The highly anticipated rematch between former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current division title holder Daniel Cormier will go down at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California.
The bitter rivals, Jones and Cormier, joined UFC on FOX commentator Brian Stann during last night’s broadcast to discuss their upcoming fight, check it out.
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Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier first met at UFC 182 in January of 2015 with “Bones” emerging victorious by unanimous decision.
Jones will enter this contest having not fought since April of 2016. Originally, “Bones” most recent fight was supposed to pit him against the champ (Cormier).
However, when Cormier was forced out of the fight an injury, Jones battled Ovince St. Preux for interim gold, winning the fight with an insipid unanimous decision.
Jones is currently riding a thirteen-fight win streak which includes victories over former champions Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort.
As for Cormier, “DC” was last seen in the cage in early April, when he defended his title with a second-round submission victory over feared knockout artist Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.
In his next most recent fight, which occurred in July of 2016, he was originally expected to fight Jon Jones, but ultimately fought and defeated Anderson Silva in a last-minute non-title fight, this after Jones was forced off the card after failing a drug test.
Before defeating Silva, Cormier defended his title with a hard-fought decision defeat of Alexander Gustafsson, and won the title Jones had left vacant with a submission defeat of “Rumble” Johnson.
After watching the above interview, who do you think has the mental edge going in to next weekend’s UFC 214 main event? Let us know who you think will win the highly anticipated rematch in the comments section Penn Nation!