Behind the scenes of UFC 136 in this first installment of Dana White’s UFC 136 video blog.
On this week’s edition of ESPN MMA Live, Jon Anik and crew recap UFC 135 and preview UFC on Versus 6.
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Exciting news… Our very own Jim Genia was a guest on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani earlier this week. Jim joined MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, MMA Fighting’s Mike Chiappetta and TapouT’s Mike Straka in a media roundtable to talk about all the action from UFC 135 and preview this weekend’s UFC on Versus 6 card. Jim also talked about his new book Raw Combat: The Underground World of Mixed Martial Arts that’s due out on store shelves on Oct. 25.
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On this week’s edition of Pro MMA Radio, Rashad Evans joined host Larry Pepe to give his thoughts on UFC 135 and talk about his upcoming title fight against teammate turned rival Jon Jones. ESPN’s Jon Anik also stopped by to help Pepe recap UFC 135 and preview this weekend’s UFC on Versus 6 card.
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A few observations from UFC 135: “Jones vs. Rampage”:
-I love Aaron Riley and do remember his Hook’n’Shoot wars with Yves Edwards (from “back in the day”). But there comes a time when a fighter needs to stop fighting – especially when that fighter likes having a functional jaw for eating and speaking purposes – and it may be time for Riley to call it quits.
-We knew going in that Tony Ferguson was going to punch to the face and punch hard. I say enough with the “gimme” fights for this TUF winner. Release the hounds! (And by hounds, I mean let’s see how he likes Jim Miller or Don Cerrone punching him back.)
-I like this 185-pound version of Tim Boetsch. Very strong, very dangerous and very fun.
-If Nate Diaz continues looking like he did last night, he might finally become a force to be reckoned with in the lightweight division. The kid was straight-up flawless.
-If we never see Rob Broughton or Travis Browne again I’d be happy.
-Say what you will about Ben Rothwell – he had zero cardio, looked sloppy, blah, blah, blah – but coming out for Round 3 when he was completely spent took a ton of heart. He was even trying to finish while the final seconds of the bout were ticking away. Bravo, dude.
-Matt Hughes was kicking ass up until he wasn’t. He may not have gotten a “Chris Lytle” ending to his career, but he has nothing to be ashamed of. He was, and always will be, the man.
-Honestly, Jon Jones beating Rashad Evans is a forgone conclusion. Now, the only match-ups to seriously challenge him would be against Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.
MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani caught up with Steven Seagal after UFC 135 to get his thoughts on the Jon Jones vs. Rampage Jackson main event. Seagal says he was really impressed with Rampage Jackson, specifically his head movement. Jon Jones, not so much. He says Jones “wasn’t himself tonight.” Word is Seagal tried to have a few words with Jones after the fight, but Jones turned him away.
MMA Heat’s Karyn Bryant spoke with Rampage Jackson following UFC 135.
Also, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani caught up with Rampage Jackson, Nate Diaz, Travis Browne, Tim Boetsch, Tony Ferguson, Takeya Mizugaki and James Te Huna to get their thoughts on the fights at UFC 135.
Video highlights of Jon Jones vs. Rampage Jackson and Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck at UFC 135 via ESPN.