It wasn’t long after this January 2015 bout that things started to unravel for Jon Jones, as a failed out-of-competition drug test came to light, and the previously discussed legal saga went down. Cormier was successful in his second UFC title fight in the time between then and now, as he submitted Anthony Johnson at UFC 187 to claim the vacant strap. A bitter Jones watched from the sidelines as the belt he was stripped of was passed to his biggest enemy. ‘DC’ then went on to face Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192, in a fight that many believed was the greatest in the division’s recent history.
Again, courtesy of the UFC, Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson’s gritty UFC 192 war: