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Published: Sat, May 13, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Jones-Cormier rematch set for UFC 214 in July

Jones-Cormier rematch set for UFC 214 in July

The long-awaited rematch between bitter MMA rivals Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier is officially docketed for July 29 on UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif., UFC President Dana White announced Friday.

When Jones returned from his suspension, Cormier had to pull out of their bout due to an injury. I messed up outside of the Octagon and I got that taken away from me, but the guy's never beaten me. "The belt he has over there is an imaginary belt". Jones was then stripped of his belt shortly after following hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Is this guy really going to be able to fight?" "Is this guy really going to be at the fight?"

Jones' response was classic, which was "I beat your a- after a weekend doing cocaine". I can not wait to get back everything I lost.

UFC has yet to finalize where it will place the middleweight title fight between Orange County-trained champion Michael Bisping of England and Cuba's No. 1 contender, Yoel Romero.

"If I haven't shown him anything, at least I've been around to show something", Cormier said. Jones claimed that Cormier was crying and hugging Cain Velasquez and that he'd better love the next 11 weeks as champion and make Christmas cards while holding the belt.

Nonetheless, Jones largely dismissed what Cormier has done in his stead. Plus we expect Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier to continue their descent into full blown hatred, so there's that to look forward to as well. The title fight will air live on pay-per-view.

Jones (22-1), 29, has not fought in 13 months after winning a unanimous decision over Ovince St. After a few seconds of them yelling at each other, Chiesa got up and made a beeline toward Lee. Weidman said he wanted Gegard Mousasi, but was not going to turn down a main event at the Nassau Coliseum. "That's why she's not had such success in her last fights". The pair fielded the majority of questions throughout the course of the press conference per usual, however the UFC announced several major matchups for July ahead of the press conference.

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