The Jon Jones Instagram Hacking Debacle – Dana White To The Rescue

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You may have heard that Jon Jones got into some trouble over some very unsavory comments on Instagram. Allegedly, his account was hacked and someone else went on a homophobic rant on his behalf, bashing an MMA fan. However, the new explanation offered by Dana White is that he lost his phone, so this isn’t exactly the same as being account hacked. It’s just carelessness.

Dana White is defending him on this by saying that Jones’s account was hacked and that based on his usual Instagram behavior (which is infrequent), it was enough to suggest that it couldn’t have been Jones, especially when he’s not the only one with enough access to change the password. They speculate it could have been someone in his entourage.

I dunno. I can see how if someone stole his phone, they would be able to change the password by also having access to his email account. If you’ve ever set up your own social media accounts (and I’m sure you have, this is 2014 after all), then you know it’s a whole process and if someone were to hack your account, you’d notice it almost immediately.

It’s a pretty terrible thing to have happened. If someone in Jones’s group had the nerve to do such a terrible thing, then it’s up to them to find out who and get rid of that person ASAP. If it really was Jones who did it, then White is pretty good at squashing any negative rumors that his fighters have to deal with, just as he aggressively dealt with allegations that his fighters take performance enhancing drugs. He is just NOT having any of your crapola.

I’d show you the screen grabs of those nasty comments, but there’s no need. If you’re really curious, you can look them up. But either way, they honestly look like the work of a bored amateur, so perhaps Jones is totally innocent and has much better things to do with his time than to bash a fan with derogatory slurs.

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Fox UFC Saturday: Werdum vs. Browne on April 19th, 2014

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There’s an exciting night of prelims coming up this Saturday, April 19th for the UFC live on Fox in Orlando, Florida.

The main card includes:

  • Werdum vs Browne
  • Tate vs Carmouche
  • Cerrone vs Barboza
  • Tavares vs Romero

Still a little unimpressed by Miesha’s “Cupcake” brand, especially when she’s going to fight Liz “Girlrilla” Carmouche, which is in no way making “cute” synonymous with face punches. Miesha could have benefited a little from joining a roller derby team where she could have earned a more brutal nickname like Miesha “Nightmare” Tate. Actually, I ran her name through a Roller Derby name generator and it came up with “Jamie the Machete.” Eh. Maybe Miesha “Face Crush” Tate? Regardless of the name, it’s going to be a good fight to watch. Could Tate win this one? Hopefully it’ll be more of a nail biter than what we’ve seen with Ronda Rousey vs Sara McMann, which lasted all of the length of a sneeze.

The gang all had a press conference which, if you have that kind of time to kill, you can watch here:

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You can sort of snooze through the first few minutes since it’s mostly Dana White aggressively man-handling the podium and scream-talking into the microphone when answering questions about holding the fights in Florida.

Whoever wins in Werdum vs Browne will get to fight Cain Velasquez in Mexico, unless Cain’s health prevents him from doing it. He has needed to heal from shoulder surgery but if he can fight, he’ll be doing so on his home turf and his opponent may be at a slight disadvantage. However, if the injury is aggravated during the fight, then things will really take an unexpected turn.

With so many injuries causing changes to fight cards, I guess it would be wise to keep a flexible mindset as to what might actually happen in that heavyweight bout.

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A Vicious Left Hook – Jelena Mrdjenovich

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One of our Nutrié Elite Athletes, Jelena Mrdjenovich, is known for having a very unforgiving left hook, one that made her opponent face plant instantly in this 2013 fight:

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If you’ve never seen it before, don’t be surprised if you gasp at how quickly her opponent, Olivia Gerula, goes down.

Every fighter has his or her trademark move, one that makes sports audiences cringe in empathetic pain. Ronda Rousey has her arm bar, and Jelena has devastating knockouts. I mean, you can hear Olivia’s face hit the mat.

Jelena is a Canadian boxer and WBC featherweight world champion. Though she started off as a basketball player for University of Alberta, it was a torn ACL that put her out and gave her the time to watch boxing. It caught her attention so much that she decided to give it a try after her injury healed and what do you know? She excelled in the sport and she dominates.

Jelena participated in Nutrié’s Texas Takeover where she had the opportunity to interact with guests as well as participate in the presentation along with her fellow Elite Athletes. She shares that joining the Nutrié family is helping her keep up with her workout and fitness regimen, especially while she travels. And as we all know, maintaining a specific weight is crucial for these athletes, as they would hate to be disqualified from fights after all of the training they do.

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Sheldon Westcott – Nutrié Elite Athlete

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One of the awesome things about working with Nutrié (besides going into business for yourself, losing weight, and feeling great overall), is that we get the honor of being represented by Elite Athletes. UFC and TUF fighter Sheldon Westcott joined Nutrié as an Elite Athlete this February and we are so excited to see the results of his participation with the program. Every time he mentions how the system has helped him, it humbles us to know that we can do good for MMA fighters as well as those who are only seeking to improve their health.

Sheldon was cast in The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs Australia, a FOX reality TV show, in February of this year. He also joined us during our Texas Takeover with several other Elite Athletes and was able to spend some time with fans after the presentation. It’s great to bring people close to athletes like Sheldon so they can get up close and personal with the results of hard work and dedication. Successful athletes are inspiring examples to those who are trying very hard to reach their own success while training for anything like marathons, mixed martial arts, and any kind of tournament.

We were already very stoked to have Daniel Cormier on board, and to continue to have professional MMA fighters join the family is more than thrilling. It’s so rare to be able to do something in life that you really care about and have it mingle with your interests in such beautiful harmony. When you love MMA as much as I do and you are able to give back to causes that mean a lot to you, it’s like a dream come true to be involved in a company that lets you do all of that and more.

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