Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson had to be broken up at a UFC press conference on Saturday, but it was all a joke at Dana White's expense.
The two men stood either side of the UFC President as they recreated Jones' infamous clash with Daniel Cormier as seen below.
First Jones pushed Johnson with his forehead, so Johnson shoved back and White immediately put himself between the two to separate them but at that point they were already laughing at the situation.
A battle of respect rather than rivalry
When Jones and Johnson step into the cage at UFC 187 in May, it's going to be a remarkable shift from their last fights.
For Jones, Cormier was the most intense rival he had to face in years. The two clashed verbally and even physically for months building up to their fight at UFC 182 in January.
Then for Johnson, he had to go through Alexander Gustafsson to win his title shot.
He did so at UFC on FOX: Sweden and in impressive fashion to boot. However, he earned the ire of an entire country.
Even at a press conference for UFC 184 earlier this week, Johnson faced the scorn of a Swedish fan, who declared “I'm from Sweden,” she said. “So I'm pretty pissed at you.”
After an apology from Johnson, she said the best way to make up for the mistake was to "just promise me that you’ll beat the s**t out of Jon Jones,” she said.
With this humorous exchange between the two, it will certainly make their fight less about an intense rivalry but rather, respect between the two but there is still plenty of bad blood on the card.
No love lost between Weidman and Belfort
While Jones and Johnson are currently set to headline the event, they'll be sharing the main event spot with Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort, who're very much embroiled in a war with each other.
Their much delayed bout is one that is built upon little to no respect. Belfort says that Weidman is dodging him with injury claims. Weidman blasts Belfort for his previous drug test failures.
In the video above, you can see the two just before Jones and Johnson and while they keep it professional, it will be anything but when they meet.
With two championship clashes and a lightweight fight which will likely become a number one contenders bout, UFC 187 is stacked to the gills with talent.
Expect a wild night full of highlights and what is likely to be the UFC's biggest show of the year.
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