Things just got real.

Earlier Wednesday, a bomb dropped in the UFC world when news broke, per Thomas Gerbasi of UFC.com, that Jon "Bones" Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson II would be postponed due to a Gustafsson injury suffered in training and that contender Daniel Cormier will be stepping in for the light heavyweight title fight at UFC 178.

While virtually everyone wants to see a Bones vs. Gustafsson rematch following their controversial and surprisingly even battle last year, Jones has been itching for a shot to take on Cormier, who's a former Olympic wrestler and Strikeforce champion.

As you can see from the above video, the confidence he has in himself is shared by his family. Leah Jones, age six, clearly has no fear that her father will take a beating.

Jones seems pleased by the news:

This comes as no surprise considering the manner in which he has defended his desire to face Cormier:

[Jon Jones, Twitter]

 

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