All signs now point to a long awaited light-heavyweight title rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones being booked for UFC 214 on July 29th.
Just a few days ago UFC President Dana White had indicated that Cormier would be fighting either Jones or Jimi Manuwa at the event, and suggested that the ball was in Jones’ court as to whether he wanted to take the immediate title shot, or take a tune-up fight first.
Jones has only fought once in the past two and a half years since defeating Cormier by unanimous decision at UFC 182 due to a series of issues outside of the Octagon, including pleading guilty to a hit-and-run incident and also being suspended from the UFC after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug that was later traced back to a contimated sexual performance drug.
In his absence Cormier has risen to become the champion of the division, Defeating Anthony Johnson twice as well as Alexander Gustafsson and Anderson Silva.
Neverthless, Jones has apparently brushed off any fears that he may be suffering from ring rust due to his lack of cage-time in recent years and instead it seems he’s ready to head straight into a fight with his most bitter rival.
The fight has not been made official yet, and at this stage it’s unclear whether it would headline the UFC 214 event, as Dana White has indicated several times that he doesn’t trust Jones anymore due to his past transgressions.