UFC 197 fast approaches and it promises to be massive, if not for the headline fight alone. Light-heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier goes toe to toe with long time rival, the returning, number 1 pound for pound fighter in the world, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. Its no secret that these two despise each other, all you have to do is look at the press-junket for their last fight. They hate each other, and if this junket is anything to go by, they still have issues.
The fight promises big things, but I just can’t see it going any differently then it did before, last time Cormier was beaten by a Jon Jones who had cocaine in his system and barely trained. This time he is going up against a focused Jon Jones who has been hitting the gym like a mad-man. Jon should win this – Stoppage late in the 2nd, early 3rd.
The card also sees Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson defend his Flyweight title against Henry Cejudo, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in free-wrestling. Both men have a deadly set of hands on them, it promises fireworks.
The rest of the card has some quality fights, but the real show and where the numbers will lie, will all be for Cormier V Jones 2.
If you don’t believe me when I say these two hate each other, check out some of the press-junket from both this fight and the previous.