Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIt didn’t long for Jones to praise Miocic, while also throwing gasoline onto the fire at his fiercest rival without even mentioning Cormier’s name. Stipe is hands down the greatest heavyweight of all time. I have nothing else to say— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019After Cormier first beat Miocic at UFC 226 to win the heavyweight belt, in addition to being the 205-pound titleholder, the majority of MMA pundits and fans felt like Cormier earned the distinction of being the pound-for-pound king of the four-ounce gloves. The perceived notion still held up even when Cormier vacated the light heavyweight title and Jones captured the belt once again at UFC 232 vs. Alexander Gustafsson. Not happy with the fact people felt he wasn’t the king of the hill, Jones made it abundantly clear who should and shouldn’t be on top of the mountain. Now can we stop playing games with these pound for pound rankings already— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019 One of the narratives heading into Saturday’s UFC 241 had been if Daniel Cormier beat Stipe Miocic in their rematch, then a trilogy bout with Jon Jones would be on the horizon. Cormier and Jones even shockingly agreed the proposed bout would take place at 205 pounds where Jones is the current light heavyweight champion. Jones had beaten Cormier in January 2015 and would have defeated him there again if not for a failed drug test after their 2017 fight.However, Miocic spoiled those plans, stopping Cormier in the fourth round to regain the heavyweight championship. To cap off his evening on social media, Jones took one final swipe at Cormier. Awesome night of fights, best card of the year so far. I think I’m going to have a glass of wine— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) August 18, 2019
Limacol Knockout FootballAs a night of scintillating football came to an end on Sunday evening, the Guyana Police Force FC and Pouderoyen FC have taken up the top two positions in the tournament, and are now waiting on their chance to have their moment of glory.With the aim of getting into Friday’s final, the four remaining teams in the Limacol Knockout Football tournament went into Sunday evening’s quarter final looking to win their most important game of the tournament thus far. The atmosphere at the Ministry of Education ground was electric, with patrons flooding in to encourage and cheer on their community teams and favourite players.The first scheduled encounter saw a repeat of their first group game, as Pouderoyen matched skills with Santos FC. In the aforementioned group game, Santos had claimed the victory, but in the semifinal, Pouderoyen were very determined to have the tables turned.Looking to be the first one with one on the scorecard, both teams hunted the goal desperately, but the hunt went on for the entirety of the first half, and neither side was able to penetrate the opponent’s goal.As such, the first half went quietly, before Pouderoyen’s Amaniki Buntin found the back of the net in the 81st minute. In an instant, Santos knew they had to do whatever it took to capitalise on the nine remaining minutes.Try as they might, it was too late for Santos to make a reply, and they exited the competition with heads bent low.The second semifinal game of the night saw Police and an equally determined Riddim Squad facing off for the last remaining spot. The energetic Riddim squad were in complete control of the game for the first half, but were unable to capitalise on their uncanny possession, squandering every goal opportunity afforded to them. In this situation, credit should be given to the Police defenders, who often assisted the goalkeeper.On the other hand, the Police were having troubles of their own, and were not seeming to find their usual rhythm. However, the law officers bounced back in the second half, and played much better football, as they managed to increase their ball possession.Anthio Wallace became the hero of the night when he eased one into the goal in the 55th minute, allowing his team to rest easy for a while. But Wallace’s goal quickly became the only one in the match, as Riddim Squad continued to miss the target.The final match of the season is expected to be a fiery clash, and will go down on Friday, October 5 at 21 hrs. With both Police and Pouderoyen on a winning streak, their first and last encounter is certain to be a thriller.The third place playoff between Santos and Riddim Squad will be played at the same venue, the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue, starting at 19hrs.