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Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight postponed after Jones injures leg

Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier fight postponed after Jones injures leg Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

The light-heavyweight fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier originally slated to take place at UFC 178 in September has been postponed, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Jones suffered a leg injury in training and his fight with Cormier has been rescheduled for Jan. 3. 

MMAFighting.com reports that Jones "suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and a sprained ankle during a wrestling practice on Monday."

Jones and Cormier brawled at a media event promoting the fight last week, and continued trading barbs on social media.

The pair were then caught exchanging obscenity-laden smack talk before an ESPN interview.

UFC 178 was originally scheduled to feature a rematch between Jones and.Alexander Gustafsson, but the Swede suffered a torn meniscus during training in July.

The main event for UFC 178 will now be a flyweight championship fight between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso.

'Bones' Jones and Cormier explain press conference brawl

On Tuesday's SI Now, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones and contender Daniel Cormier discuss why their press event escalated, Jones' apology, and how emotions get out of control.

- Dan Gartland

 

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