On July 29, Jon Jones completed his long redemption arc by knocking out Daniel Cormier with a vicious head kick in the third round, winning the UFC light heavyweight belt back in the process. On Sept. 13, Cormier was reinstated as champ after a second test confirmed that Jones had tested positive for a banned anabolic…
“I guess if you win both fights,” said Daniel Cormier, “there is no rivalry.”
There’s debate over whether the ref waited too long to stop the fight in Saturday’s light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, but maybe the real controversy should be over why a clearly concussed and struggling Cormier wasn’t allowed to immediately leave the octagon after that.
Jon Jones reclaimed the UFC light heavyweight title with a third-round TKO over rival Daniel Cormier in one of the promotion’s most anticipated matchups ever.
After what feels like years of turmoil and scandal, of missed fights and blown opportunities, the baddest motherfucker on Earth is finally back.
The main event of tomorrow’s UFC 210 card in Buffalo is a light heavyweight title fight match between Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Cormier won the first fight, but the rematch almost didn’t happen after Cormier initially missed weight this morning.
Daniel Cormier, UFC light heavyweight champion, will take on Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, the weight class’s top contender, at UFC 210 in Buffalo. The title fight will happen on April 8, four months after the two were supposed to fight at UFC 206.
Poor Daniel Cormier. A few months after Jon Jones was forced out of his UFC 200 rematch against Cormier for a positive drug test, Cormier will now have to miss his light heavyweight title defense against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at UFC 206 on Dec. 10 with an injury. MMAFighting first reported the news and ESPN later…
UFC light heavyweights Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson went on a Canadian morning show yesterday to promote their upcoming bout at UFC 206 in Toronto. Everything was going fine until the host accidentally fed Johnson some intel about his opponent.
All the old knocks still apply. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a corrupt, exploitative brand in a corrupt, exploitative sport. It functions in large part to enrich the egos and bank accounts of people lacking for neither, and it does so belligerently. At the moment it’s a business that may or may not be for sale
Wednesday night, we all learned that the UFC 200 main event, a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, was off because Jones had failed a drug test. Less than an hour before the news broke widely, Cormier had to be told.
Last night, Jon Jones got pulled out of this weekend’s UFC 200 for failing a drug test. Daniel Cormier was devastated, bemoaning his lost chance to get revenge on Jones for beating him in 2015. Dana White said that he was looking for last minute replacements instead of scrapping the fight, and it turns out that MMA…
Jon Jones will miss this weekend’s UFC 200, where he was supposed to fight a rematch against Daniel Cormier in the main event, for a doping violation. The headliner of one of the UFC’s biggest cards of all time is now gone after he apparently failed a test three weeks ago.
(Seriously, though, Brock Lesnar!)
Whether or not you remember the time a year ago when Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier—the two best light-heavyweight fighters in the world, who legitimately can’t stand each other and match up in ways that make for brilliant fighting—were caught talking incredible shit to each other, you’ll appreciate this sequel, where…
Okay, so, last month, Conor McGregor, the UFC’s featherweight champion and biggest drawing card, lost to lightweight Nate Diaz, a late replacement for McGregor’s originally-scheduled opponent, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, in a welterweight fight; the UFC, smelling money, booked a McGregor vs. Diaz rematch…
What’s next for Daniel Cormier after defeating Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson for the UFC light heavyweight title? He has a message for Jon Jones:
A week ago, just three days after dismantling rival Daniel Cormier in a brilliant title defense, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones announced he was entering a drug treatment facility after testing positive for cocaine on a December 4 test. "I am taking this drug treatment program very seriously," he said in a…