Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may have picked up the interim 205-pound title by defeating Ovince St. Preux in the main event of last night’s (Sat., April 23, 2016) UFC 197 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, but it’s safe to say that “Bones” won’t be happy until he regains the belt he technically never lost from current champion (and archrival) Daniel Cormier.
Jones just wasn’t himself after more than a year off due to legal troubles, and he admitted he has a lot of work to do before he faces Cormier, whom he beat at UFC 182 in January 2015 and was supposed to face at UFC 197. The general consensus is just that, and now the promotion and hype will begin yet again for this long-held rivalry that has lasted for almost two years now.
Jones did his best to get that ball rolling right after the fight, too, as he flipped Cormier the bird when “DC” was calling the fight cageside. Check it out courtesy of the UFC’s Instagram account right here: