Tag: Jon Jones

Jon Jones praises Alexander Gustafsson after retirement announcement: ‘You held the division to a standard and made us better’

By MMA Fighting Newswire MMAfighting.com Few people can claim to know Alexander Gustafsson as a fighter like Jon Jones does. The UFC light heavyweight champion hopped onto social media to pay his respects to Gustafsson following the Swede’s abrupt retirement after losing to Anthony Smith in the main event of UFC Stockholm on Saturday. Jones and Gustafsson fought twice in UFC […]

Johnny Walker rooting for Thiago Santos, but also wants to be the one that beats Jon Jones

By Lucas Rezende@rezenluc Badlefthook.com Light heavyweight Johnny Walker is at a crossroads. On one hand, he wishes to be the one to finally dethrone champion Jon Jones, but on the other, he just can’t bring himself to root against fellow countryman Thiago Santos, who is scheduled to take on ‘Bones’ at […]

Alexander Gustafsson reflects on loss to Jon Jones: I felt the worst pain of my career in that fight

By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Bloodyelbow.com Like most sequels, Alexander Gustafsson’s championship rematch against Jon Jones failed to live up to the hype of their original Fight of the Night and Fight of the Year epic at UFC 165.Stream all the fights LIVE from Stockholm Sat. 6.1.19 — don’t miss a single second of face-punching action! Plus, you […]

Colby Covington roasts ‘piece of sh-t’ Jon Jones: I used to dump him on his head every day in college

By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Bloodyelbow. com After initially making a peace offering to Jon Jones, controversial welterweight Colby Covington is back on the offensive. Speaking to BJPenn.com in a recent interview, ‘Chaos’ said he would ‘destroy’ Jones in the Octagon, claiming that he used to slam the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion on […]

Alexander Gustafsson says he ‘never’ felt in-fight pain like injury during Jon Jones rematch

By MMA Fighting Newswire MMAfighting.com Alexander Gustafsson hasn’t wasted time dwelling on his UFC 232 loss to Jon Jones. Gustafsson suffered a one-sided TKO loss to Jones this past December, delivering an anticlimactic conclusion to a rematch five years in the making following his legendary war of attrition against Jones in Sept. 2013 at UFC 165. […]

Jon Jones sees ‘at least three more’ fights at 205 before moving up to heavyweight

By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez Bloodyelbow.com There have been constant talks about Jon Jones moving up to heavyweight. During a brief dialogue with Cain Velasquez via Instagram, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion declared his move up in weight to be “inevitable.” “Bones” has been active since late 2018, when he reclaimed the 205-pound […]