Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight will headline UFC 200
As promised, Conor McGregor will not be fighting Nate Diaz for the main event at UFC 200. UFC president Dana White announced on “Good Morning America” Wednesday that a rematch between Jon Jones and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will be the headline.
Here’s a clip of White revealing the big news:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 27, 2016
Jones, who has made his way back after a slew of issues in his personal life, defeated Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197 last weekend by unanimous decision. He flipped Cormier the bird as he was leaving the octagon, which the UFC proudly promoted on its Twitter account. That was obviously part of the buildup to White’s big announcement.
— UFC (@ufc) April 24, 2016
Jones and Cormier fought over a year ago, with Jones winning by unanimous decision and retaining his title. He later tested positive for cocaine and was stripped of his belt following a hit-and-run incident, and Cormier beat Anthony Johnson to become the new champion.
As you likely heard, Conor McGregor was pulled off the UFC 200 card due to a dispute over promoting his fight against Diaz. He sent a bizarre tweet earlier this week (read it here) claiming he was still fighting at UFC 200, but White maintained that it wasn’t true. The boss was not lying.