Jones & Cormier brawl at media event
Published on Monday, 8/4/14, at 8:01 p.m. Eastern.
By Brian Edwards
Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Daniel Cormier are going to throw down at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 with the light-heavyweight belt on the line. On Monday at the MGM Grand, they came to blows for the first time.
For the stare-down at this press conference, Jones got up in Cormier’s face and made contact with the challenger. ‘DC’ responded by aggressively shoving Jones in the face.
From there, Jones came swinging and a wild melee ensued. It wasn’t a Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis type of fiasco, but it was as close as you’ve seen between two UFC fighters.
You can watch the clip here at Yahoo Sports and check out Kevin Iole’s opinion.
Damon Martin of Fox Sports described the scene and make sure to check out his update at the bottom with reaction quotes from UFC officials.
This breakdown from MMA Mania shows the twitter reaction to today’s developments.
In other UFC news, Abel Trujillo is injured and can’t fight against Ross Pearson at Fight Night 47 in Maine. Therefore, Gray Maynard will face Pearson. Also, Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira are slated to battle at UFC 179.