As Mauricio "Shogun" Rua prepares for his rematch against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 161 on June 15, 2013, the Brazilian bomber is relying on the memories of his championship days to motivate him for another run at the title. But is it too late?
Before he was light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones was a "Garden State" crime fighter, stopping crackheads dead in their tracks. A few hours later, he reenacted his superhero scenario on Mauricio Rua at UFC 128 to capture the 205-pound crown.
Chael Sonnen believes UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is the best in MMA today, saying "Bones" could defeat Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson in the same day. Pretty big compliment, but is it an honest assessment? Or good old fashioned mind games?
Continuing to improve his all-around MMA skill set, Jon Jones will soon be at the level of Anderson Silva in the striking department with the help of coach Mike Winkeljohn. Not just creative, dynamic strikes, but the kind that turnout lights fast.
Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier says he's willing to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones since other top contenders like Mauricio Rua and Lyoto Machida passed on the golden opportunity.
After knocking out Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, 2012, Lyoto Machida earned himself a Light Heavyweight title shot. MMAmania.com talks about "The Dragon's" win and the odds that he will go on to win the championship belt.
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua tells fans he's working towards a rematch against Jon Jones because he wants his title back and because he knows he can beat him after gathering information on the way the light heavyweight champion fights.