PRO MMA Radio interview – Jon Jones

New UFC fighter Jon Jones (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) stopped by Pro MMA Radio to talk with host Larry Pepe about his new found fame, his victory over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94, and how he incorporates his wrestling backround into his MMA game.

Here are some highlights of their discussion:

Jon Jones is a Jr. College wrestling national champion, is undefeated in MMA, and is fresh off his victory over tough UFC veteran Stephan Bonnar (11-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and oh yeah, he is only 21.

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UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon in position for title run

Do you realize in all eighteen of Joe Lauzon’s victories he has never been to a decision? That is an amazing statistic. It is a statistic that places ‘J-Lau’ in position to fight the elite fighters of the UFC Lightweight Division and could very well culminate in a title shot against his former coach and friend, B.J. Penn. PRO MMA (promma.info) received this press release today from Joe Lauzon’s management that talks about this possibility.

E. BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (February 16, 2009) – Tattoo-less Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon, coming off his impressive win against Jeremy Stephens, headlining the February 7th “UFC Fight Night 17” in Tampa, has positioned himself for a future UFC title run in the highly competitive lightweight division.

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UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON takes place on Feb. 21 in London

UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON takes place this Saturday, February 21, 2009 at The O2 Arena in London, England and will be broadcast for free on Spike TV. The main event features Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez (19-2) making his lightweight debut against Joe “Daddy” Stevenson (29-9). Former WEC middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen (21-9-1), will be … Read more

BJ Penn says, “I wouldn’t mind seeing Lyoto knock Rashad Evans the F out”

Wednesday at 3pm PT / 5pm ET BJ Penn was a guest on a new BJPenn.com radio show that will be airing weekly on his website. It was the first interview the UFC Lightweight Champion has given since losing a Welterweight Title Fight to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94.

Although BJPenn.com does host the radio show they did not take it easy on the Hawaiian with the questions. BJ seemed honest in his assessment of what happened during the fight and admitted he got his “ass kicked.” He also revealed that he has not seen the fight yet and could not really remember anything past the second round and may have suffered a concussion.

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Cutman, ‘Stitch’ Duran talks Vaseline

Legendary boxing / MMA cutman, Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran talks with Gary Alexander from Fighter’s Only about the greasing incident with Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94. At the conclusion of the video, ‘Stitch’ gives a demonstration of just how much grease is left on a cutman’s hand after wiping it on the fighter’s face and … Read more

Karo Parisyan tests positive for painkillers following UFC 94

On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed UFC welterweight, Karo Parisyan, tested positive for pain killers following his UFC 94 split decision victory against Dong Hyun Kim. The report stated that unacceptable levels of Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone and Oxymorphone were all found in Parisyan’s system.

Parisyan will most likely be called before the commission and could face both a fine and a suspension. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer also indicated the potential for Parisyan’s win over Kim to be ruled a no contest. No hearing date has been set as of now.

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VASELINE-GATE – an in-depth investigation

Someone has taken a lot of time and effort to put together these videos of the “VASELINE-GATE” story. You may not agree with everything shown or you may feel there is a bit of bias to the videos but they are interesting nonetheless.
PART 1

Parts 2 & 3 after the jump…

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UFC implements new rules for cutmen and corners

Kru Phill Nurse is the Vaseline Master

We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) told you about the controversy surrounding UFC 94’s main event and Georges St. Pierre’s corner-man, Kru Phil Nurse, putting Vaseline on his back.

If you have been away from the Internet this past week then you have missed the fallout from that incident with the message boards, airwaves, and chat rooms filled with talk of grease, pre-fight oil baths, and rematches. The story continues to unfold as now the UFC has gotten involved and decided to implement some changes to the rules regarding a fighter’s corner while a bout is in progress.

According to new reports, the UFC has banned all corner-men from handling Vaseline used in between rounds to treat and prevent cuts on the fighters. Instead, the UFC will provide one cut man for each corner during the fight and the handling of the Vaseline will be his job. A maximum of two people are allowed to be inside the Octagon in a fighter’s corner between rounds (including the cut man).

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Trigg weighs in on GSP vs Penn & Vaseline-gate

Our buddy Frank Trigg is back with a follow up to the GSP vs B.J. Penn fight and his take on Vaseline-gate. Trigg brings a great perspective to the issue from his commentary background as well as having fought GSP. Hello to GG in the background. Please like & share: