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Joe Rogan holding out hope that Francis Ngannou returns to the UFC to face Jon Jones in the future: “The perfect world”

UFC commentator Joe Rogan is holding out hope that Francis Ngannou will return to the promotion. ‘The Predator’ famously left the UFC last month, after failing to come to terms …read more

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Jon Jones discusses his new heavyweight physique ahead of UFC 285 title fight with Ciryl Gane: “I think when the fans see me, they’ll be surprised “

Jon Jones is weeks away from making his transition to the UFC heavyweight division. The former UFC light heavyweight champion believes fans will be “surprised” when they scan his new …read more

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Posted on February 7, 2023, 8:16 pm By
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Jones Expects Fans To Be ‘Surprised’ By New Physique

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who will (finally) make his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane in the UFC 285 pay-per-view (PPV) main …read more

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In Joe Rogan's 'perfect world,' Francis Ngannou does boxing match then fights Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane winner

Joe Rogan hopes Francis Ngannou finds his way back to the UFC.
Ngannou parted ways with the UFC last month after failing to come to terms on a new deal. With …read more

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Joe Rogan hopes Francis Ngannou fights winner of Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane after boxing match

UFC commentator Joe Rogan wants to see Francis Ngannou back in the octagon, but the can’t fault the ex-UFC champ for seeking a big payday in boxing.
Rogan expects Ngannou …read more

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Marcin Tybura ready to step in for Jon Jones or Ciryl Gane at UFC 285

LAS VEGAS – Although it didn’t go down quite the way he hoped, Marcin Tybura wasn’t in position to complain about his Saturday win.
Tybura (24-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC) outworked Blagoy …read more

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Ryan Bader shares his thoughts on the upcoming Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane heavyweight title fight at UFC 285

Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader kept it brief when discussing the UFC Heavyweight Championship fight between Ciryl Gane and Jon Jones. Gane vs. Jones is scheduled to headline UFC 285 …read more

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UFC Vegas 68 results: Serghei Spivac steamrolls over Derrick Lewis in first round, calls out Jon Jones

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Serghei Spivac may have just hammered the final nail into the coffin of Derrick Lewis’ run as …read more

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UFC Fight Night 218 results: Serghei Spivac dominates Derrick Lewis, calls out Jon Jones

With three straight stoppage wins in less than a year, the UFC might have a new heavyweight contender on its hands.
Serghei Spivac (16-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) made easy work of …read more

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Morning Report: ‘Healthy’ Jiri Prochazka is the fighter to beat Jon Jones, according to ‘King Mo’ Lawal

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Jiri Prochazka is the truth.
The now-former champion is waiting on the sidelines until his eventual return to action after a …read more

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Posted on February 3, 2023, 1:46 pm By
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Midnight Mania! Curtis Blaydes analyzes potential Jon Jones match up: ‘If we both connect, he’ll go backwards’

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Marcin Tybura happy Jon Jones is at heavyweight: 'It would be awesome to challenge him in the future'

Marcin Tybura hopes he gets to cross paths with Jon Jones.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC), a former two-time light heavyweight champion, will make his heavyweight debut against Ciryl Gane for …read more

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Curtis Blaydes: 'Size, power, explosiveness' all to my advantage vs. Jon Jones

Curtis Blaydes sees numerous advantages in his favor if he’s matched up against Jon Jones.
Blaydes (17-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) didn’t end up securing a fight with Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 …read more

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Hardy: It’s ‘difficult to picture’ Jon Jones with a heavyweight frame

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Analyst Dan Hardy believe that Jon Jones may be giving up a lot of what made him a great 205er when …read more

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Jamahal Hill eyeing future superfight with Jon Jones at heavyweight: “It’s never stopped crossing my mind”

UFC light heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill is eyeing a future superfight with Jon Jones. ‘Sweet Dreams’ is fresh off his showdown with Glover Teixeira at UFC 283 earlier this month. …read more

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Dan Hardy isn't sure Jon Jones can succeed as heavyweight without 'natural advantages' at 205

Dan Hardy isn’t sure how well Jon Jones will transition to heavyweight.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) will finally make his heavyweight debut when he meets Ciryl Gane (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for …read more

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Video: Ciryl Gane goes ‘Mission Impossible’ on Jon Jones for UFC 285 promo

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Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane has a mission – to hand Jon Jones his first legitimate loss. …read more

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Darren Till shares his prediction for the Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane title fight at UFC 285: “I still think he’ll prove too strong”

UFC middleweight Darren Till has given his thought on the upcoming showdown between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. On March 4, Jon Jones will return to the …read more

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Jamahal Hill wants to build toward future Jon Jones fight: 'He's the ultimate test'

Jamahal Hill admits a showdown with Jon Jones is on his bucket list for the future.
Hill (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), the newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion, knows a meeting …read more

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Posted on January 30, 2023, 12:16 am By
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Darren Till Predicts Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane Winner

UFC No.15-ranked middleweight Darren Till recently shared some thoughts on the upcoming Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane clash. After three years away from the Octagon, Jon Jones will finally return …read more

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Sean O’Malley believes he’s the “superstar” the UFC desperately needs: “They’ve got Jon Jones, but he’s getting older”

UFC fighter Sean O’Malley believes he could be the promotion’s next big star through the next phase of his career. Over the course of the last few years, the popularity …read more

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Jailton Almeida: ‘I’m ready’ to fight the best at heavyweight, including Jon Jones

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Jon Jones’ heavyweight debut is finally official for March 4, and Brazilian prospect Jailton Almeida would have …read more

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Robert Whittaker: Best-in-history Jon Jones will finish Ciryl Gane on the ground at UFC 285

Robert Whittaker thinks Jon Jones will have his way with Ciryl Gane on the ground.
After heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou parted ways with the UFC, Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) will …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski curious how Jon Jones will do on feet with high-level striker Ciryl Gane

Alexander Volkanovski thinks Jon Jones is in for a unique challenge against Ciryl Gane.
Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) returns from a three-year layoff to face Gane (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for …read more

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Joe Rogan wonders how Jon Jones will prepare for Ciryl Gane's striking: He does a lot of 'sh*t that's very unusual'

Joe Rogan is in awe of Ciryl Gane’s striking.
Gane (11-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) meets the returning Jon Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) for the vacant heavyweight title in the UFC …read more

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Video: Johnny Walker wonders if Jon Jones has ‘lost the timing’ ahead of heavyweight move

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Johnny Walker speaks with the media in Brazil ahead of his fight against Paul Craig at …read more

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‘Gane Ain’t Going Five Rounds’

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In a new video from Fight Ready MMA, “Triple C”shares an update on Jon Jones’ training …read more

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Joe Rogan 'bummed out' Francis Ngannou won't be fighting Jon Jones for UFC heavyweight title

Joe Rogan is not thrilled that former champ Francis Ngannou will no longer be around to defend the UFC heavyweight title.
While discussing the fight game with UFC welterweight contender Belal …read more

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Henry Cejudo says Jon Jones continues to evolve and get better in training: “That’s just scary”

Henry Cejudo has given his thoughts on the progress of Jon Jones as he gears up for his return at UFC 285. Last weekend, it was announced that Jon Jones …read more

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Francis Ngannou is excited to see Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane but adds “undisputed means nothing here”

Former UFC star Francis Ngannou has given his thoughts on the upcoming heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane. Last weekend, it was announced that Francis Ngannou had …read more

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Henry Cejudo: As good as Jon Jones is, he's still getting better – 'and that's just scary'

Henry Cejudo is impressed with Jon Jones’ ability to keep growing his skills.
Former light heavyweight king Jones widely is considered one of the greatest fighters of all time and has …read more

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Jon Jones says he’s “really happy” for Daniel Cormier and his success after retirement from MMA: “I’ve got nothing but respect for Daniel Cormier”

Jon Jones is happy with Daniel Cormier’s success after retiring from MMA. Jones and Cormier had one of the biggest rivalries in UFC history as the two did not like …read more

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Jon Jones claims he “was chosen by God Himself to be an undefeated fighter”

Jon Jones believes he was picked by God to become the greatest fighter of all time. Jones is set to return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC …read more

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Joe Rogan tabs Sergei Pavlovich as interesting heavyweight challenge for Jon Jones: “He’s the Russian Francis!”

UFC commentator Joe Rogan has named Sergei Pavlovich as one of Jon Jones’ biggest challenges. ‘Bones’ has been out of action since his controversial decision victory over Dominick Reyes at …read more

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Francis Ngannou excited for Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane at UFC 285, but 'undisputed means nothing here'

Francis Ngannou will be watching the UFC 285 main event closely, but believes the label that will be attached to the winner will have empty meaning.
After his recent release from …read more

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Hatchet Buried! Jones Has ‘Nothing But Respect For Cormier’

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Hell may have finally frozen over in 2023 as Jon Jones no longer has …read more

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Anthony Smith Makes Prediction About Francis Ngannou’s Boxing Career

Anthony Smith doesn’t have high expectations for former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou’s boxing endeavors. Ngannou was released by the UFC last weekend, with Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane set …read more

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Miocic gives his side of the story, says he ‘was ready to go’ vs Jones

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Former UFC champion Stipe Miocic gives his side of the story of the supposed Jon Jones fight. In 2022, …read more

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Jon Jones happy for Daniel Cormier's success as commentator, has 'nothing but respect' for him

Jon Jones welcomes Daniel Cormier as a commentator for his next fight.
After heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou parted ways with the UFC, Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) returns from a three-year …read more

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Stipe Miocic reveals he was intending on fighting Jon Jones at UFC 285 prior to Ciryl Gane announcement: “It’s not my decision”

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was surprised to learn Jon Jones will be fighting Ciryl Gane. The former champion has been out of action since UFC 260 in March …read more

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Stipe Miocic wanted UFC 285 fight with Jon Jones, disappointed UFC ‘went a different direction’

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Stipe Miocic was ready to return to action much sooner than July.
Over the weekend, the former two-time UFC heavyweight champion …read more

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Posted on January 18, 2023, 10:16 pm By
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Amanda Nunes expected to return at UFC 285 on March 4 against Irene Aldana

Amanda Nunes is expected to return at UFC 285 on March 4 against Irene Aldana. It was just last weekend that UFC President Dana White announced Jon Jones (26-1 MMA) …read more

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Jon Jones ‘guarantees’ at least two more fights

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones signed an 8-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but may only fight two of them.

Jones (25-1, 1 NC) will return to the …read more

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Jon Jones glad Francis Ngannou 'knows his worth,' won't count out future showdown with him

Jon Jones may not be getting the mega-fight he expected, but lauds Francis Ngannou for betting on himself.
Heavyweight champion Ngannou (17-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) parted ways with the UFC after a …read more

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‘Bones’ Reveals Heavyweight Hitlist

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Sorry, Curtis Blaydes. For now, Jon Jones only has eyes on winning the belt, then beating …read more

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Jon Jones shares his thoughts on Francis Ngannou’s UFC release: “I do believe my path will cross with Francis”

Jon Jones has given his thoughts following Francis Ngannou‘s release ahead of his return to the Octagon at UFC 285. Last weekend, it was announced that Jon Jones will return …read more

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Jon Jones Guarantees ‘At Least Two More Fights’ in UFC Career

After three years away from the UFC, Jon Jones isn’t looking too far ahead — but he does have a plan in place for his short-term future. …read more

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Posted on January 18, 2023, 3:46 am By
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Jon Jones won’t reveal how much he’ll weigh in heavyweight debut at UFC 285: “I want Ciryl to see me for the first time and it be a nice surprise”

Jon Jones won’t let anyone know his weight until he steps onto the scales. Jones is set to make his heavyweight debut for the vacant title in the main event …read more

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Jon Jones Speaks On Francis Ngannou’s UFC Release

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has weighed in on Francis Ngannou’s stunning release from the UFC. Ngannou and the UFC parted ways in recent days after a long-stemming …read more

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Jon Jones makes UFC career guarantee; foresees victories over Ciryl Gane, Stipe Miocic

Former UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones is finally on the verge of his heavyweight debut, and plans to be around at least for a couple of fights.
Jones (26-1 MMA, …read more

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Jon Jones lays out his goals for upcoming heavyweight run: “I’m guaranteeing the fans at least two more fights”

Jon Jones has laid out his ideal plan for his upcoming UFC heavyweight run. Jones is set to return to the Octagon in the main event of UFC 285 against …read more

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Conor McGregor gives Francis Ngannou advice after he was released from the UFC: “Correct representation is imperative”

Conor McGregor has shared some advice with Francis Ngannou. On Saturday, after Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight belt was reported, Dana White confirmed it and also announced …read more

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Heck of a Morning: Francis Ngannou turns down UFC, Jon Jones is back, and more

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While the UFC returned to in-cage action this past Saturday in Las Vegas, the event — and …read more

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Posted on January 17, 2023, 6:46 pm By
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Video: Is Ciryl Gane the worst matchup for Jon Jones in UFC 285 return fight?

After more than three long years, Jon Jones will finally make his return to the octagon on March 4 when he meets Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title in …read more

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Context: Jones now ‘highest-paid heavyweight’ and second only to McGregor?

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Here’s more context on Richard Schaefer’s claims about Jon Jones’ lucrative new UFC deal. With Francis Ngannou now officially …read more

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Stipe Miocic calls for the winner of Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane

Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is eyeing a match against the winner of the UFC 285 main between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane.

Jones and Gane are scheduled …read more

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Jon Jones training footage released ahead of UFC return

Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will return to the octagon for the fist time since 2020 at UFC 285 on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

“Bones” trains …read more

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‘Ngannou Would Have Fought Jones On Any Day Of The Week!’

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The hypothetical match up between Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones can officially be added to the list of big fights …read more

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Jon Jones advisor Richard Schaefer: Francis Ngannou ‘made a mistake’ by not re-signing with UFC

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Richard Schaefer doesn’t agree with Francis Ngannou’s decision to part ways with the UFC.
Over the weekend, UFC President Dana …read more

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Jon Jones doesn’t plan on talking trash to Ciryl Gane in the build to UFC 285 clash: “I’m past the point of talking sh*t”

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones feels he’s beyond the trash talk at this point. ‘Bones’ has been out of action since a controversial decision victory over Dominick Reyes at …read more

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Jon Jones’ manager says ‘Bones’ will be “the highest-paid heavyweight” in UFC history when he returns at UFC 285

Jon Jones will be the highest-paid heavyweight in UFC history when he makes his return at UFC 285. On Saturday, it was announced that Jones would be making his heavyweight …read more

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Jon Jones likely the second highest paid fighter in UFC history because of recently reworked contract, says manager

Jon Jones is likely the second highest-paid fighter in UFC history, according to his representative, former boxing promoter, Richard Schaefer.
Days after UFC president Dana White officially announced Jones’ long-awaited return …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3327: Reaction to Francis Ngannou's UFC release, UFC Fight Night 217, more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.
On Episode 3,327, the guys discuss Francis Ngannou’s decision to leave the UFC and subsequent Jon Jones vs. …read more

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Major Sports Books Split on Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane Betting Odds For UFC 285

A clear favorite for the upcoming Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane showdown is yet to be decided on by major sports books. The announcement of the UFC 285 main event, …read more

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Ciryl Gane responds to critics who believe he will be out-wrestled by Jon Jones at UFC 285: “I’m a little bit more well-rounded (than Ngannou)”

Ciryl Gane is responding to critics who believe he will be out-wrestled by Jon Jones at UFC 285. It will indeed be Ciryl Gane (11-1 MMA) vs Jon Jones (26-1 …read more

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Jon Jones favorite over Ciryl Gane in opening UFC 285 betting line

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Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones may be coming back from a long layoff, but right …read more

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Henry Cejudo explains why he doesn’t rank Anderson Silva in the top fighters in MMA history

Henry Cejudo is explaining why he doesn’t rank Anderson Silva in the top fighters in MMA history. Cejudo and Jon Jones, who have been training together for over a year …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones might face more difficult style matchup in Ciryl Gane than Francis Ngannou

Daniel Cormier thinks Jon Jones might’ve drawn a tougher heavyweight debut matchup in Ciryl Gane.
With heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou electing not to re-sign with the UFC, Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 …read more

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Chael Sonnen: ‘Fans Never Called For Jon Jones/Ciryl Gane’

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has given his take on the news that Jon Jones will make his heavyweight debut opposite Ciryl Gane in Las Vegas on March 4. Towards …read more

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Jon Jones: ‘I’m Past The Point Of Talking S**t’

Former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn’t plan on engaging in back and forth with Ciryl Gane ahead of their March 4 contest. Earlier this month, Jones vowed …read more

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'Return of the GOAT': Watch Henry Cejudo help Jon Jones prep for Ciryl Gane at UFC 285

Jon Jones is back, and he continues to seek Henry Cejudo’s guidance in pursuit of UFC gold once again.
With heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou opting not to re-sign with the UFC, …read more

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Ciryl Gane criticized Francis Ngannou’s contract battle with UFC

With Francis Ngannou released from the UFC, Ciryl Gane and Jon Jones will fight for the vacant title at UFC 285 in March.

The fight promotion was in negotiations with Ngannou …read more

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Daniel Cormier Sends Advice To Jon Jones Ahead of Vacant HW Title Fight

Former two-division champion Daniel Cormier has sent some advice the way of Jon Jones as he gears up for his long-anticipated return. Having not appeared in the Octagon since a …read more

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Daniel Cormier: It's 'not true' that Francis Ngannou left UFC to avoid Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier rejects the narrative Francis Ngannou parted ways with the UFC so he didn’t have to fight Jon Jones.
The heavyweight division received a major shakeup on Saturday when UFC …read more

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Morning Report: Daniel Cormier believes Ciryl Gane is ‘a more difficult style matchup’ for Jon Jones than Francis Ngannou

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Daniel Cormier thinks Jon Jones may have ended up with a harder fight.
Over the weekend, the …read more

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Jon Jones signs new eight-fight contract ahead of his return at UFC 285

As per UFC president Dana White, Jon Jones has signed a new eight-fight deal with the company ahead of his return. During Saturday’s post-fight press conference, Dana White made the …read more

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Daniel Cormier reacts after the UFC books Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title

Former UFC star Daniel Cormier has given his thoughts on the UFC booking Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. After much speculation, the return of Jon Jones has …read more

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Ciryl Gane Dismisses Narrative Behind Upcoming Jon Jones Matchup

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane feels lightning won’t strike twice when he faces Jon Jones at UFC 285. Gane will clash with Jones in the UFC 285 main …read more

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Curtis Blaydes on Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane: ‘It wasn’t based off meritocracy and that’s not a news flash’

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UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes expects to meet fast-rising title prospect Sergei Pavlovich with Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane booked …read more

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Archives: Dana White On Jon Jones’ Rehab: The Truth Will Come Out (2015)

On this day one year ago, we ran one of many stories about Jon Jones’ embattled personal life. Yesterday was quite the news day for Jon “Bones” Jones fans. The …read more

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Ciryl Gane Believes He’s Tougher Matchup for Jon Jones Than Francis Ngannou

The news of the fight may have leaked somewhat prematurely on Saturday, but the booking itself was legit: Ciryl Gane will welcome Jon Jones to the heavyweight division at UFC …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2023, 11:46 pm By
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Francis Ngannou walking away from UFC, Jon Jones fight is both a commendable and frightening risk | Opinion

The rarest of situations came to pass on Saturday when UFC president Dana White announced that Francis Ngannou, the promotion’s reigning heavyweight champion, had parted ways with the company, unlikely …read more

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Curtis Blaydes offers response to Ciryl Gane vs. Jon Jones news: “I get why Gane got the shot and it wasn’t based off meritocracy”

Top five-ranked UFC heavyweight Curtis Blaydes has reacted to the Ciryl Gane vs. Jon Jones news. Francis Ngannou, who was the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion, has been released after failed …read more

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Curtis Blaydes understands Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane booking but admits 'it wasn’t based off meritocracy'

The UFC heavyweight title picture finally has clarity, but some questions remain about the top of the division – one of them being, what’s next for Curtis Blaydes?
With Francis Ngannou …read more

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Stipe Miocic calls for Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane winner in July

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Stipe Miocic wants the winner of Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane.
The two-time UFC heavyweight champ piped up on Twitter …read more

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Archives: Jon Jones’ Pee Won’t Stop Anthony Smith From Eyeing UFC Gold (2019)

On this day three years ago, we ran a story about Anthony Smith letting it be known that Jon Jones’ urine would not deter him from his goals. At UFC …read more

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic reacts to Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane booking

If you thought Stipe Miocic would bow out of the UFC Heavyweight Title picture, think again. The UFC heavyweight division was set on its ear when Francis Ngannou, who had …read more

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Stipe Miocic calls for next UFC title shot after Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane: 'I got winner in July'

Since he lost the UFC heavyweight championship in 2021, Stipe Miocic largely has remained quiet, at least when it comes to his fighting career.
On Sunday, Miocic (20-4 MMA, 14-4 UFC) …read more

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Jon Jones opens as betting underdog for UFC 285 title fight vs. Ciryl Gane

Jon Jones finds himself in unfamiliar territory: as an underdog heading into a fight.
Jones, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, will make his much-anticipated heavyweight debut March 4 at  UFC …read more

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Paul Felder explains why Jon Jones may be even better at heavyweight after likely getting complacent at 205 pounds

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The long awaited return of Jon Jones might be the biggest question yet to be answered as the …read more

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Twitter reacts to Francis Ngannou's UFC release, Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane title fight

The MMA community was left in disbelief Saturday after news broke that Francis Ngannou’s UFC run is done and Jon Jones would fight Ciryl Gane for vacant gold.
The reigning UFC …read more

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Ciryl Gane reacts to Francis Ngannou’s UFC exit, expects he will be tougher fight for Jon Jones

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Ciryl Gane didn’t know Francis Ngannou was leaving the UFC when he posted a message on Twitter …read more

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Ciryl Gane: Jon Jones doesn't have 'a good way to win against me' at UFC 285

LAS VEGAS – Ciryl Gane is sending fair warning to Jon Jones that a wrestling-heavy game plan isn’t going to work out when they meet for the vacant UFC heavyweight title.
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UFC Lifer? ‘Bones’ Signs New Eight-Fight Deal

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight kingpin, Jon Jones, is finally headed back to the Octagon …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Posted on January 15, 2023, 3:16 pm By
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UFC 285: Big questions on Jon Jones' return, Ciryl Gane's title chances and more

“Bones” Jones will finally make his return to the Octagon for the UFC heavyweight title in March against Gane. Our experts break the matchup down. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Posted on January 15, 2023, 7:16 am By
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Reaction: Francis Ngannou’s free agency, Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane title fight, Strickland shines on short notice

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Francis Ngannou is officially a free agent, and a new heavyweight champion will be crowned on March 4 as UFC …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Pros react after the UFC releases Francis Ngannou and books Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the vacant title

Several pros have reacted after the UFC released Francis Ngannou and booked Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title on March 4. Earlier this afternoon, rumors began …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

UFC releases Francis Ngannou, Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for vacant heavyweight title

Francis Ngannou has been release by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC president Dana White made the announcement during the UFC Vegas 67 post-fight press conference on Saturday.

“We’ve been working …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

White: Jones Vs. Gane Official For UFC 285

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It has taken over 1,000 days for Jon Jones to book his official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Jon Jones' complicated legacy of MMA greatness and personal troubles

Some consider Jon Jones MMA’s GOAT, but his legacy continues to be tainted by issues away from the Octagon. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Posted on January 15, 2023, 4:16 am By
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