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Morning Report: Jon Jones tells Alexander Gustafsson he’s had enough of ‘media stunts’ and is focusing on Daniel Cormier, his next ‘victim’

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones can’t seem to get away from Alexander Gustafsson. After Gustafsson was forced to withdraw from their rematch at UFC 178 due to a torn meniscus the Swede isn’t letting Jones move on just yet. Gustafsson reached out to Jones Thursday, wryly apologizing for leaving his mark on the champ’s face. Jones re-opened that same cut above his right eye last week during a training accident. @jonnybones, really sorry for the deep cut I gave you in our last fight. At least you will have a memory from me every time someone opens it up for you. To not make your other eye jealous for not having a cut, I promise to leave a memory on that one as well next time we fight. Now, take care Appearing a bit perturbed, Jones responded to Gustafsson Sunday by asking him to put a stop to what he called ‘media stunts.’ Yes Alex you cut me but you didn’t win the fight. Focus on things you can control like recovery. You had your chance pic.twitter.com/8OLBVmCtVz — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 4, 2014 Now please stop with the media stunts so I can focus on my next victim. thank you. — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 4, 2014 Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 178 Sept. 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 5 MUST-READ STORIES War on drugs. Dave Melzter advocates for taking a hard line against PED users. ‘Gushing over celebrity fighters who test positive should be out. Getting rid of repeat offenders should be in.’ Rankings. Catch up on who’s falling and dropping in the featherweight (here) and welterweight (here) SB Nation MMA rankings. ‘Street Google.’ Quinton Jackson is now more comfortable with new Bellator CEO Scott Coker after vetting him a bit. ‘The cost of home.’ Shaun Al-Shatti explains how Nikita Krylov is balancing his training with the turmoil in war-torn Ukraine. ‘People are dying. 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The only belt a conquerer ever needed was the one holding his sword. https://t.co/4jhpA0UJRL — chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 4, 2014 Not impressed. @mmamania: [email protected] wants @Anthony_Rumble fight, puts @JonnyBones on blast for Twitter snub http://t.co/7Z7OuL7Ulj You’re kidding — Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) August 3, 2014 Get well soon. I had the same injury champ, I know what you are going trough right now, but just stay calm and… http://t.co/ebSqrkOMCA — Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) August 3, 2014 I’m bummed to say I have to pull out of my fight against Jordan Mein. I compound fractured my toe yesterday pic.twitter.com/6jhh05L8Yp — Brandon Thatch (@RUKUSMMA303) August 2, 2014 Boats and bikes. Sunday Funday Throw on some skynyrd and start shootin finger pistols Merica pic.twitter.com/GiUXMpy083 — Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) August 3, 2014 pic.twitter.com/hyC2dacmre — Jhenny Andrade UFC (@jhennyandrade10) August 3, 2014 Fun day riding bikes with @firas_zahabi http://t.co/dTccsAzLCV — Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) August 4, 2014 Get at him. BTW, I’m following in Duane’s footsteps re:coaching. So if any team out there needs a dedicated MMA coach, I’m your man @DUANEBANGCOM — Mac Danzig (@macdanzigmma) August 4, 2014 Alright. This fight won’t go to the judges….I PROMISE #UFCFightNight — THE BLACK BEAST (@Thebeast_ufc) August 3, 2014 Nice. Eat your heart out Katniss Everdean @TheHungerGames @luckyfinproject pic.twitter.com/c6IwL7wlkZ — Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) August 3, 2014 FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS Announced this weekend (Aug. 1-3 2014) Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira at UFC 179 cancelled Jordan Mein vs. Brandon Thatch at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos Manny Gamburyan vs. Cody Gibson at UFC 178 John Moraga vs. Justin Scoggins at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Souza Ian Entwistle vs. Dustin Kimura at UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Souza Scott Askham vs. Magnus Cedenblad at UFC Fight Night: Stockholm FANPOST OF THE DAY Today’s Fanpost of the Day comes via tranypanda. A brief chronological history of MMA before the UFC 2nd Millennium (3015-4013 years before 2014) Speculation of people practicing Pankration648 BC (2662 years before 2014) Pankration officially recorded at the 33rd Ancient Olympic games393 AD (1621 years before 2014) Roman Emperor Theodosius I likely abolishes Ancient Olympic games, including Pankration1887 (1494 years after the abolishing of Pankration) John L. Sullivan (Boxing Champion) fought William Muldoon (Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion).Sullivan retired with a 39 wins (33 KOs) and only 1 loss. He was undefeated at the time of this ‘MMA’ fight with Muldoon.Muldoon was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996 as a non-participant, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1997 and Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.According to Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling by Jake Shannon, the fight was over when Sullivan was slammed to the mat and incapacitated. … Check out the rest of the post here. Found something you’d like to see in the Morning Report? Just hit me up on Twitter @SaintMMA and we’ll include it in tomorrow’s column.

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