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Jon Jones and Dana White have had a rocky relationship. Jones was supposed to be back after knocking out Daniel Cormier at UFC 214; he was supposed to fight Brock Lesnar, then possibly Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title. That was before we learned he failed a pre-fight drug test. After having his hopes dashed again and again by Jon Jones, Dana White has basically written off the former light heavyweight champion.
“[He’s the most wasted talent] ever. Ever, in all of sports. [Jon Jones] is so talented and gifted, God knows what he would be doing now if he hadn’t ever got in trouble. He could possibly be the heavyweight champion and have the defense record that couldn’t be broken. The list goes on and on of what could’ve been with Jon Jones. Whatever happens [with his suspension], happens. Believe me, I’m not mentally or emotionally invested in that anymore.”
Jones currently awaits a hearing in December to decide his fate. Will his career be over, or will he return to fight another day?
Frankie Edgar wants to know why his eyes are so crazy in this poster
It sounds like Edgar and Alvarez watch soccer together.
That's the same look you get when the linesmen at soccer don't do their job right— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) October 18, 2017
Edson Barboza says he’s been offered a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres is a great fight between two karatekas-turned-MMA fighters.
Cody Garbrandt looking good on the pads ahead of his grudge match with TJ Dillashaw at UFC 217.
I follow Al Foran, but I hadn’t seen this until Derrick Lewis posted it. I guess he has a lot of time on his hands after the back injury that threatens his career.
Cody Garbrandt and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, two talented champions with a bright future.
Rampage is going to go broke.
This is how to interact with fans.
Yes. Yes I do.— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) October 17, 2017
He has Deadpool healing powers and martial arts skill, but is missing the charm, charisma. pic.twitter.com/uW6djazUrK— Brandon Gibson (@SixGunGibson) October 17, 2017
Today in MMA history, fighting became (more of) a sport
20 years ago today,— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) October 18, 2017
The UFC banned hair pulling, strikes to the back of the head, groin strikes, head butting, & small joint manipulation.
Jason Rony is no longer with the UFC- and apparently hasn’t been, since shortly after his last fight.
UFC told me days ago Jason was released shortly after his last fight, but Jason kept telling the media for months that he was not released.— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) October 17, 2017
Slips, Rips, and KO Clips
Obligatory reminder that Cowboy Cerrone can kick your damn head off
The greatest fighter alive returns soon. pic.twitter.com/7cUHAEZZmY— Bestrafer7 (@Bestrafer7) October 18, 2017
He went all the way to sleep.
Heather Hardy is a bright prospect in Bellator
Another former boxing champion, Ana Julaton, makes her debut soon as well
Podcasts and Video
I’m going to keep leaving my podcast here because it’s my podcast and I can
Who the hell is Darren Till?
The MMA After Hour is a thing?
The Severe MMA podcast original co-host, Andrew McGahon, returns to guest host before Ophelia hits Ireland:
This guy is real. Check it out.
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