On Wednesday afternoon, the news was finally confirmed that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will face each other for the second time at UFC 200.
The main event had been tipped as the top contender to replace Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz for a number of days after the ‘Notorious’ was pulled from the card for failing to fulfill his media obligations.
Many had tipped the MMA promotion to flip flop on their McGregor stance and to bring the featherweight champion back onto the 200 card. However, after the Jones vs Cormier bout was finally confirmed today, it now seems as if McGregor’s chances are finally dead in the water.
The reaction to the news has been very mixed on social media but one ‘Notorious’ name keeps popping up.
Check out some of the best reaction below;
— Sir Johnny McNalley (@t3hcurs3) April 27, 2016
— Nick Tesluk (@NickTesluk) April 27, 2016
— Soolander (@soolander) April 27, 2016
— Jason Vargas (@jasonlvargas) April 27, 2016
Jon Jones vs DC for UFC 200. I'd rather watch that than pompous Conor McGregor any day.
— bailey (@baileyalxxndria) April 27, 2016
— Mr. Iron Heart (@jworthington195) April 27, 2016
— Faolán Smyth (@fway89) April 27, 2016
— Pounds & Ounces (@PoundsOunces) April 27, 2016
— John Murphy (@JohnMurphy_Jr) April 27, 2016