Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by FoxSports.com's Damon Martin Damon Martin.
With Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier 2 getting announced as the replacement main event for UFC 200 in July, Breen and Martin react to the news, specifically the surprising way in which many hardcore MMA fans online have reacted. The two question why such an incredible, anticipated fight has been met with a surprising level of critique and animosity, how much of it has to do with the “echo chamber” of social media and the consequences of Zuffa declaring long in advance that events like UFC 200 will be historic milestones, only to have circumstances interfere.
Breen and Martin also size up Jones-Cormier 2 in a historical context: Is it the greatest rematch in MMA history? Would another victory seal Jon Jones as the best fighter ever? Would a Daniel Cormier win over 'Bones' be the greatest single win in the history of the sport? And if Jones wins the second bout and denies us a rubber match, what comes next for both men?
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