Aug 1, 2012 - Yesterday we literally posted
Tweets from UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones where he expressed
confusion and probably a shade of dismay at the possibility of facing either
Shogun Rua or Brandon Vera in a future title defense. Jones wasn't alone.
The rest of the MMA community expressed similar sentiment. UFC President Dana
White heard the complaints, so opened the door to a title shot for any of the
four light heavyweights at UFC on Fox 4 who win and impress the most. That's better,
although still far from perfect.
Speaking of Jones, his army of detractors were probably angry to find out the
New York resident won't face jail time for his DWI charges incurred back in May.
That isn't to say he got off scot free. I wouldn't want to take a breathalyzer
every time I needed to start my car. At a minimum that's incredibly
So, dive on into today's Morning Report. We've got top headlines, video of Ronda Rousey spilling the beans on TMZ, a Tyrone Spong trailer, John Alessio's candid Tweets and much more.
We remember you running from Demian Maia, recognizing his superiority over you. We
remember you being mercillessly beaten by Chael Sonnen in Oakland; we delighted
in your suffering. We watched you eke out controversial victories against Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami. We remember you ducking a Sonnen rematch,
until finally being forced to fight, then meekly resisting a takedown and laying
limply under the superior Sonnen.
And now? Now you're ducking Jon
Jones, a man just a scant 13 years younger than you, who for some reason
looks up to you and considers you a friend. Youre ducking Chris Weidman, who, when you do finally fight, you'll
undoubtedly have to resort to more silly, unheard-of finishing methods. Or just
knock him out quick with yet another preposterous fucking JAB.
The Seven see through you, Anderson Silva. We're online, raging against the
false greatness, transendence, creativity, longetivity, durability, and God-like
brilliance you've tricked tens of millions of people into falsely perceiving. We
demand that you fight Weidman, and after you luckily beat him, Jones, and after
you luckily beat him, JDS or Cain or Overeem. Anyone, really, who will finally
expose you for what you are: weak and ordinary and fallable and human. Just like
us, the H.A.T.E.R.S.