This is why they call it 'Fight Week.'
That would typically be where things end on most weeks, but not here.
Via the magic of Instagram and the wherewithal of UFC veteran turned personal chef Tyson Griffin, we are now treated to further antics from both camps.
Griffin explains the situation:
Always nice to see rosendo_sanchez and Malki catch up, but I'm not sure why Jones wanted to get in the... http://t.co/VDDlE9Hhg8— Tyson Griffin (@TysonGriffin) January 2, 2015
Always nice to see @rosendo_sanchez [Cormier's boxing coach] and [Jon Jones's manager] Malki [Kawa] catch up, but I'm not sure why Jones wanted to get in the middle and protect him. My only question for Jones is, "Why you coming at a coach?" #breakbones#mma #ufc #ufc182 #lasvegas #mgmgrand
Griffin posted a second video with action that had happened just prior:
This was just before previous video. Jones clearly isn't walking toward @dc_mma but at least he chose nicer words to use unlike when he thought the cameras were off! I'm not trying to say anyone is right or wrong for anything in these videos. I'm just giving you an update on the events taking place behind the scenes.#ufc182 #ufc #fightweek #breakbones @camacho100@rosendo_sanchez @noad_lahat @slikbxr
Should make for a fun weigh-in.
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UFC 182 embedded episode 3 and 4.
Jon Jones' pre-fight scrum.
UFC 182 media day staredowns.
Fighters making some New Year's resolutions.
Jones doing a pretty great interview with TMZ.
Shinya Aoki and Mirko Cro Cop in action New Year's Eve.
Save it for Saturday.
Ben Askren (@Benaskren) January 2, 2015
@riddletuf7 too funny Matt, don't worry about that chump.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) January 2, 2015
@JonnyBones I'm the king of whichever damn league I please. Have fun getting beat up Saturday night.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) January 1, 2015
I heard @danawhite said Pettis is p4p number 1. I respect Dana but this is crazy. That means when I beat him I will be p4p king— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 2, 2015
Just heard I got skipped for my title shot. Scared Pettis is fighting somebody else. I predict he loses. @arielhelwani— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 2, 2015
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via theFightWhisperer.
I'm not going to give you any analysis of how Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier will go. This is the most hyped, most analyzed fight I can remember, and if I am betting Jones (I am), you already know why. If you are taking Cormier, I already know your reasons.
On the other hand, I haven't seen that much written about this fight from an odds perspective. I want you to consider Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier as bargains.
Looking up the odds for Jones-Gustafsson II is not as easy as going to bestfightodds.com, because the fight got cancelled after Gustafsson's injury. From what I recall, Jones was a bit more than a (-300) favorite. This may seem a bit heavy considering how close their first fight was, but when you consider that the best odds you could get on Jones for the first fight was (-700), (-300) is actually showing Gustafsson a measure of respect, relatively speaking.
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