The UFC has roughly 40 fight cards tentatively scheduled for 2016. Big fight after big fight, they just keep coming, especially in the current seasonal campaign “Unstoppable,” which features some of the best matchups of the year.
But even with all the exciting bouts, certain fights just simply stand out. The return of pound-for-pound king Jon Jones certainly qualifies.
At UFC 197 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the current light heavyweight champion (Cormier) and the former champ (Jones) were supposed to collide once again to vie for the title both can lay claim to.
Cormier won the belt that Jones was forced to relinquish, but Jones can claim victory in the only meeting between the two rivals.
But Cormier suffered an injury in training and OSP stepped up to save the card.
Jones has been away from the game while Cormier has risen to the top. “Bones” has been like a man possessed training for his comeback fight. He’s six months sober and in the best physical shape of his fighting life.
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