Jones covets Lesnar fight, but plans future at light heavy

Sports 03/03/19, 15:31

Even Jon Jones realizes any discussion of his long-term future in the UFC is tempered by the fact that Jones hasn't been able to stay in the cage and out of trouble for any lengthy stretch in the past seven years.But after two dominant wins in nine weeks, Jones (24-1) ...

Askren stops Lawler in 1st round of dramatic UFC debut

Sports 03/02/19, 23:30

Ben Askren survived an opening-minute beating and rallied to choke out Robbie Lawler midway through the first round at UFC 235 on Saturday night.The 34-year-old Askren's UFC debut almost ended swiftly when Lawler picked him up, dropped him on his head and battered him with punches that left Askren badly ...

Jones can fight at UFC 235 despite new drug test woes

Sports 02/28/19, 15:32

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be allowed to fight at UFC 235 on Saturday despite two recent drug tests showing traces of a steroid metabolite.The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced the findings Thursday and affirmed its belief that the tests do not reflect new drug use by the UFC ...

Jon Jones granted license to fight at UFC 235 in March

Sports 01/29/19, 20:12

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was granted a one-fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday, clearing way for his title defense against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on March 2.Jones had a hearing in front of the commission regarding the M3 metabolite, oral turinabol, for which ...

Amanda Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds for huge UFC 232 upset

Sports 12/30/18, 00:19

Amanda Nunes knocked out Cris "Cyborg" Justino 51 seconds into the first round at UFC 232 on Saturday night, ending the featherweight champion's 13-year unbeaten run with one of the most surprising victories in mixed martial arts history.Nunes, the UFC's bantamweight champion, moved up 10 pounds to challenge Justino (20-2), ...

In Vegas or LA, UFC 232 is a dynamite show to fans, fighters

Sports 12/28/18, 19:11

Dana White knew the UFC would take some pretty big hits, both financial and otherwise, when he moved its traditional end-of-the-year show from Las Vegas to Southern California on six days' notice to keep Jon Jones on the card despite his latest positive drug test.Some hits are more damaging than ...

Jon Jones defiant after failed drug test forces UFC 232 move

Sports 12/27/18, 21:26

Jon Jones' latest troubling drug test compelled the UFC to move an entire pay-per-view show from Nevada to California on six days' notice, disrupting thousands of fans' holiday plans and shrinking his fellow UFC 232 fighters' paychecks.Yet Jones believes he's also a victim in this whole bizarre situation.The former light ...

Jones-Gustafsson UFC fight moved from Las Vegas to LA area

Sports 12/24/18, 18:28

A UFC rematch this weekend between Alex Gustafsson and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is being moved from Las Vegas to Southern California after doping officials reported that Jones tested positive for low levels of a banned steroid, officials said Monday. UFC 232 events that had been set for ...

Jones-Gustafsson UFC fight moved from Las Vegas to LA area

Sports 12/24/18, 17:18

A UFC rematch this weekend between Alex Gustafsson and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is being moved from Las Vegas to Southern California.The UFC said Monday its UFC 232 that had been set for Saturday at T-Mobile Arena will be held at The Forum in the Los Angeles ...

UFC’s Jones suspended 15 months by USADA; can return in fall

Sports 09/19/18, 22:51

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to return to competition by late October after completing a 15-month suspension for a doping violation.The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday announced the length of Jones' ban for his second violation of the UFC's anti-doping policy. He has been suspended since ...

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