It’s been a long wait, but Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are (probably) finally going to have their highly anticipated rematch later this month at UFC 214. It’s probably the most hated and real-life feud the UFC has had in years, as Jones and Cormier seem to genuinely hate each other.
The company unveiled this new promo video over the weekend at UFC 213, and it was amazing. It details their sordid history of press conference fights, rude insults, and Twitter beefs. The two were booked to fight at last year’s UFC 200, but Jones was pulled from the fight just days before due to a USADA doping violation.
The promo is also brutally honest, choosing to not ignore Jones’ multiple legal problems, which include a DUI, a positive drug test for cocaine (and a 24-hour stay at rehab), and a hit-and-run that caused the UFC to strip him off the interim lightweight title and suspend him indefinitely.
Hopefully nothing derails this fight from happening on July 29, because MMA fans have been waiting a long time. They were already eager for Jones and Cormier to finally meet in the octagon again. This promo just ramps the hype up to 11.