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UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones announced as new main event to replace Diaz vs. McGregor

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It seems that Conor McGregor is really out of uFC 200, July 9, at the brand new T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas.

The promotion announced this wednesday that the new main event for UFC 200 will be the highly anticipated rematch between ligth-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier and now interim champ Jon Jones.

The fight was originally scheduled for last sSaturday, at UFC 197, but Cormier withdrew with an injury.

Ovince Saint Preux stepped in at the last time and Jones got the unanimous decision win after five rounds to get his provisory belt.

Jones and Cormier have one of the nastiest rivalries in the UFC, with numerous altercations and insane badmouthing.

They fought once at UFC 182, when Jones came out with a unanimous decision win.

Then, Jones got in trouble with the law in New Mexico after a hit and run, spent some time in jail and lost his belt.

Cormier became the champion on May 2015, with a win over Anthony Johnson.

There’s sill no word from the UFC whether Nate Diaz will remain on the card with a new opponent.

This past week, Conor McGregor was pulled out of the former main event after allegedly refusing to fly to the US to do promotion appearances.

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