UFC 214: Jon Jones Stops Daniel Cormier, Praises Him as 'Model Champion'

31 July, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Brock Lesnar

Jon Jones marked his return to the octagon with a devastating third-round knockout of Daniel Cormier in their much-anticipated rematch at UFC 214.

In the most anticipated bout of the year, Jones (23-1) proved too much for the champion, stunning Cormier with a perfectly timed head kick before finishing him off with a series of brutal strikes on the ground. Cormier fought smartly but did not stop Jones from taking the honours 10-9. Here is the results for a Twitter search of the video of the TKO.

The hype for a potential Jon Jones vs. Brock Lesnar superfight isn't stopping any time soon. Lawler won a unanimous decision on judges' scores of 29-28 across the board as he prevailed for the sixth time in his past seven fights.

Jones has the pick of the light heavyweight division should he opt to defend his belt in his next fight. "I need a cheque, lets get some big fights!"

Jon Jones is back on top of the world. Addressing Jones via AP News, Lesnar gave a simple warning to be "careful what you wish for, young man".

"If you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by somebody who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the Octagon".

Backstage after UFC 214, Jones went into more detail about why he was interested in fighting a veritable man-mountain like Lesnar. 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.

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After 2 1/2 rounds of even, high-level striking, Jones landed a left head kick that caught Cormier leaning in.

Now it will be interesting to see who the can UFC find, if anyone, that's capable of providing Cyborg with a challenge.

"Stand-up is good. Ridiculous chin", UFC President Dana White said of the Lomita resident.

The lingering doubt over Jones' return after 15 months of no action was of ring-rust, a factor which he showcased in his last fight which also came after a layoff. "Even my critics, thanks for getting me motivated with your negative comments".

'I don't think it should ever be questioned whether he was a true champion or not.

Twice. First, he finished light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the third round of their main event fight, reclaiming the belt he was stripped of for antics outside the cage.



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