Josh Barnett, Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler are showing their allegiances to pro wrestling run deep, helping train current WWE superstar Nattie Neidhart.
Neidhart comes from the great Hart family, which has produced countless stars in pro wrestling. Neidhart is a former WWE Divas champion.
Barnett has competed in numerous pro wrestling matches during his career, while Duke and Baszler are part of the “Four Horsewomen” stable with UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Marina Shafir.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz didn’t have the same luck this time with his visit to the courthouse. Ortiz, who received custody of his children in a battle with Jenna Jameson, was given probation and fined for a January DUI.
Ortiz crashed his car into the freeway after attending a party. According to TMZ, the current Bellator fighter was fined an undisclosed amount and put on 36 months probation.
He will return to action next month at Bellator 120 against middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a non-title bout. Ortiz is returning after years away and another neck surgery.
Officers Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz – yes, Nick Diaz – have arrested Alistair Overeem and are in the process of interrogating him on his obsession with exotic animals.
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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones fired off two more parting shots to conclude his UFC 172 run, taking aim at Chuck Liddell and Phil Davis.
You might remember that last week, both Liddell and Davis came after “Bones,” insisting that he wasn’t the champion he makes himself out to be.
Liddell believed that Glover Teixeira would defeat Jones, and even stated that he could knock him out if they fought while both were in their primes.
Here’s what Jones posted on Instagram in regards to Liddell, a former UFC champion and Hall of Fame fighter:
And Davis, he challenged Jones and claimed to be coming after him once he finished off Anthony Johnson. However, Davis fell to Johnson and dropped down the list of contenders.
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones puts on a strong front when it comes to the constant booing he normally receives for fights.
For whatever reason it may be, Jones is consistently targeted as the “heel” in his fights from the time he beat Mauricio “Shogun” Rua until recently at UFC 172.
Of course, it helped that “Bones” performed the Ray Lewis pre-game entrance dance and that his brother formerly played for the Baltimore Ravens. But still, the arena – at least on this night – was pro-Jones.
And he enjoyed it.
“It was just great to have the crowd on my side again,” Jones said during the post-fight press conference. “It has been a long time since I’ve had cheers. It was just great. I was living it up. I figured Ray Lewis would be there, a lot of Ravens would be there, so I was just playing it up and practiced that dance all day; and aced it, I hear.
“The people of Baltimore, they still love Arthur, they still respect him a lot. Arthur gets a great reception here. It’s great to see that the love is still there. And obviously it trickled into my world, too. I got a lot of respect, and a lot of cheers, which made me feel amazing. I really do appreciate it. I mean the boos I’ve learned to live with, but it’s so rewarding to get some love and respect for once.”
If the rumors of Jones-Alexander Gustafsson II going down in Sweden come true, you can bet Jones won’t have a single voice cheering him on other than his team or family in attendance.
Check out Jones’ Lewis-impersonation in the video below.