The Insults Were Flying at Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier Press Conference

Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar

Jon Jones' odds to defeat Daniel Cormier dipped as low as minus-150 (risking $1.50 to win $1) before the first time the rivals fought at UFC 182 in January 2015.

For Jones, though, it's usually just a matter of time before he lands something big, and a head kick in the third round was just that. Besides the contractual restrictions, Lesnar also has to serve the remainder of his one-year ban, which froze when he retired and took himself out of USADA's drug testing pool.

Hunt has waged a war on doping since it was revealed Lesnar failed multiple drug tests prior to their bout last July and has filed a civil lawsuit against him and the UFC, accusing them of willfully circumventing the system. Standing five-foot-eight, the 32-year-old is a physical specimen who struggled to make the 145-pound limit early in her career, so the prospects of her dropping down to 135 pounds were grim.

Jones has not lived the life of a saint.

They are the two best pound-for-pound fighters in the world heading into the biggest fight of their careers.

Jon Jones has dominated a who's-who of the light heavyweight division: Shogun Rua, Lyoto Machida, Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort-not to mention other notable fighters who never wore UFC gold. "Because he beat me one time?"

With Cormier now at more than 2-to-1, there might be a late rush of bets on the defending champion. Daniel Cormier quickly highlighted that "this could be the new Jon Jones", a former champion who now carries too much muscle, too much inactivity and too many out of the octagon incidents with him when he steps into the cage.

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It was only a year ago, after all, when Jones was sitting on stage speaking about his new sober life and the lessons he'd learned from the auto crash.

Jones is arguably the greatest fighter ever, and if Cormier beats him he'll at the very least be in that conversation as well.

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. "Meet me in the Octagon".

Following his impressive win over Derrick Lewis in Auckland last month, the Kiwi had hoped to fight in Japan in September and had reached out to second-ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum.

After an uneven first two rounds, "Bones" Jones sent Cormier reeling from a left head kick and pounced on his opponent, taking his legs out with a sweep.

Instead, Cormier and Jones are locked in one of the greatest rivalries in MMA history, one featuring street-clothes scuffles, epic trash-talking and a pointed animosity that can only grow out of familiarity.

A Jones-Lesnar fight would present enough star power to presumably challenge UFC records for pay-per-view buys. "Just making sure business goes well and moving forward".



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