Despite managing to retain his light heavyweight championship against Anthony Johnson – and retire him in the process – most of the talk in the division still seems to revolve around Jon Jones, and you can be sure Daniel Cormier isn’t a big fan of that.
Their hatred for one another has been well-documented over the years, and it's perhaps the most bitter rival the organisation has ever seen and it shows no signs of ending.
Since then, DC has been on the up as he solidified himself as the best light heavyweight on the planet, while Jones’ personal issues outside of the Octagon has slightly tarnished his legacy, depending on who you ask.
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There’s no denying that out of all the weight classes in the UFC, it’s the light heavyweight division which is suffering slightly, as there isn’t the ability to create mega stars.
Jones is still the most popular, and Cormier’s style doesn’t exactly have fans sitting up in their seats and it’s only natural that the bitter rivals meet once again with Jones attempting to get back on track and reclaim the division he once dominated.
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DC, on the other hand, will be looking to avenge his sole professional loss and tell Jones that times have now changed.
Rather than talking, though, it might be time to mark a date on your calendar because rumours suggest Jones is gearing up for a return to competition – and he’s set to go at it against Cormier for a second time.
According to MMAFighting.com, the bout is being targeted for the UFC 214 event which takes place on July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
That’s the month where Jones will be able to compete again after his ban following an out-of-competition drugs test. His last bout was in April of last year, where the usually exciting Jones wasn’t on display as he picked up a lacklustre win over Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision.
Recently, both men have taken to Twitter to hit out at each other, with Cormier continuing to claim that Jones has used steroids throughout his career, so you can be sure their upcoming battle is going to be even more personal.
That’s not the only title fight rumoured either, as there has been strong speculation that Cris Cyborg could finally get a shot at the featherweight championship as she continues to call out Germaine de Randamie.
The negative aspect surrounding the Jones and Cormier encounter, though, is that UFC president has already reiterated that Jones will not main event a card.
Should he return, which looks to be at UFC 214, he and Cormier would be in the co-main event instead.
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