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When's UFC champ Tyron Woodley coming back? He's currently weighing options

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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is still trying to figure out what to do about a shoulder injury, but he’s just thankful the timing works out fairly well.

In July Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) notched his second straight title defense with a not-so-acclaimed unanimous-decision win over Demian Maia (25-7 MMA, 19-7 UFC) at UFC 214.

Woodley suffered a partial labrum tear early in the fight, and now he’s considering his options.

“I didn’t completely tear it, but I tore it enough where I should consider surgery,” he told SiriuXM’s “MMA Tonight” on Tuesday. “I’m actually investigating stem-cell (platelet rich plasma) injections – things of that nature first – and rehab because obviously if I can avoid going under the knife, I obviously want to try to do that. So that’s my option right now.

“I tore my left labrum in 2008. At that time, I wasn’t really financially set up to go out and get PRP and stem cell (treatments), and I didn’t have insurance at that time, so my options were really limited. I actually had to wait like two or three years before I could actually get it done just because I didn’t have insurance.

Woodley, who’s No. 1 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings (and No. 9 pound-for-pound), already has wins over No. 2-ranked Stephen Thompson, No. 3 Robbie Lawler and No. 5 Maia (No. 4 Rory MacDonald is now with Bellator, and No. 6 Ben Askren fights for ONE Championship).

Of course, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has been vocal about wanting a fight with Woodley, but the champ suggested it’s a good time to focus on his own recovery while the rest of the 170-pounders jockey for position.

“So, long story short, it’s gong to be a minute before I’m out in the octagon, which almost works to the division’s credit because the deck needs to be shuffled a little bit more,” Woodley said. “There’s no real and true clear-cut No. 1 contender right now, and once these fights take place and these guys get out there, compete, do a training camp and fight, the world champion will just be getting back in the mix. So it’ll be perfect timing.”

Woodley said he’s actually talked about PRP options with UFC officials and their medical team – and he’s getting support because “they want their fighters to be healthy and it’s no secret that they want their fighters to be back as soon as possible,” he said.

As for UFC President Dana White, who heavily criticized Woodley after UFC 214 and sparked a war of words, the champ said things are improving.

“As the young kids say, we’re Gucci right now, which means we’re cool and good and 100; I’m trying to earn some brownie points for my son,” Woodley joked. ” … We had a phone call, and obviously Dana White will blow up. Now he sees that I’ll blow up a little bit, as well. But we’re all good. Things are Gucci.”

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

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Champ Tyron Woodley responds to Rafael dos Anjos' callout, has eye on Bisping-GSP winner

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Champion Tyron Woodley doesn’t appear to be all that interested in granting Rafael dos Anjos the next UFC welterweight title shot.

Dos Anjos (27-9 MMA, 16-7 UFC), who earned a first-round submission victory over Neil Magny (19-6 MMA, 12-5 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC 215 co-main event, called out Woodley (18-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) following the event.

Woodley, who served an a in-studio analyst for FS1 during the event, replied immediately and dismissed dos Anjos as a threat to his reign.

“Well, I’ve got a Gucci belt you can have,” Woodley during UFC 215’s post-event show. “I’ve got a Louis Vuitton belt you can have, but the welterweight gold, the 14 pounds, brother – it’s going to be a long time before I give that up.”

Woodley didn’t explicitly say he wouldn’t fight dos Anjos, but he said the Brazilian needs to put in more work in the 170-pound division. Dos Anjos is a former UFC lightweight champion who moved up a division earlier this year, and he’s since gone 2-0. The win over Magny was particularly impressive, but was it enough to stake the next claim to a title shot?

Woodley doesn’t think so.

“I didn’t take (the callout) personally,” Woodley said. “All I’m saying is there are a lot of guys in my division. They always put them in front of me, and everyone thinks they have the solution to beat me. But I think I’m the most well-rounded fighter. I punch the hardest in the UFC of all the fighters. And he’s a great fighter. He’s a former world champion. I do think one or two more fights in the division, with a great performance like he had this evening, we will see him on the other side of the octagon. At that point, we’ll be ready to role.”

Dos Anjos said following UFC 215, which took place Saturday at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, that the fact he was already considered for a title bout with Woodley at UFC 214 in July should put him in line for a crack at the gold.

Woodley apparently has other plans in mind, though. With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) by his side at the studio desk, “The Chosen One” hinted that he would like to move up to 185 pounds and fight the winner of November’s UFC 217 main event between Bisping and Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC).

“I want to fight at middleweight,” Woodley said. “So, I’m thinking about taking a trip up to middleweight.”

For complete coverage of UFC 215, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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Rafael dos Anjos wants title shot, promises not to let champ Tyron Woodley 'walk around'

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EDMONTON – Rafael dos Anjos wants the next title shot against UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, and he believes his UFC 215 victory over Neil Magny may have solidified it for him.

Former UFC lightweight champ dos Anjos (27-9 MMA, 16-7 UFC) improved to 2-0 since he moved up to 170 pounds earlier this year, when he earned a first-round submission win over Neil Magny (19-6 MMA, 12-5 UFC) in Saturday’s UFC 215 co-main event, which took place at Rogers Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Dos Anjos was already on the cusp of a fight with Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) at UFC 214 in July when he was pegged as an alternate if top contender Demian Maia would’ve been unable to fight at the event. Maia ended up taking the fight and lost an underwhelming unanimous decision to the champion. With no clear-cut No. 1 contender in the division, dos Anjos thinks he has a good chance of sliding into position as the next challenger.

“This division’s wide open; all the top-five, top-six guys in this division have lost to the champion or to the last challenger, which was Demian Maia,” dos Anjos said after UFC 215. “(Stephen) Thompson lost twice to Woodley already. I’m the new blood in this division. I was getting ready to fight Woodley if Maia didn’t take the fight, but he ended up taking the fight. But I was getting ready for it, so here I am.”

Dos Anjos, 32, plans to take some time off after competing twice in a three-month stretch, but he said that works perfectly since Woodley is nursing a shoulder injury coming out of the fight with Maia. UFC President Dana White said after UFC 214 that ex-champ Robbie Lawler could be next in line, but it was far from a definite.

Given his one-sided performance over Magny at UFC 215 and the fact Woodley already holds a first-round knockout of Lawler, dos Anjos thinks he’s the most probable candidate.

“I’m the former lightweight champion looking forward to being a two-division champion,” dos Anjos said. “I know Woodley has an injury, but I need some time off now. I fought three months ago in Singapore. I just fought now. I was preparing for Woodley, but Maia took the fight. I don’t want to lose what I was training already, so I called (UFC matchmaker Sean) Shelby and said, ‘Hey, I want to fight, if you have somebody.’ Then the opportunity with Neil Magny came up.

“We’ll see. My goal is to fight for the title.”

One thing dos Anjos said he has going for him is the challenge he brings Woodley. “The Chosen One” has received criticism for his past two title defenses, against Maia and Thompson, and dos Anjos promised there would be no complaints about a lack of action.

“One thing I can be sure, is we’re going to fight,” dos Anjos said. “I’m not going to let him walk around, and I’m going to make sure I push the pace. I’m not saying I will not use my strategy. Of course I will. But I will walk forward. I have confidence in me, in my cardio, and I’m going to make him work.”

For complete coverage of UFC 215, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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One UFC middleweight standout's take on Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping

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There’s been a fair amount of hand-wringing over the upcoming UFC middleweight title bout between Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping, even if the reaction has been blunted by time and the latest turns in the division.

When it was first announced, UFC fighters were among those who cast a sideways glance at the matchup. But after the booking was canceled, an interim middleweight title bout narrowed the field of contenders, and Bisping’s ship “(expletive) turned around and sailed back,” one middleweight veteran sees the sense in it.

“(Robert) Whittaker and (Yoel) Romero fought for that belt,” Brad Tavares (13-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) told MMAjunkie Radio. “And Whittaker’s hurt, so what are they going to do? Have somebody below Whittaker fight for the belt? No. So they’re going to have this big money fight.”

For some fighters, that’s a slap in the face for those who’ve worked their way up the ranks with the expectation of being rewarded with a title shot. Tavares, a fighter who’s always done his talking in the cage, is one of those fighters. He stands to lose a lot if the promotion passes him over because it wants a bigger number at the box office.

And yet the 29-year-old Las Vegas native can’t bring himself to dismiss St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) as Bisping’s (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) opponent at UFC 217, which takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and airs on pay-per-view.

“(St-Pierre) always was a draw,” Tavares said. “Maybe some people see it as he doesn’t deserve it, but when the man was fighting, he put in his work. Granted, it was in a different weight class, but it’s not that far away. And ‘GSP’ always was a big dude. So business-wise, it makes sense. The No. 1 contenders fought each other, and they already panned that out.”

Tavares takes a different stance on cross-divisional fights, on the other hand. He said welterweight champ Tyron Woodley’s recent call to face the winner of St-Pierre vs. Bisping – after White denied him the first crack at St-Pierre following a lackluster title defense at UFC 214 – is an overreach and “doesn’t make make any sense.”

“If they made that happen, now you have an interim champion waiting in the wings, for what? You have to unify the belts first,” Tavares said. “That should have been the next fight, but due to injury, it didn’t happen. So it makes sense to me.

“I’m sure there are people that are right right there that are pretty pissed about it, like ‘(Expletive), I should be getting the shot.’ But how are any of them jump the interim champion for this money fight?”

Current interim titleholder Whittaker is expected to meet the winner of St-Pierre vs. Bisping after he heals from a knee injury he sustained prior to beating Yoel Romero at UFC 213.

Meanwhile, two ex-champs are also inching into the title picture. In July, Chris Weidman snapped a three-fight skid with an impressive win over Kelvin Gastelum, and Luke Rockhold returns to action on Sept. 16 against ex-WSOF champ David Branch.

Tavares currently is on a two-fight win streak, so he’s a long way from making any title demands. But he’s feeling better about the promotion after it booked his past two fights in Las Vegas, which brought local support rather than hostile crowds around the world.

“In the past, I’ve been frustrated, not with the matches themselves, but where (they were),” he said. “At one point, I was frickin’ going into everybody’s back yards to fight them, even when I was on a win streak. I’ve been lucky enough these past two to get it right here in Vegas.”

The MMA world will be watching when St-Pierre returns from a four-year layoff to face Bisping. If the French Canadian, now 36, is successful at 185 pounds, it will throw an interesting wrench in the division. But it also might not last for more than two fights.

As long as Whittaker gets the next shot, Tavares isn’t complaining.

For more on UFC 217, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Colby Covington goes off on 'fraud' UFC champ Tyron Woodley – and adds Snoop Dogg

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UFC welterweight Colby Covington’s grudge against champ Tyron Woodley continues to simmer as he approaches a critical bout against recent title challenger Demian Maia.

Covington (12-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) finds a reason to jab at all of his opponents – even the ones who don’t anger him. Maia (25-7 MMA, 19-7 UFC), he predicts, will be “looking for a new job, maybe at a cell phone kiosk in the mall” after getting retired in his hometown Oct. 28 at UFC Fight Night 119 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo.

Bold, but not angry.

For Woodley, on the other hand, Covington does not hold back. On Tuesday during an interview with MMAjunkie Radio, he went out of his way to mispronounce Woodley’s first name and fire off another rant of personal attacks.

“The crown’s too heavy for him, honestly,” Covington said of Woodley. “He can go back to his passion – standing around in the background of his B-list movies. He’s the type of dude that’s going out to movie sets and taking pictures. ‘Oh, let me get a picture with you, Snoop (Dogg),’ just so he can say, ‘He’s my friend’ on social media. The guy’s a joke. He’s a fake. He’s a fraud. He doesn’t even get credited in his movies. That’s how pathetic he is. Unless it’s some gas station ‘Kickboxer: Vengeance’ movie, then maybe he gets credit from that.

“He’s telling everybody, ‘He wouldn’t look at me in the gym.’ Yeah, I wouldn’t look at you because I promised my manager and owner of (American Top Team) Dan Lambert that I would keep it professional, and I wouldn’t say nothing. I didn’t want to have any problems. He has a fight coming up. I keep it classy always. But at the end of the day, he’s saying fake stuff.

“He’s on (The MMA Hour) saying, ‘Colby Covington won’t get a word out of my mouth,’ and the next thing he’s saying is, ‘Colby wouldn’t even look at me in the gym. He’s shadowboxing under my championship belt.’ What the (expletive) are you talking about? First of all, your picture’s over the bags where we work out, and second, I had to make a promise to Dan Lambert. He wouldn’t even give me (the Maia) fight unless I kept it cool with Tyron. I made some promises, but at the end of the day, (expletive) Tyron Woodley’s a fake, a fraud, and I’m going to expose him real soon.”

Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The champ is aiming to fight the winner of an upcoming middleweight title bout between champ Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) and ex-welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), which takes place in November at UFC 217. Woodley recently dispatched the long-nagging contender Maia, though his effort made no new fans, including UFC President Dana White.

Of course, Covington sided with his promoter on that one.

When it comes to another UFC contractee, however, Covington takes another side. He blasted Snoop Dogg after the rapper and UFC commentator issued an expletive-laden rant at Conor McGregor after the UFC lightweight champ’s boxing loss to Floyd Mayweather this past weekend.

“The UFC is employing him,” Covington said of Snoop. “It’s not cheap to fly him out to those summits. He’s getting a way bigger purse than I am to show up.

“I think it’s a joke how he’s going to trash on the UFC and fighters. Like, dude, you’ve never even fought. You’re a skinny little twig. How are you going to act hard and act like you’re tough? It was a boxing match. Yeah, congrats to Floyd. Conor did it as a money fight, but if it were in the streets or in the octagon, it wouldn’t have even been competitive. Conor would have killed Floyd. Don’t act all hard and say ill will toward the UFC, who employs you.”

So there’s another grudge to put on the ever-growing list. But first, Covington needs to put away Maia.

For more on UFC Fight Night 119, check out the UFC 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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Ex-champ Rafael dos Anjos targets UFC titleholder Tyron Woodley: 'I'm coming for the gold'

The UFC welterweight title picture is currently lacking a standout and logical next contender for champion Tyron Woodley. Former lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos is aiming to fill the void.

Prior to Woodley’s (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) successful title defense against Demian Maia at UFC 214 this past weekend, Georges St-Pierre appeared to be next in line. UFC President Dana White then scrapped the potential matchup after expressing disappointment in Woodley’s performance and instead booked “GSP” against middleweight champ Michael Bisping at UFC 217 in November.

Although White named ex-champ Robbie Lawler as someone who could next fight for the belt, Woodley doesn’t appear interested; he beat Lawler less than 13 months ago, after all. That puts someone like dos Anjos (26-9 MMA, 15-7 UFC) in good position if he can get past Neil Magny at UFC 215 next month.

Dos Anjos made Woodley aware of his intentions (via Twitter):

UFC 215 takes place Sept. 9 at Rogers Place in Edmonton. Dos Anjos vs. Magny airs on the pay-per-view main card following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

Woodley, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings, was quick to reply, and took a shot at outspoken contender Colby Covington in the process (via Twitter):

The back-and-forth didn’t escalate much further, though dos Anjos let Woodley know he hasn’t experienced what he has to offer. Not only is the Brazilian a former champion at 155 pounds, but he’s beaten more former UFC titleholders than Woodley during his career (via Twitter):

For more on UFC 215, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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

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Champ Michael Bisping says Georges St-Pierre title bout official for UFC 217 in NYC

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UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping claims his next title defense against Georges St-Pierre is finally official, and it will go down at UFC 217 in New York City.

Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) today announced the bout with St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) on FS1’s “UFC Tonight,” on which he frequently serves as a co-host.

“This is actually the third time I’ve been offered this fight, so the ship’s sailed twice,” Bisping said. “On this occasion, on the third occasion, it set off sailing but did a U-turn and it pulled up at New York City. I’ve got a chirpy little Englishman who’s going to fight Georges St-Pierre, Madison Square Garden, Nov. 4. It is official. Do not miss it. We’re taking over.”

UFC 217 takes place Nov. 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

The matchup has been an on-again, off-again mess after it was announced in March that former UFC welterweight champion St-Pierre would end his more than three-year hiatus to fight Bisping, despite never having competing at 185 pounds.

St-Pierre hasn’t fought since 2013, when he notched his ninth consecutive welterweight title defense with a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167. St-Pierre then vacated the title and took a break from competition. After St-Pierre recently flirted at a return, UFC officials announced earlier this year that the 36-year-old Canadian MMA great would fight Bisping sometime later in the year.

However, St-Pierre then said he could not fight until at least November due to outside commitments, and an irked UFC President Dana White later said the fight was off and Bisping would instead fight top contender Yoel Romero.

But when Bisping subsequently revealed a knee injury (while St-Pierre declared a lingering eye issue), Plan B for Bisping-Romero also was scrapped. Romero (12-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) then lost a decision to fellow contender Robert Whittaker (19-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) for an interim title earlier this month at UFC 213.

White suggested a knee injury recently suffered by Whittaker opened the door for St-Pierre to cut the line.

With Whittaker the challenger in waiting, White said in July that St-Pierre would instead fight the winner of this past Saturday’s UFC 214 co-headliner between current welterweight champ Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) and challenger Demian Maia (25-7 MMA, 19-7 UFC). However, with Woodley’s heavily panned unanimous-decision win over Maia, that apparently opened the door for St-Pierre vs. Bisping.

“I know Michael Bisping will fight,” White said. “He will show up and actually fight.”

For more on UFC 217, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Tyron Woodley has positive chat with Dana White, was 'probably not' going to leak info

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It appears the tension between UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC President Dana White has been smoothed over following an airing of grievances between the two sides.

A furious Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) came out earlier this week demanding a public apology from White after the UFC boss publicly shamed his performance in a successful title defense against Demian Maia at UFC 214. He said if White didn’t apologize he would “start leaking some (expletive),” which would not paint the UFC in a very positive light.

Woodley said he spoke to White and now feels better about the situation. Moreover, he revealed the threat to leak dirty details was somewhat of an empty gesture born out of frustration.

He shared details of the conversation with White with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.

“There was some yelling back and forth. At the end of the conversation, I felt pretty comfortable. It ended on a positive note. Two men can talk on the phone and maybe not agree on everything, but at least respect each other.

“I still feel he should apologize publicly, but I’m not going to hold my breath. The conversation ended with respect and that was really my goal. Dana knows all about talking off emotion. I went a little (crazy) and was talking off emotion, too. Did I really plan on leaking stuff? Probably not. But at the time, I was mad and it sounded good.”

Despite admitting that receiving an apology from White is unlikely, Woodley, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings, appears ready to move forward. He’s not sure who he will fight next at this point, but right now his greatest concern is dealing with a shoulder injury he apparently suffered early in the unanimous decision win over Maia at UFC 214.

Prior to the event is seemed Woodley would fight former champ Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) in his next outing, but the nature of his fight with Maia led to White shifting away from the matchup and instead booking “GSP” against middleweight champ Michael Bisping, likely at UFC 217 in November.

Woodley was frustrated when he learned he wasn’t going to get the St-Pierre fight, but a large part of him believes it was never going to happen, anyway.

“I want Georges to know there’s no shame in his game. I’m not saying he’s scared. He’s not coming back for a belt or to be the best. He’s coming back for big-money fights. He sees a sport in which he helped the pay-per-view model grow and he wants to get on it. There’s no shame in that. But don’t say you’re here for any other reason.”

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

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UFC 214 'Fight Motion': That time Daniel Cormier sent Jon Jones' mouthpiece flying

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Despite a crushing and emotional end, things started off well enough for Daniel Cormier over Jon Jones, as we see in the “Fight Motion” highlights for past Saturday’s UFC 214 headliner.

The super-slow-motion highlights capture the action from the event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., which aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FXX and UFC Fight Pass.

Cormier (19-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC) ultimately suffered a third-round knockout loss, and he had to surrender his light-heavyweight title to rival Jones (23-1 MMA, 17-1 UFC), who reclaimed the belt with a vintage performance.

Initially, though, Cormier found some success in the long-awaited rematch again arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history. One early punch sent Jones’ mouthpiece flying, as you can see in “UFC 214 Fight Motion” above.

The highlights include other bouts, including welterweight champion Tyron Woodley’s (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) decisive unanimous-decision victory over Demian Maia (25-7 MMA, 19-7 UFC), as well as Cristiane Justino’s (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) lopsided third-round TKO of Tonya Evinger (19-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) for the vacant women’s featherweight belt.

Check out the “Fight Motion” highlights above.

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

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