Is a title shot on tap? Some of the biggest feuds in UFC history have been between former training partners. Daniel Cormier stopped by the Conan Show to talk about his next fight, his nerves leading up to any fight, and promised he'd break the "Conan Curse. Paige VanZant dropped some unfortunate news on Tuesday as the flyweight fighter is headed back to surgery on her damaged arm. Dana White says the UFC is getting rid of morning weigh-ins and going back to a single afternoon weigh-in. UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker said he is headed for surgery and will return to the sidelines for the foreseeable future. The UFC Whittaker vs. Romero fight card was filled with meaningful fights spanning several divisions. Jon Jones doesn't foresee a permanent move to heavyweight in his future, but is he hinting that a Brock Lesnar bout might be in the offing?
The year-old Bones Jones has been invincible in the cage. Nonetheless, Jones has nearly a 9-inch reach on Santos and should be able to take him down. No value on Jones. A Jones win here and we definitely need to see him move to heavyweight and finish off Daniel Cormier.
UFC Jones vs. Sean O'Malley was expected to face Marlon Vera at the event. However, O'Malley announced his withdrawal from the bout on June 21 due a failed test for ostarine.