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UFC hero Jones battered, bloody; Gustafsson can’t take title

By TED SILLANPAA UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones took a brutal beating from Sweden’s Alexander Gustaffson and had blood streaming down his face, but still came away with a controversial win by decision in their title bout on Saturday night. The judges scored it for Jones 48- 47, 48-47, 49-46. The majority of the capacity crowd booed the decision and booed again after UFC analyst Joe Rogan interviewed Jones following the fight. Jones called it “My toughest fight… Read More »

‘The Ultimate Fighter’ intriguing primer for MMA newcomers

By TED SILLANPAA @tedsillanpa on Twitter (Spoiler alert: Results from Collin Hart’s Tuesday fight appear on SB Nation here. ) —— If you’re interested in figuring out what all the fuss over mixed martial arts fighting is about, check out the UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” on FX Tuesday nights (or when the new episode is rebroadcast at various times throughout the week.) Santa Rosa’s Collin Hart, 23, fights 31-year-old Kevin Casey this week. Based on reactions from the series fighters… Read More »