Gustafsson tears meniscus, Cormier steps in to take on Jones at UFC 178


dcjonesdojoRemember that “epic” rematch scheduled for September between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson? Not gonna happen. Not yet anyway.

Earlier this evening, it was revealed by world-renowned MMA journo extraordinaire Ariel Helwani that Gustafsson had torn his meniscus while training for his highly anticipated rematch with Jones. Enter Daniel Cormier.

DC made it known that he was ready for his title shot against Jones after submitting Dan Henderson this past May in Vegas. “Jon Jones, you can’t run away from me forever,” Jones told UFC color commentator Joe Rogan during his UFC 173 post-fight interview. “No matter where you go boy, I’m coming. You better hurry because I’m getting better,” Cormier continued. “If I decided to take Jon Jones down a 100 times, I’ll take him down 100 times. This is my Octagon. I’m the man.” At that point Rogan decided it was the perfect time to end the interview. Cormier had done his job, and while it didn’t put him over Gus in the pecking order at the time, it worked in the long run.

Cormier will bring his sterling 15-0 record (13-0 at heavyweight, 2-0 at LHW) into the cage against a fighter in Jones who is widely regarded as P4P the greatest mixed martial artist in the world today. And while we could go on and on about how incredible this match up looks on paper, the early social media shenanigans between these two tells us that the lead up is going to be just as crazy as the fight itself.

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