That's understandable in a biography though a bit disappointing in a book that promises a "360-degree view" of the UFC. Whatever you think of the man who made the card happen, it is okay to love the fact that the juiciest sports event since the shutdown is about to go ahead. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 19, 2018. Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2014, I occasionally see UFC fights as I flip thru channels but never stopped on that Channel. “Anticipation,” long-time UFC fan Matt Nguyen told me. Derrick Lewis provided highlights in both his record-setting victory and in his post-fight interview on Saturday night. Because of the confidential nature of the program, the only notice the NHL gives is that the player has taken a leave of absence. Another close loss against a surging veteran who was going to beat nearly every welterweight in the world that night. If that includes getting him drug and alcohol help or some other therapy, that should be the highest priority of Jones’ management team. This weekend, he's going to get that, and more, as "Fight Island" officially becomes a reality. The Woodley fight was particularly impressive. Change can be good or bad. He was sentenced to 18 months’ probation. Much more to Bruce Buffer than I ever knew! : The Making of MMA and Its Ultimate Referee (Spirit of the River Series). Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. The UFC's incredible growth into mainstream entertainment—and the breakthrough multiyear contract with FOX Sports—is 100 percent due to the awesome business and marketing efforts of Dana White and Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. And I hope it feels that way to the fans as well! “I’m not ready for it,” Jones said of sobriety. However, since Jones is an independent contractor and not an employee of the UFC, it’s unknown what type of help is available to him without him dipping into his bank account. Q. “The big sacrifice was moving to Montreal,” he said. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. In December 2018, Jones admitted he was not sober. But I have no regrets. What works best for me is to feed off the energy of the crowd as they react to seeing their UFC warriors enter the Octagon, and to seeing me when I begin announcing. Because of my history in the organization, I’m actually one of the few people who got an inside view of those dark years before they took over, and of how they made that turnaround happen—and, in fact, that’s one of the things I write about in It’s Time! Stiple Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 on Saturday, retaining his UFC heavyweight belt via unanimous decision. An NFL player can enter the intervention program in one of three ways - a positive test result, behavioral or self-referral. How he got involved with the UFC and the behind the scenes stories were very entertaining as well. His decision defeat to Robbie Lawler in November of last year? It's Time! Follow the rise of Jan Blachowicz as he made his way through the ranks to a light heavyweight title shot against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253. There was a problem loading your book clubs. We met only because I kept seeing him on TV and wondering why we had the same last name! So scared for my family…Everything’s been going bad. How do you prepare for that, and how do the fighters react? NFL players are employees and as such, the NFL can put players into the program for past behavior. Do you see any similarities between playing poker and fighting in the Octagon? Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Masvidal is playing up the attention, jetting on in wearing an outlandish pink robe and even grabbing a slice of pizza when the plane touched down in Rome to refuel. “After every fight there’s a change,” he said. Q. “Anticipation,” long-time UFC fan Matt Nguyen told me. Bloody Elbow reached out to the UFC to see if it has a program to help UFC fighters in need. What it tells us about the UFC we could mostly read elsewhere except for a few tame anecdotes. “I want to fight on the beach,” Holloway said, this week. (And that I had to play the greatest poker hand of my life to get my shot at becoming its announcer! This book is absolutely amazing!!! And then history happened. In honor of Khamzat Chimaev's 10 day turnaround for his fight against Gerald Meerschaert at UFC Vegas, we look back at the Top 5 fastest turnarounds in UFC history. Read the full article . Jones reached a plea deal in that case. I was there! Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The self-referral is just that, self administration. And there is no umbrage to be taken with the card his matchmakers have formulated, among the most stacked in UFC history. The UFC often treats its independent contractors as employees (Reebok deal, USADA whereabouts, etc. “I love martial arts and that’s been an outlet for me for a long time, and I still really enjoy it,” he said. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The promotion stripped Jones of that title and suspended him in April 2015 for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident. Maybe, just maybe, that will be a turning point in the life of Jon Jones.