Will UFC 214 be Daniel Cormier's redemption over Jon Jones?

Will UFC 214 be Daniel Cormier's redemption over Jon Jones?

The two will square off in the main event of UFC 214 and at Friday's official weigh-ins, both "DC" and "Bones" came in on point and looking for blood.

"If you're a fight fan - whether a diehard UFC fan or just a someone who just wants to watch good fights - this is the card for you". Jones has called Cormier the "206.2-pound champion" of the UFC, and the situation has led to endless criticism of the current champ.

In the co-feature bout, champion Tyron Woodley (17-3-1) defends his welterweight championship against Demian Maia.

The time for the talk is over. The following months were far more challenging, however, as Jones was stripped of the title and had to stand by as his rival, Cormier, claimed the vacant belt four months later with a second round submission of top contender Anthony Johnson.

Cormier beat Silva by unanimous decision with the help of a wresting-heavy strategy.

We've never seen Jones like this before.

Jones' yearlong suspension has ended, and the UFC put him right back in a title shot with Cormier, who dutifully defended the belt during the mercurial ex-champion's absence.

In the past, his relationship with Albuquerque has been as toxic as his rivalry with Cormier (19-1). "All I care about is him getting to the octagon on Saturday".

In December, Jones said he wants "to challenge for the heavyweight title".

The prices have moved in Jones' favor since he opened at -150 with Cormier coming back at +120.

'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.

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"I look at Daniel as just a pawn in my story".

"I feel unbelievable. I've missed it a lot".

His length, speed, power and unpredictable arsenal of punches, elbows and kicks lend to his confidence, especially since he feels he shut Cormier down the first time.

"A guy like Daniel, he has my full, undivided attention", Jones said this week. "I just took it all for granted".

For the first time in his professional career, Jones tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. This time, he thinks he can do even more.

For some people, the only match that matters is the one between Cristiane Justino and Tonya Evinger. To expand it to the greatest fighter in MMA history isn't a stretch either. "But the reality is for me, I do need to win this fight". I also realize now how you live your life outside the sport is important to your legacy, and I'm trying hard to do things right from here on out. As we went through three [rounds], I can now go through five [rounds]. "I'll sign every one of your autographs!"

White's intense criticism of 30-year-old Jones, the man regarded by many to be the greatest fight of all time, was warranted, to an extent.

Records are nice, Maia says, but they'll be broken one day. It's been two years since he wore the title.

"My goal is to get in the Octagon on Saturday".

"He said, 'Know what you're capable of, go out there, and you take this from him.' In a roundabout way that's what he said". Both men were accomplished amateur grapplers from their college days, and both are bad ass alpha males, but make no mistake about it that this surprising, and not so timely dialog.