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NSAC To Look Into The Jon Jones – Daniel Cormier Brawl

Andrew Ravens

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As noted earlier here on the site, a brawl broke out between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier at the press conference for UFC 178 today.

“It’s too premature for us to comment, considering we were not there,” NSAC chair Francisco Aguilar told MMAjunkie. “Upon review of the video and follow up questions, we can make an assessment.”

Jon Jones (20-1) has an 11 fight winning streak. He defeated Maurício Rua via TKO to win the title in 2011 and went on to defend his title six times with wins over fighters named: Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen and finally back in September against Alexander Gustafsson. He is coming off a win over Glover Teixeira at UFC 172.

Daniel Cormier (15-0) has six knockouts, four submissions and five decision victories in his MMA career. In his last five fights he has beaten the top names that MMA has to offer. He beat Josh Barnett via unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Barnett vs. Cormier on May / 19 / 2012 and Dion Staring via TKO at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013. He made his UFC return against Frank Mir and won the fight via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 7 – Henderson vs. Melendez on Apr / 20 / 2013. He then beat Roy Nelson via unanimous decision at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013 and then in his next fight he knocked out Patrick Cummins at UFC 170 – Rousey vs. McMann on Feb / 22 / 2014. He is coming off a win over Dan Henderson at UFC 173 via submission.

The two are set to face off in the main event of the show, which goes down on September 27th.

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