Gustafsson injured, Cormier steps in to face Jones at UFC 178


UFC 178 was being billed as an epic rematch of the light heavyweight division's best fight ever. Unfortunately challenger Alexander Gustaffson has been forced withdraw and Daniel Cormier has stepped in to face champion Jon Jones at UFC 178:

No. 1 light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has suffered a knee injury that has forced him to withdraw from his UFC 178 bout with champion Jon Jones. As a result, No. 2 contender Daniel Cormier will challenge Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Undefeated at 15-0 in his pro career, Cormier owns UFC victories over the likes of Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, Patrick Cummins and Dan Henderson. A two-time U.S. Olympian and former standout wrestler at Oklahoma State University, Cormier has long been considered a potential threat to Jones’ reign as 205-pound champion.
He and Jones have traded words in the press for months regarding a potential fight and their feud only intensified once Cormier moved to the light heavyweight division at the start of 2014. This heated rivalry will now finally be settled inside the Octagon® on Sept. 27 in what could be one of the biggest events of the year.
An updated UFC 178 press tour schedule, as well as ticket information, will be released in the days to come.


tags: Alexander Gustaffson   Daniel Cormier (detail)  Jon Jones (detail)  UFC 178   


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DoomFarmer site profile image  

7/27/14 11:06 PM by DoomFarmer

Yeah the DC "hype"...Sure.

Thankful1 site profile image  

7/27/14 10:19 PM by Thankful1

Still see no legitimate, rational reason for the DC hype.Jones will beat him down to the MW division.

rkm456 site profile image  

7/27/14 9:09 PM by rkm456

I'm not suggesting he by any means looks like a white belt, but from what I remember, when he pulled guard on Evans he took an absolute beating for the remainder of the round.

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

7/26/14 3:35 AM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

You conveniently left out the fact that you apparently think a random white belt could get up from under Gus, who's trained with Vera, Phil Davis, and the rest of Alliance MMA with no issues. Btw, my buddies who are black and brown belts from Cobra Kai in Vegas disagree with you.

dn10680 site profile image  

7/26/14 1:47 AM by dn10680

if jones tries to triangle dc, hes getting slammed

Maksemous site profile image  

7/26/14 1:37 AM by Maksemous

He jumped it on the last 9 seconds of a round.

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

7/25/14 4:01 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

The fact that he jumped guard against a high level fighter who's known for slamming guys unconscious shows he feels pretty comfortable there. And someone who can easily get up from the bottom against another top guy in Gustaffson shows he's higher than white belt level. You put most white belts under rampage or Gus they are not going to be comfortable and will not get up easily.

Maksemous site profile image  

7/25/14 3:37 PM by Maksemous

Jones Jumped guard and rampage and tried to set up a triangle. He looked like a whitebelt.

atl2006 site profile image  

7/25/14 11:26 AM by atl2006

You said, "The only technique bones knows off his back is how to get up again."Is this based on you training with him or just your ass?

Maksemous site profile image  

7/25/14 11:10 AM by Maksemous

His spinning elbows are impressive. His top game is impressive(being a wrestler helped.) His takedowns are very impressive (being a wrestler for years helped. I'm sure Jones absorbs all stuff very quickly. His boxing has never impressed me. A guard is something different. A guard takes years of drilling to develop, I don't care how talented you are. Bones is a BJJ whitebelt, this is a fact.The only technique bones knows off his back is how to get up again.