There aren’t that many rivalries left in mixed martial arts. Maybe there’s something to Conor McGregor getting revenge on Nate Diaz, or Ronda Rousey having another crack at Holly Holm, or even Roy Nelson finding that one ham sandwich that got away. But otherwise, where’s the heated, bloody rivalries of days past?
Well, at least we have Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, who fought before and were supposed to fight again last night until Cormier got injured in training. Of course the show went on for Jones without him, the former champ going the distance with Ovince St. Preux.
Cormier was the “third man in the booth” for that, UFC 197’s main event, and after Jones won the decision, he exited the cage and showed Cormier some love.