UFC 214: Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 Main Event Preview

UFC 214: Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 Main Event Preview

The Cormier-Jones rivalry heated up in 2014 when the two fighters engaged in a brawl at a media event leading up to their scheduled UFC 178 title bout.

It's fight week and on a new episode of the "Outside the Cage" podcast, hosts Pete Hoffman and Ike Feldman are joined by Matt Casey, who previews and offers predictions for an absolutely stacked UFC 214 card. Jones, whose fall from grace has been widely publicized for years, is hellbent on regaining his light heavyweight title.

Everything about Jones' behavior suggests he might have stronger feelings than he acknowledges.

"The perception is that my life is still a little out of control", Jones said.

"I don't care if he's made changes in his life", he says. "I grew up with the bare minimum, and then I find myself with the whole world in the palm of my hand - all types of options, and I didn't do right by it". The latter was an important victory as it saw DC compete on the feet and utilize his full range of skills to be victorious in the contest.

Here's a surprise: Cormier and Jones talk a lot of trash to one another. But here we are, just two days away from UFC 214 and the most anticipated rematch in the company's history.

Also featured is the welterweight title bout between champ Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley and challenger Demian Maia (#1) and Cris Cyborg and Tonya "Triple Threat" Evinger for the women's featherweight title. For Cormier, it remains as the only blemish on his career. Cormier can not have forgotten the fact that Jones is the only competitor to ever best him. There will be no trilogy. "And it's caused him to lash out at me on a personal level".

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Jones has only himself to blame for that.

Jones has already fought much of the light heavyweight division while Manuwa has yet to have his shot at the title.

After a few years of playing this game, Lesnar, of course, returned to UFC last year to collect a handsome sum for fighting Mark Hunt.Thus, a potential superfight with Jones may not only prompt Lesnar's re-return to MMA, it may create a bidding war between UFC and WWE with the ultimate victor being Brock Lesnar.

Jones is arguably the greatest fighter ever, and if Cormier beats him he'll at the very least be in that conversation as well. "He doesn't want to see me win".

"So I think I'll have to wait until Sydney to find a fighter that's available".

"They've got a budget and this year has been bad". Even they have reached the point where they're running out of words. "It's definitely gonna be a good opportunity to prove I'm up here where I need to be".

"I just wish he was man enough to realize he's f--ing around in the wrong era". He just so happened to come into the sport, he's 39 years old and he's f*cking with a guy who's in his prime. The greatest fighter in the history of the sport, a handful of publicized poor decisions wouldn't bring an end to the legacy of one Jon Jones. Even the undercard is strong, featuring fights for Ricardo Lamas, Renan Barao, Aljamain Sterling and Brian Ortega.