Jon “Bines” Jones reclaimed the UFC Light Heavyweight championship belt against Daniel Cormier at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Jones defeated Cormier in their rematch at the UFC 214 main event with a third-round knockout.
The three-time and current Light Heavyweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship stopped Cormier at 3:01 of the third round with a stunning kick to the head and ended their rivalry to 2-0 in his favor.
After the fight, Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was transported to the hospital after his first stoppage loss of his career to Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC).
Jones beat Cormier at UFC 182 in 2015 via unanimous decision.
Moving forward to his 10th career knockout win, Jones praised Cormier and targets to fight former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who has been rumored to return to the Octagon in the near future.
“I want to take this time to thank Daniel Cormier for being my biggest rival and motivator. He has absolutely no reason to hang his head. He has been a model champion, a model husband, a model father, a teammate, a leader, and I aspire to be a lot more like that man, because he’s an amazing human being. Unfortunately, we were opponents, but outside of that, he is a true champion for the rest of his life.” Jones said
When everyone thought the event was over, Jones grabbed the microphone one last time and added “Brock Lesnar, if you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by someone who weighs 40 pounds less than you? Meet me in the Octagon.”
Meanwhile Lesnar immediately answered to Jones’ challenge and had a simple response: “Be careful what you wish for, young man.”
Cormier-Jones 2 was the main event of UFC 214.
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