UFC 214 one day later - all Jon Jones, all the time

Hope Soto
July 31, 2017

At the age of 30, his hit list of prominent victims reads: Bonnar, Bader, Shogun, Rampage, Machida, Evans, Belfort, Sonnen, Gustafsson, Teixeira, Saint-Preux and Cormier times two.

The light heavyweight phenom, with all the talent in the world along with a seemingly equal amount of poor life decisions, ascended to new heights. For one, Jones himself has said he's some 40 pounds lighter than Lesnar, and so he would obviously need to bulk up to get to the heavyweight division.

Despite the bad blood that has festered between the two fighters during Jones' two-year absence from the ring over legal issues and a drug suspension, he was surprisingly gracious in victory. But it didn't stop the WWE superstar from fanning the flames.

"Be careful what you wish for, young man", was all he said. But it's clear that these two are interested in squaring off against one another.

But there was no single entity which benefited more from Jones' performance than his employer, at a time that couldn't have been more opportune amid sagging pay-per-view numbers and a visible lack of crossover star power throughout a hard 2017 under new ownership. "DC" got kicked to the body. Cormier did clip him in the latter stages of the first though, and momentum was seen shifting towards him even though Jones took the first round.

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"We knew he dips his head to the left and were waiting on him to instinctually dip that way", Jones said.

Jones already was the only man to defeat Cormier when he defended his title via unanimous decision at UFC 182 in early 2015. And I aspire to be a lot more like that man because he's an fantastic human being. "Even the haters, all the things your said, I love you too because you motivated me".

"I know it hasn't been easy to root for me, but I have had the most loyal fans ever". I guess I got kicked in the head? Oh, man, I am so disappointed.

In a 170-pound title fight that set the record for least amount of total strikes landed, Woodley stifled the jiu-jitsu specialist Maia over the course of five rounds to take a lopsided win on the scorecards.

Hyped as the biggest grudge match in the UFC, Jones and Cormier's heated rivalry dates back to 2014 when they came to blows at a promotional event.

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