UFC 200 Has Two New Faces


Last week, UFC president Dana White announced that there will be two new faces headlining UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. It will be a light heavyweight title battle between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. Jones who is 22-1 returned to the ring last weekend for the first time in over a year. He took on Ovince Saint Preux and defeated him easily in an unanimous decision by all the judges. This showed that Jones long layoff did not affect him at all.  He missed significant time because he was arrested for a felony hit-and-run charge.

A few months ago, Jones was luckily able to avoid significant jail time after reaching a plea deal. Cormier was supposed to face off against Jones at UFC 197, but was not able to due to injury. You can be sure this time around  these two will spark a competitive match that will draw many viewers.

Last month, UFC planned a Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz rematch for UFC 200, but that was taken off the table once McGregor refused to fly to Las Vegas for promotional reasons. After McGregor realized he was no longer headlining the match in Vegas he posted on his twitter account that he was retiring from mixed martial arts. This shocking news had the social media world buzzing for awhile. However, a few days later he posted on twitter saying he was not retired and still wished to headline the match. Dana White remained true to his word and would not allow McGregor to fight after he refused to fly to Vegas. White, did however offer to keep Diaz on the event, but he wanted no part in the match unless it was a rematch against McGregor. Even though we won’t get a Diaz vs McGregor rematch, we will still get an entertaining fight between two greats in Cormier and Jones. Is it July yet?