September 27th I'm gonna put so many of these on ur face @jonnybones. I can't wait everyday I'm dreaming and thinking of you. And I'm gonna take u down and grind my elbow into that cut you got today. Put a bullseye on that thing. Some things should remain private. DC
Jones responded to Cormier, saying he's heard it all before.
'His hands are too fast.' 'His Jiu Jitsu is too good.' 'His wrestling is too good.' 'He's too fast.' 'Too experienced.' 'Can't beat his Karate.' 'Can't beat his timing.' I've literally heard everything. Everything.
Later, Jones reminded fans why he's considered the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.
I can't wait to see the look on Daniel's face once he realizes that I'm nothing like Dan Henderson or Patrick Cummings— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 1, 2014
UFC 178 takes place Sept. 27 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
5 MUST-READ STORIES
Boom days. Chuck Mindenhall chronicles the rise and fall of Affliction.
Anything but that. Chael Sonnen's grappling coach isn't expecting a boring headliner at Metamoris 4. 'He will go straight forward against Galvao. He's training for a 20-minute fight, a good fight, not like what Schaub did against Cyborg.'
Jacare. Ronaldo Souza promises to annihilate Gegard Mousasi. 'I'm going to be the champion of this division. But first I have to beat Mousasi to ask for something and after this fight I'll ask for a title shot.'
Revenge of the nerds. Google brought in world champion Milton Bastos to teach its workforce Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and could be setting up a tournament against Facebook, which has its own team of competitors.
Behind the scenes of UFC Fight Night: Dublin.
Japanese style promos starring a Korean fighter for an event in China.
Forrest Griffin talks Diaz vs. Silva.
Josh Barnett is pretty damn good at Magic: The Gathering.
The Jonas brother MMA show looks like Sons of Anarchy with more heroine /bad.
The Animated Tales Of Nick Diaz?
Some DC Q&A.
I apologize to @UFC & the NSAC for my irresponsible action. I made a bad decision trying to cut weight. We are competing in a cleaner sport.— King Kevin Casey (@kevinkocasey) July 31, 2014
Nothing has been signed yet But anyone, anywhere, anytime Im ready— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) July 31, 2014
Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) July 31, 2014
Holly Holm (@_HOLLYHOLM) August 1, 2014
How bout you?
Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) July 31, 2014
Hopefully this will help some BJJ guys achieve their goals... http://t.co/VKEWRAjH1Z— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) July 31, 2014
Announced yesterday (Jul. 31 2014)
Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck at UFC 178
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via Davis8185.
Daniel Cormier, took the gamble of prolonging surgery on his injured knee with the hopes of getting a title shot against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Cormier's gamble paid off because Alexander Gustafsson had to pull out of his fight against Jon Jones due to injury. The rematch between Jones and Gustafsson, was one of the most anticipated fights left in the 2014 calendar because of how competitive the first fight was. However, with all the trash talk and bad blood between Cormier and Jones, this fight could be better than Jones-Gustafsson 2.
Obviously, Cormier is not going to be 100% going in the Jones fight but this could be good news for Cormier. If Cormier ends up getting the short end of the stick against Jones but puts a good performance, Cormier could blame his knee and talk his way back to a title shot fairly quickly.
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