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.”
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.
— Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) March 7, 2014
Koch himself responded to MacDonald, writing back, “lol I have a action figure now!”
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.
Sometimes the veil of ignorance that separates us knowledgeable fight fans from the general public is a comical one. Take for instance this little gem from Massachusetts, which is a warning by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association:
In an effort to ensure the safety of our students, we wanted to pass along some critical information regarding a person trying to contact local athletes on Facebook. The person goes by “Manny Whelan” on Facebook, and he is offering local student-athletes money to “compete” in an “underground wrestling club” that is held in local hotels. It has come to our attention that this person has been contacting local male student-athletes for at least two years. This may not be exclusive to wrestling, so please inform ALL of your coaches, parents, and students.