For years, PRIDE Fighting Championships was the biggest MMA organization in Japan. Building its popularity off of tournaments, open-weight “freak show” fights, and some of the biggest names in MMA putting on exciting shows for their fans from all over the world. Just as with the UFC today, for years, if you didn’t fight in PRIDE, you didn’t get any recognition.
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Three years ago the average age of the UFC Champions was over 31. Now, three years later, the average age of UFC Champions is 27. It is proof positive that we are in the midst of a recycling of talent in our sport. Jon Jones and Jose Aldo lead the way being 23 year old champions. The only title holder over 30 is Anderson Silva. The MMA times, they are a changing.
Remember Yo! MTV Raps with Doctor Dre, Ed Lover and Fab Five Freddy? Well Ed Lover is doing YouTube Video’s titles “C’Mon Son” and last week he did a special edition video on UFC 128 and the Form Athletics fighters, Jon Jones, Urijah Faber and Anthony Pettis.
This weeks episode of This Week in Combat Sports recaps last weekends UFC 128 along with a look ahead at Saturdays UFN 24.
As the dust begins to settle from this weekend and we begin to look forward to UFC Fight Night 24, let’s take one last glance back at UFC 128. Through a night full of great fights, some things always stand out more than others; some good and some bad. Let’s take a look at some highs and some lows from Saturdays UFC 128.
Unless you’ve been under a rock since Saturdays UFC 128 you’ve heard the name of the newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Jon “Bones” Jones (13-1) had an action packed day this past Saturday, March 19th, the day of UFC 128 when he faced Mauricio Rua (19-5) for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship title. The day began with Jones and his coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, stopping a robbery attempt by catching the thief, turning him over to police and recovering the stolen property.