Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier 2 video: History of bad blood, brawling ahead of UFC 200 rematch

Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier:  Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will settle their bitter score, as well as unify the light heavyweight championship of the world, when they collide in the main event of UFC 200, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 9, 2016.

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The history between the two sworn enemies is about as sour as it gets, with the pair involved in a wild, unsanctioned brawl at their UFC 178 press conference before their first showdown (see it again here), as well as numerous high-profile heated exchanges at promotional events and on television (sample). Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier 

Indeed, Jones and Cormier have a rich history of bad blood, which is set to spill over this summer at the historic pay-per-view (PPV) event.

And it’s going to be epic.

Check out a detailed history of their longstanding feud, which can even be traced back to the time they nearly came to blows at the World MMA Awards, in the embedded video above.

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Jon Jones to Daniel Cormier: ‘It’s obvious I’m balls deep in your head right now’

Jones vs Cormier Six weeks remains before UFC 200, but that hasn’t stopped Jon Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier from already going down the only road they’ve ever known. A day after Cormier posted a video to Instagram of a heavy bag draped in a photo of his bloodied rival, Jones replied to Cormier with a message on his blog entitled “A Note From The Actual Light Heavyweight Champion.” Jones Cormier

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“It’s good to see you enjoying your last days as paper champ Daniel,” Jones wrote. “I was actually planning on leaving you alone and letting you enjoy them with your family, then you had to go and put this weird sh*t on the Internet. Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier

“It’s obvious I’m balls deep in your head right now, but you can pause with all that groping there p*ssy boy. You’ll be getting your ass kicked soon enough, just really hoping these aren’t your tactics for UFC 200. See you soon buddy, train smart. Don’t need you pulling out again. ~The actual light heavyweight champion.”Jones and Cormier are slated to meet on July 9 in the main event of UFC 200. They previously fought in Jan. 2015 at UFC 182, with Jones taking a unanimous decision over Cormier to retain his UFC light heavyweight belt. Jones was subsequently stripped of his long-held belt and suspended for his role in a hit-and-run accident, resulting in Cormier capturing the vacant UFC title with a third-round submission over Anthony Johnson, then defending it with a split decision over Alexander Gustafsson. Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones

The two were scheduled to fight once again in April for Jones’ return, however Jones ended up fighting and outclassing Ovince Saint Preux in a lopsided contest at UFC 197 to claim the interim UFC light heavyweight title after Cormier withdrew with a foot injury. Jon Jones Daniel Cormier

If Tuesday was any indication, that rematch can’t come soon enough.


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Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier II: The Sequel We Deserve

Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier: Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.” Commissioner Jim Gordon, played by Gary Oldman, uttered these words at the end of The Dark Knight, the blockbuster 2008 sequel to Batman Begins. He was of course talking about Batman, who took the blame for Harvey Dent’s death (spoiler alert) so the citizens of Gotham wouldn’t know that Dent became the evil Two Face.

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What does this have to do with the UFC? Quite a bit, actually. The Dark Knight was a wildly successful sequel, and the UFC was banking on a wildly successful sequel of its own to complete the biggest card in its history, UFC 200, in July. Featherweight champion Conor McGregor was going to have a rematch against Nate Diaz, after Diaz submitted McGregor at UFC 196 in March.

But instead, Frankenstein’s monster that the UFC created — this would be McGregor, in case that wasn’t clear — is turning on his creators. After McGregor refused to appear at a promotional press conference for UFC 200 last month, UFC President Dana White shelved his rematch with Diaz for that card. Now, White and McGregor, who often appear thick as thieves, find themselves in a standoff with no resolution in sight and dealing with an alleged threat of retirement by McGregor:But fear not, mixed martial arts fans. Just as Batman is the hero Gotham deserves, the new main event for UFC 200 is one we truly deserve. Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finally gets his chance at redemption when he faces current champion Daniel Cormier for the belt. The bout was originally supposed to happen at UFC 197 last month, but a late injury to Cormier forced him to drop out. Jones vs Cormier

Jones still competed at UFC 197 and looked a little rusty in defeating Ovince Saint Preux. However, that’s to be expected when Jones hadn’t fought in more than a year thanks to a failed drug test, legal troubles stemming from colliding with a vehicle driven by a pregnant woman, a stint in rehab and proving time and again that he shouldn’t be behind the wheel of a car.

Would McGregor/Diaz 2 do big business for the UFC, whether it takes place at UFC 200 or some other card? Of course. According to White, their first meeting helped UFC 196 draw 1.5 million pay-per-view buys, second only to UFC 100 in the company’s history. However, while rhyme or reason bid farewell to the UFC long ago, does it really make sense for McGregor and Diaz to square off again? No, it doesn’t.

As a rule, rematches should only take place when a fight, whether it’s title or non-title, results in a very close and/or controversial decision. The first fight between McGregor and Diaz was neither. Diaz choked McGregor out clean in the middle of the Octagon at UFC 196 and left no doubt who the better fighter was that night.

You could make the argument that Jones/Cormier 2 shouldn’t happen because Jones thoroughly dominated Cormier during their first meeting last year. However, there’s one big difference; Cormier didn’t defeat Jones for the light heavyweight title. Jones was stripped of the belt following his victory over Cormier when his legal issues began, and Cormier won the belt by beating Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 187 last year. Simply put, Jones deserves his shot at redemption, as well as his opportunity to try to win back the title he never officially lost.

Does McGregor deserve a shot at redemption against Diaz, monetary incentives aside? Not really. If McGregor defeated Diaz in their rematch, then that just means a rubber match needs to happen to determine who the better man really is. Can we be honest with ourselves and ask if we really need to see McGregor and Diaz fight three times?

If redemption isn’t your cup of tea, and you lament missing out on the surely epic trash talk that would resume between McGregor and Diaz, don’t worry. Jones and Cormier have traded vitriol that rivals — and, in my opinion, surpasses — the barbs traded by their UFC counterparts. From their epic exchange on ESPN, to Jones flipping off Cormier after defeating Saint Preux, to Jones telling Cormier that he made him cry, there is more than enough trash talk and bad blood between Jones and Cormier to satisfy even the most ardent McGregor or Diaz fan.

Also, there’s the matter of McGregor being the reigning featherweight champion. On the same card (UFC 200) that McGregor/Diaz 2 was supposed to happen, former featherweight champion José Aldo is scheduled to fight Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title.

Think about that for a second. The reigning featherweight champion was going to fight on the same card as two guys fighting for an interim belt in the same division. Does that make sense to anyone else? The concept of an interim title is played out enough, but having two guys fight for an interim belt while the reigning champion in their division fights on the same card is just jumping the shark, to use a term popular in television.

Jones/Cormier 2 as the main event of UFC 200 will answer many questions that we just don’t get with McGregor/Diaz 2. Is Jones truly back as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world? Will he dominate Cormier as easily as he did in their first meeting? Has Cormier learned from that fight at all. ? Can Cormier show that he’s the new dominant champion on the block?

To bring this full circle, Jones/Cormier 2 is Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It’s Rocky II. It’s a sequel with iconic characters that we need, want and deserve to see. McGregor/Diaz 2 is like Bad Boys 2 or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. It’s fun, splashy and will make a ton of money. But it’s not the sequel we need.


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Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2 Official Promo Video

Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2: Perhaps the biggest rivalry in modern mixed martial arts has been reignited, as Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones stand on the cusp of another meeting in the UFC octagon. Before their first five round war at UFC 182, where Jones was the champion and Cormier the challenger, the two light-heavyweight titans were embroiled in a fierce feud.

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The madness came to a head when they fought on stage during a wild Las Vegas media day brawl, and was furthered during a hot mic outtake that saw Jones threaten to kill ‘DC’ when they fought.That was over a year ago now, and the time since has shown a transformation in both men’s careers. ‘Bones’ was stripped of the belt as he dealt with legal issues following a hit-and-run incident in New Mexico, and Cormier won the vacant belt against Anthony Johnson, going on to defend it once against Alexander Gustafsson.

The moment Jones was reinstated, it was once again on between the two enemies. UFC 197 is the venue for the rematch, and MMA fans were treated to yet more crazy antics at the UFC Unstoppable press conference.  Jones vs Cormier An off-camera confrontation between Jones and Cormier showed the bad blood still runs deep between them. The official UFC 197 promo trailer has been released, and it’s everything you’d expect for a top level rivalry like ‘DC’ vs. ‘Bones.’Wow, now that’s how you keep fans interested in a fight! That said, the two rivals gave seen a much more subtle pre fight hype stage than their first fight, but that lead up to UFC 182 clearly took a massive toll on Cormier.


Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier II confirmed for UFC 197

Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier II: Jon Jones wants to get his title back.The former light heavyweight champion will have his shot at regaining his title at UFC 197 on April 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In an article published in MMA Mania, Jon Anik made the confirmation of the match which has already been in the works since Jones was reinstated by the UFC.The Jones – Cormier match will serve as the main event for UFC 197. Meanwhile, the co-main event will have flyweight champion Demetrius Johnson putting his title on the line against undefeated challenger Henry Cejudo. This will be Johnson’s eight title defense since sliding to 125 pounds where he is seemingly unstoppable.

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It is worth noting that Jon Jones did not lose his title on the Octagon. He was stripped of the belt and suspended by the UFC for fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April 2015. He was then reinstated by the UFC in September.Daniel Cormier won the vacant title when he won over Anthony Johnson via a third round guillotine choke in UFC 187. He then successfully defended his title with a five-round unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson in UFC 192 in October. Cormier has only 1 loss courtesy of Jon Jones. Cormier vs Jones

In their first meeting, Jones defeated Cormier via unanimous decision in UFC 182. He has the distinction of having an asterisk after his lone loss, a disqualification to Matt Hamill via 12 – 6 elbows in a mounted position in a fight he had already won.

Meanwhile, Jessica Aguilar has pulled out of her scheduled strawweight fight against Juliana Lima in UFC 197. Aguilar suffered an ACL injury and is scheduled for surgery Tuesday.
The other fights in the UFC 197 card will have a lightweight bout between Anthony Petis and Edson Barboza, a middleweight fight between Robert Whitaker and Rafael Natal and a featherweight bout between Yair Rodriguez and Andre Fili.


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