Gotta say, it’s pretty badass at the end when they walk by eachother.
Since photographer Tracy Lee seems to be EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME, it should not be a surprise that she has a picture of the Jon Jones crimefighting incident.
According to Bloody Elbow, Dan Miller’s first kid (the one that died) would have turned two today. The shit that guy has gone through…
Esther Lin’s pics from the event are up at MMA Fighting and as you’d expect they feature many shots of Shogun getting mangled.
Nate Marquardt tells Ariel Helwani that he’s playing with the idea of dropping down to 170. Watch him get all nervous when Ariel starts talking about him having to fight his teammate GSP. It sure is entertaining watching all of Greg Jackson’s uber-talent running into eachother suddenly.
Jon Jones tells the tale of stopping a robber a few hours before his fight with Shogun. It actually sounds like he got dragged into the rescue by Jackson & Winklejohn. It doesn’t get much better than hearing Jones’ version, but if you like your news in reading form, here ya go.
Sounds like Dana White is trying to retire Crocop, albeit respectfully:
“I was talking tonight about how tough Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ is,” White said. “At his age and with the wars he’s been in, to see how he gets in there with these heavyweights now that are bigger, stronger and younger than he is – and he still holds his own – it’s a testament to what a great fighter that guy was in his prime.
“I have all respect for Mirko ‘Cro Cop,’ but yeah, I’d have to say tonight is probably the last time we’ll see ‘Cro Cop’ fight again.”
It sucks that we never got any of those great dream matches like Mirko vs Randy or vs Big Nog before this happened. Maybe Mirko will surprise us all and finally consider 205 pounds.
As expected, with Jon Jones winning the belt Rashad Evans will now be leaving Greg Jackson’s. And of course the split is being handled with maturity and class on Rashad’s end:
“I will never use Greg ever again,” Evans wrote on Sunday. “Greg brought this situation about. He brought Jones on board a while back against my wishes [and] here we [are] today.”
Despite singling out Jackson, Evans was quick to say his decision will have no negative effect on their relationship. Evans also didn’t express any ill will toward Jones, whom he has trained and sparred with in the past.
“I no longer will use Greg Jackson as my coach, but [we’re] still cool,” Evans wrote. “[Jones] fought amazing! I’m very happy [for] him.”
Meanwhile, even though it’s a fight Lorenzo Fertitta has a boner for, you can apparently count out a superfight between Jones and Anderson Silva because Silva apparently doesn’t want to move up in weight any more. Strange considering that period of time where he was clamoring for a heavyweight match, but whatever. Also on the ‘not so likely’ side of things: GSP vs Anderson Silva.
“This fight isn’t happening,” White said. “It’s not a fight yet. It’s still a big fantasy fight. There are still things that need to happen in the meantime before we sit down and discuss where this fight would be, what weight it would be at, how it would work. It’s all just fantasy yet.
“I literally have not talked to Georges St-Pierre or Anderson Silva about this fight.”
That’s a pretty big switch from the story we were getting before, where the UFC was gonna make that shit happen for the fans if Silva and GSP got past their next opponents. I’m starting to think that fight isn’t going to happen, and if it does, it’ll be another one of those fights that happened two years too late.
The UFC continues to pretend that Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz aren’t locks for the next season of TUF:
“We haven’t decided the coaches yet, but yeah, Urijah’s definitely in mind to be a coach,” White said. “Urijah looked awesome tonight. … Urijah looked nasty in that third round with the shots he was hitting with. He looked great, and of course, he’s one of the guys we’re definitely looking at as a future coach.”
Yeah yeah yeah. The only real question is whether the guys will get another fight in before going on the show.