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PARIS -- Midfielder Blaise Matuidi has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2018, ending months of speculation surrounding his future. Deone Bucannon Jersey . The 26-year-old Matuidi has been one of PSGs key players, playing an important role in the French league title run last year. The France international was out of contract in June and had been linked with a big-money move to English Premier League side Manchester City. Matuidi has formed a dynamic central midfield pairing with Thiago Motta, who recently signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2016. PSG is also negotiating terms with Brazil centre half Alex over a new contract. A tireless runner renowned for his tenacious tackling, Matuidi has played 124 games and scored 13 goals for PSG since joining from Saint-Etienne in 2011. "I was determined to continue the adventure with Paris Saint-Germain," said Matuidi, who has played 19 times for France. "The clubs limitless ambition is unequaled in Europe." Since Qatari backers QSI took charge in May 2011, PSG already has bought four players costing more than 40 million euros ($55 million) each -- Brazil captain Thiago Silva, Argentina midfielder Javier Pastore, the clubs first marquee signing who has since fallen out of favour, Brazil winger Lucas and Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani. PSG also signed midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Premier League club Newcastle last month, and the fact Matuidi is staying on shows PSG has the power both to lure and keep good players, when the French league has historically mainly been a selling league. "We are sending out a very strong message to France and the rest of Europe by re-signing one of Frances very best players," PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. "Together, we want to build one of the best clubs in the world." PSG leads the French league by five points from Monaco, and thrashed Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 away from home in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 match. The team is scoring freely and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 37 goals in all competitions. Zeke Turner Jersey . The deal will pay Hainsey $3 million for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and $2.5 million in 2016-17. Chad Williams Jersey . Catch the action live on TSN2 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Wild lead the Northwest Division and look to get back into the win column after having a season-high seven-game winning streak cut short with Tuesdays 2-1 loss at Winnipeg in the finale of a five-game road trip (4-1-0).TORONTO -- He has never been knocked down or taken down in his UFC career. His one loss was in reality a win, with his injured opponent needing surgery afterwards. Light-heavyweight champion Jon (Bones) Jones became the UFCs youngest-ever champion in March 2011 when, at 23 years eight months, he defeated Mauricio (Shogun) Rua at UFC 128. Now 26, Jones is the undisputed pound-for-pound king of mixed martial arts. And the American continues to rewrite the record book. Jones (18-1) has lost just one round in his 13-fight UFC career. And the 205-pounder made former champion Lyoto (The Dragon) Machida pay for that first round at UFC 140 in Toronto, locking on a standing guillotine choke in the second round before dropping the unconscious Brazilian onto the canvas with a thud. On Saturday, Swedens Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson becomes the latest to attempt to derail the Jones express when the two face off at UFC 165 at Torontos Air Canada Centre. It will be Jones third championship fight in the Ontario capital. At six foot five, Gustafsson (15-1) is a rare fighter who is taller than the 6-4 Jones. A perhaps over-enthusiastic UFC TV promo calls the Swede "the toughest test of (Jones) career." The bookies arent buying it, installing Jones as anything from a 7-1 to 12-1 favourite. For the champion, facing a fighter of similar stature means little other than a chance to silence critics who say he had yet to face someone of his body type. Jones rejects any suggestion the two fighters are similar, pointing to the Swede tapping out to a Phil Davis anaconda choke with five seconds left in the first round at UFC 112 in April 2010. "I wouldnt be able to sleep at night, knowing that I did that," Jones told The Canadian Press. "Height and reach are nothing," he added. "Its your spirit, its your work ethic, its your level of belief ... Its your story that makes you a champion, not simply just being tall with long arms. If it was being tall with being long arms, half the NBA would be world-class cage-fighters." Jones combination of size, youth and versatility have rendered him virtually unstoppable. Opponents have been unable to penetrate his prickly defence or survive his multi-faceted offence. He can hurt you with punches, elbows, knees and kicks from a variety of angles. And in recent fights, he has outshone his opponents at what they do best. He outwrestled Chael Sonnen, a former U.S. Olympic alternate. And he submitted jiu jitsu black belt Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort, twisting his arm like a pretzel in a keylock. Still, in a rare foray into deep waters, Jones had to escape a tight armbar in the first round against Belfort to continue his championship reign. Jones is tied for most consecutive title defences (five) and most finishes (nine) in UFC light-heavyweight history. He already holds the record for most submissions (five) by a light-heavyweight. According to FightMetric, Jones holds a combined 552-202 edge in significant strikes over his 13 UFC opponents. And 116 of those opponent significant strikes came in three fights -- against Andre Gusmao (34) and Stephan Bonnar (37) in his first two UFC outings and former champion Rashad Evans (45) in a 2012 meeting. His 10 other opponents failed to break the 20-mark in significant strikees, with five unable to land 10. Kurt Warner Jersey. Veteran Vladimir (The Janitor) Matyushenko did not land one in a 2010 KO loss that lasted one minute 52 seconds. Jones finished him off with 10 elbow strikes in four seconds. With three more significant strikes, Jones will move past Tito Ortiz into second spot for most by a light-heavyweight. Forrest Griffin tops the division with 796. Jones has recorded 26 successful takedowns in his UFC career, well below the UFC record of 84 (in 20 fights) by welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. But Jones is so deadly with ground strikes that once an opponent is downed, he is usually out. Matt Hamill needed shoulder surgery after being rag-dolled to the ground and brutalized in a December 2009 bout. Jones carved Hamill with more than 40 elbow strikes to the head before the fight was stopped. Jones got up and celebrated with a cartwheel, only to have referee Steve Mazzagatti disqualify him for an illegal downward elbow. Jones has won all nine fights since, with five of his last six opponents being former champions. Following Hamill, he needed just three minutes 19 seconds to dispose of Brandon (The Truth) Vera. Put on his back, the former heavyweight needed facial surgery after being battered by Joness elbows. A former junior college champion wrestler, Jones turned his back on an athletic scholarship to Iowa when his girlfriend became pregnant. MMA was a way to pay the bills and he was good at it. The Jones genes helped. Older brother Arthur Jones is a six-foot-three 313-pound defensive end with the Baltimore Ravens. Younger brother Chandler is a 6-5, 265-pound defensive end with the New England Patriots. Father Arthur Sr. is a pastor in Binghamton, N.Y. He stands six foot one, with wife Camille a little over five foot eight. But her father was six foot seven and there is also size on Arthurs size of the family. Jon was skinny as a teenager, earning the nickname Bones as a six-foot-four 177-pound defensive lineman in high school football. Jones reach of 84.5 inches has been key to his success. According to ESPNs Sports Science, the fighter can cover 182 cubic feet with his long arms extended -- an area more than 80 per larger than the average male. His spinning elbow has been clocked at more than 900 degrees per second, faster than the blades of an Apache helicopter, according to ESPN. Gustafsson, who says his reach is 81.5 inches, has skills of his own. He has never been knocked down in the UFC and has defended 84.2 per cent of takedown attempts (the UFC average is 59 per cent). Like Jones, he is a busy striker. Gustafsson lands 3.98 significant strikes a minute, compared to 3.94 for Jones and 2.61 as the UFC average. Jones has the edge on defence, however, absorbing 1.44 strikes per minute, compared to 2.29 for the Swede (the UFC average is 2.61). Gustafsson has looked to improve by leaving Sweden to train at Alliance MMA in San Diego. But Jones believes the 26-year-old Swede, who marks each win with a sharks fin tattoo, is not yet at his level. "Hes only fought one guy (Rua) thats in the top 10." Waiting in the light-heavyweight wings is Brazilian hard man Glover Teixeira (22-2). The 33-year-old, who has not lost since March 2005, has the next title shot after winning all five of his UFC bouts. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Nike Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Authentic Cheap NHL Jerseys Canada Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys China NCAA Jerseys Cheap Nike NHL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Football Jerseys Store Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Jerseys NCAA China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys ' ' '
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