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Jon Jones then: 'We won't be laughing'

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones shadow boxes

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Three months back, there were plates of chicken parm, Caesar's salad and other treats going around the table at Carmine's in Manhattan. Assorted MMA media were there, as were Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. The two UFC light heavyweights, there to promote the newest season of "The Ultimate Fighter" as coaches, were cordial and friendly. There was even an amusing phone call that occured. ...

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Jon Jones to heavyweight in 2014?

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones poses during

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Why is that we never seem satisfied with greatness at the time when it is great? It's hard to argue against Jon Jones being the best light heavyweight champion the UFC has seen, even if he is one title defense away from tying Tito Ortiz's UFC-record five in a row. Jones goes for No. 5 this Saturday against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in Newark. But many want to dream about what's next for the champion...

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Chael Sonnen's sonnet for UFC 159

UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen is a coach

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Chael Sonnen has a fight coming up, which means you'll be seeing plenty of outlanding headlines and sound bites from him. Jon Jones will be the subject of most Sonnen's rants as their UFC 159 title fight in Newark approaches. Here's the latest from Sonnen, who gets poetic on "UFC Tonight."

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TUF 17/2: Just shut up and fight, please

Josh Samman a member of Jon Jones' team

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This comes with the understanding that pre-taped reality television shows such as "The Ultimate Fighter" are edited in such a way as to create "characters" and create/manufacture/manipulate drama. And now, a note of the fighters on Jon Jones' team: Get over yourselves about picking fights and matchups. Just win your fight and shut up. Seriously. Bubba McDaniel and Josh Samman...

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Dana White says you'll get Silva vs. GSP and Jones

Anderson Silva, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Stephan

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Fans have been clamoring for Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre for at least two years now. Sometimes, it appears close, and sometimes GSP fights Nick Diaz and Silva fights Stephan Bonnar. The stirring about for a Silva-Jon Jones fight is a little newer. Still, UFC president Dana White continues to say middleweight champion Silva will fight both the welterweight champion GSP and light heavyweight...

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