Such an emotionally charged main event at UFC 214…
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier finally met for their second fight at UFC 214. Leading up to their main event rematch, the bad blood ran thick and fast as expected. Steroid accusations flew, as the duo engaged in brutal trash talk.
The skinny on their rematch was simple, and mainly centered on Jon Jones. Having never been beaten in competition, many felt ‘Bones’ was still the champion. DC, as great a fighter and champion as he was, was never really given full credit.
‘Bones’ made sure there was no doubt after UFC 214, by completely nuking his rival.
Rough Night For Cormier
As Jones was re-crowned king of the division, a visibly emotional Daniel Cormier struggled to hold back the tears. Such is the way with the fight game, the highs of the sport are often met with harrowing lows.
DC was knocked out, but for some reason still interviewed after the fact. He even admitted he didn’t know what happened, and gave a hard to watch interview while fighting back his tears:
“I don’t know, man, I thought the fight was going well, I don’t even know what happened,” he said in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
“I got kicked in the head. Oh, man, that’s so disappointing. I don’t know, man. I guess if he wins both fights then there is no rivalry. So I don’t know.”
Jones’ interview was perhaps equally as moving. Although they have been fierce rivals, ‘Bones’ used his time on the mic to praise his fallen opponent:
“I want to take this time to thank Daniel Cormier for being my biggest rival and motivator. Daniel Cormier, guys. He has absolutely no reason to hang his head.”
“He has been a model champion, a model husband, a model father, team-mate, leader. And I aspire to be a lot more like that man because he’s an amazing human being.
“Unfortunately, we’re opponents, but outside of that, he is a true champion for the rest of his life.”
The King is Back
Little more to say on Jones’ comeback other than, this whole Brock Lesnar thing could be HUGE.
UFC 214 full fight card results
Light heavyweight: Jon Jones def. Daniel Cormier via TKO at 3:01 of Round 3
Welterweight: Tyron Woodley def. Demian Maia via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
Women’s featherweight: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino def. Tonya Evinger via TKO (knees and punches) at 1:56 of Round 3
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir def. Jimi Manuwa via KO (punches) at 0:22 of Round 1
Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas def. Jason Knight via TKO at 4:34 of Round 1
Catchweight (140 lbs): Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barão (29-28, 29-27-30-26)
Featherweight: Brian Ortega def. Renato Moicano via submission (guillotine) at 2:59 of Round 3
Featherweight: Calvin Kattar def. Andre Fili via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s strawweight: Alexandra Albu def. Kailin Curran via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: Jarred Brooks def. Eric Shelton via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Lightweight: Drew Dober def. Josh Burkman via KO (punch) at 3:04 of Round 1