"I think that's what the fans really want to see, is me challenging myself against a heavyweight" Jones told the show. In April 2015, he was removed of his title after he fled the scene of a auto accident which broke the arm of a pregnant woman.
"Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon", Jones said on the pay-per-view broadcast. Anybody at home who let yourself down, you let your family down, you let your parents down or your co-workers down, you let yourself down, it's never over.
- Woodley on GSP: If he doesn't fight me, by default I will be the best welterweight of all times.
Jon Jones wins via 3rd round TKO gets his belt back and is once again the Light-Heavyweight Champion of the world. A loss to Jones, which at this point seems the more likely outcome, would risk killing that Lesnar aura that the company has invested so much time in.
That fact has not been lost on Jon Jones, no doubt, who addressed the callout after the fight on Saturday. Shortly following the kick, Jones out Cormier on the canvas where he began raining down some brutal ground and pound which forced the referee to step in and call the contest. He returned in 2016 and won the interim light heavyweight title against Ovince Saint Preux in 2016. The kicks for Jones were there early. But I feel like I don't have much to prove. I guess if he wins both fights then there is no rivalry.
Woodley was able to avoid takedown attempt after takedown attempt from Maia, and stayed patient in picking when to strike to claim a unanimous decision.
- Evinger: I fought like a p--y. Evinger couldn't do anything to get her offense going, and in the third round Cyborg connected with a massive knee to the chin, which dropped her to the canvas. But the UFC didn't add a 145-pound weight class until a year ago, and a failed doping test was another obstacle in her meandering path to get into the world's biggest promotion. Volkan Oezdemir of Switzerland knocked out Jimi Manuwa (17-3) of London in 42 seconds, using two uppercuts in the clinch to set up a huge left hand on the kisser.