We finally have some word on Jon Jones’ long-awaited return inside the Octagon. It’s the biggestnews of the week, so here is what we know so far.
According to multiple online sources, including MMAFighting.com, the is targeting a rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones for UFC 214 in July. The highly-anticipated fight will headline the card after a co-main event, which is expected to be announced very soon.
Three days before UFC 200, Jones tested positive for two banned substances, Clomiphene and Letrozole, in an out-of-competition drug test conducted by USADA. Jones was expected to defend the 205-pound title against Cormier. Since their first match at UFC 182, Cormier has won four straight fights over top ranked UFC fighters such as Anthony Johnson, Alexander Gustafsson, and . He just defended the title earlier this month against Johnson and won via submission (rear-naked choke).
UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 is targeted for July 29 in Anaheim, Calif.