Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 2-ranked division contender, Daniel Cormier, kicked off their fight week promotional duties earlier this evening with a media conference call ahead of their 205-pound "Bad Blood" showdown this weekend (Sat., Jan. 3, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Listen to the full 30-minute audio replay above, featuring the tense back-and-forth exchanges that we have come to expect -- and enjoy -- in the build up to UFC 182 (even when they are awkward).
Jones, in particular, addresses criticism that he is "fake," as well as reveals that his wild brawl with "DC" (watch it here) was not the primary reason he lost a lucrative sponsorship deal (details here), among other nuggets.
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