#UFC 218 #Conor McGregor #Francis Ngannou #Alistair Overeem #UFC 217 #Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux #GSP #Max Holloway #Eddie Alvarez

As expected, Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones will rematch at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, Calif. The bout was announced at Friday’s UFC 2017 Summer Kickoff Press Conference.

The fight was expected, as the two have been gunning for a rematch for the past couple of years. Jones’ personal issues and an anti-doping violation, as well as a Cormier injury, have plagued the rematch. The UFC, however, is going to give it another shot, as Jones should be eligible to return from suspension in early July.

The questions about whether or not the fight will see the light of day on July 29 remain, however, as witnessed by the difficulty in merely announcing the fight on Friday. 

Jones and Cormier got into a backstage altercation before the veil was even lifted on the press conference. The sparks continued to fly on stage, as the two got down and dirty in their verbal sparring match when fielding questions from the media in Dallas.

The two could barely remain on topic when asked about fighting each other.

UFC 200 Daniel Cormier vs Jones Jones pre faceoff“Until he beats me, that belt over there is a piece of (expletive),” said Jones, who has never lost a UFC belt in a fight, but has twice been stripped of titles.

“You know what happened behind this stage, he’s a (expletive)! He said something to my kid, so I smacked him in the face with a water bottle,” Cormier screamed from across the stage, including an expletive that we can’t even reference here, when mentioning their backstage altercation.

Amidst all the tumult, Cormier kept going back to his doubt that Jones will even make it to the Octagon on July 29. 

“I see him sitting over there, but is this guy really going to be in Anaheim? What’s this guy gonna do to mess this up this time?” Cormier questioned.

Under normal circumstances, such a fight would automatically named the headliner of almost any card. With Jones’ track record over the past few years, however, UFC president Dana White has joined Cormier in doubting the former champions reliability.

When asked about the fight’s status during the press conference, which White did not attend, Cormier, Jones, and host Jon Anik were in unison, indicating that it had not yet been determined if officials would name it the UFC 214 headlining bout.

(Video courtesy of UFC on FOX | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.


Jon Jones Fights

  • a year ago

Daniel Cormier Fights

  • a year ago


Show Comments

Related News

Daniel Cormier Faces Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220 in Boston |

  • 14 days ago

Daniel Cormier will put his light heavyweight title on the line at UFC 220 in Boston when he faces Volkan Oezdemir on Jan. 20. Cormier announced the matchup via "UFC Tonight" on Wednesday. The fight read news >>

Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir title fight confirmed for UFC 220

  • 14 days ago

As expected, Daniel Cormier will face surging contender Volkan Oezdemir in the first defense of his second stint as UFC light heavyweight champ.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Daniel Cormier to Defend Light Heavyweight Belt vs. Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 220

  • 14 days ago

The UFC announced Wednesday that Daniel Cormier will put his light heavyweight belt on the line against Volkan Ozdemir. The fight is scheduled for UFC 220 on Jan. 20 at TD Garden in Boston. Cormier w read news >>

Dana White Still Not Sure Conor McGregor Will Ever Return to the UFC |

  • 15 days ago

Conor McGregor won't be fighting at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 and right now there's still no word on when — or if — he will ever return again. On Tuesday, UFC president Dana White made a shocking revelation read news >>

Drakkar Klose is Fighting for His Family at UFC 218 |

  • 13 days ago

Drakkar Klose (8-0-1) will look to add to his current winning streak when he takes on David Teymur (6-1) at UFC 218 on Saturday in Detroit. read news >>

Li Jingliang UFC Shanghai Octagon Interview |

  • 18 days ago

Hear from Li Jingliang after his first-round win over Zak Ottow at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum in Shanghai, China. read news >>

What to Watch Out for at UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 |

  • 16 days ago

Preview some of the best fights to look forward to at UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 with Jon Anik, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard. read news >>

UFC Begins Fielding Offers for New TV Deal, Initial Bid from FOX Lower Than Expected |

  • 15 days ago

The UFC has started to engage in negotiations on a new television broadcast deal that will start in 2019 following the conclusion of their current contract with FOX. Earlier this year, the UFC had a read news >>

Jeremy Stephens Draws 'The Korean Super Boy' Doo Ho Choi at UFC in St. Louis |

  • 13 days ago

A featherweight slugfest has been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in St. Louis read news >>

Max Holloway and Jose Aldo Both Have Close Calls at UFC 218 Weigh-in (Video) |

  • 12 days ago

Max Holloway and Jose Aldo both narrowly avoided issues with their weight, but Holloway couldn't avoid a wardrobe malfunction. read news >>