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  1. Belfort: 'I dont care what people think'

    Franklin McNeil

    Throughout his career, Vitor Belfort has built a reputation as someone who doesn't pull punches or cut corners. Whether in the cage or out, he gives it to you straight. And Saturday night when he steps in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 32 for a ma...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  2. Cormier eyes 205 after dispatching Nelson

    Franklin McNeil

    HOUSTON -- The final performance at heavyweight for Daniel Cormier wasn't quite what he had in mind, but it served the purpose. Cormier defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision over three rounds -- all three judges had it 30-27 -- and proved that...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  3. Jones-Teixeira the right decision

    Franklin McNeil

    A rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has officially been placed on hold. The next time Jones enters the Octagon he will defend his belt against hard-hitting Glover Teixeira. UFC president Dana White c...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Jon Jones, Alexander Gustaffson get medical suspensions

    Franklin McNeil

    The Toronto-based Office of the Athletics Commissioner issued 60-day medical suspensions Monday to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Alexander Gustafsson.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  5. Jones showed heart against Gustafsson

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones asked for an opponent who could push him to the limit. Jones got what he asked for Saturday night at UFC 165 in Alexander Gustafsson. And it was exactly the type of fight Jones needed. The Swedish...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  6. Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson make weight for UFC 165 light hea...

    Franklin McNeil

    Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson each weighed in at 204.5 for their UFC 165 title bout Saturday night. The main event takes place inside Air Canada Center.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  7. Jones, Gustafsson rely on inner strength

    Franklin McNeil

    Confidence is such a big part of a fighter's success. And every mixed martial artist will mention it before stepping into a cage. It's no different with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Alexander Gustafsson. Both are beam...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  8. With confidence in check, Teixeira eyes title

    Franklin McNeil

    Long before facing Ryan Bader on Sept. 4, landing a UFC light heavyweight title shot was something Glover Teixeira was confident he would achieve. His confidence, however, didn't end there. Teixeira went into the Octagon in Belo Horizonte, Brazil...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  9. Bader trusts his wrestling against Teixeira

    Franklin McNeil

    The plan is set, and the wheels are in motion. Hard-hitting light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira will land a title shot with a victory Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 28 at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drummond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Th...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  10. Sonnen relishes Silva rubber match

    Franklin McNeil

    It could be perceived that Chael Sonnen, who will be fighting for the last time at light heavyweight Saturday night in Boston, has nothing to lose. That, however, would be the furthest thing from the truth. Sonnen, a former No. 1 middleweight...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  11. Jones: War gods made Silva pay

    Franklin McNeil

    Opinions on why Anderson Silva lost his UFC middleweight title Saturday night to Chris Weidman continue to pour in. Light heavyweight Jon Jones became the latest person to offer a take on the matter during Tuesday's news conference in Toronto to...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  12. Jon Jones set for UFC title defense against Alexander Gustafsson

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will put his title on the line Sept. 21 against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Toronto.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  13. Chael Sonnen will face Mauricio Shogun Rua on Aug. 17

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight and middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen will face Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua on Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston. Sonnen announced the bout Tuesday night on Fuel TV.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  14. Chael Sonnen offers to face Mauricio Rua at UFC 161

    Franklin McNeil

    Chael Sonnen, who has fought for the middleweight and light heavyweight titles, is offering to replace Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and fight Mauricio Rua in a 205-pound bout June 15 at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  15. Jon Jones booed during weigh-in for Chael Sonnen bout

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is an overwhelming favorite to retain his belt Saturday night at UFC 159 over Chael Sonnen at the Prudential Center. But Jones has a long way to go before being as popular as his challenger.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  16. Notes: White on Mitrione suspension, more

    Franklin McNeil

    NEW YORK -- The decision to lift heavyweight Matt Mitrione's suspension in less than three weeks has raised many eyebrows, so promotion president Dana White didn't hesitate to answer questions Thursday about the matter during UFC 159 media day at Mad...

    Blog | April 26, 2013