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  • admin 12:41 pm on December 16, 2013 Permalink
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    Jones – Teixeira booked for March 15 

    Jon Jones will put his Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship belt on the line against fellow Brazilian Glover Teixeira in a headlining fight at a pay per view event of the UFC on the 15th of March.

    The match has been confirmed by officials of the UFC after there were widespread rumors regarding the match-up in several media outlets. The bout, which will take place at UFC 171 and according to the industry experts, it has all the potential to be one of the top grossing pay per view events of the promotion of the year.

    The UFC had made announcements about the event and also mentioned the booking of the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas for the event but before, they hadn’t made any decisions on the main event of the fight card.

    Jones, who has a professional record of 19-1, holds the record of most number of Light Heavyweight Championship defenses in the UFC with six defenses to his name and he will be looking to take the record to seven with the match against Teixeira.

    The Brazilian defeated Alexander Gustafsson in his last defense of the title in September in match that is a candidate for the prestigious Fight of the Year award. But Jones sustained an injury during the match and will be out of action till the turn of the year, after which, he will return to training as he aims to be fit for the March 15th bout.

    Teixeira, on the other hand, has a 20 match winning streak behind him in his professional record of 22-2 and he will be looking to take the title from Jones, who has become one of the most dominant champions in the history of the UFC since his move to the promotion.

  • admin 1:26 pm on July 22, 2013 Permalink
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    Jon Jones slams arrogant Anderson Silva 

    Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones openly criticized the deposed UFC Middleweight champion and his compatriot Anderson Silva at a press conference promoting his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship match against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165. According to Bones, he believes things have gone to an extent with Anderson where he really has started believing in his gift and has begun to abuse it as well.

    He went on to state that Anderson disrespected the gift that he has by disrespecting the opponent in front of him. And the 25 year old has every reason to be upset with the long serving former champion who was knocked out in the middle of the second round in the middle of his trademark showboating. Ranked as #1 and #2 respectively in terms of Pound for Pound fighting, Jones and Silva were on the verge of facing each other in money spinning super fight.

    And Bones elaborated by stating that Mixed Martial Arts is a sport that traditionally is based on integrity and honor and also deals with treating one’s opponent with the due respect. And Jones mentioned that somehow in the middle of it, Anderson lost sight of it and he paid the ultimate price for it. According to Jones, he thinks Anderson Silva just got a bit too disrespectful and he paid the price for it, adding that the gods of war made him pay for it. However, Jones mentioned that it doesn’t take anything away from him and he is still as great as he always was in his book.

    Jon Jones also stated that the loss suffered by Anderson also motivates him to do well in his upcoming fight and hold on to his title even more now that the eyes of the country will be on him.

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