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Elvis Mutapcic received his show money after having his World Series of Fighting debut bout scrapped just beforehand Saturday by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission when an inspector reported allegedly seeing him take a pill from a bottle that was previously undisclosed to the commission.
That's a small financial consolation for something Mutapcic says he didn't do.
"I really...Read more »
At lunch in Manhattan this past January, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was flipping through photos via an app on his phone. The poster of those photos was Alexander Gustafsson.
At the time, Jones said he was interested in learning more about the Swedish light heavyweight. Jones said Gustafsson seemed like a cool guy, but "I'm still gonna knock him out, though."
It...Read more »
UFC 159 comes to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., this Saturday, and you need some videos to watch.
So, the UFC 159 full video preview is above, and four individual fighter videos are below.
(Newsday's app users can watch those four videos at http://www.newsday.com/sports/mixed-martial-arts/1.1373318)...Read more »
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...Read more »
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."
Newsday's mobile app users can view the video at http://youtu.be/B4nKgg_BbtM...Read more »
The last time Jon Jones fought in New Jersey, he foiled a crime in the afternoon then pummeled Mauricio "Shogun" Rua to win the UFC light heavyweight title.
He will return to the Prudential Center in Newark some two years and six weeks later to defend that belt for a fifth consecutive time. Jones will fight Chael Sonnen, his opposing coach on Season 17 of "The Ultimate Fighter"...Read more »