Monthly Archives: April 2015

Jon Jones stripped of UFC title, Cormier meets Johnson for vacant belt at UFC 187

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The UFC has stripped [autotag]Jon Jones[/autotag] of his light heavyweight title and suspended the 27-year-old indefinitely as a result of his alleged involvement in a Sunday hit-and-run accident in New Mexico.

UFC President Dana White announced the news on tonight’s edition of “FOX Sports Live.”

As a result of Jones’ (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) suspension, recent title challenger [autotag]Daniel Cormier[/autotag] (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will step in to face [autotag]Anthony Johnson[/autotag] (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) for the now-vacant 205-pound belt in the UFC 187 main event May 23. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

White said he met with Jones and his attorney in Albuquerque, where Jones lives and trains at Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA.

“He didn’t say a lot,” White said. “Obviously, he’s got to handle his legal proceedings. His lawyer didn’t say…

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Police: With driver’s injury, Jon Jones now facing felony hit-and-run (Updated)

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(UPDATED: On 4/27/15 at 4 p.m. ET with confirmation that Jon Jones now faces a felony hit-and-run charge.)

A 25-year-old woman sent to the hospital following a hit-and-run that allegedly involved UFC light-heavyweight champion [autotag]Jon Jones[/autotag] suffered a serious injury, a representative for the Albuquerque (N.M.) police department told MMAjunkie.

Police spokesperson Tanner Tixier said the woman, who remains unidentified, was initially taken to an area hospital as a precautionary measure. However, after a medical exam, police confirmed the woman suffered a broken arm. Tixier initially was unable to provide further details on the injury, though he confirmed the woman’s pregnancy was not affected.

Now, Albuquerque police need a judge to sign off on an arrest warrant for the 27-year-old fighter, Tixier said. The fighter is being sought on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in jail and fines. Previously, he was facing a potential…

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UFC 186 play-by-play and live results

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MONTREAL – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC 186 event.

The card, which features a flyweight title fight between champ Demetrious Johnson and Kyoji Horiguchi, takes place at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The main card…

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MMA had it’s run, but now boxing is Back to Back to Back!

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Move over MMA, boxing has come back to reclaim it’s throne. With the high profile return of boxing to network television and the stellar line up of Championship boxing over the next couple of weeks, undoubtedly boxing has thrown a devastating flurry towards the UFC and to the sport of MMA in general. It is hard for me to remember a time when boxing was in the spotlight like this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big MMA fan but boxing has always been my favorite combat sport. Boxing fans, let’s hope that boxing has finally gotten it’s act together and from here on out will put on the fights that fans want to see. If it does, MMA will be relegated to secondary status. This is BOXING!!

“Canelo” vs. Kirkland pressure gauge rising

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Heavy handed big punchers Mexican, Saul “ Canelo” Alvarez and Texan southpaw James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland, are preparing in their respective school of hard knocks training camps in California and Texas, for a highly anticipated May 9th dynamite clash at the Minute Maid Park of Houston.

Golden Boy Promotions are in charge of this high octane event, where Saul will fight one of the toughest customers he’s ever faced. The “Mandingo warrior” earned his lumps with bumps in Mexico, by knocking out Alfredo “Perro” Ángulo in 2011. At that time, “Perro” Angulo was at the zenith of his career, being guided by Mexican trainer “Nacho” Beristaín.

Kirkland and Angulo both made impromptu visits to the canvass in the opening round, but Kirkland domainated thereafter, until round six, when the Referee stopped the fight, with him as the winner.

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The Growing Styles of Jiu Jitsu

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One of the fastest growing sports in the world is MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts. One of the core arts every Mixed Martial Artist learns is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s a form of self defense that is designed for the smaller fighter to beat the bigger fighter using leverage, timing, and joint manipulation when the fight goes to the ground. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has started to grow along with MMA. The local tournaments and gyms in each state get bigger every year.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu originated in the U.S. as Gracie Jiu Jitsu, introduced by the Gracie family. For a little more history, this link will take you to a short history on jiu jitsu.

http://www.gracieacademy.com/history.asp

The art of jiu jitsu is a very real martial art design to keep you safe in a street fight against a bigger, stronger, and faster opponent. However, as the art has grown, so…

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