Jon Bones Jones gets his Title Back at UFC 214

Jon Bones Jones gets his Title Back at UFC 214

Jones' victory was one of three title fights on the pay-per-view card.

Talk of a fight between Jones and Lesnar heated up earlier this week when the former publicly enterained the idea of taking on "The Next Big Thing".

Cormier dipped right in an attempt to avoid a fainted Jones' body blow and ended up with a face full of shin bone.

Daniel Cormier, bottom, takes down Jon Jones during their light heavyweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 182 in Las Vegas.

His rivalry with Cormier could come to at least a temporary pause on Saturday should he beat the current champion, but there are already a number of contenders waiting in the wings to challenge him next.

The two couldn't have been on more opposite sides of the spectrum, but at the same time, on equal footing entering Saturday's rubber match.

Cormier has an impressive resume, with wins over Frank Mir, Alexander Gustafsson, Anderson Silva and two wins over Anthony Johnson.

Since winning the title at UFC 201, Woodley fought Stephen Thompson to a majority draw at UFC 205, but ultimately earned a majority decision over Thompson at UFC 209. The event will feature three title bouts.

A loss makes it hard to argue Cormier's claim to dominance, and would leave many with the idea that Cormier was only able to become champion at a time when the division was shallow. Ovince Saint Preux took the offer and met Jon Jones in a UFC interim light heavyweight title fight at UFC 197. He had a brief stay in rehab and told the world he was OK.

What's his secret? Well, he said he took some of Cormier's advice and cut out the power-lifting that he started doing when he was suspended for fleeing the scene of a auto crash in late 2015 and early 2016.

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Jones went on to win that one.

Who will be victorious - Jones or Cormier? Cormier fell to the canvas, and Jones swarmed on top of him, hitting him with a barrage of punches.

"A guy like Daniel, he has my full, undivided attention", Jones said this week. He made those choices by himself and put himself in this position.

"That's why we're going to court, because of people like this coming in and cheating", said Hunt, who recently released an updated edition of his popular biography "Born to Fight", which details the events of the Lesnar bout and his ensuing battle with the UFC. Woodley escaped the repeated takedowns by Maia and won the fight with his accurate, if limited striking. Jones kept the pressure on and a hurt Cormier crashed to the canvas.

But what if Cormier fails to conquer his biggest rival? He could always go back to heavyweight, but that seems unlikely as long as Velasquez is around.

"The thing about Gustafsson was he came out of nowhere and was like, 'Jon Jones is a awful person and a bad human being and I don't respect him" and all this stuff.

There was some skepticism over the quality of UFC 214. But Jones' large stature was too much for Cormier.

Cormier on the other hand is a relentless force on the ground.

Cormier has lampooned and criticized Jones with each mistake, but only because he sees Jones making the mistakes that he has avoided. His lone loss came to Jones.

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News.