VIDEO | Dwayne Johnson inspired by Jon Jones’ UFC 214 performance

August 5, 2017 9:02 am by Evan Bell

We all go thru it. Then raise the People's eyebrow. When life gets tough, you get knocked down and you're going "thru the sludge".. you gotta have faith that if you just keep pushing thru it, on the other side is something greater. Proud of and inspired by my guy @jonnybones for keeping the faith, pushing thru the sludge, rising up again to be a greater man and becoming new @UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the world. When we hugged after the fights he put his UFC title on my shoulder.. a beautiful gesture that I appreciate, but I respectfully gave it back because he's earned it… and the thought of me getting punched in the face in the octagon makes me want to just go eat waffles. Congratulations champ to you, your family and Team Jones. #ItsNeverOver 👊🏾💪🏾

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Last month, in the main event of UFC 214, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones returned to the Octagon to fight his nemesis Daniel Cormier in a highly anticipated showdown for the light heavyweight title. Jones may have been slow to get his timing down in the fight, as Cormier poured on the pressure through the first round, however a left head kick in the third round resulted in a KO win for Jones as he reclaimed the title he never lost inside the Octagon.

The performance inspired the one and only Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who was cageside for the fight, as you can see above.

Rock Jon Jones

Jones of course called out former UFC champion Brock Lesnar during his post-fight Octagon interview, informer Lesnar that if he wants to know what it feels like to lose, that he would be happy to share the Octagon with him.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/5/2017.


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