"I think that's what the fans really want to see, is me challenging myself against a heavyweight" Jones told the show.
Still, Jones is open to the fight if the details can be worked out.
White summed up his year-long silence from Jones as being "normal", referencing his history with UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz and how openly they despised each other despite doing great business together.
It's perhaps not surprising that we're entertaining the idea of this possible super-fight. Whether it was upper-cuts of Cormier in a Thai Clinch, or Jones' kicks to Cormier's body, the impact was evident as both were more focused and looked sharper.
Nasty enough to finish Cormier in highlight-reel fashion, emotional enough to win back consumers with well-timed humility and strategic enough to further plant a seed towards a big-money superfight with Brock Lesnar, Jones was everything UFC needed him to be on this night. "He has no reason to be ashamed". He is a model champion, and I aspire to be more like that man.
The co-main event was a welterweight title fight between the reigning champion Tyron Woodley and the challenger Demian Maia.
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While those are only some of the barriers that could prevent Lesnar vs. Jones from happening, a fight that once seemed to be an impossibility will be one of the things that everyone is talking about coming out of UFC 214.
Jones lost his belt in early 2015 for his involvement in a hit-and-run accident in which a pregnant woman's arm was broken.
Jones, 30, was suspended for a year because he failed an out-of-competition drug test on June 16, 2016. No 3 Manuwa taking on No 5 Oezdemir was an important fight for the Light Heavyweight Division. He cried in the cage afterward.
Woodley was able to avoid takedown attempt after takedown attempt from Maia, and stayed patient in picking when to strike to claim a unanimous decision.
Cyborg picked her shots and kept Evinger on the defensive from the opening bell. "A fight against Brock makes more sense". And I feel like I want to be a better champion than I was in the past, so I feel like a new champion.
Justino, born in Brazil and living in Orange County, has reigned atop the sport for a decade with her fierce, skilled style of fighting. "I don't throw many high kicks, and it surprised him and did the job". The night met everyone's expectations, and plenty of names came out on top in impressive fashion.