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    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2 will be for light heavyweight belt at UFC 232

    Jon Jones’ return fight is set. And it’s a runback of one of the greatest battles in MMA history - for the UFC light heavyweight title.

    Jones, who has not fought in more than 14 months, will meet Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 232 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 29. MMA Fighting confirmed a Wednesday report by ESPN.

    Cormier, who has been holding both the heavyweight and light heavyweight championships, will be stripped of the 205-pound belt, as he focuses on his upcoming heavyweight title defense against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230, and the belt will go to the winner of Jones and Gustafsson.

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    So, DC is stripped of the LHW belt and Jones gets an instant title fight coming back from his second PED ban...….who says cash aint king?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    So, DC is stripped of the LHW belt and Jones gets an instant title fight coming back from his second PED ban...….who says cash aint king?
    I guess I'll be THAT guy... it makes sense. DC should be stripped, realistically there's too many variables in MMA for a fighter to defend two titles in two seperate weight classes. McGregor was stripped was the good decision, so is this one. It sucks because both of them EARNED it, but it is what it is. As for Jones vs Gus, I mean that makes sense match up wise too. Not for the LHW title, but that division sucks so who else would be in contention for it.
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    In a world where the human syringe Brock Lesnar gets a title shot after not winning a fight in the octagon for over 8 years...that's right, the dude hasn't won a real fight in over 8 years and he walks into a title shot.....Jones getting one is tame
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    Interesting opening odds



    Compared to the odds on their first fight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hired_Merc View Post
    I guess I'll be THAT guy... it makes sense. DC should be stripped, realistically there's too many variables in MMA for a fighter to defend two titles in two seperate weight classes. McGregor was stripped was the good decision, so is this one. It sucks because both of them EARNED it, but it is what it is. As for Jones vs Gus, I mean that makes sense match up wise too. Not for the LHW title, but that division sucks so who else would be in contention for it.
    Oh yeah, I don't mind DC being stripped too much(doubt he does too), and it is a great fight......my main issue is giving a guy a title shot coming off his second PED ban, utterly ludicrous and makes a mockery of fighters trying to fight clean. At the very least just win 1 fight before being rewarded with a title shot.

    One other slight niggle with me too, is Gust, yeah he's good and yeah he's likely the next in line but since the last Jones fight he's only fought 5 times and only went 3-2 in that time......in fact, Jon Jones has fought more recently than Gustafsson has! He's just not active enough to merit a shot too. But that's more on the UFC, they need to get guys fighting, and if they aint, push the next guys ahead of them.
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