Latest MMA News (Week 1 March 2019)

Latest MMA news

Jon Jones, among ten others, to sit out for potentially six months

Jon Jones overcame Anthony Smith at UFC 235 and defended his light heavyweight championship, but it came at a cost. Jones will be potentially out for about six months due to the aftermath of the injuries sustained during the match. The Nevada Athletic Commission released the medical reports which confirmed ten fighters to sit out for medical suspension.

As per the official report, Jon Jones who defended his title against Anthony Smith via undivided decision, will be forced for a medical suspension of 180 days as per an injury incurred on his left foot. The other MMA fighters who received medical suspensions include, Anthony Smith for nose and ribs, Tyron Woodley for right thumb, Pedro Munhoz for right hand, Tecia Torres for right ankle and foot, Johnny Walker for left shoulder, Zabit Magomedsharipov for left foot, Hannah Cifers for left forearm, Macy Chiasson for left hand and Gina Mazany for nose and left hand.

 

 

Cody Garbrandt releases statement after his UFC 235 loss

Cody Garbrandt suffered his third consecutive loss at UFC 235 on Saturday. The former UFC champ seems to be having an awful time in the octagon. Garbrandt, a former bantam weight champion lost to Pedro Munhoz via knock out. This was also his third knock out in as many fights. His last two losses came against arch rival T.J. Dillashaw, which also resulted in a knock out of Cody Garbrandt.

The UFC star took to Instagram to post his thoughts on his recent string of losses. He posted with a picture of himself with the phrase “Kill or be killed that’s how shit goes”. His last three losses were strikingly similar, with No Love standing in the pocket with his hands in the air. The 27-year-oldstarted off his MMA career well with 11 straight wins, but the recent turn of events has been very unfortunate for the fighter, who is looking to get back to winning ways.

 

 

Jose Aldo set for bout against Alexander Volkanovski

The upcoming UFC 237 pay-per-view at Rio de Janerio, will witness Jose Aldo going head to head with Alexander Volkanovski. Jose ‘Scarface’ Aldo is back on winning track after enduring two stoppage time defeats to current feather weight champion Max Holloway. He picked up his second consecutive victory recently over Jeremy Stephens. With two back to back knock out wins, Aldo looks to be in a menacing form.

Alexander Volkanovski, on the other hand has also been in great form with six straight wins and has become a hot property in UFC. The Australian recently knocked out Chad Mendes, after which Mendes announced his retirement. UFC 237 is scheduled to take place on the 11th of May at the Jeunesse Arena in Brazil.