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Watch the Jon Jones UFC Fight Club Q&A at 3 PM ET on MMA on Tap

Check back here at 3 PM ET for the live UFC Fight Club Q&A featuring UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones. 

Now that we know Jones doesn't think Chael isn't that bad of a guy after all, how many Anderson Silva questions will he field?

Dana White UFC on Fox 5 Video Blog (Part 2)

Here is the latest installment for Dana White's UFC on Fox 5 video blog. This episode features stories from Chael Sonnen along with predictions from UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Carlos Condit.

The Daily Recap: TUF Tuesdays, Faber-Menjivar & More

Urijah Faber. Photo courtesy of UrijahFaber.com.

Despite reports of The Ultimate Fighter moving Wednesdays, it is now being reported that TUF will air on Tuesdays at 9 PM ET. The news comes from an advertisement in UFC 360 that indicates The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen will debut on Tues, January 22 at 9 PM on FX.

Speaking of TUF 17, Dana White threw up a picture of himself with Mike Tyson on Twitter while watching fights for the upcoming season.

Ivan Menjivar and Urijah Faber will settle some unfinished business at UFC 157 in Anahiem. The two bantamweights originally battled at TKO 24: Eruption and Menjivar was disqualified for kicking a downed opponent. [MMAWeekly]

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The Daily Recap: Injuries, TUF News & More

Eddie Yagin. Photo property of Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The injury bug continues to wreak havoc on the UFC as Eddie Yagan and Gray Maynard join Shane Carwin as the next group fighters to withdraw from upcoming bouts.

Yagan was forced to pull out of his fight with Dennis Siver after he was hospitalized with swelling around his brain. According to the report, Yagan returned home following a training session and after suffering from a headache and vomiting, Yagan went to the ER and was subsequently hospitalized. Yagan’s doctor stated that he didn’t feel that surgery was necessary and that the swelling should go down in the next few days. Nam Phan will replace Yagan and face Siver at UFC on FX 5. [MMAWeekly]

In other news, Joe Lauzon announced on Facebook that Maynard was injured and his new opponent would be Jim Miller. No details were released regarding Maynard’s injury.

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Jon Jones DWI Sentencing Postponed Again to July 31

Jon Jones. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

Sentencing for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' May 19th misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated after crashing his vehicle into a Binghamton, New York telephone pole has been postponed a second time.

The news was first reported by Gannett Press Connects.

Jones' hearing will now take place on July 31. His lawyer, Thomas D. Jackson, asked judge Daniel L. Seiden for additional time to complete a required drug and alcohol evaluation and the extension was granted.

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UFC Primetime “Jones vs. Evans”, Episode One

Above is the first episode from the latest edition of UFC Primetime. which follows UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former title holder Rashad Evans in the weeks leading up to their anticipated grudge match at UFC 145, which takes place on April 21, 2012 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Daily Recap: King Mo’s Health Scare, Coenen Returns to Action at All-Female Event & More

Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Photo by Esther Lin/AllElbows.com.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal reportedly suffered a health scare in the last month courtesy of another injury to his recently repaired ACL as well as a very bad case of staph. According to Lawal and his manager, the fighter is currently feeling well and the infection is under control. He will be on pain medication and antibiotics through a PICC line to his heart for another six weeks but is expected to make a full recovery. [MMA Mania]

Marloes Coenen will return to action on April 28 at Invicta Fighting Championships' first-ever all-female fight card against Romy Ruyssen, who Coenen defeated via second-round submission back in August 2008. Other advertised bouts for the card include Jessica Penne vs. Lisa Ellis-Ward, Liz Carmouche vs. Ashleigh Curry, Sarah D’Alelio vs. Shana Nelson and Leslie Smith vs. Kaitlin Young. [Sherdog]

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Greg Jackson to Corner Jon Jones Against Rashad Evans

Greg Jackson. Photo courtesy of Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts.

Nearly a year after an ugly divorce with former student Rashad Evans came about, heralded trainer Greg Jackson has confirmed that he will prepare and ultimately corner Jon Jones for his upcoming grudge match against Evans in April.

Jones announced the news via his Twitter account this afternoon.

The confirmation comes just a couple of weeks after Jackson admitted for the first time that he was considering helping Jones after stating multiple times in the past that he would have no part of a fight between the two.

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Jones-Evans Trash Talks Begins at First UFC 145 Press Conference

Screenshot from today's press conference courtesy of UFC.com.

Things were relatively tame for the most part, but you can feel the underlying hatred between Jon Jones and Rashad Evans is starting to seep through the cracks and that heated words are about to exchanged between the two in the months to come.

Jones, Evans and UFC President Dana White converged upon the media to formally announce Jones' next light heavyweight title defense at UFC 145, which will take place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on April 21.

Full video of today's presser is after the jump.

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White Says Evans Next for Bones; Hendo Turns Down Gustafsson for Chance at Title Shot

Rashad Evans. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com.

Despite rumors earlier this week that Rashad Evans would again be passed over for a shot at UFC light heavyweight champion and former teammate Jon Jones, it appears that "Suga" may get his chance after all.

In an appearance on the "Jim Rome Show" on Tuesday, White stated that if Evans were to defeat fellow top contender Phil Davis at the next "UFC on FOX" event on January 28, and come out of the bout injury-free, he would receive the next crack at Jones later this year.

“We’re working on it now," White said on the show. "We’re going to obviously see what happens in this Rashad fight at the end of the month. The next fight on Fox, Rashad is fighting Davis, so we’ll see what happens there. If Rashad wins, if Rashad comes out injury free, we’ll get the Jon ‘Bones’ Jones/Rashad Evans fight going.”

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