UFC 214: Cormier v Jones 2 - The story behind the ultimate rivalry

And he's fighting tonight, at least in part, for you.

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier sat on a dais on Wednesday exchanging insults for what seems like the umpteenth time.

In the co-main event, middleweight champion Tyron Woodley will take on Demian Maia.

The time for the talk is over. Their much-anticipated showdown for the UFC light heavyweight championship Saturday at the Honda Center headlines a UFC 214 card with three title fights that have put all the talk about Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor on pause.

In the past, his relationship with Albuquerque has been as toxic as his rivalry with Cormier (19-1). I definitely wouldn't try to wrestle with him the whole time. A series of run-ins with the law in New Mexico led to the UFC suspending Jones and stripping him of the title in April 2015. I know I've trained harder than I've ever trained.

'I don't know if you guys realize, I don't come out and attack any fighter unless they say something sideways about me, ' Jones said. "There was never any doubt, and losing the first time did not deter me in any way, shape or form".

"I feel incredible. I've missed it a lot". The UFC reportedly wants a Brock Lesnar vs. Jon Jones fight, and Jones commented on the possibility during a Facebook Q&A last night... "I just took it all for granted". Ironically both Jones and Lesnar have been suspended b UFC for violating their doping policy. This time, he thinks he can do even more. Jones is a favorite over Cormier, and it looks like the former champion is already looking past UFC 214. He's one of the few to have succeeded, though, in arguing that his positive PED test stemmed from a legal product that merely contained banned substances without being properly labeled.

Woodley believes he has yet to deliver a peak performance.

The rumors of Brock Lesnar leaving WWE for UFC continue to swell. The latter was an important victory as it saw DC compete on the feet and utilize his full range of skills to be victorious in the contest.

"I feel like he's shown me his true colours, and now I have no desire to pretend like he cares about me or that we're friends", he said.

Never the one to back down from a challenge, Jones appears to have accepted Lesnar's challenge during a recent UFC press conference, saying: "I'll handle DC first, then I'll handle Brock". I'll fight 145, 135, 125, just to get as much fights in as a I can before I have to retire too old.

Records are nice, Maia says, but they'll be broken one day. "My goal is to get into the octagon on Saturday". "I feel like I can beat Daniel Cormier". It will happen when Jones starts headlining big pay-per-view cards regularly and winning on a consistent basis - making people forget about the past 30 months that now overshadow him and his past accomplishments. I got caught up in my own s**t.

Evinger waited for a UFC contract. The weekend promises to deliver thrills aplenty with the UFC Welterweight and women's Featherweight titles coming into play. The UFC made a decision to strip her of the title on June 19 due to her refusal to defend it and then booked Cyborg against promotional newcomer and current Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Megan Anderson for the vacant title.

Ever since then, the Swede has campaigned for a rematch and after putting together back-to-back wins in the a year ago, he could get his wish should Jones win on Saturday night.

  • Julie Sanders