And Again! Jon Jones Failed Drug Test at UFC 214

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed the Light Heavyweight Champion that he failed another drug test resulting to being provisionally suspended by the UFC. Reportedly, the positive test for steroids could result in a ban up to four years. UFC on FOX told per Dana White though, the UFC has not yet stripped Jon Jones of his title.
Jon Jones is a tremendous talent who is being considered by MMA world as one of the greatest already. But the things he have been into tell it is more of a waste of talent. His previous suspension was due to USADA violation occurred during a test from June 2016. Jon Jones was pulled from UFC 200. Jon Jones came back and captured the interim light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Ovince Saint Preux in April 2016, setting the octagon for a supposed blockbuster rematch against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. Prior to this, he tested positive for cocaine in January 2015 and hit-and-run a pregnant lady three months after the same year. With Jon Jones’ drama for more than two years, fans already gave the fighter many chances. They were pumped for his return last July. The athlete even praised Daniel Cormier after he knocked his greatest rival out. Everybody got back on liking Jon Jones in the thought he would change this time around.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Jones, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) also retains jurisdiction over this matter as the sample collection was performed the day before Jones’ bout at UFC 214 in Anaheim, CA, and USADA will work to ensure that the CSAC has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Jones’ potential anti-doping violation.
Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

Jon Jones has taken back his throne and more of UFC 214

 

Really happy about already the best fight card of 2017 for me. UFC 214 aka Cormier vs. Jones 2, so I sit down and celebrated by enjoying a nice one post I want to write.

We don’t usually see the humble side of Jon “Bones” especially to Daniel Cormier. The new light heavy weight Champion of the world put the rivalry aside and gave props to his opponent instead.

Jon Jones: “Big thank you to all MMA supporters and the fans around the world for all the love and support. Thank you to everyone who supported me throughout this long process. I’m going to do my best to be the champion that you guys deserve to have. Daniel Cormier has been one of the biggest sources of motivation I’ve had in the last two-three years and I thank him for that and for pushing me to a higher level.”

Jones got his title back via third round KO at Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The kick to the head followed by knee to the body started off Cormier’s wobbling until he dropped on to the canvas. Referee McCarthy waived the fight as Jones was relentless with his strikes. He finished DC on the ground.

Related link: The Countdown to UFC 200 Is On! 4 Days Till War!

After two years of waiting! The most anticipated rematch happened. Jones did exactly what he said he would do. To put the talking to an end. Jon ‘Bones’ Jones made his UFC comeback on April 2016 at UFC 197. The drug (January 2015) and road (April 2015) incident removed the world no. 1 from UFC rankings. Daniel Cormier disappointed the fans by pulling out of the fight last minute. Ovince St Preux stepped up instead. The fight was not as exciting as his last fights but still he was announced as that LHW Interim Champion of the world. Before April of the said year ended, UFC gave Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier as the main event for UFC 200. But three days before the Fight Card of All Time, Jones failed another drug test resulting to being pulled out from UFC 200. He was suspended for one year which was officially over last July 6, 2017. Last May, UFC booked the LHW rivals again to fight.

Related link: Jon Bones Jones Is Out Of UFC 200

Jon Jones, Brian Ortega, Renato Moicano and Volkan Oezdemir each earned 50,000 for Performance of the Night bonuses.

Brian Ortega handed Renato Moicano his professional loss when “T-City” sank in a guillotine choke at 2:59 of the third round to secure the submission win after a firefight on the feet for almost three full rounds. The win gives Ortega four wins now in the UFC as he improves to 12-0 in his MMA career.

Cris Cyborg finally wears UFC gold around here waist after taking out tough Tonya Evinger by TKO at 1:56 of the third round. Cyborg controlled the entirety of the fight but Evinger had her moments, evading strikes and looking to clinch. She even landed a takedown in the first round but Cyborg stood right up. In the end the significant strikes began to add up for Cyborg, who finished landing 83 sign. strikes to just 23 for Evinger.

In a fight that lived up to its massive expectations, Robbie Lawler edged Cowboy Cerrone in a unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) in a fight that left everyone in the arena wanting more. Cowboy landed just 1/13 takedowns but landed more total strikes, 83-72 and had the edge in significant strikes landed, 72-64. Lawler came out on fire in the first round, pushing Cerrone back and landing bi shots that rocked Cowboy a bit on two occasions. But Cerrone owned the second round, landing a few head kicks and firing off combos. The two combined for almost 60 significant strikes in the final round before heading to the judges.

Volkan Oezdemir continues his shocking rise in the light heavyweight division with a first-round TKO win against Jimi Manuwa in just :22 of the first round. Manuwa looked to clinch with Oezdemir, who responded with a few big left hands that rocked Manuwa. As “Poster Buy” retreated, Oezdemir charged forward and caught Manuwa, who went tumbling to the mat before the finish moments later. Oezdemir now moves to 3-0 in the UFC.

Ricardo Lamas steamrolled through prospect Jason Knight with a flurry of big winging punches before finishing him at 4:34 of the first round by TKO. It seemed like Knight, who is very confident off his back, thought he could eat punches long enough or until he dropped, where he would be able to survive because of his grappling. But Lamas kept unloading with big shots and when Knight finally fell the referee was forced to jump in and stop the fight.

Tyron Woodley stopped all 24 of Demian Maia’s takedowns and won in a landslide unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46). Woodley out-struck Maia 45-23 in what was generally not appreciated by fans in attendance. Woodley said after the fight that he fought a specific gameplan because when Maia gets your back he’s the most dangerous. Woodley defends his title for the third time.

Here are the complete winners at UFC 214: Cormier vs Jones 2:

Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier (C) by KO (head kick and punches) at 3:01 of Rd 3
Tyron Woodley (C) def. Demian Maia by Unanimous Decision
Cristiane Justino def. Tonya Evinger by TKO at 1:56 of Rd 3
Robbie Lawler def. Donald Cerrone by Unanimous
Volkan Oezdemir def. Jimi Manuwa by KO at 0:42 of Rd 1
Ricardo Lamas def. Jason Knight by TKO at 4:34 of Rd 1
Aljamain Sterling def. Renan Barao by Unanimous Decision
Brian Ortega def.  Renato Moicano by Submission at 2:59 of Rd 2
Calvin Kattar,def. Andre Fili by Unanimous Decision
Aleksandra Albu def. Kailin Curran by Unanimous Decision
Jarred Brooks def. Eric Shelton by Split Decision
Drew Dober def. Josh Burkman by KO at 3:04 of Rd 1

UFC 214 Prediction: Potentially Rusty Jon Jones Still too Big and Too Strong for Good Old Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier a rematch for the ages in the UFC.

Saturday Night in the US, Sunday morning Manila, one of the most anticipated rematches in fight sports history will happen.
UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 tomorrow,  July 29, 2017, at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.


Jon Jones was the youngest ever champion at 23 years old. He also holds the record for the most successful and consecutive light heavyweight title defense in the UFC. To say the least, he is one tough and talented fighter inside the cage. He has dominated the sports and is still in the prime of his fighting career.  If only Jon Jones could keep his head together and get out of trouble he would have done more and could have probably retained the title belt that he lost due to issues outside the cage. Jones is now 30 years old and he last fought against Ovince Saint Preux on April 23, 2016, and won the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Later stripped of the title.

On the other hand, Daniel Cormier at 38 is enjoying a 4 fight winning streak that dated back January at UFC 182 when he first met Jon Jones and lost via unanimous decision. The loss to Jones also marked his first and only loss in his MMA career. Cormier has risen up after that loss and has won the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and the  Performance of the Night against a tough opponent in Anthony Johnson. Fast forward today he has defended the belt four times in a row against Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva and his last match were a rematch against Anthony Johnson. He won that fight via Submission (rear-naked choke). On July 29, the previous owner of the belt will try to get it back once again.

Prediction: Why we think Jon Jones will win via early KO or submission

Standing at 6’4″ Jon Jones look strong, prime and ready to take back his championship belt against 5’10” champion Daniel Cormier. Jones last fought inside the cage, April 2016 when he defeated Ovince Saint Preux. Since 2013, Jones only fought once a year. He has become a part time MMA fighter due to his battles outside of the cage. Jon Jones may be a little rusty and unfocused but his pure talent, size, and strength may be enough to defeat Daniel Cormier who is aging at 38 years old. While everyone is seeing a close fight as both fighters are good in their own ways, I am seeing a fight that won’t last to three rounds. These are professional fighters and they will fight according to plan but I, with the animosity between them, can see Jon Jones going at it right away just to prove a point.  Jon may attack right away with a combination of strikes and ground game. Cormier will have a success early in the fight and will be able to hit Jones back with his own strikes.  Mid part of the fight Cormier would be out of gas and ultimately, Cormier the world class wrestler, will be obliged to take the fight to the ground but it would be a big mistake as Jones who would be too slick will be able to control the situation and either submit or KO the defending champion.
To be honest, I want Jon Jones to lose because he is not a good role model to fight fans but we all know that the fight is not decided on the basis of being a good guy or a bad guy. It is decided on who came prepared and who is the better fighter and that is Jon Jones.
Jon Jones still got the fire and the motivation to be a great fighter that he once was.




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Cyborg vs Megan Anderson for the Featherweight Title after UFC Stripped Germaine de Randamie

The UFC on Monday announced it has stripped Germaine de Randamie of her women’s featherweight belt after the Dutch fighter refused to fight No. 1 ranked Cris “Cyborg” Santos.
That means the Southland-trained Brazilian Santos will now fight for the featherweight belt against recently signed Invicta FC featherweight champion Megan Anderson July 29 in the co-main event of UFC 214 at Honda Center.
In a statement, the UFC said de Randamie, who won her belt in February by defeating former bantamweight champion Holly Holm in New York, was being stripped due to her “unwillingness” to fight Santos.
Previously, de Randamie said she needed more time to heal from an injury. Then, she speculated that Santos didn’t deserve a title shot after her past brushes with performance-enhancing drug episodes.
“UFC maintains that any champion is expected to accept fights against the top contenders in their respective weight classes in order to maintain the integrity of the sport,” the organization announced in its statement.
The UFC 214 main event is a light-heavyweight title rematch between champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones.