Lesnar to Jon Jones: Careful what you wish for, young man

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar

"But he's getting the opportunity right now to come back and face Daniel Cormier, without a doubt two of the best light heavyweights ever, both of these guys". "Right now he should be anxious about D.C. on Saturday night". Possibly. His post fight interview showed a honest and humbled Jones, even thanking his once hated rival Cormier for being an inspiration.

After nearly three years of trash-talk and bad blood, Jones spoke this week about his thoughts on Cormier as the end of the rivalry potentially nears its end.

"Even the haters, even the negativity and the discouraging things that was said, I love you guys too because you motivated me to just keep fighting and prove you all wrong".

"I mean, I think in time the result of one fight will not (overshadow) everything I've done in this sport", Cormier said. "He's amusing, he has good friends and s-- ... So we'll see, I just might", Johnson said.

How can I watch Cormier v Jones 2 on TV?

When I first started considering a prediction for this fight I was very conflicted. Cormier captured the vacant belt at UFC 187 and has gone on to defend it twice since.

UFC 214, which features three title fights, takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Cormier just doesn't get knocked out, he's as tough as they come, and the ease that Jones defeated him with was simply frightening. He's acting like he did that to me. Questions surround whether Jones will be rusty after his long layoff and whether Cormier has learned enough from their first fight to pull off a victory.

He is considered MMA's pound-for-pound No 1 fighter though the 30-year-old (22-1) is coming off a year's suspension for a failed drugs test.

Jones, who returned to the cage for the first time since a tentative decision win over late replacement Ovince Saint Preux in 2016, appeared in top form this time and was crisp and focused throughout.

Jones also called out former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar for what would nearly certainly be the highest-profile fight in MMA history.

While Cormier was a broken man following the stoppage, Jones was on to his next fight.

Look at the other male fighters on that list. For Cormier, the fight represents a completion of himself as a fighter, since his only loss in the Octagon was to "Bones".

Unless he beats Jones on Saturday, though, there are those who will still deny his greatness.

"I made it back, man", Jones told Joe Rogan in his post-fight interview. "Why is this not my era?"

As we draw closer to UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 on Saturday night, the UFC 214 Embedded episodes continue to roll out.

Dober (18-8, 1 NC) feinted with great efficiency and it helped him set up the left that put Burkman away.

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