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Jon Jones, Dana White, UFC On FOX 7: The Morning News Roundup – 4.22.13

There was a pretty decent installment of Octagon violence on Saturday night in the form of UFC on FOX 7, and this coming Saturday we’ve got a nice, big UFC 159 to look forward to – which puts us sandwiched between a good amount of news. Looking to the past, the battle between the UFC and Strikeforce raged but ultimately ended up even, as Matt Brown and Benson Henderson of Team UFC and Daniel Cormier and Josh Thomson of Team Strikeforce each came away with wins. Meanwhile, looking ahead, Jon Jones is mighty. Here’s your news!

• In case you missed it, here are some pics from UFC on FOX 7. And if you saw the event, relive the glory.

Henderson defended his lightweight belt against Gilbert Melendez with a razor-close decision, which means what? Strikeforce sucked? Not hardly, especially considering that Strikeforce’s number two 155 pounder Thomson destroyed Nate Diaz. However, even if you’re a Strikeforce badass, you can still suffer from Octagon jitters.

• According to the New York Times, UFC light-heavyweight demigod Jones is mighty. You know who else was mighty? According to Jabba the Hutt, Chewbacca was, so I’d say that’s good company.

• Boston. Dana White’s beleaguered hometown, where he’ll be visiting and handing out checks. And in case you were confused, UFC vet John Howard’s gym does not train terrorists.