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Daniel Cormier: Friendship with Jon Jones would be 'very difficult,' wants 3rd fight

Former UFC champion Daniel Cormier is still working to move past his UFC 214 title-fight loss to Jon Jones. Part of that process includes looking ahead to a third encounter with his longtime rival.

Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) has kept a low profile since his third-round knockout defeat against Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) in July. He dropped the 205-pound belt and fell to 0-2 against “Bones” in a moment he’d anticipated for more than two years. Cormier was understandably devastated by the outcome, but as he said in his return to hosting duties on FS1’s “UFC Tonight” this week, he’s come to realize the loss doesn’t define him.

“It takes time to get over something that’s so big, especially when you’re unsuccessful in such a big event,” Cormier said. “But, you know, day by day you get better. You keep fighting. You keep learning that there are things much more important than the competition. I’m the guy that really does love what I do, and I’m a guy that takes it very hard if I am unsuccessful. And I think you saw that down at the Honda Center in Anaheim.”

After losing to Jones by unanimous decision in the pair’s first meeting at UFC 182 in January 2015, Cormier took over the role as champion when Jones was stripped of the title due to out-of-competition actions. During that time the tension between the pair grew thicker, and finally it came to a head at UFC 214.

Jones, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, was classy in victory. He’s done nothing but praise No. 2-ranked Cormier in the fallout of the event, claiming he would like to form a working relationship despite seeing a high probability of a third bout in the future.

Fighting Jones one more time is among Cormier’s highest athletic priorities. He said he’s happy to be cordial with Jones, but that will never outweigh his desire to find a way to defeat him inside the octagon.

“I believe he’s being genuine; I do believe he’s trying to turn over a new leaf,” Cormier said. “I think he’s trying to show that he’s a different person than he was in the past. With that being said, friendship would be very difficult for us to achieve. And I’m OK with that. … In terms of going forward, we will be professional because we have to until the cage door closes again.”

Cormier, 38, may have been knocked out by Jones at UFC 214, but before the fight-ending sequence he was enjoying some solid success. He couldn’t get the job done, though, and Cormier said that’s one of the cruel aspects of the sport.

“If fighting was a nice ex-girlfriend, she would’ve allowed (Jones) to walk out and double-knee me and knock me out in 10 seconds,” Cormier said. “But, no, she had to give me some success before it happened. It was just too easy to say, ‘Don’t let the guy in the fight at all.’”

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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The idea of a Jon JonesBrock Lesnar superfight excites many MMA fans. UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve, however, has concerns.

Jones  (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) and Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) started going back and forth during UFC 214 fight week, and the possibility of a future battle increased when Jones called out Lesnar following his knockout victory over Daniel Cormier to reclaim the light heavyweight title. That prompted a warning from Lesnar.

The problem, of course, is that not only is Lesnar currently retired (and employed by WWE), he still has six months left to serve on a suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stemming from multiple failed drug tests around the time of last year’s UFC 200. When Lesnar came out of retirement to face Mark Hunt at the July 2016 event, the UFC gave Lesnar a four-month exemption from USADA testing so he could take the fight right away.

If the UFC were to try that again and allow Lesnar to jump right back into a superfight and earn a big payday, Struve (28-8 MMA, 12-6 UFC) feels strongly about the detrimental message it sends.

“They cannot do that. That’s impossible,” Struve told Submission Radio. “That would be the worst message the UFC could ever send out. So if he fights again, he should go through six months of testing, I believe, before he fights again. I think that’s the rule right now. So if he comes back, and they let him go through those six months of testing, then I’m curious to see how he steps in the cage.”

Struve, who headlines next month’s FS1-televised UFC Fight Night 115 against Alexander Volkov, expects Jones would win against a clean or dirty Lesnar regardless.

“I think Jones beats him anyway – simple as that,” Struve said. “Jones is too good of an athlete. I don’t think Lesnar gets a hold of him to take him down. Jones moves too well. I think ‘D.C.’ is a great fighter, and of course that kick was great, but before that I didn’t see the Jon Jones who we used to see as dominant as he used to be.

“So I’m curious to see if he re-finds himself and gets to be more dominant again. But I don’t think Lesnar takes him down or anything, and he’s definitely not going to win the fight on the feet.”

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, visit the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Jon Jones recognizes Brock Lesnar could be using him for leverage in WWE contract negotiations

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UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is hopeful an octagon encounter with Brock Lesnar will eventually come to fruition. However, he’s also preparing for the possibility it won’t.

Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC), who regained the 205-pound belt with a third-round knockout of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last month, called out Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) following his victory, further fueling the hype for a potential matchup.

The subject of a Jones vs. Lesnar fight was first broached early in UFC 214 fight week when a fan asked “Bones” about it during a Facebook Live Q&A. Once it came up, though, he began to give it serious consideration, and from there the topic took on a life of its own.

“I had no intentions of fighting Brock Lesnar – he wasn’t on my radar,” Jones told MMAjunkie. “It’s honestly not even my style to call out people. People were asking me on Facebook Live. I didn’t expect it to go anywhere. There was only like 30 viewers logged in at the time. Little did I know Facebook Live actually records. I was just speaking freely and loosely. I got asked about Brock, and it went back to his camp, and they released a statement right away, and it kind of took off from there.”

The timing of it all is curious. Lesnar, who is typically borderline inaccessible to the media, has responded to Jones, the No. 1-ranked fighter in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-pound rankings, at every turn. He’s warned Jones to “be careful” what he wishes for, but whether he’s serious about another UFC comeback remains to be seen.

Lesnar has fought just once since December 2011, defeating Mark Hunt in July 2016 at UFC 200 in a result that was later overturned to a no-contest when Lesnar flunked multiple drug tests around the time of the bout. Lesnar still owes the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) more than six months of suspension time after retiring in February, which means a comeback is still far off.

Moreover, talk of Lesnar fighting for the UFC comes up on almost a yearly basis. He signs short-term contracts with WWE, and rumors of switching professions comes up each time a new negotiation period surfaces. His current deal is reportedly done after WrestleMania in April.

With that knowledge in mind, Jones knows he could simply be part of Lesnar’s ploy to maximize his next contract with WWE. However, he thinks a UFC return to fight him would be a massive financial opportunity, as well.

“I could see it being a leverage point to get paid the bigger bucks to stick around (with WWE) or come over to the UFC,” Jones said. “Either way, I think it would be great if he comes over to the UFC to get a gigantic payday, probably his biggest UFC payday. Now he has this as a leverage point from whichever direction he decides to go in. Good for Brock to have options.”

Jones said given the entire scope of the situation, he’s unlikely to fight Lesnar next. He’s still waiting on word of his next opponent but told MMAjunkie he’s open to a long-awaited rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, just not at UFC 217 in New York City.

Whatever comes in Jones’ future is going to be a significant moment as he looks to make his second UFC title reign better than the first. When it comes to big-fight opportunities, though, especially ones where he likes his chances of winning, Lesnar sits atop the mountain.

“I asked my coaches how they felt about it and everyone said, ‘You know what, Jon? That’s a very winnable fight, and it’s such a huge payday – why not?’” Jones said. “I just kept it going and have been entertaining it, and now it’s taken off. It’s something that could be in the works.”

Jones is so interested in the fight, in fact, that he may consider crashing Lesnar’s upcoming Universal Title defense at WWE SummerSlam in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 27 (via Twitter):

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UFC champ Jon Jones open to Alexander Gustafsson rematch – but not in New York City,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6FnxR-PQW_F3sm5QdUbP7D6E9&bctid=5525891367001
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Newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is still weighing the options for his next fight, but he’s not shutting down the possibility of a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson.

Although a matchup between Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has been the talk of the town after “Bones” reclaimed the 205-pound belt with a third-round knockout of Daniel Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) at UFC 214 10 days ago, there are many hurdles to clear before such a fight can occur.

Between his two reigns as UFC champ, Jones already has wiped out most of the elite in his weight class. Gustafsson gave him his toughest fight to date when the pair had the 2013 “Fight of the Year” at UFC 165, though, and the chance to run it back is something both fighters have expressed the desire to do.

No final decisions have been made, Jones said, but he’s open to the rematch with Gustafsson next.

“Every fight gets my blood flowing,” Jones told MMAjunkie. “I know how important it is to never underestimate anyone. I get up for every one. I think the Gustafsson fight is an option for us right now. We’re just going to wait and see. We’re weighing our options right now.”

Jones, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-pound rankings, defeated No. 5 light heavyweight Gustafsson by unanimous decision in a bloody affair at UFC 165. Jones was pushed to his limit in that contest, but came through on top despite an admittedly lackluster training camp and frequent partying in the lead-up to the fight.

The pair was scheduled to rematch at UFC 178 in September 2014, but Gustafsson suffered an injury and was replaced by Cormier, who went on to have a multi-fight feud with Jones. Nevertheless, Gustafsson is riding a two-fight winning streak against Glover Teixeira and Jan Blachowicz, and “The Mauler” wants to finally have his rematch with Jones (via Twitter):

Jones said his preference going forward is to stay active. He’s targeting a return before the end of the year, but the opponent, date and location are still up in the air, he said. The UFC has five more pay-per-view events remaining on the 2017 calendar, but the one Jones surprisingly is not interested in goes down in his home state of New York.

UFC 217 takes place Nov. 4 in New York City. Jones said he once had dreams and aspirations of fighting at Madison Square Garden, but over time those apparently have fizzled. He said fighting in New York doesn’t make sense from a financial perspective, so whether his next fight is against Gustafsson or someone else, don’t expect it to go down in “The Big Apple”

“To be honest, I love being from New York, but my whole thoughts and dreams of fighting in New York – they’re kind of starting to fade,” Jones said. “Looking at it from a business standpoint, it’s not a really good idea to pay 9 percent to the state of New York off the top just for fighting here. With 9 percent of every $1 million, that will add up real quick.

“I realize people from all over the world are going to watch it, whether it’s in Vegas or Canada or wherever. It would have been great to be the first person to fight at Madison Square Garden, but now that it’s happened and everything … I want to do it eventually, but it’s not something that’s a dream the way it used to be.”

For complete coverage of UFC 214, check out the UFC Events section of the site. And for more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Brock Lesnar may or may not be serious about making a return to the UFC for a fight with Jon Jones. The former UFC heavyweight champion is currently enjoying another successful run with the WWE, where he holds the Universal championship, and there’s no denying that at 40, he’s still in ridiculous physical condition.

The chances of Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) unfolding inside the octagon will only become clear once Lesnar enters back into the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool and serves the final six-plus months of his suspension stemming from his previous UFC return against Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

In the meantime, Lesnar is wrecking shop in his own world as perhaps the most dominant figure in professional wrestling under the WWE banner. He made one of his infrequent television appearances on this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, and he was booked in a one-sided segment to begin the show at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

The Blue Corner was there to capture the footage of Lesnar’s fierce attack (via Instagram):

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Jones, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, said he would love to fight Lesnar because it would result in the biggest payday of their respective careers. He realizes it might not happen, though, and is already entertaining the idea of other opponents.

For more on the upcoming UFC schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Jon Jones discusses UFC 214 fallout, mixed feelings on Daniel Cormier's post-KO interview with Joe Rogan,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6FnxR-PQW_F3sm5QdUbP7D6E9&bctid=5534469011001
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Jon Jones agrees Daniel Cormier’s post-fight interview with Joe Rogan following his knockout loss in last month’s UFC 214 main event probably was unnecessary. However, the UFC light heavyweight champion does believe it provided a raw and enlightening moment for spectators of the sport.

In the immediate aftermath of Jones’ (23-1 MMA 17-1 UFC) third-round knockout victory, a distraught and emotional Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) was interviewed by the UFC’s longtime color commentator. It was a highly criticized moment Rogan later apologized for orchestrating, and while Jones called it “unfair” to his rival, he said there was some importance to it, as well.

“I think it is unfair for ‘D.C.’ to be interviewed, but Joe Rogan apologized for it, and his explanation made great sense,” Jones told MMAjunkie. “He was caught up in the moment, which we all were. I think it’s unfair for Daniel to be interviewed, but at the same time it is fair to the fans. It is fair to see just the raw emotion that goes into it. This fight has been two years in the making, and people want to hear from Daniel.

“Even if he’s fresh off a knockout they just want to see how he feels and where he was at. The UFC slogan is ‘as real as it gets.’ It was a very real moment, a moment that I appreciated and I’m sure all the fans appreciated, even though it probably wasn’t the best moment for Daniel.”

Jones’ victory over Cormier came after a more than 15-month layoff and just one fight in 31 months. Jones won the initial meeting by unanimous decision at UFC 182 in January 2015, and the goal for the rematch was to win more emphatically.

Jones, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA pound-for-pound rankings, said he’s watched the fight multiple times. In a career that includes 11 different triumphant title-fight performances, Jones ranks the Cormier rematch among his best.

“I loved the performance,” Jones said. “I thought myself and ‘D.C.’ fought very well. Very, very high level martial arts fight. I felt like ‘D.C.’ got a lot better; I felt I’ve gotten a lot better. It’s beautiful, a great fight to be a part of. It’s definitely up there with some of my really impressive wins. I definitely think it was up there.”

After a back-and-forth two rounds, Jones found his fight-ending opening in the third frame with a perfectly placed head kick that caught Cormier flush and caused him to stumble around the octagon. Jones pounced and showed the fight-ending instincts that have led to 10 UFC stoppage wins.

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Throughout Jones’ career he has criticized his own ability to display one-strike finishing power. The way he put away Cormier was the closest he’s come inside the octagon, and it’s actually something the pair foreshadowed at a press conference in August 2014.

“I’ve always had it in my head to catch Daniel with a high kick,” Jones said. “The first (fight) I went for it several times, and he did a good job blocking it. The second fight I felt so much better setting it up. I felt patient and composed, and I earned that head kick by really distracting him with all the body attack.”

Jones and Cormier have been scheduled to fight five different times over the past three years. They’ve only met twice, but over time have exchanged countless unpleasant comments. Although Jones showed tremendous respect toward Cormier with a heartfelt post-fight interview, he said there’s a chance the business between them isn’t over.

Jones said prior to UFC 214 he would have greater admiration for Cormier if he would simply admit that he’s, “(expletive) around with the wrong era.” Those exact words may not ever come out of his mouth, but Jones believes his two wins left no doubt about the superior fighter.

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Jones said Cormier could have a chance to get one over on him in the future, though. Cormier has beaten all of his opponents not named Jon Jones. If that continues, a third showdown isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

“I think Daniel is proud of himself for what he’s been able to accomplish,” Jones said. “He should have his head high. At this point, I don’t think it’s much of a debate where he stands in this sport when it comes to me and him. I think it’s a closed chapter. With that being said, I do think he has every right to be proud of his career, and his career’s not over yet.

“We never know. There could be a Jones-Cormier 3. I know that’s a strong possibility. I know he’s going to be a very hard guy to beat for these other guys. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if I saw him again maybe a year or two from now.”

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Watch Jon Jones' Monday appearance with the UFC title on 'Good Morning America'

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Jon Jones’ victory tour landed in “The Big Apple” today, where he brought his recaptured light heavyweight title to “Good Morning America.”

Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) went on the popular ABC morning news show to talk to co-host and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan about his UFC 214 main event win over heated rival Daniel Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) a little more than a week ago.

Jones picked up a third-round knockout of Cormier to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title he once held before it was stripped in the wake of a hit-and-run accident.

Check out Jones’ conversation with Strahan above in Times Square, which included some talk about the possibility of a superfight against WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

And for more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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Watch Jon Jones meet The Rock, who was inspired by UFC 214 title win

Former WWE wrestler and global box office superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was seated cageside for Jon Jones’ title-winning victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, and he liked what he saw.

Minutes after Jones’ (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC) third-round knockout of Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title in this past weekend’s headliner, “Bones” met “The Rock” backstage to discuss the win.

The two had a brief conversation in which Jones was informed that his victory, classy post-fight speech, and comeback story as a whole served as an inspiring moment for one of the world’s most successful celebrities.

Watch the video below (via Instagram):

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Given his WWE past, Jones’ encounter with “The Rock” comes at a coincidental time. Jones called out current WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) during his post-fight interview, inviting Lesnar to meet him in the octagon if the former UFC heavyweight champ wants to know what it’s like to get his “ass kicked by a guy that weighs 40 pounds less.”

For more on UFC 214, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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Don't look now, but the McGregor Effect is spreading – and we haven't seen the end of it yet,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6FnxR-PQW_F3sm5QdUbP7D6E9&bctid=5505225423001
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Jon Jones explained it in a way that everyone could understand. Sitting there in Anaheim, Calif., after knocking out Daniel Cormier in UFC 214’s pay-per-view main event, he told us exactly why he’d rather spend a move up to heavyweight fighting Brock Lesnar, a middle-aged part-timer, instead of Stipe Miocic, the actual heavyweight champion.

Conor McGregor, he has been a tremendous inspiration to me,” Jones said. “He has shown me, who has been at the upper echelon of this sport for many years now, he has shown me that these huge paydays are possible. I never thought in my time as champion that we would be able to see fighters making $70 million or whatever he’s making for this (Floyd Mayweather) fight. It’s an inspiration that you can do it. I see it as possible, and that’s what McGregor has done for me.”

Jones isn’t the only one feeling the McGregor effect. Just look at Miocic. You think he’s bummed about Jones looking past him toward a potentially bigger paycheck against a lesser heavyweight? Hardly. He’s playing a similar game, calling out heavyweight boxing champ Anthony Joshua in a copycat bid to replicate McGregor’s crossover payday for himself.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then McGregor must be feeling the love right about now. The fight is still three weeks away, the money is still mostly hypothetical, and already some of the best fighters in the world are trying to follow where he leads.

Can you blame them? This is prizefighting, after all. “Prize” comes first.

But it’s not just fighters who feel the effects of a seismic shift like this one. For McGregor (a man with zero professional boxing experience) to even book a fighter with Mayweather (the best boxer of his generation), perceptions needed to change. People needed a way to feel like they had permission to want what they wanted, whether it made sense or not.

McGregor gave them that with his actual accomplishments in the UFC – which, people outside the MMA bubble seem to forget, actually are unprecedented, both in terms of belts and box offices – but also with the force of his personality.

He might be the only fighter who can convince his fans, without even really trying, that the absence of information about his boxing game is itself a strength. Because, hey, if we’ve never seen the guy in a boxing match, how do we know he isn’t already the best in the world?

But it’s not just the McGregor faithful who have been roped in here. People want this fight, this clash of sports and ideas and worlds and celebrities. The more you tell them that it’s likely to be ridiculous, the more intent they are on watching it. That’s because ridiculous, when done on a large enough scale, is historic. A small farce is pathetic. A massive one is a cultural moment.

Once we accept and normalize the idea, then a lot of things change. Suddenly that Miocic-Joshua bout doesn’t seem so absurd. And Jones-Lesnar? That’s reasonable almost to the point of being required. Sure, one’s a pro wrestler on a drug suspension and the other’s the greatest MMA fighter alive, but at least they both have experience in the same sport.

And admit it, we’d all watch the hell out of a Jones-Lesnar fight. Demetrious Johnson could fight every UFC flyweight in a public park on the same night, and we’d go sprinting past with our credit cards held high just to see Jones bounce a spinning elbow off Lesnar’s cinderblock skull. It’s a pairing just weird enough to capture our attention and our curiosity, both of which are more reliable drivers of pay-per-view revenue than any promise of meaningful athletic competition.

Is that a bad thing? I don’t know. The UFC has spread its brand far and wide, flooding the market with cheap combat-sports action. If you just want to see two people in a desperate struggle for money and supremacy inside a cage, there’s no need to pay. It’s on TV in airport bars. It’s on YouTube and basic cable. Any given weekend you can channel surf your way into it without even trying, so how’s the UFC supposed to convince you to drop a couple steak dinners worth of cash on any one event?

Capturing the power of the spectacle is one way. But we develop a tolerance for that over time. You have to make it louder, bigger, dumber. If we’re not arguing about whether or not it should be allowed to happen, then you’re not even in the ballpark. In this way, the mile markers of normalcy keep marching over the horizon.

But the thing to remember about the shift spurred on by McGregor is that we can’t see the big picture yet. If he gets so thoroughly trashed by Mayweather that we all go away hating ourselves for the part we played in it, the next MMA fighter to try calling out a big name boxer is in for a much harder sell. And if the PPV receipts don’t match expectations, the incentive to wade through the same river of crap in order to try it all again diminishes considerably.

That’s what makes this fight feel even more like an important cultural moment, somehow. It’s a test of what the market will bear. This is us checking the gauges on our own desire for big, crazy, sports-themed train wrecks. Clearly, the fighters and promoters are paying attention.

For more on “The Money Fight: Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor,” check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Tommy Toe Hold brings you the (NSFW) post-UFC 214 press conference you wish you had watched

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Sure, UFC Fight Night 114 is nearly upon us, but there’s still time to relive UFC 214, right? Especially if it’s Tommy Toe Hold’s version of UFC 214.

A cartoon who says bad words, Toe Hold’s recollection of UFC events differs ever-so-slightly from what the MMAjunkie cameras often collect onsite. Nevertheless, they never fail to entertain. Toe Hold may never have graced the pages of MMAjunkie before, but he’s a perfect fit for The Blue Corner.

In his latest episode, Toe Hold covers the aftermath of UFC 214, including some bold claims from UFC champions Jon Jones and Tyron Woodley, as well some impressive cameos from Brock Lesnar and Michael Bisping. Check out the video above.

For complete coverage of UFC 214, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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