UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier will be in the booth for Jon Jones’ return to the octagon. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie.

After a three-year hiatus, Jones will make his UFC return and long-awaited heavyweight debut on March 4. Cormier will be on call for the event. 

Cormier vs. Jones is one of the biggest rivalries in UFC history.

The two former UFC champions have a long history dating back to 2013. Physical altercations and verbal battles were familiar throughout their rivalry.

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Cormier and Jones fought twice. The first bout happened at UFC 182, where Jones retained the light heavyweight title and secured a unanimous decision win over Cormier. Two years later, Jones would knockout Cormier after landing a head kick in the third round. The result was overturned to a no-contest after Jones failed a drug test. 

Jon Jones is Open to Squashing His Beef With Daniel Cormier

Jones has been open to making amends with Cormier. Earlier this month, “Bones” took to Twitter and said he was okay with Cormier calling his return bout. He also complimented Cormier for his commentating skills. “DC” responded by saying it was nice for Jones to give his blessing and noticed that he is “maturing”. 

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It will be interesting to see Cormier’s commentating approach when Jones fights former interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane next month at the T-Mobile Arena.

Marc Ray has lived his entire life in Houston, Texas, where he was born, raised and attended the University of Houston, studying broadcast journalism. As you may imagine, he spends much of his time watching mixed martial arts as part of his daily routine — not only to pump himself up, but also because he deeply enjoys the sport. Ray has worked for Houston Public Media, where he interned in the newsroom and produced community stories. Ray also created sports features in Houston for El Gato Media Network and occasionally produced content for an internship at AARP.