UFC 235: Jon Jones saved by act of sportsmanship | Anthony Smith

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The rest of the card offers an intriguing matchup between former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and undefeated wrestling powerhouse Ben Askren. "Ruthless", as he's known in the MMA world, is one of the greatest welterweights of all-time and truly one of the most legendary warriors in the UFC history. This will be Lawler's first fight since a December 2017 bout with dos Anjos, a fight in which he tore his ACL. He is on a three-fight win streak, two of the wins being vicious first round knockouts. Will that be the case against Askren?

American Askren, 34, was slammed to the canvas and battered with heavy ground strikes as Lawler threatened to score an early stoppage win, but recovered admirably and locked up a bulldog choke to force the end of the contest. That's what Robbie wants.

Speaking to MMAFighting.com, Covington confirmed that he wanted to be released if he wasn't given the title fight next.

Instead, Smith took time to recover from the knee delivered by a standing Jones that connected to the side of his ear as he sat, allowing Jones's title reign to continue after referee Herb Dean docked him two points.

Now the spectacular striker faces wily grappler and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Cirkunov at UFC 235 this weekend looking to make it three spectacular wins in a row.

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In love with Wrestling, MMA, Football, and Sports of all types. And, now they can be seen on ESPN! Two championship title bouts and a rousing UFC debut will comprise the star-studded main cards. Although the general consensus remains that Jones is one of the best fighters to ever step foot inside the octagon, his troubles with substance abuse and constant suspensions remain a powerful asterisk next to his accomplishments. And now he's set to face a hugely respected longtime contender in a fight that, if he's successful, could propel him into a title shot.

Jeremy Stephens is nothing to sneeze at. Why you making these boring ass fights? "I just don't think he would put me in a position where someone else starts with a head start". Keep this fight on free television for casual fans to watch.

"I don't understand the science behind it, but (Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director) Bob Bennett has been doing this for a long time", Smith said when asked about the positive tests revealed this week. I was a wrestler and thought I was okay, but I had to learn to grapple and discover the intricacies of jiu-jitsu and kickboxing. "But when it comes to mixing this (stuff) up, I'm the best in the world right now".

I can't wait for tonight! "No one has entertained any idea of switching the contract for any super fights, so, we're just kind of stuck at this spot here fighting at light heavyweight". I hope everyone enjoys the fights. I feel like I have the second half of my career, and the question is, what are you going to do with this second half of your career?

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