1. Jon Jones' Coach Mike Winkeljohn: Rashad Evans Could Have Knocked out Jones

    I recently sat down with coach Mike Winkeljohn in his office in Albuquerque, N.M. “Wink” gave his impressions on Travis Browne ’s and Jon Jones ’ performances ...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about over 2 years ago 9,261 reads 11 comments

  2. UFC 145: Travis Browne on Chad Griggs: 'Shaving the Chops Could Throw Me Off'

    The quiet Hawaiian spoke to Bleacher Report recently on a variety of topics related to his upcoming fight against Chad Griggs at UFC 145 on April 21 in Atlanta...

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  3. UFC 145: Jon Jones on Water, Spies, His Book of Moves, Rashad's Top Game, JDS

    Bleacher Report recently sat down with UFC light-heavyweight Champion Jon Jones in his coach Mike Winkeljohn's office, at the Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA camp in Albuquerque, NM...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about over 2 years ago 5,248 reads 6 comments

  4. Jon Jones' Coach Mike Winkeljohn: 'Rashad Threw Greg Jackson Under the Bus'

    Coach Mike Winkeljohn’s office is a busy place. I sat down with him there recently inside the Jackson/Winkeljohn MMA Academy in Albuquerque...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about over 2 years ago 5,816 reads 6 comments

  5. UFC 144 Fight Card Betting Odds: Will the Brazilian Effect Work in Japan?

    At the two recent UFC events in Brazil, the cards were mostly stacked to pit Brazilians against foreigners. On each card, only one non-Brazilian was able to buck the hometown crowd and beat the local favorite...

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  6. Michelle Waterson Scores Brilliant First-Round Sub in Return

    Nine months before giving birth to her daughter, Michelle "The Karate Hottie" Waterson was earning her living by beating people up in the cage...

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  7. Diego Sanchez Talks Jake Ellenberger, Carlos Condit, His Very Hard Head

    Let’s be honest, most people don’t stay up at night counting the days until they get to go to Omaha, Neb...

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  8. UFC 141: Efrain Escudero Plays Tragic Hero to Jacob Volkmann's Awkward Villain

    Where I come from, if a fight ends with you trapping your helpless opponent’s face between your sweaty butt cheeks, you've done enough to win...

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  9. The New Yorker Is Clueless About MMA, and That's Okay

    The December 19th issue of The New Yorker —that supposed bastion of journalistic meticulousness—managed to squeeze three errors about MMA , plus a few half-truths, into a single sentence...

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  10. Michelle "The Karate Hottie" Waterson on Motherhood, Ronda Rousey, Next Fight

    Michelle Waterson is no stranger to the realities of selling women’s fights. If she didn’t think her looks would be of service in that department, she might not have chosen “The Karate Hottie” as her nickname...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about almost 3 years ago 2,739 reads 0 comments

  11. UFC 137: Cheick Kongo Talks Matt Mitrione, Playing Possom vs Pat Barry, and Food

    During UFC 135 in Denver, Bleacher Report ran into Cheick Kongo at the media buffet. The likeable French striker was kind enough to share some thoughts on a range of topics from Matt Mitrione to foie gras...

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  12. UFC 136: Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn Banter: Brian Stann, Jon Jones

    If coaching one of the most talented and accomplished stables of MMA fighters ever gets old, Mike Winkeljohn and Greg Jackson have a decent shot, if they should choose, at being ...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about almost 3 years ago 833 reads 1 comments

  13. UFC 135 In the Mirror: Jon Jones, the Rest of the World and Other Reflections

    Keeping up with Jones About 10 days before his title defense against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Jon Jones told me he believed Rashad Evans would be his toughest test in the light heavyweight division...

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  14. UFC 135 Jon Jones Pre-Fight Supper: Jones' Water Runs Deep

    Olive Garden; Lakewood, CO. Not long after the UFC 135 weigh-in in Denver, Jon Jones and his entourage (and assorted media hangers on) repaired to an Olive Garden near the hotel...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about almost 3 years ago 7,729 reads 4 comments

  15. UFC 135 Video: Jon Jones Discovers Secret to Feeling Better, Having More Energy

    Bleacher Report learned from someone close to the situation that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been juicing ahead of his first title defense, against Quinton Jackson at UFC 135 this Saturday...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about almost 3 years ago 8,843 reads 5 comments

  16. UFC 135: Mike Winkeljohn Talks Jon Jones, Carlos Condit and More with B/R

    Most MMA trainers seem content to lurk in the shadows while their fighters get the attention, but few are so adept at slipping the spotlight as striking coach Mike Winkeljohn of Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about almost 3 years ago 1,155 reads 1 comments

  17. UFC 137: Coach Greg Jackson Tells B/R How He Really Feels About Condit vs. GSP

    Albuquerque, NM—Coach Greg Jackson has earned a likeness in the MMA community to a certain diminutive trainer of Jedi masters. The comparison is unsought, but his office, a well-worn guru cave, certainly plays the part...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about 3 years ago 4,216 reads 10 comments

  18. UFC 134 Results: For Big Nog & Forrest, Why Retirement May Be a Smart Option

    Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira should both consider retiring. Look, I’m not trying to tell anyone what to do—especially guys who could squash me as easily as I hit the snooze button in the morning...

    Ari LeVaux Written by Ari LeVaux about 3 years ago 1,264 reads 5 comments

  19. UFC 132 Reality Check: Dominick Cruz, Wanderlei Silva & the Slippery Hard Truth

    One’s perception of reality, or lack thereof, can make the difference between success and failure at any endeavor, be it playing stocks, knitting a sweater or trading bungalows in the center of a cage...

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  20. Donald Cerrone Talks to B/R About Mac Danzig, Women's MMA and Fighting Teammates

    After the April 9 Jackson's MMA Series IV fight card in Albuquerque, N.M., Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone spoke to Bleacher Report about a variety of topics...

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  21. B/R Exclusive Video: Grandmother Beckie Lobb Prepares for MMA Debut

    Beckie Lobb isn't the type of woman that typically comes to mind when you say the word "grandmother." For one, she's hot, looking very few of her 40 years...

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  22. MMA: Cage-Fightin' Grandma To Make Debut

    Beckie Lobb is a grandmother, a leukemia researcher, certified counselor and a devout Christian. On April 9 at the Hard Rock Café in Albuquerque, NM, she plans to add “cage fighter” to her resume...

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  23. Anthony Pettis and Erik Koch: Of Bros and Foes

    Anthony Pettis and Erik Koch are roommates training partners at Roufusport Martial Arts Academy in Milwaukee, Wis...

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  24. UFC 128 Post-Fight Video: Nate Marquardt

    Taking fights on short notice is often a risky move. Fighters have little time to do their homework and develop a game plan for their opponent...

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  25. UFC 128 Results: B/R Goes Backstage With Jon Jones' Head Coaches

    The men behind the magic that Jon Jones displayed in the cage, mastermind Coaches Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, share some insights from the comfort of their hotel room post UFC 128 ...

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