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Gustafsson Says Dream of Jon Jones Rematch Is ‘Done’ After Loss at UFC on Fox 14
In mixed martial arts, things can change in a moment. At UFC on Fox 14, Alexander Gustafsson went from being the No. 1 contender for Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title, to losing his spot to Anthony Johnson. Many fans and MMA pundits alike thought Gustafsson defeated Jones at UFC 165, leading the Swedish fighter to campaign for a rematch. But according to the 28-year-old, he is done trying to coax “Bones” into a fight.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 4:02PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Henderson Not Concerned with Health After Knockout Loss, Plans to Stay at 185
Dan Henderson may be in the twilight of his career, but it doesn’t sound like he plans on riding off into the sunset just yet.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 4:01PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Makwan Amirkhani on bizarre Joe Rogan post-fight interview: I thought he was drunk
Makwan Amirkhani almost had his night ruined by UFC commentator Joe Rogan. Amirkhani, who made his UFC debut on the preliminary portion of the fight card in Sweden, blitzed his opponent Andy Ogle with a flying knee and several follow-up shots to force a stoppage in eight seconds. It was a remarkably impressive debut performance, as well as one of the more memorable finishes of the evening.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:59PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Muay Thai: Top pick for 2015 Daniel McGowan loses by 2nd round TKO
Muay Thai purists tend to scoff at the thought of a foreigner being successful in the unforgiving Bangkok stadiums, but 18-year old Daniel McGowan looked to be on track to break the mold.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:57PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Miscellaneous
Photo: Jon Jones' (deleted) tweet reacting to Alexander Gustafsson's TKO loss to Anthony Johnson
Kicking them while they're down. Jon Jones took at shot at his rival in Alexander Gustafsson immediately after his TKO loss to Anthony Johnson, but like many of the UFC light heavyweight champ's tweets, it was deleted shortly after. As he probably already knows, nothing stays deleted these days. Here's our screengrab from his twitter account:
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:56PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexander Gustafsson on defeat: 'It's just a lot of pain'
It was billed as a No. 1 contender's bout in the light heavyweight division, but it was stacked in Alexander Gustafsson's favor to get the job done. Yet despite fighting in his native Sweden in front of 30,000 people at the Tele2 Arena in Stockhold, the hometown hero Gustafsson was overwhelmed by Anthony Johnson in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:54PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony Johnson could be last man standing between Jon Jones and heavyweight
Anthony Johnson’s work in Stockholm wasn’t so much a thing of beauty as it was of destruction. The interloper was cracking mountain faces with those punches he was throwing. Gustafsson, who had come in planning to work the delicacies of the striking game, was off his moorings from the first jab. All it took was an accidental eye-poke to signal the end. Right after that Johnson landed a right hand that sent Gustafsson’s title shot fleeting like a genie from the bottle, while 30,000 people at the Tele2 Arena jumped in unison to try and catch its tail.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:54PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Let's all hope Diaz vs. Silva is a big sell & we start getting more fights between weight classes.
I understand why the UFC is hesitant to book fights with guys from different weight classes, but at the same time, I feel cheated for never seeing a prime GSP fight Silva. I understand why GSP was hesitant to fight Silva at 185 (If that is true) but just think of how big that fight would have been for everyone? I bet if the money was right, both fighter's would have made it into the cage, and what fan would have not paid to watch that fight? Would you have lost respect for either fighter regardless of outcome?
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White doesn't believe it was a bad stoppage in the Henderson vs. Mousasi fight
While Dan Henderson questioned the stoppage at UFC on FOX 14, UFC president Dana White didn't.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:51PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson's message for Jon Jones: 'Keep your hands up'
It's no secret what got Anthony "Rumble" Johnson to a UFC light heavyweight title shot. The Georgia native hits with the power of a runaway freight train, as Alexander Gustafsson found out on Saturday night in his first career TKO loss.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:51PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 14: The Pros Tweet
A lot of tweets came out of last night's event, now whether this was UFC mandated or voluntary, a twitter storm erupted over the main event.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 2:36PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 14 bonuses: Anthony Johnson earns $50,000 with TKO of Alexander Gustafsson
Anthony Johnson isn't just leaving Stockholm, Sweden with the biggest win of his career and a title shot opposite UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but an additional $50,000 in bonus money as the surging contender claimed a Performance of the Night award at UFC on FOX 14 on Saturday night.
Submitted Jan 25, 2015 12:30AM by JLS1980 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ex-boxing judge CJ Ross interested in scoring MMA
Former Nevada-licensed boxing judge CJ Ross, who turned in two highly controversial scorecards in recent years, may soon be judging MMA contests.
Submitted Jan 24, 2015 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
UFC on FOX 14's Andy Ogle: 'I should have been cut a long time ago'
STOCKHOLM – Andy Ogle believes he’s fighting for his UFC career at on Saturday at UFC on FOX 14. Then again, he thought the same prior to his previous fight. And also the one before that.
Submitted Jan 24, 2015 11:42AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former Bellator heavyweight Blagoi Ivanov signs with WSOF
Former Bellator MMA heavyweight tournament finalist Blagoi Ivanov has signed with WSOF.
Submitted Jan 24, 2015 11:40AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Three of four title fights, including Green-Holobaugh, announced for Titan FC 33
Titan FC officials have announced three of the four title fights that will be part of its loaded Titan FC 33 card on March 20.
Submitted Jan 23, 2015 9:08PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Glory to air Superfight Series on US television
Want to watch the Glory Superfight Series? Then you are, at last, in luck. Glory officials have confirmed to Bloody Elbow that the company will air the Superfight Series on US television starting with Glory 19 on February 6.
Submitted Jan 23, 2015 3:51PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
UFC on FOX 14 weigh-in results: Gustafsson (205), 'Rumble' (204) on weight
STOCKHOLM – UFC on FOX 14 fighter weigh-ins took place today, and all main-card fighters successfully made weight.
Submitted Jan 23, 2015 2:57PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Luke Rockhold appears on Bravo's Millionaire Match Maker
Luke Rockhold looks for 'true love' at the age of 29 with the help of a television show. the
Submitted Jan 23, 2015 2:24PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
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