Can Cormier/Jones II Actually Take Place in July?

Published on April 21st, 2017 3:02 pm EST

According to multiple published reports, the UFC is looking at UFC 214 as the possible host for the long-awaited rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon "Bones" Jones.

UFC 214 is set to take place on July 29th, 2017 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

There were rumors that Jones would look to take a "warm-up" fight before stepping into the Octagon against Daniel Cormier once again. This is always a risky proposition, however, as a Cormier or Jones loss would have resulted in the big money fight being scrapped (Daniel Cormier was looking to defend against Jimi Manuwa if Jones did take a warm-up fight in the interim).

Instead, it appears as though the potential money is too great and that Jones and Cormier will be settling their differences at UFC 214.

An interesting note here - UFC President Dana White has long stated that Jon Jones would not be headlining any cards due to his issues in the past. White seems to be sticking to his guns here, which means that Cormier/Jones would NOT be the main event for UFC 214. Daniel Cormier has stated that the only person that he and Jon Jones would co-main event to would be Conor McGregor - either he has changed his tune or McGregor may also be appearing at UFC 214. This seems very unlikely, however, as McGregor wants to fight Floyd Mayweather next.

The King is pumped about the potential for Jones vs. Cormier fight.  Receiving news via cellphone in his office.

There are not many fights right now that don't involve Conor McGregor that could do over 1 million PPV buys, though Cormier/Jones II is certainly one of them.

There are reports that "Cyborg" wants to fight for the Featherweight title as well on this card, so it's possible that the UFC might make Cyborg/GDR the "main event" while relegating Cormier/Jones to the co-main event. This would obviously just be in name only, as Cormier/Jones would obviously be the main event still.

Or, there is always an outside chance that we might see McGregor/Woodley or McGregor/Ferguson at UFC 214, though that seems very unlikely.

In the end, let's just be happy that Cormier/Jones II finally seems to be going forward.

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