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Midnight Mania! ‘Bones’ Return Seems ‘Unfair’ But is Good For 205, Says ‘Lionheart’

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Anthony “Lionheart” Smith is happy the UFC’s troubled light heavyweight son, Jon Jones, is returning from exile- even though on the face of it, it seems unfair he is rewarded with a title shot immediately.

Via MMAJunkie.com:

“As far as Jon Jones goes: Like I’ve said 100 times, I’ll never talk about anything Jon Jones does personally because that’s his own life,” Smith told MMAjunkie at UFC Fight Night 138 media day. “He wants to mess it up, that’s on him. As unfair as it does seem that Jon Jones is back in a title shot, the title’s back in rotation, and that’s something ‘DC’ wasn’t doing. I said 100 times I never thought ‘DC’ was going to come back to 205.”

The objection in regard to Daniel Cormier is one other fighters have made- that he has no intention of making the very tough weight cut to 205 again when he has the heavyweight title. DC himself hasn’t admitted that- he says if he loses his heavyweight title at UFC 230 to Derrick Lewis, he might just come back and upset the planned UFC 232 matchup between Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. Smith doesn’t think DC has any intention of doing that, and is just glad the situation will be resolved one way or the other, for the sake of himself and the rest of the light heavyweight contenders.

“I understand,” Smith said. “He’s the double champ, and he wanted to hold onto that as long as he could, and I couldn’t say that I would’ve done any different. I’m just glad that it’s moving again. I just hope that Jon doesn’t beat Gustafsson and then hold the division up again.

“I just don’t think that Daniel has any intention (of defending). I think that’s what it comes down to. If he had a timeline of like, ‘I’m going to fight Derrick Lewis at this time, and then in March I’m going to defend the 205 title,’ I think he’d still have it. But I think Jon Jones and Gustafsson fighting for it, he has no intention.”

Anthony Smith faces Volkan Oezdemir tomorrow night in the main event of UFC Moncton tomorrow night.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 138 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” undercard bout at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” undercard bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.


Insomnia

This is very cool of Artem Lobov

A crazy Jiu-Jitsu story:

Jiu Jitsu and Weed mix very well, as the Diaz brothers could tell you.

Ben Askren kept up his trash talk today on Twitter.

The trade, Askren for Demetrious Johnson, seems like a positive event in and of itself, but it might be less of a positive development for the fighters going forward.

Rachael Ostivich grappling with her partner

Of course Tito Ortiz wants to outlive his kids

How… how do you not know Floyd Mayweather’s name as an expert in anything related to combat sports?


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Body kick!

Sometimes a kick catch doesn’t pan out:

The T-rex dance from Marcelo Rojo!

George Foreman and Ron Lyle was a heavyweight fight I hadn’t known about until today. What a slugfest!

I missed Aaron Pico in slow motion. After beating Leandro Higo, I can’t wait to see him against the elite in Bellator and perhaps eventually the UFC.


Random Land

Its been some day for Florida. First the MAGA bomber, now this.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

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I’ll be back.

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As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

I’ll be back.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

I’ll be back.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

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Michael Bisping Seems Cool With Losing

It was easy to dislike Michael Bisping back when he won TUF, as he was cocky as hell and came across as a dude with a chip on his shoulder. But when he loss spectacularly to Dan Henderson – via a highlight-reel knockout that will forever remain in circulation – the brash Brit seemed to […]

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Michael Bisping Seems Cool With Losing

It was easy to dislike Michael Bisping back when he won TUF, as he was cocky as hell and came across as a dude with a chip on his shoulder. But when he loss spectacularly to Dan Henderson – via a highlight-reel knockout that will forever remain in circulation – the brash Brit seemed to […]

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Immediate rematch between Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson seems likely

NEW YORK – Demian Maia may be waiting a bit longer for his title shot in the welterweight division.

On Saturday night, after challenger Stephen Thompson and current 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley fought to a majority draw in their Fight of the Night at UFC 205, the urge to do an immediate rematch swept through Madison Square Garden.

More importantly, UFC president Dana White said he wants to see the two fight again. When asked about the co-main in the UFC 205 post-fight press conference, White didn’t mince words.

“You rematch, man,” he said. “I think that it was a draw and the fight was ridiculous. It was the fight of the night. Let’s do it again.”

The fight was a back-and-forth affair in which Woodley clearly won the first round, and Thompson found his rhythm in the second. The third was close — so close that it could have gone either way — while the fourth belonged to Woodley. That particular round was considered a 10-8 on one scorecard.

Woodley said he would leave the decision up to the UFC as to whom he would defend his title against next. “Wonderboy” Thompson said he would only be interested in a rematch. That would mean the odd man out would be the 39-year old Maia, who’s won six fights in a row including a first-round destruction of Carlos Condit in August.

White said that Maia would have some options if the UFC opted to run back Thompson and Woodley.

“Demian Maia is right there, man,” White said. “He’ll get the next shot. If he wants to fight somebody else or whatever. I don’t know. Again, it’s the night of the fights. I hate to make fights on the night of the fights, but that one makes sense. I think it makes sense.”

There was a moment of confusion when the scorecards were read before the sold out crowd at MSG. At first Woodley was declared a majority decision winner, which was clearly wrong with the scores being 47-47, 47-47, 48-47. The correct verdict was brought in to boos, though it was really just a slip in semantics.

The end was a majority draw, meaning Woodley keeps his belt.

“They were really trying to make sure those scores were totaled right,” White said of the confusion. “And, you don’t want to mess that up. And even when we came back you could tell Tyron thought we were going to say, ‘oops, Wonderboy won.’ But it was a draw. And when you look at that fight…I actually had it even going into the fifth round. My opinion doesn’t mean shit, so.”

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Wanderlei Silva Struck By Car While Riding Bicycle, Shoulder Surgery Seems Likely


(Yeah, but you should see THE CAR.”)

Brazil continues to be an absolute terror for mixed martial artists on two-wheeled modes of transportation, Nation.

The latest victim of Brazil’s notoriously rough streets? Wanderlei Silva, who was struck by a car while riding a bicycle last night.

Details after the jump.

The news was first broke via The Axe Murderer’s official Facebook page.

“We inform that Wand has been in an accident. A car hit him while he was returning home on his bike following a training session. Because of that, he injured his shoulder and undergoes surgery today. We ask for your prayers for our champion.”

Having just gotten his lifetime ban from the sport reduced to a three year suspension (retroactive to his failed fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 175), Silva was expected to take part in Rizin’s eight man, open-weight tournament later this year. No word yet on how or if this injury will affect his slot in the tournament.

We’ll keep you up to date on Silva’s recovery as it happens, but given what we’ve seen in recent weeks, let’s all just be thankful that Silva’s accident wasn’t much, much worse.

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Dana White Seems More Optimistic Than You’d Expect

When the dust settled on UFC 196, a couple things were clear. First, thanks to the undeniable effort of Miesha Tate to win the belt, his monster rematch between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey was now a smoldering wreckage on the side of the road. Second, his last remaining superstar – Conor McGregor – had […]

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With Rampage Jackson, nothing is ever quite as it seems

Quinton Jackson is another word for complicated. You get the feeling “Rampage” may not know an injunction from an outjunction from Petticoat Junction, but he always had a feeling he’d fight on Saturday night and guess what — it turns out he will. Here he comes, there he goes, beware the Mighty Bungalows.

The lawsuit filed by his former (at times current?) employer Bellator FC in the state of New Jersey that was to prevent him from competing at UFC 186 was nothing more than a little something to confuse poor Fabio Maldonado. At first, in a bit of highly theoretical matchmaking, Maldonado was facing Jackson. And then, after some legal action, he wasn’t. One click of the gavel meant former hockey player Steve Bosse was in. Two meant he was back out. 

(I thought I heard two. Did you hear two? Could have sworn it was two.)

When the injunction came down to prevent Jackson from competing in Montreal the UFC was flummoxed, and Bellator was stoked. On Tuesday, when that injunction lifted like a morning fog just five days before fight day, Bellator was disappointed, and the UFC was pleased. UFC president Dana White, who didn’t necessarily like Jackson just a couple of years ago, said he liked “Rampage” now because he goes in there to finish fights. Bellator sees him today as a paradox — the greatest finisher to ever leave things so unresolved.

Somewhere, in an underground lair that from the outside looks like an ordinary mountain face, Bjorn Rebney is stirring a tall Tanqueray and tonic with a naked finger.

If you are confused by any of this, join the freaking club. All I know is Jackson-Maldonado is back on, and that’s got to be triply confusing for Maldonado, who has to be wondering if he lost more than he realized in that Stipe Miocic fight.

All I can say is that when Quinton Jackson fights it’s usually pretty complicated, and this time he’s really raising the bar. In his last fight in Bellator against Muhammed Lawal he won a fight he sort of lost. In his last fight in the UFC — before he left full of mood and aspersions — he lost to Glover Teixeira in a let’s-just-get-this-out-of-the-way fight. Before then he lost to Ryan Bader, a wrestler, and was disgruntled because Bader was not only a wrestler (something he hates), but also a stinking wrestler (which he really can’t abide by). That was the time he was casually tinkering with TRT. When asked to explain himself about that, he said, well…here’s what he said to Sherdog.

“If I was losing my hair and the doctor told me, ‘You need a hair transplant,’ I’m going to do a hair transplant. If I get my tooth knocked out like did against [Lyoto] Machida, I’m going to get a new tooth put in my mouth. If my testosterone gets low and the doctor tells me, ‘You need to raise your levels back up to where you used to be when you were 25,’ and you’re fighting these young folks, I’m going to go do it.”

But all of this is just a sideways glance at the bottom line. The thing that matters is that, after clearing some legal hurdles and a tug-of-war over the word “breach,” Jackson is fighting Maldonado again on Saturday in Montreal, and really nobody outside of the Viacom offices is overly upset about it. In fact, plenty of us just went, “oh, hell yeah,” when we heard. Some didn’t.

“WTF,” wrote one colleague.

And see, that’s a good question. With Rampage it’s always a little bit like that. “WTF” indeed. Maldonado is saying “WTF.” Bosse is saying “WTF.” Bellator’s saying “WTF.” Yet for all we know “WTF” stands for Watch The Fights, because with Jackson, well, it’s always a little complicated like that.

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