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  1. 'Mayday' eyes December return, history

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Michael McDonald won't be 22 years old until January. There's a chance -- if the cards fall in his favor, and his hand is healthy enough to chin-hunt, and UFC matchmakers throw him a bone -- that by the time "Mayday's" birthday rolls around, he'll be...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  2. May a rough month to be a UFC prospect

    Chuck Mindenhall

    At the end of April, prospects Rory MacDonald and Michael McDonald did work at UFC 145 in Atlanta. MacDonald's work was a showcase fight with an outmatched Che Mills, while bantamweight McDonald's was an eye-opening win over Miguel Torres. Today,...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  3. For Jones, potential has been realized

    Chuck Mindenhall

    When Jon Jones fought Andre Gusmao at UFC 87, "Bones" was already a practitioner of creative hostility. At the time, Jones was trying out unusual kicks and punches in a shed in upstate New York, envisioning those spinning elbows and saddle throws...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  4. Bellator 66/UFC 145: UFC 145 provides glimpse into the future

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of Bellator 66/UFC 145 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  5. Evans missed his moment, paid the price

    Josh Gross

    For as dominant as Jon Jones appeared to be Saturday night while earning a lopsided unanimous decision against Rashad Evans, the challenger had a glimmer of hope to win the fight. And if Evans goes home to cry like he joked he would during the UFC 14...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  6. Don't expect any tests for Jones at 205

    Brett Okamoto

    ATLANTA -- No light heavyweight will defeat Jon Jones. At least not anytime soon. "Never" is a word seldom used in mixed martial arts -- a sport where truly one moment can change everything. A fighter can be on his last leg, staggering to the fen...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  7. Jones settles feud, defends title over Evans

    Franklin McNeil

    Jon Jones retained his light heavyweight title Saturday with a unanimous decision over Rashad Evans at UFC 145 in Atlanta. Evans could never mount a consistent attack and lost by judges' scores of 49-46, 49-46 and 50-45. ESPN.com scored the fight...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  8. UFC 145

    UFC 145

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  9. Couture points out the Jones conquerors

    Ben Blackmore

    Randy Couture is convinced an out-and-out striker will never beat UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, predicting that the likes of Dan Henderson or Chael Sonnen are the men to dethrone the 205-pound king. More »...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  10. Jon Jones, Rashad Evans make weight for UFC 145's main event

    Brett Okamoto

    Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Rashad Evans both came in on weight Friday for their main event fight at UFC 145.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  11. Is Evans overmatched? Or just overlooked?

    Chad Dundas

    By now, most everything that could be said about Saturday night's UFC 145 main event has been said ad nauseam. We've had more than a year to stew on the rivalry between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans, our collective patience tested through a couple of...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  12. St. Pierre, MacDonald say they won't fight

    Brett Okamoto

    ATLANTA -- Given the backstory between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans, the concept of teammates fighting teammates is a hot one heading into this weekend's UFC 145 event at Philips Arena. Welterweights Rory MacDonald and Georges St. Pierre seem confi...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  13. Hendo says Evans will take Jones down

    Ben Blackmore

    Dan Henderson recently made the suggestion to ESPN that Jon Jones will "definitely" be taken down by Rashad Evans at some point in Saturday's UFC 145 title showdown, and at Wednesday's news conference Jones responded to the claim. More »...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  14. Jones keys in on tactics, not contempt

    Josh Gross

    You'd guess by now Jon Jones knows everything he could wish to know about Rashad Evans. Not so. There's never enough intel -- not for Jones, especially when he's days away from a fight the UFC light heavyweight champion has pondered over for fa...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  15. MacDonald's warpath is similar to Jones'

    Chuck Mindenhall

    This Saturday's main event between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans is the cautionary tale of what becomes of elite teammates who coexist in the same weight class. It's fitting for this card, because you know who looks a lot like the Jon Jones of two ye...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  16. Evans takes emotions out of the equation

    Franklin McNeil

    Facing an opponent he truly dislikes isn't something new to top UFC light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans. Two years ago, he took on -- and defeated -- Quinton Jackson. After his unanimous decision win at UFC 114, it was difficult to imagine E...

    Blog | April 18, 2012