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Video: Joseph Benavidez Goes “Full Blast” For Johnson vs. Cejudo At UFC 197

https://youtu.be/MzATTiOlHKY Former two-time UFC title contender Joseph Benavidez was mic'd up for the UFC 197 co-main event back in April, as he went "Full Blast" for UFC's "Ultimate Insider." On the latest episode of the FS1 program, UFC broadcast team member Megan Olivi introduced the "Full Blast" segment, which features a...

Video: Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili From UFC 197 (Full Fight)

https://youtu.be/ua4LsSm-vtQ Ahead of this weekend's UFC Fight Night 92 event, which features TUF veteran Alex "Bruce Leeroy" Caceres taking on highly-regarded prospect Yair Rodriguez in the main event, UFC has released a pair of promotional "Free Fight" videos. Featured above is the complete Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili fight from the...

How Many PPVs Did Jon Jones’ Return At UFC 197 Sell?

So, just how big of a draw is current interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones? The early estimates for the UFC 197 pay-per-view, which took place on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada and featured the return of former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones, are in,...

Daniel Cormier On Jon Jones’ UFC 197 Performance: “This Is The New Jon”

When Daniel Cormier steps into the Octagon in the UFC 200 light heavyweight title unification main event against former champion Jon Jones, he feels he will be competing against a different man than the one who beat him back in January of 2015. Cormier explained at the recent UFC 200...

UFC 197 Medical Suspensions Include Jon Jones, Ovince Saint Preux

Those plans to have a Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight in July to unify the UFC light heavyweight titles will need signing off by a doctor. Jones, who became the interim champion with a win over Ovince Saint Preux this past weekend at UFC 197, has been sidelined six months for...

UFC Rankings Report: UFC 197 Winners Climb The Ladder

Fresh off his win at UFC 197 over Rafael Natal, Robert Whittaker now finds himself just outside the Top-5 in the middleweight division. Whittaker surpassed Lyoto Machida for sixth in the latest rankings. Tony Ferguson, Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz and Edson Barboza all climbed at lightweight, moving ahead of Anthony Pettis....

UFC 197 Salaries: Jon Jones Earns $500,000 For Victory Over OSP

Following Saturday's UFC 197 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, Nevada, which featured the successful Octagon return of Jon "Bones" Jones against Ovince Saint Preux, the Nevada Athletic Commission has released the salaries paid out to the fighters who competed on the card. As seen below, the winners have two dollar...

Jon Jones Says Interim Belt is “Fake”

Jon Jones became the new UFC Interim Light Heavyweight champion Saturday night when he defeated Ovince Saint Preux by unanimous decision. Initially, Jones was supposed to face Daniel Cormier in a rematch but the bout was scrapped when DC had a foot injury. Both Jones and OSP took the bout...

Jon Jones Believes Opponent Switch Reason For Performance

Jon Jones made his return to the Octagon in more than a year Saturday night at UFC 197. He defeated Ovince Saint Preux by unanimous decision to become the new interim light heavyweight champion. Jones's win now paves the way for a rematch with champion Daniel Cormier. Dana White has...

Demetrious Johnson: “There Are 5,000 Gold Medalists, But Only One Flyweight Champion”

Demetrious Johnson wasn't concerned with the resume of Henry Cejudo ahead of UFC 197. Several times, in fact, the reigning UFC flyweight champion downplayed the success of Cejudo coming into the fight. After seeing how quickly "Mighty Mouse" imposed his will, it's quite evident now to see why he was so...

Jon Jones Explains Flipping Off Daniel Cormier After UFC 197

As Jon Jones exited the Octagon Saturday night at UFC 197, he caught rival Daniel Cormier sitting several feet away from him. Cormier, the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion, joined the broadcast team for the main event of the card, which saw Jones defeat Ovince Saint Preux to become interim...

Dana White On Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson, UFC 197

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu8sHkA4KfU UFC president Dana White appeared on the post-fight show for UFC 197 late Saturday night to discuss things with Megan Olivi on FOX Sports 1. The card featured Jon Jones besting Ovince Saint Preux to become the interim light heavyweight champion after Jones' planned fight vs. Daniel Cormier was scrapped...

Daniel Cormier “Really Disappointed” He Didn’t Get UFC 197 Version Of Jon Jones

Maybe Jon Jones held back. Or maybe it really was the rust of not fighting for over a year. Either way, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier sat just inches away from Jones at UFC 197 and could not help but think "what if?" Cormier was scheduled to defend his title against...

UFC 197 Bonus Winners, Live Gate, Attendance Figures Announced

Despite not being part of the pay-per-view main card, Danny Roberts and Dominique Steele impressed the UFC brass. The two were awarded "Fight of the Night" honors Saturday at UFC 197. Roberts claimed a decision over Steele in one of four FOX Sports 1 televised prelim fights. Demetrious Johnson, who successfully...

Jon Jones Explains Why He Wasn’t Happy With His Performance

For Jon Jones, UFC 197 was just the first step back to becoming the unified UFC light heavyweight champion. Jones claimed the interim title with a decision win over Ovince Saint Preux, but was less than impressed with his own performance. Hear from "Bones," who appeared on the post-fight show on...