Anderson Silva. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.
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— The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced on Monday that all 13 fighters tested following UFC 126 were negative for performance-enhancing substances and drugs of abuse. Those tested included Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone, Chad Mendes, Paul Taylor, DaMarques Johnson, Mike Pierce and Kyle Kingsbury. [MMAJunkie.com]
— A bantamweight bout between former title contender Scott Jorgensen and Ken Stone has reportedly been signed for the TUF 13 Finale on June 4 in Las Vegas. Jorgensen recently fell to UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz via a five-round unanimous decision in December while Stone fell in his Zuffa debut to former champion Eddie Wineland at the same event. [Heavy.com]
From KOTC 15: Bad Intentions in June 2002, here’s Joe Stevenson going up against fellow eventual “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Jeremy Jackson for the vacant King of the Cage welterweight title.
Jeremy Jackson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Jeremy Jackson, a two-time veteran of the UFC and a controversial cast member of the fourth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, was reportedly arrested last week on multiple charges, which include rape, assault, kidnapping, and burglary among others.
The news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, who have confirmed Jackson’s arrest with officials from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in California. His inmate page via the department’s official website can be found here. (Did anyone else know Jackson was only 26?)
Jackson is currently being held behind bars at the Todd Road Jail with bail set at $1 million. He is scheduled to appear in front of a judge on July 16th and will enter his plea at that time. The police department has yet to officially comment on the arrest nor release any details regarding Jackson’s actions.
The total list of charges facing Jackson includes two counts of forcible rape, kidnapping to commit another crime, first-degree residential burglary, assault with a firearm, dissuading a witness by force or threat, and criminal threats. MMA Junkie also reports that Jackson was charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of sex crimes after his arrest as well.
Jackson was defeated both times in his UFC bouts, suffering submission losses to Nick Diaz and Pete Spratt respectively. He most recently competed at a Total Combat event last March, defeating Hector Carrilo by TKO in the first round.