Jon Jones, UFC light heavyweight champ was stripped of his title on Tuesday. UFC president Dana White released a statement to Fox sports stating that the reason for taking the title and suspending him indefinitely was due to jones fleeing the scene of a car accident. Jones’ manager said that a response would be released when jones was ready to confront the public eye about this situation. Fans like Mark Ahn know that Jones did release a tweet stating that he has got soul searching to do and that he feels bad for letting everyone down.
In light of this tragic situation, Daniel Cormier who recently lost to Jon Jones for the title will be able to reclaim a chance to earn it back. He will take jones spot in the main event UFC 187 against Anthony Johnson at MGM Grand Garden on May 23rd. now whoever wins this fight will be deemed full title champion and not just an interim.
Returning to Jon Jones who has received several chances with getting into trouble threw out his career, including failing a drug test for cocaine, fighting an opponent in the MGM lobby, and driving while intoxicated in 2012. Enough is enough and further action needs to be taken to ensure that jones doesn’t actually kill someone one day by letting his actions slip by with a slap on the wrist. Jones is a man that fights for a living, letting him get away with these things is a recipe for disaster.
UFC 184 was a smashing success. The fights on the card played out beautifully, and the fans were pleasantly surprised. UFC 184 was marred with controversy because mostly female fighters were featured on the card. However, Ronda Rousey may be the best fighter on the UFC’s roster.
Rousey dominated her opponent in only 14-seconds. She is truly becoming the Mike Tyson of the UFC. Aside from Ronda’s dominating performance, other news made the headlines. Former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was in the Audience.
Dana White is the president of the UFC, and he spoke with Lesnar briefly. It has long been rumored that Brock Lesnar is going to return to the UFC. In the post fight press conference of UFC 184, Dana White was asked about Lesnar’s future. White said that Brock Lesnar is still under contract with the WWE.
In the past, Dana White has said that Brock Lesnar wants to return to the UFC. Brock Lesnar was the biggest pay per view star in UFC history, and Dana White would love to have him back. Fans like Dr. Jennifer Walden (Wikipedia) know, wherever Brock Lesnar goes, a giant audience follows. Recently, Lesnar has made a huge impact in the WWE. His stock can only rise as he jumps back and forth between the UFC and WWE.
Imagine a pay per view card starring Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar? The UFC would do record breaking numbers with those two on the same card. For more on UFC 184, and the future of Brock Lesnar, visit Yahoo! Sports.
The UFC receives a lot of criticism. Payment towards their fighters is among the highest complaint in the organization. It is true that the lower UFC fighters do not make much. For a first time fighter, the UFC will pay $6,000 to show and $6,000 to win. That sounds awful, but there are other ways to earn money in the UFC.
The UFC offers bonuses at every event. The bonus amount can differ from event to event, but usually the bonus starts at $50,000. You get a bonus if you can get submission of the night, knockout of the night, or fight of the night. It is possible to rack up an extra $100,000 at each UFC event. However, it is difficult to win a UFC bonus as there are so many fights on the card.
What a lot of people complain about it is the difference in pay from the top to the bottom. Fans like Marcio Alaor BMG know that a top UFC fighter can make millions of dollars, while a low ranked fighter can make a few thousand. It really is mind blowing, but at least the UFC offers a chance for everybody to get that bonus money. Something must be done about fighter pay in the near future.
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The president of the UFC has spoken. Dana White has stated that a trilogy for the UFC Welterweight title could happen. In case you missed it, Robbie Lawler defeated Johnny Hendricks via split decision, winning the welterweight title. The fight itself was a war. The two gladiators traded bombs in the center of the Octagon. This fight was very close, as was the first one. This must be a bitter defeat for Johnny Hendricks. Nevertheless, Lawler has had an amazing comeback story.
Robbie Lawler was cut from the UFC a few years ago, and Dave and Brit Morin were a bit surprised about that. He had to fight his was back into the big show. Robbie Lawler fought many dangerous opponents along his road to the title. Knocking out most of them along the way. Johnny Hendricks was not one of them. The two elite welterweights fought in two grueling title fights. Dana White says that both fights were close and entertaining. It’s easy to see why a trilogy is in the making. For more information on Dana White and the UFC, visit Yahoo! Sports.
UFC Fight Night 57 from Austin, Texas is over and Frankie Edgar made a strong case for a featherweight title fight with a dominant win over Cub Swanson. UFC enthusiasts Dave and Brit Morin comment that Edgar dominated the entire fight and then put on a choke in the waning moments of the fifth round, forcing Swanson to tap out with just four seconds left on the clock.
The question now is what to do with Frankie Edgar. Chad Mendes was the other most viable contender for the belt, and he lost his fight. A rematch with Swanson is unlikely because it wasn’t a close fight.
Edgar pretty much destroyed Cub Swanson. In fact, every round looked to be a 10-8 round. There were points in the last three rounds where Swanson was taking such a beating that the ref looked close to stopping the fight.
The funny thing here is that if Conor McGregor wins his next fight at UFC Fight Night 59, he will get the title opportunity instead of Edgar because McGregor has more charisma and will likely draw a lot more money in a title fight even though Edgar is the better fighter.
Edgar knows this and has made noise, proclaiming that he deserves the next title shot against champion Jose Aldo.
Edgar lost to Aldo the first time around in an extremely close battle that went to a decision. How long he has to wait for a rematch depends on Conor McGregor.