UFC News and Notes – Jones and Cormier Brawl, Silva Set to Return
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier brawled during an August 4press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to promote their September 27 light heavyweight title fight at UFC 178. Cormier stepped in for the injured Alexander Gustafsson and there’s obviously no love lost between him and Jones. They have gone back and forth in the media for years, teasing a potential mega fight. When it comes to sports marketing, these two are the gold standard in terms of fight promotion.
Fight fans have been waiting for this fight to happen since Daniel Cormier dropped down from heavyweight to light heavyweight this past year. Cormier is often on televised UFC fight panels during shows, so his ability to talk will definitely have an effect on the build up with Jones, the top pound for pound fighter in the world.
Anderson “The Spider” Silva is almost healed up and ready to fight again at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas against Nick Diaz. Some thought that his leg fracture against Chris Weidman was career threatening, but in 5 months, we’ll see “The Spider” crawl once again. By even making it back this far, he’s defied the odds and a victory will all but seal his place as one of the greatest fighters ever. We wish Anderson the best of health and luck in his quest to regain his old glory.
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