Comes with another headkick KO. Guy always comes to fight, win or lose. That’s why he will always be one of my favorite fighters. Too bad he will never hold that strap. Just not a top tier fighter IMHO.
WAR COWBOY!!! WAR WEC!!!!
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Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will have to wait a few extra months to get their hands on one another again. The two bitter rivals were set to fight for Jones’ light heavyweight UFC title Sept. 27 but an injury to the champ has forced the UFC to postpone the bout until Jan. 3, according to a new report.
Fox Sports 1 first reported the news of Jones’ injury and MMA Fighting expandedÂ on itÂ with additional details. According to that report, Jones sprained an ankle and suffered a torn meniscus during a wrestling practice Monday.
Cormier responded to the news by saying, “It’s very disappointing.”
“I started to train very hard. It’s a little discouraging, but now I have time to get completely healthy. I don’t know how hurt Jon is but we have to remember that I took this fight with a pre-existing injury. I could have fought through it, I just wish he would have done the same.”
Cormier himself opted out of corrective knee surgery in order to replace Alexander Gustafsson after the Swede injured one of his knees and had to pull out of a Sept. 27 title rematch against Jones. It is unknown, at present, if Cormier will opt to get his knee surgery now that his fight against Jones has been delayed, or if he will continue to rehab and train with his injured ligaments.
We will keep you posted as news develops with this story.Â
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A sizzling match-up between top-ranked lightweights Donald Cerrone and Bobby Green has been booked as the new co-main event of UFC 178.
UFC officials announced the bout on Thursday.
Cerrone (24-6, 1 NC), a fan-favorite who campaigned hard for a spot on the card following the recent injury to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, now rides a four-fight hot streak into the contest, having finished Evan Dunham, Adriano Martins, Edson Barboza, and Jim Miller in succession. All four of Cerrone’s wins arrived inside two rounds, and all four earned him post-fight bonuses.
Green (23-5), meanwhile, enters the contest fresh off the biggest win of his career. The 27-year-old captured a split decision over former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson in July, putting an exclamation point on his current eight-fight win streak.
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@ufc @Cowboycerrone I’m so excited I finally get to get my hands on Donny I’ve been waiting for this for a year just want u to know I’m Going to make your life a living hell I’m going to beat your ass every round if u thought Diaz or pettis worked u boy u Got another thing coming u bit off more than u can chew your striking is last year and I’m going to expose it #KingArmy
In light of the switch, Green’s original opponent, Jorge Masvidal, will instead challenge James Krause.
UFC 178 takes place September 27, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. An updated UFC 178 fight card can be seen below.
Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso
Donald Cerrone vs. Bobby Green
Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes
Jorge Masvidal vs. James Krause
Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard
Stephen Thompson vs. Patrick Cote
Kevin Lee vs. Jon Tuck
Manny Gamburyan vs. Cody Gibson
Kotetsu BokuÂ Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo BorgomeoÂ Kyle BradleyÂ
49-year-old Bernard Hopkins will fight undefeated Sergey Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, N.J. on Nov. 8. The 12-round bout will serve as a unification fight for Hopkins’ WBA, IBF 175-pound crown and Kovalev’s WBO light heavyweight title.
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