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  1. Cormier explains why knee isn't an issue

    Brett Okamoto

    SAN JOSE -- Daniel Cormier will challenge Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 with a "technically" injured right knee. There is no hiding that. Following a third-round submission win over Dan Henderson in May, Cormier...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Daniel Cormier to fight Jon Jones at UFC 178 after Alexander Gust...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has withdrawn from a planned title fight against defending champion Jon Jones on Sept. 27 due to injury.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  3. UFC light heavyweight title bout featuring Jon Jones, Alexander G...

    Brett Okamoto

    A light heavyweight title bout between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178 will take place in Las Vegas on Sept. 27.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  4. Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson rematch set for UFC 178 on Sept. 2...

    Brett Okamoto

    A light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has been set for UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Toronto.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  5. Jackson: Courage not a problem for Jones

    Brett Okamoto

    Greg Jackson is not familiar with the exact reasons Jon Jones has for wanting to fight Daniel Cormier, rather than Alexander Gustafsson, in his next UFC title defense. Jackson, Jones' longtime head trainer, is fairly certain, however, that "being ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  6. Jon Jones would prefer to fight Daniel Cormier

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would prefer to fight Daniel Cormier, and not Alexander Gustafsson, in his next title defense, according to UFC president Dana White.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  7. Jones mum on Gustafsson rematch

    Brett Okamoto

    As of Tuesday afternoon, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had not agreed to a rematch against Alexander Gustafsson on Aug. 30 in Las Vegas. He hadn't turned it down, either -- which actually adds to the problem as far as the UFC is concer...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  8. Alexander Gustafsson accepts UFC offer for rematch with Jon Jones...

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has a target date and location for a light heavyweight title rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. The only thing needed now is Jones' signature on a bout agreement.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2014
  9. Cormier on Hendo, Jones' tactics, more

    Brett Okamoto

    Daniel Cormier's run at a UFC light heavyweight title might soon be less about weight and more about a wait. Cormier (14-0) will look to improve to 2-0 in the UFC's 205-pound division when he meets Dan Henderson at UFC 173 on Saturday in Las Vegas...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  10. White's clarification on Jones' eye pokes

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- On Thursday, UFC president Dana White clarified his stance regarding Jon Jones' eye pokes in his title defense against Glover Teixeira on Saturday. Jones (20-1) recorded his seventh consecutive light heavyweight title defense over Te...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  11. Ultimate Fight Night 37/Bellator 111 Report Card: Jon Jones looks...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following Ultimate Fight Night 37 and Bellator 111.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  12. UFC Fight Night 37: Alexander Gustafsson brushes off Jimi Manuwa,...

    Brett Okamoto

    A head-rattling knee, followed by a flurry of punches helped Alexander Gustafsson dispatch hometown hopeful Jimi Manuwa in two rounds in London.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  13. Jimi Manuwa on his power-punching ability

    Brett Okamoto

    Jimi Manuwa wasn't in a boxing gym when he first learned of his natural born ability to throw punches harder than the average human being. He was at a London fairground, in front of an electronic punching bag game. "We used to go to the fairgro...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  14. Fight of the year: Jones-Gustafsson

    Brett Okamoto

    Let's be real, none of us had Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson on our short list for potential fight of the year candidates, right? Oddsmakers saw it as a mismatch, pegging Jones about an 8-to-1 betting favorite. The UFC's marketing strategy heading...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  15. Alexander Gustafsson to fight Jimi Manuwa on March 8

    Brett Okamoto

    A UFC light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and undefeated prospect Jimi Manuwa has been scheduled for March 8 at the O2 Arena in London.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  16. Cormier: Nelson's chin has expiration date

    Brett Okamoto

    In the week leading up to Jon Jones' sixth UFC title defense last month, how many of you would have traded in Alexander Gustafsson for Daniel Cormier? Fifty percent? Higher than that. Sixty percent? Seventy? Despite being told about 7,849 times...

    Blog | October 15, 2013