I dont think many MMA fans can quite believe UFC214 in Anaheim and the main event is just around the corner on 29th July….
Especially considering the issues of booking current UFC Lightheavyweight Champion Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier against former champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones in the past.
This rematch between two sworn enemies is probably the most anticipated fight of the UFC’s history. Jones the youngest ever UFC Champion against former decorated Olympian and current Champion Cormier who has made the divison his own.
Cormier and Jones fought for the first time in January 2015 at UFC182 for the Lightheavyweight title. With Jones coming out on top through unamious decision.
However before Jones’ title defence against Anthony ‘Rumble‘ Johnson at UFC187, Jones was stripped of his belt following a hit-and-run incident and suspended for six months.
A rematch with DC was expected to take place on April 23rd 2016 at UFC 197, however Cormier pulled out of the fight on 1st April due to a foot injury sustained.
The rematch was then rescheduled and expected to take place on July 9th 2016 at UFC 200, however Jones was removed from the bout after a potential out of competition anti-doping policy violation. Jones was suspended for one year by the USADA anti-doping agency.
Let’s hope that it’s third time lucky and the fight goes ahead. It has been bulding up for some time!
Here is the promo video below: