Daniel Cormier was supposed to face Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 197, but yesterday the champ bowed out due to injury. Jones, meanwhile, still wanted to fight, and he didn’t care against whom. So who did the UFC get as a replacement for Cormier?
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Ovince Saint Preux wins the Jon Jones Sweepstakes. St. Preux is coming off a pretty clear decision win over former Strikeforce champ Rafael Cavalcante. Before that, St. Preux got handled badly by Glover Teixeira, but what are you going to do? Have Jones face someone he already beat?
So UFC 197 doesn’t have to have Demetrious Johnson assume the top slot, Jones keeps it. All is well in the world.