Fans were disappointed after UFC president Dana White was forced to postpone the proposed light heavyweight championship clash between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones back in 2014. Now, it looks like those at home will be in for a show when the two men meet at UFC 214.
Their highly anticipated rematch looks like it will take place in Anaheim, California where the likes of Cyborg Justino and Tyron Woodley could also feature on the stacked card, but their absolute distaste for each other seems to have outweighed everything else about that event.
Bones had been offered the chance to get his rematch following his one-year suspension from USADA and now DC is itching to get into the cage with his nemesis. This is all very simple, Bones can’t stand Cormier and the feelings are absolutely mutual.
Michael Chisea accidentally provided some of the best evidence yet of just how much animosity there is between these two men. He happened to be recording some pre-press conference video for Summer Kickoff Press Conference to promote the biggest fights of the summer.
Cormier seems to have taken some exception to things said about his family by his opponent and wings a water bottle at Jones in retaliation. He also ends up screaming that Bones should not be mentioning his family and begins to threaten the former champion.
Near the end of the footage, DC has to be physically restrained and led away while he continues berating his opponent. The former champ also continues chirping while Cormier is led away by officials.
The two had a Twitter altercation a few weeks ago, with the biggest conflict between the two surrounding Cormier’s repeated allegations against Jones where he claimed the latter has been caught using steroids by USADA.
Animosity like this is absolutely fueled in bad blood. It is not strange to see two fighters talk smack before a big fight, but these sorts of meeting are the result of two people that literally cannot stand the sight of each other.
There will have to be a resolution soon because if things don’t get handled quickly, DC and Bones might just settle this outside of some UFC event in the parking lot.
Fans have witnessed these two be at each other’s throats almost constantly over the last few months and now the deciding factor in the their rivalry will take place in Anaheim. This is a huge win for the UFC and whichever man emerges from that cage victorious.
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