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UFC 178 video: Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier staredown turns into WILD brawl!

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When Jon Jones won the 205-pound title in early 2011, Daniel Cormier was still fighting heavyweight regional talent under the Strikeforce: "Challengers" banner. Fast-forward nearly four years later, and here they are in a fight for the right to rule the light heavyweight roost.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is kicking off its media campaign for the upcoming UFC 178: "Jones vs. Cormier" mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Sept. 27, 2014 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

See the full UFC 178 fight card and line up here.

Leading the charge were UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and undefeated division number one contender Daniel Cormier, who came face-to-face earlier today at the UFC 178 media day in "Sin City," for the first time since "DC" stepped in for the injured Alexander Gustafsson.

And it was a doozy (skip to 0:45).

Here is another look from the crowd:

Cormier is clearly much smaller than Jones, but his undersized height and reach didn't prevent him from running the table as a heavyweight, so it will be interesting to see if he can make good on this "crazy" promise and put "Bones" on his back. We'll find out in just over a month.

Excited yet?