms He’s Returning To MMA, Tito Ortiz Responds appeared first on Fightline.

Just when you thought MMA couldn’t get any stranger than it already is.

Former UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz are one step closer to fighting each other again.

Liddell confirmed on The MMA Hour Monday that he is returning to the sport, as he targets a third bout vs. Ortiz with promoter Oscar de la Hoya.

“I will fight again,” Liddell said. “It’s a real thing. They’re working on it.

Early plans are for November in either Las Vegas or California under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. De La Hoya, a former boxing champion, recently mentioned the idea of getting into the MMA business.

While Ortiz has previously stated he would only return for Liddell, the same is not true for “The Iceman.”

“I miss it. I never stopped missing it. And I kinda hadn’t really thought about it much,” Liddell said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “And then when he brought it up and we started getting going, and I started training and I started doing stuff again, getting ready to try to take this on, it made me go, ‘You know what, what if he pulls out? Am I not going to fight? Am I going to do all of this and not fight?’ Oh no, we had to have somebody backing up, and if it doesn’t work out with him, I’m (still) going to give it a shot. It’ll be somebody else, one of the guys from my past probably, most likely, and we’ll see where I’m at.”

Liddell, 48 years old, will have been gone from the sport for eight years this June. He was knocked out by Rich Franklin that year at UFC 115, his third consecutive knockout loss.

Ortiz, who turned 43 years old this year and is 0-2 vs. Liddell lifetime, fought in 2017, besting Chael Sonnen via submission for his first win in three years.

 

 

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Rogan Responds To Covington’s Slap Talk

The UFC commentator responded to Covington’s threat of physical violence when they meet at UFC 225.

Joe Rogan doesn’t want any beef with Twitter troll GOAT Colby Covington. That’s the general vibe you get watching Rogan talk to Cameron Hanes during the 1112th episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.

Rogan had previously brought up comments Covington directed at Jon Jones, saying “You’ve got to be careful, watch your f**king words. You’re going to get slapped in the face by a guy who can kill you with his hands.” Covington turned Rogan’s words around, replying “I think Joe Rogan should worry about what he’s saying about me because we might just meet face to face soon in the near future … I might just have to slap him.”

In the latest episode of his podcast, Rogan tried to talk things down.

”Colby Covington, don’t slap me,” Rogan said with a smile. “You said you were going to slap me? Don’t slap me. I was talking s**t. Because I was telling that Jon Jones might slap him. ‘I might slap you!’ I like Colby, I like what he’s doing. He’s talking a lot of s**t, I’m just saying be careful who you talk shit to. Talking s**t to Jon Jones … he’s one of the baddest motherf**kers who ever lived.”

Overall, Rogan likes how Covington is doing things in the post-McGregor UFC landscape.

”He’s making a lot of money, he’s being smart,” Joe said. “The reason Colby is fighting for the title, the reason Colby is going to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the interim title, is not just because he’s beaten good guys, because he has beaten Demian Maia. But it’s more importantly that he’s going to put asses in the seats. Part of the fight business now. There’s pre- and post-Conor McGregor, and post Conor McGregor the game has changed. It’s red panties night, baby. Everything’s different.”

But it wasn’t all compliments about Covington from Rogan.

”That is not really, I’m just going to be honest, this is not the resume of someone who you would normally see fighting for the title right now,” Rogan clarified. “I think he’s fighting for the title based not just on beating Demian Maia, who’s a really tough guy, but on the fact that he’s a controversial, very popular character. Because he talks so much s**t. And talks so much s**t about Brazilians.”

We’ve still got our doubts that Covington puts asses in seats, but I suppose we’ll find out at UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago when he fights Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title.

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After Brief Hiatus, Francis Ngannou Responds to Derrick Lewis: ‘I’m Here Now’

Francis Ngannou needed a little bit of time off following his loss to Stipe Miocic at UFC 220.
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