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  • Video: Watch UFC Champion Jon Jones Showcase His Agility on the Obstacle Course By: C.J. Tuttle

    Jon Jones is best known for his exploits inside the Octagon, but today, he showed off his agility while making his way through an obstacle course. Could he have done well at the NFL Combine?

    Testing my speed at the @reebok #GetPumped event! Who's faster me or @chan95jones ?

    A video posted by Jon Bones Jones (@jonnybones) on Mar 4, 2015 at 10:26am PST



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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Fisticuffs - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from San Manuel Casino.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Johnson vs. Moraga - The UFC's first-ever flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, readies for a hometown title defense, while super-tough John Moraga trains to pull off the upset of a lifetime.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar - Featherweight title fight.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira - UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones aims to defend his title for a record-breaking seventh time against Brazilian heavy-hitter Glover Teixeira. Go inside the training camps of both men, then re-visit the Octagon's Baltimore debut.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso - Champions and trash talkers made for one of the most anticipated nights of 2014: Conor McGregor had a grudge match against Dustin Poirier; Donald Cerrone welcomed Eddie Alvarez to the Octagon; and Demetrious Johnson fought Chris Cariaso.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz/Belfort vs. Akiyama - Former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz get a rematch of their 2007 bout. In the co-main event. Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama. See how the fighters prepared, then watch the action unfold on Main Event: UFC 133.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano - Prelims
    Ruan Potts vs. Derrick Lewis; Tim Means vs. Dhiego Lima; Roman Salazar vs. Kid Yamamoto; Roan Carneiro vs. Mark Munoz. From Los Angeles.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    On the Brink: Pettis vs. Melendez - Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez offer unfiltered access to their lightweight championship at UFC 181; Ben Saunders' Omoplata submission analyzed in Gracie Breakdown; former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks unlocks his warrior code.

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  • Patriots DE Chandler Jones Wants Charity Fight with UFC Champion Brother By: C.J. Tuttle

    Who would win a charity fight between Jon and Chandler Jones? | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    Jon Jones is widely regarded as the pound-for-pound best mixed martial artist in the world, but that’s not stopping his younger brother from calling him out for a fight.

    Chandler Jones, the 24-year-old defensive end for the Super Bowl XLIX champion New England Patriots, said that he would often get the better of “Bones” when the two siblings would tussle as kids.

    "Me and my brother used to fight all the time when we were young,” Jones told TMZ Sports. “I'm pretty sure I can take him down now. I am way bigger than he is. I would just throw him to the ground."

    It’s hard to imagine Jones being defeated by anyone, let alone an NFL player who has never set foot inside the Octagon, but if the two ever did face each other it would be solely for the greater good.

    "It will be fun if we actually did a one-round match for charity; that would be fun,” Chandler said. “If I win, he would have to donate to the charity of my choice and vice versa.”

    What does Jon think about the idea? That remains a mystery. But Chandler also added that his head, coach, Bill Belichick, would likely prevent the super fight from coming to fruition.

    "I don't know how my coach would feel about it," Chandler added. "I don't think it would fly."

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Brown vs. Silva - Louis Smolka vs. Chris Cariaso; Ruan Potts vs. Soa Palelei; Tim Means vs. Neil Magny; Daron Cruickshank vs. Erik Koch; Lorenz Larkin vs. Costas Philippou; Erick Silva vs. Matt Brown. From Cincinnati.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Title Fight Knockouts - Featuring Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez and more.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Knockouts
    Rare and Unusual Knockouts - Flying knees, spinning kicks and backfists are just a few of the methods used to end fights in this episode of UFC Ultimate Knockouts. Featuring Carlos Condit, Travis Browne, Dennis Siver, Renan Barao and more.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    Benson Henderson vs. Brandon Thatch

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Legacy Fighting Championship 38 - UFC veteren Anthony Njokuani fights Thomas Gifford; Jason Sampson meets Joseph Sandoval; live from Allen, Texas.

    11:00 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network: GLORY 19: Virginia
    Glory Kickboxing is live from Fayetteville, N.C., as Tournament winner Errol Zimmerman gets his shot at Glory Gold as he faces the reigning Heavyweight Champ Rico Verhoeven.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

    11:15 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA's Countdown to the British Invasion
    A look at U.K. fighters Paul Daley, Michael Page, Linton Vassell and Liam McGeary before they come to Connecticut's Mohegan Sun on Feb 27th.

    12:30 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 373 - UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Thatch; guests Brandon Thatch, Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry; a recap of Legacy FC 38.

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  • Video: Jon Jones Uploads Footage of Nick Diaz Taunting Anderson Silva at UFC 183 By: C.J. Tuttle

    One of the more memorable moments of UFC 183 “Silva vs. Diaz” was Nick Diaz taunting Anderson Silva during their fight. Jon Jones -- who was sitting cageside -- was the first person “The Spider” celebrated with following his unanimous decision win, but along the way, “Bones” documented Diaz’s shenanigans.





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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Rage, Best of
    Features classic fights from the U.K.-based Cage Rage organization with Anderson Silva, Antonio Silva, Vitor Belfort, Paul Daley and more.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Fighting Spirit MMA
    Compilations of international MMA fights from ONE FC, UCMMA, KSW, WFC, FFC, BAMMA, EFC Africa and more.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 62
    December 7, 2013. Features Curt Warburton vs. Wesley Murch from Newcastle, U.K.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale – Prelims Carla Esparza vs. Rose Namajunas.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Ultimate Challenge MMA 29: Vassell vs. Chapman
    August 18, 2012. Features Linton Vassell vs. Nick Chapman from The Troxy in London, U.K.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Rua vs. Henderson - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Shogun Rua vs Dan Henderson, Alexander Gustafsson vs Vladimir Matyushenko, and Rogerio Nogueira vs Tito Ortiz.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Alexander Gustafsson vs.Anthony Johnson

    12:00 p.m. ET Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 62
    December 7, 2013. Features Curt Warburton vs. Wesley Murch from Newcastle, U.K.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Championship Fighting Alliance
    Professional mixed martial arts from Florida featuring the likes of Josh Sampo, Mike Kyle, John Howard, Sean McCorkle, Luis Palomino and more.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Enfusion Season 3
    Fighters from 18 different countries compete in the 85kg MAX category in Ohrid, Macedonia as they live and train together in their quest for a kickboxing title.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: DEEP: Jewels 6
    November 3, 2014. Features Seo Hee Ham vs. Saori Ishioka and Emi Fujino vs. Ayaka Miura in all-women's MMA action from Tokyo, Japan.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 182

    8:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Fighting Rookies
    Aspiring kickboxers climb the ladder of success in the sport as rookies compete for a chance to become professionals and get experience needed to succeed at a higher level.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: It's Showtime Special
    The world's premier kickboxing organization featuring Badr Hari, Melvin Manhoef and Giorgio Petrosyan.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Alexander Gustafsson vs.Anthony Johnson

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2014


    11:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Pancrase Classics
    Classic pioneering mixed martial arts battles featuring Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Nate Marquardt, Chael Sonnen and more.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson

    4:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Diversion Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    UFC: McGregor vs. Siver - Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke; Ron Stallings vs. Uriah Hall; Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone; Dennis Siver vs. Conor McGregor. From Boston.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fight Network: Journey Fight Series 11
    November 1, 2014. Features Derek Jolivette vs. Jake Mackenzie for the vacant Canadian Muay Thai title from Calgary, AB.

    10:30 a.m. ET Fight Network: Journey Fight Series 11
    November 1, 2014. Features Derek Jolivette vs. Jake Mackenzie for the vacant Canadian Muay Thai title from Calgary, AB.

    3:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Rage, Best of
    Features classic fights from the U.K.-based Cage Rage organization with Anderson Silva, Antonio Silva, Vitor Belfort, Paul Daley and more.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Fighting Spirit MMA
    Compilations of international MMA fights from ONE FC, UCMMA, KSW, WFC, FFC, BAMMA, EFC Africa and more.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 62
    December 7, 2013. Features Curt Warburton vs. Wesley Murch from Newcastle, U.K.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Flashback
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson - Enhanced replay of a memorable title fight.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Rua vs. Henderson - The best fights from the UFC archives, featuring Shogun Rua vs Dan Henderson, Alexander Gustafsson vs Vladimir Matyushenko, and Rogerio Nogueira vs Tito Ortiz.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC's Road to the Octagon
    Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 13 Episode 3: Chicken Salad - A post-fight comment by Brock offends his team; third Prelim fight.

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    Belfort vs. Henderson - Jeremy Stephens vs. Rony Jason; Ryan LaFlare vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio; Brandon Thatch vs. Paul Thiago; Igor Pokrajac vs. Rafael Feijao; Daniel Sarafian vs. Cezar Ferreira; Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort. From Goiania, Brazil.

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  • Video: Jon Jones Discusses Cocaine Use in ‘Fox Sports Live’ Interview By: Sherdog.com Staff

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones made his first media appearance since his positive test for cocaine metabolites was announced earlier this month. Below, full video of Jones’ interview with Charissa Thompson, which aired Monday on “Fox Sports Live.”


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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Rising
    Conor McGregor

    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    Special Edition 2015 Preview

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of UFC 2014

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 149: Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao - Interim bantamweight championship.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II - UFC lightweight title rematch.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 152: Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fight Network: Xtreme Fighting Championship
    Florida-based professional mixed martial arts featuring top American prospects, international stars and UFC veterans.

    4:30 p.m. ET Fight Network: Xtreme Fighting Championship
    Florida-based professional mixed martial arts featuring top American prospects, international stars and UFC veterans.

    6:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise: Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Las Cruces, N.M.

    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise II - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Rising
    Conor McGregor

    8:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fighter's Cut
    Conor McGregor - The Notorious Conor McGregor offers a first hand perspective inside the octagon, as he revisits his meteoric rise to MMA stardom.

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Presents
    The Notorious: Conor McGregor - In April of 2013, a future superstar made his UFC debut, as Irish prospect Conor McGregor got his buzzed-about shot in the big show. Follow the featherweight's rapid rise in the first six months of his UFC career.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise: Part 1 - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from Las Cruces, N.M.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida - Two title fights as middleweight champion Chris Weidman defends his crown against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey will defend her title against top contender Alexis Davis.

    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage
    Rise II - KOTC Championship mixed martial arts competition from the Las Cruces Convention Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

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  • Top 5 Forum Threads of the Week: A Champion’s Fall By: Jeff Sherwood

    Jon Jones checked into rehab following a positive drug test. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    The Jon Jones ship ran aground on Jan. 6, when it was revealed the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight titleholder had tested positive for cocaine prior to his showdown with Daniel Cormier in the UFC 182 main event.

    Widely regarded as the sport’s top pound-for-pound fighter, Jones retained his title with a unanimous decision over Cormier on Jan. 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It looked like just another jewel in the crown of the man they call “Bones,” who has rattled off 12 straight wins, eight of them successful title defenses. Days later, however, Yahoo Sports reported that Jones had entered drug rehab after failing a Nevada Athletic Commission-administered drug test on Dec. 4. The substance in question was benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine. Since benzoylecgonine is not a banned out-of-competition substance, the NAC was not able to prevent Jones from competing against Cormier.

    “We support UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ’ decision to enter a drug treatment facility to address his recent issue. While we are disappointed in the failed test, we applaud him for making this decision to enter a drug treatment facility,” a UFC-issued statement read. “Jon is a strong, courageous fighter inside the Octagon, and we expect him to fight this issue with the same poise and diligence. We commend him on his decision and look forward to him emerging from this program a better man as a result.”

    Jones’ positive drug test and decision to enter rehab were points of interest on the Sherdog.net forums this week:

    * ‘BONES’ KNOWS REHAB

    * PLACE IN HISTORY

    * WARNING ISSUED

    * ‘SHOWTIME’ DOPPLEGANGER

    * BLAZING SADDLES

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