During a UFC press tour this past summer, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier got into a scuffle during their post-press conference face-off. Today, during a UFC press conference in Los Angeles, Jon Jones and his opponent for UFC 187 in May, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, decided to get into a fake fight during their face-off. UFC President Dana White, who was standing in between then during their face-off, completely bought it. You can check it out below.
Johnson earned the right to fight Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion when he knocked out Alexander Gustafsson in just over two minutes in Gustafsson’s home country of Sweden. Johnson has been on a tear since returning to the UFC as a light heavyweight, winning two of his three fights by way of knockout in the very first round.
For Jones, Johnson could very well be his toughest test to date. Also, he could be Jones’s final fight at light heavyweight should Jones win. There’s always the possibility of a Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson rematch if Jones retains his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, but UFC fans have been wanting to see Jones move up to heavyweight for a while, and now that he’s broken every single UFC record in the light heavyweight division, he’ll have nothing left to prove at 205.
UFC fans are hoping for a Jon Jones vs. Cain Velasquez super-fight, but Jones and Velasquez both have tough tests ahead of them. Jones, of course, will be taking on Anthony Johnson, and Velasquez will be taking on the UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum. That fight will take place at UFC 188 in June.
Both Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez are favored in their upcoming fights, but both are facing a lot of danger as both of their opponents are experiencing a career resurgence since returning to the UFC, and both are coming off of impressive knockout victories.
When Jon Jones defeated Cain Velasquez’s training partner, Daniel Cormier, back in January, Velasquez was noticeably upset, and annoyed with how Jon Jones taunted Cormier after the fight. So that added a little something extra to the potential super-fight between the two juggernauts.
One thing is for sure, if both Jones and Velasquez are able to get past their opponents this spring, then the UFC will have no choice but to make them fight each other, as they’ve both completely wiped out their respective weight classes.
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