Jones-Cormier rematch headlines outstanding UFC 214 card

Jones-Cormier rematch headlines outstanding UFC 214 card

In it, Jon Jones enjoys a pancake breakfast, Cyborg gets a mani-pedi, while Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia do interviews and sign autographs for fans.

- UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is not expected to have a problem making a weight for his title defense against Jon Jones at the official weigh-ins on Friday. At home in Orange County, featherweight title contender Cris Cyborg packs for her short drive to fight week and shows off some gifts from fans.

"I think it will be one of the greatest fights in MMA history because the skill level is higher than it's ever been", Jones said. Either way, let's make it extremely clear, Jon Jones has nobody to blame but himself for this situation. To say a lot has changed since that fight would be an understatement to say the least.

"The first time, I had some questions about who was going to win", Jones said.

"At the end of the day, I see who he is". The fight was scheduled for UFC 178 but Jones pulled out of the fight due to injury.

There were odd scenes backstage during Friday's official weigh-ins, as a group of Cormier's teammates got in a heated confrontation with Jones' brother, Arthur.

At the time, Cormier was an unstoppable force who had moved down from heavyweight in order to make a run at Jones.

Another exciting fight to keep your eye on is where two fan favorites, Donald Cerrone and Robbie Lawler, go head-to-head in what looks to be nearly a sure thing for fight of the night.

Jones once memed Cormier as Family Matters dad Carl Winslow.

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Light heavyweight champion Cormier came in at 205lb, while Jones was a little lighter at 204.5, ahead of their main event title rematch on Saturday.

Now, Cormier is on an absolute warpath as he looks to avenge the lone loss in his career, and has been waiting for years at this point for the chance to beat Jones once and for all.

Jones has already fought much of the light heavyweight division while Manuwa has yet to have his shot at the title.

If the fight was decided on who had the better physique there would be only one victor, but we should find out who is the greatest light heavyweight on planet Earth once the two duke it out inside the Octagon for the second time.

Jones can begin that process Saturday by putting his most intense rivalry in the past. 'Man, if Jon Jones can come back from the shit that he's been through and ultimately win and be the champion he's always been capable of being.' I'm glad that I'm used, as a laughingstock or whatever it might be to ultimately inspire, if it's just one person. He's been fighting more consistently since their last match.

The last time Jon Jones was inside the octagon, he defeated Ovince Saint Preux via decision and looked to have a lot of ring rust in April of previous year.

I dunno, DC... Time will tell, but I really do think he's gonna be wearing his belt again, come Sunday morning.

The belt is now vacant, and either Justino or Evinger will leave Honda Center with it on Saturday night. "He is that son of a pastor and he's also the guy that's made the mistakes that everyone has seen".

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