That's because Jones never lost the belt in the Octagon. In April 2015, he was removed of his title after he fled the scene of a auto accident which broke the arm of a pregnant woman.
UFC 214 took place on Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Anaheim.
"I think that's what the fans really want to see is me challenge myself against a heavyweight and why not do it against the biggest and most scary heavyweights in UFC history in Brock Lesnar". "Thank you to everyone who showed up and cheered me today". There's a lot of fresh blood in the light heavyweight division. Lesnar is an extraordinary pay-per-view draw as likely the most popular fighter in mixed martial arts, while Jones' victory over Cormier is expected to put him back atop most pound-for-pound lists as the world's best fighter. Jones was loose with kicks early.
Jon Jones celebrates after beating Daniel Cormier on Sunday. The latter is a former title holder, who had also earned a unanimous decision in their first bout in 2015.
But on the perimeter Jones always looked deadly, his 12 inch reach advantage nearly comical as he persistently kept Cormier at distance with his hands outstretched, akin to holding a child at bay with a hand on their forehead. "I guess if you win both fights, there is no rivalry". But I feel like I don't have much to prove. Last time he fought he was granted a testing exemption, which resulted in two failed drug tests, a suspension and a civil lawsuit filed by his opponent. They capped it with a round of boos when Woodley was announced as a unanimous decision victor with scores of 50-45, 49-46, and 49-46.
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. "For the Cyborg Nation fans who were expecting the third belt, here it is".
"DC" found his rhythm in the second but in the third, a shuddering head kick changed the entire complexion as Jones' shin connected flush on chin.
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