Jon Jones took a polygraph exam to prove he didn’t knowingly cheat

Jon Jones

Jon Jones felt it necessary to submit to a polygraph to try and prove his innocence. So this is where we are now MMA? This is clearly why we can’t have nice things. Jon Jones failed his drug test for his fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 214. He failed for the drug Turinabol and … Read moreJon Jones took a polygraph exam to prove he didn’t knowingly cheat

Jon Jones B Sample comes back positive ** Updated **

Jon Jones

This looks to be the start of a very dark road for Jones. We reported on Jon Jones initially failing his UFC 214 test back in August. Typically when a fighter fails a urine test, the B test is going to fail as well. It’s from the same sample, just a second container that can … Read moreJon Jones B Sample comes back positive ** Updated **

USADA notifies UFC of a possible in competition failure by Jon Jones

Jon Jones

Jones tested positive for Turinabol, the same drug that USADA flagged Frank Mir for per TMZ. You can’t make this up. Jon Jones is once again in hot water as it pertains to drug testing.  USADA notified the UFC of a potential failed in competition test for UFC 214. TMZ reported he was flagged for … Read moreUSADA notifies UFC of a possible in competition failure by Jon Jones

Tyron Woodley Presents – Champ Life UFC 214, Episode 2

Champ Life

UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley is back, with Episode 2 of Champ Life UFC 214

Tyron Woodley produces perhaps the best videos of any fighter in MMA. He understands what the fans want to see, and his production values are top notch. Whoever works on these with him are doing an incredible job.  Here he presents Ep. 2 of the UFC 214 Edition of the Champ Life series.

The episode opens with Tyron in the locker room post-UFC 214, getting his shoulder treated. It came out after the fight, that he injured his shoulder during the first round of his fight with Demian Maia.  He was still able to stuff all 21 of Maia’s takedown effects, and cruise to a unanimous shutout decision victory.

The video then takes a week prior to the fight and opens in New York City were Tyron is making an appearance on Sirius Radio on Sway’s Universe show. He’s nervous because he’s going to rap on the show, and as he says, he’s not a rapper. He actually does a good job, and Din Thomas is on hand to give him props as well.

We see him get a midnight workout in, before flying to Los Angeles. Tyron goes through the press conference, and all the media he has to do before the fight. Finally it’s fight day. The remainder of the video takes place during fight day, and wraps him post-fight at the press conference.  Check it out.

Mixed Martial Arts – The agony and the ecstasy

The agony and the ecstasy

It’s been three days since UFC 214, and I’m still not entirely alright. It’s a very rare sport or field of play that gives you as definitive an answer as Mixed Martial Arts and the Octagon. That’s the fundamental difference between MMA and other sports. You don’t “play” at mixed martial arts. If you do, … Read moreMixed Martial Arts – The agony and the ecstasy

Sawa Says: Devon Sawa shares his picks for UFC 214

sawa says

Devon Sawa has been gone for awhile, making TV magic, but he’s back! We’d like to welcome Devon Sawa back to MikeSwick.com and wish him a happy return to his UFC picking as he presents Sawa Says, UFC 214 edition.  He was up in Vancouver making the new ABC series, Somewhere Between, which is fantastic … Read moreSawa Says: Devon Sawa shares his picks for UFC 214

Watch the UFC 214 Ceremonial Weigh-ins at 5 PM PST right here.

UFC 214 Ceremonial Weigh-ins

The fighters will once again step on the scales and face off.

This morning we gave you the weights from the UFC official weigh-in, and this afternoon we’ll show you the UFC 214 ceremonial weigh-ins. The fighters will pose, face-off and the fans and media can take pictures. The fans will their favorites and boo their villains.  We’ll have the video right here at 5 PM PST.

UFC 214, of course, is headlined by the perhaps the most anticipated rematch in UFC history, as Jon Jones will challenge Daniel Cormier.  Itt’s an absolute grudge match for the ages. It is going to be an amazing night of fights. There are three world title fights taking place, as well, as a can’t miss Welterweight title.  Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler will go toe to toe with what looks to be a fight of the year contender.

UFC 214 Official Weigh-in results, all title fights are official.

UFC 214 Official Weigh-ins

The six fighters competing in title matches, all made weight this morning. This morning was the UFC 214 Official Weigh-in. One of the biggest fights of the year has cleared a major hurdle as both Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones made weight for their Light Heavyweight title fight tomorrow night. Now, all we need to … Read moreUFC 214 Official Weigh-in results, all title fights are official.

Jon Jones and DC with a war of words at the Press Conference today

Press Conference

Jon Jones probably regrets calling DC a “Crackhead in a suite.”

As you might expect, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier wasted no time today in trading insults at the UFC 214 Press Conference. Daniel Cormier accused Jones of being on steroids, Jon Jones called DC fat. It was the same back and forth you have come to expect from them. They traded insults as they hopefully prepare to meet in the Octagon this Saturday night.

In this video produced by the UFC, they provide the highlights from the conference. My favorite exchange came when Cormier said Jones was finally off the steroids. He said that why he looked like a bum against OSP.  Jon Jones lifted his shirt, showing his eight-pack and commented on how DC looks like a junkie. He ended it with, “You look like a crackhead in a suit.”  Daniel Cormier didn’t miss a beat and responded, “I might LOOK like a crackhead in a suite, but I’ve never BEEN a crackhead in a suit, you have.”  It was a classic comeback and Jon Jones was temporarily silenced.

The UFC 214 Card can be seen here.

Listen to the UFC 214 Conference call with Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier

ufc 214 conference call

Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia, Cris Cyborg and Tonya Evinger were also on the call.

This afternoon was the UFC 214 conference call for members of the media. Reporters were able to call in and ask the fighters questions leading up to UFC 214 this Saturday night. The event features three world title fights, and the fighters were on hand to give their thoughts and answer specific questions ahead of the event.

UFC 214 features three world title fights, as well as the highly anticipated fight between Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler. That fight is on a shortlist for fight of the year candidates.

You can listen to the call in its entirety below.

The current UFC 214 card can be seen here.

Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones go back and forth while Stann mediates

Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones

DC and Jon Jones are ready to settle this once and for all.

Last night during UFC on FOX 25, Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones had a sit-down interview via satellite with Brian Stann. Cormier seemed pretty calm and collected while Jon Jones seemed agitated and on edge. When the interview ended, Jones immediately stood up and walked off set.

The two rivals have been signed to face each other five times and each time something kept them from meeting in the cage. Not to jinx anything, but we’re less than a week away at this point, and things are looking pretty good. It’s a fight for the ages, basically, if you’re a fan of the sport, it’s must-see TV.  Here’s their encounter.

For a look at the entire UFC 214 card, click here.

UFC on FOX 25 overnight ratings are worst in series history

UFC on FOX 25 overnight ratings

Seems as if people didn’t tune in, they missed some good stuff. The UFC has not been hitting home runs in the ratings as of late. The UFC on FOX 25 overnight ratings are in, and the’re low. It seems like 1.64 million people tuned in, which would signify the worst overnight ratings ever on … Read moreUFC on FOX 25 overnight ratings are worst in series history

UFC 213 Prelims score lowest rating of the year, at 657,000 viewers.

UFC 213 Prelims

The number is the lowest of the year and the lowest ever for an International Fight Week prelim. The UFC is looking to rebound from a show that was not just bitten, but crippled by the injury bug. Whether or not you consider Amanda Nunes’ stunning day of fight pull out an injury, the end … Read moreUFC 213 Prelims score lowest rating of the year, at 657,000 viewers.

New Jon Jones/Daniel Cormier UFC 214 Promo is on another level!

UFC 214 Promo

The UFC has outdone themselves with this new promo, it’s amazing!

During UFC 213, the UFC dropped a new UFC 214 Promo. It paints Jon Jones in a position of redemption and Daniel Cormier as a man waiting to fulfill his destiny. I was blown away when I saw it, and judging by the responses of people who saw it online, it’s a big hit. Here are a few comments from those who were impressed by it.

There were many, many more compliments, but you get the idea.

UFC 214 Card info here.

UFC 214 gets a THIRD title fight added to it’s already stacked card.

UFC 214

Demian Maia will finally get his opportunity at a championship. UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley was on UFC Tonight and broke some news. He reported that he would face Demian Maia on July 29th on a jam-packed UFC 214 card.  The event now features three championship contests.  Daniel Cormier meets Jon Jones, Tyron Woodley will … Read moreUFC 214 gets a THIRD title fight added to it’s already stacked card.