Jorge Masvidal Reacts to Viral Moment in Jon Jones & Daniel Cormier Rivalry: “What a…”

Published 01/20/2023, 11:49 PM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Jorge Masvidal prepares to fight Darren Till of England in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at The O2 Arena on March 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Weigh-ins and media interactions can be tricky situations. When two fighters have spent so much time and energy trying to defeat each other and given so much thought to it, things getting heated up is only natural. Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones got into an ugly fight in 2014 at the presser. As both squared off, Cormier pushed his opponent back. Jones came down heavily and the MGM staff had to do some serious work to separate the two heavyweights. Daniel Cormier and ‘Bones’ got into a huge brawl. While the incident happened years ago, Jorge Masvidal has refreshed the incident in the memories of fans. After all, it remains one of the biggest rivalries the promotion has seen.

Jorge Masvidal captioned the picture from 2014 with “What a moment in history!” The picture reminded fans of the fiery altercation that was talked about across the MMA world for quite some time. Both fighters exchanged taunts and barbs at events and even on Twitter after the incident.


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Jon Jones played the apologetic guy

Jones and Cormier shared the stage again soon after the brawl. When the host asked Jones about his thoughts on the incident from the previous day, Jones started with apologies. He apologized to the fans, who might have found the incident distasteful, and also apologized to the MGM staff.


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His rivalry with Cormier remains one of the most talked about clashes in the history of the UFC.


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The brawl that got the MMA world talking

While their bad blood was huge, both the fighters faced each other in the octagon twice. At UFC 182 in 2015, ‘Bones’ won against his rival through a unanimous decision. This only further ignited their hatred. Thus, they clashed once again at UFC 214 in 2017. Unfortunately, the results were overturned by the CSAC and resulted in a no-contest. As a result, there was no conclusive end to their bad blood.

HOUSTON, TX – FEBRUARY 07: Jon Jones waits backstage during the UFC 247 ceremonial weigh-in at the Toyota Center on February 7, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, Jones is ready to fight once again after a long hiatus. He aims to make his heavyweight debut. He will start the year against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. Fans will expect the old, fiery Jon Jones back. Who will you be supporting? Lets us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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Akshay Pallav

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Akshay Pallav is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his undergraduation from National Institute of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production, he has been a sports enthusiast all his life and has several medals at the University level across multiple sports including basketball, badminton, track and field. He aspires to interview Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo someday.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu