godaddy stats

Home » All MMA News »UFC » Currently Reading:

Despite three metal plates and six screws, Brandon Vera doesn’t believe the Jon Jones hype

August 23, 2010 All MMA News, UFC  Comments 

UFC light heavyweight Muay Thai specialist, Brandon Vera has been speaking about recovering from the devastating elbow strike to the face delivered by Jon Jones in March that left him with a broken face, but bizarrely said he still doesn’t believe the hype.

Speaking via the Las Vegas Sun, Vera said:

“I’m still babying it, but it’s getting better. At one point, I couldn’t even touch it. December or January is when I’m looking to come back. I test my face every day to see what I can get away with.”

“I’m going to turn it (three metal plates) into a piece of jewelry. I need to remind myself every day why I got that. If you cut it down to its purest form — I’m an arrogant (expletive). That’s why I got my face broke.”

“During the fight I remember thinking, ‘Man, really? All the hype was about this guy?’ I specifically remember saying to him in my head, ‘Man, you (expletive) suck.’ Right when the ‘k’ came out in my head, I got blasted.”

“It’s hard for me to say because he beat me, but I still don’t believe the hype. I like Jon Jones as a fighter, but I owe that (expletive). He’s definitely not coming to my house for Christmas.”

The loss has left Vera on the brink of being cut from the UFC roster after losing two fights in a row inside the octagon, a shocking contract to how he began his career with the promotion.

By Michael Pepper. (Follow me on Twitter)

Why not tell us what you think about this story and get your thoughts featured in this week’s Mailbag? Email Mailbag@mmabay.co.uk, start the subject with the word ‘MAILBAG’ and we’ll post our favourites this Friday.

Comments




Search This Site:

Fighter Search:

Video Content

Advertisement

Advertisement

Buying Supplements for MMA Training and Hardcore Workouts
Many people ask what type of supplements they should use for MMA training and hardcore workouts. With each person and training program the supplements will vary.  Anyone exerting enormous amounts of energy with their training needs to have a proper diet, lots of rest and quality supplementation. Some of the supplement staples for MMA and hardcore workouts will include Creatine, Whey Protein, BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids), L Carnitine, Beta Alanine and Glutamine.  You may also need extra pre-workout energy and strength with Ephedrine/Ephedra and Prohormones.  As well you will need to replenish nutrients with Multivitamins, Super Greens, Fish Oil and Joint Support Supplements. Make sure to research what the requirements are for your specific training program, and do as much research as possible on each supplement you are taking. Buy supplements at a trusted source - one company we recommend for quality products and service is CenturySupplements.com.  They have quick delivery to the UK and a wide selection. They have been around for along time and have had great reviews from our customers.

Related Articles:

MMABay’s Video Rewind of the Day – Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight flashback (video)

April 23, 2014

MMABay’s Video Rewind of the Day – Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight flashback (video)

UFC Fight Flashback: Jones vs. Gustafsson is an enhanced replay of the one of the best title fights in UFC history, featuring never-before-seen footage from state-of-the-art, specialty cameras, and exclusive new sound captured from all corners. Beginning with their arrivals at the arena, inside the locker rooms, into the Octagon, through the epic fight, and [...]

Royce Gracie returns to the octagon… as a playable character on EA Sports UFC

April 22, 2014

Royce Gracie returns to the octagon… as a playable character on EA Sports UFC

It was revealed today that the legendary Royce Gracie will once again grace the world famous octagon for the first time since 2006 when he joins the cast of playable characters on the soon to be released EA Sports UFC video game later this year. EA Sports on Tuesday revealed that Gracie would be one [...]

UFC 172 – Chuck Liddell predicts Glover Teixeira will finish Jon Jones within three rounds (video)

April 22, 2014

UFC 172 – Chuck Liddell predicts Glover Teixeira will finish Jon Jones within three rounds (video)

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell has this week predicted that his long-term training partner, Glover Teixeira will not only capture the title that he held for many years but will finish current title holder, Jon Jones within three rounds at UFC 172 this coming weekend. Why not tell us what you think about [...]

Cain Velasquez happy to go to the ground with Fabricio Werdum says coach

April 22, 2014

Cain Velasquez happy to go to the ground with Fabricio Werdum says coach

Javier Mendez, the head coach of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, has been giving his thoughts on the title holder going one-on-one with number one contender, Fabricio Werdum down the line, as well as saying he won’t be afraid to go to the ground with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace. Speaking via MMAFighting.com, Mendez said: “I [...]

Phil Davis pays Jon Jones a compliment and the vows to destroy him

April 22, 2014

Phil Davis pays Jon Jones a compliment and the vows to destroy him

UFC light heavyweight contender, Phil Davis has seemingly upped his intent to face current title holder, Jon Jones inside the octagon at some point down the line, choosing to not only pay the man dubbed “Bones” a compliment, but to quickly follow it up by saying he’ll destroy him when the two men do finally [...]

Sponsors

FighterWarehouse.comMMA Clothing