Last night, during the UFC 213 broadcast, a compelling new promo aired for the main event of UFC 214, Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones 2.
Entitled ‘Tame Your Demons’, the three-and-a-half-minute long promo is a jarringly but wonderfully honest look at the troubled life and career of Jones, as well as his hostile and complex relationship with Cormier, his greatest rival.
“I don’t want to look back in a few years from now and say, ‘Man, I could have been it, I could have had it all, I could have done it,'” Jones says in an old clip that is used at the beginning of the piece. “I never want to do anything that is going to harm our sport’s image,” he adds later.
It’s the perfect introduction for the telling of a troubling story that still has the potential to develop into a great redemptive tale.
You can watch the entire promo below…
UFC 214 takes place on July 29th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and features a host of quality match-ups, including Tyron Woodley(c) vs Demian Maia for the welterweight title, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino vs Tonya Evinger for the vacant women’s featherweight strap, and Robbie Lawler vs Donald Cerrone, a surefire ‘Fight of the Year’ contender.