For a minute there, I forgot how fired up I was for UFC 182.
That's because Jon Jones blew out his knee a few months back and postponed his upcoming title defense against undefeated division No. 1 contender Daniel Cormier, so all of the buzz generated by their knock down, drag-out brawl at the ill-fated media day had temporarily dissipated.
Then came this epic UFC 182 video trailer (via MMA Junkie), first aired during last Saturday night's "Hendricks vs. Lawler" event.
In addition to the fact that "Bones" and "DC" can't stand one another on a personal level, they also present an intriguing clash of styles inside the Octagon. Jones is considered the pound-for-pound best fighter in all of mixed martial arts (MMA), while Cormier has wrestled at the Olympic level and made a name for himself by shaming heavyweights.
Now they collide on Jan. 3, 2015 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a five-round championship pay-per-view (PPV) light heavyweight title fight. And if this dramatic trailer doesn't get you amped for their upcoming showdown then brother, you are in the wrong sport.
See who else is fighting at UFC 182 right here.