The former longtime UFC light heavyweight champion, whose career was almost derailed with a string of legal incidents, is once again champion after defeating Daniel Cormier (19-2) of San Jose, Calif., in the main event of UFC 214 on Saturday night at the Honda Center.
A huge head kick from Jones sent Cormier staggering across the octagon and, once the shaken champion fell to the canvas, Jones rained down a torrent of ground strikes to force referee John McCarthy to stop the contest at 3:01 of the third round.
An emotional Daniel Cormier stated that he does not believe he has a rivalry with Jones because he lost both fights; however, most analyst and fans disagree. Here is the results for a Twitter search of the video of the TKO.
Gustafsson is riding a two-fight win streak and looked hugely impressive in his stoppage win over Glover Teixeira in Sweden earlier this year. Considering that these are two brawlers going head-to-head, this was the fight all MMA fans were looking forward to the most apart from the main event. "I feel like this is a step to a new career, a new championship, and I want to be a better champion than I was in the past".
The body shots began to pay dividends, and Jones set up Cormier for a high left kick as the former champion braced for another body shot and leaned to his left.
"I aspire to be a lot more like that man because he is an incredible human being". Jones the grabbed the mic and said, "Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it's like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon". Woodley scored a unanimous decision consequently defending the belt.
Now it will be interesting to see who the can UFC find, if anyone, that's capable of providing Cyborg with a challenge.
While UFC president Dana White admitted it would make for an intriguing match-up, he insisted there is no chance of it happening any time soon.
In addition, Jones worked hard to put on a positive twist when recalling the struggles he endured over the past two years, making a point to remind just how self-inflicted the majority of them were.
Joe Rogan: "I don't think it is a good idea to interview fighters after they have been knocked out, but I really wanted to give you a chance to express yourself".
With Jones successfully returning from his suspension and reclaiming the UFC light heavyweight title he was stripped of, he'll likely reclaim his place as the top pound for pound fighter in the world.