PopMuse: Bouts and Action http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Pros react to champ Jon Jones saying he’ll vacate UFC light heavyweight title https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21276395/pros-react-to-champ-jon-jones-saying-hell-vacate-ufc-light-heavyweight-title https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21276395/pros-react-to-champ-jon-jones-saying-hell-vacate-ufc-light-heavyweight-title Mon, 01 Jun 2020 01:30:00 UTC MMA Fighting Newswire at MMA Fighting - All Posts Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A public battle between UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and UFC President Dana White took an unexpected turn on Sunday when Jones claimed he will vacate his title. The news came less than 24 hours after White downplayed Jones’ value to the promotion and said the champ could sit out or fight, but he added there would be no $30 million payday he said “Bones” demanded during negotiations for a heavyweight superfight against Francis Ngannou. Jones has accused White of being untruthful about what happened and earlier asked to be released from contract. Check out how pros reacted to the Jones news below. Disappointing if it is true and he is serious, but the show must go on. https://t.co/HhmbR2VMZR— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) May 31, 2020 Gotta do what’s best for you @JonnyBones There is always another option tho. @BellatorMMA would love to run it back. Respect https://t.co/iukeArqkBd— Ryan Bader (@ryanbader) May 31, 2020 Tough place for @ufc 125- Vacant 135- Vacant 145, 155, 185- can’t leave country due to corona 205- vacant HWT- busy doing his other job https://t.co/dHrVysmuCc— Anhyzer Askren (@Benaskren) May 31, 2020 Maybe Cormier vs NGannou for interim HWT title.— Anhyzer Askren (@Benaskren) May 31, 2020 That being said he will have a really tough time forcing their hand into paying him more.— Anhyzer Askren (@Benaskren) May 31, 2020 Despite the fact that @ufc needs stars more right now that ever is weighed against their historic resistance to give pay bumps when pushed— Anhyzer Askren (@Benaskren) May 31, 2020 My bet is he sits out a while. Gets a small pay bump but still not what he is worth and then we have the same situation in 12-18 months— Anhyzer Askren (@Benaskren) May 31, 2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Video: Chris Gutierrez calls out Andre Ewell, Miles Johns following TKO win at UFC on ESPN 9 https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275800/chris-gutierrez-calls-out-andre-ewell-miles-johns-following-tko-win-at-ufc-on-espn-9 https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275800/chris-gutierrez-calls-out-andre-ewell-miles-johns-following-tko-win-at-ufc-on-espn-9 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 01:00:00 UTC MMA Fighting Newswire at MMA Fighting - All Posts LAS VEGAS — Bantamweight Chris Gutierrez spoke with the media following his second-round TKO win over Vince Morales in a featherweight bout at UFC on ESPN 9. “El Guapo” discussed his overwhelming leg kick game, being part of the first fight in the UFC’s return to Las Vegas, wanting fights with Andre Ewell and Miles Johns, and what was said during a post-fight conversation with Michael Bisping. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Video: Roosevelt Roberts: ‘I see red when I hear Matt Frevola’s name’ https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275884/roosevelt-roberts-i-see-red-when-i-hear-matt-frevolas-name https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275884/roosevelt-roberts-i-see-red-when-i-hear-matt-frevolas-name Sun, 31 May 2020 23:00:00 UTC MMA Fighting Newswire at MMA Fighting - All Posts LAS VEGAS — Lightweight Roosevelt Roberts spoke with the media following his second-round submission win over Brok Weaver at UFC on ESPN 9. “GoGetta” explains why the fight with Weaver wasn’t personal, why he wants to fight Matt Frevola, having another name in mind that he can’t say just yet, and the meaning behind his tattoos. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Jon Jones claims he will vacate his UFC light heavyweight title https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21276322/jon-jones-claims-he-will-vacate-his-ufc-light-heavyweight-title https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21276322/jon-jones-claims-he-will-vacate-his-ufc-light-heavyweight-title Sun, 31 May 2020 21:40:45 UTC MMA Fighting Newswire at MMA Fighting - All Posts Jon Jones | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC might need a new UFC light heavyweight champion. Jon Jones, who has feuded with UFC President Dana White publicly over the past couple of days, admitted Sunday evening that he’s done with the title. Yes https://t.co/QHDrkMtBeI— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020 According to sources speaking to MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin on Sunday, Jones is ‘serious’ about vacating the light heavyweight title after this public spat with White. The situation is still evolving and cooler heads could eventually prevail but for now Jones appears ready to surrender the belt he’s defended more than any other 205-pound fighter in UFC history. The argument between Jones and White began over a possible showdown between Jones and heavyweight star Francis Ngannou and what Jones should be paid for the potential clash. White claimed Jones wanted $30 million for the fight against Ngannou, but Jones balked at the number, and suggested on multiple occasions that the UFC release him if they didn’t consider him to be that valuable. Jones even suggested a new clash for the light heavyweight title between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz, and a possible return date. #ESPN Reyes vs Jan For the UFC light heavyweight championship of the world. As of right now, I got nothing to really gain fighting either of them. Let me know if you guys want to set up a day in 2021 for that Izzy fight. Hopefully you guys will be willing to pay by then.— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020 In the above tweet, Jones refers to a superfight between himself and UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. He then sent some parting tweets to his fans. Bones out, when you see me in the streets just call me JJ — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020 To the light heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020 I hurt myself every time I walk out there and take a punch to the head and Not feel my pay is worth it anymore. https://t.co/X3BjGA9d02— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 31, 2020 Jones last fought this past February, winning a close decision over Reyes at UFC 247. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Video: Katlyn Chookagian has ‘baby fever,’ but head fully in the fight game https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275864/katlyn-chookagian-has-baby-fever-but-her-head-is-fully-in-the-fight-game https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275864/katlyn-chookagian-has-baby-fever-but-her-head-is-fully-in-the-fight-game Sun, 31 May 2020 21:00:00 UTC MMA Fighting Newswire at MMA Fighting - All Posts LAS VEGAS — Former women’s flyweight title challenger Katlyn Chookagian spoke with the media backstage at the UFC APEX following her unanimous decision win over Antonina Shevchenko at UFC on ESPN 9. Chookagian discusses the evolution of her ground game, bouncing back from her title loss to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 247, wanting to become a mother eventually and why she’s been hesitant to talk about it in the past, and when she’d like to return. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Augusto Sakai addresses fence grab against Blagoy Ivanov: ‘It wouldn’t change the result of the fight’ https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275919/augusto-sakai-addresses-fence-grab-against-blagoy-ivanov-it-wouldnt-change-the-result-of-the-fight https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21275919/augusto-sakai-addresses-fence-grab-against-blagoy-ivanov-it-wouldnt-change-the-result-of-the-fight Sun, 31 May 2020 19:00:00 UTC Alexander K. Lee at MMA Fighting - All Posts Augusto Sakai throws a kick at Blagoy Ivanov at UFC on ESPN 9 in Las Vegas on Saturday | Zuffa LLC Augusto Sakai isn’t putting an asterisk next to his latest win. The heavyweight improved to 4-0 in the UFC with a split decision win over Blagoy Ivanov in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN 9 on Saturday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. His win wasn’t without controversy, as aside from the close call on the scorecards, he also got away with a fence grab in the third round that could have changed the complexion of the fight. Sakai was asked about the foul at the evening’s post-fight presser and he dismissed it’s impact on the fight. “It was something completely subconscious,” Sakai said through a Portuguese translator. “It was involuntary, I didn’t really plan on it. It’s something I would never do on purpose. It wouldn’t change the result of the fight. I won the fight.” Two of the judges scored the fight 29-28 in Sakai’s favor, while the third went the other way giving all three rounds to Ivanov. Sakai called the scoring “crazy.” The fight was primarily a stand-up contest with both fighters maintaining a methodical pace throughout. Sakai entered Saturday’s fight at No. 13 in the UFC’s official heavyweight contender rankings. The former Bellator fighter has now won six straight fights, including knockouts of Marcin Tybura and Chase Sherman. He declined to call out a specific opponent, but sounded eager to prove that he belongs in the top-10. “I’d really like someone ranked top-10 and whoever is available, I’m ready to go,” Sakai said. “I really believe I need to keep doing what I just did,” Sakai added when asked about what he thought of the jam at the top caused by the pending Stipe Miocic-Daniel Cormier trilogy. “One step at a time, one fight at a time, and my time will come.” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Photo: Tyron Woodley receives numerous stitches following gruesome cut suffered against Gilbert Burns https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21276132/tyron-woodley-receives-numerous-stitches-following-gruesome-cut-suffered-against-gilbert-burns https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21276132/tyron-woodley-receives-numerous-stitches-following-gruesome-cut-suffered-against-gilbert-burns Sun, 31 May 2020 18:00:00 UTC Damon Martin at MMA Fighting - All Posts Tyron Woodley | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley had barely broken a sweat in his main event fight against Gilbert Burns on Saturday night before he was down on the ground with a pool of blood collecting behind his head. An opening flurry from Burns put Woodley on the canvas and the Brazilian followed up with a barrage of ground-and-pound strikes. That included one slicing elbow that opened a gruesome cut over Woodley’s left eye. Thankfully, the UFC cut man was able to stave off the bleeding so the wound didn’t really affect Woodley for the remainder of the 25-minute main event. Afterwards, the ex-champ had to get a number of stitches to repair the damage done during the fight. “I got a nice little cut you can’t see cause I got the best freaking plastic surgeon dude on Earth, Dr. Greg [Hsu], hooked me up with some stitches,” Woodley said during an Instagram Live chat. “So I got 3,000 stitches in my eye. Like three or four layers of stitches cause my sh*t was wide open.” View this post on Instagram Just like new. All Glory to God #ufc #espn A post shared by Greg Hsu (@ufc_doctor) on May 30, 2020 at 11:30pm PDT Following the end of the event, Dr. Hsu posted a photo of the stitch work he completed on Woodley’s eye to close the nasty cut opened up by Burns in round one. Despite the severity of the cut, Woodley seems poised for a quick recovery thanks to the stitch work. While there’s no word on how quickly the former champion will turn around to fight again, he sounded determined to bounce back following his second straight defeat. “Unfortunately, I didn’t come out with the win,” Woodley said during the UFC post-fight show. “I’m still going to hold my head high and I’m going to come back cause I’m a champion.” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Weekly Grind: Francis Ngannou tests his speed against boxer Ryan Garcia https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21274632/the-weekly-grind-francis-ngannou-tests-his-speed-against-boxer-ryan-garcia https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/5/31/21274632/the-weekly-grind-francis-ngannou-tests-his-speed-against-boxer-ryan-garcia Sun, 31 May 2020 17:00:00 UTC MMA Fighting Newswire at MMA Fighting - All Posts Francis Ngannou and Ryan Garcia | Twitter, @Francis_Ngannou What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis, and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of “The Weekly Grind.” Heavyweight power with lightweight speed https://t.co/L0fQn4mV6l pic.twitter.com/Z7XF527X4O— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) May 30, 2020 What do you think about our combination: My power and @KingRyanG speed ?? pic.twitter.com/9TatRkzhYq— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) May 30, 2020 View this post on Instagram I’m still getting a lot of requests for #homeworkout ideas. Here is one I filmed while in #quarantine - I had a 20lb weighted vest on but it will be just as effective without one. No excuses here...this workout is equipment free. All you need is your body, a little space and enough gumption to get after it. - Frog burpees x 10 180 plank toe touches x 10 —4 sets— —1 min rest— - Focus on control and balance on the 180 plank toe touches. You’ll have a tendency to flip fast and lose control. But the time under tension of each rep being performed slowly will build shoulder and core. - Stay dangerous. - See you at the top! - : @alitomineek A post shared by Michael Chandler (@mikechandlermma) on May 29, 2020 at 5:43am PDT View this post on Instagram My beautiful Sissy A post shared by Rachael Ostovich (@rachaelostovich) on May 28, 2020 at 7:50pm PDT View this post on Instagram HAPPY and SMILE . . . . . . #BeYou #LetsDoThis #BeHappy #SmileandBelieve #Jag +) A post shared by Jessica “Jag” Aguilar (@jagatt) on May 28, 2020 at 4:53pm PDT View this post on Instagram “When you focus on the good, the good gets better.” Still unpacking , but so grateful for all this progress I’m making in my striking! A post shared by PEARL GONZALEZ (@pearlgonzalez) on May 28, 2020 at 12:04pm PDT View this post on Instagram TEAM GILBERT BURNS A post shared by Vicente Luque (@luquevicente) on May 28, 2020 at 5:16pm PDT View this post on Instagram #TijuanaKiller #BodyCoreHomeGym #TeamAssassinBaby #entramfamily #BodyCore #driftcortesboxingteam #Iridiumsports #EverlastMexico #EverlastUSA #Abamtranslations #CorridosParaPeleadores #LaceNLoop #KarlasKombucha #CatorceBrand #GuardPro #SublimeCBD !! A post shared by Brandon Moreno (@theassassinbaby) on May 28, 2020 at 4:50pm PDT View this post on Instagram Huge Thankyou to coach @sayifsaud and the team for opening his doors this week and the time and knowledge we getting better over here ... can’t wait to get back to work June 20th A post shared by Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) on May 28, 2020 at 8:10pm PDT View this post on Instagram Teamwork makes the dream work ⛰ #June20 #Rocknado #TeamRocky #TeamTiny #UFC #MMA A post shared by Tecia Torres (@teciatorres) on May 28, 2020 at 11:30am PDT View this post on Instagram Baby Fluffy not so little anymore! 7 months old, 80+ pounds of puppy. Few more days til we leave you with doggie cousins for a week of fun! #canecorso #puppy #lilshitsometimesthough #dogmom #fluffy #cuddlebuddy #cuddleking ... ... ... #UFC250 #andNEW #mma #feenom #orlandoathletes #canadiangirl #floridagirls #bjj #kickboxing #tkd #wmma #theotherside #thejunglemma #combatcorner @combatcrnr #playwithimpact #impactmouthguards #reebok #fight #tothetopneverstop #ufc #invictafc #employUrabilities #puresourcecbd A post shared by Felicia "The FeeNom" Spencer (@feenom479) on May 28, 2020 at 8:19pm PDT View this post on Instagram I miss wearing suits What are you picking? 1 or 2?? #fashion #fashionstyle #fashionfriday A post shared by Francis Ngannou (@francisngannou) on May 29, 2020 at 11:57am PDT View this post on Instagram Holiday Celebrate Holiday Celebrate been playing this all morning ..time to take a quick few days away @bmfranch ..I think @bigwoodmma702 is already wishing he left us at home ❤️ #teamwood A post shared by Joanne CalderWOOD (@badmofo_jojo) on May 28, 2020 at 12:22pm PDT View this post on Instagram Fight week after fight week my girl athena is my biggest supporter. This was in Canada for fight week . I am thankful for Endless cuddles, love and support. I truly couldn’t ask for a better dog. Except when she is toy crazy and I want to rest now lets not forget my little boy DIego however he is wild child he holds down the fort while we take care of business. Do you have a dog ? If so what kind and their name ?? . . #flashbackfriday #shihtzu #dog #doggy #lasvegas #ufc #jessicaeye #mma #dogmom #athena #blackdog #evil #evileye #canada A post shared by Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) on May 29, 2020 at 8:10am PDT View this post on Instagram 3 mile run followed by pushups & explosion long jumps. Honestly felt so good to get out in the sun with my family and soak up the beautiful PNW. #activeliving #healthy #doyourbest #workout #pnw #fitness #livingthedream #longjump #explosion #getmoving A post shared by Demetrious Johnson (@mighty) on May 27, 2020 at 12:29pm PDT View this post on Instagram Making these boys tough! Cattle work today L7 A post shared by Ryan Bader (@ryanbader) on May 27, 2020 at 5:00pm PDT View this post on Instagram Had to show some love to this super cool piece! Thank you @summerhazechristensen for showing the beauty of the human body! #espn #bodyissue A post shared by Michelle Waterson (@karatehottiemma) on May 29, 2020 at 12:14pm PDT View this post on Instagram S�bado tamb�m � dia de treino ✅ @marrimoraiis @japa_mma A post shared by Jessica Andrade “Bate Estaca” (@jessicammapro) on May 30, 2020 at 8:17am PDT View this post on Instagram Happy Birthday to my wife and soon to be baby mama. I love you Mandy and hope you have an amazing day. A post shared by Nina Ann Nunes (@ninaansaroff) on May 30, 2020 at 7:48am PDT View this post on Instagram Here is a picture of me when i used to fit in that dress. *sighhhhh* . Good times. #jamaica . @shihandevon A post shared by Heather Hardy (@heathertheheat) on May 30, 2020 at 8:28am PDT View this post on Instagram The Brady Bunch! • #UFC250 #FunkGotNext #TheBradyBunch #Vegas A post shared by Aljamain Sterling (@funkmastermma) on May 29, 2020 at 3:34pm PDT View this post on Instagram Saturday Stretch with @dojocruz #DominickCruz #DomCruz #TeamCruz #CruzAlliance #CruzControl #UnlockingVictory #ESPN #ESPNMMA #UFC #BehindTheCamera Snapchat | DomCruz619 Twitter | @DominickCruz Web | Shop.DominickCruzMMA.com A post shared by Dominick Cruz (@dominickcruz) on May 30, 2020 at 8:23am PDT View this post on Instagram Fun AM ride with the crew Photo: @gustavo11lopez A post shared by Dan “50k” Ige (@dynamitedan808) on May 30, 2020 at 8:55am PDT View this post on Instagram Puro sumo da banana ouro A post shared by Junior Cigano Dos Santos ️➕ (@juniorcigano) on May 30, 2020 at 1:05pm PDT View this post on Instagram Don’t forget chest day everybody A post shared by Super Sage Northcutt (@supersagenorthcutt) on May 30, 2020 at 11:41am PDT View this post on Instagram The love of my life. @austinv170mma A post shared by Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant) on May 30, 2020 at 1:07pm PDT View this post on Instagram всегда хотела себе накачанные руки A post shared by Maryna Moroz (@maryna_moroz_ufc) on May 29, 2020 at 9:04am PDT View this post on Instagram Then there is DD aka Diego aka duh duh aka super duh... I have two dogs. How many animals do you have ? . . . #jessicaeye #mma #ufc #diego #shihtzu A post shared by Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) on May 29, 2020 at 2:06pm PDT View this post on Instagram Thank you @bmchiroabq for your awesome work on me before training and for telling the truth on who is the star patient between me and @bigwoodmma702 #teamwood A post shared by Joanne CalderWOOD (@badmofo_jojo) on May 29, 2020 at 9:53pm PDT View this post on Instagram Decrease the distractions, decrease the BS, increase your own ability to focus and win. Another awesome workout @selwadymma put us thru this morning #june20 #onamission @inertiawave @in_andout_burger A post shared by Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) on May 29, 2020 at 1:59pm PDT View this post on Instagram Did I jump? A post shared by N I C C O R A E (@nrmontano) on May 30, 2020 at 12:40pm PDT View this post on Instagram ⛅ ⁣ " ' , ."⁣ - ⁣ ⁣ *shot on my @googlepixel 4 #teampixel * A post shared by Angela Lee Pucci (@angelaleemma) on May 30, 2020 at 4:18pm PDT View this post on Instagram Who else remembers these days?? #payphone #throwback #hawaii A post shared by Raquel Pennington (@raquel_pennington) on May 30, 2020 at 1:01pm PDT View this post on Instagram Every flower can only bloom once, every life can only burn once! Every best day is today. Every day full of expectation is tomorrow. Goodbye, may; Rise, June 每一朵鲜花只能盛开一次,每一个生命只能燃烧一回!每一个最美好的日子就是今天,每一个充满期待的日子,就是明天。再见,五月、奋起,六月#mma#ufcmwmma#mmatraining #mmafighter #mmagirls #mmaworkout #mmaworld #mmafights #ufcfightnight #ufcfights #ufcfighter #ufcfightpass #ufcgirl @rubenpayanjr @suckerpunchent @secretofathleticism @pedrojordaobjj @john_yodpetch @cai8005457 A post shared by Weili Zhang 张伟丽 (@zhangweilimma) on May 30, 2020 at 3:50pm PDT View this post on Instagram Chilling with the homies on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. A post shared by Henry Cejudo (@henry_cejudo) on May 30, 2020 at 5:48pm PDT http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Evander Holyfield vs. Hasim Rahman http://www.boxing.com/hasim_rahman_vs_evander_holyfield.html http://www.boxing.com/hasim_rahman_vs_evander_holyfield.html Sun, 31 May 2020 13:00:01 UTC admin@boxing.com at Boxing News On June 1, 2002 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, former WBC/WBA/IBF heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, from Atmore, Alabama, fought former WBC/IBF heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, from Baltimore, Maryland, in a WBA heavyweight title… http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Israel Vazquez vs. Armando Guerrero http://www.boxing.com/israel_vazquez_vs_armando_guerrero.html http://www.boxing.com/israel_vazquez_vs_armando_guerrero.html Sat, 30 May 2020 13:00:01 UTC admin@boxing.com at Boxing News On May 31, 2005 at Ho Chunk Sports Center in Lynwood, Illinois, United States IBF super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez, from Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, defended his title against Armando Guerrero, from Austin, Texas. Vazquez was 37-3 coming… http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/