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Michael Johnson Left Frustrated By Melvin Guillard Passiveness

Michael Johnson stepped in and replaced Ross Pearson for a bout with Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 37 expecting to have a war to remember.

Instead, Johnson was left frustrated and disappointed – despite picking up the unanimous decision victory. And he wasn’t the only one.

UFC president Dana White stated his feelings on the three-round co-main event, saying “I was excited for that fight….and it just didn’t happen. There’s no doubt Melvin ran the entire fight and was incredibly passive – the complete opposite of how he used to fight.”

Johnson had similar thoughts during the post-fight interview.

“He was talking a lot of shit before the fight and I expected him to do something,” he said. “Instead, he didn’t. I did think he was a little scared of me. It was obvious he didn’t want a piece of me.”

Johnson (15-8) has now won three straight since a pair of back-to-back losses, including victories over Guillard, Gleison Tibau and Joe Lauzon.

Jon Jones Turns Into Joe Silva On Twitter

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones might be onto something.

After seeing Alexander Gustafsson take care of Jimi Manuwa this past Saturday, Jones feels that “The Mauler” should have to win another fight before getting his championship rematch.

For what it’s worth, UFC president Dana White did confirm Gustafsson – who lost via decision to Jones last year – as the next contender. “Bones” meets Glover Teixeira next month.

But, does Jones have a point? Here’s what he said on Twitter about the proposed Gustafsson-Cormier bout:

“Why not give the winner of Alexander and DC the winner of myself and Glover?? Call me what you want but I can’t be the only person who thinks that makes perfect sense,” Jones wrote. “I see DC congratulating Alexander and making comments about waiting his turn now. I wonder if they’re afraid to fight each other?

People who don’t like to think are quick to call me afraid.”

Gustafsson did make a “call-out” to face Jones, and the champ responded by stating, “My hands are tired. I’m fighting Glover April 26th.”

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Rory MacDonald Cracks His Tough Shell With A Twitter Joke

Rory MacDonald catches a lot of flack from MMA fans – and even media – in regards to how he answers questions.

However, MacDonald showed on Twitter that he does have a sense of humor. He just prefers to show it when he wants to.

MacDonald found his action figure but doesn’t think it looks like him. Instead, he believes it looks more like fellow UFC fighter Erik Koch.

Koch himself responded to MacDonald, writing back, “lol I have a action figure now!”

Thiago Silva’s Manager Thinks He Can Get Him A Fight? Say What?!?

Thiago Silva is out on $25,000 bail, according to a report from CBS Miami.

A judge granted the former UFC fighter bail, telling him he needs to stay away from drugs, alcohol, wear an ankle monitoring bracelet, attend anger management classes and be at his home by 10 p.m.

Silva was involved in a police standoff last month after threatening his estranged wife and Pablo Popovitch at Popvitch’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu center. Silva proceeded to barricade himself in his home before surrendering without incident to the police.

The initial judge, John Hurley, denied Silva bail after his first hearing. Geoffrey Cohen, another Broward County judge, granted Silva his release. Cohen disagreed with prosecutors, saying he didn’t feel Silva was a flight risk to return to Brazil.

Silva’s manager, Glenn Robinson, told the site “The judge made the right decision.” Robinson also said he is working to get his client a new fight outside of the UFC.

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