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CNN: "In UFC fight, mixed martial arts and brain science collide"

CNN takes a look at the kick that got everyone talking about Anderson Silva. CNN had video available earlier in the week showing the kick. This article talks about the saftey of MMA and also talks to Vitor. Pretty good and fair article on MMA from a major news outlet.

Shogun says Rampage Ducked Him, Jones was Second Option

With Rashad Evans injured, Jon Jones earned a shot at the light heavyweight title against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, but the young talented fighter wasn’t UFC’s first option to replace Evans. According to the champion to TATAME TV, Rampage was offered the shot. "The UFC thought in other alternatives, but it didn’t worked out. For some reason he (Jackson) didn’t accepted it", Shogun said, talking about his upcoming fight against Jon Jones. "I’ll have to change my training because he’s a lot different from Rashad, much taller, and it’ll be a great challenge. He’s been surprising everybody in the UFC, defeated everybody with ease, and it’ll be a tough fight for me", he stated.

Mario Yamasaki Surprised with Anderson’s KO over Belfort

How did it feel to watch so closely one of the most expected fights in all history? To me it was wonderful, great, not only because of the repercussion the fight had in Brazil, but around the world. The whole world was expecting this fight. Vitor was one of the last hopes to defeat Anderson, and you saw what happened... Were you surprised with a knockout on the first round? Did you think it’d last longer? Of course. Until that moment Vitor was winning the fight, he had attacked and taken Anderson down. I thought it’d be an interesting fight, but the kick Anderson did caught everybody by surprise, including Vitor. UFC’s coming to Rio in August. Do you hope to be invited to judge some bout? I’m cheering for them to call me for UFC Rio, and I think they will. It’d be stupid if they didn’t (laughs). The whole world is waiting for this event to happen.

Zelaznik labels Jon Jones 'MMA fighter 3.0'

Jon Jones has been hailed as the new generation of fighter by Marshall Zelaznik, who cannot wait to see the light-heavyweight take on Ryan Bader at UFC 126. "I remember watching Jon Jones toss Stephen Bonnar around the Octagon and I turned to my son and said 'my God, look at this guy'," Zelaznik told ESPN. "Jones is like the MMA fighter 3.0. "If 1.0 was the Chuck Liddell era, and GSP was the 2.0, Jon Jones might be fighter 3.0. His strength, his technique, his enthusiasm... this guy needs to be watched. Not only that, he makes it his priority to improve. Often you see talent like that go to waste. Not Jon Jones. "This fight, if it was boxing, they wouldn't be meeting for another five years," said Zelaznik. "You would keep them on separate paths, you would build their records and feed them opponents. But we're going to see where the cream rises."

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